There are different forms of eczema to be aware of, and it's important to understand what they are in order to proceed with natural healing remedies. One of the longer lasting branches is asteatotic eczema. Asteatotic eczema is a skin condition that can dry the skin completely and can create small and painful cracks in the skin. This type of condition is common with elderly people, specifically during colder months with low humidity. People that suffer from the symptoms associated with this skin disorder can be helped with natural remedies, even though there is no full cure.
While many older people suffer from this type of problem, many young people have also found problems with eczema. If you or someone you know is seeing the warning signs of this problem, do not scratch them. This is going to save you from worse symptoms such as inflammation, bleeding, and cracking on the skin. Even though you'll be tempted to scratch and itch, do not do it. It's going to be difficult at times, but if you can avoid it, you'll be able to heal a lot faster and avoid harsher side effects.
Another thing to remember is to make sure that you're not utilizing high temperatures when you shower or bathe. This is going to be difficult for some, but hot water and higher temperatures make asteatotic eczema worse, and can actually prolong the symptoms. Take low water temperature baths to avoid increasing symptoms.
It's important to understand that if you do not take care of asteatotic eczema, it will not leave. Even if you resist the temptation to scratch and itch the areas, and you take care of your skin, the problem will persist and left untreated could get worse and lead to severe skin problems. Upon seeing symptoms it's important to act fast, and work on natural remedies. There are many different options to explore that can help, and if things are prolonged or get worse over time, you should consult a physician.
Some natural remedies can include oils like flax seed oil, grape seed oil, and jojoba oil, which can soften and moisturize the skin. Avoid moisturizers that utilize alcohol or a lot of chemicals and fragrances as they could make matters worse. Make sure to utilize the oils on a daily basis, and do not let the areas stay dry or crack further.
Diet can help with the long-term treatment of eczema. It's important to make sure that you're getting enough omega-3 fatty acids, and a generally balanced diet. Furthermore, drink plenty of water, and continue to maintain a healthy life despite the skin dysfunction.
Asteatotic eczema is a harsh form of the disorder left alone will not go away. If you remember nothing else, remember to not scratch the area. Scratching will not help, and will only make matters worse and in many cases spread the disorder to other parts of the body. While there are many natural remedies, creams, oils, and even herbal teas and pills, make sure that you consult a physician if the problem persists even after you've tried remedies. If you leave it alone, it will not go away, so make sure you're proactive and alert about the healing process.