Natural Eczema Remedy Tips to Get Rid of Eczema Fast
Posted Jan 16 2010 1:41am
If you are no stranger to the maddening, itching, dry, flaky skin that is the result of having eczema then you may be interested in natural eczema remedy tips because the more pharmaceutical type treatments you use the more problems you could be adding to your health.
The over the counter and prescription drugs that you can get to deal with eczema are often made in a lab and contain chemicals that can lessen the inflammation, itching and swelling but can cause many other side effects. Sometimes they can even cause more flare ups but because they relieve the itching you would not consider them a culprit!
As such a more natural and organic cure for eczema is where so many people are going to fight of this condition of the immune system, not the skin...
The first thing you of course want to do is to relieve the itching which is fair enough. For this you can do a few things that have a common theme: moisturizing.
By drinking a lot more water than you are currently doing you can help to keep your body internally moisturized which flows on into the skin internally. Being well hydrated will make your skin look and feel a lot better. Try drinking 2-3 liters of water a day. Do not use juice or tea or anything either... just plain water. You can also take regular but short warm showers to moisturize the skin as long as you use a natural/organic moisturizer afterward to lock the moisture in. Preventing dryness of the skin will help heal any wounds from scratching and reduce the inflammation and itching.
Another useful tidbit is that oatmeal is an unlikely but very powerful friend. You can make a moisturizing and itch relieving paste from oatmeal flakes and a little bit of water. Mix together until sticky but spreadable and apply to your eczema affected areas.
After you deal with the immediate problem of the rashes and pain though you need to enact a more long term plan to make sure eczema does not flare up again.
This can be a frustrating time as it takes a lot of trial and error to get this natural eczema remedy right, but once you find the TRIGGERS for you eczema flare ups you have solved a puzzle unique to yourself that will allow you a huge advantage in avoiding eczema problems ever again. In your life there are many things that your immune system does not like and results in the skin problems you suffer now. However they are variable from person to person. Some common things that you need to look at however are:
Certain foods such as seafood, peanuts eggs and milk.
Everyday household chemicals such as perfumes, cleaning sprays and liquids, makeup and bug sprays
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