Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis, which is an allergic reaction. Eczema is often very itchy and when you scratch it, the skin becomes red and inflamed. Eczema is not contagious, so there’s no need to keep a baby or child who has it away from siblings, other children, or anyone else.
Approximately 10 percent to 20 percent of the world population is affected by this chronic, relapsing, and very itchy rash at some point during childhood. Fortunately, many children with eczema find that the disease clears and often disappears with age.
Symptoms of Eczema
Here are common symptoms of eczema,
* Skin rash with excessive itching.
* Blisters that are red, inflamed and oozing.
* Skin that is dry and leathery.
* Skin that is raw from excessive scratching.
* Discharge or bleeding from the ear.
Cover affected areas with raw beans, crushed to powder or thin slices of raw potatoes.
Pumpkin juice or mashed pumpkin can be placed on the spots.
Rub affected skin with fresh cranberry juice. Combine 1 part of licorice root powder with 1 part of unsalted butter.
1 part of powdered dandelion root mixed with 5 parts of honey.
Cover affected spot with fresh cabbage leaf. Keep for 2-3 days, and then change it to a new one. Repeat few times.
Cover clean cloth with thick lair of fresh mashed strawberry and place over affected area. Repeat for 3-4 days.
Eczema remedies for internal use:
For 2 months take juice of celandine starting from 1 drop a day and going up to 30 drops. Then go back reducing intake from 30 drops a day to 1drop.
Mix together 10 g of bur marigold, 100 g of strawberry leaf and 100 g of chamomile. 1 tbsp of mix for 200 g of boiling water. Drink instead of tea.
Drink freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Combine 1 part of dandelion root with 1 part of burdock (Arctia) root. Place 2 tbsp of mix in 3 cups of water and leave for the night. In the morning boil it for 10 min, then let stand for 10 more min. Strain and drink ½ cup 3-4 times a day.
Every day eat small (the size of a bean) piece of licorice root
Place 2 tsp of dry blueberry in 200 g of boiling water. Let stand for 2 hours and drain. Drink equal parts during a day.
1 tbsp of dry nettle put in 1 cup of boiling water. Steep 15 min, filter and drink 1/3-1/2 cup 3 times a day.
2 tsp of crushed chicory root put in 1 cup of boiling water and boil for 10 min, steep 1 hour and strain. Take 1 tbsp 3 times a day. Also use externally to wash eczema spots.