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Natural Treatments for Eczema

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

What are some natural eczema treatments available to the modern day sufferer and how effective are they in soothing inflammations? Well, it has been proven that almost 80% of the patients having an Eczema condition are 'owners' of a hyperactive immunity control system. As we have already said it when talking about antihistamines, the immune system releases histamine as a reaction to offending factors.

Moreover, patients suffering from Eczema do not process appropriately essential fatty acids. This leads to a faulty control of fatty acids, a fact which triggers mild to severe skin inflammation.

Primrose oil is one of the natural solutions preferred by patients suffering from Eczema. 250-300 mg per day of this oil will re-establish control over fatty acids and diminish skin swelling.

Also, one useful and fairly cheap solution is fish oil. About 5-10 grams of fish oil will work miracles in the reduction of skin swelling symptoms.

Another natural treatment is grape seed extract (administered three times per day, about 50 mg). Grape seed extract works as an antihistamine and this is why it is preferred in treating mainly allergic contact dermatitis. However, it has its share of success in the treatment of atopic dermatitis as well.

Licorice root has high anti-inflammatory properties and it can be applied on the skin. It functions similarly to topical corticosteroids. This means that it diminishes swelling and itchy sensations. It is generally recommended in the treatment of atopic dermatitis. Licorice root extract included in the composition of a moisturizer will give the best result in the amelioration of Eczema symptoms.

On the other hand, licorice can be also taken orally: you can make a solution out of one teaspoon of licorice root in 10 ounces of water (kept in there for 10-15 minutes). It can be administered three times per day. Pay attention: too high doses can lead to high blood pressure.

Burdock root extracts are successfully functional in skin healing. For adults, the dose can be administered two times per day, for one week. For children, burdock root tea or burdock root extract can be administered once (maximum twice) a day.

Balsam of Peru, an ingredient often used in fragrances and which could lead to Eczema aggravations, is nonetheless used in the treatment of such a condition as well. The herb has anti-inflammatory properties. If associated with ointments (whether they are moisturizing ointments or topical steroids), balsam of Peru leads to reduction of skin inflammations and of itchy sensations. Skin dryness can be managed by applications of calendula creams or ointments.


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free4ever said...

Thank you so much! I thought my only hope was the continued visits to my derm dr. & using the same topical ointments over & over. The ointments do contain it pretty well, but there are breakouts that are terrible. I knew it had to be some vitamin or mineral oral 'extras' I could take to help. I am grateful to find this site; will visit often. The info on fatty acids is very interesting; helps my interest in further studies of causes. You're great:)

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