Anyone suffer from Eczema

@venshida (4837)
United States
July 18, 2010 2:07pm CST
A close family member was just diagnose with this condition. Their primary care doctor gave him a prescription cream. It does not appears as if it is working. They have a follow up visit in a couple of days. I am just curious if anyone have this condition, and what type of treatment have you use.
5 responses
@mitply83 (68)
1 Aug 10
Hi I have anxiety related eczema which means that I have flair ups whenever I get stressed (which seems to be all the time at the moment!). Steroid creams didn't work for me as they made my skin very thin and irritated. For me the best product to use is E45 cream. This is really thick and moisturising and really helps to calm down itching. As well as that it is hypo-allergenic and designed specifically for dry skin and eczema. What you need to avoid is scratching any patches of eczema as this will make it bleed and it may then get infected.
1 Aug 10
Another thing to remember about eczema is that it is a chronic condition and, once you develop it, it stays with you and you will have flair ups that may be triggered by anything from stress to foods that you eat.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
15 Aug 10
I did not know that anxiety could cause this condition.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
10 Aug 10
Something That is making a come back is raw honey It was used for wounds until the 2o century. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/04/060407151107.htm I watch Dr oz most days and he also recommends Manuka Oil.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
15 Aug 10
Never heard of Manuka Oil,but I will check it out.
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
19 Jul 10
i use an over the counter type of hydrocortisone cream which helps quite a bit. i mostly get it on my face.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
15 Aug 10
I think they tried hydrocortisone and it did not work.
@DOLLYBABY (2536)
• United States
18 Jul 10
well there's many different types of Eczema...i do have eczema...which always appears on my fingers...it was just recently i got them..i can't remember the name of the treatment right at hand that was given for me...but it helps and the eczema does go away very quickly when i start using this kind of treatment...i have 2 nephews and one niece who also have eczema but they have it very bad.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
19 Jul 10
I did not know there was more than one type. I guess I need to ask. It is a child who has the condition. He has it on his hands and feet.
19 Jul 10
There are actually different kinds of eczema and you have to identify which type of eczema the patient has in order to treat it properly. Though one of the most common form of eczema is due to allergy or allergic reaction of a sking in contact with a certain chemical or material. MOst likely the vcreamt hat was given to your friend is steroid in nature..which is correct. However, on top of anti-allergies and probably steroid and antibiotic medication given orally , esp in cases of infected eczema, there should also have to be some modifications in the diet and avoidance of the chemicals or materials a patient is allergic or sensitive to. Ideally, your friend should identify the kind of eczema he/she has. If it's due to allergy then she should do all means to avoid the allergen or what causes the allergy. By the way, don't expect magic with the treatment that the physician gave. Treatment for eczema usually takes time to fully heal. Then there is also a high rate of recurrence. Avoidance of what causes the allergy or the sensitivity of the skin should be continually avoided to avoid recurrence. Eating of chicken and egg even, by the way, could even trigger the flaring up of eczema.