When my son came home from a two week job in Tampa, he had contracted some sort of horrible itchy rash that was spreading from his knee area up and down his leg. Had he been home I would have started using grapefruit seed extract on it right away. At any rate, it was so far along he decided to go to the doctor for treatment with corticosteroids. Because I was worried about catching it from him, which I did because I was doing his laundry, I kept apple cider vinegar, grapefruit seed extract, lavender, and calendula ointment in my medicine cabinet, just in case. Well, sure enough, about a week after he came home I got a little spot on my leg that was very, very itchy. I immediately began a ritual of dousing it with apple cider vinegar, then a drop of grapefruit seed extract, then a drop of lavender and following up with a dot of calendula ointment. After 2 days it began to subside and the itching was gone. Whatever that stuff was that he brought home, it was tenacious!!
About 5 days later a tiny pinhead of a spot showed up on my hand between my index and middle finger. It itched like heck and I was really worried that I was going to have a huge outbreak like my sons. I began the same routine as before and after 2 days it began to subside. A week later, even though the little spot left a scar, it has not spread nor been a further bother.
I believe the routine of acv, gse, lavender and calendula kept it at bay and that one of these or all was a great contributor to that. In the past, when I have had small rashes break out like that, I have tried everything I knew at that time, such as calamine, benadryl, ivy stop, etc. And none of them ever kept it from spreading. It would always spread throughout my body and I would have to finally go to doc for something. They always prescribed prednisone. Yes, that would work, but I believe that that was one of the reasons I became adrenal fatigued. So, nowadays I try to avoid the use of steroids. It was on this site that I was able to figure out what might possibly be useful that was natural. I am grateful that this site is here and I hope this will help someone else make a useful determination for themselves.
I discovered a red, bumpy, itchy rash on the back of my legs. I'm pregnant and my skin has become super sensitive. I think this was some kind of allergic reaction to synthetic fibers in clothing.
Here is what finally cured the rash:
1. Grandpa's soap (coconut oil)
2. all natural aloe vera gel from a health store
3. ACV applied directly to skin
Drying the rash out helped way more than any moisture cream or lotion.
Here is what didn't help: Cortizone 10, A D ointment, Sarna cream, poison ivy cream, diaper rash cream, Aveno oatmeal bath, and prescription steroid cream.
After showering with Grandpa's Soap, I applied pure Apple Cider Vinegar to the rash. It burned a little from me scratching, but about an hour later, I felt okay. I slept through the night and the next morning, the rash was 50% better! I could not believe it! I continued using ACV in the morning and evening after bathing with the soap. It's been 2 weeks and my rash is completely cured!
I have found Mylanta poured on a bottom clears up diaper rash over night, as well as soreness from diahrea. My dr. told me about this when my now 3 yr old was 8 months old...I've used it ever since. When baby has severe rash from diahrea simply put them in the sink or tub w/ just enough water to cover bottom and add mylanta...let them soak for a bit, then pat dry pour in diaper and let them go to bed...will be nearly to completely gone by morning.
I'd had a rash on 3 small areas on my leg and had tried many remedies but none seemed to help. I tried ACV, coconut oil and several other oils, colloidal silver and essential oils....none helped. I finally tried neem oil and in less than a week, the rash was gone. I used the oil undiluted, right from the bottle, and applied it about twice a day, morning and night, when I remembered.
I have been plaqued by all kinds of symptoms and just recently discovered it is most likely candida. I had rashes, hives, prickles, body hot flashes, allergic feeling, sneezing, weird smell coming from body. When my rashes dry out I get dandruff like white dust (a sign of fungi) and this is when it starts to heal up - before that rash just about made me leap through the roof.
I started to use Neem oil. I put a few drops in water and because I don't have a bath put it on container and then dribble it over my body. I rub it in at last point in shower so it doesn't wash off then get out and let it dry. I don't put any creams on just dry.
I have been using it for about a week and so far the rash has almost gone - i don't itch nearly as much, no more hives, or prickles unless I get over hot.
I am also going to add in betonite clay/psyillum. Spices I crave but they may create too fast die off because I get really hot and itchy after I eat them.
I recommed Neem (some of the other oils I get reactions too but i'm fine with neem). Will you keep you posted - I can tell I have overgrowth in throat (not in mouth) and I guess probably just about everywhere. I am also going to try find some leaves to put in warm water and soak - or chew on.
I took my kids to play in the creek this afternoon. I was noticing the weeds growing near the creek and saw some nettles. I decided to touch the nettles to give myself a nettle rash so I could see what would get rid of it. I hit the plant with the top of my foot a couple of times. I thought I noticed a tiny tingle after a short while but nothing really happened. So I touched it more firmly with the back of my arm. Same thing. I thought I noticed a bit of a tingle but then NOTHING.
Well. I thought that perhaps I am immune to nettle. Or perhaps it wasn't nettle. I came home and checked pictures and am pretty sure it was nettle. It had the little thorny things and the right shaped leaves and flowers....
Then I remembered that I have been drinking nettle tea. I had a couple of cups yesterday and at least once cup so far today. Nettle tea is an antidote for the nettle rash. Maybe drinking it ahead prevented the rash. It is a natural anti-histamine. You do take anti-histamines to prevent reactions.
We have seen nettle help with seasonal allergies and hives. And now I think you can prevent a nettle rash by drinking it ahead of time.
~Mama to Many~
My son was in the woods building a fort with his friends. He came in and said his chin was stinging. He had not been bitten, but thought perhaps he had brushed against a stinging nettle plant. It must have been bad for him to come in; he is usually pretty tolerant. I couldn't see any issue on his skin.
I gave him 1/4 teaspoon nettle tincture in a little water. I had him hold it in his mouth for several seconds before swallowing. The relief came very quickly.
I don't know if it was nettle that he touched or something else. But Nettle tincture should work for its own sting, plus allergic reactions to all kinds of other plants and irritants. One son used nettles daily for a year for allergies. After that time his reactions to poison ivy were much less.
Hmm..I don't think I have used nettle tincture for poison ivy before. I will have to try it out. I am sure one of my children will get into some soon; they seem to be good at finding it even though I am the poison ivy police around here.
To make nettle tincture, I put the dry nettle leaf in a jar and cover with vodka. Let it sit for 2 weeks. Strain out the leaves with a coffee filter. The resulting tincture will last for years. It is wonderful to have on hand.
~Mama to Many~
Back in 2010, I had itching forearms and ankles after meals for years until I started taking a couple of 650 mg nopal leaf prickly pear "opuntia ficus indica" cactus capsules after each meal. The after-meal itching was gone in two days. Now I just take 1/2 level measuring teaspoon of nopal leaf powder. Last Fall, I ordered two, one pound bags of NBF (Natura Bio Foods) nopal on Amazon. It's from Mexico. SwansonVitamins and PipingRock have the 650 mg nopal capsules.
A number of years ago, we acquired a German Shepherd with a severe case of mange, covering about 1/3 of his body. The vet's expensive prescription products hardly touched it. After a lot of study, I found a product generally used for horses to heal wounds and rashes. It's called Nu-Stock. It cleared the mange up after only 2 applications and it has never returned. His hair grew back very quickly, and although he wasn't too thrilled with the first application, he WANTED the second one very much. The itching stopped immediately.
A couple years later, my daughter had a rash that no doctor seemed able to get rid of. We tried the Nu-Stock and it cleared right up and hasn't returned.
I've had a problem with athlete's foot for years. I tried all the other remedies and it got rid of "most" of it, but there was a spot on the ball of one foot, including two toes where it just wouldn't go away. One day it occurred to me to try Nu-Stock. After just a couple of applications, the skin was back to normal, all itching gone, and it appears to be healing permanently. I think this is going to finally kill it!!!
Doing a little studying, I've found that Nu-Stock is 73% sulphur, 25% mineral oil, and 2% pine oil.
I've also discovered that there are other health products made for pets that aren't available for people. For instance, in the local Farm & Fleet, you can buy a cheap package of electrolytes for your pet's water. 16 oz. of DMSO was only $5. And there were other things as well, most of them in the section for horses! Isn't it amazing that you can buy products for your pets, cheaply, and you can't get prescription products that work for yourself???
(Cleburne, Tx, usa)
I got a terrible rash once, and even aloe vera I tried to put on it to moisturize stung. That's how irritated the rash and the skin were. The only thing mild enough that my poor skin could take was olive oil. I have the extra virgin organic kind. I also read on PubMed that olive oil is anti-bacterial and possibly anti-fungal.
So, if you, like me, are too sensitive even to 100% Aloe Vera and it burns on top on your rash, try olive oil instead. It will soothe an moisturize.
I was cutting rhubarb yesterday afternoon and brushed my hand against something that stung, which I assumed was stinging nettle, because there's a lot of it right by the rhubarb. I thought nothing more of it until that evening when after washing dishes I felt a slight sting on the back of my hand again and looked at it. There where two small white patches on the knuckles of two fingers. I wondered if I'd touched bleach somehow. I tried to wash it off. I put hydrogen peroxide on it with a paper towel, which caused it to spread slightly to the backs of my fingers. Then I rubbed olive oil on it with frankensence and rosemarry essential oil in it, which I happened to have nearby. I rubbed it all over my hands. After a few minutes the sting and the white patches were gone. I looked online to see what might have caused the patches but couldn't find any picture that looked the same.
I had a rash that burned like sun burn that started at my bra line. I think it has to do with diet, but I had tried everything also and the last thing I tried was olive oil. 2 teaspoons a day until it goes away then every once in a while as needed. I have now stopped the olive oil because I started to take Serrapeptase which has kind of kept it under control.
I developed a chest rash. Non itchy when perimenopause started. I blamed it on everything under the sun. On a whim I tried caneston cream on the rash. Gone! Guess it was yeast? Happy camper.
I unsuccessfully tried various remedies to get rid of a stubborn rash, including apple cider vinegar which has often helped me in the past. I decided to mash up some parsley with a mortar and pestle, drench a cotton pad with the juice, and put it on the rash. I left it on there for about an hour, and I have done this twice so far - the rash is now almost gone. I'm so relieved to have found something that works!
i recently had an itchy painful skin rash on my chest that started spreading. i thought it might be from the sun, or maybe scabies, poison oak, shingles, skin cancer. didnt know. i tried spraying hydrogen peroxide on it. didnt work. i went to the doctor and they couldnt tell me what it was either. they gave me a steroid cream with a ton of dangerous side effects. they said it wouldnt cure it but would stop the itch. i tried it for a few days didnt work. total joke western medicine as unusaul. i tried pure peppermiint oil 2x a day. this is day number 3 and its totally gone. peppermint oil!! try it!! amazing. its what worked for me.!!
(West Covina, California)
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