Home Remedies for Scalp Eczema
Mild eczema can be treated with natural home remedies. Even though, the most of the times, this treatment does not cure eczema completely, it does relieve some of the symptoms.
The simplest way of treating affected body areas, which are not covered with hair is by gently scrubbing off the dead skin cells with piece of cotton cloth (for example with softer towels) after a shower. Severe eczema should be treated really gently, otherwise it can lead to even worse inflammation.
Several oil types are known that reduce itchy feeling and scalp inflammation: aloe vera, coconut oil and tea tree oil, which are all applied topically on the affected area of the skin.
Honey is a very popular substance in folk medicine. It is commonly used for treatments of many (skin) diseases and maintaining of general health too. After mixing raw honey with warm water (9:1 ratio) it should be gently massaged and left on the affected area for three hours and then slowly washed off with warm water.
Herbs like Viola tricolor, Monarda fistulosa and some of the avocado extracts are also beneficial for seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Healthy well balanced diet can help treating seborrheic dermatitis. Reduced sugar and fat intake, adding fruits, vegetables and food rich in antioxidants and beta-carotene will have anti-inflammatory effect on your body.
Body cleaning and antioxidant diets should be taken at least once a year. This special diet should last at least one or two weeks and it consists of feeding just on water, 100% natural juices, fruit and vegetables. After this treatment your body will have multiple benefits. Improvements will be seen on the skin to, which will become more resistant to these kinds of conditions.
It is known that the sunlight decreases growth of the fungus Malassezia, so daily exposal of the affected skin areas to the sun rays will most likely show some improvements. Similar environment can be created at home. Laser, red and blue LED lights will have the same effect on the fungus. This kind of treatment is also known as phototherapy and it can be performed by a professional.
Milk of magnesia is one more of the scalp eczema home remedies. When taken orally it works as a laxative, but it is discovered that when applied topically it does help reduce seborrhea. It works best when applied with warm water in the shower and then gently rinsed off.