Eczema is a very common health problem.
We know that approximately 20% of children under 10 and 2-10% of adults suffer from this skin condition, which is so embarrassing, frustrating, and stressful.
I can tell you that when I suffered from eczema a few years ago, I didn’t even dare to step outside.
I had patches around my eyes, everyone thought they saw a black eye, I was so bad…
Eczema is the generic term for skin diseases such as atopic, contact or allergic dermatitis
It results in rashes causing redness, itching and dander.
This crippling and unsightly pathology is usually treated with antiseptics and local corticosteroid therapy.
The results of this treatment are often disappointing.
What is eczema?
The word eczema is a phrase for various conditions like atopic dermatitis, stasis dermatitis, neurodermatitis, etc.
This generic term, therefore, encompasses all these pathologies which result in inflammation of the skin manifested by skin dryness, redness, itching, dander.
What is the trigger for eczema?
- Unfavorable climate
People living in cold latitudes admit that one trimester is more painful than the rest of the year when it comes to eczema.
There are several reasons for this emergence.
First, the cold weather is often drier, then vitamin D deficiency is manifested by lack of sunlight.
- Skin allergy
Of course, environmental allergies are the most obvious, but food allergies should not be forgotten.
Indeed, if you consume foods to which you are sensitive, typically dairy products, wheat products, and eggs, you risk triggering a new crisis.
Changing your diet for a month or two to eliminate allergenic foods will help reduce eczema or even stop it.
So remember to eliminate anything that seems allergenic to you in your environment or your diet in the first instance and analyze the results of these changes.
- Immune deficiency
Eczema is directly linked to a dysfunction of the immune system.
We know that this deficit can be primary, genetic, and manifested during childhood or secondary, acquired due to disorders systemic, immunosuppressive treatment, or caused by severe disease.
Immunodeficiency manifests itself in recurrent infections
- Chemical sensitivity
If you use conventional hygiene products, keep in mind that they are made up of many chemical additives that you put on your skin.
Likewise, if you use the same type of cleaning products for your home, you are at risk of allergic reactions.
- Dry skin
The dryness of the skin is an aggravating factor for eczema which, once declared, takes advantage of this fragility to settle down more durably.
Indeed, affected by this disease, the skin no longer fulfills its role as a barrier and no longer retains the water naturally present in the dermis.
Then occurs the xerosis cutis, severe dryness of the skin aggravated by weather conditions, hygiene products, baths, lack of hydration.
Natural treatments for eczema
As I wrote previously, I suffered from this disease and especially badly lived its impact on my image and my confidence.
This is why I became interested in natural alternatives for eczema at a young age.
From personal experience, I can share here what I have discovered over the years and the real effects of these tests.
Vitamin E for the skin
Vitamin E is very interesting for eczema because its healing properties are very powerful.
It helps both heal the skin and reduce inflammation.
You can use this in two ways.
The first is for topical use, by applying it directly to the dermis, it provides both hydration and soothing.
You can even mix it with coconut oil to further speed up the healing process.
The second is to make a vitamin E cure.
Indeed, it is a powerful antioxidant that also helps strengthen the immune system while protecting against chronic disease.
For this antioxidant effect, the recommended dosage is 200 to 400 IU of natural vitamin E.
Be sure to choose a supplement that offers a mixture of tocopherols, either a product containing alpha-tocopherol, beta-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, and delta-tocopherol, the other compounds of this vitamin, like the one I use (#ad).
The body absorbs the natural form better than the synthetic form.
Eczema and vitamin D
As I mentioned earlier, the climate has a real impact on this condition, especially the cold and sunless seasons.
These periods are conducive to eczema attacks because a lack of sunlight also induces a vitamin D deficiency.
Scientific research shows a direct link between this vitamin deficiency and eczema.
Feel free to take vitamin D to alleviate this problem because it regulates the immune response.
Be sure to choose a supplement that also combines vitamin K2 like the one I’m using (#ad).
Favor vitamin D3 in an oily form which is over 80% more assimilable by the body.
Probiotics for the skin
Probiotics are essential in that they help strengthen the immune system.
As a rule, when you have an immune deficiency, the first manifestation is reflected in the condition of the skin.
But when the intestinal flora is out of balance, the result is the same.
Probiotics (#ad) help to balance immunity as much as to restore intestinal flora.
This combination is a powerful remedy for eczema.
Coconut oil for the skin
Coconut oil (#ad) has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.
As a topical treatment for lesions, it provides hydration and soothes itching while disinfecting and deeply treating the area.
Salt Baths of the Dead Sea
Regular baths in Dead Sea salt (#ad) are scientifically proven to aid wound healing and reduce itching, redness, and inflammation.
Fasting purifies the organism
When we talk about natural remedies, we make proposals while knowing that whoever reads will take such and such a suggestion to try to make it his own, hoping for quick results.
This is the role of an informative blog.
However, my personal experience has shown me that fasting is by far the best natural remedy for eczema.
We are too accustomed to prescribing drugs as soon as we have any ailment.
Yet this bad habit alters our physiology and produces insensible changes in our body.
In terms of natural treatment, I have found that the most effective way to reverse eczema is fasting.
We are not talking about a long period but only three days in the water.
You can also do this bone broth and water fast, three or four days.
The reason I applied this drastic method is that the skin needs collagen and minerals and by applying this fast and all the local care mentioned above, I managed to heal the dermis and break the disease cycle.
The eczema started to go away on the second day of the fast.
It tried to resist but the third and fourth days got the better of it and it never came back.
Many people use the fasting method to solve skin problems.
I also recommend it for having experienced it and having succeeded in taming eczema attacks to forget them permanently.
Please share these natural tips to help your family or friends with this sordid skin disease.
They will be amazed at the positive results.
You will let me know in a comment, I’m sure you will.
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