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A life of shame and awful skin

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 5, 2010
  • 01:00 AM

I am a male and have suffered from skin problems since I was about 15... Now I'm 37 now...

Doctors, hospitals, dermatoligists and many others have offered me cures over the years only for to receive either a short fix or a brief lapse in the illness I'm suffering from.

They call it Excema but after all these years I dont really know what to call it... Its changed over the years sometimes mild and sometimes so bad I can't bare to leave the house. I've lost jobs over it, girlffirends and its basically interfered in every relationship be it a friendship or family since I was young... Sometimes I have been covered from head to toe in a rash.... full scale... bleeding... lots of puss.. lots of skin falling off.. and its ruined countless clothes although I'd buy new clothes everyday if it went away... I've changed washing powders to a liquid which has meant its no longer washing powders that affect me... sometimes it was stress that caused it but even when i was without stress it returned.. The last few years have been the pustules(hope i spelt it correctly) like acne... they grow so big when the inadvertantly burst i sometime get a huge shock due to the nerve ending.... they are sometimes sore to touch and othertime not... Ive used betnovae, e45, emulsifiers, oral steroids, anti biotics.. you name it ive had them... my life recently has been ***l because I dont want to live the rest of my life like this.... I really cant face it... I'm not thinking of doing anything stupid either.... The routine of going through lotions and potions is a nightmare... everybody asks me how is your skin... Im not complaining as I know there are millions of people with worse conditions than my own but i would be very grateful if anybody has any suggestions... I have seen acupuncture been tried by others.. I'm willing to give it a go... anybody try this before? Any feedback would be an enormous help...

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  • I am a male and have suffered from skin problems since I was about 15... Now I'm 37 now...Doctors, hospitals, dermatoligists and many others have offered me cures over the years only for to receive either a short fix or a brief lapse in the illness I'm suffering from.They call it Excema but after all these years I dont really know what to call it... Its changed over the years sometimes mild and sometimes so bad I can't bare to leave the house. I've lost jobs over it, girlffirends and its basically interfered in every relationship be it a friendship or family since I was young... Sometimes I have been covered from head to toe in a rash.... full scale... bleeding... lots of puss.. lots of skin falling off.. and its ruined countless clothes although I'd buy new clothes everyday if it went away... I've changed washing powders to a liquid which has meant its no longer washing powders that affect me... sometimes it was stress that caused it but even when i was without stress it returned.. The last few years have been the pustules(hope i spelt it correctly) like acne... they grow so big when the inadvertantly burst i sometime get a huge shock due to the nerve ending.... they are sometimes sore to touch and othertime not... Ive used betnovae, e45, emulsifiers, oral steroids, anti biotics.. you name it ive had them... my life recently has been ***l because I dont want to live the rest of my life like this.... I really cant face it... I'm not thinking of doing anything stupid either.... The routine of going through lotions and potions is a nightmare... everybody asks me how is your skin... Im not complaining as I know there are millions of people with worse conditions than my own but i would be very grateful if anybody has any suggestions... I have seen acupuncture been tried by others.. I'm willing to give it a go... anybody try this before? Any feedback would be an enormous help...Thank youHave you ever been tested for food intolerances (ALCAT testing, for ex)? Perhaps your skin problems are being caused by a food allergy/intolerance? I do not have problems as severe as yours, but I had severe skin rashes, and I found out it was caused by certain foods. Eliminating them from my diet has helped my skin tremendously.
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