Relieving eczema itch with banana peel
A friend recently told me to try something rather unusual for eczema: eat a banana and rub the inside of the peeling on the eczema. I tried it, and the results were staggering; I had no itching for six hours after a single application. I don’t know if anyone has ever studied the use of banana skin for the treatment of this rash, but if it helps, why not try it?
– From Bob Y.
Sealing in moisture with socks
I place socks over my daughter’s eczema to help seal in the moisture after I apply her meds. I just buy cute socks, cut the tips off, and slide them over her arm and knees. For her hands I buy fingerless gloves. She sometimes also wears a hat to protect the back of her neck. Works like a charm!
– From Jennifer T.
Recipe for homemade Bumble Bee Balm
I understand that petroleum is used for eczema-prone skin. However, I don’t like to use petroleum. I’ve tried different balms from spas, and found that I could make my own, using beeswax and oil (olive or almond oil).
Sandra’s Bumble Bee Balm:
1/4 ounce beeswax
1 cup oil (olive or almond)
Ahead of time, put the propolis and bee pollen in a bottle or jar and fill with oil. Let it “seep” and strain out with a coffee filter. The propolis will never melt. In a small crock-pot, melt down the beeswax and add the oil, honey, and royal jelly. Pour into a glass jar, let it solidify, and use!
– From Sandra C.