Skin Condition Remedies

Olive Oil
Posted by Mary (Toronto, Canada) on 04/08/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Yes to cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil for eczema, psoriasis, dry skin used morning and evening, no extra chemicals, creams, lotions or potions on your skin.

Massage into skin for two minutes, wipe the excess with a tissue, I had my neck at times half covered with psoriasis - painful and itchy, and I have the butterfly rash on my face - nose, cheeks and forehead

I think I left a positive review in the past for coconut oil, I prefer though olive oil.

Painful Skin
Posted by Karen (Lowville, Ny) on 03/28/2015

I have been having pain issues with my skin. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Painful Skin
Posted by Tea (Auckland nz) on 11/07/2020

People with fibromyalgia talk about painful skin, and lipoedema.

Posted by Anton (Painesville, OH) on 12/30/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I used to have psoriasis on both elbows. The doctors told me that there is no cure for it, but I found some indications that the saffron tea might work. It did work, and now, instead of having my skin like sandpaper on the elbows, now it is rather like a baby skin.

Plus, for many skin problems the element zinc is very helpful. More precisely I am taking the pills containing zinc (50 milligrams) plus Vitamin C for two weeks daily every 3 months. Any pharmacy has it!

White Dots on Skin
Posted by Aaron (Sydney, Australia) on 07/09/2014

I got tiny white dots all across my body. My skintone change from fair to little darker with a clear border separating two regions.

Http:// I have this since birth. I have not seen anyone with such issue. What is this disease and is there any way it can be cured?

White Dots on Skin
Posted by Olga (Norway) on 03/25/2017

No idea what they are, but I have them too

White Dots on Skin
Posted by Beata (Poland) on 07/02/2018

I also have them, never seen such a thing on other people's skin... Sometimes I am being laughed at that I look like a fetherless chicken... :/ I also have it since birth, I always connected it with my dad's hypopigmentation.... but I am not sure it has something to do.

White Dots on Skin
Posted by Janet (Los Angeles) on 07/04/2018

I'm so sorry to hear you suffer from this. Both my kids have this all over their body and I'm trying to figure out what it is. Reading what you wrote breaks my heart as I'm so worried they'll get made fun of - especially my daughter. Anyone find out what this is?

White Dots on Skin
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 07/02/2018


White Dots on Skin
Posted by Laura (Bolivia) on 07/15/2021

I have the exact same white dots and my baby has them too.. haven't figured out why yet.

White Dots on Skin
Posted by KT (Usa) on 07/17/2021

Could be too many carbohydrates in your diet. Do you drink whole milk?


Skin Sensitivity Remedies
Posted by Henry Sim (Seria, Brunei) on 05/13/2014

Is it just me or does any of you also get this? My skin is sensitive to rub and abrasion. I don't have this strange phenomenon as a young man.

But now, when clothes rub my skin soon there will be peels itch and ant-bite pain. For example, when going to toilet, I always pull down my trousers to the ankles. The rubbings now peels my ankle skin and feels prickly pain.

My skin also dries easily after a warm shower. How I miss the young days when I could warm shower a lot. Now I often skip shower a few days, makes me hot like a cooker.

How to toughen my skin to like buffalo skin but still looking nice and soft?

Skin Sensitivity Remedies
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 05/14/2014

Dear Henry,

I know that sometimes my skin is slow to heal and easier to damage. Borage oil has helped me very much with this. You can try 3 1,000mg capsules of Borage Oil a day.

Comfrey helps skin cells to regenerate more quickly. If you were able to find some comfrey, you could take it internally (though the FDA does not recommend this.) If you can't get comfrey, you might try 1 teaspoon (or 4 capsules) or turmeric twice a day. We have found it excellent for skin problems.

You can also mix 1 part castor oil and 1 part extra virgin coconut oil together to make an oil to use after a shower (or each night.) on the skin. Make sure you have some good fat in your diet, too. The coconut oil would be a good fat.

Plenty of pure water is good for keeping your skin healthy. You can add a teaspoon or two of raw apple cider vinegar to it if you like.

Please let us know how it goes for you!

~Mama to Many~

Peeling Skin Remedies
Posted by Jason (Kuala Belait, Brunei) on 03/17/2014

Can someone explain this:

1. My skin peels when I take warm water to shower.
2. My skin peels when I use soap.
3. My skin dry and peel when expose to sunlight.

Its painful itchy, like a sore wound.
I only bath twice a week or 2 weeks.
I come out only at 5pm.
Chinese medicine says yin deficient.

Anyone has gone through the same thing and found a cure?
Please share with me, I want a cure a.s.a.p.

TQ n God Bless.

Thin and Sensitive Skin
Posted by Man (Sojouring America) on 02/28/2014

I have noticed the skin on my fingers getting thin and sensitive on the palms and pads of my hands and fingers and was wondering what I could do to strengthen the skin on the pads of my fingers and palms. I already use coconut oil and Shea butter. Is there a known solution either from research or hearsay from people who have had this problem and found a solution? I look forward to hearing something.

Thin and Sensitive Skin
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 03/01/2014 2073 posts

Vit-A or (Cod Liver Oil) and/or Vit-E (Mixed Natural) taken orally and/or applied topically will toughen the skin very well.

Thin and Sensitive Skin
Posted by Mike62 (Denver) on 03/01/2014

Man: Ingredients need to be organic. Mash 1 small ripe banana, add 2 tbsp. sour cream, 1 tbsp. raw honey, 1 tsp. colostrum, and 1 tbsp. whole oat flour. Mix and apply. Leave on for 30 minutes. Wash off and apply jojoba and cold pressed rose hip seed oil. To heal from the inside drink several green smoothies from organic baby leaves.

Thin and Sensitive Skin
Posted by KT (Usa) on 03/01/2014

I am mentioning this because I had the problem of sore and spitting fingers for a long time. I learned it WAS from hidden sources of MSG. At the first sign of any tenderness, I look back at what I had eaten. MSG is a nerve stimulant and can stimulate some nerve cells to death. Our entire food supply has been tainted including the grains and grasses fed to pasture, grass-fed critters that we eat and get eggs or milk from. With "organics" it is in the soil. I had a worse reaction after I converted for a short time. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy. You have to pay attention to everything you eat. Everyone has a different tolerance level.

Thin and Sensitive Skin
Posted by Man (Sojouring America) on 03/04/2014

I just finished posting to the "Oil Pulling-DMSO" section but I wanted to report back to this one now that I found it again.

My fingers have healed up perfectly.

For several days I while I was sitting at computer I sprayed by finger tips with hydrogen peroxide and the bubbled up really much on under the fingernails and it stung. It was painful to spray H2O2. Then, I took pure DMSO and put it on them. And then I sprayed Capsicum extracted in alcohol on them. It was not the most pleasant treatment because I had to watch very carefully what I touched while I was treating my finger tips.

I did that for a few days.

There may have been some kind of an infection there and it seems it started after I ate some pasta that was given to me by an acquaintance.

I am thinking that my blood sugar bounced for a day or two and as a result my immune system got weak and the skin ( being the main organ in the body) showed signs of weakness. That is a thought, it is not a proven fact because I am not a scientist and I have no evidence other than what I can gather from study.
All these little tidbits of information from places like Russell Blaylock (youtube) and Dr. Mercola and right here at the Earth Clinic start falling into place.

All I have done is "Oil Pull" with DMSO and also Coconut oil.

I have taken fish oil and several grams of Vitamin C and Magnesium and Vitamin B complex. I have also been drinking a glass of distilled water with about a half a tablespoon of cayenne stirred into it. It seems to activate the entire system.

That is what I had available to me, so that is what I did.

To Mama: The chemicals I used in occupation were Acetone, Metha lEthal Ketones, Metal isobutal ketone, etc. Methylene Chloride.... these were paint stripper chemicals and I used no gloves in my younger days. And this is several years ago that I quit. I will likely have to be very careful to eat right and do the right thing from now on.

To Kt: Yeah, I do think there is a connection between MSG and food chemicals. I did eat several servings of a canned noodle thing and then I was sick for 2 days and then this problem began. My energy level bounced around and my feeling of well being bounced around.

I am beginning to believe that there is a direct connection between the food chemicals like MSG and the affect on blood sugar stability ( And Dr. Russell Blaylock also in his videos on You Tube points out the direct relation ship between diet and health).

Blood sugar stability may have more impact on good health than is published or commonly known. I already know that I can't eat pasta without feeling bad. When I ate at my acquaintance's food that was offered to me I knew that it would have a negative affect on me. And she knew I am diabetic and still offered it to me. (some people will never learn and the Bible says there are "Silly women laden with sins ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth".

I also think that there may be something to do with gluten also in this because I noticed some months ago that when I ate cheap spaghetti that I felt really bad physically and mentally. So I gave away the rest of my spaghetti.

To timh and Mike62 from Denver: I appreciate your input also.

Onward. The entire system from the head to the toe are connected in ways that I do not understand and I am not going to pretend that I do. Why do my finger tips feel so strong right now where as just a short time ago they were weak and in pain? What exactly did I do? I don't know, but I have been posting what I do and I have not hid my beliefs nor have I hid my faith in God.

Thin and Sensitive Skin
Posted by KT (Usa) on 03/06/2014

Dear Man from Sojouring: Gelatin capsules are 11 to 13 mg. of MSG. When the binders and fillers are manufactured for tablets, this can create a manufactured form of glutamic acid, which is MSG. Any "extraction" should put up red flags. I learned it is the flowing or anti-caking agent in common table salt. Please be aware each time you reheat leftovers you create more MSG. That's why leftovers taste so good!

Slits in Skin Remedies
Posted by Lorna (Marietta, Ga) on 12/29/2013

Have you ever heard of slits in the skin? I am experienceing them in my nose, and now over my eye in the crease of my eye lid. They burn, sometimes ich and my eye lid will get very dry and peel. I have tried oils, creams and so far nothing works. Thanks for your help

Slits in Skin Remedies
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 12/30/2013

Hello Loma,

Lesions to the face might be fungal infection. If one has had many pets growing up; cats and dogs then possibly these leisons are the fungus "ring worm" which is not a worm at all but fungal.

The typical ringworm fungus lesions are Microsporum Canis, Microsporum gyseum, or Trocphytron mentogryphytes.

An ultraviolet light test can be given, the Woods Test, but apparently this only identifies about 50 percent of the Microsporum Canis ... the rest not detected by the test.

I would buy an over the counter cream containing terbinafine which is effective against topical fungus. One brand name containing this is "Lamisil" and the brand "Tinactin" contains a different active ingredient, tolnaftate.

I went to a dermatologist for years who never properly treated simple fungal lesions. These fungi can spread all over the face, ears, arms, shoulders over the years. They appear in different forms of lesions, but underneath if the skin is scratched the oval appearance of the fungus appears.

Over the counter creams worked for me to rid myself of subcutaneous infection.

Slits in Skin Remedies
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 12/30/2013

Loma, have you tried Coconut Oil (the stuff that actually smells like coconut! )?

Metal Shavings Injuries Remedies
Posted by Emacsp (Thmasville Ga) on 12/23/2013

I recently started a new job in a manufacturing plant that makes brass plumbing and heating parts. Many of the parts that I handle have fine metal shavings on them which tend to stick in your fingers and thumbs. Some of them end up getting buried just below the surface of the skin.

The shavings are very small and very hard to see. Once buried into the skin they cause soreness and pain when any area of the fingers, hands, and thumbs that have them come in contact with just about anything. At this point my fingers and thumbs are so sore that it's hard to use them.

Does anyone have any suggestions on anything that can be used to draw the shavings back up above the surface of the skin where they can be removed? Any and all ideas appreciated.

Metal Shavings Injuries Remedies
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 12/24/2013 2073 posts

Emacsp: Some good steam room sweat treatment may work. For local only, try soaking your hands in warm water w/ added baking soda for a few minutes then dry hands and place a strong music speaker magnet over the affected area to draw out the metals.

Metal Shavings Injuries Remedies
Posted by Cheri (Lincoln Park Nichigan) on 12/23/2013

Have you tried magnets?

Metal Shavings Injuries Remedies
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 12/24/2013

Emacsp, you can try these 2 ideas:

1. soaking for 10 minutes in vinegar.

2. apply a "drawing salve" with icthammol in it.

And: pls wear protective gloves at work!!!

Metal Shavings Injuries Remedies
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 12/24/2013

Hi, the remedy for splinters in general is homeopathic and can be ordered from a health food store. The name is rather difficult but you can write it down: MYRISTICA SEBIFERA. I would ask for 30C strength.

This is a useful item for everybody's use. Regards, Om

Metal Shavings Injuries Remedies
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 12/24/2013

Hey Emacsp!

I ditto the suggestion of homeopathic Myristica Sebifera - useful for expelling foreign bodies.

Another thought: Elmer's glue applied as a masque to your hands, let dry and peel off. It may be helpful to let the mask remain overnight on the affected areas and then peel off in the morning.

Metal Shavings Injuries Remedies
Posted by David (Los Angeles California) on 12/24/2013

I wonder if PRID a drawing salve for splinters would work for metal? There are other brands of drawing salve. Ask the pharmacy for others that work for splinters. You rub the salve on the skin and this draws the splinter out. I've never tried it on metal but it works well with wood.

Metal Shavings Injuries Remedies
Posted by Emacsp (Thomasville Nc) on 12/28/2013

I appreciate everyone's suggestions. So far I have tried soaking my hands in vinegar. It gave some relief from the pain, but didn't draw out any of the metal.

I purchased and applied PRID drawing salve. It did seem to draw out some of the shavings on the first day I applied it (Christmas day), but I have not been able to leave it on my fingers for any extended time since then due to my work schedule. I am going to try it this weekend when I should be able to leave it on for 10 or more hours.

I have not tried the baking soda or magnets yet.

Metal Shavings Injuries Remedies
Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 12/29/2013 2073 posts

Thanx for the follow up as it helps to reduce speculation from actual healing.

Photosensitivity Remedies
Posted by Jen (Australia) on 12/16/2013


I am hoping some one can help ....My husband has become photosensitive after taking a specific type of antibiotic he is in his 60s.

If he is in the sun for 5 min he becomes bright red and itchy until the redness disappears. He looks like he has been in the sun for hours.

This creates difficulty for doing anything out side and he used to love the beach....As we live in Australia we have a lot of sun ...

Would anyone be able to tell me if the borax can help him or know of any thing that may be available without causing other side effects.

It would be very much appreciated. Thank you.


Photosensitivity Remedies
Posted by Nanowriter (Hotspot, Texas) on 12/16/2013

Check out a book called "Drug Muggers". It details common drugs and the vitamins that they deplete. Your husband may be missing a vitamin that is causing the sensitivity. He might also try taking probiotics/yogurt since antibiotics kill good digestive bacteria as well.

General Feedback
Posted by Prioris (Fl) on 11/19/2013

Can anyone recommend books or websites on identifying minor skin things. I have had a few minor things on my skin I haven't been able to identify for long time. They haven't given me any problems. I rather not go to a doctor. Any books or websites that help identify what those minor skin imperfections are?

Crawling Skin Remedies
Posted by Billy (Maryland) on 10/24/2013

I made a mistake and washed my clothes with D----y Fabric Softner. The very next day I was itching with a sensation of something crawling on my skin. I never saw anything crawling. Please help me to resolves this problem.

Crawling Skin Remedies
Posted by Fety (Usa) on 10/31/2013

Simple, don't use ordinary scented fabric softeners and detergents. They have many toxic chemicals that react negatively with your skin. There are ways to make your own using washing soda and baking soda You can use vinegar and essential oils to make a fabric softener. Use Google to learn how.

Elderly Skin Care
Posted by Susan (San Antonio, Tx) on 07/24/2013

My 92 year old dad hands have red blotches & turning very dark in color, almost black. Also his skin tears easily esp. On top of his hands. Any suggested remedies? Thanks, Susan

Elderly Skin Care
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 07/24/2013

Susan, try coconut oil. The stuff that smells like coconut!

Elderly Skin Care
Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 07/24/2013

For elderly thin skin that tends to tear I use colostrum serum. It's very expensive from but a little goes a long ways and it seems to be effective. I've also used coconut oil and manuka honey at different times in conjunction with the colostrum serum depending on how severe the tear might be.

For the red blotches I have used coconut oil, manuka honey and iodex. I'm wondering if msm cream would help and/or vitamin c serum.

Let us know what works for you and wishing your precious elderly parent all the best.

Sticky Skin
Posted by Klamerka (Katowice, Poland) on 07/19/2013

I've been struggling with the problem mentioned above for some time and thought maybe someone here might have a remedy for this.

Here is what bothers me: When my skin is damp (eg. After getting out of the shower and waiting for 5 minutes) it gets sticky, just plain sticky and it irritates me really bad. I read some information on the subject and no one has found a cure yet. Some say it is due to mold poisoning or mold spores laying on the skin, some that due to chemicals in body wash or water itself.

It may be partially true since I noticed my water provider started adding more chlorine to the water about 6 months ago. Another clue is that I've been using tea tree oil to treat the embarassing condition called pearly penile papules on my penis that is now the most sticky part of my body (unfortunately with no results), constantly for about 7 months and I read the tea tree oil is antibacterial, so maybe I created an ideal environment for the fungus to spread, I don't know...

Does anyone have any solution to this?

Sticky Skin
Posted by Hercy (Brownwood, Texas, Usa) on 07/19/2013

Try Indian Clay... Have had success in healing several different skin problems in our family. Make a paste in a bowl with the clay and water, then apply to the skin (in the bath tub), rinse after approximately 10 - 15 minutes.

The Indian Healing Clay Powder can be purchased at most Health Food Stores.

In one instance, we first applied vaseline (Vegetable grade), then followed with the paste of clay. In this case we finished up with a bath, using Castile soap to remove the vaseline. The skin was very inflamed and red... Immediately the symptom disappeared. Hard to believe, but our Schnauzer needed help, so also works on your pets and Equine.

Burning Skin Remedies
Posted by Johnny (Watertown, Massachusetts) on 05/24/2013

My skin feels like sunburned: I have been feeling like my skin is sunburned in certain areas like the shoulders, arms, and thighs. Some days having clothes kind of irritating. Would deeply appreciate some kind relief.

Burning Skin Remedies
Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 05/25/2013

Let's see.... Did you try on new clothes? Get some new fabric softener sheets, new laundry soap? New medicine, tea, food or vitamin? Did you get into an area that was treated with chemicals? Neighbor spray their yard or fertilize? Treat one of your pets for fleas, or bug bomb the house? Spray room freshener, or a new scented candle in the house? When did it start? Just a baseline! Maybe a new pet ? New carpet.... Painted rooms?

Burning Skin Remedies
Posted by Courtney (Granite Bay, Ca) on 05/26/2013

It sounds like you might have shingles. Did you have Chicken Pox as a child? If so, you might want to look into shingles as a possibility.

Burning Skin Remedies
Posted by KT (The Usa) on 05/30/2013

I agreed with Courtney and wondered if you followed up with a shingles inquiry.

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