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Old 02-12-2010, 09:27 PM
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Originally Posted by rado26 View Post
Try the bleach bath a few times. It has worked with some people and it doesn't cost much. You can research on the internet.
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:23 PM
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I too suffered with Eczema on my face, around my mouth for several years. The dermatologist and my GP tried everything...nothing cleared it up, made it less obvious, but it was still there. I had a breakout that spread all around my mouth, up the sides of my nose and started across between my eye. I freaked out...went to another Dermatologist office, and saw a PA. He put me on 30 days of an antibiotic that was like 8 micrograms of antibiotic. It cleared up within 10 days.... it was horribly crusty, red, raw yuck. I was horrified. Haven't had a spot in 9 years....until last week. Have a spot on my right wrist, looked a lot like a cigarette burn and the Dermatologist gave me a cream. It's been 3 days and it's subsiding. It wasn't itchy just scaly.

I know my earlier case was stress and I've been told stress aggravates it.

I wish you luck, its trial and error to find what makes it go away....
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:36 AM
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Regular Household (clorox) bleach. Yes, this is something that I have tried with my own child after years of frustration and spending TONS of $$$$. The creams alone did not work and neither did the diet restrictions. What amazes me is that the itching is controlled and it is so CHEAP. I often wonder how many doctors tell their patients to try this. A regular shower, then a soak in the tub with bleach for ten minutes, and then the cream. It may not work for everyone and we were scared to try it but then I thought about the swimming pool with cholorine bleach and said ok we can try it for a few days. Results were very good.

Eczema bleach bath: Can it improve my symptoms? - MayoClinic.com
BBC NEWS | Health | 'Bleach bath' benefit for eczema
Bleach Bath Helps Ease Eczema Pain - wbztv.com (http://wbztv.com/health/bleach.bath.eczema.2.1070934.html - broken link)
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:50 AM
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Has anyone tried pure Shea?

I was reading about that and am close to "pulling the trigger" on purchasing some in its pure form.

Has anyone tried honey?
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:20 AM
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Interesting what someone said about the soy / elimination diet. I stopped eating meat 2 years ago, and so many vegetarian items are soy...that was when my eczema started. Coincidence? Hmmmm. I will look into this more- also the bleach baths.

I use the steroid cream on spots, but it doesn't help a ton. I have found that "keeping ahead of it" and constantly moisturizing the skin helps. I use the Gold Bond lotion right out of the shower.

I take Zyrtec at night too. My sympathies to all that have this - it's really awful.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:48 AM
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For symptom relief and prevention, my dermatologist suggested CeraVe cream.

I have atopic dermatitis (which is either a type of eczema or the same thing, I'm uncertain) but it cleared up as I got older. Then I had a sudden flare up in college, nice red puffy patches on my inner elbows, jawline, corners of my mouth, and worst of all my eyes. I looked like someone had been beating me, and woke up some mornings with my eyes nearly swollen shut. Never found a specific reason, but probably an allergy to the boyfriend's laundry detergent. CeraVe and steroid cream tamed the flare up.
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