The reality of eczema is that it’s an awkward, nerve-racking and irritating condition that usually interrupts your sleep cycle.
Discovering an eczema treatment that actually works is like a blessing.
However, suffering from it makes it an all consuming condition where finding treatment is always on your mind.
Below are a number of alternative therapies / treatments worth giving a try.
In accordance with the “National Eczema Association”, light therapy helps to ease inflammation, cuts down itching, boosts vitamin D production and helps deal with bacteria on the skin.
Spending 10 minutes daily in the sun, especially during an eczema flareup, can offer relief and most likely speed recovery.
Personally, getting some sun exposure has always been helpful, but never for too long, and especially never risking getting sun burnt.
In addition to being in the sun, supplementing with vitamin D can help protect against eczema in youngsters and young people.
Preferably, during an eczema flare-up it’s good to get 2,000-5,000 IU daily; if your sun exposure is low, consider increasing your intake with a good quality supplement.
Initial research exhibits that low vitamin D levels during pregnancy and during childhood can maximise the risk of developing eczema.
Vitamin C is one of the most vital vitamins your body needs. You can get adequate in your daily diets to defend against scurvy, but there’s also research that somewhat extra might be able to ease eczema.
Vitamin C has highly effective antioxidant that aid to strengthen cell membranes. It also inhibits inflammation by improving the action of the enzyme histaminase, getting rid of high levels of histamine that leads to inflammation.
Too much vitamin C is a little bit of a waste since most of it will pass right through your system.
A word of caution:
Rather than using a supplement, it might be ideal to improve the amount of vitamin C you consume each day, by eating more fresh fruit and vegetables, especially dark leafy greens.
Having 400IU of vitamin E daily can certainly help to speed recovery by cutting down inflammation.
Topical application of vitamin E can help to ease the itch and protect against skin damage.
Probiotics are foods or supplements that have live organisms.
Probiotic foods include;
- Plant-based Kefir
Probiotics can help fortify the immune system and reduce the allergies that often lead to eczema flare-ups.
Scientific studies on probiotics for eczema have shown mixed results. However, in my personal experience, probiotics have been life savers, and I would recommend using them. Find out more about which ones to use in by eBook.
In addition to all of this…
Drink plenty of water, aim to reduce stress whenever possible and for additional benefits, use natural skin care as well as washing and cleaning products. Here is where you can start.