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    Psoriasis

    A skin condition, in which, skin cells reproduce too quickly. This causes red, flaky, crusty patches covered with silvery scales to appear on the surface of the skin. Read more →

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    Palmar Plantar Psoriasis

    Palmar-Plantar Psoriasis also known as hand and foot psoriasis is a particularly difficult form of the disease to treat. Read more →

    I am 23 and have always suffered from ezcema. About 2 years ago I developed ezcema on my nipples. It goes through cycles; it starts off as red, itchy and scaly. The skin then sloughs off and it becomes painful and looks like a raw open wound, continually weeping plasma. It has been treated with steroid creams, moisturisers, antibiotics and antihistimines by mutilple doctors and a specialist dermatologist. None of these treatments have had a long term effect. It has continued to get worse, but everytime I go to see my doctor it seems better. The doctor therefore doesn't seem to grasp how painful and upsetting this is. It is very different from the ezcema I have on other parts of my body. Could it be something other than ezcema?





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    Hi, I am 16 and I have suffered ezcema since birth and hasn't been easy to cope with. But the cycle that you have wrote sounds normal. I some times had it red, itchy and scaly and it also is really painful but this is normal effects or ezcema getting at its worse stage but if you go to the beach one day go in the sea for about an hour no matter how much painful it is still stay in there and then put on your cream(s) and you would see difference it might not be a lot but it will get better if you apply your cream(s) before and after you have a bath or shower. Your condition is ezcema nothing else I am sure of it. I hope my advice has helped you and answer your question.

    Hi, I'm 26 years old and I have been suffering from psoriasis from the age of 15 and it's been bad but a few weeks ago I realise I have developed ezcema on the inside of my arms and the back of my knees...I just wanted to know how can I treat this and is it possible for me to be suffering from ezcema and psoriasis at the same time and can psoriasis turn into ezcema???





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    I have had eczema all my life and when I was young it was quite severe. In my teens I grew out of it but when I was around 19 I started taking the combined pill 'Microgynon'. At the same time I developed glandular fever and my eczema came back worse than ever.  Over the next 10 years it went from bad to worse and when I was around 25 I swopped over to the mini-pill 'Cerazette'.  At 29 I came off the pill altogether for approximately 8 months.  My ezcema completely disappeared. I then went back onto 'Cerazette' and my eczema returned, it was only then that I thought perhaps the pill was causing my ezcema. After monitoring it for a few months I noticed that it got worse in the 2 weeks leading up to my period when the hormone 'Progesterone' is at it's highest. I then read up about the synthetic hormones in most of the contraceptive pills and found there was one called 'Progestin', a synthetic version of the hormone I thought maybe causing my eczema.  I presented these findings to my GP and he suggested I try 'Noriday'.  This has not helped.  I have looked into other contraceptive methods i.e. condoms, the coil, celibacy (!) but they are not viable options.  I currently use steroid and emollients to control the ezcema buy I am getting to my wits end. If anyone has any suggestions or any information regarding 'hormonal ezcema' I would be very, very grateful.





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    hii, I have it alot on my hand. but i suggest just, simply moisturiser!!! not any scented ( because believe me. it stings!!) but if you just use that then it will become more softer and not stand out as much.

    Hi! I too have had eczema all my life, usually at a persistent low level with the occasional flare-up. However, I just started taking Microgynon and as soon as I started my ezcema became so much more severe. It's spread to areas I've never had it before and is so much worse with cracking and weeping. It seems to calm a little at the beginning of my period but starts again immediately after. Sorry, I don't have an answer, just thought I'd let you know you're not the only one out there who's feeling this! The only other thing is to warn against using steroids on and off or continuously, it stops working effectively and will thin the skin. Good luck!

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    Hi I am 45 I have been having a problem with my face where it will get irritated, swells up, goes red and and dries up quickly and bumps appear and pus comes out of it. It also spread to my chest, armpits and groen it is very itchy and burns sometimes. It has been like this for a year the medication my GP has prescribed me so far is Fucidin, Fucibet and Trimovate, the GP say it is ezcema but I believe it might be something else. Can please try and tell me what my condition may be please?





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    I am a 15 and used to have bad ezcema on my penis which disappered when i was 12, but i have a red line from the tip all the way down to the ballsack... is this due to my previous ezcema?? thanks





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    im 14 and have known about my ezcema on my right hand since 6 but it is likely i have had it before. i have been refered to specialists and been told that i should grow out of it. they clasified it with some long name, but it basically means blisters underneath the skin. it has now developed from my fingers to my thumb. my right hand fingers have origanally had ezcema which bled!, flaked etc...., and at the moment hasnt flared for about 2 years. the ezcema on my thumb seems to be flaring continuosly and will not die down with the sterodic cream i have been issued by the specialist that has worked wonders for the origanal patch of ezcema when it does flare. it has also progressed from my right hand to my left hand. this is extremly unconforatable and the skin is always flared and flaking and open cuts!! using sterodic creams has caused hairs to begin on my hands to grow before other hairs on my body to begin growing.i also moistorise my hands 3-4 times a day.although i am suppose to have grown out of asma,although my breating strength(breathing out as hard as possible) has now become weezy,i have also began coughing reguarly, i am unsure if this is a returning asma. the suspected asma has began after the new patches of ezcema, when i did realise the possible asma my right thumb ezcema cammed down a bit, but my left hand ezcema started going haywire! also i have a job as a weekend dishwasher, i wear wash up gloves by boots, which are suppose to be kinder to your hands. i wonder if this is a unwise thing to continue? and what should i do about the new develements of ezcema and the possible asma!?? should i be worried if i find more develoments of ezcema on my body? is there any creams i should look out for? i would appreciate advice, thanks:D





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    I started to develop ezcema in Oct 2008 after an allergic reaction straight after a bout of shingles. I started with complete body itch which then turned to ezcema.Before having shingles I used to get really bad sinus infections but since having ezcema this has stopped. I am wondering if I have a food allergy as I also suffer from a bloated stomach which makes me look like I am 4 months pregnant, suffer from fatigue and the ezcema on my hands my nail cuticles swell and weep. I have changed all the products I use on my skin to organic, non perfumed, all natural shampoos, body wash, skin creams and makeup. I even changed the soap poweder I use to ecover and use many of their other products, still the is there. I do have allergies to dust, dust mites, pollens and grasses so manage these to limit the effects. My GP did refer me to a Dermo specialist who said I had atopic ezcema but when I asked what is causing it wouldn't give an answer when I asked could it be a food allergy, avoiding the question and just prescriping steriod creams and other lotions. I feel that the only way that I can manage my eczema more is to know what the root cause is but no one seems to want to help. Any suggestions please help. Thank you.





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    your dermo specialist is right you have atopic ezcema. which means your shin has an allergic reactions to certain foods. the usual ones are any dairy products E.G milk, cheese, eggs, butter etc... even chocolate. most fruits like apple and oranges. it differs from person to person. also you have to be careful with washing powders. try non-bio it usually works. to ease your problems you should try having a bath with oilum plus(you can get this at any chemist) for 20 minutes and then, heres the key part, within 3 minutes of getting out of the bath cover your body in Emulsifying Ointment. this is to lock in the Moisture. i hope this helps

    Thanks for your response to my eczema query. Ok think there has been some slight confusion. My Dermo and doctor have not said it is caused to a food allergy, it is me that thinks it is and would like an allergy test to prove this but so far all the specialists/GP wants to do is give prescribing steriod and emol creams which only treat the syptoms not the cause. I would like to know for sure if this is due to a food allergy so that I can eliminate this food source to hopefully improve my overall health. I do not mind if I have to pay for the test but would just like some answerrs, rather than just keep being given things for the symptoms. I just feel that no one wants to help and my GP just don;t want to find out and have to spend the money. Thanks again for the response.

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    I am 21 and weigh just over 11st. My lower abdomen is distended and can be very painful at times, nothing particular sets it off. Its been like this for 10 months. I have seen my local GP but they reckon ive pulled a muscle, which im sure it wouldnt last for 10months. I need help ive tried to lose weight to See if it helped and it hasnt. Please help i want this sorted i dont feel comfortable with myself in certain clothes and i have ezcema and im getting stressed from this Problem (its making my ezcema worse too). What is it? What can i do?





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    Hi there to all eczema sufferers. Like you guys I also suffer from Ezcema and it started when I was about 17, I also have a history of asthma. Because of eczema my mood swings are very critical sometimes I wanna die sometimes I feel happy like YEAH! I am in the same boat as you guys are! today my ezcema is not so bad anymore, I just got myself into a habit to moisturize every after shower, but still flare ups keep on bugging me. I saw a research that stated eczema will go away at 25 ... I 'm not sure bout this, but I hope it's true..





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    hi i had ezcema for a number of years and nothing could cure it so i was even sent to hospital because of it...lots of people use creams or moisturisers and the doctor advised me to use those too but they didnt work so i moved onto steriod creams but nothing was working and so i had patch tests which should what i was allergic too and even since then i avoided all the things i was allergic to (unfortunately this was lots ofc reams, metals and makeup) but its better than having ezcema on my face. so maybe you could enquire at your local GP to see if it is possible to have a patch test done. good luck to you :D

    hiyya, everybody my name is beth i also used to suffer from ezcema it started when i was in reception but then just like that stopped when i reached year 2 my life was great and i was really excited when i started high school but in year 7 my ezcema started again, my life started to go down hill from then on i hate my self my mum and dad were watching GMTV one morning and there was a girl who sufford worser than me and she had been reciving cream from a specialist in London my mum got in touch with him and i had been using that from now on....my life is great from now on i feel like i have got my life back i still have a bit on my legs and feet but i have my confidance back x x x x x x x x thanx for listening to me x x x x





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    Im 15 years old and ive had eczema all my life since i was born. It gets worse when im stressed or when i eat dairy. I have it on my legs from my ankles to my thigh, little patches on my belly and back, on my neck which look like love bites instead and round my mouth and sometimes on my forehead. Ive found that no sleeping and stress makes it worse. I used shea butter from africa to stop the itching, it clears it up quite quickly 4-5 days, but i have so much now that i fear some of it is going to scar. I have accepted there is no cure for ezcema, it will always come back. but you can learn to control it. Ezcema has affected me alot emotionly but i feel without it i wouldnt be the person i am today. I feel that its blessing. Although I stay up al night and cant have certain foods. its made me into a healthier person. I also heard red bush tea helps the itching. and no fur or pets.





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    Piles are really itchy too! or is that just me!?? Having a form of ezcema down then dont help what so ever!!





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    Hi, I wax myself down there and after I get these small red spots which don't hurt but seem to stay there forever! I get this after I wax my legs, but it's gone by the next day. I have ezcema so I was wondering would that have anything to do with it?





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    i had really bad face ezcema and i tried e45 and everything but it seemed to make it worse. I tried Nivea intensive mosurtiser and i could see dramatic difference within 2 days. I use it every day now :)

    hi i got ezcema i ve hade it since i was little i use cream but after wards it comes back is there a way icould get rid of it i feel uncofoterble changing ifront of people can you please help me thank you





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    Hi I am 16 and I have had ezcema from when I was a baby and I still have it but what have learn Is that it might not go completely but to slow it down I would suggest that when you go to the beach on day go in the sea for about an hour or 2 and you will see a really big difference. I have tried using this method and it has helped it look and feels different but its a good difference. I hope my advice has helped answer your question.

    Hey I'm 23 years old I've been with this problem (ezcema) as a toddler. It comes and goes. I must say I am a smoker but would give up if it means looking after myself. I've been back and forth from the doctors with no help jus medication that seems to jus rest on my skin but no result. Please can you help as I want to live a normal life. Thank you





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    I'm going to try this, thanks! I've suffered for ezcema for years and it always gets better when I'm on a beach holiday, but when I'm back in London it starts to creep back.

    Im 15 and Have really really bad ezcema on my eyes and lips ive got it even since i was a baby but recently is has got worse my whole eyes are swollen and im so uncomfortable! My GP has given me hydrocotzone but its not working! Could you help





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    I have acne and ezcema, on my face, will using moisturisers make the acne worse?





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    Hi I've had chronic urticaria for most 3 years, triggered by a milk allergy, it's been depressing tying to deal with. I have scars from all the itching. I also have ibs, vitiligo and severe ezcema. The only thing that gives Mr some relief is uvb. I need advice and help please





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    hi i was born with ezcema and i am now 32 and ive tried many different things to try and help.unfortunately nothing really seems to work for any length of time.i missed last weeks show and i was wondering what treatment was given for the girl who had eczema over her legs. i would be very grateful if you could send me any info on this. thanks





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    Hello, I am sending these comments in desperate hope for help. My daughter is 4 & last October I noticed 2/3 walty like spots on her trunk. Took her to our GP who diagnosed Molluscum Contagiosum & advised it would disapear between 12/18 months. Not long after more & more appeared & it is now very aggressive. We have seen our GP's 4 times & even seen a Private Dr to no avail. The Private Dr prescribed Crystacide 1% Cream, but did not see ay improvemnt, so stopped. I am so desperate & stressed about it & it is now effecting my daughter. Its is all over the front of her trunk, all down her inner arm, armpit, inner leg, inner elbow & i have noticed a few on her back & face, no doubt it will be all over her back soon. It is spredding aggresivly. I went back to our GP yesterday, who prescribed antibiotics as some are infected & sore. My daughter also suffers with Ezcema & I was told not to use any creams over her body to avoid further spredding, as a result her Ezcema is realy bad now. I am at my wits end with it, as a mother, I feel Iam not doing enough for my daughter. She starts School in September and I am so worried for her as she already has a complex over it because it does not look very pleasent. Treatments & Creams have been mentioned in previous comments, can you please, please suggest any. I am so desperate & just want to try & stop the spreading of this all over her body & the scaring. Please, please, please help. I am so stressed about it. Thank you





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    Hi Yasmin. I had Molluscum Contagiosum as a child (aged 5) and the doctors said similar things to my mum. Eventually, my mum basically demanded treatment, and I was referred to a children's hospital where they were effectively frozen. I had to go twice, and experienced mild discomfort, however this completely got rid of the molluscs and they never returned. I am now 20 and left with minimal scarring as a result of this. I hope this helps.

    Hello we went private you could have them lazered or a silver nitrate on them our daughter eleven years old had the pen touch wood all ok

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    hi i have had white patches all my life but did not think anything off them i put them down to my ezcema then just latly they have spread to my face which is very unsightly and off putting i have seen my doctor who said they were stress related if i wanted to they can be treated with a steroid cream will this work. would this make them less visible.





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