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Natural Remedies for Eczema

What is Eczema?

Eczema Symptoms and Causes

Eczema is a common condition of the skin and a particular inflammatory condition that is the end result of a number of different stimuli. The term Eczema is interchangeable with Dermatitis. It can be due to ingested substances causing , due to contact with an irritant, contact dermatitis, or an to the surface contacted. The condition causes a dry skin with reddening and scaling of the skin that can progress to painful cracking and may become infected. This leads to pus filled blisters, ulcers and splits in the skin. Itching is often severe.

It can occur symmetrically especially in children affecting the face and trunk or in the folds of armpits and elbows or behind the knees.

The appearances of eczema/dermatitis are widely variable and can have many causes. It is important that any skin problem that lasts over four weeks, or is associated with pus or blistering is seen by a doctor for diagnosis.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis occurs when there are thick, scaly layers of eczematous skin on the head. In it's mild form it is called "scurf".

Cradle Cap

Cradle Cap is a form of seborrheic dermatitis on the heads of infants that spend their time on their backs with their heads in contact with cot sheets and so on. It usually improves once they sit up and start moving about.


Scabies should always be considered when the rash affects the hand, especially around the wrist. It is not related to eczema although often similar in appearance It which is caused by a small burrowing mite and needs adequate medical treatment. Scabies treatments involve painting on a locally active insecticide. .

Also helpful may be other allergy linked diseases , , , , and .

What Helps Eczema?

Some Pictures of Eczema types including Atopic Eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis

Pictures can help identify the many types of Eczema including Atopic Eczema and Seborrheic Dermatitis. Learn all about the different types now from these pictures.

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Eczema Treatment


Creams containing steroids include Betnovate, Hydrocortisone 1%, and Calmurid HC. There are many others. They dampen the reaction in the skin but do not cure the underlying problem. They can cause problems if used for long periods or if very potent, for shorter periods.

Tablets to reduce itchiness include antihistamines such as Zirtek and Piriton, these may cause drowsiness and should be used with caution if driving.


Home Remedies and Relevant Articles from our Contributors

Home remedies are anything from "homework", food or nutritional supplements, exercises, reading, our featured articles and so on. Natural Remedies from Shared Care offers:-

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An essential dietary approach
Aalgo organic natural seaweed skin therapy. Helpful in all skin conditions.
The House of Lords report on allergy and its implications for the patient and testing services
Being too clean with your babies predisposes them to Allergies - find out why
Some helpful advice on dealing with problem skins when its cold

Natural Cures for Eczema

We explain what we mean by natural cures, natural remedies, home remedies.

Please also check out Approaches Individual to the Practitioner for other therapies and treatments.

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Who Can Help Eczema?

Who has a Special Interest in Eczema?

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Miss. Janine Fahri LONDON W1,  London,   Great Britain
Mr. Sung Kim Oakland,  California,   United States of America
Ms. Ellen Kratka Woodbury,  Connecticut,   United States of America
Dr. Peter Zilahy Watertown,  Connecticut,   United States of America
Ms. Linda Meyer Lake in the Hills,  Illinois,   United States of America
Mr. Aaron Means Minneapolis,  Minnesota,   United States of America
Dr. Don Farrow Black Mountain,  North Carolina,   United States of America
Dr. Tamara Strickland Columbus,  Ohio,   United States of America
Ms. Sharon Sherman Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania,   United States of America

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Eczema Support Groups

The home country of the group is listed. Most will provide more information, advice, contacts and help wherever you live:-

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