September 23, 2009

Treating Varicose Eczema With Natural Remedies

Posted in Category : Common Ailments

Eczema is a skin disorder that is fairly common. It is generally characterized by very irritating patches of red and scaly skin. When a person is affected by varicose eczema, the condition is also preceded by varicose and often ulcerated veins. The eczema tends to most commonly concentrate around the damaged veins. Varicose eczema is also popularly known as stasis and occurs more often during the later stages of a person’s life and is largely caused as a result of poor or abnormal circulation. Most of the time, the poor circulation can be attributed to increased blood pressure within the veins of the leg. The build up of pressure is caused by the failure of the valves in the veins. The increased pressure allows fibrin – a chemical, to leak out from the small blood-vessels into the skin. The fibrin tends to deposit around the blood vessels and forms a barrier which prevents essential nutrients and oxygen from penetrating through to the skin. A lack of oxygen and other essential nutrients will greatly agitate the eczema condition on the legs as well. The incorrect use of disinfectants and certain other creams could also result in further aggravating the problem. Since the circulation in the legs tends to reduce with age, elder people face the problem more frequently.

Some simple home remedies for varicose eczema that are particularly effective when dealing with this condition include:

  • Water can be very beneficial when treating eczema. Applying cold compress or cold wet formations about two times every day.
  • Mashed papaya seeds help reducing the itching when applied on the areas affected by eczema.
  • One of the most effective natural remedies in treating eczema is to rub a piece of nutmeg against a stone and apply some water to the powder to create a paste. Apply this paste over the affected areas for significant improvements in the condition.
  • You could also try boiling about 200 grams of mustard oil in an iron vessel and adding 50 grams of fresh clean leaves of Margosa to it. When you notice the leaves turning black, let it cool and strain the mixture. Apply this oil as frequently as four times everyday to the affected areas of the skin.
  • Another effective way of treating eczema is to create a paste using 1 tablespoon each of turmeric powder and bitter Margosa leaves and applying it over the affected areas.