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I Have Eczema

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    I'm not even supposed to have it!

    My mother has it and so does my brother, and he looks like my mother. I look like my father, and I have his genes, and he doesn't have it. Nature made a mistake! I got it when I was 16, and i remember thinking they were mosquito bites and kept scratching. I eventually realized...
    hans13 hans13 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    Soo, I have eczema. I have had it

    for 4 years and it was triggered when I moved to Canada. Now moving to a different place with a different culture is stressful enough already. Add in my first year at university (stress) and the unbelievably dry and cold Canadian climate and you've got your first case of eczema...
    islanderrr islanderrr 22-25 1 Response Jun 9, 2014

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    I just want it to go away :( it hurts

    so much. I definitely don't feel like a normal teenager. It went away for about 2 weeks/ a month about a month ago and it's came back, probably worse. I can't get rid of it. Nothing helps :,(
    musicislife00 musicislife00 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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    Hi, I'm a teenager living with eczema

    and it's hell. I'm 15 and have it all over my body. To be honest I sometimes forget I have it because it's not too itchy during the day sometimes, but it's definitely worse at night. I'm almost constantly itching and then I bleed and weep and it's so painful and I don't think a...
    musicislife00 musicislife00 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 29, 2014

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    I Have Had Eczema Since Childhood.

    I do not care if anyone reads this but I am just going to post this. I had atopic eczema since I was a child. By then, I was so young and carefree, that I did not realise the consequences of my own skin. I was covered in scabs from head to toe, now it affected my face. Besides, I...
    pearlscale pearlscale 13-15 2 Responses Oct 15, 2011

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    I've only really noticed it the past 2 years.

    I have it on both my arms and back of my legs. It gets really irritating and can really hurt. I have it genetically from my fathers side. Tried everything but other than steroid cream and not touching it, nothing else works. It's periodical and usual comes from stress and...
    samiaboud9 samiaboud9 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    Update: So, this is my second time writing

    about my eczema. Last time I wrote my body was really bad, especially my back and legs. It was itchy and painful and just awful. But! I started putting steroid cream on more regularly and also moisturising a little more and almost all of my cuts have healed! Although I don't...
    musicislife00 musicislife00 16-17, F 3 Responses May 26, 2014

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    THE ITCHING IS DRIVING ME BANANAS.

    It won't stop! Holy ****! I hate it! I've always been so thankful for never having the chicken pox, but this mine as well be chicken pox! That's how much it itches and I don't even know why I have this! It started almost 2 weeks ago. It's worse at night, for some reason. and I...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F Dec 13, 2014

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    I Am A Teenager But I Have Eczema

    I am a teenager of course i am crazy!! But people only see my smile,they dont see im hurting inside. Hello some people dont know that i have eczema, but im only hurting because im afraid that i will get made fun of....... but on the outside they dont see that im afraid or hurting...
    xxboobearxx xxboobearxx 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    Does anyone have any remedies to help with dry

    skin, but wont break out my eczema?
    fairywarrior211 fairywarrior211 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    Tatianasantos Tatianasantos 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2014

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    My Eczema started out

    as a fungus and progressed to blisters that covered most of my body. These blisters oozed a clear liquid and made it impossible for me to do every day things. My fingers were so raw and sore I wasn't able to even wash myself. My husband had to help me with washing my body and...
    Rach1336 Rach1336 31-35, F 1 Response May 8, 2014

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    I never really had a problem with my skin

    until I was a teen. As I got into adulthood it got worse. all around my eyes and my upper lip are now extremely sensitive. If I feel it slightly dry I need to attend to it immediately or it will end up cracked and irritated for weeks. I use Noxzema and face wipes when I cant...
    Lizzlez8892 Lizzlez8892 26-30, F Aug 13, 2014

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    I feel so insecure and

    so ashamed of my body because of the eczema. It is a total disaster. I went to a dermatologist and he gave me some creams but it's not really helping. Since I went to the dermatologist it only got worse. I'm getting it on more and more places on my legs. It's super red and it...
    Whateverscomfortable Whateverscomfortable 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I have read countless people stories about

    ezcema and all those stories are almost similar to me. So many people suffer from very bad ezcema, its quite painful and when you know how painful it is , i could feel the pain in those stories. I had ezcema when i was born but for last 7-8 years its been living hell with each...
    Iqqyb Iqqyb 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well this is basically me having a little vent;

    I am not here to moan or complain but to share my story. I respect other people’s views on it but I feel bad for dismissing them so quickly just because mine was worse. Basically, I’ve been through some ****. I have had eczema severely as a child but it went away...
    chickenboi1000 chickenboi1000 22-25 5 Responses Feb 19, 2014

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    I really wish that there was a cure

    for eczema :( eczema sufferers will understand the pain of how it feels :/ emotionally & physically. I feel like people who don't suffer from it simply don't understand, (from my experience anyway), even family! My skin is nowhere near as bad as other people have it but knowing...
    TheHeartOfALovingSoul TheHeartOfALovingSoul 22-25, M 1 Response May 5, 2014

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    Dyshidrotic Eczema

    I just developed dyshidrotic eczema.  From what I know so far this is a type of eczema that affects the hands and feet.  At first I thought it was just a couple really small callouses on my fingers, I didn't notice any on my feet.  Then a little while later I...
    worriedforbro worriedforbro 21-25, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    All Alone In A Eczema World

    I HAVE HAD ECZEMA ALL MY LIFE. I HAVE ECZEMA OVER 95% OF MY BODY. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ECZEMA WHEN I WAS 2 YEARS OF AGE NOW I'M 22. LIVING WITH ECZEMA AS A CHILD WAS PAINFUL EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY. I WAS ALWAYS PICKED ON IN SCHOOL BY KIDS THAT DIDN'T UNDERSTAND ECZEMA THEY...
    exzema772 exzema772 22-25, F 11 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    I can't live in this cycle of eczema

    and dry skin anymore :(
    natty9043 natty9043 26-30, F 1 Response May 23, 2014

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    I have had eczema all my life

    and it has become really bad as I have started working in a warehouse.I hate waking up every morning with blood and skin everywhere and have tried everything from tape on glovers and turbi-grips.I go to the doctor and they just keep putting me on steroids or creams what do...
    simonclifford simonclifford 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    Rough

    It's been very difficult to maintain a normal social life especial during school. Having the occasional flareup in high school is depressing. But it gets a little better. You're surrounded by more adults rather then kids. It's a give or take, some people will be understanding and...
    748Krys 748Krys 26-30 2 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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    Getting Eczema Under Control

    I have had eczema ever since I was a child. I understand that eczema, like many of the other ailments I suffer, are often caused by psychological disturbances, or at least these disturbances play a part in the causation and cure of these ailments. I believe that that may be the...
    avataress avataress F 9 Responses Apr 5, 2006

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    I've had it all along

    but now I really want to get rid of it- for good. Cortisteroids aren't healthy so I'm looking for natural remedies. I'm currently using aveeno and taking 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day. The itching has gone down. Oh and I only have it on my aereolas. Any further suggestions...
    TheCake4 TheCake4 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2014

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    I hate doctors, i went to mine today

    and all he could tell me was: Stop scratching! I honestly wanted to cry, they don't get it... I don't have a choice, i scratch automatically! It hurts when nobody in your neighbourhood understands what you are going trough, sometimes i just want to end it. But off course when...
    ellieJD ellieJD 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 26, 2014

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    My Eczema

    I have had eczema my entire life. I didn't start really treating it until right before sixth grade. I started to put Vaseline on every night. That is when I have much improvement. Before that the wrinkles on my fingers would crack open but I got better. It even got better when I...
    collinmcruise collinmcruise 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    I've had since I was two years old,

    I used to have it real bad but as I got older it naturally went away slowly and now I only have a little touch of it.
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2014

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    I've had very mild eczema on the back of my legs

    and on my arms since I was born. In now 12. But when I was 9 my parents got divorced. This put a lot of stress on my. So my eczema decided to move. To my face. I have huge dry itchy bleeding red patches on my face. It was SOOO embarrassing. My cure? Dr organic aloe vera range,
    JackJoe1231 JackJoe1231 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    My Advice To Those Who Suffer

    I post this story because I see that many people joining this group have been irriated by eczema for many years. I am almost healed after 10 years of continuous flare ups. So I hope this advice will help other persons, as well. I cured myself without any help of doctors (although...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 7, 2011

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    I Hate....

    I absolutly hate wen ppl complain on how their skins dry or they have alittle zit! Like seriously guys there are other ppl in this world such as me who go thur tht everyday but instead of little things on ur face we have it all over and its way more noticeable. Or the facial...
    DopeyGurl57 DopeyGurl57 13-15 2 Responses Jun 3, 2009

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    Found something that helps me.

    Shower in the morning, with Aloe body wash, then use aloe cream right after, then use it again in until afternoon, then at night I use cocoa butter. :)
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    I am a high school student

    who has been suffering from a skin condition since a young child. Doctors and dermatologists tell me two different things. I grew up thinking it was eczema. That's what I was told first. Other doctors tell me it is psoriasis. After a recent visit with a dermatologist, which I...
    wrrrprncss wrrrprncss 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    Hate It! Hate It! Hate It!

    I have 2 different types of Eczema. And I hate it. I have had it from a little child and nothing clears it up. Heard a few wives tales that milk flares it up. Bull ****. I have found out that it gets worse in the heat. And i tend to wake up with it worse than when i went to...
    shannoncfc shannoncfc 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    Just found out today

    after months of suffering that I have eczema. It currently covers 90 percent of both of my feet. I don't know where to start or what to do.
    thurstll thurstll 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    It Never Goes Away Unless I Cover It

    I've had eczema for as long as I can remember. It got really bad when I started high school. My skin was ALWAYS red and burning. I had eczema on my arms, legs, neck, back and face. I need to sleep in an air condition room because if I sweat, then my skin gets soft and I'll...
    Tigercold Tigercold 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Finally, at 21, I've discovered a few things

    that REALLY help! Paper-thin skin, skin discoloration (tinea versicolor), and eczema. I've had all this my entire life and obviously it was never easy dealing with it. I was bullied, looked at weird and pittied. I was lonely, embarassed and super timid through all my years. I...
    christievaca christievaca 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2014

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    Me And My Eczema.

    I commented on someone else's post with a shortened version of my story before I realised I could make my own! New to this you see. I'm 17, an eczema suffer my whole life. Up until the age of 12 I rarely noticed my eczema, looking back in photos I can see it in the insides of...
    jennifeer11 jennifeer11 16-17, F 10 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    I suffer from eczema!

    I like talking to people who share the same experience, who go through the same thing as me.
    Rezwan71 Rezwan71 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    Having got eczema on legs

    and arms, my doctor prescribed a topical steroid cream (1%). The eczema flared and blistered. continually for weeks. When a blister opened and bled I grabbed the Australian product called Lusas' Paw Paw Ointment. to heal it. What I saw happen was amazing. The blister healed...
    Rita1111 Rita1111 61-65, M Jan 3

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    Perfect Storm Of Genetics, Emotional Stress, And Environment

    I had a miserable childhood. I never, until now, associated that misery with the itchy bumps that were all over my feet. They were on the side of my foot, sometimes, on the soles, on the tops of my toes, between my toes, and to some extent on the top of my feet. When I couldn...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 10 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    Free Advice For Eczema Sufferers

    After my daughter was born with eczema, I was strongly motivated to help her avoid harsh medicines if at all possible. I know eczema and other skin conditions can be extremely difficult to deal with and experience and I did not want her to suffer. As an acupuncturist and...
    internalarts internalarts 36-40 9 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    Have it and and Eczema is a *****.

    Mine tends to flare up on my arms. It was particularly severe when I was a kid and the other children would call me "contagious".just..******* kids. Today, mine is very mild. Like that annoying family member that shows up at the reunions and you just have to deal.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    A Teen With Eczema

    As I stepped in to the icy shower, a chill ran down my spine. Not from the cold water that was about to tuch my skin, but from the aticipation of the reaction my skin would have once moisture comes in contact with the sore broken sclap that was tender to the touch. Taking a deep...
    kalnt kalnt 22-25, F 9 Responses Apr 12, 2011

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    I Hate My Eczema!!

    I hate my eczema. I dont know what in the world has happened lately but my ezcema has gotten soooo bad right above my upper lip and on my cheeks and lower forehead.. Nothing is helping... I am unsure as waht to do...   I am going to try to go to the doctor, but it is to...
    WunderWoman WunderWoman 26-30, F 12 Responses Jan 10, 2007

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    ... and I hate it. Today,

    I had to dance (with the opposite sex), like the kind where you hold each other's hands. I grew up with eczema on my hands. A mild case, really. So mild that compared to the really severe eczema I've seen, I shouldn't even be complaining. But I am. And I hate my eczema more than...
    mockinqbird mockinqbird 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I've had eczema for at least 15+ years,

    I am now 21! Over the past couple of years it has worsened extremely, there was a point where I could lightly rub my skin or even brush it against something accidentally and my skin would just come away and leave a patch of red raw skin underneath that just looked gross...
    Melissajayd Melissajayd 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2014

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    I Am Pretty

    Finally my skin is healing, no more itchiness no more dry rough skin no more sleepless nights. The world seems like a better place now that Im not busy scratching myself lol. With the eczema gone I can see that I actually have beautiful, soft, smooth skin. It's so gorgeous I...
    BambiPie BambiPie 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    I've had it since I was little

    and it's so itchyyy. I hate it so much. And people make fun of me for it and call me alligator skin or won't touch me cuz they don't believe it's not contagious. :/
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 2 Responses May 13, 2014

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    Yes mother, I realize my hands are red.

    Yes mother, I have seen a doctor already. Yes mother, I have medicine. Yes mother, I have it under control. Yes, I completely realize how ugly my hands are. Shut up and stop caring.
    jiayong jiayong 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I've had eczema since I was younger.

    It it all started with mosquito bite then I started itching so badly and then it became worse so I went to see a dermatologist. He told me I had eczema and I can't cure it. What I dislike about eczema is that it leaves ugly dark scars on my skin and I'm too insecure to wear...
    Aleisha28198 Aleisha28198 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    Is it normal for Eczema to get worse at night

    time? I basically went all day without scratching, but now that it's night time, it's worse... Same thing happened last night. and the night before.
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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