Eczema, the word doesn’t even have a good sound to it. Still imagine how it is to live with this condition day in and day out. There are however some options for treating eczema at home that are effective. Take the time to click on all of the links included and check out some of these options for yourself. Feel free to email us any suggestions.
Our Best Ten Home Treatments For Psoriasis and Eczema Treatments
Even though they are separate conditions both eczema and psoriasis have some symptoms in common. Skin that is itchy, tight and dry creates pain that is characteristic to both. This also means that some home remedies are effective on both diseases.
Multiple studies have shown that food allergens seem to be the primary cause of breakouts of eczema. Here is a list of the most common food culprits are cow’s milk, eggs, gluten (wheat, barley, rye and oats), soy, peanuts, fish, beef, corn, citrus and even tomatoes. Stress and genetics do play a role in atopic dermatitis, and studies show antibiotics and toxic ingredients like heavy metals used to make vaccinations are also a cause.
10 Home Remedies
(In no particular order)
Multiple studies have shown that food allergens seem to be the primary cause of breakouts of eczema. Here is a list of the most common food triggers:
Gluten (wheat, barley, rye and oats)
Being aware that these foods can cause your eczema to flare up can be helpful. Each one will impact different people in different ways.
#2) Vegetable Shortening
Applying vegetable shortening to impacted areas can lead to positive results. It will help heal your painfully dry, cracked areas on your body. You can apply it daily.
Apply the oil and then wrap the area with plastic wrap. Secure the wrap with surgical or even duck tape. Allow to sit for two to four hours. You can use this daily until the rash goes away.
#3) Bath Treatments
Who doesn’t enjoy a warm bath? You can take advantage of this time to also treat your Eczema or Psoriasis. Here are some options:
Add 1 cup of mineral oil
Put 2 teaspoons of olive oil and a glass of milk
Grind a hand full of ground up oatmeal. Don’t use instant or flavored
Add one to three cups of magnesium-rich Epsom salts
Try a teaspoon of lavender essential oil
Any of these will be effective as well as enjoyable in treating Eczema or Psoriasis. There are also some other suggestions contained in this article.
#4) Turmeric is Terrific
Turmeric is easy to use. Simply ingest a teaspoon daily. You can mix it into your meals. It will add a citrus like flavor.
#5) Apple Cider Vinegar will do the trick
Apple Cider Vinegar offers multiple benefits and the treatment of Eczema, Psoriasis or other skin conditions is just one of them.
Mix apple cider vinegar with water 1 part of each. Dab a little apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball. Apply directly to the affected area but only if it isn’t bleeding.
#6) Olive Oil to treat Psoriasis inside and out
Olive Oil offers another great source for omega 3 fatty acids, If you are looking to reduce inflammation, this is a great way to do it.
Warm some olive oil and then rub it on the affected areas. You can also add olive oil to your diet.
Flaxseeds continues the theme of omega-3 fatty acids. You can either purchase the oil in stores or grind a few tablespoons of the seeds. This can be added to salads, vegetables, oatmeal and any number of foods.
#8) Tea Tree Oil
Rub a few drops of tea tree oil, diluted in a little olive oil, directly to your dry skin or psoriasis patches several times a day. The Australian remedy is useful for relieving itch and softening plaques, especially if you have a mild case.
#9) Aloe Vera
Pure aloe gel is rich in anti-inflammatory and healing compounds, and provides a nice cooling sensation for itchy skin. If you have eczema or psoriasis, consider growing your own aloe plant so you can take the gel straight from its natural source. Pure aloe vera gel can also be found at most drug stores and health food stores.
#10) Baking Soda
As far as most eczema treatments go, this one works fast. Mix 1 1/2 cups of baking soda with 3 gallons of water. Use a washcloth to apply the mixture to itchy skin for quick relief.
We hope that one of these suggestions are beneficial in treating your psoriasis or eczema. If you have any additional suggestions please email that to us.