Get Relief From Eczema With These 5 Natural Remedies
August 30, 2019 | Abigail Mckay

Get Relief From Eczema With These 5 Natural Remedies


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Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes itchy, red patches on the surface of the skin.  While children are the usual culprits of eczema, it can occur at any age.  Like most inflammatory conditions, eczema flares-up from time to time.  Many children grow out of the annoying skin condition, but some cases last into adulthood.  So, what are a few holistic recommendations to combat an eczema flare-up? Let’s review 5 tips below. 


1. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

a. ACV is a go-to holistic treatment for a variety of ailments.  Diluted vinegar applied to the patches will promote healing of the wounds by balancing the acidity of the skin. 

b. Do not use ACV undiluted on the skin as it can causes burns.


2. Figure Out the Root Cause

a. Many times, a leaky gut can cause systemic inflammatory conditions.  Leaky gut is defined as damage to the intestines allowing bacteria and other toxins to leak into the bloodstream, thus causing systemic inflammation.

b. Prebiotics and probiotics are of vital importance when trying to heal the gut. They are also easy to incorporate as a supplement or through naturally sourced foods high in these two gut-healing items. 

c. Eliminate trigger foods to try and identify a sensitivity.  Leaky gut can develop through constant inflammation of the intestinal tract due to eating foods that cause an inflammatory response.  Try to cut out one group at a time, such as dairy, gluten, or soy, which tend to be the three common reactive food groups. If symptoms resolve after refraining from a particular food group, you might have found the source of the problem.


3. Colloidal Oatmeal Baths

a. Choose a product free from fragrances and combine it with warm water for a relaxing and healing experience.  

b. Oatmeal baths have been a long-standing remedy for skin irritation as oatmeal calms itching and inflamed skin through antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  


4. Ditch the Harmful Body Soaps

a. Eliminate the potential inflammatory triggers that are found in soaps, and to do this, ensure that your body wash and facial soap is free of alcohol and fragrances.


5. Check the Laundry Detergent

a. Another commonplace that skin irritants hide is in laundry detergent.  Do not trust labels that say all-natural, but instead do some research and decide the best detergent for your family.  

b. There are multiple online sources that provide accurate, up to date information on harmful ingredients that are found in different products.


Take control of your eczema flare-ups and try these five home remedies.  If you are not having any success with the above recommendations, contact a physician at Shifa4U today to discuss other eczema treatment options.

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Abigail Mckay

Abigail has been a nurse for five years, and throughout her time as a nurse, she has worked in multiple medical-surgical units as well as spent time in the infusion therapy clinic and endoscopy lab. She is passionate about preventative medicine through patient education regarding nutrition and exercise. Due to her passion, Abigail has gone on to earn two certifications including a certification in medical-surgical nursing (CMSRN) and a certification in holistic nursing (HNB-BC), in hopes of being able to better serve her patients. Abigail earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and now bettering patient education in the healthcare system through partnering with American TelePhysicians.