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exzema

I have exzema and have had it since a very young age (infancy). I get it due to food intolerance's and food allergies.

I am now just short of turning 18 and over the last few years, it has been get increasingly worse at a very rapid pace. I use hydrocortisone 1% (face) and Clobetasone 0.05% (body) creams when it gets bad. However, over the last couple of months, i have been using these often (always for a week as prescribed). As soon as i go off them however, my skin flares up straight away. What should i do? Can i keep using the creams and depending on them? Are there alternatives?

Please help!!!
Emma
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1530171 tn?1448129593
Hi Emmarose !
You can seek a Holistic Allergy Elimination Practitioner in your area in the U.K.
Very successful and usually permanent treatment.
No drugs, no creams and totally non-invasive.
Just do a search.
Check my other posts in this section for more info.

Blessings,
Nikodicreta.
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Thank you!!
How much do these treatments usually cost though?

Thank you so much,
Emma
1530171 tn?1448129593
You're welcome.

Holistic Practitioners have much more reasonable fees compared to most Doctors.
Here in Canada the typical rate for a session is $75.00.
In the U.K. it might cost 50 Pounds. Just an educated guess!
To my opinion it is money well spent.
The nice thing is that the treatment is usually fast and effective. So you shouldn't need too many treatments.

Best of luck,
Blessings
Nikodicreta
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MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi, welcome to the forum, Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a type of skin rash characterized by itchiness, redness, and scaliness.  Food allergies are among several triggers that can cause or worsen eczema in susceptible people.

In eczema patients respond to food triggers. Eczema can make allergy testing difficult. In people with eczema and food allergies, strictly avoiding food allergens may help reduce or, occasionally, eliminate symptoms.

The most common food triggers for eczema are eggs, milk, peanuts, soy, and wheat. Among these, eggs are probably associated the most strongly with eczema. In addition to food allergens, eczema can be exacerbated by stress, physical irritants like excess dryness or itchy clothing, sweat, tight clothes, airborne allergens like dust and pollen, and some infections.

Drugs that are used to control inflammation include topical corticosteroids. Also triggering factors should be avoided. Skin dryness should be treated with specific lotions. Use only when you have manifestations. Allergy avoidance is best measure for now.

I suggest you to consult dermatologist for further evaluation. Take care and regards.
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