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Heal Eczema With Natural Creams

Nov 7, 2007
A major part of eczema cure revolves around providing proper moisturizing to the dry skin and cutting down on the inflammation caused by either the eczema itself or the patient scratching. There are a lot of creams which are frequently used to keep up the water and nutrient levels of skin high. Such examples include herbal oils, creams, lotions, all of which are significantly used as a natural cure for itchy skin. Pharmaceutical preparations as creams are also available on market, but many of these may have undesired side effects, this is why natural creams are so popular at the moment. These creams can be brought over the counter without a trip to your doctor. However it is important to go and see your doctor, just because the cream is natural it doesn't mean that it wont cause harm or side effects. Think of cannibis, that's a plant, but it causes harm to a great number of people. Hence a doctor's opinion must be sought before starting any treatment for eczema, like herbal creams.

Patients suffereing from mild cases may find petroleum jellies to offer some relief. Also certain oils such as Oilatum or Balneum can be placed in the bath to relieve the symptoms of dry skin.

These so called emollients are substances which soften and soothe the skin. Apart from lessening the scaling and dryness they also help by forming a psychological barrier to prevent that person from scratching. People tend not to scratch when they have had some cream placed on the affected area. The creams also provide lubrication and soothing effects which decreases itching and inflammation.

Topical cortisone creams, containing steroids can be considered for use in severe or prolonged cases. Their effectiveness depends a lot on your skin type and other factors. Some of these creams are available over the counter but it is advisable to refer to a doctor before starting with any treatment, you don't want to cause more harm than good.

Soap dries out the skin, everybody knows that. It is therefore advisable to use a soap substitute and herbal bath oil when taking a shower, after the shower you should apply an emollient cream or ointment.

Corticosteroid steroid containing ointments, creams or lotions are pharmaceutical preparations that are used over a short term by doctors to keep aggravated cases of eczema under control. Such creams do not actually cure eczema but they are able to control and suppress the symptoms thereby providing some much needed relief.

The natural moisturizing factors (NMF), which are naturally present in our skin, are largely made up of amino acids. Hence their lack in our diet can aggravate eczema. This is best counteracted by a natural and wholesome diet, rather than pills, processed foods, or other artificial supplements.

There are many natural healing creams on the market which can help eczema which can make it confusing to find the specific one that will work best for you. Healing the skin and keeping it healthy are of primary importance as part of both preventing further damage and enhancing quality of life.
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