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Natural Remedies for Eczema in Teens

Natural remedies for eczema in teens

Eczema can be one of the first signs of an allergy so it is important to deal with the issue from the inside as well as the outside. Eliminate any potential food allergens such as cows milk and/or salicylates that could be wreaking havoc on your skin. Remember that the allergic reaction can take up to 3 days to appear as a rash. 

Stop using commercial washing powder or liquid. Even ones marketed for sensitive skin are FULL of chemicals. Ever wondered why they do not list the ingredients?

Deal with the condition from the inside. Support immunity, allergies, digestion and skin health with a good quality probiotic. A good bacterial balance in the body (and on the skin) is essential for good health. 

Read our eczema blog HERE

Rebalance recommends

Dermatodoron Ointment

For acute and chronic eczema

Primadophilus

For eczema or dermatitis from food allergies.

Biowashball

Banish those laundry chemicals than can aggravate and even cause eczema and dermatitis.

Zinc Drops 

For immune function and skin health.

Quercetin 

A powerful antihistamine.

Arctic Cod Liver Oil

High in vitamins A & D for skin healing and immune function. Also contains omega 3 to lubricate the skin.

Vitamin B Complex

Promotes healthy skin and circulation.

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay baths are extremely effective for skin conditions. This product is amazing - tried and tested by rebalance with incredible results.

Tips

If eczema is occurring in the folds of the skin, behind the knees and elbows, keep the area as dry as possible. Light cotton clothing is best when sleeping in summer to avoid the area getting hot and sweaty.

Try adding oats/oatmeal/oat flour to the bath to soothe the skin. Wrap a handful in some muslin cloth and put into the bath. Oats are very soothing for inflamed red itchy skin conditions. Adding a 1/4 cup of baking soda to a bath can also help soothe itchy skin.

Add salmon and tuna into diet or supplement with Omega 3.

Add yellow and orange fruits and vegetables into the diet as they are high in beta carotene.

Avoid all dairy products and supplement with a good quality calcium supplement.

A sluggish bowel will commonly be accompanied by skin disorders.

Avoid stress.

Reduce sugar, dairy, eggs, alcohol and caffeine.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water or herbal tea each day.

Use natural barrier creams on affected areas to keep in moisture. 

Use natural skin and hair products.

Salicylates

Foods containing salicylates are common eczema triggers and those with a salicylate allergy can suffer from headaches, asthma like symptoms, itchy skin, scaly skin, psoriasis, eczema, stomach ache, blocked nose, cough and sinus problems. Try removing any foods that contain salicylates from your diet. 

Foods High In Salicylate Include

Apricot, Avocado, Blackberry, Blueberry, Dates, Grapes, Orange, Pineapple, Plum, Raisin (dried), Raspberry, Strawberry, Sultana (dried), Capsicum, Tomato, Almonds, Honey, Curry, Eggplant, Zucchini, Potato.

Water Softeners

If you have tried everything and feel nothing works, test your water. 'Hard' water (water which has high concentrations of magnesium and calcium ions) and water high in chlorine can irritate sensitive skins causing redness, inflammation, dryness and itching. Lime scale in jugs and kettles or around taps is usually a guarantee you have hard water and investing in a water softener may be your key to nipping skin problems in the bud. Kiwipure do a 4 stage house filter which not only removes chlorine and other harmful compounds but also softens water without adding chemicals.

Toxins in Skincare Products

These are just some ingredients to stay away from in ALL products.

-DEA-diethanolamine (Cocamide-DEA)

-TEA-Triethanolamine (TEA-sodium lauryl sulfate)

-MEA-monoethanoalmine

-Bronopol

-Diazolidinyl Urea

-DMDM Hydantoin

-Formaldehyde

-Imidazolidinyl Urea

-Quarternium 15

-Parabens (Propyl, ethyl, methyl and butyl)

-PEG-Polyethylene glycol

-Propylene Glycol

-Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

 

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