Make Your Own Home Remedy for Eczema

A home remedy for eczema will help you relieve the pain and itching associated with the skin ailment naturally.

lemonEczema, a form of dermatitis, is the inflammation of the outer layer of the skin. It can cover a wide range of symptoms such as swelling, redness, dryness, peeling, itching, blistering and in more severe cases, even bleeding. Eczema sufferers are often very self-conscious of their appearance and this can sometimes worsen the condition due to increased stress. Other triggers include allergies, dandruff and dry/cold weather. Doctors usually prescribe corticosteroids to treat eczema outbreaks but these can have severe side effects and are not effective in the long term. This is why more and more people are turning to alternative medicine to find a successful home remedy for eczema.

There are many eczema home remedies available and most have shown results for people. The success of the remedy depends on the individual and the severity of their condition, so if one thing does not work, don't give up - keep trying until you find one that clears up your symptoms.

Oatmeal makes a great colloidal solution as it readily absorbs water and relieves itching quickly. Take an oatmeal bath regularly to dry oozing sores and soothe the skin. You can make your own home remedy for eczema by following these steps:

  • Grind 1-2 cups of oatmeal in a coffee grinder or blender.

  • Add the finely ground oatmeal under a running faucet of warm water in a bathtub, allowing the oatmeal to spread and turn the bathwater milky.

  • Slowly immerse yourself in the bathwater for 15-20 minutes, taking care when getting in and out of the bath as the oatmeal will make it slippery.

  • Pat your skin dry with a soft towel to keep the moisture on your skin.

  • Repeat up to three times a day depending on the severity of the eczema.

People have been using honey as a natural cure for ailments for over 2000 years. The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of honey make it an ideal substance to apply on eczema and clover honey with crystallized sugar in it is great for use as a scrub, so you can scratch itchy eczema lesions without harming yourself.

  • Wash and dry the affected body part and apply small amounts of honey.

  • Rub the honey into the skin with the palm of your hand until it is absorbed.

  • Continue applying small amounts and rubbing it in for about ten minutes.

  • Rinse any excess honey off with cold water.

  • Apply unscented moisturizing lotion and rub it in until it is absorbed.

  • Repeat daily

Lemon juice makes for another great eczema home remedy because it is cheap and easily available. Lemon juice kills bacteria because of its acidity and acts as a natural antiseptic, perfect for healing sores. It also acts as a bleaching agent and so helps lighten scars from old eczema sores. Use this simple home remedy for eczema as follows:

  • Apply freshly squeezed lemon juice to all affected areas twice a day and allow it to soak in.

  • Before sleeping, exfoliate with a mixture of 1 part lemon juice and 1 part sugar.

  • Add a little lemon juice to drinking water and drink several times a day to cleanse the system of toxins.

Other Remedies
Some other common options for an eczema home remedy are shown below:

Put some extra virgin olive oil in a spray bottle and spray it on all affected areas before showering. Rub it in for 5-10 minutes and then continue rubbing it in while in the shower. Pat dry afterward.

Apply aloe vera gel to affected areas to cool it down and stop itching.

Watch your diet to find what you are allergic to and what triggers eczema flares. Change your diet to avoid these foods.