If you feel like the roller coaster of the eczema itching , red bumps , clearing and recurrences is zapping your energy don’t give up. This is a persistent problem but with proper detection work into your foods, stress triggers and external factors you can work on a program to control it.
I found for myself with nummular eczema that the flax seed oil supplement orally was very helpful. I took it in the middle of the night too when the itching woke me up, along with calcium/magnesium to assist with sleeping and body relaxation. Note that the magnesium can have a laxative effect so try to take it with a little bit of food.
Others have found that applying coconut oil to skin or vitamin E has been useful too. I used aquaphor but don’t really like using vaseline on my skin and switched to a need based lotion from the health food store. Be sure to read ingredients as even health food products can have allergens in them.
I haven’t used blueberry leaves, but the chlorogenic acid has been reported as being a great aid for eczema skin. It is supposed to remove the microbes from your skin which cause the itching and discomfort. It’s also recommended as a natural anti inflammatory agent to reduce swelling and redness.
Stress. Oh Boy. I remember one night doing very slow deep breathing and noticing that the itching was much less. The mind is such a trickster and can really effect the body. Don’t feed yourself with negative thoughts like this is going to be your fate or that you’ll be itching the rest of your life. Making changes in terms of diet, safe moisturizers , careful detective work in your enviroment and stress reduction routines can make a huge difference in improving the eczema condition. The breathing technique I like (from kundalini yoga) is to breathe slowly, hold the breath for 5-10 seconds, exhale slowly, hold it out also 5-10 seconds and start over. The mind follows the breath.
This program has been recommended by a few blog visitors as comprehensive and getting at the root of the problem. Keep in mind that it has a nutritional component but someone told me they cheat and still are doing very well. She does stick with the supplements part though. You can read more about it here: Eczema Cure