Living with eczema can be extremely difficult especially because it is painful. Not only do you hate your appearance but you also are living with so much pain. The skin becomes so dry that it has the tendency to crack and bleed. It also can become inflamed and very swollen. If you are living with eczema, you know how desperate you are for a cure.
Research the foods that are common triggers to eczema. Test yourself then if you have the same triggers with the rest of the sufferers. Among the foods that are common triggers are dairy and poultry products, seafood as well as nuts and soya products.
With stress and eczema, there is also a potential for a cycle of stress and eczema outbreaks to take place. Eczema is a stressful condition to deal with, and the stress it causes can actually lead someone to become more susceptible to eczema, which of course can then become a vicious cycle. It may seem counterintuitive, but worrying and being overprotective too much about outbreaks of eczema can actually make it worse.
Wear cotton pants and shirts to avoid itchiness. And of course, do not scratch. Bathing can cause your skin to become dry, itchy and more prone to eczema. It is important to moisturize your skin regularly, especially after bathing. Try adding infusions (teas) of chamomile, calendula or chickweed to any plain white lotion or skin cream. Apply it several times per day to affected areas. Plain aloe vera gel can also act as a moisturizer, and it has antiseptic and cooling properties that can relieve the discomfort of eczema.
Natural supplements are available easily in the market these days and can help you in treating eczema. For example, Virgin Coconut Oil can provide extra nourishment to your dry skin as well as good fats too.
Fruits and Vegetables: fruits and veggies natural contain a high level of vitamins and minerals. Something that creams, lotions and pills are artificially enhanced with. By eating fruits and vegetables your body and skin receives the essential vitamins and minerals without risking side effects.
Raw tomato is very beneficial for treating eczema. Tomato has Vitamin A that is very beneficial for the body and skin. You can have fresh tomato juice or use sliced tomatoes in salads for getting your regular quota of tomatoes. Regular consumption will help in reducing itching and rashes.