08. Eczema Remedy
What is it?
Eczema is an allergic reaction. It is usually accompanied by other allergic reactions such as red eyes, a runny nose, or asthma. Certain foods can trigger an eczema attack. Patches of the skin become red, itchy, and rough. The skin is inflamed and may crack. Eczema is very painful.
What’s the remedy?
Olive oil has a calming healing effect on an eczema outbreak. While eczema tends to limit itself to the creases in the elbows and knees, it can occur anywhere on the body. Application of olive oil to the affected areas of skin can make a significant improvement to eczema.
Why does it work?
Most topical applications work to treat the symptoms of eczema. However, olive oil may go a little further than that. Olive oil hydrates the skin and calms the inflammation. Taking internally in small doses, olive oil also boosts the immune system.