“I’m Itchy!” – How to deal with Eczema Symptoms

Eczema on the kid's hand 

 

 

June 6th, 2016

Eczema sometimes feels like your skin is on fire. The itching, burning sensation that this condition can produce on the surface of the skin is quite unpleasant for those who suffer from it. You need treatment fast, because the look of that red inflamed skin can also affect a person’s self esteem.

Eczema is considered a chronic condition that cannot be cured, just treated. The other name for this illness is “atopic dermatitis” which causes redness, and inflammation in the skin. Like an allergy in a way that affects up to 3 percent of all adults, and an even higher number of babies and children, it’s something a vast number of people have to deal with. In those younger, it’s closer to 10-20 percent, but many children tend to outgrow it if they are lucky. It can even lay dormant for years in remission, and then come roaring back with an itchy vengeance.

Treatment Options

If you have chronic eczema symptoms you are probably going to see your dermatologist regularly who can prescribe various medications and topical creams to help abate the itching and pesky symptoms of flaky, dry, and irritated skin that the eczema causes. It can even get so bad that if you are scratching to the point of skin breakage, serious infections can develop that require additional emergency care by a doctor.

There are times that it can flair up and be just that troublesome for a person to deal with. That’s when you might seek out some alternate therapy methods, like Halotherapy, to help reduce the problems in your skin. If you have tried a variety of over-the-counter solutions that may or may not be helping the problem, you’ll constantly be on the lookout for something better. It could even be making it worse if you aren’t watching the ingredients carefully enough.

Salt Therapy To The Rescue

Using salt saturated air through salt therapy can help with your itchy eczema problems. Not only does this all natural treatment reduce the inflammation which can help with skin sensitivity, but it will kill bacteria, making the skin less sensitive to immune system issues. The way this happens is that it reduces the IgE levels which means that the antibodies that react to allergens is suppressed. That will make your outbreaks of eczema less severe when subjected to regular treatments. Ideally you want to make an appointment to have a session 2-3 times per week for at least 4-6 weeks.

The salt is able to cleanse and purify the skin with a dry salt aerosol spray that you’ll just deeply breathe in during your session. It’s helpful to wear comfortable, loose clothing to allow your skin to breathe and come into contact with the salt air of the therapy rooms.

You can even take a session 1/2 off (at participating locations) to find out if this is something that you would like to pursue for your skin condition. Children can even benefit from time in a salt therapy room. Plus, it’s so much easier to have them just play in a salt filled room then subjecting them to sticky topical creams that they don’t like.

Healthy skin is a beautiful right that everyone should experience. Skin is our largest organ, so taking care of it properly, if you have serious skin issues, can be vital to your quality of life.