Eczema
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10 Natural Remedies for Eczema

Borage

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Posted by Ky Mama (Clinton, Ky) on 02/21/2013
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I had a terrible itchy rash on my arm for months. I tried countless things but nothing helped. I read about Borage Seed Oil on this website. I got some and took 3 capsules a day. In two weeks my rash was gone. (Improvement happened pretty quickly. ) I ran out last week and my rash started to come back. I got another bottle of Borage Seed Oil today! I have never been diagnosed with eczema, but that seems the most likely based on symptoms.


Borax

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Posted by Middlebunny (Jersey City, NJ, USA) on 03/23/2008
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I have had eczema occasionally for years. I'm not sure of the cause. My dermatologist used to prescribe elocon cream; however, this is no longer on the rx formulary for my health plan and too expensive to purchase without insurance. I began putting 1/4 teaspoon of borax (laundry soap) in 1 liter of water and drinking this while at work. I'm not a water drinker so I rarely finish the whole bottle and don't do it consistently (4 days on and 3 days off) as Ted recommended. Despite this, the eczema seems to be improving substantially. It is no longer itchy and seems to be fading away after about 6 weeks.


Boric Acid for Ear Eczema

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Posted by Catherine (MO) on 03/17/2021
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For ear eczema:

I have had luck with a liquid solution of boric acid. I add powder to a small bottle of distilled water. It provides almost immediate relief and if used regularly, keeps things clear. It does not eliminate it, it always comes back, but has worked better than the many remedies I have tried.


Brewer's Yeast

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Posted by Chris (Dighton, Ma) on 03/05/2016
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Brewers yeast flakes and a table spoon of safflower oil. ingested 2x a day. After 3 days the oozing eczema went away. It was like a miracle. The eczema was real bad. I Was under a lot of stress also. The stress continued but the eczema did not.

I bought the brewer's yeast flakes at a health food store and I sprinkled them on the food I ate at meals. Sorry I can't say how much flakes were used at each meal, they covered the food. Oh, I also took a very good multi vitamin mineral cap with each meal. ( 50 milligram strength of each vitamin except folic acid). The vitamins had a calming effect on me.


Brewer's Yeast
Posted by Phil (Montreal) on 03/10/2014
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Hello,

Just a note to say that I've been suffering from eczema (on the forehead) for many years. I've tried just about everything, always with some success, but never quite curing it. It seldom flairs up , but still, it does sometimes. Anyway, this is the one thing I can say has had a REAL impact on my condition : beer yeast. I eat it on toast in the morning, and on salads and in soups. When I eat some everyday, my condition gets better, systematically. It is not a cure, but it alleviates every single symptom. It makes my life better.

Thought I would share this.


Calendula

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Posted by Sophia (Canada) on 12/01/2014
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Please try a homeopathic cream using calendula. It seems to have healed the ezcema on my lips, eyelids and cheeks. I was recommended to take a liver support natural supplement; the one I'm taking has milk thistle.

Best of luck.


Castor Oil

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Posted by Beatrix (Melbourne, Australia) on 07/01/2012
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i have suffered from eczema for more than 5 years. I had chinese medicine (herbal tea of a kind) and my skin healed completely for about 4 months. Then winter came and my eczema got really bad. First it was the front of my neck then it spread all the way around. I tried using olive oil to moisturise the skin and it didnt really work. Then, a family friend whose son also suffered from eczema, recommended castor oil. I went and bought some from the chemist and applied it to my neck.

the next day I applied it to my neck when I woke up and when it dried up. I had to sleep with a towel on my pillow otherwise my pillow would soak up the oil. it worked within 2 days. my skin got softer (when my eczema was bad it would be hard), more moist, and it healed, but not completely.

the biggest setback was when I would scratch in my sleep without knowing and find blood on my pjs and hands. I found that the dead skin on my bed probably didnt help so I moved to sleep on the floor. this helped alot.

hoped this helped


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.


Cattails

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Posted by Silvermist (Downeast, Maine, Usa) on 07/17/2012
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I have been having my child soak in the ocean this summer and her eczema was improving, but we were still giving her hydroxyzine every night for the itching (it's like benadryl). Anyway, I picked some cattails and rubbed the gel that's found by peeling the base of the stalk onto her worst patch and it was COMPLETELY healed the next day- no sign of eczema at all and she slept through the night w/ no itching for the first time in her life! I am going to pick some more cattails and do the other areas.


Chamomile Tea

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Posted by Barbara (Cape Town, South Africa) on 03/16/2007
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I battled with eczema on both my hands for years - my hands were constantly raw and bleeding from all the scratching. Then I read somewhere that chamomile tea would help. I soaked my hands in a strong brew of chamomile tea every day for about 10 minutes. It's now completely gone. I also make a point of avoiding all soap. We have a fantastic ointment here called Epizone E which can be used as a soap and a moisturiser. Hope this bit of info can help someone out there!


Coconut Oil and Raw Sugar

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Posted by Phoebe (Mendocino) on 02/10/2022
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Every now and again I get this terrible itch in my forearms which turn into these red raised bumps which become itchier and itchier and no matter how hard I try, I eventually start to scratch them. I'm a RN in a clinic so I have had doctors prescribe me everything and anything but nothing worked. Until one day a woman told me her brother had terrible eczema and he cured himself by mixing organic virgin coconut oil with raw sugar; then using it as a skin scrub every time he bathed. So I tried it even though I was super doubtful, but omg it is glorious. First off all you finally get to scratch this terrible itch without breaking the skin, second the lovely coconut oil leaves your skin exfoliated yet soothed. And after about a week of this, the rash is gone. I don't know try it because believe me I tried every steroid, every antifungal, every antibacterial, every essential oil, apple cider vinager even baking soda :::oh yeah calamine and oat baths….but nothing worked like simple coconut oil with sugar. Hope that helps. ❤️


Coconut Oil and Turmeric

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Posted by Jen (Brooklyn, NY) on 11/06/2014
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I love coconut oil!! I swallow a spoonful on an empty stomach in the morning and at night to keep my body healthy and to stave off infections. I have a little remedy I like to do for dry, flaky skin with organic ground turmeric powder and organic virgin coconut oil. Around my mouth was constantly itchy, irritated, flakey, and cracked (in the corners of my mouth) and I made this paste out of the coconut oil and turmeric powder and put it on the effected areas. It cleared up super fast... within a weeks time! I would use this paste again on any annoying, dry and flakey spots!

-Jen


Coconut Oil, Tea Tree Oil

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Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 10/23/2021
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I found that mixing some drops of tea tree oil in the coconut oil made my therapy much stronger than just coconut oil. I have eczema - atopic dermatitis only on summer and on my feet and calves. I used this mixture every day. It's a bit oily. If the area becomes more itchy after applying for a few seconds don't worry, this happens because of rubbing the area and not because of the coconut oil.

This mixed therapy is very good for everyday, but it doesn't vanish the symptoms for weeks.


Coconut Oil, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by LB (Reigate, Surrey, UK) on 02/18/2009
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VIRGIN COCONUT OIL/TEA TREE OIL FOR DISCOID/NUMMULAR EXCEMA

I found that mixing VCO with Tea Tree Oil and applying it to the patch of excema several times daily (6 or 7) cleared my discoid eczema within 7-10 days rather that the 8-10 weeks it usually took to clear. Discoid eczema patches are usually roundish in shape. They are very itchy to begin with, and then become very sore as they form several tiny heads which weep. The patch then becomes very hard and thick and normally takes weeks to heal leaving a mark where it had once been.

I have also made a connection with eating citrus and flare ups.


Cod Liver and Evening Primrose Oils

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Posted by Healed37 (San Diego, Ca) on 05/15/2017
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Cod liver oil is amazing. I did like suggested 3x's a day, plus I added Evening Primrose oil recommended dosage on bottle since I'm in menopause and think that this flare up was a result of my hormone change and could help. My hands were the worse and completely raw, swollen, red, peeling constantly, and felt like bee's stinging me constantly. I could hardly bear the pain and read all the suggestions on here. This one made sense to me and gave it a try. I've been doing this regiment for a week now and hands are normal size, not red, not peeling, not itchy, and not in pain. I will continue for another week until I see it completely healed...but rejoicing...because I'm almost there! Woohoo...I'm a very happy woman for this cure!!!

Replied by Chris
(San Diego)
12/17/2017

On the bottle of Cod Liver Oil, it says to take it with food--it would be a lot easier if this wasn't necessary.....did you take yours with food?

Replied by Healed37
(San Diego)
12/18/2017

Mine doesn't recommend with food so I don't take with food & have been fine.



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