Eczema is a very common skin disorder that causes skin that is dry, red, and/or itchy. The skin will also often crack or blister. The condition is often an allergic response to chemicals, foods, even soaps and perfumes. Poor digestion, stress, genetics, and immune deficiencies have also been indicated to cause eczema.
Other symptoms of eczema include:
- Inflamed or red skin
- Recurring rash
- Scaly patches/areas
- Rough, leathery areas
- Dry or sensitive skin
- Oozing/crusting skin patches
- Intense itching
Because of the intense itchiness, eczema can become a cyclical condition: The skin itches, a person scratches the area until it bleeds and/or causes the rash to worsen and lead to inflammation and more itchiness.
Natural Treatments for Eczema
There is no actual cure for eczema; however, it is manageable, and there are even several natural remedies for eczema that can help alleviate the symptoms, such as:
- Lavender Oil — Apply lavender oil and coconut oil directly to the affected area can reduce the appearance of eczema
- Omega-3 Fats — Consuming supplements and foods that are high in Omega-3s can help with wound healing and inflammation reduction.
- Probiotics — These supplements will add friendly bacteria to the gut to help with health and immunity.
- Foods — There are many foods that can act as natural eczema treatment by relieving symptoms, such as:
- Chia and pumpkin seeds — Contain zinc that provides wound healing and metabolization of fatty acids
- Probiotic-rich foods — Foods such as kefir, goats’ milk can help with gut health and immune system health
The goal of any natural eczema treatment is to prevent and relieve the itching. These home remedies can help with this, and using lotions and creams along with these remedies can have the added benefit of keeping the skin moisturized and itch-free.
St. Louis Lipo
Should you feel it necessary to seek stronger treatment for eczema, Dr. Thomas Wright and his team at the St. Louis Liposuction Center offer several different treatments, including prescription antihistamines, cyclosporine, and other topical immunomodulators. Also, in some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infections.
If you are suffering from eczema or another other skin condition, please call us at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center to set up a consultation. During this consultation and exam, we will exam your individual case and discuss your diagnosis and how to treat eczema, naturally and with the aid of medication. Our goal is to help you attain the healthiest skin possible!