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I Have Eczema

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    Had It All My Life! - I've been doing well lately though. Last year I didn't have a problem with it at all but in the last two days, it's come back again on my arms! :( It's all...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23, 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...
    Tigercold Tigercold 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    Plz HELP - I have eczema on my legs and its kinda hard to wear shorts or skirts or dresses anyone have advice
    xxzebrasxx xxzebrasxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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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...
    pearlscale pearlscale 13-15 1 Response Oct 15, 2011

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    Arghhhhh flipping eczema!!!!!!!!!!
    natty439 natty439 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 25

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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...
    Petrichorr Petrichorr 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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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...
    Tigercold Tigercold 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Help ! I cannot go on like this !
    natty439 natty439 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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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...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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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...
    exzema772 exzema772 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 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...
    avataress avataress F 9 Responses Apr 5, 2006

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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...
    shannoncfc shannoncfc 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    A Cure For Some ? - I suffered for 40 years . Had all the tests and consultations and had to use steroids . Red hot showers were the only relief to the itching / scratching Now...
    rossjones1 rossjones1 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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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...
    WunderWoman WunderWoman 26-30, F 11 Responses Jan 10, 2007

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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...
    748Krys 748Krys 26-30 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    Calendula For Eczema - I have personally found that creams containing calendula (marigold) work best for me and I am now at a point in my life where my eczema is not even an issue...
    TammyJaneScott TammyJaneScott 31-35, F Jul 28, 2013

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    Why I Don't Regret Having Chronic Eczema - Since I was 2 weeks old I had Eczema, right now I'm 14 and I still have it. It's something that will affect my life, and even if it's...
    revolutionarydot revolutionarydot 13-15 3 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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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...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 10 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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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...
    RockingTheCarhartts RockingTheCarhartts 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    PLS READ! - Hi Everyone! My name is Rachel, I’ve been struggling with eczema since I was a child and lately, I’ve been experiencing a flare-up on my face and neck. This is the...
    chelbeeee chelbeeee 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    ~. ``my Life As An Eczema Sufferer `` . ~ -       Personally am i freaking fed up:1) Tired of the itching constantly. Can't never get a good night's rest, have a peaceful day...
    Liyah101 Liyah101 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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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 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Sick Of My Eczema & Having No Love Life / Girlfriend :( - im new 2 ep & i suffer with very bad eczema just wanted 2 chat with ppl who suffer with similar conditions. also want...
    DaveB81 DaveB81 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    Ending Of This Has A Tip That Helps Me!! Read From * Down! - i have had eczema for years, since i was born even. I have been told that when i was a baby i had it on the cheeks of...
    blueyes2014 blueyes2014 18-21, F Oct 9, 2013

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    Eczema Disturbing My Teen Life - I have eczema since I was 10 (now I'm 14) It started at my leg, just a small area...but whether it's itchy or not I scratched it, and I keep doing...
    alicebeh alicebeh 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    Around winter, my hands start to dry up and I have to apply cream to them.
    khokho204 khokho204 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8, 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...
    BambiPie BambiPie 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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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...
    xxboobearxx xxboobearxx 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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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...
    vikkie1993 vikkie1993 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2010

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    Ugh - I hate having eczema and I am dark skin so you can see everything and i just look weird, I hide it , I can't stand for people to stare at me... I am in the process of trying...
    imjustmee94 imjustmee94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    Steroids, Homeopathic, Naturopathic, Tcm (acupuncture) - I am 36 years old and currently battling the worst skin condition of my life. I get about 2 hours of sleep per night when...
    polycouple polycouple 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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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...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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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...
    MelWoo21 MelWoo21 26-30, F 3 Responses May 7, 2012

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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...
    txgeekgirl txgeekgirl 36-40 2 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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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...
    worriedforbro worriedforbro 21-25, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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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...
    kalnt kalnt 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 12, 2011

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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...
    jennifeer11 jennifeer11 16-17, F 8 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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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...
    chickenboi1000 chickenboi1000 22-25 4 Responses Feb 19

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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...
    collinmcruise collinmcruise 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Tired Of It - Im 15 and i havve eczema ive had it since i was a baby. I feel so embarrassed at schhol because it is so bad. I have tried everything but nothing seems to help. Its...
    helpscremmy helpscremmy 13-15 6 Responses Jul 7, 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...
    ellieJD ellieJD 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 26

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    Aloe Vera Drink Eases Eczema - I have a friend who has been trying an aloe vera drink which has helped her a great deal with her eczema and her mum has been taking it for her...
    georginaemma061206 georginaemma061206 31-35 2 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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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...
    KT98 KT98 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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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...
    wrrrprncss wrrrprncss 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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    Well This Sucks... Lol - Hey guys. I just found out I had eczema a few days ago.. Only been dealing with it for about 4 months. I thought I had scabies or something and was treated...
    SweetSerendipity14 SweetSerendipity14 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    This Product Healed My Eczema - Hemp Seed Healing Balm - I have been suffering with eczema all of my life - big, red, itching patches of dry skin on my legs and arms. I recently...
    drewva drewva 46-50, F Sep 7, 2013

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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...
    internalarts internalarts 36-40 9 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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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...
    eczemastruggle1 eczemastruggle1 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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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...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 7, 2011

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    i have a million eczema scars everywhere and i mean everywhere, it's cleared up 98% but the scars are still there and it makes me self conscious to be in a swim suit. some scars...
    taylercm taylercm 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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