(Closed) Follicular eczema??

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I feel your pain! I get breakouts on my thighs, chest, scalp and on the right side of my face Yell My doctor had prescribed everything possible and I refuse to take the steroids.

I’ve found that my skin is better when I’ve had some sun. (except my scalp) In the winter months I try to go tanning twice a month for only 5 or 6 mins to keep my break outs under control.

I have to be careful of the face products that I use, so far Mario Badescu has been great. I also keep a bottle of baby oil in the shower and after I wash I rub it all over. It keeps my skin nice and moisturized which seems to help too.  

Certain fabrics seem to irritate my skin as well. I need to wear soft natural fibers or I’m a mess.

Best of luck to you Laughing

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have eczema and I have since I was a child. 

I mostly get red spots I the places you are talking about as well

My eczema gets much better every year as I get older but I did have a bad break out a year ago. 

This may sound silly, but please try this!!

Mix a half cup or so of regular bleach into a bath. Make sure you soak everywhere for at least 10 mins. Quickly rince the bleach off. Then immediately cream up (if you have prescribed creams, use them) if not, regular vascelene or petroleum jelly all over you. 

Prednisone is very serious and has huge risks. Don’t do it. I instead recommend mild topical steroids like betaderm. Pm me if you want more info etc, I’m just on my phone now, so it’s hard to write a lot. 

Post # 7
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@WestCoast: OMG woah! You bathe in bleach!?!?! Even a diluted solution sounds dangerous on so many levels. Where did you hear that idea? Aren’t you worried about what the bleach will do to your lady parts? 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@techie:

I’ve used many cortisone creams and find betnovate the best however for stress and controlling eczema….accupuncture works straight away.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I read about the bleach in a reputable journal.  A dermotologist was using it on young kids with eczema and most of the time it helped and I don’t think there were any problems, or if there were it was in a very very small percentage of the kids.  At the concentration used, it’s no where near the issue you’d have with a public swimming pool.  I’ll go see if I can dig it up.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@techie:

I was sceptical too but I have back pain frmo a car accident and it’s the only thing that helps. I also have friends who have used it to help them get pregnant…..I’d give it a whirl!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I had eczema on my ankle as a child… red itchy scaly bumps.  Supposedly soaking in salt water is supposed to be good for it.  Maybe try avoiding certain foods… bananas, strawberries, pork, milk, and quite a few other things could cause an allergy.

My fiance has psoriosis on his hands, so I can understand what you’re going through!  Hope you find some relief soon.

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