Eczema is the name used for a broad range of skin inflammation (dermatitis) and can happen at any age, though its most common in infants. By three years old eczema will disappear in half of infants, the others are stuck with the troublesome condition for life. Some extra skin care and home remedies can go a long way to allowing someone to lead a normal life, even with Eczema. Home remedies may not totally eradicate the problem, but they can prevent the situation from getting worse from continuous itching and drying skin.
1. Vitamin A – 25000 IU per day with food for 10 days to treat flare ups, reduce the dose to 10000 IU for maintenance.Take 30 mg of zinc per day. If you are pregnant or trying to fall pregnant do not exceed 2500 IU per day.
2. To prepare this, only two things are needed: raw oatmeal and a nylon sock. To do this, pour oatmeal onto the nylon sock and tie the end. Soak the sock that contains oatmeal in your bath tub of water until the juices blend in with the water. You’re now ready to relax in the oatmeal bath. This provides you with a soothing feeling.
3. Extra hydration can also be beneficial to help reduce Eczema’s effects. Using a good quality cotton cloth, make multiple folds and drench in cold water then apply to area 2-3 times a day.
4. Vitamin E – 500 IU per day with food. If you are taking anticoagulant drugs consult your doctor first.
5. One of the natural remedies eczema that will relieve you from itch is the mixture of the neem leaves and mustard oil. Neem leaves originated in India but can now be found in the U.S. It is known as a natural immune system booster. To be able to use it for eczema itch, boil the neem leaves in mustard oil until they turn black. Drain the oil and apply it onto the affected area of the skin for at least 4 times a day. Keep the rest of the mixture in a container for future use.
6. Another home remedy is Vitamin E oil. When applied to damp skin after a bath, this oil give great nourishment to the skin and areas of Eczema.
7. Pick your preference of either Vaseline or Crisco. Both will work, but it is up to the individual. Vaseline is petroleum jelly that is separated from refined oil. Crisco is a shortening used in cooking made with soybean oils and/or animal fats. Both will moisten skin nicely.
8. Pull out a container of saran wrap. Wrap the clear plastic wrap around the location of the eczema. Don’t just cover the irritation with saran wrap. Wrap it completely around the limb that is attached to it to be sure that the plastic wrap will stick. You may need help to put the saran wrap on.