Ancestral Eczema Remedies
Almost 35 million Americans are affected by eczema each year. Eczema is a medical condition that causes a patch of inflamed and itchy skin. Sometimes this patch can spread beyond the infected area. The most well-known type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis. Some of the main symptoms of eczema are dry skin, scaly patches, oozing, and areas of swelling. This skin condition can have many triggers such as dry skin, environmental factors, age, and diet.
Here are some eczema natural treatments that can help soothe those that suffer with this condition:
1. Aloe vera gel
Aloe is known for its cooling properties and is often used as a natural antibacterial moisturizer. Aloe can help hydrate the skin to help reduce skin infections. The healing effects can help to soothe and heal broken skin. This gel can be applied directly to the skin.
2. Apple cider vinegar
Vinegar on our skin is highly acidic. When applied to the skin diluted, apple cider vinegar can help balance the skin’s acidity.
3. Colloidal oatmeal
It has been reported that colloidaL oatmeal has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help improve skin patching, dryness, and the severity of the itch. It can be found in powder form and used for baths or lotions and moisturizers.
4. Coconut oil
Studies have shown that coconut oil can protect people who suffer from eczema by creating a skin barrier and helping to reduce inflammation. So far it is safe to say that anyone of any age could use coconut oil to help reduce eczema and it can be applied directly or mixed into a moisturizer.
Honey naturally has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it ideal in the fight against eczema. It has been shown that honey has helped to heal wounds and to help boost the immune system fighting off the infection of eczema. It can be used directly on top of the affected areas.
6. Tea tree oil
This oil has several healing properties, including antioxidant, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antimicrobial properties. All of these help control the spread of eczema and soothe the skin. There are several ways to apply the tea tree oil such as direct or making a mixture and applying it.
7. Eczema diet
“You are what you eat” is a well-known saying, but it rings especially true when it comes to our health. Fish oil vitamins and vitamin D are a great supplements that can help and they can be found in several varieties such as pills or certain foods. Some fruits and vegetables, such as apples, blueberries, kale, spinach, and broccoli, contain powerful antioxidants and antihistamines. Any foods that contain probiotics can reduce flare-ups and allergic reactions. Having some allergic reactions can weaken the immune system which could help increase the risk of eczema.
Eczema is known to be passed down genetically and there is no known cure for it. Most people who also suffer from asthma, hay fever, and other allergies tend to experience symptoms associated with eczema. People can use other ointments and creams to help control it. Everyone who suffers from it has their own different way to help soothe their skin. Hopefully trying out some of those natural remedies will work for them.