Treat Eczema Without Steroids
The only way to get relief from your eczema is
to take steroids in the form of cortisone creams
and pills, right? Wrong! There are many, many
ways to treat your eczema symptoms without steroids
and without their adverse side effects. And the
relief you get can be permanent.
If you take cortisone for your eczema, you will
get relief, but you also run the risk of getting
some nasty side effects in the bargain. To get
relief from your itching, are you willing to risk
cataracts, glaucoma, high blood pressure, weight
gain, infection, or thinning of the skin, just
to name a few? "Won't happen to me,"
you say. Probably not, but it happens to enough
people that the conventional medical profession
is required to list the side effects. Why take
a chance with your health when there are plenty
of eczema treatments that address the root cause
rather than just treating the symptoms and they
have no side effects whatsoever.
Many eczema symptoms are allergy-based. Identify
your allergies and eliminate the allergens from
your environment. This will probably require getting
a battery of allergy tests. Many allergies revolve
around certain foods. Not only should you eliminate
any foods you are allergic to from your diet,
you should consider an all-organic diet. Conventionally
farmed foods, no matter how well they are washed,
contain residues of the pesticides, herbicides,
and fungicides sprayed on them and you ingest
a small amount when you eat them. Organic foods
aren't subjected to these chemicals.
Sensitivities to chemicals and toxins in our
environment can also trigger eczema flare ups.
Look around your house at the products you use
for cleaning and change the ones that seem to
bother you when you use them. For example, no
one likes the smell of Clorox, but if your aversion
is more than just some nose wrinkling, like a
tingling in your skin or tightness in your throat,
you might want to consider an alternative.
You may be sensitive to the products you use
for personal hygiene. Does your skin feel worse
after a shower or bath than before? Maybe the
soap you use is drying your skin out. Change to
a soap or bath wash with oils and natural ingredients.
If the lotion you use to moisturize your skin
isn't doing the job, maybe you're sensitive to
one or more of its ingredients. Use natural products.
Natural is from nature. If your products contain
long, unpronounceable chemical names, they are
not from nature and may be irritating you.