Diet Therapy for Eczema
One should start with a fast on orange juice and water from 5 to 6 days, depending on the severity and duration of the trouble. Juice fasting, helps to eliminate toxic waste from the body and leads to considerable development. In some cases, the condition may deteriorate in the beginning of the fast due to the increased exclusion of waste matter through the skin. But as fasting continues, improvement will manifest itself.
Fruits, salt free, raw or steamed vegetables with whole meal bread or chapatis may be taken after the juice fast. Carrot and musk melon are chiefly beneficial. Coconut oil may be used instead of ghee. After a few days, curd and milk may be added to the diet. The patients may after that, gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet of 3 basic food groups, namely:
(i) Seeds, Nuts and Grains
The patient should avoid tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages and all condiments and highly flavoured dishes. He should also avoid sugar, white flour products, denatured cereals like polished rice, and pearled barley and tinned or bottled foods. Raw vegetable juices, particularly carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved highly advantageous in the treatment of eczema.
Home Remedies for Eczema
1. Coconut oil may be applied to the portions with eczema. It will help the skin to stay soft.
2. The turmeric has been used extensively in the treatment of skin disorders. Simply mix turmeric powder with water to the area.
3. A magnesium bath could not only soothe the skin, but also help patients feel more relaxed. Add a cup of Epsom salts or magnesium flakes, and a few tablespoons of Himalayan salt can be helpful in skin healing.
4. Sweet almond oil is often used in the treatment of eczema as it contains ursolic and oleic acids, which are believed to reduce inflammation and help repair the skin. It can be applied liberally all over the body as a moisturizer before bath.
Healthy Habits for Eczema
Water Therapy for Eczema
2 or 3 litres of water should be taken on a daily basis and the patient must bath twice or thrice a day. A light mudpack should be applied over the sites of the eczema is also helpful. The pack should be applied for an hour at a time and should be repeated twice or thrice a day. In cases of acute eczema, cold compress or cold wet fomentations are beneficial. The affected part should be wrapped with a thick soft cloth. The cloth should be moistened with cold water every 15 to 30 minutes for 2 hours at a time. The bandage should be left intact, keeping the cloth cold. There may be intensification of itching or pain in the beginning but it will soon subside. A cold compress may be applied twice daily for a week or so.
Naturopathy and Diseases
Raw Juice Therapy