Eczema infection is becoming more common and in many clinics it is the most common skin infection in children.
There appear to be a range of causes for eczema including food, stress and environmental factors.
Many young eczema sufferers go on to develop food allergies and asthma.
Conventional treatments often include steroids which can be harmful to the immune system and carry further risks once the treatment is stopped leading to Topical Steroid Withdrawal-Red Skin Syndrome. This is a serious condition and people suffering from TSW have their own facebook page to discuss treatments and support.
There are several important symptoms of eczema infection, inflamed skin, severe itchiness leading to scratching and the presence of Staphylococcus aureaus bacteria which features in 90% of eczema cases according to studies.
A very effective natural treatment for eczema is Manuka honey from New Zealand.
Manuka honey especially the highly rated Unique Manuka Factor or UMF honey can offer a number of very important advantages in eczema treatment.
- Manuka UMF honey is naturally anti-inflammatory so it will reduce the swelling.
- Manuka honey is anti bacterial and proven to control and eliminate Staphylococcus aureus bacteria the most common bacteria present in eczema infections.
- Manuka honey supports the immune system to develop its own defences against eczema infection
- Manuka honey assists the healing process by reducing swelling, calming the desire to itch and scratch and promoting the skin’s own ability to heal.
Manuka Natural stock certified Manuka UMF honey in several levels of antibacterial activity
Manuka Natural also produce Active Manuka honey cream containing 30% Manuka honey UMF 15+ Chamomile and Calendula oil which are well recognised for their skin calming properties, Rose hip seed oil rich in Vitamin C and Evening primrose oil which is rich in long chain fatty acids that help to repair damaged skin.
This cream has received widespread positive reviews from people suffering the effects of eczema.