Natural Ways to Manage the Skin Asthma
Skin asthma is also known as a topic dermatitis. It is a genetic,chronic skin disease which is not at all contagious. There is an inherited skin barrier defect that causes the skin to inflame. To know more about it and its management keep reading the article.
As discussed above skin asthma is an inflammatory skin disease that is recognised by dry, itchy rashes, scaly skin and thick patches. There is no specific treatment to manage skin asthma, butthere are home remedies to relieve the symptoms.
Home Remedies To Manage Skin Asthma
1.Coconut oil to Reduce the Skin Asthma
Coconut oil hydrates the body and is antimicrobial. It is one of the best and readily available home remedy to manage the symptoms of a topic dermatitis. Apply coconut to the affected area a few times in a day,and you will witness reduction in scaling, dryness and redness in just a few days.
2.Chamomile to Reduce the Skin Asthma
The flowers of chamomile have soothing properties,and so chamomile enters the list of home remedies to manage skin asthma.
Take a few teaspoons of dried chamomile flower and soak them in a cup of steaming water for 15-20 minutes. Cool the water and strain it. Soak a clean cotton cloth with this water and place it over the affected part for 15 minutes. Repeat this a few times in a day.
*If you are allergic to chamomile you should avoid this. To know if you are allergic to chamomile better do apatch test before using it.
3. Aloe vera to Reduce the Skin Asthma
Aloe vera moisturizes the skin and is antibacterial. It prevents secondary infection andcoolsthe skin. Also, it balances the pH level of the skin and relieves irritation and itching.
Extract the gel of aloe vera leaf and apply to your skin. Repeat this a few times in a day.
4.Turmeric to Reduce the Skin Asthma
Turmeric is available in almost everyone’s kitchen. It is well-known for its antiseptic,and anti-inflammatoryproperties.
Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of water and boil it. Let the solution cool down and then wash the affected area with it.
Also, every night before sleeping add a half teaspoonof turmeric to a glass of warm milk and drink it.
Do this for a few months.
5. Oatmeal to Reduce the Skin Asthma
Oatmeal is rich in avenanthramides. It is anti-inflammatory and anti-itching. It reduces redness and swelling.
Add sufficient amount of water to a few tablespoons of oatmeal powder to make a fine paste. Apply the paste to your skin. Cover it with a moist cloth. After half an hour rinse it off with water. Repeat this two times in a day for a few days.
6.Indian Lilac to Reduce the Skin Asthma
Indian Lilac to a great extent helps to manage skin asthma and restoresthe healthof the skin.
Crush a few Indian Lilac leaves and make a paste. To the paste add a tablespoon sesame oil and a pinch of turmeric. Mix the ingredients and apply to the affected skin. Leave it for 2-3 hours and then wash it off. Repeat this every day for a few months.
7.Apple cider vinegar to Reduce the Skin Asthma
Apple cider vinegar maintainsthe skin pH. It is useful in treating a number of skin issues and also is helpful in managing atopic dermatitis by alleviating inflammationand itching.
Mix apple cider vinegar and water in equal amounts and wash the affected area with this solution. Repeat this two times in a day for a week or so.
8.Olive oil to Reduce the Skin Asthma
Olive oil is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It is an excellent home remedy for skin asthma.
Massage your skin gently with olive oil until oil is absorbed. Repeat this 2-3 times in a day.
9.Sandalwood powder to Reduce the Skin Asthma
Sandalwood powder has soothing property. Add rose water or merely clean water to a few tablespoons of sandalwood powder and make a paste. Apply the paste to your skin. Rinse it off with lukewarm water when it dries. Repeat this two times in a day for the satisfactory result.
10.Honey to Reduce the Skin Asthma
Honey is anti-inflammatory and has hygroscopic properties. It keeps the skin moisturized and is antibacterial and antiseptic. Thus,honey is quite useful in managing skin asthma.
To 2 tablespoons honey add olive oil and beeswax in equal amounts. Heat the mixture a little. Let it cool and apply to the skin daily for a few weeks.
Skin asthma is not contagious,but you may fear it that will make your skin look ugly. Do not worry much about this and try the above home remedies. Keep your skin moisturized, quit smoking, drink lots of water and eat healthily. Avoid wearing synthetic fibers or wool, avoid skin exposure to substances such as chlorine, solvents and mineral soil. Soaps and detergents, perfumes and cosmetics may also irritate. Other things that may trigger skin asthma are dust, sand, animal fur, flower, pollen and dust mites. So, try to stay away from them as much as possible.
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta: Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.