Eczema Natural Cure

Eczema occurs internal and external part of the body skin. Internal means intense reaction of the body's immune system and the skin starts to react internally. While external means that if any objects touch the skin, some reaction starts which is exposed on the surface of the body. Thus benefits of Eczema natural treatment is to provide relief to the patients from the suffering.

Colloidal oatmeal is easy to prepare at home using a food processor or blender to grind it finely. Make sure it is fine enough as coarser oatmeal will sink to the bottom and does not bind with the water. You can also purchase in any organic health store. A note, though, colloidal oatmeal is not suitable to use it on severely inflamed skin. Otherwise, this is an effective way to ease itchiness.

Why Dietary supplements to treat eczema? you may ask. Because eczema is not a problem of the skin, but a symptom that has to be treated from inside. The best way to jump start your healing process is to start from the inside. Add omega 3 oil to your diet and a good multivitamin that includes all basic vitamins and zinc. Omega 3 oil will help your skin regenerate faster, and the vitamins will boost your immune system and keep it in check.

Chlorophyll plays a key part in healing eczema. This wonderful green juice aids in liver function by acting as a blood detoxifier. Since skin health is directly linked to liver health, chlorophyll rich leafy green foods are a very important part in healing skin issues like eczema. The additional fiber, antioxidants and carotenoids in chlorophyll round out its benefits nicely. Eat 2-3 cups of leafy greens daily.

There are various vitamins that are useful for curing eczema. So if you're wondering how to treat eczema at home, then ensure that you include vitamin rich foods in your diet. Vitamin E has been known to be an effective natural treatment for curing eczema. Applying vitamin E oil on skin and including vitamin rich foods in diet is necessary to maintain a healthy skin. Even vitamin C is said to be effective immune booster and helps in skin care.

Blueberry leaves are also said to be a good natural treatment for eczema. You can also either take vitamin E tablets orally, or cut the pills open and apply the vitamin E directly on to affected areas. The application of fresh aloe vera gel to the wound is also known to help.

An easy way to do that is to keep your skin well moisturized. Use an all-natural body lotion without additives daily. This is particularly important after you get out of the shower or anytime during the winter months when your skin is dry. Moisturizing your skin will help prevent the dry itchy patches that are characteristic of eczema from appearing.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any good natural cures for Eczema?
    I get occasional patches of eczema during the winter especially. Are there any good natural cures that I can use to treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      Try adding essential oils to pure aloe vera or any carrier oils such as sweet alond or jojoba.

      For Dry Eczema: Chamomile , Geranium , Lavender

      For Weeping Eczema: Bergamot , Juniper

      You can purchase all of these things inexpensively online. Just be sure the essential oils are pure! Only a few drops go a long way.

  2. QUESTION:
    Which is the best cleansing program for natural cures?
    I have read and watched so much media about cleansing programs and would like to know from your experience which program is the best in terms of effectiveness and cost aimed at natural cures.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm glad you are looking for something natural to help cure and balance your body. I'm sure a cleanse will work wonders for you.

      Let me make a suggestion...
      Cleansing is great, and vital to your health, but you need to do it correctly. The purpose of a cleanse (especially if you are fighting a degenerative or chronic disease) is to detox your body AND give your body the nutrients it needs to regenerate clean, healthy cells.

      Most cleanses -- like the master cleanse -- do detox your body, but do nothing for restoring balance to your system. For example, your body is building about 1 billion new cells each day. If you cleanse without flooding your body with super-absorbable nutrients, your body has to create new cells out of whatever is left over in your system after your cleanse-- which is usually mineral, vitamin, protein and fat deficient.

      Instead, I would do a nutritional cleanse. These cleanses flush your entire system (colon included) of all the junk, while simultaneously flooding your cells with super nutrition. This way, when your body starts building new cells -- they are made out of the best "parts" available.

      This will help your body regenerate parts of your body that need help (i.e., new pancreas cells if you are diabetic, new skin cells if your suffer from eczema/psoriasis, new neural cells if you suffer from emotional imbalances). Other benefits of this type of cleanse are: eliminating unhealthy cravings, weight loss, better sleep, more energy, sharp intellect and clear skin.

      Of course, I am biased, and completely endorse the Isagenix product line :) Here's a video that explains the Isagenix nutritional cleanses -- it's only a few minutes long...

      http://media01.isagenix.com/Corporate/WW/EN/microsite/cleansedforlife/cleansed_video.html

      Here's a good place to buy it wholesale...
      http://www.naturalweightloss4life.com/30day

      Good luck and I hope you feel well soon!

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some jobs that deal with herbs and herbology?
    I know that I want to do something with herbs, like making natural beauty products and making natural cures for stuff like eczema etc.... But I am not sure what jobs in the herbal category fit that kind of description? It would be great if you could list as many different herbal careers that you know of, and then I can see which one is closest to my idea of what I want to do. Thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      The previous answer is a great one! I'm actually studying to get my N.D. at the moment, and am thoroughly enjoying it.

      Look into the Clayton College of Natural Health, it's a long distance school that covers a ton of different areas of holistic medicine, including a certification program on Herbology. From that point, you can always go into growing, preserving and selling high-quality herbal supplements, or maybe just educating others on the benefits of a more natural approach to healing. Good luck! :o)

  4. QUESTION:
    Why do i have the urge to itch my thighs?
    i have eczema. I only get it int he winter when its cold) and it goes away by spring but its spring bow and i have eczema still? Is there a natural cure for this?

    • ANSWER:

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried any Natural Eczema Cures?
    I've been suffering for a long time from eczema and have tried everything from the dermatologist to a chinese magician. I came across this site reviewing natural eczema cures http://www.fastnotequote.com/EczemaCureReviews.html and wondered if anyone else has tried any of these. I would love to hear your opinions!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      I've had the same issue with eczema...20+ years.

      I tried the top pick from that site and have had a reasonable amount of success. At least I can say I got my money's worth...

  8. QUESTION:
    Is Eczema Free Forever By Rachel Anderson Helpful?
    Maybe someone bought the Ebook Eczema Free Forever by Rachel Anderson and can give me more details about it? I really want to find a natural cure for my eczema and wonder if the methods inside Eczema Free Forever really work. If someone bought the book and tried these methods please let me know if Rachel Anderson's advice in Eczema Free Forever was helpful for you or not.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Demi

      I bought the Eczema Free Forever book by Rachel Anderson few weeks ago. I can't guarantee that the techniques inside this book will help you for sure but I must say that I've found them to be very helpful for me.
      I really liked that the treatment inside Eczema Free Forever is based on completely natural methods that has no side effects and are very safe to use.
      The best thing that I found about Eczema Free Forever is that by following the strategies outlined in this book, you will not only provide yourself with positive benefits for your condition, you will also make improvements in other areas of health.

      No one can promise to you that this treatment will help you for sure (like any other treatment) but with the 60 days money back guarantee, very high success rate and great customer support from Rachel Anderson I think that it may be a good idea to check this solution before wasting a lot of your money on other drugs and cures that you may find useless.

      By the way below is also one link that you can use to get 30% discount for the Eczema Free Forever book by Rachel Anderson including all the bonuses and the money back guarantee, All the best and I hope it helps.

  9. 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.

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      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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    Hi there. Can anyone please advise is an immunologist or dermatologist the best to see re eczema?
    I have suffered from eczema for years and have decided to see a specialist (GPs have not been much help). However given that it is a skin condition, but is associated with my immune system, should I see an immunologist or a dermatologist? I know both deal with eczema on a regular basis, but both are very expensive so I want to chose the one who is most likely to improve my condition.

    • ANSWER:
      i would suggest a natural cure...try not to use creams and medications too much. ..of course i dunno how serious are your breakouts...anyways u can get good resources from the 2 sites i listed below... hope it helps...

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of eczema?
    I have eczema on my arms and mostly on my chest and shoulders. Mostly due to itching but no matter what I use, it doesn't seem to go, even if I stop itching. Can anyone suggest any remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      First off, you must keep your skin moisturized. A great moisturizer would be Aveeno. It would be best to apply a moisturizer right after a bath or shower.

      Milk products and gluten may also play a major role in your eczema, so you should avoid these for a few weeks, then add them back to your diet at a later time. It can also be from pet dander, pollen, dust mites, etc. It can be a multitude of reasons you have eczema, but natural treatments should be good enough to treat all. I know eczema can be a deterrent for some people, so make sure you cure it as soon as possible. Here's a site with information on how to treat and deal with eczema.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of eczema?
    I think it's eczema. The insides of my elbows are red and flaky and itchy, it also hurts and feels stretched when i bend it. I've put a lot of moisturiser on it (aloe vera + cucumber and soya + oat) but they haven't helped. It only turned yesterday but before that it was relatively okay.

    • 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).

      you can also take a warm bath with milk, the warm water will open skin spoors and the milk containing hundreds of enzymes will penetrate your skin and slowly kill eczema from inside out!

      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)

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some good natural or homeopathic vitamins that help with mood?
    Ive been looking into evening primrose because it can help with inflammation of the skin ( I have eczema) but i also heard that it can help to balance out your mood. Any suggestions for vegertarian friendly options?

    • ANSWER:
      St. Johns Wort. I read about it while looking into cures for mareks (a chicken disease [I got a tip from a person on how to cure it]) and I read up on St. Johns wort, and It is said to Boost the mood. I dont know how it helps my birds, but it's supposed to hep cure depression?

  16. QUESTION:
    What are some house hold products i can you to treat my eczema?
    I have eczema on my wrist just two dots but ive had them for a while now and i have been putting my cream on it but im wodnering if theres anything specific i can put on it!

    Thank yooou :)

    • ANSWER:
      I managed to cure my eczema using natural methods - the most success has been since I did some of the following that I have learnt along the way:
      drink plenty water - to keep the skin hydrated
      eat lots of fruit and veg
      avoid wheat
      have natural flooring i.e. wood or laminate to avoid the harbouring of dust etc
      have blinds instead of curtains........There's loads more check out the blog article link noted below and just keep researching or and keep you skin well moisturised!

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural remedy for a colon cleanser?
    I have been trying to gather the most natural remedies to cleanse my colon I feel very sluggish and backed up. I know my colon is a mess. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Fasting is the master remedy. Know how to do your fast and how to break it.

      Fasting refers to complete abstinence from food for a short or long period for a specific purpose. The word is derived from the old English, ‘feastan’ which means to fast, observe, be strict. Fasting is nature’s oldest, most effective and yet least expensive method of treating disease. It is recognised as the cornerstone of natural healing. Dr. Arnold Eheret, the originator of the musculus diet healing system, describes it as " nature’s only universal and omnipotent remedy of healing" and "nature’s only fundamental law of all healing and curing."

      Fasting in disease was advocated by the school of natural philosopher, Asclepiades, more than two thousand years ago. Throughout medical history, it has been regarded as one of the most dependable curative methods. Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus, and many other great authorities on medicine prescribed it. Many noted modern physicians have successfully employed this system of healing in the treatment of numerous diseases.

      The common cause of all diseases is the accumulation of waste and poisonous matter in the body which results from overeating. The majority of persons eat too much and follow sedentary occupations which do not permit sufficient and proper exercise for utilisation of this large quantity of food. This surplus overburdens the digestive and assimilative organs and clogs up the system with impurities or poisons. Digestion and elimination become slow and the functional activity of the whole system gets deranged.

      The onset of disease is merely the process of ridding the system of these impurities. Every disease can be healed by only one remedy-by doing just the opposite of what causes it, i.e., by reducing the food intake or fasting.

      By depriving the body of food for a time, the organs of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, skin, and lungs are given opportunity to expel, unhampered, the overload of accumulated waste from the system. Thus, fasting is merely the process of purification and an effective and quick method of cure. It assists nature in her continuous effort to expel foreign matter and disease producing waste from the body, thereby correcting the faults of improper diet and wrong living. It also leads to regeneration of the blood as well as the repair and regeneration of the various tissues of the body.

      Duration: The duration of the fast depends upon the age of the patient, the nature of the disease and the amount and type of drugs previously used. The duration is important, because long periods of fasting can be dangerous if undertaken without competent professional guidance. It is, therefore, advisable to undertake a series of short fasts of two to three days and gradually increase the duration of each succeeding fast by a day or so. The period, however, should not exceed a week of total fasting at a time. This will enable the chronically sick body to gradually and slowly eliminate toxic waste matter without seriously affecting the natural functioning of the body. A correct mode of living and a balanced diet after the fast will restore vigour and vitality to the individual.

      Fasting is highly beneficial in practically all kinds of stomach and intestinal disorders and in serious conditions of the kidneys and liver. It is a miracle cure for eczema and other skin diseases and offers the only hope of permanent cure in many cases. The various nervous disorders also respond favourably to this mode of treatment.

      Fasting should, however, not be restored to in every illness. In cases of diabetes, advanced stages of tuberculosis, and extreme cases of neurasthenia, long fasts will be harmful. In most cases, however, no harm will accrue to fasting patients, provided they take rest, and are under proper professional care.

      Methods: The best, safest and most effective method of fasting is juice fasting. Although the old classic form of fasting was a pure water fast, most of the leading authorities on fasting today agree that juice fasting is far superior to a water fast. According to Dr. Rangar Berg, the world -famous authority on nutrition, "During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water while fasting ... Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated….. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart... juice fasting is, therefore, the best form of fasting. " Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements in fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices are extremely beneficial in normalising all the body processes. They supply essential elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration and thus speeding the recovery. All juices should be prepared from fresh fruit immediately before drinking. Canned or frozen juices should not be used.

      A precautionary measure which must be observed in all cases of fasting is the complete emptying of the bowels at the beginning of the fast by enema so that the patient is not bothered by gas or decomposing matter formed from the excrements remaining in the body. Enemas should be administered at least every alternate day during the fasting period. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible and should drink plain lukewarm water when thirsty. Fresh juices may be diluted with pure water. The total liquid intake should be approximately six to eight glasses.

      A lot of energy is spent during the fast in the process of eliminating accumulated poisons and toxic waste materials. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that the patients get as much physical rest and mental relaxation as possible during the fast. In cases of fasts in which fruit juices are taken, especially when fresh grapes, oranges or grapefruit are used exclusively, the toxic wastes enter the blood -stream rapidly, resulting in an overload of toxic matter, which affects normal bodily functions. This often results in dizzy spells, followed by diarrhoea and vomiting. If this physical reaction persists, it is advisable to discontinue the fast and take cooked vegetables containing adequate roughage such as spinach and beets until the body functioning returns to normal.

      The overweight person finds it much easier to go without food. Loss of weight causes no fear and the patient’s attitude makes fasting almost a pleasure. The first day’s hunger pangs are perhaps the most difficult to bear. The craving for food will, however, gradually decrease as the fast progresses. Seriously sick persons have no desire for food and fasting comes naturally to them. The simple rule is to stop eating until the appetite returns or until one feels completely well.

      Only very simple exercises like short walks may be undertaken during the fast. A warm water or neutral bath may be taken during the period. Cold baths are not advisable. Sun and air baths should be taken daily. Fasting sometimes produces a state of sleeplessness which can be overcome by a warm tub bath, hot water bottles at the feet and by drinking one or two glasses of hot water.

      Benefits: There are several benefit of fasting. During a long fast, the body feeds upon its reserves. Being deprived of needed nutrients, particularly of protein and fats, it will burn and digest its own tissues by the process of autolysis or self-digestion. But it will not do so indiscriminately. The body will first decompose and burn those cells and tissues which are diseased, damaged, aged or dead. The essential tissues and vital organs, the glands, the nervous system and the brain are not damaged or digested in fasting. Here lies the secret of the effectiveness of fasting as a curative and rejuvenative method. During fasting, the building of new and healthy cells are speeded up by the amino acids released from the diseased cells. The capacity of the eliminative organs, that is, lungs, liver, kidneys, and the skin is greatly increased, as they are relieved of the usual burden of digesting food and eliminating the resultant wastes. They are, therefore, able to quickly expel old accumulated wastes and toxins.

      Fasting affords a physiological rest to the digestive, assimilative and protective organs. As a result, the digestion of food and the utilisation of nutrients is greatly improved after fasting. The fast also exerts a normalising, stablising, and rejuvenating effect on all the vital physiological, nervous and mental functions.

      Breaking of Fast: The success of the fast depends largely on how it is broken. his is the most significant phase. The main rules for breaking the fast are: do not overeat, eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly; and take several days for the gradual change to the normal diet. If the transition to eating solid foods is carefully planned, there will be no discomfort or damage. The patient should also continue to take rest during the transition period. The right food after a fast is as important and decisive for proper results as the fast itself.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  18. 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)

  19. QUESTION:
    Any recommendations for a dermatologist in the Chicago area that specializes in eczema and dermatitis?
    Trying to find a dermatologist who is patient and dedicated to working with me to resolve eczema/dermatitis issues.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not familiar with dermatologists in this area, but I can tell you that in majority of the cases doctors prescribe steroid creams and other awful stuff for relieving eczema. I recommend you start treating your condition with natural methods right from the start to cure the cause of eczema not the symptoms.

      A great article to start with can be found here:

      http://www.getbest.info/natural-cure-for-eczema/

      I hope this helps. I have yet to hear from a case where eczema was eliminated once and for all only with prescribed medications.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some alternative/holistic treatments for eczema?
    My 6 yr old son has been suffering from moderate to severe eczema since he was two. We have tried every known medicine and even allergy shots. Today we had a visit to Duke Med Center and they had nothing new to offer us. I would like to try some alternatives to traditional/western medicine. If anyone has any suggestions (books, websites, ect), advice or similar experinces, I would love to hear.
    Thanks.
    thanks for all the answers. we are exploring food allergies, using some new natural products and trying to live a healthy and as minimally as possible. i will put it to vote.

    • ANSWER:
      If we offered you a miracle remedy that prevents "eczema" 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 Eczema.

      The term ‘eczema’ is derived from a Greek word meaning ‘to boil.’ It refers to an inflammation of the skin, which results in the formation of vesicles or pustules. It is the most common and most troublesome of all skin diseases.

      Eczema is essentially a constitutional disease, resulting from a toxic condition of the system. The disease covers a wide variety of forms, the majority of them being of a chronic variety.

      Symptoms: Eczema in its acute form is indicated by redness and swelling of the skin, the formation of minute vesicles and severe heat. If the vesicles rupture, a raw, moist surface is formed. From this, a colourless discharge oozes, which forms skin crusts when it accumulates. The disease is usually worst at night when the heat of the body is retained by the bedclothes.

      The skin itches at all stages. In the wet stage, it may become infected with bacteria. The healing of the condition is affected by scratching in response to the irritation. Scratching not only spreads infection but also lengthens the stage of dryness and scaling.

      Causes: Allergies play an important part in causing eczema. Some women get eczema on their hands due to an allergy to soap or detergents used to wash clothes or dishes. Some persons develop it around the fingers when they wear rings because of allergy to metals. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, in a recent study of children with atrophic eczema, found that 75% were allergic to a number of foods. The most common triggers for sensitive persons are eggs, peanuts, chocolate, wheat, cow’s milk, chicken, and potato.

      The real cause of eczema, however, is the failure of the human system to excrete the poisons from the various orifices of the body. Waste matter is excreted from the rectum through stools, from the bladder through urine, from the lungs through breath and from the pores of the skin through sweat. Sometime the pores of the skin are overworked, as waste matter is not properly eliminated from the other orifices. If the pores are not given the chance to perform their normal function, the sweat will be full of morbid matter and this gives rise to skin diseases like eczema, acne, boils, and other eruptions.

      Other causes include faulty metabolism, constipation, nutritional deficiencies, and stress brought about by nagging spouses, jealousy, frustration, and a host of other emotions. Suppressive drug treatment of the formal disease is also a most potent subsidiary causative factor in many cases.

      The Cure: Skin applications to cure eczema may give temporary relief. If the exudation is suppressed, some other more serious disease may develop. The best way to deal with eczema is to cleanse the blood stream and the body.

      The treatment should start with a fast on orange juice and water from five to days, depending on the severity and duration of the trouble. Juice fasting will help eliminate toxic waste from the body and lead to substantial improvement. In some cases, the condition may worsen in the beginning of the fast due to the increased elimination of waste matter through the skin. But as fasting continues, improvement will manifest itself.

      Fruits, salt free, raw or steamed vegetables with whole meal bread or chappatis may be taken after the juice fast. Carrot and musk melon are particularly beneficial. Coconut oil may be used instead of ghee. After a few days, curd and milk may be added to the diet. The patients may thereafter gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet of three basic food groups, namely (i) seeds, nuts, and grains, (ii) vegetables, and (iii) fruits. The large proportion of the diet should consist of raw foods. Seeds and beans such as alfalfa, mung, and soyabeans can be sprouted.

      This diet may be supplemented with cold-pressed vegetable oils, honey, and yeast. Juice fasting may be repeated at intervals of two months or so, depending on the progress being made, in chronic and more difficult cases of eczema, patient should fast at least once a week till he is cured.

      The patient should avoid tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages, and all condiments and highly flavoured dishes. He should also avoid sugar, white flour products, denatured cereals like polished rice, and pearled barley and tinned or bottled foods. He should eat only pure and wholesome foods.

      Raw vegetable juices, especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved highly beneficial in the treatment of eczema. The formula proportions considered helpful in this combination are carrot 300 mL and spinach 200 mL to make 500 mL or half a litre of juice. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible. Restrictive clothing should not be worn. 2-3 L of water should be taken daily and the patient must bath twice or thrice a day. The skin, with the exception of the parts affected with eczema, should be vigorously rubbed with the palms of the hands before taking the bath.

      Coconut oil may be applied to the portions with eczema. It will help the skin to stay soft. Walking or jogging should be resorted to in order to inactivate the bowels. Sun bathing is also beneficial as it kills the harmful bacteria and should be resorted to early in the morning, in the first light of dawn. A light mudpack should be applied over the sites of the eczema is also helpful. The pack should be applied for an hour at a time and should be repeated twice or thrice a day.

      Water Treatment: In cases of acute eczema, cold compress, or cold-wet fomentations are beneficial. The affected part should be wrapped with a thick soft cloth. The cloth should be moistened with cold water (55-60 degrees F) every 15-30 minutes for two hours at a time. The bandage should be left intact, keeping the cloth cold. There may be intensification of itching or pain initially but this will soon subside. A cold compress may be applied twice daily for a week or so.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  21. 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can I use regular Quaker Oats Oatmeal to make an Oatmeal bath for eczema?
    Is it okay to just grind the instant Quaker Oats Oatmeal and use it in the bath for eczema?
    I read that it should be colloidal oatmeal because it is processed differently.
    But does it make a big difference? Would it harm me if I used breakfast oatmeal instead of colloidal anyways?

    Please answer, and Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you should be ok using quaker oats, but you need to focus on what you do when you get out of the bath as well.

      Dry skin is one of the major reasons behind eczema. So when you get out of the bath, make sure that you moisturize your body as quickly as possible. The reason for this is that after a warm bath, the pores of your skin will be open, and applying moisturizer straight away will make sure that the moisturizer goes in deeper.

      Also try to use a cream which is based in natural ingredients. Aloe Vera is a really effective way to keep your skin moist and healthy, so try this.

      You can also use something like coconut oil, which can also be really effective, and has proved to be pretty good for a lot of sufferers.

      Because there is no drug that can cure eczema, a lot of people have started to use natural eczema remedies. Many of which can be really effective, perhaps you should look into this a bit more further. You can get some more info about this at the resource below.

  23. 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!

      :)

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of red, irritated, dry skin?
    I would prefer natural remedies, since all these cleansers and stuff i've tried in the past make it even worse.

    The only thing I put on my face is Nivea moisteuriser, and I don't wear foundation or blush or concealer often.

    The area around my nose, my eyelid and the side of my cheek is like red and irritated, and there are like little bumps.

    help?

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like Eczema. Most cleansers are quite harsh, also stop using Nivea for now, it's ok but is probably irritating your skin more. I've found a great skin cream called Neutrogena Comfort Balm. Natural remedy might work but why not swallow your pride and see a Doctor, they have simple and inexpensive remedy for this I assure you. See the Doctor first and once cured use the moisturiser. Good luck

  25. QUESTION:
    what are the bubbles under my itchy palms?
    I think i have eczema. My palms are always really really itchy and i can't help from scratching it. I noticed that everytime i scartch i would see some bubbles like things growing under my skin. I just want to know what it is.They usually have more than one and are grouped together.

    • ANSWER:
      i would suggest a natural cure...try not to use creams and medications too much. ..of course i dunno how serious are your breakouts...anyways u can get good resources from the 2 sites i listed below... hope it helps...

  26. QUESTION:
    How long can it take a rash due to allergic reactions to cats to heal?
    My kid's doctor refuses to run allergy tests. He broke out in a blistery rash that looks like poison ivy, and it lasted a month. We suspected he might be allergic to cats, and was exposed about 12 hours before breaking out, and was around them for 5 days and then once we came home it took a month for him to totally heal despite being on prednisone. Can it take up to a month for a child with eczema to heal from an allergic skin reaction to animals?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure it can take up to a month, it can take a lot longer if you do nothing about it. Maybe you should change your doctor too. I would also look here www.natural-cure-for-eczema.org for a solution to your eczema problem.

      Good luck

  27. 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    How to treat eczema without visiting the doctors?
    I have very severe eczema all over my body, which in most cases ends up in bleeding and cuts to the patches. When the eczema firsts appears and i start scratching, tonnes and tonnes of spots cover the place where the eczema is, they look like bites and are extremely itchy and unattractive. I have been to the doctors, and they told me to moisturise and supplied some for me, yet this has only made things worse. Does anyone please have any remedies or tips to treat or even cure my tedious and uncomfortable eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      For me natural treatment worked better that prescription medications. I cleared my eczema with serenaskin herbal remedies in less than 2 weeks. They do not have side effects like steroid creams. Itching subsided after first application of ointment and spray, I felt a relief right away. It is the most effective treatment I've tried. Some months later I'm eczema free.

  29. QUESTION:
    Do you think a dermatologist can cure my acne?
    I have tried all the supermarket products and the seem to work for a small amount of time but then the acne just starts coming back, maybe my skin become immune to it, same story with Proactiv it worked for a wee while but now we are back at square one. Can a dermatologist really cure acne or is that just wishful thinking, and what sort of things can they prescribe?

    • ANSWER:
      HI Jake

      Take your chances on the dermatologist, but here are some facts.

      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! The tincture is an excellent first-aid remedy for wounds.

      Best of health to you

  30. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of eczema?
    Ok so i have eczema and it scratches all the time, how do you get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Whatever you do, don't scratch it! That can just make it worse, and can cause it to spread. Try rubbing some coconut oil on it, or find other natural ways to cure eczema. That's what I did, and I've been free of it for almost a year.

  31. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of really bad eczema?
    my 7month old daughter has really bad eczema i have tried the hydrocordizone cream it does not work.please help?

    • ANSWER:
      You can see a dermatologist who can provide you different creams. Going to the doctor is a quick fix, but the medicines they offer you will not cure eczema and sometimes can be dangerous because of the steroids they have in them. Some home remedy to can try is to bath in warm water, aveno bath and body care products work pretty well, find a mild unscented soap that does not dry out your skin.

      My son was diagnosed with eczema when he was 8 months old and I've tried everything you can think of. Medicines, some were steroids, over the counter creams/lotions and everything in between. I personal found that aveno bath and body care products worked for a while then I to switch to something new. I finally found a product that was botanical based and natural and it really worked.

      Now my son is 9 years old and you cannot tell that he has any skin issues at all. I also had to get an allergy test done and to find out he has food allergies. So, I would suggest you get the same test to confirm you are not allergic to foods or products which can upset your skin.

      Overall I would say find a product that keeps your skin well hydrated. Most important a product that rejuvenates your skins cells and helps your skin cells stay moisture. If you want more information on the product that I used to help with his skin email me. I would be more than happy to share it with you.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for eczema?
    I have eczema mainly on my arms. I'm not blotchy like some people, just little red bumps all down my arms. What creams or other things can make my skin more smooth and make the eczema go away?

    • ANSWER:
      I would like to recommend that you try some of the following which has worked for me and cured me of eczema:
      keep your body well moisturized at all time
      apply moisturizer to slightly damp skin after showering or bathing
      drink plenty of water - to keep your body hydrated
      eat loads of fruit and very - to boost your immune system
      Use blinds instead of curtains - to reduce dust build up
      Have laminate of natural floorboards instead of carpets - to reduce dust and dirt build up
      There are loads more things to mention - check out the link I've attached it has lots of free tips and advise that you may find useful

  33. 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!!

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedy or cure for eczema?
    I've heard of several possibilities from homeopathy to dietary changes. Which works?

    • ANSWER:
      -coconut oil. it helps remain skin soft
      -a light mud pack
      -sunbathing kills bacteria
      -soaps and chemicals should be avoided
      -mashed almon leavd in water and apply on place
      this is a very cool website
      http://www.natural-homeremedies.com/homeremedies_eczema.htm

  35. QUESTION:
    Which system of medicine provide the safe and effective treatment for eczema?
    Is it true that ,supressing eczema with drugs of modern medicine may cause other types of health problems in future ?

    • ANSWER:
      It is true!
      I have created a natural program to cure eczema.
      I will be happy to give it for FREE, in exchange for a testimonial you will send to me by email after you will gain progress with curing your eczema. The testimonial will be displayed on the program's website. Just contact me at support@healeczemaprogram.com and I will send you the program.

      Thanks and good luck,
      Jennifer Davis

  36. 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

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used the new product Zoriasis for eczema?
    Our pharmacist can't keep it on the shelf. Supposedly it is all natural and works well with getting rid of eczema. My 8 month old son has it really bad and the typical heavy lotion, hydrocortizone, neosporan, treatments aren't working.

    • 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 !

  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:
    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

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any natural treatments for Eczema?
    My son is three. He suffers so bad from Eczema, his face is open sores. The topical steroid cream does not work for him anymore. Please help. The doctors keep telling me to use the steroid cream, and are not concerned at all. I need some advice.

    • ANSWER:
      It'll burn but white apple vinegar will cure it.

  43. QUESTION:
    How much does it cost to see a dermatologist?
    From the lowest prices highest prices etc.
    Also, when and if they perform certain medical procedures regarding my eczema, would there be additional fees for that too?
    It's not so much of how often and severe my eczema breakouts are because I don't usually have them, It's the fact that my eczema scars won't go away, I've had them for almost 3 years now. And I've found out that drinking alcohol resets the healing process of it, so I'm slowly trying to quit drinking for about a year, hopefully...

    • ANSWER:
      i guess the answer really depends on where are u located right now....

      if price is an issue than i would suggest a natural cure...try not to use creams and medications too much. ..of course i dunno how serious are your breakouts...anyways u can get good resources from the 2 sites i listed below... hope it helps...

  44. 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!!!

  45. QUESTION:
    Can i use Aveeno eczema therapy on my face?
    When i wake up in the mornings, my face can get REALLY dry from eczema. I find this better than using vaseline cos vaseline makes my face really shiny. Is it cool if i use Aveeno Active Naturals: Eczema Therapy on my face?

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest curing it and for get treating the symptoms

      You need to get some Food grade 35 percent H202 (not the stuff at your drug store).. dont put on your skin directly.. it will burn.. you must dilute it in Distilled water.. use an eye dropper and bottle *must be the brown bottle sun light will destroy the effects of h202. use between 3-23 drops in 6+ ounces of distilled water.. Must be at least 6 ounces..no less Use glass only.. make sure its mixed.
      only use the scale that works best for you 3-23 depending how strong your skin can take ..might turn white a little but that will settle after you take if off maybe a few hours at most

      you then take cotton balls *organic works best soak it and then place on your Eczema.. to make them stay put plastic wrap over it to keep it moisturized and leave it there 15-20 again feel for burning and adjust the amount use so its comfortable.

      Also get Colloidal silver (only get Sovereign Silver) this doesn't burn at all.. what you do is soak cotton ball again put plastic over it and keep the moisture locked in .. tape it on your skin if you have too, don't lock off your circulation though. keep it over night and you will be good to go from breakouts for quite some time..

      I suggest rethink your diet..as its part of issues like this that can cause your ailments..
      another thing to consider is your PH .. you need to keep it between 7.5-8.5 (lower the number the more acidic your body is, with this.. disease loves it, along with other things)

      There are certain triggers to eczema, however, such as diet coke, not fat milk, chocolates, ice cream, tomatoes, diet coke, and monosodium glutamate, for example. Taurine interestingly will neutralize the negative effects of the monosodium glutamate.
      Citric acid is part of the cause (depends on your body, which obviously your body can't handle to well with other things unknown to me.) It is a the reason you have eczema/acne. Even regular fruits and vegetables and meats, if not organic, are full of pesticides and other junk that can do nothing but harm you.

      Just to let some of you know the real face of artificial ingredients, I finally researched what citric acid is. Unless the citric acid is coming from citrus fruit, artificial citric acid is derived from MOLD. You are eating or drinking a product that comes from MOLD. This alone should let people realize that artificial ingredients are poison.

  46. 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

  47. 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.


eczema natural cure

Nature Remedies

Diarrhea, commonly known as Loose Motions, is the condition when one passes out unformed stools from one's body. It causes cramps accompanied with a vomiting sensation, and leads to weakness and loss of vitamins in the body. It is a very painful and uncomfortable condition, which can cause dehydration, and in extreme cases can even lead to death. The intestine in the body normally absorbs water secreted by the stomach, but during diarrhea, the excess water is not absorbed resulting in loose motions. Since there is a continuous loss of liquids from the body, it is essential to have regular intake of fluids to prevent matters from getting worse.

Some simple home remedies for diarrhea can be followed to get relief. They help in eliminating the various causes of diarrhea, which could be anything from lactose intolerance to gastrointestinal disorder.

Buttermilk, very easily available at home, is the simplest and most inexpensive of all home remedies for diarrhea. Drinking buttermilk with a pinch of salt 2-3 times a day, for 1-2 days goes a long way in relieving the inflammation in the digestive track of the patient. It provides great relief to the intestinal track, especially if diarrhea is caused due to consumption of spicy or unhygienic food, or contaminated water. The acids in the buttermilk fight the bacteria and virus in the intestine.

Carrot juice is easy to prepare and good to consume. A small amount of carrot can be boiled in 3 times water till it turns soft. It should then be strained, followed by mashing, and should be consumed adding a little salt and water. It prevents the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestine, and is one of the best home remedies for diarrhea.

Turmeric is known to be a great healer for its antiseptic properties. It is used for many ailments and diseases and is thus, one of the many home remedies for diarrhea. Two teaspoons of turmeric rhizome juice can be taken in one cup of buttermilk, and positive results can be seen in 1-2 days.

Mango seeds can be dried and crushed to powder, and kept aside. A teaspoon of this powder along with a little honey can be consumed in any season. It is an excellent medicine for diarrhea.

Drinking fresh tomato juice with a little salt is also very beneficial during diarrhea.

Moreover, drinking plenty of coconut water, arrowroot water and barley is also helpful. Pomegranate juice too helps reduce the weakness caused due to diarrhea.

One should take care to avoid foods that one is allergic to, and result in diarrhea. Also, self-medication should be avoided, and a doctor should be consulted for proper medicines.

Diarrhea in infants, old people and pregnant ladies should be treated with utmost care. Children as well as adults must take care to wash their hands before eating, and after defecating. Infants must not be allowed to put toys in their mouth, as they could be unhygienic and can lead to diarrhea. In case of loss of liquids through unformed stools or vomiting, the person should immediately be taken for medical care, as delaying it could be fatal.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Did nature create homosexuality to counteract overpopulation?
    I hear many hateful things on Yahoo regarding gay people --however when an area becomes too dense with living beings , they consume a great deal of resources = nature then remedies this situation by allowing sexual congress without the "danger" of offspring.

    • ANSWER:
      i see where you are coming from, but i don't personal believe that.
      i don't understand where all the gay hate comes from, what is wrong with gays, i know if i was out at a night club with some male friends and one was gay at least i can trust him not to abuse my friendship and get me drunk, my best friend is gay and i wouldn't change her for the world, lol at least she will never back stabed and try to come between me and my boyfriend, lol i am in a relationship and i am not gay, but why do so many people hate gays, i understand if gay bondage was shoved in your faces all the time, but alot of the time its hard to tell who is gay and who is not.

  2. QUESTION:
    If you get a cold-have you found any natural remedies that work better than over the counter medicines?
    Also-what do you find gives you the most comfort when you are sick? For me natures way cold remedies work better than the drugstore meds-and my old beat up comforter gives me comfort.

    • ANSWER:
      The ONLY one that works.... Umckaloabo !! (or, Pelargonium Sidoides)

      Google that! Or try http://www.pelargonium.co.za/

      for more info. This will prevent colds, and alleviate them as well.

      It also prevents the results of bad colds and acute bronchitis --
      i.e. pneumonia. I swear my life on it.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is The best nature remedy at present that l can use to cure all type of health related problems?
    Including natural herbes,growaremedy,natural remedies

    • ANSWER:
      Meditation is suppose to help heal your body as a whole.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a supplement to take for getting rid of a mild case of hemorroids?
    I have heard about 'Nature's Perfect Remedy' and 'Calmovil' but was wondering what was the best to take, and what people have had successes with.

    • ANSWER:
      Preperation H

  5. QUESTION:
    What are some general benefits of antibiotics and medicine versus nature?
    by nature i mean home remedies etc.
    its for a french debate at school.. (grade 10)

    • ANSWER:
      1.
      Most of the antibiotics are from nature originally, so are almost all of the medicines. (This will disarm anybody trying to use that fact as a point against pharmaceutical drugs)

      2. Natural drugs are if uncertain strength, and have other toxic chemicals with them.
      This is because every plant has different amounts of drugs in it at different times.
      Natural plants seldom produce just one drug at a time.
      The sources are sometimes contaminated too.

      3. We can actually improve some drugs.
      For, example the natural form of Aspirin is Salicylic acid from willow bark. In its natural for it is extremely hard on the digestive track. Modified to acetylsalicylic acid it is much gentler on the stomach and intestines.

      4. If we did not manufacture drugs we could never produce enough of them.
      Again Aspirin is a good example. Because we can produce it in a lab from cheap chemicals it is cheap and easy to get. If we had to strip the bark of a willow tree every time we had a headache there would be no willow trees left.
      Nobody would be able to get aspirin at all.

      5. Pharmaceutical companies purify the drugs and then they dilute them to an exactly known strength.
      As result of this you can be sure you are getting the right quantity of the drug and the right kind of drugs.
      This reduces side effects and makes the treatment of diseases much more certain and safe.

  6. QUESTION:
    What home remedies do you recommend to cure common cold and fever?
    My Mother has a cold and I really don't want her to take any more pills because she takes enough. What home remedies have helped you ?(if used any)
    I am thinking about Tea and Honey to keep her warm because it's cold.Someone told me warm water with lemon..?
    Shes got a fever sore throat and Nasal congestion ..thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I do very well with echinacea and garlic. Also Sinus Support by Nature's Sunshine does very well to clear up my sinuses. Nature's Sunshine products have always proved to me to be the most potent and consistent.

  7. QUESTION:
    To what extent are men and women treated differently in equitable remedies in law?
    In relation to equity in general, such as equitable remedies being discretionary in nature, or specifically to remedies such as Constructive and resulting trusts, Injunctions, the doctrine of undue influence, etc.. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Such laws are 90% in favour of women . Men are obviously , in the eyes of the law , the dominant sex and therefore are morally and legally bound with a duty towards the weaker sex .

      Isn't law laughable !

  8. QUESTION:
    To what extent are men and women treated differently in equitable remedies in law?
    In relation to equity in general, such as equitable remedies being discretionary in nature, or specifically to remedies such as Constructive and resulting trusts, Injunctions, the doctrine of undue influence, etc.. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Read your law textbook.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some general benefits of antibiotics and medicine versus nature?
    by nature i mean home remedies etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Anything that alters the bodys' metabolism will have some side effects. Science is now re - learning some of the holistics our forefathers were well acquainted with.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there a Alternative Cure Nature Remedy Health Therapy CENTER in Mumbai India for Healing Chronic Disease?
    In Diseases like Heart Disease, Coronary Blockades, Slip Disc, Low Backache, Knee Arthritis & Pain, Gastric Ulcer, Impotence, Sexual Weakness, Insomnia, Depression, Conventional Allopathic treatment is of little use. In many cases there are remedies to avoid surgery which depend on Natures Way & Naturopathy healing. Are there any such Centers in Mumbai or India? I am fed up of these medical doctors!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes there is a New Center in Bombay, i.e. Mumbai which is doing good work in most of the above listed Chronic Disease. 'ALTERNATIVE CURE INDIA' They have centers in Opera House South Mumbai and Andheri Suburbs.
      They can be contacted at 9820496752 or at specialop@hotmail.com
      They have an informative website which you may visit
      Their website is
      http://alternativecureindia.tripod.com/
      Our family members have been sucessfully treated without surgery for Heart Artery Coronary Blockage and for Slip Disc without Open Heart Bypass surgery or Disc surgery.

  11. QUESTION:
    What book on home remedies and herbal medicine is the best?
    You see these informercials on herbal medicine and cures and I wonder to myself is there any value to these books. So what do you think, is there a popular book on home remedies that is worth having?

    • ANSWER:
      Little Herb Encyclopedia: The Handbook of Nature's Remedies for a Healthier Life by Jack Ritchason is the one I've sworn by for many years now.

  12. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for Fibromyalgia that really work?
    I have Fibromyalgia and have been on a roller coaster ride of prescription drugs. I'm sick of it. It's been a couple years, and I'm still not feeling any better. I still hurt like H**L, but I really am sick of being treated like a guinea pig!!! I'm ready to try some natural remedies. I take Elavil for the psychological aspects of the disorder. I don't want to be one of those people who says, "oh I feel fine" and then quits the meds, but I don't want to be reliant on any drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      some people whoa re diagnosed with FMS are cured with b12 shots (may have been misdiagnosed)

      5HTP may work-it is teh natural form of SSRIs-but you can't combine them-

      musculoskeltal drugs don't work. it has been believed taht FMS is neuro (central nervosu system) in nature for about 10 years

      the drugs taht have shown promise for peopel taht truly have FMS are Lyrica and Tramadol (SSRI for pain)

  13. QUESTION:
    What are effective natural remedies for menstrual pain?
    I would like to know what herbal and dietary products are effective in reducing or eliminating menstrual pain. Serious, polite, constructive answers only please.
    P.S. If anyone knows of any over the counter remedies, feel free to mention them as well, but I am mainly interested in the ones previously specified.

    • ANSWER:
      Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex) - Vitex is a PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and fertility herbal supplement. It is known to stimulate the release of LH and promote Ovulation. It has been known to bring on Ovulation sooner. It may help to restore or regulate periods. It helps to improve chances of conception. It can be purchased in tablet form, dried berry or tincture form. Side effects may include nausea, stomach upset, headache and/or allergic reaction

      Flax Seed Oil - Flax Seed Oil is one of nature’s greatest sources of omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fatty acid. It has shown to regulate steroid production, hormonal synthesis and nerve transmissions. It can help with infertility, pre-menstrual syndrome and irregular periods. Flax Seed Oil can spoil and should be kept refrigerated. Side effects may include diarrhea, gas and/or nausea. Should not be used with laxatives or stool softeners. People with inflammatory disease of the intestines, esophagus or stomach should use caution while using Flax Seed Oil.

      Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) - EPO aids in the production of fertile quality cervical mucus. EPO also helps to alleviate signs and symptoms of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). Should only be taken from menstruation to ovulation because it can cause uterine contractions. Use caution if pregnant or lactating. Side effects may include headaches, nausea and/or diarrhea. Should not be used by people with Epilepsy or Schizophrenia.

      Here are a few!!

  14. QUESTION:
    codex alimentarius - anyone heard of this and the alleged threat to natural remedies?
    A student sent me a link to a google video about how the use of herbal remedies, vitamins, alternative medicines will be outlawed this year, anyone heard about this, is it for real?

    • ANSWER:
      Why Buy Organic?
      Food the way Mother Nature made it is clean and wholesome. Your body knows just what to do with it. After all, it has had an awfully long time to figure that out.

      Organic food doesn’t contain toxins like pesticides, heavy metals, dangerous industrial chemicals (for example, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives). And everything in it is natural: it’s real food, not "Frankenfood" created in a laboratory for profit regardless of the fact that genetically modified, synthetic foods have massive, well-known health hazards.

      Every item on this site is free of the dangers inherent in the industrial food supply.

      What Happens If I Eat Dumb, Dangerous Food?
      Dumb, dangerous food is laced with toxic industrial chemicals and additives because of the way it is grown, packaged, produced and manufactured. Its nutrient density (the amount of good stuff you get in the food you eat) is much lower than organic food while all of those industrial toxins act as poisons to the enzyme systems which life depends upon.

      After all, we as a species have only encountered the 100,000+ chemicals added to toxic food and our toxic environment in the last seventy years or so. Our cells and bodies are used to real food: we don’t know what to do, biochemicaly speaking, with dumb food so we are poisoned by it. That’s why it’s dangerous.

      And if the food has had its genetic make-up contaminated by scientists who have messed up the DNA of food with viruses, non-food genes, insect and human genetic bits and so on, our bodies have no way at all to deal with this dangerous stuff. This messed-up, dumb food made by smart–but not very wise–scientists working for rich — but not very responsible — companies, is called Genetically Modified Organism or GMO food. Sometimes it’s called Genetically Engineered (GE) or Biotechnical Modified (BM) food.

      Whatever you call it, studies show that eating it is associated with slow, gradual organ system failure, perforated, bleeding guts, shrunken kidneys, damaged immune systems, increased serious and life threatening diseases like cancer, autoimmune disease, life threatening allergies, irregularities in the blood system, and a host of other dangerous, and deadly conditions.

      And here is the dumbest part of all: this dumb and dangerous "food" does not have to be tested for safety before it is released into the food supply. It just has to have a patent on it. And patents do not take safety into account.

      So what happens if you eat dumb and dangerous food? Nothing good and perhaps some really, really bad things. The US is the only country which does not require labeling of GMO food. So lots of the foods you eat everyday probably contain dangerous, dumb food including non-organic corn, soy,canola oil and many nutritional supplements!

      GMO Health Impact!!!!! Read or Die!!!!
      http://www.newswithviews.com/Smith/jeffrey7.htm

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      Codex Alimentarius Commission

      http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2008/09/10/codex-alimentarius-population-control-under-the-guise-of-consumer-protection/

      Quote:
      Brief History of Codex

      The history of Codex began in 1893 when the Austria-Hungarian empire decided it needed a specific set of guidelines by which the courts could rule on cases dealing with food [1]. This regulatory set of mandates became known as Codex Alimentarius and was effectively implemented until the fall of the empire in 1918. The United Nations (UN) met in 1962 and decided that Codex should be re-implemented worldwide in order to protect health of the consumers. Two-thirds of funding for Codex emanates from the FAO while the other third comes from the WHO.

      In 2002, the FAO and WHO had serious concerns about the direction of Codex and hired an external consultant to determine its performance since 1962 and to designate which direction to take the trade organization [2]. The consultant concluded that Codex should be immediately scrapped and eliminated. It was at this time that big industry realized the full monetary potential of this organization and exerted its powerful influence. The updated outcome was a toned down report asking Codex to address 20 various concerns within the organization.

      Since 2002, the Codex Alimentarius Commission has covertly surrendered its role as an international public health and consumer protection organization. Under the helm of big industry, the sole surreptitious purpose of the new codex is to increase profits for the global corporate juggernauts while controlling the world through food. The implicit understanding of their philosophy is that if you control food, you control the world.

      Codex Now

      The most dominant country behind the agenda of Codex is the United States whose sole purpose is to benefit multinational interests like Big Pharma, Big Agribusiness, Big Chema and the like. At the latest meeting in Geneva, the U.S. recently became the chair of Codex which will

  15. QUESTION:
    What remedies are there for a work situation involving a supervisor that is verbally abusive?
    My husband is a supervisor at a local manufacturing facility. HIS supervisor has, on numerous occasions, been verbally abusive towards my husband and the other 3 supervisors at my husband's level during management meetings. The verbal abuse includes yelling, foul language, and threats of termination.

    None of the abuse is discrimination based towards any of the "protected" classes such as age, race, handicap, etc - nor is it of a sexual nature. So from what I have been told, there is no real legal grounds to stand on against this abusive manager - you can't take legal action against someone for just being a really bad manager and a total jerk.

    I have suggested to my husband that he file a complaint with the HR department, but he feels that it would be useless, as this particular manager is higher on the "organizational ladder" than the HR staff.

    Any thoughts or suggestions on how my husband should handle this?
    Please note that finding another job IS an option, but one that would cut my husband's income by about a third - with a family of six, this is something we can ill afford.

    • ANSWER:
      Ya got to train your bosses. He's got to give it back like he gets it. His boss treats him like that because he has told him that it's alright to do so by not talking back.

      I work in construction and get sent to many different supers. People will say this one or that one is a real prick or whatever. I don't look for confrontation, but I don't put up with it, either. After I 'speak my mind', I watch them berate and badger other people, but generally leave me alone. I never threaten to quit or anything stupid like that.

      If I'm doing a job and they come and ask what's taking so long in a rude or threatening way, I tell them to get their tools and help, otherwise, it will be done when I'm finished. Just general smart-ass stuff.

      You have to be careful, though. You have to be prepared to get fired. "I was lookin' for a job when I found this one, and I can find another one just like it." It helps if you're skilled at what you do and are valued by the prick. Bullies usually back off when confronted. Forget HR.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the best homemade/natural remedy for ear mites in felines?
    I have a lifetime experience with cats to know it's ear mites, so a 0+ exam fee for a medication that will be jacked up to isn't worth it when I know that nature has wonderful alternatives for everything. It's just been a long time since I've been faced with this problem, so I never bothered to look into it again.

    Trolling will be reported. Don't be rude or answer if you have no idea, please.

    • ANSWER:
      There is really no homemade or natural remedy that I know of but I do know that most decent pet stores like PetCo or Petsmart sell earmite medicince for cats at a fraction of the cost that a vet will sell it to you. I agree with you...when you KNOW it's earmites it really sucks that you get charged a vet visit for them to confirm what you already knew...your cat has ear mites. We use the over the counter stuff and it works great and the cost is about -20 a bottle for the better stuff. Go for the better stuff, it works faster and you do not have to use it as long as the cheaper stuff. We learned from experience the cheap stuff takes like 6 weeks to kill the earmites completely and then it takes two bottles. If you go for the more expensive meds you use less and have to use for a shorter time frame and it works better. We also bought ear wash for our cats as well. We would use the ear wash first to clean out all the crusty crap from the mites and then put in the medication....this allows the medication to work better instead of setting on top of all the crusty crap and having to ooze down through that mess to get to the mites. You can make your own ear wash...all your really need is one of those cheap travel sized bottle from the sample isle of your local wal-mart or target store. Get a bottle with a top on it like a lotion bottle so when you squeeze it a stream of water will come out. Fill that bottle with warm (NOT HOT) water and wash out the ears and the gently dry them with a soft cloth. Your cat might actually like this because it feels soooo good to clean all the crap out of his ears. Once all the crap is cleaned out then put in the medicine.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does the home remedy for removing scars with tomato work?
    I have scars on my face. Not much acne. It's TERRIBLE!! ugh. So if you have tried this home remedy please notify me of your results..PLEASEEE (:
    Also I have bacne. But once again there are more scars than the actual acne. So I really need help with my scars as well. (:
    If you have any home remedies for that please let me know. Or if there are any good products at Sainsubry or something like that in England.

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin E is awesome I use the nature made liquid softgel I use a needle to pop the pill and put the gel on my scar it takes a couple weeks though

  18. QUESTION:
    Please help,what are some remedies that work really good?
    I'm sick(common cold)
    so what are some remedies that work to get rid of this stupid cold ????????????
    Did u try them?
    Do they work?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm afraid there isn't any remedy for this stupid cold. You just have to wait for nature to run its course. You can help yourself by drinking lots of warm water and resting, that is, not to exert yourself.

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of cracked heels with home remedies?
    I do a lot of gardening work in my vegetable patch and often walk barefoot in the garden, and because of this I have severely cracked heels. How can I get rid of these using home remedies? Do you think it will come off with hot soapy water and a pumice stone?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      shea butter. You can order it from a company called Nature's Extracts.com on line. It is all natural and I use it for the same problem. When I started to use the shea butter it eliminated the problem totally. Of course you do need to wear nice soft cotton socks and good shoes. Going barefoot does contribute to the dryness so keep your heels moisturized and wear shoes then your dry heels will go away and you will have nice feet.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedies encyclopedia?
    I want to find out your opinion of what you think the best natural remedies encyclopedia is and why?

    • ANSWER:
      I love the Natural Remedies Encyclopedia

      You can get it at:
      http://arukah.com/natural-remedies-encyclopedia/index.html

      We use it for almost EVERYTHING. I healed myself of a terrible migraine that the doctors could NOT figure out even after spending about 00 on hospital bills!!! Here's the product description:

      "America's Master Book of Home Remedies"

      Vance Ferrell, Harold M. Cherne, M.D.

      "GUARDING THE HOME FOR YEARS TO COME"

      SIXTH EDITION - COMPLETE REVISED AND EXPANDED, 900-PAGE ONE VOLUME ENCYCLOPEDIA
      OVER 11,000 INEXPENSIVE, NATURAL, DRUGLESS HOME REMEDIES
      COVERING OVER 730 DISEASES HELPING YOUR FAMILY FOR A LIFETIME - FOR THE PRICE OF ONE DOCTOR VISIT
      PRESCRIPTIONS FROM NATURE'S STOREHOUSE
      HERITAGE EDITION

      PRACTICAL, LOW-COST THINGS YOU CAN DO AT HOME TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES.

      THE BEST FOLK REMEDIES OF EARLIER GENERATIONS COMBINED WITH MODERN MEDICAL AND NUTRITIONAL FACTS

      "If the United States is to be saved from catastrophic health-care costs, it is time to take a good look at the wisdom and cost-effectiveness of alternative medicine." --John R. Lee, M.D.

      BASIC PRINCIPLES

      Caring for the Sick - Rebuilding Health - Dietetic and Nutritional Principles - The Eight Laws of Health - Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, Special Foods, and Other Nutrients - 126 Most Important Herbs - Poultices - Essential Oils - Complete Water Therapy Manual - Hydrotherapy Index

      HOME CARE FOR NEARLY 730 DISEASES

      Fevers - Skin Extremeties - Head and Throat - Gastro-intestinal - Urinary - Respiratory - Cardiovascular - Neuro-Mental - Skeletal-Muscular - Endocrine - Lymphatics - Bites - Allergies - Infestations - Tumors - Poisoning - Addictions - Cancer - Men's Problems

      SPECIAL WOMEN'S SECTIONS

      Women's Reproductive Problems - Pregnancy and Breast-feeding - Infancy and Childhood - Basic Women's Herbs - Pregnancy Herbs - First Nine Months - More

      PLUS MORE

      Terrorist and New Diseases, Disasters, and Emergency Care - How to Quit Tobacco and Alcohol - Indexes

      BASED ON RESEARCH, PERSONAL MEDICAL PRACTICE, plus the drugless natural remedies of seven leading medical specialists of earlier times: R.T. Trall, M.D.; John Harvey Kellogg, M.D.; J.C. Jackson, M.D.; John H. Tilden, M.D.; Jethro Kloss; Hubert O. Swartout, M.D.; F.M. Rossiter, M.D.

      The sections on hydrotherapy and other remedial treatments are based on the writings of the following medical authorities: George Knapp Abbott, M.D.; Fred B. Moor, M.D.; Ethel M. Manwell, B.S., RN., A.R.P.T.; J. Wayne McFarland, M.D.; Gertrude Muench, R.N., R.P.T., Agatha Thrash, M.D.; Clarence W. Dail, M.D., Kathryn Jensen-Nelson, R.N., M.A.; Mary C. Noble, B.S., R.N.; Stella C. Peterson, R.N., B.S.N.E.; Charles S. Thomas, Ph.D., Richard A. Hansen, M.D.; Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.

      The sections on herbal medicine are based on the writings of the following authorities: Samuel O.L. Potter, M.D.; Edward E. Shook, D.C.; Michael A. Weiner, Ph.D.; William Pelly, N.D.; John R. Christopher, N.D.; Melvyn R. Werbach, M.D.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural remedy for a colon cleanser?
    I have been trying to gather the most natural remedies to cleanse my colon I feel very sluggish and backed up. I know my colon is a mess. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Fasting is the master remedy. Know how to do your fast and how to break it.

      Fasting refers to complete abstinence from food for a short or long period for a specific purpose. The word is derived from the old English, ‘feastan’ which means to fast, observe, be strict. Fasting is nature’s oldest, most effective and yet least expensive method of treating disease. It is recognised as the cornerstone of natural healing. Dr. Arnold Eheret, the originator of the musculus diet healing system, describes it as " nature’s only universal and omnipotent remedy of healing" and "nature’s only fundamental law of all healing and curing."

      Fasting in disease was advocated by the school of natural philosopher, Asclepiades, more than two thousand years ago. Throughout medical history, it has been regarded as one of the most dependable curative methods. Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus, and many other great authorities on medicine prescribed it. Many noted modern physicians have successfully employed this system of healing in the treatment of numerous diseases.

      The common cause of all diseases is the accumulation of waste and poisonous matter in the body which results from overeating. The majority of persons eat too much and follow sedentary occupations which do not permit sufficient and proper exercise for utilisation of this large quantity of food. This surplus overburdens the digestive and assimilative organs and clogs up the system with impurities or poisons. Digestion and elimination become slow and the functional activity of the whole system gets deranged.

      The onset of disease is merely the process of ridding the system of these impurities. Every disease can be healed by only one remedy-by doing just the opposite of what causes it, i.e., by reducing the food intake or fasting.

      By depriving the body of food for a time, the organs of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, skin, and lungs are given opportunity to expel, unhampered, the overload of accumulated waste from the system. Thus, fasting is merely the process of purification and an effective and quick method of cure. It assists nature in her continuous effort to expel foreign matter and disease producing waste from the body, thereby correcting the faults of improper diet and wrong living. It also leads to regeneration of the blood as well as the repair and regeneration of the various tissues of the body.

      Duration: The duration of the fast depends upon the age of the patient, the nature of the disease and the amount and type of drugs previously used. The duration is important, because long periods of fasting can be dangerous if undertaken without competent professional guidance. It is, therefore, advisable to undertake a series of short fasts of two to three days and gradually increase the duration of each succeeding fast by a day or so. The period, however, should not exceed a week of total fasting at a time. This will enable the chronically sick body to gradually and slowly eliminate toxic waste matter without seriously affecting the natural functioning of the body. A correct mode of living and a balanced diet after the fast will restore vigour and vitality to the individual.

      Fasting is highly beneficial in practically all kinds of stomach and intestinal disorders and in serious conditions of the kidneys and liver. It is a miracle cure for eczema and other skin diseases and offers the only hope of permanent cure in many cases. The various nervous disorders also respond favourably to this mode of treatment.

      Fasting should, however, not be restored to in every illness. In cases of diabetes, advanced stages of tuberculosis, and extreme cases of neurasthenia, long fasts will be harmful. In most cases, however, no harm will accrue to fasting patients, provided they take rest, and are under proper professional care.

      Methods: The best, safest and most effective method of fasting is juice fasting. Although the old classic form of fasting was a pure water fast, most of the leading authorities on fasting today agree that juice fasting is far superior to a water fast. According to Dr. Rangar Berg, the world -famous authority on nutrition, "During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water while fasting ... Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated….. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart... juice fasting is, therefore, the best form of fasting. " Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements in fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices are extremely beneficial in normalising all the body processes. They supply essential elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration and thus speeding the recovery. All juices should be prepared from fresh fruit immediately before drinking. Canned or frozen juices should not be used.

      A precautionary measure which must be observed in all cases of fasting is the complete emptying of the bowels at the beginning of the fast by enema so that the patient is not bothered by gas or decomposing matter formed from the excrements remaining in the body. Enemas should be administered at least every alternate day during the fasting period. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible and should drink plain lukewarm water when thirsty. Fresh juices may be diluted with pure water. The total liquid intake should be approximately six to eight glasses.

      A lot of energy is spent during the fast in the process of eliminating accumulated poisons and toxic waste materials. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that the patients get as much physical rest and mental relaxation as possible during the fast. In cases of fasts in which fruit juices are taken, especially when fresh grapes, oranges or grapefruit are used exclusively, the toxic wastes enter the blood -stream rapidly, resulting in an overload of toxic matter, which affects normal bodily functions. This often results in dizzy spells, followed by diarrhoea and vomiting. If this physical reaction persists, it is advisable to discontinue the fast and take cooked vegetables containing adequate roughage such as spinach and beets until the body functioning returns to normal.

      The overweight person finds it much easier to go without food. Loss of weight causes no fear and the patient’s attitude makes fasting almost a pleasure. The first day’s hunger pangs are perhaps the most difficult to bear. The craving for food will, however, gradually decrease as the fast progresses. Seriously sick persons have no desire for food and fasting comes naturally to them. The simple rule is to stop eating until the appetite returns or until one feels completely well.

      Only very simple exercises like short walks may be undertaken during the fast. A warm water or neutral bath may be taken during the period. Cold baths are not advisable. Sun and air baths should be taken daily. Fasting sometimes produces a state of sleeplessness which can be overcome by a warm tub bath, hot water bottles at the feet and by drinking one or two glasses of hot water.

      Benefits: There are several benefit of fasting. During a long fast, the body feeds upon its reserves. Being deprived of needed nutrients, particularly of protein and fats, it will burn and digest its own tissues by the process of autolysis or self-digestion. But it will not do so indiscriminately. The body will first decompose and burn those cells and tissues which are diseased, damaged, aged or dead. The essential tissues and vital organs, the glands, the nervous system and the brain are not damaged or digested in fasting. Here lies the secret of the effectiveness of fasting as a curative and rejuvenative method. During fasting, the building of new and healthy cells are speeded up by the amino acids released from the diseased cells. The capacity of the eliminative organs, that is, lungs, liver, kidneys, and the skin is greatly increased, as they are relieved of the usual burden of digesting food and eliminating the resultant wastes. They are, therefore, able to quickly expel old accumulated wastes and toxins.

      Fasting affords a physiological rest to the digestive, assimilative and protective organs. As a result, the digestion of food and the utilisation of nutrients is greatly improved after fasting. The fast also exerts a normalising, stablising, and rejuvenating effect on all the vital physiological, nervous and mental functions.

      Breaking of Fast: The success of the fast depends largely on how it is broken. his is the most significant phase. The main rules for breaking the fast are: do not overeat, eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly; and take several days for the gradual change to the normal diet. If the transition to eating solid foods is carefully planned, there will be no discomfort or damage. The patient should also continue to take rest during the transition period. The right food after a fast is as important and decisive for proper results as the fast itself.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  22. QUESTION:
    Any natural home remedies for getting rid of a cold?
    I have a runny nose and sore throat with some sneezing. Is this a cold or alergies maybe. I'm not sure if i'm alergic to anything. Is there any good home remedies that can help?

    • ANSWER:
      HOME REMEDIES FOR COMMON COLD
      * Vitamins are most helpful in fighting against the cold as well as other diseases. Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is helpful in preventing the colds and it can be found in many foods such as citrus fruits, some vegetables.
      * Zinc is also helpful for cold that can cut colds short. When you first feel that you may be getting a cold, start taking zinc
      * Garlic, as well as onion, is sometimes taken for the relief of congestion and minor infections.
      * Horseradish is another herb that has an excellent property to treat sore throat and upper respiratory tract infections, reduces fever, and expels concentrations of mucus.
      * Another effective remedy for sore throat is to gargle with a strong solution of table salt and warm water. Gargle several times a day.
      * Echinacea is an herb that acts as nature's antibiotic. It helps to increase the body's immunity and thus helps in fighting against the infection and illness.
      * Goldenseal is another herb that acts as a natural antibiotic, and can be taken to help fight against the cold.
      * Add 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to about 5 ml lukewarm water. Use this solution as a nasal drop. Use 1 to 2 drops in each nostril about 3 to 4 times daily.
      * A ginger tea can be prepared by boiling ginger in normal tea. It gives relief to congested nose.
      * Drink a teaspoonful of ginger juice mixed with equal quantity of honey.
      * Take hot water in a bowl and put some Thyme leaves. Inhale vapors by covering head with a towel.
      * Add 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 shot of lemon juice, 1 shot of whiskey to a coffee cup. Fill the remainder of the coffee cup with steaming hot water, stir, and sip until cold is relieved.
      * Make hot chicken soup with lots of garlic. Have when hot. It will help unclog nasal passage.
      * Warm ¼ katori mustard; add 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic. Apply this on nose, chest and back. Cover up and sleep.
      * Boil half a bowl of water, add few drops of eucalyptus oil and inhale the steam.
      * Sage is used to cure sore throat, stuffed nose, gingivitis and coughs, is a powerful antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Use as a gargle.
      * Warm up coconut oil. Gently massage the coconut oil over the child’s chest for about 5 minutes. Repeat the same on the upper portion of the back. The massage should be given just before child goes to sleep.
      * Avoid sugar (even natural sources) as it can impair immune function. Orange juice contains a much higher level of sugar than vitamin C. Therefore consuming lots of orange juice during a cold may do more harm than good.
      * Chilies, especially Jalapeno, are the best, most available and most effective antiviral.
      * Elderberry has been used for centuries to treat colds and flu. Recent research indicates that elderberry fruit extract may de-activate cold and flu viruses by preventing them from replicating.
      * A diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, salads, low saturated fats and whole cereals will provide protection against infective organism. Raw fruits and vegetables are better than the cooked one.
      * Take 1 tbsp of fresh gooseberry juice with 1/2 tsp ginger. It is a very effective remedy. This can be taken regularly to prevent recurrence of cold.
      * A tablespoon of ajwain crushed in the palms and tied up in a thin kerchief can be used for inhalation to relieve nasal block.
      * Boil 1 tbsp of pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of turmeric. Add some sugar for taste. Drink this once a day for three days.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are some good home remedies for carpenter ants?
    This spring due to the rain or something changing in nature, I have been invaded in my house with carpenter ants. They have taken over the kitchen, and now spreading to other places in the house.

    • ANSWER:
      90% of all carpenter ant work I do has nothing to do with wood..the most common place I find them is the hollow tubing of aluminum windows, screens and storm doors. Thoroughly cleaning these areas with a shop vac can clean the hollow spaces out..the sawdust material that you might find is actually just a shed cocoon that looks like saw dust when it piles up. Over the web there are some effective carpenter ant baits you can get which would be the same products that a pro would use. MaxForce Carp Ant Gel.....Advance Carp Ant Granules

  24. QUESTION:
    A friend took sleeping pills and worried what will it do to her?
    My friend i know is going through a rough time, her fiancee and her are expecting in the first week of april they have nothing for the baby. They recently were scammed from craigslist gave the guy 700 and asked for a receipt and he kept making excuses and kicked them out. Also her ex keeps stalking her, and keeps contacting her parents adding her friends to his friends list on fb. Keeps asking where she is and so on n how he wants to be with her. He is trying to get between her fiancee and her and the stress is getting worse but if she tells him no then he keeps contacting her parents and friends and ruining a relationship between her mom and herself which they dont have a great connectionas it is and shes scared that hes going to mess everything between her mom n her again. Shes going to the hospital but im really scared and feel useless about what to do from what i know she took. 4-5 nature garden sleep remedies and 2 advil pm with nighttime sleep aids in them will she be okay what are her chances of going in a coma or dying please help. Its nerve racking because no one can go back to see her and the time it takes for results to come back

    • ANSWER:
      I'm no doctor, but it certainly doesn't sound like a lethal dose. They'll probably pump her stomach and observe her for a while. She'll be fine.

  25. QUESTION:
    A friend took sleeping pills and worried what will it do to her?
    My friend i know is going through a rough time, her fiancee and her are expecting in the first week of april they have nothing for the baby. They recently were scammed from craigslist gave the guy 700 and asked for a receipt and he kept making excuses and kicked them out. Also her ex keeps stalking her, and keeps contacting her parents adding her friends to his friends list on fb. Keeps asking where she is and so on n how he wants to be with her. He is trying to get between her fiancee and her and the stress is getting worse but if she tells him no then he keeps contacting her parents and friends and ruining a relationship between her mom and herself which they dont have a great connectionas it is and shes scared that hes going to mess everything between her mom n her again. Shes going to the hospital but im really scared and feel useless about what to do from what i know she took. 4-5 nature garden sleep remedies and 2 advil pm with nighttime sleep aids in them will she be okay what are her chances of going in a coma or dying please help. Its nerve racking because no one can go back to see her and the time it takes for results to come back

    • ANSWER:
      The sleeping pills, may cause liver damage to your friend. Please consult a specialist...

  26. QUESTION:
    What is a good natural remedy to get rid of pimples?
    I have oily skin and shower daily and scrub all over but still get pimples because of my oily skin. Does anyone know any good INEXPENSIVE home remedies that help pimples ?
    Im also open to good INEXPENSIVE store bought items ..

    • ANSWER:
      i have some natural treatments for pimple/acne :

      1. Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for pimple. It is an essential oil that is diluted and applied topically to pimple lesions.

      2. Zinc is another popular home remedy for pimple. A couple of research studies have found that zinc is somewhat effective.

      3. Garlic juice is an effective way as a natural pimple treatment because garlic is a natural antibacterial agent. It contains sulfur which is nature’s antibiotic.

      4. Honey contains potassium, which suffocates bacteria in pimple cells to get rid of pimples faster.

      5. Dandelion is very effective in fighting pimple. Use the complete dandelion plant.

      Worry, stress and lack of sleep also can upset the body and create pimple and skin problems.

      i get many tips about pimple from this blog, http://lets-get-rid-of-pimple.blogspot.com/

  27. QUESTION:
    When mixing Carrier Oils & Essential Oils for skin remedies are their any harmful combinations?
    When mixing Carrier Oils & Essential Oils for skin remedies are their any harmful combinations. I know that some oils are toxic in high purity and to make sure to use enough carrier oil but are their any harmful combinations that can be bad, my mom keeps telling me I need to be cautious what I mix. I never really though I would have to think much about it because its natural oils.

    • ANSWER:
      Mom is right.

      With the exception of Lavender (which can be used neat on burns and pimples and such) they all need to be diluted, and you do need to be careful with what you combine.

      After all, chemistry is derived from nature....A good essential oil can have any where between 80 and 3,000 chemicals in it.

      Here is a chart just to give you an idea of the complicated chemistry involved
      http://www.essentialoils.co.za/isoprene.htm
      See, they dont effect us simply because they smell good....

  28. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for a Yorkie with dry skin?
    I have a 7 month old male Yorkies and since its getting colder his skin is drying out and he is scratching alot. Any home remedies for dry skin or anything that I could put on it?

    • ANSWER:
      Short answer - don't bathe your dog more than 3-4 times a year, and then only with a mild and organic formula (the following is a cheap recipe without harsh cancer-causing additives)

      INGREDIENTS
      1/3 cup glycerin
      1 cup all natural dish soap (NOT Dawn, Ivory, junk like that)
      1 cup apple cider vinegar
      1 quart water

      Mix ingredients into a large bottle, shake, and use as needed.

      Also, consider changing your dog's diet. If you're feeding anything Pedigree, Purina, IAMS/Eukenuba, or store brands like Alpo, Dad's, Grreat Choice, Kibbles n' Bits or anything like that, you are robbing your dog of the terrific health he could be enjoying and setting him up for a lifetime of food-related diseases that could be prevented with proper nutrition. Get your dog on a preferably grain-free diet - after all, wild dogs don't graze in corn fields all day - like Orijen, Canidae Grain Free, or Evo, or at the very least a healthy food like Eagle Pack, Wellness, Solid Gold, Blue Buffalo, By Nature, or Authority Harvest-Baked. I've had great success with all of these, but a grain-free food is the closest composition of what a feral dog and wolves, coyotes, and fox eat.

      In the meantime, add some egg (cooked or uncooked) and olive oil to your pet's food - you should notice a difference in a few weeks.

      I hope this helps you!

  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a Natural remedy for dogs with inhalant allergies or human medicine that is safe?
    If we know that Benadryl is ok to give a dog is there any other medications that do not have the "sleepy" side effect, my hound/sheppard has inhalant allergies and I have been searching for Natural remedies for her or even human medicine that will help with the itchy paws, watery eyes and reverse sneezing.

    • ANSWER:
      How long do you want to medicate this dog before you decide to get down to the CAUSE and not just the symptoms? Are there grains in this cats food, like corn, wheat, soy, glutens? They cause massive allergies in dogs and cats. Cats seem to be even more sensitive to grains than dogs. Since most vets know almost NOTHING about pet nutrition, they probably won't be much help. If they sell food in their clinic, like Science Diet and such, then they're getting kick-backs and could care less that it makes your pet sick. It's more about money. Think about it, if our pets are well, their paycheck isn't as big.

      While getting your cat on a GRAIN FREE diet may not solve all of the symptoms, it's at least a step in the right direction and a place to start.

      Cats don't drink a lot of water. When this becomes an issue and the kidneys are compromised and so is the urinary tract, is when cats are fed mostly dry food. Cats DO NOT drink enough water to hydrate the dry kibble in their digestive tract and ALSO keep their organs and vital systems healthy and properly flushed. As a consequence, their urine becomes very concentrated and THEN, there goes the urinary tract and excess protein buildup in the kidney's.

      What is the solution to this far too rampant problem? Wild cats get most of their water from the wild animals they eat and the occasional water they drink. Cats on dry kibble for extended periods of time can NOT stay properly hydrated. They should be fed a high quality canned cat food at LEAST every other day. The dry kibble should only be a side dish.

      The other issue for cats on commercial foods is the high amount of grains their systems are being assaulted with. Cats are CARNIVORES. They are NOT omnivores, yet Friskies and all like crap companies want us to believe they've outsmarted mother nature. We may have domesticated dogs and cats, but we have NOT changed their digestive systems. So, we humans and commercial pet food suppliers need to get over themselves. We are killing our pets and the pet food giants could care less. They're just raking in the dough. So are the vets that have certain brands of food in their clinics. I personally think that it's against a vets hypocratic oath to do no harm. 99% of vets DO NOT study pet nutrition, so don't expect them to steer you in the right direction when it comes to feeding your pet properly.

      The first thing that we pet owning consumers need to do is learn to PROPERLY read food labels so that we KNOW what we're doing to our pets. Your cat already has health issues so you need to find a GRAIN FREE, no byproducts, no artificial preservatives (like ethoxyquin) or artificial colors. ANY and ALL foods that you can purchase in the grocery store, WalMart, and the majority of brands in Petco/Petsmart are ABSOLUTE CRAP. That includes Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet and the like are ABSOLUTE CRAP and will shorten the life span of your pets!!!!!!!!!!

      Here are some links that will be very helpful for you in getting your pet back to a healthier state. High quality food is only ONE of the areas that can reduce the damage to your cats kidneys and you should research so that you address ALL of the angles toward restoring your cat's health. Just changing their food is not a panacea, but it's a step in the right direction, and you've gotta start somewhere.

      Check the ingredients in the different foods on this site and compare them with what you're currently feeding.

      http://www.petfooddirect.com/store/brands4dept.asp?dept%5Fid=1156

      Learning to read the labels and what some of the lingo means is critical to making informed choices.

      http://www.bornfreeusa.org/facts.php?p=359&more=1

      For your info.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkyBv2wA8tU&feature=related

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHadGUXCf7I&feature=related

      http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?ac...

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies to cat cold?
    Recently I have adopted a kitten and I think it may have a cold.She is sneezing , has a running nose (clear) and she purrs really hard when I pet her but she eats very well and she's playful.
    What are some home remedies for her cold?
    P.S. Please, please, don't tell me to take her to the vet because I can't, due to some financial problems.

    • ANSWER:
      Most colds are viral in nature and the vet won't be of much help anyway just yet. This is especially likely to be the case when the discharge is clear. As long as she's eating well you can keep a good eye on her. If it carries on for a week or more, or the discharge becomes colorful, that's a great time to check in with the vet. Otherwise if she stops eating, she's probably too congested to smell her food and you should offer smelly canned food. Also you can put her in the bathroom after a shower to offer some relief. Good luck!

      PS - good idea to get in the habit of setting aside maybe from every pay check and put it in savings so when kitty gets sick, you'll have some money ready. They're not good at warning us ahead of time..lol.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can cancer sickness have a natural remedy instead of chemotherapy?
    Do natural remedies like Ganodama & Spirulina ttreat cancer compleately?

    • ANSWER:
      You have a number of good answers above - especially the answer from "lo_mcg."

      Many chemotherapy drugs are "natural" remedies obtained from plants.

      Examples of plant alkaloids used in chemotherapy are actinomycin D, doxorubicin, and mitomycin.

      One of our best relatively new agents - Taxol - comes from the bark of the Pacific Yew tree.

      Vinblastine and Vincristine are commonly used chemotherapy agents obtained from Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle).

      Camptothecin and Irinotecan come from Camptotheca acuminata.

      We in oncology have no bias against using natural remedies. We have been using them for over 40 years. But they have to be proven effective in controlled clinical trails - not just touted based on unscientific anecdotal evidence.

      In the long history of medical concoctions used throughout the European "Dark Ages and into the 1900's in America, people have used medicines that were not proven effective and in many cases did more harm than good. Calomel (mercury) is a good example. Even today there are naive people wasting money on useless medicines, and there are many sellers looking to make money from the unfortunate people who want to try anything in desperate situations. I spent a great deal of time in my oncology practice trying to talk people out of trying chemotherapy when I thought the odds of harm exceeded the chances for a real benefit. But many people will not accept the no treatment option and look elsewhere for a miraculous cure.

      Cytotoxic chemotherapy is rough. I have always said that we have to "half kill" someone to cure a cancer with chemotherapy, but there are types of cancer that respond well and can be very effectively treated with these medicines - many of which were found in nature's plants.

      Our hope is that non-specific cytotoxic chemotherapy agents will be replaced some day with more specific treatments such as the monoclonal antibody preparations now coming into clinical use. I predict that in the future we will look back at this time as barbaric for the use of present toxic, non-specific chemotherapy agents. Until that day comes, we use the best we have - the treatment that have been proven effective scientifically. Otherwise we are back to shamans and witch doctors chanting or mixing up "Theriac" with owl's toe and eye of newt.

  32. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of a cough with home remedies?
    i'll try anything i can, i've had this cough since tuesday, and i'm going to Japan next saturday and my mom said if my cough doesn't get better before that, i might have trouble on the plane because it's like 10-12 hours. does anyone know any home remedies? i hate taking medication, but if i have to i will.

    • ANSWER:
      Try these home remedies for a cough:

      Mix half teaspoon salt in one cup of water and gurgle.

      Mix garlic oil with one tablespoon of onion juice and diluted it with in a ¼ cup of water. Drink several times a day.

      Cut ginger into small pieces and boil in a cup of water. Add teaspoon of sugar and drink while it is still hot.

      Mix 1 teaspoon of Marjoram to 1 cup of boiling water and wait for 5 to 10 minutes and drink.

      For more info, check this site:
      http://www.nature-medicine.info/commoncold.html

  33. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural, herbal remedies for depression?
    I realize I do need medication, but I am very hesitant about putting all those chemicals in my body, and I despise the pharmaceutical industry. I know there are lots of herbal remedies out there for helping with other ailments, but those are more physical then mental. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      The only natural things I can suggest are: meditating, music, weed, friends, and nature. Other than that, there's not many natural ailments to be found. Good luck with your depression, and the answer usually can always be found within our selves, really.

  34. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any at home remedies for allergies?
    I am allergic to dust, pet dander, feathers, pollen, God this is a long list. My boyfriend has 3 cats so I can't just avoid them. I am taking OTC Severe Alergy medicine but it's not working. I have been on every single allergy medicine out today, including some experimental medicines. But nothing has stopped it. Does anyone know any secret family remedies or treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Make some homemade fresh lemonade and add a pinch of cayenne pepper. The lemonade contents vitamin C which may prevent allergy symptoms.

      For more info, check this site:http://www.nature-medicine.info

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the best remedy for arthritis pain in the knee? Does it really normally come and go?
    I can't determine which of what I'm doing makes the pain go away for days after it attacks for few days. I do therapy but it recurred. I put warm bag/warm compress on my lower back now and I use some natural therapy cream made of ginger, virgin coconut oil and peppermint which seems to have stopped the pain so far. I don't know if it's just the nature of arthritis that it stops then recurs at any given time and I don't know anymore whether what i'm doing now is the one that makes the pain stop.

    • ANSWER:
      here I found some arthritis treatment

      http://www.arthritisinfo4u.com/

  36. QUESTION:
    How to change th nature of dry skin to oily one in a natural way?
    How to change the skin which is dry in nature by heriditary to oily one in a natural way?

    • ANSWER:
      To moisturise really dry skin in a natural way:
      Tie some porridge oats into a cotton or muslin cloth (a fine weave clean hanky will do). Put this oat pack in a bowl and pour boiling water over it. Leave to steep. When water has cooled add to bath water. It really helps to soothe eczema too.

      Then after a bath rub a small amount of olive oil over your skin. If your skin is broken add a few drops of pure lavender essential oil, it will quickly heal any sore parts.

      Use natural rose water to cleanse your face (some chemists still sell it). Rub a few drops of almond oil onto your face.

      Snacking on almonds and oily fish seems to help.
      I use essential oils mixed with olive or almond oils for perfumes so they don't dry out my skin. I love Rose and Jasmine essential oils.

      Natural remedies do take a couple of weeks to start showing improvement for dry skin but I now never put anything on my skin that I would not be prepared to eat.

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good home remedy for fleas and ticks for dogs and cats?
    I know Frontline works good, but kinda expensive. Is there a homemade remedy that is effective?

    • ANSWER:
      I prefer to use natural flea repellents for my dogs and cats. There are some really good flea remedies available, which are safe and very effective for your animal, your family and the environment. Diatomaceous Earth for exsample is mother nature's product with no harm to the environment, pets or to people. It is a powder what you sprinkle on your pets coat and it will kill fleas and ticks and keeps them away. Some other natural flea repellents use essential oils for repelling and killing fleas.To protect themselves, certain plants have developed highly effective defense mechanisms against potentially harmful insects. The essential oils of these plants were combined in a solution to form a natural pest control barrier for pets. I am using this products for my dog and cats for years and the fleas are gone.To read more about it you can go on the link below. It shows you some products and informations to it.

  38. QUESTION:
    what are some good remedies to stop you dog from digging holes?
    I have two siberian huskies and i know its thier nature to dig but they have been digging out of my yard and i live on a busy street. I have burried cinderblocks under the ground and wired chicken wire under the ground to the fence but they got out again in the same spot my dogs are smarter than me lol! help before my babies get killed or taken. I only leave them out for a short while but they need exercise and i cant always stay outside witht them.

    • ANSWER:
      you need to put their poop in it.. Thats the only thing that worked for my bullmastiff....... He stays away if it has his poop in it. Sounds gross but works...

      another thing ive heard is burrying waterbaloons in there and the dog will get frightened and paws wet if he digs there, but that just seemed like a hassle to me.
      cayenne pepper didnt work and i wasted a whole bottle pouring it on there.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are good home remedies for breakouts?
    I started taking biotin and it's making my skin look horrible. I luckily skipped the acne phase when I was a teenager and never got any, but now I feel like I have it at 23 :( I recently tried using lemon juice all over my face for a week now and it hasn't done anything but make it look worse. What is something good that I can try that is a home remedy possibly? Or even an inexpensive cream or anything? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      SUPPLEMENTS, anti-acne products, medications, birth control pills, ALL HAVE SIDE EFFECTS. One could even be HAIR LOSS. Do you know what's in the biotin?
          Biotin - cauliflower, liver, salmon, carrots, bananas, cereals, yeast, and soy flour. Keep in mind that biotin content is reduced when food is cooked or preserved.

      Lemon juice is drying to the skin, that can do more harm than good.

      Any kind of facial wash, you're leaving something toxic behind, it's not a matter of convenience, it's a billion dollar business that can do more harm than good to your acne. And sometimes we feel entirely virtuous about our skin-care regimen because it's full of SPF-- all year round!-- and cleansers and such. But the truth is, we may not realize that we're overdoing (or underdoing) something that can lead to the very thing we're trying to avoid: dryness, breakouts, accelerated aging, New York dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf. (I've been giving this same advice for decades, but she's proof enough!).
      Take a shower everyday, use washcloth to exfoliate and bath & body wash. Hydrogen peroxide does wonders for acne. Visit their website for more tips & other uses. ONLY .

      Acne medication could worsen what ever allergies you have, so instead of trying out one product after another, you're actually spreading it around.
      The less products you use, the better for your skin. Use a bath & body wash like Suave, Irish Spring, Dove Body & Face wash in the shower, use a washcloth. Treat your face like the rest of your body, take a shower everyday or wash your face everyday.

      The secret is keeping your face clean and oil-free. I also don't use liquid on my face for anything, and very little moisturizer, not even a dime size. Since my face is not dry. Good skin also comes from your good genes. Increase your fresh fruits & vegetables 3-5 servings per day. And programmed your mind to do this day after day, for the rest of your life.

      The beauty industry is a billion dollar business, they know acne is everyone's problem, but instead of saying soap is drying for you, they have to invent an acne product that can worsen the skin as MANY TEENAGERS have experienced during hormonal change, but as you get older those are completely a waste of time & money!

      Sometimes just the oil on your face from make up and lotions, even from your hair can travel to your face causing acne to come out. Others, from stress, hormones & diet or foods.

      Google: FIVE FOODS TO EAT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
      All the vitamins & minerals you need for good skin care comes from all the healthy foods you eat from Mother Nature.

      If acne's a problem, your pillowcases may be part of the cause. "They collect skin oil, dead skin cells, bacteria, and excess night creams," says David Bank, a professional Dermatology @ Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. "But if nothing changed by 6 week the product will never work for you. Time to move on."

      "If you have breakouts, dairy is the devil' it is inflammatory and will add hormones to your already hormone-rife system. Get calcium elsewhere, or try nonfat organic dairy products. For PMS breakouts, avoid dairy and bakery items the week before your period - sugar and flour are both causes for pimples and collagen." Dr. Jessica Wu, M.D. University of Southern California School of Medicine and author of the new book Feed Your Face.

      SOMEONE WROTE TO ME the other day, ASKING IF THIS BRAND IS BETTER THAN THAT BRAND - FOUND @ DRUGSTORES THEN WROTE ME BACK & THANK ME, SHE LOOKED @ HER MOM'S SKIN AND THEY WERE GOOD, BUT SHE USES ONLY WATER TO WASH HER FACE. There you go, an update.

      Lea Michele recently revealed her secret to clear skin—She gives it room to "breathe." "Maybe I'll put on a little mascara. But other than that I try very hard to just let my skin breathe," she told people.com. "I care more about letting my skin breathe than how I look."
      Another good example is Lily Collins, actor, writer, artist: "When I travel to Europe, I go days without putting anything on. It feels healthier. I just never understood the idea of caking it on. The more you have on your face, the more there is to smudge and go wrong." Glamour - Sept. 2012.

  40. QUESTION:
    does anyone know of any remedies on how to make hair grow longer in a short period of time?
    things such as home remedies. i have a sweet sixteen coming up in a month and i need to grow my hair,.. fast!

    • ANSWER:
      You should buy a hair, skin & nails vitamins. I've been using Natures Bounty hair, Skin and nails vitamins and i they have givin me great results.. My hair has grown alot. or you can also buy Biotin Vitamins Instead, biotin helps the hair grow. Also i have heard some really great reviews on Sulu Max Grow you can check their website out. They also have Reviews on SULU MAX Grow on Youtubem, you can check them out.
      NATURES BOUNTY HAIR, SKIN & NAILS VITAMINS: you can check out the product from

      rite aid.
      http://www.riteaidonlinestore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=186877&catid=85210&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=85210&trxp2=186877&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH

      SULU MAX GROW:
      http://suluhair.com/

      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 =)

  41. QUESTION:
    What is organic or nature products can I use for Eczema?
    I have a 3 year old Daughter who has Eczema, we go to the Dr. and he gives us all of these Sterio cremes and ointments and liquid med. I want to use a organic or all nature product that will cure it or aleast relief the symptoms. I know what foods she is alergic too. So I don't give her those products or foods. The weather plays a big part too! So she don't play in direct sun light and we half to be careful when she goes to the park or just our friends and family house. I am just looking for a health type of relief for her. If I keep using sterios on her skin, it will damage her skin and may give her cancer when she is older. Please help I will gladdly take web site info, books, product names etc. Thank You Very Much!

    • ANSWER:
      aloe vera is supposed to be a good natural remedy for skin irritations such as burns, i am sure that it would at least be some relief for your daughter. it reduces inflamation and soothes soreness, try it out, if it works, you can purchace an aloe vera plant in almost any garden centre, they are a plant which in the wild grow in semi arid areas of africa, australia, to the best of my knowledge,
      hope this was a help to you

  42. QUESTION:
    I have a tendency to get very panicy and i was wondering what best form of medicine or remedy can help?
    By nature i am an easily worried person, i'm only 17 so I don't think a doctor would prescribe me anything major, what i'm looking for is things to help calm me down if i feel panicy and to help me sleep. Does anyone have any suggestions? Are there any over the counter pills to help panicy people?
    I find it does effect my school work quite a bit, i find it incredibly difficult to keep calm sometimes.

    • ANSWER:
      You don`t need pills if it does not affect your daily life and affects your school work. But if you notice that you having trouble focusing and you just can`t hang out with your friends or if you are scared about the little things like what going to happen today or what if I do this what will happen. You can just go to your happy place and use calming things from bath and body works. Don`t watch things that will make you worry and make you jumpy or scared before you go to sleep.Use lavender things because lavender is supposed to make you relaxed. Hope this helps!!!!!!!!

  43. QUESTION:
    Who sells the best homeopathic remedies?
    I've found many websites which sell things like Tamanu Oil, Aloe Vera juice, etc. But is there a single manufacturer/distributor who's products are best? If so, why are those ones the best? How do they compare in price?
    Also, what are your favorite and most reliable homeopathic remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      I have found a web site that uses 3 different herb companies. Pure Herbs, Natures Sunshine and Sunnybrook Farm Herbs.

      When putting together remedies for certain ailments, the iridologist/herbalist with this company will pull the best products from each manufacturor.

      I have been to the herb plant for Sunnybrook Farm Herbs on several occasions. Their product are amazingly stong and very productive.

      I have used their "endometriosis treatment". I suffered from Endometriosis for 3 years until I got rid of it with the products from this web site. (this has been confirmed by 2 doctors. One of wich now uses this website for his own personal use.)

      Good luck, and I hope this helps.

  44. QUESTION:
    How can I get cat urine out of a carpet. I have Stanley Steemer to deoderize, I used the home remedy of vineg?
    I used the home remedy of water and white vinegar, then baking soda, peroxide and dish liquid, I have sprinkled soda and let it set then vacumed. I got UrineGone at Walgreen. Nothing works. Help

    • ANSWER:
      I love Nature's Miracle. For a older stain - get the spot wet with warm water , then clean with the Nature's Miracle. I'm going to try the hairspray thing though. AFTER I clean with Nature's Miracle.

  45. QUESTION:
    I need some effective home remedies for indigestion?
    Please someone give me some home remedies for my indigestion? I am constantly burping and have pain in my upper abdomen. I think it's because I eat too fast, so I'm going to work on that. But right now, I need some help on getting rid of my current symptoms. Anything helps, so please let me know what works for you! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      BAKING SODA. half a spoon of baking soda and half a cup of water. drink it and take another cup of water.

      Its nature's alkaceltzer. Try and you can share your story after it works. Google it if you dont believe me. it will take like 20mins and you should be good. Goodluck !

  46. QUESTION:
    what is a fast home remedy for acne that REALLY works?
    my 12 year old wants to be pimple free for the first day of school, but there's one problem... it's monday! she will be using clearasil face wash and stridex pads but what else can she do? preferably home remedies!

    • ANSWER:
      Try these home remedies to get rid of acne:

      •Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice with 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples and wash it after 20 minutes with warm water. Repeat for two weeks,

      •Use aloe vera juice on the pimples morning and night for as long as necessary (perhaps five months or longer).

      •Make orange peel paste by grinding it in some water. Apply on and around pimples.

      •Rub garlic on and around pimples.

      •Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of pimples.

      For more info, check these sites:
      http://www.nature-medicine.info/acne.html
      http://www.homeremediesguide.com/a_natural_approach_to_managing_acne.php

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best remedy for congestion for a 13 month old baby?
    Of course I can't give her medicine. I've done the vaporizer, humidifier, vick on the chest, back, and sole of her feet; and almost for a month now, she is still congested in the chest. The doctor told me to just ride it out and "let nature take its course."

    • ANSWER:
      think about asthma, whooping cough, or a cough that is caused by allergies. A chest Xray might be reasonable at this time. I doubt she will get dehydrated in this clinical setting, as long as you are good about getting liquids in.


nature remedies

Natural Cure For Dermatitis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is a natural cure for miliary dermatitis?
    He is 4 years old, had this last year and it cleared up. he has longish hair, and had a real bushy tale, but it has lost much hair from constant licking, He also threw up 6" hair balls, but not lately. Now he throws up food occasionally, right after eating it. I started giving him a raw egg yolk, organic and free range. Is that good? also a little avocado, separately. His mother was feral and very sick while precgnant but I was able to cure her. My other cat who was feral, won't touch those items

    • ANSWER:
      Feline miliary dermatitis is not really a specific disease itself but a set of symptoms which can be caused by a vast number of diseases. The causes include:

      Allergies, e.g., food allergies, atopy - such as allergies to pollens, and flea allergies
      Bacterial infections
      Fungal infections
      Yeast infections
      Parasitic infections of the skin, e.g., mites, lice
      Hypersensitivity to intestinal parasites
      Autoimmune diseases
      Nutritional disorders e.g., biotin or fatty acid deficiencies
      Hormonal abnormalities
      Unknown causes
      The hard part is determining the cause of the problem. Sometimes, the location of the lesions is helpful. If the lesions are at the base of the tail, fleas are a common cause. If the lesions are around the head, there is a stronger possibility they could be caused by mites. use a flea comb and careful examination to determine if the cat has fleas, the most common cause of miliary dermatitis. In addition to fleas, flea dirt (feces) may be found on the cat. The feces, or flea dirt will dissolve into a red color when moistened; this is because it is primarily digested blood.

      Fleas, lice, and some mites could be treated with a product containing pyrethrin. In addition, the environment should be treated as part of the flea control. Injections and special dips may be used for the other types of mites.

      Ringworm would be treated with oral and topical medications containing a fungicide, and again the environment would need to be treated.

      If intestinal parasites are found, the appropriate medication will be given.

      If it is found that the cat is allergic to certain foods, the diet will be changed to eliminate those foods. The cat will need to be on that diet for the rest of its life.

      If bacteria or yeast are causing the feline miliary dermatitis, antibiotics or antifungal medications would be given, and the cat may be bathed in special shampoos.

      If the cat is scratching or the cause of the dermatitis is an autoimmune or allergy problem, steroids like prednisone are usually given. The cat may need to be on a high dose at first, and then it can be tapered down. Additional treatment for allergies can include antihistamines, fatty acid supplements as described below, and baths or sprays. Additional testing can be done to determine what the cat is allergic to and then 'desensitize' the cat with regular injections.

      A fatty acid supplement is often recommended as part of the treatment. In addition, extra biotin may be added to the cat's diet.

      If you are still reading this, hopefully you see that it is not a one dimensional issue......hence no simple answer.

      Get rid of fleas if present, get a different hypo allergenic food to feed (Lamb and Rice is no longer considered a hypo allergenic diet since it is available everywhere.), get the reccommended supplements. None of this is quick, it takes weeks if not a month or 2 or 3 to get to the bottom of it all.

      Good luck trying this on your own.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of dandruffs in a natural way?
    The solution to my problem should be natural, that is not using any shampoo.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think there is any natural treatment to help you out, sorry. but the only way is to wash your hair everyday, using clean pillows and combs. Dry your hair carefully and never sleep with wet hair.
      If you want to get rid of dandruffs as soon as possible then try "Nizoral" shampoo twice a week it helps lots. it does not only stop your dandruff problem but only is also used to cure itchy scalp and seborrheic dermatitis.

  3. QUESTION:
    Any recommendations for a dermatologist in the Chicago area that specializes in eczema and dermatitis?
    Trying to find a dermatologist who is patient and dedicated to working with me to resolve eczema/dermatitis issues.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not familiar with dermatologists in this area, but I can tell you that in majority of the cases doctors prescribe steroid creams and other awful stuff for relieving eczema. I recommend you start treating your condition with natural methods right from the start to cure the cause of eczema not the symptoms.

      A great article to start with can be found here:

      http://www.getbest.info/natural-cure-for-eczema/

      I hope this helps. I have yet to hear from a case where eczema was eliminated once and for all only with prescribed medications.

  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is causing my symptoms and are they related - seborrheic dermatitis, yeast infection, allergies/sinuses?
    Have been with same person for over a half and a half who is healthy and disease free and I have tested negative for hiv1 before meeting him and then just recently again. Developed seborrheic dermatitis this past fall, 2 yeast infections in the last year and have had a sinus infection/allergies. Could stress/anxiety over past events or guilt be causing these? are they related? what could be causing all these things to come about or is it just coincidence?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi citygirl.
      If you think you may have yeast infection, I can tell you there are some very effective natural cures that can stop your pain.
      You can heal yeast infection naturally, 100% guaranteed
      You can do it with ZERO risk
      It can be done in a short time.

      Still, along with the natural treatment, please try to :
      Keep the genital area clean and dry.
      Avoid harsh soaps (including bubble bath).
      Wear loose cotton (rather than nylon) underwear that doesn't trap moisture.
      Take antibiotics only when prescribed by your doctor, and never take them for longer than your doctor tells you to.
      If you are diabetic, try to control your blood sugar levels.
      These would prevent from yeast infection to happen.
      But for now you may try the 100% treatment I found in the below source and tried it myself... it worked ...

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you cure Seborrheic Dermatitis permanatly?
    I would like to know what i need to buy, lotions, creams, anything that will get rid of it completly. I want it gone for good, i dont want to keep using the cream for the rest of my life so please help me out. My nose and between my eyebrows is where i am infected. So please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment for Seborrheic dermatitis") and take your pick. Some of them do actually work. For my seb. dermatitis on scalp 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.
      Cheers,
      Stella

  7. QUESTION:
    Why haven't they found a cure (or even discovered the true cause) for Seborrheic dermatitis?
    I was recently diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis, a skin condition on the scalp. Now I'm a slave to prescription shampoos for life to keep the itchy redness and dandruff under control... Why haven't they researched this condition if it's so common? What causes it? What can we do to avoid it?

    BTW, I'm 19.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments from the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my seb derm. on scalp 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.
      Yoko

  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:
    What medicine is highly effective in getting rid of sebhorreic dermititis?
    I have an annoying condition of sebhorriec dermititis. Now that it's getting cold, the condition is worstening! I'm really tired of going through this EVERY winter. I've all ready tried selenium sulfite 2.5% and i didn't see any results! Plz is there a medicine that is highly effective (for brown skin people) in curing this ANNOYING condition?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of seborrheic dermatitis 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.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use anti-psoriasis 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.

  10. QUESTION:
    whats the best natural way to cure a headache?
    I am trying not to use pills or anything manufactured--any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      A deficiency in vitamin B12 will produce symptoms such as headaches and migraines, numbness and tingling and prickling sensations in the outer extremities, dizzy spells, fainting and loss of balance, heart palpitations and chest pains,excessive sweating, excessive urination and dry mouth, nausea and vomiting, fatigue and exhaustion, depression, insomnia and constipation, irritability and moodiness and an inability to think clearly ....Quite scary actually if you don't realise the vitamin factor.

      As these vitamins all work synergistically (best as a group) if you are deficient in vitamins B1, B2 and B6 your body will not be able to produce niacin (vitamin B3) from tryptophan.

      Lack of niacin will bring about negative personality changes. It is therefore actually the niacin (vitamin B3) deficiency that will usually cause migraines and headaches. Niacin is necessary for healthy nervous system and brain functions.

      Other symptoms of vitamin B3 deficiency you may be suffering from are aching bones and muscle weakness, depression, diarrhoea and severe dermatitis.

      Eat more foods rich in this vitamin ie: fish, lean meat, whole wheat products, liver, wheat germ, eggs, roasted peanuts, the white meat of poultry, dates, avocadoes, figs and prunes.

      A handfull of steamed chicken usually does the trick for me.

      If you are lactose intolerant or vegetarian then it is really important that you supplement your diet with a multi B complex tablet on a daily basis.

      Things that could be robbing you of your precious B complex of vitamins are :- eating too much protein, alcohol, eating too much tinned food, antiobiotics (more than likely the meds are producing an awful lot of these symptoms), antidepressants, penicillin, prednisone and aspirin.

      Also, try to cut back on drinks such as caffeine, tea, sodas and soft drinks as they are all B complex thieves........ as well as being great at dehydrating you.

      Take a multi B complex tablet including all the B's ie: B1, B2 B3, B5, B6 and B12 as they work best synergistically (together).

      The B complex of vitamins is essential for healthy neural, digestive and immune system functioning.

      The B complex of vitamins is a water soluble complex and as such our bodies can neither store or produce them. Therefore we need to ingest them on a daily basis or suffer the consequences as you unfortunately are.........

      When you take your daily supplement ensure that you take it with some type of calcium rich food ie: low fat cheese or milk or a calcium supplement as B12 needs calcium to be properly assimilated by the body........... ensure you also get enough sunshine (vitamin D) or eat cold water fishes such as tuna, salmon, sardines and whiting as calcium needs enough vitamin D to be effectively absorbed!! These cold water fishes are also a rich source of magnesium (known as the antistress mineral) which is probably another thing you need to focus on as well ~ your stress levels. Quite a handfull of information here ........ sorry it's a bit long winded but you need to know all this.

      When our bodies are placed under added stress such as sickness, relationship dramas, new job, school studies or just daily life really, the B complex of vitamins are usually the first group to get used up and we therefore need to adjust our intake accordingly.

      When you are getting any stress related symptoms or any of the above mentioned symptoms simply take another B tablet. As they are water soluble our bodies will simply excrete any excess in our urine.

      Drink loads of fresh filtered water too as the happiest and healthiest body will always be the most hydrated one.

      I sincerely wish you the best of health & vitality buddy♥

      CHEERS

  11. 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!!

  12. 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

  13. QUESTION:
    Does any one know of a good treatment or remedy for dry scalp?
    I have really dry scalp I've tried tea tree and other shampoos and nothing seems to work. It's to the point where it hurts when I scratch. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Maria

      Here is some ideas to heal the issue.

      Cause
      It is frequently due to digestive disturbances, and is highly related to the general health of the entire body.

      The most common cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, a mild scalp inflammation with excessive fatty secretions that usually starts as dry or greasy scaling of the skin, but may progress to yellow-red scaling bumps along the hairline, behind the ears, in the ear canals, on the eyebrows, on the bridge of the nose, in the folds around the nose, or on the breastbone. Don`t pick or your scratch scalp, as this will only exacerbate your condition.

      When infants get dandruff, it is called cradle cap, which is a yeast problem. Many skin experts in Europe consider dandruff in adults to also be a yeast problem. In other words, dandruff is often an external symptom of an internal problem. Therefore, dandruff treatments can be similar to those for treating candidiasis.

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

      Natural Cures for Dandruff

      Aromatherapy: Patchouli, rosemary, and/or tea tree oil can be massaged into the scalp.

      Diet: Increase raw foods as part of an overall organic, whole foods diet. Also eat more salads and green vegetables, avoid fried foods, and significantly reduce your intake of fats, sugar, dairy products, chocolate, seafood, and nuts.

      Flower Essences: Crab Apple can help with feelings of poor self-image due to dandruff.

      Herbs: Rinse your hair and scalp with a strong infusion of nettle, sage, and rosemary, and drink a cup of nettle tea and take evening primrose oil (three capsules) daily.

      Homeopathy: Arsen alb., Graphites, Lycopodium, Thuja, Sepia, Sulfur, and Cantharis are useful homeopathic remedies for dandruff.

      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.

      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. The section Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Nutritional Supplementation:
      The following nutrients are all useful for helping to prevent and reverse dandruff: vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids (particularly omega-6), vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, and zinc. Kelp tablets can also help.

      Topical Treatment: Soak your hair in a warm apple cider vinegar solution, the wrap your head in a towel. After one hour, wash your hair. In addition, you can apply vitamin E oil to your scalp each night for three weeks. Tea tree oil shampoo is also recommended.

      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 dandruff: Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Oxygen Therapy (external ozone applications to control fungal growth), and Traditional Chinese Medicine

      Best of health to you

  14. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should I take after a chemical peel in order to speed up the healing process?
    Lysine is said to help promote healthy skin, and Vitamin C helps support the immune system. Will taking these two supplements after a chemical peel help speed up the healing process? And if not, which vitamins would be best? And how much of it should I take? Also, are there any vitamins I should avoid during this healing process? Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      Nature care has some helpful remedies to provide immediate relief and for continuous use to make the skin prevent disorders such as peeling skin.

      Here is a compilation of some such known home remedies that one can use for curing peeling skin. It is important to note that if desirable results are not achieved it is wise to consult a physician.

      -Grated cucumber applied over the affected areas for 15-20 minutes has been found to be effective especially for the skin on the face. Regular application prevents dryness of the skin.
      -Applying the juice of fresh mint every night on affected areas of the skin can help prevent dryness. It is also a suggested remedy for eczema and dermatitis.
      -Honey, olive oil and a mixture of turmeric and sandalwood paste are very effective in rejuvenating dry, parched skin
      Diet for Peeling Skin
      Peeling Skin : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Replenish essential vitamins to deal with Peeling Skin
      Diet plays a very important part in nurturing a healthy skin. Skin disorders usually surface due to diet inconsistencies. This can be avoided by having a healthy and nutritional diet that nourishes the skin and keeps disorders at bay.

      A good diet must include important nutrients for the well-being of the body. It must include protein, carbohydrates, fats, essential fatty acids, and all essential vitamins and minerals.
      Peeling of the skin is sometimes caused due to deficiency in Vitamin A, Iron, Iodine or Vitamin B. While proteins and Vitamin C, prevent infections and accelerate healing. Replenish the skin with these basic essentials by including them as part of the regular diet.

      Here is a list of sources of these essentials vitamins:
      Vitamin Sources
      Vitamin A: Cream, butter, fish liver oils, eggs, carrots
      Vitamin B: Meat, yeast, unpolished cereal grains, liver, eggs, cheese, milk.
      Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, green peppers and tomatoes
      Proteins: Meat, fish, cereals, dairy products, nuts, lentils, pulses and some vegetables.
      Iron: Red meat, almonds, baked beans, broccoli, kidney beans, peas, raisins, rice etc

      Other Suggestions for Peeling Skin
      Dos and Donts of Peeling Skin
      Some simple situations best avoided can accelerate healing.

      Here is a compilation of the certain preferred and most avoidable situations one can note when faced with peeling skin:

      Do’s
      -One may snip loose ends of the peeling skin but avoid cutting skin bound to the skin.
      -Moisturizing peeling skin may help. Soothe dry the peeling skin and moisturize it with any good moisturizing cream or lotion.
      -For all-over peeling, a soak in an oatmeal bath is a helpful remedy.
      -Drink plenty of water about 10-12 glasses a day.
      -Use sunscreens when out in the sun.
      -Use mild soaps instead of strong and harsh soaps

      Don’ts:
      -Resist the temptation to pick or scratch the peeling skin .It may damage the skin further.
      -Avoid taking a hot water bath as it drains the skin of its natural oils. Warms baths are milder and causes less damage to the skin.
      -Stay out of the sun during Peek UV Radiation times such as: during mid day 11.00am-2.00pm.

  15. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of eczema?
    I think it's eczema. The insides of my elbows are red and flaky and itchy, it also hurts and feels stretched when i bend it. I've put a lot of moisturiser on it (aloe vera + cucumber and soya + oat) but they haven't helped. It only turned yesterday but before that it was relatively okay.

    • 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).

      you can also take a warm bath with milk, the warm water will open skin spoors and the milk containing hundreds of enzymes will penetrate your skin and slowly kill eczema from inside out!

      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)

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you make the skin on your arms smoother?
    My upper arms seem normal, but they feel as though little itte-bitte pimples are covering the surface. How do you clear the skin and make it smoother?

    • ANSWER:
      i think i know what you're talking about. i have the same thing. it's little bumps, and they don't hurt, but they're sometimes dry and almost always annoying.

      Keratosis pilaris (KP, also follicular keratosis) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin, hence referred to as chicken skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face, which may be mistaken for acne.

      Classification
      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men.

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faciei (reddish rash on the cheeks), and related disorders.

      Symptoms and signs
      Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin. The excess keratin surrounds and entraps the hair follicles in the pore. This causes the formation of hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). The painless bumps are skin-colored, although they can become red and inflamed at times. Usually many plugs form in an area, causing patches of rough, bumpy skin. This gives the skin a sandpaper or goose flesh appearance. This may be more severe in the winter or times of low humidity, which causes the skin to become dry. It will eventually resolve on its own.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin's "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. The hair, then, grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated. The hair can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though removal can lead to scarring.

      Keratosis pilaris may be hereditary. It is present in babies and continues into adulthood, but is uncommon in elderly people. It is most obvious during the teenage years. KP is prevalent in those who are overweight, or have atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, or descend from Celtic backgrounds. Keratosis pilaris occurs in otherwise healthy people.

      Treatment
      There is no cure for Keratosis pilaris, but treatment is available. One option is to use a loofa to remove the dead, dry skin. Another option is to use a dermotologist-prescribed cream or lotion that should be applied daily. The best lotions for this condition would have urea, 15% alphahydroxy acids, or Retin A in them. Over-the-counter lotions work as well and should be applied after showering, as well as several times a day. The lotions are often soothing and can help improve the appearance of the skin. Dermotologists also recommend mild peeling agents, or alpha hydroxy acids, that may open up the plugged follicles. Antibiotics may also help in some cases where the bumps are red and badly inflamed. To temporarily reduce redness but not roughness, pulse dye laser treatment or intense pulsed light (IPL) can be done.

      Although it may clear up with treatment, reccurance of KP is very likely. Therefore, treatment should be continued regularly. It may take several months to years for the condition to completely clear up.

      A dermotologist or physician can usually diagnose a patient for Keratosis pilaris by visually inspecting the patient's skin.

  17. QUESTION:
    What kind of lotions work best for Excema?
    My daughter is 6 yrs old and has had Excema since she was a baby. I've tried everything! I am currently using Aquaphor mixed with Triamcinolone. It works very well but it is very expensive.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      Here are some ideas on how to help her get healed.

      Cause
      1.Cleansing the Skin: The skin is a very important part of the body; it is an "extra kidney," an extra set of lungs for breathing, and has many other functions. We should keep it in a good condition, important as it is, but we usually treat it shamefully. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and the skin should be bathed daily. This does not mean to use soap with each bathing, unless it is a natural type biodegradable liquid soap. Nearly all bar soaps do more damage to the skin than they aid it, by leaving residue of the soap to clog the pores. The pores are the doors and windows of the temple and must be kept open to let in oxygen (the breath of life) and to excrete toxins and waste.

      2.Diet and Use of Natural Fibers: A person who uses lots of mucus foods has a gluey, sticky type perspiration. When this individual sweats and the body is not cleaned regularly, the dried sweat clogs the pores. This is a beginning cause of dermatitis, or skin malfunction. In addition, as a nation we have fallen in love with easy to wash and iron synthetic clothes. These rob the body of the breath of life because manmade synthetic fibers do not "breathe." Only natural fibers such as cotton, wool, linen, silk, etc., can allow the skin to breathe properly.

      3.Diet: These are two of our big problems; the third one is a diet devoid of wholesome foods. We use man's prepared materials, called food, that have been contaminated and processed, and in so many cases, should be classified as "junk food." All aids to fighting dermatitis work better and faster if we consider the first three things mentioned--bathe regularly, return to natural fibers to wear, and eat wholesome foods

      Herbal Aids

      1.Dr. Christopher's Bone, Flesh and Cartilage: (BF&C) For the most severe cases of skin diseases in the advanced stage, use a combination we have called Bone, Flesh and Cartilage combination, internally and externally. Repeat procedure. Make the tea, soak flannel, cotton, or any white material other than synthetic--never use synthetic--wrap fomentation (soaked cloth) around the malfunctioning area and cover with plastic or wax paper, leave on all night six days a week and for as many weeks as needed until relief appears. Then continue a week or two for severe cases. Drink one fourth cup of finished concentrated tea with three fourths cup of distilled water three times or more each day.

      2.Dr. Christopher's Chickweed Ointment: This is made of chickweed herb and bees wax and oils. Excellent for eczema and/or other skin infections, sores, burning, itchy skin or genitals, swollen testes, acne, hives, also for ulceration of mouth and throat. This is a wonderful healing ointment.

      3.Plantain: For skin diseases that result in scrofula or eczema, use the tea internally as a blood cleanser and use the strong tea externally as a wash. If the skin is not oily, you can use the ointment topically to affected areas.

      4.Juices for Eczema: Carrot & cucumber.

      5.Cabbage Leaves: Cabbage leaves applied to an infected wound, ulcer, or oozing eczema should be layered like roof shingles, allowing secretions to drain between the layers.

      6.Tarragon: Soothing for eczema and scurvy.

      7.Dr. Christopher's Healing Ointment: (CMM) Made of comfrey, marshmallow, marigold, bee's wax, and oils, this is an antiseptic to be used on lesions, eczema (dry), poison ivy, soothes inflamed surfaces, abrasions, burns, hemorrhoids, for bruises and swellings. Good to have on hand at all times.

      Testimonials
      1.BF&C cures skin problem worse than eczema: One day a lady came into my office in a frantic state of near hysteria. She told me that her fourteen-year-old daughter was at home and some neighbor ladies were with her, to keep her from doing harm to herself. That morning the mother had stopped her daughter from committing suicide. The girl, for several years, had a severe dermatitis that had baffled the family physician, dermatologists and allergy specialists. The skin problem was from the knees down to her feet, the arms from elbows down over the hands, and her neck and face were also covered with this dermatitis condition. The dermatologists said it was different from pityriasis, psoriasis, eczema, etc., and had no name for this thick, heavy scaling from which the girl was suffering. This young girl had become a recluse, refusing to go to school, church, parties, etc., and because of this terrible condition which was called "incurable" she was eating herself into an extremely oversized individual. The despair she was suffering was pushing her into a suicidal frame of mind.

      I had never had such a case presented to me before and my "back was up against the wall." This was an emergency and I did not have the time to sit in a laboratory and figure out a combination to try on her. I offered a quick silent prayer for help and a formula came immediately to my mind. As it came I had the lady and her companion write it down. I told them to go to an herb shop or health food store and get the various herbs, mix them, and make a fomentation. She was to foment the legs, arms, neck and face areas, and also to have the daughter drink some of the tea. I felt confident enough to promise good results!

      It was on a Tuesday morning that the mother had come to see me. On Friday the report came back that the scabs and scales had left the afflicted areas and the girl's skin had a good "healing glow" to it. The next message I received was six months later. The girl was now a choir leader at the school she had returned to, and she was again busy in church and social activities.

      This particular group of herbs is one we called "bone, flesh and cartilage" formula. We found it would do many things besides skin problems.

      2.Cabbage Leaves: A watchmaker suffered for a year with a painful eczema of both hands, preventing him from working. The lesions were acutely inflamed, and the fingernails were separating, about to fall off. Applications of cabbage leaves twice daily for a few days brought relief from pain, as clear fluid drained onto the dressing. With continued treatment healing took place within two months.

      3.Newborn Cured of Eczema: At one of Dr. Christopher's lectures, a woman brought a bundle to the front, a little baby all wrapped up. She unwrapped the bundle, and as she did, eczema scalings flew up all around dusted Dr. Christopher's dark suit. The baby was simply covered with eczema; he described it as horrible to see. The family had adopted the baby six months previous, and it was entirely covered with the scaling, evidently from birth. The family had employed their usual doctor, a pediatrician, and a skin specialist, but no one could do a thing for the little sufferer.

      Dr. Christopher told the mother to fill a bassinet with warm Chickweed tea and to bathe the baby, pouring the tea over the head that could not be submerged. The mother was also to give Chickweed tea internally, in small amounts.

      Within just a matter of days, the baby began to improve, and after a week or two, the eczema disappeared completely, though the child had suffered with it so many months.

      Best of health to both of you

      Cheers

  18. QUESTION:
    What is canine Chronic hypersensitivity dermatitis and what treatments are available?
    My dog, Lady keeps having recurring outbreaks. The diagnosis was made by a lab from samples taken from the vet. Treatments with Prednisone 10mg have given some relief. After treatment Lady may stay cleared up for a couple of weeks but soon has a relapse. Of course with the treatments of Prednisone she inflates like a basketball and it causes her to be unable to control her bowel and bladder. Hair loss, and itching are prevalent prior to treatment. She has been on this current treatment at least 3 times but continues to have outbreaks.

    • ANSWER:
      Skin conditions in dogs can be a real bear to combat. There are literally hundreds of factors that can contribute to generally itchy or unhealthy skin - things eaten, things breathed in, things layed upon... it's a very frustrating problem, and I understand your desperation with your dog's condition, as one of my greyhounds suffer some of the same problems.

      This condition is often referred to as "atopy". In short, it's a predisposition to become allergic to normally innocuous substances, like pollens, molds, dust mites and other environmental allergens. It's estimated that only 3-12% of dogs have this condition.

      I'm assuming the diagnosis was made via skin biospy performed at your vet's office. It's unusual that the lab or your vet wouldn't then try to identify the irritating agent more in depth - often times they run a series of allergy tests to determine what steps should be taken to avoid contact with said irritants. The condition is rarely in remission and cannot be cured; it's simply a matter of maintaining as healthy a state as possible.

      Prednisone is the most common used form of controlling the discomfort associated with atopy, and sometimes you won't see a response for 3-6 months after starting, but if you're interested, there are some more natural methods that may help keep things under control. Sometimes, supplementing your dog's diet with essential fatty acids can help promote healthier skin and coat. Frequent bathing in shampoos labelled "antipruritic" can be beneficial. There's a great company based out of Wisconsin called Animals Apawthecary - they make a stellar formula called "Detox Blend" made specifically for chronic allergy sufferers that's manufactered with herbal remedies like burdock, dandelion, milk thistle and red clover.

      Best of luck with your dog - I really commend your effort to become more educated and do the best you can for her. I hope this response wasn't too long!

  19. QUESTION:
    Whats a good clenser/scrub/cream/ANYTHING that gets rid of small pimples and gives you clear skin?
    I have combination skin, with a few small pimples. Is there anything you can reccommend that is cheap? I've tried toothpaste and baking powder, just make my skin dry and flaky.

    • ANSWER:
      STOP eating and drinking foods with refined or artificial sugars, like high fructose corn syrup, crystalline fructose or aspartame/phenylalanine. Up your vitamin C, K & A. Do some exercise like dancing or yoga. Get a little sun everyday, no more than 10 minutes if you have a light complexion. Drink more water. Try using witchazel as a toner during the day, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar at night.

      http://food.qandas.com/healthy-recipes/what-are-some-foods-high-in-vitamin-a.html
      http://vitamins.lovetoknow.com/Foods_High_in_Vitamin_C
      http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/food/vitamin-k-foods.htm

      A wash of milk with lime is a great treatment for blackheads. First bring a glass of milk to a gentle boil, and then add juice from half a lime. When the milk cools down it makes a great face wash. You can store it in the fridge for a couple days.

      A raw potato is cheap and brilliant acne natural cure, especially for whiteheads. The vitamin C makes your skin glow, and alkaline in the potato kills the bacteria on your face. The potato also has an exfoliating effect helping you to get rid of dead skin cells. Papaya fruit produces similar effect; you should also use it raw. (Make sure the potato isn't genetically modified!)

      http://www.mybeautyrecipes.com/homemade_acne_masks.html
      http://www.healthrecipes.com/homemade_beauty_recipes.htm
      http://www.skin-care-recipes-and-remedies.com/facial-mask-recipe.html

      http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/suppressed-report-shows-cancer-link-to-gm-potatoes-436673.html

      http://www.naturalacneremedy.com/btf/clearskindiet.html
      http://healing.about.com/cs/skincare/a/uc_acneguide.htm

      Many beauty products on the market have harmful chemicals in them; do your favorite beauty products contain any of these things?:

      * Mineral Oil, Paraffin & Petrolatum – Petroleum products coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatological issues, like slowing cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging. Suspected cause of cancer & Disruptive of hormonal activity.

      * PARABENS – Such as methyl- propyl- butyl- & ethyl- parabens: Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities – mimicking estrogen – and interfere with the body’s endocrine system.

      * Phenol carbolic acid – Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

      * Propylene glycol – Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, may inhibit skin cell growth, and is a skin irritant and sensitizer.

      * Acrylamide – Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.

      * Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) – Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners… and in over 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin’s moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine”, a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from coconut” or “coconut-derived" - and is found in many popular body washes and toothpastes!

      * Toluene – Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.

      * WAXES – Such as Paraffin, Candelilla Wax, Carnuba Wax: Waxes are widely used in cleansing creams, eye creams, and moisturizers. Waxes clog pores, creating blackheads and whiteheads. They also smother the skin, which over time creates an enlarged pore problem.

      * Lanolin – A yellow, semi-solid, fatty secretion from sheep’s wool is widely used in skin and beauty care products. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people, as well as enlarged pores.

      * Acetone – Used in nail polish and nail polish removers, this colorless, volatile liquid is often used in astringents, fresheners, or clarifying lotions. It is extremely toxic and will dehydrate the skin, while speeding up the aging process.

      * ALCOHOLS – Such as Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol 40, Ethyl Alcohol: Alcohols dissolve the body’s natural moisturizers and strip the skin of its protection, leaving it vulnerable to infection. Alcohols destroy skin’s pH balance, and since they absorb water, they speed up wrinkling.

      * FD&C – When this abbreviation precedes the name of a color, it means that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has certified it as safe for use in drugs and cosmetics, but not food. D&C colors are usually synthetic, coal tar colors. They’re toxic and should be avoided when at all possible.

      * Dioxane – Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin. Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping”.

      Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as “comes from coconut”.

      IF SO, you should throw them away IMMEDIATELY and Tell ALL your friends and family!!! (Extra-virgin olive and/or coconut oils are great alternative moisturizers, and they contain natural sunscreens, until you find something else without these toxins) Hope this helps!!! Good luck!!!!!

  20. QUESTION:
    My skin peeled after using Retin-A and its really red, how do i reduce/prevent irritation?
    It seems like anything I put on it makes it sting (including lotion).

    Except if I wash it with the Axe body wash with 2% salicylic acid.

    However it makes it really dry and flaky, what can I do to not irritate the new skin? How long will it take for the color of the new skin even out?

    • ANSWER:
      Remedies for Peeling Skin
      Peeling Skin home remedies and natural cures, Questions and answers

      Home Remedies to cure peeling skin
      Nature care has some helpful remedies to provide immediate relief and for continuous use to make the skin prevent disorders such as peeling skin.

      Here is a compilation of some such known home remedies that one can use for curing peeling skin. It is important to note that if desirable results are not achieved it is wise to consult a physician.

      -Grated cucumber applied over the affected areas for 15-20 minutes has been found to be effective especially for the skin on the face. Regular application prevents dryness of the skin.
      -Applying the juice of fresh mint every night on affected areas of the skin can help prevent dryness. It is also a suggested remedy for eczema and dermatitis.
      -Honey, olive oil and a mixture of turmeric and sandalwood paste are very effective in rejuvenating dry, parched skin
      Diet for Peeling Skin
      Peeling Skin : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Replenish essential vitamins to deal with Peeling Skin
      Diet plays a very important part in nurturing a healthy skin. Skin disorders usually surface due to diet inconsistencies. This can be avoided by having a healthy and nutritional diet that nourishes the skin and keeps disorders at bay.

      A good diet must include important nutrients for the well-being of the body. It must include protein, carbohydrates, fats, essential fatty acids, and all essential vitamins and minerals.
      Peeling of the skin is sometimes caused due to deficiency in Vitamin A, Iron, Iodine or Vitamin B. While proteins and Vitamin C, prevent infections and accelerate healing. Replenish the skin with these basic essentials by including them as part of the regular diet.

      Here is a list of sources of these essentials vitamins:
      Vitamin Sources
      Vitamin A: Cream, butter, fish liver oils, eggs, carrots
      Vitamin B: Meat, yeast, unpolished cereal grains, liver, eggs, cheese, milk.
      Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, green peppers and tomatoes
      Proteins: Meat, fish, cereals, dairy products, nuts, lentils, pulses and some vegetables.
      Iron: Red meat, almonds, baked beans, broccoli, kidney beans, peas, raisins, rice etc

      Other Suggestions for Peeling Skin
      Dos and Donts of Peeling Skin
      Some simple situations best avoided can accelerate healing.

      Here is a compilation of the certain preferred and most avoidable situations one can note when faced with peeling skin:

      Do’s
      -One may snip loose ends of the peeling skin but avoid cutting skin bound to the skin.
      -Moisturizing peeling skin may help. Soothe dry the peeling skin and moisturize it with any good moisturizing cream or lotion.
      -For all-over peeling, a soak in an oatmeal bath is a helpful remedy.
      -Drink plenty of water about 10-12 glasses a day.
      -Use sunscreens when out in the sun.
      -Use mild soaps instead of strong and harsh soaps

      Don’ts:
      -Resist the temptation to pick or scratch the peeling skin .It may damage the skin further.
      -Avoid taking a hot water bath as it drains the skin of its natural oils. Warms baths are milder and causes less damage to the skin.
      -Stay out of the sun during Peek UV Radiation times such as: during mid day 11.00am-2.00pm.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is a good product to cure seborrheic dermatitis?
    and where i can buy it
    for my face

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet. Some of them do actually work. For my seb. dermatitis on scalp I use psoriasis 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.
      Cheers,
      Antje

  22. QUESTION:
    one of my friends told me that apple cider vinegar is good for health,is it true?How should i take that?
    Is it available easily in the market?

    • ANSWER:
      It can cure allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, arthritis, and gout.
      Check out this page
      http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar.html

      But it must be organic, raw apple cider vinegar with the mother still intact and viable. Distilled white vinegar and cider vinegar sold in supermarkets are considered "dead" vinegars with none of the enzymes and other live factors that make raw, unpasteurized vinegars so valuable.

      Edit: Any natural health food store should have it. And no don't buy the distilled vinegar at the grocery store. You need it in raw form as I said above or it won't have any health benifits.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do you cure dry scalp?
    Is dandruff and dry scalp the same?
    I ahev been having it for 4 years and i am getting tired of it!
    I have tried all shapoos, mosturizer, they told me to try mayonaise and lime juice but nothing works.

    • ANSWER:
      I would not say dry scalp and dandruff are the same thing. I would say that the scalp lacks natural oils for some reason to have dry scalp. Also the use of hairdryers and other heat items can hurt this.
      I would say dandruff is a scalp condition that is caused by too much production of something that makes this flake or get very dry looking but not necessarily make the hair dry feeling, if that makes sense. Hope that explains some difference in this. I would check a medical website to see what to do best there once you determine if you have dry scalp or dandruff itself. Could have seborrheic dermatitis if you are having trouble with it responding to over the counter products now. I 'd see a dermatologist that could prescribe something medicated or tell you what it is and why.

      The sites to look at that I would recommend on this would be: www.webmd.com or www.mayoclinic. com. Just type in the condition you are looking to find on there, it will direct you to this for any info. Just curious, have you applied an egg (uncooked) on the scalp when shampooing? That adds protein which is good for the hair shafts. I would not do that daily but a few times a week if it helps.
      Rinse it out after you let it sit in the hair a little while, applying most of it to the scalp area in this.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any tips on managing psoriasis?
    It's mainly on my knees and lower legs, and I have a little on my elbows. Now that it's summer, I'd love to wear cute dresses and shorts, but I want to clear up my psoriasis first. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      These are some natural remedies that will help manage Psoriasis..

      * Peppermint Essential Oil Has Been Known to Relieve Skin Conditions Such as Psoriasis, Eczema and Dermatitis. It Helps to Lessen the Redness of Skin and Also Prevents Irritation, Itchiness and Joint Pain (for those with Psoriatic Arthritis)! Just remember not to ever use an essential oil in its raw form on your bare skin!

      * Rubbing Vitamin E Directly On the Affected Skin Will Help Moisturize and Heal the Skin. This Natural Oil Will Also Help Prevent Scarring.

      * Aloe ferox, commonly referred to as bitter aloe and red aloe, grows throughout the eastern areas of South Africa. It is one of many aloe species used medicinally. Though it is not the same as its sibling species aloe ve...ra, it yields chemically identical substances and is often called by the same name.

      According to the report in the International Journal of Pharma Sciences and Research, "a double-blind, placebo-controlled study examined the effect of aloe extract---0.5 percent in a hydrophilic cream---for 60 psoriasis vulgaris patients, aged 18 to 50 years. The aloe cream cured 25 out of 30 patients compared with a placebo rate of 2 out of 30. The authors concluded it was a safe alternative treatment for treating psoriasis."

      * Licorice Root Contains the Compound Glycyrrhetinic Acid (GA), Which Works Similar to Hydrocortisone & Superior to Topical Cortisone In Treating Psoriasis, Eczema & Allergic Dermatitis.

      * Chamomile Contains Two Compounds; Levomenol & Azulene, Which Preliminary Studies Show Act as Anti-Inflammatory Agents and Antioxidants to Repair Damaged Skin Cells Due To Psoriasis.

      * Neem oil is an emollient, a substance that softens and moistens dry cracked skin. This straight away eliminates a lot of the irritation and itchiness. It moisturizes and protects, and heals any lesions or scaling.

      Neem also soothes the redness and irritation directly, through the steroid like effect of some of its ingredients. Yes, neem can affect your skin similar to the way steroids do, but without all the nasty side effects.

      Neem oil generally enhances skin health and the natural immunity of your skin, which is one of the biggest factors in psoriasis.

      Neem oil is strongly antibacterial, and the benefit of this for psoriasis is obvious. Neem cleans up any skin infections that may have developed because of cracked broken skin (due to dryness or scratching). When used regularly (by using a neem soap, neem shampoo, or neem lotion) neem also prevents any future skin infections that may aggravate or bring back psoriasis symptoms.

  25. QUESTION:
    what are the different kinds of false nails?
    what are full nail tips
    Want to get some done at home but dont exactly know what to buy they have so many on ebay its very confusing,,Cream,natural,white color tips,uv tips or full set?

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend going to a salon... as, if you've never had nails put on before, you can have difficulty figuring out the application. Most of the ebay available products come from Asia and can contain hazardous chemicals that are illegal for use in the US and Canada, like MMA, and they don't usually come with instructions.
      Acrylic and gel are the main ones. And they go one as either a sculpted nail, an overlay on a tip, or an overlay on your natural nail. The product is applied, cured, and filed, shaped, and balanced.
      White acrylic or gel is used to create the french tip look with a clear, natural or pink acrylic or gel to finish the rest of the nail plate. You won't be able to do UV products at home if you don't have a curing lamp because the product wouldn't cure or harden.

      There are full press on nails which are easiest for at home application because you glue the nail onto your entire nail plate.
      There are 3 different types of tips - meant to be used with an acrylic or gel product - full well (covers 1/2 of your natural nail plate and is blended with your nail before applying product, half well (covers mainly the top 1/8 of your nail and may or may not be blended) and no well. Tips come in many different colors - clear, natural, white, colors, and designs etc... so you need to know what you want to get out of them - you aren't going to use a red tip and apply a white product over top - it defeats the purpose.

      Nail enhancements require regular maintenance, proper preperation, proper application, and proper removal. As the natural nail grows out it pushes the enhancement forward to where you are carrying the bulk of the product (that should sit on the stress area of your nail) out toward the free edge, which could cause your nail to bend or break in uncomfortable places. Artificial nails should be filled every 2-3 weeks.
      If the natural nail is not properly prepped - it could be damaged by over filing to prep the nail, or you could experience lifting or damage.
      The product needs to be properly applied and because you are working with chemicals it is easy to develope overexposure or contact dermatitis from handling the product incorrectly or repeatedly having it come in contact with your skin. It also needs to be filed, shaped, and balanced properly.
      As for removal - if not done properly - again it can ruin your natural nails if done incorrectly.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can you have shingles without the rash that comes with it?
    I was recently diagnosed with shingles because of my symptoms of pain and location of pain and was gien prescription medication, but have no rash. Could it be I was diagnosed and treated soon enough?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi BambooGreen

      Here are some ideas to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Shingles can be due to chicken pox (in children), pleurisy, Bell`s palsy, herpes simplex, appendicitis, colic, gallstones, colitis, trigeminal neuralgia, or contact dermatitis. All of these conditions must be screened for and, if present, properly treated to provide lasting relief from shingles.

      Caution: Shingles eruptions that last longer than two weeks can be a sign of underlying immune problems or cancer (particularly Hodgkin`s disease), and therefore require immediate medical attention. In addition, see an ophthalmologist immediately if herpes zoster occurs near the eyes or on the forehead, as it can cause blindness.

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

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: Massage the essential oils of lemon, geranium, bergamot, eucalyptus, tea tree, lavender, or chamomile along the affected area.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet that emphasizes fresh fruits and vegetables and minimizes carbohydrates (avoiding refined carbohydrates and sugars altogether).

      Flower Essences: Crab Apple.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of oat straw, St. John`s wort, and skullcap tinctures and take one teaspoon of this mixture four times a day. Peppermint oil applied topically can also help reduce pain, unless the skin is excessively dry, in which case it is contraindicated.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Arsen alb., Rhus tox., Sepia, Natrum mur., Hepar sulph., Caladium, and Acidum nit.

      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.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Drink carrot and celery juice with one tablespoon of parsley juice once or twice each day.

      Nutritional Supplementation: At the first sign of outbreak, apply zinc oxide along the path of the affected nerve area two to three times daily. Other helpful nutrients include L-lysine, vitamin B-complex, vitamin B12, BHT, calcium, and high doses of vitamin C plus bioflavonoids. Topical application of vitamin E can also be helpful. Snake vaccine made from venom has also been known to take away the pain of shingles.

      Topical Treatment: Apply apple cider vinegar to the affected area.

      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 shingles: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Detoxification Therapy, Energy Medicine (Light Beam Generator, Ondamed, TENS), Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Neural Therapy, Orthomolecular Medicine (Vitamin B12 injections combined with adenosine monophosphate), Oxygen Therapy (Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy, Ozone), and Reflexology.

      Best of health to you

  27. QUESTION:
    what is this skin condition where big thick scales are seen dropping from head in females?
    The scales keep on coming on scalp, corners of forehead near the hair line, sides of ear and nose. They are shiny flakes sometimes a bit thick. Nothing seems to work. Is this Psoriasis, or Seborrhic dermatitis? Moisturisers ,emocort, betaderm scalp lotions give temporary relief only. What can be a better treatment, or a natural cure?

    • ANSWER:
      It sound just like what you said, seborrheic dematitis. Go to a dermatologist, and ask him about a topical medicine named Elocon. It takes about one week or so to work.

  28. QUESTION:
    I've had a allergic reaction to most hairdyes before are there any new ones i should try?
    ive been trying to make my hair go brown since i was 12 and ive tried all the self dye and hairdressing colours but im allergic to them all. Are there any new ones i could try?

    • ANSWER:
      About 5% of permanent hair dyes users develop an allergy, mostly in the form of an allergic contact dermatitis with a redness and itch in the head area, but a systemic reaction with an involvement of the whole body skin and other organs is possible in severe cases.in my opinion contact to a doctor.Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Hair Dyes
      What are the risks of using hair dyes?

      Can you suggest reasonable precautions?

      Are there specific chemicals that should be avoided?
      Natural Treatment for Allergies to Hair Dye

      Allergic reactions to hair dyes affect up to 5% of the people who use permanent hair dye colors. Areas affected are normally the scalp, neck, ears, face and eyes but in severe cases the allergic reaction will affect the whole body. Common symptoms are itching, inflammation, soreness, swelling and open sores that will weep. Reactions can range from mild to such severity that the individual will need hospitalization. Treatments for allergies to hair dye will depend on the severity of the reaction.

      In most cases the allergic reaction to chemical hair colors is put down to the presence of a substance known as para-phenylenediamine (PPD) in the dye. Some countries have been so alarmed by the effect of PPDs that in the past they have banned its inclusion in hair dyes. The most common reaction is a type of contact dermatitis.

      If your allergic reaction to hair dye is severe then you will need to seek medical assistance immediately.

      For milder cases, doctors and dermatologists recommend the following action:

      * Wash your hair thoroughly with a mild shampoo to ensure you have removed all residual traces of hair dye that may exacerbate your problem. Shampoo that contains tea-tree may help to soothe the irritation.

      * Add uncooked oatmeal to your bath water. Allow water to cool to lukewarm before soaking yourself for 20 minutes. The oatmeal will relieve some of the irritation and soreness.

      * Cortisone cream can be applied directly to the affected area, even the scalp, if the skin is unbroken. It will reduce inflammation and relieve some of the itching you may be experiencing.

      * Aloe Vera gel can be directly applied in mild cases for its soothing properties. Aloe Vera can bring relief to many skin disorders and also insect bites, burns and wounds.

      * Chamomile tea can be used to bathe any sore or inflamed areas and this may offer some relief.

      * Anti-histamines may help to reduce symptoms caused by allergic reactions and for localized inflammation. These can be obtained as an over the counter medicine from pharmacies.

      There are no cures for allergic reactions to hair dyes. If you have had an allergic reaction once then this will continue every time you use hair dye and may increase in severity. In some cases an individual has used hair dyes for years and then suddenly develops an allergy. The best solution is to color hair naturally using chemical free dyes.

      A few companies are attempting to develop hair dyes that are free from certain chemicals and therefore don’t cause any allergic reaction.

      The treatments for allergic reactions to hair dye listed here will provide some relief but medical advice should always be sought for anything other than the mildest of cases.
      Is there an increased risk of cancer?
      so be careful you can use herbal or other natural things available in nature .at least they will never cause allergy to your hair.all the best.

  29. QUESTION:
    What does apple cedar vinegar does to your body and what are the benefits?

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cider Vinegar, that wonderful old-timers home remedy, cures more ailments than any other folk remedy -- we're convinced! From the extensive feedback we've received over the past 8 years, the reported cures from drinking Apple Cider Vinegar are numerous. They include cures for allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, arthritis, and gout. One reader reported that a shot of ACV saved him from going to the emergency room for heart pain. Apple Cider Vinegar also breaks down fat and is widely used to lose weight. It has also been reported that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar in water has high blood pressure under control in two weeks!

      Apple Cider Vinegar is also wonderful for pets, including dogs, cats, and horses. It helps them with arthritic conditions, controls fleas & barn flies, and gives a beautiful shine to their coats!

      If you can get over the taste of apple cider vinegar, you will find it one of the most important natural remedies in healing the body. As a wonderful side effect of drinking apple cider vinegar every day, we've discovered that it brings a healthy, rosy glow to one's complexion! This is great news if you suffer from a pale countenance.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of excema and dark sports as a result of excema?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There

      Here are some ideas to help 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

      Cheers

  31. QUESTION:
    Hi does anyone have a cure for excema?
    I've had excema since birth, and I am now 34 and STILL have it! ANybody have a cure!

    • ANSWER:
      Moisturizing

      Dermatitis severely dries out the skin,and keeping the affected area moistened can promote healing and retain natural moisture. This is the most important self-care treatment that one can use in atopic eczema.

      The use of anything that may dry out the skin should be discontinued and this includes both normal soaps and bubble baths that remove the natural oils from the skin.

      The moistening agents are called 'emollients'. The rule to use is: match the thicker ointments to the driest, flakiest skin. Light emollients like Aqueous Cream may dry the skin if it is very flaky and whilst it is the moisturiser traditionally prescribed by doctors in the UK, it is in fact only licensed for use as a soap substitute on washing.

      Emollient bath oils should be added to bath water and then suitable agents applied after patting-dry the skin. Generally twice daily applications of emollients work best and whilst creams are easy to apply, they are quickly absorbed into the skin and so need frequent re-application. Ointments, with their lesser water content, stay on the skin for longer and so need fewer applications but they must be applied sparingly if to avoid a sticky mess.

      Typical emollients in the U.K. are: Oilatum or Balneum bath oils, Aqueous cream for washing with, Diprobase or Doublebase pump-action creams also used for washing and may be later applied directly to the skin. The preferred moisturiser of dermatologists is a mix of liquid and white-soft paraffins. Sebexol, Epaderm ointment and Eucerin lotion or cream may be helpful with itching. Moisturizing gloves can be worn while sleeping.

      Some report improvement of symptoms after treatment of the skin with porridge oats, either directly or with an extract. Others report improvement of symptoms after treatment of the skin with the rich natural oils contained Repcillin, a skin balm containing crocodile oil.

      Eczema and detergents

      The first and primary recommendation is that people suffering from eczema shouldn't use detergents of any kind unless absolutely necessary. The current medical school of thought is that people wash too much and that eczema sufferers should use cleansers only when water is not sufficient to remove dirt from skin.

      Another point of view is that detergents are so ubiquitous in modern environments and so persistent in tissues and surfaces, safe soaps are necessary to remove them in order to eliminate the eczema in a percentage of cases. Although most recommendations use the terms "detergents" and "soaps" interchangeably, and tell eczema sufferers to avoid both, detergents and soaps are not the same and are not equally problematic to eczema sufferers. Detergents increase the permeability of skin membranes in a way that soaps and water alone do not. Sodium lauryl sulfate, the most common household detergent, has been shown to amplify the allergenicity of other substances ("increase antigen penetration"). (For example, Corazza M, Virgili A, Allergic contact dermatitis from ophthalmic products: can pre-treatment with sodium lauryl sulfate increase patch test sensitivity? Contact Dermatitis.

      The use of detergents in recent decades has increased dramatically, while the use of soaps began to decline when detergents were invented, and leveled off to a constant around the '60s. Complicating this picture is the recent development of mild plant-based detergents for the natural products sector.

      Unfortunately there is no one agreed upon best kind of cleanser for eczema sufferers. Different clinical tests, sponsored by different personal product companies, unsurprisingly tout various brands as the most skin friendly based on specific properties of various products and different underlying assumptions as to what really determines skin friendliness. The terms "hypoallergenic" and "doctor tested" are not regulated (according to Consumer Reports), and no research has been done showing that products labeled "hypoallergenic" are in fact less problematic than any others.

      Dermatological recommendations in choosing a soap generally include:

      * Avoid harsh detergents or drying soaps.
      * Choose a soap that has an oil or fat base; a "superfatted" soap is best.
      * Use an unscented soap.
      * Patch test your soap choice, by using it only on a chosen area until you are sure of its results.
      * Use a non-soap based cleanser.

      How to use soap when one must

      * Bathe in warm water — not hot.
      * Use soap sparingly.
      * Avoid using washcloths, sponges, or loofahs.
      * Use soap only on areas where it is necessary.
      * Soap up only at the very end of your bath.
      * Use a fragrance free barrier type moisturizer such as vaseline or aquaphor before drying off.
      * Never use any kind of lotion, soap, or fragrance unless your doctor tells you to or it's allergen free
      * Never rub your skin dry, elsewise your skin's oil/moisture will be on the towel and not your body.

      Itch Relief

      Antihistamine medication may reduce the itch during a flare up of ezcema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage & irritation to the skin (the Itch cycle).

      Capsaicin applied to the skin acts as a counter irritant (see Gate control theory of nerve signal transmission). Other agents that act on nerve transmissions, like menthol, also have been found to mitigate the body's itch signals, providing some relief. Whilst research has suggested Naloxone hydrochloride and dibucaine suppress the itch cycle in atopic-dermatitis model mice.

      Repcillin which contains crocodile oil relieves the symptomatic itch associated with eczema and psoriasis.

      Corticosteroids

      Dermatitis is often treated by doctors with prescribed Glucocorticoid (a corticosteroid steroid) ointments or creams. For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. Hydrocortisone or Desonide), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. Clobetasol propionate). They are highly effective in most cases, but must be used sparingly to avoid possible side effects, the most significant of which is that their prolonged use can cause the skin to thin and become fragile (atrophy). High strength steroids used over large areas may be significantly absorbed into the body causing bone demineralisation (osteoporosis). Finally by their immunosuppression action they can, if used alone, exacerbate some skin infections (fungal or viral).

      Hence a steroid of an appropriate strength to promptly settle an episode of eczema should be sparingly applied. Once the desired response has been achieved, it should be discontinued and not used for long-term prevention.

      Immunomodulators

      Topical immunomodulators like pimecrolimus (Elidel® and Douglan®) and tacrolimus (Protopic®) were developed after corticosteroid treatments, effectively suppressing the immune system in the affected area, and appear to yield better results in some populations. The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a public health advisory about the possible risk of lymph node or skin cancer from use of these products, but many professional medical organizations disagree with the FDA's findings:

      * The postulation is that the immune system may help remove some pre-cancerous abnormal cells which is prevented by these drugs. However, any chronic inflammatory condition such as eczema, by the very nature of increased metabolism and cell replication, has a tiny associated risk of cancer (see Bowen's disease).
      * Current practice by UK dermatologists [1] is not to consider this a significant real concern and they are increasingly recommending the use of these new drugs. The dramatic improvement on the condition can significantly improve the quality of life of sufferers (and families kept awake by the distress of affected children). The major debate, in the UK, has been about the cost of such newer treatments and, given only finite NHS resources, when they are most appropriate to use.

      Antibiotics

      The disruption to the skin's normal barrier protection through dry and cracked skin allows easy entry for bacteria and fungi. Scratching by the patient both introduces infection and spreads it from one area to another. Any skin infection further irritates the skin and a rapid detoriation in the condition may ensue; the appropriate antibiotic should be given.

      Psychological Effects

      Eczema often comes and goes in cycles and this means that sufferers at some times of the year are able to feel normal and at other times distance themselves from social contact. Sufferers with visible marks can act normal, but when it's mentioned they become withdrawn and self-conscious at their problems. Also, when told to stop scratching the sufferer can sometimes feel annoyance at the person who said it. Since it's a disease, which is made worse by scratching the sufferer feels bad in themselves and sometimes experiences feelings that everyone is looking at them. Although scratching does give pain it can feel like a release and this leads to problems with constant scratching. Sufferers may also be able to not scratch for example at school or at work and scratch the moment they get home. In summary sufferers of eczema, especially children, may suffer psychological distress in addition to the physical discomfort of their condition. This may both be through their own embarrassment about the condition and from any teasing or social rejection by their peers.

      Light Therapy

      See also light therapy.

      Light therapy using ultraviolet light can help. PUVA, UVB, and Narrow Band UVB are all used. Current research seems to show that Narrow Band UVB is the most effective, in addition to having lowest risk of skin cancer.

      When light therapy alone is found to be ineffective, it is combined with a drug called Psoralen. This treatment is termed as photo-chemotherapy.

      Traditional remedies

      Other historical sources - notably traditional Chinese medicine and Western herbalism - suggest a wide variety of treatments, each of which may vary from individual to individual as to efficacy or harm. Toxicity may be present in some.

      * Ledeboureilla seseloides
      * Potentilla chinensis
      * Aebia clematidis
      * Clematis armandii
      * Rehmannia glutinosa
      * Paeonia lactiflora
      * Lophatherum gracile
      * Dictamnus dasycarpus
      * Tribulus terrestris
      * Glycyrrhiza uralensis
      * Glycyrrhiza glabra
      * Schizonepeta tenuifolia
      * Schizonepeta tennuifolia
      * Azadirachta indica
      * evening primrose oil
      * tea tree oil
      * burdock
      * rooibos
      * calamine
      * oatmeal
      * crocodile oil
      * Repcillin

      Some alternative (and even conventional) medicine sources state that oatmeal in solution applied topically has a healing effect. This has been noticed through occupational sources, where a person's skin is often exposed to oatmeal at work, e.g., through baking or milling. Often such people retain exceptionally soft and healthy skin into old age.

      The symptoms of Biotin deficiency include Seborrheic dermatitis, a skin disorder which is similar to eczema. Current research has found that taking biotin alleviates the symptoms of eczema

      Patients should inform their doctor/allergist/dermatologist if they are pursuing one of these treatment routes.

  32. 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

  33. QUESTION:
    I have scalp psioriasis and i'm now breaking out on my skin and i want to know if its psoriasis?
    so awhile back i was disgnosed with psoriasis on my scalp, and i just recently noticed small dry patches of skin on my body. They look pink, and if i scratch them they kinda get white and flaky. So far i've been broken out on my legs and chest. Is it psoriasis? can it be helped? is it dangerous? will it ever go away?

    • 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! ;)

  34. QUESTION:
    Does rosehip oil really work on stretchmarks?
    I have 2 boxes that I bought a while ago but I wondered if it worked and how long it takes?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Rosehip seed oil is an excellent source of natural vitamin E and natural vitamin A, or 'trans-retinoic acid'. Retinoic acid, the acid derivative of vitamin A, is the active ingredient found in Retin-A or Tretinoin. Retin-A (a pharmaceutical preparation) has been heralded as a wrinkle cure because of its ability to increase skin cell proliferation - or speed the time it takes for your skin to regenerate. In fact, rosehip seed oil has been extensively studied for many of the same actions attributed to Retin-A, and has been shown effective without side effects (like over-drying and peeling - though unlike Retin-A, it should not be used to treat acne).

      The first major study on rosehip seed oil was performed in 1983 by a team of researchers at the University of Santiago, Chile. The study's participants included individuals with diverse forms of skin damage: deep wrinkles and other premature aging, UV damage, radiation damage, acne scarring, burn scarring, dermatitis, and other problems of this type. Rosehip seed oil was shown to have significant, noticeable effects in regenerating the skin, reducing wrinkles and scars, and helping the skin to regain its natural color and tone.

      RoseHip - http://www.aromatherapy-blends.net/rosehip-aromatherapy.htm

  35. QUESTION:
    How can I tell my mom I want to wear makeup?
    My mom told me we can talk about anything. I just want to wear foundation...

    • ANSWER:
      I used to wear bareMinerals, but if you take good care of your skin, you won't need foundation!

      STOP eating and drinking foods with refined or artificial sugars, like high fructose corn syrup, crystalline fructose or aspartame/phenylalanine. Up your vitamin C, K & A. Do some exercise like dancing or yoga. Get a little sun everyday, no more than 10 minutes if you have a light complexion. Drink more water. Try using witchazel as a toner during the day, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar at night.

      http://food.qandas.com/healthy-recipes/what-are-some-foods-high-in-vitamin-a.html
      http://vitamins.lovetoknow.com/Foods_High_in_Vitamin_C
      http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/food/vitamin-k-foods.htm

      A raw potato is cheap and brilliant acne natural cure, especially for whiteheads. The vitamin C makes your skin glow, and alkaline in the potato kills the bacteria on your face. The potato also has an exfoliating effect helping you to get rid of dead skin cells. Papaya fruit produces similar effect; you should also use it raw. (Make sure the potato isn't genetically modified!)

      http://www.mybeautyrecipes.com/homemade_acne_masks.html

      http://www.naturalacneremedy.com/btf/clearskindiet.html
      http://healing.about.com/cs/skincare/a/uc_acneguide.htm

      Many beauty products on the market have harmful chemicals in them; do your favorite beauty products contain any of these things?:

      * Mineral Oil, Paraffin & Petrolatum – Petroleum products coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatological issues, like slowing cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging. Suspected cause of cancer & Disruptive of hormonal activity.

      * Parabens – Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities – mimicking estrogen – and interfere with the body’s endocrine system.

      * Phenol carbolic acid– Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

      * Propylene glycol – Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, may inhibit skin cell growth, and is a skin irritant and sensitizer.

      * Acrylamide– Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.

      * Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)– Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners… and in over 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin’s moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine”, a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from coconut” or “coconut-derived" - and is found in many popular body washes and toothpastes!

      * Toluene – Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.

      * Dioxane– Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin. Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping”.

      Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as “comes from coconut”.

      IF SO, you should throw them away IMMEDIATELY and Tell ALL your friends and family!!!

  36. QUESTION:
    Who in Canada sells and has information about Neem products and should you avoid if you'd like more kids?
    I've been researching this amazing tree from India which seems too good to be true. One drawback (or advantage) is that it may act as a natural form of birth control in both males and females.

    • ANSWER:
      Neem’s wide variety of reported benefits include use in the treatment of fever, gastrointestinal disease, dermatologic (skin) disorders, immune dysfunction, respiratory disease, parasites, inflammatory conditions, and infections by some bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Some components have been shown to have antimalarial properties. The seeds contain an insecticidal substance that is EPA approved for use on nonfood crops. Some viral diseases have been treated by components of neem. It may inhibit the multiplication of viruses and prevent them from entering and infecting cells. Some of the diseases that have reportedly been relieved include colds, flu, and conditions caused by herpes, such as chickenpox and shingles. Neem appears to be an appropriate treatment for numerous dermatologic indications. Its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving activity make it potentially useful against psoriasis, eczema, acne, dermatitis, and an assortment of fungal conditions. The neem leaf has been shown to have activity that suppresses the fungi that cause athlete’s foot, ringworm, and Candida. Seed oil and aqueous leaf extracts have been used to treat jock itch, another fungal infection. The oil and leaf extract may be applied externally in the form of lotions and soaps. Leaf preparations may also be used internally for the detoxification properties. Poultices made from the leaf have antiseptic and astringent properties that treat wounds and boils. Both internal and external parasites may be sensitive to the effects of neem. External parasites, such as lice and mites, are often treated in India with aqueous extracts of neem leaves. A medical research center in Nagercoil, India, found that a combination of neem and turmeric cured 97% of patients with scabies within 3–15 days of treatment. Teas are used against internal parasites, including intestinal worms. Perhaps one of the most interesting claims for neem is for the prevention and treatment of malaria. Leaf extracts are said to have the same effectiveness as quinine and chloroquine, the conventional medications that are used. Some studies show that even chloroquine-resistant strains of malaria are sensitive to neem, particularly a component called Irodin A. The recommended preventative measure is to chew and consume the leaves on a daily basis. Twigs and leaves of the neem tree may be used for oral hygiene, and neem bark extracts used in toothpastes and mouthwashes are active against gingivitis. Ayurveda holds that neem has healthful properties for teeth and gum tissue. Ayurvedic tradition holds that neem bark improves resistance to disease. It appears that certain carbohydrates contained in the bark do indeed stimulate the production of antibodies. One source recommends a cyclical use of neem to strengthen the immune system in order to lower the incidence of infections, particularly in people who have conditions that compromise the immune system. The long history of the use of neem in India appears to show that there is a low incidence of side effects when used appropriately. Infants have suffered severe sequelae, and even death as a result of internal use of neem. Avoid using neem products on children.

      I don't know about Canada's sellers but you may try Ebay or shopzilla

  37. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for dermatitis on the fingers?
    i have cream that helps me MANAGE the dermitis to a minimum where it doesnt hurt me or make it itch but will it ever go away fully or will have have to live my entire life going to the doctors and getting more tubes of cream.
    ALSO i read some where becase dermatitis is a skin disease,, i was thinking are you allowed to be a nurse with a skin disease like that?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think it should be an issue if you wanted to become a nurse. If you are not happy with the cream you are using try looking up Tom Mcarther natural products on google. He lives in Australia and has come up with a natural remedy for pretty much anything you can think of.
      I am an example of this and so are people in my family. I recently received his creams and soaps to try for eczema.My daughters eczema outbreaks, my scars, my fathers psoriasis amongst other things.
      I have watched my dads sore spots and within about a week they had changed dramatically in appearance and irritation. My scars have faded and are filling out fingers crossed they disappear.My daughters eczema pretty much goes away after one or two applications.
      I have used this cream to relieve a headache, sore throat and aching jaw during a week of sickness.
      I know this sounds like a plug for a company selling something but it's not I swear. Have a look at his testimonies on the net, I can't remember off the top of my head but I think dermatitis may have been mentioned. I wish you luck

  38. QUESTION:
    Regimine for controlling Seborrheac Dermatitis and Rosacea?
    Hello all. I have (for the last three-four years) developed Seborrheac Dermatitis around my nose, around by eyebrows, and in my beard. Its especially bad when I get out of the shower (becomes red, and sometimes flaky). I also have a mild case of Rosacea on my cheeks. My Derm. perscribed me doxycycline (oral antibiotics) for the rosacea, and elidel for the sebderm. Seems to work for the most part, but I still am not happy with my complexion...and the sebderm comes and goes.

    Does anyone know of a good care regimine (facewash, soaps, moisturizers) that will work for these two conditions? The oral antibiotics make my skin extremely sensitive to the sun...which is a bummer, because UV is good for sebderm (or so I've heard)....and most of the facewashes I've tried dry my skin out...and moisturizers tend to irritate the sebderm especially in and around my beard. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Skin disorders, such as eczema, psoriasis, dry, flaky, scaly, red or irritated skin, are often painful, unsightly, and downright frustrating. They are usually more than a simple rash, and can often last for a long time. As you have it, don't despair! It may not be something you have to suffer with for the rest of your life. Sufferers had tried many, many treatments to cure their long term skin disorders. By the by, ppl who know anything about pharm. products will tell you that NO pharm. antibac is supposed to be taken for more than three months. I have never met a dermatologist yet that knew that, and they usually expect you to be on whatever toxic product they recommend for you for YEARS. It is a SERIOUS danger that is almost never recognized in these treatments.

      So, I will list, in order of importance, some of the things others found helpful and can be considered safe for years of treatment.

      First, you may have to figure out what's causing it, and then what to do about it. Your most likely options include:

      1) moisture loss. Water is absolutely vital. It not only moisturizes, it is also fundamental to smooth function of all body systems, including removing toxins from the skin. Most of us in Western culture are extremely dehydrated, and used to it! We all need our 5 - 8 glasses of water a day. Coffee is not water, nor is pop, or even tea. All of those are diuretics, and require an equal amount of water to balance them. Every time we have our cup of coffee, we need to balance it out with a cup of water. Although juice and herbal teas are not water, they at least are not dehydrating and do not need to be balanced by an extra glass of water. So have your coffee, but keep your water bottle close at hand!
      As well as the water, skin moisture requires oils to keep it from evaporating. If you didn't have the oils, you'd evapotransporate in hours! Even if this isn't your only cause, a round of essential fatty acids produces marvelous results in alleviating much of the condition by helping to nourish and moisturize your skin from the inside. Essential fatty acids will not make you fat, as they are the essential building blocks for all your cells, and are found in many oils. Unrefined flax seed, evening primrose, fish oils, borage, blackcurrent, as well as many others contain the Omega 3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids in various ratios. Flax seed oil, in pills or liquid, is my favorite. It's cheap, and has all the necessary Omegas, though it's not as high in some to make it ideal. If you use it in liquid, it has to be consumed within 3 weeks. Take with food, and I have never heard of a overdose yet, though it can have a laxative effect. I'm not a fan of evening primrose oil. It's very pricey, and due to it's estrogen relation, can be a depressant for those prone to it. Fish oils, while cheap, contain a form of Vitamin A that can be toxic in high doses.

      2) allergies. Environmental sensitivities often come out in skin. I highly recommend, if you don't already do it, switching ALL of your cleaners, shampoos, detergents, conditioners, soaps, hairsprays, etc., to natural, sulfate and phosphate free brands. These are available at most alternative health or environmental stores. Your skin could be reacting to any number of chemical combinations in your laundry detergent (after all, those protein dissolvers can't distinguish between the protein on your skin and the protein on your clothes), or your shampoo, plus your soap, plus your hairspray... I know one woman who came to me with a terrible irritation on her torso. It was in a exact line matching where her skin contacted her bra and panties. After she had shown me where it was, I told her it had to be her 'delicates' laundry detergent. Even if that isn't the cause, you may experience significant improvement as your skin will no longer have to be burdened with extra chemicals. A soothing soap such as a natural comfrey and aloe blend can be very beneficial, instead of the harsh and irritating drug store or medicated brands. You may also wish to consider food allergies. I personally like checking for all of the standard ones first, including gluten products, refined sugars, overconsumption of meat products, alcohol and caffeine and other poisons as well. If your system does in fact have reactions to these, it would naturally come out in your skin, as it is one of the four elimination organs in your body, along with the kidney, lung, and bowel groups. If these systems were overtaxed by buildup, your body would try to enlist your skin to help take some of the burden. As this is not something your skin can easily do, it will often react badly, with symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, rashes, etc. I highly recommend removing many of the above foods, so that your skin can better get on to the business of healing itself, and not have to deal with so much with elimination. So, speaking of toxins...

      3) toxic buildup. Some sufferers have told me that cleansing herbs or fasts have done them wonders. Kambuchu was particularly effective in many cases. Dramatic results have sometimes been seen in a week! This is often the case when people are working frequently with toxic chemicals, like hairdressers and mechanics. Or just helping out your skin with a nice toxin removal. There are lots of cleansing options, but Kambuchu shouldn't be used by people sensitive to mold allergies. Which brings us to ..

      4) Candida, yeast or fungal infections. Hardly ever explored by dermatologists, I've seen mysterious decade old cases clear up in a month due to a Candida purge, or topical application of tea tree oil to treat for possible fungal infection. Colloidal silver and propolis can be used both internally and externally for this purpose.

      This is by no means a comprehensive review, but it should be enough to get most people on the right track. I know it seems hard once you've tried just EVERYTHING from the doctor and nothing seems to work, but I invite you to take a fresh look. Nothing will help more than a positive attitude and a belief that something can be done, and these simple, safe and non-toxic treatments are an excellent way to start!

  39. QUESTION:
    is there such thing as a disease that makes you prone to feeling cold?
    I am writing a story about a girl who is very sensitive to feeling cold, and I was wondering if that had a name.

    Not like a disease that ONE of the symptoms is coldness but where the DISEASE is coldness.

    • ANSWER:
      Sephira Clemmings,
      As answered by “Hovis,” there is not a disease or condition that only results in the symptom of a feeling of ‘cold.’ Normally chills and feeling very cold may be the result of an illness. When the body and the immune system are weakened, a natural response is often that of feeling cold. Paleness, shivering, the shakes, bluish lips and ‘goosebumps’ are visible outwards signs of the chills. Many diseases and conditions, often accompanied by fever, can cause a person to feel cold. These include, in alphabetical order, addison's disease, anaemia, cardiogenic shock, diabetes, exfoliative dermatitis, gallstones, fever, frostbite, heart attack, heat exhaustion, hypoglycaemia, hypothermia, hypothyroidism, hypovolemic shock, kidney stones, gangrene, malaria, menopause, panic attacks, peripheral vascular disease, postpartum hypothyroidism, postpartum thyroiditis, rabies, raynaud’s disease, rubella, shingles, shock and tetanus. I realise that you did not ask for these details, but I add them to try to explain some causes of the feeling of cold other than that of climatic conditions.

      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.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  40. QUESTION:
    My niece is having eczema since her childhood. What is the best creme/medicine to treat eczema?
    My niece is having a really bad case of eczema since she's a little kid. She's 17 now and she still has it. She's asking me what is the best creme or medicine to cure her eczema. I feel really bad for not able to answer her that. She went 2 doctors and they prescribed for her some anti-itching creme. However, after using the prescribed creme from the doctors, her skin has lot of white spots. So she's afraid of using it. She have been using ucerine creme lotion, but it only helps a little bit. If you know any creme to prevent the itching and the flare-up of the skin, please let us know. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      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, scalp acne, large pores & many more!!
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290065416878&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_RSCC_Pr4_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT&refitem=290062887330&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&usedrule1=StoreCatToStoreCat&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget

      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 she'll like it!

      6. Avoid foods with dairy! Dairy products, eggs, nuts, preservatives and citrus fruits are more likely to trigger eczema.

      7. Ask her to get warm 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.

      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!!

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the Best pimple treatment?
    I have tried allot of products including
    * ASAP
    *Clearasil
    *Dermalogica
    but none of them seem to get rid of pimples fast.
    I need something really effective that has a range of products that include; black-head scrub, red pimple vanishy stuff, and all of that stuff so i can be pimple free.

    • ANSWER:
      STOP eating and drinking foods with refined or artificial sugars, like high fructose corn syrup, crystalline fructose or aspartame/phenylalanine. Up your vitamin C, K & A. Do some exercise like dancing or yoga. Get a little sun everyday, no more than 10 minutes if you have a light complexion. Drink more water. Try using witchazel as a toner during the day, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar at night.

      http://food.qandas.com/healthy-recipes/what-are-some-foods-high-in-vitamin-a.html
      http://vitamins.lovetoknow.com/Foods_High_in_Vitamin_C
      http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/food/vitamin-k-foods.htm

      A wash of milk with lime is a great treatment for blackheads. First bring a glass of milk to a gentle boil, and then add juice from half a lime. When the milk cools down it makes a great face wash. You can store it in the fridge for a couple days.

      A raw potato is cheap and brilliant acne natural cure, especially for whiteheads. The vitamin C makes your skin glow, and alkaline in the potato kills the bacteria on your face. The potato also has an exfoliating effect helping you to get rid of dead skin cells. Papaya fruit produces similar effect; you should also use it raw. (Make sure the potato isn't genetically modified!)

      http://www.mybeautyrecipes.com/homemade_acne_masks.html
      http://www.healthrecipes.com/homemade_beauty_recipes.htm
      http://www.skin-care-recipes-and-remedies.com/facial-mask-recipe.html

      http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/suppressed-report-shows-cancer-link-to-gm-potatoes-436673.html

      http://www.naturalacneremedy.com/btf/clearskindiet.html
      http://healing.about.com/cs/skincare/a/uc_acneguide.htm

      Aloe vera and cold, wet chamomile tea bags will help take away some of the redness.

      Many beauty products on the market have harmful chemicals in them; do your favorite beauty products contain any of these things?:

      * Mineral Oil, Paraffin & Petrolatum – Petroleum products coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatological issues, like slowing cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging. Suspected cause of cancer & Disruptive of hormonal activity.

      * PARABENS – Such as methyl- propyl- butyl- & ethyl- parabens: Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities – mimicking estrogen – and interfere with the body’s endocrine system.

      * Phenol carbolic acid – Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

      * Propylene glycol – Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, may inhibit skin cell growth, and is a skin irritant and sensitizer.

      * Acrylamide – Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.

      * Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) – Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners… and in over 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin’s moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine”, a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from coconut” or “coconut-derived" - and is found in many popular body washes and toothpastes!

      * Toluene – Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.

      * WAXES – Such as Paraffin, Candelilla Wax, Carnuba Wax: Waxes are widely used in cleansing creams, eye creams, and moisturizers. Waxes clog pores, creating blackheads and whiteheads. They also smother the skin, which over time creates an enlarged pore problem.

      * Lanolin – A yellow, semi-solid, fatty secretion from sheep’s wool is widely used in skin and beauty care products. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people, as well as enlarged pores.

      * Acetone – Used in nail polish and nail polish removers, this colorless, volatile liquid is often used in astringents, fresheners, or clarifying lotions. It is extremely toxic and will dehydrate the skin, while speeding up the aging process.

      * ALCOHOLS – Such as Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol 40, Ethyl Alcohol: Alcohols dissolve the body’s natural moisturizers and strip the skin of its protection, leaving it vulnerable to infection. Alcohols destroy skin’s pH balance, and since they absorb water, they speed up wrinkling.

      * FD&C – When this abbreviation precedes the name of a color, it means that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has certified it as safe for use in drugs and cosmetics, but not food. D&C colors are usually synthetic, coal tar colors. They’re toxic and should be avoided when at all possible.

      * Dioxane – Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin. Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping”. Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as “comes from coconut”.

      IF SO, you should throw them away IMMEDIATELY and Tell ALL your friends and family!!! (Extra-virgin olive and/or coconut oils are great alternative moisturizers, and they contain natural sunscreens, until you find something else without these toxins) Hope this helps!!! Good luck!!!!!

  42. QUESTION:
    Any natural remedies for alopecia?
    I am slowly losing my hair because of seborrheic dermatitis and am wanting to know if there are any natural remedies which can stop the hair loss and stimulate the cells in the affected area to grow hair back.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi kelp supplements this cures baldness and also thickens the strands of the hair.

      I'm actually using this and the moment and i can see dramatic changes in the way my hair quality looks and feels and also I'm getting. remarks on the way my hair looks.

  43. QUESTION:
    does cocoa butter work for eczema scars?
    i heard palmers cocoa butter lotion smooths marks& scars.
    ive been using it for about 3 days. and i haven't got any progress.
    i've been using it on my legs for eczema scars.
    if it does work, how long would it take?

    • ANSWER:
      there are hundreds of homemade cures for eczema.

      for instance, you can have a "bath" with warm water and milk, the warm water will open your skin spoors and the milk containing hundreds of enzymes will penetrate your skin and kill eczema from inside out.

      there is also the homemade cream, mix oatmeal with water and apply over the infected area and leave it for at least 15 min (then you may wash off with water). You can also use raw honey instead of oatmeal.

      As I said there are loads of homemade/natural cures for Eczema, for more homemade treatments for dermatitis skin (eczema) visit http://www.eczemacuretoday.com

      PS: drink plenty of water, water is a natural body and skin moisturiser. By simply drinking 2/3 litres of water a day you will not only prevent eczema but also dehydration.

      visit http://www.eczemacuretoday.com for more tips and cures for eczema skin

  44. QUESTION:
    why do i keep getting hives when i scratch somewhere?
    i had severe eczema when i was younger and most of it cleared up now. but for some reason now, when i ever i scratch somewhere, i get a hive there, and there's a big one on my head! (which pisses me off) why is this happening? is it some allergic reaction? or is it just apart of my eczema? help me! thx!

    • 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).

      you can also take a warm bath with milk, the warm water will open skin spoors and the milk containing hundreds of enzymes will penetrate your skin and slowly kill eczema from inside out!

      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)

  45. QUESTION:
    I have little bumps on my forehead but the rest of my face is really smooth?
    My lifestyle is normal I'm not stressing about anything and my diet is fine I drink lots of water and I dont eat too much crap
    Skincare wise I use lancome which is tailored to my skin so i don't see why I have these bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Voldemont,

      Eczema or dermatitis is a skin problem that can develop in any part of the body, including the face, chest, back, hands and legs. Though any type of eczema is unpleasing, face eczema is quite an unsightly condition. It is likely that an individual with eczema on face may feel depressed and self-conscious. If you are among one of those who experience nasty, red eczema spots on the face, it is high time you educate yourself about the causes, symptoms and treatment methods.

      Causes and Symptoms

      Face eczema is no different from other forms of eczema. Hence, the triggering factors and causes of eczema on face and other body areas are the same. As of date, the exact causes for face eczema remain unknown, but the condition is found to be exacerbated by several factors such as pollutants, dry weather, hormonal fluctuations, allergies and prolonged stress.

      According to medical data, children of parents who have eczema have an 80 percent chance of developing eczema in the early years or later on in life. Among the several types of eczema that affect the face, atopic eczema and seborrhoeic eczema are the most reported types. Facial areas that are susceptible to eczema are eyelids, around the eyes, cheeks and sides of the nose.

      The symptoms of eczema on face are reddish, inflamed spots that may be flat or elevated from the surrounding skin areas. The affected skin become extremely dry, itchy and irritated. Constant scratching may thicken the skin, a condition known as lichenification. In severe cases of eczema on face, red rashes may appear, which at times, develop into fluid filled blisters. After a few days, the blisters open and ooze out fluid, which crust over and heal.

      Treatment

      Selecting appropriate treatment methods is of utmost importance. After all, you are dealing with the most noticeable and sensitive area of the body, the face. Eczema on face related to the atopic type cannot be cured, but the symptoms are manageable. Otherwise, in many individuals, remedies and correct facial skin care tips have shown positive results.

      No doubt, there are myriads of products, formulated particularly for eczema treatment. But the trick is to choose the correct brand that suits your skin type. It is best, if you rely on natural, plant-based formulations for face eczema cure, which are free of long-term adverse effects. Keeping this in mind, take time to analyze the ingredients before applying any ointment or cream on the eczema affected face areas.

      In case there are no prompt responses with face eczema remedies and topical creams, it is recommended to get the skin condition checked by a qualified dermatologist. After testing for signs of infection and other medical problems, the physician may prescribe oral medications (antibiotics, antihistamines, steroids, etc) and suitable creams for treatment of face eczema.

      For quick healing of eczema on face, alterations in terms of a diet plan and skin care are imperative along with therapeutic medicines. You can apply topical ointments for reducing the discomfort symptoms of face eczema like itching and scarring. Nevertheless, permanent cure can be achieved only with healthy foods and after refraining from allergens.

      Take care! Mama Bear

  46. QUESTION:
    My friend has a 5 year old sharpie that has topica dermatitis (alergy related disease) in between her toes.?
    Does anyone know anything that might work other than Atopia(med) because that is to expensive right now. Does anyone know of any over the counter or home remedies that will help?

    Serious answers only this dog is in major pain, bleeding and can barely walk at times thank you in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Has the dog been diagnosed by the vet? Checked for mange and yeast? Has the vet performed allergy testing? It's possible that the dermatitis is in response to licking caused by allergies, but dermatitis is a general term, and not a disease in itself...it's a way of saying: something is making this dogs skin red and itchy.

      If your friend is trying to avoid a vet visit, the first thing to do is try a food like California Naturals...it's a low allergen food, unlikely to bother allergies in most dogs. If that doesn't help, I'd recommend that the vet perform the allergy tests to determine what is causing the reaction. Dogs can be allergic to nearly anything, but all of the dogs that I know with allergies are allergic to foods...I think food is a good place to start. There is no OTC med that could cure this issue, but talk to the vet about the proper dose of Benadryl for this dog, it could help...make SURE that the friend speaks to the vet for dosage info to avoid over-dosing the dog.

  47. QUESTION:
    how can I toughen up my skin?
    I have a skin condition called eczema and it is getting better and I am trying to find a way to make my skin more immune to my allergies so it won't come back. If there is any tips out there that can help me please tell me.

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Natural Remedys

Hairs are the outgrowths from the follicles present on the skin. These follicles are situated on the dermis, the second layer of the skin and extend up to the epidermis that is the outermost layer of the skin. Through this follicle their grows out a hair. Hair is composed of keratin with chemical constituent like carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulphur and oxygen.

Our hair reflects the quality of our diet. After that, damage limitation is the order of the day. Sun, wind, pollution, drying, coloring and vigorous brushing all take their toll on the state of our hair. And we all know the result: stressed hair, dull and lifeless with no body or shine, but plenty of frizz and split ends. Effective home hair treatments don't have to be expensive or time consuming. By making use of fresh and dried herbs, we can achieve strong, shiny, and healthy hair.

Hair loss can be very traumatic, but there are solutions available. Homemade remedies for hair loss are very effective for many people and can make a big difference in how you feel about yourself. If you feel making a herbal homemade shampoo or oil consumes too much of time then u can always buy safe and effective products like Zulvera Herbal Hair Shampoo and save a lot of time.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is the condition where the hormones of a woman are not balanced. This is a very common syndrome that affects an average of 1 out 15 women. PCOS can cause irregular menstruation cycles and other related problems and this syndrome can make a woman have difficulty getting pregnant. The hormonal imbalance in a woman's body can also cause superficial changes.

The average rate of growth of hair is about 6 inches in a year, though in some persons when the hair reaches a certain length, it ceases to grow and is gradually pushed upwards till it falls out, to be replaced by a new hair which develops from a fresh papilla. Only a vigorous massage of the head can activate the circulation of the blood in the skin and revitalize its function of providing the necessary nutriment to sustain the hair. Oil is merely a vehicle for massage; it has no other function.

Basil is an aromatic herb that soothes the nerves and relieves anxieties. Applying its juice on the scalp improves the blood circulation adding luster to the hair. Burdock is rich in essential fatty acids and phytosterols that improve the scalp condition promoting hair growth. Its nourishing and antibacterial properties also help in removing dandruff.

Black sesame and eclipta alba (Bhringaraj): For graying of hairs, take black sesame and bhringaraj in equal quantity and mix them. Chew one or two teaspoonful of this mixture in the morning on an empty stomach and drink fresh water over it. Take daily for six to eight months. It is successful home remedies for all persons up to 40.

Aloe Vera : While it is still being debated on whether aloe vera, or aloe barbadensis, really helps increase hair growth, one thing is for sure: aloe vera helps in the treatment of wound, burns and minor skin infections and is a very good scalp conditioner. From a fresh aloe vera plant, take an outer leaf and remove it. Cut it down the middle and allow the yellow liquid to drain. Remove the skin of the leaf.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural remedy for cats eye irritation?
    I'm wondering if theres a natural remedy for cronic eye problems. My cat's eye are always irritated. Hes persian so its normal for drainage, but hes rubbing them thus making them irritated.

    Besides getting a perscription, what other natural remedys can be done?
    We always use steriods by perscription, however because hes rubbing them constantly its not working correctly.

    • ANSWER:
      Please do not use human eye drops or natural remedies in his eyes unless approved by your veterinarian. They change their formulations frequently, and many can be harmful to a cat's eyes. He only has 2 of them. You don't want to blind him. The only thing you can safely use without a doctor's exam is a sterile, buffered eye wash to gently cleanse the drainage as it occurs.

      Btw....it's not "normal" for Persian's to have eye drainage, but due to breeder selectivity, it is common. (There's a difference.)

      He may need to have his nasolacrimal ducts flushed. It's a simple procedure, but requires anesthesia. (Don't let that scare you...it's very safe.) Sometimes, that will open them up so they can drain properly if they've been blocked by 'crud' <---(that's a highly scientific medical term.) ;-) Often, however, the problem is not an actual blockage, but a functional blockage due to the 'smushed' face (another medical term, lol.) <---imagine a kink in a garden hose, where the water can't get through. If the tears can't get through, they overflow from the lids. That causes irritation to the skin underneath the eye, which can lead to actual infection.

      A fluoroscein dye test (painless, and done awake, right in the exam room) can *help* determine if tears are able to flow properly down the duct, as well as rule out chronic ulcerative keratitis, sometimes caused by ocular herpesvirus (more frequently seen in these breeds, in my experience.) There can also be eyelid/eyelash problems, which won't resolve no matter what you put into the eyes, unless you correct the underlying problem with surgery. (Not as common as it is in dogs, but entropion, etc. does sometimes occur in cats, too.) I would recommend consulting a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, and following his/her specific recommendations for your particular cat.

      Good luck. :-) (I have a Persian angel named Francesca who went through veterinary school with me before she had to leave prematurely to wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge.)

  2. QUESTION:
    Homeopathic medicine and natural remedies are so popular because of what?
    Homeopathic medicine and natural remedies are so popular because of what?

    A) strong clinical research supports their role in modern medicine.
    B) the placebo effect helps these treatments appear to be effective.
    C) they do not produce any side effects or drug interactions.
    D) all of the above.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      "B" would be the most correct answer in this case, though it isn't fair to categorize all natural remedies as ineffective.

      "A" is not true. There is no evidence that Homeopathic remedies have any efficacy whatsoever. The theory behind Homeopathy (and I'm using their own definition) is that you work on the principle of opposites, i.e. if someone has a fever, you give him or her a medicine that would induce a fever, but in tiny amounts. However, the doses involved in Homeopathy are EXTREMELY minute. It involves starting with a tiny dose of a known medication (plant extracts or other chemical substances) then repeated dilutions with distilled water until it is diluted BILLIONS to one, i.e. there may be only a few molecules (if any) of the original substance in the liquid. This is essentially distilled water without anything else. The theory is again that the medication "imprints" the water with it's essence, which is highly implausible from any scientific standpoint. It is not particularly fair to say that all natural remedies are in this same category. Some natural remedies have definite pharmacological properties, in fact many current medications were derived from "natural" sources such as quinine (from a tree bark).

      "C" is also not true, some natural remedies may be effective BECAUSE they contain substance which have a pharmacological basis AND they may react with other drugs with adverse events.

      "D" is false because "A" & "C" are false.

  3. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies to get rid of tapeworms?
    My five cats have tape worms, and the medicine every month is getting expensive. Are there any natural remedies to get rid of them? I heard garlic but it isn't good for cats because it destroys red blood cells.

    • ANSWER:
      Tapeworms are tricky to kill. There are no safe natural remedies I am aware of. Sometimes you can get praziquantal (a tapeworm dewormer) at pet stores, but make sure the dewormer says it is for tapeworms.

      However, if you've been treating them with medicine from your vet and they still have tapeworms, then I think it may be best for you to focus on why they keep getting tapeworms and concentrate on preventing the problem instead of treating it. Cats get tapeworms either from fleas or from eating rodents. With all five of your cats consistently getting tapeworms, I would suspect fleas first. If you can treat your cats for fleas, they'll stop getting tapeworms.

      Otherwise, you'll have to keep them indoors to keep them from hunting rodents - or you might have a rodent problem inside your house that you need to address.

      Since it's a particular species of tapeworm that comes from fleas, your vet can help you figure out whether your cats are getting infected from fleas or rodents.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can cancer sickness have a natural remedy instead of chemotherapy?
    Do natural remedies like Ganodama & Spirulina ttreat cancer compleately?

    • ANSWER:
      You have a number of good answers above - especially the answer from "lo_mcg."

      Many chemotherapy drugs are "natural" remedies obtained from plants.

      Examples of plant alkaloids used in chemotherapy are actinomycin D, doxorubicin, and mitomycin.

      One of our best relatively new agents - Taxol - comes from the bark of the Pacific Yew tree.

      Vinblastine and Vincristine are commonly used chemotherapy agents obtained from Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle).

      Camptothecin and Irinotecan come from Camptotheca acuminata.

      We in oncology have no bias against using natural remedies. We have been using them for over 40 years. But they have to be proven effective in controlled clinical trails - not just touted based on unscientific anecdotal evidence.

      In the long history of medical concoctions used throughout the European "Dark Ages and into the 1900's in America, people have used medicines that were not proven effective and in many cases did more harm than good. Calomel (mercury) is a good example. Even today there are naive people wasting money on useless medicines, and there are many sellers looking to make money from the unfortunate people who want to try anything in desperate situations. I spent a great deal of time in my oncology practice trying to talk people out of trying chemotherapy when I thought the odds of harm exceeded the chances for a real benefit. But many people will not accept the no treatment option and look elsewhere for a miraculous cure.

      Cytotoxic chemotherapy is rough. I have always said that we have to "half kill" someone to cure a cancer with chemotherapy, but there are types of cancer that respond well and can be very effectively treated with these medicines - many of which were found in nature's plants.

      Our hope is that non-specific cytotoxic chemotherapy agents will be replaced some day with more specific treatments such as the monoclonal antibody preparations now coming into clinical use. I predict that in the future we will look back at this time as barbaric for the use of present toxic, non-specific chemotherapy agents. Until that day comes, we use the best we have - the treatment that have been proven effective scientifically. Otherwise we are back to shamans and witch doctors chanting or mixing up "Theriac" with owl's toe and eye of newt.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies and diet tips for my cat's kidney disease?
    My cat, 6 yrs old, could possibly have kidney failure (it might be a bladder infection but I won't find out for another 2 weeks after antibiotics); he's still energetic and doesn't show any signs of illness. Ironically I have kidney disease as well and am using natural remedies like dandelion root tea and other herbs. Wheatgrass has also improved my health a lot. I am wondering these herbs would apply to cats as well?

    Does anyone have any suggestions for diet (should it be homemade)? I've been doing research and they all say low salt, but some sites say good high quality protein while others say low protein. And should I stop using the chemical Frontline (flea medicine) on my cat?

    Also, where on my cat are his kidneys located?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      First off...the kidneys are located just past the send of the rib cage on both sides...the right kidney is slightly closer to the front of the cat. Frontline Plus doesn't go into the animals system, so it will have no effects on the kidneys...so don't stop using it. I wouldn't reccomend any "natural remedies" without consulting your vet...cats and people can very different recations to plants...and a lot of plats can be nephrotoxic (toxic to the kidneys) in cats!

      A diet wont help kidney failure until bloodwork confirms Azotemia...this means the that BUN and CREATINIE are elevated. So unless this has been confirmed by your vet, changing the diet wont help. However, if Azotemia is confirmed, then a low protein/low phospherous diet is highly recomended. The protein that is in the kidney diets is a high quality one. Several brands make kidney diets.... Purina NF, Royal Canin/IVD modified....Hill's K/D..... Royal Canin Renal LP..... However, they are by prescription only, so you have to get them from your vet. If you are interested in making your own diet, you can contact UC Davis, and for a small fee, they will formulate a diet you can cook at home specificaly for your cats needs....

      I'm not sure why its going to take so long to confirm that your cat has kidney disease...a simple blood test should confirm if the kidney values are normal or not.

      Good Luck!

      http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=572

      http://www.felinecrf.com/

  6. QUESTION:
    What is your best natural remedy and for what condition?
    I've had a lot of success with natural remedies. You?

    • ANSWER:
      I am somewhat an expert in this area and especially in aromatherapy. I am a certified aromatherapist and using pure essential oils of different aeromatic plants can be very therapeutic. First, an essential oil is the purest essence of any plant. This liquid part of the plant can be extracted from stems, roots, leaves, bark and mostly from flowers. Essential oils can be used by various methods, such as inhaling via steam or fan diffusion, used "neat" directly rubbed on the skin, diluted in waters such as soaking in a bath tub, etc. One thing you need to know first about using essential oils is that you should test them first on a small part of your skin to make sure you are not allergic and those suffering from chronic lung problems will need to ask their doctor is it's ok to use, because some oils can be very strong and caustic.

      So with that said, here are a few natural remedies:

      Lavender can be used to help with skin conditions and to help calm and sleep.
      Orange and most Citrus can be used for chronic fatigue to help wake in the morning and to help with focus and concentration.
      Tea Tree is a great anti-viral and anti-fungal and can be used to diffuse when you have an upper respiratory cough or cold, it can be used directly on the skin for insect bites or put directly on a cold sore to help it heal quickly.
      Peppermint is great for general joint aches and pains as well as headaches. I put it directly on my joints or on the temples of my head when I have a headache.

      There are many more....just check the information part of my website to get much more information on using essential oils in aromatherapy.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is a natural remedy for discoloration?
    I have acne scarring and blotches from past acne on the sides of my face, it's hyper pigmented and I'm a bit insecure about it. Does anyone know of any natural remedies (or perhaps anything is general) that will get rid of the dark spots? Thank you in advance to all who answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the many acne treatments available work better than others. There are many factors that can cause acne which means not all treatments will work for everyone. So if your acne is severe, you should see a dermatologist. Using the following natural remedies should be just as helpful for most cases.

      A fast or other detoxification diet is one natural way to treat your acne. For a detoxification diet, the main idea is to give up processed and junk foods for at least a week. You should drink plenty of water, and you can add fresh lemon to this. A juicer would helpful for making fresh fruit and vegetable juices. These help flush toxins out of your system, which in turn helps clear up your acne. Detoxifying every so often can clear up acne but the first time you try it you may experience some discomfort from the change in diet.

      Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is one of the best natural acne treatments. Tea tree oil is a powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial product, which makes it very effective for getting rid of acne. Melaleuca oil is effective because it is good at fighting off bacteria which can cause acne. You should use clean cotton to apply the melaleuca oil to your skin. Before using the oil be sure to dilute it as pure tea tree oil is very strong and can irritate the skin. Read the instructions carefully if you purchase a product containing tea tree oil. To find out if the product will irritate your skin further, use only a little bit the first few times you use it. Tea tree oil can be a very effective natural acne remedy.

      One natural cure for acne is to introduce healthy fats into your diet. Acne is a kind of inflammation and healthy fats like fish oil are great methods for counteracting that. Food cooked in olive oil, avocados, almonds, walnuts and cashews are great sources of healthy foods high in healthy Omega fats. You should also take care to stay away from foods containing unhealthy trans fats which means looking for foods that are free of hydrogenated oils. The type of fat you take in when you eat can have a lot to do with the condition of your skin, and you may find that improving in this one area helps to clear up your acne.

      In summary, while acne can be distressing, don't let it get you too upset. Acne can be treated and it's something that almost everyone will have to face. The above acne treatments can help you to overcome this unsightly skin problem, and you just have to keep trying remedies until you find one that works for you.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedies encyclopedia?
    I want to find out your opinion of what you think the best natural remedies encyclopedia is and why?

    • ANSWER:
      I love the Natural Remedies Encyclopedia

      You can get it at:
      http://arukah.com/natural-remedies-encyclopedia/index.html

      We use it for almost EVERYTHING. I healed myself of a terrible migraine that the doctors could NOT figure out even after spending about 00 on hospital bills!!! Here's the product description:

      "America's Master Book of Home Remedies"

      Vance Ferrell, Harold M. Cherne, M.D.

      "GUARDING THE HOME FOR YEARS TO COME"

      SIXTH EDITION - COMPLETE REVISED AND EXPANDED, 900-PAGE ONE VOLUME ENCYCLOPEDIA
      OVER 11,000 INEXPENSIVE, NATURAL, DRUGLESS HOME REMEDIES
      COVERING OVER 730 DISEASES HELPING YOUR FAMILY FOR A LIFETIME - FOR THE PRICE OF ONE DOCTOR VISIT
      PRESCRIPTIONS FROM NATURE'S STOREHOUSE
      HERITAGE EDITION

      PRACTICAL, LOW-COST THINGS YOU CAN DO AT HOME TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES.

      THE BEST FOLK REMEDIES OF EARLIER GENERATIONS COMBINED WITH MODERN MEDICAL AND NUTRITIONAL FACTS

      "If the United States is to be saved from catastrophic health-care costs, it is time to take a good look at the wisdom and cost-effectiveness of alternative medicine." --John R. Lee, M.D.

      BASIC PRINCIPLES

      Caring for the Sick - Rebuilding Health - Dietetic and Nutritional Principles - The Eight Laws of Health - Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, Special Foods, and Other Nutrients - 126 Most Important Herbs - Poultices - Essential Oils - Complete Water Therapy Manual - Hydrotherapy Index

      HOME CARE FOR NEARLY 730 DISEASES

      Fevers - Skin Extremeties - Head and Throat - Gastro-intestinal - Urinary - Respiratory - Cardiovascular - Neuro-Mental - Skeletal-Muscular - Endocrine - Lymphatics - Bites - Allergies - Infestations - Tumors - Poisoning - Addictions - Cancer - Men's Problems

      SPECIAL WOMEN'S SECTIONS

      Women's Reproductive Problems - Pregnancy and Breast-feeding - Infancy and Childhood - Basic Women's Herbs - Pregnancy Herbs - First Nine Months - More

      PLUS MORE

      Terrorist and New Diseases, Disasters, and Emergency Care - How to Quit Tobacco and Alcohol - Indexes

      BASED ON RESEARCH, PERSONAL MEDICAL PRACTICE, plus the drugless natural remedies of seven leading medical specialists of earlier times: R.T. Trall, M.D.; John Harvey Kellogg, M.D.; J.C. Jackson, M.D.; John H. Tilden, M.D.; Jethro Kloss; Hubert O. Swartout, M.D.; F.M. Rossiter, M.D.

      The sections on hydrotherapy and other remedial treatments are based on the writings of the following medical authorities: George Knapp Abbott, M.D.; Fred B. Moor, M.D.; Ethel M. Manwell, B.S., RN., A.R.P.T.; J. Wayne McFarland, M.D.; Gertrude Muench, R.N., R.P.T., Agatha Thrash, M.D.; Clarence W. Dail, M.D., Kathryn Jensen-Nelson, R.N., M.A.; Mary C. Noble, B.S., R.N.; Stella C. Peterson, R.N., B.S.N.E.; Charles S. Thomas, Ph.D., Richard A. Hansen, M.D.; Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.

      The sections on herbal medicine are based on the writings of the following authorities: Samuel O.L. Potter, M.D.; Edward E. Shook, D.C.; Michael A. Weiner, Ph.D.; William Pelly, N.D.; John R. Christopher, N.D.; Melvyn R. Werbach, M.D.

  9. QUESTION:
    Natural remedies for carpenter ants needed for outdoor use?
    I need natural remedies for killing and preventing carpenter ants for getting into my house. I'll use this for outdoors as I have a remedy for indoor use and not outdoor usage.

    • ANSWER:
      Carpenter ants are a wood destroying insect similar to termites. However the ants don't eat the wood they excavate it. They should be taken as seriously as termites though. I reccomend you go with one of the synthetic products available and avoid a natural remedy. The products sold today are so low in toxicity now you don't really have to avoid them, just follow the label instructions. Natural remedies can take a very long time and may not destroy the colony. This is only a concern if you own the house. For an owner I suggest Advance Carpenter ant bait or Termidor SC, you can probably find them on ebay. For a renter I suggest Talstar One or any Talstar liquid. For Termidor and Talstar you can use a store bought spray can, there is one at Lowes for .00.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can an Osteopathic doctor use herbs and natural remedies more than pills to treat patients?.?
    I am torn between Osteopathic and Naturopathic medicine because I love both of their holistic approach. I love how herbs and other natural remedies can be used to treat a patient rather and jumping to pills. I've been researching alot about Osteopathic medicine, and I would love to know if natural remedies besides the OMT is practiced: how big is nutrition and natural remedies to an osteopath?

    • ANSWER:
      This question is only relevant to US trained Osteopaths. Outside the USA osteopaths do osteopathy and not Alopathic medicine so do not prescribe pills at all.

      Some practice using herbs and natural remedies but I recommend if you do see an Osteopath expecting herbs and supplements US or elsewhere you find one that has additional training in these fields. it isn't part of the core curriculum to any great depth in any training program.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why do people prefer medicines such as Tums and Maloox over natural remedies for gas relief?
    Natural remedies such as a glass of water, mixed with black salt(which is really pink in color) and lemon.

    • ANSWER:
      Haha!! Guess what? The joke is on YOU!! Tums a.k.a. calcium carbonate a.k.a. limestone has been used for YEARS and is 100% natural!! Just because it is made in a lab doesn't change anything, except to assure its purity.

      Maalox - magnesium hydroxide and aluminum hydroxide are both natural MINERALS! Milk of magnesia has been used for almost 200 years as an antacid and laxative agent.

      So if you want a "natural remedy" for your gas problem - you named two of the best "natural" ones available!!

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies without medicatons for sleeping at night?
    I'm prescribed lunesta, but i don't take it because it leaves a terrible taste in my mouth all day the next day. What are some better ways to help me sleep at night? I usually just end up staying up for 2 or three nights straight and then i sleep really good that next night. but i wish i could actually sleep good every night. I hate taking medicine though. so anybody know any natural remedies. I do drink coffee but only in the morning. You don't think i should give up coffee do you?

    • ANSWER:
      I tried lunesta too. It did not work very well as a sleep aid, and I agree about the terrible taste. Many people should not drink coffee after 3 PM. It's unlikely you should give up your morning coffee unless you are hypersensitive to caffeine.

      Below is a long list I once wrote about ways to fall asleep. The list is so long that reading it might put you to sleep :-) This list is the one that Tony I copied and pasted from me without my permission.

      If nothing below works, email me and I can give you some suggestions about over the counter and prescription meds, if necessary. However, the natural remedies below are safer and free of side effects.

      What helped me a lot to fall asleep, especially when my mind was racing, was to lie in bed and listen to relaxation CDs, especially those that contain someone speaking with relaxing music in the background. The combination of voice and music is very soothing. Many of these CDs are available on eBay for very low prices.

      A warm bath is a great way to help you to sleep (depending on the season). If you can’t take a bath, you can give yourself a foot massage with slightly warm massage oil, sesame oil, or castor oil from a health food store.

      A helpful technique is to relax your body one part at a time. So you could relax your feet, your lower legs, upper legs, moving up from your lower belly up to your chest, etc., until your whole body is relaxed.

      Of course, guided relaxation methods can help. As vividly as possible, imagine yourself at the beach, in the mountains or country, or whatever is most soothing to you.

      If you have annoying thoughts that run through your mind when you are trying to sleep, you might have to talk to a counselor or therapist about that. I suggest avoiding prescription sleeping pills unless nothing else helps.

      There are herbs that might help you to sleep, eg, valerian root, kava kava, chamomile, hops, passion flower, skullcap. Probably, valerian root and kava kava are the best. However, what most people don’t realize is that it can take at least a few weeks for some herbs to build up in your system before they start to work.

      The minerals calcium and magnesium might be helpful for sleep. You can also try 5-HTP or melatonin. I would not take melatonin for over a month unless your doctor says it is ok.

  13. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies work to reverse baldness?
    What natural remedies work to reverse and prevent baldness? My doctor says I have the early symptoms of a classic case of female pattern baldness. What do you think I should do?

    • ANSWER:
      Male or female pattern baldness are from the sae problem. Hair loss is often linked to poor diet, especially consumption of fried foods, hydrogenated oils and INFECTION (including bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic) that may be in the scalp itself (often causing dandruff) or it may be a systemic infection. It's also linked to mineral deficiencies, intestinal infections (where waste products backup into the liver, that can affect the head and scalp. Mineral deficiencies can be caused by infections ANYWHERE in the body and a deficiency in co-factors that allow the body to even absorb what is consumed. Lack of sunlight, heavy metal exposure (especially due to bad dentistry that is rampant in the U.S. now due to the materials, chemicals, and procedures being followed as a "standard of care" dentistry), etc.

      If your hair is coming out in clumps, that is typically a parasite. Since it is "female" pattern baldness, that is typically due to dihydrotestosterone (a derivative of testosterone) "DHT" that hardens the galea (skin on top of the head) and chokes the hair follicle to death, resulting in hair loss.

      This type of hair loss can be slowed and even reversed by eating a high quality Oat Grass because the Oat Grass prevents the formation of the DHT.

      There is some genetic issues, but contrary to popular belief, it is very small. Most are due to the above factors.

      I found a great source for the Oat Grass in capsules that contain no excipients and works for most of my clients. Go to: (800) 370 - 3447 and order the Oat Grass and take lots of it. I think you will see a big difference. I would also get two other nutrients they sell. The Oat grass comes in a product they call "Greens Mix" and I get it in capsule for (they also sell it in powder, but most prefer the capsules). It is part of a 3 nutrient combination they call, "super food trio." I would get all three because this will give you most everything your body needs as a supplement each day and will only make you healthier.

      Also, if you are experiencing excess testosterone or a low estrogen issue, you may want to consider an endocrine issue that could be contributing to this problem. Sometimes, PCOS happens because the ovaries are enlarging due to deficiencies in fat. If you are on a LOW FAT diet, or LOW SALT diet, you need to free yourself from the lies you have been told about fat and salt that is rampant misinformation being spread by people, doctors, etc. that have no clue what they are talking about when it comes to nutrition.

      I strongly urge you to seek out a Certified Nutritional Therapist (not just a nutritionist) and have them test you for deficiencies. They can test you and tell you exactly what nutrients your body is lacking and help you with the correct supplements and quantities of that specific to you deficiency and also recommend diets that will make you healthy instead of that "make believe health" you get from drugs that ALWAYS damage your body in some way.

      good luck to you

  14. QUESTION:
    Do you know a good recepie or natural remedies for control a frequent heartburn?
    I looking for natural remedies to control o reduce a frequent heartburn mor than pils.If you know some god recepie pleas let me know. Thank's.

    • ANSWER:
      The best control is prevention. You need to find your heartburn trigger and steer clear of it. Personally I cant do anything high in acidity or very spicy as well as milk (though I do indulge in moderation). Never lay back after eating or sit back in a comfortable reclined position. Drink an 8oz glass of water 10 minutes prior to eating so your stomach is fuller which can help prevent you from overeating (which is a regular cause of heartburn) and always wait 10-15 minutes after eating to go for seconds.It takes approximately 10 minutes for your body to realize it is full which gives you ample time to stuff yourself past brimming which can cause heartburn.

      A drink of baking soda water (which tastes like a combination wet dog and dirty feet :P ) can help rid you of your heartburn when it hits.

      If your heartburn isn't caused by over eating try slowly eating a piece of bread, toast, or saltine crackers (my grandma always gave me crackers which would help when I was younger)

      Sucking on a peppermint (which is why restaurants used to give them at the end of your meal with your check) Peppermint soothes your stomach. I'm sure you could do a drink of peppermint oil and sip it slowly.

      Also, thenoseknows is correct. Antacids are horrible for you and neutralize your natural stomach acid you need to digest food which causes your stomach much more problems than it cures.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for mental illnesses?
    I need some "mind soothing" natural remedies. I just ordered some stuff actually called "mind soothe" but I was wondering if there is anyone who uses aroma therapy or anything else that is unusual and if it actually helps. In addition to medication. I am trying to take a little control myself in getting myself to feel better.

    • ANSWER:
      For anxiety:

      Bach's Rescue Remedy is always good to have on hand for attacks.

      Also the following nutrients are usually helpful:
      Multivitamin & mineral complex
      B-Complex
      Vitamin C
      (For nutritional balance and adrenal support)
      Calcium 2000 mg daily - a natural tranquilizer
      Magnesium 600 mg daily - relieves tension, spasms, tics
      B-1 50mg 3 times daily - has a calming effect on the nerves.
      B-6 50mg 3 times daily - important in the production of certain brain chemicals.
      Zinc- 50 mg daily - can have a calming effect
      Chromium Picolinate - 200 mcg. daily - Chromium deficiency can produce symptoms of anxiety.
      Aromatherapy - Lavender

      Depression:
      St. John's Wort, B-12, Choline & inositol
      Exercise
      Aromatherapy - Lemon, orange, ylang-ylang

  16. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies have excellent results in treating boils?
    Please share what natural remedies or concoctions you know really work.

    • ANSWER:
      It is important to have a healthy balanced nutrition plan to avoid them.
      If you have one magna plasm will draw out the core in a beutifully clean fashion.
      If you do not want to use magna plasm
      peel a potatoe and leave it in the fridge over night.
      Using a metal dinner fork grate a fine amount a little bulkier than the boil itself.
      Gently squeeze out excess juice but it should still be moist. (make sure your hands are thoroughly clean)
      place in a plaster and put the plaster on the boil with the grated potatoe in direct contact with the boil
      change every 12 hours
      It will draw out the core and leave a very clean hole.
      This is gentle and relatively painless and great for children.

      Another way is to use MANUKA honey 12 plus or more.
      heat it on the plaster in a microwave for a few seconds until warm. Not tooo hot as you do not want to burn the skin.
      Place on the boil
      change every 4 to six hours.
      This works faster but you can feel the core being drawn out
      Once the core is out and the hole very clean
      Keep covered with Lavenser essential oil. 1 drop neat on a plaster. This will encourage healing.

  17. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies can be used to lighten hair color?
    What natural remedies can be used to lighten hair color? I was told that lemons were good but what else can be used?

    • ANSWER:
      lemon juice - just spray it on and sit in the sun for a couple hours (wear sunscreen!). Stay away from peroxide - turns your hair orange.

  18. QUESTION:
    Looking for a natural remedy to fight tumors in cats.?
    I have a senior cat that has a tumor at the bottom of her foot. Any body knows of any natural remedies or supplements that I can give her to get rid of the tumor? Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      It is best to at least allow a vet to do a biopsy on the "tumor" and determine what your dealing with. How can you treat anything with natural remedies when you don't know what your treating? The "tumor" could be a cancer or it could be EG for example.
      http://www.marvistavet.com/html/eosinophilic_granuloma.html
      One of our cats had surgery a week ago Friday to remove a EG granuloma (as it turned out) from her front left paw pad.
      This "tumor" could be anything. Before you treat it, you need to know what your treating.

  19. 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

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedy for eye allergic?
    I want to know what is the best natural remedy for eye allergic?.I went doctor for several times but all my efforts were vain.thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Please post your details as to what you are feeling because of that Eye Allergy and I can help you get rid of it using Homeopathic Remedies No Harmful Effects and No Side Effects :-)
      Feel free to send me you details and you can be cured !
      Take care And God Bless You !

  21. QUESTION:
    What natural remedies can be used as effective prevention against fleas in cats?
    Im not really into using chemicals on my cat so I was wondering if there are any natural remedies that actually work? I've heard that garlic tablets work, is this the case and has anyone else had experience with them?
    How effective are flea collars?

    • ANSWER:
      Fleas are holometabolous insects, going through the four life cycle stages of egg, larva, pupa, and imago (the adults) A typical flea population consists of 50% eggs, 35% larvae, 10% pupae and 5% adults. Completion of the life cycle from egg to adult varies from two weeks to eight months depending on the temperature, humidity, food, and species. Normally after a blood meal, the female flea lays about 45 to 50 eggs per day up to 600 in a lifetime usually on the host; Adult fleas cannot lay eggs without a blood meal, but may live for one year without feeding. In just 30 days, 10 female fleas under ideal conditions can multiply to over a quarter million fleas of different life stages.

      there are no home remedies that work that wont kill your cat! fact! (i give it 5 answers before someone suggest tree tea- highly toxic btw) don't listen to home remedies; they don't work and cost you more in the long run- as do over the counter walmart style ect. the only viable cost effective treatment are advantage or frontline spot on, the treatment last around 30 days killing any flea which tryes to make a home, also only cost around £4 per treatment if bought from a vet (aposed to £30 per 6 pack box) if you get an infestation fromusing cheap meds or not preventing in general use RAID flea bomb (you will need more thant one) every month or so over the next 8 months to assure the problem is solved.

      EDIT: flea collars are dangerous and generally dont work

  22. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for Urticaria?
    I have reaccurring hives that are quite bothersome. Is there any natural remedies for Urticaria that won't cost me an arm and a leg to get?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some natural remedies/treatments for urticaria:
      treatment using salt
      treatment using Alum and Red Ochre
      treatment using Rose-Water and Vinegar
      treatment using Mint
      treatment using Turmeric
      treatment using Rauwolfia

  23. QUESTION:
    What is trush and natural remedies for it?
    Hi im only 13 and think I might have thrush. But I,want to know exactly what it is and what causes it and I don't have insurance so is there any natural remedies for it? Please help?!

    • ANSWER:
      Thrush is a yeast infection, yeast is a form of fungi, so if you ingest a lot of bases (calcium for instance, though there are others you should probably look up) it will be much less able to survive in your body.

      Essentially the only reason we're even seeing fungi infections as of late is because of pre-packaged foods and the like, since the preservatives/sugars are very acidic and work to lower your blood's PH.

      I've been using oregano oil for my PH, at about a 4.5 mg dose three times daily.. I wouldn't call altering your blood PH a 'natural remedy' so much as it is just a very basic one for a fungus infection that works on all levels to some degree.

  24. QUESTION:
    what are the natural remedies to detoxify mercury/led from the body?
    what are the natural remedies to detoxify mercury/led from the body? Since DMSA pulls it out too fast and while you are on SSRI, its not a good feeling. Garlic is thought to speed up the natural detoxification process

    Cilantro? Chlorella? Do they even work?
    Also, which one would not interact with Celexa SSRI?

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing in alternative medicine that will 'detox' mercury or lead. 'Detox' in this respect is a scam. You don't have mercury or lead poisoning anyway. Garlic will have no 'speed up' effect on liver or kidney function.

      -------
      EDIT: I should have mentioned to beware of detox scams, the internet is abound with them. First they alarm you that you are full of accumulated 'toxins', they they will try to sell you some quack remedy with no proper science to support it. Stay skeptical.

      From Wiki:
      "Body cleansing and detoxification have been referred to as an elaborate hoax used by con artists to cure nonexistent illnesses. Most doctors contend that the 'toxins' in question do not even exist.[16][17] In response, alternative medicine proponents frequently cite heavy metals or pesticides as the source of toxification, however no evidence exists that detoxification approaches have a measurable effect on these or any other chemical levels. Medical experts state that body cleansing is unnecessary as the human body is naturally capable of maintaining itself, with several organs dedicated to cleansing the blood and gut."
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_cleansing

      If you had mercury or lead poisoning, you would be extremely sick.

      -------
      EDIT: These things have been mentioned below:

      Ionic Detox Footbath = SCAM! Read: http://www.chem1.com/CQ/FootBathBunk.html

      Bentonite clay for detox = SCAM! Read: http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4083

      @Janie - you don't need to be an expert in alt med to identify scams and lack of evidence!

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies to thicken hair?
    Since I colored and dyed my hair it has gotten thinner. I want to find some natural remedies because I feel that products will just make my hair worse because of the chemicals in them.

    • ANSWER:
      There are none. All claims to the contrary are lies designed to con you into purchasing overpriced items. Coloring and dying your hair is not good for it. If the damage that it does to your hair bothers you more than your natural hair color does then stop dying your hair.

      You may want to take measures to promote hair health though in order to help reduce breakage which can thin out the appearance of your hair by reducing the number of hairs per square inch so stop blow drying and use conditioner.

  26. QUESTION:
    I would like to know what are natural remedies for fixing uneven skin tone?
    I am light skinned person of color but have uneven skin tone and I was wondering what are some natural remedies that I can use to even out my skin tone. I would appreciate it if the remedies have been tried and are safe and actually work. I also have sensitive skin so gentle remedies would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Do a Google and you will see many say cocoa butter did nothing to help.
      This fast working, natural, minimal cost cure will quickly get rid of discoloration and uneven skin tone and it also reduces large pores and rids face of pimples, black and white heads (See testimonials below ##)
      Vigorous specialized massage using pure natural oils works wonders – extra virgin olive, grape seed and coconut are good. Natural oils are noncomedogenic, so do not clog or enlarge pores or cause breakouts or make skin oily so they are a main ingredient in many moisturizers and many other skin treatment products.
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  27. QUESTION:
    What type of natural remedies can help alleviate fear of flying?
    What type of natural remedies can help prevent fear of flying when I absolutley have to fly on an ariplane. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Lucid Dreams, hypnotherapy, those are about the only things I can think of with hypnotherapy being the easier and quickest of the two.

  28. QUESTION:
    what are some natural remedies for a Soar Throat?
    I have been having problems with a soar throat, I would like to know if you guys know of any natural remedies to heal a soar throat?
    oh come on lady, so I spelled sore throat wrong, get over it!

    • ANSWER:
      When we were stationed in Germany we had a friend who was into natural remedies. She would grate a red onion very fine. put about a cup or so of rock sugar (about 3/4 cup granulated sugar) put this in a jar you can close tightly. place it in the fridge for about three or four days or up to a week. shake it a couple of times a day. ( she did anytime she got in the fridge) when the syrup forms and there are not more sugar crystals strain into a clean smaller jar or bottle. Take a couple of spoonfuls. It helps stop coughs and eases sore throats. Sounds awful but doesn't taste as bad as some of the commercial products.
      You can also mix honey and lemon together either take straight or mix whit hot water (makes hot lemonade) or the tea of your choice.
      another thing you can use is licorice will help or horehound drops.
      hope you feel better soon.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural remedy to prevent deep vein thrombosis in the legs?
    My friend (she is just 27 years old) recently had a deep vein thrombosis. The doctors suspected that the anti baby pill may have caused it. I'm wondering if there are natural remedies/cures how to prevent something like this. Right now she has to take very strong medications (blood thinners), but she doesn't want to take them for a prolonged period of time.

    Are there natural cures? Is there a good website or book about this?

    • ANSWER:
      Fish, Fruit and Vegetables Protective against Deep Vein Thrombosis
      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=95

      Soybeans and Vitamin E
      http://www.nutralegacy.com/blog/general-healthcare/deep-vein-thrombosis-natural-treatment/

  30. QUESTION:
    How long home remedies/natural remedies to work on your body?
    You can search home remedies/natural remedies all over in the internet and magazines . But no one has prove they are actually work. So just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone is different,so,what works for one,doesn`t necessarily work for another.What country has the most fradulent scientific research studies?Studies bought and paid for by big pharma?USA.That is not science.Try something for yourself,to decide if it works or not.Most work better with a healthy diet.Much of our food is GMO and processed.If you eat real food,they would work better.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for sleep insomnia?
    What are some natural remedies for sleep insomnia? I'm trying not to become too reliant on my sleeping pills but things aren't looking very well. I'm going on day 5 day now with very little rest.

    • ANSWER:
      Insomnia can be caused by anxiety, a vitamin B deficiency, iodine deficiency, acid brain, electrolyte imbalance, and/or excess calcium and/or fluoride in the pineal gland, etc.

      Oral Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Honey: Mix two teaspoons of ACV with two teaspoons of honey in one cup of water and drink.

      If the ACV-honey remedy does not work, try the following remedies one by one until one works for you but do not try them all at once:
      1. The B Vitamins: Take 500 to 1000 milligrams of niacinamide (vitamin B3) (reduces anxiety) before sleep. Also take a B Complex (B50 / 100) one to two times a week.
      2. Oral Iodine (e.g. Lugol's solution): Take two to four drops of iodine in one cup of water before sleep.
      3. Alkalization (alkalizes the body, especially the brain and also removes excess calcium): Add 1/2 a teaspoon each of (tri)sodium citrate and (tri)potassium citrate to one cup of water one to two times a day (morning and/or one to two hours before sleep).
      4. Oral Borax (sodium tetraborate) (a natural powdered laundry detergent) (removes fluoride): Mix 1/8 teaspoon (women) to 1/4 teaspoon (men) of borax to a liter of water and drink throughout the day for four to five days a week (or you can also add a pinch of borax to one cup of water four times a day). DO NOT CONFUSE BORAX WITH BORIC ACID! DO NOT TAKE BORIC ACID IN PLACE OF BORAX!

  32. QUESTION:
    What successful natural remedies has anyone tried for keloids?
    I have a keloid on my jawline and it isn't so much a problem with the way it looks but that it is slightly painful to the touch. I am hoping someone has had some luck with some natural remedies like different herbs or something of the sort. I don't want to do steroid injections, lasers, freezing, or any of those. Any help would be appreciated...

    • ANSWER:
      Keloids :- A fibrous growth almost like a tumor usually occuring at the site of a scar.

      Homeopathic Treatment(s) for Keloids :-

      Head remedy; to dissolve the scar tissues Thiosinamine 3X, 4 hourly

      When there are deep cracks in keloids; constipated stools Graphites 30X or 200, 4 hourly

      To dissolve the scar tissues; in chilly patients Silicea 200 or 1M, weekly (6 Doses)

      In tubercular constitution; when there is tubercular history in the family Tuberculinum Koch 1M, fortnightly (6 Doses)

      Edges of keloids red; itching; worse by warmth; offensive sweat Acid Flour 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      When the love of life is lost due to ugly look of keloids; suicidal thoughts Aurum Met 200 or 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Due to old injury or burns Causticum 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Intercurrent remedy when there is pain in keloids Acid Nitricum 200 and above fortnightly (6 Doses).

      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

      Take Care and God Bless !

  33. QUESTION:
    Are these the symptoms for thrush and what treatment or natural remedies are there?
    im 15, virginI think i have thrush. It started on thursday when i had a pain in my vagina. It started to become itchy and all through friday it hurt and a yellowish discharge but it didnt abnormal but i woke up this morning and the pain wasnt as bad. I was just wondering can it clear up by itself and want treatment. I was also wondering what natural remedies there i heard natural yogurt works. Is it definely thrush?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't tried a lot of natural remedies, but I can recommend monistat 7 and azo yeast pills. The cream to treat it and the yeast pills to prevent future infection or overgrowth of bacteria.

      You can check out this site as well. There are a lot of useful tips on here: http://www.yeastinfection.org/faqs/

  34. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural remedy to get rid of dark circles under eyes?
    Is there a natural remedy to get rid of dark circles?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many causes of dark circles, from age, heredity, allergies, cold or sinus infection, bone structure and glasses which are not so commonly known.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2006/11/27/causes-of-dark-circles/

      If you would like to apply home remedies to reduce dark circles, here are some of my suggestions:
      Buy a box of regular, old fashioned unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox) from grocery store. Take a small cup or bowl and put in 1 teaspoon of the gelatin mix. Add one tablespoon of boiling water & stir for a minute. Test it on your wrist to make sure it is not too hot. Then, using a cotton ball, pat it under your eyes as you would an eye cream or gel. Go lie down and listen to some music, or take a bath & let it stay on for at least 30 minutes. Then just rinse it off.Gelatin is very high in Vitamin K & Biotin. It will not remove your dark circles on the first application (but you will notice a difference), but if you do it daily for a week, and then 2-3 times a week for maintenance, you should notice a drastic reduction in dark circles.
      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com/2007/01/01/special-spa-home-remedy-to-reduce-dark-circles/

      http://www.mydarkcirclesblog.com .. tips on how to reduce dark circles, the causes of dark circles, home remedies, eye creams reviews, make up tips, and natural healer.

  35. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for Fibromyalgia that really work?
    I have Fibromyalgia and have been on a roller coaster ride of prescription drugs. I'm sick of it. It's been a couple years, and I'm still not feeling any better. I still hurt like H**L, but I really am sick of being treated like a guinea pig!!! I'm ready to try some natural remedies. I take Elavil for the psychological aspects of the disorder. I don't want to be one of those people who says, "oh I feel fine" and then quits the meds, but I don't want to be reliant on any drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      some people whoa re diagnosed with FMS are cured with b12 shots (may have been misdiagnosed)

      5HTP may work-it is teh natural form of SSRIs-but you can't combine them-

      musculoskeltal drugs don't work. it has been believed taht FMS is neuro (central nervosu system) in nature for about 10 years

      the drugs taht have shown promise for peopel taht truly have FMS are Lyrica and Tramadol (SSRI for pain)

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for acne?
    I am 6 weeks pregnant and breaking out like I'm a teenager again. What are all natural remedies that have worked for you? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different types of acne treatment that people can use. Just about everyone you know has some kind of magical remedy. Log on to http://tipsfromruby-acne.blogspot.com/ for a few home made tips to heal acne .

  37. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies or cures for sunburn that actually work (and are OK on sensitive skin of face)?
    I got some sunburn on my face today and now it's really irritating me. Also, I am someone who has very sensitive, fair skin.

    I was wondering if anyone has tried any natural remedy or cure for sun-burnt skin that has actually worked for them. If not to cure it, at least something that will cool it down, so it doesn't feel so bad.

    • ANSWER:
      best natural remedy for sunburn that really works is aloe. If you have the means to get an aloe plant. When you get the plant;make sure that it is watered every day and to keep it away from direct sunlight. After it has grown a little, if it hasn't already; break a piece off,around the middle of one stem and then just rub the wet sticky part to the sun burned areas and they will heal up faster than anything else. Good Luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural remedies to lower "stress hormones", particularly cortisol?
    Before people answer, I truly am very aware that the best approach is to simply reduce anxiety and stress. Sometimes though it's nice to have a little helping hand, as stress hormones like cortisol can be harmful to the body. I was just wondering what natural remedies are best at balancing cortisol :)

    I heard Rhodiola Rosea, Ashwaganha and Reishi Mushroom are good but I don't really know, and would love some opinions!

    Thanks guys :)

    • ANSWER:
      The natural and most effective way is to take DHEA, this is a hormonal precursor made by the adrenal glands, but over time less and less is produced. It is the direct antagonist in the body to cortisol. DHEA can be purchased otc in any supplement store, start with 25mg daily and work up gradually to to 100mg a day.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is a genuine natural remedy to heal the stomach of peptic ulcers etc?
    I recently had triple therapy for h pylori, my gp suspects I have a peptic ulcer and dyspepsia, but I still have a flame like burning in my abdomen does anybody know if there are any natural remedies to heal my stomach? I've been eating live culture yogurts daily since the therapy but they are not really helping what else can I do.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you under the care of a gastric doctor or a GP?
      To neutralize the acid, put 1 teaspoon of baking soda into 8 oz of water and drink. This will help alleviate any stomach pain.
      Omega 3 Oil or 2 Tbs, of Extra Virgin Oil (not both) can help to protect the stomach and intestinal tract from ulcers.
      You can also try using Acidophilus, 5-billion & milk free, from a good natural supplier--this keeps good flora & fona with-in the intestines.
      GL.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for allergies?
    My girlfriend has really bad allergies that keep her up all night. Instead of buying over-the-counter drugs like Claritin, are there other natural remedies I can use that really help? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies for Common Allergies :-

      Allergic to dust, smoke,strong perfumes Histamine 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to bread, acidic food Nat Mur 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to beer, malt liquor Kali Bich 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to dust(asthma), Pothos Foe 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to warm boiled milk, fatty pork (diarrhoea), Sepia 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to milk Magnesia Carb 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cod liver oil Hepar Sulph 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to aspirin, bad liquor, salt butter, bad eggs, poultry items Carvo Veg 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to antibiotics Sulphur 30 or 200, 6 hourly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to castor oil Bryonia Album 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to coffee Nux Vomica 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to heat Apis Mel 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to cold drinks, fruits, rotten food, iodine Arsenic Album 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to dampness Dulcamara 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Allergic to smell of flowers(asthma) Ailanthus G, 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to sweats, fatty meat, onion Thuja Occ 30 or 200, 6 hourly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to sugar Argentum Nit 30 or 200, 6 hourly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to rice Tellurium 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cabbage Petroleum 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cheese Nitri spiritus dulcis Q or 30, 6 hourly

      Allergic to cold milk Kali Iod 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to decayed vegetables, Carbo Animalis 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to unripe fruits, prunes, Rheum 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to veal Kali Nit 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to pastry; rich icecream, mixed food Pulsatilla 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to lemonade Selenium 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to indigestible food, tonque clean, constant nausea Ipecac 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to melons Zingiber 30, 4 hourly

      Allergic to iodide of potassium, Aurum Met 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Allergic to sugar; bitter food Natrum Phos 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Incurrent remedy Psorinum 200 or 1M, fortnightly(3 Doses)

      Allergic to vinegar; pickles, sour foods, acids Lachesis 200, weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to strawberries Oxalic Acid 30 or 200, weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to oysters Lycopodium 200, 6 hourly.

      ******************************...

      Allergic Bronchitis - Inflammation of mucuos membranesof the bronchial tubes due to altered reaction incited by an antigen or allegen is called Allergic Bronchitis :-

      After preventive vaccines (Triple antigen, polio oral vaccine or B.C.G) Drosera 1M (never give in acute stage) fortnightly (3 Doses)

      After vaccination against small pox Thuja Occ 200 or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      After vaccination against Diphtheria Diphtherinum 1M, 10 min( 3 Doses)

      ******************************...

      Allergic Rhinitis :-

      Allergic to dust, smoke, perfumes and sprays etc,usually of the naso pharynx which leads to sneezing and blockage of nose and then cough Histamine 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Allergic to dust, coryza with profuse nasal discharge and sneezing in the evening, dull frontal headache; lachrynation with itching in eyes Justicia Adhatoda 30, 4 hourly

      Profuse, watery coryza; itching to posterior chamber of nose Solanum Lycopersicum 30, 4 hourly.

      ******************************...
      If your symptoms are not given here consult a Homeopathic Practitioner for constitutional treatment or post the patients symptoms on detail exactly the way the patient feels them.

      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)

      For Seasonal Allergies please read this answer :- http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AupGPJzttYi6.S3cL0dG1wvty6IX?qid=20070901185613AAUG0a5&show=7#profile-info-rCUWKPt2aa

      Take Care and God Bless You !

  41. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural remedy to cure a sinus infection?
    I need help and fast! Ok I am getting sick and I think it's a sinus infection and I need a natural remedy that helpful and fast. The reason why I am asking this is because I need to go to school because I am planning to go on a trip in late February or early March and I need all that time, and also the school sent home a stupid note complaining on how I missed four days of school when I can miss 16 days of school. Can you help with things other than medicine and a neti pot? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Dietary support
      What you eat affects your body. If you eat a lot of junk, processed, and commercial foods, you can expect to have chronic health issues. These foods are nutritionally-empty and also devoid of enzymes and probiotics which your body needs to maintain health. They contribute to free-radical development, aging, and disease in the body.
      Avoid the following foods:
      Refined sugar and carbohydrates
      Pasteurized dairy products
      Wheat and other grains
      Nuts that are processed and contain undesirable ingredients
      Soy
      Other processed foods
      Artificial sweeteners
      Industrially-produced fats such as margarine, shortening, vegetable oils (which are trans fats) like canola, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, and fake butter or butter substitutes
      If you eat sustainable foods grown or produced without pesticides, chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, additives, preservatives, and genetically-modified ingredients, you will have better health. I’m not promising that you’ll never be sick or that you’ll have perfect health, but you will notice a big difference. Your body needs nutrients, living enzymes, and beneficial bacteria to stay healthy, all of which are available in these foods.

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural remedy for a colon cleanser?
    I have been trying to gather the most natural remedies to cleanse my colon I feel very sluggish and backed up. I know my colon is a mess. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Fasting is the master remedy. Know how to do your fast and how to break it.

      Fasting refers to complete abstinence from food for a short or long period for a specific purpose. The word is derived from the old English, ‘feastan’ which means to fast, observe, be strict. Fasting is nature’s oldest, most effective and yet least expensive method of treating disease. It is recognised as the cornerstone of natural healing. Dr. Arnold Eheret, the originator of the musculus diet healing system, describes it as " nature’s only universal and omnipotent remedy of healing" and "nature’s only fundamental law of all healing and curing."

      Fasting in disease was advocated by the school of natural philosopher, Asclepiades, more than two thousand years ago. Throughout medical history, it has been regarded as one of the most dependable curative methods. Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus, and many other great authorities on medicine prescribed it. Many noted modern physicians have successfully employed this system of healing in the treatment of numerous diseases.

      The common cause of all diseases is the accumulation of waste and poisonous matter in the body which results from overeating. The majority of persons eat too much and follow sedentary occupations which do not permit sufficient and proper exercise for utilisation of this large quantity of food. This surplus overburdens the digestive and assimilative organs and clogs up the system with impurities or poisons. Digestion and elimination become slow and the functional activity of the whole system gets deranged.

      The onset of disease is merely the process of ridding the system of these impurities. Every disease can be healed by only one remedy-by doing just the opposite of what causes it, i.e., by reducing the food intake or fasting.

      By depriving the body of food for a time, the organs of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, skin, and lungs are given opportunity to expel, unhampered, the overload of accumulated waste from the system. Thus, fasting is merely the process of purification and an effective and quick method of cure. It assists nature in her continuous effort to expel foreign matter and disease producing waste from the body, thereby correcting the faults of improper diet and wrong living. It also leads to regeneration of the blood as well as the repair and regeneration of the various tissues of the body.

      Duration: The duration of the fast depends upon the age of the patient, the nature of the disease and the amount and type of drugs previously used. The duration is important, because long periods of fasting can be dangerous if undertaken without competent professional guidance. It is, therefore, advisable to undertake a series of short fasts of two to three days and gradually increase the duration of each succeeding fast by a day or so. The period, however, should not exceed a week of total fasting at a time. This will enable the chronically sick body to gradually and slowly eliminate toxic waste matter without seriously affecting the natural functioning of the body. A correct mode of living and a balanced diet after the fast will restore vigour and vitality to the individual.

      Fasting is highly beneficial in practically all kinds of stomach and intestinal disorders and in serious conditions of the kidneys and liver. It is a miracle cure for eczema and other skin diseases and offers the only hope of permanent cure in many cases. The various nervous disorders also respond favourably to this mode of treatment.

      Fasting should, however, not be restored to in every illness. In cases of diabetes, advanced stages of tuberculosis, and extreme cases of neurasthenia, long fasts will be harmful. In most cases, however, no harm will accrue to fasting patients, provided they take rest, and are under proper professional care.

      Methods: The best, safest and most effective method of fasting is juice fasting. Although the old classic form of fasting was a pure water fast, most of the leading authorities on fasting today agree that juice fasting is far superior to a water fast. According to Dr. Rangar Berg, the world -famous authority on nutrition, "During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water while fasting ... Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated….. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart... juice fasting is, therefore, the best form of fasting. " Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements in fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices are extremely beneficial in normalising all the body processes. They supply essential elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration and thus speeding the recovery. All juices should be prepared from fresh fruit immediately before drinking. Canned or frozen juices should not be used.

      A precautionary measure which must be observed in all cases of fasting is the complete emptying of the bowels at the beginning of the fast by enema so that the patient is not bothered by gas or decomposing matter formed from the excrements remaining in the body. Enemas should be administered at least every alternate day during the fasting period. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible and should drink plain lukewarm water when thirsty. Fresh juices may be diluted with pure water. The total liquid intake should be approximately six to eight glasses.

      A lot of energy is spent during the fast in the process of eliminating accumulated poisons and toxic waste materials. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that the patients get as much physical rest and mental relaxation as possible during the fast. In cases of fasts in which fruit juices are taken, especially when fresh grapes, oranges or grapefruit are used exclusively, the toxic wastes enter the blood -stream rapidly, resulting in an overload of toxic matter, which affects normal bodily functions. This often results in dizzy spells, followed by diarrhoea and vomiting. If this physical reaction persists, it is advisable to discontinue the fast and take cooked vegetables containing adequate roughage such as spinach and beets until the body functioning returns to normal.

      The overweight person finds it much easier to go without food. Loss of weight causes no fear and the patient’s attitude makes fasting almost a pleasure. The first day’s hunger pangs are perhaps the most difficult to bear. The craving for food will, however, gradually decrease as the fast progresses. Seriously sick persons have no desire for food and fasting comes naturally to them. The simple rule is to stop eating until the appetite returns or until one feels completely well.

      Only very simple exercises like short walks may be undertaken during the fast. A warm water or neutral bath may be taken during the period. Cold baths are not advisable. Sun and air baths should be taken daily. Fasting sometimes produces a state of sleeplessness which can be overcome by a warm tub bath, hot water bottles at the feet and by drinking one or two glasses of hot water.

      Benefits: There are several benefit of fasting. During a long fast, the body feeds upon its reserves. Being deprived of needed nutrients, particularly of protein and fats, it will burn and digest its own tissues by the process of autolysis or self-digestion. But it will not do so indiscriminately. The body will first decompose and burn those cells and tissues which are diseased, damaged, aged or dead. The essential tissues and vital organs, the glands, the nervous system and the brain are not damaged or digested in fasting. Here lies the secret of the effectiveness of fasting as a curative and rejuvenative method. During fasting, the building of new and healthy cells are speeded up by the amino acids released from the diseased cells. The capacity of the eliminative organs, that is, lungs, liver, kidneys, and the skin is greatly increased, as they are relieved of the usual burden of digesting food and eliminating the resultant wastes. They are, therefore, able to quickly expel old accumulated wastes and toxins.

      Fasting affords a physiological rest to the digestive, assimilative and protective organs. As a result, the digestion of food and the utilisation of nutrients is greatly improved after fasting. The fast also exerts a normalising, stablising, and rejuvenating effect on all the vital physiological, nervous and mental functions.

      Breaking of Fast: The success of the fast depends largely on how it is broken. his is the most significant phase. The main rules for breaking the fast are: do not overeat, eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly; and take several days for the gradual change to the normal diet. If the transition to eating solid foods is carefully planned, there will be no discomfort or damage. The patient should also continue to take rest during the transition period. The right food after a fast is as important and decisive for proper results as the fast itself.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies to boost fertility?
    We've been TTC for over a year now and before we start any medical procedures (drugs and shots...yikes!) I'd like to explore some natural remedies. Any suggestions on what has or hasn't worked for you?

    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know of any natural remedies but the following really helps:
      -eliminate caffeine (sodas, tea, chocolate, coffee)
      -use chlorine-free personal hygiene products
      -start taking a prenatal vitamin (for the folic acid and the iron)
      -drink orange juice (also for the folic acid)
      -don't smoke, of course
      -don't eat tropical fruit, especially papaya - teh ingredients in papaya (called papain) can hinder conception. Papaya is used as a contraceptive by some tribes (really, this is true)
      -get checked for mineral deficiencies (especially an iron deficiency that can make you anemic - especially if you have painful periods)
      -and generally relax and let go. I'm sure that lots of people tell you this but it works (I know! ... and now she's 16 months old!).

      Good luck!

  44. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for a cold while pregnant?
    I woke up last night with a cough and then woke up this morning with a cold. I'm 5 1/2 months pregnant so what are some natural remedies for getting through a cold. I'm okay with taking a cough drop every three hours but I'd like some tips on congestion in the nose and throat. I also have a 13mo old that I'm with throughout the whole day so I'm restricted from steaming for a while or taking a warm bath unfortunately.
    Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Set up the Vicks Vaporizer in your room at night. That'll help w/ the congestion and it's not like you're applying Vicks directly to your body. For a sore throat, try hot tea w/ lemon and honey. I've been drinking plain (no sugar, milk) hot green tea and my throat is feeling much better. Tea is loaded w/ antioxidants so that helps combat any illnesses and it's healthy for you. Adding milk or sugar will diminish the antioxidants, so you want to drink it plain (w/ the exception of the honey & lemon combo). OJ or any juices or fruits loaded w/ vitamin C will help boost your immune system. Hope that helps! You can google "safe medications during pregnancy" and that'll bring up a huge list of websites that tell you what's ok and what isn't.

  45. QUESTION:
    What natural remedy can I use for skin irritations or inflammations?
    Hi,

    Since my return from Jamaica I have this really annoying burning sensation, redness and my skin is really dry all the time.

    I only use natural remedies............... Do you guys know a good natural remedy I could use for this??

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Well first I would go to the doctor as it could be something nasty that natural rems will not cure. I suffer with hives and i use oatmeal as a paste and put that on. But If I was you I Would go to the doctor.

  46. QUESTION:
    Know any natural remedies to quickly reduce acne scars on face AND stop acne inflammation?
    I have a lot of acne scars, and I really want to get rid of them. I've tried lemon juice, but it's not working too well. I put it on at least 3 times a day (in the past month) for 15 mins and wash with warm water, but i haven't seen really good results. I also have a lot of acne breaking out on my back that's painful, red and swollen. The pimples are hard and really hurt! :( PLEASE tell me any quick natural remedies because I don't have time to see the dermatologist until next month, and these pimples are really painful plus the acne scars are hideous.

    • ANSWER:
      Acne scars will go away with time, because the skin regenerates constantly, but if you want to speed up the process, you can do natural exfoliation or peeling (natural). You should search it in google.
      I will write some advices:
      1) Wash your face in the morning, night, anytime, but only with water, don’t use soap.
      2) Consume fruits and vegetables often because are best for your skin.
      3) Don’t consume junk food and fried foods because worsen acne.
      4) Consume two liters of water every day, because oiliness is combated with it.
      5) You need to relax, because stress worsens acne.
      6) For the wounds, put yourself aloe vera or honey, because they help the skin regenerate and heal faster.
      7) Don't think about acne
      Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    Can someone advise best natural remedy for high blood pressure?
    My mom has essential high blood pressure sometimes reaching over the 200/160 mark. As her blood pressure has been high for a while she has an enlarged right ventricle which will and is leading to CHF. Her breathing is already heavy. Her doctor has given her Betaloc, Plendil, Inhibace, Dosan, Cartia a blood thinner, Lipex for high cholesterol and Quinine for night cramps. She's in her early 70's and she complains of head aches, extreme fatigue and loss of energy. She has increasing dark circles around her eyes as if she hasn't slept in months with shortness of breath like she's gasping for air. I would like her to try natural remedies because these synthetic drugs don't appear to be doing much for her overall health. Can anyone advise some really good and effective natural remedies to treat both high blood pressure and CHF? I know Celery is good for lowering blood pressure.

    • ANSWER:
      It's great that you are concerned for your mother. She has a lot of stuff to be concerned about, and I hope you can take the time to learn about all of the issues.

      I feel for you and your mother. It's hard to believe that they can't get her BP under control. I'll give you my best answer on natural means for reducing BP, but I strongly recommend you find a hypertension specialist. The bloodpressureline Yahoo! group is a great resource, as well. It is run by a hypertension specialist who can help you to find someone in your local area.

      On the CHF side, you should find a heart failure specialist, as well. (Not just a regular cardiologist!)

      Now, as to how to treat it:
      1. Do *all* of the obvious things:
      a. No smoking
      b. Cut out caffeine and alcohol
      c. If her BMI isn't < 25, help her figure out how to get it down there. Obesity, more than anything else, is a huge issue. Check out the DASH diet and the rice diet.
      d. Reduce sodium intake and increase potassium intake (fresh fruits such as oranges and bananas can help here). -- This is actually a very easy thing to do and might bear fruit, so to speak.
      e. Make sure she doesn't have sleep apnea. It can cause high BP.
      f. Get her regular exercise, even if it is just walking around a few times a day or doing water aerobics. Build up her stamina. Create a log for this, if necessary, so that she can visually see her own progress.
      2. Take her BP regularly. If she doesn't have a digital BP cuff, get her one and make sure she knows when and how to use it. (They're remarkably inexpensive... around for a good one at your local pharmacy.) Have her log BP as well as exercise.
      3. Work with the hypertension and heart failure specialists to determine if her medications and their dosages are appropriate. Is Betaloc the right beta blocker? Is a calcium channel blocker such as Plendil indicated? Is her ACE inhibitor (Inhibace) at the right dosage, and does she understand the best times of day to take it? Cartia is a calcium channel blocker. Why is she on two different CCBs? Quinine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of leg cramps. There should be a better way for that, IMO. And if she has shortness of breath at night, why in the world isn't she on a diuretic to get the fluids out of her lungs?!
      4. Check out chfpatients.com for more information on CHF treatment. Start by reading "the manual". You might also be interested in the "nutrient stew" section.
      5. Ask your mother if you can sit in on her doctor appointments. Write out as many questions in advance as possible and send them to the doctor beforehand. You'll get much more thoughtful responses this way.

      Please feel free to contact me if you want to chat about any of this...

      Good luck!


natural remedys

At Home Remedies For Psoriasis

Hampered mobility or reduction in mobility of a joint is known as stiff joint. It can be caused due to certain factors such as; osteoarthritis, osteomyelitis, Reiter's syndrome, gout, bone cancer, leukemia, common injuries, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and medication side effects or allergic reaction to some drugs. Common symptoms of stiff joints may include pain, stiffness and swelling.

Home Remedies

There are several home remedies for stiff joints which are simple to follow and easy to use. Some of the common home remedies are:

1. One of the most effective home remedies for stiff joints is the use of apple cider vinegar oil. Consume a mixture of apple cider vinegar, honey and water to get relief from this problem.

2. Cinnamon is also one of the efficient home remedies for stiff joints. All you need to do is take a tablespoon of honey and add half teaspoon of cinnamon powder to it. Make it a daily habit of consuming this mixture every morning just before the breakfast. It will help in loosening up your joints.

3. You can try weight training which is basically a strength building exercise. It will build muscles which will make them capable to absorb impact instead of the joints.

4. Water therapy is also effective in treating stiffness in joints. All you need to do is enter a pool and twirl your legs or simply kick in the water in order to increase flexibility by loosening the joints.

5. Massage therapy is also effective in treating stiff joints. It basically involves moving the soft tissues and muscles of the body by stretching and applying pressure. This results into breaking up of fibrous tissue which helps the stiff joints to become loose.

6. Consuming food rich in omega-3 fatty acids is very beneficial in treating stiff joints. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties and helps in reducing the pain and stiffness of arthritic joint. Some good source of food rich in omega-3 fatty acids are oily seeds such as flaxseeds and cold water fish like the salmon and tuna. Consume one tablespoon of flaxseed three times daily.

7. Drink two glasses of water every morning on empty stomach. Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking. Do not expose yourself to the excessive cold weather conditions.

8. Herbs such as wintergreen, cat's claw, devil's claw, dried ginger and boswellia are very effective in treating stiff knee joints.

9. Take some goat milk or clarified butter and add some castor to it. Make a paste out of it and apply on the affected area.

10. Take steam bath on regular basis to reduce the pains caused by this problem.

11. Applying cold compress or ice on the affected area is also very effective in treating this problem.

12. Olive oil is very helpful in treating stiffness in joints. You can massage the affected area with warm olive oil in order to get relief from the pain. Or you can even try consuming olive oil by using it as a substitute for other fats.

These were some of the common home remedies for stiff joints which are simple, safe and easy to be tried at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for psoriasis on the scalp?
    My sister has psoriasis on her scalp that is pretty bad. Youi cant see it unless she parts her hair in the back like for pigtails, but shes really self conscious about it. The shampoo prescribed for her is very very expensive and although it works she cant afford to pay 100 bucks a month for shampoo. Any home remedies or ideas out there for help with this> Than ks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, she can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of scalp psoriasis") Some of them do actually work. For my scalp 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 comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Stella

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies for psoriasis?
    I have had psoriasis since i have been a small child 4 or 5 yrs old. I am now 32. I feel like I have tried everything, but nothing seems to work. A few things seem to work for a while then it becomes ineffective. I have tied all kinds of prescriptions as well as home remedies. Any ideas would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      SerenaSkin psoriasis remedies cleared my skin and keep it clean months later. I used ointment and spray topically, and extract-internally, which balances the immune system, so to prevent breakouts.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some good home remedies for psoriasis?
    A friend came and showed me a small patch on her arm and asked me to try to figure out some home remedies. She said creams from the doctor, and other things haven't worked. I suggested olive oil, since vinegar and other things hadn't worked. But what do you suggest. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      sunlight! Rub some sun enhancer on the area right before going into the sun.
      sea salt baths
      aloe from the aloe plant might also help.

      [My boyfriend has psoriasis]

  4. QUESTION:
    what can I use to feel relief and see results from psoriasis?
    Does anyone have any home remedies for psoriasis other than using over the counter medicines?

    • ANSWER:
      Food allergies, especially to yeast-containing foods, can be a significant factor.

      Candidiasis can also contribute to psoriasis. There is an increased incidence of candidiasis in the bowels of people with psoriasis, and, if present, the patient must avoid all foods high in yeast, such as baked goods, cheese, mushrooms, vinegar, soy sauce, fermented foods, alcohol, and pickles.

      keep in mind that tension can aggravate psoriasis. Regular exercise and relaxation exercises will help.

      Essential Fatty Acids : 1,000 mg fish oils 3 times a day; 1 tbsp. (14 grams) flaxseed oil each morning. People with diabetes should take less than 2,000 mg of fish oils a day; higher doses can worsen blood sugar control.
      No matter what other treatment you may be using for psoriasis, take this supplement.

      Grape Seed Extract : 100 mg twice a day. Standardized to contain 92%-95% proanthocyanidins.

      Alpha-lipoic Acid : 150 mg each morning. Can be taken with or without food.

      Vitamin A : 25,000 IU a day for 1 month, then 10,000 IU daily. Women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy should not exceed 5,000 IU a day.

      Zinc/Copper : 30 mg zinc and 2 mg copper a day. Add copper only when using zinc longer than 1 month.

      Milk Thistle : 150 mg twice a day.Standardized to contain at least 70% silymarin.

  5. QUESTION:
    Home remedies or other aides for psoriasis?
    In the winter I get really bad psoriasis my scalp. I've had treatments in the past but none of them seem to really work. It definitely runs in my family because my dad gets it really bad, too. Do you know of any home remedies or other over the counter treatments that might work?

    • 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:
    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.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is a good remedy for psoriasis?
    I have a severe form of psoriatic arthritis. I have come on a RX that alleviates the pain of the arthritis, but my skin is in very bad shape. ointments and creams have not helped. And we are talking about VERY expensive RX ointments. Any home remedies anyone has tried for extreme conditions that have worked?

    • ANSWER:
      Try these home remedies:

      With regular doses of intense sun, 95 percent of psoriasis sufferers improve. It's the ultraviolet waves that fight psoriasis, and the UVB rays work the fastest. But there's a catch-22. UVB's are also the ones that give you a sunburn and run up the risks for skin cancer. They can also cause psoriasis sufferers to break out in previously unaffected areas.

      There is, however, an out. Sunscreen. "The benefits of sunbathing can outweigh the risks of skin cancer and spreading psoriasis if you use sunscreens on the places where you don't have psoriasis and only expose the affected areas to the full force of the sun.

      Get yourself a small UVB sunlamp to treat patches of psoriasis. You may prefer the UVA light found in tanning parlors, but it's weaker and needs much more time to work.

      Over-the-counter coal tar preparations are weaker than the prescription versions but can be effective in mild psoriasis. You can apply the tar directly to the plaques or immerse yourself in tar bath oil and treat your scalp with tar shampoo. Since even the OTC tars can stain and smell, they're usually washed off after a certain amount of time, but some kinds can be left on the skin to enhance the effect of sunlight or UVB treatments. "Tar makes you more sensitive to the sun, so be careful.

      Baths and heated swimming pools are excellent for psoriasis. Cold-water bath, maybe with a cup or so of apple cider vinegar added, is great for itching. "Another thing that really works is ice,". "Just dump some ice cubes into a small plastic bag and hold it against the afflicted skin."

      OTC topical cortisone creams are weaker than their prescription cousins, but they're worth trying, and they're safer on the face and genital areas..

      Researchers have discovered that covering lesions with tape or plastic wrap for days or weeks can help clear up psoriasis, especially if cortisone cream is applied first.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. QUESTION:
    What can I do for a psoriasis infection?
    I had developed a patch of psoriasis on my leg close to my ankle that I started scratching and has cause an infection, I have no money for the doctor is there any home remedies for this? Also I have cleaned it with peroxide vinegar salt baths neosporin. and seems to help a little but still there. Please let me know Thanks so much

    • 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.

  11. 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 :-)

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to moisturize your scalp quickly?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp and it turns into dandruff looking flakes and I was wondering if there's any "home remedies" I could use to moisturize my scalp. I already use tar shampoo and head and shoulders.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't moisturize the scalp but you use proper treatments to remove the flakes. Do not use coconut oil on your scalp, it won't help with scalp psoriasis and you will need to wash your hair like 30 times to remove the oil afterwards and this will cause more dry skin and more flakes.

      Most people think that they can get rid of scalp psoriasis/Dandruff with just a shampoo, but shampoos are only for maintenance and not for treatment.

      You need to use a proper lotion to clean the scalp completely. The best one I found and I 've been using for years when needed is Propiosalic lotion. It's under and it clears the scalp completely in a few days if applied daily.

      It contains salicylic acid a well known cosmetic and not only ingredient that effectivity removes the flakes and dry scalp without irritating it and without damaging the hair. You apply it on the scalp once or twice a day and let it dry out. It dries out in about half an hour and you don't need to wash your hair afterwards not even the next day. It does not smell when it's dry and it's not noticeable. Ask your pharmacist or your dermatologist.

      After you have cleared your scalp completely, you can keep using the tar shampoo for maintenance if you want and only if your scalp psoriasis is aggressive, meaning it gets worse really soon. If not, there is no need to keep using a special shampoo.

      Stay away from head and shoulders, ultrex and all that. They are extremely strong shampoos. they only work at start then the scalp gets used to them and they stop working. The worst thing is that they are change the ph balance of the scalp and no other shampoo or treatment will work on the future. So it's better to avoid them.

      You need to use a mild shampoo and stay away from strong shampoos who mess us the ph balance. This is what triggers psoriasis.

      What triggers scalp and general psoriasis also Dandruff : Fever, cold/flu, climate, stress/anxiety, other conditions, toxins from food or other products we use every day.

      Get the lotion or any other lotion ( do not get the oily ones they don't work and they leave you with greasy hair ) and your scalp will clean up completely extremely fast. Ask your doctor.
      This is the absolute treatment.

      Gluck

  13. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any good home remedies for psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis pretty much everywhere, but the only spot visable to others (as long as I where long sleeves and pants) is on my hand. I really hate that spot.

    • ANSWER:
      purchase some high quality Alpha-Hydroxy lotion...and a loofah sponge and neutrogena rain bath body wash. First for 2 days apply lotion generously morning and night and also morning #3. Then on night #3 generously apply the body wash all over and wait for about 5 min...then scrub your skin in circular motion and rinse. Immediately after pat skin until still moist and use Vaseline(yes) and apply it to arms and legs and feet and hands neck chest etc. not your face though. for your face use St. Ives Apricot scrub daily and Oil of Olay regenerist on your face. NOTE. use Vaseline(petroleum jelly) everyday and avoid all powders and perfumes where you have the psoriasis....and mind what kind of products you wash your hair with or take baths soap and certain shampoos and bath soaks can agravate skin conditions. You may want to try shamppoing with head and shoulders they have a new great smelling line...dont forget to use the Alpha Hydroxy lotion every 2 and a half days.

  14. QUESTION:
    If you have Psoriasis,what remedies help with the pain and itching?
    My Boyfriend has open sores that hurt and itch,what works for you to relieve it.Home remedies welcome!Does the sun help clear it up and what if he has fair skin,is it too risky using UV rays?

    • ANSWER:
      Have him lay in the tub,naked,and pee on him.

  15. QUESTION:
    I have horrible Psoriasis on my legs and arms?
    I have horrible psoriasis! I am only 13 years of age and its really annoying to have psoriasis! I have it on my legs and arms and it makes me look like a have a disease or something but i don't! Gymnastics is starting soon and i need to get rid of it because people are driving me nuts by asking about it. Does anybody have any suggestions, like creams or home remedies but not topical creams that i have to order.
    Suggestions please!
    Thanks.
    -Meg

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. For my plaque psor. (elbows, knees and scalp) the herbal cream/spray combo by champori works the best: my patches cleared almost completely in just 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up in more than a year now. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  16. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for prickly heat rash?
    I don't have any skin conditions such as psoriasis or excema, and I don't have any skin allergies. It's definitely heat rash of some sort. I just get patches of itchy rashes during the summer when it's hot and humid. I have been China for for years and TCM hasn't helped much. Right now the best relief I can get is from taking a hot shower (to open the pores), covering my body with shampoo or other products containing menthol, waiting about five to ten minutes until my whole body tingles. After that I rinse with hot water again (to clean the products chemicals out of my pores), then a cold water rinse to close the pores and cool off. This is usually only temporary relief. I do sweat a lot (more than most people), so I take about three cold showers a day too cool off and clean out the pores. I do refrain from scratching (as I know it makes it worse) during waking hours, but during my sleep, I have involuntary scratching. I am really into alternative health and home remedies. Thanks
    Okay, I have posted this question in several categories and cornstarch seems to be dominate home remedy. But how do I prepar and apply it to my skin? How long do I keep it on, and should I rinse with hot or cold water? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Cornstartch----Just apply groove!!! with cotton balls a feather whatever..Hope this helps..It will stay on!! and if you shower...reapply

      Treatment

      The rash itself may be treated with topical antipruritics (itch relievers). Preparations containing aloe, menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil, and similar ingredients are available commercially. Even more effective, particularly for widespread itching in hot weather, are cool baths with corn starch and/or oatmeal (about 0.5 lb [224 g] of each per bathtub-full).

      Dermatologists can peel off the upper layers of skin using a special ultraviolet light. This will remove the plugs and restore sweating, but is not necessary in most cases.

      Much more important, however, is to realize that the body cannot cool itself adequately without sweating. Careful monitoring for symptoms of heat disease is important. If they appear, some decrease in the ambient temperature must be achieved by moving to the shade, taking a cool bath or shower, or turning up the air conditioner.

  17. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for prickly heat rash?
    I don't have any skin conditions such as psoriasis or excema, and I don't have any skin allergies. It's definitely heat rash of some sort. I just get patches of itchy rashes during the summer when it's hot and humid. I have been China for for years and TCM hasn't helped much. Right now the best relief I can get is from taking a hot shower (to open the pores), covering my body with shampoo or other products containing menthol, waiting about five to ten minutes until my whole body tingles. After that I rinse with hot water again (to clean the products chemicals out of my pores), then a cold water rinse to close the pores and cool off. This is usually only temporary relief. I do sweat a lot (more than most people), so I take about three cold showers a day too cool off and clean out the pores. I do refrain from scratching (as I know it makes it worse) during waking hours, but during my sleep, I have involuntary scratching. I am really into alternative health and home remedies. Thanks
    Okay, I have posted this question in several categories and cornstarch or baking soda seem to dominate the home remedy advice. But how do I prepare and apply it to my skin? How long do I keep it on, and should I rinse with hot or cold water? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Gentle hands and a good rub down....lol..That is how you apply it!!! Or should I say how someone else would apply it for you.....
      You have a sense of haha and so do I...gottchaaaaaaa!!

      Hope you are getting control of this thing..I had it one summer and I know what it is all about....

  18. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for prickly heat rash?
    I don't have any skin conditions such as psoriasis or excema, and I don't have any skin allergies. It's definitely heat rash of some sort. I just get patches of itchy rashes during the summer when it's hot and humid. I have been China for for years and TCM hasn't helped much. Right now the best relief I can get is from taking a hot shower (to open the pores), covering my body with shampoo or other products containing menthol, waiting about five to ten minutes until my whole body tingles. After that I rinse with hot water again (to clean the products chemicals out of my pores), then a cold water rinse to close the pores and cool off. This is usually only temporary relief. I do sweat a lot (more than most people), so I take about three cold showers a day too cool off and clean out the pores. I do refrain from scratching (as I know it makes it worse) during waking hours, but during my sleep, I have involuntary scratching. I am really into alternative health and home remedies. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Prickly heat is a common condition in which areas of the skin itch intensely and often feel prickly, or sting, due to overheating. Also called heat rash prickly heat looks like tiny bumps surrounded by an area of red skin. It usually occurs on clothed parts of the body, such as the back, abdomen, neck, upper chest, groin or armpits and goes away on its own within a few days. In severe forms, however, prickly heat can interfere with the body's heat-regulating mechanism and cause fever, heat exhaustion and even death.

      Prickly heat occurs most often in hot, humid conditions, but you may develop it in cool weather if you are overdressed. The condition usually appears a few days to a few months after exposure to a hot, humid environment. It's most common in infants. Newborns are particularly vulnerable to prickly heat because their sweat ducts are not mature, which makes it easier for the beads of moisture to be trapped.

      Symptoms:
      * Small, itchy red bumps on the skin
      * Prickly, stinging or burning sensation in the affected area

      # Try to avoid scratching, for this may introduce germs into the deeper layers of the skin.
      # Wear cool, light clothing and abstain from alcoholic drinks.
      # Oatmeal baths twice a day may also relieve the itch.
      # Drink plenty of water during hot weather.
      # Keep the skin clean and avoid the use of harsh soaps.
      # Gently wash skin with soft gauze and lukewarm water and pat on a mixture of one part alcohol to three parts boiled water after cooled.
      # Make a compress by dipping a washcloth in a mixture of one teaspoon of baking soda per cup of cool water. Apply to the rash for five to ten minutes. Do this four or five times a day.
      # Avoid overdressing. Allow Skin to breathe. Avoid heavy moisturizers.
      # Dress your baby sensibly, preferably in layers that can be peeled away as conditions change and you'lllikely avoid the problem altogether.
      # Remove some clothing, take her into an air-conditioned room or sit her in a tub of tepid water.
      # Wear loose, lightweight clothing. Dust the affected area with cornstarch.
      # Avoid sweating by staying in a cool environment.
      # Apply paste of gram flour and then a cold-water bath after sometime. It will give relief.
      # Prepare a mixture by adding 1 teaspoon of sandalwood powder, 1-teaspoon coriander seeds (dhania) powder, 1 teaspoon nagarmusta (Cyperus scariosus) powder and rose/cold water to make paste. Mix them well and apply on the body. Leave it on for an hour and then take cold-water bath.
      # The paste made of powdered bark of pipal tree and finely powdered brick is applied on the affected parts all over the body.
      # The powder of sandalwood dusted all over the body is effective in giving relief in prickly heat.
      # The paste made of the seeds of jambul and applied over the body is effective in treating prickly heat.
      # Persons suffering from prickly heat should avoid heavy garments and try to expose the affected area to air.
      # Dissolve Fuller's earth (Multani mitti) in water to make a thin paste. It should be smeared over the affected parts. When the paste dries, wash with cold water.
      # Apply green henna ground in water on the affected skin.
      # Grind leaves of neem in water and apply on the affected skin.
      # Take a small piece of sandalwood and rub it into a paste on a stone with rose water. Mix a pinch of powdered alum to the paste and apply to the affected skin twice or thrice a week depending upon the condition of prickly heat.
      # Leave babies nappy off as often as possible.

      Gently wash skin with soft gauze and lukewarm water and pat on a mixture of one part alcohol to three parts boiled water after cooled. Dust with Talcum powder Or, use baking soda in a little water than dust with talcum.

      Soak away the itch. To counter the itching that accompanies prickly heat, add some baking soda or a colloidal oatmeal product such as Aveeno Bath Treatment to a tub of tepid water or make your own oatmeal bath. A good soak will soothe the skin and take away the itching.

      Try a cool compress. While a thin coating of mild, water-based moisturizing lotion may help stop the itching, cool compresses sometimes work better. Make a compress by dipping a washcloth in a mixture of one teaspoon of baking soda per cup of cool water. Apply to the rash for five to ten minutes. Do this four or five times a day.

      If your child is older and is extremely uncomfortable, give him/her an antihistamine such as children's Benadryl. ( Be sure to read package directions to make certain the product is recommended for your child's age. For the correct dosage, follow package directions or consult your physician.) Kids are much more sensitive to itchiness at night, and more likely to scratch the rash, which can lead to infection

      Prevention:
      Avoid overdressing.
      Allow Skin to breathe
      Avoid heavy moisturizers. Tender newborn skin tends to be dry and in need of moisturizing. But heavy, oil-based creams can be a problem. 'Moisturize with a light, water-based lotion instead.

  19. QUESTION:
    my chihuahua has psoriasis what home remedy will help?
    she is a stray we took in this winter and had treated at the vets, we are hoping for a home remedy that will work. her skin is really pink and she scratches a lot and bites herself also. would baby oil work?

    • ANSWER:
      You might consider that she has a food allergy. Ask your vet if this is a possibility. There are steroid and benedryl treatment to help stop the itch, but if it is to the food, you need to change.
      Major allergen is corn

  20. 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

  21. QUESTION:
    How to manage psoriasis?
    I suffer from psoriasis on my knees and elbows and want to know if there anyone knows anything that successfully calms it down e.g home remedies etc...

    • 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Redness on your forehead?
    Anyone know how to get rid of loads of redness on your forhead????

    I have psoriasis on my scalp but thats clearing up but i just cant get rid of the redness and its doing my head in .

    I tryed creams ,moisturizers and ice......

    Nothing seems to work...

    Anyone know any home remedies or anything different to get it away????

    • ANSWER:
      stop heading the football!!

      coal tar soap and shampoo is very good

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. QUESTION:
    My daughter has the worst case of psoriasis I have ever seen.?
    It started a year ago and basically covered her from head to toe. After much treatment, for the most part, on her body it is under control, but I have recently noticed big patches developing on her scalp again...
    Does anyone know of home remedies or efficient low-cost ways for treating this?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like my sister and I!! Good thing that summer is just around the corner, because she needs to get some sun!! My mom always bought us Eucerin (try the calming cream) and this bottle that you buy in the dandruff shampoo section called scalpacin. Scalpacin is a liquid cortizone that you can put on your scalp and wont make hair smelly, greasy, etc. Also, if you can, go to your pharmacy and see if they carry Elta Tar, if not they can order it for you, and that really seems to help also. Another thing that has helped me in the past for really big itchy spots is just getting a prescription cortizone with 2% active ingredient instead of the over the counter 1%. BTW...make sure you tell your daughter for beatiful she!! Because psoriasis is depressing and has a way of making you feel like crap about yourself! if you need anymore help or tips feel free to IM me @ iltb26

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of Psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis for a long time now and i was wondering if anyone may know anything that can help relieve it or anything, well please anything from like soaps,creams, or also home remedies, etc. My birthday is between next month and i have it on both my elbows and on one of my knuckles. i want to be unnoticable so if anyone can post anything it would be very much appreciated and no sarcastic ones please and thank you.

    I have psoriasis for 7 years now and i am only 15

    • ANSWER:
      I've had psoriasis since I was 2 years old (I'm now 25). I was on prescriptions that my dermatologist put me on up until about 2 years ago. I quit responding to the prescriptions I was on which were very strong and had side effects. I was wary of going back to the dermatologist to see if there were other topical prescriptions since the ones I'd been on were so strong already - my doctor kept putting me on stronger and stronger medications over the years as the ones I'd been on had become less effective as I'd been on them for a while. Since the only non-topical psoriasis medications available suppress your immune system and I wasn't really comfortable with that idea I decided to see what I could do on my own and see if I could get by without prescriptions.

      I've combined some changes in my diet with a over the counter medication and I've had quite a bit of success. First - the diet changes. My psoriasis drastically improved while I was studying abroad in college and in my research I found that the diet that I was eating there corresponded pretty well with a lot of the recommendations that are out there for people with psoriasis. I eat lots of fruit and vegetables, VERY little red meat (one to two servings per month is all I allow myself), and the only cooking oil I use is olive oil.

      The over the counter topical medication I use is called "Skin Zinc". I picked it up at Walgreen's but you could probably find it at any major drug store. It's active ingredient is Salicylic Acid which helps to loosen the scaly dead skin that tends to build up. Since the dead skin is loosened it doesn't build up (so it doesn't look so white and scaly) and itch so much, I don't scratch at it so much (so it doesn't get so red and irritated). So the medication helps both by making it less visible and less uncomfortable.

      I also use a bar of soap that helps to soothe the skin. I buy it from a lady that makes handmade soap and sells it via her website. She has one that is specifically for psoriasis and eczema that I've been using for about 10 years now. I've included the link to the specific soap that I use below.

  32. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of psoriasis?
    i have a rash, at least i think it's psoriasis, it's itchy and it's spread over my body over the last couple of days, i have creams off the doctor but they just aren't working:( please help? home remedies if any?
    thankyou in advance.

    • 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.

  33. QUESTION:
    So i have this quite embarassing health condition common in men and women. help would be appreciated.?
    I have psoriasis and it seems the creams have stopped working. I'm not worried about it much because I just have two patches on my legs but I'm rather embarrassed about the one on my head. I want to know what I can do or if there is any home remedies. I work at a very popular store and its just embarrassing cause no matter how I do my hair you can see it. Please help thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to have psoriasis fairly bad on my head, legs and elbows whenever I was a child. The best 'home remedies' my doctor suggested was to take an oatmeal bath. Basically I soaked myself in the oats for about 30 minutes twice every two weeks. It cleared up my dry patches, but it took them a little while to completely disappear. Another thing I did was phototherapy. That type of psoriasis treatment uses natural or artificial ultraviolet light. The simplest and easiest form of phototherapy involves exposing your skin to controlled amounts of natural sunlight. Other forms of light therapy include the use of artificial ultraviolet A (UVA) or ultraviolet B (UVB) light either alone or in combination with medications. I just went to the tanning bed a few said and stayed outside in the sun. Also you might want to change the cream you've been using. Try getting a lot of vitamin D, whenever you take a lot of it it slows down the growth of skin cells and it'll help you out big time. Sometimes your skin won't respond to a medication that you've been using for a while.

  34. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any home remedy recipes for psoriasis?
    I have had psoriasis for over 2 years now and it is spreading all over my body. I'm tired of using creams and injections provided by the doctor that don't help. Does anyone have a recipe that I could try or know of a website with remedy information?

    • ANSWER:
      A friend of mine started taking cherry juice or cherry pills and hasn't had any problems since.

  35. QUESTION:
    No psoriasis treatments that I've tried work well. Have you found anything that does work?
    I was on Enbrel which did reduce my psoriasis. I had repeated infections and was unable to continue using it. All of the topicals are useless so far. Anyone have any advice, alternatives or home remedies to suggest? Thank you in advance!!

    • ANSWER:

  36. 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

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any home remedies that worked for them on psoriasis?
    I have psoriasis. I have had it for 12 years, since I gave birth to my son. Have tried many medicines to keep it under control. What worked for you? It's different for everyone, but I'm open to new remedies!!

    • ANSWER:
      My wife has had psoriasis for 14 years now.She has quit using the prescribes med and lotions and now use strictly
      Melaleuca's Renew lotion.If you would like some info feel free to contact us.

  38. QUESTION:
    Anyone have home remedies for psoriasis of the scalp?
    I have used numerous prescrition shampoos, sprays, and leave on oils, with no avail. I am the itchies, flakiest person in the world. I have also had steroid injections to my scalp, but am having trouble finding a dermatologist to do that again because it is such a large area. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Geez, I was going to say to use the Neutrogena T-Gel. I loved that and cleared it up. Drink lots of water at least 10 glasses a day. Your skin is your biggest organ and needs to be hydrated.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. QUESTION:
    I have dandruff but I am allergic to many dandruff shampoos. Anyone have a good and cheap home remedy?
    The shampoo and conditioner I have been using has been causing really dry skin around my eyes to the point it burns and has been aggravating my psoriasis around my neck and ears.

    • ANSWER:
      I really hate to hear that ...and dandruff can be such an aggervating thing to have .....Here is what I found for you and I have read alot of good reviews about doing this ....

      Dandruff is dead skin that forms on the scalp. Skin cells die and flake off the body all the time, but if the rate is increased and the scaly flakes are not removed then they can be seen on the head. Normally skin cells die and are replaced around once a month, but with people with dandruff, the process is speeded up to about once every two weeks.

      The Ingredients

      * 1/2 cup Water
      * 1/2 cup of White Vinegar

      The Instructions

      Combine ingredients then apply directly to the scalp. Use before shampooing. Apply twice a week.

      Hope this helps you ~~~

      http://www.pioneerthinking.com/dandruff1.html

  42. QUESTION:
    any home remedies for psoriasis ?
    i have psoriasis on my back & scalp are there any good home remedies you could help me with please ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet. Some of them do actually work. For my scalp 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.
      Best,
      Antje

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there a connection between psoriasis and hairdye?
    My daughter suffers from psoriasis [mostly on her legs & arms]. However she does color her hair often, and it worries me that there maybe a link, as lately she has noticed her scalp, back and front having new outbreaks. Coincidence?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure she's already seeing a doctor about her psoriasis and using creams that's prescribed so I won't go through the in's and out's of home remedies or creams to try. To answer your question, the only connection between hair dye and psoriasis is the drying of the skin that comes in contact with the chemical which aggravates the condition she already has. I only dye my hair once every 2-3 months and before hand I always use a very very good conditioner, rinse mildly so there's a skim of it on my scalp, and I NEVER EVER rub the dye onto my scalp. You have to be very careful when coming to get to the roots that you don't touch the scalp or it might scrape it and make the psoriasis worse or start at the scrape. They have really good root combs that you can have her use. Just tell her not to scrub it into the scalp. Follow it up with good moisturizing conditioners and have her use head and shoulders a couple of times a week to make sure it treats her scalp as well without stripping the color she's dyed her hair.

      As far as the rest of her body, sometimes we have breakouts for no reason or due to stress. Sometimes even what we're eating. If she's going through a lot of stress it might explain the sudden outbreak. Usually sudden outbreaks will go away once the situation is changed or through mild treatment. If she's changed medications for her psoriasis right before this happened PLEASE tell her to tell the doctor since that happened once to me and it was an adverse reaction to the new cream.

      I hope that gives you a few things to consider and try. You are always welcome to email me if you have questions. You're never alone in this, and neither is your daughter. Good luck :)

  44. 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

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a good home remedy for psoriasis?
    I've tried many over the counter ointments and creams with no success.

    • ANSWER:
      I used to suffer with sebborich dermatitus. I went to the dermatologists, etc. It is similiar to psoriasis. I suffered worse during winter months, summer time when I was outdoors and enjoyed the sun, I had less issues. I did not respond well to treatments offered via prescription. I did find a vaulable use with Aveenoo lotion. Its oatmeal formula offered a big relief. It is non greasy and offers very good relief fromthe flaking, etc. Hope this helps!

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there a good under the counter (or home) remedy for a psoriasis outbreak?
    I've increased vitamin e, and have been looking for a good (wax based?)lotion that lasts, so my hands can heal

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. For my plaque psor. (elbows, knees and scalp) the herbal cream/spray combo by champori works the best: my patches cleared almost completely in just 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up in more than a year now. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  47. QUESTION:
    any home made solution to avoid pimples?
    i have oily skin so plz i get lots of pimlpes so any home remedies to totally avoid them and get flawless face.help!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 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


at home remedies for psoriasis

All Natural Remedies For Dermatitis

Women who are diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome often suffer from an imbalance in their insulin levels. They begin to experience odd symptoms like growing excess body and facial hair, unexplained weight gain, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, and acne.

PCOS can cause women to slump into depression especially if they are trying to start a family.. Your symptoms will not disappear just because you have had surgery or you take medication.. In doing my research about PCOS, pursuing natural remedies for cysts is the better treatment option.

A lot of women who have been diagnosed with different kinds of cysts have tried surgery and many different medications.. But to their surprise and disappointment the cysts returned after surgery and when they stopped taking their prescribed medications, the symptoms returned and were worse then before! Are drugs and surgery the only options for PCOS?

Yes there are other options, natural remedies. Genetic scientists have discovered that PCOS is a genetic condition.. It has also been linked to allergies to food and build up of toxins in the body.

The common drug that is used to treat infertility is clomiphen and the drug of choice for most health clinicians for their patients is metformin which is used to treat Type II diabetes.. Like I stated earlier, these treatment options treat the symptoms but not the root cause of the disease. Surgery is not always the best treatment option for your cysts especially if you are trying to get pregnant. Your cysts could redevelop and you may not be able to have children..

The environment we live in has toxins everywhere.. They are in the air we inhale and the foods we take in our bodies.. You can help your body restore its hormonal balance by detoxifying your body with all-natural supplements and natural cleansing products.. Research studies have seen some success with this. Getting rid of toxins in your body is only part of the picture. The other half is making some serious dietary changes..

If you are considering surgical intervention to get rid of your cysts, it would be wise on your part to consider curing your ovarian cysts naturally. Once surgery is done, that's it you can't go back.. You can't go back.

Detoxifying Your Body

Modifying your diet to a PCOS diet and taking the right nutritional supplements, will help to reverse the problems you are currently having. Detoxifying your body will help your body to repair itself naturally. These toxins are interfering with your body's ability to regulate insulin balance.

Just knowing what foods to stop eating and in some cases getting rid of toxic cleaners in your home can give you some relief from your cysts. Some women are ultra sensitive to certain foods and cleaning products.. If you use a lot of petroleum based cleaners, you should replace them with natural ones.

If you prefer to use sprays to clean your home, replace them with household sprays that are natural. You can prepare these cleaners yourself using essential oils or denatured alcohol.. Vinegar is an excellent choice for replacing toxic cleaners like ammonia and bleach. A potent solution of vinegar will not harm you but it will kill the bacteria..

PCOS Diet Modifications

Since PCOS is a hereditary condition, changing your regular diet to a diet for PCOS is the most effective way in treating your condition naturally.

I know that this is a difficult thing to do but your health depends upon it. Many women have made the necessary diet changes and have felt better in a matter of a few weeks.

Dietary modifications that you will have to make is limit or avoid all-together sweetened breakfast cereals, white bread, potatoes, and other foods high in starches. You should eat fresh apples, cherries, plums, berries, whole grain breads or sourdough breads, and low fat yogurt and milk.. Also consume more complex carbohydrates than simple carbohydrates and increase the fiber in your diet.

Maintaining healthy hormone levels could be as easy as changing the types of foods you eat and taking the proper herbs and vitamins..

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    Any suggestions for itchy, red, and scaly eyebrows?
    It's some form of dermatitis, I know that much.
    Natural remedies would be best. I've tried Selsun blue and prescription cream.

    • ANSWER:
      Try using preparation H on it

  5. 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have home remedies for Seborrheic Dermatitis?
    Does anyone have any home remedies for Seborrheic Dermatitis? Does anyone know how to get rid of it naturally?
    Any advice is much appreciated.
    I use head & shoulders shampoo

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet: some of them do actually work. For my seb. dermatitis on scalp 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.
      Best,
      Antje

  7. QUESTION:
    Any natural remedies for alopecia?
    I am slowly losing my hair because of seborrheic dermatitis and am wanting to know if there are any natural remedies which can stop the hair loss and stimulate the cells in the affected area to grow hair back.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi kelp supplements this cures baldness and also thickens the strands of the hair.

      I'm actually using this and the moment and i can see dramatic changes in the way my hair quality looks and feels and also I'm getting. remarks on the way my hair looks.

  8. 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.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?
    I have seborrheic dermatitis and I am having difficulty getting it under control. I wash my face at least once a day with this French face wash my dad uses. It takes all the oil off the face, but it makes my face really dry and red. When I uses cream it would help, but don't want use creams with steroids in it. Also, is there any diets that help too? Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Net. Some of them do actually work. For my seb. dermatitis on scalp I use psoriasis 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.
      Best,
      Gail

  10. QUESTION:
    What are the best treatments/medicines for Seborrhoeic dermatitis?
    What are the best treatments/medicines for Seborrhoeic dermatitis?
    I already know ketaconazole, what else are there?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of SDis 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 anti-eczema 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.

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    Any suggestions on how to get rid of perioral dermatitis or at least keep it at bay?
    I just wanted to know if anybody had any suggestions on how to handle dermatitis on the face. I dont want to use steroids creams. Is there any one who has success in controlling it or getting rid of it. If you have any home remedies that would be great as well. Ive tried several things that are supposed to help but it hasnt. I would prefer to hear about things that have acutally worked for people.

    Thanks so much

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      There are a few natural remedies to get rid from perioral dermatitis. This article might help you.

      http://perioraldermatitis.blogspot.com/2010/09/perioral-dermatitis-natural-remedies.html

      Thanks

  13. 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 :-)

  14. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural treatment for seborriac dermatitis, vitamins, diet etc?
    I have seborriac dermatitis on chin, nose folds and forehead,have tried most creams, seems to disappear for a few weeks and then appears again!

    • ANSWER:
      Try ant-eczema cream and spray from http://www.champori.com These are herbal remedies (no steroids) and they worked great for me. (if they don't work - they are free: there is a money back guarantee policy)

  15. 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

  16. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies that can be used to treat seborrheic dermatitis (eczema)?
    I've been using prescription medications for about six years now to treat this condition, but I'm still experiencing periodic "flare-ups" on my skin, especially on my face and back. So I eagerly await your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Climatotherapy - Climatotherapy is the use of sunlight and water (such as the ocean) as therapy. The Dead Sea in Israel is known for its healing properties, and many people with eczema go there to sit in the sun and swim in the water. Studies suggest that this is a successful treatment for eczema. One study looked at the experience of more than 1,500 people with eczema and found that 95% of skin was cleared in people who had previous stays at the Dead Sea and stays longer than 4 weeks.

      Herbal ingredients such as Vitamin E oil, Mentha pipererita oil, Bulbinella frutescens tr. and Aloe ferox tr. work quickly to soothe and promote healthy, trouble free skin. Other highly effective herbs include Glycorrhiza glabra, Melia azadirachta, Sambucus nigra and Stellaria media which help to provide relief from itching and discomfort and reduce eczema patches. In addition, Matricaria chamomilla, Asparathus linearis and Galium aparine also prevents infection and inflammation as well as reduces scarring.

      You may get additional details over here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/e/eczema.htm

  17. QUESTION:
    My newborn has Atopic Dermatitis any suggestion on how to help him?
    Hello,
    I just had a son hes about 2 months old and he is suffering from Atopic Dermatitis.I have taken him to several doctors and they have prescribed creams that have not worked thus far. I would like to get suggestions from parents that have dealt with the same situation. What has helped your child? Are there more natural approaches that I am not aware of. I look forward to your response as I am getting very scared for my baby.Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      It is my understanding that this is a temporary thing in babies. Lots of babies have really sensitive skin, so they develop rashes that vary in severity.
      Have you thought that it might be an allergic reaction to something? Could be the formula (if you're using it), the brand of diapers, the laundry detergent you're using, the deodorant you wear, anything really. Some babies are super sensitive. I would take a close look at what you think could be causing it. As he gets older he will most likely grow out of it, but it's hard to say how long that will take.
      Sorry I don't know any natural remedies for it I would just say use the creams your doctor gives you and try to eliminate any allergens.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are ways to get rid of skin irritation?
    I used Nair Brazilian Spa Clay hair remover and it ended up giving me a skin irritation that causes redness, pain, and the pores of my arms to rise and become bumps. How can I get rid of this? And if there are, what are some inexpensive home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Step 1 Apply a topical anti-itch cream to your irritated skin for temporary relief from itching and inflammation. Over-the-counter anti-itch creams suppress the body's natural immune function to irritants. According to MayoClinic.com, a 1 percent hydrocortisone cream or oral antihistamines are beneficial for relieving symptoms and allowing your skin to heal.

      Step 2 Apply a cool compress to the irritated skin. The "Doctor's Book of Home Remedies" suggests filling a plastic bag with ice and wrapping the bag in a clean towel. Apply to the skin for up to 5 minutes. You may be repeat the application several times in a day for relief.

      Step 3 Apply a fragrance-free moisturizer to your skin after bathing. Scented soaps and moisturizers further irritate skin and inhibit healing. Opt for products developed for sensitive skin when purchasing soaps, moisturizers and laundry detergent.

      Step 4 Soak in a tubful of cool or lukewarm water and a cupful of colloidal oatmeal. Colloidal oatmeal is finely ground and sold over-the-counter for relief of itching and irritation of dermatitis symptoms.

      Step 5 Run a humidifier in your home to add moisture to dry air. Skin irritation is worse when surrounding air is dry. Humidifiers add moisture and coolness to the air to keep your skin moist, which is essential to healing skin irritation. Placing a pan of cool water near your radiator also does the trick.

      Step 6 Wear a pair of cotton gloves underneath rubber household gloves to keep harsh dish soaps and household cleaners from irritating your skin and preventing proper healing. Keep several pairs around the house for use in the bathroom, kitchen and garage. Replace gloves when signs of wear-and-tear become evident.

  19. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne on chin and red under nose?
    How to get rid of Perioral dermatitis?
    Perioral Dermatitis Please help?
    So I have had this since september and I just want to get rid of it it is on my chin and under my rose is all red and dry. I went to the dermo but the skin creams made my skin peal like uncontrolably I stop using it so theres no pealing but now the acne come back What should I do and advoid.
    It is mild but i want to get rid of it

    • ANSWER:
      Perioral dermatitis is a skin disorder characterized by tiny red papules (bumps) around the mouth. I never heard of it on the chin.

      However, Avoid using any topical steroids on your face, unless specifically directed by your dermatologist.

      Avoid sodium hydroxide, propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate found in many soaps, toothpastes, shampoos, etc. These are a major factor in worsening eczema for a lot of people. The use of natural products will help but you should still read the labels as they will sometimes have these chemicals as well. Also, avoid using perfumes, deodorants and cosmetics that are not natural. The chemicals in these also trigger a reaction.

      Use natural laundry products that are free of dyes and perfumes and avoid fabric softeners. Vinegar is a natural fabric softener. Use 1/2 cup in the wash cycle. (But don't use bleach at the same time—mixing vinegar and bleach may create toxic fumes.) Absolutely don't use dryer sheets.

      People with allergies, asthma, eczema and other immune disorders usually have a weakened immune system. Beef it up with Echinacea capsules, L-Lysine tablets, Vit. C [along with daily vitamins] and Red Clover tablets which are blood purifiers.

      And keep the colon cleansed. Eat fiberous foods, Greens and Green Leaf Lettuce. Metamucil or Citrucel daily.

      Apple Cider Vinegar -- Take one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and honey (if sugar isn't a problem) in a glass full of water three times a day. Use raw honey if possible. You can also apply it to your skin several times daily by mixing 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into half a cup of water. If you want, you can put the mixture into a spray bottle and just spray it on your skin. There is usually a potassium deficiency in people suffering from eczema and apple cider vinegar has some potassium as well.

      Apple cider vinegar, good natural remedy for skin allergies.

      Zinc -- Chronic inflammation can place demands on the body's zinc load that may be more than what is available. A zinc deficiency can occur and may then cause inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema. A zinc deficiency can also impair the body's ability to heal efficiently.

      B- Comple vitamin supplement espicially Vitamin B-12eczema tends to occur in people with a vitamin B12 deficiency.

      Fish Oil -- Fish oil O mega 3 can lesson the inflammatory symptoms that are associated with allergies such as hay fever, asthma, eczema and other skin conditions such as PD. The fatty acids that are in fish oil are part of the Omega 3 group of fatty acids. They can boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body.Also great for the heart!

      Zinc -- Chronic inflammation can place demands on the body's zinc load that may be more than what is available. A zinc deficiency can occur and may then cause inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema. A zinc deficiency can also impair the body's ability to heal efficiently.
      __________________________________________________________

      Topically, Your skin condition 'could' be realted possibly to a yeast infection. You could try to put a "yogurt mask" on your face once a day and within two weeks the PD should be gone due to the ACIDOPHILUS, the good flora or good bacteria in yogurt and needed in our intestines.

      I hope I was able to help you. : D

      God Bless,

      ' J '

  20. QUESTION:
    what treatment worked to heal seborrhea dermatitis for you?
    have been given prescriptions for olux and FS Oil for seborrhea on scalp that seem to help but also allergic to perfumes and dyes can't seem to find a shampoo that doesn't irritate scalp and then cause flareups of dermatitis -- any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of SD 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.

  21. QUESTION:
    Anyone get seborrheic dermatitis? How do you deal with it?
    I started to get dandruff about 4 months ago. Ironically, my sister (who has the same hair colour/type/texture, etc.) as I do also has this condition. I hate it!! My doctor prescribed Nizoral shampoo. What else is out there that I can try? I'm into using natural/herbal stuff too.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, seborrheic dermatitis is the second most common skin disorder, acne is number one. The most common remedy is to use a sulfur containing lotion, such as Neutrogena's T-Gel. T-Gel shampoo is available over the counter and you don't need a doctor's prescription. T-Gel is meant to be used every other day. On days in which you don't use T-Gel, you can use the shampoo you usually use. For best results, use T-Gel 3x per week. The most common side-effect is photosensitivity of the skin (i.e. it is easier to get a sunburn). FYI, the "T" in T-Gel stands for tar, which contains sulfur. Other remedies include Neutrogena's T-Sal but try T-Gel first. Though T-Gel is very safe to use, you should mentioned this to your doctor the next time you see him/ her and ask if it is appropiate for you.

  22. QUESTION:
    How To Get Rid Of Redness in Cheeks!!?
    I've got EXTREMLY rosy cheeks. They are so dark red it looks like I'm way too hot all the time. I've tried the green colour calmer cream from No. 7, but is there any other products / natural remedies I could try? Please help!!!
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You probably have rosacea, which is not a beauty problem but a skin disease. it could also be eczema, or some type of dermatitis, again these are all real health issues and not beauty problems. Red skin can also be a warning of other more serious diseases, so make an appointment with the doctor. You might want to ask this question in the health section rather than in beauty. Rosacea needs extra mild non-irritating products, things that don't contain alcohol, and be very wary of some plant based products; there are many plants that cause dermatitis type reactions, they aren't all gentle. Lemon juice is very acidic and might make your skin even redder. Doctors have medical treatments for rosacea and other skin diseases, so visit the doctor before you buy any more make-up or skin care products.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to treat seborrheic dermatitis?
    I have seborrheic dermatitis in my eyebrows and its lead to a lot of eyebrow hair loss. My dermatologist prescribed ketoconazole shampoo, which worked for a while but then seemed to stop. I've hear coconut oil works good and Ive heard lime juice might work. Do these work and are there any other prescription or natural medications that work?

    • 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 skin has been cleared up and now I 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does any one know of a good treatment or remedy for dry scalp?
    I have really dry scalp I've tried tea tree and other shampoos and nothing seems to work. It's to the point where it hurts when I scratch. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Maria

      Here is some ideas to heal the issue.

      Cause
      It is frequently due to digestive disturbances, and is highly related to the general health of the entire body.

      The most common cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, a mild scalp inflammation with excessive fatty secretions that usually starts as dry or greasy scaling of the skin, but may progress to yellow-red scaling bumps along the hairline, behind the ears, in the ear canals, on the eyebrows, on the bridge of the nose, in the folds around the nose, or on the breastbone. Don`t pick or your scratch scalp, as this will only exacerbate your condition.

      When infants get dandruff, it is called cradle cap, which is a yeast problem. Many skin experts in Europe consider dandruff in adults to also be a yeast problem. In other words, dandruff is often an external symptom of an internal problem. Therefore, dandruff treatments can be similar to those for treating candidiasis.

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

      Natural Cures for Dandruff

      Aromatherapy: Patchouli, rosemary, and/or tea tree oil can be massaged into the scalp.

      Diet: Increase raw foods as part of an overall organic, whole foods diet. Also eat more salads and green vegetables, avoid fried foods, and significantly reduce your intake of fats, sugar, dairy products, chocolate, seafood, and nuts.

      Flower Essences: Crab Apple can help with feelings of poor self-image due to dandruff.

      Herbs: Rinse your hair and scalp with a strong infusion of nettle, sage, and rosemary, and drink a cup of nettle tea and take evening primrose oil (three capsules) daily.

      Homeopathy: Arsen alb., Graphites, Lycopodium, Thuja, Sepia, Sulfur, and Cantharis are useful homeopathic remedies for dandruff.

      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.

      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. The section Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Nutritional Supplementation:
      The following nutrients are all useful for helping to prevent and reverse dandruff: vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids (particularly omega-6), vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, and zinc. Kelp tablets can also help.

      Topical Treatment: Soak your hair in a warm apple cider vinegar solution, the wrap your head in a towel. After one hour, wash your hair. In addition, you can apply vitamin E oil to your scalp each night for three weeks. Tea tree oil shampoo is also recommended.

      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 dandruff: Detoxification Therapy, Environmental Medicine, Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Oxygen Therapy (external ozone applications to control fungal growth), and Traditional Chinese Medicine

      Best of health to you

  25. QUESTION:
    Anti aging regimine that works?
    Late 20's hoping to treat and prevent my skin. Crows feet, dark circles, fine wrinkles around lips and overall looking tired. Anyone have tips on products or natural remedies that have worked?

    • 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

  26. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies to get rid of moles or make them smaller or faded?
    I have two moles that are so distracting and ugly... Whenever I am in pictures I turn one way because I have Dark moles on the other side. They are soo ugly. I dont want to buy anything or go to the doctors or have surgery. They are small and dark (non-cancerous) and they are such adistraction. Plzz Help

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips to try:

      http://www.natural-homeremedies.com/homeremedies_moles.htm

      The 1st suggestion says to try VASELINE, but DO NOT EVER PUT VASELINE ANYWHERE ON YOUR BODY.

      MOST beauty products on the market have harmful chemicals in them; do your favorite beauty products contain any of these things?:

      * Mineral Oil, Paraffin & Petrolatum – Petroleum products coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatological issues, like slowing cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging, and vitamin deficiency. Suspected cause of cancer & disruptive of hormonal activity. Mineral oils contain hydrocarbons, a real danger to the stomach and especially the lungs.

      * PARABENS – Such as methyl- propyl- butyl- & ethyl- parabens: Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities – mimicking estrogen – and interfere with the body’s endocrine system.

      * Propylene Glycol – Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, may inhibit skin cell growth, and is a skin irritant and sensitizer.

      * ALCOHOLS – Such as Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol 40, Ethyl Alcohol: Alcohols dissolve the body’s natural moisturizers and strip the skin of its protection, leaving it vulnerable to infection. Alcohols destroy skin’s pH balance, and since they absorb water, they speed up wrinkling.

      * Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) – Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners… and in OVER 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin’s moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine”, a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from coconut” or “coconut-derived" - and is found in many popular body washes and toothpastes!

      * Toluene – Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.

      * WAXES – Such as Paraffin, Candelilla Wax, Carnuba Wax: Waxes are widely used in cleansing creams, eye creams, and moisturizers. Waxes clog pores, creating blackheads and whiteheads. They also smother the skin, which over time creates an enlarged pore problem.

      * FD&C – When this abbreviation precedes the name of a color, it means that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has certified it as safe for use in drugs and cosmetics, but not food. D&C colors are usually synthetic, coal tar colors. They’re toxic and should be avoided when at all possible.

      * PHTHALATES – These chemicals rarely find their way onto an ingredients list, but they are present in many health and beauty products just the same. Wherever you see “perfume” or “fragrance,” phthalates are present, because they are used to preserve these synthetic scents. Recent studies have shown that phthalates may be mutagenic, carcinogenic, and adversely affect male sperm, that they increase levels of testosterone and estrogen in humans, and are central to breast cancer risk. They are an ingredient in nail polish and other lacquers, and in soft plastics (e.g., infant chew toys).

      * Lanolin – A yellow, semi-solid, fatty secretion from sheep’s wool is widely used in skin and beauty care products. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people, as well as enlarged pores.

      * Acetone – Used in nail polish and nail polish removers, this colorless, volatile liquid is often used in astringents, fresheners, or clarifying lotions. It is extremely toxic and will dehydrate the skin, while speeding up the aging process.

      * Acrylamide – Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.

      * Phenol carbolic acid – Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

      * Dioxane – Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin. Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping”. Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as “comes from coconut”.

      IF SO, you should throw them away IMMEDIATELY and Tell ALL your friends and family!!! (Extra-virgin olive and/or coconut oils are great alternative moisturizers, and they contain natural sunscreens, until you find something else without these toxins) Hope this helps!!! Good Luck!!!!!

  27. QUESTION:
    How to overcome from skin problem?
    Am boy(21 years]. My face look like dry face n oily on nose. After washing my face it gets dried and at the nose it seems like oily. Sometimes on my face white marks will come something like scratches..... Please tell me any home remedies

    • ANSWER:
      You have a form of dermatitis, to help heal it, cut down on the use of soaps on your face when washing, it is the soap which takes away your natural skin oil defence against germs penetrating your dermis (skin). Do not use any soap or detergents on your facial skin for two -three weeks, just use warm water, after this try the simple facial wash, I believe it contains low detergent and scents, ask at your chemist.

  28. 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

  29. QUESTION:
    I have minor seborrheic dermatitis on my cheeks near my nose. I use Head and Shoulders. What should I do?
    I have minor redness on my cheeks and I always use Head and Shoulders to wash my hair. I have used some exfoliators and moisturizers and it has helped a little with the redness. I just want the redness to go away completely. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of SD 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 anti-eczema 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some inexpensive but efficient ways to lighten skin tone?
    Apparently, a wonderful day at the beach still costs you quite a bit, even though you followed the sunblock directions correctly.

    Except, maybe that part about re-applying it during your break from exposure to the sun. :p
    - slaps forehead -
    Ugh, why didn't I think of that before?

    • ANSWER:
      No sunscreen will prevent a tan, it will only prevent sun damage to your skin.

      Try this:

      Natural Skin Whitener

      Ingredients:

      Cucumber Juice
      Lime Juice
      Tumeric Powder

      Procedure: Get one tablespoon of fresh cucumber juice, add few drops of fresh lime juice and add a pinch of tumeric powder. Mix all well until it becomes a good paste. Apply all over face a neck. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Add more quantity of the ingredients for a bigger application. This remedy helps whiten the skin and it's a great lotion for all skin types. Apply this mixture no more than two times a week.

      Natural Bleaching Facial

      Ingredients:

      Fresh Spinach Leaves
      Lemon Juice

      Procedure: Make a paste from some of the spinach leaves in a blender. Take it all out in a bowl and add one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Mix it all together and apply evenly on face and neck. Relax and leave on for 20 minutes. Then rinse off with cold water.

      Also, check the ingredients in your sunscreen; You want to avoid ingredients like these in all of your beauty products:

      * Mineral Oil, Paraffin & Petrolatum – Petroleum products coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatological issues, like slowing cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging, and vitamin deficiency. Suspected cause of cancer & disruptive of hormonal activity. Mineral oils contain hydrocarbons, a real danger to the stomach and especially the lungs.

      * PARABENS – Such as methyl- propyl- butyl- & ethyl- parabens: Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities – mimicking estrogen – and interfere with the body’s endocrine system.

      * Propylene Glycol – Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, may inhibit skin cell growth, and is a skin irritant and sensitizer.

      * ALCOHOLS – Such as Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol 40, Ethyl Alcohol: Alcohols dissolve the body’s natural moisturizers and strip the skin of its protection, leaving it vulnerable to infection. Alcohols destroy skin’s pH balance, and since they absorb water, they speed up wrinkling.

      * Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) – Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners… and in OVER 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin’s moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine”, a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from coconut” or “coconut-derived" - and is found in many popular body washes and toothpastes!

      * Toluene – Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.

      * WAXES – Such as Paraffin, Candelilla Wax, Carnuba Wax: Waxes are widely used in cleansing creams, eye creams, and moisturizers. Waxes clog pores, creating blackheads and whiteheads. They also smother the skin, which over time creates an enlarged pore problem.

      * FD&C – When this abbreviation precedes the name of a color, it means that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has certified it as safe for use in drugs and cosmetics, but not food. D&C colors are usually synthetic, coal tar colors. They’re toxic and should be avoided when at all possible.

      * PHTHALATES – These chemicals rarely find their way onto an ingredients list, but they are present in many health and beauty products just the same. Wherever you see “perfume” or “fragrance,” phthalates are present, because they are used to preserve these synthetic scents. Recent studies have shown that phthalates may be mutagenic, carcinogenic, and adversely affect male sperm, that they increase levels of testosterone and estrogen in humans, and are central to breast cancer risk. They are an ingredient in nail polish and other lacquers, and in soft plastics (e.g., infant chew toys).

      * Lanolin – A yellow, semi-solid, fatty secretion from sheep’s wool is widely used in skin and beauty care products. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people, as well as enlarged pores.

      * Acetone – Used in nail polish and nail polish removers, this colorless, volatile liquid is often used in astringents, fresheners, or clarifying lotions. It is extremely toxic and will dehydrate the skin, while speeding up the aging process.

      * Acrylamide – Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.

      * Phenol carbolic acid – Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

      * Dioxane – Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin. Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping”. Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as “comes from coconut”.

      IF SO, you should throw them away IMMEDIATELY and Tell ALL your friends and family!!! (Extra-virgin olive and/or coconut oils are great alternative moisturizers, and they contain natural sunscreens, until you find something else without these toxins) Hope this helps!!! Good Luck!!!!!

  31. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should I take after a chemical peel in order to speed up the healing process?
    Lysine is said to help promote healthy skin, and Vitamin C helps support the immune system. Will taking these two supplements after a chemical peel help speed up the healing process? And if not, which vitamins would be best? And how much of it should I take? Also, are there any vitamins I should avoid during this healing process? Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      Nature care has some helpful remedies to provide immediate relief and for continuous use to make the skin prevent disorders such as peeling skin.

      Here is a compilation of some such known home remedies that one can use for curing peeling skin. It is important to note that if desirable results are not achieved it is wise to consult a physician.

      -Grated cucumber applied over the affected areas for 15-20 minutes has been found to be effective especially for the skin on the face. Regular application prevents dryness of the skin.
      -Applying the juice of fresh mint every night on affected areas of the skin can help prevent dryness. It is also a suggested remedy for eczema and dermatitis.
      -Honey, olive oil and a mixture of turmeric and sandalwood paste are very effective in rejuvenating dry, parched skin
      Diet for Peeling Skin
      Peeling Skin : Home Remedies suggested by users
      Replenish essential vitamins to deal with Peeling Skin
      Diet plays a very important part in nurturing a healthy skin. Skin disorders usually surface due to diet inconsistencies. This can be avoided by having a healthy and nutritional diet that nourishes the skin and keeps disorders at bay.

      A good diet must include important nutrients for the well-being of the body. It must include protein, carbohydrates, fats, essential fatty acids, and all essential vitamins and minerals.
      Peeling of the skin is sometimes caused due to deficiency in Vitamin A, Iron, Iodine or Vitamin B. While proteins and Vitamin C, prevent infections and accelerate healing. Replenish the skin with these basic essentials by including them as part of the regular diet.

      Here is a list of sources of these essentials vitamins:
      Vitamin Sources
      Vitamin A: Cream, butter, fish liver oils, eggs, carrots
      Vitamin B: Meat, yeast, unpolished cereal grains, liver, eggs, cheese, milk.
      Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, green peppers and tomatoes
      Proteins: Meat, fish, cereals, dairy products, nuts, lentils, pulses and some vegetables.
      Iron: Red meat, almonds, baked beans, broccoli, kidney beans, peas, raisins, rice etc

      Other Suggestions for Peeling Skin
      Dos and Donts of Peeling Skin
      Some simple situations best avoided can accelerate healing.

      Here is a compilation of the certain preferred and most avoidable situations one can note when faced with peeling skin:

      Do’s
      -One may snip loose ends of the peeling skin but avoid cutting skin bound to the skin.
      -Moisturizing peeling skin may help. Soothe dry the peeling skin and moisturize it with any good moisturizing cream or lotion.
      -For all-over peeling, a soak in an oatmeal bath is a helpful remedy.
      -Drink plenty of water about 10-12 glasses a day.
      -Use sunscreens when out in the sun.
      -Use mild soaps instead of strong and harsh soaps

      Don’ts:
      -Resist the temptation to pick or scratch the peeling skin .It may damage the skin further.
      -Avoid taking a hot water bath as it drains the skin of its natural oils. Warms baths are milder and causes less damage to the skin.
      -Stay out of the sun during Peek UV Radiation times such as: during mid day 11.00am-2.00pm.

  32. QUESTION:
    Does seborrheic dermatitis lead to permanent hair less?
    Have anyone suffered from seborrheic dermatitis and had permanent hair loss????Will my hair grow back ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair loss caused by seborrhoeic dermatitis is due to the scaling and inflammation in your skin and usually stops once the condition is under control with effective treatments. Seborrhoeic dermatitis doesn't tend to cause permanent hair loss.
      Home treatments, such as shampooing daily with an antifungal dandruff shampoo, are often used to control symptoms, but more can be done to prevent the unsightly signs of scalp dermatitis. Other natural remedies for seborrheic dermatitis include pretreating the scalp with herbal remedies before shampooing, exposing the scalp to sunlight daily, avoiding the use of harsh chemicals on the scalp and face, refraining from scratching, adding healthy ingredients to the diet and avoiding certain foods that contribute to yeast overgrowth. Characterized by a flaky scalp, also known as dandruff,

  33. QUESTION:
    How do i help or get rid of the eczema/dermatitis on my scalp?
    any advice or own experiences with it will help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Net. Some of them do actually work. For my scalp dermatitis I use psoriasis 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.
      Best,
      Gail

  34. QUESTION:
    what natural treatments would you recommend for seborrheic dermatitis of scalp?
    I've had this for years but this winter seems especially worse.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I recommend that you should try the herbal anti-psoriasis remedy by Champori. Get their spray/cream combo: it worked better than anything else for my seborrhoeic dermatitis.: my patches cleared in about 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up for more than a year now. Champori is available online from Champori.com and comes with money back guarantee; so if it doesn’t work – it’s free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis?
    I need help. I want to get rid of it. It's being a real douche bag. It's itchy and annoying. How can I get rid of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Try natural stuff. I cleared my SD with serenaskin eczema herbal remedies in less than 2 weeks. They do not have side effects like steroid creams. I applied spray and ointment on the scalp, and took eczema extract to prevent future flare ups. It has been several months ago and my scalp is clear still.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remedy of getting Dandruff out?
    i've tried the shampos etc. however, they dont work.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Farah,

      If the mayonnaise doesn't work you should try Tea Tree Anti Dandruff Shampoo.

      Most shampoos and conditioners contain far too much:

      SLS
      Sodium lauryl sulphate is considered to be the most harmful - it is used in testing laboratories as the standard ingredient (upon which all other substances are compared) for irritating the skin. A solution of just 2% SLS can increase skin thickness, cause irritation, inflammation, and increase other forms of immune activity in the skin. )

      & Parabens
      Some reports suggest that parabens may cause skin irritation, rash, dermatitis, and allergic skin reactions. Children may be more at risk as their skin is thinner, allowing harmful substances to be more easily absorbed. Concerns have been raised about the long-term health risks of using products containing parabens.

      I use a natural hair care remedy, Tea Tree Anti Dandruff shampoo which has had some glowing reports.

      You can buy this online from http://www.trustwilliam.com/Skin-Care/Australian-Organic-Tea-Tree-Anti-Dandruff-Shampoo/Product?extcam=sm with free delivery.

      Here are some comments of other users of this shampoo:

      "The products do what they advertise especially the anti dandruff shampoo. This we alternate with the normal tea tree shampoo."

      " better than others that i have used my dandruff has nearly gone great stuff"

      I hope this helps!!!

  37. QUESTION:
    Natural Effective Remedy for Skin Dermatitis?
    I went to the doctor and was prescribed with cream which has made my rash worse. She described is as a dermatitis. The rash is over my eyelid, and there is one developing on the skin above my upper lip. I dont want to put anymore products on because i am afraid of making them more irritated! They are scaley, and dry, and flaky. Does anyone know of any remedies even to just make the redness be less noticable!?

    • ANSWER:
      It's horses for courses as they say. What works well for one doesn't necessarily work for another (with the exception of maybe steroidal medications; and those do more harm than good). You may want to try anti-eczema cream and spray from Champori.com : it is the best medicine for dermatitis in MY book (it's herbal and it's been keeping me clear for more than a year now). If it doesn't work for you - it's free: they have money back guarantee.
      Mol.

  38. 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

  39. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever had dermatitis on their face?
    I have it around my eyes and on my forehead. Anyone ever had it that can tell me what helps it? I've gone to so many doctors so don't tell me to go see a doctor. I just want it to go away before school starts cause it looks weird. I've gotten prescription stuff for it and nothing helped so I'd like to know some personal experiences to help me out please! Thank you! Please answer!

    • ANSWER:
      When facial dermatitis occurs, there are several treatment options available to help relieve the problem.

      Cold Compress
      A cold compress is one of the most accessible treatments for facial dermatitis that can be done from your own home. The cool temperature of the compress helps reduce the swelling associated with dermatitis. You can purchase a commercial compress or simply take a plastic zip-lock bag, fill it with ice and wrap the bag in a damp towel.

      For the itching that can sometimes accompany facial dermatitis, the Mayo Clinic recommends the periodic use of an over-the-counter antihistamine. Antihistamine medications help by competing with and binding to histamine receptors in the body. This blocks the histamine responsible for the symptoms of dermatitis.

      OTC Hydrocortisone
      Over-the-counter hydrocortisone topical preparations, which include creams, gels and sprays, can also be used to treat facial dermatitis. Non-prescription strength hydrocortisone of 0.5 percent or 1 percent can help dermatitis by temporarily relieving symptoms such as itching, dryness, redness and inflammation, states the National Institutes of Health.

      Chamomile Creams
      When looking for a natural remedy for your dermatitis, chamomile cream may help. Chamomile creams mimic the same effects as over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams, with chamomile being as potent as a .25 percent solution of the drug, states the Mayo Clinic.

      Prescription Steroids
      When all other methods are unsuccessful, your doctor may prescribe a prescription steroid cream. Topical corticosteroids are a common way to help reduce the inflammation associated with severe cases of facial dermatitis, helping to relieve the symptom and decrease healing time.

      Take care!

      Mama Bear

      Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/171420-what-are-the-treatments-for-facial-dermatitis/#ixzz23igU8Xpx

  40. QUESTION:
    How can u tell the difference between dandruff and dry scalp?

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a dry scalp, the flakes will most likely be fine and white (similiar to dry skin) and is easily treated with a rich conditioner or natural oil (olive, coconut, etc.). However if you have dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis), the flakes will be larger, can be oily (but not always), and sometimes accompanied by an irratated scalp. An over the counter dandruff shampoo, such as Neutragena T-gel shampoo should take care of it. However, if none of the above remedys work or if the symptoms worsen, go see a dermatologist.

  41. QUESTION:
    How can I reduce depency on hydrocortisone?
    I've been using hydrocortisone .5% regularly to control eczema, but when I taper it, my skin becomes terribly itchy.

    • ANSWER:
      Corticosteroid creams and ointments have been used for many years to treat atopic dermatitis and other autoimmune diseases affecting the skin. Sometimes the base used in certain brands of corticosteroid creams and ointments irritates the skin of a particular patient. Side effects of repeated or long-term use of topical corticosteroids can include thinning of the skin, infections, growth suppression (in children), and stretch marks on the skin.

      When topical corticosteroids are not effective, the doctor may prescribe a systemic corticosteroid, which is taken by mouth or injected instead of being applied directly to the skin. An example of a commonly prescribed corticosteroid is prednisone. The side effects of systemic corticosteroids can include skin damage, thinned or weakened bones, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, infections, and cataracts.

      In adults, drugs that suppress the immune system, such as cyclosporine, methotrexate, or azathioprine, may be prescribed to treat severe cases of atopic dermatitis that have failed to respond to other forms of therapy. These drugs block the production of some immune cells and curb the action of others. The side effects of drugs like cyclosporine can include high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, kidney problems, headaches, tingling or numbness, and a possible increased risk of cancer and infections. There is also a risk of relapse after the drug is stopped. Because of their toxic side effects, systemic corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs are used only in severe cases and then for as short a period of time as possible.

      Natural and holistic treatments are a safer, gentler alternative to use without the harmful side effects or allergic reactions.

      Best of all, you can use them as often as you like, for as long as you like. Herbal ingredients such as Vitamin E oil, Mentha pipererita oil, Bulbinella frutescens tr. and Aloe ferox tr. work quickly to soothe and promote healthy, trouble free skin. Other highly effective herbs include Glycorrhiza glabra, Melia azadirachta, Sambucus nigra and Stellaria media which help to provide relief from itching and discomfort and reduce eczema patches. In addition, Matricaria chamomilla, Asparathus linearis and Galium aparine also prevents infection and inflammation as well as reduces scarring.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/e/eczema.htm

  42. QUESTION:
    What is canine Chronic hypersensitivity dermatitis and what treatments are available?
    My dog, Lady keeps having recurring outbreaks. The diagnosis was made by a lab from samples taken from the vet. Treatments with Prednisone 10mg have given some relief. After treatment Lady may stay cleared up for a couple of weeks but soon has a relapse. Of course with the treatments of Prednisone she inflates like a basketball and it causes her to be unable to control her bowel and bladder. Hair loss, and itching are prevalent prior to treatment. She has been on this current treatment at least 3 times but continues to have outbreaks.

    • ANSWER:
      Skin conditions in dogs can be a real bear to combat. There are literally hundreds of factors that can contribute to generally itchy or unhealthy skin - things eaten, things breathed in, things layed upon... it's a very frustrating problem, and I understand your desperation with your dog's condition, as one of my greyhounds suffer some of the same problems.

      This condition is often referred to as "atopy". In short, it's a predisposition to become allergic to normally innocuous substances, like pollens, molds, dust mites and other environmental allergens. It's estimated that only 3-12% of dogs have this condition.

      I'm assuming the diagnosis was made via skin biospy performed at your vet's office. It's unusual that the lab or your vet wouldn't then try to identify the irritating agent more in depth - often times they run a series of allergy tests to determine what steps should be taken to avoid contact with said irritants. The condition is rarely in remission and cannot be cured; it's simply a matter of maintaining as healthy a state as possible.

      Prednisone is the most common used form of controlling the discomfort associated with atopy, and sometimes you won't see a response for 3-6 months after starting, but if you're interested, there are some more natural methods that may help keep things under control. Sometimes, supplementing your dog's diet with essential fatty acids can help promote healthier skin and coat. Frequent bathing in shampoos labelled "antipruritic" can be beneficial. There's a great company based out of Wisconsin called Animals Apawthecary - they make a stellar formula called "Detox Blend" made specifically for chronic allergy sufferers that's manufactered with herbal remedies like burdock, dandelion, milk thistle and red clover.

      Best of luck with your dog - I really commend your effort to become more educated and do the best you can for her. I hope this response wasn't too long!

  43. QUESTION:
    Have you ever taken allergy shots for eczema?
    I am allergic to: pollen, various trees, dust, mites, nuts and eggs. I have atopic eczema and seborrheic eczema. It was never a big deal, but this year it has flared up on my forehead and I hate it! Thats why I am considering starting an allergy shot treatment. Have you or anyone you know taken allergy shots for these allergies to fight eczema? Can you tell me about your experiences with allergy shots? Thanks a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Tesoro

      Here is a herb remedy that will work.

      1. Take 1-3 droppersful of Echinacea Plus Tincture (at herbdoc.com or another qualified site) to strengthen the immune system.

      2. Rub Garlic oil ALL over the affected area (Garlic will kill anything if you use enough of it)

      3. Give 1-3 glasses of Activated Charcoal Slurry per day (to absorb the toxins out of the blood)

      4. Mix equal parts of Aloe Vera Gel, Slippery Elm Powder and Activated Charcoal Powder together (absorbs the toxins externally)

      5. Apply a thin layer of this mixture over the AFFECTED area(s).

      6. Continue this treatment, until the desired Results are achieved.

      This is healing at it's highest point.

      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.

      Other ideas that will help:

      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.

      Best of health to you

  44. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of back acne?
    I have REALLY bad back acne. Does anyone have any Home Remedies to get rid of it??

    • ANSWER:
      Benzoyl Peroxide

      This chemical has been around for a long time since the 1920 and it is one of the most frequently used ingredients. For decades Benzoyl Peroxide has been very effective in treating mild cases of non-inflammatory acne. Products such as Clearasil and ProActive uses it as an active ingriedient in treating pimple. It’s safe for children as well as adults, and may combined with other topical or oral treatments.

      Benzoyl Peroxide - HOW IT WORKS

      Benzoyl peroxide works by killing (Propionibacteria acnes) P. acnes, the bacteria that causes the condition acne. It acts as an antiseptic and oxidizing agent, reducing the number of comedones, or blocked pores. It may be 2–3 weeks before you begin to see improvement.

      While benzoyl peroxide kills existing P. acnes, it does not increase your body’s natural resistance to bacteria. So even when your breakouts begin to disappear, you should continue to keep treating acne-prone areas. Why? This course of acne treatment kills bacteria, but it does not affect sebum production or the rate at which you shed your dead skin cells. If you stop using it, the bacteria will start to increase again and therefore the terrible acne will return.

      Benzoyl Peroxide - WHERE TO GET IT

      You can get Benzoyl peroxide in a form of creams, gels, lotions and cleansers in non-prescription concentrations of 2.5%, 5% and 10%. It is also available in presciption medications such as BenzaClin®, Benzamycin®, and Duac™. As with any product, read the label carefully and follow the instructions for proper use.

      Benzoyl Peroxide - COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

      It is highly recommend that you start using the lotion or gel that begins with 2.5% strength and as your skin become more tolerated you can increase its strength.

      Dryness: The most common side effect, dryness is usually mild. If the skin is visibly scaly, apply a light oil-free moisturizer.

      NOTE: If you experience dryness, irritation or dermatitis and are using a 5% or 10% solution of benzoyl peroxide, you may want to give your skin some time to heal — then try a lower concentration.

      Irritation: If you experience mild irritation, try decreasing the frequency of use. If irritation is severe or persists even with infrequent application, discontinue use.

      Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis (red, dry, itchy skin) can be due to irritation or allergy. Discontinue use immediately and treat with a mild topical steroid, such as hydrocortisone cream (available in most drugstores).

      Allergy: 1–2% of the population experiences a mild allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide. This is usually characterized by itching and redness.

      Bleaching of clothing: Benzoyl peroxide can bleach clothing and linens; make sure your skin is completely dry before touching any cloth.

      For more information visit: http://www.acnezine.com/?aid=439132

  45. QUESTION:
    can dandruff in the hair aggravate seborrhiec dermatitis on the face?
    I prefer an answer from people who have experienced this before.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,I didn't notice that dandruff makes my dermatitis worse.
      For treatment you can try one of the natural remedies from the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my seb derm. 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

  46. QUESTION:
    Will I have seborrheic dermatitis forever?
    I'm almost 18 and I think I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp. It's itchy and I have yellowish flakes when I scratch. If I use the right shampoos, will I still have this for the rest of my life?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, there is no telling how long it may last: the etiololgy of seb.derm in unknown. For treatment you can try one of the natural remedies available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my sd of the scalp 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    one of my friends told me that apple cider vinegar is good for health,is it true?How should i take that?
    Is it available easily in the market?

    • ANSWER:
      It can cure allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, arthritis, and gout.
      Check out this page
      http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar.html

      But it must be organic, raw apple cider vinegar with the mother still intact and viable. Distilled white vinegar and cider vinegar sold in supermarkets are considered "dead" vinegars with none of the enzymes and other live factors that make raw, unpasteurized vinegars so valuable.

      Edit: Any natural health food store should have it. And no don't buy the distilled vinegar at the grocery store. You need it in raw form as I said above or it won't have any health benifits.


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    What are natural treatments for depression that work?
    I refuse to take anti-depressants, been on them once, never again. Ever since coming off them I have not been the same, my depression has gotten even worse. I can no longer feel any excitement, enthusiasm or motivation for anything. I am wondering what are effective, natural treatments that work.

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    Are there any natural treatments for anxiety and depression? Sure there are plenty of medications out there but there has to be some sort of natural treatments for anxiety and depression.

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  3. QUESTION:
    Why do doctors overlook natural treatments and instead use prescription medications for most ailments?
    Doctors frequently overlook natural treatments like vitamins, supplements, and lifestyle changes and instead prescribe megadoses of prescription meds. Why do they do this? Is it financial? Is it what they've been taught or is Western medicine just plain more effective?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a good question. I will try to answer you the best I can based upon my own life experience. I have worked as a Pharm Tech for a major pharmeceutical chain. I also have varied experience as a Medical Assistant for the past 25 years. I am now a Certified Massage Therapist with my own practice.

      Working in doctors offices, I have seen that they do suggest lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, changing diet, beginning exercising. I have seen doctors suggest vitamin therapy and suggest that the patient can research for themselves herbal rememdies, but of course, to consult the doctor before beginning any herbal remedy. I have also seen this working as a Pharm Tech - people coming in asking where the best calcium supplement is at or nicorette because Doc said so. The reason why doctors CANNOT suggest any specific herbal rememdy is because of insurance liability because of the inconclusive results of testing done on herbals. As time progresses, the tests are more conclusive such as: St. John's Wort will make one sensitive to the sunlight and mess up birth control pills; don't take garlic or vitamin E if you are also taking a blood thinner. As previously stated, most pharmaceuticals are derived from plants, just refined and extremely concentrated into pill form. A very small percentage is actually chemically/lab made. Most people want a quick fix for whatever ails them. American Lifestyles such as the workplace don ot support a person when they are ill so the patient insists they have to go back to work ASAP to help pay the bills or face being fired. Just ask anybody who has had to go through cancer and chemo therapy!(Shame on Corporate America!) They also don't want to be told that they screwed up their bodies by making poor lifestyle choices, basically refusing to take responsibility for their own lives. As a massage therapist, I still see it, almost weekly. Someone will come in, claiming they've "tried everything" and don't really expect massage to help them anyways, not caring or trying to understand how massage fits into a healthy lifestyle.

      As a holistic practioneer, I view Western Medicine as complamentary to a healthy lifestyle. Western Medicine scientists and doctors have tried to "improve" on what Mother Nature has provided for us. Both Western Medicine and Eastern Philisophy and Holistic Lifestyle choices all have their place, but all work best when working together. It should never be a debate about whether one form is better than another.

  4. QUESTION:
    what natural treatment is there for schizophrenia?
    can anyone tell me about any natural treatments for schizophrenia? I've taken antipsychotics for years now and Iv'e had enough of the horrible and damaging side effects they cause and refuse to take them.

    • ANSWER:
      The only natural treatments I know of are that trained doctors of traditional chinesemedicine treat this and always at least show improvement. itmonline.org. I have also found that vitamin and mineral deficiencies, either natural or caused by the medications sucking nutrients out of our bodies can cause or oontribute to this.
      I would also have a hormone evaluation done, and a good place for you might be amenclinics.com since he is a neuro psychiatrist that tests for everything and uses natural things to boost the brain and body first. They do an all around evaluation there, where most places do not.
      If you have to continure to take the medications , this pharmacist can let you know what to supplement with, as this is her expertise dearphamacist.com suzie cohen.
      I am sure there are support groups at dailystrength.org and mindfreedom.org
      best wishes

  5. QUESTION:
    Evidence for the successful use of natural treatments in early stages of diabetic gangrene?
    There are instances in many diseases where natural treatments are better or just as good as conventional medicine.

    I was after scientific articles displaying evidence for natural treatments in gangrene...of course, taking into account the co-use of conventional medicine such as antibiotics.

    • ANSWER:
      The only treatment for Gangrene, is amputation. If it is Gangrene the tissue is dead and there is no blood flow. antibiotics are useless at that point.
      The best treatment is prevention. Listen to your Dr, learn about the disease, eat right, exercise and live.

  6. QUESTION:
    What feed supplements/natural treatments are good for spooky/nervous horses?
    I have a pony who is very spooky and nervous last summer i used a supplement in his feeds which really helped him stay calm. But which brand would you say was best? And also do you know of any other natural treatments that my help my pony? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure about supplements, but sacking him out would REALLY help.

      Basically, get a bunch of scary objects (tarps, plastic bags, empty water bottles, ropes, etc), and scare him with them. You have to do it slowly, though, or he'll come out worse off than he was. Take him in a round pen or arena with a halter and a lead rope on. Bring an object closer and closer to him, until he gets scared. Then stop. Wait for him to calm down, and bring it closer. When he gets scared again, stop. And so on. Eventually you should be able to rub the objects all over his body, toss the tarp over his back, and throw the ropes all over him. Just be sure not to rush him or he'll just be even more scared than he was before you started. Also, make sure you let him walk or jump away if he wants to. If he tries to get away, just stop coming closer until he holds still again. If you try to make him stand still, you'll just scare him more.

      Here's a good article on it:
      http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/info/sackingout.html

      My gelding was abused before I got him, and he was afraid of EVERYTHING. I sack him out every once in a while.... every few months or so, and it works really well.

  7. QUESTION:
    Are there any advance stage uterine cancer patients seeking natural treatment?
    Women who are diagnosed with uterine cancer and then find out that is stage 3 or stage 4 cancer have to decide on a treatment option. Many will be seen by medical physicians, while some will seek natural treatment such as juicing, fasting, and other ways to heal themselves. If you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer and have been treated or is being treated by natural remedies, herbs etc, please share with those who are contemplating natural healing. Tell how you are coping?

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone who had cancer treated by natural remedies, herbs etc cannot answer you because they are dead.

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    Are there natural treatments for infertility?
    I have a hormonal imbalance so I don't have my period every month. Are there any natural treatments that can help make me ovulate?

    • ANSWER:
      There are herbs that are very effective, but you need to speak to an herbalist or a naturopath. The problem would need to be more fully diagnosed.

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    Natural treatments for reducing high diastolic blood pressure?
    My systolic blood pressure is fine. My diastolic is slightly elevated. Do you know of any natural treatments? Obviously I know exercise and diet are good starting points! :0)

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Foods like celery, and beetroots can have the effect you're looking for.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural treatment for teeth jaw clenching?
    Does anyone know if there is a natural treatment for teeth jaw clenching? I have suffered from TMJ for years now, and nothing the dentists do for me works.... There has got to be something else that I could try!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there is a natural treatment for teeth jaw clenching!

      Like you, I suffered with TMJ for years. Everything the dentists did for me was only temporary, and eventually they lost their effectiveness. I did not want to undergo expensive and painful surgery.

  11. QUESTION:
    are there health natural treatments professionals in Loma Linda, CA?
    My brother is diabetic, and feels more comfortable to have his foot wound treated by natural treatments. But he doesn't know how to find a professional. Could you help?

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. Wellhausen is in Loma Linda but I have not had any experience with him but have heard good things.

      If your brother doesn't mind the drive, I suggest Dr. Whitaker in Newport Beach.

      He can call both of them to see what type of payments they accept and what he feels more comfortable.

      You can also do a search for "Naturopathic Doctors". These are doctors that are trained at healing problems with natural remedies mixed with modern medicine as opposed to MDs that usually only prescribe drugs and are really only beneficial in emergency situations.

  12. QUESTION:
    Anybody know any natural treatments for stomach ulcers?
    I do have a stomach ulcer but doctors just use acid reducers and that type of stuff. Are there any natural treatments that relieve or even stop stomach ulcers?

    • ANSWER:
      I found a wonderful article from eHow on stomach ulcers. I used to have ulcers myself, and most of these remedies really do help.

      Here is the link to the article:
      http://www.ehow.com/how_2099314_treat-stomach-ulcers-natural-remedies.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art

      1. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly juices. A healthy raw food diet is the most important ingredient in natural remedies, particularly those effecting digestion. It is important that you eat foods that your body can easily digest, ensuring that you receive all of the vitamins and minerals your body need to maintain balance.

      2. Limit the triggers that cause hyperacidity in the stomach to prevent and soothe stomach ulcers. Things such as spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, tobacco and overeating can increase the levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, causing and worsening peptic ulcers.

      3. Eat bananas, one of Mother Earth's best natural remedies for stomach ulcers. Bananas neutralize the hydrochloric acid in the stomach, reducing the painful symptoms of peptic ulcers. Eat two bananas with a glass of milk three times a day to soothe acid reflux and prevent further aggravation.

      4. Make an infusion of wood apple leaves to relieve pain and discomfort caused by stomach ulcers. Soak 15g of wood apple leaves in 250 ml of water overnight. The next morning, strain the leaves from the water and drink.

      5. Drink fenugreek tea twice a day to protect the lining of the stomach and intestines. Fenugreek seeds, used in many natural remedies, are highly mucilaginous and will coat the stomach and intestines as they pass through your body, both preventing and soothing stomach ulcers. Boil one cup of water and remove from heat. Add 1 tsp. of fenugreek seeds, allowing to steep for 5 minutes before straining and drinking.

      6.Reduce stress, which can trigger peptic ulcers. Get lots of gentle exercise to help relax and eliminate toxins from the body. Getting regular massage, practicing yoga, meditation or Tai Chi can all help reduce your stress and help prevent further problems from stomach ulcers.

      Personally, I drank cabbage juice, aloe vera and chlorophyll (not all mixed together. Drank separately throughout the day.)

      Most pharmacies carry chlorophyll and aloe vera. Juice the cabbage yourself using a juicer, and drink 4- 4oz. glasses a day. Here is an article from the Happy Juicer that explains this:

      http://www.happyjuicer.com/juicing-information/cabbage-juice-ulcers.asp

      Hope this helps!

      http://www.reikispirithealer.com

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I make my hair softer using natural treatments.?
    My hair is very dry and I would like to improve it, but I don't have a lot of money. If anyone has ever tried any natural treatments in their own house and it has worked for them, please let me know. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best way for curing my allergies ? Any natural treatment for allergies?
    I have nasal blockage and allergies and my doctor give me some tablets to take for 90 days.After the course of medicine there are red spots all over my body. What is the best way for curing my allergies ? Any natural treatment for allergies?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure You pelasse go through online for all informations.Just try to visit http://www.theallergyreliefguide.com/ , which is a famous sites that help you for knowing all details about your queries. Few other sites are also provided the details are, http://www.theallergyreliefguide.com/, www.austinallergydoctor.com/, www.allergy-treatment-guide.com/ . HAve a look on this.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural treatment for the face?
    I dont use lotion because i get pimples with it. Is lotion good? What natural treatment can I use?

    • ANSWER:
      I personally use Tea Tree Oil because it is well-known for its drawing properties, meaning it draws the infection (the pimple) out. I also use it on my acne regularly because it reduces the redness within hours of putting it on, and it works amazingly on my pimples to keep them away. It's very safe and doesn't hurt at all.. It is 100% natural with no "fake" additives in it or anything like that... Best of all it is cheap and easy to find, such as at Walgreens (if you have one around), or at stores that sell health-foods and natural medicines. It is a very common home remedy and is very handy in medicine cabinets or First Aid Kits because it is a "cure-all" meaning it is not just for one thing in particular, it can help with many things.

      I use it, and I love it. ProActiv didn't work for me, and nothing else really has either.. but this stuff has pretty much done the trick.

      Goodluck :)

  16. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural treatment for lungs cancer?
    Is lungs cancer curable with natural treatment, if so what is the best natural treatment which cures fast. Also what is the duration of cure and control.

    • ANSWER:
      There certainly is a natural cure for cancer! And, I know how to help someone to do it. If I post it here, others would ridicule me (you'll see it in the "thumbs down" section). It's almost like how they laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said that the world wasn't flat.... and like when Galileo stated that our planet wasn't the center of the universe. Discoveries have been made but have been suppressed by the bigger forces that be. You don't hear it on the news, coz you know why? Just watch your commercials nowadays and you will know who is at the control base of what is aired and not aired!

      Lung cancer progressively heals within 2-3 months depending on the stage of it, the age of the sufferer, their overall health state, how much this person has been hacked up by the medical profession, and much more.

  17. QUESTION:
    Any natural treatments for chicken pox scars on my face?
    Well I have 2 chicken pox scars on my forehead want them to look less noticeable because my face is the most important thing of my body. I look like Brad Pitt and keenu reeves a bit. Any natural treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      I used calamine lotion.
      Here are some other remedies I found:

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Oatmeal. A bath of oatmeal is considered one of the best natural remedies for relieving the itching sensation caused by chicken pox. The bath can be prepared by cooking two cups of oatmeal in two liters of water for fifteen minutes. Put the mixture into a cloth bag and tie a string tightly around the top of the bag. Allow the bag to float around a tub of warm water. Swish the bag around the water until it becomes turbid. Be careful to make sure the bag does not tear. Now, allow your child to play around in the water, letting the water splash over all the scalds. Leave the oatmeal pouch inside the tub.

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Vitamin E Oil. Rub the Vitamin E oil into the skin and watch for a healing effect. The marks left by chicken pox will slowly fade away by the use of Vitamin E oil.

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Herbal Tea. Herbal tea prepared by any of the following herbs has shown to be effective in treating chicken pox: basil, chamomile, lemon balm, and marigold. Add lemon, honey, or cinnamon into the tea. Drink several times a day

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Brown Vinegar. The use of brown vinegar is known to be one of the most important home remedies for treating chicken pox. Add half a cup of brown vinegar to a bath for best usage and results.

      • Chicken Pox home remedy treatment can be achieved by using Baking Soda. Baking Soda is a very popular home remedy used to control the itching resulting from chicken pox. Put baking soda into a glass of water. Sponge the child with some water so that the baking soda dries onto the skin.

      Just make sure not to pick anything. I still have scars from doing that.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural treatment for hair loss? ?
    I'm experiencing thinning of my hair and there's actually a coin sized bald spot on the center of my scalp. My hair is brittle and dry. Hence, I'm looking for the simplest and best home remedies/natural treatment. I've googled bout it but I wanted to hear the effects of the treatments form people who had tried the treatements before.

    • ANSWER:
      try this home remedies:

      Amla oil prepared by boiling dry pieces of amla in coconut oil is considered a valuable hair tonic. This is a very simplest and best natural remedy for hair loss.

      Mustard oil boiled with henna leaves is also useful in healthy growth of hair. About 250 grams of mustard oil should be boiled with 100 grams of henna leaves. This is another effective home remedy for hair loss.

      A fine paste made from pigeon pea or red gram can also be applied for treatment of baldness and hair loss. This is one of the effective home remedies for baldness.

      Apply a well prepared paste made from hot olive oil, honey, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and leave it for 15 minutes. This is also effective home remedy for hair loss.

      A mixture of equal quantity of fresh amla juice and lime juice when used as a shampoo stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss.

      One cup of lettuce and spinach juice taken daily prevents hair loss.

      Hope the information above helps.

  19. QUESTION:
    I'm a Angular Cheilitis Sufferer. What are Recommended Natural Treatment Methods for Angular Cheilitis?
    I need to know about some natural herbal methods or alternative remedies for treatment of angular cheilits condition for men.

    My cousin also has this. She has cracked lips corners. Are there any different natural treatment methods for women?

    Let me know, how can i cure myself?

    • ANSWER:
      I had painful cracks on my lip corners about 2 months ago. Applied a cream but i was allergic to it. I tried a natural remedy for angular cheilitis. My condition improved a lot and i stopped using the creams. I was cured in about a week. The natural methods were cheap but worked great for me.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural treatment for itchying?
    Why do I get a kind of itchy/tickling feeling when I eat nonveg foods? Is there any natural treatment for itchying?

    • ANSWER:
      Better you go through online for the informations. Recently I visit http://www.theallergyreliefguide.com/ , which is a famous sites that help you for knowing all details about your queries. Few other sites are also provided the details are, http://www.theallergyreliefguide.com/, www.allergy-treatment-guide.com/,www.austinallergydoctor.com/

  21. QUESTION:
    What is a Natural Treatment for Tonsil Stones and my Bad Breath?
    What is a Natural Treatment for Tonsil Stones and my Bad Breath?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a product called throat & tonsil dr I found at the site below. Really helped me with my issues.

  22. QUESTION:
    I Will Like To Know The Acne Natural Treatments That Works Effectively?
    What are the acne natural treatments that will get rid of acne more quickly than any other one.

    • ANSWER:
      Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of baking soda and apply gently to face. Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse off. Do this 3 to 4 times per week. I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me!

  23. QUESTION:
    A moisturizing cream or natural treatment for a softer skin?
    I have on the face some sort of zips, but they look like small pox . does anyone know a natural treatment for these or some cream, but it would be more helpful a natural treatment as I am not from America so not all the creams there are available here too. Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      Personally I would not be applying any moisturisers on the skin with your problem at the moment as it could irritate your face and make the zits inflamed.Please try drinking alot of fresh water each day and speak to the Doctor who more then likely will prescribe a antibiotic to help in clearing your skin problem up.All the best.

  24. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural treatments for my psychiatric condition?
    A psychiatrist very recently diagnosed me with bipolar disorder.I am 26 years old.I've had 8 full years of symptoms which started when i was 18.My mood swings have damaged my relationships with partners and family and friends.I was eventually diagnosed as bipolar after a very bad manic episode which led to me becoming delusional and paranoid.I have refused psychiatric medications because i don't believe in them.I want to take the natural medicine path.Are there any natural treatments for my psychiatric condition.Any advice is greatly appreciated.Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Your story reminds me a bit of mine. Except I went down the lithium route for over 13 years now. What works for one person won't necessarily work for another. As for natural remedies I haven't come across them. Althouugh you could google Julie Fast. She sends a really good newsletter around BP. Also get in touch with MIND - they are brilliant ( from personal experience ). Also I've recently started to read Moodmapping by Dr Liz Millar. I hope this helps.

  25. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural treatments for my psychiatric condition?
    A psychiatrist very recently diagnosed me with bipolar disorder.I am 26 years old.I've had 8 full years of symptoms which started when i was 18.My mood swings have damaged my relationships with partners and family and friends.I was eventually diagnosed as bipolar after a very bad manic episode which led to me becoming delusional and paranoid.I have refused psychiatric medications because i don't believe in them.I want to take the natural medicine path.Are there any natural treatments for my psychiatric condition.Any advice is greatly appreciated.Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      The most common treatment your doctor would put you on, if you are medically diagnosed as Bipolar, would be Lithium. It is perfectly safe and healthy and will not do you any harm at all.
      If you still want to be stubborn and refuse treatment I would look into acupuncture, there is a lot of evidence of good results for this particular condition. But I would take Lithium If I were you.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is There A Natural Treatment for Incontinence?
    My mother is having problem in bladder control. She is not very old. Yet this situation is causing her a lot of stress and inconvenience.I am not for stuffing her with any strong medicines. Yet I wish there was natural treatment to solve her problem. It is really sad to see her suffer.

    • ANSWER:
      I can very well understand the situation.Incontinence is really a stressful condition. But it can be treated naturally.Your mother can try doing kegel exercises. It does really strengthen the pelvic muscles and help in more control over the bladder. There is a very popular product made from natural ingredients like soy and pumpkin seeds. This product is completely free from any chemicals and has no side effect. I think they give you trial bottles too. My colleague's father had used it with good result. Have a look at this product.

  27. QUESTION:
    Book or articles about natural treatment for cancer?
    A close friend just got diagnosed with liver cancer... Are there any books or articles i can buy/read that will provide possible natural treatments for the cancer? No chemotherapy or anything of the like... Please help

    • ANSWER:
      Conventional cancer treatment isn't all that bad. Cancers are cured on a daily basis - mostly through surgery. But sometimes additional radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy is given. And sometimes the latter is the only therapy used to bring the cure.

      A few studies have been done to see what happens to patients who chose alternative therapy instead of conventional treatment. These studies show that the risk of progression/death significantly increases - most notably in those who refuse surgery, but also in those who refuse additional radio-chemotherapy.

      You can read the summaries of those studies here:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16978951
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21225354
      On the internet there are many claims of miraculous "natural" cancer cures. Here some of them are listed, with links to sites explaining what is wrong with them: http://anaximperator.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/suppressed-by-scientists-and-big-pharma-the-hidden-cancer-cure-but-which-one/

  28. QUESTION:
    Hot flashes. How long will they last and are there any natural treatment for them ?
    I hade to go through hysterectomy,my doctor removed my ovaries as well since my mother died of ovarian cancer,its been 3 years now and I am still having the hot flashes and the mood swings, I took HRT for 18 months aprox. and now I am cutting them down till I can do without them, is there any natural treatment for that to replace the HRT?

    • ANSWER:
      http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/menopaus1/a/naturalmenopaus.htm

      http://www.holisticonline.com/remedies/hrt/hrt_herbs_for_menopause.htm

      http://www.homemademedicine.com/home-remedies-for-menopause.html

      Your Dr may also be able to help .....ask about natural treatments and compounding pharmacies in your area

  29. QUESTION:
    Any options other than natural treatments?
    I heard that changing hairstyle or coloring can reduce hair loss in women. But is it effective? Any options other than natural treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      It actually depends on why you're losing your hair. There are nutrients like Biotin, Silica, MSM, and such that are beneficial for nourishing the hair, but if your hair loss is caused by stress or hormonal changes, those nutrients won't do as much as you may hope and may not even slow it down.
      As far as hairstyles, that would be more of a worst-case scenario vs a best-case scenario... long hair that is free can break easier than short hair because there is more weight with longer hair than shorter hair. However, if it's because of undernourishment, stress, hormones, etc, the hair style wouldn't really help. As far as coloring, I've never heard of hair coloring being anything but bad for your hair because of the chemicals used... I've never heard of a benefit from coloring.
      If you can find out from your doctor what the causes of your hair loss would be, the best way to address it would be to focus on the cause, whether it's one of the things I mentioned above or something else entirely. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some of the natural yet effective ways to remove acne scars ?
    I am looking for some natural treatments for acne. My friends are going for chemical peels and laser resurfacing. But I dont want to take these treatments.

    • ANSWER:
      The most effective natural remedy for acne scars is application of Lemon juice on the area.

      However I must add that the reason most people go for medical help is because these procedures yield much better results

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some natural treatments for chronic ear infections in dogs?
    My dog has had chronic yeast infections in his ears for years. My vet has given me tons of different drops, antibiotics, etc. but nothing works. The infection will go away for a few weeks and then come back. Are there any "natural" treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Diet change plus appropriate antibiotic for an adequate length of time, followed by weekly use of Zymox cleanser. The Zymox products are enzyme-based, and kind of "eat" yeasts, bacteria, ear debris and whatever other junk is in there. It is the best stuff ever! You do not want to combine either the Zymox cleanser or Zymox Otic (a stronger formula for treatment of minor infections) with antibiotics, since the antibiotics will "kill" the enzymes. I purchase Zymox products from http://www.vetamerica.com , and you can sometimes buy them at vets' offices.

  32. QUESTION:
    Natural Treatment for Improving Eye sight?
    Hi guyz,
    Just wanna know about the Natural treatments available for Correcting or Improving vision.I have a slight Astigmatism of less than 1 in both eyes. I am planning to have a career in Armed forces(may be flying). So i want to know about any Natural or Alternative treatment available for Rectifying this condition. I dont want to go for Surgical procedure like LASIK or PRK.Lasik and PRK are not a strict taboo in forces and they can be easiy detectable thru a test. I have heard about Bates method and Exercises, but dont know how much effective they are in correcting Astigmatism. Please advice.
    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      ACCORDING TO THE SECOND SITE LISTED BELOW THESE EXERCISES DO IMPROVE EYESIGHT IN THOSE WITH ASTIGMATISMS.........

      Exercises for a Better Vision - Palming
      Palming

      "Palming" was originally a yoga technique. After Bates noticed its beneficial effects on the visual system, he "borrowed" it and incorporated into his system of vision improvement.

      Palming works by calming the visual system. Our eyes see by receiving light signals. If there were no light entering the eyes, one should expect to see nothing. Instead, in eyes with defective eyesight, there appears swirling patches of colours, creating pictures where there should be none. This is a symptom of the eyestrain causing defective vision.

      The act of palming makes people aware of the strain. The warmth from the hands helps relaxes the tense eyeballs. Some people claim to be able to the "inner energy" or "chi" emanating from the palms. I think we can safely dismiss those claims.

      How to do
      Place your palms over your closed eyes, letting the fingers cross over at the forehead. Slightly cup your palms such that you are not pressingon the eyeballs. Feel the warmth of the hands radiate and diffuse gently into your eyeballs. Think of the most peaceful scene that you can imagine. Relax...

      A few things to note

      Do not press against the eyeballs with your palms. This will put pressure on the blood vessels in the eyeballs and reduce circulation of blood and nutrients. Make sure that as much light as possible is blocked out by the palms. The exact position of the palms is up to the individual. Crossing the fingers at the forehead usually helps.

      Put yourself in a comfortable and proper posture e.g. don't slouch
      Remember to keep your eyes closed, behind the palms.
      And keep your hands clean, otherwise there will be the attack of the pimples!
      The most important thing is to relax. Of course, one can't try to relax. The harder you try, the more tense you become. The trick is to imagine pleasant scenery such as floating clouds in a blue sky, a peaceful sunrise at the top of the mountains.

  33. QUESTION:
    What natural products help treat eczema?
    My little brother has it on both of his arms right where you typically draw blood from. It looks very raw like a chemical burn. Im wondering are there any natural treatments that might help whatever medicine he's taking. Or is there any types of soap ect. he should avoid?

    • ANSWER:
      For me natural treatment worked better than prescription medications. . I cleared my eczema with serenaskin herbal remedies in less than 2 weeks. They do not have side effects like steroid creams. Itching subsided after first application of ointment and spray, I felt a relief right away,and I also took eczema extract to prevent future flare ups. It has been several months ago and my skin is still clear.

  34. QUESTION:
    What is an effective treatment for severe insomnia?
    I am interested in nonaddictive, natural treatments. I have tried melatonin, magnesium, and chamomille tea-- none are effective. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      How much magnesium are you taking? Are you drinking a lot of soda by chance because phosphates will wash this out of your system and make it much less effective. Also, the type of magnesium you take really does matter in quality and for it to absorb. Perhaps an integrated approach with relaxing music along with some ideas others have mentioned might help too. Magnesium and such do not work for everyone. Have you tried kava? My favorite store here is the Vitamin Shoppe. They or any good supplement or natural foods retailer could be better to show you all the different things available for restlessness or insomnia that they carry. Gosh, if you have a family member or a significant other who could give you a neck or back massage once in awhile it might help you to relax too. Or, you could get one of those massager chair things. It always helps for your muscles to be relaxed in order to sleep. If you want to give the magnesium another try and if you are taking one that is not as easy to absorb try mag gluconate or citrate but follow the label and/or ask your doc.
      Hope you can find a way to get some better rest.

  35. QUESTION:
    Have you heard about natural remedies against cancer?
    I want to know if you have heard about natural treatments to cure cancer. Can you explain me a little more about it?

    • ANSWER:
      You should check out Klamath Blue Green Algae, I would try to get into all of the studies and benefits but you would benefit more from just going there yourself and checking it out. Read some of the testimonials and test results, and decide for yourself if you want to try it or not. One of the testimonials on the site is from my dad who experienced amazing results using this stuff. And I still have my dad. Hope this helps you. Blessings

  36. QUESTION:
    Using egg as a natural egg protein treatment, is it really beneficial because i found it drying?
    I was in search for a natural hair protein treatment and i discovered that by using eggs is a great natural treatment. I tried it and felt that it did strengthen my hair but left if dry. Is egg known to be drying to hair?

    • ANSWER:
      i know that people use it on their face to tighten their pores and leave it soft an it dries on the face... so I'm assuming it should dry on hair too

  37. QUESTION:
    Is there a NATURAL treatment/remedy for anxiety?
    I've been experiencing some really bad anxiety lately, and it is really affecting my life. Is there some kind of natural treatment/remedy/supplement for treating anxiety?

    Any over-the-counter pill that you can take that will calm you?

    I tried Kava Kava, but it did nothing for me.

    I need something that will definitely work.
    Btw, I should mention that I'm mainly seeking a temporary quick fix at the moment. I need something that'll work a.s.a.p.

    A pill or something than will help calm me.

    • ANSWER:
      Valerian root works for me. Valium is derived from it. It has a terrible smell but once you get passed that it will calm you and also can be used as a sleep aid. You can buy it almost any where herbal remedies are sold including Walmart.

  38. QUESTION:
    Anyone have any experience with natural treatments for cancer?
    While it's not a secret that treatments that hospitals use like chemo,radiation,etc are pretty harsh, while attempting to wipe out cancer, they also do a lot of damage to your immune system.

    Does anyone have any advice,instruction,or experience with natural treatments for cancer?
    (i.e. diet,detox,etc)

    • ANSWER:
      Here you go.

      Free information from the internet. It has to be good!

  39. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to treat palpitations, or a very fast pulse?
    I suspect some things am allergic to trigger palpitations.
    It feels like an adrenaline rush and sometiems I can't sleep.
    Any suggestions about natural treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Palpitations or irregularities in the heart beat (medically called arrhythmia) could be due to many reasons including allergy to certain foods like Soya sauce, certain medications, overfull stomach, excessive intake of coffee, tea, cola, chocolate or other stimulants, Mental and physical stress, Thyroid abnormalities, and well, certain heart conditions such as coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction and other organic heart problems including imperfect valves of the heart.

      I think you should get your allergy test done and must go for a high protein diet.

      Herbal remedies that include Passionflower, Ginkgo and Hawthorn should provide you with great relief.

      Check out the link below for some interesting and intriguing details & explanations on this exact topic..

  40. QUESTION:
    What Is The Most Effect Natural Way To Treat Yeast?
    37 weeks pregnant & my midwife said today I had a small amount of yeast present. I've read this is VERY common in pregnancy & not really harmful but she said I def want to keep it under control. What are some natural treatments that would be most effective in arresting it?
    Ie: yogurt tampon, tea tree suppository, eating yogurt etc?

    • ANSWER:
      Live yogurt from the fridge on a tampon. It's more soothing that way.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some alternative treatments for arthritis?
    My grandmother has arthritis in her hands and she takes medication, but it only helps to a certain extent.

    I was wondering if there were any supplements or natural treatments that may help her?

    • ANSWER:
      It is actually quite effective when some foods are eliminated from the diet. The following foods can cause allergic reactions as well as painful arthritis: animal protein, tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers, bell peppers, cayenne, chili, paprika, pimiento and eggplant. Some people feel better when gluten is eliminated from their diet as well as giving up all dairy products.

  42. QUESTION:
    I was wondering if anyone has ever tried any natural or herbal treatments for fertility?
    I was reading about different natural treatments to help fertility, and this herb came up called vitex or chasteberry, I was wondering if any one has ever used it? Are there any side effects? and how effective is it? Its suppose to bring back the menstral cycle to normal and induce ovulation, from what i've read, is it all true?

    • ANSWER:
      OMG I can't believe I forgot about that, yes I was on Vitex & False Unicorn Root (F.U.R) when ttc #1 only took it for 2 months before ttc though as I read somewhere that pregnant women and lactating women should avoid it, so I thought well that can't be good when ttc what if you do conceive and don't find out till later on, so I stopped the vitex, but stayed on the F.U.R

      FALSE UNICORN ROOT (Chamaelirium luteum)
      False unicorn root may help to normalise ovarian function when female infertility is associated with erratic ovulation.

      and after 3 months on the F.U.R and metformin, 2 months on Vitex and 1 month on clomid, we started ttc, well approx a month later found out I was 5wks pg. So we were successful on our first try. our daughter is now 5yrs old.

      Good luck to you and hope you get a BFP real soon.
      and thankyou I'm going to the health food shop today to get me some F.U.R now..lol...

  43. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any alternative treatments for eczema?
    I have been using steroid creams for years but they are just not working any more. Does anyone know of any natural treatments or any lifestyle changes i can make that would help?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my atopic 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 is available without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Yoko

  44. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of a natural treatment for alopecia?
    My friend has alopecia and can no longer get shots for the disease... has anyone had success with a natural treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      depends on the type...difficult to treat.

      oftentimes grows back on its own.

      take this to chinatown...and give it a try.

      http://www.hair8.net/readnews.asp?id=1010

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a support group in canada that believes in natural treatment for psychiatric illnesses?
    i am sure there must be many people, also in Canada, that do not want to use strong psychiatric medicines and believe in alternative treatment,
    for adults or youth.
    Does anyone know of such a group online or that i can call, possibly in Toronto
    A strong supporter of orthomolecular treatment, natural treatment is Margot Kidder, but she is not in Canada
    Thanks for any useful answers

    • ANSWER:
      Canada has free medical now so it is hard for any group to fight that. Some religions used to do it alone . But I know Canada is ready to use the pills and put you on government support for the rest of your life. What could be more simple.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for migraines?
    I get chronic migraines and I don't have insurance to see a doctor. If gone through many over the counter pain meds and I usually develop a tolerance to them after a little while. Are there any other, perhaps natural, treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      I find that ice packs are a BIG help. You can get ice packs at Walgreens, but the best ones I've found are at your local massage therapy supply store (betcha didn't even know there was such a thing!) Their packs are cheap (-10), come in a variety of sizes/shapes and are amazingly sturdy. Remember to put the ice pack in a pillow case and never use it for more than 20 minutes at a time.

      Also important is where you apply the ice- more specifically right at the middle of the back of your skull. A nurse taught me this trick and it is SO helpful. Since you have hair there, you don't need to use the pillowcase; just apply directly. Use another pack at the base of your skull and a smaller one across your eyes or temples.

      And I understand about the health insurance issue, but I wanted to add that Imitrex changed my life. There are 9 pills for about 5, but I cut them in half, and they work just fine, so that saves on the cost. I know that's so expensive, but as a quality-of-life issue, it's worth saving up for. (And yes, you will need to get a prescription for them.) Best of luck to you.

  47. QUESTION:
    How do you bring out natural red highlights in your hair?
    I'm mostly Irish, and have dark brown hair with red undertones, mostly brought out by the sun in the summer. I love when the red undertones are defined, but whenever I use hair dye I end up with a purplish hue instead of red. I'm done with chemical hair stuff, is there some sort of natural treatment I could use to bring out my under-defined highlights?

    • ANSWER:
      Lemon-juice works to bring out your natural color but it is acidic and eats away @ your hair's out cuticle so that the sun can get in. If you are comfortable with die though this isn't as bad. You just put some in your hair and sit out in the sun for 10 min.!!! hope that helps a lot for you


natural treatments for

Home Remedy Psoriasis Scalp

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for psoriasis on the scalp?
    My sister has psoriasis on her scalp that is pretty bad. Youi cant see it unless she parts her hair in the back like for pigtails, but shes really self conscious about it. The shampoo prescribed for her is very very expensive and although it works she cant afford to pay 100 bucks a month for shampoo. Any home remedies or ideas out there for help with this> Than ks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, she can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of scalp psoriasis") Some of them do actually work. For my scalp 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 comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Stella

  2. QUESTION:
    Home remedies or other aides for psoriasis?
    In the winter I get really bad psoriasis my scalp. I've had treatments in the past but none of them seem to really work. It definitely runs in my family because my dad gets it really bad, too. Do you know of any home remedies or other over the counter treatments that might work?

    • 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

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to moisturize your scalp quickly?
    I have psoriasis on my scalp and it turns into dandruff looking flakes and I was wondering if there's any "home remedies" I could use to moisturize my scalp. I already use tar shampoo and head and shoulders.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't moisturize the scalp but you use proper treatments to remove the flakes. Do not use coconut oil on your scalp, it won't help with scalp psoriasis and you will need to wash your hair like 30 times to remove the oil afterwards and this will cause more dry skin and more flakes.

      Most people think that they can get rid of scalp psoriasis/Dandruff with just a shampoo, but shampoos are only for maintenance and not for treatment.

      You need to use a proper lotion to clean the scalp completely. The best one I found and I 've been using for years when needed is Propiosalic lotion. It's under and it clears the scalp completely in a few days if applied daily.

      It contains salicylic acid a well known cosmetic and not only ingredient that effectivity removes the flakes and dry scalp without irritating it and without damaging the hair. You apply it on the scalp once or twice a day and let it dry out. It dries out in about half an hour and you don't need to wash your hair afterwards not even the next day. It does not smell when it's dry and it's not noticeable. Ask your pharmacist or your dermatologist.

      After you have cleared your scalp completely, you can keep using the tar shampoo for maintenance if you want and only if your scalp psoriasis is aggressive, meaning it gets worse really soon. If not, there is no need to keep using a special shampoo.

      Stay away from head and shoulders, ultrex and all that. They are extremely strong shampoos. they only work at start then the scalp gets used to them and they stop working. The worst thing is that they are change the ph balance of the scalp and no other shampoo or treatment will work on the future. So it's better to avoid them.

      You need to use a mild shampoo and stay away from strong shampoos who mess us the ph balance. This is what triggers psoriasis.

      What triggers scalp and general psoriasis also Dandruff : Fever, cold/flu, climate, stress/anxiety, other conditions, toxins from food or other products we use every day.

      Get the lotion or any other lotion ( do not get the oily ones they don't work and they leave you with greasy hair ) and your scalp will clean up completely extremely fast. Ask your doctor.
      This is the absolute treatment.

      Gluck

  4. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of Redness on your forehead?
    Anyone know how to get rid of loads of redness on your forhead????

    I have psoriasis on my scalp but thats clearing up but i just cant get rid of the redness and its doing my head in .

    I tryed creams ,moisturizers and ice......

    Nothing seems to work...

    Anyone know any home remedies or anything different to get it away????

    • ANSWER:
      stop heading the football!!

      coal tar soap and shampoo is very good

  5. QUESTION:
    Anyone have home remedies for psoriasis of the scalp?
    I have used numerous prescrition shampoos, sprays, and leave on oils, with no avail. I am the itchies, flakiest person in the world. I have also had steroid injections to my scalp, but am having trouble finding a dermatologist to do that again because it is such a large area. Any help is greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Geez, I was going to say to use the Neutrogena T-Gel. I loved that and cleared it up. Drink lots of water at least 10 glasses a day. Your skin is your biggest organ and needs to be hydrated.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is a good remedy for psoriasis?
    I have a severe form of psoriatic arthritis. I have come on a RX that alleviates the pain of the arthritis, but my skin is in very bad shape. ointments and creams have not helped. And we are talking about VERY expensive RX ointments. Any home remedies anyone has tried for extreme conditions that have worked?

    • ANSWER:
      Try these home remedies:

      With regular doses of intense sun, 95 percent of psoriasis sufferers improve. It's the ultraviolet waves that fight psoriasis, and the UVB rays work the fastest. But there's a catch-22. UVB's are also the ones that give you a sunburn and run up the risks for skin cancer. They can also cause psoriasis sufferers to break out in previously unaffected areas.

      There is, however, an out. Sunscreen. "The benefits of sunbathing can outweigh the risks of skin cancer and spreading psoriasis if you use sunscreens on the places where you don't have psoriasis and only expose the affected areas to the full force of the sun.

      Get yourself a small UVB sunlamp to treat patches of psoriasis. You may prefer the UVA light found in tanning parlors, but it's weaker and needs much more time to work.

      Over-the-counter coal tar preparations are weaker than the prescription versions but can be effective in mild psoriasis. You can apply the tar directly to the plaques or immerse yourself in tar bath oil and treat your scalp with tar shampoo. Since even the OTC tars can stain and smell, they're usually washed off after a certain amount of time, but some kinds can be left on the skin to enhance the effect of sunlight or UVB treatments. "Tar makes you more sensitive to the sun, so be careful.

      Baths and heated swimming pools are excellent for psoriasis. Cold-water bath, maybe with a cup or so of apple cider vinegar added, is great for itching. "Another thing that really works is ice,". "Just dump some ice cubes into a small plastic bag and hold it against the afflicted skin."

      OTC topical cortisone creams are weaker than their prescription cousins, but they're worth trying, and they're safer on the face and genital areas..

      Researchers have discovered that covering lesions with tape or plastic wrap for days or weeks can help clear up psoriasis, especially if cortisone cream is applied first.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. QUESTION:
    I have horrible Psoriasis on my legs and arms?
    I have horrible psoriasis! I am only 13 years of age and its really annoying to have psoriasis! I have it on my legs and arms and it makes me look like a have a disease or something but i don't! Gymnastics is starting soon and i need to get rid of it because people are driving me nuts by asking about it. Does anybody have any suggestions, like creams or home remedies but not topical creams that i have to order.
    Suggestions please!
    Thanks.
    -Meg

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. For my plaque psor. (elbows, knees and scalp) the herbal cream/spray combo by champori works the best: my patches cleared almost completely in just 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up in more than a year now. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  10. QUESTION:
    My daughter has the worst case of psoriasis I have ever seen.?
    It started a year ago and basically covered her from head to toe. After much treatment, for the most part, on her body it is under control, but I have recently noticed big patches developing on her scalp again...
    Does anyone know of home remedies or efficient low-cost ways for treating this?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like my sister and I!! Good thing that summer is just around the corner, because she needs to get some sun!! My mom always bought us Eucerin (try the calming cream) and this bottle that you buy in the dandruff shampoo section called scalpacin. Scalpacin is a liquid cortizone that you can put on your scalp and wont make hair smelly, greasy, etc. Also, if you can, go to your pharmacy and see if they carry Elta Tar, if not they can order it for you, and that really seems to help also. Another thing that has helped me in the past for really big itchy spots is just getting a prescription cortizone with 2% active ingredient instead of the over the counter 1%. BTW...make sure you tell your daughter for beatiful she!! Because psoriasis is depressing and has a way of making you feel like crap about yourself! if you need anymore help or tips feel free to IM me @ iltb26

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    I have dandruff but I am allergic to many dandruff shampoos. Anyone have a good and cheap home remedy?
    The shampoo and conditioner I have been using has been causing really dry skin around my eyes to the point it burns and has been aggravating my psoriasis around my neck and ears.

    • ANSWER:
      I really hate to hear that ...and dandruff can be such an aggervating thing to have .....Here is what I found for you and I have read alot of good reviews about doing this ....

      Dandruff is dead skin that forms on the scalp. Skin cells die and flake off the body all the time, but if the rate is increased and the scaly flakes are not removed then they can be seen on the head. Normally skin cells die and are replaced around once a month, but with people with dandruff, the process is speeded up to about once every two weeks.

      The Ingredients

      * 1/2 cup Water
      * 1/2 cup of White Vinegar

      The Instructions

      Combine ingredients then apply directly to the scalp. Use before shampooing. Apply twice a week.

      Hope this helps you ~~~

      http://www.pioneerthinking.com/dandruff1.html

  13. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any natural remedies to alieve the symptoms of psoraisis?
    I have psoraisis in my scalp and on the outsides of my calves. I already take Enbrel to supress my immune system. I notice that as the weather gets colder my symptoms become worse. Any suggestions?

    • 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 scalp.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 scalp condition.Plus,these remedies could be apply on any affected areas including ur scalp.

      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:-)

  14. 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

  15. QUESTION:
    What can I use as an antibiotic since I am financially strapped?
    I have an infection in my scalp from scratching due to the unrelenting stress of trying to figure out how to pay my bills.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some ideas:

      28 Home remedies for psoriasis: website below and that looks like it has the best general listing of assistance without going to a Dr. You WILL have to buy the ingredients though!

      Here's another one, no idea about it personally but it sounds logical (copied from website):

      "I know this sounds strange it only cost a dollar, but it works!!!!! Try Baby's Butt-Aid from the Dollar Tree store. The scales have stopped even the redness is gone only Baby's Butt-Aid (which is the name) from the Dollar Tree store works it comes in a yellow tube. Just put on the thinnist layer. Still using it continually once a day. Be sure to shower using head & shoulders for your soap or equiv.

      Also add 50 mg of zinc that seems to help in keeping psoarsis away. "

      And one more: Herbal remedies for scalp psoriasis, web link below. This involves ingesting concentrated aloe vera juice as well as shampooing with it.

      Your choice on the remedies, and good luck, it's awful to deal with it.

      Also consider talking to a debt consolidation company: We did it and it was the first solid step we made getting ourselves out of a really big financial hole. Do a web search and you will find them. Also do a Better Business Bureau check up on any you want to talk to and make sure they are well rated. (Look for a non-profit one.)

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there a good under the counter (or home) remedy for a psoriasis outbreak?
    I've increased vitamin e, and have been looking for a good (wax based?)lotion that lasts, so my hands can heal

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. For my plaque psor. (elbows, knees and scalp) the herbal cream/spray combo by champori works the best: my patches cleared almost completely in just 2 weeks and I haven't had a flare up in more than a year now. Try it: it comes with money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work - it's free.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  17. QUESTION:
    What can I do to allievate scalp itch?
    My scalp itches so much, that I end up scratching my scalp so hard it hurts.

    What can I do to make the scalp itch stop?

    • ANSWER:
      i am going through the same thing right now, and i think its because the weather is changing because this has NEVER happened to me before. i have dandruff along with it because i thought it would go away.
      i used head and shoulders, that didn't work, i also used the neutrogena t-gel shampoo, it smells awful, and that still isn't working, so i am going to try some olive oil. im not even going to try selson blue because ive already tried the other product like it, and i am sick of wasting my money.

      HERE ARE SOME HOME-REMEDIES to try, but i suggest seeing a doctor because it can get worse and it sucks.

      Zinc Pyrithione: Wonderful stuff for scalp conditions. First synthesized in the 1930’s, this is the most widely used active ingredient from a natural source. It’s used to treat dandruff, seborrheic dermatitus, psoriasis, eczema and numerous other skin and scalp disorders. It has strong anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
      Jojoba: Is excellent as a scalp moisturiser and helps to rebalance sebum.
      Tea Tree: Oily hair … Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands, enlivens the scalp and brings the cells & follicles to attention
      Basil: Oily hair … promotes growth
      Chamomile: Fine to normal hair … gives golden highlights
      Clary sage: All types of hair … dandruff treatment
      Lavender: Normal hair … Scalp treatment for itchiness, dandruff, and even lice!
      Lemon: Oily hair … Gives golden highlights; treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands
      Myrrh: Dry hair … Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands
      Patchouli: Oily hair … Dandruff treatment
      Peppermint: Dry hair … Promotes hair growth
      Rose: Fine hair … Soothes scalp
      Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil: Excellent for itchy scalp, dry scalp and dandruff Rosemary: Oily hair … Dandruff treatment; promotes hair growth and is an excellent for treating dry scalp
      Tea tree: Oily hair … Treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, lice, and underactive sebaceous glands
      Ylang-ylang: Oily hair … Dandruff treatment

  18. QUESTION:
    Does anybody have any tips, advice or home remedies ?
    I have pretty bad psoriasis on my scalp and it seems to be getting worse any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my psoriasis with SerenaSkin psoriasis herbal remedies. I used ointment and spray on the scalp. I also took anti psoriasis extract as directed. In less than 2 weeks of treatment my scalp has been cleared. It is the only treatment that cleared it among many I've tried.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is there a connection between psoriasis and hairdye?
    My daughter suffers from psoriasis [mostly on her legs & arms]. However she does color her hair often, and it worries me that there maybe a link, as lately she has noticed her scalp, back and front having new outbreaks. Coincidence?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure she's already seeing a doctor about her psoriasis and using creams that's prescribed so I won't go through the in's and out's of home remedies or creams to try. To answer your question, the only connection between hair dye and psoriasis is the drying of the skin that comes in contact with the chemical which aggravates the condition she already has. I only dye my hair once every 2-3 months and before hand I always use a very very good conditioner, rinse mildly so there's a skim of it on my scalp, and I NEVER EVER rub the dye onto my scalp. You have to be very careful when coming to get to the roots that you don't touch the scalp or it might scrape it and make the psoriasis worse or start at the scrape. They have really good root combs that you can have her use. Just tell her not to scrub it into the scalp. Follow it up with good moisturizing conditioners and have her use head and shoulders a couple of times a week to make sure it treats her scalp as well without stripping the color she's dyed her hair.

      As far as the rest of her body, sometimes we have breakouts for no reason or due to stress. Sometimes even what we're eating. If she's going through a lot of stress it might explain the sudden outbreak. Usually sudden outbreaks will go away once the situation is changed or through mild treatment. If she's changed medications for her psoriasis right before this happened PLEASE tell her to tell the doctor since that happened once to me and it was an adverse reaction to the new cream.

      I hope that gives you a few things to consider and try. You are always welcome to email me if you have questions. You're never alone in this, and neither is your daughter. Good luck :)

  20. 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:-)

  21. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of dandruff? Any instant methods or one week home remedies?
    I am just a teenager and I already have "caught" dandruff. It has been there for quite a while and even if I shampoo everu two to three days, and condition every two weeks, the dandruff won't go. It itches a lot and I have started scratching my head all the time without knowing it. How can I remove the dandruff? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have a similar problem, mine is partly Psoriasis though, which is basically itchy flaky skin, mine just happens to be on the scalp so I mistook it for dandruff for years. What I use is a T-Gel shampoo from Family Dollar. It's only a dollar or two, ever since I did that the scratching has stopped, I still get some flakes but not nearly as bad as it was. It's brownish red looking shampoo, I use it once every 2-3 days, but at first I was doing it every day for a week or so, then backed off as the condition improved, problem is most shampoos have Stearyl Alcohol in it and that's what's drying out your scalp and making it itch. Now I use it every 2-3 days but shampoo twice with it, the first time seems like it's just cleaning and soaking the 2nd time it really gets soapy and that's when I really work it in my scalp. T-Gel shampoo and your problems with itching should be solved.

      PS: For the record washing your hair everyday is bad for your hair. Humans are not designed to bathe every single day, washing your hair too often removes many of the necessary oils, also Head and Shoulders is crap, because it eliminates the dandruff by literally peeling a layer off your scalp, don't know about you but I kind of like my skin and don't want to remove layer after layer just to get rid of flakes.

      PPS: Also my psoriasis is due to stress and worry, as most psoriasis cases are, and no it's no contagious, just a mild skin condition, which I suspect is often misdiagnosed as simple dandruff when dandruff is really just a symptom of said psoriasis.

  22. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of psoriasis?
    i have a rash, at least i think it's psoriasis, it's itchy and it's spread over my body over the last couple of days, i have creams off the doctor but they just aren't working:( please help? home remedies if any?
    thankyou in advance.

    • 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.

  23. QUESTION:
    does anybody have any at home remedies for psoriasis of the scalp?
    i have bad psoriasis in my scalp and its itchy and flaky and stops my hair from growing. does anybody have any solutions to this besides prescriptions from the dermatologist? those can be a bit pricey

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my scalp 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.
      Best,
      Gussie

  24. 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

  25. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any ways to treat psoriasis ?
    I have it on my scalp , and not much seems to work , anyone know any ways ?

    • ANSWER:
      If you''re talking about home remedies, then typically a tar preparation might help (both as a shampoo and as a gel overnight.) If the psoriasis is more severe, then you'll probably need prescription medicines from a dermatologist.

  26. 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.

  27. QUESTION:
    need help on my hair and scalp please someone help?
    I need to know what i have in my scalp. Sometimes i get the feeling like i need to scratch it all around, i try not to thou sometime its just too much. When i do scratch it i get these small things kind of like salt grains, they are very annoying and they are all over my scalp. Im sure this isn't psoriasis from the scalp as i do not have flaking and it isn't dandruff either,like i said they are like tiny grains of sand that come from my scalp. I have changed so many shampoos i don't even know what to use anymore, I want to know what this is. Ive tried home remedies like olive oil and lemon but still nothing, before my scalp use to be very oily but suddenly it stopped, now it just sometime itches, i want that back i like oily hair i'm into looking dirty but it aint happening maybe my body is changing or something idk, but if anyone can help me out this will be awesome y'all thanks to whoever answers!!!
    What moisturizer are there to use or do you recommend

    • ANSWER:
      Dandruff and psoriasis are exactly the same, same cause , same treatments.

      And yes you have mild Dandruff. You don't need to see wide and large pieces ( flakes ) coming off to know you have it.

      Small white/silvery pieces and itchy scalp is enough.
      Do not worry because in most people this appears only because something is triggering it and after proper treatment it goes away for good. So don't think that it's going to be like this for ever. You will clear up completely and your hair and scalp will come back to normal.

      The cause : Over working genes that are involved with the skin cells reproduction. Skin cells reproduce once every 40 days. If something is triggering the issue then skin cells reproduce once every 24/48 hours. So white flakes or dots start to appear on the scalp. They usually itch and make the hair a mess. If left untreated for long, you'll start to also have hair breakage.

      How to treat : Do not use head and shoulders, ultrex or any harsh shampoo on the scalp. Those shampoos are so strong that they change the ph balance of the scalp and no other treatment or shampoo will work in the future. So it's better to avoid them.χ The proper shampoo is a shampoo with tar in it from the drugstore. They work great and they don't irritate the scalp or change the ph balance.

      Shampoos most of the times are only for maintenance and not for treatment that is why so many people are struggling with their scalp issues because they only use a shampoo and they wait for the scalp to clear up in a few days but this is not going to happen.

      You need to get a proper lotion to treat it. Best one I've found is called Propiosalic lotion. It's under and it will clean up the scalp completely in a few days. You can then if you want keep using the tar shampoo for maintenance only if the problem keeps coming back, which I doubt.

      Propiosalic lotion contains the well known cosmetics ingredient - salicylic acid- which will remove the flakes and dry scalp fast. You just apply it on the scalp directly from the bottle 1 or 2 times per day and you don't need to wash your hair afterwards not even the next day to take it off. It does not smell when it's dry and it's not visible.
      Ask your pharmacist or a dermatologist for more info.

      Do not use lemon or anything else on the scalp because you have a dermatitis and all those stuff are only going to make things worse.
      Also we don't moisturize the scalp , we use products to remove the dead skin cells in order for our dry scalp to become healthy again.

      Gluck

  28. QUESTION:
    any home remedies for psoriasis ?
    i have psoriasis on my back & scalp are there any good home remedies you could help me with please ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet. Some of them do actually work. For my scalp 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.
      Best,
      Antje

  29. QUESTION:
    What is a good at-home remedy for scalp psoriasis?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet - some of them do actually work. For my scalp 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.
      Cheers,
      Mol

  30. 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

  31. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of psoriasis?is there any home remedy.i?
    i am suffering from psoriasis from last two years. i couldnot find any permanent treatment.it occurs at my foot(heels)

    • ANSWER:
      What is psoriasis? Even if you suspect you have it or are already diagnosed, it can still be confusing. Basically, psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells multiply nearly ten times faster than they normally would, stacking up on the surface of the skin to form the lesions that characterize psoriasis. It ranges from mild (less than 5% of the body surface is affected) to severe (more than 30% is affected), but it's generally not progressive. Scientists aren't sure exactly what causes psoriasis, but they have agreed on three factors: genetics, the immune system and the environment. Flare-ups of psoriasis are periodic and unpredictable; there can be years between outbreaks, or just days. Most often the lesions appear as silvery-red, flaky scales on parts of the body that flex, like elbows and knees, but they can show up anywhere from the scalp to the nails to the genital areas.
      Psoriasis Treatment at HomeTaking daily baths will help you minimize your psoriasis symptoms. Soaking in warm (not hot) water for 15 minutes or so, especially if you add Oatmeal, coal tar products, or Dead Sea salts, can soothe your irritated skin and also provide relief for psoriasis of the nails. Use fragrance-free soaps whenever possible, and always be sure to pat your skin dry rather than rub it. It is okay to use a loofah or washcloth to slough off scales as long as you scrub very gently and follow up immediately with psoriasis cream, psoriasis medication or a moisturizer. For scalp psoriasis, washing your hair with a psoriasis shampoo will help ease itchiness and flakiness.
      Moisturizing frequently is an effective psoriasis remedy. Itchiness is one of the main complaints of those who suffer from psoriasis, but moisturizers can provide immense psoriasis relief and help you avoid picking and scratching off a whole layer of skin (not recommended). There are many different moisturizers to choose from, and you may have to experiment to see what works best in your skin care regimen. Look for emollients with animal-based oils (like shea/cocoa butters or lanolin) and moisturizers with water-binding agents that will help skin maintain its water concentrations (like collagen, amino acids and proteins). Natural moisturizers such as aloe vera, jojoba oil and vitamins D and E are also effective anti-irritants and will help calm your skin.
      Eating a psoriasis diet will help keep your psoriasis under control. A psoriasis diet is low in red meat and dairy products- which contain "arachidonic acid" that can cause inflammation - and high in antioxidant-filled fruits and vegetables. Try to avoid processed and refined foods, as they usually lack nutrition and can cause your body to become unbalanced. Supplements such as beta-carotene, zinc and vitamins A and C are said to help with several aspects of psoriasis, but it is best to consult your doctor first so that you don't take too much of a certain vitamin or exacerbate another condition. Be sure to get plenty of water, and use moderation if you choose to drink alcohol.
      Getting natural sunlight can be an effective treatment for psoriasis. Sunlight slows down the growth of skin cells, which in turn can reduce your psoriasis symptoms. Try for daily doses of about twenty minutes at a time, but be patient - it may take several weeks before you notice improvement. Although sunlight has proven to be an effective psoriasis treatment, it is important to take precautions for your safety. Avoid the sun between 10 and 2, when the rays are strongest, and protect yourself by using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Also be aware that many medications can make you much more susceptible to the sun. If you live in a climate with long winters or are uneasy about being in the sun, there are several alternatives that are mentioned in the conclusion.
      Avoiding psoriasis triggers can help in healing psoriasis. You knew it was coming: the list of what you should not do. For psoriasis, here's what can bring on a flare-up: stress or tension (either sudden or daily), illness, infection (such as streptococcus, or "strep throat"), smoking, alcohol, obesity, skin injury (sunburn is a good example), certain drugs (especially lithium and beta blockers), and allergies. You may find it helpful to keep a daily record of what was going on for you at the time of a flare-up - what you were eating, how the weather was, and any stressful events that might have occurred. This can help you notice a pattern and possibly reduce your psoriasis symptoms.

  32. 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

  33. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of back acne?
    I have bacne pretty bad i mean its not terrible and i have no scars or pus or anything but i hate it and I am on prescribed drugs to fix it. Also i wash my back with sea salt and coconut scrub i make or a natural sea salt scrub that exfoliates and cleanses or proactiv or neautogena(cant spell) i mix up my scrubs alot to get a variety. I know its "bad" but i about once a week use a 10% benzoyl peroxide cream the doctor gave me. I also keep my hair off my back and get lots of sun on it. I also use an oil free moisturiser occasionally. I am going to Hawaii in just over a month and would love to have a clear back but i don't know what to do. Any suggestions other then putting alcohol on it. Just to let you know my face is completely clear and I don't even scrub it. Oh yeah I'm a 14 year old girl. I apologise for all the bad spelling thanks sooo much if u could answer xx

    • 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

  34. 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.

  35. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acne on my back?
    I get very bad spots on my back that go and then come back again, which is very irritating. Please help?

    • 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

      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

  36. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of chest/neck acne?
    I've got a lot of acne all over my lower neck and my chest. I need a way to get rid of it as quickly as possible. Any tips????

    • 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)
      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. 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

  37. QUESTION:
    Does taking zinc help with skin inflammation from acne?
    I am currently on accutane and it has cleared up my skin a lot. But I still have a lot of red inflammation. Does anyone know if zinc could help with this or with acne scars?

    Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can help with acne inflamation. 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

  38. QUESTION:
    How to clear my acne that has flared up?
    I have tryed every acne products out there mostly cheapish stuff as where I live we don't have expensive places but recently I tryed a product called biore combination something and it has made my entire face red and filled it with red bumps what can I do now

    • 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)
      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. 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

  39. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of acnes nd pimple very fast?
    How to get rid of acnes and pimples soon?
    I am 16.

    • 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

  40. 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

  41. 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)

  42. 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.

  43. QUESTION:
    what kind of home remidies can i use for scalp psarasis?
    i have scalp psarasis and i am looking for anything in expersive and over the counter? any ideas? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Natural remedies for Scalp Psoriasis:

      Vinegar Rinse
      Apple cider vinegar contains active compounds that have both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help sooth and help heal the inflammations and infections. Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water, and rinse your hair with the solution, gently massaging it into your scalp.

      Olive Oil
      Warm 1/4 cup olive oil and massage it into your scalp at night. Shampoo as usual in the morning. Alternatively, combine equal parts garlic oil and aloe vera gel, massage this into your scalp at night, and shampoo as usual in the morning.

      Sunshine
      Expose the affected areas to sunlight, which tends to relieve psoriasis. Take care to protect the unaffected skin with sunscreen or clothing to minimize skin cancer risk.

      Good luck!

  44. QUESTION:
    how to remove acne from my back and chest?
    Got quite a lot of spots on my back and a few on the chest, how can I remove them?

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      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%
      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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

  45. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of dandruff?
    Is there a way I can reduce the amount I have quickly? i dont have too much but it is noticeable i do have some.

    • ANSWER:
      Dandruff scales are visible flakes of skin that are continuously shed from the scalp. People with dandruff have large numbers of a superficial fungus, the yeast Pityrosporum ovale, on the scalp, which increases the turnover of the skin flakes.

      Do’s of Dandruff Care
      If the dandruff is mild, shampoo hair twice a week with shampoos labeled “frequent use, for dry hair and scalp”. The moisturizers will protect the scalp and keep it from flaking.
      Use shampoo powders with camellia seeds for mild cases
      Moderate dandruff sufferers use a normal antidandruff shampoo daily or alternate days, leaving the lather on for at least 10 minutes. Be sure to rinse thoroughly; shampoo and soap residue can actually aggravate skin problems. Once the dandruff is under control, shift to weekly twice shampooing.
      For more severe dandruff, you should use shampoos containing anti-yeast medications like selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, climbazole etc. These should be used on alternate days in the first week, twice a week for next 2-4 weeks, thereafter once weekly.
      After bath towel off the excess water and let the hair dry naturally, that is without blow drying.
      Brush the scalp hair with a soft natural bristle brush. Firmly brush the hair from scalp outwards. This will distribute the oil along the hair shaft keeping it shiny and healthy; rather than remaining on the scalp where it is a good medium for the yeast to multiply.
      Hair should be washed daily, with shampoo used on alternate days to begin with and weekly once or twice as maintenance.
      Eat well balanced food, avoid snacks, get 7-8 hours good sleep and exercise regularly.
      Learn to relax on a regular basis.
      If the condition persists or worsens after treatment, stop all medications and see a dermatologist.
      Don’ts of Dandruff Care
      Do not use ordinary soap to wash hair. Ordinary soap is not designed to cleanse the scalp and hair.
      Do not wash hair intensively, this can irritate the scalp and increase the cell turn over and flakes.
      Do not use antidandruff shampoos in mild, dry type of dandruff. This will actually compound the problem.
      Avoid dyes on the scalp hair as far as possible. The normal resident bacteria of the scalp which keeps away the yeasts will be destroyed by dyes and harsh shampoos.
      Do not use antidandruff shampoos daily after the dandruff clears, as these are too harsh. Use no more than once or twice a week.
      Moderate and severe types of dandruff are oily type; avoid oily and greasy applications in such cases.
      Do not consume alcohol, fried, spicy, fast food.
      When to See a Dermatologist?
      You should consult a dermatologist

      If the OTC antidandruff treatment and home remedies have not helped even after 6 weeks.
      If the flaking and scaling are not over the whole scalp but just in one or more places, and thick. You may be suffering from psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis.
      If you have scabs on the scalp.
      If your scalp is red and itchy - or if the skin is flaky around the eyebrows, round the nose, behind the ears, front of chest or in between the shoulder blades;- this may suggest you have the more severe Seborrheic Dermatitis.
      Dandruff, Seborrheic Dermatitis and Psoriasis: Are They Related?
      Dandruff may be considered as the mildest end of a disease spectrum where psoriasis is at the other, more severe, end; with seborrheic dermatitis coming in between. The immunological and histo-chemical changes seen in psoriasis has not yet been demonstrated in the milder forms and yeast infection is not considered an important trigger of psoriasis, though. Response to many topical agents like tar is similar in this group. There is a severe condition which comes in between seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis of the scalp which has aptly been called seborrheasis

  46. QUESTION:
    Any Hints on how to treat psoriasis at home? Including the scalp?
    I have psoriais on my elbows / arms. knees & scalp & ears . does anyone know of anything that might help? I've tried just about everything & that coal/tar shampoo don't work either. Currently I am using vasoline on my arms & knees to keep the scales down. I'm waiting to find a dermatologist that my insurance will cover. Need help badly

    • ANSWER:
      Try these simple home remedies.

      One of them is to have frequent tub baths or soak the affected area. Affected ares needs moisturizing so use some good natural moisturizer.

  47. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of my acne?
    Im 15, I get acne every one and awhile. But when I do get it, it comes in really bad as of right now. What can I do to clear my face?

    • ANSWER:
      Stress can affect hormones and can theoretically promote acne.
      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%
      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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


home remedy psoriasis scalp

Home Remedies To Cure Psoriasis

Vertigo is accompanied by spinning of head and dizziness and a person may fall down if the vertigo attack is severe. The person falls down because the brain doesn't receive a proper signal from the eyes, ears and the nervous system. Vertigo is not considered as a disease but is a disorder. Vertigo bout may get dangerous if it comes when you are driving or standing in a crowded place.

There are lots of causes of vertigo. The best way to cure vertigo is by targeting these causes and working against these causes. There is no specific treatment available for vertigo. Vertigo treatment may be different depending upon the age group of patients. Vertigo can be weird experience for those who suffer this disorder regularly. It becomes irritating when suddenly you have stars in front of your eyes and you can't see anything clearly.

Symptoms of vertigo are numerous in number and sometimes they become quite confusing to diagnose. The symptoms are very common to some other general diseases. Some of the most common symptoms of vertigo are dizziness, vomiting, nausea, weakness and headache. If left untreated these symptoms may lead to serious problems.

Some of the major causes of vertigo are ear infection, head or neck injury, Migraine, weakness, anemia and calcium disorders. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are other main causes of vertigo.

There are lots of treatments available for vertigo. Doctors may give you medicines and pills such as antihistamines. Doctors will prescribe antibiotics if vertigo is due to bacterial infection in ears. These drugs don't give positive results always and sometimes may cause serious side effects like vomiting, headache and dizziness. Natural and home remedies are the best way to cure vertigo. They have no side effects and give good results.

Natural and Home Remedy for Vertigo:

Ginkgo Balboa: This is the best remedy for chronic vertigo. It controls the flow of blood to the brain thus helping in treating the vertigo effectively. At the same time this remedy has no side effects and gives long lasting results.

Strawberries: Strawberries are rich in vitamin C. Strawberries can be an effective remedy to cure benign vertigo.

Ginger: Ginger is another very good natural remedy for positional vertigo. It controls the blood pressure and reduces the level of harmful cholesterol thus helping in fighting vertigo.

Amla: Amla is another very rich source of vitamin C. Make a paste of amla and black pepper and take this with water early in the morning. This helps in fighting causes of vertigo.

Coriander seeds: Coriander seeds are another good remedy for vertigo. Dip them in water overnight and make a past of these seeds. Take a tablespoon full of this paste with water. This remedy gives relief from positional vertigo.

Healthy and Balanced Diet: Diet is another very important remedy for vertigo. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine. Include more fruits and green vegetables in your diet.

Canalith Repositioning Method: This is the best remedy to treat positional vertigo. It should be done by your doctor. The doctor moves the neck and head in different positions which gives relief from positional vertigo.

By using these remedies you can easily cure benign positional vertigo without any side effects.

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:
    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.

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies to get rid of acne scars?
    What are some simple yet effective ways to get rid of acne scars quickly?
    I'm looking for people who have tried these remedies and seen results!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,
      I came to a review page about emu oil, on amazon by chance.
      And some of customer who wrote the review said that the oil can smoothing out scars and even cured psoriasis. And they really use the product.
      Hope the link below help

  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 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 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. QUESTION:
    Does anyone with psoriasis (guttate or plaque) have any tips or suggestions on how to deal with it?
    My son has had a bad outbreak, he is age 21, and contracted it after strep throat which he had twice this year.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi SHerri

      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

  16. 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!!

  17. 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.

  18. 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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  19. 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 .

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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 !

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  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:
    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! ;)

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. QUESTION:
    Does acne usually go away on its own?
    I'm having the worse breakout I have ever had. I tried using several different salicytic acid-based products but I discovered I am allergic to the benzoyl peroxide. I got minor burns from using them and my face got extremely dry. Right now a good amount of my face is red and sore. I'm not the type of person that cares what other people think, but I feel like shit. I was wondering what other kinds of home or over-the-counter treatments worked for you. I'm thinking about trying Proactive but I heard the acne returns when you stop using it.
    I'm 16 years old an have suffered with acne for about 1 year. I think it is genetic because my mom and brother had it growing up. My brother is 19 and it's completely gone; his started at about my age.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey IB

      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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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

  47. 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.


home remedies to cure psoriasis

Remedy 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:
    Does anyone now any remedies for eczema that actually work?
    I have eczema and have tried every product available but nothing seems to work. I'm tired of waking up in the morning to red raw arms because I've been scratching when i don't even know. Now that we have to wear our summer uniform at school it's getting really embarrassing and it's really hurting me. So please if you have anything please help me!

    • 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

  3. QUESTION:
    Is their anything that can cure asthma?
    I've had asthma from a young age, and it's annoying having to go out carrying an inhaler everywhere. I have on and off spots where I'll be really bad one week, then not even need it at all the next week.

    Also are their any home remedies for eczema? Same as above, I've had it for a while but creams off the doctors just make it less dry.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm afraid there is no cure. Only control. And sometimes, even that, seems out of reach. Just don't forget to take your inhaler with you wherever you go. It's that moment of carelessness that gets asthmatics into trouble more often than not. Treasure the periods when it's not so bad.
      I've found that soaking the area affected by eczema in Dunboro Solution (aluminum acetate) before applying the cream helps to soften and moisturize it. If it's on a limb you can just stick it into the solution. If it's on your torso or inaccessible otherwise, then you can use a washcloth soaked in the solution.
      Steroids helped my eczema along with the soaks and a steroid cream. But then I had a severe form of it. I know the pain it can cause.

  4. 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!

  5. QUESTION:
    What are any over the counter remedies for eczema effected infants?
    Ezcema is a skin disorder. My best friends' son is a solider in Iraq and he stumbled upon an Iraqi infant that was effected by the condition. They are in dire need of finding any over the counter medicines to treat this condition. The soliders currently caring for him are looking for any way to get this remedy as they are out of it in their medicine stock. Please answer to save the life of an innocent, Iraqi baby; the victim of the war in Iraq.

    Thank you dearly,
    Andy D.
    Dawn M. (mother of solider)

    • ANSWER:
      Apple Cider Vinegar applied topically helps.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good remedy for eczema?
    Im 18 years old and I have had eczema my entire life. Nothing works for me. I have had virtually every cream and have even had sessions of multiple shots injected in order to help with it. I've done oatmeal baths, milk baths and numerous other things that are suppose to help but nothinnngggg WORKS. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Try changing your diet for six weeks at a time. First try a gluten-free diet and see if that helps. Then try a dairy-free diet.

      Use a lot of moisturizers

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best remedy for hand eczema?
    For some reason this year I developed hand eczema. Its only between 2 of my fingers and I am pretty sure it is from constantly washing my hands and using a lot of cleaners. I started using gloves while washing dishes and cleaning other things. I go from having extremely itchy hands to almost healed then they will flare up again. I am trying to find a dermatologist to go to but would like something to use in the mean time. Anyone know of any good cremes that work well?

    • 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.

  8. QUESTION:
    whats the best remedy for eczema on the scalp and on body?
    I have tried shampoo with Tar and salisylic,,then after shampoo scrape the scales with coconut oil.with the body i soap with bar that indicates for eczema and psoriasis then apply daktarin as per Dr...but it seems too slow to work.

    • ANSWER:
      For me natural treatment worked better than prescription medications. . I cleared my eczema with serenaskin herbal remedies in less than 2 weeks. They do not have side effects like steroid creams. Itching subsided after first application of ointment and spray, I felt a relief right away, and I also took eczema extract to prevent future flare ups. It has been several months ago and my skin is still clear.

  9. QUESTION:
    I have been suffering from eczema for almost 3 years, any advice?
    What are the best remedies and medications for eczema?
    What foods do I have to avoid?

    • ANSWER:
      Well my son was diagnosed with eczema as a baby, and everybody asks me what I use on his skin because it is sooo smooth. The key to eczema is moisturizing. I watch what bath products I use on his skin, even paying a litttle extra for natural bath washes like Burt Baby Bees and Dr. Tom's of Maine, these products are sulfate and paraben free. Then I use Curel Intensive lotion on his skin every night right after a luke warm bath, he has had no problems with his skin, but occasional patches on his cheeks. I use hydrocortisone for his cheeks, but none of that on the rest of his body. He is 22-months-now.

  10. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any natural remedies for eczema on a 13yr old boy?
    My 13yr old son gets bad eczema the back of his knees and inside his elbows.

    • ANSWER:
      Ignore the homeopaths' above. Homeopathy does NOT help eczema. This condition comes and goes, they confuse that with their placebo pills working.

      The key with eczema is preventing flare ups, so avoid triggers and keep moisturized, etc. During flare ups, topical steroid creams will reduce inflammation. If used correctly (thin layer) and for short periods of time, side effects, such as skin thinning, are minimal.

      In very severe cases, antibiotics (usually topical) but sometimes oral, are needed if the eczema becomes infected. Take your son to an MD to discuss management.

  11. QUESTION:
    19 month old niece with horrific Eczema?
    My niece is 19 months and she has a horrific Eczema, we went to a dermatologist and they gave her some top cream but even that isn't solving it. I am big on home remedies so I deffinately did research but found nothing she hasn't tried. we are desperate right now!! it has gotten so painful for her and nothing is working. anyone have any home remedies for Eczema? if not, any garraunteed to work prescriptions? Thanks so much for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      My son suffered from Eczema from 6 months to about 10 years of age (he then suffered from asthma, which has gotten better, but not completely gone, and he's 23 now). His eczema was so bad that he actually had his picture in the American Journal of Dermatology! So, I know what your sister is going through. I suppose that the dermatologist has ruled out food allergies - severe eczema is rarely due to food allergies. I tried every remedy possible and nothing was completely effective. 1% hydrocortisone cream helped; with a very bad flare up, I used (sparingly) the higher potency steroid creams (all prescription). I also found the oral antihistamine/anti-itch syrup, Panectyl to be effective, especially for nightime itching. I tried bathing him in Calgonite, it helped a little. Also, for the dryness I used Eucerin Cream. Because his eczema was always worse in winter, I kept his room and the rest of the house as humid as possible. And finally, since I had a conference every year in Florida in April, we took him with us. The salt water and sunshine were the absolute BEST medicines. Good luck, and remind your sister that it DOES go away - my doctor said by 2 years, but as mentioned above, it didn't go away for us until my son was around 10. By the way, it doesn't leave scars, despite how horrible it can look.

  12. QUESTION:
    How is Eczema transferable to my partner/ways to deal with it?
    Can eczema, on my legs, be transferred to my partner just from cuddling in bed? AND What's the best method to reduce irritation/itchiness or reduce my partner's chances of getting eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jake.

      If it is Eczema that you have, there's no need for concern about you transferring it to you partner. It is not contagious.

      One of the best ways to reduce the itching is to use Aveeno Colloidal Oatmeal. Your local Walgreens or CVS drug store should have this.

      Put 2 cups of the Aveeno Oatmeal in a bath filled with luke warm water. Just soak in it for about 15 minutes. When you dry yourself off, make sure you use the towel and pat yourself dry. Do not rub the towel to dry as this can cause the irritation to get worse. After your dry yourself off, apply a good moisturizer.

      There are numerous things that will help you relieve the itchiness. I would try to avoid prescribed medications if your eczema is just isolated on your legs. Cortisone cream for example will have some long term side affects if used often. Look for natural remedies to help with your eczema. They provide much better relief and the most important part, it's safer.

      I provided a link below that should give you some ideas on other methods to help you with this. Don't let eczema take control of your life. You can treat this and actually there are ways to keep it from returning time and time again as it often seems to do.

      Hope this has helped you out a little.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of eczema on your face?
    I hav eczema on my face and it has been there since I was a baby. Apricot scrub would make it go away a little but then it would just stop disappearing. Pls help me! It is really noticeable.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural treatment worked best for me. I cleared my eczema with serenaskin herbal remedies. Anti-eczema extract keeps my eczema at bay.

  14. QUESTION:
    What eczema products do you recommend for my face?
    I've had eczema for years and one thing I'm mad that I didn't notice sooner is that doctors only precribe a steroid cream (like betaderm.) that always thins the skin so now my skin is much much worst from that. Is there any products that do not have this horrible side-effect?

    • ANSWER:
      For me natural treatment worked better than prescription medications. . I cleared my eczema with SerenaSkin herbal remedies in less than 2 weeks. They do not have side effects like steroid creams. Itching subsided after first application of ointment and spray, I felt a relief right away, and I also took eczema extract to prevent future flare ups. It has been several months ago and my skin is still clear.

  15. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any home remedies for Eczema?
    I have eczema on my arms (right near my shoulders), Anyways, I am looking for some home remedies that will relieve the irritation and the itchiness. For you guys who are going to say "Go see a doctor", I cant go see a doctor, I am unemployed, and I dont have any health insurance, Plus I am 6000 dollars in debt already.

    • ANSWER:
      i actually got diagnoised with eczema beginning of yr. i went to dermatologist he recommened. Use mild soap like dove body bar use dove body wash, and aveeno body lotion, also the aveeno body wash is good to. And most of all take no more than a 5 min loop warm shower because when the water is hot it tends to make skin dry and flakey . After you take a shower and when you dry yourself dnt rub hard pat yourself dry. Trust me you will feel so relieved afterward .

      good luck

  16. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any home remedies for eczema?
    I have horrible eczema on my arm. It is driving me insane. I take a daily antihistamine, and I moisturize constantly. I don't use soaps or lotions that are scented. I'm doing all of the "right" things, but it isn't going away.

    I recently moved, and I discovered that no one in my area takes my medical insurance...thus no prescription steroid creams for me. The OTC steroid creams don't work at all.

    Does anyone have ANY suggestions?

    Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      go to this link http://www.otan.dni.us/webfarm/emailproject/exezema.htm

      It has got lots of home remedies here

  17. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for a prescribed eczema medication to stop working after a while?
    My eczema cream seems to not be working anymore. Is this normal? I only use it when I need it.

    • ANSWER:
      It is not that rare. Steroid creams stopped working for me after a few years of use. I switch to natural treatment. SerenaSkin eczema herbal remedies are the most effective treatment i've tried. I used ointment and spray applications and took extract internally to prevent future flare-ups. It has been more than a year and my skin is still clear.

  18. 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.

  19. QUESTION:
    Any new remedies for getting rid of eczema?
    I've got eczema on my hands. It really makes them dry and crack alot. It makes it hard to take care of everyday things. I've tried lots of different things to keep it at bay but nothing is perfect. Besides Prednisone and Depromedrol shots. Which isn't good for you long term. I'm hoping someone knows something that I don't.

    • ANSWER:
      the best luck i've had is "eucerin plus intensive repair lotion".
      get some disposable mechanics gloves to wear and squirt a generous amount into them. wear them at night when you sleep or when ever convenient

  20. QUESTION:
    I get eczema and acne on my face, what can I do to get rid of it?
    Acne medication makes my eczema worst and eczema medication causes my face to get pimples. I don't know what to do, my face looks horrible!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Peacon I would like you to try this cream it really works great:

      It is called - Rescue Remedy cream , made by naturals company called Bach, might also be known as Flower Remedy

      I really should have found the site for you, it is available in Australia and should be available elsewhere, It was recomended to me years ago by this really weird spiritual natural healer lady, but i tell ya what she was right i never had eczema again. Email me if you have any trouble finding it
      let me know how you get on? hope it gets better soon.

      Bach rescue remedy cream

  21. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to get rid of eczema without a prescription?
    I have really sensitive skin, and I have eczema all over my upper arms, and I would like to find a way to get rid of it or at least make it not as bad. Any suggestions of lotions or body washes or anything that would help?

    • ANSWER:
      AJ, hello. I suggest that you should try anti-eczema cream and spray from http://www.champori.com : it is herbal (steroid-free) remedy and it cleared my condition in just under 3 week. I haven't had a relapse in more than a year now!
      Best,
      Bernadette
      (they offer money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work for you - it's free)

  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:
    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.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can i get rid of eczema quick?
    I have eczema on my thumbs and its very annoying when people ask what happened. Is ther a cream or something i could use around the house that will get rid of eczema pretty quickly. It doesn't have to a fast method of getting rid of it but it would be Better. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Examine all of your shampoos/soap/body wash/laundry detergent products. Very often, it is the stuff you are using that is causing the problem--sulfates will cause this reaction, for example. I used to get it all the time--up to my elbows(!), until I discovered it was the dish washing detergent I was using that was causing it!

      In your case, try using rubber gloves if you have to come in contact with such ingredients. One other tip, WHATEVER you use to help alleviate the problem--put it on DAMP skin. That helps retain the moisture in the skin. You might try using aloe vera gel--it's very mild, very healing, and heals burns, scrapes, bumps, rashes, etc.

      Many people have found plain old baking soda (and other home remedies) helped solve the problem. Check out the source below and see if you can experiment with something that will work for you. BUT do use the gloves, first!

  25. QUESTION:
    How effective is ayurvedic treatment on eczema?
    Im 18 yrs old andhave had eczema for the past 2 years. Im planning to go to india summer 2009 and get major treatment for a month and a half. will it work. i have severe eczema?

    • ANSWER:

      Hi, I just read some "treatments" and cures for eczema pages,
      Maybe some ideas might work with you until summer

      http://www.squidoo.com/12-Eczema-Care-Tips
      http://www.squidoo.com/Best-Seven-Eczema-Treatment-Remedies

      Good Luck XD

  26. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies for eczema?
    I have a tiny patch of eczema on my chin and I want it gone. I've gotten this before, on and off for the past 5 years. Usually it goes away on its own, but I am sick of looking at it and feeling it. Does anyone know of any good home remedies that might get rid of it, or at least reduce its severity?

    • ANSWER:
      I HAVE NEVER FOUND COCOA/SHEA BUTTER TO WORK, ALTHOUGH MY DOCTOR AND FAMILY TELL THEY WORK FOR THEM, YOU COULD TRY THOSE. I USED TO HAVE ECZEMA REALLY BAD ON MY SCALP AND MY MOM SAID SHE USED TO PUT OLIVE OIL ON IT AND IT HELPED SHE SAID (WHICH IT OBVIOUSLY HAS BECAUSE I CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE ECZEMA ON MY SCALP AND I DON'T REMEMBER B/C I WAS SO YOUNG). AFTER YOU WASH YOUR FACE PUT BABY OIL, VASELINE (BRAND) LOTION-- THE ORIGINAL VERSION--, OR PETROLEUM JELLY (VASELINE), THOSE ARE WHAT WORK FOR MY SKIN ALWAYS.

      HOPE THESE HELP

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best healing/soothing cream to use on eczema?
    I've had eczema since I hit teen years.. first few years it was bad but as I got older i've only had small patches here and there.. usually it just goes away but this time it's stayed on my hand for months! Almost 6 months now.. I use QV cream atm. Is there anything else I can use? Because I think QV is just to keep it from drying up. Looks so horrible!

    • ANSWER:
      For me natural treatment worked better than prescription medications. . I cleared my eczema with SerenaSkin herbal remedies in less than 2 weeks. They do not have side effects like steroid creams. Itching subsided after first application of ointment and spray, I felt a relief right away, and I also took eczema extract to prevent future flare ups. It has been several months ago and my skin is still clear.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I deal with chronic eczema?
    I have chronic eczema. Dermatopic lotions do very little. My eczema often excoriates and is just gross. I feel ugly all the time, and I hate going to the beach. I haven't worn a tank top out of my house for years. I've tried every cream there is. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      You can try out these remedy.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.
      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.

  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any remedies or treatments for poplar eczema for a toddler?
    My daughter is 18 months old and we have tried everything for her eczema. She is currently under the care of a dermatologist specialist who currently has placed her on a peanut based oil, which has worked so far. Her eczema is especially bad on her face and legs. Any suggestions help. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is how they are treating and curing Eczema and Psoriasis in Japan.

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

      You can get the water in the United States too - place a add in your local http://craigslist.com and place a wanted add for 8.5 PH alkaline drinking water. They can also make the 2.5 PH acidic water used in this video at the Hospital in Japan.

      Drinking the alkaline water is one key, the other is the 2.5 PH water applied to the skin disease, and it will go away in around 5 months.

      Good Luck !

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some good lotions or home remedies for extremely dry skin?
    I have eczema and with it being cold out, my face has decided to become extremely dry, but only around my mouth. It feels like its just a layer of dead skin that doesnt want to go away. Im currently using Curel for eczema, but the lotion just sits on top of the skin and I need to reapply it 5 minutes later. Does anyone know of a really good lotion that would help me out or anything else for that matter?

    • ANSWER:
      Euricin may help and I would invest in a cool mist humidifier to keep your home moist.

  31. QUESTION:
    what is the quickest way to get rid of eczema?
    I have suffered from eczema for almost a year now and I have tried almost everything to get rid of it even the extremes of hydrocortisone cream prescribed to me by my local GP. At the moment I am using 'Sudocream' and 'E45' which seem to be working okay.

    • 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    How to moisturize when I have vitiligo/hypopigmentation caused by eczema?
    So I have hypopigmentation on both of my arms/shoulders that may have been caused by eczema. I read that I should stay away from Benzyl Peroxide on the internet. Should I be using some kind of moisturizer like Cetaphil Cream or Aveeno Eczema Therapy?

    P.S. I hope to go to the dermatologist soon. Please help the best you could! 10 points to most helpful answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Speaking of vitiligo, I can recommend to apply natural remedies like, bathing procedure using oatmeal and basil leaves. I did this before and it works.

  33. QUESTION:
    What vitamins to take for anxiety and eczema?
    Natural remedies only please. I have taken Fish oil and Flaxseed oil they worked great for my anxiety but I got horrible rashes from them. Any idea?

    • ANSWER:
      Anxiety - low serotonin symptom - see serotonin pathway >>>

      5-htp needs Zinc, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C to form Serotonin >>>
      http://www.understand-andcure-anxietyattacks-panicattacks-depression.com/5-htp.html

      Eczema - vitamin D oil and chamomile oil >>>
      http://beat-eczema.org/tag/vitamin-d-oil-eczema

  34. QUESTION:
    What is a safe way of exfoliating when I have severe eczema?
    Dead and dry skin exasperate my eczema, but most exfoliants hurt because my skin is often cut, bruised and sore. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Use baking soda as an exfoliant (see source below for info!). (Sugar mixed with a little water may also work.)

      A half-cup of baking soda in the tub is helpful to relieve the symptoms, too.

      Try the source (it is NOT spam, but a collection of home remedies from folks with the same problem.) You may find some other hints that will help you!

  35. QUESTION:
    What can I use on my baby's skin to reduce or eliminate eczema?
    I would like to use a natural remedy. He is 16 months old and has really sensitive skin. He has been scratching alot and is starting to bleed. I apply baby aveeno soothing relief, but is not enough.

    • ANSWER:
      Oatmeal bath is a natural treatment for soothing irritated skin

      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:

      Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Soaking in the tub for a short time can be good for your skin because the skin's outer layer can absorb water and become less dry. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Then use a soft towel to pat your skin dry without rubbing. Immediately after drying, apply a moisturizer to your skin. This helps seal in the moisture.

  36. QUESTION:
    What's a good remedy to help my eczema on my ring finger from cracking and bleeding?
    my finger always burns whenever I wash my hands and I'm sick of my finger always cracking. hydrocortisone doesn't work. so i need a remedy that can help.

    • 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 best way to reduce redness (from eczema) within a month?
    Also, I'd like it to be in a store/pharmacy (and I can purchase it without a prescription.)

    As of right now, my facial eczema is red and a bit puffy.
    Also, I'd like it to be a bit cleared up before I go to school. Facial eczema is as embrassing as my body eczema! I am so bothered by it. I am the only one with allergies and eczema in my family.

    • ANSWER:
      Try natural stuff. I cleared my eczema with serenaskin herbal remedies in less than 2 weeks. They do not have side effects like steroid creams.

  38. QUESTION:
    What product is good for relieving eczema?
    It seems like I've tried everything & nothings working. My eczema is pretty bad in the winter weather. I have it on my arms.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural remedies available on 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 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,
      Max

  39. QUESTION:
    What causes eczema and how do I get rid of it?
    My daughter is 16 and she has bad eczema around her face, especially her eyebrows and her nose... She keeps on top of it by using sudocrem and keeping liquid foundation on her nose when it starts to hurt- to prevent the wind getting to it... She's had it for a while and also gets it on her scalp and elbows. She's also asthmatic, does that have anything to do with it? Is there anything stronger I can buy over the counter for it?

    • 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.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for eczema?
    I am 13 years old with eczema and I had it since I was born. The rashes went down for awhile and now they're back again and in different places. They are also much much larger. Some are starting to burn and especially when I touch. I have taught myself to ignore the icthing but this time I have the urge to scratch it even more. Last time I got it cleared up I used a cream my doctor prescribed me and it worked but it was aslo exspensive. My mother wants me to use all natural remedies now. I have no problem with that. So if anyone know someone or even experienced/experiencing eczema and know any natural home remedies, please do tell. Share your story. It will help alot. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      you could try taking evening primrose oil capsules they are cheap and may help alot - aqueous cream is available in chemists and is cheap you could cleanse and moisturise with it but the best cream ever is Lancome's Nutrix and it is expensive - go to a Lancome counter in your local department store and ask for some free samples they also sell it on ebay sometimes - the other thing is to identify what you are reacting to - try giving up milk for one week to see if its the cause, good luck

  41. 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)

  42. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of eczema fast?
    I just started getting eczema within the past half a year. It's very mild. There's not much of it but it's still embarrassing and I want to make it go away before it gets any worse. I've heard coconut oil works. Is that true? What else works?

    • ANSWER:
      Natural treatment worked best for me. I cleared my eczema with SerenaSkin herbal remedies in about a week. Anti-eczema extract keeps my eczema at bay. The best eczema treatment for me so far.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can someone provide me with alternative remedies for toddler eczema?
    My son is now 1 and has been suffering from eczema for quite some time. I have tried all the lotions, creams, and prescription medications but it only relieves it temporarily. I need ideas on more natural remedies that may be more beneficial for my son.

    • ANSWER:
      first of all, the use of an all natural skin care moisturizer will be very helpful. have a talk with a skin care expert about recommended products. if you want to avoid skin from scarring better try to avoid scratching the skin for a break in the skin can cause secondary skin infections. stop eczema itching by getting the skin moisturized. and you better keep fingernails short for you might forget sometimes that you have accidentally scratch it. remember that a break in the skin can cause a secondary infection.

      try also avoiding a lot of things that can trigger eczema like:

      - avoid perfumed skin care and body care products
      - avoid extreme hot and cold weather conditions
      - avoid keeping fingernails long
      - avoid scratching the affected area
      - avoid long baths
      - avoid processed foods and foods with preservatives
      - avoid skin irritants and allergens like dusts and pollens
      - avoid clothes and material that are rough, course, scratchy and tight
      - avoid activities that can make you sweat
      - avoid smoking and alcohol

      try to be gentle with your skin. visit http://www.skinoriginal.com for more tips on how to rejuvenate skin.

  44. QUESTION:
    does Anyone have a home remedy for horses summer itch?
    I have tried lots of things. I'm interested in getting other peoples remedies. summer is upon us in OZ I don't want my mare rubbing all her mane and tail out this year.

    • ANSWER:
      An awesome product for this problem is by a company called "Best Shot Coat and Skin Care Products" and is called "M.E.D. Topical Solution" spray. They also have a shampoo by the same name...it removes the itch right away upon contact and is also an antiseptic....also contains aloe vera gel, eucalyptus oil, and chamomile extract to heal damaged skin as quickly as possible. Folks use it on their animals as a treatment for skin allergies, hotspots, eczema, seborrhea...I've had lots of luck with it for any type of skin itching symptoms. It is a gentle product but is very effective. Best way to use it is to buy both the shampoo and the topical spray, shampoo/wash once a week and then use the spray two-three times daily on the affected areas until you see improvement, then drop down to once per day until completely healed. I think the spray is about US per bottle, as is the shampoo.

      I usually buy this at shows from the vendor directly when I can find them or when they have a booth there...when I can't, I order from their website often with good results.

      Website where you can order is
      http://www.bestshotpet.com/

      Click on "Best Shot Equine" and scroll down...you'll see a list of equine products.

      I swear by this stuff and have had great results with it. I have tried other products and this is simply the best I have found for this purpose and I like that it is very safe and natural. Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of eczema bacteria in my skin, how to rid eczema for good?
    If it dies in strong heat or strong cold, I'm willing to place my weeping eczema elbow on cold ice for a long time or to keep it above a lighter or something.
    Is there a way surgery can remove my eczema disease?
    Is there ANY way I can get rid o eczema permanently?
    My skin doesn't just get red and itchy. It turns scaly and weeps (pus, discharge).

    • 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.

  46. QUESTION:
    What all natural remedies have you used for your child with exzema?
    I would like someting with no chemicals in it. Have you bought any of the online remedies and what did you think? She is 2 1/2 by the way.

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard sea water is really good for eczema

  47. QUESTION:
    What can I do about my eczema getting really bad?
    I've always had eczema. Ever since I was a baby. And I always had it on my arms pretty bad. But it's getting very out of control. It is getting in strange places, like my ear lobe, my eye lid, and all over my neck. What can I do to control this.

    I know putting lotion on it would help, but could you please recommend me a brand? I have tried Aveeno and it doesn't so squat for 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.


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