“When our emotional health is in a bad state, so is our level of self-esteem. We have to slow down and deal with what is troubling us, so that we can enjoy the simple joy of being happy and at peace with ourselves.”― Jess C. Scott
Eczema is a disease in which your skin patches become red, rough, cracked, itchy and inflamed with blisters and then it starts bleeding.
In appearance is different from the mild stage to the severe stage of eczema. In mild stage, it looks like dry and flaky skin and in severe stage, it seems like cracks on skin and you feel itchy, rashly and scratching leads to redness of the skin.
Real causes of eczema are not identified but trigger factors that elevate the condition of eczema are soaps, detergents, wools, skin infections, dry skin, heat, low humidity, swelling, emotional stress, sweating and some allergens named as pollen, dust and foods etc. It also transfers from inheritance and no lab tests are present to identify this disease.
There are several symptoms of eczema some of which are discussed here:
- Dryness of skin
- Skin becomes sensitive
- Redness of skin
- Inflammation on skin
- Dark-coloured patches on skin
- Swelling areas
- Oozing or crusting
- Rough and leathery patches
Popular treatments of eczema are the following:
- Moisturize your skin properly
- Use anti-itch cream on the infected part
- Take allergy medications
- Do not scratch
- Apply bandages
- Take a warm bath
- Use mild soaps and body wash
- Oral medicines for relief and betterment
Some therapies are also used to treat eczema and have proved to be effective some of such therapies are mentioned below:
- Wet dressing
In eczema (Atopic dermatitis) wet dressing helps. So, you should use wet bandages. You can go to the hospital for wet dressing and you can do it at home too.
- Light therapy
Another therapy which is called as light therapy can be effective. This treatment is used for the people who do not recover with topical methods. In this therapy small amount to light is given to skin but this therapy has some drawbacks too. Long term use of it causes skin cancer. So, you should consult your doctor about the advantages and disadvantages of light therapy.
You should consult to the therapist if you feel bad and ashamed due to the condition of your skin and health for counseling. It makes sure that you don’t become hopeless and adhere to the treatments.
Some home remedies are also helpful to treat eczema and these give you relief too. Some of those household remedies are mentioned below:
- Use of aloe vera gel
- Apple cider vinegar
- Bleach in the bath
- Take oatmeal
- Use coconut oil
- Bath regularly
- Use honey
- Use tea tree oil
- Dietary changes
- Mild soaps and detergents
- Avoid strong heat sources
- Stay in cold atmosphere
Home remedies for babies
You can do many home remedies but incase of babies you should consult your doctors because babies’ skin is very sensitive. So that before doing something as an experiment you ought to consult from your doctor. These remedies may useful for babies but must be done after consultation from a registered health care professional.
- Avoid warm dresses because it causes itching and then results in rash and redness.
- Stop them from scratching their skin.
- Apply moisturizer to infected part but avoid eyes, nose and sensitive parts.
- Do not cover your baby fully because airflow is needed.
- Use alcohol- and fragrance-free wipes.
- Use baby shampoo because they are mild.