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How to treat Eczema Naturally

by Dr Vaid Ji on Apr 11, 2024

How to treat Eczema Naturally


Eczema is a disease in which the skin becomes dry and starts cracking. When eczema occurs, redness and red spots appear on skin. Not only this, sometimes it can also cause blisters. Due to eczema, some parts of the skin become itchy, cracked and rough. Eczema mainly affects the black, stomach, hands mouth and areas around the ears. Many times people ignore it considering it to ne a minor itching, due to which it starts spreading slowly. It is very important to treat eczema early, otherwise this disease can badly affect the skin.

Types of eczema

Atopic dermatitis

Dyshydrotic eczema


Discoid eczema

Stasis dermatitis

Nummular Eczema

Contact dermatitis

Causes of eczema

  • Dry skin
  • Genetic
  • Bacterial infection
  • Allergy like dandruff, mold, pollen, dust &soil
  • Exposure to cold or hot temperatures
  • Weaken immune system
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Food allergy like wheat, nuts, eggs, fish, sesame seeds
  • Stress
  • Soap or detergent
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Sweating
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

Symptoms of eczema

  • Eczema symptoms may vary widely from person to person and include:
  • Burning sensation on the skin
  • Small bumps may appear on the skin and fluid starts leaking if you scratch them
  • Babies often get the rashes on the scalp as well as cheeks
  • Skin gets infected if you scratch them
  • Skin becomes dry
  • Itching may become severe during night
  • Red to brownish colored gray patches that occur especially on the hands, ankles, feet, wrists, neck, upper chest, eyelids, inside the bend of the elbows and knees, and in infants it occurs on the face and scalp
  • The skin becomes thickened, cracked and scaly

Do’s and don’ts for eczema

  • Avoid dairy products, eggs, Peanuts
  • Eat bananas, coconut pomegranate
  • Limit saturated fat
  • Increase complex and wholegrain carbohydrates
  • Eat brightly coloured fruits and vegetable
  • Manage stress
  • Get sufficient sleep
  • Do yoga exercise daily
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • Avoid scratching and rubbing
  • Moisturization is necessary
  • Avoid sour foods like tomatoes, pineapple
  • Don’t eat wheat or gluten rich foods, oats, and barley
  • Avoid nuts like walnuts, almonds, pistachios

Ayurvedic herbs for eczema










Natural herbs for Eczema

1. Coconut oil

Cosonut oil is considered very beneficial in removing skin related problems. If you are trouble by eczema, you can apply coconut oil on affected areas of the body. This provides relief from itching and redness

2. Aloe Vera

Aloevera can prove to be very effective for the treatment of eczema. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial properties. which helps in soothing skin itching and irritation. Apply the aloe vera paste on affected area and leave it for two hours.

3. Turmeric

It has anti-bacterial anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is an effective home remedy to treat skin related problems. Turmeric can prove to be very beneficial for the treatment of eczema. It can provide relief from itching, swelling and irritation of the skin.

4. Tulsi

It has anti-microbial properties that help to remove the skin infection and soothes itching and burning. Drink basil leaves tea and extract the juice of it’s leaves and apply it on the affected area.

5. Acacia famesiana

Grind acacia flowers and apply it on eczema. This is very beneficial recipe.

6. Neem          

Neem leaves are very effective in eczema treatment. It has anti- bacterial and anti- allergic properties, which cure itching and irritation of the skin.

7. Sandalwood

It has anti-inflammatory and cooling properties. These help balance aggravated pitta dosha in skin conditions like eczema and apply a paste on affected areas.