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something other than eczema?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 7, 2007
  • 08:03 PM

I have been diagnosed with eczema at the age of 40. Prior to this 'rash' I have had food allergies resulting in occasional hives but never a rash.

The rash has been with me for over a year now. I have eliminated all major allergens from diet, tried candida cleanse, lever cleanse, etc! and have not found relief. The rash has spread to 60% of my body. It started on my arms, then shoulders, then back, then chest, now legs and face.

Steroid creams do knock it down but it returns. The one symptom that I can not find anywhere except poison ivy type issues is that burning the rash with extremely hot water really soothes it. The internal soothing is difficult to describe. Kind of like when someone finds that itch that has been bothering you (times 100) The soothing from the burning actually compares to an orgasm. The hotter the better and once the water actually burns me it is over and further hot water only hurts. After burning there is a release of something internally which results in my hands and face swelling. As well, the itchiness of the rash is over for up to 8 hours. But it does return and the cycle repeats.

My doctor has no idea what the burning is about and only asks that I stop. I just can't. Once in the shower the 'need' for relief takes over. An allergist suggests I have allergies but can't pinpoint what. I tried crazy diets which have resulted in weight loss but no relief (down 25lbs to 180)

Does anyone have any ideas?

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  • Another symptom I neglected to mention is poor circulation. My limbs fall asleep often and quickly. My energy levels are low when the rash is bad.Are there any long term negative effects from using Steroid cream?
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  • You struck a cord with me when you said your energy levels are down and your limbs fall asleep. Have you been tested for diabetes? If not, do it right away. I wouldn't be surprised to find out you are diabetic.
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  • Please look into NAET therapy to help you with this - it is amazing! Visit www.naet.com for into. It reprograms the body to be able to deal with any allergic response. It is a combination of acupressure, kinesiology, chiropractic, and others. Can't recommend this highly enough. Best wishesDOM
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  • Please look into NAET therapy to help you with this - it is amazing! Visit www.naet.com for into. It reprograms the body to be able to deal with any allergic response. It is a combination of acupressure, kinesiology, chiropractic, and others. Can't recommend this highly enough. Best wishesDOMWell here goes. I did look into NAET and found a specialist in my area and have an appointment with him tonight. No harm in trying, the worst case is I am out $500 (the cost of 10 sessions)Thanks for the suggestion, hope alone is worth something at this point.Although I doubt diabetes (frequent urination is not one of my symptoms) I will get tested to rule it out.
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  • NAET science?My experience was straight out of a movie. The 'dr' layed me on my back and with my arm in the air and a vial of substance in my other hand he pulled my arm and determined by the strength of my resistance if I was allergic to the substance in the vial...Then once he found my allergy (sugar, which is not a protein and therefore can't be an allergy) he 'fixed' the allergy by massaging my back while I held the vial. Then proved it was cured by repeating the first test.What a crock!
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  • I am curious if you evere found a different diagnosis...when you talked about the hot water you hiit thenail right on the head for me...altough mine is only on my hands
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    • 02:31 PM
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