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Anyone who has eczema here? How do/did you deal with it? How bad is yours?
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I don't have it, I don't think. But I have chicken skin, and it really sucks

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Anyone who has eczema here? How do/did you deal with it? How bad is yours?
I think I have one in between of my fingers. (not sure if that is considered as eczema but seeing the symptoms of it I believe it is). Luckily it's just small area. Damn itchy and feel like dry scaly skin. No idea how it happens.

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I don't have it, I don't think. But I have chicken skin, and it really sucks
I think I have on my upper arm and thighs.
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Re: Eczema

Had it for years. It's worst in winter . Used to get it really bad as a kid. Not so bad now, but still get it occasionally in remote areas .

These days it's mild enough that when I get it I don't use creams or anything. I just go cold turkey and wait for it to pass.
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Oh man. I've had it since I was a little kid - everywhere.
I think my flare-ups are linked to stress/not enough sleep. I have no clue though... the dermatologists that i've seen just prescribe topical steroid creams and tell you the importance of moisturising, lol.

It's ok now - I have to moisturise daily or my skin gets too dry... but I still have fugly scars dunno if they'll ever fade tbh.
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I don't have it, I don't think. But I have chicken skin, and it really sucks
I actually had to google chicken skin to know what it is lol, but is chicken skin itchy?

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I think I have one in between of my fingers. (not sure if that is considered as eczema but seeing the symptoms of it I believe it is). Luckily it's just small area. Damn itchy and feel like dry scaly skin. No idea how it happens.


I think I have on my upper arm and thighs.
Do you have blisters on your fingers? If you do I guess you'd better go see a doctor because it could be troublesome . But I guess your hands are just too dry lol.
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Had it for years. It's worst in winter . Used to get it really bad as a kid. Not so bad now, but still get it occasionally in remote areas .

These days it's mild enough that when I get it I don't use creams or anything. I just go cold turkey and wait for it to pass.
I actually did NOT have eczema when I was a kid. I mean when my skin got dry then I felt a tiny bit itchy, but after I put some cream on it it would be ok. But then I got it when I was... 15 I think, and it's such a nightmare.

What creams do you think are good if you have to use some?

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Oh man. I've had it since I was a little kid - everywhere.
I think my flare-ups are linked to stress/not enough sleep. I have no clue though... the dermatologists that i've seen just prescribe topical steroid creams and tell you the importance of moisturising, lol.

It's ok now - I have to moisturise daily or my skin gets too dry... but I still have fugly scars dunno if they'll ever fade tbh.

I was very reluctant to see dermatologists for eczema because they just make it better for a very short period, but then I got other problems so . It's ironic that stress might be one of the reasons for flare-ups because it's hard to relax when you see hideous rashes or feel extremely itchy. And moisturizing can be not so fun in summer imo.

The scars are the worst tho. I think they will fade, it just takes years .
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I actually had to google chicken skin to know what it is lol, but is chicken skin itchy?

Nope.
It's not painful/itchy. It just doesn't look pretty.

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Nope.
It's not painful/itchy. It just doesn't look pretty.
Oh, nothing can make them disappear?
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I dunno, it could be because I love bathing in super hot water. Maybe that's why, so I'm trying to tone down the temperature.

Trying some creams, but I should consult a dermatologist.
I think it's chicken skin, but I could also be wrong. Might be something else, but to me it really does look like it.

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I dunno, it could be because I love bathing in super hot water. Maybe that's why, so I'm trying to tone down the temperature.

Trying some creams, but I should consult a dermatologist.
I think it's chicken skin, but I could also be wrong. Might be something else, but to me it really does look like it.
Oh, super hot water is not doing anything good to your skin, how long do you bath for?

But yet consulting a dermatologist will be good, most of them are just not so helpful but I guess you'd know what it is on your skin.
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I used to shower with super hot water - before I knew how bad it was for the skin.
It feels SO good though... cos it dulls your itchiness and it's hard not to use hot water during winter.

This may sound stupid, but I don't think I know how to bathe? I just stick with my showers.
I've heard it's better for your skin to have a bath instead of showering though, apparently you lose less moisture?

I hate moisturising in winter (or when it is cold)... you have to strip naked to apply the cream and it just feels cold and icky.
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I dunno, it could be because I love bathing in super hot water. Maybe that's why, so I'm trying to tone down the temperature.

Trying some creams, but I should consult a dermatologist.
I think it's chicken skin, but I could also be wrong. Might be something else, but to me it really does look like it.
Use a shower brush and apple cider vinegar.
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I used to shower with super hot water - before I knew how bad it was for the skin.
It feels SO good though... cos it dulls your itchiness and it's hard not to use hot water during winter.

This may sound stupid, but I don't think I know how to bathe? I just stick with my showers.
I've heard it's better for your skin to have a bath instead of showering though, apparently you lose less moisture?

I hate moisturising in winter (or when it is cold)... you have to strip naked to apply the cream and it just feels cold and icky.
I just think bathing is a bit dirty, you know. I was told that before you bathe you should totally get a quick shower tho. And yet people say that taking a shower will somehow more likely to irritate your skin or make it dryer or something. Once I went to a dermatologist and he told me now to take one more than FIVE minutes.

I basically hate moisturizing in general. In summer coz I live in Hong Kong it will be too humid (my skin still dry tho) and in winter unless after shower or I feel super dry I don't apply any lotions or creams on my body coz as you say it feels cold, and it just feels it's glue to your skin and your clothes...

I do take some supplement pills tho.
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Re: Eczema

I used to have it really bad when I was a kid and the creams I would get would be all slimy and I couldn't have it on my fingers at all being a kid and stuff . These days when it gets worse I use canesten



but E45 is also good, Canesten just works faster IMO.


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