Your Questions About Eczema

Chris asks…

How do I get rid of a facial rash?

It started around my nose but has now spread over my cheeks and chin. It starts as redness and what looks like lots of little pimples and feels hot and itchy. The skin gets really dry and flaky but the spots weep. It started about 3 months ago when life got really stressful and I think its connected to that. I’m 39 and really self conscious about it. I’m sensitive to perfumes etc and really careful about that. Any ideas?

admin answers:

I think you have eczema, look it up to make sure and consult a dermatologist. Arbonne has a product that people use for your type of skin condition (the baby lotion which is safe for adults and babies with this condition) I actually had this same problem but have gotten over it since using this product, best of all they have a 45 day money back guarantee check it out at www.holistic.myarbonne.com

Mandy asks…

How do I get rid of me eczema scares? ?

I don’t have scares on my arms, but I have scares on my legs. The scares are from eczema and it’s not going away.

Thank you
Sorry, spelling mistake I meant scars.

admin answers:

Arbonne has a great product that is a skin conditioning oil that works amazingly at reducing or eliminating scars. They also have GREAT products that help with the eczema. We have dealt with severe eczema with our baby boy and done much research and found that the products that Arbonne has specifically for sensitive skin is great for people suffering from eczema, including my wife’s father and brother. Now even our pediatrician is recommending it to his patients who have sensitive skin. Go to my wife’s website and there is a short write up on what we have experienced along with before and after pictures. She would be more than happy to help in any way possible, there is a link ob the page to email her.
The site is www.babysoft.myarbonne.com

I hope this helps.

Paul asks…

How to get rid of dry flaky skin on your face?

I have pretty decent skin but every once in awhile it gets extreamly dry! I went to put on a little foundation and it looked horrible because my skin is so flaky and dry! How do i get rid of this! it’s very annoying atm! lol

admin answers:

How to Get Rid of Dry Flaky Facial Skin

By Corey M. Mackenzie, eHow Contributor

Unlike many other parts of the body, the face is almost always exposed to the elements. If your skin is already prone to dryness, you’ll likely have dry, flaky skin on your face too, and the elements do not help. Facial skin usually receives more sunlight in the summer and handles more cold, drying wind in the winter. There are several easy things you can do to combat dry, flaky facial skin.

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Things You’ll Need

Mild face cleansers
Wash cloth
Moisturizer
Humidifier

Instructions

1
Wash your face with a mild facial cleanser only. Choose one that is hypoallergenic and contains moisturizers. Using a harsh soap may increase dryness, according to nlm.nih.gov (see ref. 2).

2
Use only mildly warm, not hot, water to wash your face. Hot water is drying to skin.
Rinse the cleanser off either with warm or with cool water and then lightly pat the skin to dry–rubbing it will only cause more flaking. A little dampness left on the skin is not only fine, it is beneficial if you are going to use a moisturizer, as suggested by uihealthcare.com (see ref. 1).

3
Apply a moisturizer immediately after washing and drying your face. You should moisturize your face at least once a day, but you can also apply more moisturizer more often if necessary–once after washing, another time before going out into the elements (if it is sunny, choose a moisturizer containing sunscreen) and again before going to bed.

4
Drink plenty of water. How much water you should drink will depend on the temperature and your physical condition, but when you’re suffering from dry skin, drinking more water will help, according to nlm.nih.gov.

5
Use a humidifier to increase the humidity in your home. Dry ambient air contributes to dry skin and increasing the humidity may help your face.

6
Wear a scarf around your face in the winter time whenever you are outdoors. Cold dry winter air is very chafing and will cause or worsen dry facial skin.

Tips & Warnings
In lieu of a commercial moisturizer, you can apply mineral oil (baby oil) or even vegetable oil to your face to combat dryness.

If dryness and flaking persists, or you develop redness, see your doctor to rule out eczema or other health problems.

David asks…

For how long can I exclusively breatfeed?

My baby is 6 months old and she is doing great. 50 percentile. The nurse told me to start giving her solids, do I have to? for how long can I feed her only breast milk?

admin answers:

First off – GOOD FOR YOU for breastfeeding!!!

If you poke about on breastfeeding websites and in breastfeeeding books, you will end up seeing that they really say “exclusively for AT LEAST 6 months” rather than “you must start solids at 6 months.”

So if your baby is healthy and continuing to gain weight at a good rate, you should be fine continuing for another couple months.

After that, just introduce solids really slowly while continuing to breastfeed.

Good Luck!

Edited to add – I don’t usually do this, but I gotta respond to some of what Smoochiez said, because it’s just plain wrong.

~~”Yes, you need to start giving her solids…if you don’t, you’ll be depriving her growing body of nutrients it needs to keep her healthy…its like starving her.”~~

This is just not true. The American Assosiation of Pediactrics says “there is no upper limit to the duration of breastfeeding and no evidence of psychological or developmental harm from breastfeeding into the third year of life or longer” La Leche League says “Breast milk continues to provide substantial key nutrients well beyond the first year of life, especially protein, fat, and most vitamins.”

The reason to start your baby on solids is not nutritional, but physical. You need to get her tummy ready for a life of solid foods.

~~Plus postponing solid foods past 6 months puts her at very high risk for developing food allergies, something you DON’T want.~~

This is also completely not true. In fact the OPPOSITE is true. Again, from the American Pediatric Assosiation – “Avoiding the early introduction of potentially allergenic foods is the basic step in the primary prevention of food allergies in children who are at high risk.” According to a study in the June 1995 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, infants who did not consume cow’s milk, eggs and peanuts during infancy and whose mothers also avoided those foods during the perinatal period had a reduced incidence of food allergy and eczema in the first two years of life.

So avoiding any solid foods that are common allergens is MUCH better than introducing them early. This is one reason why doctors reccommend that you start with RICE cereal rather than wheat or veggies or meats – because rice is the most gentle of grains and is the easiest to digest.

Again, Good Luck!

Susan asks…

What hair product can I get for my dry thick hair?

what’s the difference between “leave in conditioner” and “hair moisturizer”?
which one do you use?

admin answers:

Try Organic Argan Oil, it’s expensive but very effective,

The oil, which is said to have restorative and age-defying effects, has become one of the latest miracle ingredients in the beauty industry. High in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, it is believed to help all sorts of skin conditions: dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkles. Moroccans slather it on their skin, hair, nails and even their babies….”The NewYork Times Magazine”

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