Eczema is a condition that causes skin irritation and inflammation. Even 20% of children in the US have this problem. The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis which is followed by itchiness and inflammation. This condition causes rashes on various body parts, but sometimes it can affect the entire body. Scratching the affected area until it bleeds is the only way the itching stops. Most of the pharmaceutical solutions for this problem contain substances which can have very severe side effects.
According to dermatologists, instead of using conventional creams and OTC drugs, you can try organic apple cider vinegar which has great effects in treating this condition.
Combining ACV with other natural ingredients gives it even more power.
The bacteria that cause eczema can be eliminated with ACV if applied regularly. ACV has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which prevent the growth of bacteria.
Cell renewal properties
Beta carotene which is found in ACV is very essential for cell renewal. Your skin complexion will improve greatly if you use ACV regularly.
ACV is rich in potassium
Potassium is able to relieve energy symptoms, also to balance pH levels of the skin as well as act as an astringent.
ACV contains fiber
Fiber helps the body flush out toxins which are the reasons for the appearance of eczema.
Strengthens the immune system
To prevent eczema the first thing you need to do is strengthen your immunity. The numerous nutrients that ACV contains are very important for the immune system to work properly. Some of the nutrients ACV contains are: acetic acid, vitamin B1, pectin, mineral salts, riboflavin and minerals. All these compounds are able ease the symptoms of this condition.
ACV relieves itchiness
Eczema is usually accompanied by dry skin which causes itchiness that can be treated by ACV. You can also make your own remedy for eczema by combining ACV with other natural ingredients.
Apple cider vinegar solution
This solution is one of the best traditional remedies for eczema since it has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- 2 tablespoons of raw and organic ACV
- 2 tablespoons of purified water
- 2-3 cotton balls
Prepare the solution and soak the cotton balls in it. Apply them on the affected area and repeat until improvement is noticed.
Note: This ACV-water ratio should be avoided by people with sensitive skin. Instead they should use 1 tablespoon of ACV in half a cup of purified water.