Sunday, September 8, 2019

Homemade Remedy for Eczema

Eczema causes red, itchy inflammation skin.  It can also include dry, scaly skin and crusty patches.  To help get it under control consider trying one of these home remedies:
  • Oatmeal - is often found in many over the counter eczema creams.  To soothe itchy skin add it to your child's bath water, making sure the water is not too hot and that your child soaks for less than 10 minutes.  
  • Avocado - are rich in healthy fats and vitamins A, D and E.  Try either giving your child avocados to eat and treat the eczema from the inside out or apply mashed avocados or avocado oil to the affected skin. 
  • Aloe Vera - With its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties aloe vera can help can relieve the inflammation and itchiness of eczema.  Apply fresh gel from the plant directly to the affected area.   
What to Avoid 

The following items have been known to cause eczema outbreaks:

  • Harsh Soaps and Detergents
  • Allergens (pollens, dust and dander) 
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Extreme heat or cold or dry air

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