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I Have Eczema

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 564 People

    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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    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 5 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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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'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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    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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    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 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 4 Responses Sep 28, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Sep 9, 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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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 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 16-17, M Apr 13

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F Dec 13, 2014

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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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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 16

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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 3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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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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    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 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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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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    ... 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 Jan 30

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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 4 Responses Feb 21

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 12 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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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 Apr 19

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

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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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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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 18-21, F Feb 8

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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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    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