How do you treat your atopic dermatitis or eczema? What has worked for you?

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How do you treat your atopic dermatitis and eczema? Is it effective? Do you take or use a long-term treatment, or do you tend to just treat flares?
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How do you treat your atopic dermatitis or eczema? What has worked for you?


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@Courtney_J My eczema tends to come and go seasonally or with stress, so I treat flares as they come and then generally try to keep myself moisturised. My doctor told me to drink lots of water so I try to do that, and then I try to only bathe in lukewarm water so it doesn't dry out my skin and I apply Johnson's baby oil all over right after coming out the bath and pat myself dry. When my eczema is bad I use a hydrocortisone cream my doctor prescribes and I'll wear long sleeves or I'll bandage up the spots so the cream can stay put and soak in. 

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For me I have several different kinds of creams/ointments which I have been using profusely for the last few weeks as my scratching has become worse since my insomnia returned recently. I have not been using steroid creams as I was told they are not for long-term use but the one from my dermatologist, and an ointment too. I have been applying it 6 times a day to the affected areas, which is most of my legs and feet, and it has finally calmed down a bit so I am not scratching so much, but my skin is still in a bad way. 

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Hi there.  I joined this site as I've suffered with eczema on and off for 20 years (the first time I remember a breakout was when I was 15).  I wanted to share my recent breakthrough having had a bad breakout 24-18months ago and having had some success in treating it.  Stress (particularly emotional stress), sugar and processed foods definitely affect my flair up's but the single most significant trigger I have found is..... COFFEE!.  After giving up coffee after university I enjoyed a decade of eczema free skin.  Then, after receiving a coffee machine as a gift  3 years ago I started drinking it daily.... only to end up with painful, red, raw skin on my hands, wrist, arms and legs.  

I have now stopped drinking coffee for a year and along with daily use of Eucerin eczema relief body cream I now have strong and clear skin.  As alluded to above, this is the second time I've achieved this by giving up coffee (I still drink 2-3 cups of teas a day).  I hope this can help someone.  I just wanted to share!!

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@gazgeorge Ah I see you posted this in the other discussion and I replied there. But this is very interesting to me. I haven't read anything about if coffee or caffeine have an impact on the skin. I'll definitely be looking into this. Has anyone else heard of this?

For me, I use a daily Eucerin cream and a steroid cream and bandages when it's particularly bad. 

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Here’s the results of cutting out coffee....

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Coffee is big trigger for me as well. After only 1 cup my eczema always flares up. Tea is much better option but I think it would be even better with no caffeine at all but with 2 small babies it is very hard for me. Nothing helps while drinking coffee just giving it up. Good luck everyone 

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Hi, my eczema gets really bad in Autumn. I use diprobase ointment and Fucibet on prescription from my doctor but I am wondering if I should be taking an antihistamine. Do you know if antihistamine helps with eczema? and if so which antihistamine would you recommend?

I have read many people are using Eucerin eczema relief cream. Is this good for Atopic dermatitis? I use diprobase and Sudocrem

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Hi my daughter is 4 years old and suffers serverly with eczema. She usually gets it on her arms and back of the legs but recently it has flared up all over her body and nothing seems to be helping. She has cetraben cream I put on her daily and she has also had steroid and antibiotic creams which they say aren't to be used long term etc I don't wash her with anything over than her cream in the bath, I have changed my laundry detergents to eco friendly ones with no perfumes or anything in them I change her bed regularly and I've just recently bought her bamboo gloves which I'm hoping stop her scratching in the night when she is asleep. She also has a medicine she takes daily that is meant to stop her itching and I also give her antihistamine medicine. I feel like I am doing everything I possibly can but nothing helps. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you. 

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Hi last winter  I was told I had contact dermatitis on my face and was prescribed steroid cream didn't clear up so was prescribed steroid tablets it gave me a really bad reaction so kept moisturising and went away eventually. I have it again now and it's all spread around my mouth forehead and whole face it's not clearing up. Has anyone got any advice I'm desperate and waiting for a dermatologist. 

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