Eczema Natural Remedies

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Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a skin condition that is a chronic allergic condition where the skin may develop areas that become an irritating itchy or scaly rash. Eczema can occur on almost any part of the body but is most common on the face, scalp, inside of elbows, knees, ankles, and hands. It typically appears as extremely itchy patches on the skin. Eczema can get worse when scratched; in fact, itchy skin may appear normal until scratched; the irritating action may then cause the characteristic rash and scales to develop. Eczema is particularly common in infants and children. A person’s risk of developing the problem also increases if he or she has a family history of eczema or allergic conditions such as asthma and hay fever.

 

Eczema is caused by a reaction similar to that of an allergy and can promote chronic inflammation. The condition will often wax and wane and accompany other allergic conditions such as asthma. In some cases, a specific substance, such as certain soaps, detergents, or metals, dust mites, and animal dander, can trigger eczema. Eczema can be worsened by dry climates, exposure to water, temperature changes, and stress.

 

Individuals with this condition should make lifestyle changes to their diet, add moderate exercise and avoid environmental toxins (toxic detergents, household cleaners, etc.). Examples include eliminating chemically sprayed vegetables and fruits, processed foods, junk foods, sugars and artificial sweeteners. Minimizing stress also has been shown to help suppress exacerbations.

 

Here are some helpful natural remedies to help with eczema:

  1. Treat the Gastro-Intestinal lining (gut walls). This is done by consuming bone broth, healthy fats, probiotics and fermented foods. More info can be learned from Natasha Campbell-McBride’s book Gut and Psychology Syndrome.
  2. Probiotics and probiotic-rich foods help provide additional and benefitial gut bacteria and helps heal the intestinal walls. The probiotic rich foods include Kombucha, Keifer and Sauerkraut.
  3. Fermented Col Liver Oil – a great source of an essential fat. Taken as capsules or as a topical cream. Green Pasture Blue Ice Royal Cod Liver Oil is a brand that can be bought on Amazon.com.
  4. Omega 3 Foods – Increase with avocadoes, fresh and wild-caught salmon or tuna, eggs, organic raw nuts, and chia or flax seeds.
  5. Gentian Tincture – 10 drops before each meal helps the digestive system eliminate toxins that can irritate the skin.
  6. Vitamin E Oil – especially natural D-alpha tocopherol with mixed natural tocopherols. Break open the capsules for the oils and avoid synthetic Vitamin E by reading the label and avoid Vitamin E “Acetate”.
  7. Aloe Vera Gel – especially when mixed with vitamin E oil, is a useful symptom remedy. Gels from freshly cut aloe vera leaves are optimum.
  8. Epsom Salt or Magnesium Flake Baths – If water is tolerable (for infants – you can pre-boil the water, let it cool and then use it as bath water), Add 1-2 cups of Epsom Salts or Magnesium Flakes, ½ cup of Sea Salt and the optional ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and 10 drops of an essential oil like lavender or mint.
  9. Organic cold pressed virgin coconut oil can be used as a topical treatment. A thin layer of coconut oil or coconut oil lotion bar helps cool eczema itching and pain.
  10. Cucumbers – Cut thin slices of a whole organic cucumber and allow the slices to soak for at least two hours. Then filter the liquid, discard the cucumber and apply the liquid with a cotton pad.
  11. Carrots – Skin three organic carrots and boil them till they’re soft. Mash until you get a smooth paste, and then apply to affected areas for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water when finished.
  12. Homemade Sea Spray has Vitamin D, magnesium and minerals that help the skin heal. Ingredients are:

– 1 cup of distilled water (or pre-boiled)                    – 1 tablespoon of sea salt

– 1 pinch of Epsom salt or magnesium flakes- Little Lavender or Mint essential oil (for scent)

Add the salt and Epsom salt (or magnesium flakes) to warm water and stir until the salt is dissolved. Add the essential oils and store in a jar or spray bottle. Apply with a cotton pad as a toner.

 

 

Dr_Matthew_Eisen

“Dr. Matt” as he is known to his patients, is in private practice, an author, nationally sought after speaker, visionary and health ambassador to the general public as he educates and empowers others about true health and well-being.  He works in a health clinic in Roswell, GA (just north of Atlanta) and has over 10 years of clinical experience.  You can reach him at drmattcares@gmail.com

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this email are based upon the opinions of the author, unless otherwise noted. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information presented is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician. The information here is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.  © Copyright  Dr. Matthew Eisen.  All rights reserved.

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