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Started by Pinkgum on Nov 26, 2018 8:32:49 AM
Loving the (itchy, red, spotty and scaley) skin you are in.

A thread for those of us who struggle with our skin to moan and sympathise.

Acne, ezcema, hives psoriasis and spots, bring it on.

Pinkgum - 26 Nov 2018 08:37:11 (#1 of 82)

I've had ezcema on and off all my life, and boy is it on right now.

I'm also covered in finger bruises from the scratching which is a new one for me.

Pinkgum - 26 Nov 2018 08:58:14 (#2 of 82)

Oh come on people, I know I'm not the only one.

mememe - 26 Nov 2018 09:00:53 (#3 of 82)

I'm not a matryr to the ezcema, but I seem to have a small patch that moves round my body, a little like the red spot of jupiter. So sometimes it's on the back of my knees, or my hands, or my scalp. At the moment it's on the inside of my ears, which means I get a lot of otitis externa, which manages to be both a pain in my ears and my arse at the same time.

FleurDuMal - 26 Nov 2018 09:03:34 (#4 of 82)

I sometimes get it on my feet, when I'm stressed.

Unfortunately, that happens quite a lot.

Pinkgum - 26 Nov 2018 09:14:06 (#5 of 82)

That sounds very sore mememe, as do your feet Fleur.

I have had a travelling patch before, but right now it's in all the places it would travel between at the same time. As well as some new places.

mememe - 26 Nov 2018 09:15:19 (#6 of 82)


helbel - 26 Nov 2018 09:33:06 (#7 of 82)

Are you looking for advice on handling it Pink? It's possibly your body reacting to the stress (or new allergens) after your move.

I'm lucky my eczema tailed off after teenagerhood. Just get the odd patch now which I beat down with steroid creams and good moisturisers.

widenation - 26 Nov 2018 09:34:14 (#8 of 82)

Moisturise daily without fail is the only thing that works for me - also take time to dry off (dressing gown for example) after bath/shower rather than hurridly with a towel. It's a pain in the arse if you're knackered, on holiday or generally pressed for time, but once in your routine both of these may help.

Pinkgum - 26 Nov 2018 09:44:54 (#9 of 82)

Always open to suggestions, but more of a moaning thread.

It started in the summer, so yes a combo of stress and PMLE which I get when it's sunny.

I'm on daily anti histamines anyway so unlikely to be allergy based.

SinnerBoy - 26 Nov 2018 10:17:32 (#10 of 82)

I have eczema on the fronts of my thighs, at the moment. I usually get it when I'm at sea, as a result of the cheap, nasty washing powder they use. In most cases, only the stewards are allowed to use the washing machines and they can never be trusted to use Fairy Non Bio, if I provide it.

FrankieTeardrop - 26 Nov 2018 10:20:33 (#11 of 82)

Chronic, life-long eczema sufferer here.

Currently well controlled with Eumovate, soft white paraffin and a special shower cream I get on prescription.

As we have a small child, I often make big batches of food in one go, and then we will eat that for the next few days. I made a beef stew recently without using any vegetable oil - beef fat for browning the beef, a bit of butter, and suet in the dumplings.

My skin felt amazing for the few days we ate that over. I wonder if vegetable oils irritate skin - certainly I can't walk through a rape field, the pollen is dreadful.

FrankieTeardrop - 26 Nov 2018 10:20:59 (#12 of 82)

"In most cases, only the stewards are allowed to use the washing machines and they can never be trusted to use Fairy Non Bio, if I provide it."

I find the Colour Care style capsules the best - perhaps it is the lack of bleach.

JohnIlly - 26 Nov 2018 10:23:32 (#13 of 82)

Surcare is good for washing. We used to use Ecover until they put some horrible scent in it and the unscented version is not available in our local Morrison's.

sloanepeterson - 26 Nov 2018 10:28:01 (#14 of 82)

I have eczema on the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet, which flares up when I'm stressed. I have a dermatology referral at the end of next month but I don't have particularly high hopes from it. I have a (horrible, greasy) cream from the GP which keeps the worst of it at bay, but I'm worried it's getting worse. As I said to my GP when I went in for some help after it had gotten particularly bad, it's just tiring.

widenation - 26 Nov 2018 10:36:34 (#15 of 82)

Dovobet might work better. I seem to remember having eczema on feet and that sorted it out very quickly.

sloanepeterson - 26 Nov 2018 10:41:50 (#16 of 82)

Was it prescribed or did you buy it over the counter?

widenation - 26 Nov 2018 10:42:51 (#17 of 82)

It was prescribed.

sloanepeterson - 26 Nov 2018 10:48:07 (#18 of 82)

I can't even remember how many different types of ointment we've already tried but I will mention it at my next appointment, thank you!

widenation - 26 Nov 2018 10:51:57 (#19 of 82)

It's prescribed for psoriasis, but seems to work for (in my case simply got rid of) eczema, although I guess there are manifold variations of the condition.

Pinkgum - 26 Nov 2018 11:37:23 (#20 of 82)

I have three ointments, bath stuff, not soap wash stuff and Dr prescribed moisturiser(aveeno) on the go at the moment.

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