Eczema treatment: Apply this essential oil to ease symptoms of the skin condition

Eczema treatment: Apply this essential oil to ease symptoms of the skin condition

According to the health body, the plant source, composition and the ways that natural oils are extracted determine their benefit and harm.

What are the main treatments for eczema?

According to the NHS, the main treatments for atopic eczema are:

Emollients (moisturisers) – used every day to stop the skin becoming dry

Topical corticosteroids – creams and ointments used to reduce swelling and redness during flare-ups

Other treatments include:

  • Topical pimecrolimus or tacrolimus for eczema in sensitive sites not responding to simpler treatment
  • antihistamines for severe itching
  • Bandages or special body suits to allow the body to heal underneath
  • More powerful treatments offered by a dermatologist (skin specialist)

As well as the treatments mentioned above, there are things you can do yourself to help ease your symptoms and prevent further problems, notes the NHS.

Published at Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:43:00 +0000