Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a very common disease of skin in which skin become red, inflamed and itchy. It is most common in children but can also occur at any age. The most common cause of eczema is allergy by allergens such as dust, fumes, pollen or food and rashes developed after the allergic response in eczema. But don’t panic it. It is curable at all ages. Eczema treatment is quite easy and cheap. Eczema can easily be diagnosed by proper examining the skin of the patient and by taking proper history. There is no specific investigation or tests to diagnose the eczema.
Eczema can easily be treated with the proper medication as well as with the use of some effective home remedies at home.
- MEDICAL TREATMENT
Lots of topical creams and lotions are available that reduce the rashes and remove the itching at affected place such as Calamine lotion. Anti-itching creams, anti-inflammatory ointments are mostly used to cure the eczema. Oral tablets are also given, depending on the extent and severity of the atopic dermatitis or eczema. Not only medication can cure this, but the life style modifications are also advised to prevent it’s recurrence.Daily wash your hands and face. Keep your body clean. Use hygienic utensils, clothes and bed sheets. Take bath daily. Wash your daily clothes with warm water. Drink plenty of fluids.
- HOME REMEDIES
Many traditional home tips are also used to treat the eczema by using the natural products. These remedies take time to treat this, but are easy to use, cheap to buy and easy accesible. The most common and the most effective remedies are
Use Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel have been traditionally used for the itching, blemishes, acne spots or inflamed areas. This gel extracts from the aloe vera plant. This gel is enriched in anti-inflammatory substance, anti-bacterial properties as well as anti-oxidants. It helps reduce blemishes, itching, redness, acne marks, spots and pigmentation. It can directly be used on affected area or can be used in combination.
Take a fresh leave of aloe vera and cut its edges. Extract all the gel from the leaves and grind it to make a homogeneous paste. Then apply this gel into the affected area and leave it for 20 minutes. It also has ability of wound healing, preventing skin infections and immune system boosting.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is one of the most effective natural product that extract from the Melaleuca alternifolia plant. People have been used it from the centuries for the purposes of eczema treatment, inflamed skin, acne spots, burning or itching area because it has millions of anti-bacterial substances, anti-inflammatory substances and wound healing properties that help relieve skin dryness and itching and help prevent infections.
Use this tea tree oil twice a day. Clean your affected part with Luke warm water and dry it. Apply a sufficient amount of tea tree oil mixture with any Carrier oil such as almond oil on that area and leave it.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is very popular home remedy for the treatment of many skin disorders such as in eczema treatment. Vinegar is acidic in nature while the inflamed or damaged skin is slightly acidic in nature that can weakens the defense system of skin. Therefore, application of diluted cider vinegar can maintain or balance the pH of the skin. Don’t use vinegar without dilution, it can cause burn.
In contract, detergents or soaps are alkaline in nature. They can disturb the pH of the damaged skin surface and worsen the skin condition by making it more vulnerable to infections. Apply diluted apple cider vinegar on the affected part with the help of cotton balls and leave it for 15 minutes then wash it with lukewarm water.
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