(Closed) Anyone have any remedies for eczema?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 47
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@ashley99:  I just worry that you will get bad advice, that’s all. Anyone can post anything they want on the internet. I’m glad you are getting in to see your doctor soon 🙂

Post # 48
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Sugar bee
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Lots and lots of water – make sure you’re drinking enough for your weight, and then drink a little extra.

It helped me a ton, and not just with my skin problems.

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@MrsPanda99:  The problem is so many doctors don’t give any advice or not enough when it comes to non-prescription.  They might say use a non-scented moisturizer.  Then you ask for a recommendation for which one, and they won’t tell you!  I see threads like these as a good starting point for at least getting ideas that someone hasn’t ever even considered.  I didn’t know much about coconut oil until I looked at the net and I prefer it and find it works better than barrier creams.

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@ashley99:  Exactly. Maybe there is another issue at play. I’d at least give him the opportunity to provide you with some alternatives. If you are not happy, then of course get a second opinion! I just don’t want you to go out and buy all of these “fast fixes” that may not work or make your issue even worse.

I know how bad it hurts…I have had bleeding and raw fingers before too. I’ve even gotten it on my eyelid. I really hope it clears up for you soon!

Post # 54
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@ashley99:  Yeah, see the derm.  They may find something that prevents a flareup for you!

Post # 55
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Helper bee
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@MrsPanda99:  Doctors will give her a prescription.  I went to 3 different doctors and all they would do was give me a temporary fix, steroid cream.  It was ruining my skin so I stopped using it and it’s not a fix, just a band-aid.  

If you can find something that will fix it naturally then why not?  I keep brining it up acidophilus (which is natural and is in a lot of yogurts) it FIXED my excema.

I love that about the internet, we aren’t playing doctor we are just suggesting low cost, natural remedies for non-life threatening issues.  Got a nail stuck in your foot? Go to the doctor, have a skin issue that doctors have no idea how to cure? Try and find a natural fix before rubbing yourself with chemicals on a daily basis.

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@FarleyNish:  I’m glad it works for you. I still prefer to see medical professionals about my medical issues. To each their own.

Post # 57
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@ashley99:  Eczema seriously runs in my family. My sister had it bad as a kid. I had it one year on my eye lids of all places! My son had it horribly all over his face as a toddler. My daughters both get it in the creases of their elbows and knees. Aveeno is really the only lotion that ever did anything for us. Aquaphor and Eucerin actually seemed to make it worse… I have read that saicylic acid is a treatment, so maybe try that. My mom says Dermarest does wonders. I haven’t had a chance to try it because the last two years we all seem to be doing really well *crossing fingers*  My mom puts it on and sleeps with aloe gloves on all night.

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Busy bee
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@ashley99:  So sorry to hear about your Eczema, I too suffer from it, and sometimes I even get small patches on my face.  The last bout I had flared up on my hands and things and on the palms of my hands which is AWFUL…. I went to the doc and discovered it wasnt actually my Eczema this time it was contact dermatitis so they gave me a sterroid cream which cleared it up pretty quick.  The two are so similar I couldnt tell the difference.

But when I have Excema flair ups I wash with african black soap from Ghana and moisturize with either avocodo butter or shea butter and it for some reason or another gets ride of it.. Google it.  U have tried coconut oil as well and that has helped.  I will only use those sterroid creams if it is an emergency which is rare.

Hope it all turns out ok.

Post # 59
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I’d recommend just seeing a dermatologist.

I had eczema on my face too, and tried self-medicating for years with very little luck. Then two years ago I got sick of scratching my eyelids to bloody sores and finally went to see a doctor. She not only prescribed me an awesome cream that helped almost instantly (and I had tried all sorts of hydrocortizones prior to that with no result), but also helped me to create a skin care routine that has left me with no flare-ups ever since.

 

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
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In addition to eliminating products with fragrance I also recommend avoiding products with SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.)  It’s a foaming agent they use in soaps and shampoos.  My poor dad had the WORST flaky, itchy, raw scalp from his shampoo (head and shoulders.)  I gave him my shampoo made from corn that was SLS free and it cleared up. Same for my sister – she had eczema all over her body from her shampoo and body wash.  When she stopped using them it cleared up.

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