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Amber

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#173
May 9, 2013
 
ive haf eczema since i was born im now 18. i have tried so much stuff that i have given up an still suffer from this crap. does anyone know how to cure one of the worst cases?
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May 13, 2013
 
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#175
May 21, 2013
 
I have eczema. Recently I got fed up with my doctor and want to try something else.
I gathered solutions from the Internet. Some solutions tried. Some not tried yet.
1st step is ease the itch. Test apply on small area before trying on the whole area.
- Snake brand prickly heat is my savior at night. It does not cure eczema but it stop the itch. I used it during my army days when I don't get to bathe for days. Remember to use a towel to scrub yourself in the shower to get rid of any powder left on your skin.
- Don't use normal soap on affected area. I use cetaphil on my neck area and use johnson brand shower gel with moisturizer on rest of my body.
- Mix olive oil with baby lotion and apply after shower. Apply again when the affected area becomes dry. Works for me. After 3 days, the roughness is gone and itching reduced.
- Mix 1 part of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with 3 part of water. Use cotton wool and apply on any area that itch. Careful. It bites becos of the wound. Never drink or apply concentrated ACV. Never apply this ACV solution on sensitive area like your eye lid or neck.
- Apply coconut oil. Going to try because coconut oil is anti viral. Youtube has people voting for this solution.
- Swim in the sea. Blog say the sea salt works for his whole family.
2nd step is to take oral cures.
- Probotics said to help. I am taking this becos I suspect I have leaky gut as I love drinking soda.
- Mix 1 tblsp of Apple Cider Vinegar + honey in a glass of water. I remembered I stop drinking honey and a few weeks later, my eczema flare. Co-incidence?
- Eat fish oil. Forum says it takes 2 months to see effect and it is the vit D in fish oil that is healing eczema. Maybe I should take vit D instead.
- Take Turmeric. Never try.
- Soak in oatmeal or epsom salt bath. Never try.
- Ground mangosteen skin and apply. Blog says it is effective. Try later when I find mangosteen.
3rd step is to eliminate the cause.
- Eliminate your allergy : wheat, wholemeal bread, yeast, citric acid, sugar, gluten, diary, tomato, artifical food coloring.........what else?
- Detox. Go on a diet - raw food diet and juicing diet.
- Some special cases I have read : minoxidil, chlorine in swimming pool.
- Someone mentioned Gut and Psychology Diet by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. I have watched her lecture and found her theory quite accurate. Will try later.
- Water fasting. People cure their eczema within 1 week by doing water fasting. I am thinking of going on water fasting.
Use the solutions at your own risk. All the best.
Ollie

London, UK

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#176
May 21, 2013
 
Hi All

This is my first ever posting in an excema forum because i suppose before this i didnt have anything to write about. I'm not 30 and have had excema my entire life - it's got worse and more sensitive over the years and my skin has broken doen slowly and become more sensitive and red. Ive seen all specialists under the sun and everytime asked for an 'out of the box attitude' to trying something new as i was so fed up of doctors and hospital 'specialists' saying the same old things and trying the same old treatments. Generally i feel really let down by the medical community, i have been using steroid based creams my whole life and as a result my skin has become extremely sensitive and red. Anyway, the positive:

I saw a new GP because I moved house, he luckily used to be a skin specialist. He told me about a cure that really shouldnt have traditonal link to excema but he has seen sometimes dramatic improvements in patients when they've tried it. Its anti viral drugs, mine is called Aciclovir. I take 4 a day dissolved in water, it's only been 2-3 weeks but ive seen measuredd improvements in the general ferocity of my skin. I'm hoping things will continue to improve and i suggest all of you to speak to a doctor or specialist about it. It's taken me 30 years to discover something to help me so it's obviously not a widely known treatment. It's early days in the treatment but i wish i'd found it earlier.

If you are young and reading this, try and stay away from steroid creams as much as possible - they do long term damage which is uncureable. It's a balance between healing the excema short term and dealing with any side effects i understand this. Just try and use them sparingly.

I hope this helps someone on here, any forum experts please pass on this message
Sam

Vancouver, Canada

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#177
May 27, 2013
 
I've experienced eczema for over two years now, and have been prescribed dozens of topical creams and oral medicine. I've also seen a variety of doctors, from skin specialists to naturopathists to chinese herbal doctors. It's been especially uncomfortable living with eczema because mine takes place on my areolae and it sticks to all my clothing and itches throughout the night. Whenever I take off my undergarments it would tear the skin and just make it worse...

After getting tired of using all the drugs (which only kept the eczema at bay when it was being used, leading it to flare back up again even more intensely when i stopped treatment) and risking the side effects, I wanted to "cure" my eczema from inside out. Most people and doctors as well believe that there is no cure for eczema, but typical skin problems like eczema and acne occur due to problems that occur inside your organs. The idea to treat eczema is to heal your gut because unhealthy gut flora is the source of an ill immune system.

I've been taking very good quality nutritional supplements that has been given a 5 star rating by NutriSearch, the only 5 star product that is offered OTC. Generally I take optimum amounts of calcium, multivitamins, grape seed extract, omega fatty acids and probiotics each day, and I have complete control over my eczema now. As long as I avoid some of the foods I have allergic reactions to, my eczema stays away without the need for any topical or oral medicine! I am eczema free!

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To summarize, the difference between good quality, high concentration supplements and regular commercial supplements is the difference you will feel in your health and your journey to curing your eczema. At least, it has made a huge difference in mine.

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Abenaa Bandele

Silver Spring, MD

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#178
May 28, 2013
 
Tony wrote:
Jessica has a lot of good points. Her approach is what should be done to control eczema. Notice I did not say cure. There is no cure for eczema. The medical term is atopic dermatitis. Atopy refers to an allergic component. Basically the skin barrier is broken down do to a deficiency of certain lipids and ceramide in the skin. It is NOT caused by "toxins", however, food allergies or sensitivities can make it worse.
Steroids are the treatment of choice when severe, sometimes along with an antibiotic since people with eczema have increased counts of bacteria due to a deficiency of ceramides in their skin. Sorry for getting a bit technical.
I am actually a pediatrician with a background in molecular biology. Remember, there is no way you can verify my credentials or anybody elses that wrights a comment. So take everything you read with caution and talk to you physician.
you are a pediatrician but can't spell "write?"
EczemaPatient

Brooklyn, NY

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#179
May 31, 2013
 
i have had eczema for a long time now. It has cleared up on my legs a little but it bleeds and oozes on my arms and under them.i have tried oatmeal, baking soda, soaks,Vaseline,prescriptions and others too. What do I do?
Kirstie

Manchester, UK

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#180
Jun 1, 2013
 
I had eczema all my childhood right up until i was nearly 19! It was awful and it was everywhere! I was driven demented! Everytime u went back ti the doctors they just prescribed a stronger steroid! It got so bad that i couldnt function at school from exhaustion from being up all night scratching! The turning point came when the eczema was at its worst! A different doctor took the steroid lever back to hydrocortisone, aqueous cream and balneum bath oil! He saud to bath twice daily for 20 mins and use the steroid sparingly and literaly cake myself in the aqueous! He also advused that i take antihistimines like they were going out of fashion! His last piece of advice was that i should continue this regime for a minimum of 6 months after the rash died down! My eczema dissapeared completely for 4 years! I do get it again now but only when im stressed and i pounce on it ti get it under control! Dont give up! Keep doing it! They key is keeping your skin hydrated! Its hard to remain positive because im well aware hiw awful it is and how much it affects your life! It nearly always goes away or lessens with age! I had it badly from 2 till i was 18! My mum was in her twenties when ut appeared and she suffered badly till later in her thirties! But it did go away! Have faith!!!
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#181
Jun 4, 2013
 
Tony wrote:
Jessica has a lot of good points. Her approach is what should be done to control eczema. Notice I did not say cure. There is no cure for eczema. The medical term is atopic dermatitis. Atopy refers to an allergic component. Basically the skin barrier is broken down do to a deficiency of certain lipids and ceramide in the skin. It is NOT caused by "toxins", however, food allergies or sensitivities can make it worse.
Steroids are the treatment of choice when severe, sometimes along with an antibiotic since people with eczema have increased counts of bacteria due to a deficiency of ceramides in their skin. Sorry for getting a bit technical.
I am actually a pediatrician with a background in molecular biology. Remember, there is no way you can verify my credentials or anybody elses that wrights a comment. So take everything you read with caution and talk to you physician.
especially someone who can't tell a difference between write and wright
Steve

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#182
Jun 5, 2013
 
I suffered from bad eczema for 5 years. The eczema was mainly on my face which would become very red and inflamed, very dry and cracked and extremely itchy! I tried absolutely everything to try and relieve my eczema... Doctors, Dermatologists, Naturopaths, changing my diet and using every eczema cream I could find, but my eczema kept coming back. I finally found the best eczema cream I have ever used called Robertson's Skin Repair Ointment! I have now been eczema free for over 15 years! I hope this helps your eczema too.
Samuel

London, UK

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#184
Jun 27, 2013
 

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Hi all,

It's really sad to hear what people are going through with their eczema whether it's physical, social or mental distress. To those people I sympathise with you.

Then again its really lovely and inspirational to hear stories of people who haven't given up and let eczema control their lives, in fact they are the ones in control.

My friend told me about this new product called Dexem Repair Cream. He says that Dexem Repair Cream soothes itching and irritations while clearing the skin.

So I checked out their website and apparently the cream blocks bacteria on the skin therefore reducing or preventing irritations caused by toxins they produce. I also read the cream is safe to use on the skin of infants, children and adults, not based on harsh chemicals or toxic substances and has no side effects.

This is the website link: www.dexem.co.uk/why_dexem.htm - Have a read for yourselves and see what you think.

We are all different genetically so what works for someone may not for others but I'm guessing the practical thing to do is sample various products and see what works best for you. Although it could be pricey, you may stumble on just the thing you were looking for. Be careful, but also be open minded and positive.

Good luck and keep supporting each other.

x.


Sammy

London, UK

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#185
Jun 27, 2013
 
Has anyone heard of Dexem Repair Cream?

My friend told me about an eczema cream called Dexem Repair Cream. He says that Dexem Repair Cream soothes itching and irritations while clearing the skin.

So I checked out their website and apparently the cream blocks bacteria on the skin therefore reducing or preventing irritations caused by toxins they produce. I also read the cream is safe to use on the skin of infants, children and adults, not based on harsh chemicals or toxic substances and has no side effects.

This is the website link: www.dexem.co.uk/why_dexem.htm - Have a read for yourselves and see what you think.

We are all different genetically so what works for someone may not for others but I'm guessing the practical thing to do is sample various products and see what works best for you. Although it could be pricey, you may stumble on just the thing you were looking for. Be careful, but also be open minded and positive.

Good luck and keep supporting each other. x.
albert

Vancouver, Canada

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#187
Jun 29, 2013
 
Hello, I am 27 now I got eczema when I first born. When I was young, it only occur on my arms and legs. As year pass b,y. It`s all over the place now except my face. Tried everything but nothing work. Until I met this doctor! He told me these are the food that i am NOT allow to eat

(((( seafood no alcohol no sesame oil no deep fried no duck no milk no sticky rice no nuts no peanut no coffee no chocolate no bamboo no chives no mushroom no eggplant no pumpkin no mango no durian no lychee no banana)))

It does reduce the itch. But for the scars from scratching I dont know how to deal with that.

Hope that not allow to eat food list help you all as well!

Good Luck
albert

Vancouver, Canada

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#188
Jun 29, 2013
 
Forgot to mention. Only bath once a day. Take quick bath 10 minutes with warm water no hot water. Try soap with 0 chemical or no soap. But thats impossible. He told me soap for armpit and private part only.
Hope that helps
Janique

Montréal, Canada

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#189
Jul 3, 2013
 
Thank god that I'm not the only one it kinda of hurts to know and hear what people think of you when you walk in a room I'm 12 and it really bothers me I have it around my mouth, actually it's just dark not like its really bad it's just the color of my mouth it bothers me cause I am always liking my lips to make it feel better I have on my feet and behind my legs on my arms and on my "upper chest" I hate to wear bras caus it
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Birmingham, UK

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#190
Jul 11, 2013
 
Thankyou sooo much jessica! My eczema is soooo bad it really hurts? im going to have a nice hot bath in like 5 minutes and then put all my creams on :) does E45 cream work?
vanessa

Wheeling, IL

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#191
Jul 22, 2013
 
Hi I'm 14 years old, I've had ezcema since I was born , I weny to alit of doctors but they kept on gibing me ointments that didn't work , would get soo mad and ask myself why me? Anyway it would get soo bad that it would start to ooze and some liquid substance would come out but it was clear and kind of bloody.I always had to cover my ezcema up because people alwaya asked me about it:( when I was about 10 I was soo frusturated that Iput baking soda with a little water with salt on it and luckaly it went away (the worst one on my body it was below my belly button and it was long and thick. Right now I control my excema with cortizone 10 intense healing lotion ECZEMA it works great and it not that expensive its about 9 dollara with tax .I also went to brookfield zoo the other day and saw some eczema treatment in the native american gift shop.please don't scratch it and wash your hands often to prevent it from spreading (: I hope this helped!
Heidi

Abbeville, LA

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#192
Jul 26, 2013
 
I'm 16 years old.. I have had ezcema since I was a baby and now that i'm old enough to realize what it looks like I get depressed. Its all over my arms and legs, and no matter how hot it is outside, I always have a hoodie and pants on at school. Even gym class.. A hoodie and sweatpants. People tease because I wear that in the heat, but they don't no about what my body looks like and I woupdn't wabt them to because they will think I have a disease or something. But i have been through many creams that did nothing to help, and I don't know what to do anymore ): I just need a cure.. Or not.even a cure.. Just something to clear it up for a while )':
Shane

Blaenavon, UK

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#193
Jul 29, 2013
 
I have had eczema for years. It appears on my face, backs of knees and backs of elbows. I have tried numerous things to sort it. Cortisone cream did help a little but not enough for me to continue using it.

I was then approached by a friend who was using a product called Propolis Crème. It is a completely natural cream which I applied twice daily.
My eczema is now gone after only 3 weeks of using the cream! I was amazed, I now keep this stuff close to hand and recommend it to anyone I know who suffers.

Email my friend, if you say you saw a post from me i'm sure she will help.

My friends email: foreverlucyj@gmail.com
Bridget

Johannesburg, South Africa

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#194
Jul 30, 2013
 
I'm 13 year old girl who survivied with eczema. I took jessica's advice and it work. U guys who is surviving with eczema please don't lose hope just like I did. I survied with it. I did got my ecxema on my face. It was very awkfull, I felt like I was untidy and dirty. When I go out with my friends I rather tell them can we meet at six o'clock when ots a bit dark. Please people don't lose hope, fight for this!!!!

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