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Eczema... help this young girl please

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 19, 2006
  • 10:23 AM

Hey

I'm a girl of age 15. I currently have conditions of eczema ever since i have puberty. The experience is horrible and i do wish it would go away soon. One of my classmate said that it would go away when i reach about the age of 18. I really do hope so too. I am currently on steroid pills and creams that i think are steroids too. Please help if you do have similar symptoms or experiences.

Thanks in advanced

Shu

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  • I have had eczema for more than six years now. Quite a severe case when it first started. Unfortunately, it can last many, many years. I am an adult though. Many times in younger cases, they grow out of it. Some very helpful hints: Use Dove white unscented soaps, no perfumes or scented lotions, moisturize (I use Eucerin lotion) right after drying off from the shower. If possible use All Free laundry detergent and Downey Free softener. Any fragrences will make it much worse. If you do dishes, use Windex, etc., use gloves, latex free, if you have it on your hands. I don't know where you live but I live in Ohio and in the winter it is so dry here it gets worse. If you live somewhere cold and use the furnance it might be helpful to get a room humidifier for your bedroom. Eczema is severely dry skin so the main thing is to keep it moisturized with lots of lotion (eucerin is wonderful). Drinks lots of water too. This is no cure but will help. Take care and I hope you grow out of this annoying skin disorder.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 21, 2006
    • 00:19 AM
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  • I agree with the person that responded to you (from Ohio). I, too, live in Ohio, and the cold weather makes eczema very hard to deal with. I'm hoping to move to Florida at some point, which will help greatly. Sun exposure really helps my eczema; my doctor told me to get out in the sun. And, yes, use things without fragrances, etc. Humidifiers help a lot, too. I also have an air purifier in my room, and it gets the allergens out of the air fantastically! The one I got was maybe $50, so don't assume you need to get some expensive unit for it to work. Allergens also flair up eczema; most people with eczema have allergies. Eczema skin doesn't have the proper barrier to keep out allergens, so getting a purifier will help a lot in that regard.I used to wake up, sneezing like crazy, itchy eyes, etc. Now, with my air purifier, I never wake up that way--it works wonders! Avoid alcohol (I know you're young, but I'm telling you anyway). I used to be a weekend warrior--not proud of it--and every time I drank, the next day my eczema was so flared up--it was crazy. Constantly keep your skin conditioned and moisturized. Eucerin IS the best. Their Calming Creme rocks. Take oatmeal baths--Aveeno has stuff for that. IMMEDIATELY lotion up your body after taking a bath or shower! For areas that are superbad, put a layer of petroleum jelly over the lotioned area. This will make a protective barrier over the damaged skin.Like the last person said, drink lots of water. Keep your body hydrated. Make sure you get plenty of vitamins and are not deficient in anything. Take fish oil, too--that helps me. Keep up with the fiber as well. Lots of people don't understand that our skin is a reflection (to some degree) of how well we flush the toxins out of our body. So, as gross as it is to bring up, if your bowel movements are regular, your skin will stay clearer.Hope these suggestions help!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 03:46 PM
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  • HeyI'm a girl of age 15. I currently have conditions of eczema ever since i have puberty. The experience is horrible and i do wish it would go away soon. One of my classmate said that it would go away when i reach about the age of 18. I really do hope so too. I am currently on steroid pills and creams that i think are steroids too. Please help if you do have similar symptoms or experiences. Thanks in advancedShuHi there. I don't know if my advice is the right treatment for your eczema, but I still would give you the option to try it out. Something good might come out of it :). My daughter had pretty sever eczema as a small child. Her feet actually cracked and they became open bleeding soars. Very very hard for her of course. We tried everything!! More or less by accident I tried a cream I had bought for myself on her, it didn't fit my skin type because it was soooo "greasy". We used it on her feet for a few days her feet healed!!! No use of steroid creams, just amazing. Everytime she started to have an outbreak we used the cream. The name of the cream is Elisabeth Arden 8 hour cream. Give it a try, it might work on some of your eczema areas. Good luck!
    norwaygold 1 Replies
    • November 17, 2007
    • 04:10 PM
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  • HeyI'm a girl of age 15. I currently have conditions of eczema ever since i have puberty. The experience is horrible and i do wish it would go away soon. One of my classmate said that it would go away when i reach about the age of 18. I really do hope so too. I am currently on steroid pills and creams that i think are steroids too. Please help if you do have similar symptoms or experiences. Thanks in advancedShuMy mom had the same problem. Turned out that she had asthma so I'd get checked for that. You can take a lung capacity test. Sometimes breathing problems cause skin problems. Kids w/ asthma who grow out of it usually grow out of the eczema too. My nephew had it bad as a kid and now when he gets a flare up, he takes an allergy pill to treat it and it goes away.
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  • Have your mom take you to a homeopathic doctor; she/he should be able to get rid of it for you if you stick with the doctor.
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  • I have had eczema all 35 years of my life and the only thing that I have found to work is acrylic nails (a little thicker) they will not break the skin. Good luck and hang in there.
    misty360 2 Replies
    • December 28, 2009
    • 05:55 AM
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  • HeyI'm a girl of age 15. I currently have conditions of eczema ever since i have puberty. The experience is horrible and i do wish it would go away soon. One of my classmate said that it would go away when i reach about the age of 18. I really do hope so too. I am currently on steroid pills and creams that i think are steroids too. Please help if you do have similar symptoms or experiences. Thanks in advancedShuI had pretty bad eczema throughout puberty, my hands and inside of elbows cracked almost to the point of bleeding. It went away almost entirely a few years ago (I'm 20 now), around the time I finished puberty. I still occasionally get slightly dry skin on my hands, usually when winter comes, but its NOTHING now compared to what it was. Hopefully its the same for you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2010
    • 11:44 PM
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  • HeyI'm a girl of age 15. I currently have conditions of eczema ever since i have puberty. The experience is horrible and i do wish it would go away soon. One of my classmate said that it would go away when i reach about the age of 18. I really do hope so too. I am currently on steroid pills and creams that i think are steroids too. Please help if you do have similar symptoms or experiences. Thanks in advancedShuHey,I think eczema disease don't cure easily and you should try herbal creams which are free from steroids because the steroids are harmful for the skin and your skin will have long term problems if you continue those harmful creams like your skin turn black or something like that.Your age is just 15 and if you try natural creams it may remove your eczema condition.Thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2010
    • 02:23 PM
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  • HeyI'm a girl of age 15. I currently have conditions of eczema ever since i have puberty. The experience is horrible and i do wish it would go away soon. One of my classmate said that it would go away when i reach about the age of 18. I really do hope so too. I am currently on steroid pills and creams that i think are steroids too. Please help if you do have similar symptoms or experiences. Thanks in advancedShuHey,I think eczema disease don't cure easily and you should try herbal creams which are free from steroids because the steroids are harmful for the skin and your skin will have long term problems if you continue those harmful creams like your skin turn black or something like that.Your age is just 15 and if you try natural creams it may remove your eczema condition.Thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2010
    • 02:35 PM
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  • Eczema is a skin condition that affects people of all ages, both men and women. The rash occurs on the top layers of skin and can be a very itchy unsightly rash. Eczema is known as an ‘atopic’ rash as it only occurs directly on top of the skin and not under it. IMAGE OF ECZEMA Curing Eczema While there is no permanent cure for eczema you can treat eczema with a change in diet, moisturizing treatments with baths and lotions, and reduction of stress over time. It is very important not to scratch your eczema as it is very itchy and it will spread if any of the blister-like bumps are popped open.
    kenny1703 11 Replies
    • January 4, 2011
    • 03:36 AM
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  • Cetaphil moisturizer is by far the best. It's like nothing else. It is $10 at walmart. My daughter is 6 and has pretty bad eczema. I used to have eczema above my eye until I switched to Dove shampoo.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 19, 2011
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  • Hey,I think eczema disease don't cure easily and you should try herbal creams which are free from steroids because the steroids are harmful for the skin and your skin will have long term problems if you continue those harmful creams like your skin turn black or something like that.Your age is just 15 and if you try natural creams it may remove your eczema condition.ThanksMy son has had pretty bad eczema since 1 mo. old. The only thing traditional drs. had to offer was more and more powerful steroid creams and other serious drugs. At age 2 we consulted a homeopathic dr and took him off all dairy products. We also avoid preservatives, MSG, refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Wear cotton clothing, use dye- and perfume-free detergents. 90% better. He no longer requires benadryl to sleep at night.Many people suggested Aquaphor and Eucerin. They did not work and the Aquaphor is so disgustingly greasy and also petroleum-based. We now use either California Baby aloe cream or Earth's Best Calendula cream. Aloe seems to work really well and it's not greasy.We also supplement with Vit. E, probiotics, Omega 3, 6, 9, and use Heel homepathic eczema pills when he has an outbreak (usually from eating stuff he shouldn't). Water (swimming) makes it much worse. Use a humidifier as suggested and get tested for allergies but our son tested neg. for milk allergy so the tests aren't always right.Good luck -- hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2011
    • 04:18 PM
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