All right...so I wasn't sure whether this post belonged here or under potentially herbalism?...anyways, here it goes.
So, I have really awful eczema on my hands. I have tried all manner of prescription lotions, ointments, and what have you. I've taken fish oil pills, and I've used pure vitamin E oil on my hands. I was wondering if any of you might know of anything else to try? A homemade salve maybe? Any dietary changes? I'm willing to try absolutely anything. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
Re: Natural Remedy for Eczema By: Brysing Moderator / Adept
Post # 6 May 14, 2015
Usually,but not always, Eczema is an allergy to something in use.Many bakers and millers get it from flour. Builders can get it from cement. You really should consult a Dermatologist.There are treatments.
I agree with Brysing- you should consult a dermatologist; and check you aren't allergic to anything. Make sure any skincare products that you use are for sensitive skin. Also, a lot of people with eczema can over wash their hands, which just inflames them more.
As far as natural remedies go, try mixing a paste of honey, beeswax (optional but recommended), a little bit of oil, aloe vera, chamomile, calendula and oats.
Re: Natural Remedy for Eczema By: WhiteRav3n / Knowledgeable
Post # 10 May 14, 2015
Have you tried apple cider vinegar? From bugbites, to psoriasis, to eczema, it's usually very effective. I would personally dilute it 50/50 with distilled water and use it as a compress for 5 minutes or so. But my husband pours it straight on his psoriasis outbreaks and then pats it dry with a towel.
You can also add unrefined virgin coconut oil to your diet.