Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- 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
- 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
Last Modified on Apr 14, 2014<< Continued from page 4
[YEA] 08/26/2012: Cjpknp from Ft. Myers, Fl: "When my son came home from a two week job in Tampa, he had contracted some sort of horrible itchy rash that was spreading from his knee area up and down his leg. Had he been home I would have started using grapefruit seed extract on it right away. At any rate, it was so far along he decided to go to the doctor for treatment with corticosteroids. Because I was worried about catching it from him, which I did because I was doing his laundry, I kept apple cider vinegar, grapefruit seed extract, lavender, and calendula ointment in my medicine cabinet, just in case. Well, sure enough, about a week after he came home I got a little spot on my leg that was very, very itchy. I immediately began a ritual of dousing it with apple cider vinegar, then a drop of grapefruit seed extract, then a drop of lavender and following up with a dot of calendula ointment. After 2 days it began to subside and the itching was gone. Whatever that stuff was that he brought home, it was tenacious!!
About 5 days later a tiny pinhead of a spot showed up on my hand between my index and middle finger. It itched like heck and I was really worried that I was going to have a huge outbreak like my sons. I began the same routine as before and after 2 days it began to subside. A week later, even though the little spot left a scar, it has not spread nor been a further bother.
I believe the routine of acv, gse, lavender and calendula kept it at bay and that one of these or all was a great contributor to that. In the past, when I have had small rashes break out like that, I have tried everything I knew at that time, such as calamine, benadryl, ivy stop, etc. And none of them ever kept it from spreading. It would always spread throughout my body and I would have to finally go to doc for something. They always prescribed prednisone. Yes, that would work, but I believe that that was one of the reasons I became adrenal fatigued. So, nowadays I try to avoid the use of steroids. It was on this site that I was able to figure out what might possibly be useful that was natural. I am grateful that this site is here and I hope this will help someone else make a useful determination for themselves."
04/18/2012: Ashly from New York, NY: "I discovered a red, bumpy, itchy rash on the back of my legs. I'm pregnant and my skin has become super sensitive. I think this was some kind of allergic reaction to synthetic fibers in clothing.
Here is what finally cured the rash:
1. Grandpa's soap (coconut oil)
2. all natural aloe vera gel from a health store
3. ACV applied directly to skin
Drying the rash out helped way more than any moisture cream or lotion.
Here is what didn't help: Cortizone 10, A D ointment, Sarna cream, poison ivy cream, diaper rash cream, Aveno oatmeal bath, and prescription steroid cream.
After showering with Grandpa's Soap, I applied pure Apple Cider Vinegar to the rash. It burned a little from me scratching, but about an hour later, I felt okay. I slept through the night and the next morning, the rash was 50% better! I could not believe it! I continued using ACV in the morning and evening after bathing with the soap. It's been 2 weeks and my rash is completely cured!"
[YEA] 04/12/2007: Shauna from Casper, Wyoming: "I have found Mylanta poured on a bottom clears up diaper rash over night, as well as soreness from diahrea. My dr. told me about this when my now 3 yr old was 8 months old...I've used it ever since. When baby has severe rash from diahrea simply put them in the sink or tub w/ just enough water to cover bottom and add mylanta...let them soak for a bit, then pat dry pour in diaper and let them go to bed...will be nearly to completely gone by morning."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 11/03/2009: Lilly from Wellington, New Zealand: "I have been plaqued by all kinds of symptoms and just recently discovered it is most likely candida. I had rashes, hives, prickles, body hot flashes, allergic feeling, sneezing, weird smell coming from body. When my rashes dry out I get dandruff like white dust (a sign of fungi) and this is when it starts to heal up - before that rash just about made me leap through the roof.
I started to use Neem oil. I put a few drops in water and because I don't have a bath put it on container and then dribble it over my body. I rub it in at last point in shower so it doesn't wash off then get out and let it dry. I don't put any creams on just dry.
I have been using it for about a week and so far the rash has almost gone - i don't itch nearly as much, no more hives, or prickles unless I get over hot.
I am also going to add in betonite clay/psyillum. Spices I crave but they may create too fast die off because I get really hot and itchy after I eat them.
I recommed Neem (some of the other oils I get reactions too but i'm fine with neem). Will you keep you posted - I can tell I have overgrowth in throat (not in mouth) and I guess probably just about everywhere. I am also going to try find some leaves to put in warm water and soak - or chew on."
[YEA] 07/06/2008: Jean from Franklin, WI: "A number of years ago, we acquired a German Shepherd with a severe case of mange, covering about 1/3 of his body. The vet's expensive prescription products hardly touched it. After a lot of study, I found a product generally used for horses to heal wounds and rashes. It's called Nu-Stock. It cleared the mange up after only 2 applications and it has never returned. His hair grew back very quickly, and although he wasn't too thrilled with the first application, he WANTED the second one very much. The itching stopped immediately.
A couple years later, my daughter had a rash that no doctor seemed able to get rid of. We tried the Nu-Stock and it cleared right up and hasn't returned.
I've had a problem with athlete's foot for years. I tried all the other remedies and it got rid of "most" of it, but there was a spot on the ball of one foot, including two toes where it just wouldn't go away. One day it occurred to me to try Nu-Stock. After just a couple of applications, the skin was back to normal, all itching gone, and it appears to be healing permanently. I think this is going to finally kill it!!!
Doing a little studying, I've found that Nu-Stock is 73% sulphur, 25% mineral oil, and 2% pine oil.
I've also discovered that there are other health products made for pets that aren't available for people. For instance, in the local Farm & Fleet, you can buy a cheap package of electrolytes for your pet's water. 16 oz. of DMSO was only $5. And there were other things as well, most of them in the section for horses! Isn't it amazing that you can buy products for your pets, cheaply, and you can't get prescription products that work for yourself???"Replies
[YEA] 09/16/2009: Dog Lover from Cleburne, Tx, usa replies: "really works like they say it does. saved all 5 of my dogs even my 14 yr old"
02/09/2012: Pammyb from Bartow, Fl replies: "DMSO has saved me many times from fingernails turning black, etc. Whenever I've injured myself. The minute I hurt myself, I'll soak the hurt part in DMSO."
Over the Counter
12/16/2011: Sam from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: "I developed a chest rash. Non itchy when perimenopause started. I blamed it on everything under the sun. On a whim I tried caneston cream on the rash. Gone! Guess it was yeast? Happy camper."
[YEA] 08/19/2008: Jon from Maui, USA: "i recently had an itchy painful skin rash on my chest that started spreading. i thought it might be from the sun, or maybe scabies, poison oak, shingles, skin cancer. didnt know. i tried spraying hydrogen peroxide on it. didnt work. i went to the doctor and they couldnt tell me what it was either. they gave me a steroid cream with a ton of dangerous side effects. they said it wouldnt cure it but would stop the itch. i tried it for a few days didnt work. total joke western medicine as unusaul. i tried pure peppermiint oil 2x a day. this is day number 3 and its totally gone. peppermint oil!! try it!! amazing. its what worked for me.!!"Replies
[WARNING!] 09/06/2011: Akemi from West Covina, California replies: "I recently just tried this remedy. HOWEVER!!! DO NOT PUT IT ON YOUR FACE. I just stopped crying. My face was became so inflamed. When I first applied the peppermint oil to my face, I initially didn't feel anything. By the time I wiped my face with the oil, I felt like my skin was melting off! I tried to remove the oil from my face with water... Big mistake #2. It didn't it just made it worse. My next and final attempt was to use coconut oil. Thank God for that... And although I applied it, I still am unable to remove all the peppermint from my face. I am unsure how this person was able to use this oil, but for me, I never been in so much facial pain in my life. I thought I was going to ask to be taken to the hospital. Never ever ever do this to your face. You'll be extremely sorry."
10/08/2011: Pixieled from Endwell, Ny replies: "Most essential oils you should never ever put on pure. They must be diluted in a carrier oil, such as olive oil, or coconut. Plus, be mindful that you're not putting on a fragrance oil instead, as it's definitely not the same thing, but synthetic. Make sure it's essential oil. One more thing. Always do a spot test for 24 hours before putting it on larger areas. Just to make sure you're not allergic."
[YEA] 09/30/2012: Davy from Coastal Town, Oregon replies: "Peppermint oil is amazing, I just put three drop in I tablespoon of virgin coconut oil with a few drops of Vitamin E and it starts working. Essential oils are miracle but you must do your research before you try it... You NEVER use it essential oils full strength, they must be diluted."
04/25/2011: Sherry Sellers from Sweetwater, Texas: "I have had pityriasis for over a year now, it's not as bad as it was for the first 10 months, but they just keep popping up. Sunlight seems to help more than anything I've tried, I've also tried laying under a black light with some luck."
Prickly Heat, Miliaria, Sweat Rash
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04/02/2014: She from Virginia, US: "I have a really bad rash all along my bra line and under my arms. I have tried everything and nothing is working! I finally went to a Dr to get help. She prescribed an anti-fungal cream and that has done nothing. I tried coconut oil....nothing. Then I mixed coconut oil with tea tree oil....nothing. Then I tried oregano oil...nothing. ACV......nothing. I don't know what else to do but go to a dermatologist. Which I really don't know want to do. I've even tried going gluten free and dairy free to see if that would help........nothing!!! Anybody got any more ideas? I love reading about all the home remedies and the people that they helped."Replies
04/03/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear She,
It is vexing to try remedy after remedy and not get cured!
I would try some things internally. It always surprises me when this works so well for skin issues, but it has for us. Try 1 teaspoon (or 4 capsules) of Turmeric three times a day. (Always use plenty of water to avoid constipation. (Constipation, by the way, can be related to skin rashes.)
I would also try three capsules of Borage Oil once or twice a day. (The kind with at least 1000 mg per capsule.)
You can take baking soda baths, also. 1-2 cups of baking soda in a warm bath 3-6 times a week.
Keep only 100% cotton next to the skin. You might also hand wash clothing that comes in contact with the rash in just baking soda or a natural castille soap, and be sure to rinse them well.
I once had a rash on my arm for a year. I tried countless remedies. Borage oil ended up being my solution. It was shocking to me that just one thing internally was my solution.
I hope you find your solution soon. Please let us know what you find out!
~Mama to Many~"
04/03/2014: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "She, have you checked your skin's reaction to your detergent? Body areas that are tightly covered, and/or sweat areas, might be more affected than other places."
04/05/2014: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi She from Virginia...The probable reason that topical remedies like coconut oil, tea tree oil etc didn't work is mainly because these oils are not so well absorbed into the subdermal layers of the skin.
Here's a remedy that should work for subdermal rash problems.
You will need:
99% DMSO (DimethylSulfoxide solution)
3% Hydrogen Peroxide
Borax (20 Mule team Borax is fine to use -unperfumed and not scented)
Aloe Vera Oil or Gel.
To a container(such as a glass saucer) add:
9 teaspoons of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
1 teaspoon DMSO
1/16 tspn of Borax (250 mgs approx)
Mix all these ingredients into solution which eventually gives you a solution approximately containing 3% HP, 10% DMSO with a small amount of Borax. This solution will kill a wide variety of bacteria, fungus, viruses and mycoplasma etc within the sub-epidermal layers of the skin.
Using cotton wool, dab the fungal areas with this solution 3 times a day. 20 mins after application apply aloe vera gel or oil(which also kills pathogens and helps protect the skin as well).
Make sure to always apply this solution last thing at night(when you are not wearing your bra). Wash your bras in borax to get rid of possible fungal contamination.
For myself, I've found the above remedy to be very effective against topical and subdermal rash problems because it kills fungus, viruses, bacteria, mycoplasma etc very quickly within the skin itself (not just topically).
The secret to this remedy is the DMSO -- which has the ability to carry or pull other nutrients (that are not normally so well absorbed into the subdermal layers) through the skin and even into the blood. None of the above nutrients, even if they are carried into the blood, will cause you harm in the dosages advised.
And if this remedy does not work, as Mama to Many has already suggested, then you probably have an internal or systemic fungal/bacterial infection in your blood which will require a different internal protocol to get rid of it. In other words that your topical fungal rash problem may be just a symptom of a deeper systemic fungal issue in your blood."
04/06/2014: She from Virginia, United States replies: "Thanks for all the advice!! I will certainly try them all. I am getting a cotton bra and I only wash my clothes with baking soda and rinse them twice.I take turmeric now for inflammation, but will increase my dosage. At first I thought this was my body's way of getting rid of toxins. But I'm not so sure.
I'll let you know how it goes!! Thank you!!"
12/05/2012: Scratchy from Maddening, Itchland: "I am a previously healthy 25 year old female with no past allergy problems and no history of exzema, psoriasis or anything like that.
About 3 months ago I developed an itchy rash over my entire body - arms, stomach, chest, shoulders and back, thighs, buttocks... It never really seemed to affect my feet, hands, or face (although my ears got hot, itchy, and almost scaly for a while). It started kind of mildly, but in less than a week progressed to such an intense itching that I couldn't sleep at night.
The rash itself was bright red with small raised bumps. It seemed less itchy first thing in the mornings, but by evening would be unbearable. I had a "crawling" senseation on my skin and the itching would grow more and more intense until I finally broke down and scratched. After a few days of scratching the skin started to dry out. Thick flakes of skin began to peel off my elbows and the inflamed/scabby area beneath oozed slightly.
It did not seem to be contagious (or only very mildly so). It might have been spread around by my scratching, but I was living in very close living conditions with another person at the time, who did not develop any of the same symptoms.
I tried everything I could think of to relieve the itching. Cortizone cream which I occasionally use for mosquito bites did nothing. Antibiotic ointment did nothing. Cold water helped only a little. Salt water soaks didn't seem to help. Dillute apple cider vinegar rinses gave only a minute or two of respite, and dillute baking soda rinses made it burn as well as itch. Taking an antihistamine (loratadine 10mg) helped somewhat, providing enough relief for me to finally fall asleep in the evenings.
I was at the time temporarily working pretty far from home, so the first doctor I saw was at a nearby urgent care clinic. He took my temperature (normal) and blood pressure (good), took a look at the rash, and diagnosed it as folliculitus. He proscribed me an antibiotic (cephalexin 500mg to be taken 2 tablets 2x per day for 9 days), as well as a histamine-blocker (ranitidine 150 mg to be taken 1 tablet 2x per day), and told me I could also take an over-the-counter antihistamine (diphenhydramine HCl 25mg) before bed if I was still scratching too much to be able to fall asleep.
So for the next 9 days I took all the meds as prescribed and took a bath/soak with a cup of vinegar added to help relieve the itching every evening. The rash improved slightly over this time, but I was still itching intensely and scratching my arms bloody in my sleep overnight.
The week after finishing the antibiotic my itching slowly started worstening again.
Next I went to see a naturopathic physician. He gave me a tea tree oil salve to apply to the affected areas, homeopathic sulfer (200c), suggested I take baths with oatmeal or bentonite clay added, and reminded me to drink plenty of water to support my liver.
The tea tree oil salve helped enormously, but the itching would return in just a few hours and I had to reapply the salve 3-4 times a day for relief. Using it that frequently over pretty much my entire body quickly became almost prohibatively expensive, and was (of course) not covered by my insurance.
I went to my regular physician's office after returning home (at this point I've been continuously itchy for 2 months now and I am miserable). She takes my temperature (normal) and blood pressure (good), looks at my rash and tells me Dr. #1 was a kook, it isn't folliculitus after all I just have an allergic response/auto-immune problem atopic dermatitus - probably eczema. She prescribes me with a medium strength steroid cream (triamcinolone cream 0.1%) and a stronger antihistamine (hydroxyzine HCL 50mg: taken 1 or 2 tablets at bedtime as needed for itching), and tells me to get a quality healing moisturizing lotion to use.
So I try that for awhile instead, but now I suddenly have an extremely itchy fluid-filled blister between two of my smaller toes, an itchy ring of rash on my buttocks again that now looks something like diaper rash, and a thick slightly yellowish vaginal discharge (not itchy or smelly or bothersome, just thicker and a little yellower than usual).
I start to think that doctors don't know a lot about itching disorders! From my own research about my mystery itching symptoms I wonder why no one has considered the possibility of a fungal skin infection. Antifungal cream burns when applied to my arms, so I start adding a small amount (1/4 cup) of bleach to a tub full of bathwater, making sure to rinse thoroughly and apply more tea tree oil creme afterwards. My rash goes away at last (yay!! ) but my skin still itches. I read about yeast infections of the skin and candida overgrowth, which sounds scarily similar to what I'm experiencing, so a few days ago I also cut sugar and all processed foods out of my diet, just in case. Now I feel hungry all the time, even immediately after eating. The itching is getting way better, but now my stools are a light yellowish brown color - much softer than usual and they float. Could this be from the yeast "die off" symptoms that people talk about, or should I go get checked out for serious potential liver problems?
What in the world is wrong with me?"Replies
12/05/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Scratchy... Most of the symptoms and problems that you report seem to point to Candida. Candida is an assocoative disease which happily associates with other pathogens -- bacteria, viruses and even parasities -- because this disease has such a strong ability to lower immune system capabilities. Therefore little wonder then that doctors get so confused and are unable to diagnose candida and associated problems. Doctors have been taught and adhere to the One Disease --> One Germ tenets of the Germ Theory. So they simply cannot understand or cope with a medical situation where multiple pathogens have invaded the body. It is well known through research that candida also occurs in 80% of sufferers who have fibromyalgia and that candida is a regular and dangerous problem in patients at endstage cancer, hepatitis and HIV AIDs.
To confirm whether you have systemic candida you can quickly check your tongue. If it is pink you may not have candida -- but if it is white then, most probably, you have candida. Also, you can do the Candida Spit Test(Google it).
Perhaps the best and most aqccurate way to find out whether you have candida or not is to take this questionnaire, which more or less represents all the different symptoms you can get from systemic candida:
I will also be posting my upadated Anti-Candida Protocols soon -- so you can use this alternative protocol to kill off the candida and associated pathogens that you may have."
12/05/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "Scratchy, I would suggest 2 things immediately...
1. If you can make home made milk kefir with raw milk (it takes 24 hrs to make 1 batch of kefir at home) and starting ingesting it as well as liberally applying it to all areas of the body it will help immensely with itching and other issues.
2. Begin juicing green veggies (not fruits, veggies - pref organic) and drink up to 16 oz daily pref 1st thing in the AM. This will enable your body to be more alkaline and your body will attain a state of balance which will resolve your issues.
Google 'fat, sick and nearly dead' for info recipes on juicing. If you do have a fungal issue (like candida) you want to stay away from the sugar which is in the fruits.
Good luck, Tina"
12/07/2012: Ginny from Boise, Idaho replies: "You might try to do a food test to see what you are allergic to. From what I understand, most skin problems stem from the digestive track. I have always had some kind of skin problem. I did an 8 water fast followed by 10 day juice fast and cleaned out my system, upon introducing food back in my system, I am able to tell when I have an allergic reaction to each food. You have to introduce stuff one at a time and maybe for a few days. You may have different reactions to each food that your body does not like. For-instance - Cocoa makes my arm pits and feet stink, baking powder makes my neck break out in a huge rash with bumps, store bought organic carrots make my lips and tongue tingle. Wheat or Gluten tares my stomach up for 30 hours. If you cant do a water fast, just try removing gluten from your diet , keep a daily journal of every thing you eat and how it made you feel. Try to eat all organic foods and no processed foods. You will be amazed at how good your body feels getting all the icky food out of your system!"
11/28/2012: Carolina from Nyc, Ny, Usa: "Dear all, about a week ago I had the brilliant idea of buying a Tom's deodorant because they are natural. The first day I used it everything went well but I woke up with an awful rash in both armits. They are both burning, sensitive with red itchy patches and brown, dark areas around my armpits. What is worse is the fact that I developed a smell. Like a forest, deep, smelly smell. I could go without deodorant for days before this. I was never a smelly armpit person. Now I shower and wash my armits thorougly but the smell comes back right after I clean. I am mass producing it. I am scared. Today I put organic cold-pressed coconut oil under my arms out of despair. Do you have any ideas of what this may be or how can I cure it? Thanks in advance!"Replies
11/29/2012: Jaki from Fremantle, Western Australia replies: "Carolina, my daughter had the same thing happen after using a different brand of shaving cream. She used 50/50 ACV straight up which helped a bit but kept returning and flaring over a long period. In the end, it was Sea Buckthorn oil (Himalayan, organic pure oil) that finally cured it. Her routine was no deodorant, washing with mild Castile soap, lots of changes of pure cotton shirts and twice daily applications of Sea Buckthorn oil. Her rash has completely gone now and she can use organic, essential oil deodorant but she feels to be minimal and cautious from now on after that ordeal. Good luck!"
07/30/2012: Vasudeva from Chennai, Tamilnadu/ India: "Sir, I am having red rashes and cracks all over the body it will disappear after some time but I have itching in the legs and forearms in the evening I had treatment for the last 60 days in allopathy skin doctor, but dont have any improvement so far if I stop the tablets its arising again can u suggest me whether its curable or not, I went blood testing 5 tests like rbc critine urea everything is normal. Kindly advice me what should I do. thank u."
07/15/2012: Dan from N. Providence, Ri: "I recently visited a walk in clinic for a big round rash (6x8)on my side that occured after I had been out in the woods. I am starting to get red spots around my body that resemble the big rash on my side. The doctor prescribed me antibiotics and told me I might die if I didnt take them because I have a blood infection. I dont like to believe the first doctors office I walk in to but it could be as serious as he thinks. I have a healthy diet, and am in great shape, and feel as though my body can utilize a natural antibiotic from mother nature without taking scripts. Any cures, remedies or advice? Thank You SO MUCH"
07/04/2012: D.c. from Arlington, Virginia: "Hi there! A couple of days ago, I noticed that I had a couple of bumps near my chin - they looked like tiny pimples. A few hours later, I saw bigger bumps under my looks which looked like small mosquito bites.
When I woke up yesterday, the right side of my face was covered in dots. It is concentrated near my chin but spreads from below my eyes to my chin. It is mostly on the right side but there are a few bumps on the left side. It is not itchy at all. In fact I didn't notice anything until I looked in the mirror.
I sleep on my left side so I don't think it's an issue with the pillowcase.
Could this be a food allergy? A reaction to sunscreen? I don't think it's acne because it appeared so suddenly and so dramatically.
The changes to my routine over the past few days:
- We spent the weekend at the beach and I used body sunscreen on my face.
- I ate scallops two nights in a row.
Other than that, everything has been the same. What recommendations do you have for eliminating this rash? Thanks!"Replies
07/05/2012: Alex from Nairobi, kenya replies: "Dont worry, try this remedy as you try to reach any Naturalpath Dr.:
Take honey mix with garlic powder into fine paste, add 2tsp of olive oil. Before, apply pure vaseline gel so that it may not burn the skin."
07/06/2012: D.c. from Arlington, Virginia replies: "Thank you! I tried this and the rash seems to be drying out a bit. I am also using ACV as a toner and following it with coconut oil before bed. Thanks!"