The inflamed, red, crusty, flaky and blistering skin rashes that characterize eczema are the first things one would see with this skin condition. But what is really annoying for those who endure from this is the extreme itching that comes with it. It can become so unbearable that it can even disrupt the sufferers’ sleep. And no matter how much sufferers crave to scratch the itch, it is not recommended as it can result in infection and inflammation. Luckily, there are simple and safe natural home treatments to help reduce the irritation.
Applying an oatmeal paste or taking an oatmeal bath is 1 effective style of easing the discomfort.
Oatmeal is a favorite home curative for all kinds of itchiness. Oatmeal eases your uncomfortableness by assuaging and lessening the inflammation of your skin. Oatmeal is beneficial as while soothing your skin it also cleanses and hydrates it without further irritation.
For itchiness on most parts of the body, the best idea is to submerge your whole body in an oatmeal bath. You can utilize the old-fashioned ground (not instant) oats or the colloidal oatmeal. Put the oats in a cheesecloth and let it immerse it in your bathtub. But adding it straight away to the water also works. Colloidal oatmeal or those known as oat flour comes in powdered form. These are softened when set in the water until it dissolves. For itching on one part of the body, like the hand, put on the oatmeal directly onto the skin by creating a paste. You can also maximize the advantages of hydration while reducing the itchiness by blending your preferred moisturizer with the oatmeal paste.
Comfort skin with baking soda.
There are so many benefits of baking soda – from cleaning to disinfecting. Another use for it is to palliate and soothe itchiness. Taking a baking soda bath cleanses your skin without the need to do any scrubbing which can bring about skin irritation.
As with oatmeal, you can add baking soda directly to your bath water or make a paste with it to apply it directly to the affected part. Let the paste dry on your skin, then take away the excess by brushing it off the skin.
Lemon juice is another natural cure for eczema plagued skin.
The lemon juice’s aromatic matter is comprised of an aesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties that may help lessen itching.
Use lemon juice that’s freshly squeezed rather than those that come out from a bottle. You can dispense the lemon juice by putting it on the skin as is, or soak a wash cloth with it and place it over the skin.
The cold pack as a therapeutic.
Cold packs help dull the nerves on the skin’s surface to avoid that itchy feeling you get. Another use is that it reduces the irritation on the skin.
You can choose a purchased cold pack or go for the cheap home-made one. You can make a your own cold pack by taking a soft cloth and submerging it in water, then freezing it until it becomes cold but not too stiff. Or you can also immerse the cloth in ice-water then put it directly to the area of the skin that itches.
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