Many eczema sufferers have turned to natural eczema treatments instead. Here are a few simple options you can try to gain control over your eczema without having to resort to prescription medication. Natural medicine is becoming increasingly popular as a severe eczema treatment for many serious patients due to the fact that many western powerful drug such as steroids can cause side effects.
1. Babul (Acacia arabica) The bark of the babul tree is potent in the treatment of eczema. It is boiled in water and the fumes are used to foment the affected areas.
2. Regular application of emu oil or tea tree oil on the affected skin is another herbal treatment for eczema, and can ease swelling with repeated applications through the day. The itchy and dry skin that characterizes eczema is soothed and brought under control when these oils are applied. But it cannot be claimed that they relieve the problem. They do, however, ease its symptoms.
3. Food allergies which often cause eczema could include dairy products, eggs, citrus fruits, or tomatoes. But if the truth be told, you could be allergic to pretty much anything, so it is important to find out what your particular problem is.
4. Butea (Butea monosperma) In the treatment of skin diseases such as eczema, its the seeds of the butea tree that are useful. The seeds of the butea are mixed with lime water and are applied on the affected regions to get the required benefits.
5. Another herbal treatment of eczema is the use of evening primrose oil. The high levels of omega 6 essential fatty acids in the oil is useful in reducing inflammation and prevents the skin from drying up. The oil needs to consumed as a capsule or in liquid form, and is considered a very effective herbal treatment for eczema.
6. Ghee, or Indian clarified butter, is commonly used for Indian cooking, and Ayurveda recommends cooking only with ghee and not oil. You can find ghee through online Indian grocery stores and at local Indian, Middle Eastern and whole foods stores. Also recommended for eating is turmeric, a common Indian spice often used in curries and sauces. Turmeric also can be found easily at Indian groceries.
7. As far as cosmetics go, it is best to stick to very simple unscented varieties of washing powders and soaps and to avoid fabric conditioner as this can also irritate your skin.
8. One treatment is made from grinding whole nutmeg into powder form and then adding water to make a paste. You can then apply the paste to the rash. Applying pure coconut oil is also helpful for clearing up eczema. Simply keep the inflamed area area moist until the rash clears up.