Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hopefully it helps

My eczema has been SOOO bad since around the end of April. I don't remember ever having it this bad. It just really sucks. I haven't used any cortisone cream for a year or two, and I'm to the point of finally trying it again. I really hope this works. If I could just get it under control, maybe it would just go away for a while!

What have you tried? I've been to a Naturopathic Doctor, but I just can't do the diet thing. I was so hungry trying to figure out what I could eat, and it just wasn't worth it. The one other thing I am thinking of trying is a liver cleanse. We'll see. They are pretty expensive!

12 comments:

Mrs. S said...

You and Kathy over at Mama's Losin' It need to talk. Her kids have this pretty harshly, too.

http://mamakatslosinit.blogspot.com/2008/11/im-ass.html

sheplaysaccordian123.blogspot.com said...

The only thing I can say is go for the hydrocortisone. I know you don't want to use it, but when it's as bad as you say it is, it might be your only relief insight. When Zach had it so bad as a baby, this was the only stuff that worked immediatley.

ONTARIO THIESSENS said...

We definitely used cortisone for Rachelle when she was little and perhaps we used too much of it but she had eczema so bad, it just seemed to be our only option. When we used it consistently, applying it sparingly then we could keep things under control and prevent flare-ups. The best cortisone ointment we ever used for Rachelle was something called Kenacomb (made by Squibb). It came as a cream also but if I remember correctly the ointment worked better.
Brenda

ONTARIO THIESSENS said...

As far as a liver cleanse, I don't think it has to be expensive. I've heard of one where you basically just drink apple juice. I can't remember how it went exactly but here's one I found on the web that sounds similar:
"A liver flush is a home remedy. Although there are many variations, it typically involves drinking two glasses of organic apple juice every two hours for two days, eating only fruits and vegetables. At the end of the two days, people take one to two tablespoons of Epsom salts dissolved in water, followed by half a cup of olive oil with lemon juice at bedtime."

Here's the URL for that:

http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/dietarytherapy/a/LiverFlush.htm

I've personally never tried doing a liver cleanse but a friend of mine did an apple juice liver cleanse and she said the results were amazing.

>>Brenda

Drea said...

awe that is no fun... i feel ur pain. ive been major itchy and my eczema that was on my finger so bad last year is back w/ a vengeance! its no fun. What I have found helps (some) is to run humidifiers.. we hvae 3 running in our home LOL
Just a thought...

eva said...

Our son, almost 11 has had eczema since he was 1. We never used cortisone on him - call me stuborn. It was always good in the summer (sun expore) and bad in the fall/winter. This summer I took him to a naturalpathic doc in the city. He prescribed a product made from all natural ingredients - the boy takes I tab a day. His skin looks as good as it does when he's sun bathing. message me on facebook if you'd like extra info.

Jamy said...

Luckily Cadens eczema has pretty much cleared up. I tried a bunch of natural lotions. Also, Norwex has a lotion that worked great. I'm sure if you ask heather, she'll know which one.

Andrea said...

Oh no!! I hope it gets better soon!!

Tina said...

I recently heard that the Arbonne diaper cream works really well for eczema.

amy said...

I'm really hoping that you can get that crazy excema under control soon...looks like some good suggestions. I have no experience (thankfully) So I'm no help!

amy said...

I'm really hoping that you can get that crazy excema under control soon...looks like some good suggestions. I have no experience (thankfully) So I'm no help!

Anonymous said...

Hey Stacey,

I don't have eczema, but I have psoriasis. My doctor thought it was eczema at first and prescribed a betacortizone cream that just didn't seem to help. I went to a different doctor who told me it was psoriasis and found that tanning helps a LOT. If it gets really bad I start going tanning once or twice a week until it's under control. I don't know if that something you'd want to do, but I thought I'd suggest it. ;)

Hope you get some relief soon!

~Alison~