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crystal_rose
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hi i have exmezma i hope that is the right spelling but lately it has got worse the cream i have been getting of the doctor seems to have stopped working i dont think i am using anything different but who knows how they change things now the itch is terrible any ideas any one except for a vist to the doctor would like to try something that is not perscriped and more natual

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RE: skin itching

Hi crystal_rose

I get eczema too. There are lots of things that you can do. The first is to stop the cortisone cream for a while. The skin only has a certain number of receptors for the drug, and if you use it too often they get saturated (meaning there are no more sites for the drug to attach to). So stop for a couple of days, at least. Then resume twice a day, with slightly less than you usually do.

Eczema, as you know occurs in allergic type people. I'd think about the things that touch your skin - soap, washing powder, woollen jumpers... are common aggravators. My eczema is caused by wool, by bad stress, and by milk products. So the other thing to think about is to perhaps invest in a food allergy test.

Another thing you can do, straight away, is to take some supplements. Evening Primrose Oil is the one that people will recommend, however it is not as good as Starflower Oil, for eczema. You can buy them at Boots - about £6. Unless anyone reading this suggests otherwise, I'd suggest buying the 1000mg capsules (they are huuuuge) and taking one three times a day, along with half a multivitamin tablet (so you are taking one and half multivitamins/day). Do that for at least a month, to help your skin settle down. You can also break the capsule open, and put it directly on the skin. I do that morning and night - you only need a little bit - and then swallow the rest of the capsule. Other good supplements for eczema are zinc, and B complex. But you'll get those in your multivitamin. A good, cheapish, one to buy is Multibionta. You get it from Tesco for about £4 for 30.

I have loads and loads and loads of other suggestions for eczema, but I don't want to overwhelm you with all of them at once!

Ava

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RE: skin itching

thanks for the info i think what has happened is i ve changed my washing powder will i never learn will have to go back to old one and wash everything again hopefully that will do it

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