Apple cider vinegar is Earth Clinic’s most popular natural remedy for dermatitis. Many readers have found relief with this simple and inexpensive treatment. Apple cider vinegar can be used in a variety of ways for dermatitis.
Internal Use of Apple Cider Vinegar for Dermatitis
Between 1 teaspoon and 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar added to a glass of water can be consumed twice a day for dermatitis. This helps with digestion and can improve your body’s pH. Sometimes this is all that is needed to resolve dermatitis. It is best to use raw and organic apple cider vinegar, with the “mother.” An advantage to using apple cider vinegar this way is that it helps to keep you well hydrated. Poor hydration contributes to skin problems.
Some people do not care for the taste of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar capsules are an alternative for the apple cider vinegar tonic. The capsules are also convenient if you travel often.
External Use of Apple Cider Vinegar for Dermatitis
Apple cider vinegar can be mixed with water and used topically for dermatitis.
Mix equal parts of raw and organic apple cider vinegar and pure water (distilled is ideal for this.) Spray on affected areas several times a day or as needed. The strong smell does dissipate as the solution dries. For sensitive skin areas or children, dilute the vinegar even more. Even 2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in each cup of water can be effective for skin problems.
Apple cider vinegar can be added to a bath. This is especially helpful for those with large areas of affected skin. Add one cup of vinegar to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes several times a week.
Which Is the Best Way to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Dermatitis?
Some Earth Clinic readers have used apple cider vinegar internally. Some have used it externally. Some have even done both. Since each person is different, you will have to find the way which works best for you. Try the treatment which is easiest for you to use faithfully. If that isn’t working, try another method, or add a second method to your treatment plan. Do let us know what you end up trying and how it works for you! And please keep reading to find out how others have used apple cider vinegar to treat dermatitis!