Eczema, known as atopic dermatitis is a skin condition that cause very itchy, dry, flaky red skin. The itchiness is a prominent symptom of eczema and that itchiness can become so bad that one can lead to nonstop itching causing redness, rashes, bleeding and skin infection. A person with eczema incessantly scratches the skin due to the itching. Eczema usually raises its ugly head in children before they are five years old and children had suffered eczema in their childhood will have it their entire life. The eczema is always present in the affected areas and flare-ups often occur anytime in a person’s life.
You must have tried several home remedies to ease these flare-ups as it’s a recurring skin condition. Sometimes these remedies also have failed to treat it. Fortunately, a bottle of coconut oil that takes a corner of your kitchen cabinets can soothe this irritating skin condition.
How coconut oil is good for eczema?
Coconut oil is one of the best home remedies to treat eczema. Coconut oil has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties that help to prevent infections. Coconut oil also contains healthy vitamins, acids and nutrients such as lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid, vitamin K and E that keep moisturizing your skin and keeping skin healthy.
You must have invested your time trying remedies such as Epsom salt bath, application of aloe Vera gel, and other remedies whereas coconut oil single handedly take care of eczema flare-ups. Coconut oil does not contain any chemicals, unlike other medicines that contain preservatives and chemical based ingredients. Thus, one does not have to worry about its side effects. Coconut, a hard surfaced fruit, a nut and a seed is versatile in nature. Coconut has been used in cooking for many years and has been proven to treat many skin and health disorders due to its healing properties. When you want to use coconut oil to treat eczema, use unrefined, organic, virgin and cold pressed coconut oil to get its benefits.
How to use coconut oil to treat eczema?
When coconut oil is used in its purest form, one can get long term relief from itchy eczema. You can apply pure coconut oil directly on the affected skin to ease the itchiness of the skin. It decreases the symptoms gradually and relieves the pain of eczema.