Not all causes of eczema are the same with everyone. What is eczema? Eczema is an inflammation of the skin, which tends to flare up from time to time. It usually starts in early childhood. The severity can range from mild to severe. Moisturisers and steroid creams or ointments are the common treatments, but how to cure eczema for good?
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Causes of Eczema
• Changes in climate.
• Allergies to house dust mite or pollens.
• Other early-life factors.
How to cure eczema – avoid triggers
• Avoid soaps, bubble baths, etc, when you wash. They can dry out the skin and make it more prone to irritation. Instead, use a soap substitute plus a bath/shower moisturiser.
• Try as much as possible not to scratch. To help with this, keep nails short and use anti-scratch mittens in babies. If you need to relieve an itch, rub with fingers rather than scratch with nails.
• After you wash clothes with detergent, rinse them well. Some biological detergents are said by some people to be irritating. But there is little proof that commonly used detergents that are used in the normal way make eczema worse.
How to cure eczema – moisturise
• Apply liberally to all areas of skin. You cannot overdose or overuse emollients. They are not active medicines and do not get absorbed through the skin.
• Various emollient preparations come as bath additives and shower gels. These may be considered in people with extensive areas of dry skin.
• Use emollients every day. A common mistake is to stop using emollients when the skin appears good. Patches of inflammation, which may have been prevented, may then quickly flare up again.
How to cure eczema – diet
• Sometimes useful to have an extra boost. In some cases, eczema can be caused by a fatty acid deficiency. Fatty acids can reduce inflammation and relieve dryness and can also help to heal eczema, therefore, it is worth taking a fatty acid supplement that contains Omega 3, 6 and 9. Antioxidant vitamins C, E and D might also be good for curing eczema.
• Bananas are high in potassium, contains histamine-lowering nutrients, magnesium and vitamin C.
• Potatoes are rich in fibre, potassium, vitamin C and is alkalizing.
• Mung bean sprouts are strong alkalizing food.
• Green onions contain histamine-lowering, anti-inflammatory quercetin and rich source of vitamin K, important for healthy skin.
• Buckwheat is gluten-free and contains quercetin to lower histamine and has strong anti-inflammatory effect.
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Originally posted 2016-10-10 14:30:44.