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What are different home remedies for Eczema? – Part 1

What is Eczema?
• Eczema is also called as dermatitis.
• It is a group of skin disorders.
• Eczema causes the skin to be inflamed and irritated.
• It occurs mostly in infants and children but adults are no exception.

Types of Eczema
There are different types of eczema like
• Atopic eczema
• Allergic contact dermatitis
• Irritant contact dermatitis
• Infantile seborrhoeic eczema
• Adult seborrhoeic eczema
• Varicose eczema
• Discoid eczema

Eczema Symptoms
• Itching
• Redness on skin
• Dry and flaky skin
• Itchy blisters
• Inflammation on skin
• Small bumps on forehead, neck and cheek
• Rough and thickened skin.

Areas of the body that are affected are:
• the face,
• neck,
• inner areas of the elbow,
• knees
• feet

Home Remedies for Eczema

1. Sea Salt Bath
• Sea salt bath is a known skin exfoliant.
• It removes dead skin cells and rejuvenates damaged skin.
• It contains essential minerals that could soothe the pain and inflammation.
• It would also rehydrate the damaged skin.
• Mix the sea salt in warm water and apply it on the affected area.
• It not only gives a therapeutic effect but provides a relaxing effect too.

2. Oatmeal Bath
• Apply an oatmeal bath on affected areas.
• This relieves itching and burning sensations almost instantly.
• You can also apply oatmeal bath immediately after you have the urge to start scratching.
• Scratching worsens the condition by increasing blood flow and inflammation in the area.
• An oatmeal bath gives the skin a soothing and moisturizing effect.
• This helps to cure the dryness of your skin.

3. Dandelion
• Dandelion is a herb commonly found in the back yard.
• This herb can be used to treat eczema and other skin diseases.
• It can be used as a remedy for other conditions such as hypertension, arthritis, warts and fungal infections.
• This multi healing herb comes in form of a juice, tea or capsules.
• Herbs are potent natural medicines that contain soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.
• They can reduce or eliminate your eczema symptoms.

Some of the herbs are:
• Turmeric
• Nutmeg
• Basil
• Aloe Vera
• Ginger

4. Cleansing and Detoxification
• Start by drinking more pure water.
• You drink half your body weight in ounces.
• Eg: That means if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be drinking at least 75 ounces of water a day.
• Drink raw vegetable juices, made fresh in a juicer.
• This adds extra fiber to your diet.
• Drinking a simple mixture of apple cider vinegar, water and honey each day.

5. Olive Oil
• Due to high amounts of Vitamin E present in olive oil it can manage eczema.
• It restores the lost moisture on the damaged area.
• It helps in relieving the dry, scaly and thickened skin.
• Apply olive oil on the area after taking a bath in order to retain the moisture for long periods of time.

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