The ocean did WONDERS for sons eczema!!!

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Tamara

El Reno, OK

#1 Aug 5, 2008
For anyone with severe eczema that lives close to the ocean I advise you to hop right in it!! My son has been suffering from eczema from 2 weeks old on, and has SEVERE eczema, his little legs and arms are so bad that he scratches himself to blood and looks like he has lizard skin all the time. Its very heart wrenching to see him like this all the time. He has been to allergists, but tested negative for food allergens, and he has tried so many steroid creams its not even funny. We took a vacation to Port Aransas, TX and my dad told me that when he lived by the ocean a while back, that his eczema spots cleared up completely in 2 weeks after a daily visit of wading in the ocean, and told me to try and keep our son in that water as long as we could while we were there. So we tried to keep our son in the ocean as much as possible and after only 2 days in the ocean he was so noticeabley improved we couldn't believe it! His skin didn't feel rough anymore, it was almost as if it were regular! So for any of you, like me, who don't live near the ocean, you might want to check in to sea salts, or dead sea salts, or even some fish aquarium stores sell live sea water you could use in baby's bath. I know I am going to try and use this new information to see what I can't come up with and good luck to all you other sufferers!
Paul

Ireland

#2 Aug 25, 2008
I went on holiday for a week. The weather hit 30 degress and it totally got rid of all my eczema for a few months
I always just taught it was the hot weather that cleared it. Maybe its the combination of hot weather, the ocean(sea salt) and being in a relaxed free enviroment.
Thanks
Lovey

Merrill, MI

#3 Sep 9, 2008
Hello

The ocean DOES work! Simply because of the dead sea salts. Epson salt works as well but nothing like dead sea salts. A good idea is to buy some and have them on hand to use during bathing, and as a mist when you itch. A great resource with tips can be found at http://eczemarecipes.fullofinformation.com with many other useful and natural remedies and tips.
TomW

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Oct 30, 2008
After just two days in Hawaii last summer my eczema disappeared. Of course it reappeared after a few days back home. FYI - I have bee using the new Aveeno Eczema Care lotion and find it to be quite good ... it's hard to find in the stores though.
helen

Birmingham, UK

#5 Jan 4, 2009
i have read all of your posts about the sea been good for eczema what a good idea, first thing in the morning im going to get some sea salts as i dont live near the sea. i have a 6 year old and he has had severe eczema since he was 1 year old i had to cover him in creams and bandages and you feel so helpless not been able to take it away! luckly it calmed down alot for bout year only with some patches, but recently it has came back and i know its only going to get worse. thankyou for your idea.
Elizabeth

Bangor, ME

#6 Feb 21, 2009
I found out when I was 12 that wading in the ocean helps my eczema, as well. I now use a salt scrub when I get eczema that won't go away. It hurts like you wouldn't believe, especially when my eczema has caused open wounds, so I only use it as an act of desperation. I just grit my teeth and rub it on, but I swear it works; it starts to feel better almost immediately. I think it might have something to do with cauterizing the skin, or something along those lines.
Alley

Arlington, TX

#7 Jul 2, 2009
I am nearly 60 years old and am having horrible break outs of eczema. Now knowing what it is, I have had signs of it for many years but ever so slight. Now I am overwhelmed with it. It is good to hear about the sea salt therory. We just purchased a saltwater swimming pool. Using salt instead of clorine. Since I have read this I will make note if there is any change using this pool. We just now got it so I have not had a suitable amount of time to discovery its benefit or (hopefully not) problems. I was a bit nervous previously getting into the pool but now I will try. I will let you know the outcome

Since: Jul 09

Wurtsboro, NY

#8 Jul 29, 2009
I blot a sea salt solution on my skin with cotton and it has really helped.
Tom

Boron, CA

#10 Aug 16, 2009
Alley wrote:
I am nearly 60 years old and am having horrible break outs of eczema. Now knowing what it is, I have had signs of it for many years but ever so slight. Now I am overwhelmed with it. It is good to hear about the sea salt therory. We just purchased a saltwater swimming pool. Using salt instead of clorine. Since I have read this I will make note if there is any change using this pool. We just now got it so I have not had a suitable amount of time to discovery its benefit or (hopefully not) problems. I was a bit nervous previously getting into the pool but now I will try. I will let you know the outcome
Hi Alley,
Can you please give us an update, how is your eczema doing in the salt water pool. I'm thinking of changing our pool to a salt system as well for my wife's eczema?
Tracy

Picayune, MS

#11 Aug 17, 2009
Hey guys...I have two kids...14 and 12 and both have suffered since birth with extremely bad eczema. Head to toe for the most part. We have a salt water pool and it does not do what the ocean does...the pool contains regular salt while the ocean is dead sea salts which is a natural disinfectant and healing agent. We own a saltwater pool and it doesn't do what the ocean does...I wish it did because my children are suffering miserably. I would love to hear from anyone out there who has truly found something that worked. We don't live near the ocean so we don't have that advantage! tntlyle6@charter.net
Christina B

Lake Worth, FL

#12 Mar 30, 2011
I took my son to the beach and into the water for the first time over the weekend. We spent about 2 hours there. When we got home and after a bath, I was amazed how smooth his skin was. He has had eczema since he was 2 weeks old and none of the steroid creams worked. Lucky for him we love the beach!
maggiex

UK

#13 Jul 7, 2011
i had excema in my ears as an infant, then disappeared, it returned as a teen, then disappeared, no apparent reason, at menopause it reappeared with avengence! has driven my crazy. i've recently hit on a relief, i apply Infant Starflower Skin Cream 3 times daily directly and take one 190mg Starflower Oil capsule (190mg GLA) daily, can honestly say the extreme itching has decreased by 80%, just the odd itch, i sleep thro the nite now! the flaking has almost disappeared in one ear and 50% better in the other! im wondering if i could safely increase my intake of Starflower Oil, as i'd like 100% cure, obviously!
ashmomof4

Breaux Bridge, LA

#15 Aug 2, 2011
My 6 month old daughters eczema cleared up completely within 3 days of going to the beach (Gulf of Mexico). Her skin was perfect by the time we went home-and the eczema returned within days. I want to know what to do to make it heal at home!
Mark Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Sep 16, 2011
Salt water worked like magic on me.
For 10 years I had eczema all over my face for which I used a steroid creme once a week that worked well.
But I noticed every time I went to Hawaii and swam in the ocean my eczema would go away. So three years ago after a trip to Florida I took a glass of warm water heavily saturated with regular salt and wetted my face with it. I let it dry and wetted it again. I did this four or five times.
Guess what? It worked. So I stopped using the steroid creme and once a week just used salt water and it worked every single time. For the last one year I have been using it twice a month. I luv nature.
Charlene

Prince George, Canada

#17 Nov 3, 2011
Yes, going on vacation to hot beaches and swimming in the ocean helped me too. But it also made me think about the quality of water I had back home in my shower. Once back at home, my skin would itch immediately. Figured out our city water system probably has too much chlorine. Got a shower water filter, and that has helped immensely.
Beth

Markham, Canada

#18 Nov 10, 2011
I have suffered for years with really bad eczema & psoriasis . Luckily my grandmother who also had suffered from it really bad recommended an OTC product that has been around for over 30 years.
MAZON Cream has done wonders for relieving the itch and flaky skin. My grandmother says it has brought her such relief over the years. She swears by it and now I do as well.
I use to have to wash my bed sheets every day and wear dark clothing because my skin would flake really bad the minute I started scratching.
Unfortunately it's not that easy to come across anymore. I called the manufacturer Dannorth and was informed the cream would be available online in January 2012, http://www.mazon-online.com/ .
I was SOOO happy because MAZON cream has been the only thing to work for me. Iím stocking up just to be on the safe side!
Angela

United States

#19 Feb 2, 2012
Maui cured my eczema:)
I've always had embarrassing patches on my arms and I tried everything imaginable to cure it. The only thing that completely helped was swimming in the ocean in Hawaii. Within a week I feel so confident and beautiful with my skin. But if a go a month without it I'm back to square one. I'm just soo relieved there is actually a free, easy, and wonderful cure for me. Hopefully this will work for other people too!
Darren

Tulsa, OK

#20 Feb 9, 2012
I went to the Gulf of Mexico when I was a kid. I remember my mom was terrified that it would cause my skin to get worse. It cleared my skin immediately. My dermatologist said the salt healed infection that was making my skin worse. I continued to use salt in my baths with great success for a while, but it eventually stopped working. My dermatologist said that salt dries the skin. If you have infection, it will help. If not, it just dries the skin.
john

Vancouver, Canada

#21 Feb 19, 2012
I just tried using zest soap. For whatever reason, it go rid of over 90% of my eczema. It does not leave any film on my skin and rinses off clean.
Tim

Birmingham, UK

#22 Feb 24, 2012
A. Nurse told me yesterday that anybody suffering with eczema who lives in London or a large city should try a chlorine filter in the shower/bath. They are cheap and effective about £30=$45

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