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Coconut Oil  

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Posted by Margaret (Dallas, TX) on 01/29/2008
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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.

Posted by Jesslynn (Bellingham, USA) on 04/23/2007
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re: Subject: Coconut Oil for Rashes and Healing of Scars. I am 40 yrs old and have very dry sun-damaged skin. I have been experimenting with vit E, aloe, green tea, olive oil, and just recently extra virgin coconut oil. About two weeks ago I had to have 3 biopsies on my legs. To make a long story short...I tried the coconut oil last night and woke up and found that my legs are much better. The redness from the scars and also a rash I have had for 3 months dramatically improved. I think this stuff actually works great.

Posted by Donna (Tunnel Hill, GA) on 02/11/2007
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The rash I had lasted for almost two years--tryed everything--natural--I do not like the medical field at all--so a friend of mine who is very much so into alternative medicine started researching about skin--well needless to say she came across and Idia site that said mix tomato juice(organic) and coconut oil(organic) to the rash--the rash was all over my body--I was in so much pain from the rash I was crying--so I mixed it in the blender--put towels down in my bathtub--so as not to make a mess--my husband bless his heart--took a big cooking spoon and pored it on me--as he was pouring I was rubbing it in--yes it had a very much so tingling effect--but we didn't stop--we did this for about 15 minutes--then I didn't wash it off we just kind off blotted it--put on some clothes I didn't mind messing up--the next morning the rash was almost gone--I did the treatment one more time--as of this day which has been about a year--I have seen no signs of the rash--hope this will help someone else--Donna

Coconut Oil, Cayenne Pepper  

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Posted by Dave (Tokyo, Japan) on 12/03/2007
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I had a rash on my chest and i was getting redder and more itichy every day. It was also creaping and aboutt to go on my face. I was about to go to the doctors--something I only do when really desperate. So, being a fan of cayenne pepper and coconut oil, I mised them on and applied to just part of my chest. Within two days and with two applications, the rash was gone only where I had put the mixture. Has anyone tried putting these two things together?

Replied by Believer
Boston, Ma Usa
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Dave~ I've had a rash on my leg for about a month; about 4x7 inches. It literally appeared overnight was very itchy. I tried ACV and also tried Coconut oil with no luck. I finally went to the Doctor and he prescribed "nystatin - Triamcinolone Acetonide" ointment. That was two weeks ago and I just renewed the prescription. The itching is considerably better but the rash is still very red and ugly. I'm going on a cruise next week and I'd given up all hope of being able to wear shorts. Perhaps out of desperation, I tried your cayene pepper and coconut oil paste last night. I applied it to the rash and put a large gauze pad loosley over it. When I woke this morning, there is absolutely no itchng and the rash is about 50% GONE. I'll try another application today. THANK YOU

Replied by Lori
Broussard, La, Usa
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Wow. This is great stuff. I had an allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide. I had used this as a treatment on my face (my entire face) for a couple of days, then broke out into a dry, itchy, red, swollen, hot, bumpy rash. My 1st thought was benadryl & aloe & moisturizer, but they didn't help much.

I came across this post & finally decided to give it a shot (rather than go to a Dr.& have him give me a cortisone shot or some type of meds with possible side effects. I had ACV at home already, so I decided to use that too after I bought the CO & Cayenne. I washed my face with a bar of 'H20plus' soap then blotted on ACV (burned like.... ), then used a mixture of CO & Cayenne on my entire face (putting plain CO around & over my eyes). I woke up this morning & the rash is 75% gone! (1nite, 1application! ) It even cleared up the acne that I was trying to get rid of with the Benzoyl Peroxide. I am amazed. This really works... & fast too!

Replied by Mamad
Sauk Rapids, Mn
Do you have a ratio of pepper to oil? And it sounds like it would burn with the pepper...does it?

Coconut Oil, Turmeric  

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Posted by Martha (Prentiss Twp, Maine) on 05/22/2013
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A dear friend has a horrible rash on her legs, with high fevers and pain. No doctors know the cause. Pictures have been sent to Johns Hopkins and Cleveland Clinic. I started rubbing her legs with warmed coconut oil. She was immediately better. Even more so when I added turmeric. Biopsies show inflammation only. Her legs when broken out look like untreated Relapse Fever. It is not well known in the US but is in the west and southwest. South American disease. My son diagnosed her when he was in nursing school from information out of his microbiology book. She has been tested for Relapse Fever and it has not shown up in blood tests. But, coconut oil works for her.

Colloidal Silver  

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Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee, US) on 08/04/2014

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My 8 year old son had a spot on his earlobe that was weepy and red. Likely it was a bug bite that he scratched and it got infected with staph or impetigo (which is a staph infection). Whatever it was, it was infected in some way. I began to spray Colloidal Silver on it 2-3 times a day. In 24 hours I could see that it was improving. It has been a few days and now it looks all healed up. I used 20 ppm Colloidal Silver because that was what was in a little spray mister. I would have used a stronger ppm, but the 20 was just sitting there waiting to be used and it worked well. I will spray once a day for a few more days just in case.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Gabi (TORONTO, CANADA) on 02/04/2008
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Hi. I didn't try turmeric when I was in boils. I use Colloidal Silver Water. Apply a drop or two on top of boil (acne too!). After 1-2 hr it stops hurting, stops "growing". Up to 3 days it subsides to red spot. You can use small hair spry bottle (with very fine mist like spry). If you have acne or boils more then one and you expect more to show up spray it on your skin just once and let it dry. Nothing will break out! I suffered for almost 30 years from something what doctor called "diaper rush" (!). The pic of my "diaper rush" was always during summer months. After using once single spray of Colloidal Silver Water I am free of this skin condition. I will get 1 tiny pimple time to time but who hasn't have it during hot summer days?

Cow Udder Cream  

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Posted by Jon (Casa Grande, Arizona) on 07/16/2009
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With the extreme heat here in southern Arizona I develop some pretty bad rashes from sweating in my crotch area. A common over the counter remedy that works wonders overnight is used on cow udders.....I'm sure from that you can guess what the product least I hope so....It works SUPER!!!

Replied by Kathy
Stanwood, Wa
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I wouldn't use that...the main ingredient in is petroleum jelly.

Replied by Pet
Fishkill, Ny
What is wrong with Petroleum jelly? It's great for rashes derm actually suggested it instead of antibiotics last year for a skin rash on my face..went away almost overnight..instead of using steroids!
Replied by Grace
I had itchy rash, and was using petroleum jelly on it and around my eyes to soften the skin, I told my specialist/ integrative medicine doctor and he told me to stop using any petroleum based products, and he gave me sheet with a list of things to avoid and why.


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Posted by Abitcrunchy (Winder, Ga Usa) on 07/15/2011
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You that have rashes and your hair thinning you need to know - the way to correct those problems is from the inside out. Diet, not shampoo or soap, is what you need.

Also those talking about ascorbic acid should be aware that it often comes from corn. The majority of corn in this country is genetically modified. If you want grandchildren then do not use that stuff on your kids. If you want to get through life without having organ damage then you should avoid it too.

Replied by Sasha
Portland, US
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I was sick for over a year, had many tests and even a food allergy test scratch test and blood test and then my ND told me those tests were only 50% accurate, I had a rash off and on and just general itchy skin, blurred vision, dizziness, nausea weight loss, brain fog fatigue, weakness, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and wheezing, I thought I was on my way out in fast order, The elimination diet was suggested and I did it, Elimination diet is just rice, chicken, turkey lamb, all vegetable except night shades, I was also allowed onions and garlic, of course water and olive oil blueberries and pear that is all I ate for two weeks then I reintroduce one food at a time wheat for 1/2 day and see how I feel then back on the diet for 3 1/2 days then soy 1/2 of day, then back on diet for 3 1/2 days then dairy, corn , sugar, citrus etc...this diet helped so much to figure out the cause of all my symptoms an it is best to stop all gluten for at least six months to really see a turn around . I also did a long term gentle parasite cleanse with colonics. These things all turned my life around . I would suggest elimination diet to anyone suffering with rashes.

Eliminate Steroid Cream, Ice Packs  

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Posted by Diane (Riverside Ca., United States) on 02/12/2013
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Thank you Earth Clinic! I was suffering from "Red Man Syndrome" due to using the Steriod cream Triamcinolone Acetonide! The horrible rash was on both feet and traveling up both legs! I was extremely depressed! I felt like I had leprosy! The condition was blood red in color! A poster posted a "heads up" regarding this skin problem and the use of the steroid creams and I was able to identify with his post. I stopped using the Steroid cream and left my rash ALONE. Ice Packs really helped the problem for me. My Red man Syndrome is nearly healed competely! Thank you poster and thank you EARTH CLINIC! This rash can take a month to peak so be patient. Leave it alone, sun bathe and use ice packs. (My condition healed almost immediately after leaving it alone)

Replied by Gert
Someplace, In The South
My husband has had a rash since the tornadoes of 2011--we thought it was a reaction to that dust. He also got a lung infection, so dr put him on antibiotics--rash appeared then. So, onto steroids, rash got worse. He's tried every inhaler for copd, everything give him/exacerbates the rash. Pharmacist said redman syndrome. Poor guy, he's so miserable. Any suggestions? Oh, he won't take any supplements. Just won't. So, I have to prepare foods that will fix it, or lotions, etc. Thanks.
Replied by Joy
Battleground, Wash
I went to look and it said redman syndrome is from a reaction to a certain antibiotic and even children get it, causes a rash, chills, fever, pain , and redness around neck. It talked about high dose IV of Benadryl which is an anti histamine, that would stop an allergic response.

Maybe baking soda would help, it stops allergic reactions. I use to take it when I was freaking out from something I breathed or ate or touched.

Replied by Sp
Wb, Nj, USA
Hi Gert from Someplace, please go to and read about topical steroids and steroid inhalers and red skin syndrome. From your post it sounded like your husband's problem started before he used any steroids and the steroids made him worse. I hope he is not using any still. For some people they cause an eczema-like reaction and the only thing you can do is stop using them and allow your body to naturally detox and heal. If the antibiotics caused problems then look into probiotic foods - yogurt and fermented vegetables. Good luck!

Epsom Salts  

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Posted by Colton (North Lauderdale, Florida) on 09/20/2008
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i'm allergic to a plant down here and unknowingly got in contact with it. i broke out in a really nasty rash on my arm and neck. A trainer at my gym told me to use epsom salt. He said it'll dry it out and kill the bacteria in it. i did and my rash cleared up in a few days and gott noticably better after each treatment. Mind you i tried all kinds of creams and allergy pills that had no effect what so ever.

Ginger Root  

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Posted by Markel (Springfield, Missouri) on 03/20/2007
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I use ginger to prevent this horrific rash. I juice a pound of root into a couple dozen mini ice cubes and plop them into my teas, soups, sauces, stews, etc. I am curious that only the yellow ginger root works and not the brown ginger. Would appreciate feedback on the difference between the two types. I've had the rash for over ten years. Just discovered the ginger remedy over a year ago. I have appr. twenty pounds(pre-juice weight) of frozen ginger cubes in my freezer because I am such a strong believer in it's power to keep my horrific rash in check.


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Posted by Twila (Alexandria, Virginia Usa) on 09/29/2009
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My father had boils, i.e., cysts, appear on his arms for years. I found that Goldenseal Root is a GREAT herb with 'drawing' powers. I convinced him to try my paste, let it dry, then wash it off. Not only did the cyst go away fast, but has not returned! I have used Goldenseal Root to 'draw' infection out of cuts, sores, etc., and even cure athletes foot. You only need a small amount of the powder and a tiny amount of water. Stir into a paste quickly and spread it on the affected area. Let it dry. Rinse off. You have to be quick as it begins to work as soon as water hits it. Be careful, a tiny amount of water goes a long way! My mom had a rash on the back of her hand - all the prescription creams made it go away but as soon as she stopped using, the rash would reappear. Used the Goldenseal Root past method on the rash. It went away in 2 days and never returned.


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Posted by Tanya (Bellingham, WA) on 02/18/2007
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Raw Honey for diaper rashes: my grandfather used to raise honey bees, and sell the honey. my mother used the raw honey on diaper rashes. it was all that ever touched the bums of my three younger sisters. she had a small container of it in the diaper bag, and some q-tips to apply it. i love telling people about this. they don't believe me, but a few have tried it.

Ice Pack  

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Posted by Violetto (Atlanta, Ga, United States) on 07/06/2012
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I've tried coconut oil and acv, none worked. Then I filled a bag with ice and placed it on where my rash appears. I did it when I was watching an hour long tv show. By the end of it, gone!