I had a gradual onset of nummular eczema on my legs. These are coin-shaped patches, often in older men (me). Years of steroid creams never did much for long. Finally I tried applying castor oil after showering. I rubbed it into every lesion, about a dozen. Then I wore a special throw-away pair of pants for the evening so no worries about ruining clothing, as the oil did not completely rub in. Kept it up for 4 months, every day. My wife was was dubious when at 3 months there seemed to be little improvement. But castor oil has unique properties and has been known in ancient times as 'Palma Christi', or the hand of God. My eczema is now completely gone! Persistence and consistency did the trick, and at minimal cost. I am so happy to be able to wear shorts again!
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