Sensitive Skin, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis - Oh My! - lollaland

Sensitive Skin, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis - Oh My!

Sensitive Skin, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis – Apparently, I’ve had it all since the day I was born.   I’ve struggled with dry, itchy skin, rashes, and redness my whole life, but six weeks ago, before I had my 3rd daughter, my eczema flared up like never before.  My face and most of my body were red and blistery and unbearably itchy and dry.  After I had the baby, Mark Cuban invited us to do an appearance with him on The View, so for vanity reasons, I called my dermatologist, who gave me a potent steroid cream to use for 3 days only.  My skin cleared up almost instantaneously, just in time to look eczema-free on the show.  I stopped using the steroid cream the morning of the taping, and twelve hours later, my eczema went into overdrive.  I had never seen my skin look that bad.

To make a long story, short, I'm convinced my skin is addicted to topical steroid creams.  I used them on and off throughout my life when my eczema would flare, but who knew you could become addicted to skin creams?  I am under the care of a dermatologist, who says the only remedy is to "withdraw" from the steroids.  The upside is that he says by withdrawing or stopping the use of all steroid creams, steroid injections, and oral steroids,  I will be completely cured of eczema.  The downside is that I will look like a burn victim and have intense eczema flares for at least 6 months to as long as 2 years!!!  Since one's skin is the largest organ of the body, it may take a long time to recover from this “addiction.”  Another thing that makes it difficult is that I need to stay out of the sun and keep my body cool for the time being.  This should be quite a feat considering I live in Southern California!

I have consulted many dermatologists over the years and thought long and hard about what to do about my persistent eczema, and I’ve decided that going through this God-awful withdrawal is my only option.   Right now, I look like I have 3rd degree burns all over my face and body, and it goes through a different phase daily - red, oozing, burning, extremely dry, etc.  Everyday is so unpredictable.  I go between getting chills and sweating profusely and it's uncomfortable to wear clothes, so I have not left my house except to see doctors.  Thankfully, Lollacup headquarters is in my home, so I am able to work and I have a precious newborn to love and care for, so that has been my saving grace.  It is going to be a long year, but I'm hopeful that this doctor is right and my eczema will be gone after the whole withdrawal process is said and done.

I know that this is just temporary, and I am so very thankful that I am healthy otherwise, but I feel compelled to write about my condition to alert those of you with eczema or children with eczema to be very cautious of steroid use.  I am not an expert or a physician, so I’m not saying that all steroids are bad, but I think it’s important to know that one’s skin can become addicted to topical steroids and the side effects of these creams are quite scary.

FYI, this is the non-profit organization (itsan.org) that is trying to get the word out about topical steroid addiction.  It wasn't until I stumbled upon this website that I realized what was happening to me.




Chad Riddersen
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74 Responses

Denise
Denise

August 07, 2016

Hello. God healed me of severe eczema which I’d suffered with for many years, and now I just want to yell from the rooftops and tell the world how that happened and how to get healed. I was often covered in eczema from head to toe and looked like a monster. It’s mid summer now; hot, humid and sweaty; and I am not bothered in the least. That is a miracle. Since I was first introduced to the internet, I have spent many hours reading about eczema and what others had to say in the comments sections. I tried nearly everything and nothing helped. Now, when I see advertisements for steroid creams and hear stories about how others are suffering, I shake my head and want to scream , “NO! I have an answer.” Whereas I previously browsed the internet looking for an answer for eczema; I am now browsing the internet to tell everyone I can that I have an answer for eczema. The only way that I know to get the information out is to put it online. My website is very new, so it won’t come up in a google search yet. Please type in the address bar: www.howtohealeczema.com What you will read in this website is not like anything that you have read concerning eczema. I believe that it came from God, and If you take time to read it in its entirety and do what it says, your life will change. God Bless You.

Krista
Krista

May 02, 2016

When I saw the episode of BTT, I thought it was perhaps Stephen’s-Johnson’s syndrome. many drugs can trigger it, and using other meds can exacerbate it. A very dear friend of mine was in the ICU for quite some time with SJS.. When I was finally able to see her she was better but it sounded remarkably like what you went thru.

My son had eczema from birth and the cure for him was hemp lotion and food grade coconut oil. We’d apply after a bath, then wrap wet strips of organic hemp fleece around his worst areas for about an hour. We had to be relied about it, but it worked over time. His allergist was amazed.

Eczema is very often connected with asthma and food allergies. Our son has them as well. He must keep an Epi pen with him at all times. But his eczema at 14 is minor (but has been replaced by keratosis just not itchy).

Karina
Karina

March 30, 2016

How are you now? Can you update us?

Ashley
Ashley

January 16, 2016

I was interested in your story after watching Beyond The Tank. I applaud you for what you’re doing and wish you well during this time. Essential oils really help me. They are all natural and peppermint oil has an amazing cooling relief that soothes me, as well as lavender oil. I’ve been prescribed steroid creams as well, and will be very cautious about this now in the future. Thank you for sharing.

Sarah
Sarah

July 02, 2015

I have struggled with eczema since I was a child. Went away while I was pregnant but came right back. I’ve been trying a gluten free diet to see if it helps and it has! May not be the cure all for everyone but just thought I’d pass that along!

Miss Kitty Fantastico
Miss Kitty Fantastico

July 02, 2015

Hey Lollaland – great post. I’m so glad that you’ve finally discovered ‘the answer’ – no more years of driving yourself mad trying to work out what was causing the flares and the worsening ‘eczema’. We will all be around to help you through your healing!

Thanks for posting this.

Much love,

Jo / Miss Kitty Fantastico xxx

Ryan
Ryan

July 02, 2015

Our son, 7, has fought this most of his life as well. A few years ago we were living outside NYC and finally found some docs who helped. We, too, were on the steroid cream (and oral steroid) roller coaster. We used to have to use medical tape to secure his shirt and pant cuffs to keep him from scratching himself bloody in his sleep. After accupuncture, dietary changes (which have helped a little), and many other tries, one of the biggest helps has been a daily bath in lukewarm water – with a couple capfuls of regular old bleach. The bleach seems to break the cycle of skin infections and regulate the whole thing. We also use Aquaphor and Trimacinilone cream occasionally, but it seems the bleach is the best solution. Might be worth a try!

Lisa
Lisa

July 02, 2015

Omg!!! My daughter has been going through the same thing, and steroid cream was given to her, and immediately when I put it on her skin was cleared, thanks for posting this info… I won’t put that cream on her

Rachel
Rachel

July 02, 2015

Are you able to use natural remedies during this withdrawl? I have also struggled with ezcema my entire life. Luckily, I learned early on about the dangers of steroid cream use. I have had great success with lessening my symptoms with organic virgin cold pressed cocounut oil and CJ’s butter. Good luck to you!

Jacki WJ
Jacki WJ

July 02, 2015

Oh, I am so sorry! I am dealing with something similar – we now believe that it is a type of eczema, but I don’t have the itching or oozing. I just have dark splotches on my chest and neck, making it look pretty bad if I wear anything low cut… Feel better, and concentrate on the wonderful outcome!

Breanna Morrow
Breanna Morrow

July 02, 2015

I too am trying to detach from eczema steroids, after realizing the damage to skin cells from long term use and the inability for my skin to heal even after a minor cut. Aquafor Baby Healing Ointment has been a tremendous help for me! Good Luck!!!

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thank you Joey!

Lynda
Lynda

July 02, 2015

Ryan – don’t use bleach on the skin! I really don’t believe it’s safe! Try oatmeal! I think Aveeno sells packages of oatmeal for the bath. That’s what the dermatologist suggested years ago for my son who had problems. I bet even epsom salts in the bath would help.
I too suffer but in various spots, not all over and I feel for you as I know how itchy it is! Stress apparently makes it worse.
I’ve always tried to avoid the sun and now have even more reason to do so!
Good Luck everyone!

Rachelle Flatt
Rachelle Flatt

July 02, 2015

My husband suffers from psoraisis and time to time myself with eczema. The only thing that works the best on us both is vitamin E oil. We will never use the steroid creams again

Jina
Jina

July 02, 2015

Wow, what a great post! All 3 of my children have eczema and I’ve tried using steroid creams for my 2nd son, which also worked wonders. His eczema got so much better at one point so stopped using it, but I’ve been contemplating on whether I should use it on my newborn daughter or not. After reading this, I’m definitely not! Never knew you could be addicted to skin treatments. Thx so much for sharing!! xo~

Joey
Joey

July 02, 2015

So sorry you are in this condition and no thanks to most derms, allergists and many doctors. You will heal but it is not a cake walk so do take it one day at a time. I healed in a 22ish month time frame after using topical steroids on my hands for eczema for 40+ cumulative years. The whole world needs to know that topical steroids are potentially addictive after 5-7 days use in any one area of the body for a lifetime. Get with the facts medical community! Much love to ya friend! xxx

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thanks Jo!

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Good Luck to you too and thanks!

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thanks for the kind words.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

I’ve been using coconut oil, but have not tried CJ’s butter. Thanks for the tip!

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

You’re welcome. I would try to treat it without the use of steroids if at all possible.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Ryan, I have tried it all too. Bleach baths and every cream/medication known to mankind. From my personal experience, be very conservative with the steroid medications. I, too, only used them occasionally when my skin was really bad, but over time, I needed stronger doses more frequently, until it got to this.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thanks for sharing your story. I’m sure a lot of parents will find hope in your childrens’ healing.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

I tried going gluten free too, but it didn’t help. I have, however, heard others say it’s done wonders for them.

Arielle
Arielle

July 02, 2015

Hi,
I read this and just wanted to share with you my success. I don’t have eczema, but my son was born and had it pretty bad. We were given steroid creams and not knowing what you just explained, I gave it to him, but with hesitation as I do not believe in using steroids on an infant. I had no choices/options and no knowledge of anything to do with eczema. So I researched like crazy and have found only one thing that worked and worked really well!! My son doesn’t have it at all anymore!! He will get it when his skin comes into contact with detergents and it will only be in that area, but since we switched to TRUE SOAPS ( I say that because pretty much ALL products on the markets, even ones called soaps, are detergents, not soap), for everything from laundry detergent to toothpaste, shampoos etc. he doesn’t get it. We just wash him with real soap and it goes away. Here is the link that gave me all this info: http://www.solveeczema.org/ I hope it helps you and others too! I do think there are different types of eczema and some people are more sensitive to detergents than others, so may not help everyone.

Leslie R.
Leslie R.

July 02, 2015

Hi, I read your story on the Itsan.org forum. Just want you to know, it takes a lot of courage to go thru this when you have small children. I have 2 now 9 and 7 but I went through my original skin condition and withdrawl from steroids which has taken awhile having to take care of my 2 kids at the same time. good luck to you. It is the right decision to get completely off all steroids and stay off of them no matter what. and by the way, both of my children had eczema as babies. We never put them on any topical steroids, and both of them cleared up and the eczema has never come back and my son especially was bad….He also has numerous environmental allergies, asthma and several life threatening food allergies as well. All dermatologists and allergists advised us to put him on a host of medications including topical steroids which we did not.. So glad we chose not to, despite the terrible discomfort he endured including constant itching, crying, and keeping us all up all night in agony, his skin one day cleared up and he never had any further issues with his skin.. Me, I never had eczema, developed a contact type dermatits, used topical steroids and have lived through an absolute nightmare getting off of them.. so if anyone doubts whether or not topical steroids cause this, they do and I am proof of it….Good Luck…

Toby
Toby

July 02, 2015

Like you I have suffered from itchy rashes my whole life and used various steroid creams and ointments that I couldn’t live without until they just stopped helping. My skin turned bright red and burning hot and I realized that my only choice was to stop using all steroid medications. It’s been almost 9 awful months, but my new friends on the ITSAN website have told me that I will heal eventually, so I am slogging through. And I hope you will too.

Andrea
Andrea

July 02, 2015

I always refused to use steroids on my infant for the first few months. As her eczema got worse from mild to chronic, my husband and I found a specialist in Asthma/eczema. Dr. Tottori gave her a 5 day oral steroid and ointment steroid. The best advice he gave us was to give her two 20 minute baths, twice a day, everyday! He recommended to stop using Aquafor instead we used Eurecin Original Cream twice a day. Within that same period of time, my mom gave my daughter skunk jerky to help with the eczema. I don’t really know what worked to heal her skin but for over a year, thank God she has not had another outbreak.

Jen
Jen

July 02, 2015

I wish you luck on your journey! Thank you for sharing this information. My 6 1/2 year old has tried two creams since last August so I will be sure to ask more questions.

Elly
Elly

July 02, 2015

Sorry to hear that. Have you seen this website. We just came across it and trying to cure our son’s eczema with diet. its working!

http://www.mommypotamus.com/the-eczema-cure/

Mei
Mei

July 02, 2015

Try using Atopiclair if it is available in the States. It is a non steroidal cream, paraben-free and scent free emollient cream. My youngest has very bad eczema and that’s the only cream that I use on her and seen great result! To moisture, I would suggest using something oil base rather than normal lotion as it keeps your skin hydrated. Baobab Oil is great for eczema. Hope this help!

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Wow…thanks for sharing! Haven’t looked into this before.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Same story here! Let’s hope we heal sooner rather than later.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

SO glad to hear your little one has been eczema-free for a year! Thanks for sharing what worked for you.

Lynda
Lynda

July 02, 2015

My comments didn’t show up yesterday but I would think bleach baths very dangerous!
An oatmeal bath is much better.
I saw on TV this past week that using bleach for anything persons (touching skin) was very dangerous.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Glad I could be of some help. Good luck with your child’s eczema.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thanks for the tip! Will have to check it out.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thanks for the tips! Willing to try anything at this point.

Leslie R.
Leslie R.

July 02, 2015

I did go through steroid withdrawl, not sure if that was clear or not on my post.. Anyhow, I have been off of all steroids for 3 years now and am almost totally all better although I still have a few slight issues.. I took a look at your sippy cups.. I am going to get one to give as a gift…

Kathy Pedišić
Kathy Pedišić

July 02, 2015

Please see my comment below about trying Apolonia B Skin Cream- calendula is in if the main ingredients. I kind it would bring you incredible relief!

Josh Spadaro
Josh Spadaro

July 02, 2015

Have you tried simple sugars products? I hope you heal soon!

Kathy Pedišić
Kathy Pedišić

July 02, 2015

I posted here yesterday but not sure what happened to it. My mother invented an all natural/herbal cream called Apolonia B. One of the ingredients is calendula. This cream is used for eczema, psoriasis, risacea and many other skin ailments. Please see the testimonials on the website. Hundred of people have found relief and even permanent resolution to their conditions. My mother passed away a few years ago but truly wanted to help people. I am positive this can help you! I can be reached anytime at (218)349-0293 for any questions. I also would be willing to send you a free jar to try. Please let me know.

Tracy
Tracy

July 02, 2015

Love this post!!! I too am going through withdrawal after using steroid creams for 30+ years. Not a fun ride – had to leave work for a month and have only left the house once in the last 3 weeks. Hoping I can return to work but this is a long process! Thanks for sharing this much needed information!

jenna
jenna

July 02, 2015

Oral steroids for an infant?? My goodness those are some big guns to pull out. Bit dangerous too.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

I have heard of calendula cream being good but have yet to try it. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Kristi
Kristi

July 02, 2015

My son had horrible eczema as a baby. We tried steroids at first, but then switched to lotions (Eucerin) and natural treatments. I don’t see it mentioned here, so I’ll offer my two cents, too — calendula cream. Our chiropractor studies natural remedies and he recommended it to us. My son is 6 now and we still use calendula to clear up his occasional red patches. Boiron and California Baby brands are usually easy to find. Good luck!

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

I am torn about the bleach issue. I am guilty of trying them, but they do sound scary.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thanks for your support!

Mel
Mel

July 02, 2015

How are you doing with your withdrawal? I am 4 months without steroids myself. Some days are just God-awful. You are doing the right thing for your skin. You will heal.

Mildred
Mildred

July 02, 2015

Look up THE SKIN CURE DIET book by Kathleen Waterford.
The best approach to clean eczema from inside out.
I did her diet after dealing with horrible eczema for years and I have been doing so much better since then.
Good read and great research!
Good luck,
Mildred

Whitney
Whitney

July 02, 2015

Have you tried Shep’s Wool Dryer Balls from WoolDryerBalls.com for your eczema? The mom who started Shep’s had done so because of the fabric softeners irritating his skin’s eczema. She created Shep’s wool dryer balls so they did not need any fabric softeners anymore in their dryer. The wool dryer balls soften without chemicals! We bought ours 4 years ago from Shep’s and they are still working in our dryer. Love them!

Jo Berry
Jo Berry

July 02, 2015

My 5 year old grandson has suffered for 4 1/2 years with severe ezcema. After being on strong steroids and the most recent cellcept (a dangerous drug for a four year old ) we discovered SOOTHE, a product from two of the top dermatologist in the world, Rodan and Fields , the creators of Pro-Active. Results were immediate and he is now off of all meds. Not only did the meds have serious side effects, the cellcept was $165.00 a month after insurance. I am so impressed with all of their skin care (not make up) products that I signed myself and all three of my daughter’s up as consultants. The products are all about repairing skin and the awful problems people suffer from. These doctors sold Pro-Active and are concentrating on ALL skin issues, not just acne. Their products are all 60 day, empty bottle, money back guarantee. How can you lose? Their products are geared to last for 60 days. The Soothe regimen is for psoriasis, ezcema and rosacea. Check it out on my website joberry19.myrandf.com I am on a mission to help those little (and big) babies who have suffered from these awful skin problems. There are also products for cystic acne, Sun damage, and aging of the skin prevention. Contact me if you have any questions. My grandson left last week after a visit, and didn’t bring any medicines….a first! I also spent days where I didn’t witness any itching.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Hi there. I am by no means a dermatologist, but I’ve battled many an eczema patch on me and my daughters. I’ve actually done bleach baths and while they keep an infections at bay, they do dry out my skin. It’s not as horrific as it sounds. It’s essentially like bathing in a chlorinated pool. I would recommend it only if you’re worried about infection. After my whole ordeal, I’ve tossed all my daughters’ steroid creams. My 5 year old recently had a stubborn eczema patch near her underarm. I decided I was only going to moisturize the spot with aquaphor, eucerin, or episcencial’s calming cream. It took 2 months, but the spot is completely clear now. My personal take on eczema is that with a great deal of patience, it goes away, but it’s really difficult to have a rash for weeks/months on end so we cave and use steroids for a quick fix. I have no idea if this helps, but I hope your son clears up soon.

Jennajoy
Jennajoy

July 02, 2015

Hi I have a 5 month old he has severe eczema so bad since he has been 3 weeks old started with a pimple then spread to blustery patches on his face!I have had him to 5 doctors they all say bleach baths!Steriod creams it all seems to much for a 5 month old is there anything herbal or natraul that can help!

Helen
Helen

July 02, 2015

I just read your product and experience last night and all is very encouraging. I am a Chinese and my baby suffered eczema in his body and private area last year. Using steroid to cool it down, I have been using a China product to maintain it so far so good. If you have friends coming from China, ask them to bring you many tubes of this. http://tradearchive.taobao.com/trade/detail/tradeSnap.htm?spm=a1z09.2.9.33.s0H1sn&tradeID=135187280545975
no steroid and key ingredients are traditional herbs. Take good care and congrats on the newborn!

Robin Johnson
Robin Johnson

July 02, 2015

Great information! I have not much information before I read your article. I have visited first time here, but now I will come again and again to get something new from you.

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Dan
Dan

July 02, 2015

The worst thing one can do during tsw is to moisturize the skin.
http://topicalsteroidsurvivor.blogspot.com/

Gary Trewick
Gary Trewick

July 02, 2015

Found your articles very interesting and informative. Will have to keep coming back for more as my grand-daughter has a severe case of eczema and I try to keep up to date as much as possible.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

I will email you now.

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thank you for the tip. I don’t think steroids are bad for everyone, but I do think it’s wise to be cautious. Good luck. My 6-month-old also has eczema so I really appreciate your sharing this info.

mlm2024
mlm2024

July 02, 2015

Don’t know if you’ve looked into this, but the Wellness Mama has some suggestions for battling eczema. My newborn just developed it and we used steroid creams like our doctor told us to and it went away in a few days. But after reading about your experience I don’t want to use them again! In fact since her eczema flair, I’ve been researching natural ways to deal with eczema. I’m beginning to think that it is a gut microbe related issue. So I’ve started my daughter on probiotics and I’m hoping it will help. They’re not expensive and it won’t hurt anything to try, so maybe give them a try? Here’s a link to WM’s post on eczema:

http://wellnessmama.com/12065/7-natural-remedies-eczema/

We use probiotics from Klaire Labs for my daughter and my husband and I take BioKult.

We love your cup and are planning to purchase soon!

Nicole Ferguson
Nicole Ferguson

July 02, 2015

Hi. My mom is going through steroid withdrawal. It is a nightmare. I am so scared and worried for her. I don’t recognize her at times. She has it over her entire face. Her eyes are swollen shut. She is also very swollen (like 3 times her size) on her face. The swelling comes and goes and so does the weeping. I am praying that it doesn’t spread anywhere else. She keeps lots of ice on it. She never could figure out why her eczema was getting worse and worse. She cleared up her food intollerances (which helped in other areas) and we got rid of all chemicals, changed water filters etc.. It was driving us crazy. My mom honestly only would use steroid creams when her flares got really bad because she knew they were not good for her. She was prescribed prednisose for 2 years for an auto immune condition which she was able to actually fully heel from when she changed her diet. I think from being on steroids for so long her body was so sensitive to them and she easily became addicted. I am so happy you have shared your story because it helps my mom know there is hope and that others have had to go through the same experience. She is in the first stages of this. I was hoping I could ask some questions that might give her more comfort and insight. She is having a phone consultation with dr. rapaport soon. I just don’t know what creams to give her to keep her face from becoming raw. I also was wondering will the flares every die down a little bit? If so how long did your first red flare last? I am praying that if she keeps her body healthy and if she helps to detox her body fast that she will heal faster. I would love it if you could email me any advice that I could pass along to her. Thanks so much!

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Thanks for the tip!

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

I’m doing ok. Some decent days, but mostly pretty rough. I’m now approaching the 6-month-mark. I still can’t believe all this happened after stopping these creams!

Ethan
Ethan

July 02, 2015

One more thing, I discovered that my skin seems to like having various hypoallergenic creams applied at the same time.. use a little of each all together, here’s what I currently have: Hempz, Infinite Aloe, Vaseline Intensive Care, A costco body cream, coconut lotion from Trader Joe’s.. the more the merrier.

Ethan
Ethan

July 02, 2015

I discovered this on my own. Had bad eczema all over my hands and decided one day to stop using any drugs altogether, that was about 6-9 months ago. I also followed instruction re: avoiding any sort of fragrances in soaps & shampoos, following a more healthy diet, more exercise, and importantly, greatly reducing stress through a number of different ways. I got to a point where I said ‘this stuff may kill me, but I just don’t care any more…" then like magic it went away almost entirely. I can’t isolate for sure what caused to improvement, it may be a combination of everything.. but I think it’s important to have a multi-faceted approach.. hit it from all angles.

Bob Nelson
Bob Nelson

July 02, 2015

Wow, this was an amazingly helpful post.

Leslie Chua
Leslie Chua

July 02, 2015

Happy to see the recognition of the dangers of topical steroids in your journey for better skin health! Am a fellow eczema and topical steroid withdrawal sufferer (about 10 months off TS) and have recovered very nicely with a holistic healthcare method.

Wishing you good health and good skin!
Rgds,
Leslie Chua
Founder of http://eczemag.com
Personal blog at http://saynototopicalsteroids.com

Sushma Aichmayr
Sushma Aichmayr

July 02, 2015

We figured out what works for my little boy. I have detailed it in my blog, just incase it might just help another…
www.atopicdermatitisnaturecure.blogspot.de

lollaland
lollaland

July 02, 2015

Hi Deborah,

I’m definitely getting better. I’m not 100% but getting better so I’m happy about that. I’ve done bleach soaks in the past, but they were super drying. I’ve found that epsom salt baths and dead sea salts have kept infections at bay for me. Wishing you good health as well!

Deborah
Deborah

July 02, 2015

I’m sorry you are suffering! Is it getting better now? I’ve been off steroids for 3 months and have 3 small kids and it’s very hard!! I’ve tried epiceram and ceraVe and it seems be helping together with vanicream. And today I just saw this on amazon – Lingon Emusion – that people are raving about.
By the way, why did you do the bleach soaks? were you getting infected? because my hands did get infected and I had to go on antibiotics twice recently and I’m scared for it to happen again. I haven’t heard of these bleach soaks. Did it prevent infection for you?
Wishing you good health very soon!!!

Barbara
Barbara

July 02, 2015

I went through a similar all over red, violently itchy skin condition many years ago, where i could not sleep, wear clothes or leave the house. Sleep deprivation adds to the stress, strain and pain of the condition. Three things helped me over the years. A tibetan doctor (very rare in the UK – I don’t know how to find one in the states), meditation with a coach (the only way I could get any sleep), and lastly the best, acupuncture – which I believe combined with the Tibetan medicine to eradicate the skin condition for two years. It did come back, but in such a mild form that it has been manageable for years. Every now and then I go back for acupuncture to keep it in check. At onset, it was the most painful experience of my life, and my heart goes out to you. I hope that you are feeling better now, as this post is an older one.

Joi
Joi

July 02, 2015

Just a thought…you may want to check out the Gerson Diet. He was a German doctor who had skin issues (I believe skin tuberculosis or something like that) and it totally cleared up by eating apples. (organic apples) But his diet has been curing more than skin. Check it out you may find some answers!

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