Eczema can be anything from unsightly to painful. It can bring pain, burning and itching. It can also cause the skin to blister and break out in red blotches. I have a long personal relationship with this skin condition. Frequently it flares up on the bottoms of my feet causing the skin to split when its quite extreme. Medications, creams and ointments are available but some of the most effective treatments might already be in your home.
Anyone that is a fan of Asian food, like me will know Turmeric as what gives some dishes their yellowish color. Turmeric can also give some dishes a slightly bitter bite to them. What many people are not aware of is that it has some fantastic healing properties. Health Diaries.com lists many of its benefits, citing cancer treatments, Alzheimer’s and depression. Specifically for eczema it is a natural anti-biotic. It can help kill the bacteria that cause eczema break outs. Turmeric is also a natural detoxfier and is full of antioxidants.
Yes its true. Despite all the warnings about the dangers of the sun in cases of eczema it has some benefits. The sun is an excellent source of vitamin D which can help promote healing and help repair tissue. The heat from the sun’s rays can also help kill many of the bacteria the lead to eczema flair ups. The exposure to the sun needs to be minimal. Over exposure to the sun might lead to burning or a worsening of the symptoms.
According to Natural Home Remedies.com, crushed papaya seeds can help sooth the itching and inflammation often brought on by eczema. Simply crush the seeds in a bowl and apply the paste directly to the affected skin.
Applying cool, moist compresses is a very simple and excellent way to bring relief from eczema. The compresses help relieve the burning, itch and inflammation. The moisture from the compresses also helps keep the skin hydrated. Apply it twice per day and you should see an improvement quite soon. I often did this with my eczema flare ups. The pain eased and the skin loosened which reduced the spiting and bleeding.
I love the taste and smell of mints. I’m luck in the fact that it grows like a weed in my back garden.In addition to tasting and smelling great, spearmint leaves make a great eczema treatment. Simply chop them up as finely as possible and purée them in a blender. Apply the mixture directly to the skin and wait. Spearmint has healing properties and brings relief from the burning of eczema. WebMD also stated that spearmint can reduce skin swelling and inflammation.