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I Have Never Had An An Issue With My Skin Until Now, At The Age Of 67.

I Have Never Had An An Issue With My Skin Until Now, At The Age Of 67.

It started with a few red, raised, itchy spots on my lower legs and within 2 months it was widespread - both legs, thighs, arms, chest, back. No sleep due to the severe itching at night. After several visits to my dermatologist and allergist/immunologist, lots of blood tests and allergy testing, I have been diagnosed with atopic dermatitis or eczema. No allergies, no new products. I am baffled as to the cause of this. Has anyone else experienced such a sudden onset like this?

posted August 22, 2020
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Yes, I am 69 and just developed eczema. I do not like taking prescriptions and once diagnosed that’s what the dermatologist kept recommending. Including a cream that cost 💲 700.00 and when I read the side effects I didn’t use it. I did however come across a lotion developed by Dr. Harlan called Smart Lotion which got great reviews. Skeptical I gave it a try and have been using it for about 4 days. It is going away and I recommend giving it a try. I had it on my hands, legs, arms. My husband who thought I probably got ripped off has admitted the stuff works. Good luck.

posted December 29, 2021
A MyEczemaTeam Member

SherryW and GrameJonie...I have been on Dupixent now for almost a year with great results. I still get a few small itchy red patches at times which go away after a few days, worse in spring & summer. I have not had any significant side effects from the Dupixent.

posted June 21, 2021
A MyEczemaTeam Member

Free& clear detergents,don’t use softener,liquid not sheets.Wash with double rinse.moisturizer,sarna cream lotion. Sun exposure for 15 min /day.

posted August 26, 2020
A MyEczemaTeam Member

I started using "The Ordinary" products and have not had a breakout on my face since. Their products are very reasonably priced too. You can get them at Ulta or online

posted August 23
A MyEczemaTeam Member

I use Buffett with copper peptides, Matrixy and Amino acid B6 by the Ordinary

posted September 27

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