Eczema is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the upper layers of the skin. Eczema is an allergic, inflammatory and irritating skin condition which causes dryness and recurring rashes on the skin. Some of the common symptoms of eczema are redness, skin edema, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Based on these symptoms, eczema can divided into three main types - acute, subacute and chronic.
Natural Eczema Treatment - The Ayurvedic way
- Boiling the bark of the babul tree in water and fomenting the affected areas with its fumes gives relief
- Smear aloe vera gel over the skin effected by eczema and leave to soak in.
- Apply coconut oil on eczema patches and allow to sink in.
- Taking a warm bath containing grounded oatmeal can be very effective in easing itchiness and relieving pain.
- Make a scrub using honey and crystallized sugar. Scrub the affected area with it gently for a few minutes. Rinse off with cold water.
- The seeds of the butea are mixed with lime water and are applied on the affected regions to get the required benefits.
- Carrot juice and spinach juice in combination is highly beneficial for eczema.
- Add 1 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon camphor sandalwood paste and apply on the affected areas.
- For moist or weeping eczema, apply, in neat or cream form, Red clover or Hearteas.
- Tomato juice is regarded as an effective medicine which clears up the eczema in a matter of days.
- Applying the juice of the wild almond (Terminalia catapa) on the affected parts provides relief.
- Both drinking and applying externally over the affected parts, a brew of the peel of banyan tree shows promising results.
Dietary Treatments for Eczema
- Include yoghurt in your daily diet.
- Drink regular or green tea
- Make sure to consume fish and fish oil that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Soybean products, eggs, nuts, wheat and maize should be avoided, though food allergies may vary from person to person.
- Sour food like pickles, curds, etc. must be avoided
- Salt must be reduced in the diet.
- Eczema skin should not be exposed to sudden extremities of climate
- Bath in cool or warm water with a mild soap
- Avoid scratching with nails or any sharp or rough objects