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Chronic eczema on face and also other places....

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 11, 2009
  • 11:49 PM

Hi!
I am really fed up.
For years I have been having a chronic seborrhoic eczema on the face. It started on the nose and scalp and now it's on the eyebrows and above the upper lip. I used creams with cortisone and batrafen but they hardly work at all and are not good at treating the symptoms.

But a few years ago I also started getting eczemas in the genital area. I went to the doc and he said it's fungus and prescribed me batrafen and it also helps against it BUT the stuff comes back all the time. I asked him it if could be a seborrhoic eczema and he said no, not in this area. But this stuff comes back all the time and it looks exactly like the seborrhoic eczema. Basically he told me that I just have to cope with it. Great.

I am so sick of skin problems. I also have funugs on my toe nail which is also not really treatable unless I take pills for many months which are liver damaging. I am disappointed of dermatologists. They don't seem to be able to really help you all they can do is prescribe creams and that's it. :(

It's really depressing when you have all this stuff on your body and you have to apply cream everywhere. :mad:

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  • Hey Cal, Cheer up!I have some irritation on my skin some times and have grown up with Eczema from the time I was a teenager. It is not sirvere now as I have some what managed to control it but I know how you feel when it gets bad and it seems like you cant stop scratching cause the itch wont go away. Mate, the low of having this skin problem is very noticeable as it's not only a sensitive skin allergy but it's visable and very noticeable especially if your skin flares up. Having people ask you if you have eczema when they can clearly see that its a touchy subject is incredibly annoying and rude. I know your dilema, Ive been in that place. I think theres many out there who share this problem. You have to be strict on yourself to heal your body, honestly if you want to have better skin, do some tests, flush your body out and rehydrate your self anfd fuel up with healthy good food, change all your deodrants, perfumes, soaps, washing detergents, anything with chemicals. Dust is a big problem, vacceum often, change linens, Exercise more often, oh yes and when you shower dry your self properly. Every inkling of your skin that is wet creates an open invitation to the itchy bugs that parade in the wet moist gland on your skin that starts up and dosent stop.This Ugly skin problem that we have is a depressing agonizing embarrassing disease.However it can get better and improve by being strong and tough on your self to respect your body and look after it properly. Try it! start off slowly and start elimanating things that make you itchy or irrated the most. Look out for triggers and then write down what you ate, or did. Smoking for the skin is the worst. Try natural things. If none of this works then Id say you have a symptom that cant heal its self.Oh and I think Doctors just guess. If they dont have Eczema how the ***l do they know what we go through and how to treat it.Look after yourself and keep your head up. You can talk to me if you ever feel upset.
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  • Sorry to hear about the problems you're having. Has the dermatologist suggested any antibiotics? I have had peri oral dermatitis on my chin for about 20 years now. It's a constant battle, but the dermatologist did give me some antibiotics that helped clear it up (Minocycline). It still comes back but I am able to control it with a face wash called Plexion cleanser. This may not be suitable for your condition but it's worth asking your dermatologist about.I also discovered this website last week: http://www.merryclinic.com/I ordered the Skin Detox pills and the Ecdermaid pills as well as the soap. I have no idea if they are going to work but the website seems legit and as I have been battling this for so long I figured it's worth a try. Might be worth you at least trying the soap for a while that is available on the site. It's pretty inexpensive and can't do any harm to try it.Good luck!
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  • Thanks everybody.I also try to keep the skin dry. But since this is chronic it simply comes back.Antibiotics do not help against this. The only thing which works are pills against fungus but since they are also not good for the liver they are only used when the eczema is really bad. :confused:
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  • Thanks everybody. I also try to keep the skin dry. But since this is chronic it simply comes back.Antibiotics do not help against this. The only thing which works are pills against fungus but since they are also not good for the liver they are only used when the eczema is really bad. :confused: You are absolutely right antibiotics are the WRONG treatment for fungal infections! There are many herbal antifungal treatments you can try and they will NOT damage your liver like the antifungal med you mention. If you haven't tried this you should. Antifungal herbs include pau d'arco, oil of oregano, garlic, caprylic acid, goldenseal root, colloidal silver, herbal aloe, Threelac or Fivelac, and others. Please google candida and eczema and begin researching these herbal treatments. It will take several months to get this under control, and you may need to try several different cleanses. But I really think it will help you. Topical treatments to try would be colloidal silver, comfrey salve, and a good aloe like Herbal Aloe Force Skin Gel. But topical treatments won't address the internal candida/yeast inbalance. A good cleanse will. Also, like another post said, there is often an allergic component that comes into play with chronic eczema. A food diary will help you figure out what foods and drink are making your symptoms worse. There is no magic pill, and this will most likely require lifestyle changes on your part (diet, removing all chemicals from your life including dyes and perfumes found in fabric softeners and soaps). But if you try a more holistic approach you should really see a difference. Best wishesDOM
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  • I cannot speak from any experience, but I know that laser light treatments for eczema are available through some dermos. Also I cannot attest to any results, but lasers are rapidly increasing in various isuses for skin disorders. Try a Google search orwww.eczemaguide.ca/scg.htmlBerta 2
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  • Okay. So I've experienced some of the stuff you guys have been mentioning,too. I get egsima mainly wear my elbow bends? I can't explain , but im sure those who have it there understand xD. I have it behind my knee. I have it on my neck. It spreads up my arm at times. Its on the top of my hand, too. I get it on the sides of my face. Above my eye. And about a month ago around my lip. I had a outbreak a while ago where it got so dry i could peel pieces of skin off of it and when i scratched it flakes fell off. Yes this is seriously descusting. I have 6 creams for it and they acually help a ton. Exspecally this one called EpiCeram. I've asked about it being gone for good. And it seems like from what the docter said, im going to have this my whole life. Which sucks. But yeah. Just wanted to share my expirence with this stuff. Thankkss-Ella
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  • Hi!I am really fed up.For years I have been having a chronic seborrhoic eczema on the face. It started on the nose and scalp and now it's on the eyebrows and above the upper lip. I used creams with cortisone and batrafen but they hardly work at all and are not good at treating the symptoms.But a few years ago I also started getting eczemas in the genital area. I went to the doc and he said it's fungus and prescribed me batrafen and it also helps against it BUT the stuff comes back all the time. I asked him it if could be a seborrhoic eczema and he said no, not in this area. But this stuff comes back all the time and it looks exactly like the seborrhoic eczema. Basically he told me that I just have to cope with it. Great.I am so sick of skin problems. I also have funugs on my toe nail which is also not really treatable unless I take pills for many months which are liver damaging. I am disappointed of dermatologists. They don't seem to be able to really help you all they can do is prescribe creams and that's it. :(It's really depressing when you have all this stuff on your body and you have to apply cream everywhere. :mad:hi i have really bad eczema too on my hands and on one foot, my doctor gives me betnovate ointment,it really helps!he also gives me e45 on prescription so i use that to moisturise my skin alot, he also gave me something a bit stronger than e45 but i cant remember what its called and i've lost the label but its only on perscription so ask about a steriod cream like e45, and he also gave me aqueous cream which you use to wash the eczema. he also suggested not using any products that i would usually use with my hands this ment things like applying shampoo and doing the washing up so i had to wear gloves for those things. as your eczema is on your face and genital area i would suggest not putting anything on your face and only washing those areas with aqueous cream! i know its a pain applying all this cream and stuff but i've just learnt to get used to it cos if i stop it gets worse and i can use my hands and then i get cracks in the skin and they are soo painful to move! also i've discovered that stress can sometimes trigger my eczema so maybe something triggers yours a bit too, obviously being not stressed doesnt get rid of it but it helps. hopefully it will eventually go away mine did for a few years but then came back! i hope this helps!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 23, 2009
    • 11:43 PM
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  • I know how you feel. I have it on my foot too. :(
    breakaway25 4 Replies
    • October 6, 2009
    • 01:25 PM
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