Various persistent skin conditions fall under eczema. The general symptoms are dryness and skin rashes and it is characterized by redness, swelling, itching, flaking, blistering and cracking of skin. It is mostly chronic and recurs. It is also prevalent among families with asthma history.
Conventional Medical Treatment
Regular medical advice would be to go for a corticosteroid treatment. However prolonged use of topical corticosteroids has lot of side effects. It might lead to obesity and the other major side effect is the skin becoming thin and fragile. One of major reason for aggravation of eczema is lack of skin oils, and for this people advice the use of fat pills (pills made out of saturated fatty acids). This too has lot of side effects and might result in obesity.
It is very important to understand that all steroidal sprays, while they give rapid relief from the symptoms, they don’t cure the disease. The addictive component becomes important after prolonged use. One can come across lot of information shared by patients about the addiction of steroidal sprays. Eczema is completely curable through Ayurveda couple by some lifestyle changes.
Alternative Medicine for Eczema:
Ayurveda has extensive explanation for this condition and lifestyle and diet changes along with natural medicines for this condition. Ayurveda considers cleaning of the colon as the first step in curing eczema; it associates eczema with poor digestive ability and asthma. In Ayurveda it is said that unless you remove the cause (the doshas), you cannot get rid of both asthma and eczema. If you suppress the symptoms of asthma you will get eczema and the vice versa.
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