Eczema is an allergic reaction of the skin caused by external factors. It causes itching, causes rashes and sometimes even bleeding of the external layer of the skin. Eczema is also termed as a topic dermatitis and the symptoms usually include dry, thickened, cracked, swollen and sensitive skin. It is also characterized by red to dark brown spots and worsens during extreme temperatures. Let us have a look at how effective is epsom salt for eczema relief.
Is Epsom Salt Good for Eczema?
- Epsom salt has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in combating antigens that cause inflammation.
- It can be absorbed by the skin hence it helps in reducing the lesions that are caused on the skin due to eczema.
- The magnesium salt present in epsom salt is hygroscopic hence Epsom salt absorbs water molecules when applied on the skin.
- Epsom salt when applied on eczema affected skin drains the water from the bacteria and fungus that cause eczema hence does not allow further microbial growth on the skin.
- It reduces the edema and eczema caused on the skin by balancing the acid-base production of the skin.
How to Use Epsom Salt for Eczema?
Pure magnesium sulphate which is a mineral compound is commonly known as epsom salt. Epsom salt is said to have a number of medical and health benefits. Some of these benefits include- relieving pain and muscle cramps, ensuring proper functioning of nerves and muscles, increasing insulin receptivity, eliminating toxins from the body, preventing clotting of blood in the arteries and providing relief from constipation. It also has several other uses but here we shall be discussing about uses of Epsom salt in treating eczema.
1. Epsom Salt Bath for Eczema:
- 5 grams of Epsom salt
- 5 liters of bathing water
Preparation time: 2 minutes.
How to do:
- Take 5 grams of Epsom salt and mix it in 5 liters of bathing water.
- Soak yourself for 10 to 15 minutes
Repetitions: Use this to bathe every day.
How it works: This reduces skin irritations and helps in drying the skin and that helps in reducing eczema rashes.
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