Eczema is a group of skin disorder which has derived its name
from a Greek word which means 'to boil'. A chronic skin disorder, it is the
result of inflammation of the skin which results in the formation of eruptions
in the skin. Eczema is mostly formed in children and infants and is seldom seen
among adults. Also called dermatitis, eczema is a non contagious disease. The
various causes of eczema are allergies, varicose veins, cold and dry weather,
nutritional deficiencies, etc. Its symptoms include itching, redness, dryness
and flakiness of the skin. The most common affected regions are the hands,
wrists, arms, neck, face, upper chest and back of the knees. Eczema, however,
can be cured naturally. Symptoms
- Redness on skin
- Dry and flaky skin
- Itchy blisters
- Inflammation on skin
- Small bumps on forehead, neck and cheek
- Rough and thickened skin
- Allergies (food, environmental, etc)
- Varicose veins
- Failure of the body to excrete toxins
- Faulty metabolism
- Cold and dry weather
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Irritants like smoke, chemicals, detergents and solvents
- Even weather conditions
- Excessive stress
- Emotional stress
- Blood circulation problem
- Deficiency of vitamin B6
- Hereditary factors
- Use of certain soaps, cosmetics, clothing, detergents, jewelry
- Excessive sweating
- Allergy from pets
- Dust mites and pollens
- A simple way to cure eczema would be to apply coconut oil on the
affected region. This is would help to keep the skin smooth and
- Mudpack when applied in the affected area is also helpful in
- In a tsp of sandalwood paste, add a tsp of camphor. Apply this
paste on the eczema affected area. This is helpful in curing eczema.
- Another effective remedy would be making a paste using 1
tablespoon each of turmeric powder and bitter neem leaves. Apply
this paste to the affected areas.
- Eczema can also be treated using water. Cold compress or cold
wet fomentations when applied two times a day is found beneficial in
- Take some almond leaves and mash them in water. Apply this
mashed mixture on the eczema affected region. It would be helpful in
- An effective natural remedy for treating eczema would be to rub
nutmeg against a smooth stone with a few drops of water. A paste
would be formed. Application of this is a useful way to cure eczema.
- Take an iron vessel and boil 200 grams of mustard oil in it. Add
50 grams of fresh clean leaves of neem in it. Once the leaves turn
black, let it cool and then strain it. Apply this oil 4 times a day
to cure eczema.
- Mashed papaya seeds when applied on the eczema affected area
reduce itching and help a person suffering from eczema.
- Dab some witch hazel on the affected area with a cotton ball.
Apply this on the affected area.
- Application of spearmint leaf juice also helps reduce eczema.
- Sun bathing is also helpful in curing eczema. It kills the
harmful bacteria and thus treating the inflammation caused.
- It is generally advisable to avoid using soaps, chemicals and
other drying agents on the eczema affected area.
- Mix 1 tsp. comfrey root, 1 tsp. white oak bark, 1 tsp. slippery
elm bark in 2 cups of water. Let this mixture boil for about 35
minutes. Wash the eczema affected area with this.