Persistent eczema and Contact dermititis

by Claire Regan
(London, UK)

Hi Nanette,

I have found your website whilst searching for natural remedies and would be interested in any advice you can give me. I am based in the UK and am now 26 years old having suffered with atopic eczema since I was 8 months. Throughout this time I have been prescribed steroid creams, aqueous creams, oils and have even tried some homeopathic and homemade remedies; all of which settle the issue for a while before it then flares up again. The repetitive use of steroid creams has resulted in the thinning of my skin, which in itself has presented other problems.

At 15 years, my entire face was covered and the only treatment I could use was to cover it in Vaseline, to create a protective barrier. This eventually subsided although I still have patches occur frequently on my eyelids, chin and under my nose which can be persistent and difficult to treat. The skin becomes red and inflamed, flakes and becomes uncontrollably itchy, particularly around my chin and on my eyelids. I have been to see dermatologists, who advise it is contact dermatitis to an allergen but I have never been able to narrow down what the allergen could be. I have used numerous products over time which are mostly fine in the first instances, but to which I then build up a reaction.

Needless to say I have extremely sensitive skin, and I am virtually at my wits end. Breakouts on my face and eyelids affect my confidence and I am desperate for some relief from the itchiness.

I would be grateful for any advice you can give on how to manage this.

Kindest regards


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Response to: Persistent eczema and Contact dermatitis
by: Nanette from Skin-Remedies.com

Hello Claire,

You certainly have suffered for very many years with your atopic eczema. Unfortunately, using steroid cream for any amount of time can produce any number of harsh side effects - one of which is thinning of the skin. I know how devastating it can be to have symptoms anywhere on the body and especially on the facial area. I would highly recommend first cleansing with our All Over Face & Body Wash followed by an application of our Face & Neck TheraCream twice daily. These two products have helped many of our customers around the globe who have had a similar experience as you have. You may also want to consider our Green PowerHouse which contains a large array of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics and fiber to name just a few. We specifically formulated this product to address some of the nutritional needs of our customers.

Please keep me posted on your progress Claire.

Warm Regards,

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