Eczema on hands? The best thing I have ever used is Mentholatum Ointment. Just rub in a small dab several times a day and before going to bed at night; it may sting a little when first applied but that quickly goes away. The ointment keeps the spots moisturized, protects them from being further irritated by hand soap, and speeds the healing process. No expensive prescriptions or harsh chemicals. Try it, you will be amazed how well it works!
I've had Eczema for as long as I can remember. The things I use that work best are: Walgreens ALOE VERA COOLING GEL WITH MENTHOL, AVEENO OATMEAL BATH TREATMENTS, AQUAPHOR HEALING OINTMENT, CETAPHIL LOTION, EUCERIN SKIN CALMING DRY SKIN BODY WASH and keeping cool and stress free at all times. Hope this helps :-)
1. Stay relaxed, happy, grateful, and carefree. Stress is the number one cause of skin problems.
2. Take the following supplements - probiotics, olivenol, evening primrose oil, and chlorella (for your liver).
3. Take care of your liver. Liver disfunction causes eczema and allergies (amongst other problems).
4. Stay away from all forms of medication unless absolutely necessary. Meds screw up your liver.
5. Use shea nut body butter and shower cream (available at Body Shop). It has moisturizing and healing properties.
6. Don't scratch.
7. Stop giving attention to your eczema. By your attention to things, you are making choices.
I had eczema on my feet and suffered terribly. Soaked my feet 30 minutes anight in a bucket of white vinegar, got rid of my eczema! Also got rid of my toenail fungus! You can keep the same vinegar in a bucket with a lid and reuse it daily.
I have posted before, with some home-made salt and oil scrub recipes.
Eczema is so diverse in sufferers and severity that everyone’s condition is essentially unique.
I’d like to share a Sugar and Oil Scrub that I made recently for a family friend of mine who has very high blood pressure and was concerned with using salt on her body in the scrub form for fear that it would negatively affect her blood pressure.
NOTE: Some products containing bath salts have warnings on the labels addressing individuals with high-blood pressure to avoid using certain products. This is most commonly found on Bath Salts, like Epson Salts, or plain salt scrubs, where the product is solely salt or dead sea salt. Be sure to check the labels of products if you suffer from high-blood pressure.
Sugar and Oil Scrub Recipe
-1 Cup Grapeseed oil (This was my preference, you could use any light oil of your preference as a ‘base’ oil for your mixture.)
-2 Cups of White Sugar (I used regular white granulated sugar, you can use any sugar you like. Except for confection sugars, as they will just dissolve in the oil
-20 Drops of Essential Oils. (Use as many drops of each as you like. This number is simply what I used, but you may have a lower potency of oil and would like to use more or less.)
-Air tight Jar(s)
I poured ¾ of a cup of grapeseed oil into a mixing bowl and added about 30 drops of coconut oil, 4 table spoons of fresh pineapple juice and 2 pinches of ginger powder. I mixed the oils together and then mixed the full 2 cups of sugar into the oils. I kept the other ¼ cup of grapeseed oil on the side from the beginning. After mixing the sugar and oils together, it should be slightly mouldable and there should be a bit of loose oil in the mixture. If there is not enough oil in it simply add some of your grapeseed oil you set on the side. Similarly, if there is not enough sugar, add some more sugar.
Take the clean jar(s) you have chosen, pour half of your grapeseed oil that is left over into the bottom of the jar, then add the sugar scrub into the jar and you can pour the rest of the grapeseed oil on top. This extra oil will ensure that any sugar that did not soak up enough oil during your mix get’s it.
This sugar scrub along with some lifestyle changes I suggested made a HUGE improvement in the eczema for my friend that I made it for. She is just happy she doesn’t have to worry about if she could be disrupting her blood pressure while treating her eczema.
This recipe could also be used with Salt instead of sugar.
My son is almost 5 years old and has suffered from severe eczema his whole life, I am happy to share that he no long suffers because of his eczema. Treating eczema is not just one good product, but a whole lifestyle change.
If you would like some information about lifestyle changes for eczema sufferers, products that I used and found helpful, the product that finally made the difference for my son and how I have changed his red-itchy-flaky and inflamed skin into slightly rosie porcelain skin please feel free to e-mail me anytime, Melissa.email@example.com
I genuinely like the personal touch of connecting with others and encourage you to share if you are asking for your child or an adult, as I have been treating my sons eczema since his infancy and some things are slightly different for treating children than for adults. I have suffered from mild eczema my whole life as well but had just accepted it until I had my son.
I wish you all the best and I look forward to hearing from anyone who would like some more information about treating eczema naturally for infants to adults.
This isn't exactly a home remedy but it is an alternative. After having eczema on my legs and belly for over 20 years and having no help from doctors other than steroid creams, a friend told me that her eczema had cleared up with acupuncture. I decided to give it a try after a horrible summer with bleeding and uncontrollable itch all over my thighs and calves. I started seeing an acupuncturist here in Toronto 2x a week about 3 weeks ago. As well as the acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist also gave me 2 liquid tinctures (Chinese remedies) to take 3x a day, 1 to clear toxins from my liver and one for skin. The results were immediate. First the itch stopped and then my skin started clearing. I have also been pretty strict in my diet for the past three months, no alcohol, coffee, dairy, shelled seafood, nuts or sugary sweets. The acupuncturist also has been coaching me on my diet. I don't need steroid creams any more, I just put shea butter on my skin. If you would like more info please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.(I am not selling anything), I am very happy to help.
I recommend getting about 5 to 15 minutes a day of sunshine on affected areas. Any longer in the sun didn't seem to help me any.
May Jesus Christ bless you and keep you.
Vitamin E with Aloe Vera Ointment in the morning and at night. Do Not Scratch!
Here's what worked for me: washing my sheets more frequently (every 5 days) and in hot (not warm) water.
I had severe eczema on my hands - in between my fingers and on my palms - and I couldn't understand why it got better when I travelled for work. I thought it had something to do with my diet at home.
I have been allergic to dust mites my whole life - sneezing, itchy eyes -- and one day it occurred to me that my eczema could also be a reaction to dust mites. We had been washing the sheets in warm instead of hot water to save energy, and not washing them all that frequently. When I started washing the sheets in hot water every 5 days, the eczema on my hands cleared up almost immediately.
Hope this works for someone else out there!
I've had eczema since i was a baby. After having certain injections my skin got really bad. I am now 13 and as I hit puberty my eczema has got really bad. I've noticed that it always gets reallt bad in the winter and in the summer it gets slightly better. I have eczema on my wrists, face, neck, arms, elbows and some scars on my legs. I get fustrated because it really effects my life. I feel so ugly sometimes and scratch whe I get really hot. I think dieting helps eczema. However not mine or the diet i was on. i am willing to try the diet this website has suggested and see what it does. I've tried everything on my skin, creams, homeopothy, steroids, sea water, diets, just leaving even. My mum reckons its just puberty and the hormones, i agree but i also think its food, so as i said i'm going to try the diet again and see what happens.