Heal Your Eczema Now With Coconut Oil

By: Helen Hecker

Resorting to alternative, natural eczema treatment methods to get the best cure or results is sometimes necessary to cure eczema problems. Eczema is usually a very persistent, itchy skin condition consisting of skin dryness and inflammation manifested by redness of the skin, crusting and thickening of the skin. Eczema is an inflammation of the skin and may be associated with an allergic reaction, although the cause is not always known.

Another possibility for eczema that has received increasing attention from skin specialists, dermatologists and other skin doctors is that of any shock to the nervous system or prolonged mental stress or strain. Coconut oil works better than eczema creams, which are usually eczema products laden with chemicals, whether for babies, teens or adults. Virgin coconut oil is very inexpensive therefore, a good, cheap home remedy.

In adults, eczema is commonly found on the inner elbow or behind the knee. If you also have acne, coconut oil will treat acne too and is better than most chemical acne products. Once skin is exposed to a trigger, it releases chemicals to the surface of the skin, which causes a patient to itch.

To get control of your skin condition it does take time and energy to follow a successful skin care routine. Serious types of eczema include nummular, discoid and dyshidrotic. We know that when someone is experiencing stress they are more likely to feel itchy and then start scratching the skin.

Unprocessed organic virgin coconut oil soothes the area immediately and goes to work on healing eczema, dermatitis or just about any skin condition. The eczema creams on the market today can be used for both skin hydration and to reduce inflammation but coconut oil is a cheap reliable home remedy. A severe attack of eczema is usually accompanied by a slight constitutional disturbance, but general health seldom suffers appreciably, unless, as occasionally, the itching is so bad that it makes sleep impossible.

Contact dermatitis offenders include jewelry, perfumes, chemicals in any cosmetics, shellac in mascara, lipstick, nickel, lotions, soaps, fabric softener sheets, pesticides from contact around the mouth, latex gloves, tomatoes, etc.

Eczema is actually dermatitis that is in advanced, more serious stages. Also you can expose the affected area to direct sunlight for 20 minutes or so each day and get your daily dose of vitamin D that way too.

Organic virgin coconut oil cures many other skin conditions and skin disorders too, besides making the skin soft and smooth. Patients with eczema have skin that is very sensitive to many substances such as soap, wool, detergents, make-up, cosmetics, mascara, lipstick, nail polish, shampoos, etc. A school-age child who has poor skin control usually feels very isolated from his or her peers and can develop low self-esteem.

Eventually the immune system and body do the healing if you were to do nothing, but coconut oil can speed up the process. We do know now however, that in people prone to eczema, certain things may cause a 'flare' or 'flare-up' or may 'trigger' an episode. Your eczema and its symptoms, with the proper eczema treatment, providing you've removed the cause, should go away.

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