Do you have an eczema problem? Read this article to know the causes, symptoms, and Ayurvedic home remedies for Eczema.
Eczema is a common skin condition where the skin gets dry, red, and itchy and causes irritations on the skin. In some cases, scratching the skin may lead to split, bleed, and open for more infection. It can occur to anyone at any age, but people with a history of eczema or with a family history of eczema are more likely to get this.
The symptoms of eczema can vary from person to person. But in many mild cases, the symptoms may be the same. These symptoms may include:
- Dry skin
- Itching (Severe at night)
- Red or brown patches on the skin, especially on the hands, feet, elbows
- Skin flushing
- Open, crusted, or weeping sores
Causes of Eczema
The Eczema problem is a result related to the reaction which our body’s immune system makes to protect us from infections/irritants. It mostly occurs in families/persons who have a history of allergies. The defects on the skin allow the moistures to exit and bring the germs inside our body. It is not a contagious disease and with proper eczema treatments, one can solve this problem easily.
Home Remedies for Eczema
Turmeric is known for its many health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation & also eliminates bacteria and germs from the skin. “Curcumin” a compound found in turmeric which is an antioxidant that protects the skin from bacteria and other germs.
Make a thick paste from raw turmeric (not dried) and apply this paste on the affected area to get relief from eczema.
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Olive oil contains omega-3 fatty acids which are beneficial for the body. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Warm some olive oil and apply that on to the affected area to soothe the irritation of the skin. You can also add olive oil to your diet to take the full benefits of olive oil.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic properties and can be used in various kinds of skin problems including eczema.
Rub some tea tree oil on the affected part of the skin to reduce the eczema infection.
Aloe vera (Ghee Kumari)
Widely popular for its health benefits. It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in healing wounds. It also moisturizes the skin and removes the infection.
Apply Aloe vera gel (freshly taken from aloe vera stem not chemically treated) on the affected area to get rid of eczema.
Also Read: The benefits of Aloe vera
Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 and reduce the risk of heart strokes. It also help in blocking a chemical “arachidonic acid” in the body which is responsible for inflammation.
Consume a hand full of flax seeds every day to take the benefits of it.
Coconut oil is a natural moisturize that has anti-bacterial properties, which helps in preventing skin infections like eczema.
Apply coconut oil on the affected skin daily to get rid of eczema naturally.
Honey has natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that are used in old times to heal wounds. It also moisturizes skin and speeds up the healing process.
Apply honey directly on the affected skin to prevent the infection.
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