Your Questions About Eczema

Maria asks…

Does anyone know an over the counter way to deal with eczema?

I have extremely sensitive skin that breaks out, but it usually heals in a few weeks…this time the skin starts to heal, but breaks out again before it can comepletely heal.

admin answers:

If a physician does not specify a particular regimen, Arbonne has product recommendations that might help alleviate some of the discomfort.

The products are formulated without chemicals, dyes, fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol, wax, acetone, etc. They are botanically-based and pH correct, dermatologist tested, non-sensitizing, and non-irritating. They are formulated with natural botanical ingredients. People with skin conditions have tried these products and experienced amazing results.

Intelligence Cleansing Gel for the hands and body, in the bath or shower

Intelligence Skin Condition Oil once the skin has been towel dried but left a little damp

Intelligence Hand Cream or Body Lotion following the Skin Conditioning Oil or Rejuvenating Cream on extremely irritated areas to help alleviate the discomfort of itching.

I hope this helps. If you would like to consult your physician, I have literature on all of Arbonne products. If you have any questions, I’m happy to help.

Lizzie asks…

How can I lighten my uneven tan blotchy face and neck ?

My body and hands are way lighter I want my face to he light too

admin answers:

Could mean: You’ve had a self-tanner mishap…or you have a benign condition called melasma that’s often associated with oral contraceptives, says Dina D. Strachan, M. D., a dermatologist in New York City. Doctors aren’t sure why some birth-control pills cause these dark patches on the forehead, cheeks, or upper lip, but they do know UV exposure makes them worse.

For one thing: Oral contraceptives can upset your skin, since hormones in BCP make pigment cells more sensitive to the sun, resulting in brown blotches.
Doctor’s advice: Talk to your doctor about switching to a low-dose estrogen formula, like Yaz or Ortho Tri-Cycles Lo, or the non-estrogen type of contraception known as the mini pill, says Sundaram. Wearing sunscreen will also help. “If you’ve had hyperpigmentation on the pill, you’re likely to be sensitive during a pregnancy too.” she says. In bulk cases, higher levels of hormones are to blame.
~ Allure Jan. 2012

“Not all brown spots are the same,” Yasuhiro Suzuki, PhD, manager of R&D public relations for Pola Orbis a Japanese Company where in their data base contains 13 million skin samples for 23 years, developed a product H20Plus for the U.S. There are those spots caused by cumulative photodamage, often called sun spots or age spots, which usually appear on the cheeks, temples, back of the hands, freckles, which first emerge as a genetic gift from our parents but proliferate from sun exposure ad often fade or darken depending on the season; post-inflammatory pigmentation, which results from trauma to the skin; the melanoma, which, thanks to its association with fluctuations in female hormones, has been dubbed by dermatologists to be the gold standard for skin lightening (which have proven contributed to cancer in rodents). Melasma responds well to hydroquinone,; sun spots do not. “All of the hydroquinone in the world isn’t going to to get rid of a sun spot.” says New Jersey-based derma Jeanine Downie, MD. “If you’re going to scratching or picking at that spot, you’re making the pigmentation issues even worst. Specially those with eczema or psoriasis, hands off! You’re going to have a dark patch there for either months or years depending on how unlucky you are.” “Hyperpigmentation that’s hormonally induced is the most difficult to treat because no matter what you do, it has a memory and always seems to return with the slightest amount of sun exposure. Think of it this way, if you have a zit and you walk out the door without sunblock on, you’re getting darker, and so is your pimple. You’re basically tanning your pimple.”
~ Elle Sept. 2012

RE SKIN LIGHTENING:
The FDA have banned 23 more whitening products. Google it. About 17,600,000 results.
The reason cited for the proposed ban is that studies in rodents show “some evidence” that hydroquinone may act as a carcinogen or cancer-causing chemical, although its cancer-causing properties have yet to be proved in humans. Hydroquinone also has been linked with the medical condition known as ochronosis in which the skin becomes dark and thick. Dome-shaped yellowish spots and grayish-brown spots also are observed in ochronosis among black women and men in South Africa, Britain, and the U.S. Ochronosis has been observed in conjunction with hydroquinone use even in persons who have used hydroquinone-containing cosmetics for a short time. Some studies also report abnormal function of the adrenal glands and high levels of mercury in people who have used hydroquinone-containing cosmetics. For these reasons, hydroquinone has already been banned in Japan, the European Union, and Australia. Including BB creams.

Any skin-lightening products containing hydroquinone would be considered new drugs, according to the proposed FDA regulations. The products would require FDA approval before being sold to the public and would only be available with a doctor’s prescription.
Skin Creams, Gels, Soaps and Lotions Marketed as Skin Lighteners and Anti-aging Treatments: May Contain the Toxic Metal, Mercury.

Take the Skin Picture Quiz – Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

One YA poster used lemon on her skin: “i use 2 put lemon on my face mostly my chin area, and wat happend it dried it out and actually made it look darker and now looks discolored…”

Thomas asks…

Why does my 5 month old son keep scratching his head and tug at his hair? This happens especially at night.?

We literally have to put mittens on his hands to prevent him from hurting his scalp. He has very sensitive skin and gets rashes and bruises very easily. This is not a reaction to food because he is exclusively breast fed. This is not teething because it’s been happening since he was 2 months old.

admin answers:

Just because he’s breastfed doesn’t mean its not a food allergy. It could be something in your milk that your eating. Does you son have eczema on his scalp since he’s prone to rashes? The east bruising concerns me as well. Talk to his doc. Sounds like somethings really bugging the poor little guy,

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