Yeah, I’m very surprised, I’ve never had a flare get better this quickly before.
I’ve been using these socks at night to help (they have little cold gel packs in them, they’ve been a lifesaver)
NatraCure Cold Therapy Socks - Gel Ice Treatment for Feet, Heels, Swelling, Arch Pain - (Size: Medium/Large) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003L4WONS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BjuwDbN9BJ34B
Here’s the ones I bought :) Another cool thing is that you can leave them in curled on a metal tube and they stay put. The pack is like three for eight dollars, I use it for makeup, toothpaste, any type of creams lol
Hey there! Try these. You can cut them to fit. Basically put the steroid cream or whatever you're using on the spot and make sure the edges are dry enough for it to stick. If you make them big enough to go completely around the spot and then some, you can "scratch" it (over it) and not tear your skin up worse. Keep it on as long as you can.
Don't shower the spots every day! Dryness is the enemy! For your face I'm not sure, if I see it maybe I could suggest something.
Pharmacist here: you can overdose and take too much vitamin D. But it would require you to take A LOT. It is fat soluble, meaning it’s absorbed and lives in your fat so you can store it and get too much of it. If you just use the over the counter tablets and take them daily you shouldn’t have any issues.
“The main consequence of vitamin D toxicity is a buildup of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia), which can cause nausea and vomiting, weakness, and frequent urination. Symptoms might progress to bone pain and kidney problems, such as the formation of calcium stones.
Treatment includes stopping vitamin D intake and restricting dietary calcium. Your doctor might also prescribe intravenous fluids and medications, such as corticosteroids or bisphosphonates.
Taking 60,000 international units (IU) a day of vitamin D for several months has been shown to cause toxicity. This level is many times higher than the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for most adults of 600 IU of vitamin D a day. “
If you take over the counter 1000 international units of vitamin D/ day, you will be totally fine.
You are thinking of vitamin B and vitamin C- you cannot overdose on those because they are water soluble. You just pee them out.
Well there you go. That’s the one I used. There’s a lot of filters out there but not all are effective on chloramine. Took my skin 2 days to recover after using this.
Specifically this one: https://www.amazon.ca/NUTRABOLICS-Anabolic-State-30-Serving-375-Gram/dp/B014GV8GB8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545868062&sr=8-1&keywords=anabolic+state
Note it's Canadian Amazon, I'm sure you can find it on the American Amazon site too
I recommend getting the patch testing done. It's very different from scratch testing. For me, they tested 90+ different substances on my back. It itched like hell for awhile, but I discovered quite a few of my triggers from it. I didn't realize that many of the materials were in products I was just casually using in my day to day life. For instances, I found out I'm allergic to formaldehyde which can be found literally almost everything. I was also allergic to some blue dyes found in a lot of my polyester clothes and plastics, and then a bunch of other chemicals/materials I'd never known existed. Having discovered these and now knowing what to avoid, my flare ups have gone down drastically.
There were lots of things I tested positive for, but my main point is that you shouldn't look to blogs and posts online as fact. There is a lot of pseudo science and remedy diets people throw out there to "cure" you, but you'll likely be wasting your time like I did. For me it was important to realize that their allergies are not my allergies. There are hundreds of chemicals that could be causing your problem and your solution is unique. Get the patch testing done and listen to what your doctor recommends.
After patch testing, I was given an app with all my allergies listed in it. It then told me which products were safe to buy. Incredibly useful.
In my experience, head and shoulders is not good for very sensitive scalp or facial skin. It was good for treating my dandruff temporarily, but it eventually started affecting my scalp and facial skin as it ran down. H&S contains irritating fragrances, and like many shampoos, utilizes Sodium Laureth Sulfate as a main ingredient.
I now use this:
Straight from the Amazon Description:
"Indications Can be used for the following skin conditions: Psoriasis, Seborrhea, Dandruff, Hair Care, Paraben-Free
Ingredients Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid USP (3%)
Ingredients Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, TEA Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-8 Distearate, Cocamide DEA, Cocamide MEA, Disodium EDTA"
Far less ingredients, far less harmful chemicals, replaces the SLS with TEA Laryl Sulfate (much easier on the skin). I've found it incredibly effective as of late. The only downside is that these bottles come in 4oz containers, and they're around $8 each so definitely pricier than the average shampoo.
That being said, I've found my grail of shampoos and won't be changing unless I notice it becomes ineffective.
Sorry you're going through this :( Someone in a previous post talked about having good experience with O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream. I've used it too and it definitely burns when you first put it but within two days, my hands starts to heal.
Have you tried applying a shit ton of oil and then wearing gloves before going to bed? That helps lock in the moisture too. Good luck and I hope it gets better soon!
You can find the package insert online, e.g. under https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-20335/protopic-topical/details. You can find it for most medicine online btw. I always throw them away after first reading it becaise I know I can find them online which is more convenient.
Hi! I too suffer from dyshidrotic eczema. It came first when I was in high school, and I literally couldn't write because gripping a pen, or leaning my hand on paper would burst the blisters.
I thought it was going to be the rest of my life, but then I moved to Asia and it miraculously disappeared. It was the first time I stopped using steroid cream daily in years.
I've sinced moved away from Asia, and within months I saw the dreaded blisters forming again. The only solution that keeps it away for me is this Shiseido hand cream. I have no idea what the ingredients are, but it even contains my bad flare ups. I didn't even buy it to treat eczema, it's just that my hands got really dry and I decided I needed a strong, medicated cream.
Obviously no guarantees it will work for you, but this cream has seriously has kept me sane.
Bleach Bath: Once a week.
Bath, not for a long time, put half a cut or more of bleach in the water, rig before getting in. Swirl the water around. Don’t stay for more than 10min or so.
You’re getting the bath water with bleach on the surface.
This was a game-changer for my kids, and later, me.
Put on your steroid creams, then lotions afterwards.
Maybe even coconut oil. ( I buy this one. It’s made in a peanut-free facility.) Carrington Farms Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, 54 oz. - Compare Our Cost Per Ounce https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00CPZPYLS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_V1G1WXV2CMPXCZXHFGGJ
I hope the beach bath helps. It really makes a difference for my kid and myself.
I hope you feel better!
Tamanu oil has worked wonders for me. I just put a few drops on my face and pat it in. It works really well for all the splotchy pigmentation spots I have all around my body. Sometimes I put some in my lotion and mix them together before I apply it.
Do you wash your face often? If your soap is too drying, the skin will produce more oil even as the skin cracks and flakes. I've had this itch and get sore when I was younger because I used anti-breakout face wash that was too irritating. It took me a few years to find a balance of wash + moisturizer, and even then I has to switch a few times over the years.
I like the clinique bar soap for dry skin (foaming face wash made me itch). I used to use oil of Olay moisturizers, but now I like Neutrogena Hydro-boost.
Squalene , or nose grease, can have a smell.
Random: I first heard of squalene in the book Speaking From Among the Bones
It's a great book, I love the character Flavia de Luce, I highly recommend the whole series.
“Where was I going to find decent lubricating oil in the bottom of a reeking tomb at two-thirty in the morning? The answer came to me almost as quickly as the question. There is an unsaturated hydrocarbon with the molecular formula C30H50 and the lovely name of “squalene”, which is found in yeast, olive oil, fresh eggs, the liver of certain sharks and the skin of the human nose. Because of its extremely high viscosity, it has been used by clockmakers to oil cogs, by butlers to polish ebony, by burglars to lubricate revolvers, and by smokers to baby the bowls of their favourite pipes. Good old, jolly old everyday nose oil to unstuck a good old, jolly old everyday mortise lock.”
I buy this one from Amazon. I'm sure other brands are fine so long as they are 100% sweet almond oil. In person it would be sold in health food stores
Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate. Make sure it’s Hydrolysate because the body absorbs it better, this was recommended by a good friend who is a chef and helps write and edit cook books- I’m telling you this because basically she is one of the most picky people I know when it comes to the quality of her food, and anything she puts into her body. The best deal we’ve found is on Amazon. She had me try it because her whole family has suffered from either eczema or other terrible skin condition, and she knew this worked. But I didn’t believe her til I tried it myself. Because I’ve suffered with this for so long, I don’t just believe something works until I feel it and see it for myself. I literally felt my skin barrier was better, and I even saw that my skin was luminous- LUMINOUS! The parts that didn’t have bad eczema at least lol. My joints also felt better as well. I couldn’t believe it and actually started looking online for before and after pictures of people and was impressed. Remember collagen repairs the basic building blocks of our skin. It’s just science :) good luck! Also know that spending on your body, sometimes it takes 3 to 12 weeks to finally see and feel a difference. I guess my skin was so bad that I saw a difference within 3 weeks! We shocked and very impressed. Good luck! I feel like everyone(not just eczema warriors) should take collagen!
Great Lakes Gelatin, Certified Paleo Friendly, Pasture-Raised Grass-Fed, Collagen Hydrolysate, Collagen Peptides, Non GMO, 16 oz, 2-Pack, Frustration Free Packaging https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XB2YFBE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ocNuCbNEBF05F
I buy 100% pure Menthol (make sure its real menthol) and mix with my favorite cream. It stops the itchiness. I got the suggestion once from another user on reddit and now ive been paying it forward. Its such a great way to control the itch. The only con is that the 'anti-itch' effect lasts about a couple of hours, then you have to reapply. Menthol on Amazon its a very small jar, but it lasts a really long time because potent. You have to melt it in a pot and then dab a bit with the cream you use, and bam, sweet relief.
I've been there man, sometimes that last drop of maintenance cream is life or death. I used to the the same thing with my Elidel tubes but I ended up grabbing a tube squeezer off of amazon. It works really well to get every drop of cream out and I don't have to worry about accidentally cutting myself on a metal tube.
This is the exact one I bought: https://www.amazon.com/Toothpaste-Squeezer-Wringer-Artist-Painter/dp/B01MT2A6WP/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?keywords=tube+squeezer&qid=1557162950&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1
They are awesome! AquaBliss High Output Revitalizing Shower Filter - Reduces Dry Itchy Skin, Dandruff, Eczema, and Dramatically Improves The Condition of Your Skin, Hair and Nails - Chrome (SF100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUBU0YC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BuXmFb0R7BCA9
Sounds like you are dealing with loads of stress, am I right? Myself, I had straight up aloepecia a few times in my teens while dealing with bullying, (which of course made it worse). I had to get steroid injections at the dermatologist and switch schools.
Our immune systems are haywire, which is what ALL eczema sufferers have in common. You have to learn how to make your immune system function normally, whether that's removing all allergens, exercising regularly, being a neat freak/germaphobe so your immune system CANT react, learn to meditate, or go on steroids or biologic.
I found this book to be insanely useful: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/eczema-free-for-life-adnan-nasir/1006621815
"A bath with a small amount of bleach added to the water may help lessen symptoms of chronic eczema (atopic dermatitis). Eczema is an itchy skin condition, often worsened by a bacterial infection. An eczema bleach bath can kill bacteria on the skin, reducing itching, redness and scaling.Jul 21, 2017 Eczema bleach bath: Can it improve my symptoms?" - Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/...dermatitis-eczema/.../eczema-bleach-bath/faq-20058413
When I first read this a couple of years ago, I was skeptical, too. I thought it would really burn. One night, the pain in my hands was so bad I couldn't sleep, so I figured, what the heck, can't be worse than I feel now. So I tried it and I was amazed at the INSTANT relief as soon as I put my hands in the bleach bath. It did not sting at all. I slathered Aquaphor on after rinsing off the bleach water, put on cotton gloves, and my hands were well on the way to be healed by the morning. Bleach baths are even recommended for babies with eczema.
this is what I use
Probiotic Pearls Acidophilus Once Daily Probiotic Supplement, 1 Billion Live Cultures, Survives Stomach Acid, No Refrigeration, 90 Softgels (Packaging May Vary) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BQ8ATQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_WM3D2XY4H9A6E1K0T6FD
Loving Naturals Clear Body Non Nano 100% Natural Zinc Sunscreen for Adults and Children 30 + SPF Sun Block UVA / UVB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055J4OVC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_16KYW2W7HCV12W1ECT7V?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I'm on my 2nd bottle of this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08FRH3H5D/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I have tried way too many, but even though this lightly foams up it doesn't dry my hands out. No more cracked looking skin, excessive amount of hangnails (which is not caused by germs), or my skin just feeling very dry/wrecked.
Update: I found rubber finger tip covers on Amazon. These work like a charm for my needs!
I did a number of thing at once because i was frustrated and wanted it to go away so i cant tell you one thing that worked.
But i got rid off all scented loitions(any thing that had fragrance/perfume and "natural fragrance") -started washing all my beddings(blanket, sheets pillow cases, pillows, mattress cover) once a week with free and clear detergent -went to the gym 6 days a week(this dosent have to be heavy workouts, but the goal is to sweat alot to breakup the dry skin and moisturize the skin under the eczema. I hear saunas work for some people) -Stoped drying off with towels and let my skin air dry and while my skin was wet/damp, i would glob on aveeno lotion(non scented, sensitive) , this tea tree loition (this loation might be intense), mixed with sweet almond oil and then cover all my patches with Vaseline and let is sit while i went to sleep. I would wake up and put more Vaseline on and tried to avoid rubing it off during the day. -and i would try not to take hot showers, turing the water as cool as i could bare.
When I'm kept awake by itch, and nothing else helps, I will put on a thin layer of lidocaine. It works like a charm and I feel it has helped my condition improve in the months I've been doing this.
This is what I use. I've had the same tiny container since March. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019D7MQMK?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
No personal experience on this one / not sure if they'd pose the same issues for you as dishwashing gloves, but I'd maybe look into reusable cast covers (meant to protect casts/dressings in the shower)...
^ Just as an example - was one of the first ones that came up when I googled
Idt silicone is in this but this has helped me and my son tremendously.
Heritage Store Heritage Store Colloidal Silver Shampoo, Liquid, Citrus (btl-plastic) 12oz, 12 Fluid Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0161S8KLU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_BE1G79MPN3P9H8T86RZ0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
The EO Meyer Lemon Mandarin hand soap seems to work well with me. I can’t say if it won’t irritate others, but it smells good and it doesn’t burn for my stupid hands 🙌🏻🤣
Everyone Hand Soap: Meyer Lemon and Mandarin, 12.75 Ounce, 3 Count - Packaging May Vary https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KA38J1E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TYRMKYCNYZDN2SW6EH9F
Well it sounds like you might be able to use what I've been using for several years. I don't even know how it's affected my wrinkles (again, I'm old), but it doesn't burn and I just love the way it dispenses the cream. And it's not expensive, relatively speaking.
Edited to add, I started using this bc CeraVe didn't work on my face
np! another thing I swear by, if you suffer from hand eczema, is these compression gloves that I will put on a few minutes after moisturizing.
I’ll add to this: do some research for your specific utilities authority and what they put in to treat the water. For example, mine is well water but is treated with chlorine and flouride, so I found one online matching my need:
SITAFL 17-Stage Shower Filter For Hard Water, Gift Box Suit, With 4 Filter Cartridge Replacement, Remove Chlorine, Fluoride, and Salt, Moisturize Hair, Nails, and Skin, Fixed All Standard Showerheads https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08D6FS71F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_AH56VXRVSFMYCBTWT1Q6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I asked my pharmacist if I could use lidocaine before eucrisa and tacrolimus and she researched and did not find an interaction. It has been a game changer. This is the lidocaine I use.
I’m the exact same! Tbh I think Cerave is too harsh for the skin on your face, which is a lot thinner than the rest of your body. I ended up buying a separate moisturizer for my face and a small thing of eye cream and that helped a lot.
This will help.
Also, increase daily vitamin D and vitamin E.
This worked for me for multiple eczema patches on my foot
I get them from Uline or Amazon. The Uline gloves are really thin. I like these ones, because I have unreasonably large hands (for a woman): https://www.amazon.ca/Zealor-Jewelry-Inspection-Stretchable-X-Large/dp/B01MG2LKHB/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=cotton%2Bgloves%2Blarge&qid=1612057567&sr=8-6&th=1
I would try some hibiclens for that yellow crust. It was recommended to me by my dermatologist and it has always helped keep my bad flare ups from infection.
Hibiclens Liq 8 Oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E5R65SA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_7MMNKYMYCB6MSQR6VYFC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
No problem. I also just started trying out this one in a bit to make my patches disappear.
I am not sure what's in it exactly but lots of good reviews and working even better than steroid cream for me
I don’t know if it’s available in the UK, but I’ve been using a sulfate free body wash from Aveeno. It has a very light lather and is more gel-like in consistency
Aveeno Restorative Skin Therapy Sulfate-Free Body Wash for Sensitive, Distressed, Dry Skin, Gentle Cleanser with Oat, Formulated without Parabens, Fragrances & Soaps https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08D9NK2TL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_q-D-FbXYD9F65
You can actually buy cotton gloves for pretty cheap on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CIBQD6Y. I like to use a fresh pair at night after applying my goo (I usually take them off in my sleep but at least the goo has soaked in by then). Then I use that pair the next day, usually just on my way into work. Kinda feel like a mime, but oh well. I like that they can be washed in hot water and bleach, very important when covering open wounds. Tip: buy a size up. They shrink quite a bit when washed in hot water, but they do last through several washes. They're also nice to use under other gloves to absorb sweat.
Yep, I bought a sticker to cover the bit where my hand rests. I did some research and saw some other people had mentioned this a while back. Macbook bodies sometimes have some static electricity and also I saw some people mentioned aluminium being an irritant. I kind of dropped the theory after a while as I still get flare ups with my protective sticker but now I think about it the frequency and severity has definitely decreased since I got it. amazon link
Thanks for the suggestion. I have found it on Amazon UK, link of anyone else wants it: La Roche-Possay Cicaplast Hand Repair Cream 50 ml https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EYOSA9G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_uf-IAbDE2ND8Q
Wildlife Research hunting soap/shampoo. It is available in the sporting goods department or from amazon at reasonable prices. Their clothing wash is what I use for laundry along with a cup of apple cider vinegar.
edit: I think a whole lot of people here haven't made this connection yet. Its natural for these people to try to wash fastidiously and only worsenss the condition. I used to get horrible rashes until I quit wearing underwear. If you wipe your but right you don't need them anyway.
Medical grade manuka honey bandages helped when my eczema became infected - purchased from amazon (I’m from the U.K.) https://www.amazon.co.uk/ACTILITE-Honey-Impregnated-Tulle-Pack/dp/B00CAR8Z94
Although if it’s a chronic/deep infection, then it’s best to see your Dr
Have you ever tried Childs Farm? Its a product you can buy in stores in the UK but it's also on amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Childs-Farm-moisturiser-cocoa-butter/dp/B072JSY3SJ/ref=sr_1_3?s=baby&ie=UTF8&qid=1534342592&sr=1-3&refinements=p_4%3AChilds+Farm). It is intended for children but people here swear by it for being able to calm down eczema.
No idea, don't live there. Although I hope you can, as I'm gonna be visiting the UK in the next couple weeks. If you find out that it is available there, please let me know, as I'm not expecting the travel-sized bottles I'm bringing with me to last too long.
This one on Amazon has good reviews from thousands and is cheap: Aquasentials Easy Lotion Applicator
Disclaimer - I have never used it. I am not living alone so I currently don't need any.
Extra Small Size Moisturizing Cotton Gloves OverNight Bedtime (Please Check Size is Correct Before Ordering) Cosmetic Inspection Cloth Quality | Eczema Dry Sensitive Irritated Skin Spa Therapy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088D17MKF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xF8zFbPVAJ708
Just bought these for my daughter. I haven’t used them yet, but may be worth a try. I also just bought Minera Dead Sea Salt for her baths at night. I’ve read only good reviews.
Fuck I know how that feels. Down to the little stretch marks inside the elbow and the encyclopedia of ignorant questions people ask about it.
This helped me a ton during a particularly severe flare-up earlier this year when my skin looked similar. (Eucerin's Intensive Repair Cream)
This also helped a lot. It's colloidal oatmeal based so use based on how your skin has reacted to it in the past. (Eucerin's Eczema Relief Cream)
In general, start your skincare routine with something that exfoliates and opens your pores. This basically means alpha and/or beta hydroxy acids. Eucerin's Intensive Repair Cream (listed above) is citric acid based which is an alpha hydroxy acid. Cera Ve's Salcylic Acid Cream is also very very effective but it will burn like hell.
That's what worked for me. Still have eczema but it got me out of the worst flare-up of my adult life.
Hey, I've been getting terrible palm/finger eczema this summer. So sorry this is happening to you, too. I just bought this "Neutrogena Norweigan Formula Hand Cream" and I've only been using it a day and already my hands are feeling LOADS better. It's super cheap although it's a small bottle, but I am loving it so far.
These pairs on Amazon are the most commonly used and recommended on this subreddit, and the ones I got. Some people say you should order a size above normal, as these gloves are kinda small.
Also using Aveeno body wash currently. I’ll switch between that and Art Naturals.
Daily body lotion is Curel unscented. If I’m fighting a bad flare I will layer hyaluronic acid, Gold Bond Colloidal Oatmeal Cream, squalane oil, and Aquaphor.
Sounds like a lot, but my skin responds well to it.
I will give Dermol a shot, Here is the link on amazon if anyone is interested: https://www.amazon.com/Dermol-500-Moisturising-Conditions-Substitute/dp/B0017TMZW4/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_194_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=89N8Y73YBEQZXN3T91PJ
But I remain skeptical since topical products dont do much for me unfortunately.
Haha I hear ya! I’m doing the Eczema Diet by Karen Fisher plus eliminating gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, alcohol, caffeine, nuts, sugar, corn, and most processed foods.
So far so good. I was pretty overwhelmed doing an elimination on my own and realized I was overeating a bunch of problem foods, like coconut, avocado, and almonds. This diet is broken into three stages so you can introduce more and more foods as you go.
If you don’t want to go with prescription stuff, personally I love Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting Exfoliant. It’s a gel that has worked wonders in evening out my skin tone and reducing decades of hyperpigmentation on my face, neck, and crooks of my elbows. I usually put it on before my moisturizer, let it dry, then put on either a rich moisturizer (at bedtime) or one with a good spf protection (in the morning).
Vitamin C serums supposedly help for minor darkening, but I don’t know how effective they actually are.
Sure! Here is the probiotic I've been using. It runs about $25 a bottle usually, and works really well.
What about something like this? It's primarily used by people who sleep in grimy youth hostels, but would work as a barrier between you and your hotel bed. You could also pack your own pillow case and towel.
I also never use the hotel toiletries and bought small containers to put my own products in.
I always bet it worse around weather changes. Sometimes, the blisters go on top of blisters. I've used Cerave for a while, and it seems to keep it moisturized at least. I just used shea butter the other day though, and my hands were much better the next day. I had used some of my friends, so now I'm going to buy some of my own. I believe it was this.
I've been using a "crystal" type deodorant that works pretty well. It's not an antiperspirant, though, just a deodorant.
Yesss so good, that was my first Korean skin product lol but I think next on my list is this hyularonic acid hadalabo
I find Avene stuff to be quite good actually! I bought their body oil cleanser and I think it's really nice, doesn't irritate my skin at all. The Xeracalm balm is also really good too use afterwards, what do you currently use on your body?
I personally use Vanicream's free and clear soap- it's more on the expensive side but works well for me! No fragrances at all (No masking fragrance either). If you do buy it, buy the refill container when you run out of it. It'll end up more expensive if you buy a new bottle every time- https://www.amazon.com/Free-Clear-Liquid-Cleanser-Ounce/dp/B0000ZHOEU/ref=asc\_df\_B0000ZHOEU/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312128254483&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16809189010743745640&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hv...
Exfoliate with this no more than 2x a week in areas that aren't broken out. In areas that are I use my hand. So I am not irritating my skin I use the towel completely unfolded. It is more like a mild scrub that way.
Hey there - do you think those are fine? I have the same issues as OP.
I recommend hydrocolloid patches like these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08H3RJ67M?ref=emc_p_m_5_i
They’re waterproof and very flexible; I’ve found keeping them on overnight and through the day helps my cracked skin heal much faster and protects it from hand washing/daily tasks.
One option would be applying a salicylic acid face toner to the scalp, then leaving it in for a few hours or overnight.
Another option would be coal tar ointment, which again can be left on for a few hours then washed out in the shower.
Some people find that combining multiple treatments works better, but it's a good idea to start with just one and see how the skin reacts.
Whatever treatment he winds up going with, it can take a few weeks to see a significant improvement. As long as he's not having an adverse reaction, it's important to stick with one treatment for a while to give it time to work.
I found it on Amazon.
The best matcha tea for you would be ceremonial grade . I get mine from Amazon the brand called pure chimp . I got an electric milk frother (helps break up the matcha) from a company called Golde . Golde also has matcha selections, however I haven’t bought from them yet lol
https://www.amazon.com/ceremonial-grade-matcha-green-tea-powder-matcha-ceremonial/dp/B00HNDSOCI … Matcha promotes collagen for finer plumper skin , and collagen is also a repairer Leaky gut, gut issues , eczema
I hope I am not influencing you too much, just trying to help people have better skin lol . I drink matcha with oat milk . The calcium in cow’s milk with inhibit the absorption of the nutrients in the matcha . I hope matcha makes you feel beautiful from the inside out 🥰. It still gives an alertness like coffee , but not a frantic one a calm one lmao
Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HI7VY84
Aveeno Eczema Therapy Itch Relief... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HOHBWOY
These are the 2 balms we are using.
We have been through the same situation with our little one as well for more than 6 months. She is been on these ceramide creams and things got better. Hope and pray you find the relief for your little one soon.
I’ve found hydrocolloid patches really helpful for my dyshidrotic eczema. They prevent me from picking the blisters, help them heal, and the extra sticky ones like these are waterproof: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DKBXV1B/ref=emc_b_5_mob_i I cut them up into the necessary sizes. Hope this help you.
As a ginger with eczema. I swear by
This spray on banana boat stuff.
Check out the documentary Skin on Fire
And the book
You’re not alone!
Sending live your way. So so sorry you have to go through this
Diet. Really depends person to person but I found this book very helpful to avoid SALICYLATE foods. Of course check with your doctor and nutritionalist because you can’t cut everything out. https://www.amazon.com/Eczema-Diet-Discover-Prevent-Nutrition/dp/0778804615
There's a book that just got released a few days ago and the author's story sounds alot like yours pwhen her son was younger, experiencing all 3 - eczema, allergies, and asthma. : https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Biome-Inside-Secret-Health-ebook/dp/B09QPNFFN8/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?crid=EIIMGOTBQRU&keywords=baby+biome+book&qid=1662867210&sprefix=baby+biom%2Caps%2C300&sr=8-4
Have you tried this yet? I stumbled upon it and I use it daily after my showers on the same area.
Also I take low dose doxycycline 40mg daily (low dose) that has really helped that area for me as well.
Is it working for you? I asked my doc about that but she said that they no longer prescribe phototherapy units to use at home. I can only do it at the hospital..
this is the one I use ^
Lord Jesus! Eczema is the bane of my existence! I’ve struggled to tame it for years on my shins! So… first of all sorry! Hopefully it’s not as bad as mine! The only thing I have ever found to work is a bleach spray I got on Amazon and tallow balm from Buffalo gal grass fed beauty daily and hydrocortisone and zinc wrapped in gauze at night. And I know it’s so hard but try to not scratch. Put ice packs on it if you have to or keep it wet and wrapped up if you have to. Take allergy med like Zyrtec daily and Benadryl when you can. Avoid anything that drys out your skin or cover it when in the sun or keep it out of hot water. It’s so difficult! I’m a nurse and know what the spill is. Try not to scratch it and leave it be but man I tear into it sometimes! It’s maddeningly itchy!!
This 1000mg one is what I've been using, I take 2-3 capsules depending on how I'm feeling, about every 8 hours. I spend about a week working up to that Amazon
OK HEAR ME OUT GUYS: RETINOL EYE CREAM. I haven’t had eczema on my face in a few years (I started getting severe blistering/weeping eczema in high school, they gave me steroid creams to treat it) since I started using Differin, but didn’t know if it was a coincidence or not. Very rarely do I ever have to use the steroid creams on my face anymore. I used to always use an eye cream with retinol in it (like anti-aging lines) until I started getting more into CeraVe and Cetaphil stuff and I started using their eye creams. After a week or two of using the Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel-Cream, I started getting an eczema flare up around my eyes and I was like are you serious?? So I swapped back to the retinol eye cream (It’s the L’Oréal Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream but I use Walmart’s equate dupe bc it’s half the price) and it cleared up completely within a few days!! Haven’t had any eczema around my eyes since. I’m telling you guys retinol is where it’s at for the facial eczema! And I know people usually say don’t use it if you have eczema but that’s been total crap in my case. Retinol SAVED my face.
> Tower28 Daily Rescue Facial Spray
That stuff looks the same as SkinSmart, which is also National Eczema Association approved, but cheaper: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N0O0TV7
Both are hypochlorous acid mixed with salt water. Good for killing bacteria, but can dry out your skin. I personally like it cuz it helps with itch, but not everyone likes it.
blue lizard sunscreen!! 50 SPF and doesn’t give me any reaction once so ever. if you blend it out well, there’s little to no white cast. however, it’s definitely a little pricey, but for no sunburn or eczema flares, hella worth it!
I had the same thing last year and switched to the spray on "natural" deodorant. Sukin is the brand I used. Didn't cause a reaction, even on an active eczema patch. I put the steroid cream first, let it sink in, then spray. Had to carry the bottle around with me though because it is not an anti-perspirant and I stank when I sweat 😔 Eventually moved to Body Shop's Aloe Vera deodorant after eczema cleared up and haven't broken out fingers crossed
They're cheaper on Amazon, I've stocked up as I'm in the same position that Diprobase is the best cream I've found so far! Even cheaper if you set up Subscribe & Save (you can cancel it any time)
When I want my hands to turn around fast, I condition overnight. I usually use some combination of OTC hydrocortisone (I really like Kirkland, Costco’s house brand) under a layer of Aquaphor, and then seal all that up under some eczema gloves. Leafy Boo eczema gloves aren’t cheap, but are worth it for the quality (IMHO).
If you can afford it, I would also look into a ceramide serum or something like Cerave with ceramides in it.
I totally understand you! I’d been using topical steroids since I was 12 (17 now), and eventually had to stop a few months ago when issues arose. There’s no miracle ointment or cure for situations like these but there is one product I’d recommend. It’s called Corona, and was originally used to treat cracked and dry skin on horses. Someone found out you can use it for people, and so the company started marketing it towards people, horses, dogs, you name it. It’s sort of like an extra thick Vaseline, so I’d recommend putting heavy moisturizers on below it to lock in the moisture. Before doctors ever prescribed me ointments, it was the only thing that somewhat helped manage my eczema. https://www.amazon.com/Corona-Multi-Purpose-Ointment-2-oz/dp/B000DN7GYC <- here’s what it looks like
100% recommend these magnesium chloride flakes on Amazon: Magnesium Chloride Flakes - 8KG
I've been using roughly once a week for a year or so and have had really good results. It seems to help control staph and makes your skin feel soft afterwards. Plus you can bathe for more than 20 mins which I think you are limited to when using Epson salts
I have this one https://www.amazon.com/AquaBliss-Output-12-Stage-Shower-Filter/dp/B01MUBU0YC/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1UL1MGH92KHLI
It made showers significantly less painful.
I have a mini fan clipped onto my bed headboard to keep me cool at night (something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Telgoner-Portable-Rechargeble-Adjustable-Traveling/dp/B07BT6B99V/ref=mp_s_a_1_23?crid=1ICGEFBG6R24N&keywords=mini+fan&qid=1658092245&sprefix=mini+fan%2Caps%2C92&sr=8-23 ), lukewarm shower before bed and first thing in the morning, and apply aveeno dermexa cream on wet skin straight after the shower. This has helped me over the past few days, and also sometimes an anti itch cream which helps to relieve itch for a few hours Also wearing somewhat loose pyjamas that cover my legs so my skin doesn't touch itself Cold compress has helped to relieve itch, I use a face cloth/flannel that I've wet and put in the freezer for a couple of hours hope this can help!
Yes , New York Biology. Here the link just so you know what I'm talking about:
I purchased these yesterday and should receive tomorrow. I'm not having much luck with cotton socks, so I'm trying these. Hope this helps: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BYG667M?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
I've recently stopped the heavy creams and moisturizers because they seemed to be making my skin more itchy and hot, leading me to scratch etc. and not helping long term. I've been letting my skin dry out as much as I can and when I wash my hands or really feel the need to moisturize I've been using only 99% pure aloe vera gel and its been a huge difference. My skin is mostly calm with a few mildly itchy bits every so often, but a huge improvement and the skin itself has healed at this point. It's not as pretty as it is with lotions, but its much healthier. I started this after the last time I used steroid cream to bring down the inflammation and it's been over a week and I haven't needed any more steroid cream. I'm really questioning this whole over moisturizing with heavy creams thing. It didn't work for me and my flareups and it doesn't seem to work for a lot of people. No idea if what has helped me will help your child, but it's worth a shot.
This is what I'm using as an example: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Organic-Moisturizer-Vitamins-Premium-quality/dp/B0913JY1JY ingredients: 9% pure organic aloe vera barbadensis leaf juice and leaf extract, vegetable glycerine, carbomer, plantaserve E natural
Hi!! Coming from someone who used to have very angry weepy skin 2 years ago: If you haven’t tried it already— I recommend the SkinSmart antimicrobial eczema spray. It helps gently fight off any bad bacteria on the surface of the skin, and will also simultaneously soothe any of the inflamed skin. It’s a game changer for babies (one month and older) and also people whose eczema is very prone to infection; hence how gentle of a antimicrobial spray it is!
Steroids are a short-term solution to give your baby’s inflammation temporary relief, so in the meantime make sure to keep your precious baby’s skin as bacteria-free as possible.💖
What has currently worked for me is aloe vera gel - 99% pure with 1% preservatives. This has been on my hands, but it's one of few things that shouldn't carry much if any risk to try.
I tried this after I found the standard oils and eczema creams that had been working for me had started making my skin hot and itchy.
This is the one I bought - ingredients: 99% pure organic aloe vera barbadensis leaf juice and leaf extract, vegetable glycerine, carbomer, plantaserve E natural https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Organic-Moisturizer-Vitamins-Premium-quality/dp/B0913JY1JY
Hey I get that too. Whatever you do, don’t scratch your face. Press on it with your palm or something soft for relief. Never ever scratch your face and never apply steroid cream on it either.
I use this and it gets rid of the redness and dryness but the itchiness doesn’t go away 100%; it does get much less itchy. And this is on top of me being on Dupixent injections every two weeks. I know, it’s bad but that’s life. Just gotta hang in there and manage it.
Balmonds Skin Salvation 4.1 fl oz... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056PIB5A?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Apply small pinch in mornings seemed to relieve my problem. You should try it.
Hang in there.
i always wear pants as i never expose my legs, so staying out of the sun should not be a problem
i found this cream with hydroquinone i could buy: it's called melacare. It's affordable
There is this other option with the kojic acid you mentioned: (more expensive) https://www.amazon.sg/dp/B0006FMR32/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_Z281Y9E3TYPZTJJZ8R01_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
so i am now deciding between this two
thanks again for your information, and time taken to answer my questions!