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Can Magnesium Cure Eczema?

by Sean Martu
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Eczema is no breeze in the park, it’s a condition that’s characterized by itchy, red, dry, swollen patches of skin caused by inflammation. It’s most commonly found in children, although adults can also get it. It’s also known as atopic dermatitis and is typically treated with oral medications and steroid creams. Eczema is almost always itchy, sometimes the itching will start before the rash appears, but when it does, the rash most commonly appears on the face, back of the knees, wrists, hands, or feet. It may also affect other areas as well.

What Causes Eczema?

The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s thought to be linked to these conditions.

  1. Dry, irritable skin, which reduces the skin’s ability to be an effective barrier
  2. A gene variation that affects the skin’s barrier function
  3. Immune system dysfunction
  4. Bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, on the skin that creates a film that blocks sweat glands
  5. Environmental conditions

What Triggers Eczema?

Some people may have “flare-ups” of itchy rashes in response to certain substances or conditions. Coming into contact with rough or coarse materials may cause the skin to become itchy. For others, feeling too hot or too cold, exposure to certain products like soap or detergent, or coming into contact with animal/pet dander may cause an outbreak. Upper respiratory infections or colds may also be triggers. Stress may cause the condition to worsen.

My Experience

Well, my experience isn’t really mine personally, I have a college buddy who’s daughter was born with eczema. Her eczema was all over her arms and legs, she scratched the lesions all the time developing into unsightly scabs. I suggested to my buddy that there was research and personal testimony of people reversing or eliminating the symptoms of eczema by soaking in epson salts, magnesium flakes, or by using a magnesium chloride spray.

To learn more about magnesium see my post on magnesium.

After my buddy did his own research he decided to first try using a magnesium chloride spray on his daughter. The spray worked quickly as he saw a difference in his daughter’s skin over night, the next mourning he could see the lesions healing, he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. But their was a problem, his daughter found the spray to be intolerable because it left an intolerable burning sensation after application. So he tried the Ancient Minerals magnesium flakes bath soak next, and this turned out to be the golden apple. Not only did the magnesium flakes bath reverse her eczema, but it also facilitated the healing of the scars she developed from the scratching over the years.

He stated that the bath would last about 5 months before she started to develop any kind of eczema symptoms again, but he also stated that each time she did the bath the eczema would disappear for longer periods of time.


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Liz June 7, 2017 - 10:32 am

Wow, in my research of eczema I’ve not come across magnesium as a treatment. I have seen reports of vitamin D as an aid, and bathing in the Caribbean sea oddly enough was good for it. I’m willing to try anything to get the itching to stop. Maybe the flakes bath is the way to go.

Rudy Vejar October 21, 2020 - 1:02 am

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Charmed Life November 15, 2020 - 11:50 am

I developed recurring Dyshidrotic Eczema on the side of my index finger on my right hand about ten years ago. Just discovered today what it was called while researching some other condition. About two years ago I started taking near daily Epsom salt baths and taking magnesium supplements for totally unrelated reasons. I take a liquid magnesium chloride and magtein (magnesium L-threonate) daily. I found these two cause the fewest side effects while allowing the highest dose. I noticed that the eczema stopped appearing about the same time I started the baths and Mg supplements. Last July I had a reason to stop the Mg supplements for about a month and within three weeks the eczema was back but much less severe. I resumed the Mg supplements in August and have not had another flare up. Years prior to all this I did try magnesium oil on the eczema but not until a flare up had occurred and noticed no improvement at all although it did burn quite a bit. Rinsing it off stopped the burning. Hope this helps.

Sean Martu
Sean Martu November 15, 2020 - 3:06 pm

Hi! A friend of mine permanently cured Dyshidrotic Eczema using diatomaceous earth, see this article https://www.nothingsincurable.com/everything-about-diatomaceous-earth/


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