Joan

Lloydminster, Canada

#1 Feb 9, 2012
My husband has been suffering from eczema all his life. He has many allergies. We have been to many doctors and a few naturopaths. He will soon be 54 and has been really suffering for the past 3 1/2 years. So far no one can help him. We have seen the top dermatologist in our area, he is also the professor of dermatology, and he is stumped. The only thing they can do is give him predisone and cortisoid creams and ointments, which only masks the problem temporily. Can anyone help us we are desperate.

Since: Feb 12

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#2 Feb 15, 2012
Joan, I am sorry to hear about your husband's problems with eczema. I too had eczema for many years. The key to gaining control over eczema is to focus on the root causes of the eczema. This takes persistance and patience.

There is a need to keep an eczema diary, where every thing he is exposed to and have eaten is recorded. It is also important to make a note of stressful events as well. At the same time note when the eczema is worse. After doing this for a while he should star to see a pattern of similar exposures around the time his eczema is worse. Chances are these are the things that trigger his eczema.

The next step is to avoid the triggers as much as possible. It is also important to eat a healthy balanced diet, and drink plenty of water.

your husband should use non-soap based natural cleansers for his baths, and use natural moisturisers. I found organic extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil to be an excellent moisturiser for my eczema skin. If he is sensitive to coconut, another natural oil such as almond oil may help.

http://allergyrock.com

Since: Sep 12

Buford, GA

#3 Sep 17, 2012
Joan wrote:
My husband has been suffering from eczema all his life. He has many allergies. We have been to many doctors and a few naturopaths. He will soon be 54 and has been really suffering for the past 3 1/2 years. So far no one can help him. We have seen the top dermatologist in our area, he is also the professor of dermatology, and he is stumped. The only thing they can do is give him predisone and cortisoid creams and ointments, which only masks the problem temporily. Can anyone help us we are desperate.
Hi Joan, I am new to the forums and in reply to your husband's problem, the only thing that I can come up with for you,is a moisturizer that I use, CapriClear. It doesn't cure eczema it just helps with the redness and irritation. Here is the website, www.capriclear.com . Hope this helps, please let me know if it does? Sharon
Kathryn

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#4 Sep 20, 2012
I HAVE YOUR SOLUTION...Its worth a try....

I have had eczema for 18 yrs. I have had 3 really bad bouts with it during that time. I have learned over the years what works the very best for me.....

STEROID SHOTS for sure if it is severe. Its the only thing that worked when it got really really bad nearly from head to toe. I finally went to an outstanding doctor in this field and she took one look at me and said 'you need a steroid shot NOW'. She said the shots don't hurt you but may have side effects if you get them A LOT more than you should, but under a doctor's care there was zero to worry about she said. In two weeks my eczema was at bay and shortly after that it was 95% gone in about a month. I could sleep month after month with ZERO ITCHING. She said anytime I have a bad outbreak like that, to come and see her and she would give me another shot. The shots last about 6 months. After it wore off, I just broke out normal here and there some, but was clearly manageable, and its been 14 months since I had the shot. It was a life saver!!!! My brother in law has it really really bad and he got the shot first and told me about it. I never heard of them for eczema and no doctor ever helped me or told me about that. It helped him beyond belief. My doctor was shocked that no other doctor even mentioned giving me a steroid shot when it got bad.

There is help out there for the severely infected. Go get a steroid shot NOW.

I use Eucerin cream to stop the itch and it has a coolant in the cream that makes your skin cold upon application which soothes eczema on contact. I also always have an electric fan in my family room where I sit the most and by my bed at night. Cool air circulating on your body is extremely soothing to eczema and lessons the itch. Taking 1 to 2 benedryl pills in the evening do wonders, and you feel a lot less itchy in the morning. I also use a 5% strength steroid cream when I first break out and itch and it helps a lot. I don't have to use it all the time. If you use anything less than 5%, it won't work. Cortizone over the counter cream is a joke. So, if you go get a steroid shot (demand it), get eucerin cream at walmart, and 5% steroid perscription cream from your doctor and benedryl, you will see a HUGE IMPROVEMENT. I don't have to worry about bad outbreaks anymore.
Kathryn

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#5 Sep 20, 2012
CON'T....I was told to only use Dove soft soap with no perfumes/deodorizers, and NEVER take a bath but only a shower and not to be in it more than 3 minutes. Pat dry partly then put on the eucerin cream....dress only in 100% soft cotton EVERYTHING including all cotton bed sheets, not poly/cotton blends....they make it much worse. Around the house I wear cotton t-shirts and lightweight all cotton loose sweatpants or capris in all cotton that is on the loose side. That works wonders too. If you work you can't, but get into that as soon as you get home. Its not real fashionable but when you have eczema, its well worth it. DON'T GET out in the sun if you can help it. Sunburns and intense sweating will bring on eczema like the plague. DOGS AND CATS are the worst of the worst to have around an eczema sufferer. The "dander" is in the air, lands on your skin and you are a gonner. My first horrid outbreak was at 39 yrs old, and it was so bad I got allergy tested and found out I was allergic to dogs and cats. We had one tiny dog. We were forced to find her a new home and in 3 weeks I was nearly 100% healed up. What the dog did was enhance what I already had by 1000%. Years later we got another short haired dog, and whamo, It spread like crazy and we had to find her a new home too. Never again will we have any animals in our home. If you have a dog and/or cat, and are extremely suffering, you need to find them a new home. I have had several doctors tell me that they are the worst offenders for increasing eczema to its worst. If you child has it, it is not worth having ANY pet around if you love your child.
Tom

Ålborg, Denmark

#7 Nov 16, 2012
Hi! I know it is hard to find some good advices about eczema treatment. I am also suffering from atopic eczema from my early childhoodd, so I was just searching and searching and searching..

Finally, I found blog that is written by one guy that cured from atopic eczema in adult age. There are no scams, no commercials, just real advices that work and I really find these information useful.

If you are suffering from atopic eczema, just read through it, or contact him for advice! He´s really good at it! I think, better than doctors are :P

Blog: http://www.myatopiceczema.com/

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