10 Effective Home Remedies for Eczema

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10 Effective Home Remedies for Eczema

Eczema can be a painful condition for adults and children.

This irritating skin disease can cause a number of awful symptoms including itchiness, rash and even oozing sores depending on the severity of the flare up. There are a number of things that can cause eczema but doctors agree that the most common reasons are allergies. If your child, or you, are suffering from eczema, it is most likely due to an allergy to food, to something in the air, to a cream or to a medication.

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One of the ways to naturally treat eczema is through the elimination method.

1. Get rid of the chemicals.

Try switching to organic and unprocessed foods. Chemically sprayed fruits and veggies may be the cause of the eczema. Junk foods, sugars and artificial and processed foods may be to blame. Instead, add plenty of omega-3 foods into your diet, such as avocados and salmon.

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2. Try a dairy-free diet.

If you are breastfeeding and notice that your child is facing eczema, it could be due to dairy intolerance, one of the most common reasons for any skin irritations in babies. Try to eliminate dairy from your diet for a month and see if this helps.

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3. Consider your washing.

What type of laundry detergent, soap, shampoo and cleaning products are you using? Make the switch to natural options and see if this makes the difference.

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If you have made the switch to natural products and your child is still suffering from painful flare ups, then try some of these home remedies to help alleviate the symptoms and offer relief.

4. Virgin Coconut Oil

Use as a cream to help with the rash and itching.

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5. Chamomile tea

Use fresh chamomile tea leaves and steep for 15 minutes. Using a cloth, apply the mixture to the area with gauze for 20 minutes.

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6. Aloe Vera Gel

The sunburn cure is also great for other skin irritations including eczema. It’s best to get the gel from a fresh aloe vera plant but if you don’t have one lying around, you can buy the mixture at any chemist, health food and even some grocery stores.

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7. Cucumber

This is another great way to alleviate the pain caused by eczema. Simply cut thin slices of the whole cucumber and place into water. Apply the mixture to gauze and place on the skin.

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8. Carrot

This is probably the cheapest option for treating eczema. Simply boil three carrots until they are soft. Mash then and mix them into a smooth paste. Then apply to the painful area for 15 minutes.

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9. Horsetail Plant

The next time you are at your health food store, ask for 50 grams of horsetail plant or herbs. Mix it with a litre of water and boil the mixture for ten minutes. Then, add the mixture to your child’s bath.

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10. Bicarb Soda (Baking Soda)

Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of bicarb in a warm bath – this can help to relieve itching. You can also mix some bicarb soda with water to make a paste and apply liberally to the areas of eczema, then gently wash off after a few minutes and moisturise the skin.

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There are plenty of expensive creams that dermatologists recommend for treating eczema in infants and children. These methods offer a more affordable and more natural solution that may just be the thing you need to help you or your little one.

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If you become concerned about any symptoms, please seek immediate medical attention we have some hotlines and suggested websites for further information and advice https://www.stayathomemum.com.au/my-kids/babies/important-hotlines-websites/

SAHM takes no responsibility for any illness, injury or death caused by misuse of this information. All information provided is correct at time of publication.

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