adults and young people with eczema

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Teenage son with sudden flare up

Postby Joanne Danby on Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:13 am

Hi, My 20 year old son has just been diagnosed with Discoid Excema. The skin affected is arms, tops of legs and the sides of his torso. He started with it a couple of months ago and had blood tests. The Doctor said it was due to binge drinking at weekends. He drinks no alcohol during the week but I suspect like lots of teenagers, he does go out at weekends and has a few heavy nights mow and again. The Doctor told him to use hydrochortison and E45. Hes been doing that and only using the hydrochortisone cream sparingly but to be honest its just been getting worse. He has virtually stopped drinking too apart from an odd night over Christmas. I finally got him to go to the doctors again today and they have said now that he has Discoid excema. They have prescribed some stronger steroid cream and non-soap product for washing. I am just wondering if anyone has any other advice that can help us. Also, strange I know but for approx. 10 months his usually thick hair has gone really quite thin. Has anyone else had this - just wondered if there was a connection. His scalp isn't affected by the excema.
Joanne Danby
 
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