Home Remedies for Eczema Scars

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Eczema is a chronic problem that causes inflammation of the skin. The exact cause of this condition is not known but it can be triggered by excessive stress, allergies, irritants, microbes, changes in weather, hormonal changes in the body and other factors.

Symptoms of eczema include redness, itching, dryness, rashes and dark, rough patches on skin. Often eczema leaves behind ugly scars, which take a lot of time to disappear.

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In addition to your usual medicines or lotions, try some easy natural treatments for eczema scars. These treatments can give you relief from pain and itching associated with eczema and lighten or eliminate unsightly scars.

home remedies for eczema scars

Here are the top 10 home remedies for eczema scars.

1. Honey

Honey is used to treat a variety of skin problems including eczema. The soothing, antiseptic and antibacterial properties in honey can reduce eczema and heal eczema scars to a great extent.

  • Daily apply honey directly onto the affected skin area after washing it thoroughly.
  • You can also make a scrub using honey and crystallized sugar. Scrub the affected area with it gently for a few minutes and then rinse it off. Do this a few times a week until the scar is completely gone.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains astringent, antifungal and antibacterial properties that can reduce eczema as well as eczema scars.

  • Mix two teaspoons each of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and raw honey in a glass of water and drink it three times a day. It will boost the immune system, which will gradually reduce skin inflammation and scarring.
  • You can also apply apple cider vinegar directly to the skin by mixing one part vinegar and one part water. This will help reduce itchiness and dryness.

3. Indian Lilac

Indian lilac or neem works as one of the best natural home remedies for eczema as it helps reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation.

  1. Mix one tablespoon each of crushed neem leaves and turmeric.
  2. Add a little sesame oil to the mixture.
  3. Apply it on the affected area and leave it on for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
  4. Follow this remedy once daily.

4. Oatmeal

Enjoying a regular oatmeal bath will help soothe the skin and relieve itching. Oatmeal also contains natural cleansing agents that reduce scars.

  1. Grind one to two cups of oatmeal in a blender or coffee grinder and add it to warm bath water.
  2. Soak your body in the oatmeal bath for 20 to 30 minutes. Pat your skin dry using a very soft towel.
  3. Do this up to three times a day depending on the severity of your condition.

5. Aloe Vera

Another popular home cure for eczema scars is aloe vera. The anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties in aloe vera can reduce the irritation caused by eczema and  gradually lighten the dark scars.

  • Apply aloe vera gel directly to the affected areas. Do this a few times daily until you are satisfied with the results.
  • Alternatively, you can combine equal parts of pure aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil to form a thin paste and apply it to the affected skin. Leave it on overnight and in the morning wash it off with warm water. Repeat daily.

6. Baking Soda

Baking soda can be used as an exfoliant to remove dead skins cells without causing itchiness. In fact, it helps reduce itching.

  1. Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with one tablespoon of water to make a paste.
  2. Apply it on the affected area and after a few minutes, rinse it off with lukewarm water.

 

 

 

  1. my y hubby’s leg on eczema plz send me some gud home remedies his skin is dark brownish,damaged every times itching on the leg skin plz reply main chahti hu unki skin ek dum acchi se clean ho jaye wo eczema khatam ho jaye plz reply

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    • you can try out an Ayurveda medicine that cures eczema from its root in 4 months. For the marks u can try the leg peeling and alovera gel to make it disappear.

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  2. i think these remedies really work thanks alot

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  3. Glenys Buselli April 26, 2013, 7:53 pm

    Thanks for a great easy to read page with plenty of tips. And no adds for businesses!

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  4. Thanks for the information!!!!! It was very informative and easy to read. The layout was excellent.

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  5. This seems like it all could work! My skin stays very dry and a darker, and sometimes reddish color after inflamation, will these remedies help with that?

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  6. I tried the lemon juice rememdy , it really seems to work . I see I big difference even after one day.

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  7. I tried the olive oil, baking soda and lemon remedies. The baking soda has done wonders – it seems to reduce redness instantly and lasts! the lemon is very soothing, I put it on a cotton bud and leave it for 10 mins. Aloe Vera is also fantastic as it stops the itching and makes your skin feel great!
    Thanks for all the advice.

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  8. I tried the baking soda remedy but it just made my imflammition get worse and really red. Is there anymore remedies that could help? I found the lemon remedy really good and it helped!

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  9. I mix 1 part honey with 4 parts water – and dab onto scars with cotton wool. Mixed with water it isn’t sticky and it is very soothing and calms inflammation and redness. I recommend!

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  10. AlbinoSpotted. August 6, 2013, 6:48 am

    I have had eczema once, and it has scarred me for life. The reason for getting eczema is because of the metal buttons on my jeans. The ones above the zipper. My doctor told my mom to put clear nail polish on the inside of all my pants buttons, and before that, to just wear sweat pants until it starts to clear. Well, it all worked on getting rid of the eczema. But I was left with three spots, one the size of a half dollar quarter, the second the size of a nickel, and the last the size of a dime. The look like a thought bubble. And they are all albino. I have lost the pigmentation in my skin. And I am reminded of those albino thought bubbles every time they show. And everyone always points and ask what happened. I learned to lie about what the scars are from. =(

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    • Know-where-you're-at August 8, 2013, 3:08 pm

      I had the exact same problem. Unfortunately, it spread so now there’s a large area below my belly button where the eczema scarred. It was because of the nickle button in my pants too. :(

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    • Omg me too mine are light and everybody sees them and my doctor said the same thing

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  11. Hi I tried the lemon Remedy n has worked wonders on my scars. I have been suffering from eczema for over 15 years and scars were such a pain.. I was on Diprsone ointment over many years and it left dark marks as well as thinning the skin however I changed my medication since my skin was used to the chemical in it.. i got from a local pharmacy a prepared mixture of bethameclasone + gentamycin+ clotrimazole, the brand name being extraderm (India) and has helped me to calm the condition as well as not to scratch..hope this gives hope to all.. :) :)

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  12. Tanx 4 dis information,i’ll try d aloevera,honey and lemon remedy…and see hw it goes

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  13. I’m beyond excited to start doing the suggestions. I have nothing to loose by my scars!!!

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  14. Facial eczema is the worst! Try Made from Earth’s Three Berry Face Serum. I used to have it all over my face, and its the only face serum that when i applied it would take away the eczema. . .face saver

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  15. I’ve been suffering with ezcema for 15 years. The ezcema has left dark spots on my arms, legs,neck and face. I’ve used the hydrocortisone, shea butter cream to control the ezcema. It didn’t work. Thanks for the home remedies.

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  16. I have had excema since birth I wanna try out for pom or cheer in a couple of months what do I do?!?I have tryouts in march….

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  17. I’ve had eczema for 15 years now and I’ve used soooo many ointments and lotions and creams and they all didn’t work!
    :( so i just have a few questions on the home remedies just making sure. :L
    the lemon Juice remedy does it really work? And like i have dark patches on my face and the complexion on my face is not good at all. There are parts that are darker and lighter and i want them to be even??
    please help. And the cocoa butter…will that work too? Anyone who has actually tried the lemon juice remedy and the pure cocoa butter or shea butter please tell me what happend when you used these two remedies and if you were happy with the results. I’m desperate like I have no idea what to do anymore. :(
    Thank you! :D

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    • You should just try them, because they are natural ingredients you can’t really go wrong. Look into apple cider vinegar, you take it internally and apply it externally on the affected patches frequently. I would also recommend you change your diet drastically. You can find loads of information on natural eczema remedies, keep searching, keep testing different things. Lemon juice does gradually get rid of scarring it’s the most effective natural way to reduce scarring, whether it would heal the eczema itself if used everyday depends on what kind of eczema u have.

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    • I have a friend and she used to have eczema spot on her face well we told her to put, One teaspoon of cinnamon, and one teaspoon of honey, mix it together until it makes a paste then apply it to your face and leave it on for about 15-20 minutes then rince with warm water. She tried it and the first time it worked and her eczema spots are all gone

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  18. can someone lose his or her fingerprint when your fingertips peeling off

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  19. i had eczema since birth and the scars got worse after puberty stage. now i cant wear my fave short pants and sleeveless blouses because of my scars from the different part of my body. i hope the home remedies will work for me. but still, thank you so much for posting this remedies.

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    • I used to do the same thing because it was on my legs and my arms but I have learned that God can do anything and He has healed me of my eczema.

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  20. I’ve had eczema for 10 years now I’m using so many oily creams it does work when I use. But I have a lot scars my skin is not even my legs, arms, neck and back are so dark now for my scars I’m using cocoa butter skin therapy oil I’ve been using this nearly 7 months it does help to remove scars but I want something work quicker to remove my skin scars. I’m going to try all of this I hope it will work. Please if you guys know anything else that’s help to remove scars quicker please write here pleaseee. Also I need something for scalp eczema as well. Thank you so much for this information I hope it will work for everyone.

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  21. OMG, you guys seriously need to try the baking soda one. It helps dramatically. I have had eczema for 11 years & it finally went away. Shoutout to this site, you are such a life saver. Now i can wear ANYTHING i want. :)

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  22. I want to try the lemon juice one but am worried the acid will burn my skin causing further breakouts – has anyone suffered from this?

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