Treatments of Eczema
Treatments of eczema may include medicines, topical creams, light therapy, good skin care and so on. But for the patients, it’s important to know the triggers before trying any chemical medicines. Just consult a professional doctor and get the answer.
However, there are some natural treatments which you can try at home. You can use it as “complementary” to your doctor’s plan or use them in place of conventional medicines.
Remember it — however you use it, consult your doctor before starting.
According to studies, coconut oil could kill the staph bacteria on the skin, which reduces the chance of infection.
You could try using it once or twice a day on the damp skin and observe whether it works for you. Be sure to choose the “virgin” or “cold pressed” coconut oils. Those two methods extract oil without using chemicals, which may further irritate skin.
Sunflower oil could build skin’s barrier function to retain more moisture. There are also anti-inflammatory properties in sunflower seeds. A adult could apply it to the skin once or twice a day, and make one time is just after shower when the skin is not dry.
If you are allergy to sunflower seeds, avoid trying the sunflower oil.
Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel has several benefits for human health: antibacterial, antimicrobial, immune system-boosting and wound-healing. The antibacterial and antimicrobial effects can prevent skin infections, which is help for people with dry, cracked skin. The wound-healing function could soothe the broken skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar could be used as home remedy for many disease including skin disorders. People with eczema may have less acidic skin than others, which may weaken skin’s defenses. Apple cider vinegar could help balance the acidity levels of skin and fighting bacteria to reduce the chance of infection.
Bleach in the Bath
Although it sounds dangerous, bleach have the effect of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which could help people soft the symptoms of eczema. Conclusion of a 2015 review found that bleach bath could reduce the need for topical corticosteroid or antibiotic treatments.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is extracted from melaleuca alternifolia tree and has the properties of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and wound-healing, which may help relieve skin dryness and itching symptoms of eczema.
Researches have confirmed that honey could help healing wounds and boost immune system function to fight inflammatory. Applied directly to eczema honey could help prevent infections while moisturizing the skin and speeding healing.