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Menopause & Eczema
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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

posted January 7, 2019
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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 March 8, 2022
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My daughter has been on dupixent a year. Stopped the itch. She still has some dryness that requires regular moisturizing and an occasional short lived isolated rash (few hours) she was covered 85% of her body before. Its been life changing

posted July 7, 2020
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I started Dupixent October 3 & most of my ezcema on my body has gone. My face still gets some red areas but much reduced & I have not needed to take prednisone as often as every other month since. My dermatologist says it can four months to see results so I should have more reports to share by January. My biggest problem was getting myMedicare part d plan to cover it. If you have a plan that does cover it then you should try it.

posted November 18, 2019
A MyEczemaTeam Member

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

posted March 19, 2019
A MyEczemaTeam Member

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 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 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 January 10, 2019

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