Eczema

vanessanemeth

Hi Everyone,

I've had eczema since I was 4 years old (now 28) and it has always moved around my body.  Right now I have a pretty big patch on the top of my foot and it's so itchy and embarrassing considering summer is trying to make an appearance I live in flip flops and cute sandals.  Everything I try (including creams my doc has prescribed) works for a bit but then my body becomes immune to it.  Can you please suggest something that has worked for you?

May 20, 2015 @ 02:16 pm

16 Replies

lovesaraanne

yep!

My boyfriend didn't have eczema until recently - and even though he wears gloves when he works with chemicals, his hands are still dry and irritated every day. He uses the Body Shop line of hemp products to help heal his hands. It doesn't smell the greatest but he swears by them. We've also tried coconut oil, which might have worked long term, but he wasn't a fan of how greasy it was on his hands.
May 20, 2015 @ 02:25 pm
Cat22

Food

I know it's crazy and maybe you've tried it but my friend has eczema and the only thing that cured it was avoiding certain foods. Every time she eats sugary food like cake and candy or foods containing gluten (rye breads, pizza, etc), her eczema flares up all over her chest and back! No creams or serums worked for her, just avoiding those foods. You should try slowly cutting out some of these foods from your diet and see if anything changes. You might be surprised with the results!
May 20, 2015 @ 04:06 pm
lovesaraanne

interesting...

@Cat22 my boyfriend's hands have been clear since last summer (for the most part) so he's stopped using the hemp cream. He's also been gluten-free since last summer too...is there a connection? Neat!!
May 20, 2015 @ 04:08 pm
Cat22

@lovesaraanne

Woah that is interesting! It could be that way for him too?

I personally believe there's a correlation. My friend's situation presents a pretty strong case as it's the only thing that seems to make it flare up. It happens to me sometimes too, I'll get small white bumps on the back of my arms if I accidentally have gluten and dairy.
May 20, 2015 @ 04:38 pm
mepark

Eczema

I have had an outbreak every summer for the past two years and I just finally found something that works! While I was on a cruise a man noticed it on my hands and recommend I try the brand "Cetaphil" for eczema. I have been using it for five days now and my eczema is almost completely gone! I have been using both the body wash and the lotion daily. You have to make sure you buy the Cetaphil that is specially for eczema (it says so on the front of the bottle). This a little expensive (about $15) although it worked great for me!
May 20, 2015 @ 11:43 pm
Diva

Food Allergies

@Cat22 That's interesting. I recently read an article about the correlation between eczema, spiked histamine levels and allergies.

I still struggle with mine. I've recently started using finely ground up oatmeal in my baths which seems to soothe the itchiness and inflammation.

May 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am
vanessanemeth

Ezcema Update

So I went to the doctor about another issue and she immediately saw my foot and told me I am beyond over the counter help with the severity of my eczema.... I tried so hard to avoid having a cortisone prescription but it looks like I can't hold off any longer. Le sigh!
Jun 10, 2015 @ 09:53 am
MsDebz001

I will be following this thread

I get extremely dry skin. Especially during the cooler months and I tend to break out in a extremely dry and itchy patch on top of my right hand. This comes and goes.

I broke down and went to the doctors last week because the top of my hand was all pink and bumpy. I was scratching it even thou I knew better just couldn't help myself. None of my hands creams were giving me any relief.

He said that it's not eczema but, it's worse then extremely dry skin. He wrote me a prescription for Ratio-Mometasone Mometasone Furoate and recommend that I switch to CeraVe as my new daily moisturizer.
Dec 12, 2015 @ 10:09 pm
wonderwhatif

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My mum has exczema and she only uses E45, it works for her. I'll ask her next time I call her and see if she has any advice!
Dec 13, 2015 @ 12:55 am
Diva

So, so itchy!

I with there was an easy solution. I use mometasone and it helps calm and heal the itchiness a bit but only for a short while. Especially my back seems to always feel on fire and all of the scratching I've done since I was a child has left horrible blotchy scars.
Dec 13, 2015 @ 01:49 pm

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