I Have Eczema

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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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    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
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2015

    I try to live a normal life.

    as normal as possible. But lately i feel like i live two separate lives sometimes. i was lucky enough to go into remission about 7 years ago. I was the first patient to try rituxan infusions. it's a form of chemotherapy usually given to patients with non hodgkins lymphoma. it...
    enigma201123 enigma201123
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    I had eczema since a teenager.

    There will be times that it is so bad that people will laugh at me because of the rash and flare ups on my arms. I have seen multiple dermatologists, family doctors and all they do is prescribe steroid cream. About a month ago, my friend introduced me to an amazing product and...
    melly305 melly305
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 17

    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, 2015
    Tatianasantos Tatianasantos
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2014

    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

    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
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    I've pretty much had it my whole life.

    .. As a child I didn't think of it seriously. But now getting into teenagehood, it's ridiculous. It gets worse, it torments you, it limits you. My condition is serious according to all the doctors I've seen in my entire life and I'm so sick of their ****. All they do is sit there...
    PotatoStarch99 PotatoStarch99
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    I just want someone to love

    and talk to. I want someonf who doesnt care about my eczema, rather they would help me out. I want someone to be close to me- a soul mate
    rezwan1997 rezwan1997
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 16, 2015

    Just found out like a week ago what this horrid

    rash on my palms was. Aside from looking like a flesh mummy with bandages made of skin this sucks! Any advice for someone new to the scene?
    MsIdiosyncrasy0 MsIdiosyncrasy0
    22-25, F
    Nov 3, 2015

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jun 3, 2009

    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, 2015

    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

    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, 2015

    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
    9 Responses Jul 9, 2013

    i have eczema! i hate it with a passion.

    I hate how i look when it flars up and knowing that I could stop ot but it hurts. I wake up with my eyes stuck together cause they swell up. I can't sleep at night because of it. I can't move my legs or arms sometimes when i break out. sometimes my flar ups are because of stress...
    Heywhatuphello Heywhatuphello
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 9
    stacy7737 stacy7737
    16-17
    1 Response Mar 12, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    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
    1 Response Apr 27, 2015

    Tell me how these words make you feel.

    .. "Are you contagious!? "
    Heywhatuphello Heywhatuphello
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 9

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Feb 26, 2014

    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, 2015

    I think I may have dermatillomania (skin

    picking disorder). I have already been diagnosed with eczema, back when I was a kid, but I pick scabs constantly, as a habitual form of pleasure and satisfaction. I pick all over my body, it becomes red and scarred. I'm not sure if this is just part of eczema or if it is part of...
    skeletoncliquetop skeletoncliquetop
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Feb 5

    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

    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
    5 Responses Oct 4, 2013

    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 2 no how you go about dating , i turned 32 two days ago & ive never had a girlfriend i'm losing hope fast. it seems like i will never find some1 who understands...
    DaveB81 DaveB81
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Sep 6, 2013

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    ~. ``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, fully concentrate on my tasks. And it is like I unconsciously scratch. I'm tired of scratching 'till i bleed , scratching 'till holes get in my...
    Liyah101 Liyah101
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 30, 2011

    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, 2015

    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

    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

    i have struggled with eczema all my life.

    it never gets better. i am left with ugly skin due to the scars from scratching. I have low self esteem. although i have kids i am never really open with sex because of my skin. i have lost relationships because i dont like people to touch my skin. please help me. i want to get...
    Ericashante Ericashante
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    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
    Jun 24, 2015

    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

    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
    16 Responses Oct 31, 2013

    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, 2015

    I am so hopeless. I have not been itching my

    eczema. And it's getting worse, I'm a hairdresser and have resorted working at supercuts for minimal water exposure. I do wear gloves, but i recently developed a heat rash on the tops of my hands along with my crusty, dry, painful, weeping, disgusting eczema! I want to die, and...
    kleandro6 kleandro6
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2015
    rezwan1997 rezwan1997
    18-21, M
    Aug 10, 2015
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