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Does anyone else only get breakouts in the same spot?For me it’s only my Lt thumb

Does anyone else only get breakouts in the same spot?For me it’s only my Lt thumb

I only get breakouts on my left them all over it and sometimes on the back of my hands or my knuckles are does anybody else only get breakouts on the same body part or one side

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

Yes I get breakouts on my right leg

posted 3 months ago
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How do I soothe a dry, sensitive, red face?

How do I soothe a dry, sensitive, red face?

Every 6-8 months, my face seems to dry out and gets horrible red patches. I wonder if my skin is getting used to the moisturiser I use and then suddenly reacting against it?
I discovered Clinique Moisture Surge Intense ansmd it worked miracles but now makes it red and itchy!!!!
Has anyone else experienced this? I absoloutly wont use steriods on my face - jyst want a nice creamy moisturiser that is fragrance free and kind.

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

My doctor has suggested Epaderm as a moisturiser, very quick results although it takes a good half hour to soak in. Great for overnight. I find Clinique… read more

posted 4 months ago
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Does anyone have a water filter on their shower.?

Does anyone have a water filter on their shower.?

Hi I live in a hard water area in the uk and have recently read that this may be contributing to my dry and itchy skin.....wondered if anyone has experience of these filters and whether they have any benefits!

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

yes, it has helped a great deal. As a matter of fact, I can tell when the filter needs to be changed because I start getting itchy immediately out of… read more

posted 5 months ago
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My 1 year old grandson has an issue with his fingernails coming off. Can anyone relate?

My 1 year old grandson has an issue with his fingernails coming off. Can anyone relate?

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

My dermatologist told me that if you have eczema on your fingers, around where your nails are, it can affect the nails growing inside. I used to get… read more

posted 6 months ago
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Has anyone tried immunosuppressive drugs?

Has anyone tried immunosuppressive drugs?

I would love to hear your experiences, good or bad. I know they can have some serious side effects, but am not currently able to live a normal life and nothing else seems to help.

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

I was on cyclosporine for 9 months over 3 yrs ago, I was lucky I had no side effects and it cleared my eczema up for 3 years, I am currently having a… read more

posted 4 months ago
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What make-up foundation works best for your face?

What make-up foundation works best for your face?

What make-up brand works best for eczema on your face.

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

I use the expensive brands. Not the cheap brands at Walmart. My favourite ones are urban decay and benefit. I get eczema around my eyes and mouth. I don… read more

posted 6 months ago
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Has anyone tried UVB therapy for their child or themselves?

Has anyone tried UVB therapy for their child or themselves?

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

My son went twice a week for 4 months. We were able to use a weaker steroid ointment whilst he had treatment, he still required creaming but the eczema… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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What's the best product to use on a 3 year old for eczema?

What's the best product to use on a 3 year old for eczema?

I have tried everything the doctor has giving. I have tried home remedies, over the counter, etc. Nothing is seeming to help him. HELP! Majority of the things I've used he screams and hollers saying it burns and I have to fight with him to let me put it on him again.

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

I wrote a post about what ended up working for my 3 year old. Maybe it will help you with some ideas for things to try. read more

posted 7 months ago
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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… read more

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

Yes my eczema started last summer when I started menopause at age 56. My doctor acted like I was crazy when I said it started at the same time as… read more

posted 11 days ago
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What treatment is effective for eczema on the scalp?

What treatment is effective for eczema on the scalp?

Its starter nearly 2 years ago and at first it wad due to dandruff but then i started developing sores and scabs on my scalp due to my itching. I’ve tried to be discreet about it as possible especially in public and i sometimes feel a bit embarress cuz i don’t want others to think i got lice. It drives me crazy at night most of the time. I’m finally plucking up the courage to ask for help or any advice. Can somone help me?

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

I use tar shampoo. I think nutrogena t-gel is what I use when it’s really bad. I also have a Betamethasone cream (it’s liquid ) that you put on your… read more

posted 6 months ago
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