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by Puddleduck
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: eczema treatments
Topic: Active Treatments
Replies: 66
Views: 30994

Re: Protopic

Hi, If your skin is infected,it's most likely very red, hot, itching unbearably and possibly also oozing. I can relate. You must ensure your skin is covered. This is to protect your vulnerable, broken skin from further injury and also stop the spread of infection to others. So, if it's on your hands...
by Puddleduck
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: eczema flares and infection
Topic: Climate/Weather and Eczema
Replies: 30
Views: 27296

Re: Travelling by airplane is a nightmare - any advice please?

Hi there, Have you ever worn silk instead of cotton? It maintains a more even body temperature and when cold it insulates. There are a number of silk items intended for eczema sufferers made by Dermasilk (check out their website) and you can also buy silk underclothes from outdoor survival shops. I ...
by Puddleduck
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: general eczema discussions
Topic: Eczema and food allergies
Replies: 50
Views: 34626

Re: Eczema and diet

Hi there, I'm so happy for you that you've managed to find what triggered the eczema and can now avoid the problem. You highlight an important point, which many doctors choose to ignore unless their specific allergy blood tests highlight a specific trigger: those blood tests are not always accurate!...
by Puddleduck
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: general allergy discussions
Topic: Eczema and food allergies
Replies: 33
Views: 31045

Re: Eczema and diet

Hi there, I'm so happy for you that you've managed to find what triggered the eczema and can now avoid the problem. You highlight an important point, which many doctors choose to ignore unless their specific allergy blood tests highlight a specific trigger: those blood tests are not always accurate!...
by Puddleduck
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: eczema treatments
Topic: Active Treatments
Replies: 66
Views: 30994

Re: Ciclosporin/Cyclosporin: anyone used it?

Thanks for your reply. I'm so pleased it has worked well for you. It must be such a godsend. I haven't started the course of Cyclosporin, even though I have the 6-week course in a cupboard, waiting. I decided to await the outcome of an appointment I had at the homeopathic hospital first. I'm using t...
by Puddleduck
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: eczema treatments
Topic: Active Treatments
Replies: 66
Views: 30994

Ciclosporin/Cyclosporin: anyone used it?

Hello there, I finally saw the dermatologist after waiting 4 months for the appointment. I've been given a prescription for Ciclosporin and two week's penicillin to begin immediately because the eczema is severe and infected, and there's also increased infection risk while I'm on the drug. Has anyon...
by Puddleduck
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: eczema treatments
Topic: Active Treatments
Replies: 66
Views: 30994

Re: Alternatives to Elidel?

Hi there, I can see your dilemma. Have you tried SOS rescue cream and Neal's Yard calendula cream? I use these in between Dermovate, the most potent topical steroid. SOS rescue cream comes in a body formulation and a hand cream, which is slightly thicker. They are both made from natural ingredients....
by Puddleduck
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: contact dermatitis/hand eczema
Topic: Wedding in a week bad hand eczema
Replies: 54
Views: 41067

Re: MUST READ - Toctino - Just approved for use in the UK

Sounds good. However, I'd proceed with caution, knowing as I already do from others who used a similar drug (vitamin A derivative) for severe acne called Isotretinoin, that it made some severely depressed and suicidal. Here's a link to an article on that particular subject:http://www.medicine.ox.ac....
by Puddleduck
Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: eczema treatments
Topic: Active Treatments
Replies: 66
Views: 30994

Re: Dermovate (very potent steroid): any experiences?

Thanks for your replies.

I've tried it on my arms, but am not sure about the neck yet, with it being too near to the thyroid/parathyroid glands and the skin being so much more delicate. I will probably use it very thinly on a small area at the back of the neck to see how well tolerated it is first.
by Puddleduck
Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: eczema treatments
Topic: Active Treatments
Replies: 66
Views: 30994

Dermovate (very potent steroid): any experiences?

Hi there, I've now been prescribed Dermovate for the neck, having already used Betnovate, Elocon and Clobetasone steroidal creams/ointments with no effect other than that they dry the skin out. I realise Dermovate is classed as a "very potent steroid" and only to be used for a maximum of 2 weeks at ...
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