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Ailment: Eczema

Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar. Traditional home remedy for heartburn/reflux and many ailments detailed on this site. How to use it. What to buy. Warnings on its use.

Comment posted by Cher of Gold Cosast, Queensland, Australia on 2 October 2013 at 10:26       1440

I use white vinegar instead of fabric softener. It doesn't leave a smell of any kind. It has natural antibacterial properties and we live in a florida type climate and have had no irritations. My wash is still soft when done and not to mention the cost saving! I use about 1/3 of a cup for each load

Comment posted by Sharon of Providence, Rhode Island, USA on 21 June 2010 at 18:32       298

Apple cider vinegar cured my perioral dermatitis. I self-diagnosed online after seeing it around my nose and mouth for the first time two months ago. I tried a few different things - stopping all soaps and lotions, and using a yogurt mask when I read the rash may be caused by a yeast overgrowth. The yogurt helped a little but didn't cure it. After reading about apple cider vinegar I decided to try it. I bought a small bottle of unpasteurised organic ACV at the grocery store. I wet a cotton bud and dab it around my mouth twice a day after washing my face - in the morning and at night before I go to sleep. It stings and the rash goes red for a while, but after a few days I definitely noticed a difference. It's been about a week and you can hardly notice the rash now. I'm going to continue for at least another week to be sure the rash has gone completely. It has dried my skin and a few small flakes are coming off, so I have started to use a very little coconut oil during the day, which seems to have gotten it almost back to normal. I would definitely recommend this cure, it's inexpensive, easy, and you'll see results within days.

Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 12 May 2010 at 20:29       186

Depending on the cause of the dermatitis, it may go red when you put apple cider vinegar on it. If the cause is nano-insects or mites, it can turn into a red rash, that will gradually recede and may even turn into a scab over the next few days before completely healing. It won't always do this - sometimes it will just recede and heal. If you are concerned about having a rash for a few days, test the ACV on a small area of skin first. Usually there will NOT be a rash, but if there is, you can plan ahead as to when to use this cure. Remember to keep using the ACV until it is completely healed - don't stop too soon.