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Baby Eczema - Cure For Eczema By Natural Home Remedy

The term 'eczema' is derived from a Greek word meaning 'to boil'. It refers to an inflammation of the skin. It is essentially a constitutional disease, resulting from a toxic condition of the system due to wrong food habits.

Eczema is avery common skin disease of children. If the baby develops eczema at the very early age of two or three months, there is often a family history of eczema or asthma. However, if a young baby does have eczema, it does not necessarily mean that he will suffer from this irritating skin condition all his life. Many children outgrow infantile eczema by the time they are around three years.

Causes of Eczema - Information on Cause of Eczema

Allergies play an important role in causing eczema in children. It is seen that the disease is more frequent in bottle fed baby than breast fed baby. It has therefore been suggested that cow's milk could be the cause for infection in a particular baby. According to ayurveda, the cause of eczema is the accumulation of toxins in the body, and their inadequate elimination, leads to eczema.

Symptoms of Eczema - Information on Eczema Symptom.

The main symptom of eczema is itching. In it's acute form, it is marked by redness and swelling of the skin, the formation of minute vesicles and severe heat. If the vesicles rupture, a raw, moist surface is formed. From this, a colorless discharge oozes, which forms skin cruts when it accumulates. The skin itches at all stages. In the wet stage, it may become infected with bacteria, and scratching in response to the irritation, spreads the infection. The most common sites of eczema in children or baby are elbow and knee creases and behind the ears, but cheeks and chest can also be affected.

In chronic eczema, the skin becomes thick and the skin surface marking is more prominent. Other changes in the skin which may accompany eczema include scratch marks and secondary bacterial infection. Prolonged scratching and rubbing the skin tends to polish finger nails.

Natural Home Remedy For Eczema Treatment - Information on Eczema Cure

Skin applications to cure eczema may give temporary relief, but if the exudation is suppressed, some other more serious disease of childhood may develop. The best way to deal with eczema is to cleanse the blood stream and the body.

  • When there is a fresh patch of dry eczema, applying freshly made ghee (from cow's milk butter only) and washing the area well a number of times, relieves the itch.
  • Dry the peel of a watermelon, the large variety that has a deep green skin and bright red pulp with black seeds. Burn the dired peel to an ash. Take a spoonful of this ash and add enough warm coconut oil to make a paste. Apply this on the eczematous patch.
  • Use a diluted neem decoction for washing the weepy lesions twice a day, then pat them dry.
  • Apply a paste made with a tablespoon of fresh, crushed neem leaf and a teaspoon of turmeric powder. If possible, use a fresh turmeric root. Add a spoonful of sesame seed oil. Apply once a day.
  • Boil a tablespoon each of mango tree bark and acacia tree bark in half a litre of water. Filter and use this to wash the eczematous patches. The water should be warm enough to act as a fomenting agent, but not hot enough to burn. Pat dry and apply fresh ghee.
  • Use of black strap molasses (sheera) has been found beneficial in this treatment of this disease. This is presumably due to its high nutritive properties. One tablespoon of molasses mixed in a half a glass of milk should be taken twice daily by grown up children. Improvements will be noticeable within two weeks time.
  • Coconut oil may be applied to the portions with eczema. It will helps the skin to stay soft. Sunbathing is also beneficial as it kills the harmful bacteria and should be resorted to early in the morning, in the first light of dawn.

The baby or child should get as much fresh air as possible. He should drink plenty of water and bath twice daily. the skin with the exception of part affected with eczema, should be vigorously rubbed with the palms before taking bath. The child patient avoid tea, coffee and all condiments and highly flavored and tinned or bottled foods.

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