Natural Eczema Treatment

Last Modified on Feb 22, 2015

What Is Eczema?

Eczema, or dermatitis, is an irritation of the skin and is associated with a number of unpleasant symptoms such as redness, swelling, itching, dryness, crusting, and flaking; and in severe cases there can be blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding skin. Eczema is a very common condition, occuring in about 1-2% of adults and as much as 20% of children! Being very itchy, this skin condition can be distracting physically as well as causing embarrassment if the skin blemishes are visible, or even leave scars from excessive scratching.

It is currently unknown what causes eczema, but there is a hypothesis (the hygiene hypothesis1) that exposure to bacteria is important during developing childhood years, and keeping children in overly sterile environments could increase the risk of allergies, asthma, and eczema. There is also a high rate of eczema seen in celiac sufferers vs. people without celiac disease, suggesting there is a genetic link for eczema. Additionally, stress and environmental factors are currently being explored as possible causes of eczema. Currently, a cure for eczema has not been recognized by modern medicine.

Natural Cures for Eczema!

Here at Earth Clinic, our readers have reported successful results with many natural remedies for eczema. Our most popular natural cure for eczema is apple cider vinegar, but great results have also been reported from the use of coconut oil, honey, and the 3 day apple fast. Below are some of the best home remedies to cure eczema and contact dermatitis. No remedy is successful with everyone, so please let us know if you have had any luck curing your eczema with natural home remedies!

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Most Popular Eczema Remedies:

Apple Cider Vinegar47
Coconut Oil20
Multiple Remedies5
Eliminate Citric Acid3
Sea Salt3
Ocean Water3

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10% Sulfur Soap and Sulfur Cream   1  0   

Posted by Yukoncorleone (Ny, US) on 02/04/2015

[YEA]  I have occasional flare ups with eczema, mostly because I eat and drink too much of stuff I shouldn't and because of the weather (usually really hot or cold). I have found for me that the one thing that really helps me calm these breakouts down is 10% sulfur soap and sulfur ointment, both of which can be found on the internet. As you could imagine it smells a little bit, but I've never had anybody say anything to me about it and my wife says she can only smell it if she gets really close to me.

I don't know if you should use it if you ever get to the open sore phase, but ever since I started using it when I noticed the beginning of break outs I've never got to the open sore phase again. I also use ACV, coconut oil, and turmeric and that seems to help as well. Hope this info helps. I thought I should post about it since I didn't see it as one of the many potential remedies.

-Eczema sufferer since 2012

Acidophilus   4  0   

Posted by B (Attica, IN) on 12/10/2006

[YEA]  After being diagnosed with IBS and perioral dermatitis I knew I had to make a change. I did my research and talked to a few people at the health food stores and then added probiotic acidophilus to my diet. The first week I took 2 times the recommended amount, the second week I cut it down the recommended amount and then have stayed on that amount rather well the past 10 years. It has fixed all the problems with my skin as well as my digestinal tract. All the diseases of the body start in the stomach and colon, the acidophilus either in capsule form or yogurt help correct this imbalance. By fixing the imbalance, everything else falls in line. My skin is beautiful now. I would recommend this to any one suffering from any skin lesions and digestive problems.

Replied by Jeff
Detroit Metro, Michigan Usa

[YEA]   I have been taking Acidophilus with Bifidum wafers for one week now and it has provided me with relief from my eczema. I now feel like myself again, and can actually sleep without Tylenol PM. Don't forget to moisturize problematic areas after showering.
Replied by Kiri
Perth, Western Australia

[YEA]   This dude is right, I had severe eczema all over my body, you take high doses of vit c to alleviate itching and for healing. Acidophilus at night for stomach inbalances, you will notice that your stomach can get very acidy, thats when you take an extra acidophilus. So one a night and one when needed. And have oatmeal baths (in handkerchief with rubber band around it, squeeze out white stuff, is healing and takes away itch) and eat as much as you can also. Put nutraplus as a healing cream, nothing else, as it will heat it up, and dove soap. Hope this helps someone out there. Kiri
Replied by Joe
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I am diagnosed with seborrheic eczema for about 2 weeks now. My dermatologist prescribed me with a shampoo and some kind of tonic to ease the itchiness on my scalp but unfortunately it only worked for the first two days. On the third day my scalp became more itchy and oily. The itchiness more intense during night time and it's making me hard to fall asleep. I had tried Apple Cider Vinegar soak for an hour before shampoo my hair, my scalp is less oily but the itch is still there. Can I use the Apple Cider Vinegar soak everyday for a longer period and what can I do to stop the itchiness, please help..
Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa

Hi Joe, I had the worst problem with an itchy scalp for the longest time. I felt compelled to wash my hair at least every other day, sometimes daily because it would make me so crazy! Then, a couple of years ago here on EC, I read about borax for your scalp and decided to try it. Voila! It worked- no more itchy scalp. I would still wash my hair fairly frequently then, I learned of oiling your hair also here on EC. I researched that concept and then started doing that. I found that I no longer needed to wash my hair very often. Maybe every four days now. Somehow the oiling seemed to balance my scalp out and it no longer gets dry or oily or itchy. Hope this helps. Lisa
Replied by Reader
La, Ca

IF you have any itchiness that is worse at night, please rule out mites in your scalp as they could get very bad and spread.
Replied by Joella
Az, US

[YEA]   Thank you so much for the suggestion, have tried all lotions - coconut oil - shea butter etc with little result. I sprayed a solution of 30% ACV 70% water directly on area. Itching stopped immediately. Rash has cleared up within a week. Tried to also keep clear of all clothing.

Activated Charcoal   1  0   

Posted by Forloveford (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) on 02/27/2013

I have suffered from eczema for 14 years, this past year it has gotten out of control due to high stress and anxiety. Recently my Husband had an abscessed tooth and I looked on here for some remedies when I came across the activated charcoal, it draws out toxins so he used it and it drew out the abscess (in the bone) in two days, he is now pain free.

Anyways, I have been unable to sleep through the night or even function normally for months, I got another rash on my hand and decided to take some of the poultice I made for my Husbands tooth and put it on my new rash. I left it on for a few minutes and washed it off, which proved to be the most frustrating part of this cure!

A few days later (which brings me to today) I ended up itching severely on my lowers legs, this has been my area of most irritation, I popped open two capsules and mixed them with organic coconut oil and applied it to the most painful areas. WARNING; this stuff will stain everything: skin, clothes, tubs I mean EVERYTHING! I ran a bath as I allowed to stuff to sink in, grabbed a book (after washing my hands a million times) and got into the tub. I stayed in for about 20-30 minutes after which I proceeded to wash my skin over and over and over with an organic all natural bar of soap and a clean washcloth (I wash all my laundry with a solution of borax, grated and diluted organic lavender bar-soap and a few drops of lemongrass essential oil, this has helped allot with my skin irritation and allergies) My skin was a dingy grey after wards and so I drained my black rimmed tub and showered, again washing my skin thoroughly but not too much as to irritate my skin again, then I washed out my tub, dried off with a fresh towel and relaxed for a few minutes (this I found to be highly important in stress management, which contributes to eczema).

My skin never felt better and I actually had some energy. I still have black lines and dingy skin but I really don't care, it will wash off the next shower I have. I have also decided to take one charcoal tablet a day to help with the IBS I frequently experience and know that it contributes to low immune function and the plethora of health issues I have faced since I was about 10.

Anyone with severe skin issues I highly recommend a healthy non-gmo diet, elimination of industrial chemicals in household products, elimination of fluoride and as odd as it seems placed in this list: Inner Child therapy (I find the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh the best, he treats the body, mind and world as a whole) Most of these immune issues stem from severe stress and trauma experienced during childhood, things we didn't and still have not faced that resurface as health problems.

Recipe for skin poultice:
- 2 caps activated charcoal Aprox. 1 Tbls
- equal amount of Organic Coconut Oil
- Mix together and apply for at least 30 minutes.

Like others have stated you may experience a urine-like smell and this indicates that it is working (not sure why, will have to look into that) First time I did this I smelled urine, very strongly in the tub until I washed the charcoal from myself and the tub, its gross and quite pungent, perhaps this is the toxins that are drawn out? If anyone has information on this mechanism please reply with your info!

An FYI in case anyone is interested, I have tried the prescription meds since I was very young, every other home remedy on this site as well as other but nothing has provided the immediate relief I experienced from the charcoal poultice. The itching, burning, swelling, redness, and small pimple-like lesions have disappeared all that is left of it is the scabs where I have scratched so much I opened the lesions.

Please drink plenty of fluoride free (if possible) water after ingesting or applying charcoal as it dehydrates the body.

Replied by Julie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Try a less messy poultice by mixing the activated charcoal with a little fine psyllium powder and water to a manageable paste. It firms up after a while and then to a consistency which can be peeled off eventually. Makes a good facial mask.

Posted by Susan (Dania, FL U.S.) on 11/14/2008

[YEA]  i have a skin allergy,that a dermatologist identified as being eczema, It appears between my knee and ankle on my left leg. over the past 40 years it started about the size of a quarter and for the past 10 or 15 years had grown to cover and area of 4 in.....I started taking the charcoal capsules twice a day, each capsule aprox 280 milligrams..the lesion has shrunk to about the size of a more itching and burning etc,also whenever i feel an sinus allergy attack i take the charcoal..i reduce the amount that i take when the synmtoms reduce..can one build up immunity, does anyone know ,or toxicity???

Aloe Vera Juice   0  0   

Posted by Amelie (Paris, France) on 03/27/2011

Eczema remedy: 1/2 cup of organic pure aloe vera juice when you wake up and the same before going to bed. You should start seeing a difference within 3-4 weeks.

Anti-Yeast/Fungal Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Julia (Detroit, Mi) on 02/04/2014

Hi there, I have been suffering from hives and eczema on my hand for over a year. I tried different remedies, however, nothing appeared to help. I read a lot regarding the link between yeast/fungus in the gut and various skin conditions. I started taking apple cider vinegar, probiotics, and diatomaceous earth. However, I was finally able to get rid of it after taking Diflucan (flucanazole) - one pill for two days. Now the eczema and hives are gone. I will continue using natural remedies and watch my diet (avoid sugars and refined foods) to keep my gut flora and body healthy.

Apple Cider Vinegar   47  2   

Posted by Paseuth (North St Paul, US) on 11/07/2014

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar is amazing! I am a medical interpreter and remembered one time a podiatrist telling one patient to use apple cider vinegar for his foot. I started to developed dyshidrotic eczema on my hands and feet. It is probably because of stress, allergy, or drinking coffee. I will never know. After using Apple Cider Vinegar for couple of days, I was very happy about the result. Thank you so much.

Replied by Janet
Anchorage Ak

Does it really works with apple cider vinegar? How fast does it heal and what about the itchiness? I hope I can hear from you asap.. I have dyshidrotic eczema on my hands and I need some natural treatment to lessen the itchiness and to subside the tiny blisters that is starting to come out.. I need help pls
Replied by Janelle
Grenport, Ny

I'm sorry but do you drink the apple cider vinegar or do you use it topically?
Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Janelle,

Many people use Apple cider vinegar topically and internally. When I use it on my skin, I dilute it with at least half water. If you have broken skin, I would only use 25% ACV.

I like to follow up topical ACV with castor oil which is healing and hydrating, but you will have to see what works for you.

You can try 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of ACV in a tall glass of water once or twice a day, internally.

These things work well for many people. They did not work for me. 3 Borage oil capsules a day is what finally knocked my eczema out a couple of years ago.

Hope you are all healed soon!!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Shereen

Hi, I use Apple cider pure on cotton wool and leave my hands to soak it up. When I use the apple cider vinigar it also helps with the itching. It drys the blisters up. Then I put on coconut oil on the day after to keep them moisturised. Soon as you see any sign of blisters, soak hands in Apple cider.

Posted by Mark (Owego. Ny/usa) on 10/24/2014

[YEA]  O k folks... I'll be brief. Had CRAZY outbreak of ECZEMA.. Did nothing more than clean gently... And used cheap"ACV!!! Drank it 3 times/day & applied several times TOPICALY.. Little over 12hrs.... AMAZING IMPROVEMENTS!!! Itching subsided FAST... INFLAMMATION took cple. Hrs. Almost healing... BEFORE MY EYES!!! Absolutely AMAZING!!! Dont think about it... JUST DO IT!!! Cheap & it WORKS... Period!!!

Posted by Eidonr (Philippines) on 09/07/2014

[YEA]  I have been suffering from these rashes on my feet for about 6 yrs. I tried all the ointments being suggested by everyone about curing foot problems like "athlete's foot" since that's what I thought I have been having. Just recently, I came across youtube about these same symptoms I have which causes some rash.. It produces blisters then pops up, dries and eventually peel off and leave my skin cracked. Then I knew I have eczema.

Sometimes I couldn't walk coz the blisters hurt. I have to pop it up to feel some relieve but of course, it will damage the area and will turn out to be an ugly skin irritation. So, a boy on youtube posted several progressive videos about his experience making "eczema" disappear. He suggested ACV. I watched him closely and til I watched his 9th video, his face got cleared for about 85%!

I know he's having it on his face, and I have it on my feet, but I wanted to try it. So I did. I bought this Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey which contains the "mother". Some suggested an organic, unfiltered ones but they said they you have to use some honey. So I got the one that both has it.

Today is September 8, 2014. I first applied it last night on the affected areas. It somewhat stung. But felt good after few mins. Then I tried the diet. 2 tablespoons mixed into a glass of water. Then I went to bed. When I woke up early today, some areas got so red but it didn't hurt. Some areas seem to become clearer. The ones that are about to develop in becoming a blister, seemed to stop.

Now as of this writing, after the whole day, my feet stopped from itching and the redness slowly disappeared. I couldn't express the happiness I am feeling right now! I know that the ACV is working and I couldn't wait to give a testimony about it!

Guys, try it! And don't miss a day in medication for fast result. I love ACV! I LOVE EARTHCLINIC.COM! Thank you so much!

Replied by Shereen

Hi how is the Apple Cider Vinegar still working for you.. I am finding it really good.. But just asking you re long term use ? Thanks

Posted by C (Johannesburg, Gauteng) on 06/24/2014

I have two small patches of eczema on my face And have battled with this for about 5 months now. Have never had eczema in my life Before! I assume it is from stress at work. In ttrying to resolve this my doctor put me on protopic ointment, but I do not want to use this ointment. Want something natural. So in researching a natural solution I came upon this website. Great info but I am so confused. Want to use Apple Cider Vinegar on my face. And would like to detox from inside as well. Please can you advise what I should use and in what quantities, mixed with what and how often I should use it. This is for my face and drinking purposes. Thank you for your help.

Replied by Eidonr

Hi, you may try Wescobee Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey (contains the mother) this doesn't taste that bad since it already has Honey. Plus, it soothes your skin :)

Posted by Isyakjalil (Singapore) on 03/21/2014

Greetings Earth Clinic,

First and foremost, it has been such a great help for me to stumble upon this site for the eczema patients whom suffered from this 'notorious' ailment. I am suffering from the dreadful ailment for almost a year now. On and off. Oh, I tell you, the amount of cold hard cash I spent on those OTC steroids cream was HUGE. Not until last nite, where all ends meet, I told myself, this has to stop somewhere. I need to work out something. Working in an environment where you have to meet new people everyday with the flaky, itchy red skin was uncomfortable to say the least.

My last resort was ACV. I went to my nearest grocery store, to get one. I knew about the 'Mother' but was clueless at what is it all about.

I grabbed the organic one, untreated, unfiltered. Has brown residue sitting at the bottom of the bottle. When I got back home, the experiment starts. Diluting equal portions as directed, and applied it on my neck and legs and BAM! OUCH! F**K! It stings like SOFB.

But I persisted! I am vain inside out! I want my healthy skin back.

This is my 2nd day, the itch subsides but yeah, it does get worse upon application, but that is the healing process they would call it. Slowly I see my 'new' rejuvenated skin surface from the 'intoxicated' one. Slowly, the flaky skin residue falls off. And I moisturize my skin with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.

Got myself a handy spray bottle. Then I let it air dry, no patting, just air dry. It hurts, stings. But for beauty sake, I am willing, afterall, they say, 'the price of beauty you have to pay'.

I watched my diet too, cut down on sugar, dairy and wheat products. Taking 2 teaspoon of ACV with tea and it will itch your body for a short period, counter-reacting with the fungus in the system, after a while it subside. For the past 2 days, I am able to sleep better and looked great.

Try the ACV! There is still hope for us, eczema patients. I have yet to try the carbicarb method. If this ailment persists, I will try that as suggested by Ted.

Will definitely update on my progress to let the community know of my condition.

Stay positive!

Regards, IsyakJalil, Singapore

Replied by Mel

Hi, I just came upon your post dated March. Just to enquire, is your eczema getting much better till date after using ACV? Because I just purchased ACV with the "mother" and I'm bout to try it and considering you're also from Singapore surviving the same horrible humid weather, I hope to get an honest feedback from you.

Thank you

Posted by Estelle (Toronto, Canada) on 03/19/2014

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  The last two weeks I've had a full breakout of eczema on my hands. I have not experienced this since childhood, so it's alarming and concerning to me. My hands have been so itchy that I have trouble sleeping at night, waking every few hours because of the discomfort.

Last night I applied the 50/50 ratio of water and Apple Cider Vinegar to my hands and left it on for as long as possible. It didn't burn where the actual eczema was, only where there were open cracks in my skin. The sting wasn't unbearable.

I didn't rinse it off and immediately applied coconut oil to my hands, put cotton socks on them and went to bed. I also took a glass of water with Apple Cider Vinegar to bed with me for drinking (which I do every night anyway).

I did not wake even once with the urge to itch my hands - the itch disappeared within the first few minutes of application. When I got up in the morning, the eczema was still visible, but NO itch at all today and the redness/inflammation is all gone!

I am going to do this treatment each night and I believe the eczema will dry up and disappear completely after a few days. Amazing. I highly recommend trying this solution.

Replied by Dan
Ca, US

Thanks. It would be nice though if folks would tell us about their experiences after it has proven to work. I see too many posts on I think it'll work probably. I would like more... It worked and its gone.
Replied by Jaimie
Cove, Ar

I havent had an eczema outbreak like I have now in many years and I have tried everything under the sun to get rid of it. I was putting ACV on it every couple hours. It would calm it down for an hour or so and then I was having to reapply. I started taking a teaspoon 2 times a day. Once in the morning and once at night and putting colloidal silver directly on it instead of the ACV. It has almost disappeared. Feels so good to finally get a decent nights sleep.
Replied by Lawrence
Fairfax, Va

Jaime, do you have any idea if it's the 2 teaspoons of ACV taken internally or the application of colloidal silver to the skin that is mainly responsible for minimizing your eczema or are both necessary? Thanks.
Replied by Jaimie
Cove, Ar

Lawrence, I would say the CS because it calmed the itch but dont know for sure because I was (and still am) taking the ACV before I tried the CS. The combination did wonders for me though.

Posted by Eo Grammy (Marietta, Ga) on 01/30/2014

I am a 57 yr old women who has had eczema's at one place or another my entire life. As far as western medicine is concerned, all I can say is been there done that! NO MORE, is all I can say. I have been reading most all of the post & comments about eczema on the site. I am beginning to use the ACV diluted on a very severe current outbreak. How many times a day can I use & as it starts to dry up, do I just leave the crusty scab that forms over, or should I try to get it off to reapply the ACV? Thanks!

Posted by Renata (Chicago, Il) on 09/05/2013

[YEA]  Hey guys, thanks so much for all these wonderful reviews! My eczema is gone! I have struggled with this eczema for about 3 years now. It appeared on my hands and it was awful since I work with children and I have to wash often my hands. Last Thursday I read about Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) used externally and I applied it on my hands before going in the bed. By morning I could see noticeable signs. Unbelievable! Friday I did the same thing a couple of times during the day and then hydrating the skin with natural oils (coconut, olive etc). Friday night I could see a major improvement. I am on a glute-free Vegan diet and I also drink 2 tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water and raw honey for taste. Every day I prepare a large glass of vegetable juice from green veggies (parsley, cilantro, kale, cucumber and zuchini, celery, apple for taste). I eat at least 2 plums a day for a better digestion. I have bought an enema bag from amazon to detox my body. So far, I feel fantastic and my eczema is gone in less than a week! . None of those oinments cortizone, triamcinolon, fluocionide etc did not work as the ACV. I am so happy!!

Replied by Cntgtrght69

Hi there, I have eczema on my hands. It is completely annoying, irritable and just a pain. I have had it for a few years now and they have no idea what caused it to appear. I have heard of the ACV, but I was wondering how exactly do you apply this externally to possible get it to disappeaer?? I am so miserable from it. I ca'nt use my hands to do certain things and it wakes me up in a dead sleep because it itches.
Replied by Sp
Wb, Nj

Hi Cntgtrght69 , I know how you feel. The "eczema" that started on my hands was a reaction to a round of prednisone - an oral steroid. I was then misdiagnosed with having eczema and prescribed topical steroids. That made it worse but I was told, yes you have adult onset eczema - you have to find what food you are eating that is causing it. So I followed the doctor's instructions. Big mistake. I am now steroid-free and going through the healing process. It's been a nightmare for me. Good luck.
Replied by Candy
Fort Madison

I had this too. Spent a lot of time in bathroom holding my hands under hot water for relief. Finally started taking probiotics and hands cleared up. Hope this helps.
Replied by Sp
Wb, Nj

Hi Cntgtrght69, hope my post goes through this time. I'll cut to the chase - if you have ever used a product with steroids in it, OTC or prescription, please do a search for "international topical steroid awareness network", or "topical steroid addiction", or "topical steroid withdrawal". It turns out that in my case the whole "eczema" situation was caused by oral and topical cortico-steroids. And yes, I wake up every night and scratch. It's all part of the long healing process from having used steroids. Good luck.
Replied by Sarah

How did you apply the ACV to your skin?? directly or diluted?

Posted by Revaty (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 08/28/2013

Dear Sir/Madam,

I'm mother who have delivered my baby boy in April 2013. My baby is fully breast fed all the times. Lately I noticed that he had ezcema on this face and this body all over. I'm quite worried on this.

However, I took him to the nearest pediatric for an advise. The doc told me that my baby got ezcema. She recommend me on some ointment and ask me to change my body bath syampoo right now I'm using for the baby. In spite of that, she gave my baby Promethazine for oral use and Cutivate Cream for apply twice after bath.

I'm quite worried on the streiod contain in this cream. Will this harm my baby?

Can I drink Apple Cider Vinegar for my baby ezcema. Will this helps me, since I'm breast feeding my baby thru the milk it will ease this itchness and the pain.

Seeking for your advise. Thank you

Regards, Ms. Revaty from Malaysia.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Ms. Revaty: when this happened to me, I went for allergy testing and it turns out my baby was allergic to eggs. When I stayed off eggs, the eczema got much better.

I don't see why you cannot try drinking ACV while nursing. Just monitor closely any reactions.

Yes, I would also be concerned about harsh chemicals on baby's skin.

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa

Dear Ms. Revaty,

Your baby is blessed to be breastfed exclusively all these months! And you are wise to be concerned about the creams for your baby. In the US the prescriptions for those drugs are linked to childhood cancer and they don't even heal the problem, just treat the symptoms! A friend was given a prescription for her toddler (she didn't use it! ) and the doctor warned her to wash it off her own hands after applying it to her child (because it was dangerous.)

Yes, try the apple cider vinegar. It is very safe in breastfeeding. I nursed my last two babies for about two years each and used apple cider vinegar the whole time. When the began to drink, they would even drink my water that had the vinegar in it!

Another person here recommended looking into allergies. I agree. Eggs, wheat and dairy are the things most likely to cause allergy. If you give them up, the benefit will be there for your baby if he is sensitive to them. I couldn't have dairy with most of my children.

Look on earth clinic's eczema page for lots of good ideas of what people have used. If you can get a comfrey salve, that would be a good thing to try. You can also give your child a bath in a comfrey leaf tea. Make a strong tea of it and put it in the bath and let her play a long time. You could do this many times a week. Extra Virgin Cold Processed Coconut oil is also very safe and can be used on her skin.

You might need to get an hypoallergenic laundry detergent or just wash your baby's clothes with water and baking soda or vinegar. (You could alternate but don't do both at once. ) Find a shampoo and soap that are very gentle and hypoallergenic, and don't bath with those things very often. Just a comfrey tea bath or epsom salt bath a few times a week is best.

Let us know how it goes! I hope you find something to help your little one soon!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Gmatt

I have a young daughter who has had eczema for about six years and it is only getting worse. We have tried the expensive creams and I am willing to try putting the Apple Cider Vinegar on it but I am not sure about her drinking it because of the taste, are their any suggestions out there and because she is a child do I use less Apple Cider Vinegar or what? Thanks
Replied by Kelly
Cambridge, Ma

If you put the ACV in grape juice, she may not notice the taste much, if at all. I would give her 1 capful of ACV in grape juice twice a day. If the ACV doesn't work you could also try what worked for my daughter's eczema - yogurt and fish oil capsules. (Provided she can swallow a capsule. You could get Krill oil caps, which are much smaller than traditional fish oil caps.)

I had her take one fish oil capsule and eat a container of yogurt at least once a day - twice, if possible.

After having tried many, many natural treatments for her eczema, this one worked!

Replied by Beesch
Davenport, Ia

I am drinking Apple Cider Vinegar, soaking in the tub with it and putting it on my eczema rash.....sometimes it seems better then at night it starts that itching again.......I have had breakouts, but this one seems the worst.....I did not put the cream the doctor prescribes on this time after reading all this information! I have started making my own cleaning/beauty products, I am gluten free already and 6 days ago went dairy free to see if it helps.....I just don't seem to see any improvements.......if you already have a breakout and then change your diet will the breakout have to go away before you know if the diet change is working......I am so confused.....I am trying everything, reading everything, but am still having quite a bit of itching, especially in the evenings.....any help you can give would be SO appreciated! I love this site, too!
Replied by Sp
Wb, Nj

Hi Beesch, you wrote "I did not put the cream the doctor prescribes on this time". If your prescription cream is a steroid cream then you could be having a reaction to it. If this is what you are going through you can find other people having this experience. Good luck!
Replied by Beesch
Davenport, Ia

Yes, the cream was that, but it was last year that I got some with my break out then.......haven't been this bad since then. So this year after reading all the bad things about the cream I am not putting it on.
Replied by Ginene

It will take a few weeks to see improvement. It took about 2-3 months before my daughters leg cleared up. I put vinegar on her leg three time a day and also gave her 1 tblsp a day to drink. Sometimes I gave her honey and lemon juice too. Then I used Vaseline or coconut oil after the acv. The Apple Cider Vinegar might sting at first but keep using it daily.

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