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Alternative Treatments for Eczema

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Eczema:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Eczema may include:

  • Vitamin A
  • Cold milk compress
  • Calamine lotion
  • Oatmeal bath
  • Gentle body cleanser
  • Bathe less frequently
  • Humidify environment
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Mineral oil
  • Peanut oil
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Cream-based moisturizer
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Walnuts
  • Fish
  • Avocados
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A
  • Zinc
  • Dilute gotu kola extract
  • Chamomile, licorice, and witch hazel moisturizer
  • Thin cotton gloves for protection at night
  • Avoid detergents
  • Avoid deodorant soap
  • Superfatted soap (has extra oil)
  • Hydration
  • Lukewarm water bathing
  • Maintain skin moisture
  • Cold water compress
  • Avoid antiperspirant
  • Sarna lotion
  • Avoid synthetic clothing
  • Cotton clothing
  • Avoid rapid temperature changes
  • Avoid baby lotion
  • Urea-containing moisturizer
  • Oregon grape tea-by mouth
  • Rinse clothing twice
  • Nambudripad's allergy elimination technique (NAET)
  • Acupuncture
  • Ayurvedic cleansing program (panchakarma)
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Breathing exercises
  • Neem herbalized oil- topical, on exposed body parts
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Ayurvedic herbal remedy for pitta-type allergies
  • Bloodletting, or donate blood periodically
  • Blood-cleansing Ayurvedic herbal remedy-by mouth
  • Triphala (Ayurvedic medicine)-by mouth
  • Burdock tea
  • Ayurvedic tea for skin allergies
  • Tikta ghrita (bitter ghee)-topical
  • Turmeric and sandalwood in milk paste-topical
  • Cumin, coriander and raw sugar-by mouth
  • Melon
  • Melon rind (flesh side)-topical
  • Petroleum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • Mung beans
  • Small red beans
  • Dandelion
  • Avoid spicy food
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Sliced potato-topical
  • Ground aspirin paste
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Apricots
  • Sea vegetable and mung bean soup
  • Antihistamine
  • Baking soda bath
  • Unscented moisturizers
  • Non-soap cleansers
  • Comfortably warm, not hot water for bathing
  • Avoid getting overheated
  • Close-fitting pajamas with flat seams
  • Green (organic) cotton clothing
  • Maintain a food diary to link diet to skin problems
  • Reduce stress
  • Marigold flowers (calendula)-steeped for compress
  • Chamomile flowers-steeped for compress
  • Witch hazel leaves-steeped for poultice (wet leaves on skin)
  • Walnut tree leaves-steeped for compress
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Real Willard Water (antioxidant)
  • Raw potatoes-two a day
  • Oolong tea-quart a day
  • Brewer's yeast and water paste

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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