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  • Hi everyone, I'd like to share some tips that helped me heal my atopic dermatitis. I had been dealing with eczema since I was 10 months old, and I managed to heal it only two years ago, when I was approx. 28. There's plenty you can do, but I strongly recommend to leave out gluten, sugar, and cow's milk. I also started to eat only organic foods and use natural cosmetics and detergents. There are also things you can use to regulate your atopic genes - I've read plenty of new scientific studies about epigenetics, and can recommend Tulsi (holy basil), coconut oil, and apples (organic!). I've summarized all I've learned about eczema in a book, which you can get a free sample of (as pdf) on my website The book is called "Natural Solutions to Atopic Eczema - Heal Your Skin in 8 Steps" (by Lucie Olsan) and you can find it on Amazon. I wish you all the best with your skin. :)

    Hi, has anyone an experience with a bad reaction after a vaccination? My eczema appeared approximately one week after a vaccination (at the age of 10 months) and I know a few people with similar experience. Just share please :)

    Hey everyone! I have wonderful experience with FRESH aloe vera gel... It has soothing, anti‐inflammatory, antibacterial, and wound‐healing properties, and it stimulates the immune system. You can use it both externally and internally. The best thing you can do is prepare your own fresh aloe gel at home—aloe vera can be bought in most gardening shops. Use a knife (preferably ceramic) to cut off a leaf. Cut it longitudinally, and let the clear gel drop into a prepared bowl. Gently scrape the gel off the leaf with the knife, but be careful not to catch the dark green inner layer of the leaf skin with it—it irritates both the skin and digestive tract. Once you have enough clear gel, rub it gently onto the skin and let it dry. Fresh homemade aloe juice is great as well, but again: be careful not to drink the dark green part of the leaf. The dark green layer of the leaf skin may cause stomach cramps or diarrhea when swallowed. Drink the clear gel either alone or add it to a fruit juice—it will wonderfully harmonize the digestive tract. Good luck! ;)

    Hi I developed atopic dermatitis on my face, neck, and back 2 years ago. I have tried Protopic 3 and 10 elilise and cortisone creme. Nothing works. My face is swollen, red, burning, and sore these days. I am trying Desitin diaper rash creme. Who knows if that will work. I know an ointment with pure tar works. Tar seems to heal the skin but I can't find any. Please help this is awful. I never had acne or anything before and now here I am. Yuck, hate this.

    Kiddo gets dry scaly skin and his cheeks turn red if we don't constantly put lotion and cortisone oinment all over him. His mom drops the ball routinely, especially when she taked him to see her hippie parents for a week here and there. Anyhow I'm wondering what the general opinion on using cortisone ointment at bed and in the am before daycare 3-5 / wk. Is this going to be a life long deal? Almost 4 yrs.old and it seems like it is. Is using cortisone over time going to cause thinning of the epidermis or other problems? What can i do to minimize the use of cortisone? Typical trigger for these episodes of scaly skin is mom taking kiddo to her parents and then swimming in a pool with too much chlorine for 3 or more days and then as mentioned completely flagginng on the maintenance. So given that she's going to continue doing things the wrong way, I'm all ears on how best to treat the fallout.

    I am in desperate need of help dealing with my atopic dermatitis. A little back story: I have had it my whole life and have been able to keep it under control very well even with having horrible allergies and I had the perfect foundation etc. for my skin. I recently had my second child and my skin has made a complete 360! I developed cystic acne, I have never even had a hint of acne in my life so I really don’t know what how to treat it without irritating my skin. My dr reconvened acctuane but I absolutely refuse to take it!! the medications and topical I use dry my skin out like crazy! I’m currently using elidel and I’m pretty sure it’s causing Milia all over my face. I have no clue how to get rid of it because I don’t know what kind of face products would be best for my skin. What kind of products work best for you from exfoliation all the way to make up? I need a new everyday routine that will help me with all of these areas!

    From our inbox: "Do you recommend any bedding? I do have bamboo organic sheets. Also have the dust mite covers for pillows & bed (what doctor recommended) but now in search of a comforter." Feel free to share below about the type of bedding that works for you!

    I have atopic dermatitis all over body, prescription creams, shampoos, nothing helps, HELP

    I have a 15yr old daughter with severe AD. looking for information about the clinical trial going on with dupixent related to adolescents age 12 to 17. would anyone that's knowledgeable about dupixent and the approval of dupixent for teens please talk with me.

    3.25 oz. Of Purified or distilled water .25oz Witch hazel (optional) 5-8drops Tea tree Essential oil 5-8 drops lavender essential oil 3-5 drops Frankincense essential oil 2 drops peppermint essential oil

    Many people with atopic dermatitis/eczema have food allergies or reactions to specific foods. How have you managed your diet at home and while eating out? Do you have any tips or recipes to share?

    How do you manage your eczema flares? Share your tips and techniques below.

    What are your favorite recipes to make during the fall season? Are there any eczema-friendly ingredients that you like to use?

    Hello, for now, I've been having eczema for 3 years. I have eczema mostly on my legs, arms and belly. For me, it was really hard to accept and to get to find what treatment actually worked for me. By far, the treatment that has worked the best is foderma treatment. I really recommend it to you!

    Bella from Facebook shared her recipe for moisturizer that she uses on her 5 year old. She wishes you success in finding the right formula to help you and your little ones get long lasting relief! Use 4-6 tablespoons of raw shea butter (comes already mixed with the olive oil and lavender), melt in double broiler. Add 1 teaspoon pure 100% tea tree oil and 1 teaspoon pure vitamin E oil. Can also add 2 tablespoons YORO Manuka honey or HoneySkin cream. Allow to sit in the refrigerator to harden and use liberally. Thanks, Bella! Feel free to share your experience trying this recipe in the comments below.

    Hello has anyone participated in Clinical trials for atopic dermatitis?

    Itchy skin can feel like one of the worst symptoms of atopic dermatitis/eczema, if not the worst. What treatments and treatment methods have helped you or your loved one with relieving itchy skin? Please share below!

    I found a creme called Derma Kure in Guatemala last year and it is the best treatment I have found so far for my dermatitis on my hands. It is a bio-identical creme made in South Africa and as wondering if anyone has found here in the US or Europe as I have emailed the company and haven’t heard anything yet about stockists. I’ve tried everything steroid creme etc and this absolutely works - anyone else heard of or used this.

    Hey. I just recently signed up for this forum. I am a 26 year old male and I have been hit pretty hard with my Atopic eczema for the past couple of weeks. I have normally been using a very mild Archiv Creme, which is basically just a fat creme based on Liquid paraffin and Petroleum jelly. It normally works wonders and I have experienced no problems what so ever. Then a couple of weeks ago, due to the hars weather my skin just kinda gave up and using the Archiv creme has not been sufficient even when using Mildison or Cortison creme to keep down the rash and swelling. I have tried 3 different cremes since then, But I have severe allergic reactions to using them. I have tried "Cetaphil restoraderm body moisturizer", "A-derma exomega control cream" and "PSO Specialcréme no 14" I use the creme for 2 days and suddenly I'm covered in red "pimples" it's like I get goosebumbs on my entire body + a terrible rash, when I wash my body and switch back to The old creme, it gets "Normal" hours. Please if anyone can suggest a wondercreme that will work as good as my old did in the summer, please speak up :)

    I grew up with eczema on and off and "sensitive " skin and some old time treatments from dermatologists which would be questionable by today's standards (gentian violet and even x-rays). For several years I fought seborreic dermatitis. More recently at 66 I have ear eczema. It is cyclical- itch reddening, thick skin, weeping. My dermatologist recommended cortisone cream or otic drops. These do not totally get rid. I try not to stay on cortisone. Even with I have breakouts. I have noticed several times following the weeping skin, I get ear infections and the last 3 bad ones, I had vertigo. I am careful about soaps and lotions. Perhaps food allergies? Is there any oil or treatment to get away from cortisone which doesn't work?
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