Winter is coming! (Game of thrones anyone?) This means the about 15 million American who struggle with eczema are sure to see some flare ups as the air gets drier. Luckily, there are ways you can effectively treat your eczema naturally and effectively at home.
What Causes Eczema
Not officially known, but is thought to be a response to allergens (like food allergies) or common irritants such as:
- Soaps and detergents
- Bubble Bath
- Disinfectants (like chlorine).
- Contact with juices from fresh fruits, meats, vegetables
- Stress and hormones can also be a factor.
For some people, eczema can be mild and appear as small patches of dry, itchy skin, or it can be severe where the urge to scratch is overwhelming and cause inflamed, raised patches usually resulting in a skin infection. There are some cases where the infection needs to be treated with an antibiotic ointment, so if you do not see improvement in your eczema with at home remedies after about a week, you should call your doctor.
My daughter experienced "baby eczema" which is incredibly common in infants. Our pediatrician prescribed a topical steroid but I wasn't comfortable using that for her and so I set out to find something more natural.
I tried several essential oils and coconut oil which helped but didn't completely get rid of it. Then I stumbled upon this post about Colloidal Silver & Eczema on livestrong.com and was inspired. You can read it here.
How To Treat Eczema Naturally At Home
I began applying it three times a day to her dry patches.
Next I treated her skin with African Shea Butter liberally throughout the day and voila! the patches were gone in about two days. What's better is that it hasn't returned since! No expensive prescriptions with questionable ingredients needed and she is so SOFT & SMOOTH! You can get African Shea Butter on Amazon as well.
So if you think you may have eczema, give this natural remedy a try before calling your doctor. You might be surprised at how easy it is to treat this common skin condition at home.
After trying this remedy, let me know in the comments how it worked for you!