Exploring the Eczema-Epsom Salt Connection

Are you tired of constantly trying new creams, ointments and lotions, only to find they don’t give that much-needed relief for your eczema? Well, look no further fellow itchy-sufferer! Have you considered a natural remedy – Epsom salt?

Many people swear by this tried-and-true medicine for everything from sore muscles to stress relief. But what about its benefits for eczema sufferers? Is there anything behind the claims or is it all just “salt in the wound”? Let’s dive right in and explore the connection between Epsom salt and eczema.

What is Eczema Anyway?

Before we get into how salts can help alleviate our skin woes, let us first explain what exactly is causing us so much discomfort.

Eczema is a common condition where patches of skin become inflamed or irritated leading to itchiness, redness,and dryness. It often appears on hands and feet but can show up anywhere on our bodies leading to an intense desire to scratch continuously until blood may appear!

Unfortunately atopic dermatitis, commonly referred to as ‘eczema’, has yet been thoroughly understood by medical professionals which explains why no single cure has been found until now!

To add insult (or really injury) they’ve provided us with short-term palliatives like steroid creams that may have side effects. Talking about fing irony at play!

The Magical Power of Magnesium

Now that we know more about what causes us so much grief let’s move onto discuss magnesium-rich epsom salt which many believe contain magical muscle-relaxing properties when added into warm bath water.

Magnesium sulfate surrounds the cells in our body protecting them whilst facilitating better nutrient delivery, helping oust toxins and much more! Some people even claim to feel a rush of euphoria with their usage. It’s like we’re the Incredible Hulk in terms of our skin woes!

According to The National Eczema Association, one can also use epsom salt as an exfoliant that helps remove dead cells, toxins and other impurities from the affected areas leading to softer feeling skin.

Aiding Inflammation

Epsom salt is capable of reducing inflammation which comes in handy for eczema sufferers since it remains one of its key symptoms. Magnesium Sulphate activates certain mechanisms in our body such as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) thereby lessening itchiness & pain enabling us to win back control over our daily routine 😎

By absorbing through the skin at bath time or being used topically after mixing them up into a pasty concoction –add link here-_-, this mineral compound can offer immediate sympathy while ameliorating chronic inflammation under not-so-short-term usage ☹️

How To Use Epsom Salt For Skin Woes

While diving headfirst into any change may seem tempting please remember that moderation is key here! Below are some guidelines whiccan help you understand how much salts should be dissolved before being absorbed by your body via water:

  • Adults: 2 cups per warm bathtub session
  • Children: 1 cup per shallow bath session

It’s important however never dive straight into hot water when using these minerals considering how sensitive our already sensitive form is; instead start by sitting on the edge then slowly sliding down easing yourself beneath as you do so.You know slow & steady wins always – keep yourself immersed until only your neck upwards remain outside contact!

Yes.. This could all sound somewhat unorthodox but sometimes life calls upon us to take drastic measures for comfort.

Additional tips include blending herbs, essential oils or even milk 🥛- oh come on, everyone remembers Cleopatras love for milk baths – in addition to epsom salts since they soothe & moisturise tired skin while catering relaxation.

Situations Being Careful With Epsom Salt

While majority of people won’t face any issues when using epsom salt some may experience allergic reactions ranging from minor hives to more severe rashes!

It is important that before you take the plunge towards eczema free-life withit’s usage it would be advisable if you do preliminary patch tests on your inner elbow area without shaving three times per day i.e morning-noon and night ⚠️

These patches serve as litmus test providing a glimpse into how our skin perceives Epsomsalt mixture; whether itching, redness or other forms of irritation occur..if all seems okay after 72 hours then you’re safe but alternatively contacting your doctor will always remain an important option too!

We ain’t asking anyone to compromise health over comfort ever 🙅♀️. Our well-being comes first always!

Pros Cons
-Lessens inflammation Mild Allergic Reaction
-Alleviates itchiness and pain
-Acts as exfoliator

In Conclusion…

Although there has been little scientific research regarding Epson salts’role (to-date) in reducing flare-ups in Dermatitis there are specific reasons why Dr Teo Wan Lin, a Singaporean dermatologist prefers prescribing Magnesium sulphate instead of corticosteroids.

Adding this natural element can provide substantial relief both immediately whilst aiding one’s chronic skin woes because yes folks Rome was not built overnight 😩 . Therefore by becoming familiar with ‘good-to-dos’ versus ‘must-haves’, we can maintain long-lasting skincare support through simple yet effective tips inside our hygiene habits.

So ladies and gentlemen now that it’s out there you better gear up, gather around a warm bath and tell eczema –”not today”!

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