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I Have Eczema

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    It all started 3 years ago,

    and I had tried everything from classic coconut oil to, slathering peanut butter on it. but I think I finally found a way to rediscover my once beautiful leg! I compulsively pick at my skin so eczema is really stressful not to spend hours on. but i recently started doing this...
    Goodhearttou Goodhearttou 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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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 have suffered from Eczema all my life.

    I finally found a brand of products that have cured my Eczema. If you would like information about them message me
    MaleaC MaleaC 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Guys i suffer from severe eczema.

    I've had eczema all my life, started off mild, and now its severe. I've noticed something, also researched it. Eczema (pretty much all skin conditions) occur because of an internal problem (poor digestion). I've tried chinese herbal tea and it got better by the will of God Al...
    rezwan1997 rezwan1997 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 13

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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've finally managed to isolate a few triggers

    over the years, and for me it's like an allergic reaction. Cetirizine anti-hayfever (basically anti-allergen) tablets help more than the loratadine ones though... Hope this helps you guys!! 1. Biological washing powder - I have to use nonbio 2. Soda crystals - if they're used...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    My arms and legs burn

    when my arms are rubbing against something it hurts someone help me what can I do?
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 21

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2014

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    stacy7737 stacy7737 16-17 1 Response Mar 12

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    Bland it's getting worse,

    I've seen my doctor and I have some special soap and some zero base cream. I also have special cream for my face, to apply every night and another special cream for the rest of my body that I apply twice daily. It's got to the point where it is scarring, the big one is a scar...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I've had eczema since forever!

    !! It's too a point where my skin is officially scarred :s My new treatment (obviously not a real treatment)... Staying under the hot water of my shower! The feeling of hot water on those itchy spots feels AMAZING!
    jlove987 jlove987 16-17, F Mar 31

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    My poor little girl suffered terribly at elbows

    and knees since just after birth, and I tried everything - I don't think she'd ever had a bath without Oilatum in it. Then another mother mentioned something called arabian garden soap that they use because it's halal but also doesn't contain any detergent or foaming agents. I...
    SueM000 SueM000 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 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 Jan 23

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    It never bothered me

    when I was an infant, then I sort of--grew into it. How I have it almost everywhere, from my ankles to the top of my head, it looks like dandruff but it is most certainly not. I've tried dandruff shampoo and it has no impact whatsoever, it itches whenever I use normal shampoo...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    This is a nightmare. Wish this eczema on my

    hands and feet would just go away. I pray every day for a cure.
    Nikki611 Nikki611 31-35, F 6 Responses May 10

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    If you have eczema, I have the perfect product

    for you. People are seeing results in 3 DAYS; you will not regret this, inbox me or comment now! Proof pics available.
    stacy7737 stacy7737 16-17 1 Response Mar 8

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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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    rezwan1997 rezwan1997 18-21, M Aug 10

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    Hi I want to pass along

    that I am with a company in the US for all natural products for various medical conditions, one product that can help eczema. I am not saying it is a "cure" but it may able you to leave better with it. We have over 30 yrs of research behind our products . If you would like to...
    carolgem carolgem 46-50, F May 26

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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. :)
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 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 6 Responses Mar 7, 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.
    imperfectprincess imperfectprincess 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 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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    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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    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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    and i hate it, i mean,

    is getting worst and worst and i can't hep it.
    CaribbeanQuasimodo CaribbeanQuasimodo 18-21, M 2 Responses May 30, 2014

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    I am not new to the fact

    that I have eczema. When I was around one or two, my parents started to notice strange rashes on me. My mom, of course, did NOT brush it off. She is a nurse, but still wondered what it could have been. Shortly after that, it began to get worse. I was diagnosed with eczema. If...
    carleighcooper carleighcooper 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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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 4 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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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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    Has anyone tried Emu oil?

    I have eczema around my eyes and lotions eventually end up in my eyes. I'm always worried that something will get into my eyes and make me go blind. But so far I have had good luck with different products. My eczema is only severe on my left arm. It is mild around my eyes. You...
    DemonDreaminn DemonDreaminn 22-25, F Apr 27

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    My boyfriend doesn't believe me

    that I have eczema. I have had it since I was a toddler, I had it pretty bad but it eventually got better. and now I have only have it a little bit on my arms, shoulders and back.
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    My neck burns from moisturizer

    and medication creams and I have no clue why. It could be from scrubbing too hard but I don't know. I really want this eczema that's on my neck to go. Anything from anti-itching creams, cetaphil, etc tends to irritate it. For now, I'm putting Vaseline on my neck.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F Feb 8

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    My eczema started when I was really young

    and as I got older it got worse to the point where it was as if I had open wounds all over my body. I was very itchy and in pain and it lowered my mood and sometimes made me suicidal. Finally my dermatologist agreed to give me some time in hospital and I was there for 3 weeks...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 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 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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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 14 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    I go out on walks but always end up coming back

    despising the **** out of people and the general public. End up wanting to get a megaphone and yelling, "Yes, i have eczema *******. Deal with it! Everyone can get it. No need for you pendejos to gawk and stare."
    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    Its really hard to find a girl

    who would like you for who you are.. I dont even care if my girlfriend had eczema, but its hard to find someone who could relate to your stories.
    rezwan1997 rezwan1997 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Stop using soap in your eczema areas!

    I have been using a cotton ball with some rose water and then some coconut oil for moisture and it has helped me a lot.
    DemonDreaminn DemonDreaminn 22-25, F 1 Response May 22

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

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    I have suffered from eczema my whole life.

    It has gotten in the way of not only day to day things, but my confidence. The itching and scratching has been a constant, with the search for a solution tireless. I had tried everything; topical steroid medications, lotions, moisturizers, natural remedies, until I was...
    elenastrand elenastrand 31-35, F Jun 4

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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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    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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    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