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Natural Treatments for Eczema

 Eczema itches and it stings too! And no one knows that like a person who suffers from it.

 If you suffer from eczema, you will be glad to know that there are many products you can buy at a pharmacy or even at a grocery store that will relieve eczema's painful itching. There are more powerful medicines that fight the itching, but these have to be obtained by going to your doctor.

Surprisingly, you can make your own eczema treatments right in the privacy of your own home or you can purchase the ingredients for natural eczema treatments at your local health store.

First you need to know that if you keep your skin moisturized both morning and evening, your eczema won't bother you as much. Eczema sufferers should use a type of moisturizer known as an emollient. It's different than a regular moisture because it's oilier. It also comes as an oil that you can put in your bath water or apply directly to your body while you are showering. Be sure to keep your emollient in your refrigerator so it's cool to the skin when you apply it.

Here's an unusual remedy you can use right at home -- in fact, in your bath tub. It's an oatmeal bath. Simply add porridge oats you buy at the store to your bath water and then soak in it. Just put about a cup or two in your bath water.

Ever thought of blueberry leaves as a good way to relieve the itching of eczema? Lotions with blueberry leaves in them have an excellent reputation of relieving inflammation that eczema causes and it also helps the irritating itching that comes with eczema.

Buy some zinc pills and swallow the recommended dosage and also crush them and apply the crushed pill or pills directly to the itchy patches on your skin.

Shark cartilage tablets or capsules are also known to relieve the itching from eczema -- when you take them on a regular basis.

Vitamin E is quite soothing to irritated skin due to eczema. But don't buy synthetic vitamin E because the body doesn't benefit from it. When you read the labels on the vitamin E. bottles, if there is a "dl" in front of the description, that means the vitamin E is synthetic. But if there is a "d" in front of the description, that means it's genuine vitamin E. So the label of synthetic vitamin E would read "dl-alpha tocopherol," but the genuine vitamin E would be labeled as "d-alpha tocopherol."

So there you have some helpful suggestions that just may ease the itching you experience because of eczema. Why not try one or more of these treatment tips and see if you don't get some much needed relief?

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