Eczema

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Re: Eczema

Post by illion » 21 Jul 2015, 09:57

I'm happy your eczema is not that bad. I almost lost all my skin on my hands at a moment, and I take no chances again. I start to treat it at once with corticoid cream when I get blisters. Someone mentioned Forever Living, and I have good experience with their Propolis cream when the skin is so dry that regular hand lotions don't help but there are no blisters. It reverses the drying of the skin immediately.

Hand eczema is very bothersome. I hope you soon will be better :)

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Re: Eczema

Post by WrenWyrd » 17 Jan 2016, 10:34

I went to see a specialist - just thought I'd keep you posted! She says it's dehydrosis. She ran patch tests and found no allergy. All she has to offer is, once more, the corticoid cream I don't want to take.

The good news is that the eczema on my feet is gone, or at least isn't visible anymore. However, it's getting worse on my hands, with a few breaks on my palms now. It's not in terrible condition, but it sucks all the same.
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Re: Eczema

Post by Oakapple » 17 Jan 2016, 11:43

My daughter has suffered from dry skin and excema for years and has found Evening primrose Oil capsules very helpful. They may not work for everyone, but could be worth a try.
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Re: Eczema

Post by Greybeard » 18 Jan 2016, 08:31

Just a thought in case your scalp problem is not eczema. I suffer with seborrhaic dermatitis which affects my scalp causing flaky / itchy areas. After 20 years of trying everything, I found a website that recommended 5% sodium bicarb solution twice daily. It took a month to clear up but I haven't had a real problem for many years now. Plus it is very cheap and easy.
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Re: Eczema

Post by Shaysage » 29 Jan 2016, 21:59

Greybeard wrote:Just a thought in case your scalp problem is not eczema. I suffer with seborrhaic dermatitis which affects my scalp causing flaky / itchy areas. After 20 years of trying everything, I found a website that recommended 5% sodium bicarb solution twice daily. It took a month to clear up but I haven't had a real problem for many years now. Plus it is very cheap and easy.
I have seborrhoeic dermatitis too and literally nothing works! I will have to try this bicarb thing.
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Re: Eczema

Post by WrenWyrd » 02 Feb 2016, 08:17

I completely stopped using shampoo several years ago. There is a "no soap, no shampoo" thread on this forum if anyone is interested: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=34929
That has helped, I don't have any problem with my scalp anymore (except a slight tendency toward greasiness which I've had all my life). I believe it's the sodium laureth sulfate that causes the damage (or sodium coco sulfate or other equivalents which make absolutely no difference). You can try the bicarb but for me it was way too harsh and drying.
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