his past Sunday around 8:00 a.m. I found an ugly, red rash on the upper part of my left leg. It was the size of a half-dollar. I had already decided to start taking a mixture of molasses, acv, and baking soda for my arthritis. I started that morning at 9:00 a.m. with about 1 tsp. molasses, 1 tbs. acv, and a pinch of baking soda in a glass of warm water. At 10:00 a.m. my husband gave me an anti-fungal creme for my rash. But, to my surprise the ugly, scaly rash was gone. The only thing I did in that two hour period was drink the molasses, acv, and b. soda. I can't believe it. I will continue to use this "tonic" for my arthritis and see what happens with that. I love this website and learn something new everyday.
My husband was working outside this past summer in high grass and weeds. Late in the afternoon, he broke out with little bumps all around his ankle and lower leg. The bumps were red and itched intensely. My guess would be chigger bites but we don't know. I searched the internet and saw a suggestion for Butt Paste - you can buy it at most pharmacies - it is intended for diaper rash. If I remember correctly, it was mostly zinc oxide and very pasty but my husband said it worked "miracles". The bites completely stopped itching and cleared up in a couple of days. It is pretty cheap and worth a try. Spread the paste over the bite until it is covered.
I recently started working out at a gym. When I work out, I get extremely hot and sweaty, especially the back of my neck where the hair is shorter and comes loose from my pony tail. I started noticing a itchy, prickly, stinging feeling during my workouts on the nape of my neck. Then I developed this raised, scaly, itchy, bright pink rash. It started to spread down my back. I tried ACV, coconut oil, anti-bacterial cream, tea tree oil. Nothing was helping with the itch and it continued to spread. This had been going on for about 3 weeks. Finally I bought some calamine lotion and a product that is cornstarch and calamine that you sprinkle on like baby powder. Voila! After about 3 days the rash is nearly gone! I've also been using the calamine lotion and powder around the folds of my ears, which have been itching me like crazy for years and it is really helping to control the itch there too.
I have had a terrible rash that started 1 year ago. It started in my armpits, and moved under my breasts. It was like pimples that drained acid. Peeling layer after layer. I tried everything I could find. Then found article from Jim Hummel (mms). I think I got a computer virus from this one, but well worth it. He stated if mms seemed to make rash worse, than the treatment for it is 50/50 calcium bentonite clay/ vasoline. Mix together and spread over entire area every 8 hours for 1 week. Then a thin coat once a day for a month. If the rash is extremely bad, been there for awhile then you should take tsp. in water, daily for month as well. Sure I'm greasy, and staying close to home for a month... But the pain is gone, and I'm healing!
I went to a dermatologist for this and he put me on antibiotics. It cleared it up but then he said "now we just wait and see if it comes back and it usually does". He said he had no idea what the cause was but that I would probably need stronger antibiotics when it comes back. About 6 months later it did. So I googled it and that's when I first learned about a little thing called "candida overgrowth". I went off grains and sugar and it cleared up immediately. I still eat some corn but stay away from sugar and wheat and that has kept the rash away. The info was so easy for me to find on the internet. I can't help but wonder why that dermatologist didn't know. It's his job right? Studied all about the skin in medical school, huh? But he still doesn't have a clue? Really?
St. Clair Shores, Michigan
I got a rash on my face after eating three grilled cheese sandwiches... What can I say, but I am gluten intolerant and when I cheat, I cheat big! The rash started on my right check (it looked like rosacea - red, bumpy and crusty) and it spread to my forehead, the left side of my nose and around both eyes. I disolved borax in peroxide and put that on my face. It worked everywhere except around my eyes (I did not use as much there because I did not want to use it so close to the eye and it was very drying). I followed up with castor oil around my eyes and in just one day I have seen a huge improvement! I have read here that many like castor oil to take care of there facial skin. I am tempted to use it as well. My question is, isn't castor oil a mineral oil and we should not use mineral oils on our skin? I thought that we are only suppose to use vegetable type oils on our skin.... I WOULD LOVE SOME FEEDBACK!
Houston, United States
Palmerston North, New Zealand
My daughter had a rash below her nose/above her lip. It was red, dry, and embarrassing to her. She had had a cold, so I thought it was a rash from a runny nose. But the cold was long gone and the rash remained.
We tried several things before we came upon our solution.
Over the winter, I had mixed equal parts of lanolin and castor oil. (I melted the lanolin a bit and mixed in the castor oil.) The resulting salve is still quite greasy, but easier to apply than lanolin or castor oil alone. I used this on my son's very chapped hands at night and they would be so much better in the morning. So, my daughter used this mixture on the rash each night and it healed up quite nicely in a few days.
~Mama to Many~
LIQUID CHLOROPHYLL has helped me drink more water, stop body odor and stop a rash on my bottom. One or two teaspoons a day in drinking water sipping on it or drinking it all at once does wonders. If I stop I notice the difference in a couple of days. NOW brand with mint is good. Once I asked a doctor what to do about the rash as I had never had one. She said she had a rash too and did not know...it came with living in the tropics. I understood Ted from Bangkok saying that the body's ability to oxygenate itself was suppressed and this was a cause. Living in Hawaii I sweat more than other colder places I have lived and bacteria grows easily here on the skin. Also I do not have a spleen which makes my blood not as clean if I do not take something to clean it or oxygenate it. I tend to be acidic by nature and the foods I eat lean in that direction even though most would say I am health food person. I am going to try molybdenum that Ted speaks of so highly.
Cleansing Toxins and Oral Hygeine for Swollen Glands and Rash
I recently broke out in a terrible blistery rash from my waist to my face. I had been in a hot tub, so initially I assumed it was an allergic reaction to the hot tub chemicals or a bacterial infection from the pH not being right. I was wrong. But first the rest of the story:
I was taken to the ER because my throat began to swell from the inflammation and I was having difficulty breathing. There I was pumped full of antibiotics and steriods. I immediately began probiotics to counter-balance the antibiotics, although there was little to be done but suffer the side effects of the steroid treatment. After that course of treatment was complete, the rash returned to a lesser extent. Also my neck glands were painfully swollen, so I knew infection was in my body. Finally, I also noticed constipation. This was when I started putting things together.
Where was the infection coming from? The nodes in my neck indicated the source of the problem was in my head area. The answer was in my mouth: periodontal disease. It along with stress had over-taxed my immune system, so that my bloodstream is full of toxins. When I went in the hot tub (which I never had problems with before) it relaxed me and released toxins through my skin: hence the rash. It had also caused my immune system to be lower, so that I had been sicker more often recently with upper respiratory infections. Those were secondary infections, however. So when they were treated and went away, the real problem was continuing unaddressed.
So I began treating my mouth every other day with a solution of 1 tsp of household bleach to 8oz of water (this kills staph and is recommended at periodontaldiseasetreatmentguide. Com) through a water pik after a 5 minute brushing, followed by 1 minute swish of 50/50 water and hydrogen peroxide, and also began a bowel cleanse (an organic fiber blend with colon cleansing herbs). Day one of the bowel cleanse/oral disinfecting reduced all of but one of my lymph nodes to normal, and only a few small patches of rash remained. In one week, my gums are in much better condition - although I will continue to disinfect my mouth twice a week for the rest of this year to allow bone to grow where the disease created pockets inside by gums. I don't have x rays, but better to be safe than toothless or worse.
Probiotics, oral hygiene, and detoxifying is working better than the drugs because it is addressing the root of the problem. Antibiotics and steroids temporarily brought relief but not permanent cure because they did not resolve the issue of toxin overload in my bloodstream nor did they resolve the periodontal issue, prolonging and ultimately worsening matters.
It's important not to make assumptions about what appears to be allergic reaction. Swollen lymph nodes happen when there is too many toxins for your white cells to carry, and these cause problems and symptoms in all kinds of ways in the body. They get expelled either through your hind end or through your pores. So if you have a combination of symptoms like mine, consider cleaning your mouth and bowels as a first step.
St. Clair Shores, Michigan
I recently had a problem with chaffing that turned into a painful rash, (for lack of a better term), down yonder. I think it may have been due to a new additive in my laundry process and heat at work. I had used powder on it for several days with some temporary relief. So after having a conversation with my mother about how honey and coconut oil rarely, if ever, goes bad (because of it's antibacterial properties) I decided to rub coconut oil, directly onto the affected area. Immediate and instant relief. I used it again the next day and the rash is totally gone. Thank you Earth Clinic for letting us share our remedies with the world. I hope this helps someone who may be suffering and needs not the embarrassment or cost of going to the doctor or pharmacist, seeking a cure.
Coconut oil has stopped the itching of several rashes I've had. I spread it on very liberally several times a day or as needed. It has also helped my itchy ears.
Coconut oil is awesome!! Painful rash between my legs went away less than 12 hours!!
Bathing dogs is part of my job, unfortunately the HARSH shampoos we use cause me to have a horribly painful, red, and slightly swollen rash on my hands and forearms. It's only dog shampoos however. Dish soap doens't do it to me. I have tried everything. Nothing prevents it except not bathing, vaseline does nothing to help the pain, and lotion only makes the stinging unbearable. I tried some unrefined coconut oil tonight. Within 5 minutes, the pain was gone. Completely. Still a bit red, but that is easing up a bit too. Not sure if it's an allergy, but it's similar to when I break out from handeling certain dog breeds. So I am assuming allergies have something to do with it.
My 3 week old baby has suffered terribly with nappy rash and most things I've tried have only irritated it as they are too harsh for his sensitive skin. However I tried, only as of last night, Coconut Oil, and after only 3 applications his rash has all but disappeared! This is great stuff and I am delighted. I presume then that my little boy had thrush (Candida) perhaps on his poor tush?! Anyway, I will continue to use this as it works so well, smells gorgeous and is also a fabulous body moisturiser! I hope this helps someone out there. Good luck.
I have been using Extra Virgin Coconut Oil since 2005. It has helped me in so many ways. My immune system was a mess and I had a rash all over my body from Candida. I happened upon VCO in a book I read and decided to give it a try. I started eating it by melting a tablespoon and adding it to my yogurt. It would harden back up but it was crunchy and made the plain yogurt taste great. After a few months of eating it that way I decided to use it in a smoothie instead. The smoothie consists of two cups of yogurt (one plain and one fruit) along with a banana, one tablespoon of coconut oil and one tablespoon of flaxseed oil. I don't have the rash any longer. When I occasionally get a dry spot from Eczema -- (which is completely under control now) I rub a little in and it's gone within a few days. My skin and hair look great!! My friends always comment how soft my skin feels. I don't suffer from Candida any longer. Another benefit I believe that came from eating the above smoothie was that I had cryptic tonsilitis. It healed up shortly after I started eating the VCO. I will say I haven't lost weight by using VCO but I noticed I do feel full longer. Also, a big plus is I no longer have IBS either!! I really think it helps with wrinkles as well and noticed when I was in Hawaii that I didn't burn like I usually do. VCO is always going to remain a part of my diet!! Thanks for your website too! I love to read all the different remedies.