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Coconut Oil for Eczema

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Posted by Mil (Tx) on 02/16/2017
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For Eczema: Use extra virgin coconut oil for all your cooking/ for all salad dressings/for all oil needs for one month. Please do not use any other oil in this month. Watch the miracle with your own eyes.

My daughter who has severe eczema got healed within a few weeks. I shared this with another mom whose daughter has similar condition. She got healed too. Nothing you to loose. Please try it. Eczema made my daughter's life hell and our family's too. Coconut oil is a blessing for us.


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Posted by Greesh (Seattle, Wa) on 08/22/2013
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My 5 year old daughter had very bad eczema for three years. I tried all kinds of natural remedies but nothing seemed to help. I accidentally discovered that cooking with organic extra virgin coconut oil and eliminating all other oils from diet had a miraculous effect. My daughter skin got cleared within a month.


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Posted by Vania (Clarksville, Tennessee, Usa) on 02/20/2011
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I was first diagnosed with Eczema when I was 9 years old, and it has truly been a plague. Over the years my mother took me to several doctors on a fruitless search for relief. I found one doctor who was successful, but it is inconvenient to see him regularly, because his office is an hour away from my home. My mother taught me to appreciate natural remedies, but we could not always afford them, and we never found anything natural that brought relief until now.

About 3 1/2 years ago, I was able to take my dream trip to Italy. However, right before my trip, I had a horrible outbreak of eczema on my arms (I'd never had it there before), due to some stress involved with making the trip. Nothing helped. When I returned home, I started researching "Home Remedies for Eczema" on the internet (Oh! I LOVE THE INTERNET SO MUCH!! ) and discovered Earth Clinic (I love you, too! ). Many people reported being relieved of Eczema through the ingestion of Coconut Oil. I was afraid it wouldn't help me (yeah, I'm a bit of a skeptic). After about 4 months of misery, I was desperate enough to check my local health food store. I chose one of the several (pricey) brands available and immediately starting taking 2-3 tablespoons per day. I began on Monday. On Wednesday of that week, it occurred to me that I would see greater benefits by putting it on the affected areas, as well. By Saturday, all of my Eczema was gone! ALL OF IT!

I work with the public, and every time I see Eczema, I get personal and tell the person about how it helped me (yeah, they think I'm weird, but I hope it helps someone, especially the poor babies. I see so many babies who have it.).

I'm pretty inconsistent in my use of it, so I do get flare-ups from time to time. And it doesn't seem to keep Eczema from my face, which is accustomed to years of Hydrocortisone. However, whenever I remember that the reason my arms are broken out again is lack of Coconut Oil, I get the same rapid results.

I am 41 years old, on the short slide to 42, and people are regularly shocked to learn my age, thinking that I am 10 or more years younger. This is in spite of several health problems, which cause me to be overweight, wheezy and to limp and creak at times. Thanks again, Earth Clinic, for useful information, provided freely. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Posted by Fungus Free (Atlanta, Ga) on 08/10/2016
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I've been using coconut oil for about 7 months to help cure my eczema and it actually worked. I had eczema on my wrist and around the inside of my legs, close to my knees. The eczema had turned my skin very dark patches, it would itch horribly, and left my skin feeling very hard /rough. I started using the oil and noticed that it alleviated the itching & the darkness started to cease; also, my skin was returning to its original state of softness. The eczema is completely gone now. However, I'm still using it, to see if it will continue lightening the darker spots on my legs.

I also have a nail fungus that I have been trying to get rid of for over 15 years and decided to use the oil on my nail. I've only been using the oil on my nails for around 2 weeks and I can see a huge difference already. I trimmed the nail down as much as I could and started applying the oil to the nail twice a day and I really would love for you all to see the difference in my nail bed. It was raised, which was very noticeable, and now the nail bed is much flatter. I have attached a before and after picture. I am very impressed with what coconut oil has done for me. I will continue to use it, because it's natural, it's great for the skin, it cures, and it has no side affects.

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Posted by Mark (Newton Abbot, Devon Uk) on 11/26/2012
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Coconut oil has cleared my 24 year old son of eczema, he has been using it for around 3-4 weeks so far, I had not seen him much in this time, this weekend he came to visit and hardly a trace of eczema anywhere, needless to say he is extremely pleased, to date I have had him try tea tree oil, banana skin, olive oil salt water, apple diet, diet changes, and countless other natural remedies, one thing that may have helped him is that as I am an hypnotherapist a couple of months ago I finally got him to agree to a few sessions of stress/anxiety reduction along with visualisation of healing and positive preferred future outcomes, this so far along with the coconut oil has provided the most positive and beneficial results, he intends to use it permanently as his skin now looks so soft and healthy.

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Posted by Mark (Devon, UK) on 01/28/2013
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Hi stonefieldsian, my son just applied it to his affected areas several times daily, maybe 2 -5 times or when he thought about it, he also ate it several times each day, no set schedule just as and when he remembered but probably a small dollop on a spoon 2 -4 times daily, he also started eating a little better including a few more apples, when I last saw him I noticed his skin is still very much better than it used to be but it is still a little red in some areas so not completely cured but def. Much better. I think he still eats too much junk and drinks too much beer! I hope this helps


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Posted by Bill (Cedar Hills, UT) on 06/20/2009
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Coconut Oil healed daughter's mild excema

Since moving from Houston to Utah, my 7 yr old daughter has had a few bouts of mild excema, where the skin on her hands turned red, then purple, and got very dry, then grainy and started to look like what we called "mummy skin." It was frightful to my touch.

When it first appeared, we tried some Coconut oil on it. We would apply usually once every evening before she went to bed. Her hands showed noticeable improvement after several days. There was no trace of her condition after two weeks.

Since then, to make sure it wasn't a fluke, we tried other lotions and petroleum jelly when it reappears about every 6 months. They did not work. So we've gone back to using coconut oil the last two times her hands started showing that now-familiar appearance. We now apply it twice a day when we remember, and as before, there is no trace within 2 weeks.


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Posted by Kim (Montreal, Canada) on 05/17/2008
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Eczema: During many months, I had suffered from what seemed to be an incurable rash. It got worse during winter when the air was cold and dry. At that point, I also had chapped skin. I tried various things, but they were proven to be ineffective. I had searched for a cure for a while, then I found about coconut oil. Following a few guidelines, I stopped eating things that might have triggered my eczema (yeast from bread and such), and started eating food accompanied with coconut oil. I also put it on the affected areas. Within a few weeks, it was completely gone! I was relieved my stigma, that didn't seem to want to go away for a very long time, suddenly disappeared. I highly recommend virgin coconut oil!


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Posted by Mia (Minneapolis, Mn) on 06/17/2016
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I have acute and chronic eczema. According to blood tests I am allergic to coconut, so folks, it's not a cure all. Be sure it works for YOUR body.

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Posted by Sara (The Beach) on 06/17/2016

Same here, but I can use Shea butter and it has given me great relief. Hope this helps.


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Posted by Engaginearth (Lubbock, Tx) on 02/23/2013
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Coconut Oil worked perfectly for me. I developed Eczema out of no where. I used other things that sorta worked and every time I used over the counter products the eczema always came back and not only that it came back worse. I had these rashes all over my arms and it was embarassing. So with a little research I heard about Coconut Oil so I figured I had nothing to lose. Needless to say it worked within days and not only that it never returned and best of all it's organic and no freaking steroids or harmful chemicals like all that other otc drugs and harmful prescriptions. I now use the oil just as an everyday lotion.

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Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 03/27/2015

Dear Maya,

When I am using coconut oil for medical purposes, I always used organic cold pressed coconut oil. Many coconut oils are process and deodorized. I can't imagine this is good for the healing properties in it. If my lavender essential oil had no odor, I would think it was worthless as a medicine. Same with my coconut oil.

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by Brian (Pittsfield, Ma) on 10/17/2011
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Coconut Oil started helping after a couple days and has gotten better and better after almost 2 weeks.

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Posted by Jmilicia (Austin, Texas) on 06/19/2011
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Coconut Oil for Scalp Eczema

My daughter has eczema on her scalp it gets really red, dry and flaky we had tried everything under the sun and nothing helped. About a year ago I read an article about Organic Coconut Oil and it did the trick, I take a good amount of Coconut Oil and rub it deeply into her scalp and she sleeps with it on over night and her scalp problems are solved for at least 3-4 weeks. I apply this at least once a month and not only does it help with the eczema but her hair looks shiny and healthy. Hope this helps.

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Posted by boo (florida) on 09/14/2022
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coconut oil really works for soothing my eczema!


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Posted by Kelly (Denver, Co, Usa) on 08/30/2010
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I used virgin coconut oil on my face where I had eczema patches. In 2 days the eczema was completely gone. I tried everything, steroid cream, aloe vera, ACV, vaseline. Nothing seemed to really help, but the coconut oil worked within hours. Amazing.


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Posted by Tracy (Phoenix, Arizona) on 10/28/2009
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I developed eczema (atopic dermatitis) as a result of intense exposure to allergens roughly 2.5 years ago. Several dermatologists and allergists were unable to offer anything beyond antihistimines and steroids. At one point I was taking 5 different antihistamines a day. I was so itchy and miserable I could barely function. But since I was awake for hours at night, I used the time to search the internet for possible answers/cures. Here is what ultimately worked for me: topical use of coconut oil several times a day (I actually make my own blend of coconut and olive oils now as well as a body butter by adding beeswax) and oral use of 1 evening primrose oil capsule per day (EPO contains GLA, which is good for eczema). I also try to cook with coconut oil and use it whenever possible instead of butter or olive oil. (Makes great popcorn.) It took over two years to figure this all out, but my eczema has been gone for two months now and I feel like a new/normal person without taking a bunch of drugs.


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Posted by Katie (Palm Harbor, FL) on 12/03/2008
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My daughter Ava is 2 1/2 and has been fighting eczema since she was 3 months old. The only thing that worked for us was steroid cream. This was only short term relief and a new patch of eczema pops up in another place daily. We started rubbing the coconut oil on two weeks ago. It did not clear up right away and seemed really dry but I was persistent and applied it 3 times a day. The patch on her face that recieved more applications is completely healed. Her skin is soft and smooth. She still has some discoloration but the eczema is gone. The patches on her body which are covered with clothes are still dry but she is not itchy and I am sure in a few weeks that will healed as well. Thank god we read this website.

Katie

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Posted by Kay (Toronto, Canada) on 11/30/2007
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Hi everyone. I've been ingesting and using 100% pure organic coconut oil since October 2007. I have excema and keratosis pilaris. I've found that my keratosis has gotten better, practicaly non existent, but my excema has worsened. I find that it is drying on my skin and I would need to keep moisturizing constantly throughout the day which is no good. Not sure if that is just because of the cleansing properties of the coconut oil and the toxins are just making their way out of my system or not .. but my excema has definitely not improved. in fact, i've developed a whole new kind of rash. kind of a blistery raised looking rash. I had to switch back to using Aveeno on my skin and just ingesting the coconut oil. Has this happened to anyone else?? Should I be drinking more water? I only take a teaspoon of the oil a day and drink aloe vera juice as well, twice a day. should I just continue to take the oil and put it on my skin?

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Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 11/19/2007
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re: Jock Itch and Candida: I had jock itch for years and years - tried everything and nothing worked. When I moved from UK to the Philippines I started researching this problem. Interestingly I found out that jock itch was a well known expression or symptom of Candida which worried me. So, I looked for natural remedies for Candida and came across the humble coconut. Much of the current research on coconut oil may be found on this site: http://www.coconutoil.com/research.htm

So, the gist of this was that I started to take 3 tablespoons of coconut oil everyday. The results were astonishing. Not only did the jock itch disappear,my eczma disappeared, my bowel movements became more regular, I had less indigestion and I sleep more soundly now. I was so impressed, I now cook everything in virgin coconut oil - I think it is far more healthy than any processed vegetable oil on the market. I've since also learned that coconut oil has been used in baby food for the last 30 years and people in hospital with intestinal trauma have their food cooked in coconut oil as a matter of course. The only other natural remedy I take is Ted's Alkalizing Remedy (Lemon bicarb water) which is available elsewhere on this site.



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