Dead Sea Salt for Eczema
Dead Sea Salts bath not only helps to remove dead skin cells and restore beauty to damaged skin, but it is also a perfect cure for eczema. Sea salt is rich in minerals and helps to reduce pain, sooth inflammation, improve circulation and hydrate tissues. You can make whole body baths or just small amounts of water for local treatment.
Dead Sea Salt and Epsom salts vary in source and composition. Epsom salts, originally made famous by the mineral baths in Epsom, England, may be derived from a variety of natural sources; however, Dead Sea mineral salts must come from the Dead Sea, a saline lake located 400 meters below sea level in Israel.
Epsom salts contain high levels of magnesium and sulfates, whereas Dead Sea Salt mineral salts contain high levels of magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride, sodium and bromide. It has been determined, that using Dead Sea Salt Soaks are much better when treating Eczema, than when using Epsom salts.
About 10% of the people in the world suffer from atopic dermatitis. This is a common, chronic, and relapsing disease which necessitates drug treatment such as topical corticosteroids, antimicrobials, antihistamines, or immunomodulators, phototherapy, or climatotherapy at the Dead Sea or when using Dead Sea Salts Soaks.
Dead Sea Salt Study:
A retrospective study of 1718 patients revealed that treatments at the Dead Sea and stays longer than 4 weeks caused a clearance greater than 95%. Climatotherapy of atopic dermatitis at the Dead Sea is a highly effective modality for treating this disease. It is also a highly cost-effective method, as the patients take no medications and experience no side-effects. Successful climatotherapy of atopic dermatitis or eczema requires strict medical supervision throughout the whole length of the patient’s stay on shore.
We suggest that the favorable effects of bathing in the Dead Sea salt solution are most likely related to the high magnesium content. Magnesium salts are known to bind water, influence epidermal proliferation and differentiation, and enhance permeability barrier repair.
Dead Sea Salt and Epsom salts benefit specific skin and neuromuscular conditions when applied externally through climatotherapy and saltwater soaks, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Both types of salts provide nourishing elements which absorb through the skin. While the nutrients provided vary according to the type of salt, both salts benefit similar
Israeli physicians prescribe Dead Sea Salt baths for detoxification, arthritis, rheumatism, fibromyalgia, Eczema, contact Dermatitis and psoriasis. Climatotherapy, the combination of Dead Sea water therapy with sun treatments, reduces symptoms of eczema. The University of Maryland Medical Center states that sulfur soaks, including sulfur springs and Epsom salt baths, reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, eczema, dandruff and warts.
Dead Sea Salt Uses:
Dead Sea Salt Soaks: For a whole body bath add 1 to 2 cups of unrefined high quality sea salt to a warm bath tub. You can add some natural herbal oils to the bath to make it even more soothing. Make sure the water is not too hot. Soak in the bath for at least 15 minutes about 3 times a week. Sea salt baths will also detox your body by widening skin pores and letting you sweat without skin irritation.
Dead Sea Salt Shampoo:
Put Dead Sea Salt in your shampoo is you suffer from eczema of the scalp. You should experience the itch going away almost immediately.
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