Eczema Treatment

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Treatment of Eczema by Nature Cure:

Diet: Skin diseases indicate that the internal system of the body is badly loaded with toxic substances and the body is being forced for eliminating the morbid matter through skin. Therefore, in its treatment, the internal cleansing method like fasting is an effective treatment. Short and long fasts are recommended according to the condition of disease and patient. Liquid diet for few days on juices rich in Vitamin C is also highly beneficial. Fruit and liquid diet may be taken instead of cereals while starting the treatment. During fast enema as well as bathing with Neem water (prepared after boiling Neem leaves) is highly beneficial.

Fruit and liquid diets gradually reduce the acidity, remedy the perverted stage of blood and help in restoring the normal healthy condition. In chronic skin diseases, fast should be done on water and after purification of body normal diet should be started, which includes whole wheat bread and green vegetables in sufficient quantity. Wheat Dalia and vegetables may also be taken. For getting rid of skin disorders however, sour, pungent, spicy and fried food substances should immediately be stopped.

Water Treatments: Mudpack over abdomen and at the effected spot of the body must be taken daily. Mud shows good result in removing skin disorders. Mud bath may also be taken on alternate days. For mud bath it is necessary that mud should be completely neat, clean and adulteration free. For the persons suffering from skin disease it is essential to minimize the use of table salt. If it could be stopped altogether for the entire course of treatment it is much more beneficial.

Even a green bottle water charged in sunshine may be taken daily morning and evening and blue bottle oil duly charged with sunrays atleast upto 45 days may be applied on the effected part. Coconut oil is the best for this purpose. This is very simple and effective treatment of skin diseases.

Aromatherapy: Essential oils are excellent skin-soothers and healers and can help calm many of the symptoms, particularly inflammation, itchiness and infection.
Soothing and anti inflammatory Oils: Birch, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cypress & Violet.
Oils with healing effects: Lavender, Geranium & Myrrh.

When children suffer from Dry Eczema the treatment is as follows:
Add six drops of geranium oil to 4 fl oz (100 ml) of avocado oil and apply to the effective areas several times daily. You can also add six drops of geranium oil to your child`s bath daily.

When children suffer from Weeping Eczema the treatment is as follows:
Add six drops of bergamot oil to 4 fl oz (100 ml) of avocado oil and apply to the effective area several times daily. You can also add six drops of bergamot oil to your child`s bath daily.

Yogic Asanas: Yogic purificatory procedures like Kunjala, Jala Neti and Vastra Dhauti should be practised daily. Shankha Prakshalana and Baghi may be practised once a month. Tadasana, Katichakrasana Uttanpadasana, Supta Pavanarnuktasana, Sarvangasana, Chakrasana, Halasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Pashchimottanasana, Gomukhasana and Ardha Matsyendrasana may be practiced alongwith the Surya Namaskara daily morning. The practise of Nadishodhana, Shitali and Sitkari Pranayamas is also highly effective. First five kriyas and Udara Shakti Vikasaka exercises of Sukshma Vyayama should be practiced.

Magnetic Therapy: If the eczematous patches affect the upper portion of the body, the magnets should be applied to the palms of hands and if in the lower portion of the body, then the magnets should be applied to the soles of feet for 20 minutes twice daily. Before the application of magnets, north-pole oil should be applied to the eruptions.

In case of intense itching and burning, the North Pole should be held close to the eruptions-which in most cases gives immediate relief in symptoms. It is a necessary recommendation to take mixed magnetized water four times, daily to rid the organism of pus and exudation.

NATURAL REMEDY:- Natural remedy for eczema should start with a fast on orange juice and water from five to days, depending on the severity and duration of the trouble. Juice fasting, helps to eliminate toxic waste from the body and leads to considerable development. In some cases, the condition may deteriorate in the beginning of the fast due to the increased exclusion of waste matter through the skin. But as fasting continues, improvement will manifest itself. Fruits, salt free, raw or steamed vegetables with whole meal bread or chappatis may be taken after the juice fast. Carrot and musk melon are chiefly beneficial. Coconut oil may be used instead of ghee. After a few days, curd and milk may be added to the diet. The patients may after that, gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet of three basic food groups, namely (i) seeds, nuts and grains (ii) vegetables and (iii) fruits.

Huge proportion of the diet should comprise raw foods. Seeds and beans such as alfalfa and soyabeans can be sprouted. This diet may be supplemented with cold-pressed vegetable oils, honey and yeast. Juice fasting may be repeated at intervals of two months or so, depending on the improvement being made, in chronic and more difficult cases of eczema, patient should fast at least once a week till he is cured. The patient should avoid tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages and all condiments and highly flavoured dishes. He should also avoid sugar, white flour products, denatured cereals like polished rice, and pearled barley and tinned or bottled foods. He should eat only unadulterated and wholesome foods. Raw vegetable juices, particularly carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved highly advantageous in the treatment of eczema.

Fresh air is advisable for the patient. Restrictive clothing should not be worn. Two or three liters of water should be taken on a daily basis and the patient must bath twice or thrice a day. The skin, with the exception of the parts affected with eczema, should be vigorously rubbed with the palms of the hands before taking the bath. Coconut oil may be applied to the portions with eczema. It will help the skin to stay soft. Walking or jogging should be resorted to in order to inactivate the bowels. Sun bathing is also favourable as it kills the harmful bacteria and should be resorted to early in the morning, in the first light of dawn. A light mudpack should be applied over the sites of the eczema is also helpful. The pack should be applied for an hour at a time and should be repeated twice or thrice a day.

In cases of acute eczema, cold compress or cold wet fomentations are beneficial. The affected part should be wrapped with a thick soft cloth. The cloth should be moistened with cold water (55 degrees Fahrenheit to 60 degrees Fahrenheit) every fifteen to thirty minutes for two hours at a time. The bandage should be left intact, keeping the cloth cold. There may be intensification of itching or pain in the beginning but it will soon subside. A cold compress may be applied twice daily for a week or so.
Under the concepts of naturopathic medicine, assessment is oriented toward determining what is impeding your body's ability to function normally.

Here are some natural treatment approaches that I suggest to help soothe eczema:
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol, coffee or soft drinks.
  • Limit your sugar intake and avoid junk food.
  • Eat lots of fresh vegetables and whole foods; identify food allergens as quite often this exacerbates eczema.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Exercise daily and get outside for fresh air.
  • Stay away from things that irritate your skin.
  • Don't spend too much time in the sun.
  • Lubricate your skin with oil, moisturizers after bathing.

Eczema may be exacerbated with stress and anxiety, so mind-body techniques such as meditation, tai chi, yoga, and stress management may help prevent it. Starch, oatmeal, and other baths may temporarily relieve the symptoms.

Here are a few things that you can change in your diet to help reduce the flare-ups that come with eczema:
1. A healthy lifestyle is of utmost importance to prevent re–occurrence of eczema. Anything that aggravates the symptoms should be avoided. This includes food allergens; although food allergies are a very individual matter, common irritants may include wheat, corn, dairy, soy, peanuts, eggs, beef, and lamb.
2. Discovering which foods you are allergic to and avoiding them is important. The most common allergenic foods include dairy products, soy, citrus, peanuts, wheat, fish, eggs, corn, and tomatoes.
3. A rotation diet, in which the same food is not eaten more than once every four days, may be helpful in treating chronic eczema.
4. Eat fewer foods that cause inflammation, such as saturated fats (meats, especially poultry, and dairy), refined foods, and sugar.
5. Increase intake of fresh vegetables, whole grains, and essential fatty acids (cold-water fish, nuts, and seeds).
6. Increase your intake of flavonoids, which are found in dark berries and some plants, help reduce swelling, strengthen connective tissue, and help reduce allergic reactions.

Foods to Avoid
A naturopath will look at the patient's specific food sensitivities and make personal recommendations based on her diagnosis. However, there are certain foods that seem to exacerbate eczema, and other foods which seem to help cure it. Limiting or eliminating sugar of all types is a common recommendation for helping eczema. Sugar can come in many forms, and looking at ingredient labels for glucose, fructose, sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, and dextrose may help to begin identifying hidden sugars in the diet. Foods that are highly processed can also be a culprit, so eliminating these is important. Many grains and nuts are also problems for people with eczema and will need to be eliminated in order to follow a naturopathic prescription. A naturopathic doctor will tailor the recommendations to suit each individual patient, but these are common problems with diet which can affect eczema.
Foods to Add
Eating fresh vegetables and fruits may help eczema, and will be recommended by the naturopath. Also increasing intake of essential fatty acids in the form of cold water fish, or fish oil supplements is encouraged. Flavonoids, found in many berries, can also help to decrease eczema and should be eaten. These are just some of the general practices that many naturopaths recommend, but a qualified doctor can make more specific recommendations to suit your personal needs.

This is all about Eczema : A skin Problem.
An article By Dr. Viney Pushkarna Specially written to tell "J" for being healthy.


Writers:- Rajan Pushkarna, Viney Pushkarna, Pooja Pushkarna, Vibudhah Office

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