Psoriasis Remedies Natural

Leucoderma literally means 'white skin' and is also known as vitiligo. It is one of the most distressing skin disorders that causes a great deal of mental agony to the sufferer. This condition is the outcome of a gradual loss of pigment known as melanin from the skin that results in the formation of white patches.

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Leucoderma might not cause any direct harm to the individual's health but causes immense psychological distress due to the social stigma attached to it. As per research, almost 1% of the entire population is affected by this disorder which mostly strikes the neck, face, hands and back.

Leucoderma usually begins as a small white spot and later develops into patches. These patches are initially pale in color but become white with time due to loss of melanin. These patches combine to form a large patch and may even cover the entire skin. This disorder is not caused by germs and is not contagious in nature.

Symptoms of Leucoderma
A small white spot is seen initially. It gradually develops into patches. The pale patches become whiter with time. The spots enlarge merge together and form a broad patch.

Causes of Leucoderma
Excessive mental worry, burn injuries, defective perspiration mechanism, ailments like typhoid that affect gastro-intestinal tract, acute or chronic gastric disorder, worms or parasites in the alimentary canal and impaired hepatic function.

Treatment of Leucoderma
1. The system should be cleansed of accumulated toxins.
2. Drink fruit or vegetable juice for a week.
3. Later adopt a diet comprising of fresh fruits, steamed vegetables and whole meal bread.
Finally embark upon a well-balanced diet.
4. Bowels should be cleansed daily with warm water enema.

Home remedies on vitiligo
There are a number of remedies that you could use to treat vitiligo at home. First, to encourage the skin to begin re-pigmentation, you could take in some amounts of sunlight each day. Ensure that you do not overdo this because the white patches are very susceptible to sunburn and you could do serious damage to your skin.
It would be best if you exposed yourself to the sun for one hour a little after the sunrise and a little before the sunset. Use lemna minor or wild duckweed to treat your vitiligio. You should mix one part of lemna minor with one part of honey and take this solution twice a day. You should also try rubbing fresh lemna juice on the white spots at least 3-4 times a day.

It is also highly recommended that you drink the extract of the St John's wort herb for at least 5 months because this herb increases your photosensitivity. You should also control your diet and ensure that you are eating a healthy and balanced diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, pulses, and nuts. It is also very important that you get plenty of rest and try to avoid taking on any stress. Quitting both smoking and drinking and detoxifying your system is beneficial to curing vitiligio. Adding vitamin B complex and vitamin C to your diet can also be help you treat vitiligo. However, you should also seek the advice of your primary healthcare giver because vitiligo can be caused by a number of other disorders.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for psoriasis?
    Natural remedies for taking the scales and patches away. What

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. If you google "natural remedies for psoriasis" you will see that there are many on the market. Omega-3 supplement (available in Vitamin section) is thought to be beneficial for psoriasis. For my psoriasis I use with great success the herbal ointment and spray from Champori.com Try it: it is fast and the effects last for months.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  2. QUESTION:
    Anybody know any natural remedies for psoriasis?
    I am nursing my baby so i can not take any medications from the doctor.I just wanted to know if anyone had any home or natural remedies for it, I have it on my knee's .Thank you :)
    I live in Oregon so i cant sit out in the sun.It is always raining .

    • ANSWER:
      Our bodies are designed to eliminate toxins through the skin, the urinary tract and through the bowels. In the case of psoriasis we need to focus on eliminating the toxins through the latter two avenues rather than through the skin. Also certain nutritional supplements will help support the skin in the areas of inflammation and to help with detoxification.

      * Drink a glass of water every waking hour or two
      * Eat plenty of fiber
      * Whole foods diet
      * Consume essential fatty acids through fish and flaxseeds or its oils.
      * Zinc
      * Vitamin A
      * Probiotics
      * Hydrocloric acid for digestion
      * Digestive enzymes for digestion

      Certain foods may need to be avoided in helping to prevent flare ups. These foods are: Proteins found in red meat, poultry and dairy products. Since people with psoriasis have difficulty digesting protein these are the types of foods that may need to be avoided. The red meat and dairy also contain an acid which may aggravate inflammation.

      Processed, refined, sugary foods. These foods are all difficult to digest. Remember we want to help the body to release toxins, not overload it with more toxins!

      Alcohol and caffeine can trigger psoriasis so limiting the intake or avoiding these are necessary.

      Food allergies also have a part to play in psoriasis. Common foods are sugar, citrus fruits, gluten, and dairy.

      Good herbs for psoriasis...

      Milk Thistle is helpful for supporting the liver with detoxification. Take this internally.

      Burdock, licorice, sarsparilla, calendula, and chamomile are all therapeutic herbs for psoriasis.

      Soak a small muslin bag of any of these herbs and apply topically to the psoriasis areas.

      Aloe vera gel can also be used topically as it has anti inflammatory effects.

      Hope you find something that works for you!

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of psoriasis on the scalp?
    I've had psoriasis on the scalp for multiple years now and have tried coal tar, tea tree oil, hydrocortisone, UVB light, and methods to reduce stress. The only time I saw improvement was during the summer (when I had my hair slicked back in the sun) but it quickly returned near the end of summer. Any suggestions or feedback?
    .

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to try natural remedies. SerenaSkin anti-psoriasis remedies worked wonders for me. The patches on the scalp have been cleared up in a couple of weeks. Anti-psoriasis extract balances the immune system, so to prevent new ones from appearing.

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone with Psoriasis gotten rid of it or know some really good treatments?
    Have you used any natural remedies to heal your skin permanently or do you know of some great treatments? The safer, the better. no injections or fake sun treatments please.

    • ANSWER:
      Fluir Herbals. That lady makes a comfrey cream that is really good. It helped my daughter when the doctors could not.

  5. QUESTION:
    Natural remedies for psoriasis on nails and head?
    I have had psoriasis on my thumb and forefinger since I've been 2, and I am looking for natural or OTC remedies to clear it up.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for psoriasis from the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Mol

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid off psoriasis behind your ears and gluteal cleft?
    I have psoriasis behind my ears, scalp, elbows, on one knee & one on gluteal cleft but its small... i wanna get rid of them pls help how can I get rid of dem fast? whats da best thing to do or whats da best cream for it?

    • ANSWER:
      ooh, the hard to reach places huh? hmmm, i would try herbal medications and remedies before chemically designed over the counter meds/prescriptions. the skin is especially sensitive behind the ears and u dont wanna scar. try:
      The hot Epsom salts bath has been proven valuable in the treatment of psoriasis. Application of olive oil after the Epsom salt bath is also effective and also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Regular seawater baths and application of seawater over the affected parts once a day is highly beneficial. This is one of the best psoriasis remedy.

      Bitter gourd is a valuable home remedy for psoriasis. Take a cup of fresh juice of this vegetable, mixed with a teaspoon of limejuice on an empty stomach daily for four to six months. This is a good diet for psoriasis.

      The use of mudpacks is also beneficial for the psoriasis. They absorb and remove the toxins from the affected areas.

      Cabbage leaves can be used in the form of compresses. They can be applied on the affected area after removing the thick veins and washing them thoroughly. This is also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Sunlight is the best and natural remedy for psoriasis.

      Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the psoriasis treatment. A daily dose of 200-800 I.U is recommended as they reduce itching of the area.

      Lecithin is also considered as a remarkable remedy for the psoriasis treatment.

      Psoriasis cure - 6-9 lecithin capsules in a day are recommended.

      Application of Aloe Vera gel and garlic oil on the affected area is also beneficial and is good natural remedy for psoriasis

      Application of cashew nut oil on the affected areas at night after a thorough wash of the face is highly beneficial and is one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for psoriasis ?
    My friend has Psoriasis almost everywhere. She is highly self conscience about it and she can't really afford the medical treatment from dermatologist but I really wanted to help. Does anyone know anything that will help her breakouts?

    • ANSWER:
      The cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. Keeping it in a balanced state is the key point of battling this disease. I try to eat healthy food and avoid stress as much as I can. Sun tanning is very helpful too.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      I used serenaskin psoriasis remedies -ointment and spray on the skin, and extract – internally to prevent breakouts. After 2 weeks of treatment my skin has been cleared. It is the best treatment I’ve ever tried.

  8. QUESTION:
    Home remedies or great products for getting rid of blackheads?
    I need a really good home remedy or cheap product(s), I have blackheads all over my face and I have a special tool to pop them but it isn't that effective and I have tried the neutragena wave and didn't work! I also have a very oily face and sometimes get pimples

    So does anyone have any good home remedies that works or products?

    • ANSWER:
      Home Remedies for getting rid of acne and other skin care remedies

      a hugely popular remedy for getting rid of acne is using a 100% natural soap called African Black Soap; loaded with Vitamin A &E; it reduces acne breakouts by reducing oiliness, kills the bacteria that causes acne; can also reduce the appearance of scarring.

      Remedy for oily skin: make a homemade mask by combining one egg white and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply mask and rinse with warm water after 20 minutes

      For softer skin, steam your face over boiling water (drape a towel over head to hold in steam); remove dead skin with a loofah, drink lots of water

      To rid blackheads, mix cornstarch with vinegar, plaster on the area for 15-30 minutes; wash off with washcloth and warm water.

      Put cold, cooked oatmeal on your face, it can help give you nicer skin (submitted by laura)

      Run out of shaving cream to shave your legs? Use hair conditioner. It makes legs nice and smooth too.

      Also try your favorite body wash

      To get rid of that fake tan from the tanning bottle that you may have messed up: 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, loofah and scrub. (You may have heard that on "The Wedding Planner.")

      To help skin glow, place hot towels on skin for 10 minutes, then splash face with cold water 10 times

      To help dry out your acne without drying out your face, put a thin layer of Phillips Milk of Magnesia over your face. It works great (submitted by visitor).

      rub cucumber peel (wet side up) on your face and leave on overnight to cure acne(submitted by visitor)

      (visitor recommendation) ~ For the smoothest skin ever... trust me I have psoriasis and it is nearly impossible to find a moisturizer that works... after a shower or bath spread vaseline over your entire body (or wherever you wish) , it's a very greasy feeling but be patient. let it soak into your skin for about an hour or more if u can handle it, while sitting on a towel. this works so well that you only need to do it once or twice a month.

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone healed psoriasis with the serena skin products?
    I wish to know some real testimonials of those who have tried out the serena skin natural remedies package? I have tried all sorts of creams and steroids but nothing ever helps. Now I'm waiting for my serena skin order to arrive. How did it work for you?

    • ANSWER:
      I used them on my scalp psoriasis and inside my ears. The improvement was truly miraculous. The scaling had gone. I used to have to remove loads of mucky stuff from my ears, I have not had to do this anymore. I shall never be without these remedies.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is a good over the counter treatment for psoriasis?
    I won't be able to see my dermatologist until January, and my psoriasis is spreading. My cream has run out. I'm using T-Gel shampoo for my scalp. I don't have anything for the psoriasis on my skin though. What is a good over the counter treatment that can keep it under control until January?
    I've had psoriasis for a couple of years.
    I used a topical medication from my dermatologist, but that ran out and she said she has to see me before I get another one prescribed.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Sylvie

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  11. QUESTION:
    What's the best shampoo or treatment to use on itchy, scaling, plaque psoriasis on the scalp?
    I have really bad plaque psoriasis on my scalp, and it itches constantly. The scaling is getting pretty bad, and I need some kind of relief. It's embarrassing, and really annoying. What's the best shampoo I can use to decrease flaking, scaling, itching, and still maintain healthy hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Sara

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of or at least lessen my psoriasis?
    I have had psoriasis on my scalp for many years now and it just keep getting worse and worse. I inherited it from my father, who also has it. I have tried lots of different shampoos to try and help it but nothing has worked. I dont know what more I can do. /: Does anyone have any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. 6 mo later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of psoriasis of the nails?
    I have psoriasis on two nails and now it is coming on two more fingernails. I wonder is there anything out there that helps it, I have an appointment with a dermatologist in two weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I have plaque psoriasis on arms, knees and scalp and the only remedy that works for it without fail is Champori Cream and Spray combo. You may want to try it for your nails as well: it is natural and the effect is long-lasting. They offer money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  14. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to control or minimize nail psoriasis?
    I have nail psoriasis on 2 of my fingernails ..it seems to be getting worse...what can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment. Prescribed treatment depends on a patient's medical history and current condition, age, gender and the severity of the psoriasis. Generally, psoriasis treatment begins with options that cause the least amount of collateral damage, progressing toward more toxic treatment as necessitated by the severity of the psoriasis. The most commonly prescribed treatments are listed here in order of increasing potency and risk to health.

      * Topical variety. The mildest form of treatments, topical remedies for psoriasis include corticosteroids (commonly applied twice daily), coal tar, anthralin, retinoid creams and moisturizers. Moisturizers soothe dry, cracking and itchy skin. In addition to these functions, the medicated ointments also aim to reduce the acceleration of the skin cell cycle. These ointments are not without their potential side effects, however. Extended use of corticosteroids, for example, can lead to thinning and/or discoloration of skin.
      * UV therapy and photochemotherapy. The power of sunlight to fight psoriasis has been recognized for over a century. However, excessive exposure can lead to outbreaks of psoriasis, not to mention more serious health concerns like melanoma. Doctors often suggest that patients increase their exposure to natural UV (within safe limits, of course), and also prescribe artificial UV treatment focusing on the specific affected areas. Doctors not only prescribe UV treatment to some patients, but also prescribe it in tandem with oral drugs to create a synergistic effect. The result of photochemotherapy is the decreased production of skin cells in the skin experiencing the outbreak of psoriasis. However, since these treatments ultimately can lead to the development of skin cancers, they are generally recommended only for more serious cases of psoriasis or after other, less severe treatment options have been exhausted.
      * Pills or injections. When less toxic treatment options do not yield results fighting psoriasis, doctors turn to various other medications to combat the psoriasis. Some, like retinoids, have a history of fighting skin disorders due to their ability to curb the production of skin cells. Immunosuppressant drugs are often used to combat psoriasis because of their ability to inhibit the immune system's mistaken attack on healthy skin cells. Doctors sometimes even rely on drugs whose historical use hasn't been dermatological, but whose application to psoriasis has been successful when other treatments have failed. However, these treatments are the final choice for a reason - toxicity. Blood and liver tests become routine when you rely on these medications.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of psoriasis?
    I've had psoriasis for like 6 years on my knees and elbows. Nothing I've used has worked. Even the steroid creme my doctor suggested. I heard about this book where you change ur diet and it cures it. If you've read it, please give me feedback.

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and sea food which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aims at the root of the disease - the immune system. This treatment controls my psoriasis very well.
      After about 3 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-psoriasis extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      I'm very pleased with the results

  16. QUESTION:
    How to treat lice when I have psoriasis on my scalp?
    My friend's child came home from school with nits, and I was at her house that day, so I have been exposed to it. Now with psoriasis on my scalp, I was wondering what I could use to make shure that I don't get them, and that won't hurt my head. Chances are that I didn't get them, but I want to be safe. I would prefer to not use chemicals if at all possible.

    • ANSWER:
      There are quite a few totally natural remedies available that readily kill head lice. The ones we recommend don't contain any chemicals, we believe chemical treatments are both dangerous and ineffective.

      Suffocation is an effective method where oil based products (i.e.: conditioner) are used to block the breathing holes and kill the live lice. The real trick though is to find natural products that will kill both the live lice and their eggs in one fast effective treatment.

      Remedies containing Neem Oil are known to be highly effective as Neem interrupts the growth and reproduction of the head louse. Neem’s insecticidal properties are widely recognized now and the oil is commonly available at your local health food store.

      Feel free to check out the articles at the following site for more advice.

      Good luck.

  17. QUESTION:
    Why Type of Detox Do I Need for Psoriasis?
    Why type/kind of detox do I need for psoriasis? Is there some type of ointment that I can use that doesn't have a bad smell? According to the internet, Psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. Is there some type of immune supplements that I need to use as well?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are referring to topical steriod creams and ointments, they only work temporarily. Eventually the psoriasis conditions come back again, because the source of the problem is inside your body. The immune system as you stated.

      I am a psoriasis sufferer for the last twenty-one years. I am happy there are effective solutions that are available now that weren't available over the years. Solutions that could provide medium-term relief.

      There are two routes you can take: the pharmaceutical route or the natural alternative route.

      For the pharmaceutical route, you could talk to your dermatologist about a weekly self-injected drug called Enbrel (manufactured by Amgen and Wyeth). I am currently on this medication right now and gives me medium-term relief and works fairly quickly. My body is about 60% covered with guttate psoriasis before treatment. Once I started treatment and stay on it, Enbrel lowered my psoriasis coverage to about 10% within two month period. Of course, results will vary for each patient.

      Of course, like any pharmaceutical medications, there are side effects. "Enbrel can cause serious side effects including: Infections, including serious infections like TB; hepatitis B can become active if you already have had it; nervous system problems, such as multiple sclerosis, seizures, or inflammation of the nerves of the eyes; blood problems (some fatal); new or worsening heart failure; new or worsening psoriasis; allergic reactions; autoimmune reactions, including a lupus-like syndrome and autoimmune hepatitis. Common side effects include: Injection site reactions, upper respiratory infections (sinus infections), and headache."

      Before the dermatologist could prescribe Enbrel to you, he will instruct you to get a tuberculosis test as well as a blood test to see if Enbrel is right for you. And you would need to take these tests about two to three times a year or as directed by the dermatologist.

      Lately I have been researching into natural and alternative psoriasis remedies. This would be the safe route to take to avoid the possible side effects of taking pharmaceutical drugs. Please keep in mind that there is no exact cure for psoriasis. Dermatologists will tell you that. What remedy works for one sufferer might not work for another sufferer.

      I am looking at a few books and articles about natural and alternative remedies. I came across a great article on how this woman was able to beat psoriasis: http://tinyurl.com/yg3pr74

      Good luck!!

  18. QUESTION:
    How to control and reduce the psoriasis for a baby and adult?
    My husband is suffering from Psoriasis since he was born.... recently my new born baby is also suspected to have this desease, I come to know that this is a desease connected with gene... I really do not know how to help them....

    • ANSWER:
      Hi ANgee

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Cleansing: For long term health a colon and liver cleanse needs to be done.

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the best product/remedy to get rid of psoriasis?
    My boyfriend has psoriasis on his scalp and elbows. it isn't that bad on his elbows but its maybe mild to moderate for his scalp- extremely flaky. what is the best product to use that you've tried and actually works?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I suggest that your friend should look into natural remedies before subjecting herself to the steroidal and immunosuppressant drugs the official medicine today use for treating psoriasis. The side effects are worse than the disease itself. For me personally the natural remedies from Champori.com works the best; and I spent many years looking for something that is safe, effective and fast-working. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for your friend - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  20. QUESTION:
    Any suggestions for severely dry skin and scarring from psoriasis?
    Can't afford a dermatologist or any expensive lotions, etc. Looking for home remedies. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm with you. I would rather try to save money and try home remedies. Although home remedies take a longer time to work, they are healthier and overall more effective for your health. With that being said, I would suggest you go to this page: It's a link to home remedies by the trusted Discovery Health organization. I have been using some of these for my various skin problems like contact dermatitis, xerosis, tinea versicolor, and hyperpigmentation . Evidently, they have remedies for psoriasis too. My favorites are olive oil, ingesting fish oil, and topically applying aloe vera. But that's just me :-) Going to the website, you'll be able to choose from various natural remedies.

      I hope this helps :-)

  21. QUESTION:
    what is the best cure and remedy for psoriasis?
    Is psoriasis curable permanentaly and how long it may take if it is in the starting stage.

    • ANSWER:
      The best cure and remedy for psoriasis is to understand what is causing it in the first place. Despite what many think the causative factors of psoriasis is known and has been since 2002.
      THERE IS A NATURAL CURE FOR PSORIASIS BASED ON FACTS THAT YOU CHECK OUT FOR YOURSELVES

      All the factors involved in psoriasis is known and you can find this out by simply typing your search box, yahoo has a few sites, google has many sites.
      'Acrylamide- Calcium Protease / Psoriasis'
      Psoriasis Is Avoidable you do not have to spend a fortune on miracle drugs, miracle creams, or whatever miracles they are promoting. The only mystery that should be considered is why your autoimmune system is not coping.
      The term 'Calcium Protease' is the name they have in medicine for psoriasis. Why is it called that? Say we took a sample of your flakes and revert the flakes back to plasma (TPA) Then took a sample of your normal skin, the difference in calcium levels between the two is obvious. The flakes have a content of calcium many times of what the normal skin has. Hence the term 'Calcium Protease'
      Acrylamide again you can type in your search box to do your own research. Acrylamide is used in many industrial applications used in sprays to stop drift, used in water purifying, paints, grouts, etc It wasn't known it existed in foods till as recent as 2002. Acrylamide does play a role in the formation of psoriasis. So hence the term
      'Acrylamide Calcium Protease/ psoriasis'
      Here's a very simple thing to do go to kitchen leave all your vegetables, fruit, meat/ fish in fridge, Take all the rest out put them on your kitchen table. Then get all the packaged food (Processed foods) and also put them on the kitchen table. All your soft drinks, wines, beers, on the table too. In all these foods you will find on labels one or the other. Calcium Ascorbate Vitamin C (302 food additive code), Ascorbic Acid V.C. (300), Food Acid or Citric Acid (330), These are used in over 90% of processed foods as antioxidant etc. This is where the calcium is coming from. It has for one very well established and known that Ascorbic Acid is able to cause calcium oxalate stones in urine.
      Acrylamide is created in foods subjected to heat Potato chips, french fries have large amounts as do cereals like corn flakes. Bread, pastries etc. This is where Acrylamide comes in. What most people don't realize the nature of Acrylamide is to bind. Again you can check all this out for yourself by doing those searches.
      Well we won't go into why this isn't made public it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out.
      http://groups.msn.com/psoriasisisavoidable
      The great news is that by simply changing your diet is all that's really required, an understanding off what foods to avoid. It's so easy to put to test, find out what so many are learning, the itch goes within days, the flakes start to drop off... Most are seeing full results from 4 to 6 weeks, the worst cases can take up to 12 weeks. As long as you avoid those foods your psoriasis will be gone for good.
      As l say Psoriasis Is Avoidable and learn what has been validated time and time again. Can't get any cheaper than this, don't forget all free, you can go straight to New Diet and copy and paste. Any queries don't hesitate to ask....
      http://groups.msn.com/psoriasisisavoidable

  22. QUESTION:
    Whats it going to cost me to get treated for psoriasis with out insurance?
    I have psoriasis and no insurance. What am I looking at cost wise if I go to a dermatologist and pay out of pocket?

    • ANSWER:
      You can try natural treatments. It's cheaper, and worked for me much more effective than prescribed medications. I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. A year later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  23. QUESTION:
    Do you think my psoriasis is an allergic reaction?
    I am a wine drinker, and have been for about 3 yrs now. For the last year and a half, I have been dealing with psoriasis (on the scalp and body) and no medical treatments have worked. I am allergic to Sulfa medications. Do you think that b/c wine has Sulfites in it, that my psoriasis could be an allergic reaction?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, the connection between wine and psoriasis is not clear. You can easily find out if wine triggers your psoriasis by staying away from it for a week or two.
      For psor. treatment you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of psoriasis") and take your pick. Some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Peggy

  24. QUESTION:
    How can you cure psoriasis without the crazy Diet? I have read HEALING PSORIASIS: The Natural Alternative.?
    The diet in HEALING PSORIASIS: The Natural Alternative is to restrictive. Please help, the diet works but I can't do it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. The connection between psoriasis and food is not clear: nobody knows for sure if dieting helps at all. You can try one of the natural remedies available online: just google "natural remedy for psoriasis" and take your pick. Some of them do actually work. For my plaque psoriasis the herbal cream by Champori works the best: it takes about 2 weeks to clear the patches and then they stay clear for months on end. Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Stella

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some natural ways to get rid of psoriasis?
    I want to get rid of my psoriasis, but I find no synthetic medicines work.

    • ANSWER:
      After years of treating my psoriasis with prescription medications with little or no success, I decided to look for the alternative treatments. I came across SerenaSkin herbal remedies, their testimonials were promising, so I gave it a try. It turned to be the best treatment I've ever tried. Next day of applying ointment and spray I could feel the start of the healing, in a week my skin cleared up. I also took anti-psoriasis extract to keep the disease under control. More than a year later I'm free of psoriasis.

  26. QUESTION:
    How Can I Get Rid of Psoriasis?
    I have had psoriasis for around a decade now. I have tried many things, but currently on Dovobet. It hasn't recently been doing anything. Right now, it is mainly on my elbows, but also on my legs. I REALLY want to do whatever it takes to at least get rid of some. Do you have any recommendations or tips or tricks? Diets? Anything? Please help me here. Do any of you have psoriasis advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Internet – some of them do work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and then they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori doesn’t need a prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  27. QUESTION:
    what is the best medication for psoriasis?
    My girlfriend has had psoriasis for awhile & she has tried a few things & puts eucerin on the area's freaquently. It's not the worst but she is tired of the outbreaks, PLEASE HELP.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I suggest that your friend should look into natural remedies before subjecting herself to the steroidal and immunosuppressant drugs the official medicine today use for treating psoriasis. The side effects are worse than the disease itself. For me personally the herbal cream/spray combo from Champori.com works the best; and I spent many years looking for something that is safe, effective and fast-working. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for your friend - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  28. QUESTION:
    What can I do about my scalp psoriasis?
    My scalp psoriasis is very itchy and sore. What should I do, I have tried different shampoos and nothing seems to work. Should I get a special psoriasis shampoo and conditioner? If I go to the demetologist will she give me pills or just a cream?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. I try to eat healthy food and avoid stress as much as I can in order to prevent flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my scalp has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-psoriasis extract, which controls the immune system. My scalp has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  29. QUESTION:
    Ways to get rid of psoriasis/seborrhea on the scalp?
    I've had this before and used coal tar shampoo to get rid of it. I'm trying that again (2-3 times a week), but it doesn't seem to be working this time. Other than going to a dermatologist, is there any other way to get rid of it or at least lessen it? My next step is to try the salicylic acid shampoo, but I would like to hear about some natural, herbal remedies also.

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with SerenaSkin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my scalp just in a couple of weeks. A year later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  30. QUESTION:
    What will happen if i leave my psoriasis alone?
    my family isnt good on money and i was told by my doctor it would be better to go to a skin specialist for my psoriasis, what will happen if i dont? if i dont do anything for my psoriasis, what will happen?

    • ANSWER:
      Doctors have no cure for psoriasis, and the only medications they know are steroid-based immunodepressants which carry nasty side-effects (cure worse than disease so to say).
      So, the answer to your question: nobody knows what will happen, but a lot of bad things will surely Not happen if you stay away from prescription medications.
      Follow common advices for psoriasis: moisturize your skin regularly; humidify the air if you live in a dry climate; eat more fish (or Omega-3 supplement); go to tanning saloon (moderation is a key though). Try some natural remedies: I recommend cream/spray combo from champori.com : it is herbal and works well and fast for me.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  31. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good medication for managing psoriasis?
    I'm already using a topical prescription medicine (a foam) from my doctor. It helps a little but does nothing to keep new ones from coming out. Maybe someone knows of a homeopathic remedy or a newer type of prescription that I could ask my doctor for.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural treatments are better alternatives for psoriasis since there are still a lot of things that need to be studied. http://www.skinoriginal.com/psoriasis/32-psoriasisnatural.htm has some great options you can try, and they are easy to find and convenient as well. Good luck to you!

  32. QUESTION:
    Do you have any home remeides for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis in my head and wanted to know if you know any home redmeides to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Granger

      Here are some answers you're looking for.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  33. QUESTION:
    Do you have any new tips to manage Psoriasis?
    I have recently had to come off of the medication that I was using for my Psoriasis. I wonder if any one out there has found any new, helpful ways to manage theirs, particularly on their face and hands.
    Many thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. Keeping it in a balanced state is the key point of battling this disease. I try to eat healthy food, as less red meat as possible, and avoid stress as much as I can. Sun tanning is very helpful too.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      I used SerenaSkin psoriasis herbal remedies -ointment and spray on the skin, and extract – internally to prevent breakouts. It took less than 2 weeks to clear the skin. This treatment is the most effective among many I've tried.

  34. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of psoriasis?
    I have always had this condition. I got it to go away for about three years and with it becoming colder and close to the winter season, it is out of control. Many tiny little dots all over the place. Anyone got any natural/medicine remedies I could try? I'm desperate cause it spreads fast :(

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with serenaskin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. 6 mo later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have dandruff. What can I do to cure the problem?
    No natural remedies thank you very much!
    I want very good advice. Advice I can take. Very good advice
    I need advice and what i can take like natural remedies, shampoo, counter prescipations, meds.
    I need advice and what i can take like natural remedies, shampoo, counter prescipations, meds.

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment

      Dandruff is a chronic condition that can almost always be controlled, but it may take a little patience and persistence. In general, mild scaling can often be helped by daily cleansing with a gentle shampoo to reduce oiliness and cell buildup.

      When regular shampoos fail, OTC dandruff shampoos may succeed. But dandruff shampoos aren't all alike, and you may need to experiment until you find one that works best for you. Dandruff shampoos are classified according to their active ingredient:

      * Zinc pyrithione shampoos (Suave Dandruff Control Shampoo, Head & Shoulders). These contain the antibacterial and antifungal agent zinc pyrithione, which has been shown to reduce the fungus that causes dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
      * Tar-based shampoos (Neutrogena T/Gel, Tegrin). Coal tar, a byproduct of the coal manufacturing process, helps conditions such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis by slowing cell turnover. But coal tar has an "earthy" smell, can give light-colored hair an orange tint and may make treated skin more sensitive to sunlight.
      * Shampoos containing salicylic acid (Ionil T). These "scalp scrubs" help eliminate scale, but they may leave your scalp dry, leading to more flaking. Using a conditioner after shampooing can help counter dryness.
      * Selenium sulfide shampoos (Selsun, Exsel). These shampoos help prevent cell turnover and may also reduce the number of malassezia. Because they can discolor blonde, gray or chemically colored hair, be sure to use them only as directed and to rinse well after shampooing.
      * Ketoconazole shampoos (Nizoral). The newest addition to the dandruff armamentarium, ketoconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent that may work when other shampoos fail. It's available over-the-counter as well as by prescription.

      Try using one of these shampoos daily until your dandruff is controlled, then cut back to two or three times a week. If one type of shampoo works for a time and then seems to lose its effectiveness, try alternating between two types of dandruff shampoos. Be sure to leave the shampoo on for at least 5 minutes — this allows the ingredients time to work. Some experts suggest lathering twice for best results.

      If you've shampooed faithfully for several weeks and there's still a dusting of dandruff on your shoulders, talk to your doctor or dermatologist. You may need a prescription-strength shampoo or more aggressive treatment with a steroid lotion.

  36. QUESTION:
    What treatment is good for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis on my legs and have seen a dermatologist who prescribed two expensive creams. They help a little but it never goes away. I've been tanning for a short time in a tanning bed every other day and have seen a drastic improvement but am a little worried about skin cancer from UVA rays. Any home remedies out there? Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Exposing the affect areas to sunlight can help ease up the psoriasis flare up, but natural sunlight is better for you skin since tanning beds can be too harsh. Try natural remedies as well, like pasteurized creams, bee's wax, and lemon oil. They are really effective and cost less as well. Hope everything goes well for you!

  37. QUESTION:
    How to heal psoriasis in your lower part of head?
    What can you do to treat head psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. I try to eat healthy food and avoid stress as much as I can in order to prevent flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my scalp has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-psoriasis extract, which controls the immune system. My scalp has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a pimple?
    I have a huge pimple on my nose! It is absolutely ugly and I feel so insecure in school. Is there any natural remedies that can get rid of or atleast reduce redness and size of the pimple within a few hours or overnight. I've heard of using toothpaste, baking soda, tree oil, apple cider vinegar and acne creams. I have tried the toothpaste, and it does not work and the ice cube remedy just increases redness but reduces size. Am I doing these procedres wrong, if so, what is the correct method? I have school tomorrow, and need it to disappear A.S.A.P ! Please help ): ..!

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  39. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a pimple?
    I have a huge pimple on my nose! It is absolutely ugly and I feel so insecure in school. Is there any natural remedies that can get rid of or atleast reduce redness and size of the pimple within a few hours or overnight. I've heard of using toothpaste, baking soda, tree oil, apple cider vinegar and acne creams. I have tried the toothpaste, and it does not work and the ice cube remedy just increases redness but reduces size. Am I doing these procedres wrong, if so, what is the correct method? I have school tomorrow, and need it to disappear A.S.A.P ! Please help ): ..!

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why do the backs of my arms look red, irritated and blotchy?
    Sometimes it looks worse than others. They also have little pimples that come and go. What skin condition might this be and what can I do to treat it? Any natural remedies? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      One condition that causes this is psoriasis. However I would suggest you consult a dermatologist. It is estimated that even GPs incorrectly diagnose skin conditions 85% of the time looking at them. You are expecting to get it correctly by a bunch of laymen who have never seen you. SEE THE DOCTOR..

  41. QUESTION:
    Anyone have a baby with psoriasis?
    My husband has psoriasis and has a family history of it. I recently noticed several patches on my baby (on his legs, back and arms) of what looks like psoriasis. My baby is 4.5 months old and of course I'm hoping it's not psoriasis. I'm slathering on the lotion and will be taking him to the pediatrician soon to check it out. I was just wondering if anyone has had a young baby with moderate psoriasis, and if so, what types of remedies (natural and medical) did you use to treat it? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      ok there are a lot of myths about psoriasis. Your best option is to check with the pediatrician.. and if it is psoriasis get a referral for a dermatologist. General doctors and pediatricians do NOT know enough about psoriasis to treat it.

      There are tons of new discoveries about it and things that are NOT best. (hanging outside in the sun is NOT a treatment for psoriasis!!) Many things that work for one person will NOT work for another, especially in young children. Your best bet is to get a diagnosis quick and get it under control because the sooner you do, the less likely it will get serious and painful.

      I would not use any "natural" remedies.. or any remedies until my child has gone to a dermatologist as many "old wives tales" have been proven to make it worse or cause other problems. This is your child, and if your husband has it he knows how horrible this can be. Do whatever you can and fast to get this under control. If your pediatrician does not sound 100% convincing.. then get a second opinion as MANY doctors misdiagnose psoriasis in children.

      also.. don't be 100% certain that is what it is yet.. as all babies can have dry skin and unless its flaky, you can't be sure that it is psoriasis. If it is flaky you should really stop using lotion and get him into a doctor because lotion is usually not recommended for psoriasis. There is something called cetaphil moisturizer that is recommended by the national psoriasis foundation which works like lotion and you can get it at any store. it is safe for children the last I checked.

      Good luck and I will send good wishes your way in hopes that it is NOT psoriasis!!!

  42. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of my dandruff/psoriasis?
    i have had dandruff/psoriasis on my scalp/head for nearly a year now and it only went away once(for 3 days). i have tried t gel, head and shoulders and all different shampoos and stuff but none of it seems to work. if you have suffered from dandruff/psoriasis and managed to get it completely away then can you tell me how you did it?......please?!

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest that you should google "natural remedies for scalp psoriasis" and take your pick; the prescription meds are all either steroids or immuno-suppresants and do more harm than psoriasis itself.
      For me personally the Champori herbal cream works the best, you may want to try it, too. it comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Stella

  43. QUESTION:
    Why do little patches of my skin turn red and itchy in the winter?
    I swim 3x a week. In the summer, my skin is fine but in the winter i get little patches of red, dry, sometimes itchy skin. What causes this and what are some natural remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a dermatitis like eczema or psoriasis. Only a doctor after proper examination and maybe a biopsy if needed can diagnose and give you proper treatment.

      We can't help and we can't suggest anything because we don't know what it is exactly. The wrong home remedy or treatment can cause more serious problems, so go and see a dermatologist.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is your best topical and/or dietary remedy for Psoriasis?
    Is there a 'sure-fire' remedy for this auto-immune skin ailment? Diet? topical solutions or ointments? Supplements? No sales pitches please. I am trying to gather as broad an information base as possible to sift through and help resolve this nemesis. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. I try to eat healthy food and avoid stress as much as I can in order to prevent flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-psoriasis extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are ways that could help psoriasis?
    My father has a heavy case of psoriasis, hes tried many things...Any suggestions on helping him? Any would be helpful, even if hes tried it or not.... I dont think anything else could make it worse.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. You can try one of the natural remedies available online: just google "natural remedy for psoriasis" and take your pick. Some of them do actually work. For my plaque psor. the herbal cream by Champori works the best: it takes abot 2 weeks to clear the patches and then they stay clear for months on end. Let your dad try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for him - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Stella

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to clear my blotchy skin?
    I have very little acne, but my face is very blotchy. Any home remedies or anything I can use to help my face? Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      For more information on acne you can check out this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  47. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any creams for psoarisis, which actually do work?
    I have psoarisis on my face, i always seem to get them at this time of year. Do any fellow suffferer's of this condition know of any good products on the market which heal the scabs quickly? I'm mainly interested in hearing about natural, herbal remedies. I willl not use any creams containing steroids.
    Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      I have psoriasis and unfortunately there is no quick remedy to clear you up.

      I use a cream called Cerve which is 100% perfume free. It helps with my stubborn spots to heal fast and not cause any permanent marks. You may want to check with the doctor who is treating you for this condition.

      There are so many new products on the market today that don't have any steroids in them. Good luck!!!


psoriasis remedies natural

Home Remedies For Ezema

Some eczema symptoms you may experience are inflamed skin, severe redness, unbearable itch, and sometimes oozing lesions that just won't go away. This condition is not an easy thing to deal with; It is a long battle. It takes patience and persistence in caring for your skin. Here are some home remedies for eczema you can follow to manage your condition.

Before you start looking for ways to treat your condition, it's important that you are seen by a doctor to make sure your condition is indeed Eczema. There are other health conditions that share the same symptoms as eczema. Your doctor may prescribe you with medications you can take to manage your eczema symptoms. While these medications work, keep in mind that natural remedies are always better choices, especially for a condition that occurs from time to time and has no known specific cure. Always favor natural remedies before resorting to medical treatments.

Home remedies for eczema are simple tips you can do to help you feel better. You can have oatmeal soaks to treat your symptoms. Prepare warm bath water and put about half a cup of oatmeal in a cheese cloth. Place the tied cheese cloth with the oatmeal in your bath water. Oatmeal extracts help soothe your skin. With regular use, the inflammation will gradually decrease.

Another home remedy you can do is to make a Guava leaf tea and cool it down. Use this tea as a cleanser. This is a good alternative to soap as it has antimicrobial and disinfecting properties. Also, find a way to incorporate honey in your skin care routine. Honey is a good healing agent for different skin problems. Use raw honey on your skin regularly.

There are different ways to control this condition. Home remedies for eczema are some of the things you should consider when looking for ways to ease your symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    my daughter suffers from very dry cracked mouth?
    my 13 year old daughter goes through so much lip balm is unreal. she suffers from occasional ezema too. its the dry lips that are the real problem for her. our doctor says to put vaseline on the area but this does not clear it up. any ideas or home remedies please??????

    • ANSWER:
      try a aquafina oil lip balm, the blue one. hopefully it helps b/c i suffer from that too.

  2. QUESTION:
    any used Efficas for ezema treatment yet?
    theres a product out there called Efficas that helps heal ur ezema and keep it from comeing back...just wondering if anyone has used it and worked for them.

    • ANSWER:
      I am an Arbonne skincare consultant. You will really appreciate these products if you give them a chance. All of our products are hypoallergenic, dermotologist tested, organic offerings, no animal testing, no animal by-products, botanically based (plant based). We are very popular for our anti-aging sets. We have seen them work wonders and change many people's lives. The acne line is awsome. I use them myself. I battled acne all my life and I've tried it all from the at home natural remedies to the proactiv to the dermotologist. Nothing worked for me until I was introduced to arbonne. Please take a look for yourself and discover what Arbonne can do for you too. Go to arbonne.com enter consultant ID#16329378. If you are not able to place an order or would like further help please email me at jca0205@yahoo.com. I would love to assist you in any way possible. I would even like for you to look at some before and after pics. They are awsome!!!Our anti-aging set has also cured enczema for many as well. We have really great before and after pictures from a few users.


home remedies for ezema

The Cure For Eczema

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are home remedies for curing eczema?
    Hello
    i have eczema and it is driving me insane with the itching and redness or the eczema and I was wondering what are home remedies for curing eczema

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosed last year with numular eczema and given a bunch of expensive medications from the skin doctor.
      Well nothing worked until this year when another doctor told me that it was psoriasis.
      I suffered for over a year with this embarrassing condition and now it is almost gone after 2 weeks of therapy.
      I have researched a lot on line and started my own remedy's. I found vaseline helped a lot with the itch.
      Now I drink lots of water, take tons of vitamins, like a,b,c,d,e and omega 3. You have to cure your dry skin from within. Creams are like putting a band aide on a sore,
      I take warm baths using a whole box of sea salts. No frills sells Mediterraneanin salt for 1 buck a box.
      Then I don't use perfume soaps, I use olive oil soap from the health store.
      Then I go to light therapy at the doctors 3 times a week, moderate sunlight helps the skin.
      Then I use lots of mosturizers there is one called base glaxal that really works.
      Try using noxzema I heard that cures exzema.

  2. QUESTION:
    What to do to reduce itchiness due to eczema especially on children?
    How to cure eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      All the above answers are actually very good; there is not one simple solution to eczema. Things that contribute to eczema include allergies to things such as foods, perfumes or soaps and it is helpful to try and identify these if possible. Most of the time, it is impossible to do so and instead skin care plays a major role. Avoid scratching if possible; sometimes this requires the use of topical Benadryl, steroids or Calamine to reduce the itching. To avoid drying out the skin which precipitates many bouts of eczema, use as mild a soap as possible or, preferably, none at all. Particularly in infants, the use of soaps or shampoos really isn't necessary and only serves to dry out the skin. Also, avoid excessively long baths or showers for the same reason. When drying off, don't rub the skin as this removes a lot of the natural oils. Pat or air dry. Then, apply a moisturizer (Eucerin is a good one without perfumes or colors) immediately to prevent drying out of the skin. Vaseline works great for this as well, but can feel greasy afterwards. Usually, these measures will lead to improvement in the eczema. However, topical steroids may be necessary. In general, these are quite safe. In more severe cases, topical tacrolimus or pimecrolimus (Protopic or Elidel) may be useful. However, these are associated with more side effects and are best left as a last resort.

  3. QUESTION:
    How To get rid of scratching from eczema in hair?
    My 1 year old daughter has real bad eczema. The Aveeno cream works well on her skin and the shampoo is good too, but only afeective for a day and i don't know if it's in her hair, but she constantly scratches her hair and her hair is so brittle that it falls out. Almost all of her long and pretty use to be hair is gone. Does anyone know a way to cure eczema in hair and the scratching?

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do is to focus on treating the underlying cause of the eczema and minimize the flare ups by:

      - bathing using warm, not hot, water and a very mid soap
      - using a cream or petroleum jelly based moisturizer on wet skin after bathing or washing hands.
      - moisturize throughout the day as the need arises. Avoid using lotions as they tend to dry out the skin
      - pat excess water from skin after moisturizing as rubbing irritates the skin
      - wear cotton clothing
      - avoid the use of detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets with perfumes and/or dyes

      There's a really great article on this website about how one woman with severe eczema was finally able to beat it: http://www.beateczema.com/?hop=4safetynow

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried vitamin B complex to reduce eczema?
    Some nutritionists say B complex can reduce and perhaps cure eczema. Has it worked for you?

    • ANSWER:
      lots of people have tried and lots of people have failed to get a result. Of course a few people had success due to random factors

  5. QUESTION:
    In the future, would stem cell therapy be used to cure eczema?
    I know that Parikinsans can be cured with stem cell therapy. And I know that eczema is genetic. So with the mapping of the human genome and stem cell research, can we cure eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      i hope there will be a cure in the future. but for now all i know about the most effective treatment is just found online. it is just one click away at this very moment and just found in this very useful site http://www.skinoriginal.com and instantly be away from eczema. i hope this will help all of you too.

  6. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the cinnamon and honey cure for eczema?
    I got the list of the cures from cinnamon and honey and was thinking of trying the cure for eczema. Has anyone tried this? Have you seen good results?
    Well thanks Alejandro, but I don't have diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      I used it and it does work but it felt a little gross. The best thing I have done for my eczema is drink plenty of water, wear natural materials, keep my body temperature cool, and eat tons of greens (spinach, broccoli, lettuce). Seriously, if I go a couple days without eating anything green my skin starts getting flaky and red.

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I prevent sweating when I have Eczema.?
    I think I have Eczema because I have a few patches of dry bumps on my arm, wrists, and a few on my legs. I run alot and I sweat to like anyone who runs but how can I cure my Eczema if I sweat too much while running. P.S. How long does Eczema last and what can you do to heal or cure Eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema lasts forever unless you grow out of it as a child. It is a dormant decease. Different factors trigger it. Like stress, poor diet, and sometimes nothing at all. It just pops up whenever it feels like it. It can't be cured either. The only thing that you can do is treat the symptoms. And unfortunately when you run the sweat is only irritating it. Keeping yourself well moisturized is the best way to treat it. I take baths in aveeno oatmeal an immediately afterwords apply eucrrin lotion to seal in the moisture. I would do this right after you run. Aveeno also makes a special lotion and soap just for eczema that I recommend. Lotions containing any fragrance are only gonna make it burn and itch more. Even the soap you use in the shower can make it worse. Try to find something Fragrance and dye free aveeno makes a few different kinds. If it gets infected you need to go see a doctor immediately. They can also give you some topical ointments that will help a lot more then anything you can buy over the counter.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some non-prescription ways to deal with or cure eczema?
    What is a great way to cure or even better, eliminate eczema in children around 18 months old?
    What is great treat for eczema in children 18 months old?

    • ANSWER:
      With eczema, its important to keep the areas clean and moist with moisturizers. Use fragrance free and hypoallergenic products. Learn what your child's triggers are and help them avoid those triggers.

      Make sure that after their bath that you get them dried well by patting their skin dry rather than wiping so you don't further irritate their skin.

      I know Aveeno has baby products. The oatmeal in Aveeno is very soothing. My mom used to bathe me in baking soda baths but I'm not sure if I was that young when she started. You may want to ask a doctor or call something like First Nurse.

      Make sure your child isn't scratching it. Put gloves or socks on their hands and/or keep their nails cut short. I still have to cut my nails short in the winter otherwise I scratch while I'm sleeping.

      I really don't think there's a cure for eczema. Although, some people who have it as kids grow out of it.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is a good natural way to treat eczema?
    My 17 month old son has a bad case of eczema, we are currently using hydrocortozone cream along with other cream to help. They are helping a little, but when I look and see his poor body all red and dry it hurt me and I would like to do more to help. We saw the doctor and they said use the hydro- cream and cut out alot of bath. If you have any other suggestions or natural health cures for eczema please let me know. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Aww poor baby. Eczema sucks!

      Try Aveeno's line, I believe they have baby products as well. It's more natural than other products, and it's very soothing and moisturizing. They make bath products, lotions, everything.

      Did you ask the Dr. about foods he is eating? Certain foods flare up my Eczema. Oh, and if you live in a colder climate and the heat is on right now, get him a humidifier. The dry hot air makes me dry and itchy.

      Good luck.. poor sweetie!

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there any side effects if i rely on an eczema ointment throughout my life?
    I need it all the time,i think its an ointment,since its kind of oily and that the oily stuff helps my eczema a lot,so if i use it for years since there is no cure for eczema,will it have any bad effect on my skin after a long time?

    ...does this topical medication get into your bloodstream since you're just applying on the skin?
    I think i over use the ointment,since its instructions is to just apply once at night,but i used it every time when there's an itch,i can't help it,practically i can't live comfortably without the ointment.
    Lol..its the only topical medication that have helped me,and its from a specialised doctor,not a pharmacy.
    haha.i forgot to add that everytime i went to the doctor to ask for the medication,i forgot to ask for the side effects,i only see him once in a few years,so that's why,maybe..i don't even know what's the ointment called,since its just in a simple plain packaging.

    • ANSWER:
      up to 70% of what you put on your skin goes into the bloodstream, think about niccotine patches..don;t you read or hear about all the hamrful ways you're damaging your body from products? as for your ointment, check the ingredients. are they all natural? I doubt it. if it was then you wouldn't have to rely on it so much. thats that synthetic creams do; make you dependant on them, so you have to keep buying them ($$$$$) did you know coconut oil (taken internally, and rubbed onto your eczema parts) will help immensely. borage oil or evening primrose oil is also used to treat eczema, and you don't need to apply it all the time. look here for more information
      http://ezinearticles.com/?From-a-Nurse-Using-Coconut-Oil-as-a-Treatment-For-Eczema&id=435979
      and
      http://www.coconut-connections.com/skin_care.htm
      and
      http://www.fromnaturewithlove.com/soap/product.asp?product_id=oileven&extract=1

  11. QUESTION:
    how to cure eczema with aloe vera?
    Please, i've always heard that aloe vera is very effective in the cure of eczema, but i don't know how to use it, my friend is suffering from it seriously, please i need help! Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, its true that there is no way to cure any kind of disease by treating the symptoms and not the root cause, this is also true about eczema. When my friend had eczema back then, we used aloe vera to cure it! Thanks to http://healerherbs.blogspot.com that was where i got the info. we did not just apply aloe vera gel on his eczema skin alone, we also made sure he takes at least a teaspoon of aloe vera gel everyday and i must tell you the eczema vanished in less than ten days!
      I'll advice you apply aloe vera gel on the affected skin and make sure to take aloe vera gel everyday, this will treat the root cause of eczema! I hope i am able to help!lone, we also made sure he takes at least a teaspoon of aloe vera gel everyday and i must tell you the eczema vanished in less than ten days!
      I'll advice you apply aloe vera gel on the affected skin and make sure to take aloe vera gel everyday, this will treat the root cause of eczema! I hope i am able to help!

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I cure eczema in embarrassing spots?
    Well I've had eczema for about 10 years now, I'm 15 years old. But I've never had it in such an embarrassing spot before (I think you know what I'm talking about). I'm fine with it being on my fingers because usually if I just keep moisturizing it, it goes away in a few weeks (it comes back obviously, but it's not as annoying), but you can't do that for /down there/. What can I do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Go see your dermatologist. They can give you a cream that might cure it in a month or two of use (I used to have it on my feet when I was 6 and it hurt to walk but not anymore :D ).

  13. QUESTION:
    What's the most effective way to cure eczema?
    I have eczema on the back of my leg, and had it for about 3 or 4 months. I've tried using calamine lotion, and some other lotions, but it hasn't worked. Whats the best and quickest way to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Topical steroid cream

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to cure eczema?
    I know there is different types of Eczema. I had it on near my ear, eye, mouth, hand, body and leg.

    • ANSWER:
      Like Tommy Boy says, there is no cure, but my uncle has eczema and uses fluocinonide cream to relieve the itching. He says it works very well, but you'll need a prescription from your doctor. If your interested, more info on this topic can be found at these links.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eczema

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dermatitis-eczema/DS00339/DSECTION=7

      http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/dermatitis.html

      http://www.nationaleczema.org/home.html

      Good Luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    How to cure eczema,tell me?
    How to cure eczema?my child.

    • ANSWER:
      In Fact,the Beat Eczema is our most recommended product to get rid of eczema. Beat Eczema is specifically designed to heal and restore damaged or problem skin.
      http://www.healthy-365.com/Beauty/Eczema-Treatment-Products.html

  16. QUESTION:
    can anyone tell me whether there is a permanant cure for eczema?
    As my doctor said there is no permanant cure for eczema only can be controld.If there is a cure I would appreciate your comments and answers.Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I have eczema in my hair and eyebrows, My Dr told me to quit conditioning my hair, and stay away from products with alcohol. Amazing it works I no longer dig at my scalp. Had to go with a shorter hair cut though, but worth it Good luck :)

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some non-prescription ways to deal with or cure eczema?
    What is great treat for eczema in children 18 months old?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of eczema") – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and then they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Fumi

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural cure for eczema?
    I have had eczema for many years, and I have some now which will not clear-up. The doctor has not been able to provide much more than steroid cream. Is there any natural things which work?

    • ANSWER:
      The cure to eczema is specific attrition of the infected cells. Have a look at my blog at http://eczemafix.blogspot.com/index.html#7020987335704964975 for reason why and mechanism. The best cure I have found thus far is 4 days at a clean beach. Mangosteen skins are good for immediate treatment but does not provide the level that going to a warm and clean beach does.

      The cure is also a strategy. It is about depopulating the infection and infectious agents over a period of time without scarring the skin (or with minimal scarring) http://eczemafix.blogspot.com/index.html#3443886186286232409 (this shows what happens when the majority of the infection is gone but there are still some infected patches. People say it looks like psoriasis (http://www.healthy-skin-guide.com/psoriasis-photos.html)).

      As skin is naturally replaced over the course of ones life, as long as one remains vigilant, one will eventually be free of the infection. I make this period about 7 years.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you cure eczema?
    I've have eczema since i was born. Although when i got in 5th grade in a different school . Idk what happened if you know anything that can help plz tell me.

    • ANSWER:
      you cant cure eczema you can only control it. first you need a lot of natural sunlight so if u have a room always let the sunlight shine in because the sunlight is good for your skin and doesnt let it dry. also in your blood theres a lot of bad stuff in it from the things that you eat, drink, or lotions that you put on your skin. try to stay away from junk food, sugary drinks etc. also dont put to much lotion on that have perfume in it to smell good because that irritates your skin. put on lotion that doesnt have any smell and put it on 3 times a day and on cold days put on at least 5 to 6 times. when you take a shower use dove bar for sensitive skin. stay away from clothing that make you itchy, and dont stress out too much. drink plenty of water and rest. you dont need a fancy lotion or ointment to calm it because all the chemicals just add up in your blood and make it worse in the future. just do this normally and daily and after a few weeks maybe even days it'll calm down. GOOD LUCK HOPE THIS HELPS

  20. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Eczema?
    I've had eczema since I was born, its really starting to affect me, people are making fun of me having it, is there a way that will cure eczema forever?

    • ANSWER:
      The cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use SerenaSkin herbal remedies.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up, and I continue with eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of eczema?
    For about 6 months I've noticed bumpy spots on my upper legs. I didn't know what it was at first. Now my sister to told me its eczema. I just noticed I have bumpy itchy itchy spots on my right hand. Is there a cure for eczema!!

    • ANSWER:
      Zinc is one of the best treatments for eczema. Frequently many people call all sorts of rashes eczema but it can be host of other things such as allergies, psoriasis, among others. If you have a simple case of bumps then an over the counter med like "skin Zinc", Destin (a very stinky sticky messy diaper rash ointment) or Butt Paste (yes it is a real product & it is high in zinc) can help. Or soaking in the bath tub with oatmeal and one or two dissolved Zinc vitamin supplements. However you mentioned that you are having a lot of itching spots, these could be hive you could have allergies. Allergies can run from just annoying to causing Anaphalactic Shock, which can be fatal. I advise you to see an auto immunologist soon. Good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    How can I treat and or cure eczema?
    What causes eczema? What can be used to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Eczema is fairly easy to cure. You can watch this video of a cure used in Japan. It does take a few months, and if you had been using steroids, it will take a few more weeks.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxLW-HKgQzU&feature=channel_page

      You can place a wanted add on http://craigslist.com and will usually be able to ask for some 8.5 PH drinking water and get a response. I make alkaline water at home in a processor that will also make the 2.5 PH water used to treat eczema on the skin. You drink the 8.5 - 9.0 PH water, and then treat the skin with the 2.5 PH water. Keep the skin damp with the 2.5 PH water for several hours a day, and the skin will clear up in about 3 months. You will start to see it clear up in a month or so.

      Good Luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    Apple detox diet? Does it help you gain energy and cure eczema?
    I've been feeling really tired and down lately. I also have eczema, and I heard if you eat nothing but apples and plenty of water for 2-3 days, it will get rid of all the toxins in your body and help with the eczema.
    I am not trying to lose weight. I just want to cure my eczema and gain energy.
    Does the detox diet work? Do you know of a better detox diet than the apple one?
    Thankss :)

    • ANSWER:
      No. It's good for staving off constipation and scurvy, but if you have eczema, see a doctor. Eczema is a symptom, not a disease. Most often it's an autoimmune thing.

      Any supposed cure that's said to "get rid of all the toxins in your body" is the bastard grandchild of unscientific 19th Century nutritional theories, and will not work. Nothing works like that. It's not as though toxins hang around on your body's streetcorners, wearing signs that say "I'm a toxin, come get me." Your internal chemical processes are a lot more complicated than that.

      The substance that comes closest to doing that for you is plain old water. It's hard to drink too much of it, and most people don't drink enough. Put a little squeeze of lemon in it to make it easier on your stomach, and drink as much as you can hold. Make a habit of it. It'll have all kinds of good effects.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good cure for eczema?
    My child has eczema on her legs and arms. Nothing her pediatrician has given has helped with the itching and the dry flaking skin. She is constantly scratching and kids are making fun of her.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have extreeemely severe eczema all over my body. I had it since I was a baby and I grew up trying every single medication my doctors perscribed me. I was exactly like your child. But a few years ago when I was 16, my auntie told me to try VIRGIN COCONUT OIL, so I applied it to my body like twice daily (after showering) and not long after my eczema greatly decresed and unlike the medicenes and ointments my doctors gave me, it STAYED that way.

      I can't gaurantee that it will work for your child too, but I really reccommend you give it a try!! I still get some really minor rashes here and there once in a while, but it's NOTHING compared to what I had before. It just really got my eczema under control. I know there's no cure to eczema but seriously, this WAS like a cure to me and I know it wasn't because "I got lucky and grew out of it".

      I'm almost 19 now, and my skin is as clear and smooth as anyone else's. I can even use normal (and scented!) skin products regularly now, and I haven't had a flare-up since. :]

      this was the exact brand i used just in case: http://www.kabayancentral.com/beauty/splash/theravco.html

      I hope this helps, and I hope your child gets well soon!! :]

  25. QUESTION:
    How to cure eczema on arms?
    I have really bad eczema on my arms and it wont go away . Are there are any tips or home methods i can try ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Mol

  26. QUESTION:
    Are they any online sites that really cure eczema?
    Idk if i made sense, but i've come across so much sites with products claiming to get rid of eczema, i don't know which to order from.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of eczema") – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and then they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Fumi

  27. QUESTION:
    Would i become rich if i created a cure for eczema?
    Atopic eczema, a cure, could i be rich?

    • ANSWER:
      You'd be rich beyond your imagination. But finding a cure for eczema is akin to finding a cure for cancer -- there's multiple causes, none of which are well understood. So far there's no cure for any of them, only fairly effective treatments. The difference between a cure and treatments is a cure is done once and you're done forever whereas treatments require repeat visits.

      While you're at it, find a cure for cancer, AIDS, and Hepatitis C, too!

  28. QUESTION:
    What sort fo medicine does one use to cure eczema?
    One of my friends has these itchy rash on his legs, he say it is eczema, it come during winter but during summer it dries up and reappears again next year. He uses moisturiser, it seems to help a bit, but not cure. Can anyone please help?
    Thank you Alexi, i will get him to buy some.
    Hi Abi, where can i get this Champori medicine? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  29. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for eczema?
    My 4 month old has really bad eczema all over his face and now getting it in different areas of the body. I'm trying everything the dermatologist recommended. Do you know of any natural home remedies that help or cure eczema? I've been told you can only control it but I can't loose hope on finding something.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Irania,

      Before you get to know the real remedies for Eczema,there are some unproved remedies surrounding Eczema that you should know about. These remedies include:

      * Oatmeal Consumption. It's a common remedy to heal itching, and can be applied as a cream in the bath. But some recent researches tells that oat can give a burning sensation on skin.
      * Sulfur. For a long time, sulfur has been used for some skin problems. However, there is no scientific evidence that sulfur treatment can cure Eczema.
      * Probiotics. They are living microorganisms like Lactobacillus bacteria in yoghurt. They are not effective for treating Eczema, and have a small risk of an infection.
      * Sea water. Many expert dermatologists around the world believe that there are some doubtful evidences that salt water baths can help children with Eczema.

      Recently scientists discovered that a diet rich in Omega-3 may able to reduce the symptoms of this skin disease. Because the disease is related to inflammation, the Omega-3 fatty acids can help controlling the production of chemical mediators of inflammation. This means that the skin rashes can be reduced by consuming fish oil supplements regularly. So, finding the best fish oil supplement is really important to treat Eczema.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can i cure severe eczema on my body?
    i have eczema practically all over my body! it's so painful! i have it on my:
    armpits
    genital area
    ankles
    hands
    head(forehead)
    So, can someone please help me? i'm constantly seeing dermatologists and using whatever treatments help. i've been using moisturizer and aveeno oatmeal bath. i know there's other ways to heal it though. please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Moisturising is very important to cure/relief from eczema.
      Also don't use wool material instead wear cotton clothes.

      For more information I would recommend visiting http://www.eczemacuretoday.com and read the articles.

      Aslo if you subscribe to the newsletter you will receive a free ebook called "Get Relief From Itching".

  31. QUESTION:
    What can I use for my Eczema?
    I have eczema really bad. It's on the creases of my arms and legs and on the back of my thighs, I want to know what can I use to cure my eczema? What can I use for the scars that the eczema leave?

    • ANSWER:
      I use too have really bad eczema too when I was little but I was recommended aveeno dAily moisturizer by my doctor and it worked wonderfully. Apply it to the irritated areas after you shower or when is wet or when it's getting agitated and you feel like scratching it. Also, if you have really bad dry skin like I do, it helps with that as well. For the really badly irritated sections of my skin, I got prescribed an ointment by my doctor that contains steroids in it which helps calm and relax the inflamed area. I forgot what it's called but it starts with a T and it is VERY effective and strong. Sadly the scars that you receive are permanent but can be reduced as long as you take care of your skin, moisturize and use a really good body scru that gets rid of dead skin or use one of those scar reducing cosmetic items like clinique dark spots remover.

      I know it sucks but it gets better, good luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural cures for eczema on eyelids?
    I've tried numerous things to get rid of the eczema around my eyes. Nothing I've tried has worked. It keeps coming back. I haven't been able to wear make-up for several months. It's so painful, itchy, and just down right miserable. Does anyone have a good solution to get rid of this awful stuff for good?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, eczema on eyelids can be one of the worst types of eczema to deal with.

      Because the skin on the eyelids is so thin and delicate, you need to be careful what you put on it. A lot of medicated eczema treatments contain steroids and other chemicals, and the last thing you will want is to have them seeping into your eyes.

      Try using a cream which has natural ingredients. A really good one is Aloe Vera, as it has a lot of skin healing properties. The key is to keep the eyes well moisturized and not to let the skin get dry. Dry skin makes eczema a lot worse.

      Try your best not to rub them or scratch them either, as this makes the situation worse as well.

      Stress is something that people don't think about, but it is a known cause for making eczema worse, so try to learn to relax a bit more.

      Hope things get better for you and the eczema on eyelids gets better.

      There is dome info about eyelid eczema below if you want to know more

  33. QUESTION:
    My husband has bad eczema any ways to get rid of it?
    My husband has very bad eczema, all over his body. and now its starting to come on his forehead and face, Dermatologists gave him some medicine but it did not help, other medication he couldnt use because he is allergic to penicillan. Is there any real cure to help eczema, i know when he is stressed it becomes more visible, but there must be something out there naturally to get rid of this or minimize it to very minimal.

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I treat and cure my chronic eczema infection all over my body? Please, this is urgent!?
    I have eczema infections for sometime now and it is really irritating and I can't go out during the day. I need help as to how I can get rid of it! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You can get your eczema treated and cured within a short time depending on the type of eczema you have and how long you have had it. I have read about people and seen pictures of people on the internet with horrible eczema infections treated and cured with the solutions they found on the internet.
      There are many of such solutions all around the internet but to save you time since you wanted it urgent, you can check this site and read about the testimonials of people who get cured by applying the method described by one who has been a sufferer of eczema before.
      This is the site: http://www.tinyurl.com/37luhdm

      I hope this will help you.

  35. QUESTION:
    Is anybody working on a cure for Eczema?
    I've suffered enough for 2 lifetimes and I'm only 18. I'm about to just give up on life. Is ANYONE working on a cure or something? I've tried everything in the book for my skin and nothing works except Olux-E but that's getting expensive.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's how I got rid of my eczema :)

      -Eat lots of plain, full-fat yogurt. Have a small bowl with every meal (if the taste bothers you, add honey)
      -Eat more healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil, fish, avocados, etc. At least twice a day
      -No sugar! And no refined grains (white flour, white rice, etc)
      -Use heavy moisturizers on your eczema daily. I used a homemade balm made of beeswax and coconut oil

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it medically possible to find a cure for eczema?
    I know there isn't one at the moment but is there any hope for the millions of people with this particular skin disease? Considering there isn't cures for certain diseases such as HIV/AIDS, certain STD's etc. It makes me wonder, will I be doomed with such a curse?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the remedy for Eczema in scalp and chest? Homeopathy/Ayurveda?
    I notice red patches in the middle of chest in 2002 and in 2005 the severe dandruff problem (since 2001) found to be none other than Eczema. Scales from red patches on few areas of scalp. Few on chest and few on back.

    Applied Conaderm shampoo, Meta Foam on scalp and Mometasone Furoate Cream for skin on chest. When I apply it soon disappears and reappear again after some time and aggrevate when take eggs, fish and groundnuts.

    Please provide me permanent cure for eczema.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, you can grow out of eczema, and I do suffer from it too. Triamcinalone cream .01% is a great perscriptian! Talk to your doctor, but you have to use it EVERYDAY for a long time in order for the eczema to go away! As for the scalp, I don't have it there, but talk to your dermitologist!

  38. QUESTION:
    How to cure eczema on my hands and fingers?
    I have eczema on my hands and fingers and it's makes my hands look really DRY and my finger nails are going all bumpy and has grooves. What can I do to cure/help it?
    thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is better for eczema? Olive Oil or Apple Cider Vinegar?
    These are the two natural ways I found out about curing my eczema but I don't know which one will work better.

    • ANSWER:
      Olive oil would be good for moisturizing the dry skin. Try tea tree oil too. A friend of mine had eczema and it helped him. Grapeseed extract is also good for fighting fungus's so maybe that would help too. Try all of them out one week at a time until you find one that works the best!

  40. QUESTION:
    What can I put to cure my eczema?
    My eczema comes back and forth. Its really, annoying. What are some home remedies that I can put on. No vaseline. It worsens it.

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  41. QUESTION:
    Drinking urine to cure eczema?
    9 months ago I broke out in quite aggressive eczema. It came from no were and has been extremely annoying and painful ever since. I have tried many medicines and creams, however nothing has worked. I am now resorting to natural remedies and I have heard that drinking your own urine is a very good method at curing eczema. Does any one know to what extent this is true, and if so what consistency it should be drank?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, enthusiasts say, "middle of the stream, fresh, warm morning urine is the most potent and you can mix that with a bit of orange juice if you like."

      Personally, I think this is a crock and if it really worked for all they claim it does, we would all be doing it by now. But it's your choice, read more...

      http://healthmad.com/alternative/drinking-your-own-urine/

  42. QUESTION:
    How can I treat eczema on my nipples?
    I had a particularly bad case of eczema on my nipples and now they are slightly bleeding and trying to form scabs. I live in a college dorm so I don't have anytime to let them dry. They don't seem to be healing now because of this. I'd like some tips on helping them heal.

    Thanks for answering!

    • ANSWER:
      lol,

      there are hundreds if not thousands of homemade natural cures for eczema, try: mixing oatmeal with water and create a paste, then apply this paste over the infected area and if you do that for about 1 week you will notice reduction in eczema. you can also use raw honey if you do not have oatmeal at home. also drink plenty of water.

      as I said there are thousands of homemade cures for eczema, if the above ones do not work visit: http://www.eczemacuretoday.com and find thousands other ways to treat and cure eczema.

      good luck

  43. QUESTION:
    what causes eczema to flare up and what is a treatment that can cure eczema for good?
    my father and i have eczema and can't seem to find a cure for it to get rid of it for good and we want to know what cuases it to come back.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. The etiology of eczema is not known; so nobody knows exactly what causes the flare ups. Some usual suspects are household chemicals (detergents, shampoos,cleaning liquids, etc.) and certain foods (milk, yeast, gluten, etc).
      There is an herbal cream and spray from http://www.champori.com that helps to keep my eczema in check: I haven't had a flare up for more than a year now. And it cleared my patches (hands and face mostly) in just 2.5 weeks. Try it. (it comes with money back guarantee so there is nothing to lose)
      Best,
      Bernadette

  44. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my eczema quick and even permanently?
    I have had eczema for all of my life and I'm sick and tired of it. I've tried cortisone and cortaid and both just provide a temporary relief if anything. I was wondering if there were any over the counter medications that I could use to get rid if my eczema .

    • ANSWER:
      I suffered with eczema as a child and an adolescent and tried everything. The only thing that made it go away at that time was a 3 month detox (less sugar, dairy, starch, salt) coupled with Ayurvedic treatment (herbal) which addresses the cause as opposed to symptoms which western medications treat. I would say I was cured of eczema.
      Now after 20 years, in my 40's the eczema has flared up again. I couldnt bear to go back to the painful herbal /detox treatment so following some research, I decided to tackle the problem myself. Eczema is generally caused by what you eat. The food triggers are unique to each person. I started keeping a diary of everything I consumed and found that my trigger food was chocolate and artificial sugar based products, cakes, ice creams etc. The moment I eliminated these foods from my diet, I started seeing positive results. I am willing to completely give up sugar and chocolates if this will keep my eczema at bay. I am in the recovery phase now and I am keeping my fingers crossed. I hope this information helps. Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    How do you cure eczema scars?
    My cousin had bad eczema, Her eczema has healed but It left dark scars on her legs.
    I've been to plenty of sites and have tried what they recommend but nothing seems to be working.

    Help! Thank you! xx

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Curing Acne Scars at Home

      Home remedies include the use of some easily available ingredients for acne scar removal. Following is the list of some therapies that can effectively reduce acne scars.

      Lime juice: Lime juice is a citric acid, which helps to remove the dead skin cells and promotes the growth of new skin cells. Apply lime juice directly on the acne scars with the help of a cotton ball. It lightens and improves the appearance of dark acne scars.

      Sandalwood and rosewater paste: This is an effective home remedy for acne scars. Sandalwood has cooling and soothing effect on the scarred skin. Prepare a thick paste of sandalwood and rosewater and directly apply on the scarred area. Leave it on for about an hour, before washing off with water.

      Tomato mask: Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A, which prevents excess production of sebum that causes acne. Tomatoes also have antioxidant properties, which help to improve the damaged and scarred skin. Make thin slices of a tomato and place them over your face like a mask. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and then wash off with water.

      Cucumber and tomato mask: This face mask is another popular home remedy used removing acne scars. Prepare a paste of cucumber and tomato and apply it evenly over the face. This remedy helps tighten the skin pores and minimizes the visibility of acne scars.

      Honey: Application of honey as a face mask or oral intake of honey are other effective treatments for acne scars. Honey is a natural moisturizer, which helps to remove the acne scars and gives a natural glow to the skin. It keeps the skin smooth and hydrated.

      Ice: Rub ice cubes over the face for about 10-15 minutes. Ice will help to tighten the skin pores and reduce the acne scars.

      Home remedies combined with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and hygienic habits can help to remove acne scars and keep your skin healthy and problem-free.

      Take care! Mama Bear

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/home-reme…

  46. QUESTION:
    What are good lotions to get rid of Eczema?
    I have really bad Eczema. Does anyone know any reccomended lotions to clear up your eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      Listen my friend.
      You can not cure Eczema with a lotion or other creame of any kind.
      Eczema is a symptom of some kind of unbalance in your body and life.

      I had eczema my whole childhood and teen years, in my twenties i decided to
      get rid of this no matter what it took. It took alot of research and work, but now 29 years old, i am totally free from eczema. WHAT A RELIEF!!

      You need to optimize youre whole system and clean your body,

      This is what i did:
      - Change diett. Eat clean. fish, good meat, fruits, healty grains, rice, beans, vegetables, etc...
      - Aviod refined suger, bread (yeast products), wheat, strong spices, too much salt, alcohol, don´t smoke, don´t do drugs or unecassary medications, etc... Keep away from BS.
      - DRINK ENOUGH WATER. It helps cleanse your system.
      - If you like, make good smoothies with berrys, fruits, superfood, oils etc.. very good for you.
      - Take some good supplements, multivitmins, greens (helps you acid-base balance), chlorella/spirulina (alges for detoxing), take some kind of complete oil supplement (important for curing eczema) we have something called "Udo's Choice" in my country. Take probiotics (important) helps your stomach,

      - Exercise, something you enjoy and makes you feel good.
      - Find some good way of releasing tension from your body (Check out Trauma release excersises, many people carry some kind of trauma that has stuck in the body). Also yoga, thai chi, chi gong are good ways of releasing tension and helping the energy flow in your body.
      - Talk to a good therapist if you have some unresolved mental challenges in your life, also good thing to get your spiritual life straight as well, find purpose, meaning and joy.
      - Have good routines in your life, wake up at the same time, eat regularly and healthy, have a clean house etc.. Remember, every part aids your healing,

      This is an important part: Detox
      The stomach is very important for many things in our body, our emotions for example is very effected by how our stomach is doing and visa versa.

      I would suggest doing the Hulda Clark liver cleanse protocol, it includes cleaning the stomach, liver and gall bladder. Remember to do a colon flush (enema) before the main part of the cleanse.

      This is something you should study a bit on you own, just google Hulda Clark and Liver Cleanse.

      Ok, i have some other tricks up the sleeve if this doesn't work, but you should try this first.

      I know this is alot of work, but you won't just heal your eczema if you do this, you will improve your whole life immensely. TRY THIS FOR 6 MONTHS!

      Hope this helps you!

  47. QUESTION:
    LOTION THAT WILL COMPLETELY CURE ECZEMA FOR GOOD?
    I have really bad eczema on my hands (OCD) and I originally used Nivea but it wasn't helping and I figured out it had ingredients that dried out the skin. Now I am using Gold Bond. And I am seeing somewhat of an improvement, but it is not completely gone. What lotion/cream will completely get rid of it for good?

    Please help! Best answer gets 10 points!

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema is not curable, I know I've had it for 56 years. There are things to use that can help. First it's a good idea to see a dermatologist. I have tried many over the counter lotions that did not help. I have to stay away from anything that has perfume or any sign of a scent in it, including laundry soap. I am now using Lubriderm lotion, Intense Skin Repair. It does help. When my hands get real bad where they're cracking and itching I use an oatmeal paste to help stop the itching. Mix in a bowl a small amount of oatmeal (not instant) and enough warm water to make a paste, rub onto hands and keep on for about 10 minutes, then rinse off. It can get very expensive using different products just to see which ones work the best for you but once you find what works don't switch. I also use a cream called Fluocinonide which a doctor will have to prescribe. When I use it (usually at night) I wear a pair of white cotton gloves. I hope this helps.


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Eczema Treatments At Home

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I reduce the effects of scars from eczema?
    I'm 19 years old and have had eczema since I was roughly 15. It started just on my stomach cause of the belts I wore, and then on my arms, but that was nothing until this past year. I have it bad on my arms, stomach, half my back, upper thighs, chest, and neck. And I am also half hispanic, so I scar very easily. They aren't raised scars or anything, but just dark marks. And they stay, for years. Lotions for dry skin don't work, I know that. But even if I do control my eczema, the scars from it will last for a long time. Can anyone relate and possibly know any way to help me with my scars, or eczema? I'm running out of options! I feel like a leper here!

    • ANSWER:
      HI Amber

      Here are some ideas to start the healing process.

      Cause
      Eczema is often called Dermatitis, and may be a symptom of an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency. Eczema can be due to allergies, allergies secondary to digestive disorders such as hydrochloric acid deficiency, rashes secondary to immune diseases, genetic metabolic disorders, and/or nutritional deficiencies, especially of niacin (vitamin B3) and B6, as well as other B vitamins.

      To minimize your risk of developing eczema, avoid irritating substances, wear natural nonirritating materials, use soothing ointments, and check to see if dietary, nutritional, and/or and allergy-causing factors need to be considered.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: Bergamot, chamomile, lavender, melissa, neroli, eucalyptus, geranium, and/or juniper can help speed healing and relief of symptoms when applied topically to the affected areas.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet and avoid potentially allergy-causing foods, especially sugar, wheat, milk, and dairy products, including yogurt. Also avoid excess consumption of fruit, especially citrus and sour, as these foods may aggravate symptoms.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy® for accompanying stress, and Rescue Remedy Cream® on the affected areas.

      Herbs: Herbal remedies such as cleavers, nettle, yellowdock, or red clover tea or tinctures may be very effective. They are often combined with relaxing herbs such as chamomile, linden flowers, or skullcap. One combination would be equal parts of cleavers, nettle, and chamomile drunk as an infusion three times a day. A stronger mixture combines the tinctures of figwort, burdock, and cleavers in equal parts; take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day.

      To alleviate itching, bathe affected areas of your body with lukewarm or cold chickweed infusion. For cracked, dry, or painful skin, use a salve made from calendula flowers and St. John`s wort leaves.

      Goldenseal applied externally may also be helpful.

      Homeopathy:Dulcamara, Rhus tox., Sulfur, Arsen alb., and Graphites, taken alone or in combination with each other can help speed healing. Petroleum and Psorinum are also effective homeopathic remedies, but must be taken alone.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help speed healing: black currant and red grapes; carrot, beet, spinach, cucumber, and parsley; and wheat grass juice.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Vitamin A and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an omega-6 essential fatty acid found in high quantities in evening primrose oil, have both been shown to improve the symptoms of eczema. Vitamin E. Other useful supplements for preventing and reversing eczema include vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc.

      Topical Treatment: Apply evening primrose oil directly to cracked and sore areas of the skin. A topical paste made from ginkgo and licorice root extract has also been shown to improve eczema symptoms.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of eczema: Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Biofeedback Training, Bodywork (Acupressure, Shiatsu, Reflexology), Detoxification Therapy, Energy Medicine (Light Beam Generator, Ondamed, Photon Stimulator), Environmental Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Magnetic Field Therapy (North Pole Magnetic Energy Application), Mind/Body Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Osteopathy, and Oxygen Therapy

      Best of health to you

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for infant Eczema?
    My 8 week old has developed eczema. It is around his eyebrows and forhead? I know you usually let it run its course, but is their anything you can put on it to help it?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe it's hyrdocortisone that you put on it. A home remedy that really worked for my grandmother was Crisco (yes, the one for baking). Her dermatologist recommended it. My mom and aunts had tried evreything to relieve her, and finally the Crisco was the one thing that worked.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I soothe itching on my arms from eczema?
    I have pretty bad eczema all over my body. It's pretty much in check, but my arms are inflamed and really itchy. If anyone has any suggestions about how to make the itching stop and reduce the redness I would be so happy!! Thanks.

    Sarah

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest to use cotton cloths and do not wear wool cloths. You can also try the salty bath therapy it may ease your itchiness.

      Also try to consume food that is rich in vitamin E and aloe Vera, there are very good for skin.

      for more Information I recommend visiting and reade the article about eczema home treatment, the link is:
      http://www.eczemacuretoday.com/articles/eczema_home_treatment.html

      I also suggest to subscribe to the newsletter so you can receive free tips to cure eczema naturally as well as a free ebook "Get Relief From Itching".

      hope this helps

  4. QUESTION:
    Can I tan while I have eczema and am using a steroid lotion?
    I have a small case of eczema on my right arm and am taking a steroid lotion. What I am wondering is, is it okay to go in a tanning bed while I have my eczema outbreak, and more importantly while I'm using the steroid lotion?

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema Remedies

      Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon camphor and 1 teaspoon sandalwood paste on the rashes. Apply nutmeg paste to the affected areas. Put natural vitamin E on the affected skin, it will relieve you of itching. Zinc taken orally and applied directly on the affected skin is effective. Both shark cartilage and lotion of blueberry leaves reduce inflammation. Use pine tar soap to wash the affected skin. Drink tomato juice daily, it will cure the symptoms in a few days.

      You can also make a lotion out of crushed dandelion leaves, spearmint leaves, and a few drops of oil. Apply this lotion to your skin and allow it to remain on for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. This can act as an effective eczema cure. It is better to avoid cosmetic products as far as possible as the chemicals in them may aggravate the condition. An exfoliating cream is a very good option, but it is important to use it regularly in order to get rid of the upper layers of dead skin. It is also important that you use a gently exfoliating cream instead of a commercial product as this will help to prevent unnecessary irritation of the inflamed skin. You can make a cleansing scrub by soaking a handful of nuts in a small quantity of water. Blend these nuts along with half an avocado as avocados contain healthy oils that help to protect and moisturize your skin. Massage your skin gently with this creamy natural exfoliating paste and you can then allow it to remain on your skin for about 10 minutes before you rinse it off. You can add a few drops of fresh lemon juice to this paste to help cleanse your skin of the uppermost layer of dead skin cells.

      An important aspect of any eczema treatment plan would be to keep the skin well hydrated and moisturized. While there are plenty of commercial products available for this purpose, some in fact specially marketed for eczema patients, most commercial products do contain some amount of chemicals and fragrances that could be too harsh for your sensitive skin, aggravating the eczema symptoms. The best option would be to use natural oils for an eczema cure. Try and stick to virgin varieties of these oils as the refinement processes that are used destroy and significantly reduce some of the natural properties of the oils. Virgin coconut oil is one such natural oil that is believed to be highly effective as a remedy not just for eczema, but for a variety of skin conditions. The healing effects of virgin coconut oil are attributed to its various properties including a rich content of lauric acid and other fatty acids. The only other rich source of lauric acid is a mother’s milk. Coconut oil can simply be applied over the areas of skin that are affected just like any topical ointment. This will help to keep the skin smooth and soft.

      Another natural remedy for eczema that is often used in eczema treatment at home would be the application of mudpacks.

  5. QUESTION:
    Anyone have any Eczema information or treatments?
    Any home remedies or things you have found to work to help you with it? My father keeps flaring up, and the doctors seem to just keep giving him more meds, and i was curious if their was other ways to treat it, the medicine or creams dont work very well.
    thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I suggest that your father should try Champori anti-eczema spray and cream combo. It is herbal - steroid-free - and works better than anything else I used.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can i treat eczema at home?
    I had eczema as a kid on the creases of my arms and legs and it went away for about 5 years and now its back. But now i have it on my arm pits and it suuuuucks so i was wondering if there was any treatment i can do at home or any products that as low price that i could get. Thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      If i were you I'd figure out what changed when it came back. look at your diet. My eczema is always triggered by sugar. If i eat to much i have problems.
      I'd check your deodorant. if it has alcohol in it. it'll dry your skin out. Also I'm allergic to perfume so i always use a fragrance free anti-antiperspirant.

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of this eczema on the bottom of my butt cheeks?
    For a year now I've noticed these bumps on the bottom of my butt cheeks, really mild though. Not noticeable unless you feel it.

    I tried putting lotion there for a while in case it was just dry skin. Then I tried tanning to see if it would disappear from that. I tried baby powder.. I just don't know anymore!

    I don't want to go to the doctor or anywhere like that, so is there any thing recommended I should buy at the store for it? Or any other home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like keratosis pilaris to me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratosis_pilaris

      The options are AHA, BHA, and urea, all meant to break up the keratin in the pores, which makes the bumpy feeling.

      Some products with these active ingredients include: Neostrata lotions (glycolic or lactic acid), Paula's Choice 2% BHA body treatment, or Eucerin lotions that have urea high on the ingredient list.

      Hope this helps.

  8. QUESTION:
    Would paw paw ointment be good for my eczema?
    I have eczema really badly on my legs and in between my fingers. Would applying paw paw ointment my legs and fingers be good for my eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      The common treatment method for this type is steroids or steroidal creams to help the swelling, and emollients to help decrease the itch.

      Having eczema in feet can be terrible and will become worse because you cannot wear footwear and just walking can be painful.

      Many of them follow some traditional prescription medicine to cure for eczema on feet. These cure methods are tricky to apply on feet and not work very well. However, natural remedies can help you to prevent the symptoms of eczema also cure eczema on feet and hands.

      You need special care methods to cure for eczema on feet. Here are the few tips:

      1. Avoid soaps and deodorants with lotions or chemicals.
      2. Change your footwear that let your feed ventilate
      3. Avoid allergy factors. Also, check that your diet for triggers that may be affecting you.
      4. Cleanse thoroughly with the right ingredients or you may make it worse.

      These steps are part of a Natural cure for Eczema on hands and feet that you can try at home at a low cost without resorting to cortisone creams or prescription medicines. However, it is only a part of a complete treatment. There is a remedy to remove eczema completely from your feet, but you have to learn how to do it correctly.

      Go to a natural store (preferably)
      Ingredients:
      Sea Salts
      Coconut Oil
      Jojoba Oil
      Olive Oil
      Orange Oil
      Aloe Vera
      Any type of pure Milk product(soy/silk/milk/for skin)(don't use real milk because it will turn if not used right away.)
      and/or Shea Butter
      Tea Tree Oil and/or pure cucumber extract
      *Start by filling half your container with your sea Salt(1 cup)
      *in a measuring cup mix 1 cup of your other products equally and stir together thoroughly or until well mixed
      *Pour liquid mixture into your Sea Salt container and gently stir(Feel free to do this part with your hands, they will be super soft by the end)
      *Let stand for 4-6 hours to allow the salts to absorb the oils and fully mix together, but it can be used right away.
      *If you use too much oil it isn't going to hurt your mixture any, but to make the most of it, you might want to add a little bit of sea salt at a time until there is no longer a pool of oil.(Essential Oils like this can be expensive)

  9. QUESTION:
    How long should you wait before seeing a doctor for dermatology issue?
    I've had this persistent rash on both of my elbows that comes & goes since August. I've tried home treatments like Benadryl, a prescription hydrocortisone previously prescribed for something else by my dermatologist, lotions, etc. It's a red itchy bump rash. The bumps sometimes puss & bleed. It looks like it's going away, then comes back.

    This week I finally relented and called my dermatologist for an appointment. I have a feeling they are going to say it's eczema because it doesn't fit for psoriasis or contact dermatitis. Nonetheless, after 3 months of this I think it's time to have it looked at.

    I was wondering though - how long should I try to self-treat something or wait to see if it clears on it's own before seeking medical attention? Was 3 months too long? Obviously it's not life threatening but looking for some guidelines in the future.

    • ANSWER:
      as a young boy I lived on the beach. I used to get sunburned all the time. 40 years later I am finding that I get a lot of precancerous skin growth. When I go to the dermatologist he just freezes it off and tells me to come back in six months. I will wait two or three years. I tried freezing my own precancerous skin growths off myself and sometimes it works for a while but the Dr. seems to do a much better job. They're no big deal there just a rough hardly unnoticeable dry patch of skin. But the doctor recommends every six months and I am sure I should listen. I have found self diagnosing some things are not very wise. Sometimes it's something completely different than what you think it is and your treating it with the wrong kind of medication.any time you bleed and or have puss that is more likely an infection that may require antibiotics you just really don't know. If you can go to a dermatologist by all means you should go every six months until your problem goes way. I need to adhere to that same advice. Good luck

  10. QUESTION:
    How can you be more attractive with Eczema?
    I have servere eczema on my arms and ears. It looks kind of gross...
    please help?

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema Remedies
      Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon camphor and 1 teaspoon sandalwood paste on the rashes. Apply nutmeg paste to the affected areas. Put natural vitamin E on the affected skin, it will relieve you of itching. Zinc taken orally and applied directly on the affected skin is effective. Both shark cartilage and lotion of blueberry leaves reduce inflammation. Use pine tar soap to wash the affected skin. Drink tomato juice daily, it will cure the symptoms in a few days.

      You can also make a lotion out of crushed dandelion leaves, spearmint leaves, and a few drops of oil. Apply this lotion to your skin and allow it to remain on for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. This can act as an effective eczema cure. It is better to avoid cosmetic products as far as possible as the chemicals in them may aggravate the condition. An exfoliating cream is a very good option, but it is important to use it regularly in order to get rid of the upper layers of dead skin. It is also important that you use a gently exfoliating cream instead of a commercial product as this will help to prevent unnecessary irritation of the inflamed skin. You can make a cleansing scrub by soaking a handful of nuts in a small quantity of water. Blend these nuts along with half an avocado as avocados contain healthy oils that help to protect and moisturize your skin. Massage your skin gently with this creamy natural exfoliating paste and you can then allow it to remain on your skin for about 10 minutes before you rinse it off. You can add a few drops of fresh lemon juice to this paste to help cleanse your skin of the uppermost layer of dead skin cells.

      An important aspect of any eczema treatment plan would be to keep the skin well hydrated and moisturized. While there are plenty of commercial products available for this purpose, some in fact specially marketed for eczema patients, most commercial products do contain some amount of chemicals and fragrances that could be too harsh for your sensitive skin, aggravating the eczema symptoms. The best option would be to use natural oils for an eczema cure. Try and stick to virgin varieties of these oils as the refinement processes that are used destroy and significantly reduce some of the natural properties of the oils. Virgin coconut oil is one such natural oil that is believed to be highly effective as a remedy not just for eczema, but for a variety of skin conditions. The healing effects of virgin coconut oil are attributed to its various properties including a rich content of lauric acid and other fatty acids. The only other rich source of lauric acid is a mother’s milk. Coconut oil can simply be applied over the areas of skin that are affected just like any topical ointment. This will help to keep the skin smooth and soft.

      Another natural remedy for eczema that is often used in eczema treatment at home would be the application of mudpacks.

      Turmeric powder can also be used in natural eczema treatments and you could make a paste with a tablespoon of the powder mixed with the same proportions of bitter neem leaves.

      The application of cold compresses is also believed to help in eczema treatment and should help provide relief to any skin irritation.

      Another useful and easily available ingredient for eczema treatment would be papaya. Mashed papaya seeds can be applied to the areas of skin that are affected to reduce the itchiness.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are some tips for getting clearer skin?
    What like "home remedies" or products do you use to prevent breakouts? also what is a fast, safe way to remove pimples and blackheads? thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Try the following tips I found for u .do not use chemicals on skin. Follow these instructions and do let me know if they worked on your skin. I’m sure they will!

      1. Put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed, should help reduce swelling overnight. Make sure it is the paste not the gel. One of the most popular acne home remedies.

      2. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne.

      3. Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent acne, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

      4. Place strawberry leaves on the acne, the alkalinity helps to reduce the swelling.

      5. Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

      6. Another method is to massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.

      7. Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

      8. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet. All acne home remedies should include a healthy diet.

      9. A couple of garlic cloves, crushed and dabbed on the face 1-2 times a day. One of the smellier acne home remedies!

      10. Home face wash for acne: Mix together 1 or 2mls each of the following: witch hazel, tea-tree and sweet fennel essential oils, adding essential oil of geranium for women and essential oil of rosewood for men. Mix with 300mls of water. Shake before use, as the oils will float on top of the water during storage. Dab affected areas with cotton wool two or three times a day. The oils will clean and unclog giving antibiotic-like protection to the skin.

      11. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.

      12. Use 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball.

      13. Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on affected parts. One of the best acne home remedies.

      14. Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water 2-3 times a day.

      15. Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.

      16. Nettle Tea is another solution, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems. Drink four cups a day to get the full benefit of one of the most powerful acne home remedies. Get nettle products here.

      17. Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed up the healing of acne lesions. You can buy Aloe Vera at vitacost.com

      18. Another lotion that uses bee propolis extract may also be effective. Mix eight ounces of water and 11 drops of bee propolis extract. One of the acne home remedies which has been proven effective with many people.

      19. Some herbal acne home remedies...
      Burdock leaf tea.
      Lavender essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
      Tincture of calendula flowers.
      Tea tree essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
      Liquefy cabbage leaves with witch hazel, strain and add two drops of lemon oil. Use as a lotion.

      20. Ice down the acne before bed, by morning it should be noticeably less swollen. Works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.

      21. Take vitamin B5 and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin's resistance to acne.

      22. Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected area. Leave for 15-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

      23. Mix some vinegar and salt in a bowl. Pour a little bit in your hand and rub it on the pimples. Soak a face towel in it and dab it on the bumps. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.

      24. Blend cucumber and make a paste. Apply this as a mask on your face and leave it for 1/2 hour and then rinse. This refreshes your skin and prevents acne.

      25. Mix corn flour with egg white and apply on your face. Let is dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.

      26. Mix sandalwood paste with rosewater and apply on the face. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

      27. Essential oil face mask for acne: Use a mask base powder, such as fuller's earth or kaolin powder. Use distilled or filtered water to make a paste. Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of base powder to 3 drops of essential oil. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of the water in, to make a fluid yet balanced paste. Essential oils to add in the mask either separately or try smaller amounts together; cypress oil 1 drop, lemon oil 2 drops, sage oil 1 drop.

      28. Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply of affected area. An eastern approach to acne home remedies.

      29. Grind some nutmeg with milk and apply on affected area. Pimples disappear like magic without leaving a mark.

      30. Make a mixture of lime juice and rose water. Apply on face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

      31. Make a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.

      32. Rub fresh garlic on and around pimples. Pimples will disappear without a mark with regular applications.

      33. Mix 1 tsps groundnut oil with 1 tspn fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples.

      34. Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix mixed with fresh lime juice, and apply on pimples. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.

      35. First wash face and then dab acne with cotton balls soaked in vinegar.

      36. Mix groundnut oil with an equal amount of fresh lime juice and apply on face. leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. It may be applied daily to prevent formation of blackheads, acne and pimples.

      37. Apply juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) on swelling acne, pimples.

      38. Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for acne, pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.

      39. Apply ripe Tomatoes pulp on acne, pimples and kept up to 1 hour, then wash.

      40. Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomegranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over acne, boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

      41. Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, etc.

      42. Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

      43. Apply a paste of ground sesame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, and pimples.

      44. Large pores on facial skin can be treated with paste of sandalwood powder with masoor dal.

      45. Use an oatmeal or almond mask thoroughly to cleanse your face. Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with enough rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on your skin with your fingertips, paying special attention the problem areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. This is very good in getting rid of blackheads.

      46. A solution made out of one and a half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is an ideal remedy for blackheads, Saturate a face napkin in this hot solution and press on to the skin, repeat twice. Extract blackheads carefully with a blackhead remover and sterilized cotton wool. Pat on an astringent.

      47. Honey is a great remedy for skin blemishes and acne because the honey kills bacteria.
      These are some effective home remedies for the treatment of acne and blackheads.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of pimples fast?
    Every once and a while, I get pimples scattered around my face in random spots. I've tried toothpaste and many other things. Nothing I do seems to get rid of them quickly. I don't have any pimple treatment things at home so I need home remedies for getting rid of them. Please help :P

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to clear my blotchy skin?
    I have very little acne, but my face is very blotchy. Any home remedies or anything I can use to help my face? Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      For more information on acne you can check out this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  14. QUESTION:
    How to slowly build up a light, but good tan?
    I am very pale, almost pink, and in the winter I tend to get even paler. I have a tanning bed at home, but never use it. I don't want to hear people's criticisms about tanning beds... I have done my research and have found they are fine, in moderation. I am willing to devote a couple minutes from my busy day to become tanner this winter :) Any suggestions would be welcome, especially on how much to use the tanning bed.

    • ANSWER:
      Your research is whack. There is no need for a tanning bed. If you need UV therapy for a skin condition, then you use a controlled device, NOT a bed to damage your entire body. And even with the controlled device, you use in moderation - this it the moderation you want, not from a tanning bed. Get real, dummy.

      “BEAUTY FADES. DUMB IS FORVER” – Judge Judy.

      No RATIONAL and RESPONSIBLE Yahoo! Answer member is going to help you SCATHE your skin, RAVAGE the health of your skin, and DIE young in the name of beauty – a foolish one, in fact.

      There is NO such thing as a safe tan from the sun or sunbed! The ONLY safe way to tan is with a well-formulated self-tanner for your specific skin type.

      FACT – Both indoor tanning and sun tanning cause sun damage!
      FACT – Tanning bed damages your skin at a higher intensity of UV radiation than the already dangerous sun exposure.
      FACT – Ultraviolet-A ray penetrates the dermis and deteriorates collagen and elastic fibers.
      FACT – Ultraviolet-B ray penetrates the epidermis and induces inflammation.
      FACT – Both UV-rays cause sun damage and significantly increases your risk of skin cancer.

      Counter-arguments you may have against me:
      1)Sun light synthesize vitamin D, which helps fight cancer.
      Rebuttal: True! However, people can get vitamin D from diet or oral over-the-counter or prescription supplementation. Yes, vitamin D in food or oral supplement is absorbable through the intestines. There is no excuse to get it from UV. The risks outweigh the benefits any day.

      2)UV light therapy is used to treat specific skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
      Rebuttal: True! However, phototherapy should ONLY supervised by a health care provider such as a board-certified dermatologist. The National Psoriasis Foundation recommends at-home UVB light bulb to treat psoriasis, not a sunbed. There is a major difference here: the light bulb gives you small controlled amount of UV whereas a tanning bed exposes your whole body, including the unaffected regions, to high levels of UV radiation. Even with at-home treatments, it is imperative to have check-ups with your physician for sun damage and skin cancer. The National When performed in a doctor’s practice, eczema or psoriasis clinic the UV intensity is controlled and minimal. Psoriasis Foundation DISAPPROVES people from using tanning bed to treat psoriasis. The National Eczema Association does not have a position on phototherapy, but proper skin care and some prescription products are considered first. There is no need to consider light therapy unless you have exhausted all of the other conservative and safer modalities.

      3)I do not care. I will use it any way.
      Rebuttal: This is not a counter-argument, technically. There is an old adage: to each their own.

      Bottom Line: The research is CLEAR and the American Academy of Dermatology, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization all concur: indoor tanning and sunbathing are dangerous – PERIOD.

  15. QUESTION:
    What's the best type of shower filter for combating eczema?
    I suffer from eczema. I want to add a shower filter at home to remove chlorine, magnesium, calcium and other minerals. (I live in a rented apartment, so I can't make major modifications to the plumbing.) Which type or brand of shower filter do you recommend? There are so many websites out there each touting their own brand of filter and it's hard to know which ones really work.

    • ANSWER:
      The minerals in water don't affect eczema much. For treatment try eczema cream from http://www.champori.com/eczema-relief.asp It is natural, steroids-free and works fast.

  16. QUESTION:
    I want to know if there are any home remedies for the relief of eczema?
    I have Eczema and I have tried only a few things outside of the medicine the doctors prescribe(which dont work) to relieve the itching I stopped taking the meds drom the doctor and want to know if there are any other people that suufer as I do ,and what they can suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's the answer you are looking for:
      1} Dandelion greens are a good treatment for eczema because they help to give oxygen to the blood and build cells Eat in salads or drink in tea made from the root or leaves. Make the tea using 1 teaspoon herb to 1 cup bolling water and drink 1-3 cups daily. Just two days and you see the first good result.
      2} Cucumber juice taken both internally and externally will help to clear eczema and skin eruptions
      3} To treat eczema use hardboiled eggs. Cut open the egg and heat the yolk over a flame. Rub the drops from the egg yolk onto the affected areas. Repeat as often as necessary.
      4} Finally, learn to control and better manage the inevitable daily stress
      Good health to you.

  17. QUESTION:
    Anyone Know of a Working Home Treatment of Vericose Veins?
    My husband has terrible vericose veins and we've recently discovered that it's possible for them to rupture. He's very worried about this. Our insurance is not the best and we'd like to try treating it at home before going to a doctor.

    I'm looking for remedies that you have personally used with success or that someone you know personally has used with success. I'm already looking on the internet myself.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      If we offered you a miracle remedy that prevents "Varicose Veins" would you buy it? Certainly you would. You won’t find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store.

      Try the Natural Cures for Varicose Veins.

      Veins are thin-walled vessels through which the impure blood is carried back to the heart. They usually have valves which regular the flow of blood towards the heart. Varicose veins are a condition in which veins become enlarged, dilated or thickened. Varicose veins can occur in any part of the body but generally appear on the legs. The veins of the legs are the largest in the body and they carry the blood from the lower extremities upwards towards the heart. The direction of circulation in these vessels is largely determined by gravity. Though there are no mechanical obstacles to blood-flow, it is usually the incompetence of the valve which leads to an increase in intravenous pressure. Varicose veins have an unsightly appearance and can be dangerous. A blood clot within a large, greatly dilated vein may breakaway and move toward the heart and lungs, causing serious complications. Varicose veins are about thrice as common as occurrence in women as in men. This disease is rare in rural undeveloped societies.

      Symptoms: The first sign of varicose veins is a swelling along the course of the veins. This may be followed by muscular cramps and a feeling of tiredness in the legs behind he knees. In some cases, the normal flow of blood towards the heart may be reversed when the patient is in an upright position. This results in venous blood collecting in the lower part of the legs and the skin becomes purplish and pigmented, leading to what is known as varicose eczema or varicose ulcers. Both conditions cause severe pain.

      Causes: A varicose condition of the veins results from sluggish circulation due to various factors such as constipation, dietetic errors, lack of exercise, and smoking. Standing for long periods and wearing tight clothing's can also lead to sluggish circulation. Pregnancy may cause varicose veins due to increased pressure in the pelvis and abdomen, which slows down the flow of blood from the lower extremities to the heart. Women usually suffer from this condition in the early years of childbearing. Obesity can also cause varicose veins.

      Treatment: For a proper treatment of varicose veins, the patients should, in the beginning, be put on a juice fast for four or five days or on all-fruit diet for 7 to 10 days. A warm water enema should be administered daily during this period to cleanse the bowels and measures should be taken to avoid constipation.

      After the juice fast or all the fruits-diet, the patient should adopt restricted diet plan. In this regimen, oranges, or orange and lemon juice may be taken for breakfast. The midday meal may consist of a raw salad or any of the vegetables in the season with olive oil and lemon juice dressing. Steamed vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, carrots, turnips, cauliflower, and raisins, figs, or dates may be taken in the evening. No bread or potatoes or other starchy food should be included in this diet, or otherwise the whole effect of the diet will be lost. After the restricted diet, the patient may gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet with emphasis on grains, seeds, nuts, vegetables and fruits. About 75 per cent of the diet should consist of raw vegetables and fruits. All condiments, alcoholic drinks, coffee, strong tea, white flour products, white sugar, and white sugar products should be strictly avoided. A short fast or the all-fruit diet for two or three days may be undertaken every month, depending on the progress.

      Raw vegetables juices, especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved highly beneficial in the treatment of varicose veins. The formula proportion considered helpful in this combination are carrot 300 ml. and spinach 200 ml to prepare 500 ml of juice.

      Certain nutrients, especially vitamin E and C have also been found effective in the treatment of this disease. The patient should take vitamin C in a therapeutic dose up to 3000 mg and Vitamin E in therapeutic doses from 600 to 1200 IU daily. This will relieve him of pain and leg cramps associated with varicose veins.

      The alternate hot and cold hipbath is very valuable and should be taken daily. The affected parts should be sprayed with cold water or cold packs should be applied to them. A mudpack may be applied at night and allowed to remain until morning. A hot Epsom-salt bath is also very valuable and should be taken twice a week.

      Precautionary Measures: The following precautionary measures will help prevent varicose veins and ease symptoms if the disease has already developed:

      When on a long plane or train trip get up and walk around every half an hour. If on a long trip by car, stop once in a while and get out to stretch your legs.
      1. When you are reading or watching television, elevate your feet and rest your legs on a chair or stool.
      2. Mobility helps general circulation. Walking is beneficial as the movements of leg muscles help push the blood upwards. Swimming or walking in deep water does much the same thing. The great pressure of the water against legs helps move the blood up the veins and protects against stagnation.
      3. Sleeping with feet raised slightly above the level of the heart helps the blood flow away from ankles. In case of serious troubles with varicose veins, the bed should be raised by placing blocks of six inches height under the posts at the foot. This is, however, not advisable for person with heart trouble.
      4. If confined to bed, movement of feet and legs should be encouraged to help keep circulation moving youthfully.
      5. Round garters should never be worn. They cut off the venous circulation, thus raising pressure in the veins and increasing the risk of varicosities.
      6. Elastic girdles should not be worn continuously, especially when seated for a long time, such as at a desk, or during a plane, train or auto trip. The girdles bunch up and hamper the return flow of blood.
      7. Pregnant woman should wear elastic stockings and lie down occasionally during the day. Getting up soon after delivery is also helpful in blood circulation.
      8. These easy-to-follow flex-exercises are beneficial as they ease the cause of varicose veins and thereby relieve the resultant symptoms. Sun bathing and deep breathing exercises are also helpful.

      Certain inverted yoga postures such as viparitakarni, sarvagasana, and shirshashana are beneficial in the treatment of varicose veins as they drain the blood from the legs and reduce pressure on the veins. They help to relax the muscles and allow the blood freely in and out of the lower extremities. Padmasana, gomukhasana, vajrasana, and shalabhasana are also beneficial.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the procedure for the removal of acne scars?
    I have had several consultations with various doctors over a procedure to remove acne scars from teen-age acne. The facial resurfacing was not something I wanted to do. The next was a face-lift, which I suppose at my age might be advantageous. But, I suppose I am still looking for something that would fill out the scars so they are less noticeable. I have also done microdermabrasion treatments. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Try the followin tips i found for u .do not use chemicals on skin. Follow these instructions and do let me know if they worked on your skin. i'm sure they will!

      1. Put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed, should help reduce swelling overnight. Make sure it is the paste not the gel. One of the most popular acne home remedies.

      2. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne.

      3. Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent acne, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

      4. Place strawberry leaves on the acne, the alkalinity helps to reduce the swelling.

      5. Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

      6. Another method is to massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.

      7. Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

      8. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet. All acne home remedies should include a healthy diet.

      9. A couple of garlic cloves, crushed and dabbed on the face 1-2 times a day. One of the smellier acne home remedies!

      10. Home face wash for acne: Mix together 1 or 2mls each of the following: witch hazel, tea-tree and sweet fennel essential oils, adding essential oil of geranium for women and essential oil of rosewood for men. Mix with 300mls of water. Shake before use, as the oils will float on top of the water during storage. Dab affected areas with cotton wool two or three times a day. The oils will clean and unclog giving antibiotic-like protection to the skin.

      11. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.

      12. Use 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball.

      13. Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on affected parts. One of the best acne home remedies.

      14. Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water 2-3 times a day.

      15. Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.

      16. Nettle Tea is another solution, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems. Drink four cups a day to get the full benefit of one of the most powerful acne home remedies. Get nettle products here.

      17. Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed up the healing of acne lesions. You can buy Aloe Vera at vitacost.com

      18. Another lotion that uses bee propolis extract may also be effective. Mix eight ounces of water and 11 drops of bee propolis extract. One of the acne home remedies which has been proven effective with many people.

      19. Some herbal acne home remedies...
      Burdock leaf tea.
      Lavender essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
      Tincture of calendula flowers.
      Tea tree essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
      Liquefy cabbage leaves with witch hazel, strain and add two drops of lemon oil. Use as a lotion.

      20. Ice down the acne before bed, by morning it should be noticeably less swollen. Works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.

      21. Take vitamin B5 and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin's resistance to acne.

      22. Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected area. Leave for 15-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

      23. Mix some vinegar and salt in a bowl. Pour a little bit in your hand and rub it on the pimples. Soak a face towel in it and dab it on the bumps. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.

      24. Blend cucumber and make a paste. Apply this as a mask on your face and leave it for 1/2 hour and then rinse. This refreshes your skin and prevents acne.

      25. Mix corn flour with egg white and apply on your face. Let is dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.

      26. Mix sandalwood paste with rosewater and apply on the face. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

      27. Essential oil face mask for acne: Use a mask base powder, such as fuller's earth or kaolin powder. Use distilled or filtered water to make a paste. Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of base powder to 3 drops of essential oil. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of the water in, to make a fluid yet balanced paste. Essential oils to add in the mask either separately or try smaller amounts together; cypress oil 1 drop, lemon oil 2 drops, sage oil 1 drop.

      28. Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply of affected area. An eastern approach to acne home remedies.

      29. Grind some nutmeg with milk and apply on affected area. Pimples disappear like magic without leaving a mark.

      30. Make a mixture of lime juice and rose water. Apply on face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

      31. Make a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.

      32. Rub fresh garlic on and around pimples. Pimples will disappear without a mark with regular applications.

      33. Mix 1 tsps groundnut oil with 1 tspn fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples .

      34. Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix mixed with fresh lime juice, and apply on pimples. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.

      35. First wash face and then dab acne with cotton balls soaked in vinegar.

      36. Mix groundnut oil with an equal amtount of fresh lime juice and apply on face. leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. It may be applied daily to prevent formation of blackheads, acne and pimples.

      37. Apply juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) on swelling acne, pimples.

      38. Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for acne, pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.

      39. Apply ripe Tomatoes pulp on acne, pimples and kept upto 1 hour, then wash.

      40. Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomgranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over acne, boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

      41. Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.

      42. Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

      43. Apply a paste of ground seasame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, and pimples.

      44. Large pores on facial skin can be treated with paste of sandalwood powder with masoor dal.

      45. Use an oatmeal or almond mask throughly to cleanse your face. Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with enough rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on your skin with your fingertips, paying special attention the problem areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. This is very good in getting rid of blackheads.

      46. A solution made out of one and a half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is an ideal remedy for blackheads, Saturate a face napkin in this hot solution and press on to the skin, repeat twice. Extract blackheads carefully with a blackhead remover and sterilized cottonwool. Pat on an astrigent.

      47. Honey is a great remedy for skin blemishes and acne because the honey kills bacteria.
      These are some effective home remedies for the treatment of acne and blackheads.

  19. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of scalp acne scar?
    I've been using home remedies and it worked but they keep coming back. I'm convinced to start using those products like neutrogen and proactive. What products works best to keep scalp acne scars to go away. Btw I tried popping them but only boos comes out and itches a lot and causes me to scratch and leaving scars.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      For more information on acne you can check out this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  20. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dark circles and wrinkles on eyes?
    I have pretty bad dark circles around my eyes, no mater how much sleep i get i still have the circles and wrinkles. Need something that can cure this fastly. Looking for home remedies mostly but ill take any answer. Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles:

      Allergies
      Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
      Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
      Lifestyle factors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol and caffeinated sodas
      Nasal congestion (which dilates and darkens the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)
      Pigmentation irregularities - part of your genetics
      Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
      Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — which make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious

      Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:

      Cold. Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels. Or, try a cooled, used teabag.

      Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.

      Extra sleep. Although short nights don't usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have are more obvious.

      Dark glasses and sunscreen. Although a tan might hide dark circles in the short term, in the long run, the extra pigment it produces can make circles worse.

      Saline washes or sprays. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion.

      Cosmetics. Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under-eye circles crowd department store and drugstore shelves. The results of one well-publicized study showed that a cream containing vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E and retinol was moderately effective in treating under-eye circles.

      Camouflage. The right concealer can do just that — hide dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer, not one that's white or gray. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic or glycolic acid, which can irritate delicate eye tissue, making redness and swelling worse.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dark-circles-under-eyes/MY00346
      http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Treat-Dark-Circles-Under-the-Eyes&id=1273962

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of those pesky little black-heads in your forhead?
    Besides picking them and causing a big huge ZIT.Is thier like anything at home I could use?

    • ANSWER:
      Try the followin tips i found for u .do not use chemicals on skin. Follow these instructions and do let me know if they worked on your skin. i'm sure they will!

      1. Put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed, should help reduce swelling overnight. Make sure it is the paste not the gel. One of the most popular acne home remedies.

      2. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne.

      3. Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent acne, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

      4. Place strawberry leaves on the acne, the alkalinity helps to reduce the swelling.

      5. Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

      6. Another method is to massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.

      7. Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

      8. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet. All acne home remedies should include a healthy diet.

      9. A couple of garlic cloves, crushed and dabbed on the face 1-2 times a day. One of the smellier acne home remedies!

      10. Home face wash for acne: Mix together 1 or 2mls each of the following: witch hazel, tea-tree and sweet fennel essential oils, adding essential oil of geranium for women and essential oil of rosewood for men. Mix with 300mls of water. Shake before use, as the oils will float on top of the water during storage. Dab affected areas with cotton wool two or three times a day. The oils will clean and unclog giving antibiotic-like protection to the skin.

      11. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.

      12. Use 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball.

      13. Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on affected parts. One of the best acne home remedies.

      14. Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water 2-3 times a day.

      15. Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.

      16. Nettle Tea is another solution, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems. Drink four cups a day to get the full benefit of one of the most powerful acne home remedies. Get nettle products here.

      17. Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed up the healing of acne lesions. You can buy Aloe Vera at vitacost.com

      18. Another lotion that uses bee propolis extract may also be effective. Mix eight ounces of water and 11 drops of bee propolis extract. One of the acne home remedies which has been proven effective with many people.

      19. Some herbal acne home remedies...
      Burdock leaf tea.
      Lavender essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
      Tincture of calendula flowers.
      Tea tree essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
      Liquefy cabbage leaves with witch hazel, strain and add two drops of lemon oil. Use as a lotion.

      20. Ice down the acne before bed, by morning it should be noticeably less swollen. Works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.

      21. Take vitamin B5 and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin's resistance to acne.

      22. Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected area. Leave for 15-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

      23. Mix some vinegar and salt in a bowl. Pour a little bit in your hand and rub it on the pimples. Soak a face towel in it and dab it on the bumps. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.

      24. Blend cucumber and make a paste. Apply this as a mask on your face and leave it for 1/2 hour and then rinse. This refreshes your skin and prevents acne.

      25. Mix corn flour with egg white and apply on your face. Let is dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.

      26. Mix sandalwood paste with rosewater and apply on the face. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

      27. Essential oil face mask for acne: Use a mask base powder, such as fuller's earth or kaolin powder. Use distilled or filtered water to make a paste. Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of base powder to 3 drops of essential oil. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of the water in, to make a fluid yet balanced paste. Essential oils to add in the mask either separately or try smaller amounts together; cypress oil 1 drop, lemon oil 2 drops, sage oil 1 drop.

      28. Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply of affected area. An eastern approach to acne home remedies.

      29. Grind some nutmeg with milk and apply on affected area. Pimples disappear like magic without leaving a mark.

      30. Make a mixture of lime juice and rose water. Apply on face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

      31. Make a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.

      32. Rub fresh garlic on and around pimples. Pimples will disappear without a mark with regular applications.

      33. Mix 1 tsps groundnut oil with 1 tspn fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples .

      34. Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix mixed with fresh lime juice, and apply on pimples. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.

      35. First wash face and then dab acne with cotton balls soaked in vinegar.

      36. Mix groundnut oil with an equal amtount of fresh lime juice and apply on face. leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. It may be applied daily to prevent formation of blackheads, acne and pimples.

      37. Apply juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) on swelling acne, pimples.

      38. Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for acne, pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.

      39. Apply ripe Tomatoes pulp on acne, pimples and kept upto 1 hour, then wash.

      40. Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomgranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over acne, boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

      41. Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.

      42. Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

      43. Apply a paste of ground seasame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, and pimples.

      44. Large pores on facial skin can be treated with paste of sandalwood powder with masoor dal.

      45. Use an oatmeal or almond mask throughly to cleanse your face. Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with enough rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on your skin with your fingertips, paying special attention the problem areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. This is very good in getting rid of blackheads.

      46. A solution made out of one and a half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is an ideal remedy for blackheads, Saturate a face napkin in this hot solution and press on to the skin, repeat twice. Extract blackheads carefully with a blackhead remover and sterilized cottonwool. Pat on an astrigent.

      47. Honey is a great remedy for skin blemishes and acne because the honey kills bacteria.
      These are some effective home remedies for the treatment of acne and blackheads.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples on back & chest?
    Lately I've been getting a lot of pimples on my back and chest. After I take a shower (every other day) i rub cream on my arms and back. It's some cream from bath&bodyworks. So how do I get rid of the pimples? Should I exfoliate? What do I do? Any home remedies. No lemon juice suggestions .
    Thankss:)

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  23. QUESTION:
    I am planning to visit the dead sea to treat my eczema. What would be the cost to travel there for 2 people?
    how long would we have to stay there for the treatment to be effective? Costs include accomodation and air fare.

    • ANSWER:
      You can buy a product taken directly from the minerals of the Dead Sea to use at home, and it won't cost nearly as much as the trip out there. I have no idea if it will work or not.

      Here's some websites I found from a search on 'dead sea bath salts':

      http://www.deadseamiracle.com
      http://www.chemistrystore.com/DeadSeaSalt.htm
      http://www.saltworks.us
      http://www.wholesaledeadseasalt.com/

      You should probably carefully compare product descriptions and prices, some are probably gonna gouge you a little more that others...

      My wife suffers from eczema, and has used a variety of products. Have you spoken to a competent physician about serious treatments?

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of blackheads?
    I've tried pretty much every blackhead cleanser on the market but none really seem to work. I have them on my nose and cheeks. What really gets rid of them? Any suggestions for home remedies are welcome too.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all,you could just use a strip that you apply on the affected area and you strip those blackheads off.You could also opt for a gentle cleanser such as Neutrogena,Dove or Clean & Clear to gently cleanse your face to prevent those blackheads to multiply.However,you could also opt for these homemade remedies that works best at getting rid of blackheads.Believe me,it work wonders on my skin,really:-)

      Paste of Yogurt and banana-Mix one or two bananas in almost 200ml yogurt and mash it until it begins to look like a paste.After washing face apply this paste before sleeping, after one or two weeks not only you but other will also feel a difference in your skin.This paste has a magical effect not only in removing blackheads but also gives a glowing touch to your skin.

      Paste of turmeric and rose petals-This paste is also very useful in treating blackheads however it is somewhat difficult to prepare that paste and one needs fresh rose petals and pure turmeric to prepare this paste. However it proves very useful in treating blackheads, acne and pimples.

      Paste of Ayurveda and fenugreek’s leaves-Another paste that proves very helpful in this connection is the paste of Ayurveda and fenugreek’s leaves if this paste is applied about 10 to 15 minutes on blackheads and wrinkles as well, it can be helpful to prevent both blackhead and wrinkles.

      Rose water and lemon juice-Take some rose water and mix it equal amount of lemon juice apply this mixture on face for almost half an hour then wash your face and continue this treatment for almost 15 days and I promise you your skin will be as smooth as baby’s bottom.

      Fresh mint juice-A proven remedy for blackheads, eczema and scabies is to rub fresh mint juice over it and it can be very helpful to get rid of these curses.

      Well,these are those 5 remedies that I've tried before and it does improve my skin in two weeks.I know there's lots of them,so just pick any steps that suits you okay.Good luck trying these at home at great skincare wishes.:-)

  25. QUESTION:
    Real eczema remedies that have worked for you?
    I am an eczema sufferer and I was wondering if any of you guys out there have effective home remedies to cure it or any happy-ending stories about your experience with treating it?

    I'm sick of using these steroid creams because their effect fades away overtime. I am also sick of surfing the internet only to find 'ex-eczema sufferers' who "understand your painful situation and know the cure just for you!" but hypocritically end up forcing you to pay to buy their book.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just few weeks to clear the spots and then they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori doesn’t need a prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Gussie

  26. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of blackheads on my nose?
    I have blackheads or some kind of discusting pores on my nose, and i've tried everything to get them off! Biore strips, and have used other products. Is there any kind of treatment I can try? Maybe like a homemade natural treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all,u could just use a strip that u apply on the affected area and u strip those blackheads off.U could also opt for a gentle cleanser such as Neutrogena,Dove or Clean & Clear to gently cleanse ur face to prevent those blackheads to multiply.However,u could also opt for these homemade remedies that works best at getting rid of blackheads.Believe me,it work wonders on my skin,really:-)

      Paste of Yogurt and banana-Mix one or two bananas in almost 200ml yogurt and mash it until it begins to look like a paste.After washing face apply this paste before sleeping, after one or two weeks not only you but other will also feel a difference in your skin.This paste has a magical effect not only in removing blackheads but also gives a glowing touch to your skin.

      Paste of turmeric and rose petals-This paste is also very useful in treating blackheads however it is somewhat difficult to prepare that paste and one needs fresh rose petals and pure turmeric to prepare this paste. However it proves very useful in treating blackheads, acne and pimples.

      Paste of Ayurveda and fenugreek’s leaves-Another paste that proves very helpful in this connection is the paste of Ayurveda and fenugreek’s leaves if this paste is applied about 10 to 15 minutes on blackheads and wrinkles as well, it can be helpful to prevent both blackhead and wrinkles.

      Rose water and lemon juice-Take some rose water and mix it equal amount of lemon juice apply this mixture on face for almost half an hour then wash your face and continue this treatment for almost 15 days and I promise you your skin will be as smooth as baby’s bottom.

      Fresh mint juice-A proven remedy for blackheads, eczema and scabies is to rub fresh mint juice over it and it can be very helpful to get rid of these curses.

      Well,these are those 5 remedies that I've tried before and it does improve my skin in two weeks.I know there's lots of them,so just pick any steps that suits u okay.Good luck trying these at home at great skincare wishes.:-)

      P/s:Bout the facial strip that u could use on ur nose,use it only once a week since too much using it could make it worse.Do try the remedies I suggested.Hope this helps:-)

  27. QUESTION:
    I live in a condo with my 2 boys 1 and 3 years old under a sublet agreement, and there is mold?
    I have been living here about 7 months now, and last month or I noticed there was a leak in my closet. It is now caved in and the owner of this condo has not done anything. The home owners association told us that it will take about 3 weeks, while others say they still dont know whats going on. My 3 year old son, who has bad allergies (environmental and food) will eczema was just hospitalized for a day and half due to wheezing and low oxygen. Dr.'s say its a infection in the lungs and they dont want to pin asthma on him yet because of his age. My side of the family all have asthma, so i know thats exactly what it is, plus his allergist told me to expect it coming. He has a appointment to see the allergist/asthma specialist on Thursday. Now my son has to take nebulizer treatments at home every 6hrs. By the time he was released, my other son (1yr old) was coughing very violently so i took him to his pediatrician who told me he also has a wheeze and would need albuterol every 4hrs. I am very stressed and tired. I work and go to school. The people here seem not to be doing much because of how much it would cost to get fixed. I want to know can I sue, would it be worth to sue. I need a opinion. Also, I forgot to mention my youngest was also diagnosed with a ear infection as well. Ive called the health department as i am waiting on their phone call

    • ANSWER:
      No need to sue. Unless your contract says your apartment comes with mold the landlord has to keep up the property. If the landlord can't (you should advise the landlord in writing and keep a copy or e-mail) then inform that you will have to fix it and take the cost out of the rent. It will help your cause if you state that you are awaiting the outcome of testing on the lung infections your sons have gotten and if it due to the mold your attorney will be in touch.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of blackheads on my nose?
    I have blackheads on my nose and it's really oily, I'm kind of poor right now so a cheap and easy way would be better. At home I have this Isocol Rubbing Alcohol (Antiseptic), baking soda and Neutrogena (Skin Cleaning: Blackhead Cleanser).
    Could you tell me what I could use using those ingredients? You can list other methods too!
    Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  29. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of zits, pimples or acne?
    I'm in 7th grade, and I hate having acne. I don't really know how to get rid of them quickly. I can't go out and buy acne cream because my mom won't let me and she says it doesn't work. So is there any easy home remedies I can use to:
    •get rid of zits
    •get rid of pimples
    •get rid of all acne
    •get rid of the ones popped but still stay
    •and the bright red ones still stuck on my face
    ****REMEMBER:HOME REMEDIES IM ONLY 13****

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      This website has lots of information on foods and acne you can check it out on this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  30. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any home remedies for eczema?
    I have mild eczema on my feet that is quite bothersome. I don't think it's bad enough to warrant prescription medication and I don't feel like seeing a doctor, so does anyone have a helpful home remedy?

    • ANSWER:
      There have already been excellent answers.

      However, I recommend this taking a look at this information in UpToDate:
      http://www.patients.uptodate.com/topic.asp?file=gen_hlth/4517&title=Eczema+%28Atopic+dermatitis%29

      This is the resource and information many physicians use. I would provide a link to the physician's articles on eczema, but they wouldn't work for you (you need a password). However, this is the "Patient Information" section of UpToDate, which is excellent and not a whole lot different from the physician's articles.

      It is also and excellent site to bookmark for future use with other problems.

      BUT...a second reason I answered your question is because *sometimes* people who think they have eczema on the feet - with itchy, scaling skin...actually have tinea pedis (AKA athlete's foot), which is caused by a fungal infection.

      Although tinea pedis tends to show up between toes, this is not always the case - which can make the diagnosis more difficult for a physician.

      Check out these photos of tinea pedis:
      http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=tinea+pedis&fr=yfp-t-501&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8

      Search for photos with eczema on the feet, and you will see what I mean...they look very similar!

      In fact, to ensure a correct diagnosis, a physician will scrape some of the skin onto a slide, apply a little KOH, and look for fungal hyphae under a microscope.

      -
      So, if this is case with you, the treatments for eczema would help some, but not cure the problem...and it would come back.

      Therefore, if the eczema treatments don't work, consider some over-the-counter antifungal creams or lotions, like:
      Clotrimazole (Lotrimin), Miconazole (Monistat-Derm), or Tolnaftate (Tinactin).

      You'd have to apply any of these twice a day (as opposed to the stronger, but no more effective, prescription antifungals which only require once a day application).

      And sometimes (if extensive), may require up to 4 weeks of treatment. Once and if it clears, keep applying the medicine for another week...and that should do the trick.

      -

      I hope this helps!

      -

  31. QUESTION:
    How to treat environmental eczema or psoriasis?
    Psoriasis that only seems to exist while in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. It clears up when I'm traveling for more than a week in any other climate (dry, humid, cold, hot, by the ocean, in the desert). I'm not asking what it is about the Bay Area, could it be an allergy or be improved by some treatment other than the usual considerations for psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps there is something in the Bay Area that triggers your psoriasis flare ups. If you want home remedies for psoriasis, you can try pasteurized cream, bees' wax or botanical oils. They cost less and are great for the skin as well. Good luck to you!

  32. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of blackheads?
    I recently starting to get blackheads all over my face. Is there any products to help me get rid of them? or home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  33. QUESTION:
    Whats the best way to get rid of blackheads?
    I have really bad blackheads on my nose, I've always washed my face everyday, I've never had a oily face in my life, only make up I use on my nose is covergirl clean powder, but I always wash it off when I get home. I use a bar of soap, hot water and then I use some stuff that starts with a n that's face wash. When I get out of the shower I try and get some of the blackheads out, which some come out, but there's still alot in there. I also used nose strips, they don't work either. I even have scrubbed my nose to the point my nose gets red & bleeds.I want them gone asap, there not cute, I want a clean face without blackheads.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  34. QUESTION:
    i have very bad case of eczema on my ankles, it is heat activated and itches very bad. any ideas for relief.?
    i didnt get it until i turned 40. it itches terribly bad. i have went to several different dermatalogists and all they do is give me steroid cream. it only helps temporarily. do you know of any home remedies or anything that works. it has been 7 years now and it looks pretty bad. it is red , scaly , and awful looking. any ideas would be greatly appreciated. thank you and GOD BLESS.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm an eczema sufferer and have found that steroids have done little to help me too.

      It is true that there does not appear to be a cure for eczema, as conventional doctors would tell you. But there is much that you can do to reduce the itch.

      This site offers a free newsletter signup, providing several useful tips on natural eczema treatment that have been helpful to me http://www.eczematreatmentsecrets.com

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to treat Dyshidrosis Eczema?
    Also known as "housewife's Eczema"...little fluid like blisters break out between my fingers and toes, and on the sides of my palms and soles of my feet. The heat is making it break out big time....does anyone have treatment suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many treatments available for dyshidrosis, however, few of them have been developed or tested specifically on the condition - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyshidrosis#Treatment

      Here are some of the home remedies you can try to get relief for Dyshidrosis:

      - Use emollients frequently to prevent cracking and itching. Avoid petroleum jelly as it does not absorb into the skin.

      - Try soaking in sea salts or epson salts. Some found relief in soaking in white vinegar.

      - Avoid harsh shampoos and body wash. Stick with gentle bath oil. If you are having flare ups, remember to wear gloves when washing hair or bathing.

      - Avoid nickel if you are allergic to it. Nickel can present in certain types of foods, jewelry, computer keyboards, dental filling and even bra.

      - Avoid stressful situations or learn stress management

      - Avoid scratching. I know it is easier said than done. Try wearing unbleached cotton gloves to protect your hands.

      - Plantain (Plantago major) infused in olive or other oil can be soothing.

      - Wear cotton gloves while reading newspapers, books and magazines. The lead in the ink may be an irritant.

      - Avoid hand sanitizing products which contains alcohol. Alcohol is drying and may aggravate the condition.

      - Wash affected hands and feet with cool water and apply a moisturizer as soon as possible.

      Take Care :)

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you take care of your feet?
    Hello,
    I just had a baby and have NO time to go out for mani's and pedi's. I would like some tips on how to take care of my hands and feet at home, so that they are not so dry. I have used creams and a scrub in the bathtub but the skin on my feet is still dry. I suffer from exczema but don't have it on my feet. Any tips on home pedis are welcomed. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Evening primrose oil is most effective when taken orally or applied directly to the lesions. Medical herbalists recommend foot and hand baths, twice daily, made from a handful of each of the following added to 1 3/4 pints (1liter) of water: elecampane leaves and flowers, celandine leaves, artichoke leaves and cabbage leaves.

      Homeopathy-Take 4 times a day for up to 14 days: Graphites 6c of eczema that mainly effects the palms and the areas behind the areas, oozing a honey-like discharge;

      Medical Treatment: Bath preparations and soap substitutes moisturize skin and allay itching. Steroid creams and ointments of various strengths relieve symptoms and encourage affected areas to heal.

      Hope I helped

  37. QUESTION:
    eczema help,lost layers of skin on fingers and my skin seems to take forever to grow back?
    ive got eczema on my fingers,had it for bout a year now problem is i had a massive flare up a couple of months ago and lost lots of skin layers.
    how can i make my skin grow back fast?
    i cant use my steroud cream cos it brings me back to step 1 and takes another week for skin to start gettting thicker.
    im 21 and like and love weightlifting,been off dumbells a while now cos off this crap.
    advice please?

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  38. QUESTION:
    How long will it take my eczema to go away?
    Less than a week ago my doctor prescribed Triamcinolone Acedtonide cream USP, 0.025%. I've been using it twice a day since. So how long would it take for my eczema to go away? Thanks in advance. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Your eczema will never go away. It is with you for life. If the treatment the doc gave you is not clearing up your skin then ask for another ointment. Some topical creams will work for you and some won't (everyone's skin is different). If you want to try a home remedy that helps clear up eczema and will stop the itch then check out this article. It is all about using vinegar to treat your eczema.
      http://hubpages.com/_SkinHelp/hub/Ill-have-the-eczema-and-a-side-of-vinegar

  39. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of ACNE for black people?
    Ok first of all i am black so i dont need any "Use lemon to reduce the redness" lol i have no bloody redness i habe alot on my face that are like small bumps and they are annyoing. Is there any home remidies that u have? And a long list of all the ones u no ? Cheers peeps
    Peace

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  40. QUESTION:
    how can i stop myself from getting pimples?
    Any good home remedies to get rid of them instantly or very soon or any good suggestions to stop me from getting them?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Kyle!

      Some of the best remedies I've found for getting rid of pimples are:

      Take raw milk and grind nutmeg with it. This paste has genuine acne healing qualities. The cure is complete and no marks or scars are left on your face.

      Make a mixture of one teaspoon cinnamon powder and an equal quantity of lemon juice. and apply it softly on your face, especially the pimple affected area. You will get good results.

      Take three table spoons of pure honey and mix it with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply it on the pimples and let the paste remain there overnight. Wash it next morning with lukewarm water. Continue this operation for two weeks. Pimples will vanish for ever.

      Dry the orange peel and make its paste. Daub the paste on the pimples. You will have lots of relief in the acne and pimples condition.

      Garlic is a well known remedy for pimples. Crush garlic and apply fresh juice on and around the pimples. Regular application will solve the problem of pimples once for all,. No scars will be left on your face.

      Lime juice is used with many other combinations. Mix it with groundnut oil. This is a good treatment for blackheads and pimples.

      Mint juice does much more. The fresh juice applied overnight, takes care of stings, scabies,eczema and other skin infections.

      If you are looking to get rid of acne fast then you need to get ClearPores.
      http://www.killpimples.com/clearpores.htm

      It cleared my acne completely in 2 weeks, and to top it off.. I haven't had it since!

  41. QUESTION:
    Are there any fast, at-home ways to treat eczema?
    My eczema flares up at times on my face and School starts on Monday again. It would be nice for it to be gone by then. I have a cold right now. I have Aquaphor and Hydrocortisone, but I've been using thaem since Wednesday, and nothing has changed. Any tips so that it will be gone by Monday would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some at home remedies to help eczema?
    i have eczema on my arm and i would really like it to go away. can anyone help me...?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  43. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples fast?
    i know this is a common question but i have school strating in 2days and needs some home remedys as we have picture day on the first day of school, i do have that benzayl (excuse spelling) cream but its almost all gone! ive been trying icing, i have tryed toothpaste but.. i think i used wrong one as it made it worse, i dont think i have acne just a few pimples. They are mainly forehead, chin, above lips and well pretty much everywhere! PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  44. QUESTION:
    What can I put to cure my eczema?
    My eczema comes back and forth. Its really, annoying. What are some home remedies that I can put on. No vaseline. It worsens it.

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  45. QUESTION:
    Do you think Natural Medicine is good for asthma?
    My 4yr. old daughter has asthma and allergies too. We have a nebulizer machine at home and her albulerol for when ever she needs it but I really dont like this medicines they dont do nothing but controlled it and I wish there was something outhere that can take her asthma away. If you experience this or even tried it I will love to hear your opinions and if it work.

    • ANSWER:
      HOMEOPATHY ON ASTHMA :-
      The word 'asthma' is derived from the Greek meaning ' panting' or 'labored breathing'. Asthma is a condition characterized by a paroxysmal wheezing dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing), mainly expiratory.

      Asthma - CAUSE

      According to the etiology, bronchial asthma is divided in the following groups:

      1. Allergic (extrinsic/ atopic) - This type of asthma usually starts in childhood and is often preceded by eczema. But most of the young adults (<35 yrs) developing asthma also fall in this category. Genetic factors also play a significant role i this. In this type of asthma the allergen leads to production of excessive (IgE) immunoglobulins.

      2. Infective or Intrinsic - This is not hereditary or allergic, but may be caused by, or at least associated with upper respiratory tract or bronchial infection which is usually viral.

      3. Psychological factors (like anxiety, emotional stress etc) are often considered to be the sole cause of some asthmatic attacks, but it is still not certain whether it can be the sole cause or is only a precipitating factor.

      4. Occupational asthma - This can occur in certain industries in which there is exposure to metallic dusts (esp. platinum salts), biological detergents, toluene diisocyanate, polyurethane, flour and dust from grains etc.

      Asthma - MECHANISM - WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS?

      What ever may be the cause, it ultimately leads to paroxysms of bronchial obstruction produced by widespread bronchial spasm accentuated by plugging of the bronchi with excessive mucus.

      Asthma - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

      Recurrent episode of paroxysmal dyspnoea (difficulty in breathing)
      The breathing is laboured, with a wheezing sound, mainly on expiration.
      Asthma attacks often occur in the early hours of morning (when there is no immediate precipitating cause). During the attack patients often prefers to sit then lie down.
      Asthma - HOW DIAGNOSIS IS DONE?

      Diagnosis can usually be made clinically by a competent doctor. Allergen sensitivity tests, X-ray, spirometry, sputum and blood tests etc may be of use in finding the cause and severity of the condition.

      Asthma - WHAT TO DIFFERENTIATE FROM?

      Bronchitis
      Cardiac asthma
      Renal asthma
      Isolated attacks of non-paroxysmal dyspnoea.
      Asthma - COMPLICATIONS

      Apart from chronicity, usually no complications.
      Pneumothorax, emphysema, or areas of consolidation or pulmonary collapse may occur in very advanced cases.
      Asthma - TREATMENT & HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES

      General Approach - As far as I know homeopathy is the only system of medicine which tries to 'cure' this disease, instead of trying to provide symptomatic relief. While dealing with a case of asthma, a homeopath not only records the symptoms of the disease but also studies the medical history, family history, physical and psychological characteristics of a person. This helps to find the cause, the precipitating factors, and the hereditary tendency etc. Of special interest to a homeopath is the history of suppression of skin disease. Homeopaths believe that when there is a tendency or predisposition for a disease - it first manifests on the less vital organs, towards the periphery (like skin). If this manifestation is suppressed than the disease shifts inwards, towards the more vital organs (like lungs, heart, brain etc).

      The fact that in children asthma is often preceded by eczema is observed by the allopaths also. This fact is written in all their textbooks of medicine. They say that children often 'move-out' of eczema and 'move-into' asthma. But they are unable to make a correlation. Homeopaths believe that the suppression of eczema with topical preparations, does not cure the disease/sensitivity of the person, it merely drives it inwards.

      Now after ascertaining the symptoms and the cause, the homeopath tries to find a medicine which matches the symptoms as well as the general characteristics of the person. The medicine so selected is administered to the patient.

      It is often (not necessarily) observed by homeopaths that when a right medicine is given, the asthma disappears but the old eczema (if it was there originally) reappears for some time, before finally disappearing itself. This reappearance of old symptoms is seen as a reversal of disease process and is considered a very good prognostic sign by homeopaths.

      MEDICINES - There are lots of medicines in homeopathy for asthma and it is not possible to list them all here. Some of the common medicines are ars-alb, ipecac, lachesis, pulsatilla, spongia, sulphur, ignatia, antim-tart, hepar-sulph, nat-sulph, tuberculinum etc. The selection of medicine varies from patient to patient.

      Homeopathic Treatment & Medicines for Asthma
      #Ipecac [Ip]
      This remedy is a close homoeopathic simile to asthma, especially to the spasmodic variety where the symptoms are great weight and anxiety about the chest; sudden wheezing, dyspnoea, threatening suffocation, aggravated by motion; the cough causes gagging and vomiting. The cough is constant, the chest seems full of phlegm, yet none is expectorated, and the extremities are covered with cold perspiration. Lobelia is a remedy which one usually classifies with Ipecac. It has the great oppression of the chest and a weak sensation in the chest which seems to come from the epigastrium, where there is a feeling of a lump; there is nausea, profuse salivation; the attack is preceded by a pricking sensation through the whole system. It is most useful in bronchial and septic asthmas. The breathing is exceedingly difficult, and is relieved by moving about. A pain extending around the forehead from one temple to other and a pain in the back at the last dorsal vertebra are also useful indications. Arsenicum is quite similar to Ipecac in asthma, and attacks coming on after midnight lead to the use of this remedy. With Ipecac the expiration is especially difficult; vomiting when it occurs is apt to relieve the attack.

      #Arsenicum [Ars]
      As stated above, Arsenicum has some similarity to Ipecac, but the time of attacks is just after midnight. The patient has a great deal of anguish and restlessness; he cannot lie down for fear of suffocation. There is anxiety and general sweat, and if the patient drowses off he is awakened with burning pain and soreness in the chest. It is especially the remedy if the disease be chronic and the dyspnoea habitual and dry and the patient aged. Apis has a suffocative feeling, and the patient does not see how he can get another breath, and the Bromine patient breathes very deeply as it seems as if he could not get air enough into his lungs,while under Grindelia robusta the patient on falling asleep ceases to breathe and awakes with a start. Grindelia has been found clinically to benefit humid asthmas and acute catarrhal asthmas, and Halbert states that 5 or 10 drops of the tincture every hour during the paroxysmal state will greatly palliate. Probably in higher potencies it would act curatively for its symptomatology represents the typical paroxysmal features of this disease. It has a peculiar symptom, a fear of going to sleep on account of loss of breath which awakens him. Viscum album is also clinically recommended. It has weakness of the respiratory and stertorous breathing. The asthma of Arsenicum is accompanied by great debility and burning in the chest, and it follows Ipecac well,and is especially useful in anaemic persons. Baehr and Jousset place this remedy at the head of our list for asthma.

      #Nux vomica [Nux.v]
      Nux vomica is a useful remedy when the asthmatic attacks are brought on by gastric disturbances; simple spasmodic asthmas; there is some relief by belching, the patient must loosen the clothing. It must also be thought of in those who drink much coffee or liquor. Irritable bilious temperaments also correspond to the drug. Zingiber is also a remedy for asthma of gastric origin , and the attacks come on toward morning; the patient must sit up; no anxiety. A good symptom calling for Nux is a constricted felling at the lower part of the chest. Where there is much abdominal irritation present with much flatulence, Lycopodium and Carbo vegetabilis should be thought of. Carbo vegetabilis also corresponds to the asthma of the aged who are much debilitated; they are greatly oppressed for breath and are relived by belching wind.

      #Kali bichromicum [Kali.bi]
      The potashes produce asthmatic condition, and under Kali bichromicum we find the attacks coming on about three or four o'clock in the morning, compelling the patient to sit up to breath; he sits up and bends forward which relives somewhat, as does also the expectoration of stringy yellow mucus, which is characteristic of the remedy. It is similar to Arsenicum except for this feature of tenacious mucus. Kali carbonicum has asthma worse towards morning,with a feeling as if there were no air in the chest. Kali phosphoricum has been successfully used in asthma, especially in the nervous variety.

      #Natrum sulphuricum [Nat.s]
      This remedy has established a record in curing asthma. Its general symptoms are worse on change to damp weather. It was one of Grauvogl's hydrogenoid remedies. Its symptoms are moist asthma, with a great deal of rattling in the chest. The symptom of looseness of the bowels after each attack has been repeatedly verified; in one case the patient was worse from aerated waters and alcohol. If symptoms indicating a sycotic taint be present,it will be all the more strongly indicated. The attacks generally come on about 4 to 5 o'clock in the morning with cough and raising of glairy slime; expectoration greenish and copious. The asthma of hay fever finds one of its remedies in Natrum sulphuricum, and another in Sabadilla, especially if much sneezing be present. Another symptom of Natrum sulphuricum which is characteristic is that the patient must sit up and hold the chest with the hands during the attack. Hypericum. Dr.T.F.Allen relates a severe case of asthma, having the symptoms, "dryness of the throat always worse in foggy weather," cured by Hypericum.

      #Antimonium tartaricum [Ant.t]
      is a remedy used largely in some form by the allopathic school in asthma, and it is homoeopathic to certain cases. The great keynote for the remedy is the presence of fine mucous rales throughout the chest, finer and smaller rales than are found under Ipecac. With this remedy the chest seems full of phlegm, with inability to expectorate it. There is great dyspnoea, the patient must sit up, and there are suffocative attacks coming on as in the potash preparation ( and this contains potash ) about three o'clock in the morning. Like Ipecac, too, there is great difficulty in the expiratory effort. Antimonium tartaricum is especially adapted to the extremes of life, suiting the asthmatic attacks of the aged and the dyspnoea of the young children when due to pulmonary affections. The sensation that the patient cannot get air enough is characteristic of the remedy. Blatta orientalis has obtained a good clinical record in acute and chronic asthmas, and is well worthy a trail in obstinate cases; precise indications are wanting.

      #Moschus [Mosch]
      Intense anxiety, intense fear and a smothering sensation. It suits those of a sensitive, highly organized, nervous temperament; neurotic types when increased anxiety and nervousness predominate. Ambra grisea. Dread of people, great desire to be alone. Silphium lancinatum. Dr.A.F.Schulz, for Fort Wayne,Indiana, a very careful prescriber,uses this remedy very successfully in moist asthma with expectoration of large quantities of stringy mucus; rapidly exhausting. It is light colored or yellow. Hale states that horses are cured of the heaves by eating the leaves of Silphium. The 2x trituration is recommended.

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence). If you have questions about what potency to use or any other question regarding Homeopathic Medicine, please feel free to email me. Best of Health to you.

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  46. QUESTION:
    Any good home remedy for lip eczema?
    I have a patch of extremely dry skin on my upper lip that burns and itches. Any good home remedy you can suggest? What caused this? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Mol

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best acne treatment or product?
    I have used proactive, neutrogena, gels, and other useless products that just didn't cure my acnes.

    my skin is very oily and sensitive. I use make up every time I get out of home, like powder stuff. o and yeah I'm 18 yrs old and have acne since i was about 13 years old.

    anyways, have u tried any acne product or treatment that actually worked for u?

    Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      47 ways to get rid of acne:

      1. Put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed, should help reduce swelling overnight. Make sure it is the paste not the gel. One of the most popular acne home remedies.

      2. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne.

      3. Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent acne, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

      4. Place strawberry leaves on the acne, the alkalinity helps to reduce the swelling.

      5. Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

      6. Another method is to massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.

      7. Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

      8. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet. All acne home remedies should include a healthy diet.

      9. A couple of garlic cloves, crushed and dabbed on the face 1-2 times a day. One of the smellier acne home remedies!

      10. Home face wash for acne: Mix together 1 or 2mls each of the following: witch hazel, tea-tree and sweet fennel essential oils, adding essential oil of geranium for women and essential oil of rosewood for men. Mix with 300mls of water. Shake before use, as the oils will float on top of the water during storage. Dab affected areas with cotton wool two or three times a day. The oils will clean and unclog giving antibiotic-like protection to the skin.

      11. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.

      12. Use 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball.

      13. Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on affected parts. One of the best acne home remedies.

      14. Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water 2-3 times a day.

      15. Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.

      16. Nettle Tea is another solution, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems. Drink four cups a day to get the full benefit of one of the most powerful acne home remedies. Get nettle products here.

      17. Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed up the healing of acne lesions. You can buy Aloe Vera at vitacost.com

      18. Another lotion that uses bee propolis extract may also be effective. Mix eight ounces of water and 11 drops of bee propolis extract. One of the acne home remedies which has been proven effective with many people.

      19. Some herbal acne home remedies...
      Burdock leaf tea.
      Lavender essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
      Tincture of calendula flowers.
      Tea tree essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
      Liquefy cabbage leaves with witch hazel, strain and add two drops of lemon oil. Use as a lotion.

      20. Ice down the acne before bed, by morning it should be noticeably less swollen. Works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.

      21. Take vitamin B5 and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin's resistance to acne.

      22. Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected area. Leave for 15-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

      23. Mix some vinegar and salt in a bowl. Pour a little bit in your hand and rub it on the pimples. Soak a face towel in it and dab it on the bumps. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.

      24. Blend cucumber and make a paste. Apply this as a mask on your face and leave it for 1/2 hour and then rinse. This refreshes your skin and prevents acne.

      25. Mix corn flour with egg white and apply on your face. Let is dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.

      26. Mix sandalwood paste with rosewater and apply on the face. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

      27. Essential oil face mask for acne: Use a mask base powder, such as fuller's earth or kaolin powder. Use distilled or filtered water to make a paste. Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of base powder to 3 drops of essential oil. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of the water in, to make a fluid yet balanced paste. Essential oils to add in the mask either separately or try smaller amounts together; cypress oil 1 drop, lemon oil 2 drops, sage oil 1 drop.

      28. Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply of affected area. An eastern approach to acne home remedies.

      29. Grind some nutmeg with milk and apply on affected area. P


eczema treatments at home

Home Remedy To Treat Eczema

Acne is the Skin problem. It occurs on the face and neck area. In this problem the Skin gets swelled up or some kind of unwanted scars occur on the face. The pimples is basically the puss that take the shape and further makes scars or marks on the face.

Acne is the common problem but mostly girls are suffering with this trouble. Due to change in hormones during teenagers the skin also affected by the internal body change. This give rise to various pimples or puss cells to settle on the face.

The skin which is affected by Acne looks very bad and there is a sign of shame for the girls that time. Acne can occur due to some of the reasons like:

Hormonal changes whether during teenagers or during middle age. During the change of hormones the Skin shows the results as per the diet or lifestyle. It means if the person is eating healthy and is stress free then this problem may or may not affect their skin. But if the Stress level is very much high and the eating habits is also irregular then the Skin gets changed.

Due to dirt and pollution. With the continuous change in our exposure to the sun and other environmental pressures our skin gets changed. Even the affect of harmful gases and other chemicals makes the Skin prone to have Acne.

The effect of chemicals like in medicines or some kind of artificial products can make the Skin get pimples or scars.

Use of make can affect the inner and outer layer of the face. This even makes the skin wrinkled and full of scars. Make up cover the outer layer and stops breathing of the Skin which make sit life less.

Prolonged accumulated dead skin. When there is much delay in scrubbing or clean up of the Skin then the dead skin gets accumulated on the face which then takes the shape of pimples and Scars.

There is different Home Remedies for Acne that one can follow in order to cure Acne. One should use Turmeric powder in order to wash your face. Turmeric powder helps to rinse out all germs from the facial area.

Then Honey, Almond or lemon mixture can make a paste which is used to cure the Scars and unwanted rashes of the face.

Aloe Vera is very well used in case of puss cells and pimples which are reddish in color. Aloe Vera provides refreshing touch to the face.

Tomatoes are being rubbed on the face in order to reduce tanning and harmful effect of the UV rays. This further prevents wrinkle and dark skin. It is also found that Ageing of the skin is prevented if proper care like timely scrubbing is done and removes all unwanted cells from the face.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I treat Eczema on 2 year old?
    My 2 year old has some Eczema on the back of her arms. She is very active and sweats alot and this seems to make it worse. Does anyone know of any home remedies that either eliminate it or keep it under control?

    • ANSWER:
      My middle daughter has always had Eczema pretty bad.

      We buy "Eczeme Medicated Lotion"
      http://www.amazon.com/Dermarest-Eczema-Medicated-Lotion-118/dp/B000RTU4GE

      You can get it at some drugs stores or online.

      We have found it pretty helpful. At one time her eczeme was very bad to where we were going to take her to the doctor. But after we put this on her in the morning it wasn't as red or itchy.

      I also use it on myself when I break out.

      As for sweating try to keep her cool. Don't keep her outside when it is very hot.

      Also avoid long bathes and frequent baths. That can make it worse. My daughter loved taking a bath but it was just making her eczema worse plus we'd cover her with lotion after each bath. So if your child isn't very dirty you can go every other day with a bath or longer if you like.

      Same with the pool. After the pool cover her with lotion. We use just plain Lubriderm for after baths or the pool. We'd cover her head to toe.

  2. QUESTION:
    How to treat severe eczema outbreak at home?
    My bf has eczema flaring up all over his arms and legs. He's trying hydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion and who knows what else. He did realize that milk causes him to itch worse, so he doesn't drink it anymore. He doesn't have health insurance so he can't go to a doctor, and clinics just prescribe the hydrocortisone cream. Has anyone dealt with this and found a good home remedy? Or something that can be bought at a drugstore?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use serenaskin herbal remedies , which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  3. QUESTION:
    Real eczema remedies that have worked for you?
    I am an eczema sufferer and I was wondering if any of you guys out there have effective home remedies to cure it or any happy-ending stories about your experience with treating it?

    I'm sick of using these steroid creams because their effect fades away overtime. I am also sick of surfing the internet only to find 'ex-eczema sufferers' who "understand your painful situation and know the cure just for you!" but hypocritically end up forcing you to pay to buy their book.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just few weeks to clear the spots and then they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori doesn’t need a prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Best,
      Gussie

  4. QUESTION:
    How can I treat my rash without medication?
    I have eczema, and being it's winter my skin is getting drier. Right now it's only behind my knee joint in that part where you leg folds on both legs. It's so painful and itchy, and I keep trying different lotions on it but none of them work. I ran out of my prescription medicine and I can't get a refill until after new years. Also I'm going to NYC and it's gonna be freezing there. What can I do to treat it? Do you suggest any creams or home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Msm soap and lotion! You won't even need your medication any more.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I treat eczema of the neck??
    My neck is red, blotchy and a little painful. I know it is eczema because I was diagnosed with it. Are there any home remedies that I can use immediately??

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. Keep it moisturized (Vaseline is a good option). For herbal effective remedy go to http://www.champori.com and get their anti-eczema cream. It works better than anything else for me.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there any at home remedies that I can use on my 3 month old for eczema (on the face)?
    Is there any at home remedies that I can use on my 3 month old for eczema? He's got in mostly in his eyebrows, and cheeks and he constantly scratches it causing it the flare up and be red.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do is to focus on treating the underlying cause of the eczema and minimize the flare ups by:

      - bathing using warm, not hot, water and a very mid soap
      - using a cream or petroleum jelly based moisturizer on wet skin after bathing or washing hands.
      - moisturize throughout the day as the need arises. Avoid using lotions as they tend to dry out the skin
      - pat excess water from skin after moisturizing as rubbing irritates the skin
      - wear cotton clothing
      - avoid the use of detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets with perfumes and/or dyes

      There's a really great article on this website about how one woman with severe eczema was finally able to beat it: http://www.beateczema.com/?hop=4safetynow

  7. QUESTION:
    How does one treat chronically dry skin?
    My skin tends to be very dry and it only gets worse during the winter months. Are there any good (affordable) skin products that provide very-dry skin with necessary relief? I use a lotion that contains AHAs for my KP so I can understand how it may dry up my skin even more.

    I would also appreciate any advice for home remedies or any supplements that I can take to better my skin. By the way, I do keep hydrated so I know that my dry skin is not a result of inadequate water intake.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest you use Dr Hess Udder Ointment found at www.udderointment.com. It is amazing on all skin conditions including dry skin, eczema, diaper rash, chafing, cuts, burns...you name it. It's been around for 100 years and is an old tried and true remedy that works fantastic on skin. Sign up as a subscriber and they will send you a coupon code for 20% off your order!

  8. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know any home remedies for eczema?
    I've had eczema all my life and never really know how to treat it. It's starting to get really bad. Any body have any ideas on how to treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been troubled with Eczema for most of my life also. Many trips to doctors and trying different remedies gave me some temporary relief, but I just kept coming back.

      There are many things you can do to help with the control of this terrible disease. I found a nice article that mentions a few home remedies I think will help you.

      http://www.squidoo.com/Eczema-Home-Remedies

      One of the best methods I've used that seems to keep it under control is to use a zinc supplement. Take 50 milligrams a day. Also, your diet plays a very important roll in helping to control eczema.

      Hope this has helped you a little. Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to clear my blotchy skin?
    I have very little acne, but my face is very blotchy. Any home remedies or anything I can use to help my face? Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      For more information on acne you can check out this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the quickest way to get rid of acne?
    I tried ALL the home remedies, and none of them work. I am graduating in June, and I REALLY want all my acne to go away. What is the best products to use?

    P.s. I used Proactive, doesn't work with my skin type!
    o, I am EXTREMELY pro-animal, please don't put anything that tests on animals would be great! Animals should not be forced to inhale and be injected with chemical and crap like they do. I wish they would stop... :(

    • ANSWER:
      I am extremely against animal testing, too!!! Thank God someone out there also cares about animals!!!

      Most brands test on animals, so its best you shy away from processed products. They also have a lot of chemicals in them, which actually make your skin indeared to them and making them crave and want the chemicals, and if they don't get it... your skin breaks out even MORE which makes you keep buying the product.
      See??? Not only do they tourcher animals but they are cheats and liars, too! Sickening!!!

      As for trying a lot of home remedies, they are definitely the safest route to go. I see you said you've tried them all, but I know a lot of great home remedies that work terrifically. Here is an AMAZING list (if you have tried all these, please update your question and tell me and I will surely give you more!):

      Toothpaste - Probably the most common of acne home remedies, toothpaste is know to reduce the swelling of acne over night. Simply apply a small amount of toothpaste (paste, not gel) to your pimples.
      Warm Salt Water - Stir together some salt and warm water until it become diluted. Wash your face with the warm salt water two times a day (once in the morning and once at night). This is known for removing any excess oil from the skin.
      Ice - Reach into the freeze and grab an ice cube. Then, wrap it in a thin towel or place it into a Ziploc bag. Apply the ice cube to your acne - this is known for reducing swelling and shrinking pores.
      Rose Water - There are a couple of remedies that consist of rose water. The most basic is dabbing a piece of cotton into some rose water and applying it to your acne 2 or 3 times a day.
      Lime Juice & Rose Water - Stir together some rose water and lime juice. Apply this mixture to the face, leave it on for 15 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.
      Lemon Juice & Rose Water - Same as above except use lemon juice and leave the mixture on the face for 30 minutes. This will help clear acne and minimizes scars.
      Homemade Facial Mask - You can choose to use almond powder or oatmeal for this remedy. Mix the ingredient with some rose water until it forms a paste that can be easily spread over the skin. Let the mask lay on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with cool water. This remedy is known for clearing up blackheads. This is most popular facial mask among all acne home remedies.
      Cucumber Facial Mask - Blend cucumber into a paste that can be easily spread over the face. Leave this mask on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.
      Aloe Vera - Apply as a lotion or juice two times a day. This is known for rapidly speeding up the healing process of acne lesions and scars.
      Vinegar - This is known for balancing the acids in your skin, killing bacteria, and getting rid of excess oil. Dab some diluted vinegar onto the skin, leave it on for 15 minutes, and then rinse it off. For a better effect dilute some salt into the mixture.
      Potatoes - Apply some grated potatoes to your acne for a half hour. This is known for clearing blackheads, whiteheads, wrinkles, and blemishes.
      Sandalwood Paste & Rosewater - Mix some sandalwood paste and rosewater together. Apply the paste to the face and then rinse it off after 30 minutes
      Milk and Nutmeg - Blend a mixture of milk and nutmeg together and apply the solution to the face. This solution is known for helping prevent acne.
      Mint - Crush mint leaves to extract the juices. Apply the juice to your face every night. This acne home remedy helps greatly with treating acne, eczema, and bug bites.
      Egg Whites - Crack a couple of eggs and throw way the egg yolk. Put all of the egg whites into one bowl and beat them until they can be easily applied to the face. After 15 minutes rinse them off of your face. Egg whites are known for removing excess oil and promoting skin regeneration. Don’t leave the mask on for more than 10 to 15 minutes.
      Tomato Pulp – Apply tomato pulp on the acne and leave it for 30 minutes.

      Hope you found it useful. And thank you for caring about the wellfare of animals!!!!!!

  11. QUESTION:
    My son has eczema all over his diaper area. We have tried all kinds of creams and nothing works. Any remedies?
    We even took him to a dermatologist and had no luck with the expensive creams. We have used soapless soap. Perfume free wipes, and all kinds of vasoline, cortizone, etc. It's real splotchy and red. Can anyone give me some home remedies or something that might work?

    • ANSWER:
      This seems unusual. Typically the diaper area is the only place a child with eczema does NOT have a problem because of something about the urine (have lots of experience with this). Urine is sometimes used to treat the skin (gross, but there's much research on it). I'm guessing that he is allergic to something in the diapers or something you are putting on him for it to be in that area.

      I would try cloth diapers (they say they are much better than they used to be). When you wash them put them thru a 2nd wash cycle of only water.

      Dove soap always worked best to wash the skin (they have sensitive skin soap). Also, it's best to really wash the affected area (not wash less) to get rid of dead skin cells. The chlorine in a swimming pool is actually good for the skin. So much so that we used small amounts of it in the tub (check w/ physician for proper amount).

      Crisco is safe to use to moisturize (has no alcohol, perfume, pretty basic). On occasion use triple antiobiotic cream to promote healing.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of scalp acne scar?
    I've been using home remedies and it worked but they keep coming back. I'm convinced to start using those products like neutrogen and proactive. What products works best to keep scalp acne scars to go away. Btw I tried popping them but only boos comes out and itches a lot and causes me to scratch and leaving scars.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      For more information on acne you can check out this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  13. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples on back & chest?
    Lately I've been getting a lot of pimples on my back and chest. After I take a shower (every other day) i rub cream on my arms and back. It's some cream from bath&bodyworks. So how do I get rid of the pimples? Should I exfoliate? What do I do? Any home remedies. No lemon juice suggestions .
    Thankss:)

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  14. QUESTION:
    At home treatment for eczem thats sensitive enough for my 3 year old?
    Ugh, my baby girl has a really bad eczema out break on her chest... Anybody have any good home remedies or at home treatment that's sensitive enough to work with my three year old? :( poor baby, it hurts her if I even put lotion on it :( Her skin is cracking oozing and bumpy...

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I work at a derm office AND I have suffered from eczema most of my life. I will post to you our office's recommendations for treating and caring for eczema:

      1. Gently wash skin with Cetaphil for sensitive skin wash, pat dry.
      2. Only use 100% cotton on her sensitive skin, other fabrics irritate the eczema. Like if her jammies are all polyester, that polyester will continue to irritate her. Try to find 100% cotton undershirts to protect the area.
      3. Only wash her clothing in dye free, perfume free laundry detergent such as Purex. The dyes and perfumes can irritate the eczema.
      4. Don't use any lotions or creams on her, especially ones with perfume. Only use a thin coating of Vaseline for moisturization, or try Cetaphil lotion as that is made for skin such as this.
      5. If she is really itchy, using Benadryl (if it there is dosing for 3 year old) at night time as this helps control the itching so she can sleep at night.
      6. Totally avoid any products with perfumes or wool.
      7. If you have a cat or dog, it can make matters worse, keep her bedding and clothes as clean as possible.

      IF you can't get it under control with the above, or if it is oozing stuff or looking or smelling funny, please please please bring her to the doctor or dermatologist..as when children scratch too much they can get a secondary infection. Also, they can prescribe something that will help heal the entire area and please think of your baby's comfort, eczema is very very uncomfortable when it flares. I hope this helps you.

  15. QUESTION:
    Anyone have any Eczema information or treatments?
    Any home remedies or things you have found to work to help you with it? My father keeps flaring up, and the doctors seem to just keep giving him more meds, and i was curious if their was other ways to treat it, the medicine or creams dont work very well.
    thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I suggest that your father should try Champori anti-eczema spray and cream combo. It is herbal - steroid-free - and works better than anything else I used.

  16. QUESTION:
    is there a home remedy to treat eczema?
    i have it on my elbows and knee caps, is there a home remedy?

    • ANSWER:
      * Take warm (not hot) baths with oatmeal soaking products, or make an oatmeal paste with oatmeal and water.
      * Add a half cup of cider vinegar and a third cup of cold compressed sunflower or safflower oil to bath water; soak
      * Pat skin gently with a with a wet cool soft compress then gently pat dry to cool the inflammation
      * Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize affected area with a hypo-allergic lotion several times daily
      * Apply petroleum jelly (creamy type or lotion is good) on skin immediately after bathing, Wet skin soaks it up better. Keeping skin moisturized is a key factor in healing eczema!
      * Wet-wrap therapy – soak in bath with mild bath oil then apply moisturizer, such as creamy petroleum jelly. Afterwards, soak bandages in warm water then wrap around affected area. Wrap the wet bandages with dry bandages to lock in moisture.
      * Break open a leaf then dab the juice from an Aloe Vera plant on the affected area several times daily
      * Add moisture to skin by drinking plenty of water
      * Use humidifier in dry air or cold weather
      * Wear cool, loose, cotton clothing
      * Stay out of the sun

  17. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of zits, pimples or acne?
    I'm in 7th grade, and I hate having acne. I don't really know how to get rid of them quickly. I can't go out and buy acne cream because my mom won't let me and she says it doesn't work. So is there any easy home remedies I can use to:
    •get rid of zits
    •get rid of pimples
    •get rid of all acne
    •get rid of the ones popped but still stay
    •and the bright red ones still stuck on my face
    ****REMEMBER:HOME REMEDIES IM ONLY 13****

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      This website has lots of information on foods and acne you can check it out on this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  18. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dark circles and wrinkles on eyes?
    I have pretty bad dark circles around my eyes, no mater how much sleep i get i still have the circles and wrinkles. Need something that can cure this fastly. Looking for home remedies mostly but ill take any answer. Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles:

      Allergies
      Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
      Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
      Lifestyle factors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol and caffeinated sodas
      Nasal congestion (which dilates and darkens the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)
      Pigmentation irregularities - part of your genetics
      Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
      Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — which make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious

      Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:

      Cold. Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels. Or, try a cooled, used teabag.

      Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.

      Extra sleep. Although short nights don't usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have are more obvious.

      Dark glasses and sunscreen. Although a tan might hide dark circles in the short term, in the long run, the extra pigment it produces can make circles worse.

      Saline washes or sprays. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion.

      Cosmetics. Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under-eye circles crowd department store and drugstore shelves. The results of one well-publicized study showed that a cream containing vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E and retinol was moderately effective in treating under-eye circles.

      Camouflage. The right concealer can do just that — hide dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer, not one that's white or gray. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic or glycolic acid, which can irritate delicate eye tissue, making redness and swelling worse.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dark-circles-under-eyes/MY00346
      http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Treat-Dark-Circles-Under-the-Eyes&id=1273962

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of blackheads?
    I've tried pretty much every blackhead cleanser on the market but none really seem to work. I have them on my nose and cheeks. What really gets rid of them? Any suggestions for home remedies are welcome too.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all,you could just use a strip that you apply on the affected area and you strip those blackheads off.You could also opt for a gentle cleanser such as Neutrogena,Dove or Clean & Clear to gently cleanse your face to prevent those blackheads to multiply.However,you could also opt for these homemade remedies that works best at getting rid of blackheads.Believe me,it work wonders on my skin,really:-)

      Paste of Yogurt and banana-Mix one or two bananas in almost 200ml yogurt and mash it until it begins to look like a paste.After washing face apply this paste before sleeping, after one or two weeks not only you but other will also feel a difference in your skin.This paste has a magical effect not only in removing blackheads but also gives a glowing touch to your skin.

      Paste of turmeric and rose petals-This paste is also very useful in treating blackheads however it is somewhat difficult to prepare that paste and one needs fresh rose petals and pure turmeric to prepare this paste. However it proves very useful in treating blackheads, acne and pimples.

      Paste of Ayurveda and fenugreek’s leaves-Another paste that proves very helpful in this connection is the paste of Ayurveda and fenugreek’s leaves if this paste is applied about 10 to 15 minutes on blackheads and wrinkles as well, it can be helpful to prevent both blackhead and wrinkles.

      Rose water and lemon juice-Take some rose water and mix it equal amount of lemon juice apply this mixture on face for almost half an hour then wash your face and continue this treatment for almost 15 days and I promise you your skin will be as smooth as baby’s bottom.

      Fresh mint juice-A proven remedy for blackheads, eczema and scabies is to rub fresh mint juice over it and it can be very helpful to get rid of these curses.

      Well,these are those 5 remedies that I've tried before and it does improve my skin in two weeks.I know there's lots of them,so just pick any steps that suits you okay.Good luck trying these at home at great skincare wishes.:-)

  20. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of blackheads?
    I recently starting to get blackheads all over my face. Is there any products to help me get rid of them? or home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  21. QUESTION:
    I want to know if there are any home remedies for the relief of eczema?
    I have Eczema and I have tried only a few things outside of the medicine the doctors prescribe(which dont work) to relieve the itching I stopped taking the meds drom the doctor and want to know if there are any other people that suufer as I do ,and what they can suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's the answer you are looking for:
      1} Dandelion greens are a good treatment for eczema because they help to give oxygen to the blood and build cells Eat in salads or drink in tea made from the root or leaves. Make the tea using 1 teaspoon herb to 1 cup bolling water and drink 1-3 cups daily. Just two days and you see the first good result.
      2} Cucumber juice taken both internally and externally will help to clear eczema and skin eruptions
      3} To treat eczema use hardboiled eggs. Cut open the egg and heat the yolk over a flame. Rub the drops from the egg yolk onto the affected areas. Repeat as often as necessary.
      4} Finally, learn to control and better manage the inevitable daily stress
      Good health to you.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I reduce the effects of scars from eczema?
    I'm 19 years old and have had eczema since I was roughly 15. It started just on my stomach cause of the belts I wore, and then on my arms, but that was nothing until this past year. I have it bad on my arms, stomach, half my back, upper thighs, chest, and neck. And I am also half hispanic, so I scar very easily. They aren't raised scars or anything, but just dark marks. And they stay, for years. Lotions for dry skin don't work, I know that. But even if I do control my eczema, the scars from it will last for a long time. Can anyone relate and possibly know any way to help me with my scars, or eczema? I'm running out of options! I feel like a leper here!

    • ANSWER:
      HI Amber

      Here are some ideas to start the healing process.

      Cause
      Eczema is often called Dermatitis, and may be a symptom of an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency. Eczema can be due to allergies, allergies secondary to digestive disorders such as hydrochloric acid deficiency, rashes secondary to immune diseases, genetic metabolic disorders, and/or nutritional deficiencies, especially of niacin (vitamin B3) and B6, as well as other B vitamins.

      To minimize your risk of developing eczema, avoid irritating substances, wear natural nonirritating materials, use soothing ointments, and check to see if dietary, nutritional, and/or and allergy-causing factors need to be considered.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: Bergamot, chamomile, lavender, melissa, neroli, eucalyptus, geranium, and/or juniper can help speed healing and relief of symptoms when applied topically to the affected areas.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet and avoid potentially allergy-causing foods, especially sugar, wheat, milk, and dairy products, including yogurt. Also avoid excess consumption of fruit, especially citrus and sour, as these foods may aggravate symptoms.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy® for accompanying stress, and Rescue Remedy Cream® on the affected areas.

      Herbs: Herbal remedies such as cleavers, nettle, yellowdock, or red clover tea or tinctures may be very effective. They are often combined with relaxing herbs such as chamomile, linden flowers, or skullcap. One combination would be equal parts of cleavers, nettle, and chamomile drunk as an infusion three times a day. A stronger mixture combines the tinctures of figwort, burdock, and cleavers in equal parts; take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day.

      To alleviate itching, bathe affected areas of your body with lukewarm or cold chickweed infusion. For cracked, dry, or painful skin, use a salve made from calendula flowers and St. John`s wort leaves.

      Goldenseal applied externally may also be helpful.

      Homeopathy:Dulcamara, Rhus tox., Sulfur, Arsen alb., and Graphites, taken alone or in combination with each other can help speed healing. Petroleum and Psorinum are also effective homeopathic remedies, but must be taken alone.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help speed healing: black currant and red grapes; carrot, beet, spinach, cucumber, and parsley; and wheat grass juice.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Vitamin A and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an omega-6 essential fatty acid found in high quantities in evening primrose oil, have both been shown to improve the symptoms of eczema. Vitamin E. Other useful supplements for preventing and reversing eczema include vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc.

      Topical Treatment: Apply evening primrose oil directly to cracked and sore areas of the skin. A topical paste made from ginkgo and licorice root extract has also been shown to improve eczema symptoms.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of eczema: Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Biofeedback Training, Bodywork (Acupressure, Shiatsu, Reflexology), Detoxification Therapy, Energy Medicine (Light Beam Generator, Ondamed, Photon Stimulator), Environmental Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Magnetic Field Therapy (North Pole Magnetic Energy Application), Mind/Body Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Osteopathy, and Oxygen Therapy

      Best of health to you

  23. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples fast?
    i know this is a common question but i have school strating in 2days and needs some home remedys as we have picture day on the first day of school, i do have that benzayl (excuse spelling) cream but its almost all gone! ive been trying icing, i have tryed toothpaste but.. i think i used wrong one as it made it worse, i dont think i have acne just a few pimples. They are mainly forehead, chin, above lips and well pretty much everywhere! PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  24. QUESTION:
    Red, flaky skin above eyelids and home remedies?
    I have red, flaky skin above my eyelids (little below my eyebrow). It can get really bad at times. I have seen a dermatologist and he said it was eczema and proscribed creams which didn't help so I wanted to ask if anyone has the same problem and if you could maybe recommend some home made or natural remedies since creams don't help.
    One more thing, I don't wear make up, ever so I know it's not an allergy.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      there are hundreds if not thousands of homemade cures for eczema, such as:

      homemade eczema cream: just mix oatmeal with water and create a past, which you can apply over the infected area, leave it for at least 15min and then washout using water. If so do not have oatmeal you can use raw honey instead, although oatmeal is more effective (IMO).

      Also start wearing cotton clothes, cotton is a very smooth, soft and itchy free material. By wearing cotton wear you will ease the itchiness of eczema by 20 percent and the effects are almost instantaneous!

      as I said there are thousands of natural ways to treat eczema, visit http://www.eczemacuretoday.com and find thousands more homemade medicines for skin dermatitis (eczema)

  25. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of pimples fast?
    Every once and a while, I get pimples scattered around my face in random spots. I've tried toothpaste and many other things. Nothing I do seems to get rid of them quickly. I don't have any pimple treatment things at home so I need home remedies for getting rid of them. Please help :P

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  26. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to treat Dyshidrosis Eczema?
    Also known as "housewife's Eczema"...little fluid like blisters break out between my fingers and toes, and on the sides of my palms and soles of my feet. The heat is making it break out big time....does anyone have treatment suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many treatments available for dyshidrosis, however, few of them have been developed or tested specifically on the condition - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyshidrosis#Treatment

      Here are some of the home remedies you can try to get relief for Dyshidrosis:

      - Use emollients frequently to prevent cracking and itching. Avoid petroleum jelly as it does not absorb into the skin.

      - Try soaking in sea salts or epson salts. Some found relief in soaking in white vinegar.

      - Avoid harsh shampoos and body wash. Stick with gentle bath oil. If you are having flare ups, remember to wear gloves when washing hair or bathing.

      - Avoid nickel if you are allergic to it. Nickel can present in certain types of foods, jewelry, computer keyboards, dental filling and even bra.

      - Avoid stressful situations or learn stress management

      - Avoid scratching. I know it is easier said than done. Try wearing unbleached cotton gloves to protect your hands.

      - Plantain (Plantago major) infused in olive or other oil can be soothing.

      - Wear cotton gloves while reading newspapers, books and magazines. The lead in the ink may be an irritant.

      - Avoid hand sanitizing products which contains alcohol. Alcohol is drying and may aggravate the condition.

      - Wash affected hands and feet with cool water and apply a moisturizer as soon as possible.

      Take Care :)

  27. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of lines under eyes?
    I'm only 15 and get really bad smile lines under my eyes, and its very annoying because nobody else has them. They totally ruin my smile and pictures. any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      There are several ways:

      You could try refridgerating spoons overnight; don't freeze as they will be too cold for your face.

      You could try tea bags or sliced cucumbers.

      I heard Preperation-H actually works well, too. No joke.

      Drink plenty of water and get at least 8 hours of sleep.

      Also, it may be related to your diet. Something you eat could be triggering an allergic reaction.

      Most dark circles are caused by the appearance of veins beneath the thin skin under our eyes. As we age and our skin becomes more damaged due to sun exposure, the skin under our eyes becomes thinner and more wrinkled, which allows the veins in this fatty padded area under the eye to appear more prominent. These veins also become more swollen and obvious in people with allergies. Similarly, people with a history of eczema, hay fever or asthma often develop dark circles. They do, of course, become more apparent with a lack of sleep. In some people with dark skin, circles under the eye may actually be due to superficial pigmentation of the skin and not the underlying veins.

      Common sense measures such as getting plenty of sleep and treating allergies can often help. Short-term tricks of the trade include applying cool cucumber slices or cool tea bags to the under-eye area, which helps to reduce swelling. Cosmetic concealers and foundation can also work wonders for tired looking eye circles. Choose a gold-based colour that matches your skin shade exactly (the gold will counteract the blueness of the under-eye circle). The most common mistake women make when applying concealer is choosing a colour that's too light - which only achieves a 'reverse raccoon' effect. Another common mistake is putting the concealer only under the eye. You should apply it all around the eye area and blend it in well. After applying, set the concealer with a light dusting of translucent face powder so that it stays put. To avoid drawing attention to your under-eye area, don't apply eyeliner or mascara to your lower lashes.

      Often, the inner corner of your eye is the darkest part, so a white shimmer pencil will cover it. Some companies manufacture a blueish or white pencil just for this purpose

  28. QUESTION:
    I have seborrheic dermatitis in my hair (head) is there any shampoo that can be less harmful to it?
    It can also be any other natural remedy that I can use instead of shampoo to help my scalp, my dermatitis is really bad alot of my hair is falling. I recently visit a dermatologist and gave me a shampoo that cost over 0 dollar just for 4 ounces and I can't afford that. Any suggestion on how to treat this sickness? Or Home remedy? I will be very thankfull.

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of Seborrheic Dermatitis is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use SerenaSkin eczema herbal remedies , which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my scalp has been cleared up and now I continue with eczema extract, which controls the immune system. The scalp has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  29. QUESTION:
    How to minimize the appearance of pores?
    I am wondering if anyone has any remedies that they have TRIED themselves, and then actually SEEN results..
    I have heard a lot of different soltions. but
    I am curious as to what actually works, and what doesn't.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Try using ST IVES APRICOT SCRUB for blackheads/blemishes this is a great deep cleaning exfoliator that gets down under the skin it will definetley help prevent future breakouts great for pores and blackheads ive had major problems with acne for almost 7 years and i have tried everything (no exaggeration) and st ives has by far worked the best for me and its only cant beat that my skin has never behaved so well!!! lol Rinse with cold water that closes pores and minimizes appearance

      Also try biore pore strips they work great to get all that stuff out of pores

      For a toner/astringent try lemon juice with a cotton ball once daily great for acne acne scars oily skin and pores

      Blackhead Mask
      1/2 cup of lemon juice
      4 drops of lavendar oil
      1 tsp.olive oil or coconut oil
      1/2 cup of crushed oats
      1 Tbsp.baking soda
      4 Tbsp. of grated apple
      Mix it all together and apply evenly over your skin, leave to dry then wash off throughly. Amazing stuff, give it a try. You'll LOVE the result! (It also works wonders all over your body)

      Make a paste of oatmeal or almond and apply it on the face.

      Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on skin with fingertips especially on the affected areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then wash off with cold water.

      Prepare a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves and apply it over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This is an effective home remedy for blackheads and will prevent acne, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

      A solution made of one and a half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is a very good home remedy for blackheads.

      Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and keep it for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

      Apply undiluted lemon juice, two to three times a day, on the affected areas.

      Nettle Tea is another remedy, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems.

      Take some Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix with fresh limejuice, and apply on pimples. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.

      Warm a little honey and apply on the blackhead areas. Wash off after 10-15 minutes.

      Fresh mint juice is also very effective home remedy for skin troubles. Apply this on the face every night for the treatment of all kinds of skin diseases such as acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

      Prepare a mixture of 1 or 2mls each of the following: witch hazel, tea-tree and sweet fennel essential oils, adding essential oil of geranium for women and essential oil of rosewood for men. Mix with 300mls of water. Shake before use, as the oils will float on top of the water during storage.

      Apply over the face with cotton wool two or three times a day. The oils will clean and unclog giving antibiotic-like protection to the skin.

      Use 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball. This is also an effective home remedy for blackheads.

      Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomegranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over acne, boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

      Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, etc.

      Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

      Prepare a mixture of corn flour with egg white and apply on face. Let it dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.

      A mixture of 1 tsps groundnut oil with 1 tspn fresh limejuice is also useful to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples.

      A mixture of fresh limejuice and a glass of boiled milk when applied to face wash prevents the formation of acne, pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.

      Large pores on face can be treated with paste of sandalwood powder with masoor dal.

      For blackheads treatment prepare a mixture of equal parts of limejuice, almond oil and glycerin and apply to the face.

      Beat an egg white until stiff. Add 1 tsp honey and then apply to the face with a cotton swab. Leave for 1/2 hour and then wash with warm water.

      Sunshine or ultra-violet light helps in skin peeling, and so helps to clear blocked pores. So sunbathing or use of sun-beds in can be helpful.

      Mix an egg white with aloe Vera gel and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Egg whites cause the pores to tighten and the aloe Vera has a soothing and anti-biotic effect on the skin. The lavender is very healing for the skin.

      Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

      For blackheads treatment rub ice cubes on the face for 10-15 minutes. It will tighten the pores.

      Apply cucumber juice on the face. Wash it off after 15 minutes. It will tighten the pores i like this one make sure its ice cold

  30. QUESTION:
    How to make my skin acne clear and blemish free?
    My skin some times can become a little bit dry but not often because i treat it. But i need help to make my skin acne clear and blemish free i sometimes have little spots now and then and i want it gone. Any products?

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne. Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  31. QUESTION:
    i want to remove dark circles around my eyes?
    i have dark circles around my eyes. i want to remove it. dont want to use any chemical. is there anything home remedy that will help me in removing it and never come back.

    p.s. i tried with cucumber. but it actually didnt work.
    i drink at least 4 liter water in a day. i dont take tea or coffee. i take green tea. should i increase my water intake?

    • ANSWER:
      It is quite common to have dark circles under the eyes (black or dark eye circles), but they are usually temporary and can be treated.

      * Dark Circles under eyes are generally due to a lack of sleep, fatigue, stress, deficiency or some disease.
      * Dark circles may be hereditary.
      * Nasal congestion can also cause dark under eye circles.
      * Chronic atopic eczema on skin can cause dark circles.
      * Dark circles under eyes may also be due to aging which thins the skin around the eyes.
      * Eyelid swelling or eye puffiness can produce shadows producing light dark eye circles.

      Dark Circles Under Eyes Remedy:

      http://www.tonesall.com/fashion-and-beauty/dark-circles-under-eyes.html

  32. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples fast?
    I have alot of bad acne. i have been using Clearasil Overnight and Clearasil Daily clear, and their not working. i have read that homemade remedies are really good for your skin. so if anyone can suggest me some remedies or some creams to buy, that would be amazing.

    Also, my pimples are really itchy most of the time. so can you also help me with that?

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully. http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page8.html

  33. QUESTION:
    How can I make chicken pox heal faster and how to treat the scars?
    i have chicken pox right now. it`s the 3rd day and i feel i`m loosing my mind because last night i didn`t sleep because i was so itchy of course i didn`t scatch but i`m scared because some of those spots (or whatever they are) popped and got scratched unintentional, like when i canged my clothes and because of my blanket. i heard they will become scars so what can i do to like treat them or something?

    • ANSWER:
      how to cope with chicken pox
      Chicken Pox Treatment - Acetaminophen
      Patients with chicken pox typically have viral-type, prodromal symptoms such as headache, fever, fatigue, and muscle aches. These symptoms can be treated with acetaminophen (Tylenol) with doses determined by the weight of the patient. Children should never be given aspirin or medications containing aspirin for chicken pox or any other viral illness because of the risk of Reye's syndrome.

      things you can do to help dimminish scarring
      Skin marks caused by chickenpox will go away completely, but it will take some time. It is better to diagnose this condition from a renowned dermatologist. Do not touch those marks with dirty hands and while washing your face handle them gently. Never try to scratch it, because it will do more harm to your face. You can use some homemade remedies to get rid of the chickenpox marks. One of the best homemade remedies for chickenpox marks is to apply ground margosa leaves and turmeric on the affected areas. If you use this remedy for few weeks, it will definitely provide a positive result. The chickenpox marks are treated by various treatments. You can take baking soda bath to cure these marks. Use calamine lotion on the skin dotted by chickenpox marks. You can also take some capsules and benadryl liquid by mouth if the problem is too harsh. Vitamin E is the most needed vitamin for skin, so you can apply the vitamin E oil over the skin affected by chickenpox. If you apply the sandalwood oil on the chickenpox marks from the beginning of the chickenpox, the marks will go away quite soon.

      Chicken Pox Treatment - Soothing Baths
      Frequent baths are sometimes helpful to relieve itching. Adding finely-ground (colloidal) oatmeal such as Aveeno can help improve itching. Oatmeal baths can be prepared at home also by grinding or blending dry oatmeal into a fine powder and adding about 2 cups to the bath water. One-half to one cup of baking soda may also be added to bath water to reduce itching.

      Chicken Pox Treatment - Lotions
      The most common lotion used for chicken pox is Calamine lotion. This or any similar over-the-counter preparation can be applied to the blisters to help dry them out and soothe the skin.

      Chicken Pox Treatment - Antihistamines
      Over-the-counter and prescription antihistamines may be used to control severe itching. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is available over-the-counter and hydroxyzine (Atarax) is available by prescription. Both of these antihistamines cause drowsiness and may be helpful at night to help the patient sleep. The newer antihistamines such as loratadine (Claritin), certrizine (Zyrtec), and fexofenadine (Allegra) can be used to control itching but do not cause drowsiness.

      Chicken Pox Treatment - Preventing Scratching
      Scratching increases the risk of secondary bacterial infections. All patients with chicken pox should have their nails trimmed short. In addition, small children may have to wear mittens to reduce scratching.

      Chicken Pox Treatment - Acyclovir
      Acyclovir (Zovirax) is an anti-viral drug that may be used to treat chicken pox. In uncomplicated cases acyclovir taken 5 times a day has been shown to cause shorter periods of new lesion formation, fewer lesions, and more rapid healing but only if started within 24 to 48 hours of the onset of the rash. Acyclovir has not been shown to decrease the rate of complications in otherwise healthy children who get chicken pox. Oral acyclovir is more strongly recommended for children with underlying skin disease such as eczema, newborns, adults, and smokers since this group is at greater risk for complications. IV acyclovir is used for people with compromised immune systems.

      Chicken Pox Treatment - Other Anti-Virals
      Currently acyclovir (Zovirax) is the only FDA-approved treatment for chicken pox. However, the antiviral medications valacyclovir (Valtrex) and , used to treat [link url=http://dermatology.about.com/cs/herpessimplex/a/hsvworks.htm]herpes simplex virus infections, have been shown to be effective for chicken pox and are often prescribed.

  34. QUESTION:
    Over the counter remedies for hormonal acne?
    I have had clear skin all my life until now! I am 42 and the last few months my chin stays constantly broke out with big painful pimples. As soon as one heals three more pop up. I can't even cover them with make up they are so red and swollen. Does anyone have any remedies that have worked. I've heard that its because of the drop of estrogen and that causes oil to form and mix with dirt. I wash my face every day. They just pop up over night. Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  35. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pimples around your nose creases?
    Ive been breaking out there a little bit. I cant see them but i can feel them. How can i treat them?

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  36. QUESTION:
    How to fix my long term acne problems?
    I have had acne for aslong as I can remember now. I'm 16 and I've had it bad, I tried all that clearasil stuff and some old remedies that my grandma told me about and they didn't work. So I went to my doctor and he gave me some epiduo gel and some doxycycline and it still isn't working. I don't want to pay over 200$ at a dermatologist. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to treat eczema?
    What is the best way to "cure" it and keep it gone for a while? Whats the best topical cream?

    • ANSWER:
      What is the best way to treat eczema? As I'm fed up with very dry skin & eczema at the moment I'm tempted to say nothing works :(. Seriously though, the best prescription cream I've had is fucibet, which clears it up very quickly (I did once put it on in the evening at it had nearly healed it by morning). Fucidin is a similar, less strong cream. However as with all creams like this my skin has built up a resistance to it & as like most prescription creams they do contain steriods which thin the skin through constant use - but it does work - your choice :s. I now only use them when it becomes absolutely necessary.

      Eurax cream I have found works wonders for when my skin is really itchy, it claims that it can 'stop itching for up to 10 hours' - ok so it doesn't quite make the 10 hours but it does work long enough for your mind to forget about that irritating itch!

      Another suggestion is to try a natural remedy. I have found tea-tree oil works wonders in healing eczema - it briefly really stings & has an definate smell (heh although I like it so much I like the smell now!) but it is a brilliant antiseptic, which clears up infected areas well.

      Have a blood test done to see if you are allergic to anything which could affect or make your eczema worse/flare up. Also (I imagine you already do this but just in case) using non-bio washing power or tablets for sensitive skin might help.

      Otherwise sorry, but moisturise, moisturise, moisturise :(! (I use 'Simple' & 'Sanex', although I have another prescribed cream, Diprobase).

      I know this probably isn't the response you were hoping for but you seem to realise that eczema can't be 'cured' & that it is and always will be an annoying fact of life. Umm...I've found that the best way to cope with it (especially during winter) is to explain to a friend (or if I'm lucky I'm at home & my mum already knows) about the basics of eczema and then just ask them to stand there (& then give you a little hug at the end) while you rant about why it is so unfair and why you hate it so much - ok, so it doesn't help 'cure' it as such, but it does help you release your anger/annoyance about it ;)!!

      Sorry I'll shut up now! Just going through a bad patch myself & you provided me with the perfect opportunity to complain :S!

      :)

  38. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of blackheads on my nose?
    I have blackheads on my nose and it's really oily, I'm kind of poor right now so a cheap and easy way would be better. At home I have this Isocol Rubbing Alcohol (Antiseptic), baking soda and Neutrogena (Skin Cleaning: Blackhead Cleanser).
    Could you tell me what I could use using those ingredients? You can list other methods too!
    Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  39. QUESTION:
    Stop sweating and start living tome not working?
    On friday i ongoing useing the tips in the tome bring to a standstill sweating and start living. I be inflicted with hyperhidrosis and ive tried EVERYTHING and so i was in suspense this tome would bring about. Pro approximately wits it seems with the intention of i sweat more. Does this mean it's working? Is it like releasing sweat glands or somthing? Intrusive you please tell me could you repeat that? I'm responsibility ill-treat?

    • ANSWER:
      The first thing you're doing wrong is reading Ramsey's book. He has no medical knowledge, his publication of the book is sketchy at best (having people print it out themselves), and his ideas hold no medical or physiological logic (pun intended).

      Go see a doctor. I know the medical community can be frustrating- I have my share of issues with it. I have eczema- a diagnosis of we-can't-figure-anything-else-out-so-we'…

      But ultimately, advice is best taken from a professional rather than some random person. I've had all manner of home remedies suggested to me for my skin and while the concern is appreciated- I leave things up to the pros.

      As an aside- here's a review of Ramsey's book, it's rather interesting:

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I have less oily skin and less acne?
    I've had very oily skin for a long time. I wear makeup and even when I don't, after washing I will be shiny within 10 minutes. I'm also extremely oily/shiny when I wake up. I've also had issues with acne and haven't found anything that works for me, so I have bad redness and scars from that also. I'm too insecure to not wear makeup around anyone and I really would like to improve my skin and be more comfortable.

    It just seems unhealthy and I really want healthy, good looking skin. I drink lots of water already and eat lots of veggies. Does anyone have any worthy products, vitamins, or successful remedies they would recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for the following?
    -Pimples
    -Even skin tone
    -Lighten skin tone
    -Acne Scars

    What are some natural things i can use around the house.

    Thx in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      !st. Remedy..use Common Metholated Spirits regularly to remove Oil and Other facial skin impurities that build-up
      Also wash regularly with Sunlight Soap, the Laundry kind NOT the Bathroom scented type..This soap is also sold in some countries under the name Kerosene soap and may be sold as shop brand names. For example in Aust. it can be purchased in Coles (Aust) supermarkets under the Savings Brand,
      In Woolworths under the Home-Brand.

      2nd. Remedy..A cream for treating Eczema called EGODERM is sold across the counter ( on the shelves) in Aust. Chemists..in the USA it might have a different name..Your Drug store should be able to advise U.
      Cost in Aust. is around to depending on the Chemist shop.
      This cream is ideal for assisting to combat Tones and skin blemishes, caused by the "Acne scarring"
      The biggest cause of "scarring" is the urge to break the Pimple.
      Thats not a good thing.BUT, IF the urge is too much, break the pimple but immediately use metho (may sting) or use the cream.
      Usage of both these Remedies may cause the Acne to disappear.
      With girls..there is that usage of makeup which contributes to keeping the Pimples/Acne active.

  42. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any home remedy for rheumatism ?
    At night I get these sensation on both top of my arms and both legs. It feels like arthritis and I take Alvedon as my pain reliever. Is there no other way to lessen the pain. Besides I am a Diabetic.

    • ANSWER:
      Feature articles on arthritis:
      Exercise prior to hip and knee replacement reduces need for inpatient rehabilitation (press release)
      Osteoarthritis is increasingly common among aging Americans and is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Exercise is often used in treating osteoarthritis and is an important part in rehabilitation following joint replacement. The level of function prior to knee and hip replacement has been shown...

      Weight training does not increase strength but may slow progression in OA patients (press release)
      Moderate to severe osteoarthritis affects more than 22 million American adults between the ages of 25 and 74 and knee osteoarthritis (OA) can lead to disability in daily activities. Weakness in the quadriceps can be a risk factor for knee OA, but it may be the easiest one to prevent. Previous studies...

      Arthritis drug researchers apologize for undisclosed pharmaceutical industry ties
      (NewsTarget) The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an apology letter in today's issue from a team of researchers who failed to disclose pharmaceutical industry ties in an arthritis drug study published last May. The study, conducted by Mayo Clinic professor of medicine...

      Acupuncture proven to successfully treat arthritis pain in German study
      (NewsTarget) A study by researchers at Charite University of Medicine in Berlin has found that acupuncture can ease the pain and disability associated with arthritis. The study, published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, looked at 712 patients split into two groups; one group of 357 were given immediate...

      Turmeric extract shows strong anti-inflammatory effect in new study
      (NewsTarget) Turmeric -- a spice most often found in curry dishes -- may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, according to a study by University of Arizona researchers. In a previous study, the researchers found that joint inflammation in rats was reduced by turmeric, and the latest...

      Exercise accelerates recovery from arthritis surgery
      (NewsTarget) A new study published in the October issue of Arthritis Care & Research suggests that weight training and cardiovascular exercise prior to knee- or hip-replacement surgery may reduce the chances of a patient being discharged straight to a rehabilitation center by 73 percent. "The benefits...

      FDA whistleblower warns about safety of new arthritis drug Arcoxia
      (NewsTarget) Associate Director of the FDA's Office of Drug Safety Dr. David Graham is well-known for blowing the whistle on both Merck and his own agency during the Vioxx scandal, and now he is warning the public about another Merck drug called Arcoxia. Like its predecessor, Vioxx -- and its...

      Grace Harbor Farms Goat's Milk Skin Care Cream Relieves Arthritis and Eczema / Psoriasis (press release)
      Grace Harbor Farms (www.graceharborfarms.com) now offers goat’s milk skin care cream that customers report eases pain, softens skin and relieves skin problems like acne, rosacea and eczema. Created by Grace Harbor Farm’s founder Grace Lukens, the cream is made from 100% natural ingredients. "I...

      Soccer Fun Today and Prevent Arthritis Tomorrow (press release)
      With World Cup interest at a fever pitch, and soccer gaining on hockey as a sport of choice among Canadian youth, it's a good time to consider how to prevent the possible future development of osteoarthritis - the most common form of arthritis - due to youth soccer injuries. "Knee injuries are...

      Painkillers tied to risk of erectile dysfunction (press release)
      Regardless of the reason for taking them, painkillers classified as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) apparently increase the likelihood that middle-aged and elderly men will develop erection difficulties, according to a new report. NSAIDs include several widely used drugs, such as...

      Heartburn sufferers shouldn't be too quick to reach for the antacids; heartburn medications do more harm than good
      Before you reach for the antacids to deal with troublesome heartburn, you might want to consider simply changing your eating habits. Most people are aware that eating too quickly or eating certain foods can trigger heartburn, yet few people are willing to change how and what they eat. Instead, they chow...

      Most People With Arthritis Don’t Get Enough Exercise (press release)
      People with arthritis don’t exercise enough, and more than a third of adults with arthritis don’t exercise at all, according to a study in the May issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine. “People with arthritis are not meeting physical activity recommendations made at the federal level...

      Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Linked to Serious Infections and Cancers (press release)
      A new meta-analysis of many previous studies of TNF- (tumor necrosis factor) blocking antibodies for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has confirmed a previously discovered increased risk for serious infection and has found that cancer also is a potential risk associated with the drugs. “This study...

      Women's pain and discomfort from premenstrual syndrome may be lessened by diet changes and natural health remedies
      Headaches, bloating, irritability, depression and fatigue are just a few of the unpleasant symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, which affects millions of women every month. But fortunately, PMS -- though widely believed to be a result of changes in hormone levels during a woman's menstrual cycle -- is...

      The great direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising con: how patients and doctors alike are easily influenced to demand dangerous drugs
      A cute, animated ball bounces around very sadly until he takes a magic potion; suddenly, it becomes happier than ever. No, that isn't the plot of a new children's movie. On the contrary, it's the storyline of a Zoloft commercial – yes, Zoloft, a powerful antidepressant drug. In the 1990s, direct-to-consumer...

  43. QUESTION:
    The skin on my nose and forehead is really dry?
    Because I have irish skin in me(thanks grandad -_-) it means every lil exposure to sun causes my skin on my nose and forehead to go really dry and flaky, but if I but cream on it makes my skin oily which gives me spots, Is their any natural homemade fairly cheapish remedies I can use to treat dry skin but is not oily? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      •There are different causes of dry skin; it may be any number or combination of the following:
      •Wind / Rain in cold winter conditions can dramatically dry the skin as well as overexposure to the sun.
      •Central heating creates low humidity within the home, drying the skin.
      •Dietary insufficiencies can cause the skin to dry through lack of nutrients.
      • Cosmetic products and some soap can often dry the skin.
      •Illnesses such as diabetes, under active thyroid.
      • Some Drug / Medication use such as antihistamines can cause dry skin.
      • Low sebum (oil layer) production means the skin has less protection.
      •Other skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis
      Due to these reasons my skin on nose and forehead is dry?
      If use oily creams then i have some get rid of dryness at my face? Thanx

  44. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of excema?
    How do I get rid of my excema? I have it on my hands only. But does anyone have any home remedies or over the counter creams or so forth? thanks for the help people who answer :)

    • ANSWER:
      How to Treat Eczema

      Millions of Americans and people all over the world suffer from eczema. There are almost as many ways to treat eczema as there are people suffering from it. This article includes both natural and synthetic solutions; if you're particularly interested in natural remedies, read How to Treat Eczema Naturally.
      Steps
      1. Keep your skin moist.
      * Before bathing, cover yourself in a moisturizer (like aqueous cream or emulsifying ointment) and gently wash the moisturizer off {using it instead of soap}. This will help prevent the water from over drying the skin. Pat the skin dry.
      * Apply moisturizers after bathing and several times a day if necessary to keep the skin moist. Avoid moisturizers that are scented or have lots of chemicals. Oatmeal products are good moisturizers.
      * Use non-biological washing powder. Don't scratch if the skin is itchy - rub instead.
      2. Take an allergy test. It should include dustmites, all foods, and trees and grass. These are very common allergens. Then try and stay away from the allergens if you are allergic.
      3. Check with your doctor for apporiate medicine - topical steroids will calm flare-ups in your eczema. Mild steroids (1% Hydrocortisone) are generally safe if used in small amounts daily.

      Tips
      * Remember that eczema is not something that will disappear overnight, it takes time.
      * Check with your doctor and the FDA on which medications to use. Some can be harmful.
      * Read the warning labels on your medicines.
      * Avoid lotions- use heavy cream instead. Lotion is too watery.

      Warnings

      * Do not use steroids (either topical or oral) if you do not need them - prolonged use of strong steroids can cause harmful effects.

      You can also take a look here:
      http://www.eczema.org/faqfile.htm#are

      GOOD LUCK!!!!!

  45. QUESTION:
    Any herbal/ home remedies to try & treat jawline acne?
    Please give tips or advice, from remedies that have helped.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed, should help reduce swelling overnight. Make sure it is the paste not the gel. One of the most popular acne home remedies.

      2. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne.

      3. Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent acne, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

      4. Place strawberry leaves on the acne, the alkalinity helps to reduce the swelling.

      5. Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

      6. Another method is to massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.

      7. Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

      8. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet. All acne home remedies should include a healthy diet.

      9. A couple of garlic cloves, crushed and dabbed on the face 1-2 times a day. One of the smellier acne home remedies!

      10. Home face wash for acne: Mix together 1 or 2mls each of the following: witch hazel, tea-tree and sweet fennel essential oils, adding essential oil of geranium for women and essential oil of rosewood for men. Mix with 300mls of water. Shake before use, as the oils will float on top of the water during storage. Dab affected areas with cotton wool two or three times a day. The oils will clean and unclog giving antibiotic-like protection to the skin.

      11. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.

      12. Use 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball.

      13. Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on affected parts. One of the best acne home remedies.

      14. Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water 2-3 times a day.

      15. Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.

      16. Nettle Tea is another solution, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems. Drink four cups a day to get the full benefit of one of the most powerful acne home remedies. Get nettle products here.

      17. Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed up the healing of acne lesions. You can buy Aloe Vera at vitacost.com

      18. Another lotion that uses bee propolis extract may also be effective. Mix eight ounces of water and 11 drops of bee propolis extract. One of the acne home remedies which has been proven effective with many people.

      19. Some herbal acne home remedies...
      Burdock leaf tea.
      Lavender essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
      Tincture of calendula flowers.
      Tea tree essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
      Liquefy cabbage leaves with witch hazel, strain and add two drops of lemon oil. Use as a lotion.

      20. Ice down the acne before bed, by morning it should be noticeably less swollen. Works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.

      21. Take vitamin B5 and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin's resistance to acne.

      22. Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected area. Leave for 15-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

      23. Mix some vinegar and salt in a bowl. Pour a little bit in your hand and rub it on the pimples. Soak a face towel in it and dab it on the bumps. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.

      24. Blend cucumber and make a paste. Apply this as a mask on your face and leave it for 1/2 hour and then rinse. This refreshes your skin and prevents acne.

      25. Mix corn flour with egg white and apply on your face. Let is dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.

      26. Mix sandalwood paste with rosewater and apply on the face. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

      27. Essential oil face mask for acne: Use a mask base powder, such as fuller's earth or kaolin powder. Use distilled or filtered water to make a paste. Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of base powder to 3 drops of essential oil. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of the water in, to make a fluid yet balanced paste. Essential oils to add in the mask either separately or try smaller amounts together; cypress oil 1 drop, lemon oil 2 drops, sage oil 1 drop.

      28. Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply of affected area. An eastern approach to acne home remedies.

      29. Grind some nutmeg with milk and apply on affected area. Pimples disappear like magic without leaving a mark.

      30. Make a mixture of lime juice and rose water. Apply on face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

      31. Make a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.

      32. Rub fresh garlic on and around pimples. Pimples will disappear without a mark with regular applications.

      33. Mix 1 tsps groundnut oil with 1 tspn fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples .

      34. Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix mixed with fresh lime juice, and apply on pimples. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.

      35. First wash face and then dab acne with cotton balls soaked in vinegar.

      36. Mix groundnut oil with an equal amtount of fresh lime juice and apply on face. leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. It may be applied daily to prevent formation of blackheads, acne and pimples.

      37. Apply juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) on swelling acne, pimples.

      38. Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for acne, pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.

      39. Apply ripe Tomatoes pulp on acne, pimples and kept upto 1 hour, then wash.

      40. Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomgranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over acne, boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

      41. Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.

      42. Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

      43. Apply a paste of ground seasame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, and pimples.

      44. Large pores on facial skin can be treated with paste of sandalwood powder with masoor dal.

      45. Use an oatmeal or almond mask throughly to cleanse your face. Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with enough rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on your skin with your fingertips, paying special attention the problem areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. This is very good in getting rid of blackheads.

      46. A solution made out of one and a half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is an ideal remedy for blackheads, Saturate a face napkin in this hot solution and press on to the skin, repeat twice. Extract blackheads carefully with a blackhead remover and sterilized cottonwool. Pat on an astrigent.

      47. Honey is a great remedy for skin blemishes and acne because the honey kills bacteria. - Submitted by Chelsea

  46. QUESTION:
    What treatments are available for Back acne?
    How do you treat or prevent serious back acne....Any of the shelf products available? Can this be cured by prescription only? Any advice to a daily cleansing regiment?

    • ANSWER:
      Try the followin tips i found for u .do not use chemicals on skin. Follow these instructions and do let me know if they worked on your skin. i'm sure they will!

      1. Put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed, should help reduce swelling overnight. Make sure it is the paste not the gel. One of the most popular acne home remedies.

      2. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne.

      3. Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent acne, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

      4. Place strawberry leaves on the acne, the alkalinity helps to reduce the swelling.

      5. Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

      6. Another method is to massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.

      7. Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

      8. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet. All acne home remedies should include a healthy diet.

      9. A couple of garlic cloves, crushed and dabbed on the face 1-2 times a day. One of the smellier acne home remedies!

      10. Home face wash for acne: Mix together 1 or 2mls each of the following: witch hazel, tea-tree and sweet fennel essential oils, adding essential oil of geranium for women and essential oil of rosewood for men. Mix with 300mls of water. Shake before use, as the oils will float on top of the water during storage. Dab affected areas with cotton wool two or three times a day. The oils will clean and unclog giving antibiotic-like protection to the skin.

      11. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.

      12. Use 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball.

      13. Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on affected parts. One of the best acne home remedies.

      14. Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water 2-3 times a day.

      15. Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.

      16. Nettle Tea is another solution, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems. Drink four cups a day to get the full benefit of one of the most powerful acne home remedies. Get nettle products here.

      17. Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed up the healing of acne lesions. You can buy Aloe Vera at vitacost.com

      18. Another lotion that uses bee propolis extract may also be effective. Mix eight ounces of water and 11 drops of bee propolis extract. One of the acne home remedies which has been proven effective with many people.

      19. Some herbal acne home remedies...
      Burdock leaf tea.
      Lavender essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
      Tincture of calendula flowers.
      Tea tree essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
      Liquefy cabbage leaves with witch hazel, strain and add two drops of lemon oil. Use as a lotion.

      20. Ice down the acne before bed, by morning it should be noticeably less swollen. Works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.

      21. Take vitamin B5 and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin's resistance to acne.

      22. Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected area. Leave for 15-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

      23. Mix some vinegar and salt in a bowl. Pour a little bit in your hand and rub it on the pimples. Soak a face towel in it and dab it on the bumps. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.

      24. Blend cucumber and make a paste. Apply this as a mask on your face and leave it for 1/2 hour and then rinse. This refreshes your skin and prevents acne.

      25. Mix corn flour with egg white and apply on your face. Let is dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.

      26. Mix sandalwood paste with rosewater and apply on the face. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

      27. Essential oil face mask for acne: Use a mask base powder, such as fuller's earth or kaolin powder. Use distilled or filtered water to make a paste. Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of base powder to 3 drops of essential oil. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of the water in, to make a fluid yet balanced paste. Essential oils to add in the mask either separately or try smaller amounts together; cypress oil 1 drop, lemon oil 2 drops, sage oil 1 drop.

      28. Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply of affected area. An eastern approach to acne home remedies.

      29. Grind some nutmeg with milk and apply on affected area. Pimples disappear like magic without leaving a mark.

      30. Make a mixture of lime juice and rose water. Apply on face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

      31. Make a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.

      32. Rub fresh garlic on and around pimples. Pimples will disappear without a mark with regular applications.

      33. Mix 1 tsps groundnut oil with 1 tspn fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples .

      34. Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix mixed with fresh lime juice, and apply on pimples. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.

      35. First wash face and then dab acne with cotton balls soaked in vinegar.

      36. Mix groundnut oil with an equal amtount of fresh lime juice and apply on face. leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. It may be applied daily to prevent formation of blackheads, acne and pimples.

      37. Apply juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) on swelling acne, pimples.

      38. Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for acne, pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.

      39. Apply ripe Tomatoes pulp on acne, pimples and kept upto 1 hour, then wash.

      40. Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomgranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over acne, boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

      41. Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.

      42. Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

      43. Apply a paste of ground seasame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, and pimples.

      44. Large pores on facial skin can be treated with paste of sandalwood powder with masoor dal.

      45. Use an oatmeal or almond mask throughly to cleanse your face. Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with enough rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on your skin with your fingertips, paying special attention the problem areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. This is very good in getting rid of blackheads.

      46. A solution made out of one and a half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is an ideal remedy for blackheads, Saturate a face napkin in this hot solution and press on to the skin, repeat twice. Extract blackheads carefully with a blackhead remover and sterilized cottonwool. Pat on an astrigent.

      47. Honey is a great remedy for skin blemishes and acne because the honey kills bacteria.
      These are some effective home remedies for the treatment of acne and blackheads.

  47. QUESTION:
    Anyone Know of a Working Home Treatment of Vericose Veins?
    My husband has terrible vericose veins and we've recently discovered that it's possible for them to rupture. He's very worried about this. Our insurance is not the best and we'd like to try treating it at home before going to a doctor.

    I'm looking for remedies that you have personally used with success or that someone you know personally has used with success. I'm already looking on the internet myself.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      If we offered you a miracle remedy that prevents "Varicose Veins" would you buy it? Certainly you would. You won’t find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store.

      Try the Natural Cures for Varicose Veins.

      Veins are thin-walled vessels through which the impure blood is carried back to the heart. They usually have valves which regular the flow of blood towards the heart. Varicose veins are a condition in which veins become enlarged, dilated or thickened. Varicose veins can occur in any part of the body but generally appear on the legs. The veins of the legs are the largest in the body and they carry the blood from the lower extremities upwards towards the heart. The direction of circulation in these vessels is largely determined by gravity. Though there are no mechanical obstacles to blood-flow, it is usually the incompetence of the valve which leads to an increase in intravenous pressure. Varicose veins have an unsightly appearance and can be dangerous. A blood clot within a large, greatly dilated vein may breakaway and move toward the heart and lungs, causing serious complications. Varicose veins are about thrice as common as occurrence in women as in men. This disease is rare in rural undeveloped societies.

      Symptoms: The first sign of varicose veins is a swelling along the course of the veins. This may be followed by muscular cramps and a feeling of tiredness in the legs behind he knees. In some cases, the normal flow of blood towards the heart may be reversed when the patient is in an upright position. This results in venous blood collecting in the lower part of the legs and the skin becomes purplish and pigmented, leading to what is known as varicose eczema or varicose ulcers. Both conditions cause severe pain.

      Causes: A varicose condition of the veins results from sluggish circulation due to various factors such as constipation, dietetic errors, lack of exercise, and smoking. Standing for long periods and wearing tight clothing's can also lead to sluggish circulation. Pregnancy may cause varicose veins due to increased pressure in the pelvis and abdomen, which slows down the flow of blood from the lower extremities to the heart. Women usually suffer from this condition in the early years of childbearing. Obesity can also cause varicose veins.

      Treatment: For a proper treatment of varicose veins, the patients should, in the beginning, be put on a juice fast for four or five days or on all-fruit diet for 7 to 10 days. A warm water enema should be administered daily during this period to cleanse the bowels and measures should be taken to avoid constipation.

      After the juice fast or all the fruits-diet, the patient should adopt restricted diet plan. In this regimen, oranges, or orange and lemon juice may be taken for breakfast. The midday meal may consist of a raw salad or any of the vegetables in the season with olive oil and lemon juice dressing. Steamed vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, carrots, turnips, cauliflower, and raisins, figs, or dates may be taken in the evening. No bread or potatoes or other starchy food should be included in this diet, or otherwise the whole effect of the diet will be lost. After the restricted diet, the patient may gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet with emphasis on grains, seeds, nuts, vegetables and fruits. About 75 per cent of the diet should consist of raw vegetables and fruits. All condiments, alcoholic drinks, coffee, strong tea, white flour products, white sugar, and white sugar products should be strictly avoided. A short fast or the all-fruit diet for two or three days may be undertaken every month, depending on the progress.

      Raw vegetables juices, especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved highly beneficial in the treatment of varicose veins. The formula proportion considered helpful in this combination are carrot 300 ml. and spinach 200 ml to prepare 500 ml of juice.

      Certain nutrients, especially vitamin E and C have also been found effective in the treatment of this disease. The patient should take vitamin C in a therapeutic dose up to 3000 mg and Vitamin E in therapeutic doses from 600 to 1200 IU daily. This will relieve him of pain and leg cramps associated with varicose veins.

      The alternate hot and cold hipbath is very valuable and should be taken daily. The affected parts should be sprayed with cold water or cold packs should be applied to them. A mudpack may be applied at night and allowed to remain until morning. A hot Epsom-salt bath is also very valuable and should be taken twice a week.

      Precautionary Measures: The following precautionary measures will help prevent varicose veins and ease symptoms if the disease has already developed:

      When on a long plane or train trip get up and walk around every half an hour. If on a long trip by car, stop once in a while and get out to stretch your legs.
      1. When you are reading or watching television, elevate your feet and rest your legs on a chair or stool.
      2. Mobility helps general circulation. Walking is beneficial as the movements of leg muscles help push the blood upwards. Swimming or walking in deep water does much the same thing. The great pressure of the water against legs helps move the blood up the veins and protects against stagnation.
      3. Sleeping with feet raised slightly above the level of the heart helps the blood flow away from ankles. In case of serious troubles with varicose veins, the bed should be raised by placing blocks of six inches height under the posts at the foot. This is, however, not advisable for person with heart trouble.
      4. If confined to bed, movement of feet and legs should be encouraged to help keep circulation moving youthfully.
      5. Round garters should never be worn. They cut off the venous circulation, thus raising pressure in the veins and increasing the risk of varicosities.
      6. Elastic girdles should not be worn continuously, especially when seated for a long time, such as at a desk, or during a plane, train or auto trip. The girdles bunch up and hamper the return flow of blood.
      7. Pregnant woman should wear elastic stockings and lie down occasionally during the day. Getting up soon after delivery is also helpful in blood circulation.
      8. These easy-to-follow flex-exercises are beneficial as they ease the cause of varicose veins and thereby relieve the resultant symptoms. Sun bathing and deep breathing exercises are also helpful.

      Certain inverted yoga postures such as viparitakarni, sarvagasana, and shirshashana are beneficial in the treatment of varicose veins as they drain the blood from the legs and reduce pressure on the veins. They help to relax the muscles and allow the blood freely in and out of the lower extremities. Padmasana, gomukhasana, vajrasana, and shalabhasana are also beneficial.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.


home remedy to treat eczema

Naturally Cure Eczema

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural cure for eczema?
    I have had eczema for many years, and I have some now which will not clear-up. The doctor has not been able to provide much more than steroid cream. Is there any natural things which work?

    • ANSWER:
      The cure to eczema is specific attrition of the infected cells. Have a look at my blog at http://eczemafix.blogspot.com/index.html#7020987335704964975 for reason why and mechanism. The best cure I have found thus far is 4 days at a clean beach. Mangosteen skins are good for immediate treatment but does not provide the level that going to a warm and clean beach does.

      The cure is also a strategy. It is about depopulating the infection and infectious agents over a period of time without scarring the skin (or with minimal scarring) http://eczemafix.blogspot.com/index.html#3443886186286232409 (this shows what happens when the majority of the infection is gone but there are still some infected patches. People say it looks like psoriasis (http://www.healthy-skin-guide.com/psoriasis-photos.html)).

      As skin is naturally replaced over the course of ones life, as long as one remains vigilant, one will eventually be free of the infection. I make this period about 7 years.

  2. QUESTION:
    My husband has bad eczema any ways to get rid of it?
    My husband has very bad eczema, all over his body. and now its starting to come on his forehead and face, Dermatologists gave him some medicine but it did not help, other medication he couldnt use because he is allergic to penicillan. Is there any real cure to help eczema, i know when he is stressed it becomes more visible, but there must be something out there naturally to get rid of this or minimize it to very minimal.

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I soothe itching on my arms from eczema?
    I have pretty bad eczema all over my body. It's pretty much in check, but my arms are inflamed and really itchy. If anyone has any suggestions about how to make the itching stop and reduce the redness I would be so happy!! Thanks.

    Sarah

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest to use cotton cloths and do not wear wool cloths. You can also try the salty bath therapy it may ease your itchiness.

      Also try to consume food that is rich in vitamin E and aloe Vera, there are very good for skin.

      for more Information I recommend visiting and reade the article about eczema home treatment, the link is:
      http://www.eczemacuretoday.com/articles/eczema_home_treatment.html

      I also suggest to subscribe to the newsletter so you can receive free tips to cure eczema naturally as well as a free ebook "Get Relief From Itching".

      hope this helps

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the reason as to why eczema cannot be cured?
    I myself, like so many other people, have eczema. I'm 16 now and for as long as I can remember, I've struggled and struggled with the problems that eczema brings about. Scientists say that eczema cannot be cured, but treated. Can anyone explain to me the reason eczema can't be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Adrian, the reason that eczema cannot be cured through medications, is because not everyone has the same cause.

      Different people get eczema because of different factors. This can vary greatly, and can include factors like diet, clothing, allergies, pets, the weather, the air, smells, stress, and so on.

      Because of this, science is unable to find a medication that is going to cover all these bases, no 0ne tablet or medicine is going to be a solution for everyone. This is one of the main reasons as to why eczema cannot be cured.

      Another issue is that eczema can change in many people. Meaning that some people can naturally grow out of it, some people get it only now and again, while others suffer with eczema symptoms and dry skin problems all the time.

      Virtually all medications treat the symptoms, and rarely the cause. This means that in many cases the symptoms continue to return because the causes of eczema are not being addressed.

      This is why a lot of people over the last few years have started to use more natural eczema treatments. The advantages are that they do not have any side effects, they are not expensive, and not only do they treat symptoms, they treat the cause of eczema by making the immune system stronger, so that it has more of a chance of fighting eczema.

      If nothing has worked for you in the past, perhaps you need a change of direction. You can get some more free information on how to cure eczema naturally at the resource below. I hope that this has been helpful, take care Adrian.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to cure eczema at a low cost?
    My names Helen And im 11 years old im suffering from eczema and i really want to know how to cure it naturally or a product that is not to pricy ......... I have heard about a product called Skin E dip put its expensive for a small pot. which my mum cannot afford i have loads of dark wounds on my skin from when i used to scratch my skin when I was younger And i am basically looking for a sensible cure Thankyou !

    • ANSWER:
      I have been using natural remedies for a period of 2 weeks and i can say my eczema is almost gone...

  6. QUESTION:
    What can I do about dark circles?
    I have them naturally. I have to wear concealer every single day and sometimes they still show so I have to wear a lot. Is there anything a dermatologist can do? Like do laser dermatology on it or something? Anything can that can get rid of them permanently?

    • ANSWER:
      Dark circles or Eye circles are dark blemishes around the eyes. Also known as "bags under the eyes," there are many etiologies to cause this symptom. For instance, by lack of sleep, by deficiency of vitamin K, by heredity and by bruising.

      [edit] Heredity
      Like varicose veins, dark circles under the eyes are usually an inherited trait. The skin under the eye is very thin. When blood passes through the large veins close to the surface of the skin it can produce a bluish tint. The more transparent the skin -- also an inherited trait -- the darker the circles appear.

      In people with a deep-set bone structure, shadowing contributes to the dark color under the eyes.

      [edit] Allergies, asthma, and eczema
      Any condition that causes the eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles due to rubbing or scratching the skin around them. Hay fever sufferers particularly will notice under-eye "smudges" during the height of the allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker.

      [edit] Medications
      Any medications that cause blood vessels to dilate can cause circles under the eyes to darken. Because the skin under the eyes is very delicate, any increased blood flow shows through the skin.

      [edit] Anemia
      The lack of nutrients in the diet, or the lack of a balanced diet, can contribute to the discoloration of the area under the eyes. It is believed that lack of mineral iron can cause dark circles as well. Iron deficiency is the most common type of anemia and this condition is a sign that not enough oxygen is getting to the body tissues.[citation needed]

      The skin can also become more pale during pregnancy and menstruation (due to lack of iron), which again allow the underlying veins under the eyes to become more visible.

      [edit] Fatigue
      A lack of sleep or excessive tiredness can cause paleness of the skin, which again allows the blood underneath the skin to become more visible and appear more blue or darker.[citation needed]

      Some skin care experts say that fatigue has nothing to do with the dark circles, but it has to do with when one lies down. Gravity can cause fluid to collect in the lower eye lid.[citation needed]

      [edit] Age
      Dark circles are likely to become more noticeable and permanent with age. Excess folds of skin under the eyes will also make dark circles more pronounced.[citation needed]

      [edit] Medical conditions
      Another cause may be bad blood circulation. Cardio exercise increases blood circulation and may help the dark circles to disappear.[citation needed]

      The area directly located under the eyes are closely related to kidneys and liver, so the appearance of dark circles may indicate problems or weakness in the kidney or liver activity.[citation needed]

      Dark eye circles could be a sign of excessive loss of water from the body (dehydration).[citation needed]

      [edit] Cures
      Although to date, there has been no end all to curing or reducing dark circles, there are many home-made ingredients that can help make the dark circles less visible. For example it is said that putting teabags under the eyes, drinking plenty of fluids and a lot of rest can suffice.[citation needed] Make-up can be used to change the coloration of any exposed skin. Eyederma is considered a top seller for reducing dark circles.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to cure eczema?
    Please tell me there is. I have had eczema for a couple years and it's the worst thing ever. Those of you who have had it know my pain. I've tried many things. I'm using treatment but it's not getting rid of it. I really want it gone.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema is caused by problems with your digestion or immune system, possibly both. If you can get both working properly again, your skin should clear up.

      Here's a few tips that might help

      Digestion-
      -Eat enough fibre everyday. Take psyllium or chia seeds if you need to, stay regular!
      -Drink enough water. Avoid sugary drinks
      -Cut back on dairy, meat, junk food and sugar. These slow down your digestion
      -Eat coconut oil and other healthy fats.

      Immune system
      -Get enough vitamin C, zinc and vitamin D. Preferably from food sources, not supplements. Cod liver oil is a good source of vitamin D, all fruits will give you vitamin C and zinc can be found in meat and some nuts
      -Take more omega 3 oils (fish oil, flaxseed oil, etc)
      -Drink milk thistle tea and take brewer's yeast. These help your liver detox naturally, which helps support your immune system
      -Eat more vegetables, especially leafy greens and roots like carrots and beets
      -Avoid alcohol and drugs, including pain killers
      -Drink lots of water!

  8. QUESTION:
    Why can I do to reduce or get rid of redness on my face?
    I'm naturally tan, And I have redness in patches on and around my cheeks. I don't have acne and the area is not itchy or irritated. Just red patches. I was wondering if anyone could please suggest some inexpensive cures for redness. My skin isn't regularly sensitive but can be at times.
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like you have eczema... go see a dermatologist. They will probably give you topical steroid. What you are calling redness is really inflammation... a symptom of eczema. Best of luck.... feel better :)

  9. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne naturally? (I have oily skin and proactive does not work for me)?
    .....Not to say that if you have oily skin proactive will not work.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi ChemStump

      Here are some real answers on skin conditions. Remedies at the bottom. Cleansing the body of toxins is the key. Especially a colon cleanse! Educate yourself on detoxifying the blood.

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "What is your skin trying to tell you? Often the skin is a metaphor for deeper issues and a way for your body to send up a red flag to warn you that all is not well underneath. When our skin is unhealthy it is usually a reflection of the internal state of our bodies, and is often a sign of poor elimination of toxins and waste products. Most of us are embarrassed by skin problems such as rashes, rosacea, boils or acne, especially in places where others can see our imperfections. The skin is the body's first line of defense against the environment. It has to deal with the effects of weather, sun , cold, heat, dryness, humidity, scrapes, bumps, soaps, detergents, chemicals, perspiration and dirt of all kinds. It is a wonder that our skin stays healthy most of the time! We can help our skin deal with this onslaught by optimizing our general health and by protecting our skin from harsh environmental exposure. Western medicine generally treats skin eruptions with either antibiotics, cortisone, or antifungal preparations. These medicines may alleviate the skin problem temporarily, or occasionally for good, but do not address the source of the problem. Putting a lid on skin symptoms without getting to the root of the imbalance may even result in suppression, that means the imbalance may be driven deeper causing more serious health problems later without ever strengthening the underlying vital force of the person. Fortunately, naturopathic medicine offers a wide vareity of effective treatments for skin problems."

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "Your skin is a reflection of how well your body is eliminating the toxins that build up on a daily basis. Chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis stem from a combination of genetic factors, immune stress, dietary deficiencies or sensitivities, and the accumulation of toxins in the body. For our skin to be radiant and clear, it is very important that the other organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon) are cleansing the body effectively. If not, the skin will be overtaxed, pores will become clogged, and eruptions of one sort or another will result. Here are a number of steps you can take to improve your body's overall elimination wtih specific emphasis on your skin."

      Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Juice Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body.

      Learn more about Therapeutic Fasting and Detoxification - Colon Cleansing is the main step. Must remove the toxins from the colon, so the toxins dont get in the blood and cause illness and disease.

      Natural Cures

      1. Fruits and Vegetables for Acne: Carrot & spinach, celery & watercress, grapefruit juices are all useful to combat acne.

      2. Unwholesome Foods: Acne, a prevalent problem among teen-aged boys would not be possible in our society if our foods were wholesome. A most sad and disgusting sight is the pus-filled pimples due to inner toxicity --- wastes trying desperately to escape through the face. This condition often turns a gentle face in the blossom of youth into a waste dump of pimples, pus and subsequent pock marks which can be prevented. The tons of acne medications and prescriptions sold annually act only on the effect of the harmful food, and not the cause of the disease, malnutrition. The traditional teenage meal, a grease burger, french fries and a milk shake or cola simply does not provide enough nourishment for anyone, let alone a boy going through puberty to adulthood. Our highly processed foods are devoid of hormones found in fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Must do a colon cleanse to rid of all the toxins in the body, which eventually get into the blood and cause acne and all other diseases.

      3. Cabbage: Apply a lotion of freshly prepared cabbage juice preceded, if desired, by the application of leaves. The eating of cabbage leaves or juice is also helpful.

      4. Lemon Juice: Skin problems such as acne... will often respond to a treatment of lemon juice. For blackheads rub lemon juice over them each night.

      5. Black Walnut: Externally, Black Walnut is nearly a miracle worker in cases of ...acne, dandruff, boils, itch, shingles, ringworm--we could go on, but you can see that you can use Black Walnut whenever a skin disorder appears! The tincture is an excellent first-aid remedy for wounds.

      Best of health to you

  10. QUESTION:
    What exactly do fish oil capsules do thats good?
    My mom told me to start taking them because they are "good for your body". But I am just curious as to what they do? Make you taller? Make you smarter?

    • ANSWER:
      Fish oil is good for alot of things!

      The magic of fish oils!

      Many of us will have memories of our childhood days when we were encouraged to take our daily spoonful of cod liver oil. It tasted foul, but the attitude then was ...

      "If it tastes awful, it must be good for you"!

      Our parents and grandparents knew that cod liver oil and halibut liver oil were good for us, as these fish oils were excellent sources of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. What that generation did not realise, was that ther regular use of fish oils may bestow some other very important medical benefits upon our bodies.

      For example, did you know that Eskimos rarely suffer from heart attacks, and the Japanese who are a nation of heavy smokers, are rarely afflicted by heart disease! What these two countries have in common is a diet rich in fish!

      Now there is also medical evidence to show that fish oils may improve other conditions, such as
      Raised blood fats such as cholesterol and triglyceride
      High blood pressure
      Angina
      Rheumatoid arthritis
      Osteoarthritis
      Psoriasis
      Eczema
      Asthma

      Now don't get carried away, and dash off to your local pharmacy, thinking that cod liver oil, is the 'cure all' for every single one of these conditions. The evidence from much of the research is controversial. So let's have a sensible look at what these fish oils can do for you!

      What's the magic ingredient?

      Fish oils contain substances known as essential fatty acids .The two important ones are known as EPA and DHA. If you want to impress your friends, EPA stands for eicosapentaenoic (ay kosa pent ay no ik) acid and DHA stands for docosahexaenoic (doe kosa hex ay no ik) acid!! These fatty acids are only found in sea fish and cannot be produced within the body. Once in the body, they have widespread effects, especially upon blood fat levels, the joints and upon the skin.

      Effects upon the heart
      Cholesterol and triglyceride are two fatty substances in our blood which, when raised, cause a furring up of the inside of our blood vessels. This narrows the blood vessels and makes us more prone to clot formation (thrombosis). If a clot blocks off an artery to the heart, a heart attack is the result.

      Fish oils have been found to drop the levels of these blood fats, and also decrease the likelihood of clot formation in blood vessels. They also have an 'opening up' effect upon blood vessels, which improves the circulation to the heart and also helps to lower our blood pressure.

      Effects on the skin
      When patients with psoriasis were given fish oils, their skin became less itchy, less reddened and less scaly. A similar improvement has been noticed by some, though not all sufferers of eczema. These conditions can be very distressing, and so any improvement brought about by simply adding fish to the diet is indeed worth trying.

      Effects upon the joints
      Research in the USA has shown that taking the fatty acids EPA and DHA present in fish oils, led to fewer joint pains and stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The treatment had to be taken for three months to produce it's best effect.

      Sources of fish oils

      You can obtain fish oils naturally from your diet by eating any of the oily fish, such as herring, mackerel, sardines, tuna and salmon. It is advised that you should take this type of fish at least three times a week to obtain the beneficial effects. Otherwise, you can take liquid fish oils in the form of cod liver oil or halibut liver oil. The recommended dose is two 5ml teaspoons per day. Many people find the taste of these oils unpleasant, though you can buy orange or cherry flavoured cod liver oil!! If you prefer to take your cod liver oil in capsule form you will have to take two capsules three times a day with each meal. A concentrated blend of fish oils is also available, called 'Pulse' capsules which are taken at the dose of one capsule twice a day. The oils and capsules can all be bought from your local pharmacist. For those patients who actually do have a raised fat level (specifically raised triglyceride) in their bloodstream, a capsule is available on prescription called 'Maxepa', but you have to take 5 capsules twice a day!

      Well, I don't want to die from a heart attack and I don't want arthritis, so I'll be taking my fish oil capsules every day because herring and mackerel give me indigestion!

      A thought has just occurred to me ...... do herring, mackerel and sardines get heart disease, arthritis or psoriasis? They shouldn't, should they?

      The Best of health, to all of you!
      Dr. Chris Steele.

  11. QUESTION:
    is there anybody who had eczema for 15 years or more that eventually cured it?? or have been completely clear?
    i had eczema for more then 14 years and im sick and tired of them.. im just so depress right now.. im tired of hiding my hands my legs all the time... im so insecure and can anybody tell me if id win ever completely win this battle.. im a 19 year old guy .. please help.. im tired of short term remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      I had eczema for most of my life until I decided to learn how to manage and heal my skin naturally. First, you have to figure out what triggers your eczema outbreaks. You may have to make diet adjustments, as your eczema could be actually be related to a food allergy.

      You could also try adding probiotics to your diet, such as those found in yogurt. There is some debate in the medical community as to the effectiveness of probiotics, but many eczema sufferers swear by it, so it may be worth a try.

      There are a lot of other natural and herbal remedies that are designed to heal eczema.

  12. QUESTION:
    Are there natural ways to moisturize?
    I have a serious condition of eczema that appears periodically on my knees, face, feet, and inner legs/thighs. I'm very self-conscious about it and I'd like to look better for my girlfriend.

    Aside from cosmetics and medicines, are there any ways to naturally promote moist skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Coconut butter, Shea butter, Manuka Honey, and Yogurt (internal and external).

      Drink lots of water, aim for 8 glasses a day and see if that's enough, it may not be.

      As a natural cure for eczema in your diet increase your consumption of fatty fish such as salmon and sardines. Raw seeds such as flax seeds or pumpkin seeds are best to eat when you undergo from eczema. Avoid consuming trans-fatty acids in the form of hydrogenated oils as much as you can as these tend to promote diseases as well as decreasing the effectiveness of the immune system. Flax seed is also available in oil or powder form which is also a natural cure for eczema. These foods all contain high quantities of omega-3 fatty acids, which are an excellent way to decrease swelling in the skin.

      I left some links for you below for more information on dietary help in case you are interested.

      Take care,

  13. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of ezcema?
    I have two patches of brown spots on my shin and back. They have been there since early this year. Had tried all kinds of creams from the doctor, didn't seem to work.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't :( I have Eczema too. The brown spots I feel, at least from my experience, is due to the pigmentation of your skin. Me, I'm filipino, and I'm naturally supposed to be fairly tan, but I hate the sun, so I'm not, but when eczema occurs, the extra layers of skin pigmentation overlap to create a dark area. Pale people, or just whites in general typically don't have this problem. I've had some spots that have lasted years, I'm talking 5+ years. Eczema itself... there is no cure, but you can try various things like diet and whatnot to trial and error and get rid of what's causing it, because eczema is a symptom, and not really an illness/disorder in and of itself. As far as brown spots, you can either wait years, or use bleaching cream I think. There may be some laser treatments for it too. Not really sure.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remedies for psoriasis?
    My 15 year old daughter has had psoriasis for almost a year now. It is quite painful. She cant take showers or baths without it hurting. We are not sure what type it is.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis and Eczema are similar in underlying problems that cause it. The reason you have Psoriasis or Eczema is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. All the cremes, drugs, and other so called modern day medicine cures are ridiculous and doctors need to go back to school or better yet, change where they went to school. The drug companies that fund these schools prey on the ignorance and end up making a lot of money on this problem. You can get real relief from either of these problems forever and it only takes a few months.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola & Soybean. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets will suppress your immune system. If you are eating a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats, this is a big problem because the low fat diet will cause the bile in your gall bladder to become very viscous and not work properly, hence, not digest your fats properly. You need a diet that is balanced at 30% protein, 40% carbohydrates, and 30% fats to be healthy.

      Any scars on the front of your body's torso could play a big role in this problem because the scar from the episiotomy will reflex to your adrenal glands and reduce the energy to a point where they won't work properly and cause this problem.

      To correct these problems, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications unless your doctor tells you that you cannot stop, but make sure any steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take at least 1/2 teaspoon of this per day.

      Any drugs you have taken, killed your intestinal flora and you have Candida Albicans (yeast problem) that you are now going to have to deal with. This has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. that is typical of this problem, this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) or call them at: (310) 320 – 1123 and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 to 12 of these at breakfast each day and NOT after 12:00 noon because it will keep you up at night. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should see very positive results within a few weeks to 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage beef from grain fed cows sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. This feeds the Candida and the phosphoric acid in the sodas is binding the calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, etc. preventing absorption.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 2 to 3 Betaine HCL and 1 to 2 activators and take after each meal, and one digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with keifer milk. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant. Additionally, I would go to: www.organicpastures.com and find out local sources or order from them ALL their RAW milk products, including milk, colostrum, raw butter, etc. This is very good for you.

      All this will change your life. It really works. Then when you don't have the symptoms anymore, tell your doctor and educate him on how the body works. I hope he appreciates the advice, because you will not be going to him for medications and his services anymore for this problem.

      good luck to you

  15. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of prickly heat for good?
    lately when i get hot i wont sweat as much but get itchy and then i get a rash everywhere on my body, its ssoooooooo annoying,

    • ANSWER:
      There are simple home remedies that can help you reduce the amount of sweat you produce. These home remedies can simply help to alleviate symptoms and may not be a cure.

      • Every morning, make yourself a cup of tomato juice. This is rich in anti oxidants and may help regulate the activity of sweat glands. Also eat grapes everyday. Both of them together help keep your body cool.

      • Another great way to cool off your body is to boil tea leaves in a large vessel and let it simmer for a few minutes. Drain the leaves and use the water to soak your hands and feet in it when it’s cooled enough. The tannic acid in the tea has astringent properties which help your body remain cool, making tea one of the best antiperspirants.

      • Alternatively, you can boil sage leaves in a large container and soak your body in it when it’s cool. Sage is considered one of the best cures for excessive sweating. You can also drink a herbal brew of sage leaves along with some honey.

      Sweating Disorder : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Diet for Sweating Disorder
      Though there is no specific diet for this disorder, it is a good idea to avoid spicy and hot foods which increase your body temperature naturally. Alcohol and caffeine should also be avoided as much as possible. Other food items like garlic and onions that are also hot, are considered powerful triggers for sweating. While you are cutting down on these, include more of fresh green leafy vegetables in your diet.

      Other Suggestions for Sweating Disorder
      Sometimes if nothing works on this disorder, one has to turn to surgery. An endoscopic thoracic surgery is a viable treatment method but is invasive and expensive and therefore should be used as a last resort.Home Cure for Rash

      There are various home cures for rash. Following are some of the most popular remedies and cures. Try these remedies and if still you don't notice any difference and if the rashes still exist, consult a doctor for medical advice.Apply olive oil on the affected skin area to get rid of the rashes.

      You can even sprinkle baking powder The best home remedy for body rashes is to apply olive oil on the rash affected area.
      As a part of skin rashes home remedy treatment, baking powder is applied gently on the rash affected area.
      Try washing the affected skin area with chamomile tea. This is an effective cure for skin rash.

      Aloe Vera gel, Vitamin E oil and cod liver oil are also beneficial for curing skin rashes.

      Hydrocortisone cream is also believed to be one of the effective treatments for skin rash. This cream is available over the counter.

      Learn to manage stress because stress, depression and anxiety can worsen rashes.
      If rashes are due to any specific reasons such as poison ivy, athlete's foot or eczema, then go for the remedies that will help cure the particular disease.

      Vitamin C is believed to be a good cure to attain healthy and beautiful skin. You can use Vitamin C in any form such as tablets, supplements, topical cream or lotions and enriched food sources such as tomato, spinach, orange and lemon.

  16. QUESTION:
    What acne treatment can get rid of acne in a few days and -? Plz Help?
    is good for sensitive skin and wont dry out your skin and can be found in Rite Aid?

    • ANSWER:
      Acne can be cured naturally and fast from home using some great home remedies. Acne can effect some people their whole lives, but acne mostly affects people in their teenage years. Not all acne has to be treated with medication, their are lots of natural remedies to rid your face, back and neck of pimples.

      Here are 7 home remedy tips for curing your acne. Please make sure that you have no allergies or reactions to the following products before use.

      1. Natural honey applied to the area can reduce spots.

      2. Lemon juice mixed with cinnamon (1 teaspoon). Apply to the affected area

      3. Toothpaste, not a myth it actually works. Only apply directly on the acne, not on the skin around the affected area as this cause the skin to dry out.

      4. A face mask made of fresh mint applied before bedtime can help reduce acne. This will also work for blackheads and other skin conditions like eczema.

      5. If you suffer from back acne, make sure you wear cotton clothing, as this is one of the kindest materials for the skin. Applying talcum powder can help, but in some cases this might make the acne worse, please use with caution.

      6. Washing your face, neck or back can help some people. In some cases this can also dry out the skin, leading to more skin conditions.

      7. Lime water mixed with rose water applied to the acne area can help.

      Remember that all the above methods must be used with caution. Try some of the methods on a small area first, before doing the whole area.

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the best age spot remover?
    My mother is a bit....unconventional and she asked me for an age spot remover cream for mother's day. Which is the best?

    • ANSWER:
      Age spots, wrinkles and dark circles tend to form more easily when free radical damage in the body is very high due to aging. The skin cells lose their ability to heal and repair themselves as they age. Age spots are pigment containing skin cells that decrease in number but enlarge in size, as we age.

      The best age spot removers should contain a good amount of antioxidants that can counter free radical damage and oxidative stress. In fact, our body produces its own natural antioxidants, but their production slows down with the passage of age.

      The most effective way to guard against free radicals is to strengthen the body by giving it such natural ingredients that are rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and calcium. This way it shall have an armor of steel that the free radicals can't beat against.

      Some effective and scientifically proven antioxidants that work as the best age spot removers are -

      1) Natural Vitamin E - It is one of the best antioxidants and plays a key role in preventing skin aging and reversing its effects. It effectively prevents age spots from occurring and naturally erases stretch marks.

      2) Shea Butter - It is an amazing skin softener and moisturizer. It cures wrinkles and fine lines deeply. It is renown in the medical world of its unique role in curing skin blemishes and even serious skin conditions like eczema.

      The best age spot removers should also contain Coenzyme Q10, an antioxidant that is present in each skin cell. Its natural production retards in the body due to the aging process, thus it needs to be boosted through external means.

      Nano-Lipobelle H EQ10 is a nano emulsion version of Coenzyme Q10. It penetrates 7 layers deep down the skin and counters free radical damage effectively. It is a breakthrough innovation and you must look for this ingredient in the best age spot removers.

      Another amazing cutting edge natural ingredient is Cynergy TK. It has been pioneered and developed in New Zealand and has won worldwide laurels for it amazing medicinal role in removing age spots. It enhances the natural production of the youth giving skin proteins - Collagen and Elastin. This way it works not only as the best age spot remover, but also gives young and radiant skin naturally.

      -Michael

  18. QUESTION:
    Plz let me know the Acne problems?
    Naturally i have fair skin its combination skin, 2months back i suffers with some health problem on that time i taken blood platelets after that i got acne problem on my face, plz let me know the remedies plzzzzz
    My diet was perfect i only eat vegetables i don't like fries at all.i take juices,vegetables that's it. mine was not exactly acne its like red spots on cheeks and forehead.

    • ANSWER:
      Home remedy for facial and scalp acne are quite effective, but you should not expect overnight results. Know how to get rid off acne without any medication.

      Please check if you have any allergies or sensitivity with some ingredients; such as glycerin, lemons, orange, garlic, papaya, eggs, etc. The following acne treatment and cures are good for all body acne including scalp acne. After you have successfully treated your acne, you will need to treat your acne scars, if any.

      Acne usually begins with blackheads. Blackheads are formed when oil and dead cells get trapped in a pore. They then turn black when exposed to air. When blackheads become inflamed, they become red (pimples). They multiply when touched with dirty hands. So to get rid of acne, you should also try blackhead remedies.

      1. Zinc, Vitamin A, B & E, echinacea, thyme and tea tree oil can cure acne. Vitamin B complex can improve your acne dramatically. Take vitamin B tablet containing all the B viramins, you should see results in a few weeks.
      2. Carbohydrate foods with low glycemic index or a low GI diet can improve acne by 50 percent.
      3. Grind nutmeg (jaiphal) with unboiled milk and apply on acne for 1-2 hours. This works as a magic. Pimples should disappear without leaving a mark.
      4. Make a paste by mixing honey and cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.
      5. Rub fresh garlic on and around pimples. Pimples will disappear without a mark with regular applications.
      6. Mix 1 tablespoon groundnut oil with 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and acne.
      7. Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix mixed with fresh lime juice, and apply on pimples. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.
      8. Apply juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) on swelling pimples or acne.
      9. Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.
      10. Mix lime juice and rose water in equal portions. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
      11. Apply ripe tomato or cucumber pulp on acne pimples and keep upto 1 hour, then wash.
      12. Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder. Note that this remedy is not for sensitive skin.
      13. Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomgranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over boils,acne, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.
      14. Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.
      15. Make a paste of sandalwood with rose water. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
      16. Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.
      17. Apply a paste of ground seasame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, and pimples - acne.
      18. Apply a paste of fresh fenugreek - methi leaves over the face every night and wash with warm water in the morning for preventing pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, dryness, and wrinkles.
      19. Make a paste of ground orange peel with water and apply on the affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
      20. Make a paste of salt in vinegar. Rub it on the pimples. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
      21. Make a paste of turmeric powder in mint juice. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
      22. Apply fresh mint juice over face every night for pimples or acne prevention. Fresh mint juice is good for the treatment of pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.juhnhyyy
      23. Make a paste of neem leaves with turmeric powder. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water. This is a good cure of acne.
      24. Drinking of wheatgrass juice may remove acne.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of acne naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Amy

      Here are some real answers on skin conditions. Remedies at the bottom. Cleansing the body of toxins is the key. Especially a colon cleanse! Educate yourself on detoxifying the blood and removing excess waste from the body.

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "What is your skin trying to tell you? Often the skin is a metaphor for deeper issues and a way for your body to send up a red flag to warn you that all is not well underneath. When our skin is unhealthy it is usually a reflection of the internal state of our bodies, and is often a sign of poor elimination of toxins and waste products. Most of us are embarrassed by skin problems such as rashes, rosacea, boils or acne, especially in places where others can see our imperfections. The skin is the body's first line of defense against the environment. It has to deal with the effects of weather, sun , cold, heat, dryness, humidity, scrapes, bumps, soaps, detergents, chemicals, perspiration and dirt of all kinds. It is a wonder that our skin stays healthy most of the time! We can help our skin deal with this onslaught by optimizing our general health and by protecting our skin from harsh environmental exposure. Western medicine generally treats skin eruptions with either antibiotics, cortisone, or antifungal preparations. These medicines may alleviate the skin problem temporarily, or occasionally for good, but do not address the source of the problem. Putting a lid on skin symptoms without getting to the root of the imbalance may even result in suppression, that means the imbalance may be driven deeper causing more serious health problems later without ever strengthening the underlying vital force of the person. Fortunately, naturopathic medicine offers a wide vareity of effective treatments for skin problems."

      Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman N.D. - "Your skin is a reflection of how well your body is eliminating the toxins that build up on a daily basis. Chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis stem from a combination of genetic factors, immune stress, dietary deficiencies or sensitivities, and the accumulation of toxins in the body. For our skin to be radiant and clear, it is very important that the other organs of elimination (kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon) are cleansing the body effectively. If not, the skin will be overtaxed, pores will become clogged, and eruptions of one sort or another will result. Here are a number of steps you can take to improve your body's overall elimination wtih specific emphasis on your skin."

      Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. Juice Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body.

      Learn more about Therapeutic Fasting and Detoxification - Colon Cleansing is the main step. Must remove the toxins from the colon, so the toxins dont get in the blood and cause illness and disease.

      Natural Cures

      1. Fruits and Vegetables for Acne: Carrot & spinach, celery & watercress, grapefruit juices are all useful to combat acne.

      2. Unwholesome Foods: Acne, a prevalent problem among teen-aged boys would not be possible in our society if our foods were wholesome. A most sad and disgusting sight is the pus-filled pimples due to inner toxicity --- wastes trying desperately to escape through the face. This condition often turns a gentle face in the blossom of youth into a waste dump of pimples, pus and subsequent pock marks which can be prevented. The tons of acne medications and prescriptions sold annually act only on the effect of the harmful food, and not the cause of the disease, malnutrition. The traditional teenage meal, a grease burger, french fries and a milk shake or cola simply does not provide enough nourishment for anyone, let alone a boy going through puberty to adulthood. Our highly processed foods are devoid of hormones found in fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Must do a colon cleanse to rid of all the toxins in the body, which eventually get into the blood and cause acne and all other diseases.

      3. Cabbage: Apply a lotion of freshly prepared cabbage juice preceded, if desired, by the application of leaves. The eating of cabbage leaves or juice is also helpful.

      4. Lemon Juice: Skin problems such as acne... will often respond to a treatment of lemon juice. For blackheads rub lemon juice over them each night.

      5. Black Walnut: Externally, Black Walnut is nearly a miracle worker in cases of ...acne, dandruff, boils, itch, shingles, ringworm--we could go on, but you can see that you can use Black Walnut whenever a skin disorder appears!

      Best of health to you

  20. QUESTION:
    Has anyone use Dead Sea Salt as a sole treatment for psoriasis?
    I am interested in buying some but i want to know if it has worked for anyone else before? There are no creams that work for me, sunlight isn't doing much so i thought id try it. I have it all over my body so thought it could be the easiest way to treat myself if it works. If you have tried it how did it work for you? and how long did you soak for? and how often per week did you bathe in it?

    Thanks Heaps!

    • ANSWER:
      "Air dried sea salt" can be very beneficial to the scalp because it feeds the adrenal glands and also salt is where you get the CL- ion to allow your stomach to make HCL (stomach acid). The sea salt has lots of electrolytes (minerals) that are very helpful to the scalp.

      Psoriasis and Eczema are similar in underlying problems that cause it. The reason you have Psoriasis or Eczema is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. All the cremes, drugs, and other so called modern day medicine cures are ridiculous. You can get real relief from either of these problems forever and it only takes a few months.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola & Soybean. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets will suppress your immune system. If you are eating a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats, this is a big problem because the low fat diet will cause the bile in your gallbladder to become very viscous and not work properly, hence, not digest your fats properly. You need a diet that is balanced at 40% protein, 30% carbohydrates, and 30% fats to be healthy.

      To correct these problems, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications unless your doctor tells you that you cannot, but make sure any steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take it at the rate of 1/4 teaspoon for each quart of water you drink each day.

      Any drugs you have taken, killed your intestinal flora and this has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not the company with the same name and .com) or call them at: (800) 370 – 3447 and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 to 12 of these before noon each day. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should see very positive results within a few weeks to about 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage beef from grain fed cows sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. Eliminate sodas completely because this is loaded with phosphoric acid and is binding to the calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, etc. preventing absorption.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 4 Betaine HCL and 2 activators and take after each meal, and 2 digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with home made keifer from raw milk that you should be making. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant. Additionally, I would go to: www.organicpastures.com and find out local sources or order from them ALL their RAW milk products, including milk, colostrum, raw butter, etc. This is very good for you.

      good luck to you

  21. QUESTION:
    My 3 month ols has Eczema does anyone know how to cure it nothing the doc gives is working?
    my 2 year old also had this when she was younger and we couldent find anything for her either

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what you have tried but check out the information at these two sites. They have suggestions for treating eczema in babies.

      http://www.ehow.com/how_5053731_treat-baby-eczema-naturally.html
      http://www.ehow.com/how_2277965_treat-eczema-babies.html

  22. QUESTION:
    how to cure eczema on eye lids naturally?
    okay, so its changed seasons and my eczema has flared up. its on my knees and elbows, the two usual spots to goes in, but this time its gotten to my face and eye lids! the eczema on my arms and legs dont bother me, but the eczema on my eye lids are killing me! they're stinging, dry, itchy, flaky, red and abit swollen. not to mention its all red!
    how can i cure this naturally? :c

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  23. QUESTION:
    how to cure Candida by natural remedy ?
    Dear Friend , who know any thing about natural remedy please mail me , Thank you very much.

    how to cure Candida by natural remedy ?

    • ANSWER:
      Candida is nearly an epidemic in our society and is responsible for many of the chronic illness categories we see so frequently. Candida symptoms are vast and all encompassing and can even incapacitate the individual.
      Most people are unaware that it even exists, because most main stream doctors are uneducated about its impact on our health. People suffering from this condition often go from doctor to doctor for years and are usually told they are a hypochondriac or that it is stress or a psychiatric problem, before ever discovering the real culprit.

      Candida Albicans is a yeast that occurs naturally in the human body. Normally it lives in harmony with a variety of other microorganisms and actually performs a couple important functions. The problem occurs when something upsets the balance of bacteria in the body and this allows the yeast organism to proliferate and take over all the healthy microorganisms.

      It normally resides in the intestinal tract, mouth, throat and genitals, however it can burrow holes in the intestinal tract, enter the blood stream and then make it's way into any organ of the body. To make matters worse it emits over 70 different toxins into the body. Some people may even become allergic to the yeast itself.

      Once this hardy organism proliferates in the body, it wrecks havock in many ways and is the insitigator of many common maladies, conditions, syndromes and illnesses in our population.

      Some of the most frequent Candida symptoms are:
      abdominal gas

      headaches

      migraines

      excessive fatigue

      cravings for alcohol

      anxiety

      vaginitis

      rectal itching

      cravings for sweets

      inability to think clearly or concentrate

      hyperactivity

      mood swings

      diarrhea

      constipation

      hyperactivity

      itching

      acne

      eczema

      depression

      sinus inflammation

      pre-menstrual syndrome

      dizziness

      poor memory

      persistent cough

      earaches

      low sex drive

      muscle weakness

      irritability

      learning difficulties

      sensitivity to fragrances and/or other chemicals

      cognitive impairment

      thrush

      athlete's foot

      sore throat

      indigestion

      acid reflux

      chronic pain

      To read the complete article click the link below :-
      http://www.holistichelp.net/candida.html
      To read about the Homeopathic treatment( Without any side effects or complications) of Candida read this article :-
      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/leucorrhoea-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp
      For more Holistic Help on Candida read this :-
      http://www.drz.org/asp/conditions/candida.asp

      Take care and God bless, I hope this helps you to get 100% well.

  24. QUESTION:
    Honey for eczema? Putting honey on ur face good for acne?
    can honey do more harm for my irritated itchy dry eczema type skin and acne or will it help?

    • ANSWER:
      Make some serious diet changes and you can change things.

      Get a good book from a health food store or Amazon about natural solutions to skin problems and you will discover some fantastic things about diet and skin.

      When your body doesn't like something, it can try to get rid of it through the skin causing different kinds of skin problems.

      Dairy is one common category of food that can cause acne. There are others, but you can read it instead of me writing a book here on my experience. I also know someone who got rid of psoriasis by eliminating all red meat from his diet.

      Do some reading and you can cure your problem naturally by eliminating certain foods for a few days and watching the results.

  25. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of illness psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      The reason you have eczema or psoriasis is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. All the cremes, drugs, and other so called modern day medicine cures are ridiculous and doctors need to go back to school or better yet, change where they went to school. The drug companies that fund these schools prey on the ignorance and end up making a lot of money on this problem. You can get rid of it and it only takes a few months.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola & Soybean. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets will suppress your immune system.

      If you are a woman (you didn't say), and had an episiotomy when you gave child birth, this could play a big role in this problem because the scar from the episiotomy will reflex to your adrenal glands and reduce the energy to a point where they won't work properly and cause this problem.

      To correct the Eczema problem, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications, but make sure the steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take at least 1/2 teaspoon of this per day.

      The drugs killed your intestinal flora and you have Candida Albicans (yeast problem) that you are now going to have to deal with. This has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 of these at breakfast each day. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should be over the Ecxema problem within about 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. This feeds the Candida.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 2 to 3 Betaine HCL and 1 to 2 activators and take after each meal, and one digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with keifer milk. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant.

      All this will change your life and you should not ever have to deal with that Eczema again. It really works. Then when you are cured, tell your doctor and educate him on how the body works. I hope he appreciates the advice.

      good luck to you

  26. QUESTION:
    Is this some kind of pollution?
    I just saw a classroom video that said water pollution means anything that is in the water that doesn't naturally belong there. By that definition, isn't fluoride a pollutant?

    • ANSWER:
      :: Fluoride (fluor) in Water is a Health Risk ::
      For more important informations about the dangers of fluor:
      http://www.fluoridealert.org/

      Is fluoride in water really beneficial for health or does it cause other problems?

      "Dear EarthTalk: Why do some people complain about fluoride in drinking water and toothpaste? I thought it was beneficial for dental health?"
      -- Becky Johnston, Shoreline, WA

      Communities began adding fluoride to water supplies in the early 1940s after decades of studies into why some Colorado residents were exhibiting a discoloration or "mottling" of the teeth but at the same time very low rates of actual decay.

      The culprit turned out to be high concentrations of a naturally-occurring fluoride that was running off into the water from Pike's Peak after rainfalls. Research later concluded that adding small, controlled amounts of fluoride into public water supplies would act as a form of community-wide cavity prevention without causing the undesirable mottling known at the time as "Colorado stain."

      Today, supporters of fluoridation cite research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control showing that the very inexpensive fluoridation of drinking water has since correlated to significant reductions in incidences of tooth decay (15-40 percent) in communities across the country.

      But skeptics worry we may be getting too much of a good thing. While small amounts of fluoride will prevent tooth decay, excessive amounts can lead not only to irreversible tooth discoloration (today called "fluorosis") but also to other health issues, including an increased risk of bone breakage and osteoporosis.

      The problem, says Fluoride Action Network (FAN), which is opposed to fluoridation, is that the very water supplies that are treated for dental purposes are also used in the making of many common food products-from baby formula and cereal to juices, sodas, wines, beers and even fresh produce. And with most toothpastes also adding fluoride, many people are ingesting far more fluoride than they should.

      The main concern for most people is the discoloration of children's second teeth once the baby teeth are gone. Besides being embarrassing, there is no cure. And some doctors worry that excessive fluoride may actually be promoting tooth decay rather than preventing it-and harming kids in other ways, particularly as they get older. FAN cites studies showing how low-to-moderate doses of fluoride can lead to eczema, reduced thyroid activity, hyperactivity, IQ deficits, premature puberty and even bone cancer.

      On the other side of the debate, concerns have risen that our increased reliance on non-fluoridated bottled water instead of tap water may be leading to increases in tooth decay (some bottled waters have added fluoride). However, speaking in a May 2002 UPI Science News article, John W. Stamm, dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a spokesperson for the American Dental Association, said, "It's very important to realize that there are many sources for body fluids ...The fact that one may be consuming variable amounts of bottled water seems to me to be insufficient reason to be concerned about a fluoride deficient diet."

      Avoiding fluoride is difficult for those whose local water is fluoridated. And the only filters that can strain fluoride out of water are expensive ones that employ reverse osmosis, activated alumina or distillation. Switching to unfluoridated toothpaste -- many varieties are available from natural health retailers -- is one way to cut down on fluoride intake, especially for those who swallow toothpaste when they are brushing.

      http://www.alternet.org/environment/55161/

  27. QUESTION:
    how to cure my baby face rash naturally?
    hello

    my 6 week old breastfed baby started off with a rash on her cheeks it has now spread aroujd her face and ears i used shea butter for 2days..any other sugesstions

    btw i am a eczema sufferer, and quite scared of it being passed down...

    • ANSWER:
      Babies often get rashes that will naturally go by themselves. You might want to check with your doctor or health visitor that it's not anything to worry about, which it probably isn't. Unless the skin is dry or seems to be causing discomfort, it's probably best to just let it settle down on it's own as anything you put on a new babies skin might just make it worse.

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I make my face less oily?
    my skin is really oily especially in spring and summer

    • ANSWER:
      Remedies for Oily Skin

      • Regularly applying a mixture of half a teaspoon of lime juice and the same amount of cucumber juice half an hour before going for a bath is one of the simplest natural home remedies for Oily Skin care.
      • Using natural facial scrub prepared from three to four tablespoons of milk, two tablespoons of almond meal and one tablespoon of ground lemon rind helps to remove excess oil from the skin.
      Separate combinations of almond meal and honey, and oatmeal and aloe vera can also be used as homemade scrubs for Oily Skin natural cure.
      • A combination of fuller’s earth and one tablespoon of yogurt serves as an efficient natural cure for Oily Skin home treatment.
      • Prepare a paste by mixing some sandalwood powder and a few drops of rose water to get rid of Oily Skin.
      • Homemade face masks such as fuller’s earth face mask and clay mask are regarded as excellent Oily Skin home remedies. Clay mask can be prepared at home by mixing one teaspoon each of green clay powder and honey.
      While preparing fuller’s earth natural face mask, other ingredients like lemon juice, chickpea flour, oatmeal, turmeric and other such can also be used. Apply the face mask for about 20 minutes and then rinse the face thoroughly with warm water.
      • Applying various combinations of herbal oils extracted from chamomile, lavender, sandalwood, cedar wood, grapefruit, jojoba, clary sage etc is a therapeutic herbal home remedy for Oily Skin home treatment.
      These oils also help to heal other skin conditions as well. For instance, a combination of cedar wood and sandalwood oil is highly beneficial for cleansing Oily Skin and getting rid of Eczema.
      • Applying a paste of half a cup of cooked oatmeal, half a cup of mashed apple, one tablespoon lemon juice and a beaten egg serves is a valuable Oily Skin natural remedy.
      • Facial sauna using a mixture of two to three drops of lemon grass, rosebuds or licorice root in a cup of boiling water is useful in dealing with Oily Skin naturally at home.
      Steam the face with the vapors of this mixture and then splash some cold water to heal the condition. Use this alternative therapy about two to three times in a week.
      • Simply applying a puree of fresh tomatoes is one of the most effective Oily Skin home remedies. Follow this natural remedy on a regular basis to control oily skin and related skin problems.

      Diet for Oily Skin
      Foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin B complex and vitamin C are particularly useful for maintaining healthy skin and dealing with Oily Skin. Fresh citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables are highly recommended for this purpose.
      In addition, include more proteins in the diet and stay away from animal fats and oily processed foods to avoid further troubles. Plus, regularly drink plenty of water and natural juices to keep the skin in good condition.

      Moreover, massage the face with the help of finger tips using upward and outward motion to control and reduce excessive oiliness.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are the Dangerous Biological Effects of Fluoride?
    It's in our drinking water, toothpastes and so on ... but what are the real effects and why is it put into our society?
    I came across this site and found it interesting. Please view.
    http://www.all-natural.com/fleffect.html

    • ANSWER:
      there are many more toxic elements in our drinking water that cannot be filtered out,http://byderule.multiply.com/journal/item/20/WATER

      :: Fluoride (fluor) in Water is a Health Risk ::
      For more important informations about the dangers of fluor:
      http://www.fluoridealert.org/
      Is fluoride in water really beneficial for health or does it cause other problems?

      "Dear EarthTalk: Why do some people complain about fluoride in drinking water and toothpaste? I thought it was beneficial for dental health?"

      -- Becky Johnston, Shoreline, WA

      Communities began adding fluoride to water supplies in the early 1940s after decades of studies into why some Colorado residents were exhibiting a discoloration or "mottling" of the teeth but at the same time very low rates of actual decay.

      The culprit turned out to be high concentrations of a naturally-occurring fluoride that was running off into the water from Pike's Peak after rainfalls. Research later concluded that adding small, controlled amounts of fluoride into public water supplies would act as a form of community-wide cavity prevention without causing the undesirable mottling known at the time as "Colorado stain."

      Today, supporters of fluoridation cite research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control showing that the very inexpensive fluoridation of drinking water has since correlated to significant reductions in incidences of tooth decay (15-40 percent) in communities across the country.

      But skeptics worry we may be getting too much of a good thing. While small amounts of fluoride will prevent tooth decay, excessive amounts can lead not only to irreversible tooth discoloration (today called "fluorosis") but also to other health issues, including an increased risk of bone breakage and osteoporosis.

      The problem, says Fluoride Action Network (FAN), which is opposed to fluoridation, is that the very water supplies that are treated for dental purposes are also used in the making of many common food products-from baby formula and cereal to juices, sodas, wines, beers and even fresh produce. And with most toothpastes also adding fluoride, many people are ingesting far more fluoride than they should.

      The main concern for most people is the discoloration of children's second teeth once the baby teeth are gone. Besides being embarrassing, there is no cure. And some doctors worry that excessive fluoride may actually be promoting tooth decay rather than preventing it-and harming kids in other ways, particularly as they get older. FAN cites studies showing how low-to-moderate doses of fluoride can lead to eczema, reduced thyroid activity, hyperactivity, IQ deficits, premature puberty and even bone cancer.

      On the other side of the debate, concerns have risen that our increased reliance on non-fluoridated bottled water instead of tap water may be leading to increases in tooth decay (some bottled waters have added fluoride). However, speaking in a May 2002 UPI Science News article, John W. Stamm, dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a spokesperson for the American Dental Association, said, "It's very important to realize that there are many sources for body fluids ...The fact that one may be consuming variable amounts of bottled water seems to me to be insufficient reason to be concerned about a fluoride deficient diet."

      Avoiding fluoride is difficult for those whose local water is fluoridated. And the only filters that can strain fluoride out of water are expensive ones that employ reverse osmosis, activated alumina or distillation. Switching to unfluoridated toothpaste -- many varieties are available from natural health retailers -- is one way to cut down on fluoride intake, especially for those who swallow toothpaste when they are brushing.

  30. QUESTION:
    What takes away acne and dark blemishes for good.?
    I have very sensitive skin and it's oily also, I'm trying to get flawless skin and keep it that way for good. I don't eat junk food I tried drinking water and using proactive and other acne products but it just makes me break out even more. I want to get rid of having sensitive skin, it seems like when the summer time comes my skin breaks out very badly. So I want to hear from someone that has the same problem, please tell me what you did to get rid of your acne problem!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have an acute case of acne when I was younger for many years; it covered

      my face, back, chest and posterior. I eventually healed myself without the use of

      drugs. I cured myself through DIET.

      -This is what you should ELIMINATE!!! quit eating eating it:

      fried foods
      White bread/flour
      starch combinations during the same meal (e.g. potatoes and pasta)
      soda/carbonated drinks
      sugar/corn syrup
      meat/dairy
      soft foods (processed foods)
      hydrogenated oils (in processed foods)
      fast food

      (my sister had eczema for a # of years; and I also told her to change her diet, but

      she wouldn't listen. eventually, she took a massage course and it talked about the

      importance of diet, so she just tried quiting fast food and soda, when she did

      that, her eczema cleared up. now she listens to my advice.)

      -you should increase your intake of:

      fruits/vegetables, preferably organic (you should have a salad a day, at the least)
      8 glasses of water a day
      whole foods
      black and/or brown bread (whole grains)
      nuts

      -you should have a balance, of 80% alkaline (mostly FRESH fruits and vegetables)

      forming foods, to 20% acid forming foods.

      going vegetarian/vegan/raw foodist would help. it helps set strict goals and rules

      to follow. I had to adhere to these rules strictly, but mine was a severe case.

      eating this way comes naturally to me now.

      -----

      Basically, your eliminations are poor/sluggish; thats is why some people can get

      away with eating badly, but you may not. The reason changing your diet to the foods

      below will help is because your eating foods that are much easier to digest and

      elminate than those above. exercising will help, also.

      I would check out Edgar Cayce; without his advice I would probably still suffer

      today.

      He also said you can help yourself through exercise and osteopathic adjustments to

      your spine, he said this can create imbalances in your nervous system (if it isn't

      in proper adjustment) which will affect everything else. I haven't done this yet,

      as it is expensive; but I assume when I do, I will be able to better digest the

      aforementioned foods. Through DIET ALONE I have been cured for a number of years.

      Don't believe the people who say it doesn't effect it, I swear to god this will

      help. It helped me. =) good luck!

      Just so others are aware, I'm copy/pasting this to others, so they can get advice,

      because I have been there. i'm not selling or advertising for anyone or anything,

      i'm not spamming. don't think that, if you see this advice elsewhere.

  31. QUESTION:
    is there a way to cure eczema?
    is there a way to cure eczema scars, and a way to stop SCRATCHING

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you may start with applying shea butter to your eczema scars. A long-used home remedy, Shea butter deeply hydrates skin and aids in its recovery process. Choose products that contain hydroxy acids. These naturally occurring acids aid in skin cell regeneration, meaning new skin cells are rapidly produced to replace your scarred cells and lastly apply topical vitamin C to your eczema scars. If the scars are that extensive you might want to consider getting a microdermabrasion or discussing laser treatments with your dermatologist. If you want to cure your eczema permanently, you really have to check this out.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the cure of back acne naturally ?

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  33. QUESTION:
    Eczema. Control it naturally with herbs or such?
    I do have perscriptions but they are so very harsh on facial skin, especially around the eyes where mine is the worst. Anyone have any suggestions of natural products that have helped them in their experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      I was able to cure my eczema naturally with many different kinds of herbs, including python bile to cure my eczema secondary infections. Another practical method is very hot water in a pail.

      I did my colon cleanse.
      I did my kidney cleanse.
      I did my liver flushes.

      The worst culprit was my liver and gall bladder. 170++ 1cm stones and counting after 5 liver flushes.

      I found out the true cause of my eczema. Toxemia and Vicarious elimination. Because my liver could not filter my blood properly and could not release the precious bile because it was stuck up with so many many stones. My blood was "dirty" or toxic, my body chose my skin to eliminate the toxicity.

      http://www.eczemacure.info/article/articleview/62/1/9

      Read my whole story with pictures for proof from the beginning (just 20 pages, 10 minutes).

      Eczema is cureable. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. I got well. You can too. This is my full story. For Free!

      http://www.eczemacure.info

  34. QUESTION:
    how do you cure scabies naturally?
    do i have to clean all of my clothes? do i have to change my diet in order to kill the scabies bug? what can i do when they are

    on my childrend and everywhere around the house.....

    i really need a real remedy and not a you tube joke... i know the process is not easy....but i really dont wanna hear about creams you can put on or pills....i just want a natural way to cure my family ....

    i thank you god bless.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to clean everything in your house clothes bedlinens everything that you and your children have come in contact with.
      I've never had scabies but have had lice and it takes forever to get rid of sometimes my friend's daughter got it and it took her 2 years to get rid of it.
      http://dermisil.com/products/skin_care_products/dermisil_scabies.asp
      Here's some home remedies that are proven by most naturalist to work:

      Easy home treatment for scabies and mites - boil the skins of a half-dozen onions for 15 to 30 minutes in a quart of water. Let the liquid cool, then apply it liberally all over your body. (Save the peeled onions to use in cooking.)

      To treat the rash from scabies apply generously to the affected area before bedtime.

      10 drops of clove oil
      1 cup of vegetable oil or
      mixture 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of honey.
      Clove oil can be very irritating to skin, so do a test patch before applying to a wide area.

      Neem oil is one of the most prized oils from India and is used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine. For use in skin care for bacterial and fungus infections, acne, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, and athletes foot dilute with coconut oil, or other vegetable oil in a 10 to 20 percent solution.
      To treat parasites like mites, scabies and lice apply full strength to the affected area 2 to 3 times daily. Neem does not irritate the skin, but has a distinctly earthy smell some will find unpleasant.

      And here's some more
      http://www.home-remedy.org/scabies-treatment.html

  35. QUESTION:
    I have very bad eczema behind my knees would anyone be able to give me some advice on anything you know?

    • ANSWER:
      1 – Bathe Properly

      Proper bathing and showering is key to not only treating eczema, but preventing more outbreaks. Most medical professionals recommend short showers or baths. Lukewarm water with no bath bubbles is advised. Eczema suffers should also limit the amount of scented shampoo, conditioner, and soap they use. Opt for all-natural or organic instead. Although not necessarily an all-natural cure, lotions and creams should be applied immediately following a bath or shower to lock in the moisture.

      2 – Drink Plenty of Water

      Lukewarm baths and showers have their benefits because they moisturize the skin. Lotions and creams can help keep this moisture locked in. Don’t just moisture your body from the outside, but the inside too. The most natural and easiest way to do so is to drink lots of water. Keep your body hydrated and it will help your skin, making eczema easier to manage.

      3 – Take Oatmeal Baths

      Above it was stated that short baths and showers are recommended. The only exception to this is when oatmeal is used. Oatmeal tends to have a calming effect on the skin. There are all-natural oatmeal bath product sold at most department stores and drug stores, but you can easily make your own mixture. Honestly, the oatmeal sold at supermarkets will do. Add two or three cups to a bathtub filled with lukewarm water.

      4 – Watch What You Need

      Watching what you eat is a natural way to fight off eczema. Unfortunately, you may run into some problems. You want to eat skin healthy foods, but some of these foods may trigger an outbreak or flare-up. For example, fruits are known to help against premature aging, but seeded fruits are a common eczema cause. You should keep a daily log of your food and drink consumption. Use this to determine what you ate or drank before each outbreak. If you notice a pattern, permanently adjusting your eating habits.

      5 – Use All Natural Supplements

      All-natural supplements have proven helpful in many eczema patients. In fact, some swear by them. What you want to do is research natural supplements that can help treat or cure eczema. Good examples include fish oil, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Then, work on adding these supplements into your diet. Do so slowly and one at a time, so you know which works and which doesn’t. Supplements come in over-the-counter format, but most are found naturally in foods too.

      more tips to cure eczema at: http://eczema-treatments.co.cc

  36. QUESTION:
    what chemicals are found in Florida tap water and purified water?
    purified water as in a purifer that you use for a sink

    • ANSWER:
      Dont know about Florida specifically ,but here is a general editorial.

      Fluoride (fluor) in Water is a Health Risk ::
      For more important informations about the dangers of fluor:
      http://www.fluoridealert.org
      Is fluoride in water really beneficial for health or does it cause other problems?

      "Dear EarthTalk: Why do some people complain about fluoride in drinking water and toothpaste? I thought it was beneficial for dental health?"

      -- Becky Johnston, Shoreline, WA

      Communities began adding fluoride to water supplies in the early 1940s after decades of studies into why some Colorado residents were exhibiting a discoloration or "mottling" of the teeth but at the same time very low rates of actual decay.

      The culprit turned out to be high concentrations of a naturally-occurring fluoride that was running off into the water from Pike's Peak after rainfalls. Research later concluded that adding small, controlled amounts of fluoride into public water supplies would act as a form of community-wide cavity prevention without causing the undesirable mottling known at the time as "Colorado stain."

      Today, supporters of fluoridation cite research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control showing that the very inexpensive fluoridation of drinking water has since correlated to significant reductions in incidences of tooth decay (15-40 percent) in communities across the country.

      But skeptics worry we may be getting too much of a good thing. While small amounts of fluoride will prevent tooth decay, excessive amounts can lead not only to irreversible tooth discoloration (today called "fluorosis") but also to other health issues, including an increased risk of bone breakage and osteoporosis.

      The problem, says Fluoride Action Network (FAN), which is opposed to fluoridation, is that the very water supplies that are treated for dental purposes are also used in the making of many common food products-from baby formula and cereal to juices, sodas, wines, beers and even fresh produce. And with most toothpastes also adding fluoride, many people are ingesting far more fluoride than they should.

      The main concern for most people is the discoloration of children's second teeth once the baby teeth are gone. Besides being embarrassing, there is no cure. And some doctors worry that excessive fluoride may actually be promoting tooth decay rather than preventing it-and harming kids in other ways, particularly as they get older. FAN cites studies showing how low-to-moderate doses of fluoride can lead to eczema, reduced thyroid activity, hyperactivity, IQ deficits, premature puberty and even bone cancer.

      On the other side of the debate, concerns have risen that our increased reliance on non-fluoridated bottled water instead of tap water may be leading to increases in tooth decay (some bottled waters have added fluoride). However, speaking in a May 2002 UPI Science News article, John W. Stamm, dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a spokesperson for the American Dental Association, said, "It's very important to realize that there are many sources for body fluids ...The fact that one may be consuming variable amounts of bottled water seems to me to be insufficient reason to be concerned about a fluoride deficient diet."

      Avoiding fluoride is difficult for those whose local water is fluoridated. And the only filters that can strain fluoride out of water are expensive ones that employ reverse osmosis, activated alumina or distillation. Switching to unfluoridated toothpaste -- many varieties are available from natural health retailers -- is one way to cut down on fluoride intake, especially for those who swallow toothpaste when they are brushing

      Is Bottled Water Better?
      Bottled water manufacturers’ marketing campaigns capitalize on isolated instances of contaminated public drinking water supplies by encouraging the perception that their products are purer and safer than tap water. But the reality is that tap water is actually held to more stringent quality standards than bottled water, and some brands of bottled water are just tap water in disguise. What’s more, our increasing consumption of bottled water—more than 22 gallons per U.S. citizen in 2004 according to the Earth Policy Institute—fuels an unsustainable industry that takes a heavy toll on the environment.

      Environmental Impact

      Fossil fuel consumption. Approximately 1.5 million gallons of oil—enough to run 100,000 cars for a whole year—are used to make plastic water bottles, while transporting these bottles burns thousands more gallons of oil. In addition, the burning of oil and other fossil fuels (which are also used to generate the energy that powers the manufacturing process) emits global warming pollution into the atmosphere.

      Water consumption. The growth in bottled water production has increased water extraction in areas near bottling plants, leading to water shortages that affect nearby consumers and farmers. In addition to the millions of gallons of water used in the plastic-making process, two gallons of water are wasted in the purification process for every gallon that goes into the bottles.

      Waste. Only about 10 percent of water bottles are recycled, leaving the rest in landfills where it takes thousands of years for the plastic to decompose.

      The Simple (and Cheaper) Solution

      The next time you feel thirsty, forgo the bottle and turn to the tap. You’ll not only lower your environmental impact but also save money—bottled water can cost up to 10,000 times more per gallon than tap water. And because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for tap water are more stringent than the Food and Drug Administration’s standards for bottled water, you’ll be drinking water that is just as safe as, or safer than, bottled.

      If, however, you don’t like the taste of your tap water or are unsure of its quality, you can buy a filter pitcher or install an inexpensive faucet filter to remove trace chemicals and bacteria. If you will be away from home, fill a reusable bottle from your tap and refill it along the way; travel bottles with built-in filters are also available. Finally, limit your bottled water purchases for those times when you’re traveling in countries where water quality is questionable.

  37. QUESTION:
    how to cure eczema for permanently?
    i am having eczema for one year and i have applied various lition and taken pills...but its no use...
    how to cure naturally without any medicine

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Mol

  38. QUESTION:
    Can Differin or Atralin be use to treat eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      i think differin is mostly used for severe acne... i dont think its suitable for eczema....if u want eczema treated properly, it shud be done naturally...u can google for natural treatments on eczema and im sure loads will pop up..

      i personally got my info from www.howtocureeczema.org....found a lot of useful articles and info there... i used the 7 day natural cure program that they had and it worked for me...hope this helps

  39. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies and tips for curing Eczema?
    Please help me, I have been dealing with Eczema for a long time now and it has been spreading to different spots.
    The medication cream I use works only for a certain amount of time and then it comes back, which means I have to continue using it and I don't like the idea of constantly using a medication and dealing with the scars.
    I know there are many people that deal with this problem too and I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips on curing Eczema naturally. It is really irritating & I dont believe other people can understand how stressful this is, unless they have to deal with this themselves.

    Please answer & thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Well hope this helps this is the way i try to control my eczema.
      1. Dont take showers longer than 10mins and use warm water
      2. When you get out of the shower dont rub yourself with your towel pat youself and since your pores are open your skin takes in more moisture.
      3. I dont use lotions i use creams. lotions are just water and i find i have to keep reapplying. I recommend Eucerin/ fragrance free for extra dry skin its alot thicker but it moistures alot.
      4. I dont put anything on my body that has fragrance same goes with make up ..less is more. All my make up is hypoallergenic. but if my eczema acts up aroudn my face or i start getting flakyness i leave my face alone.
      5. Drink alot of water especially right now in the summer
      6. I take vitamisn try to go more natural..
      ULTRAL GLA 300 reduces ITCHYNESS AND DRYNESS
      MSM reduces inflammation if you have any.
      7.Steroid creams i try to stay away because it thins out your skin butif my eczema gets really bad i use it.
      8. My detergent if fragrance free my soap bar and body wash is from Aveeno fragrance free fro dry skin and if your skin is really bad i use Eucerin body calming wash its pretty strong and if you have open wounds it wont sting i use also that if my skin is really bad if you have any more ques feel free to ask .. izbe1818@yahoo.com
      byeee :D

  40. QUESTION:
    What do you know about Magnetized Water?

    • ANSWER:
      Excellent question. Most of the answer you got so far are just rubbish. If they would search in the internet they would not answer in such a way.

      Magnetized water is truly emerging as one of the most exciting developments in the ongoing battle to protect our health.
      Ancient people have used magnetized water also without understanding its mechanism of action. Streams flowing over natural magnets in the shape of stones and boulders became magnetized and their water, when consumed by the people of that age, provided miraculous cures and energy.

      In India, the use of magnets in healing (called Indian Magneto-therapy) is an ancient therapy. Literature had described the use of magnets to stop bleeding thousands of years ago.
      Technically, magnetism works because it increases the speed of sedimentation of suspended particles in water (and other liquids) and enhances conductivity and the process of ionization or dissociation of atoms and molecules into electrically charged particles. (New Scientist, June 1992.)

      Physics shows that chemicals change weight under the influence of magnetic fields. So does water. More hydroxyl (OH-) ions are created to form calcium bicarbonate and other alkaline molecules. It is these molecules that help to reduce acidity.
      Normal water has a pH level of about 7, whereas magnetized water can reach 9.2 pH after exposure to a 7000 gauss strength magnet for a long period of time, reportedly enough to kill cancer cells.
      Human Applications
      Experience has shown that magnetized water contributes and helps in the treatment of many diseases. It is especially beneficial in treating digestive, nervous and urinary disorders. Generally speaking, water magnetized by the North Pole stops the growth of bacteria and works as antibiotics. Water magnetized by the South Pole takes care of pain, swelling and weakness. Water magnetized by both North and South Pole enhance overall general health.
      The degree of magnetization depends on three things:

      1. The quantity of liquid put on the magnet.
      2. The power of the magnet used for the purpose.
      3. The duration of the contact of the liquid container with the magnet.

      These three factors will naturally determine the degree of magnetization. Although we can measure the power of a magnet, we have no method of measuring the degree of magnetization of water. In the absence of any definite measure, only experience can guide us.

      A simple way to magnetize water is to keep two liter jugs of water on the two poles of encased disc magnets of about 3000 gausses, normally for twelve to twenty-four hours.

      A simpler and more modern way is to have pass water through magnetic discs of up to 15,000 gausses momentarily to achieve similar effect.

      Health Benefits:
      The reported health benefits of magnetized water are many, including:

      Acidity and Other Digestive Disorders: Magnetized water reduces excess acidity and bile in the digestive system. It helps to regulate the movement of the bowels expelling all accumulations of poisonous matter.

      Kidney Stones: The Use of magnetic water in urinary and kidney disorders has been documented. Magnetic water has been prescribed to persons suffering from renal calculus in scientific studies. An adult suffering from renal stone is advised one-liter magnetic water per day, while in case of child it is 500ml per day. Results have been very encouraging.

      Low Blood Pressure and Nervous System: Magnetized water is also very beneficial for nervous upsets and treatment blood pressure, specially low blood pressure. It gives a soothing and slightly sedative effect to nerves, helps in clearing clogged arteries, normalizes the circulatory system.

      Asthma/Bronchitis: Magnetized water is effective in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, colds, coughs and certain types of fevers.

      Healing of Wounds: Magnetized water has been used as an external aid for washing swollen and sore eyes, wounds, eczema spots, etc. for quicker healing. In all types of eye infections, north pole magnetized water has healing and anti-biotic type properties.

      The use of magnetized water in treatment of chronic disease is still in the infancy stage of investigation. Magnetism is widely used in medical diagnostics, including Magnetic Resonance Scanning devices for detection of a variety of internal organ dysfunction , including cancer.

      There is very little doubt that our cells react like a tiny magnet without the body's universe. Disturbance of this balance may bought on dysfunction to the body that current test and investigative tools are simply not sensitive enough to measure.

      It will be decades before the science of magnetized water is fully understood. Those in mainstream medicine may discount magnetized water "quackery". Those in the forefront of magnetic research paints a different story. If one understands and accepts that each of our cells possesses a small magnetic field, as many research studies are now supporting, the logical conclusion that magnetic water has the ability to affect our cells must be taken seriously.

      At the end, the truth probably lies somewhere in between - magnetized water is not a magic panacea or cure-all. It is also not a total quackery and most likely will turn out to be a health-enhancing medium.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is dandruff? How to get rid of it? Suggest home remedies.?

    • ANSWER:
      A CURE FOR
      DANDRUFF!

      Yes, I did "cure" mine and so have many others using a substance that most people have at home.

      What Is Dandruff?
      Following are some the definitions I have come across:

      Dandruff is a bothersome problem sometimes thought to be associated with inefficient hair care. Nothing could be further from the truth - anyone who has dandruff knows that!

      If you're troubled by dandruff, that snowy, dust-like stuff that falls from scalp to shoulders, you're not alone: Nearly everyone has dandruff to some degree. But care must be taken not to confuse simple dandruff with other conditions that also cause flaking of the scalp, such as seborrheic dermatitisor psoriasis.

      Dandruff occurs when the scalp sheds dead epidermal (skin) cells in large clumps. Dandruff scales appear dry, white or grayish, appearing as small, unsightly patches, especially on top of the head.

      Scalp cells replenish themselves in a pattern similar to that of hair, but more rapidly: The skin of the head renews itself about once a month. Dead scalp cells are constantly being pushed from the deepest layer of the epidermis to the skin's surface, where they gradually die. Usually the scalp sheds them in a nearly invisible way. But for reasons that are still unclear, cell turnover sometimes becomes unusually rapid, and dead cells are shed as the visible flakes called dandruff. Although most people assume dandruff comes from a dry scalp, the opposite is true: People with oily scalps tend to suffer most from dandruff.

      "This may be due to an oily scalp supporting the growth of yeast in the scalp, which is thought to be instrumental in the development of scaling and scalp irritation," says Joseph P. Bark, M.D., chairman of dermatology at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington, Ky. "A large preponderance of males have dandruff, which may suggest some role of androgen hormones in dandruff."

      Bark says that dandruff has its bright side: If the scalp doesn't shed its dead skin cells, the human scalp would be tremendously thick. "But when the cell turnover goes too far and increases, then you get not only visible excess scaling, but redness and itching," he says. "Redness and itching is actually seborrheic dermatitis, and it frequently occurs around the folds of the nose and the eyebrow areas, not just the scalp."

      Sometimes itching of the scalp is also experienced. Dandruff is a very common problem. The most common cause is probably a small skin fungus, previously known as Pityrosporum ovale, now renamed Malassezia furfur. The fungus is found naturally on the skin surface of both healthy people and those with dandruff. The fungus likes fat, and is consequently found most on skin areas with plenty of sebaceous glands: on the scalp, face and upper part of the body. When Malassezia furfur grows too rapidly, the natural renewal of cells is disturbed and dandruff appears with itching.

      Dandruff is made up of bits of dead skin that peel away from the scalp as a result of the effects of metabolism. Normally, dandruff, in its early stages of growth, is not visible to the naked eye. It becomes visible only after enlarging into pieces of dead skin (what we normally call "dandruff") as a result of the propagation of bacteria and/or problems with seborrhoeic scalp conditions. Persons suffering from prolonged dandruff are said to have a dandruff ailment. This type of ailment, accompanied by itchiness, can lead to eczema if it worsens.

      Some suggested causes for dandruff:
      Contrary to the old wives tales, dandruff isn't caused by too much shampooing or dry skin. It is triggered by overactive oil glands, food allergies, stress, excessive perspiration, or harsh shampoos.

      There is a common misconception that dandruff is caused by scalp skin being too dry. Hence some people avoid washing their hair, believing that the drying effect of shampoo will worsen their dandruff. Their scalp is probably not being cleansed enough; the scale is building up into larger, more noticeable flakes before it falls off the skin. Dandruff problems tend to occur more frequently in people with oily skin and hair.

      Dandruff is caused by micro-organism called pityrosporum-ovle which are present in every body's scalp. Symptoms of dandruff get aggravated when exposed to dust, UV light, harsh chemical based shampoo, hair dyes etc., this results in increase in number of microbes which causes unhealthy residue over the scalp which leads to dandruff, which is the cause of unhealthy scalp results in unhealthy, lifeless hair and may result in excessive loss of hair too.

      Contrary to popular notions, dandruff is usually a result of too much oiliness of the skin and scalp rather than dryness. While mild dandruff may be caused by overactive oil glands, recent evidence suggests that the more severe dandruff associated with seborrheic dermatitis may be caused by an overabundance of Pityrosporum ovale, a yeast-like organism found on healthy scalp in low numbers. With the increased scaling and oiliness of seborrheic dermatitis, these yeast organisms thrive and multiply, aggravating inflammation and scaling.

      Seasonal changes, stress, and certain diseases seem to affect seborrheic dermatitis. The cold, dry air of fall and winter often triggers a flare-up. Emotional stress can worsen the condition as well. Skin cells that grow and die off too fast are the cause of dandruff, but doctors do not know why this happens. Some people with severe flaking have overactive sebaceous glands (whose task is to lubricate the skin with oils); others have an elevated level of the fungus Pityrosporum ovale, which is present in most people but to excess in dandruff sufferers. Other causative factors include family history, food allergies, excessive sweating, use of alkaline soaps, yeast infections, and stress. Even the season of the year can contribute to the problem: Cold, dry winters are notorious for bringing on dandruff or making it worse.

      If dandruff flakes are greasy and yellow, the probable cause is the skin condition known as seborrheic dermatitis; dry, thick lesions consisting of large, silvery scales may be traced to the less common psoriasis of the scalp. These forms of dandruff—as well as the run-of-the-mill variety—become a hazard only if you scratch to the point of causing breaks in the skin, which can place you at greater risk for infections, particularly from staph and strep bacteria.

      My testimony
      I had dandruff as long as I can remember. I've tried all kind of shampoos, oils and rinses … Some would work for a time and then stopped.

      Then I remembered that I have used a substance over 20 years ago that did "cured" my condition, maybe, that is why I forgot about it.

      So, now, I have researched about it, applied it and got cured from that itching flaking dandruff. And now I want to share the "cure" with you. I am not a doctor or a specialist. I've only shared here, what I found on the Internet, my own experience and what others have written to me (as a testimony).

  42. QUESTION:
    I can't concentrate because of eczema?
    I have facial eczema and it's itchy and it flakes a lot. I'm so worried that it might cover my whole face. oh please. I don't want to be like that. This anxiety makes me tense and not in the mood. I'm not using any creams or soap to cure my eczema. I don't wash the parts of my face that have eczema because it itches. I do worry but not like this.

    • ANSWER:
      I also have facial eczema - mainly around and under my eyes and eyebrows, but also a bit on my cheeks. I have had it for the last two years, and tried all sorts of things. It has improved lately, but I know how bad the flakiness and redness can make you feel, so I sympathise. :(
      Here is what I've found works best:

      - Do not EVER use soap on your face. Chances are if you have eczema, you have skin that naturally doesn't get too oily or greasy anyway. Instead, wash your face using a plain unperfumed emollient cream as a soap subsititue. Don't use too much of it, and don't wash your face too much (once a day is enough.)
      - When washing your hair, don't let the shampoo touch your face. I have long hair, and I wash it over the bath, and shower myself separately to avoid getting shampoo on my face.
      - Avoid scratching or touching your face: the rash itself is caused by scratching when you feel itchy. If you scratch at nigh while asleep, you might want to try cotton gloves that are designed for people with eczema. Keep your nails short and resist the urge to scratch.
      - Don't wear makeup (sorry, not sure if you're male or female, but I thought it was worth saying!)
      - Buy a liquid paraffin emollient - this has helped big time. It looks like clear thick grease. buit works really well. The only problem is it makes you face really shiny, so wait til you hace som,e time along or at home, then cover the areas on your face really thickly and leave it on for as long as you can. Try rubbing it in very gently to the affected areas.
      - See a dermatologist. They might be able to prescribe you a mild steroid cream like hydrocortisone, which helps reduce the itching and flakiness. If they do, it should be the ointment type, not the cream.
      - Try to de-stress. Stress makes eczema worse. Also remember it looks worse to you than it does to other people. You probably look at yourself close up in a mirror, and it's the first thing you look at. Other people don't tend to look at people that way, so it won't look as bad to them as it does to you.

      I hope this helps a bit. Let me know if you have any questions.

  43. QUESTION:
    what cause under the skin pimples?
    what causes under the skin pimples and how can i prevent them?

    • ANSWER:
      Acne is caused by the overactivity of the sebaceous glands that secrete oily substances onto the skin.

      The sebaceous glands of people with acne are especially sensitive to normal blood levels of a hormone called testosterone, found naturally in both men and women.

      Testosterone in people prone to acne triggers the sebaceous glands to produce an excess of sebum. At the same time, the dead skin cells lining the openings of the hair follicles (the tubes that hold the hair) are not shed properly and clog up the follicles.

      These two effects combined cause a build-up of oil in the hair follicles. This causes blackheads and whiteheads to form.

      For some people, their acne does not progress beyond this stage.

      However in other people, the build-up of oil in the hair follicles creates an ideal environment for a bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes to grow.

      These bacteria normally live harmlessly on your skin but when this ideal environment is created, they grow. They feed off the sebum and produce substances that cause a response from your body's immune system. This inflames the skin and creates the redness associated with spots.

      In more severe 'inflammatory acne', cysts develop beneath the skin's surface. These acne cysts can rupture, spreading the infection into nearby skin tissue. This can result in scarring.
      Acne myths

      Contrary to popular belief acne is not caused by:

      * eating fatty food or chocolate
      * dirt - blackheads get their dark colour through excess skin pigment - not dirt so washing more does not help, although if you do not wash your skin at all, bacteria will be able to multiply

      Acne is not contagious, so you cannot catch it.
      What makes acne worse?

      There are a number of things that can make your acne worse. These include the following:

      * picking and squeezing the spots may cause further inflammation and scarring
      * stress can make acne worse in some people, although it is not clear why
      * in women, outbreaks may be affected by the hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle
      * excessive production of male hormones such as testosterone from conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome may be another cause. For more information, please see the separate Bupa factsheet Polycystic ovary syndrome
      * some contraceptive pills may make acne worse. This is due to the type of progestogen hormone in some pills whereas some other types of contraceptive pills can improve acne - see Treatments section below. Your GP will advise you which contraceptive pill to take
      * some medicines can make acne worse. For example, some medicines taken for epilepsy, and steroid creams and ointments that are used for eczema. Do not stop a prescribed medicine if you suspect it is making your acne worse, but tell your GP. An alternative may be an option
      * steroids can cause acne as a side-effect

      Diagnosing acne

      Acne is easily recognised by the appearance of the spots, and by their distribution on the body.

      There are several varieties of acne and your doctor will be able to tell you which type you have after examining your skin.
      Treatment

      Acne may cause you considerable emotional distress but there is a range of treatment options to help you tackle the problem. No treatment will completely 'cure' your acne. The aims of treatment are to prevent new spots forming, to improve those already present, and to prevent scarring.
      Home treatment

      It is important to keep spot-prone areas clean, so wash the affected area twice a day with an unperfumed cleanser.The skin needs a certain amount of oil to maintain its natural condition, so avoid aggressive washing with strong soaps.

      There are a number of over-the-counter remedies available from pharmacies to treat mild acne. These usually contain antibacterial agents such as benzoyl peroxide (eg Oxy and Clearasil Max).

      As well as its antibacterial effects, benzoyl peroxide can dry out the skin and encourage it to shed the surface layer of dead skin. Together, these effects make it harder for pores to become blocked and for infection to develop.

      Benzoyl peroxide can cause redness and peeling, especially to start with. This tends to settle down if you reduce the number of times you use it. You can then build up your use gradually.

      No home treatments for acne will work immediately. It can take weeks, if not months, for significant effects to be noticeable. If home treatments have not worked after two months, or you have severe acne, you should visit your GP.
      Prescription medicines

      Your GP may start your treatment by prescribing a preparation containing benzoyl peroxide. If this does not work, or if you have more severe acne, there are a range of other treatment options that you can either rub onto your skin (topical) or take in tablet form (oral).
      Topical treatments

      There are several topical treatments you may be prescribed including those listed below:

      * azelaic acid (Skinoren) is an alternative to benzoyl peroxide and may not make your skin as sore as benzoyl peroxide
      * topical retinoids (eg Adapalene) are medicines based on vitamin A, which are rubbed into the skin once or twice a day. They work by encouraging the outer layer of skin to flake off
      * a topical antibiotic lotion applied to the skin can be used to control the P. acnes bacteria (eg Dalacin T). Treatment needs to continue for at least six months. Preparations that combine an antibiotic with other acne medication are available (eg Benzamycin which combines an antibiotic with benzoyl peroxide)

      Oral treatments

      There are several oral treatments you may be prescribed including those listed below:

      * oral antibiotics (tablets), such as tetracycline, can be prescribed for inflammatory acne. They should be taken daily for around three months, although it might take four to six months for the benefits to be seen. The success of this treatment can be limited because the strains of bacteria are often resistant to the common antibiotics. Antibiotics do not prevent pores from becoming blocked so treatment to prevent blackheads, such as benzoyl peroxide, is often also prescribed at the same time
      * some types of oral contraceptive tablets help women who have acne. A combination of the usual pill hormone called ethinylestradiol with cyproterone acetate (eg Dianette) suppresses male hormone activity so is often used in women with acne
      * isotretinoin (eg Roaccutane) is a medicine known as an oral retinoid, which also exists in a topical form (see above). Isotretinoin works by drying up oily secretions. It tends to be prescribed to people with severe forms of acne that have proved resistant to other treatments. There a number of serious side-effects of this drug, such as liver disorders and depression. You should not take isotretinoin if you are pregnant, as it is very dangerous to an unborn baby. For safety reasons, isotretinoin is only prescribed under the supervision of dermatology specialists

  44. QUESTION:
    Good Health? I was sick and on 11 different medications. I didn't get better, it got worse and worse...?
    I quit smoking with the help of a drug called Chantix and that caused me to really get sick. I ended up on 11 different medications to combat the side effects of each pill prescribed. I got so fed up that I threw out all medication except for hormone pills(which I intend to throw out eventually as well), and I turned to supplements in order to restore my health.
    Believe it or not, I got so much better that I wished I could tell more people about this. I breathe better, I sleep better, I got rid of athritis pain, I got rid of an eczema, I got rid of bowel problems and I got rid of a kidney problem---all of that by taking a supplement.
    Why are so many people afraid to use natural medicine instead of prescription drugs? I heard a report on tv this morning that ALL diseases are caused by a deficiency in nutrition and I also found out that a lot of nutrition needfed for the body to heal itself is not consumed in the western world. A friend of mine did combat diabetes naturally!!

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest you go to a good reputable Homeopath, nothing cures you better then Homeopathy. Or post your symptoms here in detail, exactly the way you feel them. Remember Homeopathy treats the patient not the disease or disorder.

      Take Care and God Bless You.

  45. QUESTION:
    i have a nummular eczema i'm taking steroids but it does not cure.PLS HELP I'M DESPERATE..?
    what's the best cure for this. im too desperate of this.. thanks to all.. GOD BLESS

    • ANSWER:
      The reason you have Eczema is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola & Soybean. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gallbladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets will suppress your immune system. If you are eating a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats, this is a big problem because the low fat diet will cause the bile in your gall bladder to become very viscous and not work properly, hence, not digest your fats properly. You need a diet that is balanced at 40% protein, 30% carbohydrates, and 30% fats to be healthy.

      To correct the Eczema problem, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications, but make sure any steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these and follow your doctors instructions on how to stop using them. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take at least 1/2 teaspoon of this per day.

      Any drugs you have taken, killed your intestinal flora and you have Candida Albicans (yeast problem) that you are now going to have to deal with. This has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) or call them at: (800) 370 - 3447 and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 of these at breakfast each day. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should be over the Ecxema problem within about 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage beef from grain fed cows sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. This feeds the Candida and the phosphoric acid in the sodas is binding the calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, etc. preventing absorption.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 4 Betaine HCL and 2 activators and take after each meal, and one digestive enzyme BEFORE each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would also make and drink homemade keifer milk from RAW MILK each day. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant.

      good luck to you

  46. QUESTION:
    what causes cracked skin on bottom of feet?

    • ANSWER:
      The medical term for dry skin is xerosis. Xerosis can also be used to describe dry, cracked feet. The foot does not naturally retain oils and moisture the way the rest of the body does. As a result, it is very easy for the skin to dry out, especially if sandals are worn or feet are bare for long lengths of time. Allergies, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, dehydration and inattention to keeping feet clean and healthy can all cause similar cracked and dry symptoms in the feet. Any condition that prevents or lessens sweating in the body can potentially be a cause for cracked feet as well.

      Some people are more prone to dry feet, which can lead to cracking. Others have conditions that lead to cracked heels and dry feet. Winter weather can make sore, cracked feet worse. So can dry climates or environments, ill-fitting shoes that are too tight or rub, standing for long periods of time (especially if overweight), and continual long-term inattention to the problem.

      A correct diagnosis is important to healing cracked feet. Cures for athlete's foot, a fungus that can cause dryness, cracking and itching, can make other conditions with similar symptoms worse. Knowing the cause is important. A health care provider, nurse practitioner or a dermatologist can help pinpoint the real causes and advise a safe treatment.

      Apply Tea Tree oil 2 times a day in the dry areas until it goes away if it's fungus / athlete's feet. Keep your feet clean and dry them out completely after having a shower. Apply a deep feet moisturizer cream or just vaseline.

  47. QUESTION:
    My son has severe eczema?
    My 13-year-old son has eczema on his legs and arms. He has all the lotion he needs to clear it up, but seldom bothers to apply them. When I volunteer or insist to put lotion on his legs and arms, suggest that he does so, or tell him I am going to rub it on him after his bath/shower it invariably turns into a battle or argument. His legs and arms are in such a bad state and I really do want to help. What do you advise?

    • ANSWER:
      Natural cures for Eczema are the key to happiness for lots of people all over the world, but sadly few people know enough about them to take advantage. I’ve laid out a few tips here to get you some relief-naturally!

      Get Some Vitamin E Cream-
      A Vitamin E cream is a wonderful natural cure for eczema. Vitamin E is one of nature’s most powerful anti oxidants, and when applied to Eczema prone skin will reduce any irritation or itching by neutralising the offending microbes.

      Get Some Blueberry Extract-
      Believe it or not, a simple Blueberry leaf contains almost the ideal ingredients to give you some immediate relief-it’s almost the perfect natural cure for Eczema. The key is something called chlorogenic acid, which basically uses its natural anti-microbe properties to act as an anti inflammatory. This means it will not only reduce any swelling you may be suffering from, but can also get rid of the darned itching!

      Use Emollients-
      Most people are familiar with the idea of using moisturiser as a natural cure for eczema, but how many of you take it that one step further and use an emollient? An emollient is a great alternative to a regular moisturiser because it contains a certain degree of fat-it doesn’t sound too pleasant, but the fact acts as a barrier for the top layer of your skin, and stops any natural moisture escaping. This can work wonders if used after bathing or showering, as it will help you lock that precious moisture in all day.

      Regular Moisturizers-
      An emollient is not always as practical as a regular moisturizer, so it’s advisable to carry some regular moisturizer with you at all times. Human skin is prone to sudden changes in moisture content, so if you can keep that maxed out by adding your own moisture, you can really stop those Eczema symptoms in their tracks. This is especially necessary if you work in an office environment. All that typing and handling can wreak real havoc on your hands.

      Natural cures for eczema don’t have to be totally life altering, so hopefully some of the tips outlined above will bring you some relief. If you would like to go the whole way and beat your Eczema once and for all, check out the links below.

      kisses


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Psoriasis Solution

Viewing the olympics helps you identify all kinds of issues. I noticed of which many of the olympic some athletes suffer from bad pimple and complicate it through putting on pounds regarding make-up. I recently uncovered this particularly using track some athletes.

Acne cases are a very typical disease. Ladies have it generally have similar varieties of questions over it and its cure. Acne is seen as an the use of pimples or perhaps "zits", pimples, plus whiteheads. Over fifty percent of all adult women of all ages experience breakouts relating to acne. Anxiety is commonly blamed for any development of zits. Stress will surely have many physiologic benefits figure, which includes changes in hormones that will theoretically bring about acne breakouts.

Since women age, the habit of changes in human hormones may itself transform, disposing sebaceous intrigue to develop pimples. Ovarian cysts in addition to pregnancy may also bring about hormonal changes that may lead to acne pimples. Some women receive acne when they cease birth control pills that had been keeping acne breakouts under control.

Occasionally women may wear make-up which might be comedogenic-meaning; they could create conditions which cause comedones to create. Of course, your makeup might trigger acne. Decide products that don't intensify your skin and therefore assist you in creating15006 a fresh beauty routine. Hunt for "non-comedogenic" cosmetics as well as toiletries. The products have been designed so that they never will cause pimple.
Some acne pimples medications cause irritation or simply pronounced dryness particularly while in the early weeks regarding therapy, plus some cosmetics and cleaning agents can actually worsen this kind of effect. Picking out cosmetics as well as cleansers should be created with your dermatologist or maybe pharmacist.
Major foundation makeup need to be avoided. Almost all acne patients should opt for powder blushes and eyeball shadow over cream merchandise because they are a lesser amount of irritating and also non-comedogenic. Camouflaging procedures can be used appropriately by applying a natural undercover cosmetic in excess of red acne lesions to market color mixing.

Most women still are convinced acne is a result of dirty body. The fact remains, cleaning alone will not clean up or prevent pimples. Washing helps eliminate excess surface oils as well as dead skin skin cells. Many women utilize several different items, including alcohol-based solutions, scrubbing powerfully, only to inflame the skin further in addition to worsen their zits. Washing your skin twice each day gently with h2o and a mild detergent is usually all those things is needed. But acne is truly caused by a a number of biologic factors which might be beyond the domination over washing. As a result, use appropriate acne pimples treatments for the pimple. Typically the best acne treatment to get over these scientific issues is Advanced Zits Distinct.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    where can i find EZ PSORIASIS Solution & Diet ebook free ?
    where can i find EZ PSORIASIS Solution & Diet ebook free ?

    • ANSWER:
      I think you can find the item you are looking for at http://www.psoriasisproductreviews.com There are a number of psoriasis products there that can help you and some free ones too.

  2. QUESTION:
    Why Type of Detox Do I Need for Psoriasis?
    Why type/kind of detox do I need for psoriasis? Is there some type of ointment that I can use that doesn't have a bad smell? According to the internet, Psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. Is there some type of immune supplements that I need to use as well?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are referring to topical steriod creams and ointments, they only work temporarily. Eventually the psoriasis conditions come back again, because the source of the problem is inside your body. The immune system as you stated.

      I am a psoriasis sufferer for the last twenty-one years. I am happy there are effective solutions that are available now that weren't available over the years. Solutions that could provide medium-term relief.

      There are two routes you can take: the pharmaceutical route or the natural alternative route.

      For the pharmaceutical route, you could talk to your dermatologist about a weekly self-injected drug called Enbrel (manufactured by Amgen and Wyeth). I am currently on this medication right now and gives me medium-term relief and works fairly quickly. My body is about 60% covered with guttate psoriasis before treatment. Once I started treatment and stay on it, Enbrel lowered my psoriasis coverage to about 10% within two month period. Of course, results will vary for each patient.

      Of course, like any pharmaceutical medications, there are side effects. "Enbrel can cause serious side effects including: Infections, including serious infections like TB; hepatitis B can become active if you already have had it; nervous system problems, such as multiple sclerosis, seizures, or inflammation of the nerves of the eyes; blood problems (some fatal); new or worsening heart failure; new or worsening psoriasis; allergic reactions; autoimmune reactions, including a lupus-like syndrome and autoimmune hepatitis. Common side effects include: Injection site reactions, upper respiratory infections (sinus infections), and headache."

      Before the dermatologist could prescribe Enbrel to you, he will instruct you to get a tuberculosis test as well as a blood test to see if Enbrel is right for you. And you would need to take these tests about two to three times a year or as directed by the dermatologist.

      Lately I have been researching into natural and alternative psoriasis remedies. This would be the safe route to take to avoid the possible side effects of taking pharmaceutical drugs. Please keep in mind that there is no exact cure for psoriasis. Dermatologists will tell you that. What remedy works for one sufferer might not work for another sufferer.

      I am looking at a few books and articles about natural and alternative remedies. I came across a great article on how this woman was able to beat psoriasis: http://tinyurl.com/yg3pr74

      Good luck!!

  3. QUESTION:
    I have Psoriasis ,How can i get rid of it or keep it under control?
    One of my many things that i developed while being pregnant or i could have developed it from getting a spinal tap.Don't really know.Doctors gave me some tar shampoo which works but now my hair is turning white which can be expected from using tar shampoo.One of the many warnings.Really need to find another solution quick.

    • ANSWER:
      try Tree Tea Oil, it might sting on some bad ares, but it works for me

  4. QUESTION:
    Does it sound like psoriasis of the scalp?
    I have been losing hair evenly on my head for about the last 4 months. Been to two docs, and they were no help. I have excessive dandruff, and sometimes when I comb or whatever I get small little scab like things falling out. My scalp doesn't really itch too bad, but it does kinda bad once in awhile.

    Could this be psoriasis of the scalp and could that be the reason for the hair loss lately? And if so, how does one stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      From my own experiences - I used to be allergic to my own sweat that I was burning off during exercise - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat. I eventually learned that itching or rashes are symptoms of maladies that could become much worse if never healed with good choices.

      Although I have seen that most root problems for 'skin' issues for myself and others has usually always been from long and or short term allergic reactions to 'something' COMBINED WITH a weakened lymph liver kidney skin and immune systems - IF the following symptoms would ever occur - I think the worst rash one might possibly have rapidly acquired is from deadly bacterial meningitis, BUT bacterial meningitis would be VERY RARE.

      The two quotes below are from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_Meningitis

      “IF a rash is present, it may indicate a particular cause of meningitis; for instance, meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria may be accompanied by a characteristic rash.”

      “The MOST common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia). SOMETIMES, especially in small children, only nonspecific symptoms may be present, such as irritability and drowsiness.”

      For further details see: http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/faq.html

      To help you with more information on itch rash illnesses and for long term solutions TO THEM ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      I truly hope what you learn will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

  5. QUESTION:
    What is your best topical and/or dietary remedy for Psoriasis?
    Is there a 'sure-fire' remedy for this auto-immune skin ailment? Diet? topical solutions or ointments? Supplements? No sales pitches please. I am trying to gather as broad an information base as possible to sift through and help resolve this nemesis. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of psoriasis is overreaction of the immune system. I try to eat healthy food and avoid stress as much as I can in order to prevent flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-psoriasis extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a effective solution on the market for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis on my inner arm and I am constantly scratching. Nothing I have tried works and the itch sometimes is unbareable.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all,psoriasis can simply arise because infection or stress and could affect any region of ur skin.This would explain why u have it on ur inner arm.However,I would advise u to avoid any prescription since sometimes this could only make ur problem worse.I would suggest these homemade remedies that u could try at home to improve ur inner arm condition.Plus,these remedies could be apply on any affected areas including ur inner arm.

      Cabbage: Pick the thickest and greenest outer leaves of the cabbage. Wash leaves thoroughly in warm water. Dry with a towel. Remove the thick veins then flatten and smoothen them out using a rolling pin. Warm and make layered application on the affected part. Place a soft woolen cloth over it. Secure the whole compress using an elastic bandage.

      Bitter gourd: Mix a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice with 1 teaspoon of limejuice. Sip slowly on a empty stomach everyday. Continue treatment from 4-6 months.

      Avocado: Apply avocado oil gently on the affected parts.

      Cashew nut: Apply cashew nut oil extracted from the outer shell of the cashew nut. It has acrid and rubefacient properties that are effective in the treatment of psoriasis.

      Buttermilk: Drink liberal quantity of curd in buttermilk form. You can also try using buttermilk when compressing the affected area.

      Vitamin E: Take 400 mg of vitamin E everyday to reduce itchiness and scab formation.

      Lecithin: Take 6-9 capsules of lecithin a day. Take 2-3 capsules before and after each meal.

      Well,these are those remedies that would works best to improve ur scalp condition.Good luck trying these at home and ur scalp will improve in no time.Hope this helps.

      P/s:I would suggest u to book an appointment too with a dermatologist or a skin specialist since they will get u the right medication regarding ur problem.Plus,this could improve ur chance of healing.However,do remember bout those remedies I suggested.Good luck:-)

  7. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a pimple overnight?
    I'm looking for the single, best solution. I don't usually get bad acne, but I have a large pimple on my forehead and I want to know the fastest, most efficient way to get rid of it.
    I don't want a ton of answers, just one or two good ones. I really just want this thing gone.
    I already use clindamycin phosphate nightly, but it doesn't keep them all away.
    I'll choose the best answer tomorrow, after I try and see if anything works.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Neem oil
      It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection.
      Benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      This website has lots of information on foods and acne you can check it out on this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  8. QUESTION:
    I have psoriasis on my body, would it look awkward to wear long sleeve shirts in the summer time ?
    I live in california which is usually very warm ?

    i know that will not be comfortable for me, but i dont think i have any other solution !

    • ANSWER:
      You need to keep your arms as cool as possible to avoid flare ups. Make sure you put lotion on frequently, particularly after bathing.

      However, living where you do, I feel for you. Many sufferers tend to cover up in the summer months but make sure you use natural fabrics and that they are loose. If you need more advice, try the website below as they suggest something that may help get rid of the problem most of the time and allow you to go sleeveless. It worked for me but the UK doesn't have the same climate!

      Good luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any real work from home opportunities?
    I have sever psoriasis and am looking to work from home to help with the pain, and also my confidence, as walking around flaking everywhere does not help. I have found nothing but scams, and can not afford to loose anymore money, as I am currently unemployed, and it is quite hard to find a job when your covered in psoriasis. Employers do not understand psoriasis, and therefore look at me with disgust. Please HELP!!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, that is a problem .....dear....do not worry....try to think positive....for any pain there is a solution....there are options...first of all what is the point of working for someone else.....even you wouldn't have this problem working for someone else generally is not a good idea. you will never enjoy your life..you should start thinking about self employment options....there are a lot of web -based opputunities that you offer a service through internet..i read about a 17 years old who owned a web page and was a millioner..her webside was whateverlife.com or something like that..this is just an example...you can also learn a trade or something that can make things and sell them....I knew a man who was a man clothes' fashion designer....you can think about making things for sale...google it and get ideas...if you need training go and do a course and get started...

  10. QUESTION:
    how can I treat psoriasis of the hands. Can someone please help with any solution?
    I was diagnosed with psoriasis of the hands, my doc wants me to do light therapy but before I do I'd like to try anything else I can. Can I purchase an over the counter drug to get rid of this thing?

    • ANSWER:
      From my experience nothing you can buy over the counter will work. In fact, even the wrong prescription won't work. Take it from me, I suffered for 20 years. Many doctors thought I had eczema.

      FINALLY I went to a dermatologist that diagnosed it as Psoriasis and gave me a cream called SYNALAR. It completed erradicated the problem! You can imagine my relief after 20 years!!!

      I'm not sure if you can use synalar on your hands though.... although you don't have to get the greasy ointment, you can get cream.... and perhaps use it at night with those special gloves to keep the cream on.

      Light therapy sounds right on for the hands.

      I would listen to your doctor. This is not something that gets rid of easily.... and having it on your hands is awful. Don't fool around with this.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can psoriasis cause swollen lymph nodes?
    I had a swollen lymph node behind my ear and I dont recall being sick although I don't remember.
    But I do have psoriasis, can it cause this?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Albert D

      Yes, it can.

      Psorias may be connected with Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency is connected with the immune system. Lymph nodes are part of the immune system.

      It's very important to overall health to make sure you're Vitamin D replete. You make Vitamin D in your skin when it's exposed to UVB light from sunshine. During most of the year in the United States, the sun is not strong enough to produce Vitamin D and supplements are suggested.

      Many people who find that their condition gets better when they spend plenty of time in the sun get relief in the winter by going to a tanning salon and using the UVB booth.

      Others have found other ways to get UVB treatment at home without prescription such as buying UVB lights meant for reptiles kept as pets. Since your psoriasis is mostly on your hands, that might be a particularly good solution for you.

      The Vitamin D Council is a good site to find out more about how much Vitamin D3 to take internally during the parts of the year when you don't get enough sunshine. They will also provide information about how to be properly tested to see whether you're Vitamin D deficient.

      The combination of salt water and UVB (simulated beach!) seems to work especially well for some. Regular cooking salt as well as epsom salts can both be effective when dissolved in a tub full of water.

      Finally, while researching gallbladder and liver problems I came across studies which found that taking bile salts to aid digestion can help psoriasis. That would make sense from the standpoint that a diseased or sluggish liver can often manifest itself in various skin conditions.

      I hope that helps some!

      Good luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of my psoriasis?
    I've had psoriasis ever since I could remember, and it's really starting to hurt now. When i itch it it starts to bleed and it really itches so i can't help it. The areas of the patches on my skin are hard now and my hands and legs are starting to get the patches too. One of my toes is basically like an old person now and my skin really hurts when I eat shellfish or go into the salt water. Right now I'm thirteen and the creams that my doctor gave me aren't working that well.

    • ANSWER:
      I know how you feel. I am a psoriasis sufferer for the last twenty-one years. I am happy there are effective solutions that are available now that weren't available over the years.

      There are two routes you can take: the pharmaceutical route or the natural alternative route.

      For the pharmaceutical route, you could talk to your dermatologist about a weekly self-injected drug called Enbrel (manufactured my Amgen and Wyeth). I am currently on this medication right now and gives me medium-term relief and works fairly quickly. My body is about 60% covered with guttate psoriasis before treatment. Once I started treatment and stay on it, Enbrel lowered my psoriasis coverage to about 10% within two month period. Of course, results will vary for each patient.

      Of course, like any pharmaceutical medications, there are side effects. "Enbrel can cause serious side effects including: Infections, including serious infections like TB; hepatitis B can become active if you already have had it; nervous system problems, such as multiple sclerosis, seizures, or inflammation of the nerves of the eyes; blood problems (some fatal); new or worsening heart failure; new or worsening psoriasis; allergic reactions; autoimmune reactions, including a lupus-like syndrome and autoimmune hepatitis. Common side effects include: Injection site reactions, upper respiratory infections (sinus infections), and headache."

      Before the dermatologist could prescribe Enbrel to you, he will instruct you to get a tuberculosis test as well as a blood test to see if Enbrel is right for you. And you would need to take these tests about two to three times a year or as directed by the dermatologist.

      Lately I have been researching into natural and alternative psoriasis remedies. This would be the safe route to take to avoid the possible side effects of taking pharmaceutical drugs. Please keep in mind that there is no exact cure for psoriasis. Dermatologists will tell you that. What remedy works for one sufferer might not work for another sufferer.

      I am looking at a few books and articles about natural and alternative remedies. I came across a great article on how this woman was able to beat psoriasis: http://tinyurl.com/yg3pr74

      Good luck!!

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the beat way to heal an acne scar by saturday?
    like i have a huge acne scar on the left side of my eyebrow area. its pretty bad i trued pitting clear pore stuff but it isnt helping so whats the fastest way to heal it by saturday. its pretty bad but i need a solution im going to play at a jazz festival on fullerteon so i need a way like ASAP!

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing happens that fast when it comes to acne. Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      1) Tea Tree Oil- An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions.
      2) Lemon oil or juice - Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well.
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil- good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% - It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.
      15) Vitamin B3- also known as niacin. It promotes healthy skin, can be utilized as an acne treatment.
      16) Retinoid- increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making it a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.
      17) Sulfur- dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell think rotten eggs.

      This is something I use every day and I got rid of my cystic acne. I really recommend this.
      Neem oil: It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection. Other benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products. If you like you can purchase at Lucy Vitamin or in health food stores. It is the same price as some of the acne medications, either prescribe or over-the-counter.

  14. QUESTION:
    Will someone please give me a sane response?
    I'm really low right now. I consider suicide at least a few times daily. I've recently developed psoriasis and it's adding to the hopelessness. I need to hear something real and uplifting, or at least sustaining.

    I can't handle the "seek a therapist" or "call this hotline" answers right now. I just need words from someone who's been here and somehow manages to pull through it every day. Thanks a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      I've also had problems with depression throughout my life and there was one piece of advice that a close friend of mine gave me that really began to change my outlook.

      She said, "Justin, you can't go around looking for happiness and you can't expect it to find you. First you have to LEARN how to be content with the way things are before you can ever really hope to look forward with conviction. When your mind is jumbled and you're feeling hopeless take a moment and feel yourself BREATHE. Once you find your center and realize that happiness is a personal responsibility to discover and engage your potential, you will begin to understand that purpose in life is not an obligation, but rather an opportunity."

      I spend a few days thinking about what that meant and it really began to sink in. Since then, I have done a complete 180* and although nothing in my life has really changed, I feel as though I'm finally moving in the right direction. A little while back, I ran across some reading called "Self-Actualization" by Maslow and it really seemed to make sense to me. It helps me because it takes a very humanistic approach. It describes what it means to be human and what it takes to realize your spiritual and intellectual potential in a very humanistic way.

      By your use of vocabulary and proper grammar, I'm assuming you're a fairly intelligent individual. I recommend reading into various philosophy and using it as a crutch as you move towards your goals. Some people like religion, but it's not really for everyone. I'll leave a link for you on Self-Actualization.

      Life is not about where you are, but rather where you're going. It's about the direction you're moving. Working to improve yourself and trying HARD to look at every moment that passes as a genuine opportunity to improve the next isn't always easy, but it's soooo worth it. When you learn to focus on the solutions to problems rather than the problems themselves, you can find a glimmer of hope in even the most dire of circumstances. Positive and negative thinking are both the products of habit. You just have to stick with it and keep pushing yourself in the RIGHT direction.

      "A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be. This is the need we may call self-actualization ... It refers to man's desire for fulfillment, namely to the tendency for him to become actually in what he is potentially: to become everything that one is capable of becoming ..." -- Maslow

      Hang in there mate. Life can be crazy sometimes, but there's always hope. You just have to find it.

  15. QUESTION:
    Ways to get rid of a dermatological contact infection?
    I keep getting this *wicked* DCI, under my breasts and underbelly (it's an obesity thing). I know the obvious solution is to lose weight, and I am (50lbs down so far), but in the meantime it still hurts! And I don't know if it's dangerous...is it? So how do I treat/prevent/get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      The answer to your question lies in the diagnosis: is it a yeast infection (common in the skin folds of overweight people), or is it intertrigo (basically chafed skin from heat/moisture retention in a skin fold); or is it psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis? The diagnosis has to be made first, before the correct treatment is offered. Why not see your local dermatologist to help you through this maze?

  16. QUESTION:
    What skin condition would a doctor prescribe Fluocinonide Cream for?
    My dermatologist prescribed Fluocinonide cream for my skin rash (for which the diagnosis, I cannot remember the name of) and I'm trying to figure it out to look it up. It's not eczema, psoriasis...etc. It was two words - or one really long word - the first word starting with a "C," and the second with an, "R" . Any ideas what the name of it is?

    **If it helps: it is not contagious, it is a reaction to some virus he claims I must have caught, itching is bare minimal, and it is often mistaken for fungus.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      CHEMICAL NAME
      CORTICOSTEROIDS.

      INDICATIONS
      Fluocinonide-(CORTICOSTEROIDS) is used to treat swelling, inflammation, and itching of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, rashes, insect bites, poison ivy, allergies and other irritations. Corticosteroids for the skin are available in different strengths and forms (e.g., creams, ointments, lotions and gels). The type of medication used depends on the location of your condition and the type of skin problem being treated. Creams are the most frequently used form. Lotions and gels may be better suited to hairy areas. Ointments may be better suited for dry areas and when a stronger effect or skin protection is desired.

      FROM: http://www.rxzone.us/product.cfm/rx/Fluocinonide-Cream-005-120-GM-230805.html

      Sounds like the skin reactions that I was having two to three years ago. At the time I was having urticaria allergic reactions to foods and my own sweat and who knows what other toxins, that would then promote fungal infections from my weakened immune system. I eventually learned to make the right organic nutritional choices that allowed my immune system and organs to rebuild and get stronger.

      IF YI - my own skin-urticaria issues have cost about ,500 in the last three years to learn what I now know - which is that ALL skin diseases are strongly related to one's micro-nutrition and/or toxic absorption and/or hygiene and/or parasites.

      My allergic reactions continually cause small water blisters along with skin fevers and itches and then rashes and then long term scaling. When my malady was at its worst - I used to have allergic itches to my own sweat that I was burning off after showering or during exercise or when parts of my body got hot - during a time in my life when I used to have considerable toxins stored within my body fat and ‘very’ weakened immune and filter systems.

      Monistat_7 and Desenex are moist-area anti-fungals and Monistat_Derm and Head_&_Shoulders are also anti-fungals, but you really need to see an MD and do more internet research to better understand how difficult it is for an MD to diagnose serious skin maladies. Use meds that are prescribed in a very minimal way so that your body’s immune system's and skin/ organs can repair and grow stronger, which will then prevent reoccurrences in the future.

      Since when I was an asthmatic teen and could not use deodorants without rashing up, my life long triggers have taught me to use hypo-allergenic non-perfumed soaps in a minimal way and to sometimes powder different portions of my body with cornstarch to help minimize yeast infections; especially whenever my micro-nutritional absorption within my gut has been less than was necessary to adequately repair my body’s immune system, organs, and skin on a daily basis.

      Even though I might not have answered your question as ‘specifically’ as you may have wanted, to help you with simple and concise information on ALL itch rash illnesses and for short and long term solutions to them ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted on Y_A:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      The report at qid=20091113104039AAbnGet is an accumulation of my own investigations into itch rash illnesses that are due to my own non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, even though I have a fairly low BMI of 26.

      I eventually learned that itching or rashes are symptoms of maladies that could become much worse if not healed with better non-toxic and more ‘dense’ micro-nutritional choices. Since doctors were not very helpful and it ‘almost’ took too long to learn what I now try to teach others, I now take a little time each week to help others understand the need for non-toxic and ‘adequate’ micro-nutritional absorption in the gut AND for good hygiene - which will then prevent or minimize every ‘dis-ease’ I am aware of.

      Finally, because I am not an MD who could diagnose you ‘personally,’ I feel I should add that although I have seen that most root problems for 'skin' issues for myself and others has usually ‘always’ been from long and or short term allergic reactions to 'something' or poor hygiene COMBINED WITH a weakened lymph liver kidney skin and immune systems - IF the following symptoms would ever occur - I ‘think’ the worst rash one might possibly have quickly acquired is from deadly bacterial meningitis, ALTHOUGH bacterial meningitis would be VERY RARE.

      The two quotes below are from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_Meningitis

      “IF a rash is present, it may indicate a particular cause of meningitis; for instance, meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria may be accompanied by a characteristic rash.”

      “The MOST common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia). SOMETIMES, especially in small children, only nonspecific symptoms may be present, such as irritability and drowsiness.”

      For further details see: http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/faq.html

      I truly truly hope that what you might rapidly learn in the next few minutes will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

      PS - IF YI - the nutrition info I have learned is posted at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091101184933AA0kQ63 .

  17. QUESTION:
    My cats have dry skin and always have dandruff. What can I do?
    A friend told me to put olive oil in their food, but it didn't work. My husband wants to give them a bath, but I don't want to. Anyone know a quick solution?

    • ANSWER:
      One of my cats has flakes on his back, too, and the vet was quite sure when he looked at him that it would go away with a high-quality cat food (he recommended Science Diet), but it actually hasn't changed much. Since my cats love Science Diet, I keep them on it anyway, but it hasn't fixed the problem for me.

      Buy a good-quality wire brush and brush them regularly - every day, if possible. Brushing stimulates oils in the skin - just like when people brush their hair - and it'll allow you to at least remove the dandruff that's there. Brushing has helped my cat a bit, but still hasn't cleared up the dandruff.

      I guess the dandruff isn't a big deal. It's not going to cause major health issues. (_I_ also have dandruff from psoriasis, so I can't blame my cat for having it.) Just brush brush brush. Good luck.

  18. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for the active ingredient in an ointment take to be absorbed?
    I have been prescribed an ointment to treat psoriasis. The trouble is ointments are not absorbed like creams & I have to sit about like the guy from the 'Singing Detective' until I decide to wipe the ointment off or have a shower. No one can tell me, incl. nurses & pharmacists, how long it takes for the active ingredients to be absorbed into the skin. Maybe once I know I won't have to walk about the house semi naked for as long as I do! I am sure in this great knowledge base we have someone will be able to get me an answer.
    Thanks, in anticipation

    • ANSWER:
      I have eczema so I know how you feel. My solution is to only use the ointment at night after bathing or showering. I have cotton pajamas which I use only when doing teatment (so it does not matter about the ointment going on them) I have cotton socks and cotton gloves. Some nights I am completely covered, other nights I may just be wearing the gloves. It gives the treatment max time to be absorbed and the heat you generate in bed help absorbsion anyway;

  19. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any good treatments for psoriasis?
    I have had psoriasis for 13 years now infact i got it the day after the birth of my first daughter! It has never ever gone away even after using many different treatments from the doctors! Can anyone advise on any good treatments...

    • ANSWER:
      There can be substantial variation between individuals in the effectiveness of specific psoriasis treatments. Because of this, dermatologists often use a trial-and-error approach to finding the most appropriate treatment for their patient. The decision to employ a particular treatment is based on the type of psoriasis, its location, extent and severity. The patient’s age, gender, quality of life, comorbidities, and attitude toward risks associated with the treatment are also taken into consideration.

      Medications with the least potential for adverse reactions are preferentially employed. If the treatment goal is not achieved then therapies with greater potential toxicity may be used. Medications with significant toxicity are reserved for severe unresponsive psoriasis. This is called the psoriasis treatment ladder.[6] As a first step, medicated ointments or creams are applied to the skin. This is called topical treatment. If topical treatment fails to achieve the desired goal then the next step would be to expose the skin to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This type of treatment is called phototherapy. The third step involves the use of medications which are ingested orally or by injection. This approach is called systemic treatment.

      Over time, psoriasis can become resistant to a specific therapy. Treatments may be periodically changed to prevent resistance developing (tachyphylaxis) and to reduce the chance of adverse reactions occurring. This is called treatment rotation.

      [edit] Topical treatment
      Bath solutions and moisturizers help sooth affected skin and reduce the dryness which accompanies the build-up of skin on psoriasis plaques. Medicated creams and ointments applied directly onto psoriasis plaques can help reduce inflammation, remove built-up scale, reduce skin turn over, and clear affected skin of plaques. Ointment and creams containing coal tar, dithranol (anthralin), corticosteroids, vitamin D3 analogues (for example, calcipotriol), and retinoids are routinely used. The mechanism of action of each is probably different but they all help to normalise skin cell production and reduce inflammation.

      The disadvantages of topical agents are variabily that they can often irritate normal skin, can be awkward to apply, cannot be used for long periods, can stain clothing or have a strong odour. As a result, it is sometimes difficult for people to maintain the regular application of these medications. Abrupt withdrawal of some topical agents, particularly corticosteroids, can cause an aggressive recurrance of the condition. This is known as a rebound of the condition. Topical lotions and creams that contain fragrances should be avoided as they will sting when applied.

      Some topical agents are used in conjunction with other therapies, especially phototherapy.

      [edit] Phototherapy
      It has long been recognised that daily, short, nonburning exposure to sunlight helped to clear or improve psoriasis. Niels Finsen was the first physician to investigate the theraputic effects of sunlight scientifically and to use sunlight in clinical practice. This became known as phototherapy.

      Sunlight contains many different wavelengths of light. It was during the early part of the 20th century that it was recognised that for psoriasis the therapeutic property of sunlight was due to the wavelengths classified as ultraviolet (UV) light.

      Ultraviolet wavelengths are subdivided into UVA (380–315 nm), UVB (315–280 nm), and UVC (< 280 nm). Ultraviolet B (UVB) (315–280 nm) is absorbed by the epidermis and has a beneficial effect on psoriasis. Narrowband UVB (311 to 312 nm), is that part of the UVB spectrum that is most helpful for psoriasis. Exposure to UVB several times per week, over several weeks can help people attain a remission from psoriasis.

      Ultraviolet light treatment is frequently combined with topical (coal tar, calcipotriol) or systemic treatment (retinoids) as there is a synergy in their combination. The Ingram regime, involves UVB and the application of anthralin paste. The Goeckerman regime combines coal tar ointment with UVB.

      [edit] Photochemotherapy
      Psoralen and ultraviolet A phototherapy (PUVA) combines the oral or topical administration of psoralen with exposure to ultraviolet A (UVA) light. Precisely how PUVA works is not known. The mechanism of action probably involves activation of psoralen by UVA light which inhibits the abnormally rapid production of the cells in psoriatic skin. There are multiple mechanisms of action associated with PUVA, including effects on the skin immune system.

      Dark glasses must be worn during PUVA treatment because there is a risk of cataracts developing from exposure to sunlight. PUVA is associated with nausea, headache, fatigue, burning, and itching. Long-term treatment is associated with squamous-cell and melanoma skin cancers.

      [edit] Systemic treatment
      Psoriasis which is resistant to topical treatment and phototherapy is treated by medications that are taken internally by pill or injection. This is called systemic treatment. Patients undergoing systemic treatment are required to have regular blood and liver function tests because of the toxicity of the medication. Pregnancy must be avoided for the majority of these treatments. Most people experience a recurrence of psoriasis after systemic treatment is discontinued.

      The three main traditional systemic treatments are the immunosupressant drugs methotrexate and ciclosporin, and retinoids, which are synthetic forms of vitamin A. Other additional drugs, not specifically licensed for psoriasis, have been found to be effective. These include the antimetabolite tioguanine, the cytotoxic agent hydroxyurea, sulfasalazine, the immunosupressants mycophenolate mofetil, azathioprine and oral tacrolimus. These have all been used effectively to treat psoriasis when other treatments have failed. Although not licensed in many other countries fumaric acid esters have also been used to treat severe psoriasis in Germany for over 20 years.

      Biologics are manufactured proteins that interrupt the immune process involved in psoriasis. Unlike generalised immunosuppressant therapies such as methotrexate, biologics focus on specific aspects of the immune function leading to psoriasis. These drugs are relatively new, and their long-term impact on immune function is unknown. They are very expensive and only suitable for very few patients with psoriasis.

      [edit] Alternative Therapy
      Antibiotics are not indicated in routine treatment of psoriasis. However, antibiotics may be employed when an infection, such as that caused by the bacteria Streptococcus, triggers an outbreak of psoriasis, as in certain cases of guttate psoriasis.
      Climatotherapy involves the notion that some diseases can be successfully treated by living in particular climate. Several psoriasis clinics are located throughout the world based on this idea. The Dead Sea is one of the most popular locations for this type of treatment.
      In Turkey, doctor fish which live in the outdoor pools of spas, are encouraged to feed on the psoriatic skin of people with psoriasis. The fish only consume the affected areas of the skin. The outdoor location of the spa may also have a beneficial effect. This treatment can provide temporary relief of symptoms. A revisit to the spas every few months is often required.
      Some people subscribe to the view that psoriasis can be effectively managed through a healthy lifestyle. This view is based on anecdote, and has not been subjected to formal scientific evaluation. Nevertheless, some people report that minimizing stress and consuming a healthy diet, combined with rest, sunshine and swimming in saltwater keep lesions to a minimum. This type of "lifestyle" treatment is suggested as a long-term management strategy, rather than an initial treatment of severe psoriasis.
      Some psoriasis patients use herbology as a holistic approach that aims to treat the underlying causes of psoriasis.
      A psychological symptom management programme has been reported as being a helpful adjunct to traditional therapies in the management of psoriasis. [4]
      It is possible that Epsom salt may have a positive effect in reducing the effects of psoriasis.

      [edit] Historical Treatment
      The history of psoriasis is littered with treatments of dubious effectiveness and high toxicity. These treatments received brief popularity at particular time periods or within certain geographical regions. The application of cat faeces to red lesions on the skin, for example, was one of the earliest topical treatments employed in ancient Egypt. Onions, sea salt and urine, goose oil and semen, wasp droppings in sycamore milk, and soup made from vipers have all been reported as being ancient treatments.

      In the more recent past Fowler's solution, which contains a poisonous and carcinogenic arsenic compound, was used by dermatologists as a treatment for psoriasis during the 18th and 19th centuries. Grenz Rays (also called ultrasoft X-rays or Bucky rays) was a popular treatment of psoriasis during the middle of the 20th century. This type of therapy was superseded by ultraviolet therapy.

      All these treatments have fallen out of favour.

      [edit] Future drug development
      Historically, agents used to treat psoriasis were discovered by experimentation or by accident. In contrast, current novel therapeutic agents are designed from a better understanding of the immune processes involved in psoriasis and by the specific targeting of molecular mediators. Examples can be seen in the use of biologics which target T cells and TNF inhibitors. Future innovation should see the creation of additional drugs that refine the targeting of immune-mediators further.[7]

      Research into antisense oligonucleotides is in its infancy but carries the potential to provide novel theraputic strategies for treating psoriasis

  20. QUESTION:
    If i have psoriasis, is there high possibilities for my children to have it too?
    I have psoriasis for 8 years.. I have study from an article that one of the resson for having psoriasis is becouse of DNA.. I wish i dont want children if the possibilities are high.. Becouse i dont want my children to suffer from psorisis too.. Give me any solution too.

    • ANSWER:
      The one known psoriasis cause is an abnormal production of the immune cells on the skin. What isn't known is why the cells begin to produce too many and why they are mutated in the first place. One theory suggests that the mutation begins with a predisposition to the genetic code. This makes sense as psoriasis has been shown to dramatically run in families. Another theory hinges on the idea that prior injury or infection may lead the immune cells to go haywire and psoriasis develops from that occurrence.

      Unless you are afflicted with a truly severe case of psoriasis, the best way to care for psoriasis is relatively simple. Consider following the steps for relief from your psoriasis symptoms.

      * keep the area clean
      * watch your health in other areas
      * use a high quality psoriasis cream

  21. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever cleared up plaque psoriasis?
    I've had plaque psoriasis on my legs arm and scalp for a long time now. Its now growing on my back and slowly on my forearms and i'm really worried. Its hard to cover up the forearm thats why. I just want to know if anyone has ever cleared it up and what did you do/ apply/ or drink. Thanks.
    by the way im 16 and i've had it for more than half my life.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi David L

      Psorias may be connected with Vitamin D deficiency.

      Here are some ideas for both an internal and an external approach.

      Many people who find that their condition gets better when they spend plenty of time in the sun get relief in the winter by going to a tanning salon and using the UVB booth.

      Others have found other ways to get UVB treatment at home without prescription such as buying UVB lights meant for reptiles kept as pets. Since your psoriasis is mostly on your extremities, that might be a good solution for you.

      The Vitamin D Council is a good site to find out more about how much Vitamin D3 to take internally during the parts of the year when you don't get enough sunshine. They will also provide information about how to be properly tested to see whether you're Vitamin D deficient.

      The combination of salt water and UVB (simulated beach!) seems to work especially well for some. Either regular cooking salt or epsom salts are effective when dissolved in a tub full of water.

      Finally, while researching gallbladder and liver problems I came across studies which found that taking bile salts to aid digestion can help psoriasis. That would make sense from the standpoint that a diseased or sluggish liver can often manifest itself in various skin conditions.

      I hope that helps some!

      Good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    Treating psoriasis. Have have ever had it ?, have you got rid of your psoriasis ?
    I have suffered from psoriasis all my life. I am aware that this skin problem effects 2 per cent of the British population. I cant find a solution to this skin problem. And i've been told there is no remedy to get rid of it. It's about the skin cells not renewing themselves properly.

    What's your story ?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not curable, as it's caused by a fault in the immune system. Basically skin cells renew themselves too quickly, so you get thick patches that flake off leaving raw skin underneath.

      There are lots of treatments to keep it under control, so if it is causing you discomfort talk to your GP . I'm lucky in that I only have relatively small patches and steroid creams clear them up reasonably well. I have an acquaintance who has it all over his trunk and legs, so he gets regular injections.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of dry flaky skin?
    I have a real problem with dry skin around the bridge of my nose near my eyebrow, i have tried everything to get rid of it, so far the only effective solution has been E45 cream, but it only works temporarily. Is there anything i can do to get rid of it??

    • ANSWER:
      I've had exactly the same problem and last Friday when I went to the doctors about it she said I had psoriasis. I have a dry scalp at the front of my head and my forehead and near my eyebrows were REALLY flaky. They kept itchy too and whatever I put on it would just stick the flakes to my head. Since, the doctor's given me Calcipotriol scalp solution for my scalp, and for my head she's given me Dovonex cream, which is really working. I still have a few flakes but it's improved majorly within less than a week!!!

  24. QUESTION:
    Anyone know a natural alternative to nizrol cream for treating mild eczema? ?
    i get mild eczema or psoriasis across the bridge of my nose and dont want to use nizrol any longer as i feel it hasnt helped! any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      My eczema flared up in the same area. Some of the skin cleansers I was using made the problem worse, especially in winter. Aveeno may be a nice temporary solution for you. Silica from horsetail extract can help repair the tissue and help relieve your eczema.

      You may also want to include tumeric or apple cider vinegar to your diet.

  25. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of a popped pimple/ whitehead?
    So I popped a pimple or whitehead, I dunno what it was but it was very stupid of me and its been red for more than 3 weeks. I tried acne medications from Clean and Clear and there's still a red bump/mark. Any solutions that it will go away any faster???

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  26. QUESTION:
    Will the acid from Lemons get rid of psoriasis?
    I have just asked about psoriasis which is bugging me at the momment and have came up with an idea to try rubbing a lemon on the infected areas of skin. Will it work??
    Been to see my GP many times and only get lotions and shampoos that haven't worked only made it worse it seems
    Im a 15 year old girl and have had it for 3-4 years

    • ANSWER:
      It totally depends upon what is causing the psoriasis.

      There are a few types of psoriasis. Seborrheic dermatitis which is caused by a fungus. The Guttate psoriasis which is caused by a bacteria (group A Strep) is typically treated with antibiotics by the medical people. The worst one is believed to be an "auto-immune" disease where infections (can be viral) cause the body to unleash it's immune system on the tissue where the bad germs are and appear to attack the body's tissue. Everywhere in the world they know that there is NO such thing as an "autoimmune" disease, except in the U.S. where they are behind in research on this issue. Infection(s) are the culprit, not the immune system.

      It can be made worst by cold, darkness, trauma and certain medications. The medical solution is not a good one, but nevertheless, it is usually treated with corticosteroids, UV treatment or immunosurpessant drugs such as methotrexate or cyclosporin.

      All these drugs do is attempt to treat the symptoms and never get to the "root cause."

      Psoriasis is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. All the cremes, drugs, and other so called modern day medicine cures are ridiculous because they are treating the symptoms and when the symptoms are gone, the underlying problem is still there and that is why you get recurring events.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils, fried foods, trans fats, and especially genetically modified oils like Canola, Soybean, Cottonseed, and Corn oils. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems. The best oil to cook with and make salad dressings is a mixture of: 1/3 olive oil, 1/3 sesame seed oil, and 1/3 coconut oil. All the oils should be from organic sources. Add some balsamic vinegar to the oil mix for a great salad dressing. ALL the commercial salad dressings are loaded with the bad vegetable oils. Avoid them totally.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will contribute heavily to the problem. Drugs like Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets and typical pills (even vitamins) will suppress your immune system. If you are eating a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats, this is a big problem because the low fat diet will cause the bile in your gall bladder to become very viscous and not work properly, hence, not digest your fats properly. You need a diet that is balanced at 40% protein, 30% carbohydrates, and 30% fats to be healthy.

      If you are a woman (you didn't say), and had an episiotomy when you gave child birth, this could play a big role in this problem because the scar from the episiotomy will reflex to your adrenal glands and reduce the energy to a point where they won't work properly and cause this problem. If you have any scars or traumas to the back (including an epidural, etc.), this will cause the adrenal glands to be very weak and become a major contributor to the problem.

      To correct these problems, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications unless your doctor tells you that you cannot, but make sure any steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take at least 1/2 teaspoon of this per day.

      Any drugs you have taken, killed your intestinal flora and you have Candida Albicans overgrowth (yeast problem) that you are now going to have to deal with. This has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores because they are all very toxic to your body because they are petroleum distillates of COAL TAR (nothing natural about them). You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you (800) 370 – 3447 and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body, unlike the "B's" sold in stores that are dead chemicals made from petroleum distillate derivative of Coal Tar. Even vitamin B-5 is available in this as it's end chain form of Coenzyme A that is NOT available in any other product I know of. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days. It will go into your system within about 20 seconds of consuming it and not be urinated out like the other B-vitamin products you may or may not have taken in the past.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 to 12 of these at breakfast each day. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should see very positive results within a few days and more permanent results within at 2 months period and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage beef from grain fed cows sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. This feeds the Candida and the phosphoric acid in the sodas is binding the calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, etc. preventing absorption. The high fructose corn syrup is NOT sugar and must be broken down by the liver and causes heavy liver toxicity that contributes to the problem. It is also genetically engineered and many allergies and problems like you are having are coming from that junk.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 4 Betaine HCL and 2 activators after each meal, and 2 digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with homemade keifer milk you make yourself at home from RAW MILK you purchase from a dairy that grass feeds cows, not GRAIN FED! You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant. Additionally, I would go to: www.organicpastures.com and find out local sources or order from them ALL their RAW milk products, including milk, colostrum, raw butter, etc. This is very good for you.

      All medications and drugs of any kind will only give you "MAKE BELIEVE HEALTH" that ultimately takes a toll on your body and can actually shorten your life expectancy because it is NOT real health.

      good luck to you

  27. QUESTION:
    WITHOUT taking a pill, what is the best way to treat psoriasis??
    HAVE TRIED HYDROCORTIZONE,SHAMPOOS FOR PSORIASIS,DERMAREST,MISC LOTIONS AND SOME TAR MEDICINE. ANY HELP WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.
    this question is for my 29 year old wife. we have heard that it is diff between men and women. as far as treatment goes.

    • ANSWER:
      First before I list the creams, etc., that she can use, has she tried a tanning bed? I have several friends, and their MD told them that artificial tanning would help and it has tremendously with the 5 people I know that have psoriasis. They go approximately 2-3 (and only 2-3 times per week) times per week for no longer than 15 minutes. I know you are probably thinking, oh great, now skin cancer, but tanning beds can be safe if done in moderation and used properly. It is when people go constantly every day, all the time for months and months at a time that it can be dangerous.

      Chemical medications to treat psoriasis include: These are creams:

      Corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are the most common treatment for psoriasis.

      Calcipotriene, which contains vitamin D3.

      Retinoids, including tazarotene and acitretin.

      Anthralin and tars. The use of anthralin and tars has decreased recently, replaced by other medications such as calcipotriene and tazarotene.

      Zinc pyrithione. Zinc pyrithione (for example, Derma-Cap) is a new product available without a prescription that comes in spray, soap, or solution form. It is used to treat small patches of psoriasis and symptoms, including itching, redness, flaking, and scaling of the skin. It is also used to treat psoriasis of the scalp. For some people, it appears to eliminate scales and sores caused by psoriasis. Very few studies of zinc pyrithione have been completed.

      Click link for further information: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/Psoriasis-Medications

  28. QUESTION:
    Solution for dry hair and severe dandruff?
    I used to have a straight and healthy hair but when I was 16 my hair became dry and has had dandruff. Until now at 18 my dandruff and dry hair problem doesn't seem to have an improvement. I've try anti dandruff shampoos but no improvement. When I used conditioners my scalp is so itchy and my dandruff would become worst. Now i'm using head and shoulders intensive solution.

    Do you know any solutions?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you may have developed dermatitis, or psoriasis. Get a medicated shampoo like T-Gel or a generic equivilent. You can get one at Walmart for about .00!

  29. QUESTION:
    My sister has unexplained weigh gain and trouble walking for long distances?
    I've been talking to my sister over the phone, and she has complained of unexplained weight gain and extreme pain in her legs when walking for long distances.She has stated on many occasions that she has only eaten a single meal every day, and even stopped eating completely on occasion. She also has Psoriasis, and I would like a low-to no cost solution/treatment for that as well. She is 16 and is somehow around 200 hundred pounds.. Please give me any information you have. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of my dandruff?
    The strongest Head and shoulders used to work until about a year ago, then that stopped working. Selsum Blue makes my hair so hard and dry, I can barely get a comb through it even after conditioning it(plus it stinks!). Does anyone know of any product or at home solution that can help control/rid my scalp of dandruff?
    BTW, yes I eat a healthy diet and I also take vitamins

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.dealsninfo.com/Home_Remedies_for_Dandruff.html
      OR

      The Natural Way:
      Steps
      Yogurt

      1. Yogurt is recommended as a hair conditioner. Wash and rinse the hair, then rub yogurt into the scalp, and leave for 10-15 minutes.
      2. Rinse, then wash again, using as little shampoo as necessary. An infusion of thyme, nettle or sage with 2 tablespoons of vinegar can be used as a final rinse. To make an infusion, fresh or dried herbs can be used in loose or tea-bag form. Warm a teapot and put in 1 dessert spoon of herb for each cup required. Pour in a cup of boiling water for each cup of tea; allow to steep for 10-15 minutes.

      Cedarwood

      1. Mix essential oils of cedarwood (seven drops) cypress and juniper (each ten drops) in 50ml of carrier oil.
      2. Rub well into the scalp and leave for one hour. To remove, rub neat, mild shampoo into the hair, then wash out with warm water.
      3. To keep dandruff at bay, use the same quantities of the oils in 600ml of warm water. Stir well and use as a final rinse.

      Coconut Oil

      1. Massage hair with coconut oil mixed with the juice of one lemon. Follow it with a hot towel treatment. The massage really boosts bloods circulation.

      Apple Cider Vinegar

      1. Wash your hair normally, then pour vinegar carefully onto hair and scrub into your scalp, taking care not to let any get into your eyes. If you have psoriasis or any unhealed scratch or scab, it will burn. (If it burns, just rinse the affected area with water or, if you're like me, see how long you can stand it).
      2. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with water. The vinegar smell will disappear once your hair is dry.
      3. Repeat daily for about a week. This works because, as it turns out, dandruff is caused by a fungus, and there isn't a fungus around that cares for vinegar.

      lemon juice

      1. apply freash lemon juice to hair in the shower
      2. massage in
      3. then rinse

      Tips

      * There's always anti-dandruff shampoo!
      * Try not to scream if some oil gets in your eyes or ears.
      * Wash your hair regularly.
      * If any vinegar gets into your eyes, rinse immediately with clear water. It burns, but won't do any real damage. Follow up with a saline solution (very soothing). Visine may also help with the redness.
      * Really, If you do not have time to pick up anything at the store; mix 1 part mouthwash with 9 parts water after washing your hair. Simply dump the mixture over your head and style as normal. Do not rinse out. This is a healthy thing to do to prevent dandruff about once a month.
      * Try switching shampoos every other night. Don't keep useing the same one every day.
      * If you keep getting flakes, you might have scalp psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. See a dermatologist for tips.
      * when you start using anti-dandruff shampoos and stop the dandruff may come back worse than before.

      How to Get Rid of Dry Hair and Dry Scalp

      A great way to get rid of dry hair and scalp is to condition the hair.

      Steps

      1. Add natural oils like avocado, coconut, jojoba or olive oil to your hair. This can be a great conditioning regime to do prior to shampooing the hair.
      2. Place any of the above mentioned oils into the hair and place the hair in a bun for about 20 minutes. You can even wrap your hair under a plastic cap covered by a heat cap for added conditioning. You'll find that your hair will be more revived and manageable.
      3. You can also use other natural ingredients like apple cider vinegar to get rid of dandruff and dry scalp.
      4. Massage your hair with your fingertips soaked in oil or a special gel.
      5. If you cannot use oil and jel, use water as a last resort. Massage it into your hair.

      Tips

      * Always visit a dermatologist or your doctor if you are experiencing scalp problems.
      * Make sure to wash the oil out of your hair throughly. Leaving it in can cause it to smell. Plus, it makes your hair look greasy

      Warnings

      * If the white specks in your hair don't go away, it may be a sign of lice. You should seek more advanced treatment in this case.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can the severe symptoms of psoriatic arthritis be reduced?
    After several mis-diaganoses since my first visit to hospital in September 06 - they thought it was fractured metatarsals/ cuboid bones - my specialist has eventually realised that I am a long standing sufferer of Psoriasis. Psoriatic Arthritis is now suspected after a bone scan and the blood tests should confirm it.

    I am due to see my specialist again on 10th January and the foot pain/ difficulty in walking has now spread to my knee causing locking, extreme pain and clicking noises.

    Even more tests and delays are now anticipated, possibly a MRI scan with a 19 week waiting list and a sample of fluid from my knee. Meanwhile I am only taking un-prescribed drugs - Ibprofen and Anadin Extra - and am worried that irreversable damage may be caused due to the delay in diagnosis. Is there any light at the end of the tunnel? Will I always suffer pain and disability? Why don't doctors ask the right questions & arrange the right tests when you see them? I feel let down by our Health Service

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment Options

      Skin care
      Light treatment (UVB or PUVA)
      Corrective cosmetics
      Medications: glucocorticoids, NSAIDs, DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs) such as methotrexate, sulfasalazine, gold, cyclosporine
      Exercise
      Rest
      Heat and cold
      Splints
      Surgery (rarely)

      The wait for MRI scans is rediculous! I had to wait for about 2 months and only got one that "quickly" as I could get to teh hospital at short notice!!!
      I hope you get some solutions to your problem soon;

  32. QUESTION:
    I am 6 wks pregnant and i suffer from psoriasis, should i stop using my cortisteriod creams?
    I am currently 6 wks pregnant and i suffer from psoriasis. I am currently on fluocinolone for my scalp and cortisteriod cream and tar cream for my body. I was just wondering if i should stop using the cream for my psoriasis considering the risks to my baby. I am at a loss considering the risks vs the benefits for myself. I havent yet seen an OBGYN for accurate answer. What should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, see your Oby/Gyn right away, or at least give him a call. This is a question he will have answered for other women, and he knows how critical this stage of your baby's development is and will give you the right answer. He may want to see you sooner than your regularly scheduled appointment, too.

      You can also try homeopathic solutions or accupuncture to help control the itching, flaking skin and rashes.

      Good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    Has anyone on this site had experience with arthritic psoriasis?
    I have a friend whose granddaughter has this terrible condition. Her skin looks like fish scales, alternating with huge boils. Her hands and feet are so swollen, she can no longer work (she is 21). It has affected her spine, and she has to use a TNS unit constantly. She has been told there is a medication for the condition, but one injection costs ,000, not covered by insurance. Does anyone know of a person who suffers with this, and what they have done for it? This girl is presently seeing a rheumatologist as well as a dermatologist. They have told her it is an immune system disorder, similar to lupus. They're not giving her much hope for improvement, much less a cure.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for psoriasis but only treatments that help with the condition as long you keep doing them. If you stop the problem comes back and you are back to zero.

      She has severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and the only think that will work for her are the biological drugs - injections.

      Most of them cost at about .300 per month. They lower the immune system so that psoriasis has no power to attack and appear and you are clean from it completely.

      I am currently taking Enbrel ( it's been 2 years ) for my psoriasis but I live in Europe/Greece and my insurance covers it so I have no problems.

      Unfortunately nothing else will work and make a serious difference in her condition. She needs the shots. If she has serious problems and she can't afford the treatment she might consider to move to another country where she can get it for free.

      In Greece if you work ( in whatever job ) you automatically have insurance and they cover absolutely everything no matter the cost. I bet you get the same advantages in other countries also.

      Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis is an auto immune disease caused by over working genes and it might not be life threatening but it can make you unable to live like a normal person. Especially for severe cases a treatment is needed.

      For her psoriasis on the skin, sea swimming could be the solution. She will need to go swimming 2 times a day ( even during winter ) for a few months to a year to clear up her skin.

      But for psoriatic arthritis only the injections are going to help to relief the pain completely.

      Gluck

  34. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of psoriasis on your scalp-my shoulders look like a ski slope!?
    It's only in one area of my scalp, so I know it's not dandruff. How do I get rid of it? It's embarrassing!

    • ANSWER:
      i don't know any long-term solutions, but try Neutrogena T-gel... its a shampoo that works wonders on itchy scalps. It says right on it that it helps with psoriasis. It can be a little expansiveve, but the walmart equate version works just as well!

  35. QUESTION:
    Any homemade acne solutions for really dry skin?
    I have dry but oily skin... any homemade acne solutions?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes,
      Use Natural Organic Argan Oil, make Sure it's 100% natural

      "The oil, which is said to have restorative and age-defying effects, has become one of the latest miracle ingredients in the beauty industry. High in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, it is believed to help all sorts of skin conditions: dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles. Moroccans slather it on their skin, hair, nails and even their babies..." NewYork Times Magazine

  36. QUESTION:
    best medicine to remove kidney stones, which I should choose?
    I have read reviews of tow product,
    RENAVIVE
    URIFLOW

    please help me to choose the best one, I have kidney stones just started a 1.5 year ago, I am 32 and I get into issue even 6 months, even though after taking all care in accunt. By God blessings, never get into surgery and it goes my medication but I want a longer solution, please help me to choose the right product.

    Thanks

    P.S, If you know another better then above 2, please write me, thanks and God bless you.

    • ANSWER:
      Use Hydrangea root and Queen of the Meadow capsules or tea together or alone, you can feel improvement not long after you start using these herbs. However, changing what you eat, will aid in not making more stones.

      Queen of the Meadow

      "Excellent in the treatment of the uric acid diathesis, irritation of the urinary tract being the chief symptom. It increases retrograde metamorphosis and eliminates the poison causing rheumatism. It stimulates the female reproductive. organs, and may be employed in labor and as a tonic in chronic uterine disease. In intermittent fever it has effected cures. It acts on the ganglionic system of nerves, and may be given to improve digestion. It stimulates waste, and may be employed in any case where an alterative is required." Ellingwood, 1919

      Applications: Edema, arthritis, bursitis, cystitis, gall and kidney stones, atonic bladder, gout, kidney infection, neuralgia, rheumatism, uterine problems.

      Increases urination. It is used to treat dropsy/edema, and other cases with swelling caused by excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue. Of benefit to the renal tract, increases elimination of fluid and solids through the urine. Benefits dyspepsia and chronic mucous imbalances and disfunctions of the gastro-intestinal, urinary and genital tracts. Used to improve tone and function of the uterus.Of benefit to incontinence, in which the vesical irritation is so great that the presence of a few drops of urine in the bladder causes a contraction and expulsion of the contents (ie: bed wetting, etc.).

      or

      Hydrangea root

      The Cherokees used hydrangea root to address skin irritations, burns and wounds, as well as bladder and kidney stones. In fact, the traditional “kidney stone tea” consists of hydrangea root, cramp bark, plantain leaf and Joe Pye weed. In Chinese medicine, hydrangea root has also been used for centuries to treat stones of the bladder and kidneys and to counter malaria. Japanese scientists have recently found that there may be merit to using this herb to encourage the passing of small kidney stones. Hydrangea root appears to have a protective effect on the liver as well. In fact, a study published in the Japanese medical journal Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry (BBB) in 2003 reported that hydrangea root extracts deliver more antioxidant value to the liver than milk thistle and turmeric extracts combined.

      In the June 5, 2009 issue of Science, a team of researchers from the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Immune Disease Institute at Children's Hospital Boston and another from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine announced that hydrangea root may play a role in the treatment of a number of autoimmune disorders, including eczema, psoriasis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

      Dosage:

      Infusion: 1 tsp . herb infused for 15 min. in 1 cup of boiling water. (Pour hot water over herbs, do not cook the herbs)

      http://www.herbco.com/p-781-queen-of-the-meadow-herb-cs-wild-craft.aspx

      http://www.herbco.com/c-339-hydrangea.aspx

  37. QUESTION:
    Is there any treatment for Psoriasis at all?
    I have been a Psoriasis patient for over 15 years now and have tried several types of treatments including taking Steroids orally, PUVA therapy, application of salysalic acids in the affected area and Tar shampoos and cream on the scalp. The condition changes very rarely and if at all it does its only for the worse. Can anyone suggest any kind of treatment that will help, preferably non steroidal solutions?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you ever tried tea tree oil on your breakouts? I have an article on treatment that you should read. I'll try emailing it to you if I can access your email address from here.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can someone with psoriasis, eczema, or dandruff on their scalp pass it on to someone at a hair salon?
    How do hair salons keep their equipment (hair brushes, etc.) clean?

    • ANSWER:
      Nope. You can't pass it along. It's not an infectious disease, just a skin condition... it'd be like passing on acne. It can't happen.

      They put their equipment in a cleansing solution when they are done with it.

  39. QUESTION:
    What exactly do dermatologist do? And how can they help with your skin problems like acne or blotchyness?
    Like what do dermatologist do for you? And what goes on when you visit one? Is it benifical to go to a dermatologist for things like (not severe) acne?

    • ANSWER:
      I've been to a dematologist for problems such as psoriasis, but I wouldn't go for acne unless it was severe. Try ProActive Solutions. IT WORKS!!!!!!!! I had awful acne up until I started to use it! Hope this helped! Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    How to reduce dry skin on your body?
    How can i reduce my dry skin? I use a special soap and lotion every day and even have been to the dermotoligist, but nothing helps. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, so you need to go to SwedishSkinCare.com and order the product called Prosanol, it is in a pump spray bottle. It is the solution to dry skin ... its not your everyday lotion or anything like that, I know that people with psoriasis and even burn victims use this product to improve their skin. It works so perfectly for dry, flaky, and chronic dry skin. This is the only moisturizer I use.

  41. QUESTION:
    What do you use for healthy skin and longer lasting tans?
    I am 19, I go to the tanning bed about once a week. I was wondering what kinds of lotions I should be putting on before and after. Becase my skin tends to get a bit dry.

    • ANSWER:
      Apply virgin coconut oil daily on your body its a natural oil for skin care i have been using MeritVCO extra virgin coconut oil extracted from coconut milk.

      Benefits of Virgin coconut oil for external health

      1. Virgin coconut oil and acne or pimples

      Acne is common during the stage of adolescence due to some hormonal changes experienced in puberty. One of these hormonal changes is the abnormally excessive secretion of oil (sebum) by the sebaceous glands. When bacteria mix up with sebum, then there is acne eruption.

      Virgin coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids that boost the metabolic process in the body. Ingesting Virgin coconut oil can improve metabolism that enhances cell and hormonal functions. As a result of better digestion, there is regulated excretion of oil by the sebaceous glands.

      Putting coco oil on your face also melts bacteria clogged up in the pores.

      2. For dry scalp

      Healthy scalp would mean healthy hair. Lauric acid converted into monolaurin is one of the antimicrobial properties of Virgin coconut oil. This acid is also found as ingredient in soaps and shampoo. By applying coco oil, your scalp is kept moisturized and protected from fungi that cause dandruff.

      3. Virgin coconut oil for hair

      Healthier and shinier hair is also one of the Virgin coconut oil benefits. To keep your hair from being dry and unmanageable, spread an ample amount of coco oil from the roots to the tip of damp hair. Do not put too much or your hair might get greasy.

      4. For skin

      Many people experience dry skin. Untreated dry skin can cause premature wrinkling and ageing in the long run.

      A solution to this is applying virgin Virgin coconut oil as alternative to your other body lotions. The usual lotion that you use primarily contains water that easily evaporates, thus, drying your skin. Virgin coconut oil prolongs the moisture on your skin making it smooth and soft the whole day.

      To add to that, Virgin coconut oil also strengthens by holding your skin tissues together and protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. The antiseptic composition of Virgin coconut oil kills fungi and yeast that cause athlete’s foot, diaper rash, and candidiasis

      Eczema

      Virgin coconut oil cure can also be true to eczema. Eczema, an inflammation of the epidermis, is caused by hereditary factors, allergens like dust, pets, or plant pollens, and irritants like smoke or solvents. As a result, a person experiences itching, flaking, dryness, or even bleeding of the skin. Moisturizers are very important treatment for eczema and Virgin coconut oil is best for lasting moisture for the skin. This same effect of coco oil also treats psoriasis.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I make skin grow faster?
    I bite my skin around my nails and it looks hideous and ugly and red. What can I do to make my skin around my nails grow faster so people won't cringe at the site of it? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The solution to your problem is simply to stop biting the skin around your nails. Skin cells are replaced roughly every 28 days. As the top layer dies and flakes off, new skin cells rise to the surface to replace the dead cells that were shed. If you speed up this process it will cause all sorts of problems. Psoriasis, for example, results from the rapid growth of new skin cells every 4 to 5 days instead of every 28 days. As the new skin cells move up to the surface they bunch up under the still live skin cells at the surface which causes swelling, redness, itching, cracking of the skin and bleeding. So speeding up the growth of new skin cells will simply create additional problems. Maybe you can substitute something else to replace your biting habit such as gum, or sugarless candy, or a toothpick. Good luck.

  43. QUESTION:
    Has someone with vitiligo been able to repigment their hands and feet?
    My daughter is 9 years old and she has vitiligo. We've had great results with UVB-NB and Novitil on her face (99% repigmentation). But it doesn't seem to improve or do anything at all on her hands, feet, elbows, or knees where it is mainly focalized. Is there something we can do to improve repigmentation in these areas? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Have you ask your doctor about Protopic? It worked really well on my fingers, the white spots got redder and spottier with color and now there are just really tiny dots of whiteness left. Protopic also worked great on my face but other than that it didn't help much with the rest of my body (I had a huge patch on my chest and under my arms).

      There is this new miraculous oil from the Clary Sage plant which grows in Israel and it contains large amounts of the omega-3 called ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Ever since I started ingesting the capsules every day I have been told that my thyroid levels have balanced out and as a result my vitiligo stopped spreading. I figured I would try breaking open the capsules and rubbing the oil directly on the white patches on my chest, what was there to lose right.. It actually was kind of miraculous and the whote areas actually looked red the next day and now I am seeing patches of my skin color spreading in them.. It's very strange and I really recommend this for your daughter, and for your whole family because apparently the human brain needs ALA and the body doesn't produce it on it's own.

      Just a side note, family friends of mine with Psoriasis have been able to get rid of their red/dry skin patches by rubbing this stuff on it. It's really great to know that sometimes there is a natural solution to these kinds of health issues.

      The person who answered my questions about this oil can be reached at health.marva@gmail.com.

      Hope this helps. The most important thing is to make her feel beautiful and laugh/play a lot. :)

  44. QUESTION:
    My body is covered with psoriasis and summer is coming up .. how should i dress to cover it up now ?
    i feel embarrassed and now i need a solution plzzzz :( ?

    • ANSWER:
      just wear summer cloths, i get psoriasis bad, like so bad, my whole body from my shoulder down to my ankle is a blog. Psorisis isnt a disease or contagious, its just an over productive of skin cells, ur not gunna kill anyone so just live it up/

  45. QUESTION:
    whats the difference between salycilic acid and benzoyl peroxide and which one is better?
    what do each do? Which one is more effective in acne clearing?

    • ANSWER:
      Salicylic acid is the chemical compound with the formula C6H4(OH)CO2H, where the OH group is adjacent to the carboxylic acid group. This colorless crystalline organic acid is widely used in organic synthesis and functions as a plant hormone. It is probably best known as a compound that is chemically similar but not identical to the active component of aspirin. The name derives from the latin word for the willow tree (Salix), from whose bark it can be obtained.

      Contents

      * 1 Medicinal and cosmetic uses
      * 2 Other uses
      * 3 See also
      * 4 References
      * 5 External links

      [edit] Medicinal and cosmetic uses

      Also known as beta hydroxy acid (compare to AHA), salicylic acid is the key additive in many skin-care products for the treatment of acne, psoriasis, callouses, corns, keratosis pilaris and warts. It treats acne by causing skin cells to slough off more readily, preventing pores from clogging up. This effect on skin cells also makes salicylic acid an active ingredient in several shampoos meant to treat dandruff. Use of straight salicylic solution may cause hyperpigmentation on unpretreated skin for those with darker skin types (Fitzpatrick phototypes IV, V, VI), as well as with the lack of use of a broad spectrum sunblock.[1][2]

      The medicinal properties of salicylate (mainly for fever relief) have been known since ancient times. The substance occurs in the bark of willow trees; the name salicylic acid is derived from salix, the Latin name for the willow tree. [3]
      Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid)
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      Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid)
      Cotton pads soaked in salicylic acid can be used to chemically exfoliate skin
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      Cotton pads soaked in salicylic acid can be used to chemically exfoliate skin

      Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid or ASA) can be prepared by the esterification of the phenolic hydroxyl group of salicylic acid.

      Subsalicylate in combination with bismuth form the popular stomach relief aid known commonly as Pepto-Bismol. When combined the two key ingredients help control diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, and even gas. It is also very mildly anti-biotic.

      Toxicological effects of 100% salicylic acid, however, are mostly harmful. It is harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and through skin absorption. It acts as an irritant, and chronic effects have shown 100% salicylic acid to have mutagenic effects (DNA damage), and act as a sensitizer (allergic reactions after repeated exposure). This is why most acne treatment medication uses a percent range of 2-5 in solution.

      Other uses

      * Salicylic acid is toxic if ingested in large quantities, but in small quantities is used as a food preservative and antiseptic in toothpaste. For some people with salicylate sensitivity even these small doses can be harmful.

      Benzoyl peroxide, like most peroxides, is a powerful bleaching agent. Contact with fabric (including clothing and bed linens) or hair can cause permanent color dampening almost immediately. At high concentrations, benzoyl peroxide is highly flammable and explosive and should be handled with care. In the United States, the monograph for benzoyl peroxide is 2.5% to 10% for both prescription and over the counter use.

      [edit] Uses

      Benzoyl peroxide is effective in the treatment of most forms of acne. It is typically placed over the affected areas in gel or cream form, in concentrations of 2.5% increasing through the usually effective 5% to up to 10%. Research suggests that 5 and 10% concentrations are not significantly more effective than 2.5% and 2.5% is usually better tolerated.[1][2] It commonly causes initial dryness and sometimes irritation, although skin tolerance usually occurs after a week or so. A small percentage of people are much more sensitive to it and liable to suffer burning, itching, peeling and possibly swelling[3]. It is sensible to apply the lowest concentration and build up as appropriate. Once tolerance is achieved, increasing the quantity or concentration a second time and gaining tolerance at a higher level usually gives better subsequent acne clearance. Benzoyl peroxide works as a peeling agent, increasing skin turnover and clearing pores, thus reducing the bacterial count there as well as directly as an antibacterial.

      Other common uses for benzoyl peroxide include dyeing hair, and as an active ingredient in teeth whitening systems. It is also used in the preparation of flour, and can be used as an initiator and catalyst for polyester thermoset resins (as an alternative to the much more hazardous methyl ethyl ketone peroxide).

  46. QUESTION:
    A link between psoriasis and allergies?
    I have pretty bad allergies, and I get white dry patches on my head. I've tried dandruff shampoo thinking it was dandruff & it didn`t help. I've read somewhere that there is a link between allergies and psoriasis. Is this true? Is it treatable? What kind of treatments are available besides the creams? I hate putting the creams on my scalp because they make my hair oily.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      The link between them is the immune system and the ways that it sometimes under-reacts or overreacts.

      One of the reasons psoriasis gets worse during the winter may be its connection with Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D has important connections to immunity and protecting us from autoimmune diseases.

      Many people who find that their condition gets better when they spend plenty of time in the sun get relief in the winter by going to a tanning salon and using the UVB booth.

      Others have found other ways to get UVB treatment at home without prescription such as buying UVB lights meant for reptiles kept as pets. Since you might have psoriasis on a small area on your head, that might be a particularly good solution for you. The UVB lights for pets apparently are not as strong as the prescription type, but use caution and look into the proper dosage. You don't want to burn.

      The Vitamin D Council is a good site to find out more about how much Vitamin D to take internally during the parts of the year when you don't get enough sunshine. They will also provide information about how to be properly tested to see whether you're Vitamin D deficient.

      The combination of salt water and UVB (simulated beach!) seems to work especially well for some. Regular cooking salt or epsom salts can be effective when dissolved in a tub full of water.

      Finally, while researching gallbladder and liver problems I came across studies that found that taking bile salts to aid digestion can help psoriasis. That would make sense from the standpoint that a diseased or sluggish liver can often manifest itself in various skin conditions and allergies.

      I hope that helps some!

      Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of this dry patch on my scalp?
    I have a dry patch of skin on my scalp.. it is on the back of my head. I do not really have dandruff from it but I have tried head and shoulders and it doesn't really help. The patch is really itchy and if i scratch it to much it starts to be painful.. when i scratch it.. pieces of the dry skin come off. Do you have any tips of how to get rid of it..or should i see a doctor or dermatologist or something?

    • ANSWER:
      It really does sound like psoriasis. I just got it =/

      Go to a dermatologist - I got this prescribed: MGP Clobetasol Propionate Topical Solution.

      It controls the psoriasis, but it's a non-greasy formula for your head so your hair doesn't get greasy. I was supposed to put this on until the patch "disappeared" and then 2 weeks after it disappeared. It actually did go away, but a few days ago it came back again. Psoriasis isn't curable, but it is treatable. Stress causes it to break out again. You have to start controlling it before it gets too bad and it could spread, like it did on my dad (all over). I also got this shampoo the dermatologist recommended: it's T-Sal by Neutrogena (just bought it at walgreens for like 6 bucks).

      But yah, go to the dermatologist to make sure. Don't bother going to the doctor - I went to the doctor first and he sent me right away to the dermatologist. Waste of for copay.

      Good luck!! (Psoriasis sucks =/)

      OH! and I don't think my topical solution has steroids (I think). They have new treatments available - steroids were in the old treatments


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the best Natural Alternative solutions for treating eczema?
    I have been to a doctor today & he said I have eczema, which started after Christmas, there are so many possible factors, allergies etc. While I am ruling them out one by one I need to treat the eczema, I don't want to take anti-biotics or use steroid creams. I know a LOT about holistic & nutritional things, but I would like to know what the natural solutions are for treating eczema, I will be applying E45 Cream to all affected areas (arms, shoulders, neck) daily. I will be going back to the doctors in a week or two. Proper answers please, no "take drugs" comments, I want answers to the question I am asking, what are the natural alternatives?
    Thanks for the replies so far, I eat VERY healthily, I know almost as much as Gillian McKeith, & believe in holistic lifestyle, I eat cooked rice & millet pasta, with plenty of cold-pressed hemp seed oil, tomatoes, herbs, take plenty of supplements, I also eat cooked Quinoa, & steamed vegetables with garlic & have had 2 colonics recently, (also removed hundreds of intestinal worms). I plan to try to slowly convert to raw foods. I think that the cause of this eczema could be allergies, or food related, I have been eliminating possible causes one by one & have found that heat starts me itching, but I started eating organic "quinoa & rice with garlic" snacks by Biona after christmas, I worked out that they contain about 6grams of salt in a bag (i would eat one bag a day, i know that 6g is the most you should at in a day but now I believe that this is the biggest cause of the itching, Salt. So I won't be eating these for a while to find out if the itching & scabs improve.
    So for now, I would like to know what natural & holistic methods exist for helping to heal the scabbed skin & stop the itching (although if salt is the cause of the itching it should stop soon as I have stopped eating so much salt). I will also be drinking plenty of water to try to get more hydrated as I was dehydrated before. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try some of the cold pressed hemp oil on my skin, & I think perhaps the goats milk helping people is probably because of the high fat content, so I will continue pouring the hemp oil on my pasta & in soups. Keep the suggestions coming though, I appreciate them.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to cure your eczema is through your diet. You are what you eat, do you want to be a flaky pastry, or a crumbly bit of bread?
      Cut out dairy, meat and wheat and eat raw living vegan foods. I am a raw food vegan, my husband and I eat 100% raw vegan foods. Our website is under construction at the moment but there is quite a lot of info, links and books on it already for you to see. www.purelyraw.com
      OK, so you may not want to go raw overnight, so I'd advise at least to begin with cut out dairy, then meat and wheat.
      I have been vegan for 10 years, during that time I have lapsed back into dairy a few times. Each time my skin has immediately become itchy and dry and ugly. Then after just 2 weeks with no dairy it is back to beautiful and comfortable again.
      To explain briefly, eating cooked foods, meat and dairy make our blood acidic, this creates an acidic body. So when you sweat your sweat irritates the skin. When you start to clean your diet up you go into a more alkaline state and your sweat is no longer irritable to you. Our natural atate is alkaline. And disease free.
      Eating cooked foods, meat and dairy dehydrates the body. It takes much fluid to digest these things, this takes away fluid from the skin and dries it out. Raw foods digest themselevs, using up none of your liquid, energy or digestive enzymes.
      Cooking food destroys 80% of the nutrients, vitamins and all the enzymes.
      Change your diet. Eating purely raw foods has brought me a level of happiness and health I never imagined possible. My husband and I work to help others achieve this too. Please have a look at our website, and then check out the links and see what raw food and veganism has done for thousands of others.Good Luck, feel free to email me at my website with any questions or if you just want more info. Good Luck, and don't take the steroids!!!

  2. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any pills that treat Eczema?
    I've had Eczema since I was one years old... I'll be sixteen next month. Does anyone know of any pills that could treat Eczema? I've tried numerous creams and lotions both perscription and over the counter and nothing seems to fully get rid of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Natural remedies have an excellent record in the maintenance skin and systemic health and are well worth exploring in a quest for skin support. Skin Dr. is a combination of selected herbs and biochemic tissue salts known for their ability to cleanse and purify the entire system, supporting healthy lymphatic functioning, as well as the health and integrity of all cells and layers of the skin.

      It is taken internally or may also be dissolved in warm water and dabbed or sprayed onto the skin using a 'spritzer'. Skin Dr. tablets help to maintain balance and hydration of the skin, as well as the supply of oxygen at cellular level. In addition, routine removal of old skin cells and the natural regenerative processes of the skin are also supported.

      Skin Dr. Benefits:

      * Support skin health, functioning, and membranes of cells in the skin

      * Maintain problem-free and healthy skin by supporting skin health

      * Support healthy cell renewal and routine shedding of old skin cells

      * Maintain the body's water balance, keeping the skin fresh and hydrated

      * Cleanse and purify the system, thereby supporting skin integrity

      * Support lymphatic functioning and the skin’s ability to purify itself

      The formula remains true to the whole spectrum method of manufacturing, ensuring the bio-availability and balance of all the active ingredients contained in the remedy. This method of manufacture also significantly reduces the likelihood of side effects and maintains all active ingredients in perfect balance - exactly as nature intended! Try it cause it works for me.
      More info at http://www.powerfulremedies.com/acne/77-remove-acne-6152

  3. QUESTION:
    how long do you lie in a tanning bed to treat eczema?
    for how long and how often do you lie in a tanning bed to treat eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      I have psoriasis so I feel your pain. I usually lay 2-3 times a week. It doesn't get rid of it but it certainly dries it out and stops the itching. Ask your doctor about Triamcinolone steroid cream. I use it and it makes my psoriasis go away.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do you treat eczema on fingernail beds?
    The eczema affects the growth/production of my fingernails and takes several months to begin to clear up. I'm in a wedding in October and am worried that it won't be cleared up by then. I am currently using Elecon cream to treat my eczema on other areas and it works really well, but doesn't seem to work on my fingernails at all. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      That could be a fungal infection. Nail bed is a very common site for that. It won't heal with any cream but with proper antifungal treatment that too for 4-6 weeks

  5. QUESTION:
    Which is the fastest treatment for eczema, virgin coconut oil, apple cider or urine therapy?
    I've read from testimonials that all of them works. But I know that treating eczema cannot be done over night. So for those who've tried the above, which is the fastest? And which one can effectively relieve the itch?

    Please suggest something else IF you've TRIED other natural remedies that worked.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Apple cider? No, gently acidifying your skin might kill off some bacteria, but it won't help eczema.

      Coconut oil? Certainly it'll help moisturise your skin and might bring some relief.

      Urine therapy? As in peeing on yourself? Come on! Urine is a waste product, would you seriously pee on yourself because of something you've read on some ridiculous website? Please, have a bit of perspective...

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you clear up eczema on the skin?
    Ok well basically my whole family has had eczema, and now i have it. everyone thinks i have chicken pox and i keep telling them i have a skin rash whats the best way to treat eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      I had it on my hand a long time ago. I had to go to a dermatologist and get an injection to clear it up,it just wouldn't go away on it's own. I think he said it was caused by a virus.

  7. QUESTION:
    what remedies are there for treating eczema?
    I've had discoid eczema for 4 years and I have tried alot of remeides but none of them have seemed to work, please say if you know any creams that treat eczema! thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      There are no cures for eczema, only managements. Here are a list of dos and don'ts:

      Things not to do:-

      Don't use biological powders
      Don't use fabric softeners
      Don't use soap or detergents to wash with
      Don't use standard shower gels or bath additives

      Things to do :-

      Try Fairy Snow -the old fashioned powder
      Use dryer balls
      Use a soap free cleanser to wash hands etc.
      Use a moisturising shower gel like Oilatum
      Use a moisture bath additive like Aveeno
      Use a good moisturiser like Aveeno
      Use it very frequently, you can't over-moisturise!
      Use antihistamines for itch, a non sedative one like loratidine in the morning and a sedative one such piriton at night.
      You may need to use steroids creams/ointments for flare up areas. Use the mildest you can, for the shortest time possible.

      Sorry if you knew all of that already :-(

  8. QUESTION:
    Will applying steroid cream on my skin affects my employment medical test?
    I have started using the cream recently around my mouth area and eye area to treat eczema. I am not sure if it would affect my blood or urine tests.

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt it would even show up but you are best to mention it on the form before you have the tests done. I presume the blood/urine tests are done for illicit drugs? Maybe you are getting confused with anabolic steroids, ie performance enhancing drugs that althletes use. Topical steriods that you apply to the skin don't fall into this category.

  9. QUESTION:
    Which is the cheapest website to purchase California Baby products?
    Looking to buy california baby body wash to treat eczema. I am having to change out all shampoo, condition, body wash, and lotion.

    • ANSWER:
      You can buy California Baby products for cheap from http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&keywords=California%20Baby&tag=189-20&index=blended&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some non-prescription ways to deal with or cure eczema?
    What is great treat for eczema in children 18 months old?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of eczema") – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and then they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Fumi

  11. QUESTION:
    Anyone try Apple Cider Vinegar for eczema?
    I always have eczema on my legs, but a few days ago I had another bad break out and now it is on my arms and face as well. I heard that apple cider vinegar (organic with mother) helps treat eczema and so today I started applying it on the skin and drinking it(unfortunately because of the taste, not so much drinking is happening). Has anyone tried it? Did it work? Did you use it orally or just rub it on your skin? If you used it on your skin, did you wash it off?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the best success with aloe vera gel. It helps clear up my eczema.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do you treat Eczema?
    I don't have strong enough cortizone, and it can only be bought on prescription. And Noxzema doesn't work anymore, because my skin got used to it. How did YOU treat you eczema in a way that worked? Puh-leeeaase? Oh, and by the way it is all over my hands, and another thing is that it's humid here & I went to the pool every day for over a week. And could I be allergic to something?

    • ANSWER:
      Chlorine--no good! Elidel burned the crap out of me. Desonide works very well for me and Differin is okay. Try an Aveeno Oatmeal soak. It relieves the itching/burning so much! You can get it at any drug store. You can't take hot baths or showers anymore. Warm or luke warm. And anything can trigger it. Dairy, dust, spicy foods, nickel in jewelry--make sure you wear a minimum 14 carat or 16 carat gold, or your jewelry says its Sterling silver. You can try Aquaphor Ointment at night--wear white cotton gloves. Someone here said that salt water is good, but I think that will burn and dry your skin out even more. I'm going to try washing my face w/bottled water. Use an unscented soap or body wash like Cetaphil or Neutrogena.

      Go to your dermatologist and get a patch test. That might tell you exactly what you're allergic to.

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I treat Eczema on 2 year old?
    My 2 year old has some Eczema on the back of her arms. She is very active and sweats alot and this seems to make it worse. Does anyone know of any home remedies that either eliminate it or keep it under control?

    • ANSWER:
      My middle daughter has always had Eczema pretty bad.

      We buy "Eczeme Medicated Lotion"
      http://www.amazon.com/Dermarest-Eczema-Medicated-Lotion-118/dp/B000RTU4GE

      You can get it at some drugs stores or online.

      We have found it pretty helpful. At one time her eczeme was very bad to where we were going to take her to the doctor. But after we put this on her in the morning it wasn't as red or itchy.

      I also use it on myself when I break out.

      As for sweating try to keep her cool. Don't keep her outside when it is very hot.

      Also avoid long bathes and frequent baths. That can make it worse. My daughter loved taking a bath but it was just making her eczema worse plus we'd cover her with lotion after each bath. So if your child isn't very dirty you can go every other day with a bath or longer if you like.

      Same with the pool. After the pool cover her with lotion. We use just plain Lubriderm for after baths or the pool. We'd cover her head to toe.

  14. QUESTION:
    I need a quick way to treat my eczema. What can I use?
    I'm going to the beach next week and I was wondering if there was any quick way to treat my eczema? I have no time to schedule an appointment with the doctor. Plus, it's expensive.

    • ANSWER:
      The quickest way to treat eczema would be to use a topical eczema application which contains steroids. Steroids counteract skin inflammation caused by eczema because they have are anti-inflammatory drugs. You can choose among two types of eczema applications: ointments or creams. But I recommend using a steroid ointment because of the following reasons:

      1. Ointments are oil-based. They don't easily rub off from the skin.
      2. Ointments usually contain more amounts of steroids compared to creams.
      3. Ointments have an additional moisturizing effect useful for eczema.

      Since you don't have time to see a doctor, I suggest purchasing an over-the-counter (OTC) steroid ointment from your local pharmacy. Just remember to follow the instructions on how to use them. You can even talk to the pharmacist/chemist about the proper use of an eczema ointment. The best time to use a topical eczema treatment is after baths, when your skin easily absorbs the medication. But you can reapply throughout the rest of the day as needed.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is a good natural way to treat eczema?
    My 17 month old son has a bad case of eczema, we are currently using hydrocortozone cream along with other cream to help. They are helping a little, but when I look and see his poor body all red and dry it hurt me and I would like to do more to help. We saw the doctor and they said use the hydro- cream and cut out alot of bath. If you have any other suggestions or natural health cures for eczema please let me know. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Aww poor baby. Eczema sucks!

      Try Aveeno's line, I believe they have baby products as well. It's more natural than other products, and it's very soothing and moisturizing. They make bath products, lotions, everything.

      Did you ask the Dr. about foods he is eating? Certain foods flare up my Eczema. Oh, and if you live in a colder climate and the heat is on right now, get him a humidifier. The dry hot air makes me dry and itchy.

      Good luck.. poor sweetie!

  16. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to treat eczema without topical steroid creams ?
    I have had eczema on my right index finger for several years. I am a smoker, and am right handed, so I wonder if the smoking may be a contriguting factor.

    • ANSWER:
      Use vitamin E oil. Twice a day dring a softgel and apply it topically too.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can surgery remove thin-skin caused by using steroid cream to treat eczema?
    I have a friend who used a steroid cream for a long time to treat her eczema. Now she has very thin-skin that half wraps around both inner thighs that looks almost like stretch marks. We know there's not creams that will help the thin skin but...

    Is it possible to have the thin-skin surgically removed and if so...

    - what type of doctor handles this type of surgery?
    -what might this type of surgery be called?
    -would she be left with an even bigger scar from the surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      i don't know if the surgery could be done but a dermatologist (skin doctor) would do the procedure, It would most likely be a skin graft type of procedure, they would need to get skin from someone else to put on top of the thin shin (usually they take it from the butt, or lower legs). About the scars i don't reall know

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the best over the counter products for treating eczema?
    My daughter is 13 yrs old and has had eczema since she was born. She has it on the back of her thighs, elbows, cheeks, upper lip, and on the hand. Her scratching/irritation has gotten so bad that it cause her skin to lose skin pigment, has lightened her skin color in the effected areas.
    We've used a lot of the common over the counter products that are recommended the most. Lotions don't help for long, it turns out she is allergic to all Aveeno products, hydrocortisone and aquaphor isnt that effective.
    Please name all that you can think of, and if you can please put a description of where it is purchasable, cost, and description.
    Thank you so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural treatment worked best for me without harmful effects of steroids. I used SerenaSkin eczema herbal remedies - ointment and spray on the skin, and anti-eczema extract internally to prevent future breakouts. It is the most effective treatment I've ever tried. More than a year later my skin is still clear.

  19. QUESTION:
    What's the easiest and most effective way to treat eczema?
    I have eczema on my scalp and back and have tried the doctors topical creams but none seem to work. What is the best and easiest way to clear up this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Ive had this for years and all the creams the doctor gave didn't help.
      a dermatologist is the best way to get this sorted, also try to avoid itching it i know that's hard and also try laying of dairy products for a while too see if that is the problem as milk can make things worse

  20. QUESTION:
    What can I do to treat eczema? Is it normal to get it in mid 20's?
    I believe I have recently acquired eczema. I know that I need to see a doctor but is there anything I can do in the mean time to make it lessy itchy or irratated? Is there anything that could have brought on the eczema ( since this is my first experience with it at 26)? Any other advice or personal experiences you can share with me?

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema is a lot of times allergy and stress related. I had it as a baby, but it went away as I grew up. It would sneak in here and there as allergic reactions to makeup and stuff. Then out of no where BAM it hits mi all on my hands and arms in high school. I had to stop wearing all scented things and makeup where it was. Then it went away again and I didn't;t see it again until I got pregnant and then it was awful on my eyes only.
      After I had my baby girl she started showing signs at 6 weeks of it. She is 4 now and still has it really bad. We both have used everything from vitamin E oil to aquaphor to prescriptions like Elidel, protopic and steriods.

      But there is hope I have been using the certified VEGAN products by ARBONNE for 3 weeks now on both of us and she has been able to stop her RX lotions all together. I am having great results and will never try anything else again.

      I love it so much that now I sell the products so that no one has to go through what I had to with my daughter.
      If you are interested email me and I will get you some products to try.

  21. QUESTION:
    How to treat eczema for a child?
    My daughter hazel has a severe eczema I have tried to find remedies to cure but nothing seems to work?

    • ANSWER:
      As you've noticed, there's lots of remedies, many of which don't work very well. Some of the remedies are dangerous if used long term.

      What worked for our child to stop the itch in seconds and heal the inflammation is Salcura Dermaspray Gentle. It's #1 in Britain, over the counter, all natural ingredients, no mess whatsoever. There's a case study on line with pictures, you can research the ingredients and look at user reviews.
      The spray has dozen's of great things about it.

      We've used Salcura Gentle about 6 months now, we used to bandage and tape our child to prevent him from scratching till he bled. After one day of using Salcura we removed the bandages permanently. His skin looks perfect to the doctor now, who didn't bother to ask what product we use on him. We've also reduced the number of sprays per day on his eczema from 4 a day, now to about 1 spray every 2 or 3 days as needed. There's a stronger formula for adults named Salcura Intensive. I hear it's great too but will have a stronger smell until it dissipates a short while later. The spray absorbs very quickly, usually in 1 or 2 minutes.
      I recommend salcura especially to anyone that has stubborn eczema where nothing else worked. If you have a light form of eczema then maybe you can get by with the eucerin or other things in the stores
      Bottom line, we found Salcura to be about 10 times better than anything else we tried on him.

      Note: I'm a happy parent trying to help you know about a product. I'm in no way affiliated with Salcura

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you treat eczema in your hair?
    I went to my hair dresser and she told me I have eczema in my hair . And recently my hair has been shedding more than it should be and big scabs come off my scalp every time I comb or brush my hair . Can anyone help me ? I don't want to be bald :C . P.S it gets itchy sometimes too.

    • ANSWER:
      Use a asofter shampoo, like Head&Shoulders

  23. QUESTION:
    What's the best lotion for treating eczema during pregnancy?
    My chest area is covered in dry round patches while my stomach is covered in red bumps. My eczema always flares up during pregnancy and stress. Now I know the best cure is Petrolatum but I really don't want to feel like a sticky, greasy, ball of goop. Is there something else that'll work? My sister recommended Cetaphil while there's rave reviews about Aquaphor. Which works best? Is there something else that works better?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. You may want to try the anti-eczema herbal spray from Champori.com : it is liquid. They also have anti-eczema herbal cream - and it is very effective - but this one is petrololatum-based and greasy.

  24. QUESTION:
    what are some baby skin care products that are good?
    what have you found that is a good cream for babies that prevents or treats eczema plus what is a good cream to use to prevent/treat nappy rash. what is a good baby wash that won't dry out a baby's skin or sting the eye's but clean well the baby well.

    • ANSWER:
      I love the Aveeno line of baby products! My son has very sensitive skin and this works for me.

      BTW... I must add that a tablespoon of regular corn starch clears away a rash better than anything I have ever used.

      Mother of 3

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some of the best products/methods you have found for treating eczema in babies/toddlers?
    I have a 14 month old who has terrible eczema on his legs and we haven't been able to find the "magic solution" to help clear this up. Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated. Let me know whats worked for you.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there!
      My daughter gets eczema on her chin and also on her arms in a few spots. I always use a products made by Gentle Naturals called Baby Eczema Cream. It comes in a aqua blue 4 oz tube. You can find it in Babies r Us or Buy Buy Baby. I am telling you this cream works wonders!
      It is over the counter and was recommended by the pediatrcian.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to treat eczema caused from chlorine in water?
    I have eczema on my face. The dermatologist prescribed cream that did not work.

    I notice when I go out of town for any amount of days, my face clears up.
    I'm assuming it's the chlorine in the water here.
    The chlorine in this water also gives me a stomach ache.

    I use no products on my face at all ! I do not wear make up either.

    Every shower makes my face worse, unless I am out of town.

    • ANSWER:
      I am no skin doctor or expert on the subject but it is clear to me from your story that it has to do with the local water where you live.
      So you may want to call a company that will install a water purifier in Your house and solve the problem.
      It is costly and I hope You have the means to do it.
      If not I would call your local government agency in charge with Hygiene and get some answerers as to your legal rights.
      Please Rate

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there less expensive lotions to treat eczema?
    I have eczema on my legs and stomach and I use cutivate lotion prescribed by my dermatologist but It just went up in price and I can't afford it, I was wondering if anybody knows of lotion either prescribed or over the counter that works as well as cutivate lotion..Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I try this web http://www.whatdoyoudoabouteczema.us it's work for me!

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I treat eczema of the neck??
    My neck is red, blotchy and a little painful. I know it is eczema because I was diagnosed with it. Are there any home remedies that I can use immediately??

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. Keep it moisturized (Vaseline is a good option). For herbal effective remedy go to http://www.champori.com and get their anti-eczema cream. It works better than anything else for me.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  29. QUESTION:
    i have dry itchy spots on my skin that keeps on getting bigger, how can i treat it ? please help?
    there are dry, white-ish colored, itchy spots on my arms and neck that just keep on growing and i went to the doctors to check up on it and they gave me some cream which treats eczema but it didnt work for me and i used over 3 bottles and it still keeps growing. i've had this happened to my for about 2 years and i put lotion on it everyday. i also tried putting vaseline on it but it turned red. what can i do ?

    • ANSWER:
      It might be skin cancer, go see a dermatologist to be safe.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can you bathe in instant oatmeal to treat eczema and other irritations on your skin?
    I was just wondering because there is this eczema on my chest and i want to get rid of it by using oatmeal.

    • ANSWER:
      What oatmeal is known to help with is soothe skin irritations like with the itchiness of eczema. There are a lot of natural products formulated with oatmeal to put in bath water. If you just want to use instant oatmeal and instead of having the flakes just floating around in the tub, instead, I would try soaking the oatmeal in lots of warm water (because it will absorb lots of water) and have sit for quite some time, then strain the oatmeal from the liquid and pour the liquid in tub.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can i use the cream i use to treat eczema on a cold sore?
    I use "eumovate" (clobetasone butyrate) topical cream for my eczema, will it get rid of a cold sore too?
    I have 2 coldsores trying to emerge, and i want them to die since i have an important day tomorrow.

    • ANSWER:
      no, but if you put fullers earth cream on the spot where the cold sores are trying to emerge it should dry them up and stop them coming out, if they've already become sores them it will help them heal quicker

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I treat eczema on nipples?
    I've been using exfoliating gloves, and about week ago the skin on my nipples became very dry. I didn't moisturise it. Now one of the nipples is flaky, red and itchy. I had eczema on my hand a few months ago, and it looks similar. How can I heal it quickly?
    I can't apply the same oinment which I used to cure the hand.

    • ANSWER:
      You didn't say what the ointment for the hands is, so I cannot comment on whether that can be used on the nipple area. But, assuming that it's also eczema on the nipples, you can use some hydrocortisone ointment on the nipples safely.

  33. QUESTION:
    How to treat eczema on my scalp?
    I've had eczema since i was a kid, usually just in my elbows and fingers
    but recently I've developed it on my scalp.
    Now, i can't use my steroid cream on my scalp, obviously, but I was wondering
    if there were any more natural treatments for my scalp,
    and if there were some shampoos and conditioners that would be sensitive enough not to irritate my eczema?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Can you use hydrocortisone on your face to treat eczema?
    My chin has developed eczema (red, irritating, swelling a little, thick extra skin) and it hurts soooo bad. I need to get something ASAP. People keep telling me to get hydrocortisone. Will this work on my face? If so, how long does it take to start working?

    • ANSWER:
      first, you should moisturize, and when it itches, use Eucerin.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to treat eczema on arms?
    i dont want to go to the doctor or use and prescription stuff. my eczema isn't that serious, i just have those little white bumps on my arms. will it go away if i use lotion regularly? if so, what lotion do you recommend?
    ohh & my eczema isn't itchy. it sometimes it, but only once in a while. my eczema is just rough patches of skin

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do is to focus on treating the underlying cause of the eczema and minimize the flare ups by:

      - bathing using warm, not hot, water and a very mid soap
      - using a cream or petroleum jelly based moisturizer on wet skin after bathing or washing hands.
      - moisturize throughout the day as the need arises. Avoid using lotions as they tend to dry out the skin
      - pat excess water from skin after moisturizing as rubbing irritates the skin
      - wear cotton clothing
      - avoid the use of detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets with perfumes and/or dyes

      There's a really great article on this website about how one woman with severe eczema was finally able to beat it: http://www.beateczema.com/?hop=4safetynow

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you treat eczema under your hair?
    I have a massive amount of eczema on my scalp and so far the only solution is to shave my head. Is there any over the counter help i can get? id really like to have hair on my head without spending hundreds of dollars on medications that usually dont work anyways

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my scalp has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My scalp has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  37. QUESTION:
    What's the best moisturizer to treat eczema?
    I've developed a rash on my lower arms that appears to be eczema or more specifically atopic dermatitis. I've found that the number one thing you can do is moisturize daily. Lotions are not generally recommended because they contain high amounts of water and alcohol that evaporate quickly. What are some brand names of moisturizers that will provide lasting protection against drying of the skin?

    • ANSWER:
      8 options. Try one of these or try them all!!

      1. Freederm HC!!!!!! It can heal eczema QUICKLY!!
      http://www.freederm.com

      2. To cover your eczema, use Veil Cover Cream!!
      http://www.veilcover.com/index.htm
      Purchase a sample kit to find out the correct colour you need. Then you can purchase the complete jar of cover cream in the right colour for you.
      http://www.skinlightcosmetics.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=SKIN-VEILK-001&cat=19

      3. Carley's Clear & Smooth Natural Soap Bar!!! It's the BEST!! Everybody LOVE it!!! cuz it's ADDICTICTING & really makes your feels CLEAN!! It seems to cure many skin problem indluding eczema, acne, dermatitis, dry skin & many more!! But it takes time I think.
      http://cgi.ebay.com/NATURAL-SOAP-The-best-in-the-world_W0QQitemZ290065416878QQihZ019QQcategoryZ11845QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item290065416878

      4. Noxema the original (not the newer fancier versions) works great too! Apply Noxzema to the infected area twice a day. It helps with the discoloration that can sometimes left by eczema. Keep using it until eczema is gone. Usually within 2 weeks.

      5. Drink tomato juice daily, it will cure the symptoms in a few days. But I don't think you'll like it!

      6. Avoid foods with dairy! Dairy products, eggs, nuts, preservatives and citrus fruits are more likely to trigger eczema.

      7. Get oatmeal baths (once/twice a day to stops itchness) mixed with almond oil & castor oil. They do help with the itching a LOT!!

      Here's how:
      You'll need a blender, food processor or coffee grinder and 1 cup of oatmeal. You can use instant oatmeal (unflavored), quick oats or slow cooking oats- all work equally as well. For babies, you'll only need about 1/3 cup per bath.

      Blend or process the oats on the highest setting until you have a very fine, consistent powder. To test the colloid property of the oats, stir 1 tablespoon oats into a glass of warm water. If the oats readily absorb the water and give it a milky look and a silky feel, you've blended long enough.

      Giving the bath:
      Sprinkle the oats into a tub of running water and stir the water with your hand several times to ensure even distribution. Add 3-5 tablespoons of castor & almond oil each.

      Feel along the bottom of the tub for clumps and break up any you find.

      Get into the tub carefully as the oats & oils will make the tub even more slippery than usual. Allow yourself to soak in the tub for 15-20 minutes and pat dry with a soft towel rather than rubbing.
      You can use this bath once or twice a day.

      8. Oatmeal facial!!! Adding honey to oatmeal is perfect for cleansing the face and hands or anywhere on the body where you have an eczema flare. As honey is also anti-bacterial, it is doubly beneficial. Simply mix equal parts honey and oatmeal and apply. You can rinse off immediately, or lie back and relax for half an hour and let it work its magic.

      Oatmeal mixed with egg whites is an excellent exfoliating masque. Mix them together, smooth onto the face and rinse off only after the egg whites have thoroughly dried. The oatmeal provides the soothing eczema treatment and the egg whites leave the skin soft and smooth.

      GOOD LUCK!!

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to treat eczema?
    other then applying cream from the doctor, because eczema seems to be contagious and it just spreaded everywhere.
    also, any ideas as to why excema occur on my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      The cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use serenaskin herbal remedies.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up, and I continue with eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  39. QUESTION:
    How to treat eczema on your hands?
    Whenever I wash my hands, I get eczema on the back of my hands if I get soap on them.

    Are there any good ways that I can get rid of the rash on my hands?

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same problem, i went to see my doctor and he knew why i was there before i even spoke, you are allergic to a chemical in the soap, so first, use a different brand and second, try washing them with aqueous cream, it is amazing, it is what my doctor told me to use and my hands healed in a few days.

      even now i know i still cannot use a certain brand of soap as my knuckles start to bleed and become amazingly painful

  40. QUESTION:
    How do i treat extremely dry skin/eczema ?
    What are the best products or remedies I can use to treat dry skin/eczema ?

    • ANSWER:
      In my experience, doctors will prescribe steroids as sort of a cure all to treat eczema symptoms when they aren't sure on how to cure the underlying problem. You should be concerned about steroid use as there are a lot of unwanted side effects like weight gain and high blood pressure.

      Focus on treating the underlying cause of your eczema and minimize flare ups by:

      - Bathing using warm, not hot, water and a very mild soap.
      - Use a petroleum jelly based moisturizer on wet skin after bathing or washing hands.
      - Moisturize with the petroleum jelly based moisturizer throughout the day as needed. Don't use lotions - they dry out the skin.
      - Pat, don't rub, excess water from skin after moisturizing as rubbing will irritate the skin.
      - Wear 100% cotton clothing.
      - Avoid the use of detergents, fabric softeners, and dryer sheets with perfumes and/or dyes.

      I found an excellent article on this website about how a woman with severe eczema finally beat it -- http://tinyurl.com/kv6pvs

  41. QUESTION:
    How can i treat eczema at home?
    I had eczema as a kid on the creases of my arms and legs and it went away for about 5 years and now its back. But now i have it on my arm pits and it suuuuucks so i was wondering if there was any treatment i can do at home or any products that as low price that i could get. Thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      If i were you I'd figure out what changed when it came back. look at your diet. My eczema is always triggered by sugar. If i eat to much i have problems.
      I'd check your deodorant. if it has alcohol in it. it'll dry your skin out. Also I'm allergic to perfume so i always use a fragrance free anti-antiperspirant.

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to treat eczema?
    My 9 month old has developed eczema on her back and chest. We think it was from a reaction to laundry detergent. Any advice would help....Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have suffered from eczema all of my life,so I have 40+ years of experience in this matter. First thing is to get your baby properly diagnosed by a doctor .There are many medications out there,one being hydrocortisone cream,the others non-steroidals called Protopic and Elidel. There may be a higher rate of occurrence with skin cancer with the use of Protopic and Elidel,so I'd go for the more traditional hydrocortisone until medical studies have concluded that Protopic and Elidel are safe.What you can do in the meantime,is to not use soap on your baby's skin.Use Cetaphil Products instead;they have a line that includes bar cleanser,lotion cleanser,lotion,cream lotion and moisturizers. Also good for itchy skin is an oatmeal bath;use Aveeno. Stay away from highly scented products,including baby lotions which are not great for sensitive skin. Stay away from lanolin products.Stay away from highly scented detergents and softeners. Dress your child in cotton or very soft materials and keep woolens away from the skin;a person with atopic dermatitis/eczema,can wear woolens as long as they do not touch the skin.We do this by wearing liners,camisoles,tee shirts.

      But do go to the doctor!

      I'm giving you a list of sources to look up.

  43. QUESTION:
    How can i treat eczema flares?
    My 4yr. old has eczema and it doesn't matter what typ of lotion i use on her it doesn't seem to improve. What lotion do you recommend for this, that would also have some type of sun protection cause she is always outside running around.

    • ANSWER:
      dry skin can lead to development of eczema in severe cases. that is why you need to keep the skin moist. to do this, you must first use an all natural skin care moisturizer that can be effective in locking in moisture to the skin. since it is all natural, it will not have negative side effects on the skin. you are maybe using product that is not effective on your skin type. all natural skin care works well for all skin types.

      take care of your skin by having healthy habits and lifestyle. have proper diet, enough exercise and plenty of rest, sleep and relaxation to make the skin look good and healthy. avoid unhealthy habits like smoking and alcohol drinking for this can dry out the skin. avoid long hot baths. be gentle with the skin, do not be abrasive and never rub it.

      for more tips on how to gain soft, smooth and clear skin visit http://www.skinoriginal.com

  44. QUESTION:
    What can be used to cure (not just treat) eczema surrounding the eye?
    ..Considering this is a very sensitive area.
    The eczema burns, itches, and the skin becomes inflamed, red, and peels. I try to cover it up with foundation but this causes increased peeling and draws attention to it. I've already tried Vaseline, Aquaphor, Cetaphil, and am currently trying prescription Cutivate which isn't really working well.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest trying all natural Small Wonder Baby Oil. It's helped others get rid of their eczema including babies. It's more like a cream than an oil and it's faster absorbing and less greasy. It's pH balanced and dermatologist tested for delicate skin, and contains soothing vitamin E and allantoin to help prevent dryness and irritation.

      Hope this is useful and feel free to contact me with questions or if interested in the website where it's available.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to treat severe eczema outbreak at home?
    My bf has eczema flaring up all over his arms and legs. He's trying hydrocortisone cream, calamine lotion and who knows what else. He did realize that milk causes him to itch worse, so he doesn't drink it anymore. He doesn't have health insurance so he can't go to a doctor, and clinics just prescribe the hydrocortisone cream. Has anyone dealt with this and found a good home remedy? Or something that can be bought at a drugstore?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use serenaskin herbal remedies , which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  46. QUESTION:
    what is the best over the counter product to treat Dyshidrotic eczema?
    I just found out by my symptoms that i have Dyshidrotic eczema. I doesnt itch it just peels, cracks and slightly burns or stings every so often. I know there is no cure i just want my skin to clear up.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to treat eczema without going to the doctors?
    I have bad eczema so how can i treat it without going to the doctors? Seems a bit of a wasted trip.

    • ANSWER:
      There are no cures for eczema, only managements. Here are a list of dos and don'ts:

      Things not to do:-

      Don't use biological powders
      Don't use fabric softeners
      Don't use soap or detergents to wash with
      Don't use standard shower gels or bath additives

      Things to do :-

      Try Fairy Snow -the old fashioned powder
      Use dryer balls
      Use a soap free cleanser to wash hands etc.
      Use a moisturising shower gel like Oilatum
      Use a moisture bath additive like Aveeno
      Use a good moisturiser like Aveeno
      Use it very frequently, you can't over-moisturise!
      Use antihistamines for itch, a non sedative one like loratidine in the morning and a sedative one such piriton at night.
      You may need to use steroids creams/ointments for flare up areas. Use the mildest you can, for the shortest time possible.

      Sorry if you knew all of that already :-( However most of the items above are available without prescription.


treat eczema

Cures For Psoriasis Home Remedy

Dermatitis is a disease which is medically recognized as eczema, and home remedies for dermatitis are found to be very effective in healing this irritating disease. In addition, this disease can be characterized as a skin inflammation. This disease can affect anyone of any age group. Moreover, in many cases this disease gets healed when the patient reaches a certain age, but others may suffer from a lifetime condition. The home remedies for dermatitis helps a person to get rid of this disease effectually and quickly.

The prime reason for occurrence of this disease is genetic condition. In most of the cases it is found that the patients have a family history of allergic conditions. The home remedies for dermatitis will help to lower the risk of allergy, and strengthen the immune system. In addition, the low thyroid function is also considered to be the major cause fro eczema. Moreover, when the functioning of the thyroid glands is low, it affects the circulatory system due to which the skin receives very little of the normal body supply.

Nevertheless, the improper functioning of the digestive system can also lead to eczema because, the stomach absorbs the necessary nutrients of the body, and when the digestive system does not work properly the whole body, including skin will lack the normal need of the nutrients. Additionally, another major cause for eczema is infection. Moreover, the weakened immune system is more prone to infections, due to which a person can suffer from many diseases, including eczema. The home remedies for dermatitis is capable in strengthening the immune system, due to which a person will be able to enjoy healthy life. There are many homemade remedies for this disease, but the most effective home remedies for dermatitis are mentioned ahead.

1. Regularly apply nutmeg paste on the sores. Use this remedy at least two times a day.

2. Take equal amounts of camphor powder, and sandalwood powder, and mix them. Add rosewater to form a paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas twice daily.

3. Boil a peeled mango in water for few minutes. After the mixture cools down, apply it on the affected areas.

4. Add 2-3 drops of castor oil in any fruit juice. Drink this mixture early morning in an empty stomach.

5. To reduce itching, apply paste of papaya seeds on the affected areas.

6. Take few ground basils, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix all of them together, and apply it on eczema patches.

The above mentioned home remedies for dermatitis are very simple yet effective. But, some diet tips are also mentioned ahead that will help to treat condition rapidly.

1. It is advised to use diet rich in vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin B complex. Also, increase intake of foods that are rich in zinc and iron.

2. Increase intake of fruits and vegetables, for example cabbage, tomato, papaya, beet root, apple, mango, lemon, grapes and oranges. It will help to improve digestion. Also, it will help the body to get rid of toxins.

3. Avoid caffeine based beverages, carbonated beverages and alcoholic beverages.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Home remedies or great products for getting rid of blackheads?
    I need a really good home remedy or cheap product(s), I have blackheads all over my face and I have a special tool to pop them but it isn't that effective and I have tried the neutragena wave and didn't work! I also have a very oily face and sometimes get pimples

    So does anyone have any good home remedies that works or products?

    • ANSWER:
      Home Remedies for getting rid of acne and other skin care remedies

      a hugely popular remedy for getting rid of acne is using a 100% natural soap called African Black Soap; loaded with Vitamin A &E; it reduces acne breakouts by reducing oiliness, kills the bacteria that causes acne; can also reduce the appearance of scarring.

      Remedy for oily skin: make a homemade mask by combining one egg white and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply mask and rinse with warm water after 20 minutes

      For softer skin, steam your face over boiling water (drape a towel over head to hold in steam); remove dead skin with a loofah, drink lots of water

      To rid blackheads, mix cornstarch with vinegar, plaster on the area for 15-30 minutes; wash off with washcloth and warm water.

      Put cold, cooked oatmeal on your face, it can help give you nicer skin (submitted by laura)

      Run out of shaving cream to shave your legs? Use hair conditioner. It makes legs nice and smooth too.

      Also try your favorite body wash

      To get rid of that fake tan from the tanning bottle that you may have messed up: 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, loofah and scrub. (You may have heard that on "The Wedding Planner.")

      To help skin glow, place hot towels on skin for 10 minutes, then splash face with cold water 10 times

      To help dry out your acne without drying out your face, put a thin layer of Phillips Milk of Magnesia over your face. It works great (submitted by visitor).

      rub cucumber peel (wet side up) on your face and leave on overnight to cure acne(submitted by visitor)

      (visitor recommendation) ~ For the smoothest skin ever... trust me I have psoriasis and it is nearly impossible to find a moisturizer that works... after a shower or bath spread vaseline over your entire body (or wherever you wish) , it's a very greasy feeling but be patient. let it soak into your skin for about an hour or more if u can handle it, while sitting on a towel. this works so well that you only need to do it once or twice a month.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of bad toenail fungus?
    I am only thirteen, and I have really bad toenail fungus. I also have already seen the doctor, I have tried everything: Tea Tree Oil, soaking them in salt, putting Listerine on them, Miranel, E-Oil, Oregano oil, Fungi Cure, and even Cure Toenail Fungus. Any home remedies suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      You probably need oral terbinafin to get rid of bad fungus. By prescription from the doc. Ask to be checked out for psoriasis first, maybe it is not fungus after all. Terbinafin is reasonably toxic so best to be sure that it is necessary.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid off psoriasis behind your ears and gluteal cleft?
    I have psoriasis behind my ears, scalp, elbows, on one knee & one on gluteal cleft but its small... i wanna get rid of them pls help how can I get rid of dem fast? whats da best thing to do or whats da best cream for it?

    • ANSWER:
      ooh, the hard to reach places huh? hmmm, i would try herbal medications and remedies before chemically designed over the counter meds/prescriptions. the skin is especially sensitive behind the ears and u dont wanna scar. try:
      The hot Epsom salts bath has been proven valuable in the treatment of psoriasis. Application of olive oil after the Epsom salt bath is also effective and also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Regular seawater baths and application of seawater over the affected parts once a day is highly beneficial. This is one of the best psoriasis remedy.

      Bitter gourd is a valuable home remedy for psoriasis. Take a cup of fresh juice of this vegetable, mixed with a teaspoon of limejuice on an empty stomach daily for four to six months. This is a good diet for psoriasis.

      The use of mudpacks is also beneficial for the psoriasis. They absorb and remove the toxins from the affected areas.

      Cabbage leaves can be used in the form of compresses. They can be applied on the affected area after removing the thick veins and washing them thoroughly. This is also one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

      Sunlight is the best and natural remedy for psoriasis.

      Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the psoriasis treatment. A daily dose of 200-800 I.U is recommended as they reduce itching of the area.

      Lecithin is also considered as a remarkable remedy for the psoriasis treatment.

      Psoriasis cure - 6-9 lecithin capsules in a day are recommended.

      Application of Aloe Vera gel and garlic oil on the affected area is also beneficial and is good natural remedy for psoriasis

      Application of cashew nut oil on the affected areas at night after a thorough wash of the face is highly beneficial and is one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is a good over the counter treatment for psoriasis?
    I won't be able to see my dermatologist until January, and my psoriasis is spreading. My cream has run out. I'm using T-Gel shampoo for my scalp. I don't have anything for the psoriasis on my skin though. What is a good over the counter treatment that can keep it under control until January?
    I've had psoriasis for a couple of years.
    I used a topical medication from my dermatologist, but that ran out and she said she has to see me before I get another one prescribed.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Sylvie

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remedies for psoriasis?
    My 15 year old daughter has had psoriasis for almost a year now. It is quite painful. She cant take showers or baths without it hurting. We are not sure what type it is.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis and Eczema are similar in underlying problems that cause it. The reason you have Psoriasis or Eczema is most likely an adrenal gland and fat metabolism problem. All the cremes, drugs, and other so called modern day medicine cures are ridiculous and doctors need to go back to school or better yet, change where they went to school. The drug companies that fund these schools prey on the ignorance and end up making a lot of money on this problem. You can get real relief from either of these problems forever and it only takes a few months.

      If you are not getting good sleep at night ( 1 - 2 REM sleep periods ), this will not allow your adrenal glands to recharge properly and cause them to not work properly.

      You need to eliminate ALL hydrogenated oils and especially genetically modified oils like Canola & Soybean. These are all being genetically altered and wreak havoc with your bodies immune system and fat digestion. Don’t be like a lot of uninformed Americans that eat these “vegetable” oils that are creating huge digestive problems.

      Your liver and gall bladder need to be taken care of because if they are not working properly, you will not digest your fats correctly and this will cause the problem. Drugs like the Prednisone will damage your liver and the Magnesium Stearate they put in the tablets will suppress your immune system. If you are eating a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fats, this is a big problem because the low fat diet will cause the bile in your gall bladder to become very viscous and not work properly, hence, not digest your fats properly. You need a diet that is balanced at 30% protein, 40% carbohydrates, and 30% fats to be healthy.

      Any scars on the front of your body's torso could play a big role in this problem because the scar from the episiotomy will reflex to your adrenal glands and reduce the energy to a point where they won't work properly and cause this problem.

      To correct these problems, if it were me, I would do the following and expect results very quickly.

      Stop all medications unless your doctor tells you that you cannot stop, but make sure any steroids you have taken or are taking is slowly eliminated if you are taking these. Once you have stopped them, you are going to have to deal with lots of other digestive issues they have messed up.

      Buy some "pink sea-salt." This is salt that contains minerals and other ingredients that will help your problem. Take at least 1/2 teaspoon of this per day.

      Any drugs you have taken, killed your intestinal flora and you have Candida Albicans (yeast problem) that you are now going to have to deal with. This has stopped your body from producing “B” vitamins naturally. If you are itching, getting styes, ringworm, etc. that is typical of this problem, this is most likely a good reason for this. It's not enough to take B vitamin pills to fix this, it won't, especially if you get the “B” Vitamins in a tablet from from drug stores or health food stores. You need to eat lots of fermented foods, like keifer, sauerkraut, miso (a good brand is Yamabuki), yogurt, etc.

      I stongly suggest you go to this web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) or call them at: (310) 320 – 1123 and order the "Max Stress B" product. I would take 1/4 teaspoon day one, and then increase it daily up to 2 teaspoons after one week. This is a very potent form of “B” Vitamin source that contains the "end chain" B's and is highly assimilated by the body. This will stop any itching you may have also within a couple days.

      I would also purchase from the same company a product called Adrenal Complex. I would take 9 to 12 of these at breakfast each day and NOT after 12:00 noon because it will keep you up at night. I know it sounds like a lot, but you need these herbs to go to work on your deficiencies.

      If you follow this routine, you should see very positive results within a few weeks to 2 months and it should not return.

      I would also change my diet to heavy omega 3 fatty acid foods such as WILD fish (not farm raised), Beef from grass fed cows (very high in omega 3 fatty acids), unlike the high omega 6 fatty acid garbage beef from grain fed cows sold in commercial grocery stores, flax seed products. Eliminate sugars, especially sodas (even diet sodas), white flour breads. This feeds the Candida and the phosphoric acid in the sodas is binding the calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, etc. preventing absorption.

      I would also purchase from that company the Betaine HCL and activator, as well as the digestive enzyme and take 2 to 3 Betaine HCL and 1 to 2 activators and take after each meal, and one digestive enzyme with each meal. I would also purchase the probiotic and take one in the morning and one at night. I would take it with keifer milk. You can take this even if you are lactose intolerant. Additionally, I would go to: www.organicpastures.com and find out local sources or order from them ALL their RAW milk products, including milk, colostrum, raw butter, etc. This is very good for you.

      All this will change your life. It really works. Then when you don't have the symptoms anymore, tell your doctor and educate him on how the body works. I hope he appreciates the advice, because you will not be going to him for medications and his services anymore for this problem.

      good luck to you

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you tell explain to people that you have psoriasis?
    People somtimes look at me funny. I'm not really sure how to start a conversation about my psoriasis and how it's not contagious. Mostly I just ignore it. How do you guys do it?

    • ANSWER:
      People are naturally scared of diseases of the skin.
      Unfortunately this is one of the problems you'll have to deal with when you have psoriasis. The other one is all the home remedies people will volunteer to tell you about. "Oh my mother's brother's friend's housekeeper had that. She used pee and cured it!"

      There is no cure and people are nosy and rude. The sooner you learn to deal with that, the better off you'll be.
      Hook up with The National Psoriasis Foundation. They have pamphlets you can give to busybodies to calm their fears and shut them up. The more knowledgeable you are, the less they'll bug you about it.

  7. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis treatments that work?
    I'm 13 years old and I've suffered with psoriasis for almost a year. Are there are any home remedies that you have tried that actually worked? I've tried name brand ointment like psoriasin that didn't work, the hydrocortisone cream worked a little bit but didn't remove the psoriasis. I tried a "hair conditioner" home remedy that didn't do anything...

    Can someone please tell me some really good ways to get rid of my psoriasis spots? The worst spots are on my legs, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      No.

      There is no cure for psoriasis; there are only treatments.
      There are things that make it worse: Alcohol. No drinking for you, Irishman!
      And avoid getting a sunburn, damaging your skin (no tats!) and avoid iodine.
      Get plenty of rest. Not sleeping will cause it to flare, as will any of the above.
      Contact the National Psoriasis Foundation https://www.psoriasis.org/ and read up on it.

      Nude sunbathing (in moderation...no sunburns!) can help. Take D3 and calcium.
      D3 (dihydrovitimin D3) is created when you sunbathe.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are dry itchy patches of skin on arms and face caused by?
    Where do these patches of red dry skin come from and what can help cure them or relieve the itch?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like a regular case of normal dry skin, nothing too serious. There are quiet some different causes for dry skin:

      For most people it is a seasonal, temporary problem. It happens mainly in winter. The temperatures and air humidity drop dramatically during this period, drying your skin or making an existing skin condition even worse

      Or the other way around if you live in the desert, the high temperatures and low air humidity can also do a trick on your skin. The sun dries out your skin, nothing new; we all know that heat takes the water from it. But the UV rays also damage your skin deep inside. This leads to wrinkles and loose, sagging skin

      Hot bath or shower. Too many hot baths or showers break down the protective lipid barrier in your skin. This barrier in your upper skin layer is meant to protect you from the sun, wind, hot and cold like the brick walls protect your house

      Frequent swimming in chlorinated pools. The chloride does exactly the same to your skin as taking too many hot showers; it breaks down the lipid barrier of your skin leaving it open to the elements

      Air conditioning, fire places & central heating. These usually very convenient appliances also dry out your skin by reducing the humidity level in your house or office

      Harsh soaps and detergents. A lot of our modern day pretty harsh soaps and detergents do a good job at cleaning everything we want. But a nasty side effect is that they also break down the lipid barrier and dehydrate your skin. Deodorants, shampoos and anti bacterial soaps are the greatest culprits

      Insufficient nutrition. When you don't get enough vitamin A, B and / or E your skin will also dry out even quicker. Generally when your diet is not in balance it will show itself also in your skin

      One of the drawbacks of getting older is, as we all probably know, that the skin gets thinner, starts to wrinkle and get dryer

      Diseases like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, seborrhea or thyroid disorders also cause very dry skin

      Finally genetics also plays a part in getting dry skin; you can inherit the sensitivity for it from your parents. And also fair skinned people are more likely to have dry skin, especially when they get older

      There are many remedies you can use to get rid of dry skin and those itchy red patches, check: http://www.natural-homeremedies-for-life.com/home-remedies-for-dry-skin.html

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you have any home remeides for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis in my head and wanted to know if you know any home redmeides to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Granger

      Here are some answers you're looking for.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  10. QUESTION:
    I would like to know if there is any known cures for psorisis or any home remedy i could use to get rid of it?
    I have what the doctors call psoraticarthritis it is on my legs, couple spots on my arms, behind my ears and earlobe, on my back and a couple spots on my butt cheeks. I need help to get rid of it please someone tell me what i can use i have tried bagabaum no help and i have tried all the over the counter meds to no help there either. I'm open for suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      I have found that exercising 45 min 3 x's a week has helped me the most. Also, I highly recommend, salt water from the beach and direct sunlight. Over the counter gels and ointments also help but you should pick off the flakes before you apply them. Psoriasin Gel is the one that has helped me the best. Psoriasis has no cure but it can be controlled.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you treat your psoriasis?
    I have tried OTC treatments, and i can't afford to do the RX stuff. Any suggestions for me? I am young, (16+) but my skin is so sensitive. So anything that i can do has to be very gentle with my skin. Thanks
    I have severe psoriasis on my right ankle and one spot on my left leg about as big as a half dollar. Mine never seems to diminish and it stays cracked and really bad all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kacey

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  12. QUESTION:
    What's the best and fastest way to cure eczema?
    I dont have it that bad, it's just really annoying.

    • ANSWER:
      Cure Eczema
      Eczema or dermatitis is a group of skin conditions. Mild eczema is characterized by dry, hot and itchy skin, while severe eczema is characterized by broken, raw and bleeding skin. Stress and environmental factors are being explored as some of the current causes of eczema. Below are some of the best home remedies to cure eczema, as reported by our readers. Please let us know if you have had any luck curing your eczema with folk remedies!

      "Pure Jojoba oil has cleared up my daughters eczema ; shampoo without sulphates cleared up her eczema."
      You soak the affected skin with vinegar for a few minutes, then you cover it with warmed olive oil (make sure it isn't too hot).

      Also got vinegar (I think Apple Cider Vinegar; it worked! The psoriasis went completely away.

  13. QUESTION:
    I have psoriasis and now is on my penis how can I treat it?
    I got psoriasis after scratching both of my legs close to my genitals,it was going away but it came back and now it spread to my penis so now my penis is pilling.

    I read that sporiasis cant be cure, but I dont want my penis to start bleeding.

    You think I should see the doctor or should I treat it and how?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a dermatologist. There are no home remedies for psoriasis that will make a visible difference.

      He will prescribe a proper cream to treat it fast.

      You should not use cortisone creams on such sensitive areas but there other creams strong enough to work fast but without cortisone. Example : Protopic cream.
      Ask your dermatologist or your pharmacist.

  14. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne and redness quickly?
    I have acne all over my forehead, and it looks like I have the measels.
    :/
    I haven't tried everything.
    The only thing I really do is put alchohol on them when i get them.
    I can't buy Proactive. And I CAN'T convince my mom to buy it for me. (I've already tried)
    So, is there anything else I could do?
    Or is there a product that's availible in like..Wal mart or Target or something that works fast!
    :D
    Thankss.

    • ANSWER:
      Orange Peel Remedy for Acne
      Homemade Acne Treatment with orange peel has been found very effective. Pound the orange peel with water on a piece stone and apply on acne affected areas.

      Lemon Cure for Acne

      A simple remedy at home for acne: Apply lemon juice regularly to reduce pimples and acne. This has proven beneficial results

      Garlic Remedy for Acne

      Garlic has been used successfully to cure acne. Rub with raw garlic several times a day. Garlic is known to cure the toughest of acne problems. The external use of garlic helps to clear the skin of spots, pimples and boils. To cure acne further, eat three seeds of raw garlic once daily for a month. This purifies the blood stream and ensures basic cleansing of blood & keeps acne away.

      Coriander and Mint Juice Therapy for Acne

      A teaspoon of coriander juice, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder, is another effective home remedy for pimples and blackheads. Apply mixture on the face after thoroughly washing it every night before retiring. Use mint juice in a similar manner as coriander juice.

      Acne Fenugreek Treatment

      Fenugreek is another useful remedy for acne. Make a paste of fenugreek leaves and apply over the face every night before going to bed. Wash off with warm water in the morning. This prevents pimples and blackheads.

      Acne Cucumber Treatment

      Grated cucumber applied over the face, eyes, and neck for fifteen to twenty minutes has been found effective. It is the best tonic for your complexion. Its regular use prevents pimples and blackheads.

      Orange peel has been found very effective home remedy for acne treatment . mixed well with water on a piece of stone, the peel should be applied to the affected areas.
      There are several things that you can do with fresh lemon. Slice a lemon in half and rub it on the effected area and leave it over night and rinse your face in the morning or squeeze the juice and mix it with rose water and apply to the effected areas.
      Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly help in healing of the scars of the acne. Aloe Vera juice can be found at most health stores.
      Cucumber is one of the easiest and refreshing treatments used for the treatment of acne and to refreshen up the skin. It makes our skin feel looking young. Blend the cucumber into a paste and apply it on the affected area. Leave it for 30 to 45 minutes and then wash it off.
      Paste of sandalwood (chandan) powder with black gram (masoor) dal can be used on facial skin for acne treatment. Keep it overnight and wash it with cold water the next day.
      Tomato can also be used for the treatment of blackheads and to open the pores of the skin. Cut the tomato and rub it on the skin. Leave on for fifteen minutes. Wash it off with water. This will reduce open pores and blackheads. This treatment is good particularly for oily skin.
      Garlic has been used successfully in the treatment of acne. Rub raw garlic on the affected skin several times a day, it will help to remove the scars. Chronic forms of acne are also healed by this method.
      Make a paste of nutmeg (jaiphal) with unboiled milk and apply on affected area. This works as a wonderful ointment. Pimples disappear without leaving a mark.
      Egg whites are also used to get rid of acne. Apply it on face and leave overnight. Wash off in the morning.
      Neem is used for the treatment of all sorts of skin problems. It contains Nimbidol and Gedunin, which have very good fungicidal properties. Neem has proved to be beneficial in skin disorders such as warts, scabies, psoriasis, eczema, and even dandruff. It is extremely effective in acne treatment.
      Take 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Make a paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever. This is an effective home remedy for acne treatment.
      Before going to bed apply ice on the face. This will reduce the inflammation and burning sensation on the skin and also lighten the scars of the acne.
      Mix 1-tablespoon groundnut oil with 1-tablespoon fresh limejuice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples.
      Make a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves. Apply it over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.
      Niacin and vitamin A are used for the treatment of the acne. It is recommended to take100 mg niacin, three times daily, and 50,000 international units of vitamin A, three times daily. Vitamin E, 400 mg, should be taken once daily. This therapy should be continued for a month.
      Take a teaspoon of coriander juice; mix it with a pinch of turmeric powder. It is a very effective home made ointment for pimples and blackheads. The mixture should be applied to the face after thoroughly washing it every night before going to bed. Mint juice can be used in a similar manner as coriander juice.
      Juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) can also be applied on swelling pimples.
      For acne treatment, cornstarch when combined with water can be used as a mask to absorb oil.
      Hot fomentation can be applied locally to open up the pores and to bring out the waste matter. The affected parts should then be washed with cold water. The patient should take sun and air baths by exposing the whole body to the sun and air.
      For acne treatment, do not wash face with soap and water, wash it in the morning and night with lukewarm salty water. Soap is a drying agent and may worsen the acne, whereas lukewarm salty water may help remove oils without drying the skin.
      Fresh limejuice mixed to a glass of boiled milk can be applied to the face as a face wash for pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.
      Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomegranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.
      Drinking of wheatgrass juice may remove acne.
      Apply a small amount of toothpaste (paste, not gel) on pimples before bed; this helps dry out the pimples.

      Acne diet

      Avoid all rich foods, excessive amounts of sugar, and particularly chocolate and nuts. Choose a plain, well balanced diet containing plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink water and fruit juices, but avoids highly sweetened drinks. Extra vitamin A tablets should be added to the diet.

      Try to sleep at least eight hours every night. Avoid all strains, and follow the principles of good health, as these are essential for health.

      There are many natural home remedies for acne that we have in our kitchen or we can get from the health food store. These are not very expensive.

      All-fruit Acne diet

      To begin with, the patient should take only an 'all-fruit' diet for a week, taking three meals a day, of fresh juicy fruits, such as apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, pineapples, and peaches. Only unsweetened lemon or plain water, either hot or cold, should be drunk and nothing else.

      Well-balanced Acne diet

      After the one-week, all-fruit diet, the patient can gradually adopt a well-balanced diet with emphasis on raw foods, especially fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouted seeds, raw nuts, and wholegrain cereals, particularly millet and brown rice. Further short periods of the 'all-fruit' diet for three days or so may be necessary at a monthly interval till the skin's condition improves.

      Avoid strong tea/coffee, soft drinks and processed foods

      Meats, sugar, strong tea or coffee, condiments, pickles, soft drinks, candies, ice cream, refined and processed foods should be avoided as far as possible.

      sorry if it's a bit long!!

  15. QUESTION:
    How do get rid of sun burn fast?
    Me and my boyfriend have sun burn. Not so bad that we can't walk or anything it's just making us hot and we don't have aloe because we forgot it, I know stupid right ? But how can we get rid of it with stuff around the house?

    • ANSWER:
      Instructions
      1
      Stay out of the sun. The areas around your sunburn may be on the verge of burning, so try to limit your exposure when recovering from a sunburn. Otherwise, you could worsen the problem.

      2
      Take a cool shower or bath to ease the immediate pain. This will work while your skin is cool, but as soon as you get out of the bath or shower and your skin warms up, the pain will return. So use cold compresses or a towel dampened with cool water.

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      3
      Apply skin moisteners or special after-sun lotions containing aloe to the burned area. These lotions will moisten the skin and promote more rapid healing. This is perhaps the most important step, and should be performed daily and after bathing. Avoid lotions containing alcohol or benzocaine.

      4
      Drink lots of water and eat a healthy diet. Your body is working hard to heal your sunburn, which is why it feels warm to the touch. Make sure you are properly hydrated and fed to help your body do the job. Nothing special is required beyond eight glasses of water a day and some nutritional meals. If you're on vacation or spending some time at the beach, drink a lot of water and don't eat junk food all day..

      5
      Wear lose-fitting and light clothing so that you do not irritate your skin further. This will ease the pain and keep your mind off your sunburn. Light cotton shirts and cloth pants are perfect.

      6
      Continue to apply moisturizer while the skin peels. Do not break blisters, as that will increase your healing time.

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  16. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my ppp besides surgery?? any at home remedies that will actually work?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello all – I am living in the Middle East from old time is a talk about food nature in cold and hot nature such as pea have cold nature raisin have hot nature that we eat this two food to gather new food would be tasteful or yoghurt have cold Nature so we mix with cucumber or spearmint with yoghurt that food would be Tasteful such as these example we can search all foods that have relation in taste Herbalists persons believe that in the allergy problem person have used hot nature food so much and they are recommending using cold nature plants .such As chicory ,fumitory , willow , nettle and another . Now I like write my opinion in some illness that are 1- allergy is in four kind A – this sign appears daily or in week but after one hour will disappear B – signs would reminder one week or ten days this allergy have tiring so much without Medical help we can not treat or cure it. near the psoriasis person this problem Appears after two or four years over the all red places on the body appears small Eruption accompanied by tiring C- allergy without sign on the skin E – mixed in another signs in illness that diagnose would be difficult . asthma is in ten kind .Psoriasis have nine process A – eczema B – rash C- redness in dark color D – skin Appears in bee despair E – white color area in elbow F – inflammation on the joint G – alopecia H – hearing problem because in the ear appears skin hyper sign J – wound on the big intestine and rectum . psoriasis have systemic process that one by One on the body appears .psoriasis have center place and out of center .in English language eczema is fissured skin in the palm and sole usually palm is center of psoriasis . finding the center help us economy in drugs .for example if you have psoriasis in different part of body use permanganate to all but steroid use in the center . ordinary eczema word we use near the children , mother in milk program if use allergen materials such as soya bean ,all oil that we are using as vegetable oil have mixed with soya bean you can search in wiki pedia com and another foods in this condition would effect to baby .and diapers must be cotton cloth that must wash with laundry soap after be dried use it and rub calendula Ointment . detergent powder have side effect near the baby . near the children that have rash in some part of body please read in vitamin A because if a mount of Vitamin A be increased from natural amount skin like be fissured . if kid crying
      In some time he / she have headache or internal problem .how ever eczema near adult Person is different from kids . would you like use dried plants such as chicory ,nettle ,fumitory ,willow, another three glass boiling water put one or two Spoon from plant if is from soft places such as leaf only two minute boil it. if is From root let boil in five minute after this time put plate on vessel let be cool down 10 minutes and filter it drink half glass in fasting in the morning half glass After noon If you can prepare distilled water from these plants half glass mixed some of it drink in half hour before breakfast if you forget you must drink two hour after breakfast for dinner is same formula .how ever two time drink in daily . using the Permanganate can help decreasing many sign from eczema and psoriasis .take the bath and wash wounds with soap and hard cloth (flesh –brush )get the shower and let be dry if you have fissure places on the skin with match wood fill fissure from betamethasone Ointment and rub permanganate with small cloth and sterile object .after (5- 10 ) minute wash with soap colored places will remove after two days if you rub again color places will reminder one week .

  17. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any natural treatments for psoriasis?
    Am losing hair rapidly and having unusual rough patches develop like on elbows, wrists, shins. What are others doing to treat this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Fiddler

      Here are remedies to correct your issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

      Cheers

  18. QUESTION:
    does anyone know any home remedies for psoriasis of the scalp?
    i have severe dry skin of the scalp (psoriasis) does anyone know any home rememdies that could calm the itching and flaking

    • ANSWER:
      There is no magic cure for scalp psoriasis. Treatment is temporarily effective, and may need to be continued for quite a while.
      If you have psoriasis of the scalp, it helps to wash your hair daily.
      Moderate sunlight exposure of the scalp is often helpful. Avoid sunburn, since psoriasis may develop in areas of injured skin.

      Treatment:
      1. First apply tar shampoo such as Tarsum, which is available from us, to the scalp. Rub the liquid into the scalp, then wait 15-20 minutes before showering. If you have light colored hair you may want to use a medicated shampoo instead, such as Head & Shoulders or Sebulex, because tar shampoos can discolor the hair.

      2. Next wash the scalp with the Tarsum. If you have light colored hair you may want to use a medicated shampoo instead, such as Head & Shoulders or Sebulex, because tar shampoos can discolor the hair.

      3. Your doctor may prescribe a cortisone lotion to rub into your scalp after shampooing or before bed.

      4. Sometimes you must take a break from your regimen for a few days because the psoriasis will become resistant to treatment. After pausing for several days, the psoriasis should again respond to treatment.

      If all of the above treatments fail, you should warm olive oil on the stove, making sure it is not too hot, and then rub it into your scalp. Next, wrap a towel around your head and let it soak for 30 minutes. Then proceed to step two above.

  19. QUESTION:
    at home remedies for extremely severe eczema?
    something that's normally and easily found in the average house. it cant take a long time, and it doesn't have to work drastically, but at least help me A LOT. please suggest something that will work. PLEASE!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Yes stress is the root cause of eczema in many cases.

      I have been helping a friend get rid of his psoriasis’ on his skin, it covers about 2 square feet of his arms and hands.

      He has been spraying on 2.5 PH water for about a month now, and it is working. He is also drinking 9.5 PH water. His wife has MS, and is also drinking the 9.5 PH alkaline water, and is doing much better.

      You can get free alkaline water - place a wanted add on http://craigslist.com Place a add to ask for 8.5 PH drinking water, and hope that the person can also make 2.5 PH water. Drinking the alkaline water will help, even if you can not spray the 2.5 PH water on your skin – as shown in the video below.

      Here is a demo video to watch for the eczema cure as seen in Japan. Sorry but the hospitals in the United States and Europe are not this advanced at this time.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxLW-HKgQzU&feature=PlayList&p=262C30FDF046ADAB&playnext=1&index=4

      Allergies to food include shellfish, garlic, and others. Stop eating things like cheese, then milk products, then anything brewed (beer, yogurt, breads made with yeast). When it goes away, then you have some idea of what you should stop eating.

      Or use the process developed in Japan, and eat what you want to.

      Exposure to UV light can also help many who have eczema. Yes walking out in the sunshine, without UV protecting sunblock on will expose your skin condition to UV light.

      Good Luck !

  20. QUESTION:
    How can i cure psoriasis?
    Do you know any home made remedy?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all there is no cure for psoriasis just treatments that can help as long as you keep doing them.
      No home remedy will help to treat psoriasis.

      Psoriasis in an auto immune disease caused by genes that over work. You can't stop that. You can only use topical creams or other treatment to make the flakes and patches go away for a short period of time.

      Go see a dermatologist and get a proper treatment.

      Stress, anxiety, fever, cold/flu, toxins from food and products we use everyday trigger psoriasis.

  21. QUESTION:
    How can one cure oneself of Psoriasis?
    A Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor told me that psoriasis IS curable, but not easy. I've learned that it's due to too much bad bacteria, thinning the intestinal lining, dirtying the blood and then forming as skin legions. I've noticed that lots of moisturizer and enough sunlight is usually good enough, but I'm DETERMINED to rid myself of this inconvenience and sometimes socially awkward condition, if anything to break the genetic cycle for my children one day...I'm looking for herbs, specific programs, certainly not pharmaceutical short-term solutions...any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi THere

      Here are some ideas to use. Be sure to learn about detoxifying the body for long term health. Cleansing the toxins out of the body is the key (colon, liver, and kidney cleanses). I like the word determined. Most people talk like they will do what it takes, but when they realize they have to do the work, ALL CHANGES. Herbdoc.com has very effective cleanses on its website. Take action now and your health will change quickly!!

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  22. QUESTION:
    How to cure a really dry face?
    A couple weeks ago my face started to get really dry, but moisturizing it would usually work, but now its constantly dry, and it doesn't matter if i apply moisturizer every 10 minutes. Its really embarrassing, so if you have any ideas on how to help please do tell. Thanks.

    & i use aveeno moisturizer and a foam cleanser

    • ANSWER:
      Jessica,
      Some of the causes of dry skin may include - The oil glands do not supply enough lubrication to the skin. As a result, the skin becomes dehydrated. Skin gets exposed to the elements especially in winter. Dry skin could be due to a genetic condition. Poor diet. Nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies of vitamin A and the B vitamins, can also contribute to dry skin. Environmental factors such as exposure to sun, wind, cold, chemicals, or cosmetics, or excessive bathing with harsh soaps. Conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhoea. Dry skin can be a sign of an underactive thyroid. Serious skin complications can arise for people with diabetes. Certain drugs, including diuretics, antispasmodics, and antihistamines, can contribute to dry skin. Avoid the use of tap water when cleansing dry skin. The deposits are too drying on the skin. And never, ever use hot water. Use mineral water to freshen your face. Don't use a washcloth-a rough texture can irritate. In the morning, apply a spray of mineral water on your skin misted on with a plant sprayer. (Do not use a sprayer that had been used for spraying insecticides.) Lightly pat dry. Dry skin needs plenty of thorough but gentle cleansing, regular stimulation with massage and generous quantities of oil and moisture. It also needs extra careful protection. Washing dry skin with soap and water not only removes grime but also the natural oils protecting the skin. A moisturizer increases the water content of the outer layers of the skin and gives it a soft, moist look. Use nondetergent, neutral-pH products to cleanse your skin. Avoid using any commercial soap. And always touch your face gently. Double-cleanse with a cream, leaving a light, thin trace of it on the skin after the second cleansing. Follow a bath or a shower with a mild application of baby oil. Massage your face with home-made nourishing cream every night before retiring. Be generous with the cream in the areas surrounding the eyes where tiny lines and crow’s feet are born. Avoid coming in contact with highly alkaline soaps and detergents like washing sodas and powders which contain highly alkaline and drying ingredients. Moistening with water, then applying a thin film of air-excluding moisturizer, restores the suppleness of the dry skin. Every morning 15 minutes before taking your bath Mix the following ingredients together and apply on your skin.1 egg yolk. 1 teaspoon orange juice. 1 teaspoon olive oil and a few drops of rose water with a few drops of lime juice. Try this beauty mask for dry skin -1 egg. 1 teaspoon of honey, 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and few drops of rose water. Mix them thoroughly and use as a mask. If your lips chap, peel or crack then the best remedy is to massage them with a little cream of milk to which a few drops each of rose water and lime juice has been added every night before going to bed. Before applying lipstick, use a soft piece of towel for removing rough bits of chapped skin and rub a piece of raw beetroot gently on them. After applying lipstick add a little vaseline to keep your lips soft and pretty. Stay out of overheated rooms; avoid sudden changes in temperature; protect yourself from wind and sun. Remember, your face is fragile. If you don't have a good, strong moisturizer on your face on a cold, windy winter day, don't go out! Cold will cause any moisture on your skin to evaporate. The wind will just accelerate the process. At night, use a very creamy cleanser or oil (baby oil is perfectly all right). Remove residue with a spray of mineral water. Follow up with a night cream applied at least a half-hour before retiring. If you lie down immediately after applying cream, it will "puff-up" delicate tissues around the eyes. Once a week, use a facial mask to clarify the skin and remove dull, dry surface skin cells. Blend together well -1 teaspoon green clay powder and 1 teaspoon raw honey. Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for fifteen minutes, then rinse well with lukewarm water. While your skin is still slightly damp, apply a natural skin oil or liquid moisturizer.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      I add a link with more details of this subject

      http://www.natural-homeremedies.com/
      homeremedies_dryskin.htm

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  23. QUESTION:
    Most efficient way to get rid of dandruff?
    I thought the flakes on my scalp was just dry skin, so i bought moisturizing shampoo but it hasn't seemed to work. So my questions are:
    1.) Which dandruff shampoo ACTUALLY works the best?
    2.) How long does it take to work (like one wash, or the whole bottle?)

    (i know, gross question... i just don't want to waste money)
    by the way, i only wash my hair when it gets greasy, which is only once or twice a week.

    • ANSWER:
      1.- Selsun Blue.
      2.- Probably a week you will start noticing the difference but maybe 2 weeks max.

      Dandruff is a condition that affects many people. Dandruff causes a lack of confidence and self esteem because of the self conscience effect of the very evident flaking. I know that a friend suffers with severe dandruff, She feels that she cannot wear dark clothing, as it really makes it stand out. I’ve found from my own experiences, that it strikes when you least want it too. I have found that when I’m about to enter a stressful situation, it comes on hard, so stress is definitely a factor of what causes dandruff as well.

      Methods of getting rid of dandruff

      Commercial dandruff shampoos

      Here I will list the active ingredients used in the most common anti-dandruff shampoos and explain what they do. Make sure you read the labels when shopping for a particular ingredient since the same brand often produces similar products with different ingredients. Always follow the instructions on the labels.

      1. Zinc pyrithione (Head & Shoulders classic, Pert Plus dandruff control)

      Zinc pyrithione, or Zinc omadine is an anti-fungal and antibacterial agent that is most commonly used to fight the dandruff caused by yeasts and fungi. Once you begin using this treatment, stopping will often cause dandruff to return worse than before treatment began.

      2. Ketoconazole (Nizoral AntiDandruff shampoo)

      Ketoconazole is an anti-fungal drug used to treat dandruff caused by yeasts and fungi. Dandruff usually returns after treatment is stopped.

      3. Selenium sulfide(Selsun blue, Head & Shoulders Intensive)

      Selenium sulfide is an anti-fungal agent used to treat dandruff caused by yeasts and fungi. In the US, 1% solutions can be purchased over-the-counter and 2.5% solutions are available by prescription. Dandruff often returns when treatment is stopped.

      4. Coal tar(Ionil-T, Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic)

      Coal tar is a liquid by-product of the distillation of coal. It is used in shampoos meant to treat head lice and psoriasis. Be warned, coal tar is on the NIOSH carcinogen list as a potential cancer-causing agent.

      5. Salicylic acid(Ionil)

      Salicylic acid based shampoos are used to help the scalp shed excess skin more easily, which in turn helps to keep skin pores from getting clogged.

      Home remedies

      There are tons of home brew dandruff cures out there, every family likely knows of a different one that they will swear by to cure dandruff. Here I'll list some of the most commonly recommended concoctions.

      1. Tea tree oil

      Tea tree oil has an anti-fungal quality and can be mixed into lotions, oils and shampoos. Massage the mixture into the scalp and let it sit for 15 minutes prior to rinsing clean.

      2. Coneflower and red clover extracts

      Aveda has a product named "Scalp Remedy" that is growing in popularity. It contains both coneflower and red clover extracts, comes with a dropper and is applied directly to the scalp after you shower.

      3. Oil soaks

      Scalp massages with moisturizing oils an hour or so before bathing are said to rejuvenate a dry scalp. Skin lotions will likely work as well.

      4. Vinegar rinses

      Some people have reported success after rinsing their hair with white or apple cider vinegar prior to bathing. It may have something to do with correcting your hair's PH balance.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to cure pimples overnight?
    I have about 14 on my face and wanna cure about 4main ones.

    • ANSWER:
      Use toothpaste. Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  25. QUESTION:
    the past year my foot been itching, aching, peeling, and be dry.?
    what are the best home remedies or treatment tat i can use.
    i think injury occur at work from chemical exposure, but dermatoligist miss diagnose me with use opinion and left me with no real facts of my condition... help.please.

    • ANSWER:
      it could be psoriasis. if it is, there is no cure but there is a few things that make it more tolerable.

  26. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a rash? Please help asap!!! :(?
    I have a rash almost all over my body, on my back, my stomch, my arms, and my legs. My body is really itchy! :( I need something that'll make it go away fast! It may have been my allergies, I'm not sure, but please help. /;

    • ANSWER:
      Causes Of Body Rashes:
      a.Allergy to dyes and chemicals in clothing
      b.Chemicals present in elastic, latex and rubber products
      c.Reaction to cosmetics, perfumes, soaps and detergents
      d.Heat rash
      e.Dermatitis
      f. Measles
      g.Dry Skin
      h.Chthyosis
      i. Anxiety
      j. Skin Contact with an irritant
      k.Food Allergy
      l. Bacterial or viral infection, e.g., by the viruses that cause chickenpox, smallpox, cold sores and m.Measles
      n.Fungal infection, such as ringworm
      o.Reaction to vaccination
      p.Skin diseases, such as eczema or acne
      q.Exposure to sun (sunburn) or heat
      r. Friction due to chafing of the skin
      s.Autoimmune disorders, such as psoriasis
      t. Lead poisoning
      u.Pregnancy

      Symptoms Of Body Rashes:
      1. Little red bumps
      2. Itchiness
      3. Stinging or burning sensation
      4. Pus-filled sacs
      5. Inflammation
      6. Lesion
      7. Dry, scaly patches
      8. Bruise-like spots
      9. Fever
      10.Pink-red rings on the skin
      11.Blisters

      Please see below some effected home remedies for body rashes. I hope these would really helpful for you.

      1.An effective home remedy for healing body rash would be to wash the affected area with chamomile tea. Take a cup of boiling water and steep 2-3 tsp fresh or dried chamomile flowers in it. Strain the decoction and cool it down.

      2.Olive oil is said to have therapeutic qualities. Apply olive oil to the affected area. It would penetrate the skin and cure the rash.

      3.A simple way to treat body rash would be to apply Aloe vera gel or pulp. Apply this on the affected region. This would be very helpful in treating the body rash.

      4.Apply baking soda on the affected body part. After applying it, press the area gently. It would provide relief from the irritation and also cure the rash.

      5.A poultice made from yellow dock root, chaparral and dandelion would be effective in treating skin rashes. Take a handful of herb and blend in the mixer, with water, to form a puree. Apply on the affected area and cover with cheesecloth or bandage.

      6.Take a piece of cotton cloth and dip it in calcium water or comfrey. Place this cloth on the affected area. Not only would it be calming, but also help reduce inflammation.

      7.Blend 10-15 basil leaves with 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Apply a coat of this mixture on the rashes.
      Increase the intake of food rich in Vitamin C. Citrus fruits will work best in this regard.

      8.Oatmeal bath proves useful in treating body rashes. Take a cup of uncooked oatmeal and pour it into the bathwater. Immerse your body in this water. Apart from providing instant relief, it would also heal the rash.

  27. QUESTION:
    Psoriasis - What works for you? Prescriptions? Over-the-counter products? Herbal remedies? Home remedies?
    What works best for managing the symptoms of Psoriasis?
    - Itching
    - Flaking
    - Redness
    - Scale buildup
    - Etc.

    What prescriptions have you tried that work well?

    What over-the-counter products have you used that work well?

    What herbal or home remedies have you tried that work well?

    • ANSWER:
      This is not dangerous or life threatening in any way. This is why no cure has been found yet. Doctors focus on life threatening diseases and there is no more than 2 paragraphs spent on this topic throughout the whole medical education. So for us.. its nothing more than just embaressing and annoying.

      I have been diagnosed with Seborrheic Dermatitis 15years ago and still struggling. It is mainly on my scalp moving out of the hairline now. And mild patches on other parts of the body such as arms, hips and groin area.
      What makes it so difficult is that our bodies dont respond the same way to certain "cures". Therefore, it is a process finding what works for you and illuminating what doesnt.

      I have recently also done some research on Psoriasis. This condition is VERY similar to Sebborrheic Dermatitis and often misdiagnosed by dermatologists unless a proper biopsy is done and tested. Although these two conditions are different diseases, they seem to have pretty much the same treatments. The only difference I could find, is that Psoriasis could also be treated with UV light treatment.

      Apparently Psoriasis is also the one that is found on other parts of the body, besides the scalp, and is also more difficult to get rid of than SD.
      Well, whichever disease I might have (mine wasnt properly diagnosed), I have tried EVERYTHING. These cures (as mentioned) might work for another person, but I havent found mine yet. But here is a couple of tips on what you might want to try (maybe it works for you, as it has apparently worked for others in the past - the essential oils had the best result for me personally thusfar).

      1) Cut out all sugar and yeast from your diet. (incl. beer, wine, ect)

      2) Chickweed. This is NOT chickpees. Its dried leaves, almost looks like dried parsley. Boil it in water for 20mins, and use the "tea" to drink and rinse your hair/body. You dont have to rinse it out.

      3) For the scalp, you can rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. This is because the acid is strong enough to kill the bad flora, but weak enough for the good flora to survive. It restores the balance between the two.

      4) Coconut oil. Coconuts have natural anti-bacterial properties. Bathing in coconut milk is another option.

      5) I have tried several prescribed shampoos, ointments and creams containing coal tar, cortizone ect. These are pretty harsh on the skin and I personally try to stay away from it as they dont seem to work (for me) anyway.

      6) Milk of Magnesia seemed to have worked for many people. Especially if the problem area is on the face. This is a laxative / antacid. Its name comes from its white milky appearance (similar to gavascon). But this has offered almost immediate relief to many. (unfortunately not me :( ) You use it like you use a normal cream soap and leave it on for a couple of minutes and then rinse. Or if its on the scalp: use it like a shampoo and while you wash, leave it on. then shampoo and condition as normal.

      7) Miracle whip. There are some ingredients in this product that has proven to work for some. I havent tried it yet, but its definitely on my list for this weekend! you leave it on for several hours and then rinse. Ill let you know how it goes.

      8) Then the oils that has been the best option for me sofar: I make a mixture of wheatgerm oil, coconut oil, bergamot and teatree oil. I put it in a little spraybottle (which just makes application easier) and every night apply it thoroughly to the whole scalp, massaging it in. Then rinse it out the next morning. This seem to remove the scales quite nicely.

      9) Exposure to sunlight. This is a bit harder if its on the scalp, since the hair is obviously in the way. But apparently the UVA, UVB and UVC helps. Not too much though.. you dont want to get burnt and develop other diseases later on!! So moderate exposure.

      10) The bananapeel exfoliation. You use the inside of a banapeel and rub it against the effected area. Havent tried that yet either. But apparently its effective for some.

      11) RELAX! Emotional stress definitely has an effect on this condition! My condition flared up really badly since my mother passed away from a really bad cancer she suffered from for 2 years. Try yoga.. try an excersizing program.. meditation.. whatever makes you relax :)

      12) Fish oils. Whether its a tin of pilchards everyday or taken as a supplement.

      Good luck! I will keep you posted if I make any other miracle discoveries! ;)

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my BACK ACNE?
    Since I started school I have gotten a lot of stress, my back has been breaking out like crazy. I have a lot of pimples(small & big one), blackhead, whitehead, scars, etc... The only thing I can wear are long t-shirts that cover my entire back & my arms. Yes i also have pimples on my arms, & chest. I would love to wear a pretty dress without a cardigan, I cant wear a lot of pretty things because my back looks so hideous. I try to be with less stress, but problems just seem to be getting harder. I know there is no such things like a magical cream that made them disappear, I know it takes time, but please if you had or have met someone that cure it, please comment what you/ or them used, I would really like to know. If it requires buying something please make sure it can be affordable ( im dont have a job, im a student & im 14) for me, but if its expensive at least it will help me. So please help, im really insecure about my back, & arms...

    • ANSWER:
      ) I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      For more information on acne you can check out this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  29. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Psoriasis? HELP!?
    I've been looking for a cure to psoriasis for a little while now, and I've looked all over the internet, but everyone seems to be giving advice to how to soften it and make it less noticeable etc. but I'm wondering is there any creams or home remedies that will actually get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      After years of treating my psoriasis with prescription medications with little or no success, I decided to look for the alternative treatments. I came across SerenaSkin herbal remedies, their testimonials were promising, so I gave it a try. It turned to be the best treatment I've ever tried. Next day of applying ointment and spray I could feel the start of the healing, in a week my skin cleared up. I also took anti-psoriasis extract to keep the disease under control. More than a year later I'm free of psoriasis.

  30. QUESTION:
    is there a forum to dicusss psoriasis ?
    I have loacalised psoriasis and the doctor has asked me to reduce stress , need some assistance from like afflicted people

    • ANSWER:
      Hi KDI

      Here is some information about the disease and some natural cures in case your interested.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you.

      Cheers

  31. QUESTION:
    Could someone tell me the pro's and cons of BRAGG's apple cider vinegar health system?
    I bought my first bottle of apple cider vinegar and its a Bragg's product. Never heard of them before but they seem to sell books on natural health and have some kind of health system using vinegar and other natural products. How would you rate this company? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Braggs is a good brand because the apple cider vinegar (ACV) is raw and organic, so it still has active enzymes since they haven't been killed by pasteurization and its less likely to have toxic chemical fertilizers that can be high in heavy metals. You can actually make ACV at home yourself but its so much easier to just buy it made:
      http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/how_to_make_apple_cider_vinegar.html

      It can be used orally and topically.

      The biggest benefit is it can help us alkalize over time. Most of us eat processed acidic foods which eventually lead to disease over time. A common alkalizing remedy:

      Slowly pour two teaspoons (to two tablespoons) of organic raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) over 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). After it stops fizzing, add one cup of water and drink this two to three times a day for four to five days a week (on an empty stomach).

      You can leave out the baking soda. Some add it because typically when you take ACV, the bicarbonates in the stomach neutralize the acidity of ACV and some worry that in time the body can become depleted in bicarbonates. Baking soda is chemically sodium bicarbonate and is used in many antacid medications to neutralize acid.

      People also use ACV topically (usually diluted 50/50 with water) for various skin conditions (e.g. acne, psoriasis, muscle aches).

      The problem is you have people who ignorantly post something doesn't work despite many who have tired something and found that it did work for them. No remedy works for everyone but if a significant number of people who conventional medicine didn't work for or they didn't have the money for conventional medicine or they wanted to go the natural route on their own tried a remedy that has been handed down for hundreds of years and found relief, I think that's enough to give the remedy credibility.

      On the home remedy website earhclinic.com, here are just a few ailments where numerous unique users posted positive feedback how apple cider vinegar (ACV) helped them (many of these people use Braggs because it is one of the few raw organic apple cider vinegars widely sold in local markets):

      50 people here posted how ACV helped their acne
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/acne.html

      40 people posted here how ACV helped when they had the flu
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/flu.html

      301 and one people posted how ACV helped with their acid reflux
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/acid_reflux.html

      60 people posted how ACV helped with their gout
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/gout.html

      61 people posted how ACV helped them when they suffered from a UTI
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/bladder_infection.html

      40 people posted how ACV helped them with sinus congestion
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/sinus_congestion2.html

      82 people posted how ACV helped with food poisoning
      http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/food_poisoning.html

      Now even with such positive feedback, you will always have brainwashed sheople still blindly and ignorantly fight that ACV has no benefits even if evidence hit them in the face. I tried ACV for myself and felt the benefits and that is what you must do for yourself as well to truly know if it will work for you.

  32. QUESTION:
    How can you treat psriosis at home (home remedy)?

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis:
      Beauty is undeniably more than skin deep, and no cream or lotions will solve skin problems, unless you eat to provide your skin with the nutrients it needs for repair and renewal .
      Psoriasis - A chronic condition which tends to run in families - effects about one person in 50 in Britain and the United States.
      It is characterised by scaly pink patches, commonly appearing on the elbows, knees, shins and scalp, fingernails and toenails are also often affected.
      Although there is as yet no cure for the disease, a combination of healthy diet and prescribed skin ointments enables most sufferers to keep their symptoms under control.
      Many people with psoriasis find that their symptoms improve after they have been in the sun.
      Moderately severe psoriasis may be treated with PUVA (the combination of a light-sensitive psoralen drug and exposure to long-wave ultraviolet light).
      Recent research has found that sufferers have a faulty metabolism of vitamin D, and a patient may be prescribed the vitamin in the form of an ointment.
      Psoriasis can be either helped or exacerbated by food choices.
      Oily fish - such as mackerel and trout - have been shown to relieve some symptoms of psoriasis and should form a regular part of the diet.
      They contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have an anti-inflammatory effect, as well as large amounts of vitamin D.
      Many people find that simply cutting out certain foods from their diet results in a marked improvement.
      Examples of foods which may be worth excluding are: Dairy produce, animal fats, meat and spices.
      cut out offal because this contains an essential fatty acid called Arachidonic Acid, which the body converts to pro-inflammatory prostaglandins, which will irritate the condition.
      However, it is advisable to consult a nutritionist before eliminating too many foods from the diet.
      Reducing alcohol intake may also be beneficial, since it is a vasodilator - it widens blood vessels and increases the blood flow to the skin - which causes the skin to become reddened and warm, exacerbating the itching and flaking of psoriasis.

      I hope this information will help.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is aloe vera good for acne, and acne scars?
    I read somewhere that its good for acne because it cures it without overdrying, and it also fades scars, is that true???

    • ANSWER:
      I am not too sure about the scars, but its great for treating acne. You should also treat the root cause of acne. Pure and healthy blood does not create acne. Healthy diet is good. Washing your face with a herbal soap will help. Avoid oily or fried foods.
      A steam facial will also help open up the pores of the skin. Do not pop the pimples, this causes scars.

      HOME REMEDIES FOR ACNE
      * Orange peel has been found very effective in the local treatment of acne. mixed well with water on a piece of stone, the peel should be applied to the affected areas.
      * There are several things that you can do with fresh lemon. Slice a lemon in half and rub it on the effected area and leave it over night and rinse your face in the morning or squeeze the juice and mix it with rose water and apply to the effected areas.
      * Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly help in healing of the scars of the acne. Aloe Vera juice can be found at most health stores.
      * Cucumber is one of the easiest and refreshing treatments used for the treatment of acne and to refreshen up the skin. It makes our skin feel looking young. Blend the cucumber into a paste and apply it on the affected area. Leave it for 30 to 45 minutes and then wash it off.
      * Paste of sandalwood (chandan) powder with black gram (masoor) dal can be used on facial skin to treat the acne. Keep it overnight and wash it with cold water the next day.
      * Tomato can also be used for the treatment of blackheads and to open the pores of the skin. Cut the tomato and rub it on the skin. Leave on for fifteen minutes. Wash it off with water. This will reduce open pores and blackheads. This treatment is good particularly for oily skin.
      * Garlic has been used successfully in the treatment of acne. Rub raw garlic on the affected skin several times a day, it will help to remove the scars. Chronic forms of acne are also healed by this method.
      * Make a paste of nutmeg (jaiphal) with unboiled milk and apply on affected area. This works as a wonderful ointment. Pimples disappear without leaving a mark.
      * Egg whites are also used to get rid of acne. Apply it on face and leave overnight. Wash off in the morning.
      * Neem is used for the treatment of all sorts of skin problems. It contains Nimbidol and Gedunin, which have very good fungicidal properties. Neem has proved to be beneficial in skin disorders such as warts, scabies, psoriasis, eczema, and even dandruff. It is extremely effective in acne treatment.
      * Take 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Make a paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.
      * Before going to bed apply ice on the face. This will reduce the inflammation and burning sensation on the skin and also lighten the scars of the acne.
      * Mix 1-tablespoon groundnut oil with 1-tablespoon fresh limejuice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples.
      * Make a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves. Apply it over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.
      * Niacin and vitamin A are used for the treatment of the acne. It is recommended to take100 mg niacin, three times daily, and 50,000 international units of vitamin A, three times daily. Vitamin E, 400 mg, should be taken once daily. This therapy should be continued for a month.
      * Take a teaspoon of coriander juice; mix it with a pinch of turmeric powder. It is a very effective home made ointment for pimples and blackheads. The mixture should be applied to the face after thoroughly washing it every night before going to bed. Mint juice can be used in a similar manner as coriander juice.
      * Juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) can also be applied on swelling pimples.
      * Cornstarch when combined with water can be used as a mask to absorb oil.
      * Hot fomentation can be applied locally to open up the pores and to bring out the waste matter. The affected parts should then be washed with cold water. The patient should take sun and air baths by exposing the whole body to the sun and air.
      * Do not wash face with soap and water, wash it in the morning and night with lukewarm salty water. Soap is a drying agent and may worsen the acne, whereas lukewarm salty water may help remove oils without drying the skin.
      * Fresh limejuice mixed to a glass of boiled milk can be applied to the face as a face wash for pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.
      * Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomegranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.
      * Drinking of wheatgrass juice may remove acne.
      * Apply a small amount of toothpaste (paste, not gel) on pimples before bed; this helps dry out the pimples.

  34. QUESTION:
    Any advise on how t reduce dandruff?
    I have dandruff and I've been trying to reduce it by using herbal shampoos and other home remedies..
    Can anyone suggest some stuff to reduce it?
    Its giving me pimples and hair loss... :(
    I've tried Lemon juice and vinegar also.. but there was no change.. its really bad, and i've had it for too long.. i started using this shampoo called "Herbal Essences" and it reduced the dandruff amount to an extent, but i'll try out what each one of u said :)
    thank u :D

    • ANSWER:
      Serious Treatment for Dandruff accompanied with Hair Loss: Segals Solutions.

      It's a cure in the real sense, unlike a superficial treatment that makes dandruff go and come time and again. Segals Solutions contains some real dedicated stuff that moisturises the scalp, rejuvenates the hair root and gets you everlasting hair and scalp health. It's a proven and researched remedy. Just go through what all it's made of and you get to know why nothing else could be as formidable. It's made available in India as well. Even if you go on experimenting with products, I could tell you based upon my experiences that you are going to come to Segals Solutions in the end for the ultimate relief.

      If you got pimples, it might be scalp-psoriasis. Check out that. If that's your case, tell Segals guys specifically about that; they got a solution for that as well.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me how to treat psoriasis by home remedy?
    looking for natural cure

    • ANSWER:
      Botanicals as a psoriasis treatment have been around for longer than the condition had a name. There isn't anything bad that can be said about botanical oils. Skin Original is one product that harnesses the healing power of these ingredients.

  36. QUESTION:
    know anything about psoriasis?
    i have it all over my haed and it tends to pop up in random places. i know there is no cure. im on medication and two kinds of topical creams. i wasnt to know if there are any good diets, home remedies or anything else that helps psoriasis.

    • ANSWER:
      The best treatment i've found that works for my psoriasis is herbal remedies from serenaskin.com. Cream and spray cleared my scalp and skin, now i take anti-psoriasis extract to prevent future flare-ups. It works for me very well.

  37. QUESTION:
    Dr fish cure psoriasis in Kangal, Turkey, have you been there?
    Has anyone out there been to a spa in Kangal, Turkey where "dr fish" help to releive conditions such as psoriasis, arthritis etc? I would like to go, but would like some feedback first if anyone has been. I don't think it is a cure, but if I could get several months relief from a visit it may be worth it. Bookings can be made through Blue World Travel, has anyone used Blue World Travel before? Please reply if you or someone you know has been to see the "dr fish".

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Odashar

      I dont know Dr fish, but I do know how to heal the issue (below).

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  38. QUESTION:
    HOW TO CURE RED FACE FROM ACNE?
    Well I got really bad acne in 7th grade and I started going to a dermatologist a year ago. He prescribed a acne gel called "Aczone" it worked in getting rid of my acne but now my face is ALWAYS red (especially the area surrounding my nose/inner cheeks) I only spot with acne but I have a few acne scars there. My dermatologist told me to only apply the gel defy night but I would apply before school and before bed, and I would rub the cream on rather than dotting the big ones. Is that the reason why my face is so red? I've limited my application of gel the last six months but it doesn't seem to be working. My skin is also dry on the red area. Please let me know any remedies/tips/products that ACTUALLY help. Thanks. I'm only 14.

    • ANSWER:
      Can use toothpaste as well. Here are some tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne.To treat mild, occasional breakouts.
      How it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application.Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes.Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoids
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoids, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoids can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoids have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “Its wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface.This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  39. QUESTION:
    whats a good home or herbal remedy for eczema?
    and dont suggest that I see a Dr. or Dermatologist. Obviously I'm interested in some alternative ways to handle the condition.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to make an ointment that worked wonders for all kinds of skin problems including bed sores, psoriasis, burns, etc.

      I made an ointment with Calendula (calendula offininalis), plantain (plantago major), and butter and eggs (antirrhirinum linaria) a yellow form of snapdragon.

      Take 8 parts of base material (lard, vegetable shortening, etc) 2 parts calendula, and butter and eggs, and 1 part plantain.

      Put all ingredients in a container and heat until the herbs turn dark brown or black, Scoop the herbs out of the base material and allow the base material to set. You can add a little beeswax if you like.

      After this ointment cured my Uncle's bed sore even the doctors became interested in the ointment.

      Two friends Everett (in Nashville), and Kassandra (in British Columbia) loved the stuff to treat their psoriasis.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of acne?!?
    I know people say there's no cure for acne but im honestly sick and tired of it. I've had acne since the end of grade 3... I'm about to go into grade 10 and it really is annoying.. I hate having to spend an hour on makeup every morning! I eat healthy and drink lots of water and I take those perfect skin pills and I wash my face every day and exercise and stuff but nothing helps. Nobody else in my family has or had acne so it's not genetics.
    Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. Here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)
      14) Hydrogen Peroxide 3%

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. You can leave overnight don't expose yourself to sunlight. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Neem oil
      It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection.
      Benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products.

      Hydrogen Peroxide 3%
      It can help to dry out acne by killing bacteria on the skin.Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply it either to the acne breakouts on your face. You also may opt to apply hydrogen peroxide to your entire face to help prevent future breakouts. Allow the hydrogen peroxide to do its job -- wait until the bubbling stops in approximately a minute or two. Rinse your face with water. Apply an oil-free moisturizer to prevent skin from drying out.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      This website has lots of information on foods and acne you can check it out on this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  41. QUESTION:
    Itchy scalp that leads to bleeding?
    Hi, I've had this condition since I was 10 I am 34 now. It's mild, but chronic. I'd scratch my head because it itches (and also when I'm nervous) and sometimes I get some blood where I itched. I showed a doctor, she wasn't very alarmed, just gave me medicine for my thinning hair (or I thought it was thinning, it's actually fine). What home remedies can I use for the itch? hoping that will prevent the bleeding? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Causes and Symptoms of Itchy Scalp

      Seborrheic dermatitis, also referred to as dandruff or cradle cap in case of children, is one of the most common causes of Itchy Scalp. Skin conditions like Contact Dermatitis, Scalp Psoriasis, Ringworm of scalp, Folliculitis and other fungal and bacterial infections may also affect the scalp and cause itching.

      The presence of head lice too may cause intense itching on the scalp. Besides, factors like dry scalp, inadequate hygiene, overuse of chemical hair care products, scalp sunburn and stress tend to increase the risk of developing this problem.

      Scalp irritation, redness, pain and itching are the primary symptoms of Itchy Scalp. The condition may also be characterized by the presence of pus filled bumps on the scalp and area behind the ears. Scratching the Itchy Scalp persistently may further lead to scaling of the skin, swelling and hair loss.

      Natural Home Remedies for Itchy Scalp

      • Lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, avocado oil and German chamomile oil are excellent natural home remedies for Itchy Scalp. Mix these oils in equal proportions and, add some water and finally apply the resultant mixture to heal Itchy Scalp in a natural way.

      • Application of olive oil, margosa oil, coconut oil and tea tree oil is also beneficial in Itchy Scalp home treatment. In this regard, a combination of olive oil and almond is regarded as a therapeutic natural remedy for Itchy Scalp caused by dandruff.

      • Boil a mixture of three bags of chamomile tea and about three sprigs of rosemary (chopped). Then, cool and strain the mixture. Finally, rinse the hair with this solution to cure Itchy Scalp naturally at home. Alternatively, a combination of crushed rosemary leaves and chamomile oil can also be used.

      • Lemon juice is also considered good for hair. Thus, simply rubbing some lemon juice on the scalp and rinsing the hair after a few minutes is one of the most effective Itchy Scalp home remedies.

      • Add two drops of peppermint oil in a cup of water and massage the scalp gently with this solution for a few minutes. Finally, wash the hair to relieve Itchy Scalp due to dryness. Similarly, warm jojoba oil is useful in moisturizing the scalp and hence easing and soothing Itchy Scalp due to dryness.

      • Applying aloe vera gel on the scalp for about ten to fifteen minutes and then washing it off is one of the most popular natural home remedies for Itchy Scalp.

      • Massaging the scalp with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water is another natural cure for reducing Itchy Scalp considerably. To prepare this home remedy, mix one part of apple cider vinegar in four parts of warm water.

      • Simply combing the hair about 5-6 times before bed time is useful in improving blood circulation in the scalp and getting rid of scalp problems.

      • Baking soda is considered highly beneficial for easing and reducing Itchy Scalp. For this, apply a paste prepared by adding some water in baking powder on the scalp for about half and hour and then wash it off. It would be better to apply some extra virgin olive oil on the scalp and hair before using this remedy.

  42. QUESTION:
    dermovate cream for psoriases,where is it available?
    dermovate cream 25 mg is manufactured in Saudi Arabia,this is a miracle drug for psoriases. can some body let me know where i can get it from ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Azher

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  43. QUESTION:
    Any advise on extremely bad psoriasis?
    Doctor not an option, any vitamins or skin creme or home remedys that you have tried that have been successful? Extremely bad on most of the body.
    thanks but this is not a touch of it. It is a extremely bad. (don't go out in public) case. Head to toe! seriously bad.

    • ANSWER:
      Psoriasis is an extremely difficult problem to treat, as even though it is an 'external' condition, the causes are most likely internal. (possible essential fatty acid deficiency) Just a couple of suggestions that could help are: sunlight (carefully of course, but almost always improves the condition), and getting more essential fatty acids... in the form of EPA, GLA, and evening primrose oil. Also, watch your diet, be cautious of eating citrus fruits, tomatoes, red meats, carbonated beverages, saturated fats, hydrogenated fats, alcohol, sweets and pastry. These foods tend to make the condition worse. In your diet, yellow foods seem to be useful for long term help. Also, eat soybeans, tofu, and lecithin as they help to reduce cholesterol. Raw vegetables, carrots, any green vegetables, etc. are especially helpful. Hope this helps...
      Also, as far as creams, etc... Although it doesn't claim for be a cure for psoriasis, I would suggest you might try either Arbonne NutriminC RE9 skin care system (it is their anti-aging line) because it contains many proprietary ingredients that include fatty acids, and other things that help the skin to 'rejuvinate' quicker, or, possibly the Arbonne Baby Care line of products, because they are so gentle...and all natural. I know for a fact that the baby care line has helped many people that suffer from eczema...which is somewhat similar to psoriasis. I'll leave a link to the Arbonne Website for you, you might find some answers there.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have scalp psoriasis?? need home remedy to cure it.?
    I have scalp psoriasis?? need home remedy to cure it.??? medicines doesn't work.
    NEED HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  45. QUESTION:
    Will Psoriasis get worse after 30 years ?
    I got psoriasis since my 7 years..... now i am 31 and it spreads all over my body and these days it reoccurs often and heard that it will be severe after 30 years...... will it get worser after 30?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Paltogod

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue. You probably didnt understand what this issue really is and after reading below you'll be on your way to healing in no time.

      Cause
      Psoriasis is metabolic in nature and can be triggered by environmental or stressful conditions, poor diet, flu-like conditions, the administration of penicillin, and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with psoriasis are also a higher risk of rheumatoid diseases.

      Psoriasis can be caused by food allergies, essential fatty acid deficiencies, low digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels, vitamin B complex deficiencies, emotional stress, illness, drugs (such as beta-blockers, lithium, and chloroquine), poison ivy or oak, skin damage, and several infections, bacterial or viral in origin.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: The following essential oils are recommended: bergamot (to help heal skin plaques), lavender (to reduce excessive itching), melissa (for irritated skin), jasmine (for dry sensitive skin), geranium (for dry irritating skin), and sandalwood mysore (for dehydrated, inflamed, and sensitive skin).

      Diet: Screen for and eliminate all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive. Eat a varied diet of organic, whole foods, rotating foods as much as possible. Eliminate wheat and wheat products for 1-3 months. Consume seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and each day, on a rotating basis, take one tablespoon of olive or flaxseed oil, and be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water. Organic beef, venison, poultry, garlic, onions, parsley, organic plain yogurt, and sauerkraut are also recommended.

      Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy Cream® applied topically can soothe symptoms.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of burdock, sarsaparilla, and cleavers tinctures and take one teaspoon three times a day. Silymarin (milk thistle) is also helpful for psoriasis due to its positive effects on liver function.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Psorinum, Sulfur, Graphites, Cuprum met., and Arsen alb.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can be helpful: apple and carrot; beet, cucumber, and grape; and beet, carrot, burdock, yellowdock and garlic.

      Lifestyle: Mild cases of psoriasis may be helped by daily exposure to sunlight. Frequent exercise is also recommended.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can be helpful: evening primrose oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin B Complex, vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, folic acid, lecithin, zinc, and a multimineral supplement. Taking hydrochloric acid (HCL) with each meal can also be of use.

      In Europe fumaric acid treatment in the form of fumaric acid tablets, ointment, lotion, and scalp lotions is widely used to reverse symptoms of psoriasis

      Topical Treatment: Apply seawater to the affected skin several times daily. Linseed or avocado oil, aloe vera gel, and/or capsaicin cream applied topically can reduce the scaling, thickness, redness, and itching.

      Best of health to you

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the cure of back acne naturally ?

    • ANSWER:
      I used home remedies with my acne. I started taking zinc for my acne and I have no more acne. Here are other tips that might be helpful:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon juice
      3) Apple cider vinegar
      4) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      5) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      6) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      OR: Here are seven best methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      Blue-Light Therapy
      If you want the latest preventive treatment—and don’t mind plunking down some cash for it.
      How it works: Once or twice a week, you use a handheld device to aim a beam of blue light onto your skin. “It’s wavelength hits and kills acne-causing bacteria,” so any brewing pimples never come to the surface. This method will not address existing blemishes. Doctors typically suggest combining blue-light therapy with other remedies, such as topical treatments. To make things easy, consider a blue-light device that comes in a kit. At-home devices are smart alternatives to multiple costly treatments at a doctor’s office.

      Oral Antibiotics
      If you experience painful bumps below the skin surface and your pimples leave lasting marks. “Oral antibiotics act from the inside to kill the bacteria that cause acne,” says Keri. They also reduce the inflammation associated with pimples, so deep-seated blemishes hurt less and leave fewer scars.

      Doctors usually prescribe them to get a severe condition under control and may then switch to topical treatments. Some antibiotics must be taken on an empty stomach, so read the label carefully.
      http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/face/ways-to-treat-acne-00000000038296/page9.html

  47. QUESTION:
    I need inexpensive ways to cure dandruff.. HELP...?
    My dandruff seems to be getting worse, ive tried head and shoulder [made it worse] i tried nizoral [expensive and not much of a difference]. Any natural ways [ex:home remedies?]

    • ANSWER:
      It may not just be dandruff...it can be seborea dermatitis or even psoriasis....

      Here are some over the counter products (OTC) you can try:
      Nutragena T-Sal
      Nutragena T-Gel
      Elta Lite Tar Gel
      Elta Tar Gel
      Betamide Shampoo

      If nizoral did not help ask your Doctor for some Clobetalsol shampoo oh ya ask your Doctor for some Derma-Smooth FS oil you apply it at bed time and wash it off in the morning...It is messy so it comes with a shower cap...but it helps....You can also use OLUX Foam or LUXIQ Foam....but I think tar shampoos work well so try them (listed above as OTC) Good Luck...


cures for psoriasis home remedy

Dandruff Herbal Remedies

Your "crowning glory", or your hair, plays a huge role in your well-being. Society gives great importance on appearance, and hair is one of the first aspects of an individual that are noticed. Thus, having hair loss problems can result in a feeling of being unattractive and a low self-esteem. Hair is surprisingly picky when it comes to how to properly treat it, and chemicals simply aren't doing it any good. Herbal hair loss treatment refers to the application of naturally available herbs and other medicine's in the curing process of hair loss. Herbal research has shown that herbal products provide a safe and effective way to treat your hair for any problems, ranging from hair loss to dandruff. herbal remedies have several advantages over commercial ones: they are easy to procure, inexpensive, and safe since they are natural and have no side effects. Here are a few herbs that are believed to help reduce hair loss and aid in encouraging hair regrowth:

1. Ginkyo biloba enhances blood flow in the brain, thus supplying more nutrients to the hair follicles which enhance hair growth by stimulating the follicle stimulating hormone. Camella sinesis contains catechins which inhibits the 5 alpha reeducates enzymes that convert testosterone into DHT hormone which is the major cause of hair loss.

2. Green tea is well known for the numerous health benefits it offers. Now, a growing body of research is suggesting that this health boosting tea is also an effective herbal hair loss treatment. Researchers have long known that green tea contains anti-oxidants which make it beneficial to so many aspects of human health. A group of scientists at the Laboratory of Cutaneous Aging in Korea wanted to see if these same anti-oxidants could work against baldness. They were very encouraged by their results.

3. GOTU KOLA is a perennial plant native to Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. It has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years in India, China and Indonesia. It used to be a popular youth tonic and was believed to improve mental clarity. Because of its ability to heal wounds, combat inflammation and treat various skin conditions, it can be found in many natural topical products for treating hair loss.

4. This has been used for centuries by Indian tribes in South America. They claim that aloe vera makes their hair thick and healthy. Rub some aloe vera gel into your hair and scalp every night. Aloe vera has an enzyme called superoxide dismutane. That, plus its ability to trigger the formation of nitric oxide, will stimulate hair growth in people who have male pattern baldness. This is one of the best hair loss treatment.

5. ELEUTHERO ROOT, also called Siberian ginseng, is a distant relative of Asian ginseng. It is a popular folk medicine in Russia and China. Eleuthero is a herbal antioxidant and it is believed to be anti-inflammatory and to be able to increase endurance, improve memory, boost the immune system and help protect cells from damage due to environmental conditions.

6. The root extract of Nettle plant is very helpful in combating hair loss. If none can be found, you can buy it in pill or capsule form. Nettle root contains lipids and minerals that will stimulate your hair follicles and thus encourage the regrowth of hair. You can take it alone, but it is more effective when used side-by-side with Saw Palmetto. Get a few Saw Palmetto gel capsules and pierce them. Combine five drops of it with an equal amount of Nettle root extract. Combine them well and rub the mixture gently onto your scalp. Leave this on for an hour to let it absorb.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of extremely chronic dandruff with home materials?
    I really have severe oily dandruff mostly in my hairline. I searched online for solutions, but they all suggested to buy strange exotic plant/herbal remedies (tea tree oil, camphor?!). I really need some remedies that can get rid of dandruff permanently...that can be made at home

    • ANSWER:
      -get a big bowl filled to the top with warm water
      - add the whole bottle of tea tree oil
      -add a dime size of shampoo and conditioner
      -the add some camphor
      -mix everything together
      - next get a cup for like drinking water and fill it with the stuff in the bowl
      -next when your in the shower wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner then before you wash off dumped the cup filled with the stuff from the bwol over your head and mix in then wash off and dnadruff will be gone! email me if you want more measurements and more directions

  2. QUESTION:
    What has helped you the most with dandruff?
    Herbal remedies, prescribed shampoos?? If it's some kind of home remedy, could you explain it to me?

    • ANSWER:
      Never scratch your scalp, no matter how itchy, as that is the road to madness. Wet a comb, morning and evening, and comb it out, rinsing it after each comb

  3. QUESTION:
    is there any strong home remedies for dandruff?
    I have kind of dry, round shaped granules which is white in colour, its nt going and I m loosing hair for this reason, kindly help me out to do something at home using herbal remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      Do not use shampoo or bathing soap to wash your hair. Use REETHA+ ANWLAA+ SHIKAKAI mixture pre soaked in water to wash your hairs. Do not use electric hair drier to dry up your hair, let them dry naturally by petting & jerking with towel.
      Apply sour curd to the roots of hair with finger tips & after drying wash your hairs. Use Olive oil or coconut oil to lubricate your hair.
      Use MULTANI MITTI to wash your hair twice a month. Apply Aloevera pulp to your scalp twice a month.
      Apply Heena paste to your scalp at bed time & wash in morning thrice a month.
      If you observe the suggestions regularly for 1 month you will get rid of dandruff. Have your fine comb & towel separate. Avoid direct sun light over hairs.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some really good ways to get rid of dandruff?
    I have horrible dandruff. I have many large and small flakes of dandruff that are constantly falling out of my hair and getting stuck. I think it is so embarrassing. My scalp itches a lot and i constantly feel like my head is dirty because of the build up of dandruff. I don't know what else to use. What do you find is the most effective at getting rid of this kind of persistent dandruff.

    P.S. I know it isn't psoriasis. It's definitely not that.

    • ANSWER:
      Many herbal and homeopathic remedies have been formulated with specific ingredients to help soothe and naturally hydrate the scalp. Natrium Muriaticum is a biochemic tissue salt that has an excellent reputation for effectively treating rashes and all itching skin conditions, including scalp disorders. Kali. Sulph. also promotes healing, reduces inflammation and removes infected or dead cells.

      Trifolium pratense is a well-known cleansing herb for skin disorders and has the ability to improve lymph functioning and reduce lymphatic swellings - helping to purify and detoxify the system.

      One natural therapy that seems to be effective is daily shampooing with a tea tree oil infused shampoo. Tea tree oil has been used for centuries as an antiseptic, antibiotic and antifungal agent. It's now included in a number of shampoos found in natural foods stores.

      Please note – Tea tree oil is generally well tolerated but may cause allergic reactions in some people. ‘Raw' tea tree oil can hurt broken skin, or irritate healthy skin, so test it on a different part of your skin before you try it on your head or use a shampoo that contains tee tree oil instead.

      Get more details if you need on the above here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/d/dandruff.htm

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it better to wash your hair more or less often if you are dandruff prone?
    I have dandruff prone hair, that usually stays under control when I use head n shoulders every other day or daily. My scalp is oily on the second day so I usually can't go longer than two days without washing. I only use conditioner on the ends, which are really dry. I'd love to be able to go a week without washing my hair, because I've heard that's really good for your hair. The only problem is my scalp feels dirty, itchy and oily on day 2! Do you have any tips to go longer without washing?

    • ANSWER:
      Believe it or not the type of shampoo and conditioner either helps or makes it worse for dandruff prone. Head and shoulders helps.
      Also the water temperature plays a role too, if you have a lot of hot water it makes it worse not only does it dries your scalp, it makes it itch and frizzy. Try luke warm and After shampooing and conditioning rinse your hair in cold water for a couple minutes, this will help bring out the natural shine.
      Mineral deposits can make your hair dull, air polution, smoke, coloring, sun rays, smog, heat styling can make hair worse.
      Styling aids can also make the situation worse, so look for a product that is not greasy and that won't weigh your hair down.
      Actually, by washing your hair less will bring out the natural oils out and in time will be balanced. First try to was your hair every other day(if you can go three days its better) beause it takes about three days for the oils in your hair to balanced, have you ever noticed that after three days your hair is starting to look better?)
      Washing your hair every day can strip off your natural oils and again, you need the balance.
      Styling your hair to much can leave it britle, dried, and damage, that can lead to breakage, dullness, and can get corse. Try deep conditioning, depends how dried and damage your hair is, once or several times a week should work.
      You can also tried this natural remedies(some may sound silly but they do work) or you can buy hair products but they can be pricy.
      Mayonnaise, put it all over your hair, cover it with a shower cap, and let it sit for half and hour or one hour. Shampoo and rinse.
      Mash 1/2 of an avocado with 1/4 cup mayonnaise-real mayo with eggs and oil on it. Apply to scalp first then massage well, come out the ends of your hair. Cover with shower cap, wrap your head in a hot, wet towel, leave for half an hour or longer.
      Before you shampoo, masage salt(yes, salt) table salt works, into the scalp for a couple minutes, shampoo and rinse. This helps with the dandruff and itchiness.
      Use a strong organic herbal tea(that has cooled) after shampooing and conditioning, gently massage into your hair and let sit. Rinse out with cool water. This removes dandruff, reduces itch and adds shine.
      In between washing, sprinkle baby powder(lightly) on your hair, and run your fingers through your hair kind of fluff, this will absorb the oils in your hair and it won't look oily or dirty. Hope this was useful.

  6. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies did you use to put your Seborrheic Dermatitis in remission?
    The doctor gave me prescription-levels of salicylic acid, but it didn't seem to help that much. It made my skin peel and the dermatitis patch was still there--it's on my forehead.

    Anyone know of any remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Seborrheic dermatitis can be kept under control with treatment and good hygiene. However, seborrheic dermatitis cannot be prevented, and may recur. To reduce the symptoms of dandruff, shampoos containing selenium sulfide or tea tree oil such as Selsun, Tegrin, T-Gel or Ionil-T are recommended. Seborrheic dermatitis that develops on the face and body should be washed with soap and water daily. If Seborrheic dermatitis affects facial hair such as mustache or beard, shaving the area usually helps. Other treatments that may be prescribed by your doctor or dermatologist include medicated shampoos, antifungal drugs, topical corticosteroids and sulfur products.

      More and more people are opting for natural approaches to treat skin conditions. Treatments such as herbal remedies and tissue salts have been used for centuries to optimize skin health with some amazing results. Using herbs are safe and effective for the skin and do not contain harsh synthetic ingredients and chemicals like so many skincare and cosmetic products.

      Herbs such as Galium aperine (Cleavers) and Trifolium pratense (red clover) have a wide range of therapeutic effects that acts as a cleansing tonic, blood purifier and lymphatic cleanser. Tissue salts such as Natrium muriaticum, Kalium muriaticum and Kalium sulphate help to maintain skin health and promote well-hydrated skin.

  7. QUESTION:
    How Can I Get Rid Of My Horrible Dandruff?
    I have tried anti-dandruff shampoo, all of them.

    I've tried cold water rinsing.

    But my Dandruff is still horrible, as in I shake my hair and my black shirt turns white (literally).

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Please don't make fun of it.

    Thanks in advance for the answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Poor hygiene, improper diet ,sluggish condition of the scalp caused by poor blood circulation are the main causes of dandruff. A herbal rinse is a safe method of removing dandruff. Apply lemon juice with the rind on the scalp .After 5 minutes wash off with shampoo and water. More simple remedies for dandruff at http://usefulinfo-dandruff.blogspot.com/

  8. QUESTION:
    How can I use butter milk for resolving Dandruff ?
    I want to resolve my dandruff problems with natural or home remedies because I am allergic to anti-dandruff shampoos.
    So please help me If someone know best natural/Herbal treatment for resolving dandruff.
    TIA.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is one that I found so far ...

      Pour distilled white vinegar onto the hair, as close to the scalp as you can manage; massage into the scalp; and allow to dry for several minutes before washing as usual. Repeat daily until the dandruff disappears, usually within a few days.

      Here are some others ...

      2) A good Home Remedy for Dandruff is to soak fenugreek seeds in water for eight hours and then grind into a fine paste. Apply this to scalp and wash after 3o minutes.

      3) Apply warmed (not very warm, a little bit) coconut oil with the juice of two lemons, and left in hair for two hours before shampooing out.

      4) Beets are also useful in dandruff treatment. Tops and roots of beets should be boiled in water and this water should be massaged into the scalp with the finger tips every night. White beet is suitable for this purpose.

      5) Soak fenugreek (methi) seeds in yogurt (curd) during the night and apply the curd on your scalp for half an hour before washing in the morning.

      6) Beat two eggs and add two tablespoons of water. Wet the hair and apply this egg mixture over the hair. Massage scalp softly and stay the mixture for ten minutes to fifteen minutes. Then wash the hair with lukewarm water (Moderately warm. Nor too much hot neither too much cold). This will keep both dandruff and hair fall trouble away from you.

      One last one...

      My grandfather was a barber and suggested this after I had tried many of the store bought remedies, it is similar to another remedy just with less ingredients.Crush the two asprin and add to your normal amount of shampoo you use to wash your hair, wash hair with mixture and leave on for one to two minutes. Rinse well and wash again to ensure all the asprin has come
      out. This has worked for me and everyone I have recommended it too on the first try.

      Every where I read I did find the use of vinegar was used alot. But I didn't read anywhere they suggested buttermilk.

      Hope this was helpful ~~~~

  9. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of acne scars fast? Any home remedies? ?
    I have an acne scar on my chin and I want to get rid of it before Christmas which is in 3 days ... does anyone have any home remedies that actually work? I would appreciate the help!! Thanks!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      Here are 6 effective ways that fight acne naturally ...

      Herbal acne remedies seek to remedy the root cause of acne, which may represent more serious, unrecognized health problems. The truth is, the exact cause of acne remains unknown, often being triggered by a number of factors. Based on the factor that is mostly likely to trigger your acne, the herbal remedy will be applicable.

      Factors that may contribute to acne include; imbalanced hormones, poor digestion, slow liver and bowel function and nutritional deficiencies all contribute to acne. Herbal acne treatment usually involves using herbal preparations topically and taking herbs specifically aimed at treating the cause of acne.

      Essential Oils have shown great promise as a treatment for a number of skin conditions, particularly acne.

      Note: As a rule, they should not be applied in their pure form, as some of these are very potent. You can dilute them or mix them with Grape seed Oil.

      1. Lavender Oil
      Apply lavender oil directly on the areas of acne or add a couple of drops of lavender oil to a plain cream sold at a drug store and use as a moisturizer or cleanser. In addition to smelling heavenly, lavender is also highly effective in fighting acne. It is effective mainly due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Member of acne.org have commented and sworn by Lavenders ability to not only fight acne, but also reduce the redness, and it makes the skin baby soft! It eliminates the bacteria that cause the acne, after which it fixes the balance of the excess secretion of sebum, which the bacteria live on, and reduces the scars and redness left by acne.

      2. Tea Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil has outstanding antibacterial properties making it an effective treatment for acne, acting quickly. Studies have indicated that this is an effective treatment, with minimal side effects. In addition, it relieves rashes and burns, removes dandruff, and treats warts and other fungal infections.

      3. Bergamot Oil
      In addition to having this great, citrusy scent, Bergamot Oil proves to be effective in fighting acne. It has outstanding drying properties, keeps excess oil on our face in check, which normally triggers break outs. Bergamot oil has heavy antiseptic and antibiotic therapeutic properties; consequently it is helpful to sort out tricky skin conditions. Bergamot oil can be used in a diversity of methods such as creams, lotions and steam treatments.

      You can read more on the given source/link below ... :)

      Hope this helps you ...

      Best,

      Liam

  10. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural remedy for severe dandruff?
    Herbal or organic remedies for seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp?

    • ANSWER:
      Try Tea tree oil, it's a natural antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-infection oil. Don't use a shampoo that dries out your scalp. A lot of anti-dandruff shampoos dry the scalp and lock you into using them.

  11. QUESTION:
    How to reverse hair fall and get rid of dandruff?
    How to reverse hair fall and get rid of dandruff?
    i need help.really.

    my hairs are falling.i am 20 years old , male.
    their is a lot of dandruff in my hairs.

    please suggest me some effective ,herbal solution for this.

    • ANSWER:
      try this home remedy. im sure it would work better than any other antidandruff shampoo: Take a cup of yoghurt and to it, mix 2ml Lemon (Citrus limon) juice and 3g Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seed powder. Apply the mixture on the head and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water. It helps in strengthening of hair and removal of dandruff. for more such remedies,read http://www.suite101.com/content/treat-dandruff-with-simple-herbal-remedies-a291565

  12. QUESTION:
    What face wash do you use to get rid of acne?
    So I've been using proactiv for a while and it's working okay, but it finishing and it is very costly. I was think of switching to a new face wash. Do you have an recommendations? Do you think clean and clear or neutrogena is worth a try? Also I do have acne scars. Do you have any home remedies or creams that can be found at a drug store, that actually work?

    Thanks to all who answer :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      Here are 6 effective ways that fight acne naturally ...

      Herbal acne remedies seek to remedy the root cause of acne, which may represent more serious, unrecognized health problems. The truth is, the exact cause of acne remains unknown, often being triggered by a number of factors. Based on the factor that is mostly likely to trigger your acne, the herbal remedy will be applicable.

      Factors that may contribute to acne include; imbalanced hormones, poor digestion, slow liver and bowel function and nutritional deficiencies all contribute to acne. Herbal acne treatment usually involves using herbal preparations topically and taking herbs specifically aimed at treating the cause of acne.

      Essential Oils have shown great promise as a treatment for a number of skin conditions, particularly acne.

      Note: As a rule, they should not be applied in their pure form, as some of these are very potent. You can dilute them or mix them with Grape seed Oil.

      1. Lavender Oil
      Apply lavender oil directly on the areas of acne or add a couple of drops of lavender oil to a plain cream sold at a drug store and use as a moisturizer or cleanser. In addition to smelling heavenly, lavender is also highly effective in fighting acne. It is effective mainly due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Member of acne.org have commented and sworn by Lavenders ability to not only fight acne, but also reduce the redness, and it makes the skin baby soft! It eliminates the bacteria that cause the acne, after which it fixes the balance of the excess secretion of sebum, which the bacteria live on, and reduces the scars and redness left by acne.

      2. Tea Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil has outstanding antibacterial properties making it an effective treatment for acne, acting quickly. Studies have indicated that this is an effective treatment, with minimal side effects. In addition, it relieves rashes and burns, removes dandruff, and treats warts and other fungal infections.

      3. Bergamot Oil
      In addition to having this great, citrusy scent, Bergamot Oil proves to be effective in fighting acne. It has outstanding drying properties, keeps excess oil on our face in check, which normally triggers break outs. Bergamot oil has heavy antiseptic and antibiotic therapeutic properties; consequently it is helpful to sort out tricky skin conditions. Bergamot oil can be used in a diversity of methods such as creams, lotions and steam treatments.

      You can read more on the given source/link below ... :)

      Hope this helps you ...

      Best,

      Liam

  13. QUESTION:
    Home remedy to stop greasy hair and dandruff?
    DON'T SAY BUY HEAD AND SHOULDERS. I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY.

    I need home remedies! Also please say if you've tried the remedy or not and if it worked for you.

    • ANSWER:
      What kind of dandruff you have will determine the way it needs to be treated, if it's flakey white dry dandruff then it's just dry scalp, if it's more yellow or grey bits then it's fungal, in which case you'd want something anti fungal like tea tree oil.

      First thing I'd suggest though is forget the anti-dandruff shampoos anyway, they don't cure dandruff, they contain cytostatic chemicals like zinc pyrithione to reduce scalp cell growth, and keratolytic chemicals like salicylic acid to loosen outer layers of skin on scalp reducing dead cell build-up. These chemicals and common shampoo ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate are irritants that can actually cause dandruff. You can get shampoos without irritants, try different brands to rule out ingredients you may be sensitive to or go for more natural brands, better still try going without shampoo.

      Going shampoo-free will stop dandruff, also giving healthier hair and scalp, this is because shampoos strip natural oils damaging hair and causing scalp to produce more oil making hair greasy and agrivating dandruff (yes, ditching shampoo would stop dandruff and it won't ever get greasy!). To go shampoo-free use a tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of water, apply to roots and leave to sit for a minute to stimulate blood flow, clean pores and get off grime. Once a week also rinse with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water, let sit for a minute and rinse, this promotes circulation, regulates skin pH, is antiseptic and an exfolient so does the job of ingredients in anti-dandruff shampoos. Or you can try the conditioner-only or curly girl method which is just using conditioner which contain mild surfactants that are enough to wash the scalp and without drying it out or irritating your scalp, your hair and scalp will be a million times better for it - I use conditioner-only, it's easy to use than the standard shampoo-free method and you get better results faster.

      http://babyslime.livejournal.com/174054.html
      http://www.wikihow.com/Follow-the-Curly-Girl-Method-for-Curly-Hair

      If you don't want to go shampoo-free try using the apple cider vinegar as a rinse after washing to get it's benefits, or try a dandruff rinse by mixing half a cup of apple cider vinegar, half a cup of chopped mint leaves and one cup of boiling water, cool and strain before using it as a rinse. If you have an oily scalp try mixing together 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of distilled water and 2 tablespoons olive oil, massage into your scalp and leave for 20 minutes before shampooing. If you have a dry scalp mix together 2 tablespoons jojoba oil and quarter a teaspoon of tea tree oil, massage into wet hair leaving for 10 minutes before shampooing. Herbs and essential oils are another option to try, get chamomile, elderflower, nettle or sage herbal tea bags, make your tea, cool and use it as a rinse. Essential oils to use are cedarwood, patchouli, rosemary , sage, thyme or tea tree, just add a few drops to some water and rinse your hair, or massage a few drops into yur scalp before shampooing.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of my whiteheads and blackheads?
    I am not interested in any products like clearisil or pro active. Do u guys have any home remedies or other ways too get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      check the links below for natural homemade beauty tips to:Whiteheads/Blackheads/
      http://geebal.blogspot.com

      Read...Free Beauty tips on....natural and homemade methods to:
      Skincare/Acne cure/Blemishes/Whiteheads/Blackheads/
      Wrinkles/Freckles/Steaming/herbal recipe for skin
      Haircare/Dandruff/Hairloss/ Hot oil massages
      Henna on hair/Splitends/Oilyhair/Dryhair
      Nailcare/Manicure/Pedicure
      Eye care/Darkcircles/Puffiness/eyebags
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      Free beauty tips on Makeup /hair highlighting/
      /Hairstyles & photo gallery/ /Weightloss /Hairremoval/ etc...
      http://geebal.blogspot.com

  15. QUESTION:
    How can i make my hair grow longer?
    I've been using this relaxer called Sofn-free,it makes my hair soft,and gets rid of the dandruff after i take my braids out.I noticed my hair has been the same length ever since last year.Is the relaxer not working or is it because my scalp is dry?
    Bye the way im BLACK,INDIAN so those products for unethnic people dont work for me,NO PANTEEN OR HERBAL ESSENCE.

    • ANSWER:
      since panteen and herbal essence product don't do much for you, here are some homemade remedies you can put together around the house:
      First of all, you will need to get the right diet
      with enough protein and iron in your body for growth of your hair because hair is made up of keratin,a type of protein.The healthy condition of the hair depends, to a very large extent, on the intake of sufficient amounts of essential nutrients in the daily diet.Persons with a tendency to lose hair should take a well-balanced and correct diet, made up of foods which, in combination, should supply all the essential nutrients.Hair under stress is not vitalized.Tight braids or coils weakens roots and prevents hair from growing longer. Crash diets and low calorie foods could deprive the hair of vital nourishment,so do not eliminate fat and carbohydrates from your diet.A proper diet supplemented adequately by vitamins and minerals will optimize the genetic growth cycle. Any deficiency will be reflected in the volume and thickness of your hair.

      Home remedies are made at home and work out less expensive than other alternative forms of medicines.Generally, homemade remedies are harmless when compared to other forms of modern medicines and rarely cause reactions or side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      Most hairs have a life expectancy of three to six years. Our genes determine the
      active period of the growth of hair follicles and this is different for different
      people. The secret formula for growth is to see that hair remains healthy.In
      short,there is no shortcut to making hair grow longer and healthier.On an
      average, hair grows at the rate of 6 inches annually. A slow process, but there are just no instant solutions ,so be patient and follow at least a few of these remedies which is sure to help you in the long run.

      Hope I helped you!!!

  16. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of my dandruff/psoriasis?
    i have had dandruff/psoriasis on my scalp/head for nearly a year now and it only went away once(for 3 days). i have tried t gel, head and shoulders and all different shampoos and stuff but none of it seems to work. if you have suffered from dandruff/psoriasis and managed to get it completely away then can you tell me how you did it?......please?!

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest that you should google "natural remedies for scalp psoriasis" and take your pick; the prescription meds are all either steroids or immuno-suppresants and do more harm than psoriasis itself.
      For me personally the Champori herbal cream works the best, you may want to try it, too. it comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Stella

  17. QUESTION:
    What to use for seborrhoeic dermatitis?
    I have a bad case of seborrhoeic dermatitis and frankly nothing I have use works it just lessens the cause. The area around my nose gets really dry and flaky skin and I have a bad case of dandruff. I have tried using many different shampoos with various known ingredients. Also have used witch hazel and tea tree oil on my face with results not as bad but still annoying to deal with daily. Is there anything else you guys can think that I can try? It's become a bad situation to deal with everyday.

    • ANSWER:
      I have SD for more than 5 years.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using anti-eczema ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.
      I would definitely recommend it.

  18. QUESTION:
    Are there any commercial products with essential oils to help with hair loss?
    I know there's no common cure, but I've been doing research to find a product to lubricate and massage my scalp while, hopefully, promoting hair growth. I see lots of home remedies that require buying oils, mixing them together, etc......isn't there a product with these oils (like thyme and rosemary) already mixed in?

    • ANSWER:
      as we know - hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections, hormonal problems, to mention a few.

      year ago my husband suffered very much from dandruff and hair loss too and he started trying everything you can imagine to stop his hair loss. the things that really worked for him was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice (you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed (do not use Rogaine - it will not work!)

      It is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and contains Biotin and the clinically tested ingredients approved by the FDA to help re-grow your hair.! I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for him!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.trichozed.info/ingredients.php

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      good luck!

      not only my husband`s own personal experience + working as a family physician

      http://www.naturalherbalmedicine.org/vito.php

  19. QUESTION:
    What could I do to help my hair grow longer, with out waiting?
    My goal is to grow my hair about 2 inches longer. It is currently as long as my chest. But I do not want to consider takeing any medication or vitamins. I was thinking like remedies or "hair masks"
    Also anything I could eat to help with this prosess :)

    • ANSWER:
      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.
      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.
      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.
      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.
      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium provide good nourishment for the hair.
      Rosemary herbal oil - This oil is commonly used for flaky unwanted dandruff on the scalp.
      Almond oil - Almond oil helps to repair and strengthen your hair

  20. QUESTION:
    How do I cleanse my dreadlocks of dandruff flakes and mold--they smell musty?
    I am rasta, no I will never cut them . I am searching for a natural home remedy. I have tried lots of different herbs and oils. I am quite knowledgeable, so please no patronization. I just wanna know if anyone knows a organic herbal cleanse for locks that is strong. I am not interested in products--more into what I can make myself. My locks are natural and I have never put anything in them to create them. I have had locks three times now-it's nothing new. Any old-school herbalists out there with advice?

    • ANSWER:
      I did this for a friend...it isn't easy to get rid of the flakes, but using apple cider vinegar as a rinse when you wash should help dissolve them. For the musty smell, I would wash and oil the hair, twist the roots (if this is part of your loc maintenance) then sit under an old fashioned hair dryer until your hair is completely dry. This could be up to 2 hours depending on how thick your hair is...bring a good book. That should get ris of the moldy smell. After that, you need to make sure your hair gets COMPLETELY dry after you wash it all the time. I would invest in a tabletop dryer (in fact, I have one that I am selling for ..but that's beside the point). Good luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of persisten dry scalp ASAP?
    I don't think it's dandruff, as the flakes are relatively small, almost powder like. I have tried a few shampoos for a few weeks, including a medicated one, I also take zinc tablets daily, but no sign of improvement for the past 3 weeks, I have bee quite stressed lately, but I drink alot of water! I am so confused and worried, It makes me self conscious. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      These dry scalp remedies could be very beneficial to the hair as well, without the worry of major side effects.
      •Massaging your head with herbal oil or olive oil makes for an excellent dry scalp remedy. Take a little herbal or olive oil in a bowl and warm it with the help of your hair dryer. The next step involves massaging your scalp with this warm oil. Use a wide tooth comb to comb your hair and follow this with a short massage once again. The massage helps improve blood circulation, and sebum production is also promoted.
      •Use a natural shampoo to wash your hair. Such shampoos do not contain any sulfates or chemical additives, which in the long run, clog your skin pores and hair follicles, and this in turn, reduces the production of sebum. While buying your shampoos make sure you read the label carefully and check the ingredients.
      •Conditioning your hair with apple cider vinegar is beneficial for an itchy dry scalp. Once you finish rinsing your hair, pour some diluted apple cider directly on your scalp and massage it gently into your scalp. Do not wash the concoction from your hair as it has antibacterial properties, gives your hair a healthy look, and adds moisture to a dry scalp. This diluted apple cider can be made by adding two tablespoons of the vinegar to a cup of water. Another treatment for a dry scalp is the use of aloe vera juice. Apply one teaspoon of this plant to your scalp and leave it on for some time before you could wash it off using a mild shampoo.
      •Make sure you follow a well-balanced diet. A vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids rich diet should be followed so as to moisturize your skin. Sunflower seeds, tomatoes, almonds, and blueberries are some sources of vitamin E. Omega-3 fatty acids rich foods include foods such as dried oregano, broccoli, halibut, strawberries, and flax seeds.
      •If you have a dry flaky scalp, use some yogurt to tackle the problem. Rub some yogurt into your scalp, and leave it on for about 10 minutes or so, and then wash it out from your hair. Alcohol when mixed with certain ingredients can help take care of dry scalp and dandruff problems. Take some rubbing oil (four ounces), some watercress (four ounces), and geranium oil (one teaspoon) and mix well. Keep this mixture aside for a week, and use this regularly while showering till you get rid of the dry flaky skin.
      •Make sure you shampoo your hair in the right way. Shampooing your hair too frequently can strip the natural oils from your hair and make it dry. Also, use a small quantity of shampoo while washing your hair, as too much shampoo will make it difficult for you to wash it off.
      •Excessive heat on the scalp can cause it to dry and add to the flakiness. Avoid taking showers that are too hot. Instead use warm water to wash your hair, and dry it naturally instead of using blow dryers

  22. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between dandruff and eczema.?
    I was diagnosed with eczema more than 5 yrs ago and back then the dermatologist only look at my limbs and body when the condition was really bad.

    Now, the only exist on the back of my elbows and my knuckles. However, I noticed my scalp gets very itchy recently, and when I scratch it, alot of flakes came off. Some are transparent, some are slightly yellowish. Sometimes the itch is really persistant and I wounded my scalp due to scratching.

    I tried neotrogena T/Gel stubborn itch control (coal tar). It's really a very nice shampoo - stopped the itch and give a extremely cooling sensation when shampooing. However, ocassionally, I feel the itch immediately after my hair is dry after the shampooing. And flakes fell off when I scratch.

    I started to wonder after the flakes dandruff or eczema. How do I differentiate the 2?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like Seborrheic dermatitis, otherwise known as Seborrheic eczema, eczema of the scalp or simply just dandruff. they are one and the same, apparently. Here is a link explaining that:
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000963.htm

      Many will get this but not eczema elsewhere. Or some may have body eczema but not scalp eczema. Take fish oil capsules as a source of omega 3, and also take Vitamin E capsules (400iu). There is some evidence that these help.

      Massage your scalp with coconut oil, or olive oil (either) prior to shampooing, leaving it on your scalp for at least an hour. It should help control this as these oils both have agents that work to remove and prevent dandruff. But you will need to wash it a couple of times to wash out all the oil.

      You should determine from your doctor if this is an extension of your eczema condition that you have on your elbows and knuckles. Often, ordinarily, dandruff (sebborheic eczema) is associated with the yeast Pityrosporum ovale. But most people with classic dandruff don't usually have eczema elsewhere so yeast might be the causative agent in such cases. But in your case with eczema elsewhere in addition to the scalp, the causative agent is probably nothing to do with a yeast but directly related to your bodily eczema. A doctor should be able to shed some light on this.

      Aloe vera juice (drink) might help both conditions body and scalp. Plus you could try a shampoo based on aloe vera gel.
      Here are a couple of links on aloe vera juice and eczema relief:
      http://www.natural-living.co.uk/humans/skin/skin.html
      http://www.health-report.co.uk/phytochi_aloe_vera.html

      Classic dandruff - some herbal remedies:
      http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_dand.htm

      Have you ever thought of taking a food sensitivity test. Sometimes eating foods that don't suit your constitution can aggravate eczema.

      Hope this helps. Best wishes.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair grow faster ?
    I have naturally curly hair but I straighten it a lot .
    I want it to grow three inches .
    What can I do ?
    I use Herbal Essences Hydration Shampoo .

    • ANSWER:
      The average person hair grows 1/2 an inch a month. So approximately about 2 months for your hair to grow an inch. but follow these steps bellow to help your hair growth

      O.K here's the thing there is no 100% true way to make your hair grow. It's just not possible I know because I am trying to grow my hair and it is not working. My 16th birthday is the end of April so I want to have my hair to my back.

      Although you can't make your hair grow longer you can help the process.
      I've been using Natures Bounty hair, Skin and nails vitamins and i they have giving me great results.I am so happy .For some people it takes a little as two weeks to see major results.
      My hair has grown a lot. or you can also buy Biotin Vitamins Instead, biotin helps the hair grow.
      NATURES BOUNTY HAIR, SKIN & NAILS VITAMINS: you can check out the product from or buy it at cvs or walgreens

      rite aid.
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore....

      Eat high-quality protein foods. Eggs are a good source as long as you don't have cholesterol problems.
      Eat grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
      Make sure your diet is composed of 50 percent fresh fruits and vegetables.
      Add sulfur- and silicon-rich foods to diet. Onions, broccoli, fish and sea vegetables are all good sources.
      Eat food rich in biotin, such as brewer's yeast, brown rice and soybeans.
      Sprinkle ground flaxseed on your cereal. It provides essential fatty acids.
      Eat foods high in B vitamins.

      Use hot oil treatments every other week and don't wash your hair everyday then you will be washing away the natural oils in your hair. Speaking of oils use oils like jojoba oil, olive oil, and many others and massage them on your scalp. But be careful and test the oil on a your skin before putting it on your scalp. If it turns red and starts irritating you do not use it.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium provide good nourishment for the hair.

      Rosemary herbal oil - This oil is commonly used for flaky unwanted dandruff on the scalp.

      Almond oil - Almond oil helps to repair and strengthen your hair.

      Also tie you hair up at night to protect it from all the twisting and turning are body does when we are asleep.

      Make sure you trim any split ends this will not help your hair growth but will make your hair look presentable.

      Also do not brush your hair to hard it will make more hair fall out.

      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo & massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head..

      here are some remedies you can do.

      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle
      Ylang ylang( also it is a little bit expensive, but beauty comes at a price than and pain equal beauty) haha : )

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemeon juice

      Good Luck : )
      process.

  24. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to treat dark circles (besides sleep, we all know that) under the eyes???
    Are there any particular products or home remedies ? I know I could look it up myself and normaly I would but im curious as to what you guys have to say.
    ok I know all about the makeup. That is what I do. I just think they're getting harsh!

    • ANSWER:
      check the links below for natural homemade beauty tips to:Darkcircles/Puffiness/eyebags
      http://geebal.blogspot.com

      Read...Free Beauty tips on....natural and homemade methods to:
      Skincare/Acne-pimple cure/Blemishes/Whiteheads/Blackheads/
      Wrinkles/Freckles/Steaming/herbal recipe for skin
      Haircare/Dandruff/Hairloss/ Hot oil massages
      Henna on hair/Splitends/Oilyhair/Dryhair
      Nailcare/Manicure/Pedicure
      Eye care/Darkcircles/Puffiness/eyebags
      Herbal tips/Herbal recipe
      http://geebal.blogspot.com

      Free beauty tips on Makeup/Hairstyles & photo gallery/
      hair highlighting/Weightloss /Hairremoval/ etc...
      http://geebal.blogspot.com

  25. QUESTION:
    What is a guaranteed way to get rid of blackheads?
    A prescription?
    Face scrub?
    Home remedies....?

    I have DEEP blackheads on my nose.
    So deep that when I got a little facial, the lady couldn't remove them.
    I've used BIORE pore strips and although they do remove some of them, I feel like the open pores exposure to the oxygen forms new ones. Is that right? (I'm probably making it up, but...you never know!)

    Thanks so much! :)

    • ANSWER:
      If you have tried every way possible to get rid of blackheads and failed, this article can help you find a solution to your problem. Blackheads and acne are caused by a variety of factors. Hormonal changes, climatic conditions and diet patterns are the leading causes. Try these few simple lifestyle changes that can control and get rid of blackheads and acne.

      1. Drink plenty of water every day. Take up to 4 liters, with 1 liter in the morning on an empty stomach and the rest through the day.

      2. Reduce caffeine intake. Instead of drinking regular tea or coffee, switch to herbal green tea without sugar.

      3. Reduce your oil, salt and spice intake. Try to have more of steamed or fresh vegetables and lean meats rather than fried food.

      4. Have your meals at regular times. Skipping meals or having them at odd times can cause acidity which in turn impacts the skin's condition.

      5. Limit your intake of dairy products like milk, cheese and butter. Try to use low fat milk and light butter.

      6. Practice yoga every morning. The yoga breathing exercises help improve the skin and also help in being healthy.

      7. Use natural products on your skin. Rather than using face wash brands loaded with chemicals, try gram flour mixed with curd to wash your skin.

      8. Keep your hair clean. Wash it regularly and make sure it is free of dandruff. Dandruff is a leading cause of blackheads and acne.

      Following the above lifestyle changes will definitely give results provided they are strictly followed and maintained. These changes will also give you long term benefits rather than a quick fix solution. There are also many topical remedies that help get rid of blackheads. Below are some of the popular ones.

      1. Tea tree oil is very good in preventing and curing blackheads. Dilute and apply directly on the affected area once or twice every day.

      2. Prepare a face scrub at home by mixing gram flour and curd. Apply this uniformly on your face and let it stay for awhile. Wash it off, scrubbing it lightly. It removes blackheads and the tan on your skin.

      3. Apply green tea leaves directly on the skin. This can also be mixed with honey. Keep it on for awhile and wash it off. It makes the skin tight and soft.

      4. Multani mitti mixed with rosewater can be applied once a week as a face pack. Before applying this pack, scrub your face with the home made gram flour scrub explained above.

      5. A sandalwood and rosewater face pack can be used to reduce acne caused by climate changes. The cooling effect of sandalwood is very beneficial.

      Finally, it must be remembered that an acne treatment which works for one person will not necessarily work for another. These tips should provide you a number of ways to be good to your skin and find out what works best for you.

  26. QUESTION:
    Whats a good (the less chemicals the better) drug store shampoo to get rid of product build up and dandruff?
    I'm planning on getting head and shoulders since the shampoos I've used are making my thick hair go thin and I have dandruff. I've used Tigi smoothing shampoo and its okay....Paul Mitchell and Herbal Essences makes my hair fall out a lot. or maybe my hairs too long (waist long)
    But I need a shampoo first to get rid of product build up.

    • ANSWER:
      I would say not to use chemicals on your hair.Why don't you go for some home remedies. Egg whites, lemon juice, oil massages, reducing stress and diet changes can reduce hair fall and make it healthier. You can find more cheap, effective and natural home remedies for hair loss as well as for healthy hair at http://www.wellnesstalk.org/hairfall.htm...

  27. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dandruff?
    I have dandruff and its really gross how do i get rid of it? Ive tried selsun blue, this garnier shampoo and pantene. Anything else that will work? Some home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I use two shampoos that work pretty well.

      Here's the pics of the bottles and the names ;

      Herbal Essecnces: No Flakin' Way
      http://reviews.herbalessences.com/8867/100066/reviews.htm?sort=rating

      Fruitopia No More Flakes: 2 In 1 Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner
      http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/catalog/shop_product_detail.jsp%3Bjsessionid=DSY3MbgXcHt741dJlmyddLTBb0XFnkhnmnGpTYFHpTLSrpZhPk1b!771475898?filterBy=&skuId=733276&productId=733276&navAction=push&navCount=1&no_new_crumb=true

      Hope this helped(:

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dandruff which wont go away?
    I have tried loads of shampoos, none of them work, not even Head and Shoulders, I'm a teenager so will it go away by itself?

    • ANSWER:
      A herbal rinse is a safe method of removing dandruff. Apply lemon juice with the rind on the scalp .After 5 minutes wash off with shampoo and water. More simple remedies for dandruff at http://usefulinfo-dandruff.blogspot.com/

  29. QUESTION:
    What could I do to get rid of my dandruff?
    My scalp is like litterally crusty and idk what to do it's getting worse and dry and idk what to do

    • ANSWER:
      Home Remedies for Dandruff
      Following are some of the
      effective home remedies for
      dandruff:
      - Curd is very popular and
      effective home remedy for
      dandruff. Keep a small quantity
      of curd for fermentation for
      2-3 days. Apply this curd to the
      scalp and hair. Dry it for 1 hour
      and wash it off. It not only
      removes dandruff, but also
      makes your hair shiny.
      - Vinegar is an effective in
      removing dandruff. Add 2
      tablespoons of cosmetic
      vinegar and 6 tablespoons of
      hot water. Apply this mixture all
      over the scalp, cover the scalp
      with cloth and keep it overnight.
      Wash hair with plain water or
      add little of that mixture if
      required. This should be done
      twice a week for three months.
      - Another common home
      remedy for dandruff is the
      regular use of the combination
      of olive oil and ginger root on the
      head. It will not only reduce the
      dandruff but also nourishes the
      hair at the roots.
      - You can also try this simple
      and effective home remedy
      for removing dandruff. Make
      a paste of sandalwood oil with
      triple the amount of lemon juice
      and to apply it on the scalp.
      - You can also prepare a gel of
      aloe vera leaves. Apply this on
      the scalp and leave it overnight.
      Wash it with a shampoo,
      preferably containing shikakai
      the next morning.
      - Another simple home remedy
      for dandruff is lemon juice.
      Take 1-2 teaspoon of freshly
      prepared lemon juice and rinse
      over the scalp and wash it away.
      It not only makes the hair
      lustrous but also prevents it
      from dandruff and lice.
      Herbal Remedies for
      Dandruff
      Following are some of the
      effective herbal remedies for
      dandruff:
      - Ash gourd is very effective
      remedy for dandruff. The peel
      and the seeds of the ash gourd
      are widely used in the
      treatment of dandruff.
      - Fenugreek seeds are also
      effective in reducing dandruff.
      Softened them in water and
      apply to the scalp every
      morning. After an hour or so,
      wash with soap nut. This will
      keep dandruff away and
      prevents falling hair.
      - Rosemary is an important
      ingredient of several head
      tonics and shampoos. It
      rejuvenates the scalp by
      keeping it moist and hence
      prevents dandruff. Rosemary is
      also used in the treatment of
      premature baldness.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of acne scars naturally?
    I have a lot of acne scars and i already use products for my acne and I dont wanna put any store-bought things on it. So, does anyone no how to get rid of 'em naturally?and please also add how long to leave it on. And how many days to do it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      Here are 6 effective ways that fight acne naturally ...

      Herbal acne remedies seek to remedy the root cause of acne, which may represent more serious, unrecognized health problems. The truth is, the exact cause of acne remains unknown, often being triggered by a number of factors. Based on the factor that is mostly likely to trigger your acne, the herbal remedy will be applicable.

      Factors that may contribute to acne include; imbalanced hormones, poor digestion, slow liver and bowel function and nutritional deficiencies all contribute to acne. Herbal acne treatment usually involves using herbal preparations topically and taking herbs specifically aimed at treating the cause of acne.

      Essential Oils have shown great promise as a treatment for a number of skin conditions, particularly acne.

      Note: As a rule, they should not be applied in their pure form, as some of these are very potent. You can dilute them or mix them with Grape seed Oil.

      1. Lavender Oil
      Apply lavender oil directly on the areas of acne or add a couple of drops of lavender oil to a plain cream sold at a drug store and use as a moisturizer or cleanser. In addition to smelling heavenly, lavender is also highly effective in fighting acne. It is effective mainly due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Member of acne.org have commented and sworn by Lavenders ability to not only fight acne, but also reduce the redness, and it makes the skin baby soft! It eliminates the bacteria that cause the acne, after which it fixes the balance of the excess secretion of sebum, which the bacteria live on, and reduces the scars and redness left by acne.

      2. Tea Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil has outstanding antibacterial properties making it an effective treatment for acne, acting quickly. Studies have indicated that this is an effective treatment, with minimal side effects. In addition, it relieves rashes and burns, removes dandruff, and treats warts and other fungal infections.

      3. Bergamot Oil
      In addition to having this great, citrusy scent, Bergamot Oil proves to be effective in fighting acne. It has outstanding drying properties, keeps excess oil on our face in check, which normally triggers break outs. Bergamot oil has heavy antiseptic and antibiotic therapeutic properties; consequently it is helpful to sort out tricky skin conditions. Bergamot oil can be used in a diversity of methods such as creams, lotions and steam treatments.

      You can read more on the given source/link below ... :)

      Hope this helps you ...

      Best,

      Liam

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some alternatives to accutane to treat acne?
    Accutane has way too many negative side effects, so I was wondering what other alternatives there were.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      Here are 6 effective ways that fight acne naturally ...

      Herbal acne remedies seek to remedy the root cause of acne, which may represent more serious, unrecognized health problems. The truth is, the exact cause of acne remains unknown, often being triggered by a number of factors. Based on the factor that is mostly likely to trigger your acne, the herbal remedy will be applicable.

      Factors that may contribute to acne include; imbalanced hormones, poor digestion, slow liver and bowel function and nutritional deficiencies all contribute to acne. Herbal acne treatment usually involves using herbal preparations topically and taking herbs specifically aimed at treating the cause of acne.

      Essential Oils have shown great promise as a treatment for a number of skin conditions, particularly acne.

      Note: As a rule, they should not be applied in their pure form, as some of these are very potent. You can dilute them or mix them with Grape seed Oil.

      1. Lavender Oil
      Apply lavender oil directly on the areas of acne or add a couple of drops of lavender oil to a plain cream sold at a drug store and use as a moisturizer or cleanser. In addition to smelling heavenly, lavender is also highly effective in fighting acne. It is effective mainly due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Member of acne.org have commented and sworn by Lavenders ability to not only fight acne, but also reduce the redness, and it makes the skin baby soft! It eliminates the bacteria that cause the acne, after which it fixes the balance of the excess secretion of sebum, which the bacteria live on, and reduces the scars and redness left by acne.

      2. Tea Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil has outstanding antibacterial properties making it an effective treatment for acne, acting quickly. Studies have indicated that this is an effective treatment, with minimal side effects. In addition, it relieves rashes and burns, removes dandruff, and treats warts and other fungal infections.

      3. Bergamot Oil
      In addition to having this great, citrusy scent, Bergamot Oil proves to be effective in fighting acne. It has outstanding drying properties, keeps excess oil on our face in check, which normally triggers break outs. Bergamot oil has heavy antiseptic and antibiotic therapeutic properties; consequently it is helpful to sort out tricky skin conditions. Bergamot oil can be used in a diversity of methods such as creams, lotions and steam treatments.

      You can read more on the given source/link below ... :)

      Hope this helps you ...

      Best,

      Liam

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I grow facial hair over my acne?
    I'm 17 years old and I don't have really bad acne. It's minor. I've shaven my face in hopes for a sprout of hair to grow but no luck at all. I can only grow a wimpy mustache that I don't like at all. And it won't even grow thick. I asked my dad how he started growing hair, he said he just shaved his face and hair started to grow. He never grew until then. But this was probably in his twenties. But he never tried to grow so, I'm not sure. Help please?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      Here are 6 effective ways that fight acne naturally ...

      Herbal acne remedies seek to remedy the root cause of acne, which may represent more serious, unrecognized health problems. The truth is, the exact cause of acne remains unknown, often being triggered by a number of factors. Based on the factor that is mostly likely to trigger your acne, the herbal remedy will be applicable.

      Factors that may contribute to acne include; imbalanced hormones, poor digestion, slow liver and bowel function and nutritional deficiencies all contribute to acne. Herbal acne treatment usually involves using herbal preparations topically and taking herbs specifically aimed at treating the cause of acne.

      Essential Oils have shown great promise as a treatment for a number of skin conditions, particularly acne.

      Note: As a rule, they should not be applied in their pure form, as some of these are very potent. You can dilute them or mix them with Grape seed Oil.

      1. Lavender Oil
      Apply lavender oil directly on the areas of acne or add a couple of drops of lavender oil to a plain cream sold at a drug store and use as a moisturizer or cleanser. In addition to smelling heavenly, lavender is also highly effective in fighting acne. It is effective mainly due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Member of acne.org have commented and sworn by Lavenders ability to not only fight acne, but also reduce the redness, and it makes the skin baby soft! It eliminates the bacteria that cause the acne, after which it fixes the balance of the excess secretion of sebum, which the bacteria live on, and reduces the scars and redness left by acne.

      2. Tea Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil has outstanding antibacterial properties making it an effective treatment for acne, acting quickly. Studies have indicated that this is an effective treatment, with minimal side effects. In addition, it relieves rashes and burns, removes dandruff, and treats warts and other fungal infections.

      3. Bergamot Oil
      In addition to having this great, citrusy scent, Bergamot Oil proves to be effective in fighting acne. It has outstanding drying properties, keeps excess oil on our face in check, which normally triggers break outs. Bergamot oil has heavy antiseptic and antibiotic therapeutic properties; consequently it is helpful to sort out tricky skin conditions. Bergamot oil can be used in a diversity of methods such as creams, lotions and steam treatments.

      You can read more on the given source/link below ... :)

      Hope this helps you ...

      Best,

      Liam

  33. QUESTION:
    Why does dandruff keep coming back?
    and what are some real good stuff to control it? selsun blue and head and shoulders are jokes! any herbal or home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I find a lot of guys that come in with dandruff is just plain dryness, most guys seem to think they don't need conditioner, or think it's too 'girly' to use it...which is leaving them with a dry scalp.

      Use conditioner every time you wash your hair, and also try washing it every other day as opposed to daily, this again may be drying out your scalp which is causing it to flake.

      Scalpicin is another great product, you can get it at any drug store, it's colorless and odorless and will help with any itching, if you have that, so that you won't be scratching and irritating the skin.

      Another good one is shampoo and conditioner with tea tree oil, this soothes the scalp and if you have any condition where yeast or bacteria are causing the dryness it will clear it up for you.

      If all of these methods fail, see a dermatologist because for something like eczema or psoriasis these methods won't really help. It's likely though that you've got some dryness and what I've suggested will work.

      Also, give any product at least 2 wks. to start working enough for you to SEE a difference, nothing out there will work over night or within days, no matter what the bottle promises.

      Hope that helps =o)

  34. QUESTION:
    How can you make your hair grow faster?
    I am completely bald and my mom is NOT happy and I need to grow my hair a little quicker than it would if I were to just let it grow. I need it to grow like half an inch in 15 days :/ That's twice as fast as the usual hair growth, any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      OR YOU CAN ALSO TRY SOME HOME REMEDIES:

      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo &
      massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head...also take biotin vitamins.ive been taking hair skin & nails vitamins from rite aid and my hair has been growing =] im so happy with my results..here are some remedies you can do.

      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemon. You can
      rinse your hair with this after washing your hair. It makes your hair look healthy
      and lustrous.

      5.Lavender oil has been shown to increase hair growth so massage the oil once a week and soak for 30 minutes before washing.

      6.If one wants to grow hair, trim the hair once every month.

      7.Never brush the hair when it is wet.

      8.Massage aloe vera gel over the scalp and leave it for about one hour.After this rinse the hair with warm water. It gives amazing results for hair growth.

      9.Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar and sage tea helps in hair growth

      10.Boil rosemary leaves in water and use this water while washing your hair daily to improve hair growth.

      11.Massaging your scalp vigorously with your fingers promotes hair growth.

      12.Rinsing your hair with one juiced lemon and one cup of water is said to bring
      life and shine back to dull hair.

      13.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      14.Massage the scalp with egg yolk, leave for 1 hour and wash.

      15.Rub olive oil into the scalp to promote hair growth.

      16.Rinse hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea to help hair grow.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium provide good nourishment for the hair.

      Rosemary herbal oil - This oil is commonly used for flaky unwanted dandruff on the scalp.

      Almond oil - Almond oil helps to repair and strengthen your hair.

      HOPE I HELPED =)

  35. QUESTION:
    Suffering from dandruff and heavy hair fall?
    Please help me in getting rid of dandruff since there is heavy hair loss. It would be better if the remedy is natural and herbal.I am 27 yrs old.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    My cat has developed an unusual case of dandruff/dander. What's a good OTC pet med or ointment for her?
    Hello. We have a 6 year old female American shorthair. She has very soft, plush fur but lately she's been getting patches of dandruff. She has eaten the same food for years, Purina Cat Naturals with purified bottled water to drink, and I shampoo her when she needs it with Pet Head "Dander Lion" hypoallergenic shampoo. Overall, she is playful, happy, and healthy. However since colder weather started, her dander got worse. I am looking for a treatment for the dander, and I've read about salmon oil drops, different pills, etc. and am not sure what to choose. I need it to be available at Walmart, Petco, etc. or available online, as I live in a smaller town without any pet or specialty shops. Any suggestions of home remedies or herbal ones are appreciated. We thank you in advance, and my kitty princess thanks you too! :)
    It has been brought to my attention that I own a domestic shorthair. Yes, I am considering changing food, however I wanted a solution to her dander/possibly dry skin problem too. If others (like the gentlemen with the show cats) suggest changing food, I would like to know a good, healthy brand so that I may purchase it. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Highly doubt anyone spending the 0+ to buy an American Shorthair would feed such crappy food as Purina. Are you confusing your cat with a DOMESTIC shorthair - no breed at all?

      If your cat is suddenly getting patches of dandruff this isn't something you should just self treat at home you should have the vet check your cat out. Something could be wrong with her or it could be a vitamin deficiency from feeding such cheap, garbage food. Purina foods contain NO real meat and are made mostly of corn. Cats are carnivores and should be eating MEAT not cereal. When you put garbage into your cat the result is an unhealthy coat. Switch her to a food that's grain free and made with real meat. Also give her a bit of canned food daily as well. And do have the vet check her out to make sure some underlying health issue isn't too blame.

      Years ago I used to feed my cats cheap foods and my black domestic was overweight and quite dandruffy. For the past several years all my cats have been on a grain free diet and now she's 16 years old, of perfect weight and has the shiniest, blackest and completely dander free coat. My other cats are show cats and I'm always getting compliments on the quality of their coats. So what your feed your cat does make a HUGE difference.

  37. QUESTION:
    How can i get my hair to grow faster?
    I'm 13 years old and my hair is fairly long. It just touches the top of my breast. I was wondering if there was any thing I could do to make it grow faster and longer. Some people have told me to massage your head often. I do not want to buy any fast growing products or put any profit into this, its just a small concern. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      O.K here's the thing there is no 100% true way to make your hair grow. It's just not possible I know because I am trying to grow my hair and it is not working. My 16th birthday is the end of April so I want to have hair to my back.

      Although you can't make your hair grow longer you can help the process.
      I've been using Natures Bounty hair, Skin and nails vitamins and i they have giving me great results.I am so happy .For some people it takes a little as two weeks to see major results.
      My hair has grown a lot. or you can also buy Biotin Vitamins Instead, biotin helps the hair grow.
      NATURES BOUNTY HAIR, SKIN & NAILS VITAMINS: you can check out the product from or buy it at cvs or walgreens

      rite aid.
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore....

      Eat high-quality protein foods. Eggs are a good source as long as you don't have cholesterol problems.
      Eat grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
      Make sure your diet is composed of 50 percent fresh fruits and vegetables.
      Add sulfur- and silicon-rich foods to diet. Onions, broccoli, fish and sea vegetables are all good sources.
      Eat food rich in biotin, such as brewer's yeast, brown rice and soybeans.
      Sprinkle ground flaxseed on your cereal. It provides essential fatty acids.
      Eat foods high in B vitamins.

      Use hot oil treatments every other week and don't wash your hair everyday then you will be washing away the natural oils in your hair. Speaking of oils use oils like jojoba oil, olive oil, and many others and massage them on your scalp. But be careful and test the oil on a your skin before putting it on your scalp. If it turns red and starts irritating you do not use it.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium provide good nourishment for the hair.

      Rosemary herbal oil - This oil is commonly used for flaky unwanted dandruff on the scalp.

      Almond oil - Almond oil helps to repair and strengthen your hair.

      Also tie you hair up at night to protect it from all the twisting and turning are body does when we are asleep.

      Make sure you trim any split ends this will not help your hair growth but will make your hair look presentable.

      Also do not brush your hair to hard it will make more hair fall out.

      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo & massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head..

      here are some remedies you can do.

      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle
      Ylang ylang( also it is a little bit expensive, but beauty comes at a price than and pain equal beauty) haha : )

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemeon juice

      Good Luck : )

  38. QUESTION:
    How do i make my hair grow faster?
    I have short; shoulder length hair. I have dyed it alot, and I want it to grow a little faster.
    What are some tips to grow it?
    I was told take pre-natal vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      O.K here's the thing there is no 100% true way to make your hair grow. It's just not possible I know because I am trying to grow my hair and it is not working. My 16th birthday is the end of April so I want to have hair to my back.

      Although you can't make your hair grow longer you can help the process.
      I've been using Natures Bounty hair, Skin and nails vitamins and i they have giving me great results.I am so happy .For some people it takes a little as two weeks to see major results.
      My hair has grown a lot. or you can also buy Biotin Vitamins Instead, biotin helps the hair grow.
      NATURES BOUNTY HAIR, SKIN & NAILS VITAMINS: you can check out the product from or buy it at cvs or walgreens

      rite aid.
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore....

      Eat high-quality protein foods. Eggs are a good source as long as you don't have cholesterol problems.
      Eat grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
      Make sure your diet is composed of 50 percent fresh fruits and vegetables.
      Add sulfur- and silicon-rich foods to diet. Onions, broccoli, fish and sea vegetables are all good sources.
      Eat food rich in biotin, such as brewer's yeast, brown rice and soybeans.
      Sprinkle ground flaxseed on your cereal. It provides essential fatty acids.
      Eat foods high in B vitamins.

      Use hot oil treatments every other week and don't wash your hair everyday then you will be washing away the natural oils in your hair. Speaking of oils use oils like jojoba oil, olive oil, and many others and massage them on your scalp. But be careful and test the oil on a your skin before putting it on your scalp. If it turns red and starts irritating you do not use it.

      Lavender oil - It is a popular oil for hair growth. It has been proved that application of
      lavender oil on regular basis has a significant effect on the growth of hair.

      Jojoba oil - This hair oil can be used if your hair type is dry. Jajoba oil will help to moisturize your dry hair when applied on regular basis. It can also be used before shampooing your hair to get a tangle free soft hair.

      Olive oil - Olive oil when applied on regular basis helps to strengthen your hair and improve the hair quality. This is because it helps to reduce the stress and also provide elasticity to your hair.

      Castor oil - Commonly used for hair growth. However this oil is very sticky so it can also be used in combination with other hair oils like coconut oil or almond oil for best results.

      Coconut oil - Coconut oil is commonly used for dry and damaged hair as it provides appropriate lubricant. The different nutrients in coconut oil like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium provide good nourishment for the hair.

      Rosemary herbal oil - This oil is commonly used for flaky unwanted dandruff on the scalp.

      Almond oil - Almond oil helps to repair and strengthen your hair.

      Also tie you hair up at night to protect it from all the twisting and turning are body does when we are asleep.

      Make sure you trim any split ends this will not help your hair growth but will make your hair look presentable.

      Also do not brush your hair to hard it will make more hair fall out.

      Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp and reduce excess fallout. Invert your head while you shampoo & massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head..

      here are some remedies you can do.

      herbs for hair growth:
      Aloe
      Arnica
      Birch
      Burdock
      Catmint
      Chamomile
      Horsetail
      Licorice
      Marigold
      Nettles
      Parsley
      Rosemary
      Sage
      Southernwood
      Stinging nettle
      Ylang ylang( also it is a little bit expensive, but beauty comes at a price than and pain equal beauty) haha : )

      -Mix rosemary with cleansing shampoo and apply in your hair. It works as a good anti-dandruff treatment.

      -Massage the oil of arnica, marigold, rosemary and southernwood into the scalp. It is very useful in hair loss.

      -Make an aloe vera shampoo. When combined with wheat germ oil and coconut milk, aloe vera gel makes a shampoo to promote hair growth. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

      -Use aloe vera gel to treat the areas of the scalp that are going bald. Aloe vera contains an enzyme that helps promote new hair growth for some people. The gel can be applied directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

      1.Drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables is probably the best way to achieving healthy hair.

      2.Vitamins B, C, F, zinc, iron, copper and protein are essential for hair growth.

      3. Brush your hair gently with preferably wooden brushes to increase hair growth.

      4.Boil 1 cup of celery leaves with stems, strain and add juice of 1 lemeon juice

      Good Luck : )

  39. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of psoriasis?
    My daughter is 12 and has problems with psoriasis in her hair. The psoriasis comes from my mother who also has it but not very bad. My daughter often has scabs in her hair unless she washes it daily which she does although she doesn't want to and when she forgets she gets a sore and itchy head.
    She uses an anti-dandruff shampoo from T-Gel and a two in one shampoo/conditioner also from T-Gel.
    As a 12 yr old girl her friends like doing each others hair and she is too embarrassed to ever let her friends touch her hair because she is afraid of her friends seeing her psoriasis.

    Any ideas as to what to do other than washing her hair daily? As a teenage girl this is one problem of many she has about growing up.

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with SerenaSkin herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the skin and scalp, and took anti-psoriasis extract internally. This treatment cleared my skin just in a couple of weeks. A year later it is still clear. It is the best natural treatment I've ever tried.

  40. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of dandruff?
    my friend used many shampoo products that specifically target dandruff, and they dont work, does anybody have any remedies for dandruff?

    • ANSWER:
      Shampoos like 'Head and shoulders' works for me.
      If this does not work for can ask your friend to choose an Ayurvedic solution. It should be a from an Indian Co like - Dabur / Himalya etc

      Since these are herbal remedies they will not harm you at all.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can you use the clearasil daily clear acne treatment cream everyday?
    And if you can how many times a day should you apply it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      Here are 6 effective ways that fight acne naturally ...

      Herbal acne remedies seek to remedy the root cause of acne, which may represent more serious, unrecognized health problems. The truth is, the exact cause of acne remains unknown, often being triggered by a number of factors. Based on the factor that is mostly likely to trigger your acne, the herbal remedy will be applicable.

      Factors that may contribute to acne include; imbalanced hormones, poor digestion, slow liver and bowel function and nutritional deficiencies all contribute to acne. Herbal acne treatment usually involves using herbal preparations topically and taking herbs specifically aimed at treating the cause of acne.

      Essential Oils have shown great promise as a treatment for a number of skin conditions, particularly acne.

      Note: As a rule, they should not be applied in their pure form, as some of these are very potent. You can dilute them or mix them with Grape seed Oil.

      1. Lavender Oil
      Apply lavender oil directly on the areas of acne or add a couple of drops of lavender oil to a plain cream sold at a drug store and use as a moisturizer or cleanser. In addition to smelling heavenly, lavender is also highly effective in fighting acne. It is effective mainly due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Member of acne.org have commented and sworn by Lavenders ability to not only fight acne, but also reduce the redness, and it makes the skin baby soft! It eliminates the bacteria that cause the acne, after which it fixes the balance of the excess secretion of sebum, which the bacteria live on, and reduces the scars and redness left by acne.

      2. Tea Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil has outstanding antibacterial properties making it an effective treatment for acne, acting quickly. Studies have indicated that this is an effective treatment, with minimal side effects. In addition, it relieves rashes and burns, removes dandruff, and treats warts and other fungal infections.

      3. Bergamot Oil
      In addition to having this great, citrusy scent, Bergamot Oil proves to be effective in fighting acne. It has outstanding drying properties, keeps excess oil on our face in check, which normally triggers break outs. Bergamot oil has heavy antiseptic and antibiotic therapeutic properties; consequently it is helpful to sort out tricky skin conditions. Bergamot oil can be used in a diversity of methods such as creams, lotions and steam treatments.

      You can read more on the given source/link below ... :)

      Hope this helps you ...

      Best,

      Liam

  42. QUESTION:
    using apple cider vinegar is good for hair?
    hi, using apple cider vinegar is good for hair? some one said, apple cider vinegar is good for hair loss with dandruff problem. is it true? can any one tell me the procedure? how to use it?

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cider Vinegar has not only proved beneficial to take internally but also offer as many topical health benefits too. It is an all-natural remedy that helps the skin/scalp Ph balance. Healthy skin has a protective acid mantle that can be stripped away by overuse of alkaline body soaps. The skin is the largest organ of elimination; so maintaining an acid mantle assists the normal detoxification process.

      Apple Cider Vinegar-for your hair/scalp PH balances
      Dandruff and Itchy Scalp: add two teaspoons of ACV to a large glass of warm water. Lean your head over a sink and carefully pour the mixture over your entire scalp. Wrap your head in a towel for 15 minutes. Unwrap head, comb hair and then wash hair as usual. The acidic nature of ACV combined with its potent enzymes can help scalp problems such as dandruff, itchy scalp, baldness and thinning hair. Apple cider vinegar also stimulates hair follicles to encourage the growth of healthier hair.

      All Natural Shampoo (ACV)
      Add the following ingredients in a blender:
      1 oz. Olive oil
      1 egg
      1 Tablespoon lemon juice
      1 teaspoon ACV.
      Use as you would a regular shampoo

      Herbal Hair Rinse Combinations Using ACV
      Use ¼ fresh herb or you can use dry ones. You can use any herb you like. Add to 1 quart boiling water. Let is steep until cool strain then add 2 tablespoons of ACV. Certain herbs can enhance your hair color, as well as condition it. Rosemary and parsley are good for dark hair, sage will darken graying hair, chamomile will highlight blonde or light brown hair, calendula conditions, lavender and lemon verbena add fragrance, linden is good for frequently shampooed hair, and nettles will control dandruff.

  43. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a pimple overnight?
    I'm looking for the single, best solution. I don't usually get bad acne, but I have a large pimple on my forehead and I want to know the fastest, most efficient way to get rid of it.
    I don't want a ton of answers, just one or two good ones. I really just want this thing gone.
    I already use clindamycin phosphate nightly, but it doesn't keep them all away.
    I'll choose the best answer tomorrow, after I try and see if anything works.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne. I try to do natural home remedies but here are some helpful tips that might be helpful for acne and scar:
      1) Tea Tree Oil
      2) Lemon oil or juice
      3) Mandarin oil
      4) Cedar wood – good for eczema
      5) Lavender
      6) Apple cider vinegar
      7) Bamboo extract or Sarna lotion – good for rosacea, psoriasis, eczema
      8) Bio Oil or BB cream for dark spots or scars
      9) Toothpaste is very effective for acne leave on face for about 20 to 30 minutes then wash.
      10) Zinc really works on acne
      11) 2% Erythromycin
      12) Benzoin Peroxide
      13) Neem oil good for acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers (taken either orally or externally)

      Applied lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to face or you can drink it through using it in water a few drops a day. Will help with both acne, and scars as well. Another way you can get rid of acne is by taking bamboo extract something I started when I had the problem really does work. Hope this works for you.

      Here are other methods to clear up blemishes.

      Tea-Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for acne. An essential oil is diluted and applied topically to acne lesions. How is tea tree oil believed to work? Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that's thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's anti-bacterial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to acne lesions is believed to kill Propionibacterium acnes, the skin-dwelling bacteria involved in acne. To treat mild, and occasional breakouts. This is how it works: Distilled from the leaves of an Australian shrub, tea-tree oil contains antibacterial and anti-microbial compounds called terpenoids that help kill the bacteria that, when trapped behind oil in a plugged pore, lead to acne breakouts. Try Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick (, burtsbees.com). A roller-ball tube makes for easy application. Studies testing tea-tree oil against the gold-standard acne treatment, benzoyl peroxide, have shown that while the latter works more quickly, tea-tree oil is equally effective over time. And it results in fewer annoying side effects—namely, dryness and redness.

      Neem oil
      It is powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, beneficial to those who suffer from various skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, skin ulcers, helps one treat hair related problems like dandruff and itchy scalp. Dental care products like toothpaste, mouth washes and rinses all use the neem oil's antiseptic properties to keep teeth health and gums free of infection.
      Benefits also include its use in household items like mosquito repellents, disinfectants and personal hygiene products.

      Sulfur
      If you have sensitive skin.
      How it works: A time-tested, gentle acne fighter, sulfur “acts like a sponge to draw oil out of blocked pores,”. This dries up pimples and keeps sebum production in check, helping to prevent future blemishes. Sulfur has a distinct smell—think rotten eggs. Most preparations that use it contain a masking fragrance. However, to play it safe (and avoid scaring off coworkers), apply these products at night.

      Salicylic Acid
      To treat and soothe red, inflamed blemishes. Salicylic acid can have a calming, anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. “It also breaks down the ‘cement’ between cells in clogged pores to help unplug them,”
      Salicylic acid is less irritating than more potent treatments, so it may be better for those with dry skin. It also tends to work well on stubborn blackheads.

      Retinoid
      Nightly to prevent breakouts.
      How they work: Retinoid, which include over-the-counter retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A, reduce acne by altering the oil chemistry on the skin. “They help stop dense sebum from getting stuck within the pores,” says Gross. Without oil deposits, bacteria can’t grow and cause blemishes. Since retinoid can make skin sensitive to the sun, doctors recommend using them at night (and being diligent about wearing sunscreen during the day). To avoid irritation, apply every other evening to start, gradually working up to nightly use. Bonus benefit: Retinoid have been shown to increase collagen production and plump fine lines, making them a good choice if you’re dealing with acne and wrinkles.

      This website has lots of information on foods and acne you can check it out on this website: http://www.acne.org/about-acne.html

  44. QUESTION:
    what are some traditional indian hairloss remedies?
    does anyone know if there are some traditional/herbal whether indian or not that work on hairloss?? are they effective?

    • ANSWER:
      apply castor oil and seasame oil mixed together for 20 min this helps in the growth of the hair. and also apply curd mixed with lemon juice before washing hair it will make ur hair shiny and softens them and a good remedy for dry scalp
      check this site for food for hair and to get rid of dandruff

  45. QUESTION:
    How effective are the salicylic peels or other acne treatments at Sk:n?
    I have recently been for a consultation for acne treatments at Sk:n. A salicylic peel seemed effective however I want to here from people who have actually been to Sk:n to know their thoughts as it is a lot of money for something that isn't long term. Do you know of any other clinics which would provide a better service? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      Here are 6 effective ways that fight acne naturally ...

      Herbal acne remedies seek to remedy the root cause of acne, which may represent more serious, unrecognized health problems. The truth is, the exact cause of acne remains unknown, often being triggered by a number of factors. Based on the factor that is mostly likely to trigger your acne, the herbal remedy will be applicable.

      Factors that may contribute to acne include; imbalanced hormones, poor digestion, slow liver and bowel function and nutritional deficiencies all contribute to acne. Herbal acne treatment usually involves using herbal preparations topically and taking herbs specifically aimed at treating the cause of acne.

      Essential Oils have shown great promise as a treatment for a number of skin conditions, particularly acne.

      Note: As a rule, they should not be applied in their pure form, as some of these are very potent. You can dilute them or mix them with Grape seed Oil.

      1. Lavender Oil
      Apply lavender oil directly on the areas of acne or add a couple of drops of lavender oil to a plain cream sold at a drug store and use as a moisturizer or cleanser. In addition to smelling heavenly, lavender is also highly effective in fighting acne. It is effective mainly due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Member of acne.org have commented and sworn by Lavenders ability to not only fight acne, but also reduce the redness, and it makes the skin baby soft! It eliminates the bacteria that cause the acne, after which it fixes the balance of the excess secretion of sebum, which the bacteria live on, and reduces the scars and redness left by acne.

      2. Tea Tree Oil
      Tea tree oil has outstanding antibacterial properties making it an effective treatment for acne, acting quickly. Studies have indicated that this is an effective treatment, with minimal side effects. In addition, it relieves rashes and burns, removes dandruff, and treats warts and other fungal infections.

      3. Bergamot Oil
      In addition to having this great, citrusy scent, Bergamot Oil proves to be effective in fighting acne. It has outstanding drying properties, keeps excess oil on our face in check, which normally triggers break outs. Bergamot oil has heavy antiseptic and antibiotic therapeutic properties; consequently it is helpful to sort out tricky skin conditions. Bergamot oil can be used in a diversity of methods such as creams, lotions and steam treatments.

      You can read more on the given source/link below ... :)

      Hope this helps you ...

      Best,

      Liam

  46. QUESTION:
    My kitty is losing her fur on the back of her neck....any thoughts?
    My 3 mth old kitten has now lost a large patch of fur on the back of her neck. The skin looks raw and a a bit bloody on the edges of the fur that is still there. The skin looks very very dry like dandruff. Any one out there have any ideas or know what this could be? I would like to have a clue before I hand her over to the vet who in this area is know to over charge and over treat. Let me know if there is anything that could do to help her. I would be willing to try a herbal remedy to start with. Thank you in advance for your help!
    no flea collar... not sure about fleas. Have not seen any so far.
    She is a house cat. My concern is that i have a one year old who is on the floor with the cats all the time. I do not want this to be one of the contagious sicknesses that can get the baby sick. As well as the other cat.
    I think i have ruled out home treatments. It looks worse this morning. I m taking her to the vet today. It is not worth it to wait. Thanks everyone for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      There could be a lot of things wrong.
      1.) External parasite like mange, or fleas. Go to the store and buy a flea comb, to check. Mange can only be seen under a microscope at your vet's office.
      2.) Allergy. Did you bathe her recently? Or put anything on the area that may have caused a reaction?
      3.) Eosiniphilic Gramuloma. A condition in cats that causes the hair to fall out, and become very itchy, and raw. You will need to go to the vet, and have them check some skin scrapings, or an impression smear. Shouldn't cost to much. Usually fixed with a shot of low dose steriods to calm the area down.
      4.) Do not use a flea collar, and prevent her from scratching at the area. Trim her nails to stop further trauma to the skin.

      Do NOT put anything fragrant on the area, that can cause further harm to the skin, especially if there are raw spots. I would refrain from using neosporin at this time, and take her to the vet. I would prob have you start with an exam, and a skin scraping (sounds bad, but doesn't hurt too much, and it's over in a minute).

      The other thing that could cause this is a cuterebra, or ring worm. Check to see if there are any swellings, or openings in the skin. Ringworm will look like a large round red circle, and a cuterebra (which is a fly larvae buried in the skin) will have a swelling with a small opening in the middle.

      Either way, I would take her into a vet before trying any home remedies. Some things out there are harmful to cats, so do your research before trying anything. Good luck to you!

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best oil and shampoo for dry scalp and dandruff?
    URGENT HAIR HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Dandruff is one of the major disorders of the scalp.Poor hygiene, improper diet ,sluggish condition of the scalp caused by poor blood circulation are the main causes of dandruff. A herbal rinse is a safe method of removing dandruff. Apply lemon juice with the rind on the scalp .After 5 minutes wash off with shampoo and water. More simple remedies at http://usefulinfo-dandruff.blogspot.com/


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