A life-long search for an eczema cure sees Rebecca Blithe soaking in a bath of apple cider vinegar.

The promise:

Have you ever been so desperate to cure an ailment you'd try anything? I have. From potent steroid cream to trying to track down a man in an Indian village whose "miracle balm" apparently cured my boyfriend's mum's friend's son of eczema, I've tried it.

As a kid Mum would baste my arms with prescription cream and wrap them in cling film to stop me tearing myself to shreds in the night.

As an adult I've taken evening primrose oil,

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The history:

The science:

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The reality:

The verdict: