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Home Remedies For Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema

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Introduction

There are many skin conditions which can make your life miserable. Though all of the skin conditions have the potential to make anyone's life miserable but the skin conditions which are affecting the children as well makes the situation worse. One Of such conditions is atopic dermatitis also called eczema. This condition results in dry skin along with itching. Itching further results in inflammation. Eczema is a condition which does not define a person living with it. But it can make you do a lot of changes in your life so that you can stop having the break. In this content you will find some interesting home remedies for atopic dermatitis or eczema along with tips of do's and don'ts.

Causes Of Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema

Modern explains that the ectopic dermatitis or eczema is related to alterations in the genes. This thus affects skin capacity to protect. It results in weak barrier function thus results in less ability of skin to hold moisture and provide protection against bacteria, irritants, allergens and environmental factors such as tobacco or smoke.

In other cases, which are free from any type of gene alterations, develop this condition due to too much bacteria on the skin. Especially staphylococcus aureus. This bacteria displaces the helpful bacterias over skin and disrupts skin barrier function. There is one other cause of this and it is the general weak skin barrier function which triggers the immune system response resulting in inflammation of skin. The condition is not contagious.

If understood from the angle of ayurveda then this condition arises due to the faulty diet and lifestyle and in children it is due to beej dushti kar bhava. It is called as vicharchika in Ayurveda and is due to impaired digestion along with aggravation of pitta dosha.

Moving further in this context let's discuss some fruitful home remedies for Atopic dermatitis or Eczema.

Home Remedies For Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema

Finding perfect home remedies for atopic dermatitis is really important and a very tough nut to crack. Because obviously one is scared that anything may cause some reaction on the skin. That's why while suggesting some home remedies for atopic dermatitis we need to think twice. The remedies mentioned in this content are fruitful and will not cause any harm to your skin. They will also help in managing symptoms. The remedies for Atopic dermatitis or Eczema are as follows:

1. Remedy One - Coconut Oil: The universal saviour

Application of coconut oil is a natural home remedy and it is available to almost all the people. This oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties thus provides effective results in atopic dermatitis. Due to its moisturising properties it is effective in reducing inflammation and discomfort. It also helps in balancing the pH of skin and thus can help in reducing down the inflammation over skin as well. In a study it was found that coconut oil increases the amount of filaggrin in skin cells. Filaggrin brings together the structural proteins in the outermost skin cells to formtight bundles, flattening and strengthening the cells.

2. Remedy Two - Phototherapy: Sunlight is a boon

People who are suffering from atopic dermatitis or eczema are guided to have a sun bath in the early morning hours. The body or the affected parts must be exposed to early morning sunlight. It is the source of Vitamin D and vitamin D helps in the reduction of inflammation. Thus increases the body's ability to fight against various bacterial infections.

That's why phototherapy or sun rays are the real boon for human kind.

3. Remedy Three - Application of Cow's ghee

Cow's ghee is mentioned as the best pitta shamak or pacifier in Ayurvedic science. Cow's ghee helps in pacification of localised pitta dosha and thus show impressive results.

Now the question arises how and when to apply?

Cow's ghee is applied on the affected site after warming and melting it down. Once melted it can be applied on all the affected sites, even on the face and hence relieves itching and inflammation fast.

Cow's ghee is nourishing and moisturises the skin quite well. On top of that you don't have to worry about any type of side effects.

4. Remedy Four - Aloe vera Gel: Magical Gel

As we all know aloe vera gel is quite famous for its impressive properties. Aloe vera is nourishing, gets rid of dryness and itching felt on the skin. Moreover, it also helps in reducing the recurrent appearance of eczema in children and adults. Aloe vera gel as a remedy can be used in both adults and children plus gives fruitful results.

5. Remedy Five - Application of Magic Mixture: Cow's Ghee and Haldi

The cow's ghee benefits are already being mentioned above and the benefits of haldi we all are aware of. Haldi has an anti-inflammatory effect and reduces redness as well. When haldi powder is mixed in the warm cow's ghee, a magical mixture is prepared. This can be applied twice daily so as to reduce itching and swelling in the localised area.

Do's and Don'ts for Atopic Dermatitis

The do's and don'ts in this case is divided into two categories one is lifestyle related do's and don'ts and the other is diet related do's and don'ts.

In lifestyle, One should avoid exposure of dust and other allergens. The allergens can be pollen, fungal spores, house dust mites, insect venom and many others. One should take care of himself/herself.

  • Sleep wake cycle is to be maintained.
  • Soft cloths should be preferred for wearing
  • Take care of digestion as well
  • Avoid sitting for long hours in front of the blower etc

In Diet, All types of citrus things are to be avoided

  • By products of milk are to taken with care
  • Milk should not be consumed
  • Sources of vitamin A and Vitamin D are to be consumed
  • Red and green chillies are to be avoided as well
  • Add Apples, broccoli, cherries, blueberries, spinach, and kale in your diet
  • Avoid most likely allergens like peanuts, strawberries, gluten and other things
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