Eczema is a commonly used medical term for extra dry or inflamed skin. When treating eczema one should always consider natural treatment first if you want to take the best care of your skin. Applying alternative, natural eczema treatment methods to get the best cure or results is sometimes essential to cure eczema problems. Although it’s not common knowledge, coconut oil, a natural treatment method, has been used for eczema for many years.
Types of eczema include atopic, dyshidrotic and nummular eczema. Once the skin is exposed to a trigger, it releases chemicals that go directly to the surface of the skin, which then causes a patient to itch. I use coconut oil for everything including as a make-up remover and under my foundation. My skin is always soft, silky, smooth, and free of eczema, rashes, bumps, blemishes, blisters, etc.
The best treatment I’ve found to heal eczema is organic virgin coconut oil. Always get permission from your doctor before you apply any alternative treatments. To apply virgin coconut oil, massage it deep into the affected area. Depending on how severe the eczema is, it can be applied three or four times a day or more and at bedtime too. The more serious types of eczema include nummular, discoid, dyshidrotic and Varicose Eczema, which is a condition that is found in the lower leg. Make sure to consult with your doctor first on these conditions.
If you also have acne, coconut oil will treat most types of acne too and is better than most chemical acne products. Patients with eczema usually have skin that is very sensitive to certain substances including soap, wool, detergents, make-up, cosmetics, mascara, lipstick, nail polish, shampoos, etc. For an attack of eczema to exist, two conditions have to be present – a predisposition or special irritability of the skin, and a directly exciting cause. The type of eczema you have depends on the cause and where it occurs on your body.
Virgin coconut oil is very inexpensive and is therefore, a good, cheap home remedy. Many people think that eczema is contagious and on occasion a child might be unnecessarily sent home from school. Virgin coconut oil works better than commercial eczema creams, which are usually eczema products that are laden with chemicals, whether made for babies, teens or adults.
A child of school-age who has poor skin control can feel very isolated from his or her peers and can develop low self-esteem. For the local causes of eczema such as contact dermatitis, you want to avoid having your skin come in contact with the offending item, of course. If the eczema is on your hands, coconut oil will have to be applied to them more often.
Eczema and its symptoms, provided the cause has been removed, should improve and eventually go away. There are natural treatments and remedies that do work for eczema depending on the cause; but some types of eczema have no known cause. Keep coconut oil handy to treat other minor skin irritations and problems too.