Eczema is a chronic skin disease and has no permanent treatment.
Even scientist doesn’t know exact cause of eczema. It’s a major health problem, as one-third of world population has this chronic skin disease. After research and studies, few treatments and home remedies came into existence to reduce the eczema flare-ups.
Vinegar for eczema is an effect and inexpensive remedy. Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar which is made from crushing apple must and then exposed to yeast.
Nutritional Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw, organic and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar has many benefits for eczema than pasteurized ACV. It contains acetic acid which is antimicrobial and helps to kill bacteria. Vitamins, minerals and bioflavonoids found in ACV (apple cider vinegar) are antioxidant which helps to restrain toxins and bacteria in the body.
Also includes fiber, minerals includes potassium and magnesium.
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How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Eczema
Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties present in ACV helps to fight bacteria and also soothes affected skin. For few people it acts as a natural moisturizer.
You can use ACV internally and externally. Both ways it soothes your skin making it free from toxins and flare-ups. Get one organic, unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar from local store or you can get Bragg’s organic ACV from Amazon.
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For Topical Use
Mix apple cider vinegar to your bath tub and soak your eczema flare-ups in it. Antioxidant and antibacterial properties present in ACV refrains further infection and heals them. You can add 1 cup of ACV and 1 cup of Epsom salt to bath tub.
Equal amounts of ACV and water can be applied on flare-ups directly using cotton ball. But for children we recommend 1:3 ratios (much diluted ACV).
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For Internal Use
You can either use it in salads or mix equal ratios of water and ACV and drink more than twice a day. If you don’t like sour taste, mix honey with it.
Drinking vinegar helps to kill internal toxins in the body, which are spreading infection.
It works great!
This is what many users say after trying this remedy. Do you think there is some other best remedy than apple cider vinegar for eczema? Please share with us here in comments. (Also read: Eczema is not contagious)