Eczema
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Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for Eczema

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Estelle (Toronto, Canada) on 03/19/2014
4 out of 5 stars

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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Hana (Singapore) on 11/28/2011
4 out of 5 stars

I'm on my second day of using ACV (I bath with 2 cups of ACV diluted in warm water and take two t/p diluted in warm water twice a day). It helps dry up my wounds so now all the red spots have become brownish. I hope I'll finally get rid of this unpleasant eczema.

BTW, I'm also using apple detox in addition to ACV. I eat only apples and drink purified water for 2 days. Today is my second day. I feel wonderful, energized and calm.

Great thanks to the folks who share your tips and the owner of this wonderful site.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lauren (Bracebridge, Ontario Canada) on 03/02/2011
4 out of 5 stars

I have been battling really annoying eczema on my lips for the past three months. Its possible that I have angular cheilitis as well because the corners of my mouth have been cracked and sore. I hadn't had eczema in years, but burned my lips badly over vacation and since then the eczema has flared up.

Tried treating it myself with various lipbalms, vaseline, even olive oil, nothing worked. Dr. prescribed cortizone which only made the itching stop temporarily, every 4 or 5 days the rash would come back. And if I ate certain foods (anything spicy or sour) it would flare up again. I was becoming hopeless and frustrated and then I remembered this site. I cant say yet is ACV is going to heal the problem forever but I can say that its feeling much better and I have only been using it for one day so far. I am drinking 2 glasses of water with 2 tsp. of ACV, and I am also applying it topically mixed with water on a cloth and just letting it rest on my mouth. It is not itchy, and the corners are healing up. I am still using a lip balm n between just to avoid licking, but so far this is looking promising! I just find it shocking that vinegar can actually make a rash feel better, you'd think it would be the opposite! Anyway, wish me luck.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sean (Galway, Ireland) on 05/30/2010
4 out of 5 stars

Just started using acv for eczema which had afflicted me for years now and the results are staggering. Had been previously using steroid creams for the condition but they only offered short-term respite. anyway, while the acv caused quite a stinging effect initially, it has allowed me some interrupted sleep for the first time in years. thanks for the advice.


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Posted by Nvr2fit (Sacramento, Ca) on 03/16/2010
4 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar has nearly cured my arms of eczema after only 3 days. I still have slightly bumpy forearms on the tops of both arms, but I am so amazed it is nearly gone. I took 1 tablespoon of ACV 3 times a day so far for 3 days and will continue for 7 more days for a total of 10 days. Incredible since 3 days ago the tops of my arms were enflamed incredibly itchy, unsightly red bumpy patches from my wrist to past my elbows. I have never given my testimonial about anything and had to for this because I am truly surprised it works so well and so fast! I was on the verge of picking up my prescription for Elidel which I knew would only mask the problem rather be the cure, but I was getting desperate as the eczema was spreading up my arm. On top of that with my insurance is costs $160! Bottom line, I'm a believer in the power and potency of ACV and encourage anyone to use it for their eczema. If necessary I know I will use it again and again.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cynthia (Auckland, New Zealand) on 12/08/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Eczema - Apple Cider Vinegar

Hello I wrote a post about Neem and Baking Soda and how it was working well for me. It was good but not as good as Apple Cider Vinegar! I just added that to the combo. I dab it on my skin and it stings especially for first two days. Now my weeping ecezma has stopped itching!!!!!!!!! It is drying out. I don't put creams on just let it dry - it looks like cracked desert but I don't mind coz it doesn't itch. It also flares up less if I sweat like sitting at the movies etc.I am going to keep applying it and hopefully write back soon when it is all gone!!!!


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Posted by Marylou (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) on 10/03/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I have been so frustrated with my eczema, on my entire left and right arms so i tried looking for cures online, after using hydrocortisone used up one whole tube but still nothing. thanks very much for all inputs here, i went to buy ACV, and today is just my 4th day, the itch subsided to almost totally no itch at all, unlike nights when i could not sleep cuz of itching. i directly wipe the ACV onto my arms, after i bathe, and again like 2x within the day, i dont care if i smell at work, with a cotton ball, stinging happened but it will go away in a few minutes. now my skin is slowly like peeling off, which i think it's changing to new skin. thank you to whoever thought of this.


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Posted by Catherine (NY, NY) on 05/04/2008
4 out of 5 stars

I have suffered with Eczema or dry flaky skin on my eyebrows for almost 2 years now and it has grown progressively worse, spreading over the rest of my face.'I recently tried the Apple Cider Vinegar remedy and have found some relief. I started by wiping the vinegar on my face and letting it dry. I repeated this every 15 to 30 minutes for one evening and am now on my second day of treatment. So far the results have been amazing. This is the first day where I have not had flaky, itchy skin. I think the key is not to wash the vinegar off the skin but simply to let it dry. I love all of the helpful tips on this site!