Anyone have eczema advice?
Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:17 PM
I developed eczema about 3 years ago or at least that's what my doctor calls it. It seems like the term "eczema" covers any unknown skin condition. It comes and goes and is worse during colder months. I only have it in a few areas thank goodness. When it flares up my skin turns red and white, swells, and itches to the point where cutting my skin with a knife sounds good to give me relief. Crazy, I know! I've been to the doctor several times and also a dermatologist (who I didn't care for). I tried the creams and ointments they prescribed to no avail. I've also tried the Aveeno eczema cream and Egyptian Magic.
Does anyone have a product or treatment they would recommend? I'm getting married in about 9 weeks and would LOVE to get rid of this before the big day. It's currently on my right hand (fingers) and left toes.
Thanks for your input!!!!
Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:21 PM
Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:26 PM
I would try using Prevex (a verrrrry moisturizing hand cream) and there's also a Spectro Eczema moisturizing lotion. What kind of body wash do you use?? Make sure it's something very gentle with hardly any perfums in it.
Also something as simple as switching your laundry detergent can be helpful-I had to switch to the kind that have no added fragrances and specfically made for sensitive skin. It has made a world of a difference for me!!
Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:29 PM
Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:36 PM
Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:40 PM
I use cortizone 10 cream for small flare ups. I also got a prescription cream that works great. Your doctor should be able to hook you up. Changing your detergent is important too. I also can not use Bath & Body products anymore... It is like my body goes through a change every few years and then I get it really bad...I then have to change products until it goes away.
Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:09 PM
...anyways my wife has had eczema since I've known her - she's been through many different creams that either didn't work at all, or worked for a short time. Then, she cut wheat and gluten from her diet and it went away. Not sure if its coincidence or not...
Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:21 PM
Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:36 PM
Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:58 PM
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