Your Questions About Eczema

George asks…

how to get rid of post-eczema scarring?

greetings, sorry if this grosses you out:

a few weeks ago my entire neck broke out into an eczema rash and unfortunately i had run out of my prescribed ointment. by the time my prescription had been refilled the damage had already been done. anyone who has eczema already knows about the scarring thats left over after the rash has cleared, and now my entire neck is a few shades darker than my face (it looks dirty!)

i’ve been scrubbing my neck with a body scrub every few days trying to get the cells to hurry up and shed. its not the first time my neck has broken out and it usually returns back to its original color after while but its just not healing fast enough for my tastes right now. any suggestions on how to speed things up?

admin answers:

Step 1Apply aloe vera to eczema scars. Aloe vera gels, creams, and lotions are extremely hydrating and can deeply moisturize the skin. They also offer anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that help to reduce irritation and lighten dark eczema scars. Pure aloe from an aloe plant may also be used. Washing your skin daily with aloe vera soap and applying an aloe vera lotion or cream several times a day can get rid of eczema scarring.

Step 2Drink apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is rich in important vitamins and minerals and contains antifungal and antibacterial properties. Drinking a glass of water containing 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 teaspoons of honey up to three times a day can help boost the immune system. Boosting the immune system encourages the healing of eczema inflammation and scarring. Apple cider vinegar can also be applied directly to the skin by mixing one part vinegar and one part water. Applying vinegar to the skin eliminates itching and dryness, thus promoting skin healing.

Step 3Use coconut oil. Extra virgin organic coconut oil works in a variety of different ways to heal scarring caused by eczema. Coconut oil supports the repair and healing of skin tissue, softens skin, relieves flaking and dryness, and reduces skin inflammation. Coconut oil penetrates deeply into the skin, helping to heal rashes and scarring. For best results, apply extra virgin organic coconut oil to eczema patches several times a day.

Step 4Try shea butter. Apply shea butter to eczema scars several times daily. Shea butter is a natural healing product with a high content of vitamin E, vitamin A, and keratin. These ingredients help the skin to retain moisture and elasticity. Shea butter is used to treat dry skin, skin discoloration, blemishes and other scars. It is available in a variety of skin care products, including soaps, lotions, creams, and oils.

Step 5Add natural supplements. Vitamin B12, vitamin E, neem oil, yellow dock, zinc, and fish oil protect and moisturize skin while helping to heal eczema scars, irritation and flaking. Fish oil works by minimizing the inflammatory symptoms associated with eczema. Taking fish oil pills daily or eating foods that contain fish oil will help to clear up scars created by eczema.

Donna asks…

this is going to sound really stupid but… question about rash and eczema?

so dylan’s never had a diaper rash in all of his 7 months until recently. i’ve always used the creamy desitin that’s effective overnight (whatever the blue one is)… i’ve used it every night after his bath,either that or butt paste… but he had a little bout with diarrhea and was going like 6 times a day. (sorry if TMI) and now for a couple weeks he’s had this horrible red puffy rash on his very lower back/ right at the waistband of the diaper, and in between the cheeks… 🙂

i don’t know what it is? either diaper rash or eczema? the diaper cream hasn’t been effective, and either has aveeno baby eczema lotion. he wakes up all the time at night and i can only imagine how it’s probably burning and itching…..

does this sound like a typical diaper rash or is it eczema and what can i do for the little guy? thanks for your help!!

admin answers:

Sometimes the diareah canburn or have a burning sensation afterward … Try getting paw paw cream …its great , you dont want to put anything ‘unnatural ‘ on there as it will add to the irritation , when Alex was a baby and under medical professionals they suggested paw paw insteda of quaterzone ( i know thats not how you spell it ) but has simmilar effectiveness,,,

Linda asks…

Anyone heard of Eczema with no Rash in Toddler?

We are trying to work out what the problem is with our 3 1/2 year old daughter. She has had no rash but regularly complains of being “itchy” and strips of her cloths because she finds them irritating.

Some history: About 3 weeks ago she was diagnosed with a nasty ear infection and was on antibiotics for the first time in her life. She started complaining sometimes of being itchy only after this, but she refused the antibiotics most the time. We didn’t get her to start taking them properly until two weeks ago – she refused them until then (and we ended up having to force her because she was getting worse). We took her for a check up last week and also mentioned the itchiness, and the doctor said it was eczema. There is NO rash, nothing, just the itch. Occasionally she had what looked like a heat rash but it went down once her fever went down.

She has been off the antibiotics for about 5 days now, but tonight, she was screaming that she was “itchy”, and couldn’t stand to be touched in certain areas (legs, back, arms). The way she was carrying on was like she was in real pain, not just itchy.

She goes to daycare 2 days a week, and it seems to be worse at the end of a daycare day. But daycare has not had any issues with the “itchy”. We are about to get a list of foods, full recipes, etc from daycare to try an eliminate these as a cause of the pain. We have not changed washing powders in years, and this is not an every day occurrence.

Given the doctor indicated it was eczema, I just really wanted to know if anyone out there has experienced eczema in a toddler without any rash? We are making notes and keeping records to see if it is also an allergy or intolerance, but we know if we go to the doctor now, we will be sent away and told again it is eczema, so we want to go armed with the right questions, and to do that, I would really like some feedback on anyone who has had some experience with this one….. Thanks!!
She has no dry skin patches either.
Thanks heaps for the suggestions so far. I love the sunblock one – I am in Australia, and it is just starting to get warmer and we are using sunblock more. Day care slathers them in it, so this is a good point – I will look into it. Also the food additives, I will look into that too 🙂

Any other suggestions are more than welcome. We will treat it as eczema, but I just want to identify the cause if I can so I can eliminate it as much as possible.

And yes, there are allergies in the family – asthma, hay fever, food intolerances, bee stings, you name it.

admin answers:

OMG the doc told me the same thing when my 3 year old started itching so bad on the back of neck small of her back middle top of her chest and her bum. She had no rash just really really bad itching. So bad she was scratching till she bled. They said to treat her like eczema. So i went out and bought the aveeno baby wash and lotions and they really helped. She still itches but not to the same degree. I am also careful to watch when she does it and i tell her to scratch gently. Sometimes i think she doesnt know how to just scratch the itch for relief and over does it. Also when all this started i tried that Eucerin calming cream on her…. DONT USE IT… There is menthol in it and if the skin is broken at all it burns them. Now im not so sure that our children actually have eczema like the kind we are both thinking of with the rashes, but it must be pretty common among young kids. Did the doc say it actually was eczema or like mine say “treat” it like eczema? Either way try the aveeno baby wash. Its called Soothing relief creamy wash and it says right on the bottle gently cleanses and soothes dry skin even from eczema.. Theres also a lotion that goes with it. Oh i have also noticed in the summer that certain sunblocks will make her worse so just make sure you watch that in the future… Good Luck with everything. I hope that i have helped a little.

Lizzie asks…

Dermatologist’s reply dearly needed…Eczema/Acne/Facial Rash that started on my leg>back>arm>face.Please

rash on my leg, it was about the size of a blueberry, ring shaped teeny tiny red pus filled bumps/blisters.Accompanied by occasional outbreaks of itching red blisters on my fingers.I went to the doctor and he said that it was mites or ringworm from my animals and gave me some cream for it…. And he also said my fingers (at a later point) was nerves…and gave me ?Atarax? for itching.
The outbreak on my leg then dissappeared,and came up on my arm and back,then went away there and returned on my face, and now it is very noticable, large areas of my lower face(from the bottom of my nose downto my jawline, not on my neck.) The new Doctor told me it was Eczema? They gave me a cream called Fluticasone Proprionate ?usp .1%. The cream does not halp anymore it just helps it from being so dry. I need to know what this?Any ideas? soap drys it and hurts. Getting worse.Acne?Eczema?Should I apply My medicine or the hydrocortisone says for rashes such as eczema,put that? I dunno what to do.Help!

admin answers:

This is what i did for my rashes i got a sun lamp used soap shampoo detergent with no perfumes. Even rinse your clothes twice. Also i ate Vitamin c for about a month and it went away it also sounds like a food allergy watch what you eat if it pops up then. Keep putting cream on it. Mine finally went away after i tried it. I still get a rash on two fingers when i am prone to stress and i keep my hands out of dish soap

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  1. Shaun - December 23, 2014

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    tnx for info.

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