Have you ever noticed redness or itch on a particular part of your body that usually flares up whenever you come in contact with an allergen? Then there are chances that you might be suffering from eczema.
Eczema is a skin disorder in which, skin when comes in contact with an allergen, the body sends a hypersensitive immune response which leads to itch, redness, or dryness of the skin. This response further affects the day-to-day activity of the person and leaves them in agony.
This non-contagious skin disorder can be caused by various factors but ruling the right one out depends on the person’s conscience. So to help out, here, mentioning some causes that could be triggering eczema along with some tips to calm it down naturally.
Steer clear of hot temperature
Showering with hot water, or being in a hot and humid temperature can make eczema worse. As it will fade away all the moisture and can make the itch. So, a good solution to this problem is that one should always maintain a low environmental temperature and bath with normal or lukewarm water. Adding neem leaves to the bathing water can help soothe irritated skin.
Wear skin-friendly clothes
Preferably wearing cotton fabric is a smart choice. Cotton is the most skin-friendly fabric and can absorb sweat immediately and can help diminish itch-causing factors.
Eat right and stay fine
Lower the consumption of salt, sour, and heat-producing food items like curd, milk, jaggery, alcohol, meat, etc. Instead try chickpeas, Kala chana, more vegetables, nuts, and seeds to get a daily dose of omega-3 and 6, vitamin A, D, and E.
Protect skin every time you go out
Try to wear clothes that cover the triggering parts of the body. And wear natural sunscreen before going out in the sun for double protection. Natural sunscreen will give broad-spectrum protection from sun rays and can help calm sun-related problems like suntan, rashes, irritated skin, etc.
Soothe the irritated skin with herbal options
Many herbal oils can calm the irritated skin and will reduce the urge to itch overnight like, neem oil, badam oil, coconut oil, etc. These oils can soothe the skin and also tend to work on deeper levels of skin to eliminate the root cause of disease.
Give your mind some rest
Stress is a major reason that can cause eczema to flare up quickly. In order to avoid such a situation, one should do calming meditation or start practicing writing their thoughts in a diary. Try to stay in a company that motivates and celebrates you and understands the struggle you are going through.
Try ayurvedic medications to treat the disease
Hope the above-mentioned tips will help in the condition of eczema. If the problem persists, then you should visit your healthcare provider to get it further treated. Doctors at Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre are on a mission to develop awareness about the treatment protocols of Ayurveda for various skin diseases. Ayurveda is clinically and scientifically proven medical science to treat skin diseases from its root and helps the patient recover quickly and safely.
Lastly, just keep one thing in mind, “Healthy skin is not an overnight miracle, it’s a process and only you can make it happen.”