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Eczema in the media

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby SH » Fri May 02, 2008 10:17 pm

Thanks Louise,

Gloves in a bottle - great name might give it a try.

Cheers SH

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby Louise » Wed May 07, 2008 11:23 am

Hi lizardwoman. I've just ordered a bottle of dermashield because you say its better than skin md, so I checked out the website and it seems a lot cheaper! They've just e-mailed me to say its on its way. I really hope its as good as you say because it will save me a lot of money in the long term!!!

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby JoJo » Thu May 08, 2008 5:29 pm

hi, my mother has had on and off for some years now a bad skin condition on the palms of her hands and fingers, at its worst her hands are covered in open sores and she cant even bend her fingers without the skin breaking.

She had tried every cream the doctors had prescribed her, not to mention buying everything from psoriasis creams, shea butter, coaltar cream, vaseline, sudocreme and many other potions.

She had seen several doctors and even a skin specialist, and was told it was eczema, psoraosis, dermatitis, an allergy and even that it could be caused by stress.

It starts with tiny bubbles under the skin which itch and wont stop itching until all the fluid is squeezed out.

About a month ago i started with them on 1 finger, but i thought it wasnt too bad, and could cope with it, though waking up in the middle of the night needing to itch them was driving me a little crazy.

Anyway, after about a fortnight it started to spread to other fingers (although not adjacent to the finger already affected).

i went to the doctors, although wasnt too optomistic because of my mothers experience.

I was given a dual cream which is Canesten HC with clotrimazole 1% and Hydrocortizone 1%.

After 1 day the itching stopped, after 2 days the redness faded (not altogether but greatly improved), after 3 days the patches of hardened skin seemed to have cleared and whats more after 4 days i havent had any new blisters so far and my skin is almost back to normal (just a few sores left to heal and a tiny bit of redness still to go).

Ive just got my mum using it and she also says the itchiness has stopped (its only day 1 for her).

Anyway, i just wanted to share this information, because i know how this can affect day to day lives, and although i am not saying this cream is guaranteed to work, but it might be worth a try.

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby JoJo » Thu May 08, 2008 5:52 pm

Hi, whilst researching eczema and this bubbles under the skin that I have had, I have seen a few rave reviews about blackcurrant seed oil saying it helps keep skin clear.

Has anyone on here tried it? and does it work?

I looked them up on a health food shop site and it says they are about £6.50 for 50 capsules, which is worth it if they work.

This cream is clearing the condition wonderfully, but i need something which is gonna stop it from reoccuring.... hopefully.


Re: Eczema in the media

Postby Eczema Voice for Juliet » Sun May 11, 2008 9:22 pm

Hi there

I was wondering if you could help me!

I am working on a new transmittable pilot for BBC TWO about natural
medicines and we are looking for sufferers of any skin complaints , like
acne and eczema to take part. We are interested in speaking to people
who are willing to try to an all-natural, organic alternative to the
traditional over the counter options.

I have been looking through your site and I wondered if you knew of
anyone who would be particularly interested or if there was any chance
you could help us by possibly placing a small ad on your site??
Juliet Redden
if anyone is interested please e-mail info@eczemavoice.com with your contact details and we'll forward them on - please put BBC TWO in the subject line, thank you.
Eczema Voice for Juliet

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby Louise » Mon May 12, 2008 1:48 pm

Hey everyone! I tried the dermashield that lizardwoman recommended and it was ok, i.e I didn't turn red when I used it on my face! The fact it is a mousse is a bit weird though, it comes out the bottle really fast and then disappears! Its definitely worth a try though, because it is a sheilding lotion, so its good to use before suncream.They give you loads of info too, like how to get it on prescription. My skin is great just lately, I don't know if its the sun or the products I've been using recently. I also had a free sample of simple derma today. You can get a free sample from their website. it didn't flare me up when I used it on my face and its supposed to make you better in 4 days (bit skeptical about that! LOL!). Hope this helps someone! Keep sharing ideas and we will beat this thing!

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby Morpheus » Mon May 12, 2008 7:28 pm

Hi Louise

What did the Dermashield feel like when it went on to your skin? Did it feel like your skin had been moisturised like with a typical emollient or did it feel 'tight' afterwards? I'm just curious as I've ordered some for myself.

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby Louise » Tue May 13, 2008 9:33 am

Hi morpheus!
It felt like normal moisturiser when I applied it, not greasy and quite soothing. It kept my skin moisturised for ages before having to reapply. It didn't make my skin feel tight. As I said, my only real issue is the fact it is a mousse. If you squeeze the bottle too hard, you end up with loads of it all over your hands. I also, because it is a mousse, it seems to have lots of extra ingredients and chemicals that I suppose may irritate some people. Saying that, i didn't react to it and my face reacts to most of the stuff I put on it!

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby Morpheus » Tue May 13, 2008 3:11 pm

Ok - thanks. I'll remember not to squeeze the nozzle too hard when I get it in case I end up emptying half the can! At the moment I use 50/50 glycerine and water which I suspect has the same function as Derma Shield though probably doesn't go quite so deep into the skin. Just wating for it to arrive now...

Re: Eczema in the media

Postby lizardwoman » Sat May 17, 2008 12:26 am

I really enjoy the fact that dermashield is a mousse! It makes a change from the thick greasy stuff I use when my skin's bad. Also, a mousse doesn't necessarily have extra chemicals it just needs a propellant...think cream guns, only added chemical is the gas propellant. Glad someone else has benefitted from this stuff!


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