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5 year old with lifelong skin condition..no treatments helping

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  • Posted By: stacey8281
  • February 22, 2009
  • 07:24 AM

My daughter is 5 years old and was diagnosed with eczema at 3 months. She has taken every cortisteriod approved for her age, along with some that are not. she has sores from her scalp to her ankles. she can't sleep at night due to the unrelenting itching. she is currently taking 3 tsp of hydroxizine at night to help her sleep and relieve the itching..which it does not. she wakes up every morning with her hands covered in blood due to the scratching. there seems to be nothing that can prevent her from scratching at her skin...and nothing that relieves the itching. we use all the textbook treatments...keeping the skin moisturized, cotton clothing, etc. anything that has been written on the subject has been tried. she was recently diagnosed via biopsy with "psoriasisform dermatitis". i later found out that that is just a generic term for "a skin problem we can't lable". she has seen an allergist and the tests conclude that she is allergic to nothing. she does not have asthma or any other commonly related disease. her dermatologist which range from tn to ucla have advised us not to come back because they can't help her. i was recently told by a psychologist that my daughter sees (we're even trying relaxation therapy to ease the pain) to have her seen by an immunologist and research the use of chemotherapy as a treatment. does anyone know about this? has anyone ever has results from an immunologist for dermatitis? if anyone has any answers or suggestions...please let me know...we are at our breaking point.

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