a Family Experience

Several people in my family have eczema -- me, my sister, my aunt, my cousin. My cousin's is the worst; so bad, in fact, that she was approached to be a research subject at Duke University because of it. Compared to her, I know I'm lucky that my case is mild and that it's gotten progressively less severe over the years.

witch witch
22-25, F
3 Responses Oct 9, 2006

MY GRANDSON HAS ACUTE DERMITITES HES 3 HES SUFFERD FOR 3 YEARS AND LAST MONTH THE NEW DOC NOW ITS ALL OVER HIS BODY HAND WORSE DOC TOLD MY DAUGHTER TO GIVE HIM A BATH WITH A CAPFUL OF BLEACH THEN PUT WET NITE CLOTHS ON HIM WELL ITS WORKD HIS SKINS SODTIN UP REAL GOOD NO MORE BREAK OUTS....

You might be interested in looking into wearing a hazelwood necklace.<br />
My daughter has had eczema since she was 3 months and nothing was really helping. My friend told me about these necklaces and since she has been wearing it she hardly has any breakouts at all! Supposedly they work by absorbing excess acid in the body (the wood has that natural property).<br />
Anyway, you can find them at http://www.hazelaid.com<br />
Hope it helps.

I'm new here and don't know how to send messages, but I wanted to ask you about your eczema and what you've found that helps with it. I don't have eczema but my daughter has severe eczema. She's 3 and she's so miserable. I feel I've tried everything. I know you can't make it go away but there are things that can help it but I haven't found any. Also, what products do you use for bathing, moisturizing, etc.

For bathing, use a non-perfumed soap (they will be labeled "For Sensitive Skin"), and after bathing, rub in lots of oil such as baby oil OR use non-perfumed lotion such as Aveeno or GoldBond. Don't let your child bathe in hot water or more than once a day. PAT her dry, don't rub the towel on her skin and apply the lotion/oil while her skin is still damp. Keep a fan and humidifier on at all times and let it circulate through the house. Wash her clothes in a non-perfumed detergent such as All.