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Eczema in the media

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby SH » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:55 am


What shielding lotion are you using?

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Postby Louise » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:18 am

Its called skin md natural. I read about it on this news page in the article Oct 17 about people with eczema having fillagrin disfunction. I bought a bottle after reading the article and its one of the only products i've been able to use on my face without my skin flaring up. My husband had really bad dermatitis on his hands and after a week of using the lotion it has nearly cleared up. For best results use in conjunction with your current steroid at first. Apply the steroid cream before the shielding lotion. After a week you won't need to use the steroids so much, if at all. It works by forming a barrier that keeps irritants out and moisture in, so the skin moisturises itself. I hope this helps someone, but my total gratitude goes to eczemavoice, because I'd have never have known about the product otherwise. My eczema has caused me considerable grief over the years and I was in hospital bandaged up in wet wraps at my lowest point. Hopefully I can enjoy life again now. When I wake up in the morning my face doesn't feel tight anymore and the redness has gone.

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Postby Liz » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:57 pm

I was in a store yesterday and was checking out the lotions (I'm always checking them out!), and came across a sample bottle of Dermal Therapy (dermaltherapy.com). I was really itchy at the time, so tried a bit on my neck, which has been a really problematic area on me. Well, it stung like crazy, but after 10 mins. it subsided. My skin was not itchy for over 4 hours! I went back and bought a bottle (only $10 Canadian). I've only been using it for over 24 hrs. but I can tell you I haven't had more than an hour without feeling the need to itch in probably 4 months. I can touch my neck now and the itching doesn't flare up. It contains and ingredient call Urea - has anyone heard of it? Has anyone treated their eczema with it? The company says that it's normal that my skin would sting at first, because water is entering the damaged cells, but over time it will subside. Please try this product, or one with this ingredient (Urea) - I'd love to hear if others have any luck.

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby karen » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:04 am

The only thing that has worked for me in stopping the itch on contact is in your cupboard. Grind oats until they are really fine. You can do this in a coffee grinder. Mix with water to make a paste and apply to itchy skin. I put lots in the bath afterward. You can also buy Aveeno, but this is really cheap and it works. Because it's cheap you can put copious amounts in the bath. Does anyone know if this can lead to recovery in conjunction with a cream or lotion? I have found something that will stop the itch so my skin can heal. The oats are amazing, just looking for something to apply afterwards - my skin is similar to a burn victim (mainly on my neck, very tight & itchy). I've tried countless creams & lotions. Hope someone has a suggestion.

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby Miaoling » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:14 am

My son suffered from eczema for the early year of his live, spent hundreds of pound on different creams and herbal drinks from doctors, herbalists, none worked. I went on holiday and saw a skin specialist. He said it wasn't necessary for him to prescript any cream as long as I understand the following concepts.
1. Baby's skin is very delicate so wash with water and only with a little soap for the head and bottom. Always rinse well.
2. Always replenish the skin with cream or oil after a bath/wash, or when the skin is dry.
3. Stay away from synthetic fabric, always use cotton.
4. If the child already have eczema, use a thicker cream to keep the skin moist. e.g. vaseline jelly mixed with vaseline cream so it will be easier to absorb.
5. If the skin is red, crusted, that is a sign of infection. Ask doctor for antibiotic, don't let the infection get to the inner layer of the skin. Otherwise use a very thin layer of steriod cream until the skin clams down then continue to replenish with the vaseline mixture.


Re: Eczema in the media

Postby SH » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:37 am

BBC have published news about success treating eczema with 5 traditional herbs.


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Postby Ange » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:15 pm

We are currently trying the skin md natural mostutizer lotion. My daughter seems to slowly be getting better, and I don't notice her itching as much. It has almost healed my hands up after 1 week. Our daughter has had severe eczema for 13 years now, so I hope this lotion can help her.

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby Rose » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:48 am

Hi, I've been using Skin MD for the past week and it's made an amazing difference to my severe eczema which i also had on my face. It's £15 for a 120ml bottle and i'm on my second bottle in a week-but i use it all over my body as the results are so great. Out of literally hundreds of products it's the ONLY thing-chemical or natural-i've tried that i have't been allergic to. I am now considering buying it by the gallon(!) at about £200 but i've worked out it would save me hundreds of pounds in the long run. I really can't afford to spend £15 a week on lotion but can't imagine stopping using it. If you're interested, google it-there's a UK site that directs you on how to purchase it. There's also a US site which is where you can bulk-buy (with free shipping too)
Hope that helps, i know how hard it is to have eczema, especially on your face x

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby lou » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:47 am

BIG QUESTION!!! IS ANYONE RUNNING THIS WEBSITE? The reason I ask is because the last newsletter that was sent out was August 2007. People are spamming the message boards and nothing is being done about it. There are some very dodgy posts going up on the message board lately. Eczema voice-WHERE ARE YOU????!!!???

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby Moderator » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:17 pm

We were having a well earned 2 week holiday! Rest assured we read every message here and moderate accordingly.
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