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by kayleea83 on Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:41 am

eczema flair worse than ever:((((

I feel like I'm going to go crazy. I've always had mild eczema, but this last week it has gone nuts. It's always just been on the inside of my elbows, nothing more. Now it's everywhere. All up and down my arms, my face, neck, my whole stomach,ribs ankles. Everywhere. I just don't even know what to do anymore. I hate this!!!

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by Marcie Mom on Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:16 am

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Hugs! Any chance of allergy testing? Also I'm not sure if it has something to do with puberty (don't know your age :) But puberty does worsen eczema for some.

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by kayleea83 on Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:29 pm

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Haha, no not puberty. I'm in my 30's. I'm starting an elimination diet today. I just feel sick about the way I look. Hopefully the diet will clear it up. I feel like I'm living in a nightmare. Lol.

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by Marcie Mom on Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:05 am

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all the best! Can try increasing omega 3, taking probiotics, fruits & vege lots and see if it works! :) these are the 3 food types that have some studies supporting it helps eczema, and cut the sugar and junk!
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by David147 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:46 pm

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Topical steroids can range from over the counter hydro cortisone creams, which are very mild and may even be used on the face, to stronger mid- and super-potent steroids that require a prescription. In general, super-potent steroids are avoided in children, and intermediate or mid-potency steroids are more commonly prescribed, such as Cutivate (Fluticasone), Dermatop (prednicarbate), Elocon (mometasone), Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) , and 0.1 percent triamcinolone. Even these can cause side effects, including skin thinning and stretch marks if they are used for to long in the same place though. They should also not be used on a child's face or under occlusion, like under a diaper.

Newer immunomodulators or steroid-free topical medications are also available to treat children with eczema, including Elidel and Pro topic. They are generally used twice a day in children over age two and can be applied to all areas where your child has eczema, including his face. They may also help avoid flares if you then begin using them at the first sign of itching or a rash.

Antihistamines are also often used as part of a good treatment regimen for eczema. They are particularly helpful if itching is interfering with your child's sleep, in which case a sedating antihistamine, like Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) or Atarax (hydroxyzine hydrochloride), may work well. Cold compresses can also be effective at helping your child control his scratching when his skin itches.

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by Lactobakilla on Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:57 am

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I have had eczema my entire life, so 22 years and counting.
I used to be on steriods, perscprition drugs, antihistamines..
I don't go to the doctor for this anymore.
Although its not perfect yet, i can keep it down.

I have found there are 3 primary factors to keeping my skin clear.
Food & water, Environment, and fitness/rest.

discipline, discipline.... discipline... 3.. 2...1. ...

Start cutting out as much non-organic foods as possible,stay away from GMOs if you can, and start drinking spring or reverse osmosis water instead of tap.
Eat as much of or only what is natural to the eye. if you have to read the ingredients to decide, think twice. then read the label and decide. get rid of breads, get rid of ice cream and shit, stop drinking cows milk.
When you consume food that isn't organic you are consuming trace pesticide residues that can cause inflammations to your skin. Same with ground water. There are 51 trace pesticides found in ground water according to the USDA, you shower in that too. So unless you live above farm land and your city water is snow melt from the alpine- invest in a chlorine filter for the shower as well. if you live in a warm climate use organic coconut oil while you shower for hydration.
You can search a pesticide residue database online at http://whatsonmyfood.org/


Manage a clean environment. stay out of dust and wear fresh clothes always. I am also allergic to dust mites. dust is a guaranteed flare for me. Get some sun, the sun is a natural antiseptic and produces vitamin D. and clean, temperate air, Going from one extreme climate to another can cause a flare. generally heat is going to be more irritant. cold can be good, if you flare go into the cold and let it numb out. but too cold can cause dryness and reverse the effect. if you can, apply a natural moisturizer while your in the cold as your skin will dry out, and you have to acclimate. If you live by the ocean or can make it, go to the ocean! the high magnesium and mineral content will cleanse and heal wounds and hydrate your skin.
it burns like hell but it works!
I'm moving to hawaii in a few months for this very reason.Well, the food too.. lol. The ocean is healer!

Exercise and exertion is important. exercise will greatly increase how fast your skin heals. and the way you have been eating, along with the exercise you did for the day will work together while you are resting. Because sleep is when your body regenerates and heals the most. if you lack efficient rest and start to stress you can cause your immune system to crash and in turn invite your skin to break out!

use small amounts or organic coconut oil to moisturize so it doesn't crack and coconut oil is naturally antibacterial. you can use raw shea butter to hydrate if you need something of thicker consistency. if you buy non raw shea, the processing is a higher temp and that can remove nutrients from the shea. Before you go to bed, apply emu oil to your cuts and wrap in gauze tape if its bad.

Bless! good luck in the journey.

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