Eczema is a skin rash that is characterized by dry, itchy skin that is often red, flaky and blistering, depending on the severity of the condition. You can prevent eczema flareups with aloe vera.
See a dermatologist to diagnose your eczema. It’s important to rule out other skin conditions like a fungal infection so you can find the right treatment.
Switch to moisturizing soap and body wash with aloe vera as an ingredient. Ordinary soaps add to skin dryness and can exacerbate eczema.
Apply aloe vera gel to soothe irritation. Aloe vera gel can either be harvested directly from the plant or bought in a commercial preparation. Aloe vera is not toxic and doesn’t sting when applied.
Use aloe propolis cream to treat eczema. Propolis is a waxy substance with natural antibiotic qualities. When combined with aloe vera and other ingredients in a moisturizer, anecdotal evidence indicates it may improve eczema symptoms.
Use aloe vera shampoo if you have eczema on your scalp or around your hairline. Hairsprays and other hair products can trigger and exacerbate eczema in these areas. Regular use of aloe vera shampoo can clear and prevent outbreaks.
Keep using aloe to treat eczema even after the affected area appears healed to prevent the rash from returning. When topically applied, aloe vera has no side effects except possible allergic reactions, so you don’t have to worry about overdosing.
Unlike steroid creams, a common medical treatment for eczema, aloe vera creams and gels can be applied as needed without added complications. Most steroid creams can only be used twice daily.
Buy aloe vera seeds at your local garden store or online to create your own supply of aloe vera plants. They typically have a germination rate of around 3 to 4 months.
Use aloe vera gel to provide comfort to babies with eczema. This natural remedy is safe enough to treat even the most delicate skin.