I have had eczema off and on for 20 years. Sometimes it is a tiny little spot that lasts a few days and others it is a few more spots. I’ve never had hand eczema as bad as this last time though! Wow, it has taken over a month for any relief. I’ve tried the steroids doctors give for eczema, over the counter creams that normally work, and nothing would touch this… until I tried Aloe Vera! I strongly feel that Aloe Vera is a natural remedy and cure for hand eczema.
I forgot my medicine at home one day when I went to work and was desperate to moisturize my cracked, itching, and bleeding hands. I found a small package of Aloe Vera gel in our First Aid kit and put it on. Instantly, it soothed my hands. I put it on all day and it helped a lot but within 5 minutes of applying it, my hands dried right back out and the uncomfortable cracking feeling returned.
When I started googling about Aloe Vera, I found it has many wonderful attributes. The vitamins and minerals in it are great for overall health and pure aloe works great for alleviating symptoms of eczema and curing it. Bill and I went to Hannaford and found a big leaf of Aloe. We cut it open and wiped it on my hand. I brought a piece to work and continued to do this throughout the day. It still dried out too fast. Knowledge is power… so…
After work, I did more research on how to get the gel out of the leaf because it’s rather solid. I’m glad I did because I learned a lot and my aloe plant went a lot further!
The trick is to peel off the green with a knife. I used the green peelings to put against my skin and then wrap with bandages for hours of relief. Within 1 day there was a miraculous change in my skin condition!
I cut up the white gel from inside the plant and stored it in a plastic container. I’ve been eating little pieces of it because it has so many added health benefits.
I also use it to wipe on my face in the mornings to help with my complexion. I feel it makes my face appear smoother.
I am so happy I found Aloe Vera for my eczema. It has relieved the pain and suffering I experience from it and I’m hoping it will keep other outbreaks at bay or even non existent.
Below are pictures of my hands and the different stages they have gone through.
Hand eczema is worse during colder months for me. The relief I experience from using Aloe Vera is incredible. I hope this post brings you relief!
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Do you have other methods to relieve symptoms? Please share them!