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Suggest natural remedies to get rid of eczema

Hi, I have very bad eczema on parts of my body such as the crook of my arm and behind my knees. I use a cream to get rid of the eczema and it works very well but i was wondering if there are any natural remedies to get rid of eczema because the cream is too expensive, but i have easy access to Aloe Vera, tea tree oil and lavender oil.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014
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Hi,
Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition of skin, with apparently no complete cure.A life long use of cortisone ointment is not practicable due to it's cost & side effects.It has to be managed naturally with use of medication in exacerbation.
Natural management consists of-
- change in eating habit. eating with maximum vegetables,fruits,salads,nuts,seeds in natural form, to provide Omega 3 fatty acid, vitamin A,D,E, Avoiding fast food, milk & dairy products.
Primerose oil supplements reduces inflammation.
- Were loose clothes,preferably cotton clothes, avoid itchy,scratchy clothes like wool. Be sure to rinse with ample of water & remove all detergent while washing them.
- Do regular exercises. Meditation , listening to music, sound help remove psychological stress.
- Use mild, glycerine soap for bathing,Take a cold water/ warm water bath. avoid hot water bath/frequent bathing.use moisturizer that suits you, keep
room humid( Humidifier)
-Use aloevera,Chamomile,Calendulla gels/lotions for local application.
- try homeopathy, acupuncture treatments.
Thanks.
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Suggest natural remedies to get rid of eczema

Hi, Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition of skin, with apparently no complete cure.A life long use of cortisone ointment is not practicable due to it s cost & side effects.It has to be managed naturally with use of medication in exacerbation. Natural management consists of- - change in eating habit. eating with maximum vegetables,fruits,salads,nuts,seeds in natural form, to provide Omega 3 fatty acid, vitamin A,D,E, Avoiding fast food, milk & dairy products. Primerose oil supplements reduces inflammation. - Were loose clothes,preferably cotton clothes, avoid itchy,scratchy clothes like wool. Be sure to rinse with ample of water & remove all detergent while washing them. - Do regular exercises. Meditation , listening to music, sound help remove psychological stress. - Use mild, glycerine soap for bathing,Take a cold water/ warm water bath. avoid hot water bath/frequent bathing.use moisturizer that suits you, keep room humid( Humidifier) -Use aloevera,Chamomile,Calendulla gels/lotions for local application. - try homeopathy, acupuncture treatments. Thanks.