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|Home Remedies for Eczema (Skin Rash)
The term eczema (skin rash) refers to an inflammation of the skin which results in the formation of vesicles or pustules. It is
a common and troublesome condition of the skin. The disease has a wide variety of forms, the majority of them being of
Eczema in its acute form presents redness and swelling of the skin, and the formation of minute vesicles. If the vesicles
rupture, a raw, moist surface is formed, from which a colorless discharge oozes, forming crusts on the skin where it
accumulates. The symptoms are usually worse at night The skin itches at all stages.
Eczema is essentially a constitutional disease, resulting from a toxic condition of the system,
|and failure of the human system to excrete the poisons from the various orifices of the body. Other causes include faulty
metabolism, constipation, nutritional deficiencies, menstrual stress, jealousy, frustration, and a host of other emotions.
Suppressive drug treatment of another disease is also a potent, subsidiary causative factor in many cases.
Home Remedies for Eczema #1
Musk melon is regarded as one of the most effective remedies for eczema. In fact, 'melon cure' can be successfully employed
in the treatment of this disease. In this mode of treatment, only musk melons should be taken three times during the day for
forty days or more. In the beginning, only 3 kg of melons are taken daily for three days. Then the quantity is increased by 1 kg
daily till it is sufficient to appease the hunger. Only the sweet and fresh fruits of the best variety are used. As the water content
of the fruit is above 90 percent, no water should be taken during this period. The juice of the fruit is also beneficial for local
application in chronic and acute cases of eczema.
Home Remedies for Eczema #2
Mangoes are considered another effective remedy for eczema. The pulp and the skin of the fruit should be simmered in a cup
of water for half an hour. This should men be strained and applied as a lotion liberally to all affected areas several times daily.
Home Remedies for Eczema #3
Eczema can be caused by an allergic reaction. The cause is a combination of external as well as internal conditions. No class,
age, or sex is exempt. It can be brought on by contact with certain chemicals. A balanced natural diet plays a large part in
treating eczema. If you suffer from eczema, look carefully at your eating habits and the chemicals you ingest daily, either
through the skin or digestion. The condition can be caused by psychological factors and stress can make the condition worse.
Heartsease is one treatment that has been used by Native Americans for centuries. Add 2 tablespoons of heartsease (pansy) to
2 cups boiling water. Steep until cool. Use as wash.
Home Remedies for Eczema #4
Apply lemon juice to the area and allow to dry before bed. Leave on overnight. Helps the skin to heal. This can dry the area
and promote healing. It acts as an antiseptic if the area is inflamed.
Home Remedies for Eczema #5
Grate a raw potato and apply as a poultice to relieve the itching. This is good to use for instant relief from itching.
Home Remedies for Eczema #6
Another treatment that seems to work is to use tincture of valerian. use the valerian tincture applied with a cotton ball and
allowing it to dry naturally. Most people do not like the smell of valerian, but if it works, who cares?
Home Remedies for Eczema #7
Raw vegetable juices, especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved beneficial in the treatment of
eczema. The formula proportions considered helpful in this combination are 300 ml of carrot juice and 200 ml of spinach juice
to make 500 ml or 1/2 liter of the juice.
|Home Remedies for Eczema #8
Add 1 cup of red clover blossoms and leaves to 2 cups of boiling water. Allow to steep until cool. Strain, apply to skin rash,
and allow to dry naturally. Reapply as often as needed.
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