There are so many natural remedies for atopic dermatitis that you can easily use to get relief from the painful and frustrating symptoms of this condition. The most effective remedies are discussed below:
If the rash begins to ooze during a flare up, applying witch hazel can quicken the healing process since it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Lavender Essential Oil
Atopic dermatitis also causes frustration, depression, anxiety and poor sleep along with intense itching. Lavender essential oil helps relieve these symptoms and heal dry and itchy skin as well. Mix 10 drops of lavender essential oil in one tablespoon of almond or coconut oil and apply on the skin gently. The aroma will facilitate sleep especially when the itching is at its worst.
Licorice root extract is also helpful in reducing eczema itching. Add a few drops of homemade itch cream or coconut oil to get great results.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Include food items rich in Omega-3 fatty acids to treat atopic dermatitis. It boosts immune system function which in turn speeds up the healing process.
Apply Itch Cream
Make itch care cream at home by combining ingredients such as coconut oil, Shea butter, essential hone and raw honey. Apply the same to your skin to get the much-needed relief.
Wet and Cool Compresses
Applying a wet and cool compress reduces the itching in some cases of eczema. However, if eczema has developed to oozing blisters then this process should not be followed since it increases the risk of infection.
Dead Sea Salt Baths
The Dead Sea has magical healing properties. Thus, if you take a bath with Dead Sea salt, your skin will have improved hydration, reduced inflammation, enhanced skin barrier function and relived roughness and redness. However, it is to be noted that eczema flares worsen if exposed to low or high temperatures. Thus, bath water should be warm. Pat your skin with a soft towel after taking the bath. Avoid rubbing your skin dry.
Moisturizing your skin is extremely important if you have any type of atopic dermatitis because dry skin is both a cause and symptom of the condition. Keep your skin well moisturized with coconut oil. It has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties.