Eczema is a skin disease that may develop due to several reasons such as changes in the weather, genetics, abnormalities of the immune system, stress, dyes, silk or woollen clothes and allergies to certain foods, medications, cosmetics or cleaning products. The symptoms are chafed skin, burning sensation, redness and lesions on the skin, itchiness, oozing blisters, and crusted patches of skin. Home remedies can help you to treat eczema, without any side-effect.
Below are some best home remedies for eczema.
1. Fresh Fruit Pastes
Pastes prepared from mashing fresh fruits like strawberries, mangoes or banana helps in overcoming the symptoms of eczema. Directly apply the paste of these fruits on your skin. You will experience positive effects within a few days.
2. Sandalwood and Camphor
Mix sandalwood powder and camphor. Spread it on the reddened part of your skin. Use this remedy till your skin gets healed completely.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Add apple cider in a glass of water. Drink it. Else, add apple cider vinegar to a fresh veggie or fruit juice. For instant relief from dryness and itching, mix a Tbsp of apple cider vinegar to ½ cup of water. Apply it on the affected region, many times a day.
Add avocado oil, castor oil, coconut oil and lavender oil to warm water. Dip affected portion of your skin in this water. It will decrease the dryness of the skin and heal it fast.
5. Aloe Vera
Gently rub aloe vera gel on the irritated skin. It will naturally moisturize the skin, thereby providing relief. Else, drink a glass of aloe vera juice on the daily basis.
6. Cold Compress
Wrap ice cubes in a towel. Put it on your skin for a longer time. It will ease itching and inflammation.
7. Ice-cold Milk
Soak a clean cloth in ice-cold milk. Put it on the itchy area. This home remedy will reduce the itchiness of the skin.
Take fresh cabbage leaves. Crush it to form a poultice. Apply to the affected region. Hold it with a bandage. It will help you in getting rid of eczema.
9. Chamomile Tea
Drink a cup of chamomile tea before sleeping at night. It will soothe your skin, providing relief from irritation of eczema.
10. Floral Tea
Put a marigold flower and calendula in water. Boil it. Add 5-6 drops of lavender oil to it. Strain the mixture. Use it on the eczema affected area, two times a day. Continue to use this remedy, till you feel relieve in irritation.
Take 2-3 carrots. Remove their skin. Boil them until they become soft. Mash them to prepare a smooth paste. Gently rub on the affected area. After 15-20 minutes, use cold water to use.
12. Vitamin E Oil
Take some Vitamin E oil. Mix aloe vera gel in it. Apply on the affected skin. It’s the best home remedy to treat eczema.
13. Turmeric/Nutmeg Powder
Combine turmeric powder and water. Mix well. Employ this paste on the affected skin. Also, you can use nutmeg (jaiphal) powder in place of turmeric powder.
14. Baking Soda
Put some baking soda and uncooked oatmeal in the bathing water. Take a bath. It will calm the itchy skin.
- Stress can intensify the problem. So, practice meditation and yoga to reduce stress.
- Never leave your skin dry. Apply moisturizer after bathing.
- Avoid the use of cosmetics, soaps, and harsh detergents.
- Wear loose clothes that are made-up of natural fibres like cotton.
- Don’t scratch the itchy skin.
- Do not swim in chlorinated pools as chlorine may worsen the problem.