Natural Remedies

10 Natural Remedies for Eczema

Cold Wet Wrapping
Posted by LN (England) on 03/13/2021
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I have found wet wrapping the only thing to give relief from eczema (as I thought it was anyway, self diagnosed, extremely dry, cracking, lumpy and red itchy skin) on my legs.

The procedure is to soak and wring out bandages in pure cold water. Then cover with a dry layer and clingfilm. Leave at least 2 hours up to 5 hours then be prepared for tremendous improvement as you gently unwrap.

Wash Clothes in Baby Shampoo
Posted by Belinda (Alexandria, MN) on 12/20/2020

That is actually very interesting! I've had issues for many yrs with hives and eczema to the point that I take a xolair shot monthly. Lately the shot hasn't been helping much.
I'm wondering if baby shampoo can be used in the washing machine. I think perfumes and dyes in soaps are a huge problem too.

Lecithin and Tryptophan
Posted by Simonas (Lithuania) on 12/20/2020

Hello, could you please provide some detail to your post. How bad was your eczema? How long did it take for you to clear it up using lecithin? I would just like to know more. Thank you.

Vitamin B12
Posted by Simon (Lithuania) on 12/11/2020
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Some people are severely allergic to vitamin b12. It ruined my life twice. Be mindful of what you post here.

Lecithin and Tryptophan
Posted by Diane (MA) on 12/06/2020
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A biochemist recommended lecithin and tryptophan for my out of control eczema over 40 years ago. She actually stopped me in a grocery store and introduced herself and told me she could help. Cleared me up in no time.

I took three capsules of lecithin twice a day and two caps of tryptophan twice a day (don't remember the amt of mgs) until the bottles were gone. I have only recently started using lecithin again, two caps a day, to keep my arteries clean (I'm now 67).

I can't say enough good things about lecithin!

Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
Posted by ThankfullyItsNotWorse (NJ) on 11/15/2020
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Take 2…

After having a pretty bad bout of poison ivy on my arms, I was prescribed a steroid cream. Shortly after that my hands started breaking out with what I thought was still poison ivy that was still on my boots or other items I may have touched after. Eventually I got to the point where I wasn't sure if it was in fact still poison ivy on my hands. Long story short, I went to two different dermatologists. One said it was probably Granuloma Annulare while the other said it was probably Eczema. Both agreed, however, that it wasn't poison ivy and that it was probably caused from my skin being compromised (i.e. good bacteria) on my hands.

I used to use a lot of hand sanitizer and wash my hands a lot because of the type of job I have. Anyway, after using their creams that they prescribed, getting good results at first and then my condition getting worse (mind you, one dermatologist actually prescribe a cream that had alcohol in it- go figure right), I decided to go natural and with the mind state that I had to rebuild my skin on my hands.

Initially I was using a mixture of oils that had both restorative and anti-fungal/bacterial properties as well as a new method for my hand washing. This worked for a while, but then I was having issues again.

So what I have done and this has been the best results hands down is soak my hands in Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (organic). That is, 1 to 2 cups of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats blended/food processed down to powder with warm to hot water in a bowl where my hands are fully submerged. I use a Bullet mixer. (By the way, hot water, as hot as I can stand, relieves the itch for some hours! )

Make sure it's mixed pretty well. I soak my hands for 15 to 20 minutes. After I pat dry and I use Aveeno Eczema Lotion. At first, I soaked twice a day until I got results then once a day and then once a week or so for maintenance. I also use the Aveeno Lotion at least twice a day, more during winter or if hands are dry. I also use the Aveeno sensitive body wash soap as soap for my hands. I found not letting my hands become dry helps a lot and keeping hand friction to minimum, especially the areas that get affected (i.e. the tops of my hands). I also minimize the amount of gluten I eat, especially bread, and eat as healthy as possible with minimum sweets, while still enjoying life! :)

Oh yeah, and I stay away from hand sanitizer too as much as possible and don't overdue washing my hands. If I must, again, I focus on the parts of my hands that actually touch (i.e. the underside of my fingers).

Vitamin B12
Posted by Clatterbuck (Beltsville, Md) on 09/12/2020
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I can't say sure but I think B12 shots can cure Eczema.

My daughter had really bad eczema she had it on the soles of her feet so bad she was hobbling around like an old lady but she was only 25. Her hands were painful, cracked and bleeding. She had gone to several doctors and tried all kinds of topical treatments with limited success.

After a couple of years of trying to deal with the eczema she was diagnosed with severe B12 deficiency. Her body can't process B12 properly so she needs monthly B12 shots for the rest of her life. Well, she got her initial loading doses (6 shots once a week for 6 weeks) and she noticed her eczema seemed better.

Her eczema waxed and waned so she didn't get too excited. She has been getting her shots for 6 months now and her eczema is almost totally gone. She still has one tiny spot on her foot but it's not sore or cracked. The only thing she can attribute it to is starting B12 shots. I thought I would share this in the hope it can help someone else. A lot of people are B12 deficient and don't know it. A simple blood test can tell you if you are.

Arrowroot, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Dawn (Hartford Wi) on 08/26/2020
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Try arrowroot powder, tea tree oil, and coconut oil...this is a recipe for homemade deodorant I found online, but found it to be beneficial for my husband's eczema.

Vitamin D, Eliminate Dairy
Posted by Missm (New York) on 07/31/2020

I also had issue with dairy, and had scalp and eye issues. Look up demodex mites, and also malassezia yeast.

Eliminating dairy and oils on skin can clear these issues up.

Vitamin D, Eliminate Dairy
Posted by Hope (Ma) on 07/30/2020
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Yes, this was also my experience for eczema/dermatitis on my face, but the sunlight didn't do it. Vitamin d3 supplementation did cure it within two days. For some reason, the sunlight made it much worse. I can also eat dairy, no prob.

Vitamin D, Eliminate Dairy
Posted by Servant (Farmville, Virginia) on 07/30/2020
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For several months I had eczema on my forehead; my skin was red, itchy and flaking. I tried many things to cure it including various supplements, creams, and diet changes, but saw no improvement.

In March, I tried two new experiments to see if I could rid myself of the eczema.

First I began sitting out in the sun for 20 minutes each sunny day to generate natural Vitamin D. Even though it was early spring and there were limited ultraviolet rays, I wanted to slowly build up my time in the sun since I sunburn very easily. At the same time in March, I eliminated all dairy foods from my diet.

Within about 2 weeks of the sunbathing and the diet change, the eczema was already showing great improvement and within a few more weeks my skin was completely smooth and free of the eczema and has remained so.

As I write this, it's the end of July and I've continued the sunbathing making sure I sit in the sun for short periods nearly every sunny day all summer (I've read that 20 minutes a day 3 times a week is sufficient to maintain an adequate Vitamin D level, but I've exceeded that amount since I've sunbathed more than 3 times each week).

About 3 months into my experiment, I began slowly adding a tiny amount of dairy foods back into my diet to see if the eczema would return. I've had no reoccurence of the eczema. I plan to keep my dairy food consumption at a minimum and also plan to continue sunbathing as much as possible. In summation, I have no way of knowing if the diet change or the addition of natural Vitamin D cured the eczema …. perhaps both played a part. I am just very grateful for the learning experience and grateful that the eczema has been eradicated.

Parasite Connection
Posted by DL (LA) on 09/10/2019
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Hi Art!

Thank you so much for your post. Yes, you're right.. I stopped some of the treatments without tapering off, except in the case of the thyme oil... that just stopped being effective one day. Good news to report -- my new protocol seems to be working well. 90% healed in a week. I have been documenting it with photos. I will be sure to taper off very slowly. I don't know if it was the Antifungal (Lotrimin -- lotrimazole cream -- turned out to be better than the generic cream), 16 oz of celery juice on an empty or the humaworm parasite killing supplements, but on day 5, everything started to get better after going gangbusters. Seems to spread once the outside temperature hits 85F, by the way. Currently no itch and everything healing very nicely. Just found a post from Kyle from Bangkok a few posts down on this page... seems to report good results for dyshidrotic eczema on his hands after doing an athlete's foot protocol to kill fungus. Too bad I didn't notice this post before! That's why it pays to read every post in an ailment... some of the good ones are buried!

Parasite Connection
Posted by Art (California) on 09/06/2019 1573 posts

What you are describing regarding the iodine combo is a rebound effect from stopping the applications too soon or too abruptly. This is similar to a topical steroid rebound and generally indicates that you should taper off gradually over an extended period of time so the body does not mount such a strong inflammatory response once the iodine and all have cleared you. It doesn't matter what clears you, but tapering off gradually seems like one way to go.


Parasite Connection
Posted by DL (LA) on 09/05/2019

Hi Lioness,

Thank you so much for the sea salt and peroxide remedy. Sounds fabulous. I will absolutely give it a try! I have just added a generic OTC anti-fungal cream application to spots on the foot (in addition to celery juice and parasite herbs) as the eczema has gone bonkers in the high CA heat the past week. The anti-fungal cream is one thing I haven't tried on eczema spots yet (and I have tried well over 20 remedies by now) so I thought I would try that approach. The current 3 remedies (celery juice, parasite cleansing herbs and OTC) appear to be helping, but I've had remedies like thyme oil and iodine completely clear up the spots only for them to end up reappearing after a week and spreading to a larger area on the foot! Appreciate your suggestion, thanks again. I will let you know how it goes when I try it!

Parasite Connection
Posted by lioness (USA) on 09/05/2019

Hi, I had some kind of eczema/dermatitis off and on this summer on a different finger at different times. I've had this kind of dermatitis before but this summer it was worse and the itch was really super annoying. Nothing helped it until I remembered a remedy that I heard a naturopathic doctor talk about for poison ivy. That remedy is: - rub sea salt (dry or slightly damp) into the blisters (they will break) - rinse with water - final rinse with hydrogen peroxide poured from bottle - keep uncovered - will dry out and - will not spread. I did everything but the hydrogen peroxide rinse each time. The itch was gone immediately, it dried out and healed. It's the only thing I tried that worked You may have something similar?

Parasite Connection
Posted by DL (LA) on 09/04/2019
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In my long search to find a cure for the eczema (atopic dermatitis) issue on the top of my foot which seems to get worse each summer (flares with heat), I came across this article today as I was searching to see if I could find any articles on parasites causing atopic dermatitis. Voila, check this out. A case of atopic dermatitis caused by Ascaris lumbricoides infection

Here are the pics after the teenager was treated for the parasites.

I have decided to embark on a celery juice cleanse first thing in the morning followed 30 minutes later by parasite-killing herbs using humaworm supplements (best on the market in my opinion). I am on day 3 of 16 ounces of fresh celery juice and day 2 of the humaworm. Will let you know if there's any progress. Taking pics. It's definitely flared and brought things to the surface since I started. Celery juice detox effects intense for an hour or two after drinking it -- headache and some brain fog! Also, not as carb hungry as usual, so I am losing a pound here and then. Later in the day after the side effects wear off, am feeling very energized and productive.

Baby Eczema Cream
Posted by Mama to Many (TN ) on 08/19/2019
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My teenage daughter has dealt with perioral dermatitis for years. We have tried many, many things over the years with varying temporary results that have been less than satisfying. A few months ago we tried Aveno baby eczema cream. Wow! This is the best thing we have used. I would say she is 90% better and has been for months. This is inexpensive and available online and in stores. 😊 ~Mama to Many~

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Joanne (Chicago ) on 02/17/2020
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I had a mysterious rash on my fingers that included swelling, redness, unbearable itching and finally, tiny bleeding blisters. It was like a horror movie. I don't know what caused it. I suspected exposure via a costume jewelry ring, but I had worn this ring before without issue. Anyhow in desperation I tried the tea tree oil. It worked like magic! Within about two hours, the red itchy blisters had turned into a kind of a crust—-then they just cracked off and there was smooth perfect skin underneath.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Rita (Virginia) on 09/11/2019
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I would like to share my successful journey fighting a battle with eczema.

Eight months ago I began a low-carbohydrate diet (The Atkins diet) because I was overweight and this was causing my blood pressure to be high. My doctor wanted me to go on blood pressure medicine, but I told her I would lose that weight and see if that would take care of the problem. I had gained the weight over a period of five or more years when I was eating junk food instead of following a healthy diet. It took me only a few months of strictly following the low-carb diet to lose 30 pounds and get my blood pressure to normal.

Thankfully, I was able to avoid taking any blood pressure medication! Apparently the diet was working so well and so quickly that my body became overwhelmed trying to rid me of all those toxins I had accumulated during the years of eating an unhealthy diet. About four months after beginning my weight loss diet, I developed red, itchy and scaly spots - one on the back of my hand and a larger spot on my forehead and similar spots on my eyelids. I also had red blotches on my inner thighs, but these did not itch or become scaly. I believe all these various red inflamed spots to be eczema brought about by the toxins my body was trying to expel. In addition to the eczema, I experienced sore gums, tongue and lips. I believe these were all the result of toxins being released through my skin and mouth.

This was my first experience with eczema, so I immediately began researching natural ways of healing it. I soon learned from the experiences of other sufferers that the medical community might not be of much help, but that there are many natural ways to bring healing from eczema. I learned that eczema must be approached as a condition that is healed from the inside of our bodies rather than thinking that the condition only requires treating the skin. I gathered a lot of very good information, put it to use and have had good success. It took a few months to see a difference in my skin, but now all the redness and dry skin patches are gone ... only some slight redness on my inner thighs remains. The spot on my hand, forehead and eyelids have disappeared and the redness on my inner thighs is greatly diminished.

I've approached this problem in several ways and I wanted to share my experiences in hopes that it might benefit others. I treated the sore gums by rinsing my mouth with hydrogen peroxide diluted in water (3 to 1 ratio) and using only baking soda for brushing my teeth.

I rinsed several times a day and after about a month or so the soreness and sensitivity of my teeth and gums went away. My tongue still occasionally is tender but my lips are completely back to normal. Taking a zinc supplement seems to be taking care of the remaining sore tongue issue. From medical tests I had taken before beginning my weight-loss diet, I knew that my liver and kidney functions were not the best. When this eczema showed up, I realized that my liver function must be improved so that the liver can do it's job of eliminating toxins more efficiently. I began eating dark leafy greens each day and taking supplements such as milk thistle, B Vitamins, Vitamin E and C, and magnesium as well as taking a daily multi-vitamin. After a few more weeks of research into liver health, I added the following supplements which have really made a big difference. They are N-Acetyl Cysteine, L-Glutamine and Selenium. I highly recommend these three supplements.

To improve my kidney function, I began drinking more water each day. After a couple of months of this regimen, my doctor again checked my liver function and kidney function and they were normal. I was very encouraged and thankful! To improve my digestive system, I began adding lots of probiotics to my diet. I began making my own milk Kefir and fermented vegetables and consuming these daily. A healthy digestive system also greatly aids in removing toxins from the body.

My digestive system is now healthier than it's ever been! I plan on continuing the Kefir and fermented vegetables indefinitely. A note of caution when first adding probiotics to your diet .... begin very slowly; otherwise you may experience gas or bloating until your system adjusts to the healthy bacteria you are adding to your system. Begin by adding just one tablespoon of Kefir or the liquid from fermented vegetables each day and work up very slowly to where you can consume a cup or more each day. I believe warm mineral baths have also helped ... I add Epsom Salts, borax or baking soda to my bath water and soak for about 10 minutes before rinsing in the shower. I also find it helpful to apply a paste of baking soda and water directly to the splotches on my inner thigh and letting the baking soda stay on my skin for a few minutes before rinsing. When I had an especially irritated eczema splotch on my skin, I used zinc oxide cream and that was very helpful. In addition, I feel that taking baking soda internally is probably helpful to reduce the acid in my body, so when I remember, I take a half teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in water once a day, SUMMATION: I took immediate steps to improve my liver and kidney functions as well as my digestive health. This enabled my body to more easily deal with the toxins.

Perhaps that is why I only had a few eczema spots show up and no re-occurrences. My research has revealed that many eczema sufferers have skin breakouts over a much larger portion of their bodies than I did. I faithfully took supplements that aided my recovery ... particularly useful were the last three supplements I listed above.. I took major steps to improve my digestive health by consuming probiotics through my homemade milk Kefir and fermented vegetables. I bathed often in Epsom Salts, borax or baking soda. I used zinc oxide cream on eczema spots that were particularly irritated.

I've learned so much from other people about combating eczema and am so very grateful that my body responded this quickly. I also thank the Lord for guiding me and answering my prayers for healing.

Kefir + Colostrum
Posted by Jennifer (United States) on 09/13/2019
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Milk kefir and bovine colostrum both cure eczema. They are gut healers. My husband had eczema, and we finally found a cure. It's cheaper and better to make your own milk kefir. I found a facebook group offering free milk grains to make your own kefir, you just have to pay the shipping. Since kefir grains multiply, you can share them with others who need help. It's simple to make as well, and you can flavor it any way you like. We like to add a little sugar, frozen grated lemon, and strawberries to ours. Also, for the skin, if he broke out we would use first the dmso, then colloidal silver and aloe vera gel. You can skip the colloidal silver if you don't make your own; because otherwise it's too expensive to purchase. These seem to stop the itching.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mary (California) on 10/16/2019
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I purchased 12% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide on line. I diluted it with filtered water and I apply it twice a day, making sure I also keep my skin well hydrated. I was at my wits end with my eczema. It has been a wonderful miracle. This was after months and years of chemo pills, prednisone shots and prescription ointments, Finally, relief.

Homemade Thieves Oil
Posted by Lu (United States) on 04/23/2020
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Homemade thieves oil I did not find this remedy listed in there eczema section and I had nothing short of miraculous results.

I had a small, approximately dime sized patch of eczema on my elbow. Even my doctor told me there was nothing to do about it except "manage" it. Among the natural cures I tried: ACV, lavender oil, tea tree oil, coconut oil, hydrogen peroxide, isopropyl alcohol, OTC eczema remedies, oregano oil: these are the ones I remember. NOTHING helped and I had this patch for YEARS which I would sometimes scratch to the point of bleeding. Homemade thieves oil applied neat daily knocked it out completely in under two weeks and have had no sign of remission for well over a year now. I just want to share this in case it helps anyone else.

You can buy thieves oil but I googled a DIY recipe and made it at home: essential oils of cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary.

Cod Liver Oil
Posted by Bliss D. (Texas) on 01/27/2019
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Will add my vote for cod liver oil. It cured my eczema after a curious start. The first time I took the gelcaps, I had the worst itchiest night of my entire life, woke up in bloody sheets, but my eczema was completely calm by then, no itch, no blisters, and the edges of the patches were already healing, back to soft new skin. I have continued to experience four months of continuous healing of my skin, no more flares. I believe I will continue taking cod liver oil all my life. People should beware that some clo on the market has synthetic vitamins added to it. Stick to high quality pure cod liver oil.

Aloe Vera
Posted by ItCouldAlwaysBeWorse (NJ) on 01/20/2019
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I have had GREAT success with raw aloe leaf for eczema. I rub the inside of the aloe leaf on my hands or any part of my skin that is having some kind of issue at least twice a day. I apply it once in morning before work and once before bed everyday for maintenance too. If I am having an issue or attempt, I apply more often. I get the raw aloe leaf from Whole Foods in produce section. Keep it refrigerated and the cut end wrapped in plastic wrap. Lay the leaf flat and cut about an inch off. Then cut that piece in half so the inner flesh is exposed. Rub it on area, let juice get on skin.

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