financial cost of treating eczema

When you’re managing eczema, it's not just your skin that's itching but probably your hip pockets too. A study from The Medical Journal of Australia estimates that based on the severity of the eczema, a family may pay between $330 and $1255 in treatments. What is more frustrating is that in search of a cure, money is often spent on expensive remedies that may never deliver the relief they promise.

A FAMILY MAY PAY BETWEEN $330 AND $1255 IN TREATMENTS

Before adding extra $$ to your medical budget, give natural products a go! You'd be surprised what remedies you can create by rummaging through the pantry and playing with ingredients. If it's your child who's suffering from dry skin, what sounds more fun than getting messy and playing with food! Chamomile or rolled oats wrapped up in a cloth and submerged in the bath is known to soothe the skin and reduce irritation.

Honey also has anti-inflammatory properties and draws moisture to damaged skin. Smear it over the affected area and cover with a bandage. The downside of honey is that it can get a little sticky, but the upside is that you'll smell delicious! If the DIY aspect doesn't appeal to you, we’ve already gotten our hands dirty for you, using naturally derived ingredients. Some simple lifestyle changes from finding some time-out to relax, to avoiding certain fabrics can also help you find some relief without costing you a cent. Read on to find out what triggers to avoid and reduce both the itch and the financial cost of eczema.

Some simple lifestyle changes from finding some time-out to relax, to avoiding certain fabrics can also help you find some relief without costing you a cent. Read on to find out what triggers to avoid and reduce both the itch and the financial cost of eczema.