Nummular eczema is a chronic skin condition that results in itchy rashes in the shape of a coin. Nummular eczema affects about two out of every 1,000 people in the United States, but affects the elderly more often. Initially, nummular eczema is red but later resembles ringworms. The cause of nummular eczema is undetermined but suggested factors include allergies, dry skin or excessive stress. This condition can be treated with home remedies.
Home Remedy for Nummular Eczema
Make a skin wash using the following ingredients: 1 tsp. comfrey root, 1 tsp. white oak bark, 1 tsp. slippery elm bark. Boil all the ingredients in 2 cups of water for 35 minutes. Let it cool and wash the affected area(s).
Apply vitamin E on the nummular eczema. Vitamin E calms the itching and heals dryness caused by the nummular eczema.
Rub flaxseed oil on the affected area three times a day. Condition should improve within two to three days.
Crush a tablet and apply it directly on the affected area. Take zinc orally to enhance treatment.
Grind blueberry leaves into a powder. Mix with glycerin. Apply the lotion on the nummular eczema until condition improves.
Use a cottonball and apply rosewater on the affected area. Rosewater calms the skin and restores the skin to its natural pH balance.
Take vitamin B complex supplements for healthy skin.
Tips for Preventing Nummular Eczema
Do not shower with hot water as that dries out the skin.
Useentle cleansers that do not contain detergents or dyes.
Wear loose clothing and cotton clothing so the skin can breathe.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid exposure to drastic temperature changes.
Moisturize daily and especially after taking a shower.