Natural remedies for eczema
How to treat eczema with vitamins or other supplements
Apart from some herbal remedies (See ” Remedies for eczema” in the listing above) eczema can also be treated with some supplements that can very suitable to improve its symptoms.
Among the most important ones we can distinguish the following:
– Primrose oil for eczema: In external use, oil of evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) is used to treat eczema, especially atopic eczema, a chronic disease associated with allergy problems that attacks the skin giving it a leather-like texture.
It is very positive applying it for 3 or 4 months to reduce itching, dryness and prevent skin flaking. It is an alternative treatment to the use of topical corticosteroids or immunomodulators. (Use it according to the patient information leaflet)
– Black currant seed oil for eczema: Oil or black currant (Ribes nigrum) is one of the products obtained from this plant. It is very used in natural medicine by its content in essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6.
The black currant seed oil is particularly rich in essential fatty acid Omega-6 (gamma-linoleic acid), since it represents a 17% of the whole content, a proportion that is found to be twice the content that exists in evening primrose oil.
In external use, gamma-linoleic acid is used to treat eczema, especially atopic eczema. It is also an alternative treatment to the use of topical corticosteroids or immunomodulators. (Use it according to the patient information leaflet)
– Echinacea supplements for eczema: The main virtue of echinacea is its anti microbial power against bacteria, fungi and viruses, so that it constitutes a genuine alternative to chemical antibiotics.
In external use the fresh juice of the plant or the tincture can be applied to treat skin problems enhancing its healing and preventing skin infection. (Drench the affected area with the liquid from the fresh plant. Dilute a few drops of tincture in water and apply a gauze over the affected area) (Echinacea supplements can be bought in Pharmacies or Natural Health stores) (Use it according to the patient information leaflet)
– Vitamin A supplements for eczema: Vitamin A is necessary for the good condition of the skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin A supplements can be useful in treating diseases that affect it: dermatitis, eczema, acne, psoriasis, dry skin, herpes, cuts, wounds , burns, etc.
A deficiency of this vitamin results in dry, scaly skin or bad teeth. Used internally, is used to improve the state of mucous membranes, or to protect and to promote healing of wounds.
Home tip to get rid of eczema itching
Eczema itching compels you to scrath the so much disturbing areas. This is something that should be avoided since it can worse your eczema making scratching even more urgent, which finally can cause skin inflamation or possible skin infection.
To remove the intense itching, you can wet the affected area with the liquid resulting from mixing a tablespoon of baking soda in a half a liter of water.
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