(Closed) Anyone have any remedies for eczema?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@ashley99: I noticed a big difference after a few days, so just give it a little time.  Any brand is fine but the kind you find in the refrigerated section is much better (usually found in health food type stores)  

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

my 5 month old daughter has bad ezcema all over her. After getting a perscription of bath oilatum and it not working i started last night using a light moisturiser (parfum free) and putting a thin layer of sudocrem over the top. no word of a lie this morning it is so much better and almost gone on her cheeks. 

I have been applying everytime i feed her so every 3 hours. If it works for a delicate babys skin im sure it would work on an adult. 

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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@MrsPanda99:  I’d recommend buying unrefined raw oil to avoid any extra chemicals that might slip in. Some have added perfumes and the refined ones have a lot of their goodness removed. I bought a huge biona tub (800g) on amazon for about £15.

Weird thing is, my skin reacted differently to two different types of coconut oil. I borrowed some off my mum (can’t remember the brand but it was a big tub from a chinese market) and it worked amazingly. I’m almost out of that now 🙁 The huge tub of organic stuff from amazon gave me spots! That won’t be an issue on hands though, it was just annoying on the face! It’s great as a hair and body moisturiser though.

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 1994

@ashley99:  Try an eczema ointment instead of cream it’s really thick like Vaseline but its the only thing that helps my eczem the cream just doesn’t last long enough.

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You’ve gotten a lot of great tips!

SoftSoap, despite it’s name, is a really harsh soap.  Cetaphil makes a pump soap that is really good.  Use a liquid rather than bar soap as the bar soaps are more drying.  Use warm instead of hot water.

Eczema is an allergy that manifests on the skin.  You could see either a dermatologist or an allergist for this.  I’m not sure where you live, but around me (Midwest US) allergies are TERRIBLE!  The mold count is really high and ragweed is off the charts.  I have allergies and I am miserable.  It’s been a terrible year for allergies.

If you’re getting flare ups after eating citrus fruits, you may have an allergy or intollerance to them.  It’s a very common allergy.

I have found that the Aveeno lotion is really good too.  There is one called Eczema Therapy that has oatmeal in it.

I second the acidophillus.  Probiotics are very good for allergies.

Use the steroid creams when you have flare ups.  Don’t worry about your skin becoming thin.  That’s usually only after years and years of constant use.

I hope you’re able to find some relief!

Post # 39
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Blushing bee

@ashley99:  Ive had it since i was little. its awful. I have a prescriotion from my doctor when it gets bad but i prevent breakouts by doing the following:

-no hand sanitizers (I’m a nurse so this is hard but they tear my hands up)

– wearing gloves when cleaning the house

– only dial the gold bar works for me as far a soap 

-no body wash

– no perfuems, smell good lotion, or anything with fragrance on my skin

-lubriderm and sometimes aveeno lotions are the only things i can use

I am super sensitive. What I eat, my period, the season amd stress all trigger breakouts. Hope this helps.

Post # 40
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@MrsPanda99:  It’s a real issue and it can aggravate the other conditions that started it.  I had problems with this, and my doctor was concerned.  The hands would probably take a while.  OP, watch the area between your fingers if you need it there, that will probably be the first area to show an issue.

I find a big help is to keep your hands moisturized.  Use 2 different things.  Start with something that soaks in.  I like jojoba oil, olive oil, mineral oil, etc. can also work.  Follow that up with something that doesn’t – coconut oil, a barrier cream, some body butters, etc.

I love Rocky Mountain Soap company.  They promote their pumpkin soap for eczema, but I prefer their honey oatmeal soap.  The recently changed it (I was still able to get the original) with one that also has cocoa butter I think.  That should be fine too, I just use it on my face so wanted to avoid it.

Be careful with tea tree oil.  I used it to treat a chronic skin infection a while ago and developed an allergy to it which made my eczema worse.  My derm. told me that allergies to tea tree oil are common.

Post # 41
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@AB Bride:  I have it too so I’m aware that it’s real. However, I get advice from my derm and not the internet. That’s just my suggestion. Everyone is a doctor on the internet…and a lawyer…and an expert everything.

Post # 42
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@MrsPanda99:  I don’t know if it was the internet that concerned the OP, the derm. or the warning right with the prescription.

Post # 43
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@AB Bride:  …exactly. That’s why talking to the medical professional for alternatives, options, and what is best in her particular case is the most sensible approach (at least in my world). Doctors are trained and have the case history. The folks at bath and body works aren’t. To each their own. It’s not my body, people can put whatever they want on theirs.

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

As a kid I had horrible eczema inside my elbows, and super dry peeling skin, especially on my belly and thighs.

I got rid of most of it (still have really dry skin, but it doesn’t peel off anymore) by doing allery tests and an elimination diet.  I went to a holistic doctor and did a blood test for food intolerances, which is different than normal food allergies.  For 3 months I couldn’t eat bread or drink beer or really anything I used to love (which – you develop intolerances to the things you eat the most, so…).

Anyway, among other things, my skin cleared up. 

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I get terrible outbreaks of eczema and I have tried every thing out there. I actually had an outbreak from my dyed wedding shoes while we were on our honeymoon. That was terrible. The only thing aside from the steriod cream (which they don’t want you to use long-term anyway) is Aveeno Active Naturals Eczema cream. It’s a bit pricey, but it’s totally worth it. Coconut Oil also helped for a short time.

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