What is Eczema:
The word ‘eczema’ comes from Greek words that mean ‘to boil over’. Eczema (also known as dermatitis) is a dry skin condition. It is a highly individual condition which varies from person to person and comes in many different forms. It is not contagious so you cannot catch it from someone else.
Eczema is an itchy inflammation of the skin, associated to a varying degree with other features such as:
* Redness of affected areas of skin
* Generally dry skin, which is often thickened in the areas that have been scratched
* Lumps or blisters in affected areas
* Signs of superficial infection, such as weeping or crusty deposits.
Causes of Eczema:
Eczema, depending on the cause, shape and location of the rash. Most are related to allergies or to contact with irritating chemicals. Some are associated with underlying medical conditions that cause fluid retention in the legs.
Symptoms of Eczema:
Short-term symptoms of eczema include itchy skin, redness and tiny bumps or blisters. If these symptoms remain untreated, the skin can become thick, scaly and dry, with areas of hair loss and color changes.
Home Remedies for Eczema:
* Turmeric powder can also be used in natural eczema treatments and you could make a paste with a tablespoon of the powder mixed with the same proportions of bitter neem leaves.
* Short-term symptoms of eczema include itchy skin, redness and tiny bumps or blisters. If these symptoms remain untreated, the skin can become thick, scaly and dry, with areas of hair loss and color changes.
* Fill up a warm tub and add walnuts leaves in. sit in the tub for a while. Do not add anything else.
* The application of cold compresses is also believed to help in eczema treatment and should help provide relief to any skin irritation.
* Squeeze basil leaves and apply on the infected area.
* Mashed papaya seeds can be applied to the areas of skin that are affected to reduce the itchiness.
* Wear sandals, the sun will kill the eczema.
* Several types of minerals and vitamins are found in oatmeal, which are essentially important in the treatment of eczema.
* Soak a cotton wool pad in bleach and apply on nails 5-6 times a day. After 2 weeks you will notice the difference.
* Another remedy for eczema that is often used in eczema treatment at home would be the application of mudpacks.