Mothers searching for a natural eczema treatment for infants are often confused by the whole range of products available. Choosing a suitable remedy should be undertaken carefully as many products arrive in the marketplace with little or no proper testing.
The nature of eczema varys considerably between individual sufferers. There is one common denominator which effects all. That is the detergents being used in home for laundry, and personal hygiene. Many laundry powders contain highly vigorous and aggressive ingredients.
Laundry powder for eczema
The active ingredient in laundry products is household bleach, or sodium hypochlorite. Responsible for the majority of household poisonings, this chemical is a forerunner to chlorine.
Look for Naphtha’s – These are petroleum based products. Having been linked to cancer, lung damage and/or inflammation, and mucous membrane damage, this is a very harmful chemical.
Many who have families who have to do laundry on such a frequent basis should realise that these dangers posed by toxins should not go ignored. In particular, where their family have a disposition to sensitive skin. Sensitive skin damaged in infancy will cause lifelong damage.
- Choose a natural laundry powder.
- Find a company that has a credible history in the industry
- Read what others say about the product
This is just the first, but probably the most important step to combatting eczema.
Next look at personal hygiene. Find a natural soap, and a compatiple moisturiser. Again check the ingredients. All creams need to have preservative. Natural creams often have no means of controlling the propagation of harmful bacteria within the cream itself. These ‘miracle creams’ are often an even greater hazard to sensitive skin causing severe skin rashes on top of the existing eczema.
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