At AD RescueWear, we believe in the power of natural eczema treatments without the use of steroids and pharmaceuticals. Natural eczema treatments are less likely to cause irritations because they do not contain harmful chemicals. Natural eczema treatments also do not have the same side effects that many pharmaceutical eczema treatments have, which can include Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW) with prolonged use.
There are many natural remedies for eczema that can dramatically decrease symptoms without the side effects associated with pharmaceutical drugs. Below are five ways to get rid of eczema naturally that you can try at home. Combining these methods with our zinc-free, dye-free eczema treatment products can often provide fast relief from eczema without resorting to pharmaceuticals, steroids, and harmful chemicals.
First things first, identify your eczema triggers. This will help pinpoint what things to avoid or which remedy will work best for you. Triggers are different for everyone and are learned on a trial-and-error basis, but common triggers include: food-related allergies, seasonal pollen, dust mites, chemical irritants and detergents, changes in weather, fragrances, and stress. Since the list of potential triggers and irritants is endless, invest in a journal and record your flares and try to align them with possible changes in your diet, habits, or environment. You can also record your progress of using the remedies below to see if you notice improvements.
How to Get Rid of Eczema Naturally
Salt baths can soothe eczema and minimize itching and redness caused by eczema. Minera Natural Dead Sea Salt Soak for Eczema is designed for bathing and is 100% pure and natural. Salt baths are an effective remedy to ease itching, burning or stinging pain caused by eczema. Salt baths can also decrease the risk of infections, are safe for all ages, and are recommended by the National Eczema Association. Check out our post on salt baths for babies and children for step-by-step instructions.
Additional Reading: Baths for Eczema - 5 Baths to Bring Relief
30-Day Food Diets
Food-related allergies are common eczema triggers. Even if you are not allergic to a certain food, eating it still may irritate your eczema due to a sensitivity. A food journal is a good way of monitoring your diet to see what may have caused your flare. If you notice a pattern between a food and a flare, remove that food from your diet and note any improvements. If you’re not sure where to begin, the most common eczema food triggers are dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, and tree nuts. Start by eliminating one of these for a 30 day time period and see if there is a positive difference in your eczema.
Use Skincare Designed for Eczema Relief
Common skincare products are filled with chemicals and fragrances that irritate eczema. A healthy skin care routine is essential for managing eczema symptoms, and it starts with quality products you can trust. Ora's Amazing Touchy Skin Salve does wonders for an eczema flare, especially when combined with eco-friendly, anti-itch eczema clothing. Check out our entire line of eczema skincare products to find what works best for you.
Additional Reading: Choosing Gentle and Non-Toxic Eczema Skin Care Products
Coconut oil has many healing benefits when applied topically to eczema. The natural oil can reduce inflammation and redness. Coconut oil naturally reduces bacteria which can lower your chance of infection. Make sure to use virgin coconut oil, which is coconut oil in its purest form. It is extracted from the coconut milk and left unrefined. Start by applying topically 1-2 times per day and increase over time if you see improvements in your eczema. For a relaxing treat, try a coconut bath for eczema. This can be especially effective if stress is one of your eczema triggers.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar provides benefits for many health-related issues. Inflammation, digestion, skin care, and immune system are just a few of the areas apple cider vinegar can help. It can also be especially effective for eczema relief as a bath, moisturizer, or skin tonic. Read our post covering how apple cider vinegar provides relief from eczema for more detailed information about it’s benefits, uses, and which apple cider vinegars we recommend.
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