Do Eczema Natural Remedies Work?

Do Eczema Natural Remedies Work?

Article by Hal Hendricks

Many of us who suffer from eczema – in fact probably most of us – do two things more or less automatically, without giving them much thought. We want the quick fix for our itching and we look to conventional medicine to provide us help. This isn’t necessarily wrong, but there is a whole world of natural remedies available to the eczema sufferer, and the truth is most people aren’t even aware of them.

So, what are natural remedies and how do they differ from what conventional medicine can do for you? A natural remedy is one that is found in nature as opposed to being produced in a lab. Essential oils, herbs, flower remedies and foods are part of the natural world; antihistamines and cortisone aren’t.

If eczema natural remedies work, then why are there hundreds and hundreds of them? Surely they all can’t work, can they? The answers are actually pretty straightforward. There are so many natural remedies because no two people are exactly alike. What works for one person may not work for another. We apply the one-size-fits-all approach of conventional medicine with its cortisone and/or antihistamines for everyone to natural remedies and assume that they can’t work because there are so many. People must be grasping at straws for relief. Once you do some research, you find that natural remedies absolutely do work and work well.

Natural remedies have a lot of things going for them. Many of them actually address the causes of eczema rather than with simply trying to mask the symptoms with pills or creams. Unless you happen to be allergic to an ingredient in a natural remedy, there are generally no side effects. The same cannot be said for conventional medicine’s treatments. Going natural is generally much less expensive than pharmaceuticals, because a lot of the ingredients in natural treatments can be found in your house. However some over the counter natural lotions and treatments can cost a pretty penny. Your body doesn’t build up a tolerance to natural ingredients like it does with pharmaceuticals, so once you find a remedy that works for you, you won’t have to eventually switch because it stops working.

There are two downsides to eczema natural remedies. First, because your body is unique, you might have to do a lot of trial-and-error testing before you find a remedy that works well for you. And often, a natural remedy doesn’t give immediate relief to eczema symptoms. If the underlying cause is being addressed, it may take longer to get relief because the body is healing itself and that doesn’t occur overnight. Conventional medicine’s antihistamines and cortisone creams do give immediate relief, but that is because they address the symptoms rather than the causes.

You owe it to yourself to give natural remedies a try. If you are uncomfortable with what long-term use of pharmaceuticals can do to your body, then a natural remedy may be the answer.

About the Author

Hal Hendricks runs a popular blog on how to moderate or even stop the symptoms of eczema. For more information and to read a review on a natural eczema treatment that works, visit Stopping Eczema.

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