Eczema After Care
Eczema is a form of skin disease which is characterized by dryness and rashes, it often itches and can cause lesions. Though the exact cause of eczema is not known it is is genetically determined to some extent and can get triggered by some allergy. Some foods are known to trigger eczema, however, it this may not be the case with every individual.
Even weather conditions or cosmetic products can cause eczema, it is an inflammation of skin. This disease occurs in both children as well as adults but is more common among children and infants. Eczema causes excessive itching but scratching can aggravate the condition, it is best to keep the skin moisturised.
Some home care tips are listed below:
1) Sun bath and sea bath are known to cure eczema, sun bath kills the bacteria and sea water is high in salts that work as antiseptic.
2) Use an emollient like Shea butter on the affected area to moisten the skin deeply.
3) Avoid fragrant soaps and detergents, also keep away from perfumes and body spray. Use the right soap when infected with eczema, soap that has oil or fat base is the best. Also avoid scented soaps and loofahs, washcloths or sponges, this will act as abrasive.
4) Oatmeal is good for this skin condition, it should be applied topically.
5) Mash fresh fruits of strawberry or orange or grapes and apply on the affected area. Fresh fruits are known to have soothing properties.
6) Make a paste of sandalwood by rubbing a sandalwood stick on a rough (clean) surface and apply this paste on the affected area, sandalwood has cooling properties.
7) Wash the affected area twice daily with turmeric water or neem water, to prepare this water boil turmetic/neem leaves in water for atleast 5 minutes, strain and cool. Use this water to clean the affected area instead of using a soap.