Affection of the skin quite often, the eczema can be triggered both in the newborn (from a family of allergy sufferers), the teenager or that at the adult .
During the Last 3 decades in the industrialized countries, as well as allergies, health measures relating to the epidemic eczema were multiplied by 3.
Today, 1/5 of children under the age of 7 and 18% of children between 7 and 16 years old are subject to this form of itchy skin .
In France, this skin disease nowadays affects 20% of children, compared to 3 to 5% three decades ago.
Often associated with the asthma or other forms of Feedback allergic the eczema is believed to be the result of a upheaval orderly genetics but also environmental .
Today, eczema accounts for 30% of the reasons for consultations in dermatology and would affect 2% to 10% of adults.
How is this type of condition managed? Can it be relieve by the plants ? Answers in the following lines ….
Eczema: here’s what you need to know…
Definition of Eczema :
Defined as a skin inflammation eczema is characterized by itching , fines vesicles s, of the rashes and desquamations . This disease of skin that affects different types of people, is uncontagious . Its mechanism is believed to affect skin cells that act as a “barrier” to allergens and the immune system.
Origins and causes of eczema
There are 2 types of eczema: l contact eczema and the atopic eczema . But what are the causes ?
There are several possible explanations for the development of eczema:
– Contact Eczema
Usually affecting adults contact eczema occurs after contact with a metal (costume jewelry) or a chemical compound (detergents, detergents, rubber, cosmetics, plasters…).
As for the symptoms of contact eczema, the subject usually complains of itching preceded by plates red and blisters at the site of contact with the allergenic substance.
– Eczema or atopic dermatitis
In some cases at the infant s, specialists would suspect the dietary changes of the infant as a cause of atopic dermatitis in the event that the mother no longer has atopic dermatitis. breastfeeding natural his priority.
In addition to this, there is also the hypothesis of a fairly early exposure to food allergens .
Indeed, it turns out that exclusive breastfeeding of the newborn during the first 3 months partly protects it against atopic eczema.
Note that, this type of eczema would be of genetic origin since 70% of identical twins both develop it, and 50 to 70% of the parents of the children concerned have themselves developed the same affection.
As for the environmental hypothesis s, the allergens the stress or the sun are largely responsible for the symptoms of eczema.
Indeed, following an allergic reaction which would be caused by contact with harmless allergens (pollen, dust, animal hair), dry and rough redness appears in the subject. They are located on the cheeks, behind the ears, on the scalp, forehead, groin, trunk, knee creases, wrists, face and in the armpit. These lesions may also be oozing and crusted.
In addition to stress UV can trigger an allergic reaction. We’re talking about photosensitive eczema .
The taking of some medicines The sun’s rays, coupled with the effect of the sun’s rays, often cause eczema attacks.
Eczema treated naturally with plants
In phytotherapy some plants are well known for their benefits .
As for the treatment of eczema, the following should be noted:
The grains oats have antipruritic properties and soothing.
Indeed, these grains would make it possible to fight against the itching .
It is advisable to use them externally in the form of decoction added to your bath water.
> Sweet Almond
This virtuous fruit is known for its soothing effect and Healing .
To relieve eczema, it is indicated for use by outside lane . Massages based on sweet almond oil can only be beneficial for the subject suffering from this dermal affection.
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Virtuous plant and much appreciated by infusion lovers, the chamomile is known for its soothing properties , anti-inflammatories and antipruritic drugs . To relieve skin conditions, it is recommended to apply by outside lane .
In the form of essential oil (2 drops added to a vegetable oil) or in cream . You can also soak the compress in chamomile tea and apply it to the affected area.
> Shea Butter
Applied during a massage shea butter is very beneficial for appease skin problems. It also promotes Healing dermal lesions.
> Evening Primrose
Still called “evening primrose”, this plant has very appreciated virtues in de organic cosmetics . Genuine anti-inflammatory it promotes the restoration of the flexibility of the epidermis . It is used in the form of oil externally or by capsule by internal track .
Highly prized for its anti-inflammatory properties , antipruritic drugs , soothing and Healing , oil of Borage is indicated for massages in the affected areas of the skin. It can also be used internally as a capsules . 1 intake 1 to 2 times a day before meals is recommended by specialists.
> Green Clay
Genuine anti-inflammatory green clay is also known for its emollient properties and Healing . It can be applied directly to the affected skin. It is also recommended to wrap it with a strip of gauze or a natural cloth before placing it on the part to be treated.
> The worries (or calendula)
Sound healing effect and its anti-inflammatory properties , soothing and regenerative therapies make this herbal medicine one of the favourites in phytotherapy and in cosmetics . In cream or in a soaked compress herbal for external use, Calendula is proven to be effective in the treatment of eczema.
Good to know about Eczema
Healing with plants is one thing, but, above all, doing it with the advice of a specialist is even better.
So do not hesitate to ask for advice from a herbalist , pharmacist or better yet, to your doctor .
One medical guidance is always welcome, especially if the symptoms persistent.