Skin Condition Remedies

Last Modified on Nov 16, 2014

Kombucha Tea   1  0   

Posted by David (California, US) on 11/16/2014

[YEA]  My solution to all those on this website seeking natural cure is try their very own "Kombucha tea". To make it you will need a scoby which can be bought through a friend or one of the internet sites. It is dirty cheap around 5 to 8 dollars. Make your own Kombucha tea (instructions are on youtube videos) and mix a few drops each day with water or any drink. You will be rid of your skin problems for good. There is also Yoga Praynayam (youtube video) and Prayer. This is all natural remedies that does not involve a lot of money or any drugs.

Metal Shavings Injuries Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Emacsp (Thmasville Ga) on 12/23/2013

I recently started a new job in a manufacturing plant that makes brass plumbing and heating parts. Many of the parts that I handle have fine metal shavings on them which tend to stick in your fingers and thumbs. Some of them end up getting buried just below the surface of the skin.

The shavings are very small and very hard to see. Once buried into the skin they cause soreness and pain when any area of the fingers, hands, and thumbs that have them come in contact with just about anything. At this point my fingers and thumbs are so sore that it's hard to use them.

Does anyone have any suggestions on anything that can be used to draw the shavings back up above the surface of the skin where they can be removed? Any and all ideas appreciated.

Replied by Cheri
Lincoln Park Nichigan
Have you tried magnets?
Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa
Emacsp: Some good steam room sweat treatment may work. For local only, try soaking your hands in warm water w/ added baking soda for a few minutes then dry hands and place a strong music speaker magnet over the affected area to draw out the metals.
Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Emacsp, you can try these 2 ideas:

1. soaking for 10 minutes in vinegar.

2. apply a "drawing salve" with icthammol in it.

And: pls wear protective gloves at work!!!

Replied by Om
Hope Bc Canada
Hi, the remedy for splinters in general is homeopathic and can be ordered from a health food store. The name is rather difficult but you can write it down: MYRISTICA SEBIFERA. I would ask for 30C strength.

This is a useful item for everybody's use. Regards, Om

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
Hey Emacsp!

I ditto the suggestion of homeopathic Myristica Sebifera - useful for expelling foreign bodies.

Another thought: Elmer's glue applied as a masque to your hands, let dry and peel off. It may be helpful to let the mask remain overnight on the affected areas and then peel off in the morning.

Replied by David
Los Angeles California
I wonder if PRID a drawing salve for splinters would work for metal? There are other brands of drawing salve. Ask the pharmacy for others that work for splinters. You rub the salve on the skin and this draws the splinter out. I've never tried it on metal but it works well with wood.
Replied by Emacsp
Thomasville Nc
I appreciate everyone's suggestions. So far I have tried soaking my hands in vinegar. It gave some relief from the pain, but didn't draw out any of the metal.

I purchased and applied PRID drawing salve. It did seem to draw out some of the shavings on the first day I applied it (Christmas day), but I have not been able to leave it on my fingers for any extended time since then due to my work schedule. I am going to try it this weekend when I should be able to leave it on for 10 or more hours.

I have not tried the baking soda or magnets yet.

Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa
Thanx for the follow up as it helps to reduce speculation from actual healing.

Pachyonychia Congenita   0  0   

Posted by Janie D (Mattoon, Illinois, Usa) on 09/21/2012

I was wondering if there might be any of you readers here that have ever heard of a very rare disease called Pachyonychia Congenita, pronounced - "Pack-e-o-knee-kia". It is a rare disease that affects the skin and the nails. I am now awaiting a DNA test to confirm what I have pretty much known I had all my life. I just didn't know it had a name until my youngest daughter found it on the internet a few years back. I had also passed PC on to her! If you know of someone who has this, I would love to hear about it. There are only about 1,000 cases in the entire world with this rare skin disease. It is important that we try to get as many people registered with the PC Project so that a cure may be found. Please go to or you can google PC Project to find out what it is. I have followed so many ideas and solutions on this website from you guys, and they have really helped in making living with this disease so much more tolerable.

Thank you Earth Clinic for all your wonderful ideas and to all the wonderful people who offer their suggestions. This site is truly a Godsend.

Peeling Skin Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Jason (Kuala Belait, Brunei) on 03/17/2014

Can someone explain this:

1. My skin peels when I take warm water to shower.
2. My skin peels when I use soap.
3. My skin dry and peel when expose to sunlight.

Its painful itchy, like a sore wound.
I only bath twice a week or 2 weeks.
I come out only at 5pm.
Chinese medicine says yin deficient.

Anyone has gone through the same thing and found a cure?
Please share with me, I want a cure a.s.a.p.

TQ n God Bless.

Photosensitivity Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Jen (Australia) on 12/16/2013


I am hoping some one can help ....My husband has become photosensitive after taking a specific type of antibiotic he is in his 60s.

If he is in the sun for 5 min he becomes bright red and itchy until the redness disappears. He looks like he has been in the sun for hours.

This creates difficulty for doing anything out side and he used to love the beach....As we live in Australia we have a lot of sun ...

Would anyone be able to tell me if the borax can help him or know of any thing that may be available without causing other side effects.

It would be very much appreciated. Thank you.


Replied by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas
Check out a book called "Drug Muggers". It details common drugs and the vitamins that they deplete. Your husband may be missing a vitamin that is causing the sensitivity. He might also try taking probiotics/yogurt since antibiotics kill good digestive bacteria as well.

Pilomatrixoma   0  0   

Posted by Tara (San Diego, Ca) on 09/11/2012

Please help! My daughter has pilomatrixoma on her cheek. Doctor recommended surgery to remove it. There is not much information online as to how to handle this in a more natural way. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Tara

Replied by Annie
Berkeley, Ca
Hi Tara, I would love to know what you found out. My 8 yr old daughter has just been diagnosed with pilomatrixoma on her eyebrow. Again, the Dr has suggested surgery, but I would like to try a natural remedy before we go down that route. Many thanks

Rosemary Lotion   1  0   

Posted by Kathy (Cleveland, Ohio Usa) on 02/29/2012

[YEA]  My male friend had white-ish bumps on his forehead and scalp and began rubbing a natural botanical body lotion that has rosemary in it. The bumps went away.

Skin Sensitivity Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Henry Sim (Seria, Brunei) on 05/13/2014

Is it just me or does any of you also get this? My skin is sensitive to rub and abrasion. I don't have this strange phenomenon as a young man.

But now, when clothes rub my skin soon there will be peels itch and ant-bite pain. For example, when going to toilet, I always pull down my trousers to the ankles. The rubbings now peels my ankle skin and feels prickly pain.

My skin also dries easily after a warm shower. How I miss the young days when I could warm shower a lot. Now I often skip shower a few days, makes me hot like a cooker.

How to toughen my skin to like buffalo skin but still looking nice and soft?

Replied by Mama To Many
Dear Henry,

I know that sometimes my skin is slow to heal and easier to damage. Borage oil has helped me very much with this. You can try 3 1,000mg capsules of Borage Oil a day.

Comfrey helps skin cells to regenerate more quickly. If you were able to find some comfrey, you could take it internally (though the FDA does not recommend this.) If you can't get comfrey, you might try 1 teaspoon (or 4 capsules) or turmeric twice a day. We have found it excellent for skin problems.

You can also mix 1 part castor oil and 1 part extra virgin coconut oil together to make an oil to use after a shower (or each night.) on the skin. Make sure you have some good fat in your diet, too. The coconut oil would be a good fat.

Plenty of pure water is good for keeping your skin healthy. You can add a teaspoon or two of raw apple cider vinegar to it if you like.

Please let us know how it goes for you!

~Mama to Many~

Slits in Skin Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Lorna (Marietta, Ga) on 12/29/2013

Have you ever heard of slits in the skin? I am experienceing them in my nose, and now over my eye in the crease of my eye lid. They burn, sometimes ich and my eye lid will get very dry and peel. I have tried oils, creams and so far nothing works. Thanks for your help

Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa
Lorna: This seems to be directly related to antioxidant deficiency. If you have liver or thyroid problems your body may not properly metabolize beta carotene to vit-A which is the #1 protector of skin. If you haven't this problem supplement beta carotene or a full spectrum caritinoid complex to "toughen up" the skin. Full spectrim vit-E also protects the skin.
Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
Hello Loma,

Lesions to the face might be fungal infection. If one has had many pets growing up; cats and dogs then possibly these leisons are the fungus "ring worm" which is not a worm at all but fungal.

The typical ringworm fungus lesions are Microsporum Canis, Microsporum gyseum, or Trocphytron mentogryphytes.

An ultraviolet light test can be given, the Woods Test, but apparently this only identifies about 50 percent of the Microsporum Canis ... the rest not detected by the test.

I would buy an over the counter cream containing terbinafine which is effective against topical fungus. One brand name containing this is "Lamisil" and the brand "Tinactin" contains a different active ingredient, tolnaftate.

I went to a dermatologist for years who never properly treated simple fungal lesions. These fungi can spread all over the face, ears, arms, shoulders over the years. They appear in different forms of lesions, but underneath if the skin is scratched the oval appearance of the fungus appears.

Over the counter creams worked for me to rid myself of subcutaneous infection.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
Loma, have you tried Coconut Oil (the stuff that actually smells like coconut! )?

Sodium Hydroxide   1  0   

Posted by Chad (Anchorage, Alaska) on 02/22/2011

[YEA]  I am not sure of where to post this, if at all, because it seems that most people panic at the mention of Lye/NaOH. but I always keep a bottle containing 30cc H2O mixed with 5cc NaOH (volume of granular Lye beads).

Dabbing this solution on any closed skin condition is almost sure to kill/fix it in 1 day without injury, including pimples/boils/etc, possibly warts or other skin growths/conditions, rough skin and infected follicles on elbows/knees, etc, merely by dabbing a bit on a Q-Tip, and rubbing it in for 5-10 seconds, and then leaving it to dry. I have also eliminated varicose veins and little scars by allowing the solution to soak on a wet paper towel cut to the size of the area required, but this will result in blistering and very slight scarring which will take a few weeks to heal. it is certainly not something to use on large areas, but is excellent on areas 1cm or less. I find it important to share because it works on almost any condition without failure (I have never seen it fail on any closed skin condition), and works when nothing else in the world works (conditions where 50 other remedies were tried).

There is several modes of possible action: a) it dramatically changes the pH of the tissue environment, which healthy body cells can more easily deal with than other types of cells, b) it turns oils/fats into soap, which may critically interfere with the function of infective agents, c) it creates protein hydroxyls and many other chemistries that greatly disturb the environment of many pathogenic conditions, leaving the body free to clean-up and re-create a healthy environment.

It would be dangerous if put into an eye or used internally, and I would not use it on an open wound. And it is important to wash hands after using it.

EC: More about Sodium Hydroxide:

Steroid Cream   0  0   

Posted by Diane (Los Angeles, Cal.) on 01/28/2013

I may be suffering from Steroid Cream side effects with eczema now on part of both feet and red skin syndrome on my legs. Does anyone know what to do to get this out of one's system? Would appreciate help. Thanks

Replied by Sp
Wb, Nj, USA
Hi Diane, I just found out about itsan. Org, the international topical steroid addiction network through a post at this great site the other day. I have been going through the withdrawl for a year and two months now. Nothing really helps much, sorry. At least no one has made that discovery yet. But you can talk to other people who are dealing with it and find out what they do. Go to the site and you can get information and join their google group to talk to other people going through this and how they cope with the flares. I wish I had known about the site, and the phenomena, when I decided to stop using the steroid cream. I was suffering alone and didn't understand what was happening to me. None of the eczema remedies I tried worked because it's not really eczema, it's your skin/body detoxing the steroids and having terrible withdrawl symptoms. You are reacting to the steroids, not what you had for dinner. You should find a single ingredient moisturizer that works for you, like coconut oil or mineral oil. You can apply sea salt water to your skin after a shower (it stings! ), to help with the itching. Right now I'm using GSE in filtered water sprayed on my skin after my shower and throughout the day. These are things I did that helped me deal with it. Most things I tried had no effect or irritated my sensitive skin worse. Like I said, you can find out how other people are dealing with it at that site and hopefully find something that will work for you and at the very least understand what is happening to you and know that you are not alone. Good luck!

Sticky Skin   0  0   

Posted by Klamerka (Katowice, Poland) on 07/19/2013

I've been struggling with the problem mentioned above for some time and thought maybe someone here might have a remedy for this.

Here is what bothers me: When my skin is damp (eg. After getting out of the shower and waiting for 5 minutes) it gets sticky, just plain sticky and it irritates me really bad. I read some information on the subject and no one has found a cure yet. Some say it is due to mold poisoning or mold spores laying on the skin, some that due to chemicals in body wash or water itself.

It may be partially true since I noticed my water provider started adding more chlorine to the water about 6 months ago. Another clue is that I've been using tea tree oil to treat the embarassing condition called pearly penile papules on my penis that is now the most sticky part of my body (unfortunately with no results), constantly for about 7 months and I read the tea tree oil is antibacterial, so maybe I created an ideal environment for the fungus to spread, I don't know...

Does anyone have any solution to this?

Replied by Hercy
Brownwood, Texas, Usa
Try Indian Clay... Have had success in healing several different skin problems in our family. Make a paste in a bowl with the clay and water, then apply to the skin (in the bath tub), rinse after approximately 10 - 15 minutes.

The Indian Healing Clay Powder can be purchased at most Health Food Stores.

In one instance, we first applied vaseline (Vegetable grade), then followed with the paste of clay. In this case we finished up with a bath, using Castile soap to remove the vaseline. The skin was very inflamed and red... Immediately the symptom disappeared. Hard to believe, but our Schnauzer needed help, so also works on your pets and Equine.

Thin and Sensitive Skin   0  0   

Posted by Man (Sojouring America) on 02/28/2014

I have noticed the skin on my fingers getting thin and sensitive on the palms and pads of my hands and fingers and was wondering what I could do to strengthen the skin on the pads of my fingers and palms. I already use coconut oil and Shea butter. Is there a known solution either from research or hearsay from people who have had this problem and found a solution? I look forward to hearing something.

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
Dear Man from Sojourning,

I am wondering if you are using anything on your hands that is irritating them? From this post, you mention the skin getting thinner and more another recent post of yours, you mention some cuts on your hands that are not healing...I have a few thoughts/questions...

Do you use anything on your hands that might have a steroid in it? (I believe topical steroids can cause the skin to thin.)

Do you use anti-bacterial soap on your hands or hand sanitizer?

Do you work with any type of chemicals or anything that could be irritating your hands?

My husband used to have something similar happen to him each winter. He would get splits in the skin on his fingers. Oddly, that was back when he had a desk job. Now he works with his hands all the time, often outdoors and this doesn't happen to him any more. It makes me think it could be related to his diet. I would have expected the desk job to be easier on his hands and that if he were going to have problems, he would have them now. But I am just starting to think about this and am just in the speculation stage.

You mention using coconut oil and cocoa butter oil, I am assuming you mean on your hands? I would consider using coconut oil in your diet, if you are not already. I have found Borage Oil, taken internally to help with skin problems that are not healing. Turmeric, also, 4 capsules a couple of times a day helps my skin to heal much more quickly.

By the way, I am appreciating your thoughts and experiments on DMSO. Thanks for sharing!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa
Vit-A or (Cod Liver Oil) and/or Vit-E (Mixed Natural) taken orally and/or applied topically will toughen the skin very well.
Replied by Mike62
Man: Ingredients need to be organic. Mash 1 small ripe banana, add 2 tbsp. sour cream, 1 tbsp. raw honey, 1 tsp. colostrum, and 1 tbsp. whole oat flour. Mix and apply. Leave on for 30 minutes. Wash off and apply jojoba and cold pressed rose hip seed oil. To heal from the inside drink several green smoothies from organic baby leaves.
Replied by Kt
I am mentioning this because I had the problem of sore and spitting fingers for a long time. I learned it WAS from hidden sources of MSG. At the first sign of any tenderness, I look back at what I had eaten. MSG is a nerve stimulant and can stimulate some nerve cells to death. Our entire food supply has been tainted including the grains and grasses fed to pasture, grass-fed critters that we eat and get eggs or milk from. With "organics" it is in the soil. I had a worse reaction after I converted for a short time. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy. You have to pay attention to everything you eat. Everyone has a different tolerance level.
Replied by Man
Sojouring America
I just finished posting to the "Oil Pulling-DMSO" section but I wanted to report back to this one now that I found it again.

My fingers have healed up perfectly.

For several days I while I was sitting at computer I sprayed by finger tips with hydrogen peroxide and the bubbled up really much on under the fingernails and it stung. It was painful to spray H2O2. Then, I took pure DMSO and put it on them. And then I sprayed Capsicum extracted in alcohol on them. It was not the most pleasant treatment because I had to watch very carefully what I touched while I was treating my finger tips.

I did that for a few days.

There may have been some kind of an infection there and it seems it started after I ate some pasta that was given to me by an acquaintance.

I am thinking that my blood sugar bounced for a day or two and as a result my immune system got weak and the skin ( being the main organ in the body) showed signs of weakness. That is a thought, it is not a proven fact because I am not a scientist and I have no evidence other than what I can gather from study.
All these little tidbits of information from places like Russell Blaylock (youtube) and Dr. Mercola and right here at the Earth Clinic start falling into place.

All I have done is "Oil Pull" with DMSO and also Coconut oil.

I have taken fish oil and several grams of Vitamin C and Magnesium and Vitamin B complex. I have also been drinking a glass of distilled water with about a half a tablespoon of cayenne stirred into it. It seems to activate the entire system.

That is what I had available to me, so that is what I did.

To Mama: The chemicals I used in occupation were Acetone, Metha lEthal Ketones, Metal isobutal ketone, etc. Methylene Chloride.... these were paint stripper chemicals and I used no gloves in my younger days. And this is several years ago that I quit. I will likely have to be very careful to eat right and do the right thing from now on.

To Kt: Yeah, I do think there is a connection between MSG and food chemicals. I did eat several servings of a canned noodle thing and then I was sick for 2 days and then this problem began. My energy level bounced around and my feeling of well being bounced around.

I am beginning to believe that there is a direct connection between the food chemicals like MSG and the affect on blood sugar stability ( And Dr. Russell Blaylock also in his videos on You Tube points out the direct relation ship between diet and health).

Blood sugar stability may have more impact on good health than is published or commonly known. I already know that I can't eat pasta without feeling bad. When I ate at my acquaintance's food that was offered to me I knew that it would have a negative affect on me. And she knew I am diabetic and still offered it to me. (some people will never learn and the Bible says there are "Silly women laden with sins ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth".

I also think that there may be something to do with gluten also in this because I noticed some months ago that when I ate cheap spaghetti that I felt really bad physically and mentally. So I gave away the rest of my spaghetti.

To timh and Mike62 from Denver: I appreciate your input also.

Onward. The entire system from the head to the toe are connected in ways that I do not understand and I am not going to pretend that I do. Why do my finger tips feel so strong right now where as just a short time ago they were weak and in pain? What exactly did I do? I don't know, but I have been posting what I do and I have not hid my beliefs nor have I hid my faith in God.

Replied by Kt
Dear Man from Sojouring: Gelatin capsules are 11 to 13 mg. of MSG. When the binders and fillers are manufactured for tablets, this can create a manufactured form of glutamic acid, which is MSG. Any "extraction" should put up red flags. I learned it is the flowing or anti-caking agent in common table salt. Please be aware each time you reheat leftovers you create more MSG. That's why leftovers taste so good!

Tips for All Skin Problems   0  0   

Posted by Shell (Ny) on 08/10/2011




Replied by Tj
Sturgis, Mi
I have a belief that most candida/yeast problems stem from Gluten intolerance which damages the intestines and therefore the immune system causing yeast to grow unchecked. You might get checked for that as some people are damaging there body and don't even know it. The list of symptoms is too long for me to write down.

White Dots on Skin   0  0   

Posted by Aaron (Sydney, Australia) on 07/09/2014

I got tiny white dots all across my body. My skintone change from fair to little darker with a clear border separating two regions.

Http:// I have this since birth. I have not seen anyone with such issue. What is this disease and is there any way it can be cured?


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