Eczema is a very common skin condition with thousands of people worldwide suffering from this condition. Home remedy treatments have been quite popular in helping to treat the symptoms of eczema. Eczema will vary in severity from person to person and can take many forms with most being quite itchy and not all that attractive.
Eczema generally appears as a red rash on the skin and can be very dry and flakey. In some severe case eczema can form painful blisters. Although it doesn't really sound that bad to have a bit of a rash, some sufferers will have it quite severe to an extent that it can cause bleeding every time something touches their skin.
It can be very painful for an eczema sufferer to do the dishes as the water can irritate the skin as well as the detergent. Washcloths and sponges can be quite painful to use. Some soaps and laundry powders can make the condition much worse. Eczema can affect people's lives quite drastically and when medications have failed, they may turn to home remedy treatments to treat their condition.
There is no cure for eczema so it is more a matter of controlling the symptoms of the condition. Prescribed medications and visits to the doctor over the years can become very expensive. Using home remedies can save money as well as preventing any unwanted side effects that prescribed medications can have.
When using home remedies you should make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients you are using. Although home remedies use natural ingredients some people may still be allergic to them and you don't want anything that will make your skin condition any worse. Many natural products have healing attributes that can help to reduce the itching and rash of eczema.
Honey is one home remedy that is quite effective in treating eczema. You will need to mix honey with another ingredient such as olive oil or an unscented lotion, this will help the skin to absorb the honey.
Coconut oil is another home remedy that helps to moisturize the skin and reduce the dryness and flakiness of the skin. It also leaves you smelling good.
Having a bath with natural ingredients is a great way to relax and at the same time moisturize and soothe the skin. An oatmeal bath is very effective. Honey or coconut oil added to the bath water is also quite effective. These remedies have been used for many years to treat eczema and other skin conditions and are great for children because they are sensitive and safe.
Another home remedy is to go out into the sun. The UV rays of the sun have natural healing powers and although you don't want to be in the sun long enough to get burnt, some time in the sun can definitely help with your eczema symptoms. Tanning salons can also be useful if the weather is not good enough to go outside and bask in the sun.
The Dead Sea has been popular for people to treat many illnesses and its main healing component is actually the sea salt. You can copy this method in your own home by adding some sea salt to a warm bath. This can help to reduce the itchiness of eczema and the rash. You may need to try some different home remedy treatments for eczema until you try one that works for you.