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Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for Eczema

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Posted by Lenore (Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin) on 01/12/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I'd always had bouts of eczema on my hands when I was under stress, but, for reasons unclear to me, I started to get it on my ears and forehead as well; it went on for months, and sometimes it looked like I had thick dandruff at the hairline. It was horrible. I tried all the usual prescription treatments, to no avail. I'd get a few days relief, then it would come back with a vengeance. So I figured, vinegar? Unlikely, but what do I have to lose? So I mixed 1/3 organic acv with 2/3 water in a spray bottle and misted the affected areas three times a day. And I started taking a tablespoon of undiluted acv each night. I first tried drinking it in a glass of water, but the taste was so horrible, I could scarcely manage half of it. So I got empty capsules and filled them, which was much less noxious an experience. The upshot, however, is that I'm flat-out amazed. Two weeks of this regimen, and the eczema is gone! The only other change I made was to put vaseline on those areas to keep them moist. Moreover, as an extra added bonus, I've lost 5 pounds. It's hard for me to believe that any of this would be a placebo effect; nothing else has even come close to working for me, no matter how much I hoped or believed it would. I'm so glad I found this site!

Replied by Cherbear
(Venice, Fl)

What surprises me about vinegar taken internally, is that we are taught to ingest high pH foods, like watermelon. Still, I'd like to try it!

Replied by Hg
(Asheville, Nc Usa)

ACV internally produces alkaline rather than acid ash. Tomatoes and a few others are the same. Small ironies.

Replied by Lori

Exactly! Lemons are also alkaline, so therefore they are good for you like watermelon, tomato, etc. It's not the acidity of the food but rather the ash they create in the body that determines their pH status. So in this case, all these foods create an alkaline ash in your body which is good. Cancer thrives in an acidic environment so minimize acid foods (e. G. animal proteins).

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Posted by Janice (Norwood, NC) on 01/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I had exama for four months. I went to dertomologist and choiropractor for accupunture spent alot of monry a did not get no relief. I was told to take 1 t. Of acv with 2 tsp. Of raw honey in a small amount of warm water. I did this twice a day for four days and my exama was gone. My husband has a very bad back so he and I both take it every day now.

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Posted by J-M (San Jose, California, USA) on 08/24/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I've been using white distilled vinegar for my folliculitis to see if it might work. For about two weeks I've been immersing my legs in it for an hour each day. It appears to be helping, but until about 4 days ago, I've ran out of white distilled vinegar and so started to add apple cider vinegar. to get the vinegar all over my legs, I've been using my hands to splash it over the back of my legs and other areas where the vinegar does not go up to. (I've used a small bucket and just put my leg in it) I've noticed that my eczema on my hands are closing up. For a couple of years now, I've had eczema that would always be cracking and bleeding. At night when asleep I would scratch at my fingers and back of my hand. And even when I didn't scratch, the cracks wouldn't heal and thus I had hands that looked dry, cracked, and sorta bleeding. However the ACV has closed all the eczema spots and it looks to be healing nicely. It's only been 5 days, but I'm patient and I noticed that I don't scratch at night anymore. If you have ACV available, I suggest people with eczema try it for a week and see if their eczema closes up and is less itchy.

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Posted by Lynne (Dayton, Ohio) on 08/15/2007
5 out of 5 stars

ACV cured my psoriasis on my scalp. I have been aflicted with psoriasis on my scalp for twenty years. I have tried more "remedies" than I care to count with little or no success. After reading about how people were helped by putting ACV on dry spots on the body I decided to try it on my scalp. I put undiluted ACV in a spray bottle and sprayed it on my scalp before going to bed. Within a few days I could see that the scales were getting thinner. In two weeks they are practically all gone! Even if the scales never fully go away, the ACV has made the scales easier for me to live with. By the way, ACV is better at drying up acne that any treatment on the market.

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Posted by leila (london, UK) on 05/01/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I was reading the page on apple cider vinegar and about the things that it has helped cure. I thought that i would add to the list, i have really bad eczema and hayfever and since i have started taking the apple cider tablets. My eczema has practically disappeared and i am taking less hayfever tablets i used to have to take one every day and if i did not i would have have an attack but now that does not happen. really weird and my digestion has also improved.

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Posted by Melissa (San Clemente, CA) on 01/25/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you a million times over!! I found your website and have told all my friends about it. I had eczema on my finger about 5 months ago and it started out as two blisters and within 5 months and covered my whole finger and started on my hand. I went to a dermatologist and a conventional doctor and they both said that there was no cure for it and gave me cortisone, which didn't work. Within 2 weeks of using a spray bottle of 50/50 _______s vinegar/water every hour or two, & consuming 2 teaspoons of acv with a glass of water 2times a day, and stopping dairy products, it is completely gone!! And as a side effect I lost 2 dress sizes~~Can't thank this site enough!

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Posted by Rita (Bridgeport, CT) on 12/09/2006
5 out of 5 stars

ACV cured rashes that I have problems with all the time with very sensitive skin. Just about everything breaks me out. So usually I go to the drug counter and get some hydrocortisone. OOps ! hope spelled it right. Well I had a rash that it just did not move or dry up. When I read that apple cider vinegar was good for a rash, I tried it, and immediately if not sooner it started to dry up the next couple of days, it was gone. Thanks! I will keep some apple cider vinegar around at all times. Now I am trying it for other things too.

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Posted by Victor (San Diego/Tijuana, US/MEX)
5 out of 5 stars

I struggled with dandruff and related skin problems all my life. They were present on my scalp, face, ears, nostrils, chest, and pubic area. I was constantly using different medications. Doctors were prescribing me corticosteroids, even in injections. During the nineties I started realizing that all my skin problems were fungus related. Nizoral shampoo was helping to some extend, but not all the way, and I was becoming more and more allergic to it. Other dandruff shampoos never worked at all. I tried many herbal remedies, with very mixed effects. Finally, a couple of years ago, I found information about using vinegar to treat dandruff. It took a couple of weeks, and some adjusting, but finally my skin started clearing up. I finally use it 3 times a week 5 min before shower (you can spray it, use an eye dropper, and your hand to massage it in). Careful with eyes, teeth, and lungs! Ever since I've been dandruff/exema free. Vinegar is my best friend! At the beginning I was using Apple Cider Vinegar, but my partner couldn't stand the smell of it. He advised me to switch to white sugar cane vinegar, popular in Mexico, where we live - it works as well as ACV for me. Take care everyone

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.

Replied by Shaun
(York, Uk)

Try gently rubbing in a 50/50 Milk of Magnesia mix. If that works you could also bath the baby in dilute Sodium Carbonate (Washing Soda). Try it on yourself first. I would suggest 2/3 cups of washing soda in an adult bath first. To neutralise the washing soda after bathing you could sprinkle a 50/50 ACV and water mix. After drying you could then rub in the coconut oil.

Replied by Neal
(Easton, Pa)

Thank for Ted, finally an intelligent response amidst the inter-nets :P The solution you suggest should come in handy while going out to sea with the U.S. navy.

As a side note for those interested:

-18 years of age
-Diet for the past 14 years composed of high amounts artificial foods, composed mainly of sugar, extremely little greens consumed. 20:1 ratio for sugar to greens servings consumed.
-Lead to minor bouts of eczema located on face, hands, forearms, legs, and wrists.
-As daily stress heightened so did the bouts.
-The bouts only added unto the stress, thus producing a never-ending cycle.
-Deep-breathing exercises for a year, used consistently throughout the day stopped all signs of eczema.

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