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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 Donate

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.
Replied by Marissa
Portland, Oregon
Don't use Vaseline. It's derived from crude oil. Use organic virgin coconut oil.
Replied by Cathy
Actually, I heard from an herbalist that coconut oil on the skin can be drying. I couldn't figure out why it made me itch more. I use jojoba, and it really nourishes my skin. I think the caprylic acid in coconut oil makes it GREAT for eating though.

Posted by Guilt (Singapore) on 06/03/2013

Hello all, I stumbled upon this website last night. I'm 41 year old male. Asian. Suffering from Eczema since 1990. I walk in the sun to work for 20 minutes in the morning and I work out on the cross trainer at night. All these perspiring contributes to scratching til the skin bleeds. My intake is rice, vege and meat like all Asians. I skip lunch and eat an apple every day without fail. So with knowledge from this website... I have started this ACV remedy as I type. I have started drinking 8oz of water to ACV. And uses 50% to 50% water to ACV on my skin. First time usage and I have already started to feel the itch fading. I will know better after bathing tonight and spray on again to know for sure. Thank you so much for the information.

Replied by Abe
Los Angeles, California United States
Be careful! If you used a Steriod cream your so-called Eczema might be a false type Eczema. I had this fake Eczema crawling up my legs and covering my feet. I'm almost cured! Steroid creams are known to clogged your pores and cause Redman Syndrome. The cure if to leave yourself alone, stop the cream, wash and sunbath. See this video:

Posted by Arlene (Jekyll Island, Ga) on 04/01/2013

[YEA]  ACV worked for my eczema. I applied it to the itchy rash on my hands and between my fingers and in a few days the rash was dried up and gone. Thank you for all your wonderful feedback and emails.

Posted by Lkforster (Olympia, Wa) on 02/25/2013

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar for Excema/Dermatitis: I have never quite known the name of my skin problems, nor gotten a proper diagnosis. But here's the gist: severe itching of the hands, followed by small blisters, the blisters break, then the skin itself cracks and peels. Once the skin somewhat heals? Repeat cycle. This went on for 15 years, in varying degrees, with little respite-whenever I got rid of it for a short period of time, it would rear its ugly head again some time later. And it was ugly, believe me... Showing off your new engagement ring on a hand that looks like it was chewed by a dog detracts from your overall happiness in life. I'm not trying to be dramatic, it just really did suck.

About four years ago, I had gone a pretty significant length of time without any significant problems-then, one night, I awoke to the horrible itching in my hands, and by morning my hands were blistered and painful. That's when I got online, and discovered Earth Clinic-I was looking for ANYTHING that might help. The first remedy I tried was apple cider vinegar-I had some in my pantry already, and figured it wouldn't do any damage. On the contrary, it did wonders! I applied it directly to a cotton ball, which I then applied directly to my skin-it stung like a sonofabitch, but seemed to immediately work. The blisters that had already cracked dried up, and the ones that had yet to open receeded. After applying the vinegar for several days, maybe a week, my skin showed no signs of distress. I haven't had an issue since then-if I see any kind of flare up, I apply the apple cider vinegar, and it immediately disappears.

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease last year, which I now think was the possible cause of my skin problems. However, I went three years prior to my diagnosis with relatively no skin problems because of the apple cider vinegar. I recently began drinking a tablespoon in a glass of water twice daily, and I think it helps with digestion too. Try it... It certainly won't hurt, and you may be surprised at how well it works!

Posted by Su (Victoria, Canada) on 01/26/2013

[YEA]  ACV saved my life. I had a very mild case of eczema over my body, but my face was a total disaster. After reading the above comments and replies, yesterday I bought an organic ACV with "mother" and applied 50/50 ratio on my face and hands. Overnight, the marks, the redness and itching has disappeared. I was soo happy when I looked at my face today morning, and believe me, I haven't felt happy like that in a long time. Unlike some commenters, it did not frizzle and hurt like hell (I dont know why) but agree with the smell factor. Since I have a very oily skin, I applied aloe right after instead of coconut oil. I think it soothed the skin a lot. I want to thank all of you for suggesting ACV.. It is definitely a gift from mother nature for all of us who suffer.... :)

Posted by Grace (London, UK) on 12/02/2012

[YEA]  I am so grateful for this wonderful website. Thank you so much! This site is truly an amazing resource.

Apple Cider Vinegar is amazing!

I have had constant eczema on my face for well over a month now which was spreading and looking very unsightly. I tried everything: applying topically very high concentration cortisone cream, coconut oil, aloe vera, E45 which is a cream that contains uric acid, bleach (which I do not recommend it just burnt my skin), salt, shea butter and more.

When I first tried the ACV it did not work because I applied it neat this burnt my skin too much. However I tried again this time I diluted 50% ACV and 50% water. When I first applied it in the evening my skin itched, tingled, the eczema turned red and patches even turned white and fizzled. I did this once more before going to bed. The next day it was a bit better but it appeared to have spread as if it was trying to escape the treatment. I almost gave up but did not I persevered and applied again that morning.

Once again the skin turned red and white patches sizzled. That day the eczema looked like it was slowly drying up although the skin was still red and irritated. Once again I did not know whether to continue. However I did and cotton-swabbed the mixture of ACV and water twice more onto the affected area. I also cleaned my face with the leftovers, using it as a toner and noticed my complexion looked brighter.

This morning on the third day of this ACV treatment the eczema is much improved. It has not disappeared as yet but it is so much better and I can see the treatment is working and slowly but surely drying out my eczema! Very happy and relieved.

Of course I am aware that eczema is caused by underlying internal problems so I am not only treating externally but getting to the root of the problem. I had been on a detox diet and when I stopped this the eczema came back so now I know I have to cut out all wheat, dairy, gluten, eggs, sugars (apart from a few berries), red meat and limit citrus fruits as oranges and lemons can also cause eczema. I will eat a diet rich in vegetables in order to keep my system alkaline.

Thanks again earth clinic for another amazing remedy! This is the best site ever.

Replied by Amira
Flushing, New York
Hey, I'm not very sure if your going to come back to this page but, I'm wondering if when you applied it to your face, did it sting like crazy?

I'm planning on buying ACV tomorrow morning, and applying it on my face. But I'm terrified of what's going to happen after that. I have very bad eczema on my face and I'm very scared. Do you think it's alright if I still go for it? Thanks :D

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Amira, dilute it.
Replied by Tenaciousd
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
I regularly put straight ACV on my face these days but the first time I tried that, it not only stung, it also left my face crispy for a number of days... Like a very thin, uneven scab. I highly recommend diluting it with water until your face gets used to it. 50/50 should be good, you don't have to be too precise about it, just experiment a little. It might sting a little sometimes even after you get used to it but it does great things for your skin so it's worth it. Good luck!
Replied by Wendy
Columbus, Oh/USA
to Amira: Read what Grace wrote about ACV stinging. She explained that she had to dilute the ACV. Use spring water or distilled water. Try just a very small area on your face. Sure, it will probably sting, at least a little, but hang in there! And continue this regimen for 2-3 days and see how you do.

Also, per other posts here on EC about eczema, eczema is most always due to poor diet. So, clean up your diet for a few weeks. This means NO sugar, NO processed or "white" foods (flour, potatoes, etc.), NO caffeine, possibly no gluten, as well. Only eat LOTS of organic veggies, especially all the green ones, including kale, beets, cabbage. Vary your colors of veggies. Try juicing the veggies, or lightly steam them.

If you eat meat, don't forget to eat organic protein: chicken, turkey, free-range beef, wild-caught salmon.

Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Middle, Tennessee, USA
Amira, If you use ACV on your face, you might try diluting it a good bit and testing just a small area.

Try 1 part ACV to 3 parts pure water. Try on one small spot and see how you do. You can then increase the area you cover. I don't think I would ever do more than 1/2 ACV on the face.

Not sure what else you have tried for your ezcema... there are lots of really good ideas on the eczema page here at earth clinic.

Just be gentle on your skin.... It won't heal very well if the remedies are stressful to the skin... I had some eczema on my arm for a very long time... Borage Oil (3 capsules a day) is what worked for me.

Hope you get releif soon! Let us know what helps you.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Anjali (Sydney, Australia) on 07/09/2012

[YEA]  I've had moderate eczema since I was 2 years old. By the age of 12, with the help of prescription creams, it had been cleared from all parts of my body, except... my face! I'm 22 now.

For the last 10 years, the only place I had eczema was my face, out of all the places it could be! And it was very stubborn, there was nothing I could do to clear it. I have naturally dark skin ( I am of Indian origin) and so the marks on my face were quite dark ( on anglo/white skin they are red) and prominent. I suffered from low self confidence because of this, and was desperate to find a solution, and tried almost every cream the doctor had prescribed.

After many years of trial and error, and this wonderful website, I've found something that works for me and thought that I should share :)

Firstly, eliminate or drastically reduce sugar in your diet. Sugar is white poison they say... Also look out for it in processed foods - you'll be surprised at how much is hidden in there. I also have eliminated dairy from my diet, due to having a mild allergy to it.

On the days I eat lots of sugar, my eczema flares up. I have noticed this time and time again. Eat a healthy balanced diet, with lots of fruit, vegetables, grains, meat (if you aren't vegetarian) and legumes. Limit processed foods with sugar, additives, preservatives. And most importantly, stop the sugar!

I have also noted on many occasions, that drinking plenty of water every day significantly improves my eczema. So stay hydrated!

And the last and final thing, something you'll hear a lot about on this website: unfiltered oragnic apple cider vinegar (ACV). I have been using this for the last 6 weeks and the reults have been amazing, what a huge difference. My face is almost clear, after years of trying, I am so happy!

I consume ACV 3 times a day before each meal. 2 teaspoons dissolved in a glass of water each time. There are a range of benefits - look at this website for more info :)

I also started applying it topically on my face. Now some people mention immediate results from this, ie within 24 hours it has cleared. I had very stubborn eczema, the skin on parts of my face was dark, cracked, and rough, and had been so for many years.

I used a solution of 50% water and 50% ACV and applied it all over my face ( it is excellent as a general toner used daily, even if you don't have eczema). The first 3/4 times I used this solution it stung!!! The skin became irritated, darker, sore, itchier, and small white bubbles appeared under my skin, it looked terrible! My skin settled down after a few minutes, but the apperance hadnt changed. I did this routine for about 4 days, and my eczema patches became slightly worse ( or at least, they looked worse! ) but I persisted, and after a few more days my skin no longer became irritated, and the affected areas started to peel slowly, leaving healthier skin on the areas of my face where the eczema once was.

If I touch it right now, my whole face is smooth, no areas are cracked or sore. It hasn't healed 100%, but if before on a scale of 1 to 10, the eczema on my face was a 7, it is now a 2! Huge difference! I am so happy! The areas of my face that had eczema are still slightly darker than the rest of my face but this shoukd improve in time. In general the skin on my face is glowing too.

I just follow the ACV toner with a good, gentle moisturising cream/lotion. No harmful doctor's prescribed eczema creams with side effects, that have failed me over the years. Just simple, apple cider vinegar - make sure you buy unfiltered and organic!

So eat healthy, drink plenty of water, excercise, keep a positive attitude, and drink and apply topically ACV as per the instructions above.

Ezcema is also caused my stress, so keep a free mind. I'm also thinking of starting yoga soon

Good luck :) and thankyou to Earth Clinic and all its contributers!!

Replied by Martin
Czech Republic
[YEA]   Hello, I would like to ask you how you use it if you have eczema around eyes on eyelids? Thank you much
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Dear Martin, If you use Apple Cider Vinegar near the eyes, I would dilute it very much. Maybe 1 teaspoon per cup of water. Still, I would probably try something else first. Near the eyes, I might try Castor Oil and/or Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. If you could find a salve with comfrey, chickweed, calendula or plantain, that might also be helpful. Borage Oil, taken internally, cured my eczema, by the way.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Wendy
For the eczema on your eyelids, combine 1 tablespoon of the organic ACV to @ 3 tablespoons of distilled water. Dip a Q-Tip into this mixture, and put it on the affected areas on your eyelids. Of course, try not to get any into your eyes, otherwise it'll sting. If you do get any in your eyes, just rinse with pure water.

I had mild eczema on one of my eyelids right above the lashes, so I dabbed the ACV solution onto that area a couple of times per day, for 2 days. Eventually, the itchiness went away, and the eczema disappeared.

Remember to clean up your diet! Eczema is always caused by too much sugar and caffeine and bread in the diet. Eat fresh raw organic vegetables (or lightly steamed), good quality protein, and only a little fruit. Eat this way for a good month, and your eczema should disappear.

Posted by Jennifer (Sunrise, Fl, Usa) on 07/05/2012

[YEA]  I have to give another resounding YES for the ACV Eczema remedy. I did a chemical peel to my face the other day which caused my eczema to flare up all over my face. It was extremely embarassing and I didn't go out yesterday during the 4th of July because of it. I was applying coconut oil to it regularly and while it helped, the eczema would flare up again a few hours later. I was at my wit's end.

After trying for a couple of days to treat it without success, I decided to try the ACV remedy. I just applied it full-strength on a cotton pad and swiped my face. OUCH! It was quite painful as some of the skin was broken. My face turned red and the eczema looked a lot more red, raised, and angry. I let it sit as long as I could stand it and then applied coconut oil on top of it to soothe the skin. I also took a tbsp of ACV in water internally to maximize the effect.

An HOUR later, the eczema was 85% gone. I couldn't believe it! I reapplied right before going to bed last night and this morning my face is 100% clear.

Another miracle of ACV! I can't live without this stuff.

Posted by Max (Honolulu, Hi) on 05/22/2012

[SIDE EFFECTS]  After using the ACV for about a week for eczema, I've noticed my skin has been getting flaky and redish. Is this a sign that it's working. This never happened to my skin before so I know its a direct reaction to the ACV. This is first time I'm using it too. Taking it orally 3 times a day maybe more at 2tbsp in water. I also have a burning sensation in my lips, mouth, and tongue, and even gastritis. I believe it is all related. Do you think the ACV regimen will help? GERD medicines didn't help me at all. Thanks.

Replied by Estelle
Toronto, Canada
Max, are you using RAW, unfiltered, unpasteurized ACV?

Posted by Andrei (Las Pinas City, Metro Manila, Philippines) on 04/26/2012

[YEA]  It's a YEA for me. It all started with Sebhorrheic Dermatitis when I was in high school which caused flaking skin on the creases of my nose. Sometimes, there would also be on my eyebrows. This would usually make my skin red too.

Later on, I needed to go to the Dermatologist to get some treatment on acne as suggested by our university phsyician when I had my first annual physical exam in college. I went on some medication for acne. Later on, I asked for treatment on my drying skin too... Then came the hydrocortisone. It worked for a while. But later on, my skin would dry again.

I actually stopped with the acne meds since it seemed like my breakouts were under control already. For the drying skin problem, though, the meds were upgraded to Desonide cream, which is a stronger topical steroid cream. It worked so I stopped seeing my dermatogologist. I used it for about 8 months and then I decided to stop.

It was because it thought it was such a strong chemical and I wanted to take a ore natural route. In just 3 days, my face got terribly worse to the point where it would be embarrassing to go out of the house. The worst part is that I had to graduate college having that on my face.

At first, I was using coconut oil topically and internally. I only had minor relief from it. Later on, the drying and scaling came back again and it felt like days were just passing by with no progress. I started to research more on this condition and went through different words like staph infection, dermatitis, etc.

I finally came to the conclusion that this was eczema. I also decided to research more on what to do with it since VCO did not seem to budge anymore. I ordered different products like Sunflower Seed Oil and Flaxseed Oil. But I ended up using Apple Cider Vinegar.

I did the internal and external way again. The first two times I put it on my face, it really burned! And I felt like it was a good thing because at least something was happening. After 2-3 days, all the dryness have already fallen down. It was one of the best times of my life! It even happened during New Year's Eve. Haha.

Now, it's already about 4 months since I have been freed from that torture. I still use the ACV both ways. I have no problem with depending on it because it is organic. I don't drink too much of it though because it is said to be able to cause problems when taken in excess.

The mark where the eczema once was could still be seen on my face. It's actually like a 5 o'clock shadow so it has the tendency to look natural --- optimistically. Sometimes, though, there would be a bit of mild flaking but still to a point where ACV could easily take over.

As for my hopes, it would be that it would never come back again. I also hope that the mark would eventually fade and match my natural skin tone. To those who are still going through this eczema, just try to beat I with ACV! I have a good feeling it really is designed for it. :)

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