Body health

4 tips for managing eczema

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Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. The most common type of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema.

Eczema affects about 10% to 20% of infants and about 3% of adults and children in the U.S. Mostly with the regular treatment this disease can be controlled.

The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema.

   1. Apply coconut oil:

Coconut oil does a great job of sinking into the skin and filling in that inter cellular space that’s opened up and caused you to lose moisture. It’s a lipid, of course, and fats and oils are what you need to prevent your skin from drying out and becoming more irritated.

 2. Apply olive oil:

For those who suffer from eczema and are too cautious to try products on the market because of past allergic reactions, you can make your own lotions and potions using all-natural ingredients. Mixing a few drops of water and 1/4 cup of olive oil will create a thicker paste that you can rub on your skin.

 3. Cook with a pinch of turmeric powder:

Studies have linked this spice to reduced inflammation in a number of skin conditions, including psoriasis. Curcumin, an antioxidant found in turmeric, has been shown to protect skin by neutralizing free radicals and reducing wound-healing time.

 4. Indulging in traditional old oat bath:

A plain old oatmeal bath (rarely) hurts anyone, and it noticeably moisturizes and soothes the skin. Chemical constituents in oatmeal have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help relieve discomfort brought on by inflammation associated with eczema. It also seems to work a treat when it comes to reducing itchiness.

 

Apart from trying all these tips here are some suggestions to follow:.

  • Avoid sudden changes in temperature or humidity.
  • Avoid sweating or overheating.
  • Reduce stress and relax yourself everyday.
  • Avoid scratchy materials, such as wool also nylon in hot weather.
  • Avoid harsh soaps, detergents, and any other harsh chemicals.
  • Be aware of any foods that may cause an outbreak and avoid those foods.
  • Moisturize frequently

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