Eczema: What It Is And The Best Natural Remedies

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Many people have eczema, which is a term that can be used to describe rash-like skin conditions or the primary condition of atopic dermatitis. Roughly 30 million Americans have eczema, which commonly starts during infancy and continues into childhood. Sometimes people grow out of the condition, but some people have it into adulthood. Eczema is the inflammation of the skin, which often results in red and raised skin, and people with dryer, more sensitive skin often suffer from the condition. Many people will have rashes on their necks, elbows, knees, behind the ears, wrists, ankles, or other areas that bend.

 

What Causes Eczema?

The exact cause for eczema is unknown, but the common belief is that it is caused by either hereditary or environmental factors. If a parent has eczema, there is a greater possibility that the child will develop it. On the other hand, research suggests that the cause of eczema is linked to hay fever or asthma. It may also be caused by another allergic disease, or one of the following:

  • Irritants (soaps and detergents, disinfectants like chlorine, or contact with juices from fruit, vegetables, or meat)
  • Allergens (house dust mites, pollens, pets, mold, or Dandruff)
  • Microbes (viruses, certain fungi, or bacteria)
  • Temperature (hot weather, high or low humidity, or sweat)
  • Food (dairy products, wheat, soy products, nuts or seeds, and eggs)
  • Stress
  • Hormones

 

Natural Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar is a great natural solution that can be ingested or applied directly on the skin. If you mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with 8oz of water and consume that twice a day, this can help to restore your body’s pH balance, which is sometimes all that is needed to help eczema. For topical use, mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and distilled water and spray this on the affected area several times a day. You can also add apple cider vinegar to baths if the eczema is larger.

 

Take An Oatmeal Bath:

An oatmeal bath can help reduce skin irritation because it helps moisturize the skin. Mix one cup of blended oats in a lukewarm bath and soak in it for 15-20 minutes every day until symptoms decrease.

 

Use Coconut Oil:

Since coconut oil is an incredible moisturizer and has antimicrobial properties, it can help reduce the symptoms of eczema if applied to the affected area(s). For best results, gently apply warm coconut oil nightly before bed, as this softens the skin and fights bacteria from multiplying. Symptoms may take a few days to reduce.

 

Aloe Vera:

Because aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties, it is commonly used to reduce the symptoms of eczema. Applying the aloe vera to the affected area(s) helps to restore your skin’s pH balance and relieve itching and irritation. Like coconut oil, aloe vera also has moisturizing and antimicrobial properties.

 

Drink A Lot Of Water:

Make sure you stay hydrated! Drinking alkaline water can be beneficial as it helps restore the body’s natural pH balance. The suggested amount of water to drink is eight 8oz glasses per day, but a better measurement is to drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water. If you weight 150lbs and divide that by two to get 75, you should drink 75oz of water each day.

 

Magnesium Bath:

Taking a magnesium bath can sometimes decrease the symptoms of eczema. If the person can tolerate the soak, mix magnesium flakes or Epsom salt into the warm water. You can also add sea salt, a few drops of vanilla extract, and the essential oil(s) of your choice. It helps to deep clean your pores, working to clear your skin of oils and bacteria.

 

Sources:

https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/

https://wellnessmama.com/12065/natural-eczema-remedies/

http://www.health.com/eczema/home-remedies-for-eczema

 

2018-05-08T17:00:52+00:00

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    Q: I suffer from what I believe to be a really strong case of atopic eczema, commonly referred to as eczema. I would also like to know if you have any products for a chronic case of keloids at the base of my hairline (neck, scalp) that was caused by cauterization by a dermatologist that caused significant scar tissue.

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    Perform FULL BODY DETOX and use HEALING SKIN OIL daily. Read our new article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER".

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    Please read our â€ECZEMA†article under Articles on our site! Very informative! Also, peruse our â€HERBAL CHART†on our Home Page and scroll down to "Eczema."

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    Q: I think this way is easier and faster to have your response. I currently have many skin problems. I first started having body rash and eczema around my lips. When the skin gets dry, it hurts, and I've been trying to moisturize the skin with using all natural Burt's Bees andor Hugo natural lotion, cream or oil. I tried sea salt soak and been taking Sen-Fen, Blood formula, Immune support, Anti-Viral, but it's not working and the symptoms haven't gotten better at all. My entire body is really itchy from rash, so I haven't been able to sleep well for the past 2-3 weeks. If you have any suggestions for life style, special drinks and foods or products I can use, please let me know asap.

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    My son had a very bad case of eczema (scratched so much he bled). He was cured/healed in 6 months. Purchase the Children's Detox and give him the liquids in water or apple juice. For external application, purchase Oz Oil (this is what helped to heal my son's skin inflammation) and rub this on her body a few times during the day. Bathe the child in warm water and sea salt (start of with one box). You can also bathe the child in herbs. Boil some Dherbs Detox Tea (2-4 bags) in a big pot. Let it cool down and pour the contents of the pot into the bath water. Let the child soak in this for about 30 minutes. Your child can heal! I saw a miracle performed with my son so I know eczema like all other diseases can be healed!

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    What's the problem? Who told you were allergic to these things? If you believe it, you will achieve it! The mind is powerful! I don't really believe you are allergic to fresh fruit because you require them for life. In re: eczema, please consider the FULL BODY DETOX. It will help you. Read our article on â€ECZEMAâ€. You can be healed!

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    Q: I am on day 5 of the FULL BODY DETOX. I have severe eczema and I re-read the instructions last night. After steaming am I to use food grade hydrogen peroxide on my face or regular store bought hydrogen peroxide? Should I expect it to burn? Also, I haven't been putting on lotion because the lotions in my house have lots of chemicals. I tried Olive Oil but it makes me itch. Do you have any suggestions for a natural moisturizer?

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    Don't use hydrogen peroxide daily. When you do use it, pat it on your face with a cotton ball. Use it ever other day, not daily. Use 3% HP not 35% food grade! 35% FGHP will burn your face.

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    The baby's diet is unfortunately conducive to eczema. It is greatly acid-forming and needs to be changed immediately. For your wife, have her begin her healing journey by performing the FULL BODY DETOX.

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    2. Acid reflux: Electric Greens Cell Food, Digest-Aid.

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    Read our articles "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER" and "ECZEMA" for remedies and solutions. For the stomach problem, I will recommend 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE and FULL BODY DETOX.

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    Please read our â€ECZEMA†article on our site in the articles category.

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    Read the article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER". Solutions are near the end of the article.

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