Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that can cause scaling, flaking, weeping, crusting, itching, or color changes of the skin. When you have eczema, it is not always easy to figure out what is causing it.
One possibility that many people are unaware of is low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. When you don’t have enough hydrochloric acid, your intestines allow tiny particles of food to enter the bloodstream, causing an allergic reaction.
Candidiasis is another likely cause of eczema. Candidiasis is an overgrowth of yeast that kills off friendly bacteria in your body. But by far the most common cause of eczema is food allergies. Even chronic stress is thought to trigger eczema.
To help cure eczema, try to determine if a food allergy is causing your skin to react. Use an elimination diet to see if you can isolate a food that is triggering your condition. Try avoiding eggs, peanuts, soy foods, wheat, and dairy products. If your skin condition clears up, one or more of these foods may be responsible for the inflammatory response that causes eczema.
Take friendly bacteria like acidophilus and bifidus in capsule form to give your digestive system a boost. You can find these supplements at any health food store, as well as some pharmacies. Follow the recommended dose on the label.
To help ease itching and redness, make a natural paste from goldenseal root powder, vitamin E oil, and a little honey. Apply to the affected area. This could help to clear up any bacterial infection, heal sore and irritated skin, and reduce symptoms of itching.
One final thing you can do is to apply a tea tree oil antiseptic cream on your skin, especially after bathing or showering. The chemicals in tap water can further irritate eczema, so tea tree oil is great remedy for dealing with the necessity of exposing the skin to chlorinated water.