While there are several types of eczema, the two most common are Atopic exzema and dermatitis. For those who suffer from the first type, symptoms likely showed up at an early age of around 4 - 6 years old. Flare ups likely have happened at varying frequencies throughout childhood and into adulthood.
Stress is a contributing factor in many of today`s chronic conditions and it is no different with eczema. Try doing daily meditation along with deep breathing exercises. Simple find a dimly lit, quiet room with a straight back chair.
You don`t want the chair to be too uncomfortable, but not overly comfortable either. Falling asleep is not what you want to have happen. Place your hands on your knees, sit straight and begin to breath in through your nose on a count of 4, hold for a count of 4 and exhale out the mouth slowly for a count of 8.
Do this several times until you begin to feel yourself relax. From then continue to breath similarly, but with out the counting. Focus your mind on your breath. When you find your mind has wondered, just bring it back to focus on the breath without concern. Do this for 12, 21 or 30 minutes a day, depending on what is most comfortable to you.
Selenium is an important mineral that many today are deficient in. This mineral joins with other components in the body to help the immune system keep skin healthy. Without enough of this mineral the immune system simply fails to understand that something is wrong with the skin and never activates the defense system that can heal it.
As a vitamin regimen to help skin to be more healthy try including foods and supplements to get the following. Vitamin A 15 milligrams, Vitamin C Take 500 milligrams 3 times a day for a total of 1500 milligrams a day, Vitamin E 700 International Units a day, Zinc 15 milligrams a day for women and 20 milligrams a day for men.
One of the great home remedies for eczema is hydrotherapy. Simply add colloidal oatmeal to your warm, not hot bath and take a long refreshing soak. This will sooth the skin, stop the itching and help the body to relax.
Including more foods that have omega 3 fatty acid will also greatly aid the health of skin. Eating foods like walnuts, avocados, mackerel and Alaskan tuna are great choices.