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Katie

In recent months I have had a bad case of eczema around my eyes, mouth and all over my hands and arms, I have tried many products and natural remedies and I thought I'd share the ones that worked for me.

Facial eczema:-

Eyes - many websites that I have searched through recommended the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, but for such a small amount it was costing over £25 in Boots. As an alternative I went to Holland and Barratt, they have a brand called Burt's Bees, I got a 50g pot of their sensitive night cream (another 8 hour cream) for around £14 and within 2-3 days my eyes were almost healed. I used the cream as often as necessary and after a week my eyes were no longer red and blotchy, just a little dry, which cleared up with the continued use of this cream.

Mouth - around my mouth I used the Burt's Bees cream, also a very small amount of Fucidin hydrocortisone cream on my lips and at the corners. This was the first area to heal.

Hands and arms - my hands have been a long term eczema sore spot, especially my palms which crack and bleed. The creams that were prescribed to me were; Cetraben emollient cream (used as much as needed, general moisturiser, especially good to use in cotton gloves at night), Fucidin hydrocortisone cream. However, the cream that has healed my hands completely is Mometasone Furoate Cream (0.1% w/w). Improvement to my hands was apparent overnight!
If you cannot get these creams on prescription, other things that I have tried include, Aveeno daily moisturising lotion around £5 in Boots, Badedas shower and bath gels, my eczema is aggravated by water, I found I could soak in the bath for as long as possible using Badedas. Also porridge oats work when used in the bath (cut off the foot of a pair of tights and fill with porridge oats then tie it up, either attach to the tap or just dropped in the bath while it fills, the porridge oat moisture really soothe the skin).
I really hope these ideas work for you as well as they have done for me!

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Anonymous

Forget about expensive creams and lotions. Try saliva, yes spit. Not just licking, but actual spit. It contains wound healing properties. Ever get a cut in your mouth and it's healed over night or a couple of days? Try it, it's FREE.

Debbie

Where do you get that much spit?

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