Last Modified on Jul 04, 2014
What Is a Rash?
The skin is the largest organ of the body and works as a shield between the interior of the body and the external environment. As such, the skin is exposed to a wide range of environmental factors and irritants every day. The result of this exposure often results in irritation or a rash. By definition, a rash is a change in the skin in some form ? color, appearance, or texture.
Rashes can appear anywhere on the skin and affect just one part of the body or the entire surface of the skin. Depending on the severity of a rash, the condition manifests in different forms. A rash may be a slight discoloration or small bumps if minor. More severe rashes are accompanied by extreme dryness of the skin, cracking, blistering, and pain. Some rashes may even cause fever and general ill feeling throughout the body.
Just as diverse as the presentation of rashes, the causes of rashes are quite varied. Typically considered to be contact dermatitis, rashes are usually the result of a foreign substance contacting and irritating the skin. Common irritants include poisonous plants, soaps shampoos, detergents, makeup, lotion, jewelry, fabrics, and latex. Rashes may also result from viral infections, exposure to a parasite, or a chronic skin condition such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis.
Natural Treatment for Skin Rashes
Most rashes are relatively minor and respond well to at-home treatment. Aloe Vera has a cooling effect and can soothe most rashes. Other treatments include topical application of apple cider vinegar or coconut oil daily to the affected area daily or as needed. Keeping the rash clean and dry will also help prevent further spread and speed the healing process.
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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Aloe Vera
- Anti-Fungal Medication
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Blackstrap Molasses, ACV
- Butt Paste
- Calamine Lotion
- Calcium Bentonite Clay and Vaseline
- Candida Related
- Castor Oil, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Cleansing Toxins, Oral Hygiene
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil, Cayenne Pepper
- Coconut Oil, Turmeric
- Colloidal Silver
- Cow Udder Cream
- Eliminate Steroid Cream, Ice Packs
- Epsom Salts
- Ginger Root
- Ice Pack
- Itchy Rash on Foot Remedies
- Joyce's Remedies
- Lichen Striatus Remedies
- Milk of Magnesia
- Multiple Remedies
- Neem Oil
- Over the Counter
- Peppermint Oil
- Pityriasis Rosea
- Prickly Heat, Miliaria, Sweat Rash
- Remedies Needed
- Soap, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Soda Cystals
- Sulfur and Fish Oil
- White Vinegar
[YEA] 10/17/2011: Cocoandrico from Kingston, Ny, Usa: "Aloe Vera is safe to use and can offer some relief from diaper rash. It's antibacterial, antifungal, and very soothing for many types of skin irritations. To make your own Aloe baby wipes (it's easy, not to mention cheap) check out: http://www.aloeplant.info/aloe-for-diaper-rash-2/"Replies
01/21/2012: Mhoneybee from Airdrie, Alberta, Canada replies: "I have a tip for treating diaper rash; clean the baby as you normally would, then use an antibiotic wipe (like Wet Ones) over the rash area, THEN apply the rash ointment. The rash will clear up within no time."
05/12/2012: Jewlez from Brooklyn, New York replies: "My 1 yr old has been with a so call "wild rash" for the past 2 weeks I took her to her Dr. and was given Atarax and Clotrimazole which did little to nothing but make her dig her skin out till it bleed as well as start talking in her sleep and sleep walking. I was at my wits end until I read about ACV. This has become my savior after reading about it I went asap to the nearest supermarket bought the biggest bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar and started working on her. When I first applied it she screamed so loud she started to tremble and drool she said Ma its burning please stop it but I kept applying within "and I timed it" 7 mintues she said Ma I'm not burning or itching anymore. So its now 15 mintues later and the kid is playing and haven't scratch not one time. I'm so happy I read this article cause I'm so sleepy from the past 2 weeks. Thanks for the help I'm greatful."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 07/29/2013: Nikki from Dallas, Tx ~ Usa replies: "I got a terrible rash once, and even aloe vera I tried to put on it to moisturize stung. That's how irritated the rash and the skin were. The only thing mild enough that my poor skin could take was olive oil. I have the extra virgin organic kind. I also read on PubMed that olive oil is anti-bacterial and possibly anti-fungal.
So, if you, like me, are too sensitive even to 100% Aloe Vera and it burns on top on your rash, try olive oil instead. It will soothe an moisturize."
[YEA] 07/14/2011: Cocoandrico from Kingston, Ny, Usa: "The most common mistake with heat rash is the use of lotions or oils to relieve dryness. Heat rash results when sweat glands are clogged and this just makes things worse. Aloe gel straight from the plant is 96% water and allows the skin to breath while fighting bacterial infection and reducing pain. Applied every few hours, Aloe addresses the causes of irritation in the deeper layers of the skin while fighting bacteria at the surface, decreasing the duration and severity of the rash. For instructions to use the fresh plant at home, check out: www.aloeplant.info/beat-prickly-heat-with-aloe/"Replies
10/13/2011: John from Bacolod, Negros Occidental replies: "Good day.... I'm John from Philippines.. , last week ( saturday) I've accidentaly cut myself and then on Thursday I've had a fever with headache and can't sleep. Then the following day I noticed there were tiny red spot in my skin and then the fever continues for about 5 days on and off. Maybe because in the 4th day I decided to take antibiotics and paracetamol... Today its 2nd day of fever free, but still can't sleep and my urine is kinda green, and the redspot or rashes for some are reducing. By the way, the red spots are in my neck, forehands and feet...
Thanks, please help me know my health problem."
10/13/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "John, the best thing to apply to the rash is Iodine. It will kill most bacterias on contact. I would also take some internally (lugols) to kill off any infection you may still have."
06/02/2013: Suzanne G from Thousand Oaks, Ca Usa replies: "I have horrid prickly heat all over torso upper back few on arms. I'm allergic to aloe and benedryl so I'm super excited to try Apple Cider Vinegar. I've used hydrocortisone, anti fungal which dried some out but the heat and sweating with lotions on made it worse. It's awful and my stomach looks disgusting with scabs and peeling skin. Thanks for the great info. With puffy eyes, my dogs mange and this rash I'm stocking up on ACV first thing in the morning xx"
[YEA] 03/30/2008: Christopher from Kirkland Lake, ON: "A few years ago i worked in a kitchen environment and a candy store. Ok obviously i had a bad diet... i developped a rash on the side of my hand. water made it worse and perhaps the plastic gloves for candy didnt help. this rash persisted for over half a year and disappeared only by moving up my pinkie. there it became obvious that aside from cracking skin that there were tiny pimple like bumps.
My dad got me cortisone cream and it flared. apparently i found out at that time that cortisone feeds yeast! i got to thinking i had a yeast infection on my hand!!! i did try ACV it brought relief but i think the infection was too deep. Or that the ACV would of worked better mixed with a cream... it would clear to reemerge once the skin became dryer again. I was so convinced it was a yeast infection...
One day i told my dentist what i thought and she helped me get some cold sore medication... nyaderm/betaderm.. just to say it was antifungal!!! after 3 days the rash never came back.... i know its not a natural cure but just to say had i made a something with garlic or you know something antifungal the rash would of left.
since that time ive formed a belief that almost all health problems stem from mycotoxins or fungus/yeast living in human tissue. i still have a coated tongue and in my best efforts have only been able to partially clear it up. sucking on a tablet for candida did clear it up for a few hours, enough for hope but yeah thats expensive."Replies
04/23/2011: Aw from Santa Fe, Nm replies: "For your mouth and body as a whole try Oil Pulling. Google it. It is great for the entire body because it removes toxins. Continue doing it twice daily. Go on a yeast free diet. Clean every single thing in your home and continue to disinfect everything as the days pass.
Continue to treat the candida with a variety of potions including oregano oil, coconut oil, epsom salt and baking powder poltices, etc. Yeast is a living organ that mutates and mimics other diseases. You have to be persistent. Eventually the balance is struck."
02/11/2012: Crystbear from Virginia, U.s.a. replies: "Hello.. I'm really big on home remedies, which is why I come here a lot. When you said fungus/yeast I thought of this.. Candidas infections are caused also by what is in regular food supply.. Sprayed on vegetables and injected in animals.. I.E. Antibiotics and hormones! ... Causing all kinds of maladies.. Including rashes. I went organic.. The white on my tongue is gone now.. And, I no longer get chapped hands in winter which is odd, .. Since I'd get really bad just a few days when weather turned cold here. And, my son's allergies are gone. I still have a skin rash, but it's getting better without doing anything else to it. Detoxing would be a good thing to try. That's the thing.. we're 'detoxing' from the toxins we get from our own regular food supply itself, which is why I went organic."
Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for a Rash
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Dab undiluted apple cider vinegar onto a rash. This can relieve itching and irritation quickly. The nutrients in unpasteurized ACV can also help to heal the skin while the acetic acid kills off possible infections or even the agent causing the rash. Apply the vinegar for a few minutes several times a day.
[NAY] 08/10/2013: Ladyp from Nj: "Had an awful rash on the back of my neck. It started out as heat rash but because I kept rubbing it against my clothes and my hair which has hair product, it got itchier and itchier. Finally I came to Earth Clinic where everyone said ACV is the cure.
NOPE! It only made my skin worse and the rash spread from the back of my neck to the front. Now I looked terrible and the rash was painful. So I figure if ACV is the cause then the opposite must be the cure.
I took some coconut oil and baking soda and made a paste. Put that all over the rash and let it set for about five minutes. It stung and burned but I was already suffering from the ACV treatments which were worse.
Well I took a shower, washed away all residue of the paste and gently dried my skin. Once it dried it was very DRY. The rash was already healing from drying out. That night it crusted over with scabs and today my skin is still dry and by tomorrow I should be able to peel the scabs away. Hope so because the scabs are stiff and look horrible.
Thank goodness I didn't keep up with the vinegar thinking it will work eventually. Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. I just want people to know that if you have a bad reaction to something STOP and rethink the situation. Don't just keep going because other people said it works for them.
Anyway, the type of skin irritation I had didn't take to ACV, but ACV still works for other ailments for me."Replies
10/04/2013: Anne from Portland, Or replies: "Please be sure to dilute the vinegar with water for the first few treatments especially for babies with diaper rash. You can slowly decrease the water with each application."
[YEA] 06/23/2012: Sheila from Rolla, Mo: "First, I AM SO THANKFUL TO HAVE FOUND THIS SITE. After spending hundreds of $$$ at my vet, and my poor 2 little shih tzu's scratching till they bleed, (on top of that, I am battling chemotherapy) I was desperate. NO KIDDING........... ONE RINSE OF THE ACV AND I COULD SEE A NOTICABLE IMPROVEMENT. Get this, I AM AN RN BY TRADE, AND IT DIDNT EVEN OCCUR TO ME. Their hair is growing back, no itching whatsoever, and their hair is shiny! on top of that, my father in law, who has battled dandruff for 40 years is now rinsing in ACV and all signs of his dandruff is GONE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP, AND ESP MY POOR PUPS THANK YOU! MAY GOD BLESS!! SHEILA :)"Replies
03/15/2014: Elizabeth from Lautoka, Fiji Island replies: "Could you please advice me on what home remedy to use as I have been suffering from quite some times from itchyness all over the body and when it starts to itch I really need to sratch and the funny thing is it usually starts in the afternoon. please can you help me"
03/15/2014: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Hey Elizabeth,
I have seen success by using coconut oil applied topically. You might also make sure you are getting some internally.
Lots of causes to skin itching. Lack of minerals to chronic liver issues or kidneys not functioning properly; and taking medication the body is allergic to.
No nausea...right? If poisoning, you'd likely find organ issues and I'm presuming there are not other serious matters going on.
Could be something you are allergic to ... clothes you are wearing being washed with a perfumed soap.
What foods might you be allergic to? Since this is during the day...later in the day, it sounds like something you are around or consuming during the day and then the reaction occurs.
Keep trying out by process of elimination. You'll figure it out."
03/16/2014: Adc from Phoenix, Az replies: "Elizabeth - it could be your laundry detergent. It happened to me - as the day wore on, I'd get itchier and itchier all over. This went on for about 2 years. I finally tried an all natural detergent in lieu of my beloved Tide ... problem solved!"
03/16/2014: Boomchicka24 from Canada replies: "Hey listen! Quit chemotherapy! Please I have seen people's health deteriorating using that poison! Please use anoda/graviola juice. I would prefer fresh. Type anoda fruit on google. That's harmless obviously and a beautiful cure. I just want to help at least one person if I can't help the whole world :)"
03/17/2014: Teege from La replies: "I don't know why folks say stop the chemo. In my case, I'm not the one taking it but I am the one trying to fix the things I have control over. My loved one chose chemo. I just want to know how to relieve/ease his pain. Also, you can't undo a lifetime of bad influences just by starting today to take good care of yourself. My loved one was exposed to agent orange, asbestos, jet fuel, starvation as a pow--I'm just trying to make his last year(s) comfortable."
03/19/2014: Louwrence from Rustenburg South Africa replies: "Hi Teege, Try THC oil, look it up on the net eg Rick Simpson oil."
[YEA] 05/16/2012: Sarah from Seattle, Wa: "I started breaking out in a rash all over my torso a month and a half ago. After two weeks of ineffectual colloidal oatmeal baths, rewashing all my laundry (twice! ) and a few days with groggy head from benadryl, I went to the doctor. She and the other doctor in residence had no idea what my rash was, nor did the resident skin specialist, nor did a dermatologist. Over the last month, I've been scraped and poked, been given prednisone (for 20 days! ), perscription strength steroid creams, and all kinds of anti-histamines. All of this cost me tons of money -- I'm an uninsured college student -- and nothing worked. The swelling would decrease for a few days, then nothing! In the meantime, the rash continued to grow and coalesce and spread to my breasts and legs. I stopped wearing undergarments (too painful! ) and couldn't sleep at night. The steroids gave me a vaginal yeast infection and made me so hungry all the time, I put on 12 pounds! Needless to say, I was absolutely miserable, itchy all the time, depressed and reduced to rubbing ice on my body. Finally, I googled "cure for rash" came here, and TA DAH!!!! In six days of treatment with ACV, I am COMPLETELY CURED.
I started with ACV from the grocery store. It was $5.00. I mixed 1/2 cup ACV with 1/2 cup water, grabbed a paper towel and dabbed it all over my body. It stung badly, but my rash was pretty itchy at the time. In literally TWO MINUTES, the swelling of my bumps decreased dramatically, so much so that I started taking pictures to send my mom.
I went to bed, woke up in the middle of the night itchy again, so I dabbed myself liberally again (it still stung), and the itching stopped again after about 2 minutes of hopping around and swearing. Thye next morning I woke up to a very diminished rash! Over the next three days, the big bumps flattened and dried. Then they started peeling and fading to nothing. The second day, I stopped dabbing with paper towels, and started taking 15 minute luke warm baths, morning and night, with about 4-5 cups of the good apple cider vinegar (_____'s). I also got a spray bottle for any itching emergencies that came up during the day. After the thrid day, there haven't been any! The transformation has been so rapid and so remarkable that I went back to my doctor. She confessed she has pretty severe eczema, has been on steroid reams for a long time to very little use, and will now try ACV!
Below, I've included my phone photos of the first days of treatment -- nothing explicit. This is the same area of rash over the course of four treatments, about two days worth. The rash goes from red and bumpy to almost completely flat and pink. The bumps also dried out, but not the skin around the rash. Three days later, the pink is faded, the itching is gone, and I'm sleeping through the night!"Replies
07/01/2012: Sam from Portland, Or replies: "Hello, I am going through something similar right now and wanted to see your photos. On my first visit to a doctor I was told I have an allergy. The rush on my back flares up and then calms down during a day. It doesn't itch at night though, mostly mornings and during day time. I have it since April and it is slowly spreading. Now, on top of that I have bites like marks all over my body close to a hundred now and they are very itchy. I have not seen any insects anywhere. Itch keeps me awake. Seems like 2 different kinds of rushes. I am using lavender oil when it is itching, but am afraid I will soon develop an allergy, since it has very strong smell. I am out of my mind from it."
07/29/2012: Debbie from Cincinnati, Ohio replies: "The emergency spray for itching, is it straight ACV?"
03/25/2013: Elizabeth from Atlanta, Ga replies: "Will this remedy of apple Cider Vinegar work on hives?"
EC: Please see our Hives page for more information: http://earthclinic.com/CURES/hives.html
07/01/2013: Pria from Dayton, Ohio, Usa replies: "Did you use organic or regular ACV?"
[YEA] 11/25/2011: Drumjohnston from Charlottesville, Va Us: "I started to notice my skin feeling like it had been rubbed with sand paper. When I got up the next morning I had a blistery rash on my left side. It started to spread and got painful and very itchy. I later went to the doc and was prescribed meds. I had been continuously applying anti itch cream which didn't seem to work. I tried the ACV and it instantly worked!"Replies
12/25/2011: Esc from Np, Nz replies: "Hi all. I have a red rash covering my entire left cheek which I've had for six or seven weeks from a reaction to a bee sting and then an allergy to the tablet the very good looking young but also unexperienced doctor prescribed. I'm reading all your comments about Apple Cider Vinegar - thank you for taking the time to post - and applied my first dose before bed last night and another this morning. No change yet, darn it. My question is this: do I leave the ACV on my face between applications, washing it off just before reapplying, or take it off after a set time? Thank you."
03/12/2012: Ashly from New York, Ny replies: "I discovered this weird extremely itchy, bumpy, red rash on the back of my legs at 23 weeks pregnany. It spread to my butt cheeks as well. Apparently there is this pregnancy induced rash called PUPPP. You can google it. I tried a bunch of medicated products that DID NOT WORK! Including: cortisone cream, A D ointment, prescription topical steroid cream, poison ivy cream, sarna lotion, and aveno oatmeal bath.
Finally, after reading these posts, this worked for me is 1) 2x day lather rash with Grandpa's Pine Tar Soap. It gives temporary relief due to the ingredient coconut oil. 2) natural aloe vera gelly (as close to 100% as you can get) and 3) apple cider vinegar COMPLETELY CURED the rash! I applied it with a cotton ball to the rash 2x a day and it has dried up. After the first use, my rash was not itchy within 1 hr. The next day it was 50% better. Now after 4 days of use, my skin is not bumpy and the rash is disappearing."
[YEA] 03/19/2012: Fiascot from Piti, Guam replies: "Definitely ACV is a solution to a rash. This evening I found that I had a rash on my whole face. Basically traumatized by the fact that it was instantaneously itchy and burning, my sister gave me an antibiotic gel for the skin. I had that for about 25 minutes yet still had the urge to scratch and the burning sensation spread to my neck. So I decided to dilute ACV with water, dabbed the affected areas with a cotton ball and instantly the burning and itching went away. It has been a whole hour and no symptoms of the above has come about. The countless red bumps along my face and neck are rapidly smoothing out.
Back to bed for me! Thank you earth clinic and the many people who have posted of your experiences. ACV is definitely a need to have, not only in your kitchen, but also in your bathroom cabinet."
[YEA] 06/20/2012: Coko Brown from Monroe, Louisiana replies: "ACV worked when nothing else would. I have a rash on my face from detoxing. I tried coconut oil, oil of oregano, and black castor oil. I then remembered Earth Clinic and came to the site to see what others have tried with success. The ACV has reduce the rash by 30-40% in 1 day. I will continue use it 2-3 time a day until it's gone. Thanks Earth Clinic! I've gotten great suggestions from this site."
[YEA] 11/15/2011: Cindyg from Orange County, California, Usa: "I have a skin rash that has come and gone several times over the years. In the past, it's gotten so bad it covered my entire torso, with multiple large spots on my arms, legs and hands. It's extremely itchy, scaly and gross. I've tried every remedy you can think of -- but with such a large amount of my body covered, it was hard to consistently apply anything. I worked on my diet, going super low-carb, and spent ridiculous amounts of money going to a naturopath & taking lots of supplements. It finally went away. Now, it's come back on my hands with a vengeance, and I can't afford the supplements.
I tried Tinactin, b/c I thought it was ringworm, but no-go. Vick's vaporub did nothing, and I tried ACV one time on a small spot on the back of my hand, and it made the rash spread and take over my whole hand and start creeping up my arm. After using neem oil, neem leaf extract, coconut oil, tea trea oil and fresh garlic, I still couldn't get rid of it!! I came back here and re-read all the ACV comments. At this point, my hands were so swollen from washing, scrubbing and itching I was having trouble typing -- and I write for a living.
ACV straight from the bottle, on a cotton ball, is what finally worked. It didn't make the rash spread this time; it dried all the tiny blisters out and the awful itching and pain have stopped. In the past, the itching has always gotten so bad the only way I could avoid clawing my skin off was to run my hands under hot water or blow a hot hair dryer on them. This kept me from making things worse :( Now, it's the second day of 3x/day ACV applications, and the healing is miraculous. My skin is still thick and "bubbly" and my fingers still look like sausages, but the skin is dry and flaking off and the little blisters are all popping and healing. The itching stopped for the most part after the first application. I'm definitely glad I tried ACV again. I was losing sleep every single night because my hands felt so itchy and painful."Replies
01/04/2012: Sherri from Greenwich, Ct replies: "I have the same sort of rash and thought it was poison ivy at first. Now my whole body is itchy but my face got it the worst. I have had oozing blisters on my face but the rest of the rash is just bumpy and red but crazy itchy. I find it strange that I just left Orange County, CA before getting this. It actually started there I believe. I have no idea what is causing this but will definitely try the ACV."
[YEA] 08/15/2011: Don from Lakeland, Fl: "I have been combating an underarm rash for many years, especially during the sweltering humid summers here in Florida. I try to stay in the ac to avoid excessive sweating. During the winter I can control this rash with several under arm washings with a neutral soap and foot powder. This summer my rash got out of hand and it was about the size of an apple in my armpit with huge ridges and valleys. I was using various creams, ie. Hydrocortizone, zinc, but it wasn't helping.
After visiting this site I applied apple cider vinegar after washing my arm pits 3 times a day and let it stay for about 1/2 hour and then dry. It stung like hell for the first couple of days and took about a week to clear up, but the rash is about gone after two weeks of this treatment. I still put the Apple Cider Vinegar on two times a week followed by drying & foot powder. I'm using a bottle with screw top and home-made dabber with handle that fits inside the bottle. This way I can use it daily with little prep by keeping a little Apple Cider Vinegar in the bottle at all times. My wife says I smell like Italian dressing, but who cares when your in your 70s. Not much else matters but feeling good! Thanks for your website. I use it often and recommend it to everyone I know."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 03/13/2011: Angie from Toronto, Canada: "I suffered a scald burn on my right forearm, and after a few days of dressing (parafin/vaseline coated) I have rashes appeared on the area where the gauze patch was placed. It's getting uglier, and I went to see the doctor. HydroVal 2% was prescribed for the rashes and Antibiotic cream for the burn area. I took benadyrl at the same time.
It calms for a day and the rashes is on and off feeling itchy and so does the redden and swelling. I guess it's when the antihistamine worn off.
I read about ACV rememdy on rashes, so after shower, I bathe my arm in diluted ACV water to wash off any soap/creme/topical medicine residue I might have on my skin.
Then I dapped undiluted ACV on my rashes. It calms down the itchiness in about 15 mins after application. I dont' know yet if it will go away completely, but it feels better to use it then to apply the HydroVal again.
Hopefully it will help. I just found most doctors have trouble diagnose skin rashes. They like to prescribe Cortizone cream, but from my past experience with allergic rashes, that only works for the first 2 days, and if the rashes presist, the condition will almost reversed if not getting worse.
People like me is desparate, I am so sensitive, and I have no clue what cause my allergies at most time. Besides, I am sure my immune system is extremely over sensitive."
[YEA] 01/15/2011: Ellen from Dundee, United Kingdom: "I developed a skin rash whilst on holiday in Tenerife and was relieved to get home believing that something I was eating had caused it. However the rash just got worse and had spread all over my sides and back. After visiting my GP I was given 2 kinds of anti-histimine tablets and a base cream which didn't make any improvement so after 2 weeks went back and seen another GP. She gave me more creams and rinitadin to take in conjuction with the anti-histimin, again no change. I was desparate by this time and decided to "surf the net" and found this site.
I took the advice given for ACV and dabbed it neat on the rash, left it for 15 mins. Then put 1 cupfull in my bathwater nightly, also I drank a solution of 2 tablespoons in water twice a day. I cant beleive that after 4 days only the rash has gone completely. I am going back to Tenerife in 4 weeks time and will definately be armed with my ACV just in case. Thank you to everyone who posted their wonderful advice."
[YEA] 01/15/2011: Suzanne from Bridgetown, Barbados: "My daughter had a rash all over her skin a week ago for the first time and since we knew that she has sensitive skin and has had rashes in her neck area before, we simply put it down to something she ate and basically said it would go away. That was until it started itching last Saturday and then stopped. During the week it didn't itch much so we paid it mild attention and simply moisturized her skin. Today, a week later she cried and cried and complained for the itchy skin, just when her doctor's office was closed. We moisturized with thick cetaphil lotion believing that the more we put on, the more moisturized her skin would become and the itching would stop. She cried until 12:00 a.m. until I decided to check this site and used apple cider vingar simply put on her skin. She continued to cry for another five or so minutes, then I diluted it in some warm water and based it on her skin again. IMMEDIATELY and almost simultaneously she stopped crying and went asleep. I now believe in apple cider vinegar. Not only will I be sure to get her and her siblings an allergy test, but I will the first to use it if met with a similar problem again. Thank you for posting this site!"
[YEA] 07/08/2009: Randy from Brazoria, TX: "I lost my left leg below the knee a little over a year ago. My silicone liners and sleeves that pad my residual limb from my prosthesis and secure it to my leg have always irritated my skin somewhat, but it has been tolerable. About a week ago I began developing a rash on my residual limb. I tried several treatments, but nothing seemed to do much good with it. When it became impossible for me to wear my prosthesis I began researching treatments and came across this site with the testimonials on ACV. I gave it a shot and within a day (3 treatments yesterday and 1 this morning) the rash is almost completely gone. After the first treatment the pain and itching was gone, and after the 2nd much of the redness and irritation was gone. I realistically anticipate the rash being completely gone by tomorrow at this rate. I am a believer after one day. It hurt when I put it on the first time, but it was worth it because now I can put my prosthetic leg on and be active again instead of being confined to a wheelchair because of a stupid rash. Thank you for this site!!"
[YEA] 02/13/2009: Ange from Clarkston, WA: "My 1 year old daughter had an odd rash, at first I thought it was a diaper rash, but it ended up looking more like a heat rash or something- big red (big bug-bite like) bumps spread out on her bottom, legs and trunk. Nothing was making it go away, so I decided to try Apple Cider Vinegar. I diluted it to 50% water and applied it with a cotton ball on all the infected areas. The dots had shrunk by 90% by the end of the day. Worked great!"Replies
04/12/2010: Hale from West Coast, California replies: "When our 4 month old's skin seemed dry, we applied routine baby lotion. The area prickly-bumped into a rash within 10 minutes after applying baby lotion. 2 weeks later, our pediatrician examined the now red and welting painful rash. She said that particular manufacturer is known to add fragrances and dyes to enhance smell and appearance. We stopped using all the manufacturer's products, rash stopped immediately. (Dr said one of the best baby lotions for diaper rash or skin irritation or bug bites or any is freshly expressed mother's milk dabbed on area. When we tried it on diaper area, rash was gone within the hour.)"
[YEA] 02/02/2009: Bill from St. Louis, MO, USA : "My lady friend developed a severe case of some type of yeast or fungus overgrowth. It began as a red area under one breast, and soon spread to both breasts, upper chest, stomach and groin area. I suspect a recent injection of steroids (to relieve poison ivy) to be the cause, but that is only speculation. This rash was severe. She was Dr. prescribed a cream and then a powder-- with little effect. I recommended the Apple Cider Vinegar Cure, along with making sure the affected area stayed clean and dry. We applied (again, use only), organic, unfiltered, non-pasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar. She applied the ACV directly to the affected area. It is important to note that applying the ACV to a severe rash is Very Painful! I suggest that if you cannot tolerate the pain, you might start with a diluted (50%?) mixture until some of the "rawness" disappears. RESULTS: 100 Percent CURE! Absolutely amazing. She continued the application for about two weeks, with results beginning immediately. Her skin dried completely, the rash and finally the redness disappeared. Thank You Earthclinic, Thank You Ted!"