The Causes of Eczema
Eczema is a condition in which the skin is highly irritated. Several factors can give away the presence of eczema, such as red spots, rashes, irritations, dry skin, flaky skin, itchiness on the skin, and it can also appear like ringworm. These two ailments can often be confused with one another.
Eczema has a tendency to be driven by preventable outside factors. These factors can be influenced by chemicals, sunlight, allergies to certain objects, dryness of the skin with the presence and drying of warm water or even chemicals in that water (taking a shower).
Eczema can also be heredity. Often, this cause is influenced by the body having a deficiency in Omega 3 fatty acids, as sometimes heredity can block the dispersion of this essential vitamin. Many cases, the father will experience eczema early on in life, and then the child will experience the exact same problem at the same ages that the father did. Sometimes, age can bring natural healing to this ailment (or a change in environment can develop that factor). This is possibly caused because the heredity has the child at that age developing and processing fewer Omega 3 fatty acids on a natural level. Then, when the child gets older, this problem will vanish over seasons.
The winter months tend to be the worst for people with eczema due to the dry winter air and the dry heat from the heating systems in the home. When taking a hot shower, often times the rapid evaporation will instantly sap necessary moisture from this skin causing the eczema to inflame.
The Natural Cure for Eczema
In terms of diet, it is important to eat organic foods such as fat free farmed milk, and wheat breads. Processing and foreign chemicals have the capacity to give the body problems as they absorb essential nutrients (such as Omega 3 fatty acids) as well as neutralize the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Citrus also is acidic enough to aggravate symptoms of this skin problem, so if you can avoid eating oranges, lemons, limes or drinking orange juice, than do so as soon as you can.
Natural herbs have a fantastic ability to healing this common problem. Aloe Vera salve and balms have an excellent healing property that will naturally take care of the problem. As we said before, you need to make sure you’re using only fresh cut aloe, and not marketed, as these tend to be very processed.
Along with aloe, you can bathe these problem areas of your body with a chickweed infusion. This will soothe these locations.
For very dry and cracked skin, apply salve or balm from St. Johns Wart leaves. This will keep moisture locked in the skin without using any chemicals that can often cause the problems to be worse. Often, doctors will prescribe triamcinilone cream, which can have very obvious but dangerous side affects, as it is a steroid. In this case, using a natural remedy will help very much and help you avoid major side affects associated with prescription medications.