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266 Home Remedies for Eczema

Anonymous

this diet works for eczema and psoriasis. different disease but same remedies. i've had 'p' for 25 years. the waiver: everything i recommend or say is my own opinion and works for me you will have to do your own research and experimentation.

steroids, enbrel, humira, bleach!!!!!! all of these take care of the symptoms not the cause and do more long term damage than help . steroids thin your skin over time, enbrel and humira suppress your immune system (definition of immune system - network of cells, tissues and organs working together to protect the body from attacks by germs, bacteria and disease) does that sound like something you want to suppress. for the love of god go to clorox bleach website and look at the safety tab (wear gloves when cleaning, bleach will corrode metal parts!) i don’t use bleach products to clean much less take a bath.

there is no quick miracle cure for eczema or 'p'. these creams and babies butt aid (which contain lead and cadmium only control the symptoms not the cause. temporary relief. you put cream on your eczema or “p”, the spot goes away and you think it “works”. but new spots pop up somewhere else so did it really work. eczema or “p” is an internal disease. think of eczema or “p” like chicken pox. the virus causes your skin to break out. you can put cream on your skin but until you get rid of the virus inside your body. your skin will continue to breakout. fix the inside and you won’t have to use any creams. you can only control it through diet. dr. john paganos book is good reference material but for me is incomplete. the premise of this diet is anti-inflammatory and reduce toxin intake.

first thing is go 100% organic. there is too much crap (pesticides, hormones and unlisted ingredients) in processed foods which is hard on your immune system.

do a body cleanse (whole foods has some good ones)

do a food allergy test to eliminate trigger foods that are specific to your body.

use a good probiotic. 70% of your immune system is associated with your intestines. i use new chapter. a little more expensive but has prebiotics with it.

eat an alkaline diet (raw fruits and vegetables should be at least 50% of your diet. i'm lazy so i make vegetables shakes. (rice milk and 3 or 4 vegetables and fish oil with vitamin d3 and coconut oil) if you need it sweeter add grapes or apples. the roughage is good for cleaning your intestines (small price to pay for clean skin).

blueberries seem especially helpful.

i eat chicken, turkey and fish (low mercury like tilapia, no tuna) no red meat too hard to digest.

i drink distilled water only. many states put fluoride in their water which wreaks havoc on your immune system. yes that includes tooth paste. i use fluoride free 'natures gate' no cavities since using it :) - google 'fluoride toxicity'. Chlorine is bad too. they kill the good bacteria in your digestive tract. I use a chlorine filter on my shower.

i drink fruit juice but water it down by 90%, too much sugar. for cereal i use rice milk or almond milk (soymilk is bad - contains estrogen and causes a lot of problems - google 'dangers of soy') (cow’s milk is too hard on the digestive system. if not organic it contains hormones and antibiotics) goat milk is a good alternative if you can handle the taste.

only whole grain bread and pastas (processed white flour products are highly inflammatory)(gluten free diet is beneficial)

the deodorant i use is 'thai' liquid form. i've tried every natural deodorant out there and this is the only one that works. it's awesome. most deodorants have propylene glycol or some form of aluminum junk in it. use natural shampoos, soaps and household cleaners. it reduces the amount of toxins getting in through your skin.

stuff to avoid:

night shades- tomatoes, tobacco, eggplant, paprika, all peppers, goji berries and white potatoes (sweet potatoes okay, is considered morning glory) night shades all contain toxins which overload our immune system. hard to eat out with this list :)

all refined sugars (highly inflammatory)
no white or cane sugar, no high fructose corn syrup. alternatives in moderation: stevia is the best, agave, coconut syrup, brown rice syrup or honey. needless to say all artificial sweeteners are never allowed (sucralose, aspartame, saccharine, sorbitol, xylitol and many more. chewing gums and diet products contain all these poisons). if it says diet don’t buy it. Sugar is the main cause of my “p” getting worse.

no shellfish, fried foods, yeast, alcohol, smoking, smoked foods, peanuts, and reduce stress.

your skin goes through a 28 day cycle. it normally takes 2 months to get my skin almost clear. what normally happens with me is my skin normally gets a little worse at first, probably from the toxins leaving the cells and going into the bloodstream. after a week there’s no more flare ups. after two weeks or so the red patches start to heal from the center out. you will have a red circle but the middle of it will heal first that’s how you know if you’re on track. the rest of the healing process is up to you depending how dedicated you are to avoiding toxins and sticking to the organic diet. it’s really simple - if i'm on the diet my skin gets better, off the diet, my skin gets worse. i have no one to blame but myself.

it takes time for the body to heal itself. so if you’re looking for a quick fix or not willing to make some changes for your health. you will continue getting frustrated and your eczema or “p” will continue to get worse. this diet works just give it time!!!!!!!!! put up or shut up!

synjanne

i have had eczema my entire life. i suffered growing up - as i got older it affected me more around my lips. i would scratch so much in my sleep that i had literally gouged above and below my lips and would wake up to blood dried on my nails/fingers and pillow. A&D ointment REALLY helped when i hit my mid 20's. RX's did NOTHING and at times would make it worse. Berts Bees lip ointment/chapstick helps as well. BUT when i am having a 'flare up' (due to stress usually), it burns and causes more itching initially - as i type i am having the worst flare up around my lips since i hit adulthood and NOTHING is helping :( i cant sleep because of how miserably uncomfortable i am. After reading some of the posts, i didnt even think of a food connection and will be cleansing and refining my diet first thing in the morning. good luck to you that suffer - DONT SCRATCH!!!!

Anonymous

although this is technically a psoriasis diet, this has significantly reduced the flare ups of eczema. different disease same way to control it. but related in a lot of ways. a lot of the medical fields treatment are the same for both. i've had 'p' for 25 years. the waiver: everything i recommend or say is my own opinion and works for me you will have to do your own research and experimentation.

steroids, enbrel, humira, all of these take care of the symptoms not the cause and do more long term damage than help . steroids thin your skin over time, enbrel and humira suppress your immune system (definition of immune system - network of cells, tissues and organs working together to protect the body from attacks by germs, bacteria and disease) does that sound like something you want to suppress.

there is no quick miracle cure for 'p' or eczema. “p” or eczema is an internal disease. think of “p” or eczema like chicken pox. the virus causes your skin to break out. you can put cream on your skin but until you get rid of the virus inside your body. your skin will continue to breakout. fix the inside and you won’t have to use any creams. you can only control it through diet. dr. john paganos book is good reference material but for me is incomplete. the premise of this diet is anti-inflammatory and reduce toxin intake.

first thing is go 100% organic. there is too much crap (pesticides, hormones and unlisted ingredients) in processed foods which is hard on your immune system.

do a body cleanse (whole foods has some good ones)

do a food allergy test to eliminate trigger foods that are specific to your body.

eat an alkaline diet (raw fruits and vegetables should be at least 50% of your diet. i'm lazy so i make vegetables shakes. (rice milk and 3 or 4 vegetables and fish oil with vitamin d3 and coconut oil) if you need it sweeter add grapes or apples. the roughage is good for cleaning your intestines (small price to pay for clean skin).

blueberries seem especially helpful.

i eat chicken, turkey and fish (low mercury like tilapia, no tuna) no red meat too hard to digest.

i drink distilled water only. many states put fluoride in their water which wreaks havoc on your immune system. yes that includes tooth paste. i use fluoride free 'natures gate' no cavities since using it :) - google 'fluoride toxicity'. Chlorine is bad too. they kill the good bacteria in your digestive tract. I use a chlorine filter on my shower.

i drink fruit juice but water it down by 90%, too much sugar. for cereal i use rice milk or almond milk (soymilk is bad - contains estrogen and causes a lot of problems - google 'dangers of soy') (cow’s milk is too hard on the digestive system. if not organic it contains hormones and antibiotics) goat milk is a good alternative if you can handle the taste.

only whole grain bread and pastas (processed white flour products are highly inflammatory)(gluten free diet is beneficial)

the deodorant i use is 'thai' liquid form. i've tried every natural deodorant out there and this is the only one that works. it's awesome. most deodorants have propylene glycol or some form of aluminum junk in it. use natural shampoos, soaps and household cleaners. it reduces the amount of toxins getting in through your skin.

stuff to avoid:

night shades- tomatoes, tobacco, eggplant, paprika, all peppers, goji berries and white potatoes (sweet potatoes okay, is considered morning glory) night shades all contain toxins which overload our immune system. hard to eat out with this list :)

all refined sugars (highly inflammatory)
no white or cane sugar, no high fructose corn syrup. alternatives in moderation: stevia is the best, agave, coconut syrup, brown rice syrup or honey. needless to say all artificial sweeteners are never allowed (sucralose, aspartame, saccharine, sorbitol, xylitol and many more. chewing gums and diet products contain all these poisons). if it says diet don’t buy it. Sugar is the main cause of my “p” getting worse.

no shellfish, fried foods, yeast, alcohol, smoking, smoked foods, peanuts, and reduce stress.

your skin goes through a 28 day cycle. it normally takes 2 months to get my skin almost clear. what normally happens with me is my skin normally gets a little worse at first, probably from the toxins leaving the cells and going into the bloodstream. after a week there’s no more flare ups. after two weeks or so the red patches start to heal from the center out. you will have a red circle but the middle of it will heal first that’s how you know if you’re on track. the rest of the healing process is up to you depending how dedicated you are to avoiding toxins and sticking to the organic diet. it’s really simple - if i'm on the diet my skin gets better, off the diet, my skin gets worse. i have no one to blame but myself.

it takes time for the body to heal itself. so if you’re looking for a quick fix or not willing to make some changes for your health. you will continue getting frustrated and your “p” or eczema. i hope this will help. this diet works, just give it time!!!!!!

Anonymous

I'm in my early teens and have had and on and off battle with eczema. It has been pretty mild over the years, worse when I was younger. I know the main trigger for me is stress. It's hard to control and I usually stress over a lot of things, so there are never huge periods of time when the eczema is completely gone, but they do come.

I found as a kid smaller lakes I swam in usually cleared up my eczema pretty well. Also salt water. A week long trip by the ocean. After the first couple of days of swimming in the salt water, you wouldn't have been able to tell I had ever really had eczema. I was free of it for a week or so afterwards as well.

Obviously you can't always bathe in certain types of water. When I'm at home and I have a little outbreak(usually from stress) I get upset and even more stressed, and just start scratching like crazy. which just makes me feel worse and my stress level raises that much more. Though recently I've been able to just calm down and realize I know exactly how to handle this, I've been dealing with this my whole life.
So I take a minute to completely calm down, and start drinking a lot of water. Water is one of the best remedies I can think of. I drink as much as I can in a day without feeling sick, and repeat for as long as it takes. It is a sort of slow process but it really does help. When your eczema is pretty much cleared up don't stop drinking water. It really has helped me for a long time.

It reminds me that I am in control of my eczema, and it's not the other way around.

Anonymous

I'm 19 and I've had eczema, on my wrists and fingers, on and off since I was about 8 or years old, I had a special cream that kept it at bay for years that my Dr had prescribed me I believe it was Betamethasone Valerate 0.1%. I had my son at 17 and during the pregnancy I got it on my bottom lip! I tried everything I could think of and nothing would work, after I had him it went away, I put it to a deficiency to a vitamin or mineral seeing as babies take all your good nutrients while they're growing in you. I recently got it back bad on my lips and once again I tried everything, vitamin E oils, oil of oregano, vitamin C tablets, anything natural I could think of. Then I read on the internet about apple cider vinegar, take a teaspoon or two a day everyday or you can get capsules if you can't handle the taste, it seems to have put a balance back in my body and I would recommend people give it a shot.

Kait J.

I have had very extreme eczema problems for several years. As a woman, it can be very hard to deal with, and it has even made it very difficult for me to perform simple hygiene tasks, such as shaving my legs, etc. I have tried all sorts of topical steroid creams and lotions, as well as home remedies, but so far with no luck. Stress and allergies (I have many environmental, medicinal, and food allergies/sensitivities) have only made my eczema condition worsen down my arms/elbows, the backs of my legs/calves, on my eyebrows and neck, and sometimes down my lower back.
Flares occur constantly and at this point I have pretty much quit on trying to help my skin, until I found an article in the newspaper about drinking 2-6 cups Oolong Tea (also known as Wu Long Tea) per day can completely heal eczema. I happen to enjoy Oolong Tea at a local Chinese restaurant occasionally, so when I found out it may work, I was very excited about the possibility of eliminating this awful disease. I have just started drinking 2 cups a day and so far I feel that it is working. I am also using Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash in the shower, and immediately afterwards I rub my whole body down with Aveeno Calamine & Pramoxine HCL Anti-Itch Cream.
I am hoping to show better signs of healing soon, however it has only been one week. I have done extensive research online about Oolong Tea and the possibilities seem endless. I hope this helps others with this awful disease. I used to feel very alone with this problem and I just wish the best for everyone dealing with this. Good Luck!

Debbie

If you color your hair and have eczema, I suggest using a low ammonia (or no ammonia) haircolor like Revlon Colorsilk or Ion haircolor available at Sally Beauty Supply. Regular haircolor causes worse scalp flare-ups than the low ammonia haircolor.

I have ezcema mostly on my feet and elbows. I sand the dead skin off my feet with the Swedish Foot File, then wash my feet and put on creamy petroleum jelly with socks and it makes my feet soft. I gave up dairy products and this seems to have helped too.

GG

Apple Cider Vinegar!!
You need to stabilise your gut and ensure good bacteria. I swallow about 2 tablespoons mix with a bit of water - 3 times a day. Its pretty strong and you should brush your teeth after if you can as it can be hard on the enamel of your teeth. But make sure its ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR!! It should have floaty stuff in the bottom of the bottle... if not.. don't buy it!
HEALING FROM THE INSIDE OUT!!

Anonymous

I've suffered mild eczema my whole life, and after having my son, he inherited the eczema, but has severe. He is now 4yrs old.
I have tried everything for him and none of it really worked. Some creams helped protect his skin from being physically irritated and getting itchy by creating a physical barrier on the skin, but didn't improve his condition at all. And many other products just moisturize the skin, which can soothe the itch but not the appearance and there's no improvement.

After extensive research into the condition, I made my own concoction natural used it as an all over body scrub, even on the face. My son's skin is extremely sensitive. He burns, is very pale, and many soaps and detergents will irritate his skin and cause an outbreak.
(I have recently found a product that is pretty much the same as my concoction, but way better, I wont link or anything to it because this is a home remedies page and it would be rightfully removed, but I can be contacted at melissa.kubinec@live.com if you are interested, instead I am providing the ingredients I used to make my own scrub before finding an actual product like it.

The Home-Made Eczema Scrub
(This will give you a lot of ingredients, so make as much or as little as you want)
First find an empty jar with a screw-top sealing lid.

Go to a natural store (preferably)
Ingredients:
Sea Salts
Coconut Oil
Jojoba Oil
Olive Oil
Orange Oil
Aloe Vera
Any type of pure Milk product(soy/silk/milk/for skin)(don't use real milk because it will turn if not used right away.)
and/or Shea Butter
Tea Tree Oil and/or pure cucumber extract
*Start by filling half your container with your sea Salt(1 cup)
*in a measuring cup mix 1 cup of your other products equally and stir together thoroughly or until well mixed
*Pour liquid mixture into your Sea Salt container and gently stir(Feel free to do this part with your hands, they will be super soft by the end)
*Let stand for 4-6 hours to allow the salts to absorb the oils and fully mix together, but it can be used right away.
*If you use too much oil it isn't going to hurt your mixture any, but to make the most of it, you might want to add a little bit of sea salt at a time until there is no longer a pool of oil.(Essential Oils like this can be expensive)

(Cost: I spent over $100.00CAD buying all the ingredients, I purchased the purest and most natural ones I could find for best results-I spend half that now purchasing a brand name salt&oil scrub that is natural, paraben free)

USE:
For Mild eczema use once/twice a week.

Severe: I used my home made scrub daily on my son (4yrs)(brand name product every other or third day at first and less now that I use it regularly) in the bath.
I also made sure only to use soaps and shampoos that were formulated for eczema specifically, and used them before I used the eczema scrub.

The best way to live with Eczema is to stay moisturized, maintain your skins oils, do NOT use soaps/shampoos with foaming agents whenever possible. These dry out the skin and cause even more irritation and damage to the skin.

Exfoliating your skin once a week helps remove dead skin and loose skin allowing you to treat the new skin underneath it. This is very helpful in relieving itchiness because the dead skin isn't rubbing against the new skin underneath.

Essential oils help moisturize and heal the skin cells and soothe the irritations, improving the condition rather than treating one symptom. They also relieve itching.

Sea Salts exfoliate, but also have minerals in them to help promote oxygenation in the skin and healing.

Bonus: Instant house hold cupboard scrub
-half a cup of milk or cream
-1/2 cup of real butter
-2 tbl spoons of olive oil(sunflower oil or if your in a jam vegetable oil)
-Baby oil infused with aloe vera is a great thing to keep around the house
Add a couple tbl spoons to you mixture
-Half a large orange squeezed
-2 tbl spoons of honey
-sea salt(regular salt can sting any open wounds-be careful)
-No sea salt/salt, try clean sand, or some mud(don't do this if you are in a highly polluted area like near a factory or chemical plant, or if a dog or cat regularly use the are as a bathroom)
*mix it all together and scrub away!

play with the mixtures until you figure out the perfect balance of ingredients that is just right for you. :)

I really hope these 2 natural home remedies help, they actually work, also very good for acne treatment, and if you want info about the brand name product I now use that is the A+++++ version of my Home Made Eczema Scrub I'd be happy to tell you about it personally. melissa.kubinec@live.com

Just trying to help sufferers like me,
Melissa

Michelle

Hello, I am a 16 year old from Brunei with eczema and I just want to give all you fellow sufferers a huge hug because I know how bloody frustrating it is to deal with eczema.

It has been mentioned here before: moisturise!! Trust me, it really really works. It doesn't help with the ictching but it really helps with the dryness. I suggest QV Cream. I use it all the time.

I don't know about other people because I've seen a few people suggesting that we do outdoor activites and stay active but my brother and I avoid sports or anything that keeps us from sweating because we start scratching that crazy itch we get from sweating like a banshee. So, in my opinion, avoid sports.

Make sure your skin is as clean as possible! I find that dirt usually makes me itch. Have a habit to shower/bathe before you sleep at night. Also, make sure you sleep on clean sheets. If mine are even a teeny-bit dirty, I wake up in the middle of the night scratching like nuts and can't sleep afterwards.

Also, don't stress yourself up. My flare-ups are usually caused by stress. I'm Asian so I get stressed by school exams a hell lot hahaha. I also get flare-ups from crustaceans so avoid all foods that gives you allergies.

Well, this may be too long already. I hope someone will find this somewhat helpful :-)

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