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Ailment: Keratosis

Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar

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Comment posted by Rich of Rochester, NY, USA on 22 December 2021 at 22:20       5326

I did a lot of roofing work in the past many times without a shirt for most of the day. I am somewhat confused about effects of sunlight, but I imagine I was exposed to too much. In any event, I'm now in my 70s and I have a few Keratosis spots forming on my back and a few months ago I found new ones forming along my hair line on the side of my face. There were 2, just forming on the surface. I found this article and used organic apple cider vinegar on them, and within a few days they were gone. I have not re-used the vinegar on that area of my body since and they are not reforming. I have a very ugly one on my lower back that I am trying to treat the same, but it does not appear to be helping. I will continue to treat.

Comment posted by Paul Guay of Strasburg, Virginia, USA on 23 May 2018 at 21:28       5011

I Am a 69 year old male. I have had actinic keratosis for years. Previously I had them treated by a dermatologist, who froze them off, but they kept recurring. 3 months ago, I began drinking 1 Tbs of raw apple cider vinegar mixed with 1 Tbs of extra virgin olive oil TWICE per day. And ten 8 Oz glasses of water per day. My keratosis, as well as red splotches of skin on my face have completely disappeared. All of my skin has become softer, smoother, and developed a a noticeable glow. I'm pretty sure that I won't have to visit the dermatologist ever again!

Side-effects posted by Jodi of Tampa and vicinity , Florida, USA on 29 December 2017 at 5:35       4888

I have actinic and solar keratosis with thickening plaques on my nose and chin. I put apple cider vinegar on my nose and chin two times. It only stung a few seconds but then blistered my skin real bad.

Comment posted by ItWorks of Melbourne, VIC, Australia on 17 February 2017 at 17:28       4477

My 80 year old mother had a keratosis on her back about the size of a thumbnail. She applied Braggs apple cider vinegar 1-2 times a day and the keratosis started to break off after 5 days and was completely gone after 14 Days. She used a cotton tip with ACV each day.... Excellent 5 Star Remedy.

Comment posted by Jeff Rafferty of Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico on 9 November 2016 at 3:17       4354

I am an Englishman, blond, blue eyes, fair skin and have gifted my body to the Sun God at every opportunity. I tan well and thought I was just over cooked, but a chance conversation with a doctor shocked me into actinic keratosis treatment. I tried the chemo in a tube. Briefly. Intolerable. I discovered diclofenac here in Mexico and have used it for 4-5 years. It calms the AKs and the blotches but it doesn't cure them. Recently it seemed somewhat ineffective so I asked Google for a natural cure. Apple cider vinegar. I am in the middle of my second week. Amazing. I use ACV raw, 2-6 times a day. I dab it on with a cotton wool pad. My pate and my forehead were troublesome. It's uncomfortable at first, would be painful for some. The ACV exposed the true extent of the AKs, there were a lot, I was a mess for the first week. Now my forehead is 95% clear, I have substantial scabs on my pate, but they are diminishing. 75% better. The not so serious AKs have gone. I see no reason why I can't be rid of them all by the end of 3 weeks. My advice - try it, persevere with it, it gets worst before it gets better. I am delighted. I was amazed at where my problem had spread to, despite having used kilos of gel cream over the years. ACV has been amazing. Thanks for the info. Having lost my bro to melanoma, I am a happy man.

Question posted by shellie mayne of Grass Valley, California, USA on 20 March 2016 at 10:15       3955

Hi!! My actinic keratosis keep sloughing off and coming back. Each time the skin underneath is perfect. It s been a few weeks. Should I just keep going for an extended period of time? The moment I get ANY sun on my face it comes back. I am hoping to avoid a biopsy or other invasive procedures on my face.

Comment posted by Eric of Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa on 5 August 2010 at 19:25       355

May I enthusiastically offer my support for apple cider vinegar to cure two skin ailments - WARTS and KERATOSIS. I dipped a small piece of cotton wool in ACV and put it directly on a wart, then covered with an air and water-tight bandage. I left on overnight for about 9 hours. The rest of the day it was open and uncovered. I continued this treatment for about 3 weeks, as it was a well established, large, deep wart. The first 2 applications stung and throbbed a bit, but after that the procedure was painless. The area looked soft and white at first, a bit ulcerated and messy for a while. But after three weeks it painlessly peeled off. For another three weeks I continued to dab a little ACV on the area each day, without bandage. The wart has not recurred after over a year! I used the same procedure for a keratosis on my arm, except that after removing the bandage, I applied a little virgin coconut oil - only very little. This really works, folks!

Remedy (new) posted by JohnM of Sydney, NSW, Australia on 6 May 2010 at 19:11       154

I'm 60, and a couple of years ago had several ailments that have now been cured. On my scalp, and also my right hand there were rough dry scaly patches like a yellow-white crust, which I had for several years making my hand and balding head look ugly. Nothing that I tried could ever heal it. My doctor said that it was Solar Keratosis (also known as an actinic keratosis). He said there was no real cure, but they could be frozen off or cut out. If I left them, that there was a chance that they could eventually turn into a skin cancer like squamous cell carcinoma. After some research I decided to try apple cider vinegar instead. I bought some unpasteurised ACV that contained the mother. It took a month of drinking 3 glasses per day of water, ACV and half a teaspoon of raw honey, and also applying the neat ACV directly to the keratoses with a cotton wool tip. My skin is now smooth, the keratoses have virtually healed. The skin all over my body looks better. I also feel really good. I had been feeling quite depressed and down. There had been cycles of depression for years. Since starting the ACV my depression seems to have lifted. I sleep better, I am not restless, the mood swings have diminished. I have so much energy I can't remember being like this for many years. My usual aches and pains have virtually disappeared. ACV is the cheapest and most effective remedy I have ever tried. Thank you so much