Steroid Withdrawal Or Normal Eczema?

Steroid Withdrawal Or Normal Eczema?

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Leicester, UK

#1 Sep 5, 2012
Okay so here's how it goes, my eczema's been on and off, I would use the steroids for a couple of days, then a couple of days off them my skin would come back, usually worse. The doctor decided to put on the hydrocortisone and betnovate twice a day for 2 weeks, and prescribed some Aveeno Cream, which I must say is fantastic.

Anyway, after about 2 days my skin was clear, but after the two weeks were up, 4 days later, red skin flushed back on my face and neck, it didn't itch, but it felt slightly hot and tight. I was going camping for the weekend so I put on more to clear it, good, 4 days later, back, this repeated for a few weeks.

Anyway, I ended up having an pretty bad Impetigo infection and was told to avoid any steroid creams for the duration and just keep using the Aveeno, gradually, the red skin went away on it's own within just under a week was gone. Still got itch burts during the day but it was gone, anyway it's been nearly 2 weeks now, my face is clear apart from the occasional itch :D My necks still slightly inflamed I'm not sure what to do about it. I still have usual red itchy spells during the day, but the horrible hot red skin hasn't come back. The doctor says I haven't been using the creams enough to have withdrawal. Could it be?

And is there anyway to stop the mini itch flares during the day?

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