Treatment advice - Eczema
Here you will find some tips to help you treat eczema complaints. For a free advice you can always contact us, we are happy to help!Read more
Here we give you some tools to help you treat eczema. For a tailor-made advice you can always contact us, we are happy to help you!
Washing with Dead Sea salt
A good cleaning ritual forms the basis for the treatment of eczema. Avoid shampoos and shower products with parabens and synthetic fragrances and dyes. A pure way of cleaning that disinfects and soothes the skin is washing with Dead Sea salt. In case of open eczema you start with dissolving 0.25 kg Dead Sea salt in 0.5 liter of water. You pour this into a bottle and place in the bathroom. Once a day in the shower, wash the skin with this salty water and preferably do not rinse if you can tolerate this. The most effective dose is 0.5 kg Dead Sea salt to 0.5 liters of water, so try to work towards this. A mild alternative is formed by the Mineral or Mud Soap or the Kaballah Soap. These soaps consist of natural oils and Dead Sea minerals and gently cleanse and hydrate the skin.
Preventing dry skin offers a way out of the cycle of itching and scratching that is usually accompanies eczema. Proper hydration is therefore crucial, but it is essential to use products which contain no parabens, synthetic fragrances and dyes. For body care we advise to massage the skin once a day with the Mud Body Cream. You can also choose the Olive/Honey or Avocado Body Cream. We recommend to apply the Pso Skin Relief Cream twice a day on the specific eczema areas. This cream calms and disinfects the skin immediately and can be seen as a non-synthetic alternative to cortisone (/ 'hormone') cream. If necessary, it may be used in the face. A facial cream which is very suitable for dry, itchy and sensitive skin is the Avocado/Aloe Vera Cream. In case of eczema on the hands, the Mud Hand Cream is a good option. In case of eczema on the feet we advise the Mud Foot Cream.
However difficult it may be, please try not scratch your skin when itching. Petting ('soft beating') is better : it does not damage the skin and stimulates the blood flow. When itching, the Aloe Vera Gel provides immediate relief or dab the skin with the salty water. Note: this is not an alternative to the moisturizing creams, but a supplement.
Eczema with children
The above treatment advice can also be applied to children. In sebbhoric eczema (also called 'cradle cap') massage the head with pure olive or almond oil.
Consult a doctor
It is advisable to consult your doctor in case of persistent eczema complaints. However, the ointments prescribed by most doctors are usually symptom-fighting and can cause side effects. Therefore always read the user instructions critically. Also take a closer look at your lifestyle: stop smoking, exercise adequately and pay attention to your diet. For a more detailed advice on 'how to eat differently' you can contact us, we are happy to share our experience with you !