Saturday, June 27, 2009

Remedies For Eczema

Many who are already suffering from eczema, will have experienced the lack of effective treatment for eczema provided by their doctor. Of course there are always the luck few who respond to the steroid creams usually prescribed by the doctor with their eczema never returning but unfortunately this is pretty rare. Fortunately, however, there are plenty of natural remedies for eczema that you can incorporate easily into your life which should begin healing eczema and prevent break-outs almost immediately.

Following are some extremely effective measures to give your skin a chance for eczema freedom.

Contact Eczema - Do you find sometimes, that an itchy rash will appear after touching something? This is called contact eczema and is very very common. Everyday materials such as ink and photocopier toner, perfumed hair products, dust, even some types of paper can cause an irritation in the skin which can potentially bring on an eczema flare-up.

To avoid this, keep a log of when you suddenly became itchy and what you recently touched. At first you may be a little confused as to what actually caused the eruption but when you have analysed over a period of a few weeks, a pattern should form. Once the offending materials have been isolated, try to avoid, or wear protective, hyper-allergenic gloves when in contact - it is the only way.

Evening Primrose Oil - Many have heard of this and even know of it's healing and maintenance properties for the skin, yet never take action. Evening primrose oil is available in capsule form to be taken once per day. The skin will benefit from the oils in helping rejuvenate the cells and also assist in hormone balance. This oil is really a must for inclusion in your remedies for eczema tool kit.

Finding Out What Foods Bring On Skin Irritation - A huge percentage of those suffering with eczema have many food allergies that actually contribute to most of the skin problems present. To find out exactly what foods you are allergic/intolerant to, you can have a skin prick test performed at your local doctors or you can keep a diary of foods eaten and the response of your skin.

The skin prick test is very accurate and you can be tested for non-food items also such as dust, pollen and so on. Keeping the diary is slightly trickier but can be more expansive in the food range. You will have to be meticulous in your eating and logging of results. A good idea is to start with a very plain and limited diet and gradually introduce new foods.

If you are dedicated to healing and preventing eczema, this should be no problem. Once you have discovered foods that bring on eczema, you should eliminate them from your diet.

There are many fast and effective avoidance measures and natural treatment for eczema that can be implemented easily. For a full guide to getting rid of eczema once and for all, continue to the Complete guide to Remedies For Eczema.

Having suffered from eczema for 15 years and finally found a way to cure and maintain my skin, I feel qualified to pass on my advice. Remember to consult your doctor when embarking on a new treatment.


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