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bigbadboss101
12-23-2004, 01:37 AM
Anyone have problem with such? My dad has it, and so do I. It's prevailent on the legs, and arms. I have used prescribed ointment, oatmeal lotions, etc. May it be affected by diet as well? I thought it could be due to excess toxins and a cleanse might help. It's really annoying cuz my legs are full of red dots.

gggunit
12-24-2004, 01:05 PM
Ive had ezema since I was born alot of people grow out of it.. but I have been given celesedorm (spelling) ask your doctor.. you just gotta live with it.. it gets worse in the winter since its dry.. we got a humidifier that helps alot.. try sitting in the sauna once a week. and when your done showering use baby oil..

other then that it sucks having to wear long sleve shirts all the time cuz your arms look bad.

TrevorK
12-26-2004, 05:40 PM
Dovobet is your friend - it'll clear it right up.

Melinda
12-27-2004, 01:49 AM
I have a special perscribed medication for mine...i get little spots of it on my arms and bigger spots on my legs...the medicine stuff looks like water but stings when I put it on...after 10 days (the max amount i'm allowed to use it at a time) they usually are gone

bigbadboss101
12-27-2004, 01:54 PM
I have dovonex but will go see a doctor soon to get some stronger stuff.

TrevorK
12-30-2004, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by bigbadboss101
I have dovonex but will go see a doctor soon to get some stronger stuff.

Dovobet was the strongest my Dermatologist said - and it's not covered by Alberta healthcare.

Buddhafly
05-22-2007, 12:40 AM
Hello.

Is dermatology covered in Alberta?
Is a referral needed?


Please fill me in on the basics.


Thank you.

Mixalot27
05-22-2007, 01:02 AM
Wanna hear something funny? I had terrible exema on my hands for over 10 years. I had to use a steriod type lotion on them every night just to keep the pain from the drying and cracking bearable. It was so bad at times I had to ductape gloves on my hands at night just so I woundn't scratch them raw. Then I went on a one week vacation to Cuba during one of the most humid times of the year. Its now been over 3.5 years and my exema still hasn't come back at all. I'm convinced that the cure is as simple as humidity. Maybe you can take a trip somewhere humid or even buy a humidifier and put your affected body parts near it a couple times a day.

Maybe a hawaiin hotbox is in order. Turn your shower on full blast hot. Let it warm up about 15 - 20 mins. Plug the crack under the door with a towel. Twist up a fat blunt. Sit in there smoking on that for 30 - 40 mins. Repeat daily. Hopefully exema is cured, if not you won't care about so much anymore anyways. :rofl:

alloroc
05-22-2007, 12:34 PM
I have it but I found it is triggered by mild irritations.
Stop using fabric softener and start washing your socks in ivory snow, and use 1/2 to 3/4 the recommended amount.

I used to get it really bad on my lower legs and top of my feet. A neat trick an old dermatologist told me is to shower and rinse really well then wrap a layer or two of toilet paper under one sock with - no medication on both legs - then wait to see if there is a difference between the two legs by the end of the day - it only took me about an hour to notice the difference. If there is a difference, change your laundry habits.

I know folks who dont have it will be laughing but the itching is so intense you'll do almost anything. It is totally unbearable and so distracting you can't focus on anything.

TrevorK
05-22-2007, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by Buddhafly
Hello.

Is dermatology covered in Alberta?
Is a referral needed?


Please fill me in on the basics.


Thank you.

Yes it is covered by Alberta Health Care.

Whether a referral is needed is up to the dermotologist you will be seeing. I would say that most of them will need a referral, and it's probably quicker to get a referral than to call them all to find one that doesn't need it.

KK07
05-23-2007, 05:31 PM
I have this as well but like someone mentioned, it only really happens when there's a change in the climate. Even then, it only lasts for a couple of days and its almost not even noticeable, it's also not even close to as itchy anymore. I used to get it on my legs and arms when I was younger and it looked really bad but I'm hoping I've just grown out of it.

BokCh0y
05-23-2007, 11:10 PM
I've had this shit since i was born. I use betaderm (sp?) supposed to be stronger than celestoderm. Another good cream for it is Prevex B. My eczema's come and go with the weather but is generally better during summer months than winter months. In Van the shit all went away. Humid climates and/or a humidifier is your best friend. After a shower try using Cetaphil, that stuff absorbs into the skin and keeps it moist. Also diet makes a difference. If you have a lot of dairy products....gotta cut down. Milk made my eczemas worse. Something you'll ave to live with...but try not to use the corticosteroid cream too much. It thins your skin.

Also noticed certain fabrics trigger it too. Wool does it for me and so does the back of the button from my jeans.

Oh yeah and use alllergy meds like reactine extra strength. That helps to control the eczemas.

bigbadboss101
05-23-2007, 11:23 PM
Good posts. I do believe it's a combination of things.
Humidity, sun light, diet, allergy to chemicals, etc.

Chester
05-24-2007, 11:03 AM
I noticed that drinking a lot of water also helps. During the day at work I usually drink 10-15 bottles of water:thumbsup:

bobby_lu
05-24-2007, 11:17 AM
water helps, highly caused by stress as well (psoraisis)

so....maybe start smoking some green? :nut:

benyl
05-24-2007, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by Chester
I noticed that drinking a lot of water also helps. During the day at work I usually drink 10-15 bottles of water:thumbsup:

You must pee every 15 minutes.

bigbadboss101
05-24-2007, 11:43 AM
Depends :-)

Chester
05-24-2007, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by benyl


You must pee every 15 minutes.

Nah. I've been drinking that much water everyday for like the last 3 years so I guess my bladder has gotten used to it. I've only gotten up to piss once today actually and that was at 12:30 haha

929
05-29-2007, 02:08 PM
Psoriasis sucks, I have some on my elbows that didn't show up until I got road rash from falling off of a pocket bike. Anyways, I haven't found any ointments that work. It diasppears in the summer time.

Some things to look into:

Psoriatain (sp?)
There is also some sort of an injection you can get that clears it up.

If you guys find anything effective, post up. I hate having to wait 2 months for a damn specialist.

dirty_magic
06-05-2007, 07:26 PM
i have psoriasis too. I have yet to find a cream that is effective. Ive gone all the way from Dovonex to Ultravate. For people who have large spots, there is a treatment via pulva (sp?) lamp available. Luckily for me I have small spots, maybe up to the size of a quarter in places. Lately with the extra sun up here theyve been a bit better. An idea is also to take some vitamin D, but dont take too much if you are already on Dovonex, its already has vitamin D in it.

TrevorK
06-05-2007, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by 929
If you guys find anything effective, post up. I hate having to wait 2 months for a damn specialist.

Dovobet has been the best cream I've used - it works within a week.

Other than that, I've found naturally sunlight the best. When I go to Banff/Jasper for a weekend it completely clears up.

bigbadboss101
06-05-2007, 11:01 PM
Good stuff. I have that Dovonex stuff but I don't apply regularly.

JGC96
06-07-2007, 01:06 PM
i just went to the derm this morning about these spots on my back that would not tan - so i seriously looked spotted and it turns out they are exema...he said i need to mosturize wtih this lotion called cephil? and prescribed an oinment to use as well...i will have to go through this whole thread to see what helpful hints everyone has provided!!