Keep facial eczema under control with traditional and natural treatments

November 26, 2014

As soon as an eczema flare up happens, you'll want to reach for the best traditional and natural treatments to ease the discomfort associated with the condition.

Keep facial eczema under control with traditional and natural treatments

Suffering from facial eczema doesn't have to be a lonely existence.

The word eczema means "to boil over," as it's characterized by red, scaly patches, often with itchy blisters that can openly ooze clear fluid.


It's difficult determining what triggers eczema, as it can be caused by different factors including allergies, contact dermatitis and stress.

Health hazards

While it generally has no serious impact on a person's overall health, the rash and blisters associated with eczema can cause great embarrassment, particularly when located on the face.

Traditional treatments for facial eczema

There are several traditional treatments for facial eczema that can ease the itching, and prevent scratching and scarring of the face. OTC (over the counter) remedies and prescription medications for eczema are designed to work quickly.

  • A topical corticosteroid ointment can help ease the itching while your face heals.
  • Immunosuppressants are designed to suppress the overreaction of the immune system, allowing your facial eczema to heal faster than with no treatment at all.
  • Topical immunomodulators will reduce the inflammation of your skin, helping the blisters to dry up and fade away.

Natural treatments for facial eczema

Natural treatments for facial eczema involve easing discomfort of the skin, while allowing traditional medications time to work.

  • Soak colloidal oatmeal in warm water in a small bowl, then apply to your face with a soft washcloth. Let your skin absorb the warm oatmeal mixture for at least ten minutes.
  • Take great care when washing your face and use warm water, not hot. After washing, apply a natural moisturizer, such as olive oil or coconut oil, to soften the scaly patches on your face.
  • You'd be surprised how often you scratch your skin in your sleep. Avoid permanent scarring by covering your worst eczema patches with small band-aids.
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