PLEASE Anybody got any advice to stop the Itching

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By cristianalexander on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 03:56 am:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Nao on Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 11:41 pm:

yes. you gotta think about it any wound or scrape that you get on your body ictehs because it is healing so your tat ictehs because it was bleeding now it's healing.it's normal. don't worry. but don't itch it!!!

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Barbara on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 07:34 pm:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Amol on Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 06:10 pm:

perfectly normal, but don't sctarch. Use A D ointment or Aquaphor (the gel, not the lotion). Just keep the ointment on and don't let it dry out till it's healed, then use a non fragrance lotion when it is healed. When you go out in the sun, be sure to use nothing less than SPF 30, you don't want it to fade. Remember, how your tatoo looks in 20 years depends on how well you take care of it now!

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Mark on Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 01:28 pm:

mometasone furoate ntmineot 0.1% works well on the irriatated spots. yet, the pediatricians told me to not use it often because it thins out the skin and leaves white patches. i use it on my daughter's eczema too. she gets red patches on her cheeks and some spots on her forearm and calf. it gets real bad to the point when there is liquid oozing out. i use the ntmineot once shes asleep, apply a very thin layer and the next morning it usually clears up i then i would use aquaphor. im looking into using sarna lotion. can be purchase at walgreens or cvs pharmacy. i treid cetaphil not any help. my friends that have ezcema that are adults use cetaphil bar soap and the lotion. some say gold bond works as well

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Jerry on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 09:13 pm:

Clobetasol propionate 0.05% cleared up a very harsh case of eczema. Prescription drug.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Jane on Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 02:02 pm:

Hi ted

Hot water won't help. Drinking normal water will and less of other liquids.
For itching you need to put on your skin the right kind of formulation that is compatible with your skin.I spoke to the company that I buy my recuperating cream from dermatique.co.uk and they said if the recuperating cream doesn't work for you or anyone else they will refund your money back.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By fraser on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 05:15 pm:

Hi Ted,

I know exactly what you mean by hot water relieving the itch. I know it's not the best solution because it's only going to lead to dry skin, which for most of us is a huge problem to begin with. A hot hair dryer does the same for me, but leaves my skin red, but relieves the itch so it helps. Lately I've been using peppermint oil - 1 drop in my lotion and does a great job of suppressing the itch. There's a product called Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion - does the same thing. I use it everywhere I'm itchy - but very powerful if you need to use it on your face, use really sparingly. Another great itch suppressant for me is Aveeno Bath Powder - make a watery paste and put on area, let dry and rub off followed by lotion. Also Lansinoh (believe it or not used as a breastfeeding cream), is really soothing and has helped in the past with the itch. I try not to use cortisone, but usually am driven to insanity so will use it on my hands once every 7 to 10 days - I do not abuse this cream, so have had no thinning of skin. If you apply it everyday you'll have problems. Never use it on your face or around your eyes. Hope these help. If you can't get Burt's Bees just buy pure peppermint oil and add one drop to your lotion - I've spent a fortune on creaams and this is one of the best I've tried. Good luck!

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By ted D on Friday, December 03, 2010 - 03:54 am:

I have had moderate to severe eczema on my joints, particularly my knuckles, all of my life. When under high amounts of stress the itching is so bad I scratch my hands unconsciously and only later realize my hands are bleeding.
The only way I have ever found to stop the itching, at least long enough to apply cream, is to burn my hands under hot water. I know it sounds crazy, but the pain shooting up the nerve endings stops the itching for an hour or so. Other than that my skin is constantly irritated. ALL of the time.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By hope on Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 07:26 pm:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By alawrie55 on Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 05:40 pm:

My son has had eczema since birth - he's now almost three years old and it's been a frustrating three years. The dermatologist said that I need to bathe him every day at least once a day in lukewarm water for less than 10 minutes. Afterwards, I apply Eucerin all over and use a 1% hydrocortisone cream for the "bad spots", but he's still having trouble. At daycare, they wash his hands a lot but aren't always able to apply the cream, then he scratches and ends up with bleeding spots. I'm going try the buro-sol powder to see if they help the bad spots.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Laura on Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 02:01 pm:

Hi, im almost 17 and have been suffering from atopic eczema for as long as I can remember, and i'm pretty much allergic to everything. It makes life very difficult as times as I am highly allergic to air born pollens.

I use a product called sigmacort 1% on my face which helps relieve the redness and itching, although it does not take it away it does work. Also i take a antihistamine at night which helps keep my skin from flaring up during the day.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Mousie on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 02:59 am:

My son was not born with this horrible rash. It started when he was about 2. At 3 he suffers terribly. He scratches so hard it bleeds. My heart breaks for him...I wish it was me instead of him. I know that no doctor will have the answer and no creme out there will work, believe me I've tried them all. I do not wish this on anyone.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Toed on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 11:50 pm:

I have had eczema my entire life (59 years); and for the last 20 years, I have been fight asthma. Prednisone stops the itching and breathing problems. However you cannot stay on the medication. I use Eucerin a lot to moisturize my skin, especially my face. I use Vanicream on my body, it works well. Moisturizing helps to keep the itching under control. Vanicream makes a shampoo and conditioner, which helps a great deal for my itching scalp. Vanicream also comes in bath soap. Cetaphil make a very mild liquid soap for very dry skin. I find most of the steroid and nonsteriod creams may help itching but they do more damage to drying the skin.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By NONKUE on Friday, August 15, 2008 - 02:37 pm:

My son has just turned thirteen.He has had atopic eczema since birth.It's geing worse and as a teenage he will be too ebarassed in high school.Ihave taken him to hositals and dermatologists but it doesn't help.Sometimes it's sore that I wish I had the eczema not him.we just need an answer to itching.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Connor on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 02:02 pm:

First developed Pomphlyx when I was 23 years old. Am now 57. My hands are rarely completely free of it.

I find that hot weather can bring on symptoms..ie the small water blisters. Likewise stress can bring it on.

The only cream I found which helps is Dermovate cream. This I was told can have the side effect of thinning the skin so it should be used sparingly and maybe only once or twice a day.

If I am having a bout of it I try to keep my hands as cool as possible..ie hold on to a cold drink can or something similar.

The following may not sound too sensible but I have to use my hands for my work. If I leave the blisters to break in their own time then the site of the blister is sore for maybe a week.
I use clean nail clippers and actually break the blister open. The fluid runs out then. I then wash my hands thoroughly in a mild antiseptic solution. When dry I apply the Dermovate cream sparingly.

I know someone will say that there is the risk of infection setting into the broken blisters thats why I am scrupulously clean and use an antiseptic solution.

This procedure enables me to work for a living...and of all the trades I could have chosen..? I am a motor car mechanic.!!

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By kim on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 10:42 pm:

Bleach baths for eczema
Pediatrics for Parents, March, 2005
E-mail Print Link For eczema sufferers, a twenty-minute bleach bath may be an effective way to kill bacteria on the skin and clear up atopic dermatitis. According to Cheryl Lee Eberting, M.D., "The active component of bleach is sodium hypochlorite--the same as Dakin's solution, which many doctors have used for years." Dakin's solution is 0.5% sodium hypochlorite and household bleach is 4-6% sodium hypochlorite. When a cup of bleach is diluted in a bath tub full of water, the sodium hypochlorite solution is weaker than Dalkin's but still effective.

Related Results Dr. Eberting, a clinical research fellow at the National Cancer Institute, stated, "In the right patient, we think [this treatment] can be very helpful in decreasing the amount of bacteria on the skin that may be contributing to the dermatitis. Soaking in this dilute of a solution for 20 minutes is unlikely to be harmful but is likely to decease the bacterial load on the skin and is likely to be akin to swimming in a swimming pool. We have seen similar benefits (in atopic dermatitis patients) who go swimming several times a week in a chlorinated pool."

Family Practice News, 10/1/04

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By kim on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 10:38 pm:

hi rachel

have you tried salt and savlon baths,it can sometimes help with the itch and any infection. Put a cupful of salt and 2 capfuls of savlon liquid ( you can use other antiseptic but it must be suitable to be used for bathing ) into a bath then fill with warm water, bathe your daughter for at least 10 minutes if she can bear it. I sometimes use 2 capfuls of bleach in a bath of warm water which helps kill bacteria on the skin which can cause infection,but this treatment is not suitable for everyone so please be careful. Bleach baths have been recommended by dermotoligists and you can google to get info on them, hope this helps a bit , kim x

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Rachel on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 07:35 pm:

I am sooo frustrated. My 6 year old girl has servere eczema. I tried diets, steroids, cotizones, herbal remedies and everything I could get my hands on. Is there anyone that can help? She suffers not only physically but emotionally as well as no one at school seems to understand her condition and I am targeted by the school for not doing enough.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Denise on Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 07:52 pm:

Hi, I am also one who has suffered with cronic acute eczema all of my life. It is a thing that so many have no sympathy for and I have experienced much predujice and riducule in my life. I have tried every allopathic remedy and was a test subject for many dermatologists in my life. I find that diet is so important, anti inflamitory foods do make a huge difference and also making sure you somehow keep stress levels down. I have not used any steroids on me for now almost 10 years and I find calendula cream and bag balm 2 of the most effective products I so use regularly. I also use a soak made of Myhrr, goldenseal and a touch of cayanne pepper for itch, inflamation and infection. It is very soothing and seems to help me alot. I also have used the homeopathic remedy sulpher for healing and that has also hepled me. I feel for everyone here and I know the pain and anguish of dealing with this, if there is any way I can be a support do write me. I hope that our society can be more sympathic to those with these problems and not be so judgemental.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By doug on Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 01:39 am:

my grand daughter has terrible eczema.The doctors have tried every ointment ,food allergy shots and anything else they could think of.I asked her to try for me COD liver oil tablets 4 per day and six weeks later her skin has cleared up. no bleeding or cracks her face has turned to a pink hue.Her asthma attacks have become less frequent and she hasn't used her inhaler for the last week.I hope this information gets out and helps other excema sufferers.don't give up after 3 weeks my wife said this will never work.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By liz on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 05:18 pm:

Hi I am 29 and I have bad pomphlyx on my hands and feet. I have had it my whole life. I know their is no cure because my aunt is my dermatalogist and I was her lab rat and nothing has worked infact many creams made it worst, but over the years I have found some good ideas that I would like to share with everyone. My hands and feet always burn when during the first stages of the flare ups so I keep cold cans of pop and I hold them it feels great to stop the burnng for a while but you will have to change the cans a few times, I also put my creams in the fridge so that when I do put the cream on it is very soothing,I have also figured out how to dry up the water blisters you must use a buro-sol antiseptic powder this will dry up the burning water blisters or if you can't find this stuff or can't see a dermatalogist you can just use vinegar it has aluminum aceta this is the ingrediant that will dry the blisters. The only cream that I have found that helps heal my hands and feet after I have dryed the blisters I a cream called HIBITANE I got it from the VET not a doctor and like I said my aunt is my dermatalogist and she has found no cream that is comparable to this HIBITANE it works so well it is almost a miracle I LOOOVE this cream but I can only use it after I dry the blisters
I hope that some of my tips help someone and please share this info with anyone that needs to know about it.If your feet bleed and crack because of the blisters you know that it hurts to take your socks off well try putting your feet in water to loosen the dry blood this will hurst much less the peeling your skin off make sure to dry your feet real well after and put some cream on, I don't recomend putting cream on then putting pastic gloves on I find this makes the water blisters bigger because of all the moisture but thats just me.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By phil on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 12:04 pm:

Well as we all know there is no cure, but sometimes the symptoms might go away for a while. The itching can be helped though. I have used Natraderm and it works with my condition. He should avoid perfumed products (even essential oils) and detergents. I hope your boyfriend finds something that works for him. it might take time. Good Luck

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Chris Burns on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 09:48 am:

I have suffered from eczema for 60 years and am now completely cured by using a vitamin called BIOTIN 2500mcg. If you cannot get this strength try a lower dosage but more capsules. Available over the counter in pharmacies and supermarkets. If you want to talk more contact me at chrisypm@aol.com If I help even one person I will be so happy!
Christine Burns

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By am on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 09:42 am:

I am SOOO glad to finally find a way to get my message through. To be brief:

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By kim on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 09:48 am:

Sweetheart-
Where is his eczema and what type?

What does the skin look like?

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By sweetheart200 on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 02:20 am:

My boyfriend is 22, he has severe exzema.

He knows it cannot be healed but needs a answer on how to relieve the itch.

He has been to specialised doctors, tried accupuncture, chinese herbal remedies, no wheat diets and all lotions and tablets nothing has helped!

So please help, if you have any advice.
I feel totally helpless and don't know what to try next.


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