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keep hearing that steroids and other strong eczema medicines may have side effects. Doctor, can you pls suggest some natural cures that are safe?
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If you have a genetic eczema like atopic dermatitis, adequate use of moisturizers can often control the disease. However, if you have an eczema which is a type of contact dermatitis, finding out the cause and removing the cause helps in eliminating the disease. Sunflower seed oil boosts the production of natural ceramides in the body to strengthen our skin barrier function. You can also relieve inflammation with its anti-inflammatory properties. Another great option is coconut oil that minimizes staph bacteria deposits on the skin, found in huge amounts in patients with moderate to severe eczema. Add sunflower seed and/or coconut oils into your regular moisturizers and apply on a post-bath damp skin to soak maximum moisture.

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