I had a bout with shingles for 3 months and nothing worked. Took lysine and stayed away from any foods high in arginine still no help. Forget what the doctors give you, that only puts your immune system in the dumpster. So I started getting my ph up with baking soda and a little molasses. Then baking soda 2 tsp and 6oz of distiller water three times a day. Then hit the vitamin c heavy. 500 mg every hour. Chewables are easy. Or 1000 mg every 2 hours and 4000 mg bed time if you can sleep. If you get ph test strips you can check your ph level. Disease, cancer, mites, parasites and bacteria do not live in a high ph body. They will slowly fade away. You have to be persistent. I also take magnesium 400 mg twice a day a good multivitamin with twice a day and don't forget the apple cider pills 500mg 2 pills three times a day.
I have been using fresh aloe juice/gel/flesh topically overnight on my chest and back to try to heal scarring due largely to acne. I had been dealing with acne and scarring for months now. Just two nights of applying aloe liberally and directly onto my skin, letting it dry a bit, and then putting on a pajama top overnight has produced surprisingly good results. I am so relieved and amazed. I recommend this very simple, inexpensive, and natural method to everyone.
(Long Beach, California)
A while ago I experimented with a bunch of home remedies to clear up my acne scars and found that topically applying the following worked for me:
- aloe vera gel (works better on fresh wounds)
- lemon juice
- vitamin e oil or capsule
- cucumber juice (leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water)
- make a paste of salt, baking soda, lemon juice, and honey. Leave on face for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water.
Hope these help someone!
(Hutchinson Island, Fl)
Started drinking 2 tbls of acv, 1 tbl honey and a splash of lemon instead of coffee.
Drink coffee a couple times a week with 1 tbl blackstrap molasses. The scar tissue on the bottom of my big toe quit growing. Used to have to dig out tissue every three days or so.
It stopped growing! Amazing. I had this problem for 20 years and now after a couple weeks with the above I no longer have the scar tissue.
Also, put Apple Cider Vinegar on my dry legs and the dryness is gone, legs look like fresh skin. Amazing!
(Santa Barbara, Ca)
My husband had tracheal stenosis after having a tracheotomy in the ICU for 6 weeks after colon cancer surgery complications, which means the build up of scar tissue in his airway. His tracheal stenosis got so bad that he had to have outpatient surgery 7 times. Like clockwork, 6 weeks after each surgery the scar tissue would inevitably return to such a point that my husband couldn't breathe, and he'd be back into another surgery. At one point he went into respiratory distress his airway was so closed. After the last surgery the doctor suggested we give him a permanent tracheotomy.
My husband is very active with hiking and other exercise, was in his early 40's at this point, and our child was 2, so this was absolutely out of the question. I looked up scar tissue remedies on Earth Clinic and found that applying Castor Oil to external scars had helped some people.
So my husband began rubbing a thick layer of cold pressed Castor Oil on his neck where his tracheotomy had been, and where the tracheal stenosis has been recurring. He did this in the morning and at night, tucking a washcloth into his shirt to keep the greasy oil off of his clothes. Miraculously, within 24 hours David's breathing started easing as if the scar tissue were disappearing. And within a couple of days his airway seemed completely open again. Since he started doing this, my husband has not had another surgery for tracheal stenosis. This is an incredible cure that works! My husband is an especially tough customer because his neck had been radiated during his teenage years due to Hodgkin's Lymphoma so he also had scar tissue from that.
David continued his twice/day castor oil treatment for a couple of years. The scar tissue/tracheal stenosis never returned. I wish we had tried this before suffering through 7 surgeries, but better late than never! And better than a permanent tracheotomy! I hope this will help some other people recover easily from their tracheotomies. It is an incredibly easy cure.
(Palo Alto, California)
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I had to have 2 nose surgeries. Resulted in scar tissue and sinus infections. The ENT wanted to do surgery to remove the scar tissue. A year earlier I had my appendix removed and that area began to hurt it was scar tissue. The doctor said they could do ultrasound to dissolve it
I wanted a natural approach, I did castor oil pack on nose, with a heating pad and did the same on my abdomen, 2x a day for an hour. I took daily serrapeptase, 2 twice a day on an empty stomach . I read 3 books on proper juice fasting which included, couple colonics and coffee enemas. Apparently between the 8-15 day on a juice fast the body begins to dissolve scar tissue. If you're thin only 10 days of juice fasting is recommended. Of course talk to naturopathic doctor before starting.
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Hi, I had breast augmentation surgery and I keep getting scar tissue so as a result of this I already had 3 surgeries to remove it but keeps coming back. Will a castor oil pack work to soften it?
My son has cauliflower ear from wrestling, I was wanting to know any all natural remedies or essential oils I can use to heal this naturally?
Vitamin E and/or cocoa butter to heal scars. Cocoa butter works great. Can get a Stick at the drugstore or look for a stick on Internet. Make sure it's pure cocoa butter and not cream that's mixed with other stuff. When I was a child back in the late 1950's I got a bad case of chicken pox and had pox marks/scars all over my face. Doc said to use cocoa butter. My whole face cleared up except for one tiny pox mark I still have. All others gone. Made my face real nice.
I have been battling a small bleeding spot on my nose for 2 yrs. I tried vit c but because of work only let it scab once so that wasn't enough and I use h202 on it too. Finally I used effudex for 3 weeks which turned it into a pea sized (flat) tender scar which only ended up bleeding 2 mos later after I scrubbed it so it could have been bcc not just ak. I couldn't get an appt with the Dr. for 5wks so I started EVCO and powdered melatonin tabs paste. Fantastic! First of all there was no nasty scabbing, just night 5 I think I made a crusty paste and woke up with some blood on my face but the skin looked o. K. There was tremendous healing in 10 days and I would say 2 weeks I could no longer discern the spot or root of the bleeding. I still have a spot of pinker skin from the effudex damage but its not tender anymore. I don't have insurance so that is why I was trying natural cures. It is day 18 and I feel very good about it so far, but I will follow up my post since so many things failed. I had made an appt for a biopsy coming up in 2 wks so I might be cancelling that since I'm tired of having a wound on my face.
(Boca Raton, Florida)
4 years ago I had a case of shingles on the left side of my face which left several scars within my left eye. My vision in that eye is distorted as one scar is in the center of my eye lens. An eye specialist said there is no present treatment, not even laser, that can remove the scar.
Does anyone know of a treatment using DMSO to soften or dissolve scars inside the eye?
Also, is there anything that will kill the shingles virus as I still get outbreaks on my face? I have tried olive leaf extract, but that has not worked. Thanks. Gregor
(New Hampshire, US)
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(Ten Mile , Tn)
I mix equal parts DMSO and SSKI (Super Saturated K (potasium) Iodide, which is basically Iodine. Google SSKI and see. I apply it several times a day to a scar I have between my knuckles and the scar has gone down from what looked like a dome to almost flat.
(Philadelphia, Pa, Usa)
I have never used bloodroot, however I have read that it can cause scars. Scars such as burn scars are treated by continually keeping the skin moist. Extreme moisture should allow all of the capillaries to grow back to gather fully, thus preventing scar tissue. The point I am making is that if it works for preventing scars for burn victims than it should prevent most other scaring. Keep in mind that what ever you use, it must contain antibacterial properties. Failure to do so my allow the area to become infected with bacteria and other nasty fungus, etc Neosporin and burn creams such as 1% silver sulfadiazine cream are two product that work well. It would also be beneficial if you can cover the area with a thin plastic wrap. Here in the USA we call it saran wrap. Its the same thing they put over a new tattoo. Then a bandage, gauze or ace bandage will hold it in place. DO NOT let a scab form or else it will prevent the capillaries from forming new healthy skin. The scab is what causes the scaring in the first place. I have found that it is ok to let the bandaged area dry out a few hours a day. If the skin starts to harden, that's ok. It should soften up once again after you reapply the ointment and bandage.
Ps. If you have pre existing scar tissue you can use the same method, however it take much linger once the scar has already had time to form. God bless.
(Los Angeles, Ca)
A few years ago I got into an accident that completely devastated me. I've been doing a lot better mentally lately except this 2.5 inch scar on my face won't budge no matter what I try. I have tried every remedy on this site along with many others with no improvement including: castor oil packs, cocoa butter, vitamin E, coconut oil, banana peels, egg whites, honey, etc.
The scar looks like a knife attack running diagonally down my forehead between my brows and to the mid nose area. If I had money for plastic surgery to get a scar revision I'd probably try that route again. I did get a dermabrasion procedure on the scar a couple years ago that didn't help. Any and all advice would be appreciated. I never posted online about this before, but I noticed this is a very kind, caring community so felt comfortable posting here. Thank you. Karrie
In early June of 2022, I was having a conversation with a friend who I was already working with to try and resolve hyperpigmentation issues of her skin. Progress was slow and she was asking about different supplements that might be helpful. She mentioned that she was taking fish oil (FO) and it didn't seem to be too helpful, even though she had been taking it for years.
I asked her how many milligrams of FO she was taking. She mentioned that she was taking a 1000 milligrams a day of combined DHA/EPA. I mentioned that that might not be the optimal dose for her based on effective dosages used in studies of FO in humans and suggested she consider upping her dose to study levels of EPA/DHA of 3 to 4 grams per day in order to optimize the benefit to her skin and heart. This would be 3 to 4 times the amount she was already taking. It is the total amount of EPA/DHA in a given FO soft gel that is important, not the total amount of different oils. So even though a FO soft gel may say 1200 mg, the actual EPA/DHA level may only be half that amount. It is important to read the label carefully to know what you are really getting.
Obviously the heart benefit will not be readily apparent other than through testing, but I told her that any additional benefit to her skin should be readily apparent within two months or so. I also reminded her that FO at therapeutic dosing such as she was now taking can absolutely have blood thinning effects and as such she should notify her doctor and have him/her add that information to her medical records for safety. I further told her that the high dose FO, because of its anti inflammatory effects should be additionally beneficial to her anti hyperpigmentation regimen as localized inflammation is a contributing factor to skin hyperpigmentation.
This past week, my friend texted me to update me on how she was doing as it was approaching the 2 month mark at her new increased FO dosing level. She said the following, it appears to be additive to her anti hyperpigmentation regimen as she could see increased fading of dark spots which she said had previously slowed to a crawl and she felt that if the current rate of lightening continued she might be "clear" in 3 months or so. She further said that the increased FO dosing schedule had eliminated "all of her dry skin" issues which she said had been a major problem for her for years. She went on to say that "stretch marks, keratosis and scars" that she has had for years had either faded, significantly diminished or both.
Overall she was very happy and looking forward to continued improvements and she said the improvements are helping her to diligently stick to her current regimen with no slacking. I told her that was good that she is applying her regimen consistently because that is needed in order to obtain the results she is getting and wants.
She told me she would update me later and when she does I will update this thread to update on her progress.
I know this is not of very much importance to many people, but it does offer a significant boost to her self esteem which, imo, is very important in trying to improve your overall quality of life, plus the added health benefit that the therapeutic FO dose is having to her heart is great, especially as we age! It is important to highlight the benefits of FO at useful dosing levels as many studies spotlight a multitude of health effects associated with sufficient intake of EPA/DHA, even for the brain!