What is Eczema?
Also known as: atopic eczema, atopic dermatitis, infantile eczema
Eczema is a chronic skin disorder characterized by itching rashes, which may be red, scaly, dry, or leathery. There may be skin blisters with oozing and crusting.
Eczema usually occurs for the first time in infants, with rashes typically occuring on the cheeks, elbows or knees. Eczema, although often less of a problem in adulthood, can persist, especially if a person is exposed to allergens or chemical irritants or is under stress. In adults, eczema is commonly located on the inner elbow or behind the knee.
Natural Remedies for Eczema :
Probiotics, or "good" bacteria, are live microbial organisms naturally found in the digestive tract. They are thought to suppress the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, influence immune function, and strengthen the digestive tract's protective barrier.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS :
Essential Fatty Acids ("EFA's") are not the fats that kill, but the fats that heal, the ones found in fish oils, certain nuts and seeds such as walnuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc.
EFA's enhance the skin, be it normal, oily or dry. Anyone suffering from skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, acne or eczema ABSOLUTELY MUST improve their EFA intake.
Seek EFA's in the form of fish oils, pumpkin seed oil, borage oil, Flax Seed Oil Supplements, evening primrose oil etc.
MILK THISTLE :
Milk thistle is an extremely powerful liver protector and enhancer. Your liver is charged with clearing various substances through your body. Liver integrity is essential to overall health and longevity. The liver of Eczema patients is working overtime. It is having a difficult time clearing certain substances.
The active ingredient in Milk Thistle that works such wonders with the liver is called Silymarin.
Silymarin has the amazing ability to protect the liver. Research indicates that it performs this incredible task by altering the outer structure of the liver cell membranes in such a way as to prevent certain toxic substances from damaging the liver itself. Further, silymarin helps protect the liver by scavenging for substances called free radicals that can also damage the organ.
Silymarin provides yet another remarkable benefit to the liver: it encourages regeneration of liver cells, and can actually help reverse damage and help cure the liver.