Coconut Oil and Eczema
Coconut Oil For Eczema
Heal Eczema Now With Coconut
Oil! - What They Don't Want You To Know!
I wrote the following article on
eczema and coconut oil and have since talked to many who
have tried it and it has worked. Diet should be
considered as the root cause. Coconut oil may help
when applied to the skin as a natural treatment.
As a nurse, I've often come in contact
with patients who were suffering from eczema, from mild to
severe, looking for a cure.
Now first of all, eczema
and dermatitis are usually referring to the same condition
and there are three types of eczema. If you're suffering
from eczema you'll find health professionals are quick to
prescribe or recommend expensive drugs or chemical products
when natural treatments for eczema such as using virgin
coconut oil is the best choice. With coconut oil there is no
exposure to drugs and chemical-laden
Eczema is a dermatitis that is in advanced
stages that can be more serious. To apply the virgin coconut
oil, massage it deep into the affected area. In adults,
eczema is usually found on the inner elbow or behind the
knee, but can be found anywhere.
Contact dermatitis can occur in the
presence jewelry, perfumes, nickel in jewelry or glasses or
bra hooks, chemicals in any cosmetics, shellac in most
mascaras, lipstick, lotions, soaps, fabric softener sheets,
pesticides from contact around the mouth, latex gloves,
tomatoes, and the list goes on.
When you start treating your eczema
externally with coconut oil, make sure you're also working
on eliminating the cause of your eczema, whether it's
internal or external. Coconut oil works so much better than
eczema creams, which are usually expensive eczema products
that are laden with chemicals, whether it's used for babies,
teens or adults.
Virgin coconut oil is inexpensive and a
good, cheap home remedy you can use for many skin problems.
If you also have acne, coconut oil is an excellent treatment
for acne too and is better than any chemical acne products.
Besides the coconut oil treatment you can expose the
affected area to direct sunlight for 20 minutes or so every
day if you have access to sunlight and also get your daily
dose of vitamin D that way too.
For the external causes of eczema such as
contact dermatitis, make sure to avoid having your skin come
in contact with the offender. One possible cause for eczema
that has received recent attention from skin specialists,
dermatologists and other skin doctors is that of a shock to
the nervous system or exposure for a prolonged period to
mental stress or strain.
Unprocessed (no bleaching, refining or
deodorizing) organic virgin coconut oil soothes the area
It goes to work on
healing eczema, dermatitis or just about any skin condition
you can think of.
You want to make sure
you get the kind that is not refined. Make sure it smells
like coconut. The label will usually say it's virgin. It can
be found in whole foods markets.
And atopic eczema is a chronic, recurring
condition with "flares", which are active or new patches of
eczema, and remissions - when eczema is not as
For an attack of eczema
to exist, two conditions are necessary: a predisposition or
special irritability of the skin, and a directly exciting
cause. Patients with eczema have skin that is usually
sensitive to substances such as soap, wool, make-up,
detergents, cosmetics, mascara, shampoos, lipstick, nail
If the eczema is on your hands, coconut
oil will have to be applied more often. Once skin is exposed
to an eczema trigger, the skin releases chemicals to the
surface of the skin, which causes one to itch. While we
don't understand all of the causes of eczema, there is
evidence that the following possibilities play a role in
causing eczema: diet, genetics, the immune system, and
abnormalities in the barrier (protective) function of the
After you've healed your skin with your
new eczema treatment continue to use coconut oil and good
clear skin will be your reward. It just takes a little
motivation, a willingness to try it, and diligent
application of coconut oil daily up to several times each
day and/or at bedtime, use your judgment. You'll see
marvelous results and have a healing skin product you can
use forever for all your skin problems. It's great for dry
skin care and combination skin care too!