Eczema: Natural remedies that work to treat atopic dermatitis
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that can be debilitating and hard to treat.
Before using treatments, it’s best to first visit your GP for an allergy test.
Why? Because believe it or not, there may be some everyday elements in your surroundings that might trigger your eczema or cause it to get worse.
Despite overwhelming evidence of an association between atopic dermatitis and diet, very few sufferers are tested for food intolerance by their GP’S.
Some of the most common culprits are:
Nut or dairy allergies
Exposure to microbes, bacteria, fungi or viruses
Perspiration from exercise
Chemicals in soaps, detergents, and disinfectants
Pesticide residues in fruits or vegetables
Finding out whether you have allergic eczema doesn’t mean you’re cured, but it does help you keep it under control.
Topical corticosteroids are the most common form of eczema treatment which alleviates the inflammation associated with eczema.
Dermatologists also recommend treating eczema with a natural lotion.
When using the two treatments, apply the lotion first. Then wait 10-15 minutes before applying a topical steroid. The skin should be moist but not slippery when applying the steroid.
Aveeno made a lotion especially for eczema sufferers Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash and Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream that contains oatmeal to soothe your symptoms pretty much on contact and carry the National Eczema Association seal of approval.
Here are some other ways to naturally get rid of eczema that has proven to be very effective:
How to get rid of Eczema
Hemp seed oil has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. Massage a tablespoon of hemp seed oil into the affected area 3 times a day for amazing results.
Using of turmeric for eczema relieves symptoms easily without any side effects. Simply grind 1-tablespoon of turmeric along with 1 tablespoon of neem leaves. Apply 2-3 times daily on the affected areas.
Drink tomato juice daily. Many people say it will cure the symptoms in 2-3 days.
Mix 1 tablespoon of burdock root tea with 3.5 ounces of water and drink it 3 times a day.
Take one teaspoon of sandalwood powder mixed with a teaspoon of camphor oil and apply it on the affected areas.
Apply honey with cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected areas.
Carrot juice mixed with spinach juice is highly beneficial.
Drink one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with a teaspoon of honey in a glass of water three times a day, with meals.
Many skin experts say soaking your body in a bath with dead sea salt for 20 minutes using lukewarm water can help treat atopic dermatitis.
While eczema most commonly appears around the mouth, ears, neck, scalp, back of the knees, and inside of the elbows, it can also appear in the genital area.
Eczema on Penis
Men that have eczema on their penis should keep the skin dry. This means a regular change of underwear after sweating, stop masturbating and avoid having sex until the condition subsides.
If you must masturbate, use Man! man oil.
Make sure you wear 100% cotton underwear and loose trousers.
Also, start having baths with Epson salt or Dead Sea salt in warm water and stay in the tub for 30 minutes.
A bath with 1 cup dead sea salt, 1 teaspoon tea tree oil, and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar 3 times a week will work wonders!
Do NOT use soap, shower gels, detergents, or any other potential irritant.
A bit of Vaseline works well after the bath, but other natural lotions such as Coconut oil, Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, or Apple Cider Vinegar are just as good.
Treating eczema on the vagina can be tricky but it can be done.
Take a shallow bath at least daily with lukewarm water and add 1/2 cup of Epsom salt, 1/2 cup of baking soda mixed with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and stay in the tub for 30 minutes.
Do NOT use soap on your vulva and avoid getting any shampoo in the area as most body soaps have a perfume that could irritate and dry your vulva and vagina.
Do NOT Douche. Douching pushes potential bacteria further into your vagina leading to more complicated problems in the future.
It’s important to put Vaseline (petroleum jelly) all over you vulva morning and night right after your bath to help prevent irritation.
After urinating, rinse the vulva with cool to lukewarm water with a spray bottle.
One thing that irritates vulvar eczema is pads/panty liners so use tampons instead of sanitary pads and avoid tight clothing. NO thongs either.