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How can coconut oil help eczema?

How can coconut oil help eczema?

Coconut oil is one of those natural wonders you keep hearing about when you start talking eczema and as you start your research you will begin to understand why. It is taken from the edible flesh of a coconut, has many properties which can help to manage eczema. Here are some of them:

  • Lauric acid has proven antibacterial properties which can help control the growth of staphylococcus bacteria which loves living on dry skin. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits which can help during the itch-scratch cycle.
  • Saturated fats these add smoothness to the skin and also layer the skin’s natural barrier to help it to retain moisture.
  • Vitamin E which is needed for healthy skin to grow and repair itself.
  • Phytonutrients and polyphenols which have antioxidant properties to fight skin cell damage
  • Caprylic and capric acid to prevent itchy and flakey skin as well as helping to protect the skin’s natural protective barrier.

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coconut oil and baby eczema

All you need to know about coconut oil for baby eczema

Can coconut oil really be an effective treatment for baby eczema? It’s a question asked by thousands of parents struggling to heal their baby’s eczema and stop the suffering.

With all the hype around coconut oil at the moment, it’s easy to get confused. Afterall, you don’t want to make your child’s eczema worse. And although prescribed steroid creams prescribed by your doctor have a place in eczema treatment, they are generally recommended for short term use and eczema is often an ongoing condition.

Here we present the scientific facts around coconut oil and its potential as a treatment for baby eczema. Because it turns out virgin coconut oil is a powerful natural solution that has proven benefits over conventional eczema treatments.

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target eczema naturally

How can I treat eczema naturally?

 

When it became clear my baby had eczema the first question I wanted answered was how I could treat his eczema naturally. Three and a half years later we have tried so many natural remedies and treatments. There is nothing which was recommended to me that I didn’t try and not every natural eczema treatment made a difference to my baby’s eczema.

Treatments which help me manage eczema naturally

  • Taking probiotics

I started mixing probiotics into my baby’s milk from when he was four months old. While the evidence for probiotic use to treat different infant conditions is mixed, there is evidence which suggests probiotics help manage allergies and provide relief from eczema symptoms, and this has been my experience. Research also indicates that probiotics are safe and well tolerated in healthy infants and children.

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