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Quick and Very Effective Eczema Home Remedies


Eczema is the skin inflammation that is also known as dermatitis. It can affect at any age but kids are more vulnerable to eczema. And moreover if you have the family history of eczema and history of having skin allergies in the family then you have more chances of getting eczema.

Exact cause of eczema is not known but defect in the skin as well as immune system leads to this problem. Some form of eczema are caused by the soap, cosmetics and even this occur with the changes in environment, environmental allergens, temperature and humidity. Also some kind of psychological stress can also lead to eczema.

Eczema Symptoms

Dry and red skin with itching and burns is the common symptom of eczema. In extreme cases of eczema the blisters and oozing lesions may also get formed. Eczema may lead to scaly and dry skin.

Although it can affect any part of your body yet the face, insides of elbow, knees and ankles and neck are the most affected areas. In infants, eczema occurs on forehead, legs, scalp, neck, cheeks and forearms.

Types of Eczema

Atopic dermatitis is the most common of all types. Different types of eczema generally have almost similar symptoms.

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Contact eczema
  • Seborrheic eczema
  • Nummular eczema
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Stasis dermatitis
  • Dyshidrotic eczema

Atopic Dermatitis

People suffering from Atopic dermatitis has the itchy and inflamed skin. This type of eczema come and go with the trigger or the causative factor. The condition when occur in an infant prior to 1 years of age is called infantile eczema. Any kind of environmental factor like pollens, molds, or pollutants, chemicals in soap, detergents and perfumes, changes in the environment can cause the atopic dermatitis. This problem runs in the family and generally the person having asthma and hey fever in the family suffer from the problem of atopic dermatitis.

Contact Eczema

Contact eczema is a localized problem where the skin becomes red and itchy after coming in contact with allergen. Trigger can be any and differ from person to person. It is also known as allergic contact eczema or allergic contact dermatitis if caused by allergen and contact eczema is known as irritant contact eczema in case the trigger is irritant.

Seborrheic Eczema

The cause of Seborrheic eczema is unknown. In this type of eczema oily, scaly, yellowish patches on the skin appears. Dandruff and craddle cap are the examples of this eczema. Itching may or may not associated with seborrheic eczema that runs in the family.

Nummular Eczema

In Nummular eczema coin shaped patches of irritated skin appears that are very itchy and scaly. Arm, lower legs, back and buttocks are the common area where these Nummular eczema patches appear.


Neurodermatitis is also called lichen simplex chronicus. This starts with a very small itching area that on rubbing becomes large and very irritated. It is more common in women who are in 20-50 years of age.

Stasis Dermatitis

Stasis dermatitis occurs in lower leg area and caused by the circulatory problem called venous insufficiency. Middle-age and elder people are more prone to this problem than any other age group. With itching the skin color changes to reddish brown. But if the problem persists then it can lead to blistering as well as oozing and lesions on the skin.

Dyshidrotic Eczema

Dyshidrotic eczema occurs in the palm of hands and sole of feet with clear and deep blister and also known as vesicular palmoplantar dermatitis, dyshidrosis, or pompholyx. These blisters itch and burn baldy. It is more common in spring and summer period and occurs mostly in warmer climates. Both male and females have equal chances of getting the Dyshidrotic eczema.

Neem For Eczema

Neem is very beneficial for treating eczema. Also with neem the outbreak as well as symptoms can be controlled. To treat it first of all know the type of allergens causing the problem. Neem contains two main anti-inflammatory substances called nimbin and nimbidin that treats the eczema. Neem also acts as analgesic (pain killer). So applying this on the affected area can ultimately leads to relief from extreme itching. Also the antibacterial properties of neem will stop any further infections.

  • Take the neem leaves and boil these in coconut or mustard oil. Boil these till the neem leaves turn black. After cooling filter the oil and apply it thrice or four times a day in the skin rashes. This is a very quick and really very effective eczema home remedy with neem.
  • Apply neem leaf oil on the rashes to cure it. The redness, inflammation and itching can be cured with this.
  • Dryness if the major trigger of eczema. Hence keep your skin moist with neem oil to treat eczema.
  • Use neem based products like neem soap, neem cream to treat eczema.
  • Take 1 tbs of turmeric powder and few bitter neem leaves. Make the paste and apply this on affected area.

Eczema Home Remedies

Eczema Home Remedies
  • Take the banana peel and rub this on the affected area. The oils from banana peel treat the eczema. After this apply any unscented moisturizer.
  • Drink lots of water so that you remain hydrated internally and increase omega 3 consumption by eating lots of vegetables and fruits.
  • Apply coconut oil on the affected area to keep the skin moist.
  • Take 1 tsp camphor and 1-teaspoon sandalwood and make a very fine paste of these. Apply this paste on the affected area and this is a very good eczema home remedy.
  • Apply spearmint leaf juice on eczema to get relief from itching.
  • Take mango and peel off the skin. Take the pulp and boil it in water. Cool it and apply the pulp on the affected area. Apply twice a day for a week. This is quiet effect eczema home remedy.
  • Take 2-3 tbs of turmeric in water and boil this for on low flame. Cool it after removing from the flame. Wash the eczema with this solution. Instead of turmeric you can also take neem leaves. This eczema home remedy will cure eczema quite effectively.
  • Apply olive oil on the affected area.
  • Make the 50/50 solution of apple cedar vinegar (ACV) and water. Dab the affected area with this. Very effective and simple eczema home remedy.

*Note - Above mentioned symptoms may also be because of some other skin problems. So always consult your doctor.

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