Eczema is a skin condition causing inflammation of the epidermis. The lesions usually occur on the skin of joint locations, such as the knees, elbows and hands. Eczema occurs more often in babies than in adults. Although the lesions hardly ever cause scarring, the skin disorder can be a painful one. You can get ointments and other medications from your dermatologist to combat eczema, but there are easily made home cures you can whip up to doctor yourself.
Things You'll Need
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
- Green tea
- Wild almond juice
Apply Crisco to eczema 2 to 3 times daily.
Brew a batch of strong green tea. Add 3 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. rosemary and 1 tsp. olive oil to 8 oz. green tea. Let cool to room temperature and apply to skin with a soft washcloth.
Blend oatmeal until fine, then sprinkle into lukewarm bath water while water is still running. Soak in water for 15-30 minutes.
Gently rub juice from wild almond onto lesions.
Eat a serving of watercress each day, along with a blended drink of parsley, spinach, celery and wheat grass, to ward off eczema.