How to get rid of Eczema

How to get rid of eczema

Ever worn a beautiful backless gown to step outside for a great occasion only for your attention to be drawn to some situation deemed embarrassing on your skin! Then you must be wondering how to get rid of eczema. It can be found on different body parts. The ear, the face, back, elbow, or any part of the skin etc.

How to get rid of eczema

What about those times you felt differently with your skin hot or itchy a little only to look at the spot and see a red scaly patch.

Eczema has built around itself some unlikely and undesirable reputation.

Many times the first thing that comes to mind when people see eczema on the skin is poor hygiene.

While hygiene may be a contributor to eczema, many times the skin flares due to other overlooked and less noticeable factors.

Many times it is a combination of all this factors that leave those ugly red patch on the skin.

Eczema appears as a red scaly patch that invades the skin and appears visibly on the skin.

So how then do you get rid of eczema?

There are a few effective remedies that may prove effective in getting rid of eczema at least temporarily on the skin or easing symptoms.

Thinking of how to get rid of eczema the unconventional and magical way(my way)?;

(1) Use Hydraulic or brakes oil

I cannot pretend that I have not been threatened many times by eczema trying to take over my face and skin but I end up winning.

And I’d say, if you can vouch on one good effective remedy with proof then why beat about the bush!.

I know recommending the use of hydraulic or brakes oil on the skin may look alien, odd and strange to some people but then wouldn’t it be better off I recommend only what i know, have used, trust and are confident of!

Trust me, hydraulic on eczema works like magic.
This solution makes me worry less on how to get rid of eczema that suddenly appears

Anytime those red scaly patch appears on the skin all I do is swirl a few drops on my body or face cream and apply.

Boom, like magic eczema vanishes in less than three days.

Many times I have used it alone on the skin without mixing my lotion and found it too concentrated that it hurts, burns and stings the skin.

You do not want to risk burning your skin while getting rid of your eczema.

So I only resort to holding or diluting it with my cream. Remember you need just little of it.

Many people mix the hydraulic in the whole of their cream and I do not support that method. You do not want your skin to get so used to what you could term as a treatment only to be resistant to it next time.

Besides, hydraulic doesn’t feel too good on the skin nor have a pleasant smell.

In all, remember you are looking for a cure and do not want to end up irritating the skin inside.

N/B ; Every body is different and what works for one may not work for the other but there is no harm in risking a trial. Who knows you might just get a permanent solution or discovery too.

Wondering how to get rid of eczema with some extra risk?;

(2) Try Native potash and a pinch of salt

This remedy is for the daring and I have always reached for a salt and potash in my kitchen when I run out of brakes oil.

This mixture also works but not as quick and effective as the brakes oil. Besides the salt in this mixture stings the skin even though only little is used..

But then, it’s better to always have an alternative and if serves that purpose beautifully well then why not.

  • Just crush your little potash and and a pinch of salt.
  • Swirl little water in it and mix. Apply to the spot
  • Let it for 3-4 minutes and wash off. You do not want to risk drying or irritating the skin more.
How to get rid of eczema the medical way?;

(3) Use Oral drugs that control inflammation

Drugs like prednisone are oral corticosteroids that helps control inflammation.

Follow doctor’s prescription and do not use on a long term.

(4) Take an oral remedy or meditation

Non prescription remedy medicine like cetrizine, diphenydremine etc may help to relieve itching caused by eczema.

This kind of drugs are better taken during bed time to control it’s drowsy effects.

Wondering how to get rid of eczema?

(5) Take a warm bath

Oatmeal baths are effective in soothing a skin with eczema.

  • Sprinkle some uncooked oath meal into a bath tub or water and soak yourself in it for 10 minutes.
  • Add baking soda to the water preferably.
  • Pat dry with a towel and moisturize the body.
For an answer to the question; How to get rid of eczema
  1.  Check labels and Watch out for the type of body products used.

Many times, using body creams and soaps with dyes or perfumes only worsen an already irritated skin.

So go for colorless and odorless soaps and creams.

(7) Manage stress

Stress does nothing good to the body.
When the skin suffers from eczema, stress only worsens it.

Thinking of some natural ways on how to get rid of eczema?

(8) Ignore the scratch and Do not itch

It can be tempting to avoid scratching that place when the urge is there but scratching it only worsens the dried skin.

Stay away from itching temptations.

(9) Use over the counter drugs recommended by a doctor

There are some corticosteroids creams or ointments that may be effective.

Just make sure not to overuse.

(10) Moisturize regularly

At least once or twice is a good frequency to apply moisturizers evenly to fight dry skin and it’s consequence and even get a glowy skin.

(11) Use wet wraps

  • Wrap the affected part with a damp cloth, followed by a layer of dry cloth.
  • Leave the wrap on for some minutes so that the skin can absorb some moisture

(12) Wear friendly clothing

Opt for cotton clothes instead of rough cloth materials on the skin. Avoid tight clothes.

(13) Use humidifier

Humidifier adds moisture to help feel comfortable.

You do not want some parched air so get a humidifier on your office and home.

Looking for some extra measure on how to get rid of eczema?;

(14) Then Bath minimally

Too much of everything is bad including bathing.
Too much of bathing and scrubbing the skin strips it of natural oils causing flaring up of eczema and itching due to dry skin.

(15) Use coconut oil

Coconut oil contains lauric acid that contains anti microbial properties that fights bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Use chemical free coconut oil to moisturize the skin. You do not need another chemical that will irritate the skin.

(16) Use evening primrose oil

The oil that comes from evening primrose plant is used topically to soothe affected skin.

When taken by mouth can be a way to treat eczema
Evening primrose oil contains omega 6 fatty acids and gamma linolic acid which may help prevent inflammation.

Looking for extra tips on how to get rid of eczema then try the remedies below

(17) Use calendular oil to help hydrate the skin and fight infection.

(18) Use witch hazel

Witch hazel is very effective in treating inflammation while reducing itching.

(19) Photo therapy

Exposure to UVA or UVB wave can be used to treat moderate dermatitis when monitored by a doctor.

(20) Use antibiotics prescribed by a doctor

(21) Use Aloe Vera gel on affected area.

(22) How to get rid of eczema?; Use apple cider vinegar

(23) Avoid use of damp towels

(24) Join a support group. To join our health and appearance support group, send us a message through our contact form or leave us  a comment below.

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How to get rid of eczema
Jarahab
I am Ray. Humanist, hunger free activist and founder of a social enterprise. A survivor, writer and author in the making with 5 novels waiting to be published, 10 children's books waiting to be published. Tech enthusiast with dream to change the world through innovative entrepreneurship. Entrepreneur and passionate girl child and Mental Health advocate. A Medical and health professional with a masters in Public health, and here I am as your friend who doubles as a lifestyle blogger. You can always send a private message to me through the contact form or drop your comment, I am all ears.
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