Steriod Cream Side Effects
by Zoe Hewitson
(Wales, United Kingdom)
I am 30 years old and suffered really badly with eczema since I was 14 years old. At one time I was covered from head to toe with severe symptoms.
My doctor was prescribing steriod creams which I eventually built up an allergy to most of them.
Two years ago my dermatologist gave me a list of several chemicals I am allergic to, most of all them were to be found in the creams being prescribed by my doctor. So at present my doctors will still prescribe me a strong steriod for my body and a milder one for my face.
The problem is, I feel I have a severe case of atrophy on my face. Stretch marks, blood vessels, increased hair growth, thinning and lack of elasticity. This would be due to the 16 years use of steriod creams.
I feel really depressed as I now look older and have worse skin condition than my 65 year old grandmother.
2 Year Old Daughter Has Eczema
My little 2 year old daughter has eczema around her eyes and I am applying Aveeno cream but it is of no use. Can you please tell me which cream I should use.
My 4 Month Old Baby Daughter Has Eczema
My daughter is 4 months old and she has got eczema- she is all red and her skin looks quite bad. She has got it on the body and face. I am using hydrocortisone 0.5 %.but I am not happy with it at all, especially that I know it is not the best cure. Is there any natural product that I can use on her skin, that can eventually make a difference?
I've had constant eczema breakouts under my eyes, around my nose and mouth now for 7 years...they happen maybe once every week...and since it started I've been using Dermarest over the counter eczema ointment to clear up the flares which contains 1% hydrocortisone,,, not knowing it could cause these effects..I've been to my dermatologist numerous times and nothing he prescribes works. I've also tried 2 or 3 herbal creams from Whole Foods with no success... Is there anything you recommend to rid me of this annoying burden?
Mr Ben Mpala
by BEN MPALA
I have a daughter who is one year old but can't sleep while scratching and sometimes develops a rash in the whole body.I bought some skin remedies in my country Zimbabwe which appear helpless. It's a pity thus the only daughter I have out of five sons. How can I be assisted by anybody? I need help of any sort.
Stress Induced Eczema On My Scalp
I am 31 year old and have been diagnosed with stress induced Eczema. I have long dark hair and so you can see when my scalp is dry. I use shampoo for this and have used tea tree oil. Nothing is working. Do you have suggestions?
Desperate With Eczema
DESPERATE I have scarring on my body and skin specialists said it would go away when I hit my teens - I'm 18 now and it's barely changed. Through desperation I used a tube of Betamethasone and was so excited about the results. I was warned of the side effects but I didn't care - it worked but the pharmacist now refused to sell me anymore and offered hydrocortisone instead. It clearly wasn't as effective but still worked. My mother looked into that cream and found out about the steroid content and took me off of it. The thing is I am desperate to clear my skin - what else could I use. I have tried all the herbs and 'safe' creams under the sun but nothing seems to work. Please advise, hydro seems my only option.
MSRA - Eczema - Steroid Creams Don't Help!
I write this email to you from my hospital bed in a dermatology unit here in sunny Scotland, having just discovered a MAJOR FACTOR which answers many questions about my eczema; indeed I feel I have discovered a cure (for myself at least).
So let me start at the beginning....
I'm 40 years of age having suffered from eczema since the age of 15. I would grade my eczema as medium severity with occasional severe flare ups. 3 months ago I suffered the mother of all flare ups. Despite plastering on potent steroids and avoiding other allegedly aggravating factors such as dust mites, processed foods, dairy products, soaps/gels etc., my skin continued to deteriorate until such time as I had little skin left. I was a burning mass resembling a Chernobyl fireman and my body was starting to shutdown. By the time my family got me to hospital my body was in shock; high blood pressure and heart rate etc. - the doctors recommended immediate intravenous steroids and antibiotics. I declined the steroids insisting instead that the root cause must be investigated; I felt that the answer may lie in bacteria on my skin; my justification for this being that I had ruled everything else out. So they took skin swabs which revealed the presence of MRSA. I started on anti-septic baths and within 4 days my skin was revolutionized. THE FLARE UP WAS CAUSED BY THE PRESENCE OF "BAD" BACTERIA ON MY SKIN. KILL THE BACTERIA AND YOU WILL CLEAR THE ECZEMA. No steroids required!
PLEASE PASS THIS INFO ON TO OTHER SUFFERERS AS I SURELY CANNOT BE THE ONLY ONE AFFECTED IN THIS WAY.
(British Columbia, Canada)
What other hypoallergenic creams or remedies can I use for my daughters eczema? It's ALL over her body, but it's not severe, only a few spots are red and super dry (like her cheeks). My doctor gave me the hydrocortisone cream for her eczema, and it has worked for it. Though none of the reactions have occurred to my daughter, I do NOT wish to have it happen. I am a firm believer in homeopathic medicines, but this steroid cream I thought would be a good quick fix but from the sounds of it, my daughter would have terrible long term effects.
I've been reading your website, you have some great information that I have not heard of before. I have dealt with eczema since I was 10 years old. This past year I've used steroid creams on my face and now I think I have Cushings Syndrome. I'm no longer on it but I will make sure with my dermatologist this Friday. If it is, can your products on aim2health.com help these symptoms of dry skin on the face and thinning of the skin?
I'm 14 and I've had eczema ever since I was tiny and
I've used hydrocortizone the same length of time.
My skin is very, very dry. I moisturize all the time, and it gets very red and angry looking. Are there any foods you can recommend to help with my problem or to help rebuild my skins thickness back up?
Eczema in Children
(Yuma, Az, US)
I have 4 children that were diagnosed with Eczema. During allergy season, I constantly use hydrocortisone prescribed cream. It helps, but I hate knowing this is a chemical and a steroid with many side effects.
I looked though your products and testimonials from other concerned mothers, but I wasn't sure what product to purchase for my children. Please help me decide which one to try. Their ages are from 4 to 10 and they have a mild case of Eczema in common areas like buttocks, behind knees and inside of arms & thighs. It saddens me to know that this is not curable and I would like to make them feel better.
I appreciate your help and I really hope your products work for my children. Not only is this uncomfortable, it is not nice to look at. They have scratched in their sleep causing bleeding and scabbing. :(
Thank you for your time.
Worried Mommy in AZ
My 4 Month Old Son Has Eczema
I didn't know that using hydrocortisone cream 0.05% can thin the skin! My 4 month old son has been using it for about 3 1/2 weeks & I'm just finding out! I'm stopping the use of the cream after reading about what can happen to my baby. I can't believe his doctor didn't inform me better about the thinning of the skin & damage it can cause his liver plus other parts of his body! It is scary for me now! I hope I stopped it in time. My son's eczema is new for me & I have never dealt with this before. Nobody in my nor my husbands family have it so I didn't know anything. I fine that using Aveeno for baby work the fragrance free & Eucerin baby Aquaphor & giving him baths in warm water with oatmeal on his face works! After I put lotion on his face first! I'm still learning & now I plan to do other things treat his eczema!
Blistery Rash On The Palms Of My Hands
Question For Nanette:
Which of your products would you recommend for a blistery rash on the palms of my hands? I have not had relief for months, actually years, because it is also recurring. This is a cyclical and spreading eczema that blisters and oozes, dries, cracks, and peels, then begins all over again, itches horribly, and hurts like crazy if I do anything with my hands. Even water is painful. I am at my wit's end...I hope that one of your products will be the answer.
Psoriasis Or Seborrheic Dermatitis?
My name is Mark and I’m a 28 year old male from Ireland. I have had problems with my skin now for 2 years and I've been to doctors and dermatologists and have used all the creams and shampoos they gave me and there has been no change. They have told me that I have psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis but from what I have seen and read on web sites I believe it is seborrheic dermatitis so I am now looking to try something different so any help you can give me would be great. It started on my head where I have red blotches and white marks all over my head and it can get very itchy at times and also when I shave my head its just all dry and flaky. Then on my face I have red blotches under my eyebrows on my forehead and all over my nose down the sides of my nose and out onto my face. I also have red blotches on my upper lip and down the sides of my mouth now all these red blotches seem to grow skin faster than everywhere else on my body and it breaks and falls off now. I also have red blotches on my chest but no dry skin on that. When I have a shower I wash my face with water and all the red blotches seem to flare up and I think its the heat of the water but when my face dries it tightens up like its been stretched and all the skin cracks and falls off and I also have red blotches on my penis and genitals. Any help would be great. Thank you.
Your advice is good. I'm 30 yrs old and I have hyperkeratosis eczema. I'm a non veg. My father also has this skin problem. I don't know how to get rid of this. Please help me out. I have used creams like Dermovate but it was of no use. Thanks.
Use of Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream
I have being using Daktacort cream for two years now and it contains hydrocortisone and when I stop using the cream the eczema and all sorts of swelling come up on my face. Please tell me what I can use as a replacement for this steroid cream and what are the side effects of using Daktacort for this long and are they any remedies for this long usage?
Awful Eczema Out Break
by Vera Humphries
I've recently had an awful eczema outbreak and I used to suffer badly from eczema when i was younger. I tried everything from aloe vera gel, pills, wild oregano oil, zinc ointment and nothing helped.....ever! After two months of literally being so itchy I felt someone had poured acid on my skin, I felt so paranoid and uncomfortable I could barely leave the house. I started using hydrocortisone 1% out of sheer desperation as it was making me so depressed and low. Then I found your website searching on the net and quickly ordered your products. Within 1 1/2 weeks my eczema was 85% improved!! I have not been this happy in a long time.....thank you so much for your wonderful products!!
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Steroid Withdrawal Sufferer
I have used prescription steroids both orally (prednisone) and 1% triminacolone cream for eczema. I went off of the prescription creams last December & had a horrible rebound effect. I then switched to over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream, which helped a little. Then about a month and a half ago I went off the over the counter cream, and now have severe swelling, edema (water coming from ears & scalp, when I scratch), itching & hive like patches all over my body, head to ankle, in places where I never even used the steroid cream. I'm taking antihistamines and an analgesic cream for the itching. Did I mention my face is peeling? I went to a doctor but he prescribed more steroids. Can your cream help me? Thank you.
ECZEMA ON MY 6 MONTH OLD BABY
I AM WRITING IN DESPERATION AFTER SPENDING THE LAST 3 MONTHS TRYING MANY CREAMS AND GOING TO MANY SPECIALISTS WITH MY NOW 6 MONTH OLD BABY. WE HAVE NOW FOUND OUT HE HAS A MILK ALLERGY ALONG WITH EGG SOY AND WHEAT.
WE HAVE TRIED BLEACH BATHS AND CORTISONES CREAMS AND ANTIBIOTICS AFTER BEING AT OUR WITS END AND NOT GETTING ANYWHERE WITH ANY PRODUCTS WE HAVE TRIED. WE NOW HAVE HIM ON A PRESCRIPTION FORMULA ONLY BUT HE CONTINUALLY SCRATCHES AT HIS TUMMY AND HEAD, AS SEEN IN OTHER PICTURES ON YOUR SIGHT, HIS SKIN IS SO SIMILAR. BECAUSE OTHER MUMS HAVE SAID YOUR PRODUCTS HAVE WORKED, WE ARE GOING TO TRY THE FACE & BODY WASH AND THE HAND & BODY THERACREAM.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND I PRAY THAT YOUR CREAM COULD JUST BE OUR ANSWER OVER HERE IN AUSTRALIA!
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I am 22 years old and have been suffering from eczema my whole life. It goes through spurts when it is on my face. My problem is when I apply my eczema cream to my face to keep it away, it makes me break out with acne, but when I put acne cream on it makes my eczema come back! Help! I need something that will take care of both & that will mainly keep my eczema away. What do you recommend?
Dandruff And Itchy Neck And Scalp Line
Just recently I developed itchiness at the back of my neck, near the scalp lines. It started as a normal itch and then grew worse over time where I had to pluck a few strands of hair on the affected area to reduce the itch. It has now become a habit for me to pluck hair though I know it is bad for my hair. I went to several doctors and they said that my hair is not dirty it is only sensitive to certain products. So I avoided dairy and nuts. And washed my hair twice. But it grew even worse when it spread to the back of my neck and behind my ears. I never had a history with eczema and I am not sure what caused it.... I'm very traumatized and upset with this matter because I used to have clear skin. Even doctors can't tell me what is the exact cause.
Eczema And Steroid Cream Side Effect
I was prescribed Fucibet years ago for eczema on my hands. This steroid cream worked great and so I kept on using it -- usually for a couple of nights in a row whenever I had a reoccurrence, which, would be between a couple of weeks to a month.
Then I started getting the eczema on my face. And so, knowing little of the dangers of the steroid cream, I began to use it on my face. The tiniest bit is all I would need, and I would never use more than required to alleviate the eczema.
However, a few months ago, I started to develop a swelling or lump on my right cheek. In searching the net and trying to understand what was causing this, I learned, about a week ago, of the dangers of using steroid creams and have promptly stopped using them all together -- I'll just have to find some other way to control the eczema.
But what I'd like to know is, how long will it take for the swelling/lump to return to normal? Will it return to normal, and is there anything I can do to help this process?
Eczema On My Face And Body
(Emerald, QLD, Australia.)
I need your help...
I have eczema on my face and body. I massage Sorbolene cream once I get out the shower each night. My skin is dry and irritating. I just read the article above as he mentioned you recommended products for his/her 16 year old son, and I was just wondering if you could recommend anything to me? I get very red cheeks, and it's very dry. I barely get pimples or things like that and my face is usually quite clean as I sometimes get compliments occasionally. Although under the makeup I wear, it's all red and very very sore. Do you have anything to recommend?
9 Month Old With Severe Eczema
My son has had eczema associated with food allergies since 5 weeks old. My son's face is always red and weeping to the point he has been given oral antibiotics 2 times in one month. His face has never been clear no matter how much I moisturize or use Hydrocortisone cream, Eucerin, or Vaseline. It is so bad that he can hardly sleep at night due to itching and irritation. Please advise me?
Hello, I was wondering if maybe there is a coupon or percent off you have for persons who do not have much money? I am on a fixed income with nothing left over at the end of the month. I suffer from SEVERE Excema and HIVES that accompany it. Unbearable..... Thank you so much. Nicole Matthews
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What Can I Do About This....My Eczema is severe
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