Your Questions About Eczema

Michael asks…

Is this Psoriasis or eczema?

For about 5 years now (I’m a teen) I’ve had these red bumpy patches of skin on my upper arms and butt (it looks different from the arms) that often turn into postules. People tell me all the time it’s eczema (at least on my arms, I haven’t told people about my butt) but it doesn’t itch at all. I think it’s heredatary because my dad has it and my mom had it when she was younger. So do you guys think it’s eczema or psoriasis? Any treatment suggestions would be nice too. Thank you so much!
BTW, Psoriasis is…
but I’m pretty sure I’d have a mild case of it if I did.
And Eczema is…
and the picture to the right looks a lot like my arms, but not so much my rear.

admin answers:

I have had eczema my whole life and trust me… It itches. (A LOT)
Here are Psoriasis Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms
Dry, red patches of skin are the most well-known symptoms of psoriasis. The skin replaces itself more quickly than normal, causing excess skin cells to pile up in thick layers. Roughly half of people with psoriasis also have irregular fingernail growth that results in pitting, crumbling, or discoloration of the nail. A smaller proportion of people also experience arthritis symptoms.

Psoriasis may begin with small red bumps that eventually grow into large patches of dry skin that flake off in scales. Patches of affected skin often are symmetrical, meaning that they are present in the same place on both sides of the body. Some areas of the body are more likely to be affected, including the scalp, face, arms, hands, legs, groin, feet, and places where the skin folds.

As you can see, nowhere does it list itching. I did a little more research and found out you can have slight itching with psoriasis but not always. Eczema or dermatitis is really itchy. You should see a dermatologist because they have recently come out with some new treatments for psoriasis, if thats what the doctor prescribes you with.
For a temporary fix, buy some fragrance free sea salt at a local health store and pour it into a warm bath. This really soothes the skin, but you really need to get a medication in the long run. I hope you find this information helpful.

Or, you could just have an allergy to a laundry detergent and have neither. You really need to see a doctor to be sure.

Carol asks…

I want to join the Marines but I heard if u have eczema its an automatic DQ?

I hardly have it anymore, but I’ve had a slight case in the past. It wasn’t very serious and I dont need any treatment for it. Will it still be an Auto DQ for me? If I didnt say anything about it, they wouldnt even know I had it. There are no visual indiciation of eczema on me anymore.

admin answers:

You should always disclose any problems you have, because if they found out you hid something, you could get in serious trouble. But if it’s no longer a problem for you, then it should not be an issue. They will do an physical exam before hand to see if you are up to it, and that will be what they decide from. The doctor will give his recommendations basiced on his review, so if he feels it won’t be a problem, then they will probably be okay with it.

The best thing to do would be to call a recruiter and just ask, even anonymously if that would make you feel more comfortable. They would gladly asker any questions you have about that or anything else.

Good luck.

Lizzie asks…

How to treat environmental eczema or psoriasis?

Psoriasis that only seems to exist while in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. It clears up when I’m traveling for more than a week in any other climate (dry, humid, cold, hot, by the ocean, in the desert). I’m not asking what it is about the Bay Area, could it be an allergy or be improved by some treatment other than the usual considerations for psoriasis?

admin answers:

Perhaps there is something in the Bay Area that triggers your psoriasis flare ups. If you want home remedies for psoriasis, you can try pasteurized cream, bees’ wax or botanical oils. They cost less and are great for the skin as well. Good luck to you!

William asks…

Anyone know any good treatments for severe eczema?


My brother has really severe eczema which causes him to have open sores and flakey skin. Since he’s itchy all the time and his skin looks so strange, the eczema is not only affecting his physical health but his social life at school as well.

Since our health insurance is not the best, and we don’t really have the option to change it, my mom can only get one kind of medicine for him. So, I was wondering if anyone knew any other, non medical avenues to investigate, such as changes in diet, washing with certain soaps, and so on. I was also wondering if anyone knew anything about preventing itching/scratching, since this I think this is a large part of where the problem is coming from- constantly scratching is destroying his skin.

If anyone has suggestions that could help him, that would be great…

admin answers:

Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn’t work for you – it’s free.

George asks…

Anyone have advice about Eczema for adults?

I’ve had dishydrogenous eczema on my feet and hands for years now. I used to get very bad outbreaks on my feet during the summer, but now the small eczema bubbles only appear on my hands during stressful times at work. I have an ointment (betamethasone) that doesn’t always heal , but I would appreciate any advice regarding treatment.
Epsom Salt only helps with fungus infections like Athlete’s Foot. When I tried Epsom Salt on my eczema on my feet, it actually dried out my skin even worse.

admin answers:

Hi Gr8

Here are some ideas on how to help the healing process.

Eczema is often called Dermatitis, and may be a symptom of an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency. Eczema can be due to allergies, allergies secondary to digestive disorders such as hydrochloric acid deficiency, rashes secondary to immune diseases, genetic metabolic disorders, and/or nutritional deficiencies, especially of niacin (vitamin B3) and B6, as well as other B vitamins.

To minimize your risk of developing eczema, avoid irritating substances, wear natural nonirritating materials, use soothing ointments, and check to see if dietary, nutritional, and/or and allergy-causing factors need to be considered.


Natural Cures

Aromatherapy: Bergamot, chamomile, lavender, melissa, neroli, eucalyptus, geranium, and/or juniper can help speed healing and relief of symptoms when applied topically to the affected areas.

Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet and avoid potentially allergy-causing foods, especially sugar, wheat, milk, and dairy products, including yogurt. Also avoid excess consumption of fruit, especially citrus and sour, as these foods may aggravate symptoms.

Flower Essences: Rescue Remedy® for accompanying stress, and Rescue Remedy Cream® on the affected areas.

Herbs: Herbal remedies such as cleavers, nettle, yellowdock, or red clover tea or tinctures may be very effective. They are often combined with relaxing herbs such as chamomile, linden flowers, or skullcap. One combination would be equal parts of cleavers, nettle, and chamomile drunk as an infusion three times a day. A stronger mixture combines the tinctures of figwort, burdock, and cleavers in equal parts; take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day.

To alleviate itching, bathe affected areas of your body with lukewarm or cold chickweed infusion. For cracked, dry, or painful skin, use a salve made from calendula flowers and St. John`s wort leaves.

Goldenseal applied externally may also be helpful.

Homeopathy:Dulcamara, Rhus tox., Sulfur, Arsen alb., and Graphites, taken alone or in combination with each other can help speed healing. Petroleum and Psorinum are also effective homeopathic remedies, but must be taken alone.

Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

Juice Therapy: The following juice combinations can help speed healing: black currant and red grapes; carrot, beet, spinach, cucumber, and parsley; and wheat grass juice.

Nutritional Supplementation: Vitamin A and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an omega-6 essential fatty acid found in high quantities in evening primrose oil, have both been shown to improve the symptoms of eczema. Vitamin E. Other useful supplements for preventing and reversing eczema include vitamin B complex, vitamin B6, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc.

Topical Treatment: Apply evening primrose oil directly to cracked and sore areas of the skin. A topical paste made from ginkgo and licorice root extract has also been shown to improve eczema symptoms.

Best of health to you


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