Does stress impact your eczema?

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Morning everyone, 

I have asthma and a few respiratory allergies, but for the past several weeks I've had patches of eczema on my hands and neck. For my GP the only treatments has been cortisone cream, which works... until I run out of the cream and the patches reappear after two days. 

I've been very stressed the past few months, as I think most of us have been, so I was wondering if you think that the stress and the eczema, and maybe even the asthma are linked? 

Beginning of the discussion - 19/06/2020

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@Sophie1974 Hello Sophie1974, thank you for starting this discussion. Let me tag some members who can share their thoughts with you.

Hello everyone, how are you today? emoticon cute What do you think? Does your stress have an impact on your eczema or atopic dermatitis? Does it make it worse? Are there other factors that play into it? Have you noticed a connection between your other conditions and your eczema?

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Take care,
Courtney

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My doctor says I have eczema because I have Asthma and COPD, he says they are linked.

I have bad eczema at the moment and he put me on Fucibet cream, if I stop using it even for one day it comes back worse so h s referring me to a dermatologist.

Caron

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Stress makes my eczema worse as I tend to itch more and it comes out more redder and patchy 

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I am certain stress is a huge trigger for me. I've had eczema since a toddler, under control for most of the time with avoiding biological detergents, cats, etc. However, some years ago my dad had cancer. We were told on Xmas eve that he was terminal. By mid Jan I was covered in open weeping scratched eczema. My GP referred me to the hospital and I had a 6 month intensive treatment with strong steroid+antibiotic creams. I also had a 4 session hypnotherapy treatment (I paid) centred on stress, anxiety and loss. These helped quite a lot but my eczema only truly abated some months after dad had died. I now have the strong creams on my repeat and as soon as I get highly stressed I order one and get on it before I get so bad. I've also worked on myself with mindfulness and I have the recordings of my hypno that I can listen to as I fall asleep. So far I'm doing much better than ever before. Stress is key for me.