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Menopause Related Eczema Outbreak
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I´d like to know if anyone else has suffered from a severe flare-up of eczema, once experiencing menopause and whether anyone has found anything to deal with it
I am currently bathing twice daily, once with magnesium sulphate with sodium bicarbonate and the second bath is with oatmeal. Apart from that,I´m using tons of cetamocrogol cream and zinc with icthammol ointment. Vitamin D seemed to improve it for about a week but now it´s getting worse again.I´m taking collagen powder which helped… read more

posted June 22, 2020
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I´va managed to stay completely off cortisone creams by having a sauna combined with freezing cold lagoon swims 3-4 times/week; this sauna/cold water routine is the best thing I´ve discovered so far for my eczema. I use ice packs when I get an irresistable urge to scratch and am using a thick base moisturiser plus zinc mixed with coal tar which reduces inflammation, reduces itch and I read has antimicrobial properties. I´m continuing with Vitamin D3 which keeps my skin smooth and moisturised to some extent. (as an aside, I am taking Vitamin B12 for parasthesia related to a deficiency in this vitamin. I read it is supposed to have anti-inflammatory properties but the supplement has made no difference to the eczema. STRESS is the biggest influencer apart from allergies to hay, grass and who knows what else.

posted April 28, 2021
A MyEczemaTeam Member

I’m allergic to the preservative methylisothiazolinine or kathos. It has other names as well. What is the best laundry detergent others have found? I have wondered about the little strips I have seen that you can order?
Also, has anyone tried a product called Gladskin which is supposed to balance your skin. Thank you!

posted September 9, 2020
A MyEczemaTeam Member

Very good to know. I just recently did my first allergy test which only confirmed what I already knew. Thank you for your info.

posted May 18, 2021
A MyEczemaTeam Member

Finally, someone else is going through the same thing! Each month I have horrible breakouts. I just started taking Vit D2 and by chance had to be put on antibiotics for an infection in my arm, noticed much less inflamed skin.

posted April 28, 2021

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