Fed up of my eczema

After trying the coconut oil I feel a little at my wit's end. I'd been holding out for this one and when it still irritated my skin I didn't know My skin is worse than it has ever been. I have red, rough, itchy patches on both sides of both arms, both hands (though much worse on my left hand), on my shoulders and upper back, at the base of my spine, behind and in my ears and on my legs in small spots too. The worst part is my face though. The left side of my face from forehead to jaw, coming out from the hairline is red and rough and horrible and it's the same on the right side but just on my forehead down to my cheekbone.

My boyfriend is amazing and tells me I am still beautiful but today it is really getting my down. My skin feels hot to the touch and it feels so uncomfortable I am constantly aware of how horrible it looks and feels.

So I am going to the doctor - something I should have done a long time ago.

Running out of Betnovate ointment is what has started the slow slide to my current skin state. I had been using it nearly everyday, mostly on the stubborn patch of eczema on my left hand. However, when I called in the NHS drop-in centre the nurse said she couldn't prescribe me it and that I would need to go and see a doctor (I'm not yet registered at one since moving house). She also said that it shouldn't be used for prolonged periods of time and should never be used on the face (both of which I was guilty of). So I thought that a period of down time of not using it would be a good thing, and that with good moisturising I could keep on top of it. However, my eczema has just gone from bad to worse so it's back on the steroid cream.
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  1. Hi. I just came across this blog while googling eczema - I am so fed up of mine too (I'm 29 and had it forever) and my 2 year old daughters. Also have used coconut oil wanting it to be the holy Grail! It was moisturising but didn't heal anything or stop itches.

    It would be really nice to be in touch with someone going through the same thing. I just had an innocent water only bath and my skin has been stinging for the last hour since. :( Hate it.

  2. My 2 years old daughter had eczema since she was four months old.
    I have tried many prescription creams that did not seem to work or worked for only a few days.
    A friend asked me to try MeritVCO extra virgin coconut oil. Its worked miracles. I got results in a day.
    There was no itching and the dry patches were gone.
    I now make sure to keep a bottle in the house all the time.
    I have also noticed that water and soap worsen eczema,
    so when he has it, I avoid them on the patches and use the oil instead.

    Please check out this article
    www.excelcombine.com / www.meritvco.com / www.excelcombine.co.uk
    Natural Cures for Eczema and psoriasis using MeritVCO Virgin coconut oil

    However I prefer natural treatments for eczema and use coconut oil for healing eczema or dermatitis. Unprocessed organic virgin coconut oil soothes immediately and goes to work on healing eczema, dermatitis or just about any skin condition.

    Patients with eczema have skin that is very sensitive to many substances such as soap, wool, detergents, make-up, cosmetics, mascara, lipstick, nail polish, shampoos, etc. Once skin is exposed to a trigger, it releases chemicals to the surface of the skin causing the patient to itch.

    To achieve control of your ski condition it does take time and energy to follow a successful skin care routine. Skin care routines can be at times time-consuming and may seem monotonous but are necessary and well worth the effort.

    We know that when someone is experiencing stress they are more likely to feel itchy and then start scratching their skin. A school-age child who has poor skin control usually feels isolated from his/her peers and can develop low self-esteem.

    For an attack of eczema, two conditions are necessary: a predisposition or special irritability of the skin, and a directly exciting cause. Another influence that has received increasing attention from skin specialists is that of any shock to the nervous system or prolonged mental stress or strain.

    While we don't understand all the causes of eczema, there is evidence that the following play a role in causing eczema: diet, genetics, the immune system, and abnormalities in the barrier (protective) function of the skin. We do know however that in eczema-prone people, certain things may cause a 'flare' or 'flare-up' or may 'trigger' an episode of eczema.

    There are treatments and remedies that do work for eczema depending on what has caused it. But some types of eczema have no known cause. However usually patients can achieve excellent control and live quite comfortably.

  3. Thanks for your comment Vicki. The coconut oil was very good on any non-inflamed skin areas (made it lovely and soft) but it definitely made the excema patches more itchy.

    I used to LOVE having hot baths but I can't bear them cool or warm so it's bye bye bath time. Gutted! :(

  4. Also Vicki - have you tried following eczemasupport on Twitter? They are great guys!



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