| Originally Posted by ~Andrea~ |
I thought I would throw this topic out there and see if anyone could provide some advice about treating eczema.
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!!!!
You know what else is strange about it, is that so far I've gotten it in different spots each time. Right now it's on my right hand in between my little finger, it's so disgustingly dry. I used the prescription lotion they gave me at night (I put a glove over it) and it starts to go away, but I have yet to get rid of it completely, I think because its so cold and dry right now anyway, that's not helping.
Oh, another thing, I use a lot of the no water antibacterial hand stuff, and I find when I'm using that more frequently, my hands are even worse than normal.
I wish I had a great product to recommend, but hopefully someone else will chime in with our miracle cure!
| Originally Posted by nathanielthompsonphoto |
Not sure if I'm allowed to post in the "ladies lounge", but I saw this post in my unread posts section...
...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...