Menopause and Eczema

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katepink
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by katepink on Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:44 am

Menopause and Eczema

Hello I am 53 and have had eczema all my life. Recent 3 years have been worse - covering my whole body and the intense itching drives me mad. Do you think its age related? As I am menopausal age (despite no symptoms) Thank you

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Dr Emma Wedgeworth
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by Dr Emma Wedgeworth on Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:07 pm

Re: Menopause and Eczema

Hi there,
Eczema is such a complex condition which fluctuates over the years. To be honest, for as many people who find hormones can affect it, there are a similar number who find no link.

The bottom line is that it doesn't sound like your eczema is well controlled. You need to see a doctor to ensure you are optimising your therapy - if creams aren't working there are other options such as light therapy and tablets.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes.
Dr Emma Wedgeworth
Consultant Dermatologist & BSF spokesperson

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