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Eczema, Help need herbal or home remedies

Aleece LandisAleece Landis Posts: 6 ✭✭✭
edited October 2020 in General Health
eczema can be and is caused by a lot of different things (diet, emotions, stress, environmental toxins, household toxins etc)  so what works for one may not work for all.  I would make sure all avenues of elimination (sweating, pooping, the liver is functioning removing toxins effectively and the kidney is functioning well) are open and working properly..Change the diet to organic produce and pasture raised meats limiting the usual culprits (fatty foods, all dairy, fried foods, processed foods and sugars (I would actually recommend an organic anti inflammatory diet , fermented foods, organic grass fed bone broth and heal the gut until it clears up.)  - Heather

Topically I have found  for immediate relief (this is not a cure just relief) that organic PLAIN yogurt (must be organic)  topically works as well as using a liquid probiotic capsule topically are both effective ways to relieve symptoms..again not a cure but will relieve the immediate symptoms.    If you can find someone locally that uses this technology or something similar...http://www.biolighttechnologies.com/laser-therapy/ it works very effectively for this along with other lifestyle and diet changes. I have a client who after her first out of the 12 treatments stopped her 30 year itching and the eczema started going away, by her last treatment she was cleared up.


  • Aleece LandisAleece Landis Posts: 6 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2018
    We get Raw jersey cow milk locally (not certified organic but I know the farm's practices so might as well be organic) and I make my own plain yogurt from that.  Will see how that helps for topical short term relief.

    I've been trying to push the nourishing traditions type diet but hubbie isn't really on board so it has been an uphill battle to reduce the sugar and processed grains in my son's diet.  (Son's allergy test did list wheat as being a low level allergy but he also has several mild respiratory allergies that could also be to blame for his issues.)

  • H_DH_D Posts: 384 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2018
    a good "bandaid" is the yogurt topically because of the probiotics.  Like i also mentioned a liquid probiotic topically also works just as effectively.   the problem itself wont resolve completely until the triggering foods are removed. Its the bodys way of telling you something is toxic in me and i am having trouble eliminating it.  usually puts stress on the liver and kidney systems..sugar and the processed grains should go they have no business in our diet anyhow :)  make sure they are grass fed cows..organic doesnt mean grass fed just organically raised.

  • sherryosherryo Posts: 58
    edited June 2018
    I've never been diagnosed with eczema but I did have issues when I was a child.

    My parents called any itchy, scaly skin condition a "hot spot".  They used a spray antiperspirant (such as Right Guard) to treat it.   My dad would also insist that I eat more bread, because he believed the underlying factor was a fungal infection caused by a lack of B vitamins and the bread was enriched.

    I don't like using chemicals, so I used tea tree oil on "hot spots" in my earlier years and it worked for me.  If the spot isn't open or bleeding, you might want to try tea tree oil.

    I dilute one drop of tea tree oil into a teaspoon of olive oil and apply once daily.  Don't apply to open or bleeding areas because it will burn.

  • krehekrehe Posts: 1
    edited July 2018
    I had eczema as a kid, but seemed to outgrow it until about 15 years ago.  Since then I've been dealing with horrible flares a couple times a year.  A few months ago I discovered (thanks to the helpful folks at my local Sprouts grocery store) Eczema Control by Forces of Nature.  It's an organic homeopathic topical, and it stopped the itching with the first application, the redness faded with the second, and within days my skin was back to normal.  Best thing I've found.
  • leona192leona192 Posts: 6
    edited August 2018
    We battle it in several people in my family and we use geranium essential oil with a carrier oil.  It tends to stop the burning, itching and cracking immediately.  I've also mixed it into a pure cream and created a lotion that also helps moisturize the skin.  Once the symptoms are tolerable we start trying to figure out what caused this particular flare up.
  • frogvalleyfrogvalley Posts: 538 ✭✭✭✭

    The one thing that worked for me (after 40 odd years of trying everything) was the homeopathic remedy Graphites. Found it by accident and everything cleared up.

  • lmrebertlmrebert Posts: 363 ✭✭✭✭

    @Aleece Landis @frogvalley @leona192 @krehe @sherryo @H_D great I fo!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Eczema is a terrible thing to suffer with, a lot of people don’t realize how painful, uncomfortable, and embarrassing this condition really is. I’ve had it since I was a teenager, it subsided for several years but reared it’s ugly head a few years ago. It’s on my face, hips, back, shins and forearms.. and I can live with discomfort if I have to, but the embarrassment of it being on your face is .. well.. the worst ... makeup makes it look worse.. I’ve even been asked if I had “a peel” done it looks so bad... it disfigures your eye if it breaks out beats that delicate tissue and I’ve called off work from the stress and embarrassment when it’s bad. I was so close to calling a dermatologist out of desperation even though I had pretty much. I hope and I ran across this guy on YouTube. He give a lot of diet/lifestyle info that may help someone as well. I gave my nephew his link for his psoriasis and he is cured and lives a very clean lifestyle now... here is his YouTube link. I don’t subscribe to every bit of info but he has a ton. I believe you do what works for you because we are all unique 💕


  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 3,774 admin

    I feel as though I sound like a broken record lately. I had psoriasis, and used Ancient Minerals magnesium chloride oil (salts in water) topically. It cleared it and I have not had any issue since. That was years ago.

    If you want to know more, put "Ancient Minerals" in the search box. You will find that I have mentioned it a lot. Magnesium...and an easily absorbable form that does not affect your digestion negatively, is a great thing that improves a lot.

    A book that has been written on its benefits is "The Magnesium Miracle."

  • frogvalleyfrogvalley Posts: 538 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2020

    @lmrebert I feel your pain. Mine skin was horrible at best. It was ALL over. Disgusting. Embarrassing.

    I went to many, many doctors, traditional, alternative, and specialists. Spent twenty or thirty thousand dollars over 40 years and nothing worked. I listened to everyone who had anything to offer and tried every diet and every supplement including magnesium and magnesium oil.

    I developed a new symptom while on vacation a couple of years ago and searched the internet for the homeopathic remedy that matched it. What popped up was Graphites. I took one dose and the symptom started to vanish. After three dose, it was gone and I noticed that my psoriasis was going away. Somewhere between three and six months later it all happened again so I repeated the three doses. It all went away. Graphites was amazing and worked without having to face north while standing on one foot singing Christmas Carols and only eating purple vegetables after midnight. I could eat anything, drink anything, do anything, go anywhere and it still went away. It was so emotional to be able to make arrangements to go out and not have to cancel or cover up from head to toe or wear my hair over my face. Freedom from feeling I was at fault for doing something bad/wrong. I felt normal for the first time in my life. I only took it about half a dozen times. Best $7 I ever spent (besides my marriage license).

    I do eat well, but if I cheat on my diet, it isn't written on my face. I don't fear sweating, getting next to someone who wears perfume or scratching an itch.

    You are so spot on when you say "do what works for you because we are all unique." My wish is that it doesn't take others as long as it took me to find what works for them. Hey, maybe I found the homeopathic remedy for stubborn old curmudgeon?

  • lmrebertlmrebert Posts: 363 ✭✭✭✭

    @frogvalley omgosh!!! Please do forward the info on grafites I’m really interested, my daughter struggles more than I and hey it’s all worth a look!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💕

  • lmrebertlmrebert Posts: 363 ✭✭✭✭

    @LaurieLovesLearning I dissolve ancient minerals magnesium in boiling water and do about 15-20 sprays topically... is the what you do or do you soak in them? It’s been so long since I’ve soaked in a tub due to fear of bladder infections but I think I feel almost in the clear.. I know mg+ is very relaxing and also cleansing

  • aurora.rebeccaaurora.rebecca Posts: 62 ✭✭✭

    Luckily I have not suffered from eczema, but friends have.

    I had read that ingesting nettle root tea/tincture would help relieve issues as well as topically applying a nettle root cream to the affected areas.

    here’s a link:

    Good luck

  • LaurieLovesLearningLaurieLovesLearning Moderator Manitoba, Canada 🍁 zone 3, PrairiesPosts: 3,774 admin

    @lmrebert I have sprayed it onto my skin and rubbed it in. I make my chosen area pretty wet with the oil.

    We didn't dissolve it in boiling water, just in warm water. When there is a little bit of crystal that doesn't dissolve at the bottom after a while of stirring, we know that it is saturated.

    I get restless when soaking and need to get out, so for me, this would not be ideal. The instructions also have you using so much per soak due to water volume, that it would get terribly expensive. Spraying then rubbing is the way to go.

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