I stumbled on your web-site while seaching for information about itchy skin and possible iodine therapy. Thank all of your readers for sharing their use of iodine.
Several persons remarked that they did not observe any changes to some of their iodine uses. One major reason for this is that iodine, like all supplemental nutrients, does not work by itself. They all need helps or co-factors. Another unappreciated reason is bio-chemical differences among all of us. We need specific monitoring for a best fit.
I did a comprehensive research about iodine and posted my findings as an article on the web-site:
This health menu has other doccumented researched and nutritional information, including co-factors, magnesium, zeolite, body acid-alkalinity, etc..
My research, as shared by renoun researchers, found that good research about the affect of iodide on skin health is lacking. Testimonials may not be scientific but these are the best we have at this time. So one has to be careful in drawing conclusions. I have had itchy skin for a long time and have been looking the the real cause of itchy skin instead of listening to dermatologists that dry skin causes itchiness! I have re-started using Lugol's solution 2%. Lugol's is made up of two forms of iodine --- iodide and iodine. It is iodide that is stored in the skin and other issues; while iodine is used by the thyroid gland. More inbfo on all of this on the sited web-site.
Thank you, for all the info,
Walter Sorochan, Emeritus Professor San Diego State University
Hello! I posted this remedy on a different site specifically about intertrigo, but I find your site very useful so I wanted to share this info here as well. I successfully solved my 7 years problem with intertrigo using kefir. My serious problem zones were always my armpits and "legpits" as I call them: inner upper thighs, *impossible* to keep dry -- as an expat living in tropical West Africa I sweat a lot on a daily basis. I tried several things before this, and I would like to report back on what helped. Topical coconut oil with turmeric powder was temporarily effective but stained clothing like crazy. Gentian violet was also temporarily effective, and also stained clothing like crazy.
I then found out about probiotics about 3 months ago, got some kefir grains 2 months ago, and a month ago it occurred to me, why not try them topically? So I did! The kefir did the job inside of a week, more like three days. My armpits look normal again. My "legpits" are no longer red-rash-looking, no itching, nothing. All I did was take a tablespoon or less (per application site) of the kefir grains mixed with the yogurt-like kefiran, smeared it on and left it on overnight, washed it off in the morning. I think what it does is crowd out the bad bacteria/yeasts with a diverse population of body-friendly bacterias and yeasts. I like drinking kefir, but this use is awesome and saved me from trying antibiotics again. So I wanted to share my success, and I hope this helps someone else solve their problem too. I should specify I used milk kefir grains, but I am guessing water kefir grains might work also.
(Chicago, Il, United States)
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
My solution to all those on this website seeking natural cure is try their very own "Kombucha tea". To make it you will need a scoby which can be bought through a friend or one of the internet sites. It is dirty cheap around 5 to 8 dollars. Make your own Kombucha tea (instructions are on youtube videos) and mix a few drops each day with water or any drink. You will be rid of your skin problems for good. There is also Yoga Praynayam (youtube video) and Prayer. This is all natural remedies that does not involve a lot of money or any drugs.
The cure for all types of skin problems
I have seborrheic dermatitis since I was 12 y/o now I am 25 y/o I have tried eveyrthing you name it I have done it from steroids, changing diet and reading and trying the stuffs from what other people did either natural or not still failed but, I found out that the root cause of all skin problems is all connected in your gut so, I look for a supplement that could literally heal my gut and this supplement came out L-Glutamine supplement powder or pill form its works best now, I am taking capsule 500 mg which I think it helps alot I can eat foods that I do not eat anymore those foods that gives you crazy breakouts. I can manage it no itching sensation no feeling of scratching . I tell honestly before I do not have any food sensivity I can eat every food I want then when this skin problem develope my life become doomed . I dont want to continue my lonely story having this disease for 12 years. Just give it a try people and you will see the positives it will bring in your lonely life. I am on 5th day of taking it so far I am getting and feeling good each day .
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.
(Lincoln Park Nichigan)
(Hope Bc Canada)
(Los Angeles California)
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.
I tend to get outbreaks on my back, arms, legs and neck. For me, the tiny bumps are more "painful" (like a needle prick) versus itchy.
I find that an application of a drop of oregano oil to the area is extremely effective in relieving the pain--almost instantly!
I was wondering if there might be any of you readers here that have ever heard of a very rare disease called Pachyonychia Congenita, pronounced - "Pack-e-o-knee-kia". It is a rare disease that affects the skin and the nails. I am now awaiting a DNA test to confirm what I have pretty much known I had all my life. I just didn't know it had a name until my youngest daughter found it on the internet a few years back. I had also passed PC on to her! If you know of someone who has this, I would love to hear about it. There are only about 1,000 cases in the entire world with this rare skin disease. It is important that we try to get as many people registered with the PC Project so that a cure may be found. Please go to pachyonychiacongenita.org or you can google PC Project to find out what it is. I have followed so many ideas and solutions on this website from you guys, and they have really helped in making living with this disease so much more tolerable.
Thank you Earth Clinic for all your wonderful ideas and to all the wonderful people who offer their suggestions. This site is truly a Godsend.
I have been having pain issues with my skin. What can I do to alleviate the pain?
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.
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.
Please help! My daughter has pilomatrixoma on her cheek. Doctor recommended surgery to remove it. There is not much information online as to how to handle this in a more natural way. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!
My male friend had white-ish bumps on his forehead and scalp and began rubbing a natural botanical body lotion that has rosemary in it. The bumps went away.
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!
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?