Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed. There are several types of eczema: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and stasis dermatitis. Eczema is very common. And in many cases, it’s also manageable. In fact, over 30 million Americans have some form of eczema.
Here are some Natural Remedies to try according to healthline.com
1. Colloidal oatmeal
Here’s how to use it:
Add the powder to lukewarm bathwater and soak for 10 to 15 minutes to help soften rough skin and relieve itching.After your bath, pat your skin dry and apply a thick layer of hypoallergenic moisturizer that has a high oil content.
2. Evening primrose oil
Evening primrose oil comes from the evening primrose plant. It’s used topically to soothe irritated skin.
When taken by mouth, it’s used to treat systemic inflammatory conditions such as eczema. Evening primrose oil contains omega-6 fatty acids and gamma-linolenic acid, which may play a role in preventing inflammation in the body.
3. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is extracted from coconut meat. It may be used as a natural moisturizer.
According to the National Eczema Association, the antibacterial abilities of coconut oil can reduce staph bacteria on the skin, which helps prevent infection. This is important for people with eczema because patches of inflamed skin may crack and ooze, allowing bacteria to enter.