Is the itch-scratch-itch cycle of eczema driving you crazy? Personally, I suffered for most of my life with it and I never really considered that I could use homeopathic medicine for eczema. Scouring the Internet for information on managing eczema with alternative medicine or folk remedies can become a little overwhelming.
Here’s a short, and very incomplete, a compilation of some things you can do to start treating your eczema homeopathically:
Eczema eruptions result in itchy irritated skin. Rather than just suppress the symptoms, homeopathic medicine aims to relieve the condition’s symptoms and bring the body back into a proper balance. To help soothe the intense itching and irritation caused by eczema, add a couple drops of chamomile oil to a carrier oil, such as almond oil or grapeseed oil. Apply the mixture to a cotton pad, then smooth it liberally over the affected areas of skin.
Tea Tree Oil
Sometimes, especially in children, the intense itching caused by eczema can lead to a secondary infection. This happens when the skin is scratched by hands that aren’t sanitized. One natural antiseptic is tea tree oil. For children, a few drops of this oil can be combined with a carrier oil, such as apricot oil, and used as a very mild cleanser. Apply the mixture to a towel or cotton pad swab, then gently clean wherever eczema affects the skin. Tea tree oil provides a nice cooling effect.
Using homeopathic medicine for eczema doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Chamomile oil and tea tree oil are two wonderful ways to begin incorporating alternative medicine into your regular eczema management routine.