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Menopause & Eczema

Menopause & Eczema

Are there any women on here who have severe eczema and are going through either peri-menopause or menopause. The skin on the face and body are dry and hot but using a moisturizer only helps a bit? I'm seeing my doctor tomorrow to discuss further treatments because I have people who constantly ask what happened to my face and I'm starting to feel embarrassed about going out in public. I just need to know if others who have gone through this have had the eczema clear up after menopause was over… read more

A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

I am 68 & have the worse eczema on face in my life.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

Hi Kerrie....I m 54 and have been going through the menopause for the past few yrs....I can identify with some of the things you ve described and I myself wondered whether the flare ups were due to hormonal changes, but it’s always so difficult to decide coz there are so many different things that can contribute to it aren’t there?
My skin improved about a yr ago, so much so that I didn’t need to put moisturiser on all the time and it looked like “normal” skin.....had been taking turmeric as a supplement and thought it was helping....however since the colder weather has started I ve had a flare up and am itching and scratching all over again!!! Sooo disappointing ....am hoping tho that when spring arrives it may clear again....
So I can’t say that it definitely improved tho if you’d spoken to me last yr I might have said different....so difficult to manage flare ups Isnt it?
For me it really affects my confidence when it’s red and sore especially on my face!
Hope yours improves soon 😀🌈

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

Atopic dermatitis, Nummular eczema (Discoid eczema or nummular dermatitis), and Seborrheic dermatitis. I am literally covered head to toe, face, top of hands and feet, back of legs with very dry skin and spots and rashes. I barely sleep because I get so itchy at night that I wake up scratching. The only thing that did keep my eczema under control was Prednisone but I read you can't have that for long lengths of time. I did have a lot of stress to deal with last year but now that's under control. Will be talking to doctor because if this is peri-menopause with eczema I definitely need something. Night time is the worst :( Thank you for the advise, everything you have mentioned is helpful.

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago
A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

I was diagnosed with eczema a few months ago, and my menopause is in full swing. It feels as though my body is in constant battle with itself. I also have Hashimotos and GI issues, among other stuff. I read that if you have one AI you are also more likely to get another. I'm the only person in my family to have eczema

posted 15 days ago
A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

Be very careful using prednisone. I fractured my ankle February 2021. Because of swelling I was put on 2 courses of prednisone. When I went for an eye doctor appt in December I found out it had accelerated my cataracts. Now I need cataract surgery. So be very cautious.

posted 5 months ago
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