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Apple Cider Vinegar

33 User Reviews
5 star (27) 
4 star (2) 
1 star (3) 

Posted by Don (Missoula, Montana) on 02/20/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Here is my 2 cents. I have had an ongoing rash on my cheeks on both sides of my nose for about a year off and on. I considered spices and alcohol as culprits but even stopping both completely did not solve the problem. I read about ACV here and had nothing to lose. 3 days of topical use and my face cleared right up. That was over a month ago. (I have added spice and alcohol back with no problems) And in case you are wondering about the drinking.. it is only maybe a bottle of vino per week. Also the ACV was not the mother" but regular store bought stuff that did leave a nice burn upon application. ONE MORE USE: 2 weeks ago bringing in wood for the fire. Something on the wood left an immediate skin rash on the left inner arm where I was carrying the wood. Red, bumps, itch..... ouch! I mixed up white vinegar with baking soda and applied and the itch left, the swelling went down and the rash was gone in 2 day.. 3 days later it reappeared and I reapplied just white vinegar and it is gone. Not sure what was on the wood.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Teekup (Metrowest, MA) on 11/14/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have "suffered" for more than 15 years with red, scaley, itchy scalp. It's so embarrassing. I have tried all kinds of shampoo: with salicylic acid, zinc, ketoconazole, coal tar, selenium sulfide. I finally gave in and bought a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar. Last night, I poured some over my head and rubbed some on my face, since it was really red, itchy and flaky too. The smell was horrendous! Thank goodness my family was asleep! I watched a little tv and after the ACV dried, I then washed my face and scalp. I could not believe the difference. This morning, I look nearly "normal". No flakes, and almost no redness. And no smell either! Who would have thought that a few dollar's worth of apple cider vinegar would work? On a related note, I used a little diluted ACV on my daughter's diaper rash and the next day it was cleared up! I am going to start taking ACV internally next week after I get some litmus strips to test my internal pH. Thank you so much.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn) on 11/09/2007 510 posts
5 out of 5 stars

ACV used half & half with honey makes a very good cough syrup which will also cure strep. When my 3 youngest children got chickenpox at the same time, the older and younger to the 3 were faring much better than the middle one who kept running a fever. The next morning he had classic scarlet fever rash in groin to explain why. Yep, ACV / honey mixture to the rescue - I gave all 3 a tsp. every two hours or so. Next morning the ones rash in groin was decreased, and the other 2 never got it. I kept them on it for a couple more days.

After hospitals dis- covered they were spreading pseudomonas aurugenosis (?) via the oxygen equipment, they removed this "hospital scourge infection" by soaking the equipment in 1 part vinegar - 7 parts water, so who knows what else it will cure.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Barbara (van, texas) on 11/02/2007
1 out of 5 stars

[Bathing in ACV] For the first time in my life I am experiencing something like the flu. The doctor does not know what it is--bacterial or viral. It has the same symptoms as my grand daughters illness two weeks ago. She like me, began with fever of 104 and body aches for a couple of days. No other symptoms. After receiving Antibiotics, she had to be rushed to the emergency with a serious allergic reaction. She had a very nasty rash and cough. It took her two weeks to recouperate. I took care of her after I spend a few weeks traveling and not taking care of my self. Two days after I returned home, I came down with the fever, chills, and diareahea. After reading about ACV decided to take a bath in it to help reduce fever and detox. Within an hour of the bath, I broke out in a rash with blisters and have had them for three days now along with the cough that keeps me up all night. I am now on antibiotics and Vitamine C and tring to rest. The burning itching of my skin is almost unbearable. I use prayer to get me through the waking hours. I am now resorting to benedryl to keep from scratchin. Does any one have any suggestions?

Replied by Angie Helmbrecht
(Greenville, North Carolina)

I applied ACV to a few warts I had on my leg. I soaked a cotton ball in it then used a bandaid to hold it in place, I did this for 2 nights in a row. After the second night I developed a very itchy rash in the areas I treated with ACV. The rash is a perfect circular shape that the cotton ball was. Did you ever find out why you got this rash? How did you get the rash to go away?

Replied by Louisa
(Wichita Falls, Texas)

For the itching. Use a blow dryer. It really helps.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sally (New York, NY) on 04/27/2007
1 out of 5 stars

Be careful about using Apple Cider Vinegar. I have had a rash around my mouth which was caused by an allergic reaction, for a month, and after reading this site I tried the ACV. Very quickly my skin started burning and turned bright red. I rinsed it off and the reddness is going away, but it was quite alarming. So do a test on a small bit of skin before applying this to any rash.

Replied by J.R.
(Hamilton, Canada)

But did this not subside? Note that, for other posters, both of these effects were only temporary, and apparently good results happened within only a few days.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Enelle (Santa Barbara, CA) on 01/10/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar cured a Body Rash, presumably from yeast, fungus, candida. I had a red bumpy rash on my chest, stomach and upper back. I have been battling with Candida for about 10 years, and after all my extravagant holiday eating, the rash showed up about a week ago. I tried tea tree oil, and antifungal cream on it, but it persisted and itched. Then I looked online and found some articles on Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). We had some in the house, so I put some directly on the rash. It stung a bit, but the minor pain went away in 2 or 3 minutes. I kept it on my skin for about 15 minutes, then rinsed off in the shower. When I got out, I dabbed some hydrogen peroxide on the rash, and went to bed. In the morning, the rash was gone! I have also had terrible gas lately, so am taking 2 tbsp. ACV + 2 tbsp local raw honey in a glass of water. My stomach was bloated, but is going down quickly. It's as though I can feel the ACV coursing through my body going to the places it's needed. I can tell the difference already. What a relief!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil

1 User Review
3 star (1) 

Posted by Elias (Ga) on 03/20/2015
3 out of 5 stars

I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar and organic coconut oil on 2 of my fingers to stop this rash, it's driving me crazy. This does not seen to be helping, the skin is red with small bumps on it. Does anyone have any suggestions, been going on for months. tks

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Us)

try some calamine lotion

Replied by Phyllis
(Tuscumbia, Alabama)

Try using tea tree oil applied to the rash and take the ACV orally, 1 tablespoon three times a day.

Replied by Betty

So I had the same thing happening to me for months and would increase whenever I returned to work at a deli shop restaurant. I thought I was breaking out from the sanitation or some chemical I worked with. Come to find out it was water blister eczema also known as Dyshidrotic eczema and I started seeing a dermatologist and she was awesome. The liptoids in the skin were severely dried out and I had to continue a well thought out regemin my doctor prescribed me with medicated cream and moisturizer 2weeks on and 1 week just Vaseline and so forth. I tell you my hands never felt and looked better. Please consult a dermatologist if you can it is well worth it. Better then the itch and the embarrassment of patchy flakey red bubbly hands and some times oozing.

Arnica Gel +

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Maggie (Idaho) on 03/10/2018 35 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I had a rash on my face that I thought might have come from a gnat bite. It started out as a tiny spot on the front of my neck that itched. I didn't think anything of it, figured it'd go away, but it kept spreading up towards my face. I ended up with the rash on my neck, chin and both sides of my mouth and it kept spreading upwards. I tried many of the remedies listed here on EC but none worked. Some would work one time and the next time I'd put some on again, it would sting. That's how I knew a remedy wasn't working, I'd put it on, wait about 5 minutes and it would start to sting and I'd have to wash it off. The areas with the rash were raised, red, and very dry. If I put any kind of oil on it, it would sting.

My dog injured his leg, came in the house limping, and someone on EC said they had used Traumeel on their dog and it had healed. Looked up Traumeel and found out that it was now called T-Relief. Bought some of the cream and put some on my dog. It healed him right away so while I was putting the cream on my dog, I thought to myself that I should try it on my face. The ingredients listed were wonderful healing herbs so maybe it would work on me even though it wasn't meant to heal a rash. Put some on my rash and it didn't sting so I knew I could use it but didn't know if it would heal the rash. Several hours later I could tell it was working. I put it on again that day and 2 more times the next day just to be sure it healed completely. It's all healed.

Avoid Wearing Nickel

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Martha (El Centro, Ca) on 03/30/2015
5 out of 5 stars

For the problem w rash on fingers. U may be allergic to NICKEL in jewelry. I took out an earring on a new piercing n VOILA!! Rash disappeared in matter of days! Other allergies like milk, latex, wheat might also be to blame. Hope this helps!!

Blackstrap Molasses, ACV

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Doris (Murfreesboro, TN) on 02/05/2008
5 out of 5 stars

This past Sunday around 8:00 a.m. I found an ugly, red rash on the upper part of my left leg. It was the size of a half-dollar. I had already decided to start taking a mixture of molasses, acv, and baking soda for my arthritis. I started that morning at 9:00 a.m. with about 1 tsp. molasses, 1 tbs. acv, and a pinch of baking soda in a glass of warm water. At 10:00 a.m. my husband gave me an anti-fungal creme for my rash. But, to my surprise the ugly, scaly rash was gone. The only thing I did in that two hour period was drink the molasses, acv, and b. soda. I can't believe it. I will continue to use this "tonic" for my arthritis and see what happens with that. I love this website and learn something new everyday.


2 User Reviews
5 star (2) 

Posted by Sunshine31527 (Jekyll Island, Ga) on 12/29/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I've had hives on my face and neck for about a week. Tried everything I could think of to get rid of it. When I started using borax dissolved in a small glass of water and patted it on the affected areas it started going away along with the itching. I can't believe what a difference it has made. Thank you Earth Clinic for all the help you have given to all. God bless you ...........

Posted by Diana (Ca) on 09/17/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have been drinking borax, about 1/4 tsp in a glass of water in the morning for about a week. Haven't noticed much change yet.

Last night, I was in pain after two nights of a rash with welts and itching on my thigh. Maybe heat rash, but the weather has been cooler. I got up and took a hot shower and rubbed Borax on my skin and the rash on my leg and rinsed. I felt no more itching and pain afterwards and was able to sleep through the night and the welts have gone down to almost nothing. Today, there is no itching and minimal raised skin.

I will continue with a bit of borax in hand to scrub the skin if I feel the heat rash coming back.

I have dealt with heat rashes for the past 10 years and eliminating soap and skin products has had little effect. I bought the borax last week when I finally found a store that carried it.

I'll post updates if I have further problems.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide

3 User Reviews
5 star (3) 

Posted by Nohan (BC Canada) on 12/13/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Last year I had a rash and I wasn't sure if it was something I ate (allergies) or a bug.

I found a recipe for a long hot bath with 2 cups Borax and 2 cups Hydrogen Peroxide in it.

The rash disappeared immediately but the bonus was I'm old and have a lot of chronic pain in the body and the bath seemed to have alleviated that so I looked it up on some Science site and sure enough, Boron is a bit of a miracle in regards to many ailments. Also read some Amazon reviews and people said Boron was reducing or healing their Arthritis.....it used to be in our soil...but no more!

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Anon (Us) on 08/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I developed a rash under my breasts when I had to wear the same nasty, sweaty bra 2 days in a row. Isopropyl alcohol made it worse. Lugol's 2% iodine didn't seem to do anything. Ted's mange remedy (peroxide and borax) has nearly cleared it in about four days. The very first application made a very noticeable difference. I just poured some in my hand, rubbed it in, and put a clean bra on before it dried to help disinfect the bras, too. Reapplied it occasionally throughout the day each day.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kathie (Houston, United States) on 05/16/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I got a rash on my face after eating three grilled cheese sandwiches... What can I say, but I am gluten intolerant and when I cheat, I cheat big! The rash started on my right check (it looked like rosacea - red, bumpy and crusty) and it spread to my forehead, the left side of my nose and around both eyes. I disolved borax in peroxide and put that on my face. It worked everywhere except around my eyes (I did not use as much there because I did not want to use it so close to the eye and it was very drying). I followed up with castor oil around my eyes and in just one day I have seen a huge improvement! I have read here that many like castor oil to take care of there facial skin. I am tempted to use it as well. My question is, isn't castor oil a mineral oil and we should not use mineral oils on our skin? I thought that we are only suppose to use vegetable type oils on our skin.... I WOULD LOVE SOME FEEDBACK!

Replied by Happy
(Pow, Ak)

Castor oil is from the castor bean so is not a mineral oil.

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