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Try These Home Remedies for Eczema Relief

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  • Whether your skin problems stem from chemical exposure or involve your immune system, 31.6 million Americans are diagnosed with eczema every year, while 17.8 million wrestle with atopic dermatitis (AD)
  • Doctors often resort to prescribing medications for eczema, which can make the problem worse or cause such side effects as hair loss, excessive hairiness and impaired hypothalamus and pituitary gland function
  • Applying coconut oil is a natural way to keep your skin hydrated, as it’s antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial, so it can help prevent eczema flare-ups, reduce itchiness and lower your risk of infection
  • Apple cider vinegar (ACV) can soothe, reduce inflammation and prevent infection caused by eczema, as it’s demonstrated “multiple antimicrobial potential with clinical therapeutic implications,” one study notes

By Dr. Mercola

If you've never experienced eczema symptoms before, suffice it to say that many people who do suffer from this skin condition describe chronic bouts of a nearly unbearably itchy, cracked, inflamed rash — sometimes with rough, "weepy" blisters — so serious it can make both concentration and sleep very difficult.


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