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I Have Eczema

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    natty439 natty439 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    natty439 natty439 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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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 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    The doctors always tell me

    that the key to eczema is moisturizing. My skin is so ripped up that any contact with it has me screaming. How can I moisturize when it hurts and stings to do so? I can't even walk because my eczema is so bad on my thighs.
    Tigercold Tigercold 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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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 3 Responses Mar 7

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 31

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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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    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 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 1 Response Sep 9

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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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    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 4 Responses Feb 19

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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 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    My Eczema

    When I was 6 months old I was diagnosed woth eczema, as a baby and toddler it was really bad pretty much head to toe. In primary school I had to miss outPE lessons because I couldnt run as it was under my arms and legs and often I had to bandage my hands up to stop me...
    vikkie1993 vikkie1993 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2010

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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 Feel Ugly Like This...

    I got diagnosed with eczema when I was a kid and was told it wasn't that bad and that I would grow out of it as an adult. And that's what I truely believed at first. My parents got rid of things that would irritate my allergies. So they took out all the carpet in our house and I...
    MelWoo21 MelWoo21 26-30, F 3 Responses May 7, 2012

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    So thoroughly tired of all this,

    I was thinking of negotiating with God Let Him take away 10 or even 20 years out of my life but please make me better I have a life to live, places to explore, i need to grow as a person but i cant do that when every fold of my body hurts like hell when i look like this, when...
    Petrichorr Petrichorr 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I am so thankful I found lotion

    that actually got rid of my eczema. No more itching, no more scratching. I finally have soft smooth skin!!
    aking3028 aking3028 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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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 1 Response Oct 15, 2011

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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

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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 2 Responses Jun 21

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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 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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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 May 5

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    I Hate It

    I have had Atopic Eczema since I was born. At first I had it on my legs and arms as a baby and when I was 3 years old it disappeared. I was happy, no problems. But when I came to puberty my Eczema appeared again. Now I have it on my face, around eyes, lips in the hair, on...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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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 9 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    I have had eczema all my life

    and my doctor always used to tell me I would grow out of it by the time i was 12 but it never happened. I am now 17 and i am having a very bad flare up at the moment it has been terrible for the past few weeks I am very dry and no matter how much cream I put on i get dry again...
    emilyjane12 emilyjane12 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    There's a "Me To" on here

    that says "I Think Personal Hygiene Is Important". Well that's just ******* dandy. It's now December and winter is in full effect and so is my eczema. So, now not only am I itchy (and shouldn't be scratching), I am bathing a lot less. This is personal. I am going to let you in...
    RockingTheCarhartts RockingTheCarhartts 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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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 have suffered with eczema my whole life

    and three years ago up until 3-4 months ago it was so severe i wouldnt leave my house for weeks at a time. i am now in control of my problem and have created a website with all kinds of information on preventing a flare-up and treatments that are good/bad. you may find it useful...
    eczemastruggle1 eczemastruggle1 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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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 1 Response Jul 12

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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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    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 10 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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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 6 Responses Feb 26

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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 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Making Eczema Better....

    My son suffers from severe eczema.  He has open patches on his arms, legs, back, face, hips and chest.  I often liken his legs to "molten lava" because its patches on patches, hard, read, swollen, open, and just yucky.  He resists all lotions and soaps...
    txgeekgirl txgeekgirl 36-40 2 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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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

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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 3 Responses Aug 25

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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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    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 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    and i hate it, i mean,

    is getting worst and worst and i can't hep it.
    CaribbeanQuasimodo CaribbeanQuasimodo 18-21, M 1 Response May 30

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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 Jun 9

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    I can't live in this cycle of eczema

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

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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 2 Responses Jul 24

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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 2 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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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 1 Response May 13

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    Eczema ******* sucks,

    I have one little patch on my arm but both of my legs are practically covered in it. I get extremely itchy and sometimes it wakes me up in the middle of the night. It's awful...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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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 May 8

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses May 26

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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 3 Responses Apr 22

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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

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    I am 23 and suffer from bad eczema. I have suffered with it from a young age but recently bought a home and moved in with my partner and my stress levels are at an all time high. I...
    gooay011 gooay011 22-25, F Sep 1

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    I really need to tell this story without revealing who I am. Thank you for reading if you are and thank you ep for letting me let it all out. It's a long story and I really can't...
    seabird9 seabird9 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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