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Can Aloe Vera cure, help, treat or prevent Eczema?

The following information is for humans with Eczema

Introduction to Eczema

Eczema is a disorder of the skin that is often treated with steriod creams. These relieve the itching for a while but long term use weakens the skin. Sufferers get extremely itchy skin which they can scratch until it bleeds. A surprising number of young children now suffer from Eczema
There is no good explanation as to why Aloe works on Eczema, only individual testimony's from those who have received relief. It is important to note that there is no known cure for Eczema but Aloe will stop the itching, accelerate the healing of broken skin, fight secondary infection, heal without scarring and leave no visible signs of Eczema.

Using Aloe Vera for Eczema

Important Note:
This text refers to Aloe Vera as defined on our page Good Quality Aloe Vera. We also strongly recommend you read the FAQ: How Much Aloe Vera Should I Drink?

Eczema must be healed from within. Drink a high quality pure Aloe Gel. Start with a small amount (10ml twice a day) and build up over a matter of weeks to around 1 litre per week or until you begin to see results. The itching should subside although the visual appearance may look worse for a period. This is because Aloe works from the lowest level of the skin helping the body build healthy cells and push them upwards.
If the skin is broken and bleeding clean the skin and apply a pure Aloe Gelly or Gel to the affected area whenever it feels itchy. Continue until the skin is healed
If the skin is not broken but extremely itchy use a high quality Aloe creme mixed with bee propolis
Avoid normal soaps and shampoos as these often contain harsh abrasive cleaners and switch to Soap and Shampoo with Aloe Vera as their number one ingredient. If the Eczema is very sensitive an Aloe detergent for washing clothes may be advisable.

How long will it take for Aloe Vera to work with Eczema?

As a very rough rule of thumb allow one month for every year you have had the ailment. Recovery time will be reduced depending on the amount of Aloe Gel that is consumed and the cream used. Please note the above recommendations are provided by those who have had success but because this is a natural product, not a drug, times may vary.

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  1. These pages are intended for sufferers who have had their ailment professionally diagnosed by a qualified medical practitioner. Self Diagnosis can be extremely dangerous as many serious conditions can mimic more simple ones. If you are not satisfied with the results from one doctor, be confident and ask for a second opinion. Doctors are only human, their knowledge cannot be all-encompassing and we all make mistakes.
  2. Make sure you have read the pages on Aloe Vera side effects, who can use Aloe Vera and good quality Aloe Vera first.
  3. If you are currently on medication or undergoing medical treatment consult your doctor first.

Aloe Vera Brands

People with Eczema have told us they used the following brands of Aloe Vera and experienced benefits:

See the full results of our survey on
Aloe Vera brands and Eczema.