How to treat eczema?
Eczema is a distressing disease for people of all ages. Doctors usually recommend using some steroid cream to treat it, but it doesn’t always help. Fortunately, there are other ways to combat eczema. Here are some lifestyle changes that you should consider implementing if you suffer from aczema:
Adjust your diet. Do not forget that your skin is the biggest organ of your body. What you eat affects your skin in one way or another. Proper nutrition is very important for your skin. Try to use products that are good for your intestines and liver, try to eat less of processed food and products that contain gluten. Start a diet based on fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains. Try to be strict with it as much as possible.
Eat products that contain omega-3 fatty acid (oily fish, flax seeds, walnuts), if you can, stop eating products that contain gluten (bread, pasta, some porridges and many other carbohydrates).
Say no to dairy products. It is believed that dairy products are the initiators of eczema, so try to stop eating them (at least temporarily), and to monitor your condition. Milk can be quite acidic, it may contain hormones and chemicals that adversely affect immune system and impede progress of eczema.
Take natural supplements. Under ideal conditions, we should get all the necessary nutrients with food, but in fact this happens very rarely. Here is what supplements you should include:
• Omega-3, 6, and 9 fatty acids (it helps dry skin to retain moisture and inflammation);
• Vitamins A, D and E (which are crucial for the skin, they help retain moisture, improve skin texture, stimulate collagen production and protect against free radicals);
• Supplements that contain gamma linolenic fatty acids (evening primrose, borage and black currant seed oil). It inhibits inflammatory processes in the skin and helps regulate its fat balance.