Alternative remedies for Actopic Eczema
Actopic eczema or atopic dermatitis is a skin disorder that is hereditary and especially prevalent in families who are also asthma sufferers. The symptoms of actopic eczema are dry skin patches and itchiness around the head, neck, elbows and knees. This skin disorder is becoming very common especially in the developed countries for reasons yet to be determined.
If you one of the sufferers of actopic eczema and have been using steroids based medication or cortisone creams to alleviate the itching, you will probably want to know if there is a better and safer alternative to treat this disease. Although cortisone creams and steroids provide immediate relief, it is not recommended for long term usage, so it is important to find alternative remedies for this problem.
I am also a sufferer of actopic eczema and know the pain and irritation that comes with the disease. In my search for alternative medication, I found that taking borage oil, flax seed oil and constantly moisturizing the skin helps relieve the irritation and pain. I also drank lots of water, consumed probiotics and kept out of the sun a lot. It is best to avoid moisturizers which are alcohol based because it tends to irritate the skin further. When you have this disease, it is prudent to be checking on the labels so that you know what the ingredients in the things you use. For example, harsh soaps and detergents should never come into contact with your skin. It is best to go with non-allergenic products to be on the safe side.
Many experts that I have come across recommend avoiding peanut and soy based products as it can trigger another bout of eczema. Some other experts recommend eating food with lots of good oil as a natural shield against eczema. I am not sure if this is true but be prepared to try anything in your search for an alternative cure.
It is very important to hydrate the body when you are suffering from actopic eczema. Drinking lots of water will keep the skin moist. Tea and coffee does not count as water because they are diuretics which cause the body to lose even more water.
When you shower, try not to use warm water but try lukewarm water instead. This is because warm water dries the skin more than cold water. Also when you are out of the shower, do not rub the skin harshly with the towel. Rubbing the skin will definitely ease the itchiness but at the price of further infecting the other parts of the body. Keeping your fingernails short is another important element of good personal hygiene needed to keep actopic eczema at bay.
Finally, try not to be stressful at work or at home. Stress is a known cause of actopic eczema so keep stress away will be a natural remedy for the skin disorder.