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Help with Side Effects & Atopic Dermatitis

Hello this is my husband’s story, well, mine too because I live it with him.

It all began after back to back steroid injections in back. He then broke out in this awful rash in various places that itched severely and hurt. After many doctors and treatments nothing worked so again went to an out of town specialist.

Diagnosed and looking for options

Diagnosed with AD and was given no offers other than trials with bad side effects, so home depressed. Any help or offers of what you have tried that has helped would be appreciated. Thank you

Have you experienced treatment side effects?

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  • Stefanie Bord moderator
    6 months ago

    Hi, tannersnan,

    This sounds like a very frustrating situation! AD is not something I’d wish on anyone, and it sounds like your husband, unfortunately, developed it suddenly.

    There are many resources on this website for help in treating eczema/Atopic Dermatitis. There are lots of stories about people’s experiences too. Treatment really depends on the severity of the rash/flare-up and where it is occurring on the body.

    For me, I have mainly had it on my hands, back of my neck, eyelids, and inside my ears. I have mainly had success using prescription corticosteroid creams, ointments, gels, and lotions (such as Desonate, 2% Hydrocortisone, and Triamcinolone). I have never needed to use some of the heavier-duty prescription injections that some of the folks on this site have, or had any luck with the homemade treatments that some people swear by.

    It has really been a trial and error over the years for me too. You never know what may work and what might not! I hope you can look around on here and find something that will give some relief!

    Keep reaching out! You might also want to try our linked Facebook page to get more input! We’re here to listen and try to help! Best of luck to your husband (and you of course!)!

    -Stefanie (AtopicDermatitis.net Team Member)

  • tannersnan author
    6 months ago

    Thank you so much. He hasn’t resorted to strong meds like injections but have tried so many things to even list with very little relief. Some things temporarily help itch but NOTHING has taken the rash away.

  • Sarah Wallin moderator
    6 months ago

    @tannersnan, many eczema warriors have that exact same frustration. Temporary relief is only so good until the itch and rash returns.. Keep in touch with how you are your husband are doing. Healing hugs, Sarah (AtopicDermatitis.net Team Member)

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