Epsom Salt for Eczema

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Kate (Brisbane, Australia) on 07/16/2015:
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I have had success with Msm and also chlorine dioxide for my eczema. However, I am floored by the results of putting at least 2 cups of Epsom salts in a hot bath and soaking for 20 to 30 minutes. It stops the itching, and my skin is softer and heals wicker. I seem to need to do it every 1 and a half days, depending on what I eat. Only been doing it for three weeks now. My boyfriend is a herbal doctor from Iran and he is helping me treat liver problems which is the long term solution, no doubt.

Ocean water and sun also help a lot, but this is not practical for me all the time. Watching my diet is hard, so I really need my skin to feel better, and I am amazed at how effective Epsom salts are, after reading about it long ago, but the concentration has to be strong enough i.e., 2 cups at least for a big bath. Good luck!

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Lori (North Dakota) on 08/21/2013:
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Your message was very touching! My 2 year old son has been dealing with eczema most of his life and more recently he has been facing weeping eczema. I took your advice and gave my son a Epsom salt bath and to my amazement his redness really was not there this morning. My question is how often can I use the salts in his daily bath but not 'dry' his skin out? Also any recommendations for lotion? He has the steroid cream but its like it doesn't help unless I'm placing it ib him constantly! Thanks! Lori

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Esther (Tacoma , Washington) on 07/15/2009:
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My son just arrived last week from San Diego with my 3 yrs old grandson who is in a terrible state with eczema. They are spending a fortune on Dr. and Ointments. I took my little grandson and put him into Epsom Salts baths for the past four days and the bleeding has stopped he is not scratching and it is drying out. I remembered that people came from all over the world to Israel for the salts baths at the dead sea so I applied what I learned from living in Israel and it is working. At first it hurt him but after a minute he was fine with the salt water. Try it. Esther Golden Pavek.
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WT (Spartanburg, SC) on 05/31/2008:
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I read somewhere that Epsom salt baths would cure eczema. My secretary has a friend who has a kid who suffers with it really bad, to the point he doesn't sleep well because of it. After I mentioned it to her, the friend tried it and she was floored with the results. It began clearing up very quickly and he has been sleeping very well lately. Another friend tried it with great results. People are simply amazed at the results.
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