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Natural Eczema Treatment – 10 Simple Ways to Help Prevent Eczema

Eczema is a particularly distressing complaint. Apart from the dry, scaly, itchy skin which itself can be a misery, the unattractive red blotches can be the cause of acute embarrassment resulting in mental as well as physical torment. While there are many proprietary medications available, more and more people are searching for an effective natural eczema treatment and the purpose of this article is to suggest a number of ways in which eczema can be remedied, simply and naturally.

The following list, though not exhaustive, does cover the most effective natural eczema treatments, most of which could themselves be the subject of an article.

• determine what actually triggers the eczema outbreaks and do everything possible to avoid it
• maintain a healthy diet; avoid saturated fats and eat plenty of food rich in omega 3 such as salmon
• avoid stressful situations both physical and mental
• hydrate your body by drinking plenty of water, at least 2 litres per day is recommended
• do not take baths, take warm showers with fragrance-free soap then dab dry
• avoid activities that cause sweating
• avoid clothes of wool and synthetic materials and choose cotton clothing
• avoid wearing tight fitting clothing
• ensure skin is well moisturised but avoid lotions that contain fragrances
• apply cream containing natural vitamin E

In addition, when searching for a natural eczema treatment for skin that is already affected by eczema, the following have proved to be effective

• blueberry leaf extract
• coconut oil
• aloe vera
• taking an oatmeal bath (yes honestly).

You don’t need me to tell you how much of a pain eczema can be, but if you do apply some of the tips listed above you will be taking positive action which should significantly reduce the incidence of eczema flare-ups.

However, we must accept that although these measures are effective and will certainly bring much needed relief … they are not a cure.

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