How To Cure Severe Eczema Naturally?
What do you mean by severe eczema?
It is basically characterized by thickened, dry, itchy skin, cracking, blistering, scaling or crusting of about 20% of the body and making life miserable for those 15 million Americans who are suffering from eczema. People who suffer from this condition have rashes spread all over not only on the common affected parts like scalp, neck, face, elbow, knees, hands and feet but also other parts of their body. And studies say that they have a tendency to scratch themselves around 10,000 times in a day which worsens the condition and leads to serious infections. It is not only a painful condition but also life threatening at times.
About 20% of the children and 2% of the adult are likely to suffer from eczema, and it is more common in girls. Eczema is not contagious but can be partially inherited.
The exact reason behind eczema or atopic dermatitis is still unknown. But the two important things that are believed to be the triggering factors of eczema are a fault of the skin which weakens it’s obstructive function and the irregular functioning of the immune system. People suffering from eczema are seen to have certain gene defects which cause abnormalities in a protein named filaggrin which is very vital in retaining the normal barrier function of the skin.
Some external substances like cosmetics, soaps, detergents, clothing etc. when comes in contact with the skin are also known to trigger the condition.
Change in humidity or temperature and sometimes psychological stress can also a leading cause.
This condition of eczema can eventually lead to severe eczema in certain people.
There are chances that nearly 50% of the people suffering from severe atopic dermatitis may develop asthma and around 66% developing hay fever. The other complications associated are namely depression and anxiety, life threatening skin infections like eczema herpeticum, blepharitis, contact dermatitis and exfoliative dermatitis etc.
Some common home remedies
Many people suffering from severe eczema after trying out conventional treatment for years and not getting any result shifted to natural remedies, few of which has been mentioned below;
500 mg of burdock in capsule form if taken thrice a day helps to cleanse our body by excreting the toxins along with the bowel and urine.
If the eczema is dry then Calendula in the form of tea, compression or ointment gives relief from itching, flaking and blistering.
A paste made of warm fresh cabbage leaves if applied on the eczema affected area and bandaged can be soothing.
Chickweed cream or one teaspoon of chickweed oil if mixed in the bathing water can also give relief from itching.
250 mg of Licorice twice in a day acts as a very good natural inflammatory agent.
Goldenseal powder if consumed with honey or mixed with water and applied on the affected area is said to give relief.
Skullcap also has a calming effect.
Chamomile tea if consumed before bedtime gives relief from stress and irritation.
Witch hazel compression or ointment has very good astringent properties and can heal severe atopic dermatitis.
Take 500 mg of red clover or red clover tea thrice a day it helps in fighting stress and infection and also cleanses the system.
Stinging nettle ointment or cream improves the blood circulation when applied topically on the skin.
St. John’s wort oil also relieves from blistering and inflammation when rubbed on the affected area.
If you are suffering from severe eczema don’t panic instead consult a dermatologist at the earliest and find out a remedial combination that will suit your skin type the best.