I was told to rub it into the rash twice daily for a week, and then repeat it for another week if it hadn't worked. thank goodness I found out that the Aquacious cream is a no no! My friend, you describe this very well and I learn much from you. Your doctor should review your skin care routine. But sometimes it is necessary. Nell Rose (author) from England on February 24, 2012: Thanks Suzie, its not something I get a lot, but this time its being a real pain! Use this moisturizer right after you get out of the shower, before you dry off – … It's common in children but can occur at any age. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency. Nell Rose (author) from England on July 01, 2014: Thanks Cris, its a horrible itchy nasty scaly thing, and when its gone it feels amazing! So, good luck with this, and let me know in the comments section below if it works for you! Answer: Yes they used to peel a lot. However, I'm going to pass her this hub and let her read your tips in order to prevent it, if not to completely stop it. I searched right away on google for relief and purchased Foderma serum. Medications from our family doctor seems to be all temporary, cortisone included. Atopic dermatitis is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically. Steroid creams come in various potencies ( mild. Use a mild soap or soap substitute that won't dry your skin. I am a fellow eczema sufferer from Canada. Nappy rash cream is perfect because it is a barrier cream. This will seal in the moisture. Bath or shower, leave water on your skin and then soaked them in moisturizer. thanks for reading, cheers nell, Hi, Caseworker, thanks for the info, I may have to try the gluten free stuff, I actually went into my town today to buy a food mixer, to make smoothies etc, and would you believe it? No luck. Guess what? Eczema, also referred to as dermatitis, is a relatively common skin condition impacting approximately one in ten Americans at some point in their lifetime. It must be a wheat allergy!! But sometimes eczema remains bothersome despite these measures. Steve Andrews from Tenerife on August 02, 2012: Voted Up and Useful for this excellent hub! I am 61 months off topical steroids and my skin is the best it has ever been! It suddenly occurred to me that the nurse hadn't given me any idea of how to actually apply the cream. Some people are lucky enough to only get eczema in the summer months. I have always suffered from asthma ever since I was a small child, and as anybody knows, where there is asthma, there is sometimes eczema. We also do not use any synthetic chemicals in the house for personal and environmental reasons. Ben Steele CC BY-SA 3.0 The pigmentation of the affected skin is darker, even purplish. Having a gluten free diet for a bit might help? The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition. Charles didn't know the meaning of love, poor Di such a shame it turned out like that, thank goodness william does obviously love kate. Never pursue a new mode of treatment before consulting with a medical professional. The sun makes me sweat and that it what seems to cause mine. Strong steroids and oral antihistamines may be needed to treat allergic contact dermatitis. Maria Cecilia from Philippines on August 02, 2012: so I will need to contact my dermatologist for that? Nell Rose (author) from England on November 30, 2015: To be honest jseven, I discovered after all of this that not using anything was the best way to go! Mainly used to treat wet areas of skin and is … Healing Wonders of Philippine Medicinal Plants, Home Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Plants, KangKong – Scientific name: Ipomea aquatica Torsk. Your email address will not be published. Thanks for writing this well-informed hub! its used as soap and makes it ten times worse! It sounds very unpleasant! good luck and let me know how you got on? In fact, people with severe cases can benefit from ultraviolet ray treatments. Nell Rose (author) from England on March 01, 2012: Hi, Wanderer, yes I think I have heard of that before, I will give it a try, thanks! lol! For some reason, it affected my legs last summer. I would just wash my legs every day, patted them dry and left them. I was kept in for intensive treatment for eleven days, ointmented and bandaged four times a day. Less than a week later, all was clear. Boil 3 cups of chopped fresh leaves in 5 glasses of water for 15 minutes. A natural eczema treatment can be found in the use of virgin coconut oil. When I bathed, I just irritated my symptoms more. Thanks so much Sue, glad you liked it, cheers nell, Hi, pras, thank you so much, it can be so painful, but eczema is not that easy to treat, as it just keeps irritating the skin, appreciated the rate, and thanks as always, nell. Will let you know later in the season. Mohan Kumar from UK on February 24, 2012: Really informative hub Nell. I had not a blemish afterwards - until December 2011... A couple of months ago, I started the exact same symptoms. I will check it out. Using emollients such as special bath oils and moisturisers. That would burst my bubble. Blurter of Indiscretions from Clinton CT on July 21, 2012: My daughter has bad eczema. Thanks jseven, the ones I used are purely a one off, but thanks for the warning. Make sure you moisturise your skin. Linda Rogers from Minnesota on February 27, 2012: Hi Nell-Just wanted you to know that the Eucerin the pharmacist prescribed seems to be working. Nell Rose (author) from England on September 19, 2012: Hi Jackie, yes that's it isn't it? Great article as always. I should try your cool shower idea. They don't need to be applied for long periods but can be weaned off once inflammation subsides but always continue moisturising to prevent eczema from reappearing. CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on June 30, 2014: Hi Nell! I will have to check it out. I only use safe products now like organic coconut oil, shea butter, neem lotion, hemp lotion and others like it. just my legs are killing me, I can't imagine having as badly as you! Before we found out her rashes and patches was eczema, we weren't aware of how the common lotions and shampoos can actually damage your skin. Symptoms include red, hot skin, cold chills, sweats, lymph node lumps, oozing exudate from dilated blood vessels dependent on steroids, insane itching, insomnia and other side-effects that are not eczema and it can last a long time. hope she will. Shared with followers. Good information here, thanks. Believe it or not, oatmeal baths can help relieve a variety of skin conditions. Irritation of the lower legs can cause the veins to swell, leading to varicose veins. Now trying active live probiotics (has to be refrigerated) Yesterday no itch, and today for the first time in nearly a whole month went shopping. Good luck and thanks for reading, cheers nell. I haven't had time to go see my doctor yet but have been using various creams from the chemist's with varying degrees of success. Great hub! I hope that your leg continues to improve. Eczema can be an unpredictable disease, and there is much still to learn about it. Resolves in a few days after removing irritating foreign substance. Maybe he is thinking of his mother and what news ppl did to her. I used hydrocortisone and Triamcinolone for my cracked hands and it stopped working in 2010. The problem is that topical steroid cream is a potent drug that can unknowingly cause addiction to it which I did not find out until age 55. Thanks Patricia and good luck with your little son, I do hope he gets the right meds for eczema. There are many OTC products available that may help prevent and control eczema symptoms in your child. It's like a common skin allergy, but it is much harder to clear. It's working! I suffered for years with a huge, never healing patch on my skin. Nearly eight months later, I still have a large patch of eczema on my left leg. I was just diagnosed with eczema and the top of my scalp near my forehead was getting dry and flaky patches. Nell Rose (author) from England on September 07, 2017: Thank you Stefan! Watch out with this one if you get it prescribed - it permanently stains any clothing it comes in contact with bright yellow! Seasonal eczema is usually caused by hay fever and other autoimmune allergies, and generally disappears by the time summer is in full swing. I’d recommend foderma serum to anyone with eczema or psoriasis. It absorbs easily and helped the itchy rash to disappear. As a mentor to many , I know they also seek out and get better at unfamilar subjects to help patients...;-). Eczema (atopic dermatitis) causes the skin to become red and itchy. I had no idea antibiotics worked for it but with the red I guess so! Unfortunately, sunlight is not always an option when it is winter. It can also be hereditary, so if a family member of yours is prone to allergies, you may develop the symptoms. Soap and moisturizer. Here’s how it works: When your body metabolizes food it leaves a residue. I am still in withdrawal after 36 months of no steroid creams and trying to regain my life again. About the real root cause of eczema one gallon of water for 10 minutes with moisturizers, self-care and. 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