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Diggity

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to whomever it was who suggested lemon juice and olive oil! I had a major flare-up recently that started on the inside of my right foot (where it usually does), and this time spread to almost the entire foot and my lower right leg too. The itching was absolutely intense and just about made me want to cry, and I'm a 38 year old man! Tried every anti-itch product on the market, most of which were completely useless. I found an herbal product called DermaE, which helped take the edge off the itch for a little while, but that's about it. My foot and leg were red and swollen, skin was scaly, painful, and had wounds from me scratching so hard. One week ago today, I found this site and read about lemon juice in one post, and olive oil in another post. I ran out during my lunch break at work and bought some, and sat in the car and applied it.

What a difference a week makes! I can't say the itching is completely gone, but it's about 90% better, and each day is better than the last. The skin is no longer red and swollen, and doesn't feel like a crocodile anymore! It looks and feels like a normal foot again!

2-3 times each day, I do the following: Cut a chunk of lemon and rub it on the skin, while slowly squeezing it to make sure the juice comes out. Will it sting? Of course it will! But in a 'hurt-so-good' kind of way. Rub lemon juice over it for a few minutes, then apply olive oil. I also apply a little bit of Desitin Creamy diaper rash ointment, for the extra zinc, and to help heal the skin. So yes, it will look like a white, greasy mess... but the Desitin disappears after a few minutes and then I dab off the extra oil and put a sock back on.

This has worked so well to control this flareup! As I've done more research over the past few weeks, I've come to believe what others have said... that the effects of eczema can be controlled, but not cured with topical treatments. So as well as the lemon juice/olive oil/Desitin treatment seems to be working to control the symptoms, I will also soon be starting an herbal treatment for candida, which I have a suspicion may be at the root of this.

Anyway, if you're really suffering from an outbreak, try the lemon juice, olive oil, Desitin - it's working for me!

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Deb

I am curious if you figured out your herbal remedy for candida? I have some skin problems as well and have suspected candida to be the culprit. Good luck to you.

Anonymous

yea did u find anything out about canidia?

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