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Natural Remedies for Eczema Rashes

Updated on July 5, 2012

Eczema is a hereditary condition that causes skin rashes. People with eczema often suffer from dry skin and inflammation. Natural remedies for eczema can reduce the severity of eczema rashes. Some eczema home remedies help prevent flare ups. By following some simple directions, people can make natural remedies for eczema for their personal use to soothe the skin and stop the rashes.

Natural Moisturizers

Eczema causes dry skin. When the skin is dry, the person is susceptible to flare ups. Therefore, people with eczema should keep the skin moisturized even when the skin is clear from rashes. Moisturizing can help prevent eczema.

Several resources for eczema recommend taking frequent warm showers to help moisturize the skin. Frequent bathing especially with hot water will dry out the skin. Instead, take short lukewarm showers when necessary and apply a natural moisturizer afterwards.

Coconut oil is a popular eczema natural remedy. This oil can be found at health food stores or purchased on the Internet. The coconut oil can be applied to any eczema flare ups after the person takes a bath or shower.

Many people use shea butter as a home treatment for eczema. Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of shea trees. The yellowish, fatty substance can be used as a natural moisturizer.

Skin Soothing Remedies

Eczema rashes can cause considerable discomfort. When the person has an eczema rash, the skin of the affected area can become itchy, inflamed, oozing, cracked, burning, or flaking. Some eczema natural remedies soothe the skin and reduce the severity of these eczema symptoms.

A paste made with baking soda may reduce inflammation of an eczema rash. The person can make a paste of baking soda and lukewarm water. This paste can be applied to the eczema rash and allowed to dry. The person should wash the area after a couple hours.

Some people with eczema take kelp supplements, apply kelp to the rashes, or take baths containing sea kelp as a natural remedy for eczema. Ground flaxseed is another supplement to help eczema. The ground flaxseed can be added to cereal, oatmeal, salads, or other foods.

Oatmeal baths are used for a variety of conditions that cause skin irritation. The oatmeal bath can calm the itchiness of eczema flare ups.

Tea tree oil can be soothing for an eczema rash. The pure tea tree oil can be too harsh for many people with sensitive skin or eczema. The tea tree oil can be diluted with water or added to a moisturizer before being applied to the eczema rash.

People may have success in lowering the frequency of rashes by using mild, natural soaps and shampoo. If the person has an eczema rash, the natural remedies for eczema may prevent the need for prescription eczema treatment. If the eczema rash gets worse or won't go away, the person should consult the doctor.

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