(Closed) Anyone have any remedies for eczema?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@DarlingClementine:  Where do you buy that? Is it a cream or pure coconut oil? I’m thinking a grocery store?

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have terrible allergy and stress related eczema that flares up on the crease of my elbows and sometimes on my face and eyelids. What really helps is finding out what you are allergic to. Like I’m severely allergic to most trees, grass, and flower pollen, as well as tree nuts and peanuts. It causes me to have a cross reaction to foods related in structure, which unfortunately means I can’t eat almost all fresh fruits and even some things like raw carrots. Whenever I get a particuarly bad flare-up, I cut all sugar and dairy out, and stick to steamed veggies and things like brown rice with no sauce. I also pop an antihistamine. Eczema is also caused by lack of moisture in your skin so I slather on Cerave moisturizer and alternate that with using the steroid cream every 2-3 days. I find that keeps thinks somewhat under control but it’s still a challenge. Good luck!

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Busy bee

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@canuckandakiwi:  Eat good food this week; I think junk food doesn’t help (my achilles heel lol).

Post # 20
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Busy bee

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@atlbride2013:  I’m exactly the same! 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@emmrr3:  Oh yes.  I just came off of 30 days of no dairy, grains, soy, alcohol, sugar and refined carbs.  Makes a huge differnce.  I’m basically eating this way until the day 🙂

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Aveeno soap makes a huge difference for me.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

I’ve gotten 2 different steroid creams from my doctor and they work for me. I use one cream Mon-Fri and another on Sat-Sun.  

Also, resarch foods. A lot of foods trigger eczema.  Strawberries are one of them. They triggered mine :/  Hot water does too.  Try to wash your hands in luke warm to cool water all the time.  Try not to wash dishes in hot water, if possible, have someone else wash dishes 

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Bumble bee

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@atlbride2013:  +1  I researched and read where there are certain tree pollins in strawberries -hence why my eczema was triggered by strawberries.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ashley99:  100% pure shea butter helped mine.  But what really made it go away 100% was moving to the ocean and swimming all the time.  Obviously this isn’t necessarily a feasible option, but maybe you could try sea salt soaks.

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have really bad eczema on my hands, too, it’s horrible! For lotion I use Eucerin (the kind that comes in the tub, it’s ridiculously thick). When I have outbreaks, I put it on before bed, then put on cotton gloves and go to sleep with them on. Weird, but it works for me.

On a long term note, the more water I drink, the less often I have outbreaks.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

I’ve struggled with eczema (I have it everywhere, including my face, and it’s pretty bad) all my life and I haven’t been able to find a cause or solution. 

Somehow getting into my 20s has helped it, and I’ve found the following things to bring some relief, too:

*using an all-natural handmade soap (not that see-through junk you see at gift shops but actual handmade soap) on my body
*Bioderma Atoderm PP Baume and PO Zinc Creme (I just wrote a blog post about this, actually – a big focus on my blog is finding eczema and sensitive-skin-friendly products; it’s my miracle product and the one thing that’s ever worked for me, especially since the Zinc Creme helps soothe skin that’s been subjected to steroid ointments)
*taking 2 antihistamines a day

*using a steroid ointment and a strong one because my eczema is so severe; I’ve tried the newest non-steroid supposed breakthroughs but the side effects were absolutely horrific, so good, old-fashioned steroids it is (although they were never effective on me until my early 20s, for some reason)

Hope you find something that works!!!

Post # 28
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with you ChicFoodist, I don’t have eczema but the lady I buy my soap has it and she uses an old fashioned tar based soap and it works wonders on sensitive skin.

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Throwing this out there. 

I have facial exzema and it goes away as long as i stay really hydrated, avoid alcohol and eat clean.  Honestly your diet and hydration hugely impact your skin. 

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ashley99:  Acidophilus!!!  Please try this.  I always suggest it to people with excema and it’s like they think I’m nuts.  I developed excema after I had my daughter and for over 3 years I tried everything…all the different creams and trying to use all organic skin products and nothing worked.  

So one day I read in some health magazine about a study with stoneyfield organic yogurt and it helped get rid of excema.  I don’t really like yogurt that much (you were supposed to eat a cup a day!) so I looked up what it was in the yogurt that was helping people and it was acidophilus.  You can get it in liquid form or pill form.  The key is to take one that has BILLIONS of live cells, not Millions.  I take 3 BILLION a day and it’s been gone ever since.  The only time it comes back is if I forget to take the acidophilus for a few days.  

A wonderful side effect is that I never get stomach aches from any food anymore.  I used to get an upset stomach from certain foods and it doesn’t happen anymore.(It’s supposed to be great for people with IBS and Chrohns)  Oh AND i never get sick anymore (colds, the flu, etc) it really keeps your immune system strong.

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