Eczema is prone to skin infections as scratching can carry germs that break into the skin. The weak skin barrier becomes a gateway for Staph and Strep infections. Infections can become life threatening in more rare cases, however, require antibiotics in most cases. Some bacteria is resistant to antibiotics, so natural treatments are preferred to treat skin infections. Some of the natural methods include:
- Coconut Oil:
- Coconut oil has saturating and antibacterial properties that slow down, eliminate, or prevent the bacterial development on skin.
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- Apple Cider Vinegar:
- Apple Cider Vinegar baths have been proven to be an effective measure against keeping germs away and bacteria count low on eczema skin. It also helps create a balance PH level on skin, which naturally prevents bacterial growth.
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- Bleach Baths (not so natural):
- Bleach baths, although not so natural, are the most effective method of bacterial elimination on eczema skin. There are various studies that have proven the effectiveness of bleach baths for severe eczema cases. More studies links the included below.
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- Probiotics are one supplement that seems to make a noticeable difference with skin health (especially if the problem is diet/gut related). The latest trend has been in topical probiotics, which is still a new and unproven concept.
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Here are the links for the studies:
“Management of atopic dermatitis: safety and efficacy of phototherapy”