Natural Remedies

Effective Natural Eczema Treatments for Soothing Relief

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Letsdoiteczema (Hong Kong) on 03/01/2012

I am not saying that this will cure anyone out there in the exact time frame, even if you follow my health routine exactly because it really depends on how damaged, poisoned your body is. That is the truth. The more damaged your body is, the longer it will take to recover, but at least now you know that you CAN recover and be cured! Eczema and allergies, like many other chronic illnesses, are NOT "incurable" diseases.

In no particular order:

  • Paleo Diet (I do the raw version of it, but mainstream paleo diet is cooked or slightly cooked)
  • Probiotics (from fermented vegetables with Real Himalayan Salt - free and effective, or probiotic capsules mixed with coconut water and a pinch of Real Himalayan Salt)
  • 1-2 or 3 hours of sunbathing every day, if possible, for Vitamin D (best to get out of the sun once your skin is turning pink. This depends on your skin color)
  • Uropathy
  • Coffee enemas to detox liver
  • Other healthy lifestyle habits (e. g. sleeping early - before 11pm (ideally before 10pm), minimizing stress, moderate exercise daily)

L-Carnitine, Flax and Borage
Posted by Sp (Murfreesboro, Tn) on 03/04/2012

Wow Diane, Thank you so much for sharing. I have dermatitis. I have just started taking the flaxseed oil, and evening primrose. I will add the carnitine and see if this will work on me also.

L-Carnitine, Flax and Borage
Posted by Maggie (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 04/25/2012

Hi. I find this posting most interesting. I have been battling chicken skin for 2-3 years now. I do not have the red flaky skin but have been told I have rosacea. I am wondering if this could possibly be helpful as I have tried everything as well. I currently take evening primrose oil capsules irregularly and put a 1/2 tsp of flaxseed in my oatmeal each am. But I take a lot of omegas and am wondering if this is inadvisable. I take cod liver oil capsules; omega and fish oil capsules and seabuckthorn capsules on a rotating basis. My skin is wonderfully soft from these oils but wondering if it is also too much.

Also please note I did not take all these supplements until after a long time trying to experiment with things to try and get rid of this chicken skin/rosacea type condition. I would like to try just your supplement recommendations and stop all the others temporarily to see if it would clear up my condition - which to clarify is only on my face. I had actually come to the point of giving up trying to remedy my problem because I have worked so hard at it and never seen an improvement over the last few years other than they seem to be less prominent now then other times. I really could never figure out what it was that made them better or worse. I have been told I have candida; I was told by a dermatologist it was a hormone imbalance; so always a mass confusion and a constant process of experimentation.

I am 51 years old and have recently gone through menopause. Again, the symptom of these pustules, white bumps whatever you would call them have never actually left - even for a day. I have had times last summer where a couple picked off but none have come to the surface lately. I could never figure out what it was that happened at that time to cause the slight improvement at that time.

L-Carnitine, Flax and Borage
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 04/26/2012

Hi Maggie (fellow Calgarian) - I wonder if you have keratosis pilaris. While it seems most people get it on their arms or legs, some do get it on their face.

There are a number of cures here on Earth Clinic, including a homemade mixture of organic coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and lecithin (emulsifier). You might want to add a few drops of lavender - it sounds like it is quite whiffy!

Here's the link:

Although you are taking quite a few oils, are you eating enough water-filled vegetables (like in green smoothies)? Supposedly that is the best way to get water into our cells.

A humidifier is a must here in Calgary. Exfoliate your skin very gently and rinse thoroughly before patting on a moisturizer (or coconut oil). Some people even put a 50/50 coconut oil and castor oil blend on their face at night (too heavy for the day).

Also, I believe there are a few forums on the Internet for people with facial keratosis pilaris but I think most of them opt for prescriptions and heavy-duty lotions filled with rather toxic ingredients.

Good luck Maggie! Cheers, Bess

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Amy (Niagara Falls, On/canada) on 01/05/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Olive oil, Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Pesco Neem Soap, Shea Butter, one or all of them worked finally after 30 years!!!

Krill Oil
Posted by Grateful (Appreciate Earth Clinic, Usa) on 12/29/2011

Krill oil helped my eczema.

Gluten-Free Diet
Posted by Jmiknikdes (North Royalton, Ohio, Usa) on 12/21/2011
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I have suffered from eczema for 6 years. I cut out all wheat and anything with gluten in it from my diet and my eczema cleared up within 3 weeks. I have been completely clear for more than two months now. In my case it looks like I had a sensitivity to gluten that manifested itself in the form of eczema. Now if I eat anything with gluten/wheat in it, I get these fine red pimples in the form of a rash on my hands or ankles. This happens within a couple of hours of eating.

Castor Oil
Posted by E (Ny) on 11/03/2011
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I used the castor oil on some eczema and skin got very tender and swollen. It happened twice. I don't know if it was the particular brand I got off of Ebay or if castor oil is not good for eczema.

Fish Oil, Yogurt
Posted by Shabana (Abubhadi, Abudhabi) on 05/22/2012
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Yea, it is perfect. She is right. I had also this problem but had around my eyes. I took fish oil dietary supplement. I worked and I am 90% satisfied I did ot took yogart but I will use now.

Fish Oil, Yogurt
Posted by Kelly (California ) on 04/24/2016

which fish oil capsule did u buy? There's too many choices available.

Oregano Oil, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Sabita (Orlando, Florida, Usa) on 08/22/2011
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I used 2 capsule of Oil of Oregano in the morning and at night and I also rubbed Tea Tree Oil 2 to 3 times a day. While I was doing this, I juiced and also ate a lot of salads and cooked vegetables mainly.

Shea Butter
Posted by John (Frederick, Md) on 08/05/2011
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Folks, If you want to cure eczema, here is the solution. Go to an organic food store and buy a jar of Shea Butter. It is made from plants and has healed eczema rashes I've dealt with for several years. I no longer am without a jar. You will be 100% satisfied.

Shea Butter
Posted by Nat (London, Uk) on 08/05/2011
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I have all natural, virgin organic, unrefined African Shea Butter and used it for months and still can't get rid of my eczema. It was powerful in moisturizing the dry skin but not healing the eczema for me. Topical vitamin E and D and honey and wearing sandles are the only things that soothe it but still don't heal it. My case might be more severe and autoimmune related since I can't keep enough vitamin D in me.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Sidra (Salem, Oregon) on 07/16/2011
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Better But With Side Effects

Hi - First what a great resource this site is! Thank you so much! I have a question: I've been following EarthClinic for some months now and have found that the cure for candida has worked a near miracle. I had been suffering from it longer than I realized and only discovered how pervasive it was when I developed a persistent rash and eczema that nothing could cure. After 3months on the AVC/BS my eczema is gone, but I've had a troubling side effect from the beginning. My stools have gone from being normal and well-formed to extremely loose, basically passing water. At first I thought it was just part of the detox process, but it persisted. I started with 2 TBS ACV and 1/2 tsp BS in a full gals of water on an empty stomach once a day for 5 days on and 2 days off. I've gradually reduced the formula to 3 tsps. ACV and 1/8 tsp. BS thinking I might be taking too much. Still no change. I should mention I am a small, petite woman 98 - 100 lbs, so I generally reduce dosages recommended to compensate for my smaller size. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much!

Gluten-Free Diet
Posted by Dpayne (Marshall, Texas/usa) on 06/09/2011
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I have seen that a lot of people have noticed the eczema coming back after getting back to a "normal" diet. There has been a lot of research done that links eczema to celiac disease or the intolerance of gluten found in wheat and other grains. After you have detoxed and your body is clean and clear I encourage you to take a good look at your diet. If it flares back up as it did for others.

I have a daughter who was diagnosed with celiac at the age of 4 who is now 11 and since it is genetic we have all noticed things in our bodies that have become intollerant to the wheat glutens. Makes you wonder what they are doing to our food, but that is another topic!

My oldest daughter has in the month developed extream eczema on her hands, they hurt so bad that it is keeping her from really enjoying being a 12yr old. I am going to try the 3 day apple fast for my whole family and then keep everyone on a strict gluten free diet. I know it will help everyone.

Glycerin, Apple Cider Vinegar, Zinc Oxide Cream
Posted by J (Scottsdale, Az) on 05/21/2011
4 out of 5 stars

I have been suffering from Dyshidrotic (hand) eczema for the past 5 months. Before I did this treatment it was severe (oozing, crusting, itchy, red, cracking skin). When I went to the dermatologist, he wanted to prescribe me a cortisone ointment. I told him that for personal health reasons, I don't want to use it and would like to do something more natural. So he suggested I soak my hands twice per day for 5-10 minutes in a solution of 1 tbsp of glycerin, 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and a quart of distilled water. After the soak, he said to apply a zinc oxide ointment (which I found in the diaper cream section; I use Triple Paste Medicated Ointment).

I have been doing this for the past couple of months and my hand eczema has improved dramatically. It is not gone, but it is a lot better. I also wear cotton gloves with vinyl gloves over them, secured with a rubber band, every time I shower, wash dishes etc. I don't really have to use the zinc oxide ointment much now, I use it as needed when the eczema is severe. Now, after the soaks, I apply Theraplex moisturizing cream. It works really well and doesn't have any chemicals or preservatives in it. Oh, and I only use fragrance free and preservative free soap. I hope this helps someone!

Apples, ACV, Dietary Changes
Posted by Ella (Sydney, Australia) on 10/20/2011

Mold isn't necessarily bad. Lots of foods are produced using a fungus, such as tempeh, natto etc. And these foods are really good for us. Mold particles are everywhere in our environment, we can't escape them!

Apples, ACV, Dietary Changes
Posted by Emi (Sarajevo, Bosnia) on 02/06/2012

Ella, mold IS dangerous, it is deadly and it is nothing like other healthy fungus. I am now dying because of mold, so please do not advise people that mold is healthy, IT IS NOT. I am much better since I stopped using citric acid , aka E330, so anyone with allergies, eczema, mold sickness, try avoiding this poison!

Homemade Cream
Posted by Jatima (Fort Meade, Md) on 10/04/2012

I've found to help with my own eczema and my baby boys (2yrs old) to shower/bath using head and shoulder or off brand.. not as earth friendly but does the job with minimal of effort and I still can eat anything I want.

Sea Salt
Posted by Cynthdr96 (Litchfield Park, Arizona) on 04/12/2011
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My has had eczema for 3 years now. I have tried everything that the doctors have told me to do. Than just this year my started swimming at her friends house. They have a salt water pool... It was amazing, that night she came down the stairs and said look mom!!! I thought oh dear it got worse. But be hold my eyes her Eczema was so much better and almost gone. So since than I let go swim over there, and it is gone now. I just make sure that she put some lotion at night to keep the mositer in her skin. SO do a study on salt water with people with eczema, and see the difference for yourself.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Karl (Galway, Ireland) on 03/29/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hi there, I was suffering from this debilitating condition (discoid eczema) for nearly a year. I had being to four doctors two of them "specialists" to no avail. I had to cure it myself which I did in six months. It's a very simple cure really. I experimented with a few different methods but looking back on it now the solution is very simple.

Shower twice a day. After the first shower spray apple cider vinegar to the wounds. Dilute to the amount of pain you can handle. Second shower at night apply shea butter or raw organic coconut oil. Use Dr. Bronner organic soap. Drink about 150 mills of ACV to bring the PH balence of your blood. Then consume Cellfood, Cellfood DNA/RNA, and Cellfood Silica and if you can afford it Cellfood multivitamin as directed daily. Your discoid eczema will be gone in 6 months. I have video evidence to back this up and I will send this to anybody who needs help with this terrible infliction. This is all you need to do people. It will cost $80 a month for six months... But trust me you will have your life back as I thankfully do now. Feel free to ask me any questions.

Removing Fluoride
Posted by Kat (Elizabethtown, Nc) on 02/03/2011
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My daughter had an extreme case of eczema. We used to live in the city where we were of course provided with city water. They put flouride in the water... We now live in the country and have well water (no flouride added!!! ). My daughter's eczema has totally gone away. Flouride is BAD for you... It is a poison!!! When a truck hauls flouride, they have to put a hazardous placard on the trailer. That should tell us all something!!!

Posted by Maskeen (Dubai, Uae) on 01/08/2011

Yes, eczema is an internal condition which manifests its symptoms externally. a friend's daughter, when she became tired of steroid based creams and other rx drugs, drank neem tea. eczema cleared up within 7 days. take fresh neem leaves and boil. drink when cool.

Posted by Alan From Oldham (Oldham, Lancashire Uk) on 01/12/2011

Hi Maskeen, Thank you for the direction to the use of neem tea, it has taken me a week to find neem leaf low and behold I found it right on my doorstep Rochdale nr Oldham trying it as a drink and in the bath. Try to keep the posting up to date. One point you missed, taste!! Yuk!!

Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 01/13/2011

Oh Alan I couldn't agree more. I was given fresh leaves to use at one time - yes yuk. Last year unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I had no acess to leaves so we used neem capsules and it lessened my hubbies acne scarring. Neem is great for the skin so if the taste gets to much maybe try the capsules. We tried two brands and the one with magnesium stearate was less effective.

A relative found her husband's eczema comes back when he has white flour. If he has wholemeal crackers and bread he is much better. Maybe it's the bleaching.

Removing Fluoride
Posted by Mary (Gloucester, Ma) on 12/22/2010
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My son has had severe eczema due to what I believe to be vaccine poisoning. I believe this caused damage to his immune system. I have read a lot about eczema because his is so bad and nothing really works that well. Anyway I came across an article written by a man who had a similar condition and he said people don't realize that Fluoride can exacerbate eczema. He said he had great success with his condition by filtering Fluoride out of his water. Well I thought it was worth a try and I purchased a $70.00 filter system specifically made to filter out fluoride. Well what do you know, my son's eczema improved by about 80-90% no lie. We were astonished. Try talking to his pediatrician, who looks at me like I'm Cuckoo. The other thing we use is coconut oil religiously on the skin after showering and Myrrh and Goldenseal salve.