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Eczema

I give up

Hi Scherzo, I feel your pain. I had severe eczema on my face which actually made it swell up a bit making me look even worse. Do you have many allergies? Have you had allergy tests? Do you wear cotton clothing? Do you notice that your eczema is worse some times and not others? I am just asking as my eczema was pretty much down to having all sorts of allergies that I was unaware of (I am now though). You can get tests for all substances at you local clinic. Then it is just a matter of iliminating them from your daily life where possible. I am afraid I disagree with the emolient thing, they used to make my skin MUCH worse, instead I use organic light creams not heavy parafin oriented creams. Even things like nivea moisturising cream works better than those parafin based prescription eczema creams for me. Do you moisturise often and after showering, keeping the skin moisturised is a huge factor. Alcohol really affects some people due to the sulphites as do food colourings and preservatives. here are lots of great artices at http://www.remedyf oreczzemablog.com to help you come up with a treatment that will work for you. Just read some of the literature and hopefully it will click with facts you didn't realise. I really hope you get your skin cleared, I know the feeling of not being able to speak to people and always had to have long hair to hide my face - yes I know how it feels. i have said this before and will say it again, sea salt in a bath is great for bad skin, and primrose oil capsules. try to switch to organic shampoo as the harsh chemicals in everyday shampoo have been known to badly irritate skin. All the best  (Apr 22, 2009 | post #4)

Eczema

Fast Cure for Serious Eczema

Hi, Just to let you know I have had severe eczema in my life combined with anaphalaxis allergies etc, so I know what I am talking ablout. If you have a severe flare up of eczema then yes, steroids will quite quickly heal the skin and sometimes it may even be necessary to have an antibiotic if the skin is infected. However, this should ONLY be used to clear up the initial bout and from there on in, preventative measures must be implemented. You can take allergy tests for food, household substances etc to determine where you allergies are coming from. Keep a diary of the food you eat and when you become itchy or a rash appears. With eczema, it is such an isideous disease that you really have to stay one step ahead. I am not a doctor but any time I have gone to the doctor in the past they are at a loss as to what to do apart fom prescribe steroids which is by no means a medicine that can be taken on-going. That is not their fault there simply has not been enough research or because there just isn't a "cure". Most people that get it under control , have had it long enough to know what works and what doesn't. A great resource to help you with some of the above methods that I have mentioned is http://www.remedyf oreczemablog.com There are many articles about varying aspects of eczema and how you can treat it - naturally. Two things that I also recommend are primrose oil (capsule form) and seasalt baths (the salt also helps if there is any infection. All the very best.  (Apr 22, 2009 | post #11)

Eczema

Eczema treatment plan: Very effective

Hi, I agree that there is no magical cure for eczema, but the skin condition can certainly be effectively treated and controlled. I had eczema for many years and have finally got my skin under control to the point where I can live itch and weeping rash free. Through the years I basically put two and two together as to what was causing my eczema using diaries of what I was doing, eating , so it was basically trial and error. Everyone is different but there are generic reasons for eczema in most cases. I find that my eczema is purely down to the body having some sort of allergic reaction to a substance which could be in my clothing, food, household cleaners, anything. I totally recommend having a look at the following website http://www.remedyf oreczemablog.com as it is all there in black and white to help you heal and prevent eczema without depending on harmful steroids. I agree with the seasalt especially for scalp eczema. You can purchase it from your local store but just make sure it is pure sea salt and not table salt. All the best.  (Apr 22, 2009 | post #25)

Eczema

Natural Treatment for eczema

Hi I have had eczema all my life and have had varying levels of intensity. Through the years, I have found ways to keep it at bay and now I hardly get any eczema at all. (only when I am very stressed) and I know how to keep it from getting out of control. I don't use steroids anymore but just stay away from substances I know will cause me to become itchy such as almost any material apart from cotton, food preservatives and colourings, harsh chemicals, perfume among others. I found an excellent site that just compounds what I discovered myself and more - http://www.remedyf oreczemablog.com It includes most, if not all aspects of eczema and workable ways to treat it. It is worth checking out. I also find that emolients and other parafin based creams are worthless and make my skin more itchy and inflamed. i try to use lighter creams and organic where possible. I hope this can even help one person get out of the vicious itch-scratch cycle. All the best. Liz  (Apr 22, 2009 | post #26)

Eczema

Natural Treatment for eczema

Hi I have had eczema all my life and have had varying levels of intensity. Through the years, I have found ways to keep it at bay and now I hardly get any eczema at all. (only when I am very stressed) and I know how to keep it from getting out of control. I don't use steroids anymore but just stay away from substances I know will cause me to become itchy such as almost any material apart from cotton, food preservatives and colourings, harsh chemicals, perfume among others. I found an excellent site that just compounds what I discovered myself and more so I like to keep up to date http://www.remedyf oreczemablog.com which covers most aspects of eczema with workable treatments. I also find that ANY emolients and paraben based creams are worthless and make my skin itch worse. I go for more light creams and organic if I can. I hope this can even help one person get out of the itch- scratch cycle for good. cheers  (Apr 22, 2009 | post #25)

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