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Old 06-17-2014, 08:03 PM   #26
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I have had eczema and dishydosis on my hands.

eczema seems to have gone away but i have to wear gloves when I wash dishes or little bubbles start to form under my skin.

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Ive have had the exact same problem for years until i went to see the chinese doctor in china town. Gving me chinese medicine to drink and my hands to soak in. N

Does your hand become dry and rough when the little bubbles starts healing? Also do you eat spicy food or drink coffee/ caffeine?
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Ive have had the exact same problem for years until i went to see the chinese doctor in china town. Gving me chinese medicine to drink and my hands to soak in. N

Does your hand become dry and rough when the little bubbles starts healing? Also do you eat spicy food or drink coffee/ caffeine?
Yep they become scaly and dry, and no matter how bad or pus-y they get it never leaves a scar.

I generally stay away from caffeine and I only eat spicy food maybe twice a month.... It probably has something to do with the "hot" "cold" balance in my body. I've been eating and living a lot more healthily since they were prevalent and it seems to be going away.
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Yeah its best to stay away from caffine, spicy food and seafood or anything that is consider a stimulus to the body. You might find that the cheap pink liquid soap or any hand soap with strong smell to cause the skin to dry.

I wonder if we can get this at any drug stores, it will really really help your eczema. scaly dry hands.... i highly recommend it as it healed mine

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I was trying this diet for an ulcer issue:
Breaking the Vicious Cycle - The Specific Carbohydrate Diet
There are several other websites covering that diet, so you shouldn't need to buy the book.

My wife noticed her eczema was greatly reduced by eating significantly less of the foods I wasn't allowed to eat under that diet.

Unfortunately it's a pretty hardcore lifestyle to maintain that particular diet. Try reducing your complex carbohydrate (sugars) intake and you might notice a positive effect. It's a huge willpower issue though as you basically need to make all your own food. Plus you need to read all the ingredients of EVERYTHING. Did you know some salt brands add sugar?
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Can you post the entire diet.

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Old 11-15-2014, 01:25 AM   #32
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1 plus for that diet too please, the link has too much to read.

On the other hand, am I the only person here that is having a major problem with eczema flaring up during winter season?

lastly, I heard that there is a certain type of drinks that you can consume that will greatly reduce eczema. But I haven't figure what it was yet..
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I notice with weather change my eczema acts up bad
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Use vaseline as hand moisturizer, greasy but it works.

use it before you sleep and ull wake up with smooth hands in the morning
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Yeah FYI petroleum jelly doesn't work everyone.
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That sucks then, all the other products ive tried doesnt work except for petroleum jelly
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It's very different for everyone, one thing may work for you but not for someone else and that's why there is no cure for ezcema because everyone's skin is different. Dogs on the other hand just need an injection and they will be fine.

On that note, I don't deny applying petroleum jelly as a bad thing because it does leave a nice barrier and what it will do is help keep the moisture in your skin intact.
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wow I can't believe I haven't posted in this thread before...

both my brother and myself have eczema. Though mine has gone away with age (it only exists on the folds of my arms, legs and my neck), my brother's conditions never really got better. He has it all over his body and it took a long time and quite a few visits to a dermatologist at the Children's hospital, as well as Chinese medicine doctor to figure out a good treatment plan.
Here's the things we did that we thought were the most effective.

1. Apply lotion before sleep, and wrap the affected areas with cling wrap. This will encourage the absorption of the moisturizer rather than have it sit and evaporate... wicking even more moisture out of your skin with it.

2. When possible, avoid "poisonous" foods (as Chinese medicine calls it). This includes duck and crustaceans as the biggest offenders (it's true, the night I eat duck I find it particularly hard to bar myself from scratching the flareups)

3. **ONLY FOR EXTREME CASES** Take a bath in a bleach mixture. I shit you not, when the dermatologist suggested this to my parents for my brother, they were in shock. Take a bath in diluted bleach mixture (we used about half of a cup per tub full of water... just enough for you to be able to smell it) for 10 minutes, do NOT USE SOAP, just sit and relax. After the 10 minutes, rinse yourself off completely with water only, and then pat dry and apply moisturizer all over. This worked so incredibly well I thought it was witchcraft.
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:44 PM   #39
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Hmm Imma try that bleach method.
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use coconut oil, it will take some time but it works. I only use it at night as moisturizer because it looks so oily and burns in the sun...

prescribed creams work quicker, but they're just a temporary fix. They actual harm your skin in the long run because they remove layers of skin.

if you get flare ups only in winter its probably just due to dry skin, otherwise visit a naturopath and get tested for food allergies...
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I noticed a huge improvement in my eczema when switching to dove sensitive soap alone. Also uaing aveeno lotion for eczema. Also avoid wearing any wool and like other have said, the food. I get itchy when eating shellfish
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First step is to get rid of anything that is full of fragrances such as body soap, laundry detergent and face wash.
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Get a referral to go see a specialist. Ever since I went to the skin care centre, mine has been under control.

Diet may or may not have any effect. For me, it has zero bearing on my eczema. It's not something that can be cured; it can only be managed.

Since mine was so bad, I had to get UV treatment for 3 months to get it under control. Now I'm using multiple different prescribed creams/ointments (non steroid!) and it hasn't flared up like it did before.

I HIGHLY recommend the skin care centre. previously the other doctors I saw were old school, and prescribed steroids, steroid creams, etc, which were not useful for me.

Good luck in getting it under control!
i'm quoting myself, because it hasn't changed. Try to get a referral to the skin care centre on 10th. the specialists there are EXTREMELY good. most of the replies in this thread are not universally applicable to everyone.

I can confidently say that after living with eczema for 25-30 years of my life, and trying all of those different suggestions (Chinese doctor, diet, Vaseline, steroids, creams, bathing with xxx in the water, etc, etc) with zero effect, after visiting the skin care centre with 6 months of treatments and checkups, I have now effectively gotten my eczema manageable. I have not needed UV treatment for a solid 5 years because of it.
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I have had eczema for 54 years. The killer is working on greasy oily cars. Non scented moisturizers are good like vaseline. The Betamethasone steroid cream is good, but it may not be for everyone. There is a treatment with UV light as well. Get a referral to
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wow I can't believe I haven't posted in this thread before...

both my brother and myself have eczema. Though mine has gone away with age (it only exists on the folds of my arms, legs and my neck), my brother's conditions never really got better. He has it all over his body and it took a long time and quite a few visits to a dermatologist at the Children's hospital, as well as Chinese medicine doctor to figure out a good treatment plan.
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3. **ONLY FOR EXTREME CASES** Take a bath in a bleach mixture. I shit you not, when the dermatologist suggested this to my parents for my brother, they were in shock. Take a bath in diluted bleach mixture (we used about half of a cup per tub full of water... just enough for you to be able to smell it) for 10 minutes, do NOT USE SOAP, just sit and relax. After the 10 minutes, rinse yourself off completely with water only, and then pat dry and apply moisturizer all over. This worked so incredibly well I thought it was witchcraft.
works well with athletes foot too.

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get yourself an aloe vera plant.. nurture it well and it will take care of you.

start by applying the gel to affected areas and when your aloe is big enough.. harvest the biggest leaves and extract the gel, submerge it in a tub of water so the yellow stuff bleeds out - it's what causes aloe to taste so bitter. then either eat the gel as a salad or throw it in a smoothie or shake with some fruit juice or veggies.. it does get pretty thick/frothy so add more liquid if it's too thick for you

best of all.. it's all natural, cheap (i've seen home depot sell the plant for $5) and great for healing cuts, burns, bug bites and other skin ailments.
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I have mild eczema around my eyes. Does anyone else have this?
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not for me, just my back and shoulders. I might go to a dermatologist and even to the doctor to get a allergy test. Ill let you guys know how it went.
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Anyone else notice that their eczema this year is much worse than the previous?

I experience mild eczema around my fingers, and generally manage it fairly well.. but this year during allergy season it went to shit. Constant cracks and cuts and extremely itchy.
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