I’m so very happy to share an eczema healing success story with you today! (The first eczema success story post was here, in case you missed it)
What brings me so much encouragement is whenever my readers’ eczema heals after reading my blog and implementing my tips that I write about 🙂 It literally makes my day and makes me leap with joy! Whenever this happens, it reminds me that I created this blog for a reason – for you. So please do email me if your eczema heals as well through this blog – as it’ll just make my day!
Without further ado – here is Sandra’s story (please note, for confidentiality reasons, my reader’s real name has not been used, as she wants to remain anonymous).
“I developed eczema on my legs, mainly the back of my knees, in November 2014. I didn’t think anything of it; I had gotten small patches on my elbows in previous winters. I would just go to the doctors for a prescription cream and hide it with long selves. (Not hard to do in the winter.) So I did the same thing this time, order the cream and covered my legs.
But this year was different, it didn’t just go away. It spread- all over! It was on my shoulders, back, arms, stomach, thighs and legs. It was awful. It stung and burned and itched and cracked and crawled. It was horrible I was miserable. So I went to the doctors again. This time they gave me pills and a cream. The cream was to stop the itching and the pills to make the rash go away. My rash got much better, but I finished the pills before my rash had completely gone away.
Once I was no longer taking the pills my rash came back full force. Went to the doctor’s again. They told me my eczema was ‘infected’ and that’s why it came back. Was given a stronger prescription, that had similar results. As long as I took the pills, my eczema subsided, off the pills; however, made the eczema come back with a fury.
Next I went to a dermatologist, who told me to moisturize myself every two hours and gave me a foam to apply to the infected areas. I applied coconut oil every two hours and used up the can within a week. No improvement. I couldn’t refill my prescription until 14 days had passed.
I decided then that conventional medicine was not helping. I scoured the internet for a cure. I found Abby’s blog and following her advice and the advice of other natural/healthy bloggers. I stopped moisturizing myself every two hours and instead put apple cider vinegar on my eczema twice daily. Apple cider vinegar works to restore the natural pH levels of your skin and is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Although AVC does sting when applied and can make you smell like sweaty gym socks, it works really well.
I also used Avocado oil as a moisturizer instead of coconut oil. I found using avocado oil a couple times a day worked better than coconut oil every two hours. I also started doing detox baths, which helped clear up my eczema. I had been really negative about my eczema and didn’t actually believe it would every get better. I had started to accept my life as an itchy, red blob.
Reading Abby’s posts about how negative thoughts can affect our health. I tried harder to be more positive and loving towards myself and my skin. I noticed that when I would get really negative or stressed my eczema would flare up. I had to pay attention to my thoughts and make sure I didn’t get too negative.
My Eczema is 90% cleared at this point. It’s no longer so itchy or painful. The rash is no longer red and raised. The few patched left are quickly clearing up. It does get better. I used to think nothing would work, the doctors didn’t help. Even though I didn’t have it for long I was miserable and just wanted clear skin again. You will get better, don’t worry. Your eczema will heal.”
I’m so proud of Sandra for her eczema healing! You might not be able to tell – but she’s only 15 years old, and she already sounds so mature 🙂
It’s my greatest goal to see more and more people healed from eczema.
If you haven’t checked out my latest eBook on “Eczema Healing: Why Dieting Is Not Enough,” click here to read more information about it.
I hope that it provides a good resource to help you learn more about healing eczema from the inside out (especially if you’ve already, or are on the road, to changing your diet).
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Abby is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who helps clients achieve optimal health. She is passionate about seeing people use health and nutrition to transform lives. She hopes that her experiences and knowledge can help educate others on natural remedies that will help eczema. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube for more updates!
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My 11 year old son has always had eczema since he was a baby but it we never so bad and I used emollient lotions on him that were paraben free and scent free , etc and they seemed to work he would be fine during the winter but summer months were bad from the humidity. Now his eczema is getting worse and probably the worst I have ever seen I have been searching the Internet for different things to try and I found out about acv so last night he took a bath with some and today I dabbed some diluted with water on his patches. He is in a multi complete vitamin with omegas and vitamin d and taking Claritin and a probiotic. He recently had a blood test for allergies and he does have some food but mostly outdoor allergies. I’m praying the acv helps. This has been a difficult road.