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Old 01-26-2007, 03:16 AM
 
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We're thinking of moving to Colorado. My dd has eczema ----currently only in the winter. It gets worse if it gets cold out and the heat is on a lot. She is 4 years old and it has gotten better each winter.


Do you think it will get worse if we move to Colorado? Will we regret the move? Give me any ideas you have. Thanks.
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:55 AM
 
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I (50-something) developed winter eczema about two years before we left Colorado. It disappeared when we moved here to Florida. It definitely was related to the dry and cold. I would get horrible cracks in my fingers.
The cracks and the eczema always disappeared in summer.
However, somebody else posted that they *developed* eczema when they moved to Florida. So who knows what will happen.
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:14 AM
 
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thanks for your response. I did a search on "eczema" and saw that post about developing eczema in Florida. Never heard of such a thing!! My daughter's eczema is definitely much better in humidity. It gets bad in the winter and you can't even notice it when it's summer,fall,spring---only when the heat is on and the air is dry.
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Old 01-26-2007, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Colorado is a semi arid state. If dry is your daughters problem then I would not think that you would want a dry state. But I would think you need to talk to doctors about this.
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Larkspur, Colorado
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I have had mild winter eczema for many years. It got a little worse when I moved to Colorado from Washington DC, but I recently started using Johnson & Johnson Skin Crack Ointment and it cleared up completely.
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I've had eczema since I was a kid...born and raised here so I think it's a matter of your body in revolt. Well, that is my case anyway.

I make sure to use gloves when I clean, keep the humidity in my house higher, don't wash my hands too often (sounds bad but I have very dry skin), use decent lotion and wear decent gloves when I am outside...

Oddly enough, despite the colder weather here this winter it hasn't been as bad as it was last year. I bought another humidifier and I think that helps a lot.

You may want to talk to your daughter's pediatrician to find more about it. Mine went away for many years and recently (about 5 years ago or so) came back. It is managable though.
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:48 PM
 
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I've had eczema on and off since I was young, too. However, my skin's been getting better over these past few years. In fact, I haven't had an outbreak since early fall. I don't use a humidifier or anything but I make sure to keep my skin well moisturized in the cold weather with body butters from Bath & Body Works.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:50 PM
 
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Default eczema

Very likely to get worse in a drier climate. Try supplementing her diet with fish oil or flax seed oil. My ex suffered very badly from it, always worse in dry climate/winter. try Hope's Relief cream you can get it on the internet, it is the only thing that worked for him and it has no cortisone or anything in it. Also avoid any kind of soap - use a PH balanced shower gel (like dove moisturising body wash) instead.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:30 AM
 
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I know this post is really old but OP did you make the move to Colorado and what happened with her eczema?????
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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I know this post is really old but OP did you make the move to Colorado and what happened with her eczema?????
The last time the OP signed on to City Data was March 29, 2011
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