Eczema=No Fun

Being an Esthetics Student, I wash my hands. ALOT. Anytime before or after those gloves come off, my hands are in water.

For awhile now, I have gotten dry patches on my back and inside of my arms. With cold weather rearing it’s head, it has definitely made my skin WORSE. We’ve decided it’s eczema. And can I just say it sucks? My fingers are cracked and NOTHING is helping. I’ve done different lotions, I went to Twitter about it. I got various recommendations, some I think would end up breaking the bank for me. So I have to ask?

What experiences have you had with eczema? What product was your “Miracle” Saver?

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  1. My 2 boys and I have eczema in its various forms. What has seemed to work best for us is to wash with Cetaphil body wash and use the lotion in the tub, not the pump. The pump lotion is too thin. I know it’s pricey, but a tub of the lotion lasts the boys and I a long time. Cetaphil is the least expensive OTC solution for us I’ve found that works. Sometimes during allergy season we do need a steroid cream for a couple patches, so it may be worth talking to your doctor as well. If you have allergies and/or asthma, you can pretty much expect eczema at some point. The three conditions seem to coexist together.
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Dear PennDOT =-.

  2. My youngest grandson has is bad ( age 2) and his mother still suffers occasionally ( since childhood) what they use the most is Auqafor or Eucerin in the tub. A little goes a long way & gives a good protective barrier, esp after baths & at bedtime. My hubby suffers from it too. He has a prescription of clotrimazole/betameth cream.
    You may get lucky with OTC cortisone cream as well. Good luck!
    .-= Faythe @GMT´s last blog ..Knobby Knees & Knockouts =-.

  3. My brother has eczema and my husband has it in small patches when we change climates. It reappears when we go back to Cali for some reason. Weird, huh? He in convinced it’s the smog.

  4. Do you wear gloves when you work? I find the clear ones cause red, burning, itchy areas on my hands (I think its a chemical burn). Many of my coworkers were experiencing the same rash. We switched to a latex free blue nitrile glove and the irritation stopped immediately. Just a thought.

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