Eczema, (Atopic Dermatitis), also frequently referred to as dermatitis, is a medical condition of the skin that causes patches of roughness, or scaling that may crack, or bleed as you itch them. Ranging anywhere from moderate to severe in intensity, Eczema is a chronic (long lasting) skin condition, and it has cyclical periods of increased severity followed by periods of relative dormancy1. It affects all ages, but instances of eczema in children and babies are especially common2. There is no known eczema cure and it can affect any area of the body. Most frequently it is found on the skin of body flexors like the knees or elbows. Instances of eczema on hands is also quite common.
Though eczema causes are unknown, what is known is that eczema is not contagious. Further research into eczema causes shows that it is likely to be borne of both genetic, environmental, and immunological influences2. When researching eczema causes and potential eczema cures, scientists have also been able to observe that those with eczema, tend to have a family history of eczema, or are closely linked with instances of asthma and hayfever3. There is no known eczema cure.
Effective eczema treatment depends on fully understanding its symptoms. Individuals with eczema experience ‘flare up’ symptoms that persist over the long term. Symptoms include patches of roughness, scales, rashes, inflammation, crusting, or blisters that may itch, bleed or that are otherwise irritating. These disturbances can greatly affect a person’s comfort and quality of life. Many eczema cases include unbearable dry skin and endless itching that leave the skin subject to splitting and subsequent infections.
Though there is no known eczema cure, the options that exist for successful eczema treatment are plentiful. Among these eczema home remedies are the following natural products and herbs for eczema:
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is the most effective natural product for Eczema (Dermatitis) according to CuresDecoded worldwide community
Mix equal parts ACV and water. Apply on the affected area using cotton ball. You can also soak certain areas such as your feet or hands if you wish. ACV can help stabilize the PH level of the skin.
Coconut oil can be used for eczema. Melting a couple tablespoons and apply to the affected area. Do this a couple times a day. The fatty acids in the coconut oil can moisturize the skin and relieve the discomfort of the condition.
Applying a couple drops of olive oil to the skin may help to moisturize the affected area in a similar way to cocoa butter and coconut oil. If used after a shower, the effect can be almost instantaneous. The fatty acids in the oil will promote healing of the eczema.
Can be mixed with wheat germ oil for topical applications.
Marigold flower has been used for centuries to treat skin inflammation like what is seen with eczema patients. Drinking the flowers as a tea can help the patient receive the maximum benefit. Using just one flower top brewed in 8 ounces or more of water is the best dose.
Cocoa butter is a wonderful option for eczema. The moisturizing properties of this remedy are perfect for dry skin. Apply this liberally twice a day, preferably after a shower for maximum effect.
Mix it with Wheat Germ Oil to make a paste.