Getting Rid of Child Eczema at Home Naturally
It is pathetic to see your little child suffering from that skin rash which has suddenly erupted. The itching must be so severe that she is all the time trying to scratch the affected areas, which makes it worse. The doctor told you she is suffering from eczema and has told you what to apply.
Thankfully, the condition is not contagious. But these prescription lotions can be very harsh on the skin at times – should you use them for your child? That seems like a difficult question,especially when you are desperately trying to give the child some relief, but you will soon understand why it is better to make use of natural substances and methods, especially where children are concerned. Natural substances, being free of harsh chemicals, are better suited to the tender skin of the child, and you need not fear any adverse side effects from them.
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When a child is affected by Eczema, initially, a reddish rash appears on the face, which later spreads to the neck, arms, legs and other parts of the body. The child experiences extreme discomfort on account of the accompanying itch which does not subside even on applying child lotions or powders. At times the condition lasts for a few days, while at other times, it may last only for a few hours.
The skin normally acts as a barrier to foreign bodies,. A certain protein, filaggrin,in the skin is required to function normally in order for it to do so. The immune system also helps it in this function. When the immune system is impaired for some reason, or if there is some abnormality in the protein, it can result in skin disorders including eczema. Certain allergens are also involved in the occurrence of eczema. Chemicals in soaps or fabric softeners, or certain foods such as dairy products, eggs and nuts can all be the cause eczema in a child.
Aloe vera gel is a good, mild remedy for eczema as also for other skin disorders and it can safely be used on a child’s skin to give relief.
A paste prepared from the bark of the neem tree is another good natural remedy for eczema. It should be applied on the rash and allowed to dry before washing off with warm water.
Tulsi leaves boiled in buttermilk and applied over the affected area can also bring about relief.
Turmeric is useful in the treatment of eczema. It can be used both externally as well as internally. Pure turmeric (half a teaspoon) boiled with milk can be consumed on a daily basis – even twice a day in severe cases. A paste made of pure turmeric if applied over the affected areas, can give good relief.
The child can be given water melon daily, in whatever maximum quantity she will digest.
Bitter gourd (Karela) leaves if made into a paste and applied over the affected skin, will bring about quick relief.
Ensure that the child’s clothes are thoroughly washed with plenty of water to remove all traces of soap and other chemicals. Any remnants of detergents,etc. are instrumental in causing eczema.
Avoid synthetic clothes for the child as long as the condition lasts. Cotton clothes are best in the circumstances.
Homeopathy is another form of treatment which can be safely applied to a child with eczema.
In case you need more information on how to treat eczema on a child, you would need to get in touch with a Professional Natural Therapist.