Taking Charge of Your Health

Eczema is a general term used to describe
varying skin conditions that result in inflamed and discolored skin. Typically the skin is red, dry, inflamed,
and occasionally blisters or crusts form. The term eczema is often times used interchangeably
with the term dermatitis, which literally translates to “inflamed skin.” There are many types of eczema, but the most
common type is atopic eczema. Thought to be hereditary and triggered by
allergens, atopic eczema is most common in children, but can reappear during adult years. There is no cure, but figuring out what causes
it to flare up and treating the symptoms is usually the course of action to take. Removing whatever is causing the allergic
reaction is the easiest and most effective treatment. To make yourself feel better, try using these
techniques that will help you get rid of eczema as well as alleviate unpleasant symptoms. 1. Take a Magnesium Bath. Red and itchy skin can be alleviated with
simple hydration. Bathing allows moisture to enter the skin. However, for some eczema sufferers, soaking
in water could actually make their condition worst. It is best to be aware of how your skin reacts. A magnesium bath could not only soothe your
skin, but also help eczema patients feel more relaxed. Simply adding a cup of Epsom salts or magnesium
flakes and a few tablespoons of salt can be helpful in skin healing. 2. Apply Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has long been used to
soothe skin inflammation and burns, and it is also a disinfectant. You can use cotton balls to apply the vinegar
directly to scaly areas, or apply to larger areas with a clean paper towel dipped in 1
part vinegar to 1 part water. Note: Do not use this remedy if your skin
is cracked or bleeding, as the vinegar will sting and irritate the area. 3. Oatmeal. An oatmeal bath can help treat skin irritation,
itching and rashes. It will also help keep your skin moisturized. Mix one cup of fine powdered oatmeal in lukewarm
bath water, Soak in bath water for 15 to 20 minutes daily. 4. Apply Turmeric. The turmeric herb has been used extensively
in the treatment of skin disorders. Curcumin, the active ingredient present in
turmeric, contains anti-inflammatory and bactericidal properties. Eczema patients can simply mix turmeric powder
with water to cleanse the area infected by the skin condition. 5. Manage Your Stress. People with eczema must cope with the stress
and the lack of sleep associated with itchiness during nighttime. However, stress can make the condition worse. Stress-reducing exercises such as deep breathing,
basic yoga, or meditation can help you manage your stress. 6. Aloe Vera. Aside from the fact that Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory,
it can help cure the redness and itchiness brought about by the condition. Cut an Aloe Vera leaf in half; Make sure that
the gel of the Aloe Vera will be placed directly on the affected area. After about 15 minutes, rinse off the Aloe
Vera gel and pat dry. Apply it 2 – 3 times a day. Thanks for watching, don’t forget to subscribe
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