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Eczema - Supplements and herbs

The aggravation and sudden increase in the affects of eczema can be alleviated and relieved to a great extent through the use of many kinds of supplements and supplemental products, these can be used alone or as a secondary agent along with other supplements, and can be combined with conventional drugs and over the counter medications used in the allopathic treatment of the condition. Three to four days is the usual timeframe within which the beneficial effects of supplementation become observable in the patient. To prevent the recurrence of the condition in the long term, use can also be made of some of the supplements on a regular basis.

The allergic reactions engendered in the patient and the subsequent inflammation that occurs can often be countered to a great extent through the use of various supplements that can be consumed by the patient. Some of these supplements may be effective for you and you should give it a shot. The inflammation and the itching sensation in the skin can be alleviated by the use of the essential flaxseed oil and the oil of the evening primrose herb, these are very abundant in substances like essential fatty acids and other compounds that can aid in the revitalization of the skin. The dry skin and consequent itchiness can be reduced through supplementation with the A and E vitamins, as symptoms reduce in intensity, lower the dosage of the vitamin A concurrently. The healing and restoration of the skin is improved by the supplements of the essential mineral zinc, the mineral bolsters the performance of the immune system and effectively aids in the healing process of the skin, the biochemical processing of the essential fatty acids also involves this mineral and it is an essential part of that process. Since an increase in zinc brings around a reduction in the levels of the mineral copper in the body, copper supplements are necessary alongside the supplements of zinc in order to restore the balance of depleted copper in the body. The allergic reaction of the body can also be tempered through the use of extracts of the seeds of grape, these extracts are abound in antioxidant substances called flavonoids, these plant substances play an essential role in cellular processes.

Many external creams have chamomile or licorice extracts as ingredients, these make excellent topical applications for use on the affected areas of the skin, in people with eczema. The direct application of the cream or topical rub onto the lesions on the skin can be very soothing and effective, such lotions also reduce the levels of inflammation on the patient skin and can restore its health.

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