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by Julia
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: adults and young people with eczema
Topic: Trouble with GPs
Replies: 9
Views: 4947

Re: Trouble with GPs

thanks jimbob and Mei - good advice! I shall get the dermatologist to do that...and your totally right about being persistent. Not sure if either of you have eczema as well as your kids but as an adult living with it, we've often been told it's not curable, you have to learn to live with it, and fro...
by Julia
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: adults and young people with eczema
Topic: Trouble with GPs
Replies: 9
Views: 4947

Re: Trouble with GPs

Thanks Mei - yep, trying v hard to stay positive. I am going to see my GP on friday as my skin just looks SO angry at the moment I think it is a bit infected. I got some Oilatum Plus for the bath which has helped a little bit (it has anti microbial ingredients so helps to fight the staph bacteria we...
by Julia
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: adults and young people with eczema
Topic: Emotional Strategies for Coping with Eczema
Replies: 3
Views: 3175

Emotional Strategies for Coping with Eczema

So, does anyone have any startegies for coping with chronic adult eczema. I pretty much suck at this. When I have a flare I get angry and sad and just want to hide in the house applying emollients and not seeing anyone. I totally need a better way of accepting and coping. If anyone knows of any tech...
by Julia
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: adults and young people with eczema
Topic: Trouble with GPs
Replies: 9
Views: 4947

Re: Trouble with GPs

Thanks everyone, I know everyone is trying to help and what works for some don't work for others. It seems to be one thing after the other with me....I got very badly bitty by mosquitos on holiday a couple of weeks ago (you can imagine how my skin reacted to that), then I got a severe urticaria outb...
by Julia
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: adults and young people with eczema
Topic: Eczema flare up made worse by showering
Replies: 8
Views: 7490

Re: Eczema flare up made worse by showering

Hi there, Poor you. I know how you feel - my skin has not been under control for almost a year now and I know how desperate it can make you feel. I often feel very alone (the world just seems to be full of people with lovely skin!) but we're not alone really...there are lots of other sufferers out t...
by Julia
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: adults and young people with eczema
Topic: Trouble with GPs
Replies: 9
Views: 4947

Trouble with GPs

Hi everyone, I'm 33 and have had eczema all my life. Struggling to cope at the moment as I can't seem to get my skin to calm down. I use E45 wash cream, oilatum cream, and then steriod cream to manage the eczema (my usual one is Betnovate RD (1 in 4)). I saw a dermatologist a few months ago who pres...
by Julia
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: eczema flares and infection
Topic: Climate/Weather and Eczema
Replies: 30
Views: 32594

Re: Climate/Weather and Eczema

Hi everyone Just joined this site cos my eczema has flared up lately after a long period of being ok ish - i think the cold weather / air con at work / central heating etc. Anyway it is such a misery that I wanted to share some of the things that have really helped me over the years (I am 29 now and...
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