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Natasha89
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I know i have posted before
But this is driving me mad!
I have tried 7 different creams these past 3 days an none work.
Im itching like mad, im bleeding from the itch and i look red raw.
Ive had cold flannels, ive had warm moist baths.. nothing!
Ive phoned the doctor they cant fit me in till tuesday but i have work..and im not sure what time because i dont start till tuesday.
I have quiet really at the end of my thether.
I know half of it is stress because im worried about my job / my aunt whos in hosp an the current situation with my partener.
Ive tried almost everything i can think of.
Its all over my arms, base of my back, my legs are covered i look a mess..
Help please any suggestions its driving me mad! [Mad]

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JamsessionVT
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You're right, stress does tend to make excema worse.

Trying 7 creams in 3 days doesn't give them a lot of time to work. Getting the itching and rashes to go away takes a bit more time than a day with 1 cream. What, specifically, have you tried? I've found with my excema that most marketed creams don't work. the only one that helps with occasional breakouts is a plain 1% cortisone cream (although it tends to make it itch a little more initially, once you get past that, it feels much better)

Another thing you can try, for now at least, until you get to the doctor, is calamine lotion. Works wonders, I swear. Just spread it over any and every area you have an outbreak, and let it dry.

You've really got to bo conscious about not itching, as hard as it is. If you don't think about it, it helps a little, but if you must, put mittens on your hands to lessen to effects.

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Natasha89
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Ive tried betnovate
cetraben
fucibet
e45
germaline
savalon

i never throught of calamine ive always assosiated that with chicken pox, is it ok to use on eczma

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Yep. It can be an awesome remedy. An oatmeal bath -- you can buy that at any pharmacy too -- can also provide a lot of relief.

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A friend of mine with severe eczema said that extra virgin olive oil worked wonders for him. He just dabs it on the dry areas and hasn't had a lot of trouble since.

The more severe your flaking, the less chemicals you want to put on your skin, they really can make things worse. Using 7 different lotions means you could've put upwards of 100 different chemicals on your skin, and that's probably making your skin even more sensitive and inflamed. Try asking at your local health food store for some natural alternatives in the time you're waiting to see your doctor- the fewer ingredients, the better in this case.

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Natasha89
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Ill try using camamile see how things go from there
im ringing doctors again this morning see if they can try get me in

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