Eczema, also called dermatitis, is an inflammation of the skin, most commonly seen in people with allergic tendencies. Dust allergies, pollution, diet, infections, stress and changes in climate are factors which are known to trigger eczema.
Non Medicinal Treatment for Eczema:
If your eczema has just started and is very mild, making a few changes in your lifestyle and altering your skin care routine will play a major, sometimes the sole role.
It is best to avoid strong soaps as they tend to dry out your skin. Olive oil, coconut oil, petroleum jelly, aloe vera gel and vaseline jelly are some natural moisturizers that prevent your skin from drying out. Any moisturizer which is free from chemicals can be used. Moisturizing should be done at least twice a day.
Bathing also does its bit to strip your skin of its moisture and should always be followed by moisturizing. You should avoid taking long showers with very hot water.
If you live in a dry climate, or tend to spend long hours under the AC, getting a humidifier would be a good idea for your skin.
Stress is known to trigger and maintain eczema. Setting aside time to relax and exercise will work wonders for your stress levels and general health, if not just your eczema.
Synthetic fabrics, extremes of temperatures and certain washing powders may increase your eczema. If this is true for you, it is best to prefer cotton clothes and rinsing your clothes well after washing them with mild detergents. The same is true for certain food items especially fish, nuts, milk, soya etc.
Modern Medicine for Eczema Treatment:
Histamine is a substance that is released in the skin and is responsible for causing itching. Anti-histamines may help reduce the itching; of course, this is a temporary solution and does nothing to address the underlying cause.
Steroid tablets or creams (Hydrocortisone) may be prescribed for severe eczema. Medicines like cyclosporine or methotrexate suppress the immunity and are often used as a last resort. When strong steroids are applied regularly on large surface areas, it can get absorbed into the blood through your skin. Apart from side-effects on the skin like thinning and discoloration, steroids can cause major long term side- effects on the entire body when absorbed.
Homoeopathy Treatment for Eczema:
Homoeopathy varies slightly in its approach to eczema treatment. Homoeopathy believes that since the root cause of eczema is an altered immune system which causes allergic inflammation of the skin, the treatment should also be directed towards this root cause. Thus, instead of just treating the skin inflammation, homoeopathic medicines address the altered immunity to tackle the disease at a deeper level.
Thus, homoeopathic medicines take into consideration the entire person after studying his emotional sphere, genetic pattern and his eczema patches, extent, etc. To add to the traditional homoeopathic medicines, Dr Rajesh Shah’s homoeopathic treatment for eczema also includes his patented research based medicines.
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