-Put the apple cider vinegar and water in a small bowl.
-Using a cotton swab, apply the solution to the affected area.
-Repeat this remedy until you you see that your eczema has completely cleared.
Note: If you have sensitive skin combine 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar with ½ cup water.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar Bath
Having a vinegar bath has also proven to be very helpful with treating eczema.
- A bathtub
- ½ cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
- A Moisturizer
- Start by adding ACV to your bath water and gently soak yourself in it for about 15 minutes.
- Come out from the water and pat yourself dry with a clean towel.
- Apply a moisturizer of your choice.
- Try your best to do this every day until you get your desired result.
- This remedy can be taken a little bit further by adding coconut oil to your bath water.
3. Take ACV orally
ACV can also be taken orally to help strengthen your immune system and prevent the re-occurrence of eczema. But remember to always dilute the apple cider vinegar before taking it orally.
- 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Cup Water
- Dilute one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of water.
- Drink the mixture.
- This remedy should be repeated at least 2 to 3 times daily to get rid of eczema and strengthen your immune system.
- 4. Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- 2 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
- ¼ tsp Baking Soda
- 1 cup Water
- 1 tsp Honey (optional)
- Add 1 tsp of ACV and ¼ tsp of baking soda to one cup of water.
- Stir the mixture thoroughly and drink this daily until your eczema goes away.
- You can add 1 tsp of honey if you wish.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
This combination is very effective in treating eczema – honey is well known for its ability to remedy different skin diseases. When applied to the affected area, it can reduce inflammation and irritation. Its antibacterial properties also help kill bad bacteria.
- 2 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp Honey
- 1 glass of Water
- Add the ACV and honey to a glass of water.
- Stir the mixture thoroughly and drink.
- This remedy should be consumed three times daily with meals until the eczema disappears.
- Before using apple cider vinegar, check to see that you are not allergic to it. This can be done through a simple patch test; apply a small amount of ACV to your skin and wait a minute to see whether or not your skin reacts.
- Always ensure that you dilute your ACV before taking it orally or topically. ACV is very strong and can cause a severe burning sensation if taken without first being diluted.
- It is strongly advised that you avoid using perfumes and strong soaps when using ACV to avoid irritation and further damage to your skin.
- Make sure to moisturize your skin as often as possible. Dry skin can worsen eczema.
- Foods such as peanuts, milk, soy, wheat, fish and eggs should be avoided as they can also cause eczema to worsen.
- If you are suffering from diabetes, heart burn or peptic ulcer, taking ACV orally is not advised as it is acidic and can cause irritation.
- If you are pregnant, consult with your doctor prior to consuming ACV as in some cases it has been known to cause complications during pregnancy.
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