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Best Eczema Natural Remedies To Try

Eczema is a skin condition that causes patches that are either inflamed, itchy, red, cracked or rough. Estimates show that 31.6 million people or 10.1 percent of the population in the U.S. have the condition. 

Eczema commonly starts to appear in early childhood, according to the National Eczema Association. To date, there are multiple forms of the condition that require different treatments. 

It may occur due to problems with the immune system, exposure to irritant or allergen, too much scratching and rubbing, dry skin, genetics and poor blood flow. Knowing what causes eczema could help find the right treatment. 

There are simple remedies for eczema that could help reduce its symptoms and speed up the healing process if the condition leaves some wounds. 

Natural Eczema Remedies

Gelatin Foods

Collect the bones of chicken, duck, turkey or goose after meals to make broth. You can also use grass-fed cattle, pastured poultry or wild-caught fish.

Boiling the bones would help extract minerals and its high gelatin content. Gelatin-rich foods provide collagen, which promotes better skin health, according to Wellness Mama.  

Coconut Oil

The health benefits of coconut oil have long been known in the cosmetics industry. As an eczema remedy, apply a thin layer of coconut oil or coconut oil lotion on the skin.

The treatment could help reduce itching and pain, and provide a cooling effect. 

Magnesium Baths

Magnesium baths can help speed up the healing process in areas of the skin affected by eczema. Just add a cup of Epsom salts or magnesium flakes and a few tablespoons of Himalayan salt to the water and enjoy the bath as natural eczema remedy. 

Omega-3

Researchers found in 2016 that intake of omega-3 supplement could help reduce the risk and severity of eczema. Its health benefits come from DHA and EPA fatty acids. 

However, you should avoid inflammatory omega-6 oils, which are present in processed foods and vegetable oils.

Sea Salt Magnesium

This can be a homemade eczema remedy. Sea salt magnesium reportedly could help treat wet forms of eczema. The treatment focuses on drying affected skin.

Some people claimed short exposure to the sun and getting a good combination of vitamin D, magnesium and minerals in saltwater could help reduce the effects of eczema. 

sunblock Woman applies sunblock before going out to the beach during the summer. Pixabay

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