I like so many other people have eczema. I have been examined by a dermatologist and prescribed a steroid cream for eczema, which I will most likely never use. I avoid chemicals in my life whenever possible and choose to treat my eczema naturally by using neem salve.
When I have an eczema flare up I quickly apply neem. This salve provides an almost instant soothing relief to my red, puffy, flared up itchy eczema rash. I apply neem salve regularly to my skin until the rash is under control and no longer inflamed and itchy.
I am happy to report that I have been able to treat my eczema flare-ups naturally without the use of prescription steroid creams or antibiotics. Treating my eczema naturally using neem salve has worked wonders for me! If you suffer from eczema and don’t want to use chemical creams or antibiotics neem may be a very good alternative for you and your skin.
What is eczema?
Eczema is the inflammation of the skin which can cause patches of skin to become rough with blisters that itch and sometimes even bleed.
Eczema can be the result of an irritation or can have no external cause at all. I know that many people suffer from eczema during the cold dry months of the year. Stress is huge trigger for me. When my husband witnesses me scratching my skin like a mad woman he will ask me what it is that is bothering me. I began suffering from eczema in my mid-twenties and have flare-ups multiple times a year. Eczema is very common in children and it is possible to ‘outgrow’ the condition.
You can read more about the different types of eczema over at Medicine Net.
How does neem help eczema?
Neem is not a cure for eczema but is an effective and natural way to soothe eczema symptoms. Neem is anti-inflammatory, an analgesic (pain killer), and antibacterial (pretty awesome, right?!).
The two main anti-inflammatory substances in neem are called nimbin and nimbidin, and they have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties comparable to common non-steroids (phenylbutazone) and steroidal drugs (prednisole).
Neem is also a strong analgesic (pain killer). Some people report instant relief from the excruciating discomfort, as soon as they apply neem salve or cream to eczema skin.
And neem is antibacterial, and can clean up any secondary infections, or even better, prevent them from happening in the first place.
I use neem salve on my eczema and find that it soothes my skin as well as steroid creams or other prescribed medications would (totally assuming, but it works great for me!) without the use of nasty chemicals or the equally nasty side effects (Yay!).
My youngest child also has eczema. Neem salve has assisted in soothing her skin as well, beginning when she was a newborn. I am totally happy with the results that neem salve has provided our irritated and itchy eczema skin and have found it totally unnecessary to expose our bodies to prescription steroid creams or antibiotics.
I purchase neem salve online in a four-pack currently but hope to make my own neem salve soon (stay tuned!).
Do you suffer from neem? If so, how do you treat it?
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