I was first diagnosed with eczema when I was pregnant with my daughter 23 years ago. She was diagnosed with eczema when she was a baby. Her eczema is mostly on her feet, legs, and hands. I have hand eczema which is exacerbated by frequent hand washing. I’m a registered nurse. After much trial and error, I have discovered a compound which has worked wonders to control our outbreaks. We’ve used the treatment for several years and are still very pleased with the results. I learned that creams work much better than ointments in controlling our symptoms. I also learned that eating yogurt every day helps to control my symptoms. I mix this compound at home using a digital kitchen scale.
Treatment for my hand eczema:
Mix well and store in ointment jars. I keep a small one in my purse and another larger one at home.
Directions: Apply as needed to control symptoms.
Most days I will only apply it once. On days when I feel that an outbreak is threatening, I will apply it 2 or 3 times within an hour to stop or minimize the outbreak. If I can keep myself from scratching when the outbreak is eminent, then the treatment is usually more effective. Please note that the amount of steroid that I use is significantly lessened because it’s diluted in the hand cream.
Treatment for my daughter’s eczema:
Note: Puncture the capsules with a needle and squeeze the oil out.
Directions: Apply as needed. She usually applies it once or twice daily. The steroid in her cream is much stronger.
I take generic Claritin every day. My daughter has found that Zyrtec every day works better for her.
Hopefully others can benefit from this.
Jill McDaniel, RN
Baton Rouge, LA
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