(Closed) Need eczema advice!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Newbee

I started getting it on my hands when I was in HS, and it’s never COMPLETELY gone away. It’ll clear up for a while, but cold weather or lots of hand washing brings in back. I usually make a point to rub hydrocortisone on my hands before I go to bed. That keeps the flare ups away. If I slack on that and it comes up, i just make sure im very liberal with putting it on again. I also use some coconut oil. works wonders. I think if you have eczema, you have it. i don’t think it ever completely goes away :/

Post # 3
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Busy bee

My Fiance has awful eczema (scratches his skin off in the night and i wake up to blood everywhere!) I’ve found using cleanng products kicks his off really badly, anyhing bleach based or with strong chemicals. A really good mosturiser is essential he uses unguentum m on perscription and also piriton tablets if its super itchy. I agree with fitbridetobe though if you have eczema you have it and i don’t think it ever really goes and sometimes just pops back up. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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KellyTee:  I used to get eczema on my arm and temples and the only thing that helped was getting a prescription ointment called Mometasone Furoate.

I started to develop Dyshidrotic eczema on my hands when I worked at bar, which was most likely due to constant glass washing.  I’d apply that ointment if I had a flare up and it helped, but it never went away completely like the eczema on my arm and temples did.  Even nowadays, I’ll get a small itchy blister every few months and I’ll sometimes even get them on the sole my foot.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

The best OTC treatment I’ve found is aggressive moisturization with a product not loaded with dye and irritating fragrance. My current favorite is Curel’s Itch Defense lotion. You need to apply after hand washing and showering. Don’t skip applications!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

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KellyTee:  Can you explain what type of eczema you are getting? It is the dry red patches or the small blisters? I have had both so can try to help you out, but each of them have different treatments.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

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vip0802:  I had severe dyshidrotic eczema for 10 years, I recently went to see a new dermatologist and it is gone. I don’t want to thread jack, so if your interested in what I did PM me. Its not a treatment, for me its just staying away from certain products.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Agree with the previous posters that it never really goes away.  I get it on my hands as well.  Mine usually flares up due to stress.  I have a mild steroid cream that my doctor prescribed that I use when I start noticing a patch and that usually helps.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I love Aveeno Eczema Therapy Hand Cream!!! 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Lots of therapies to consistently use, always be using an aveeno type moisturizer, oatmeal baths and hydrocortisone as needed.

Things that exasperate excema are stress, using the wrong detergent, hrash chemicals and frequent hand washing. Also depending on the allergens that effect you, cats and dogs and other alleegg sources can make it worse. 

Moisturize all the time! Use hydrocortisone and when your hands are in a good place, just religiously moisturize.

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

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KellyTee:  I had a similar issue during the winter with the itchy, scaliness inbetween my fingers. My MD thought the eczema might have been brought on by the very cold air (winter in NYC was brutal this year) and my obsessive handwashing (I hate cold and flu season haha) and not drying properly. Anyway the Aveeno Eczema Hand Therapy pretty much saved my hands. 

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