Do you suffer with adult eczema?

  1. jseven profile image84
    jsevenposted 4 years ago

    Do you suffer with adult eczema?

    I thought I had what was commonly termed "adult eczema" but found out at age 55 it was actually "steroid induced eczema." At some point I became addicted to the topical steroid creams I had used since childhood. It overloaded my body and simply quit working. I went into severe withdrawals from a potent drug that no doctor ever warned me about. I am now 36 months into the process after total cessation of all steroids and 90 per cent healed. It angers me to see all the suffering children and adults who could avoid this if they were informed that steroid are dangerous if used more than two weeks!

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  2. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 4 years ago

    My eczema went into "remission" about 10 years ago and if it attempts to return I hit it with steroids. Over a period of about 20 years, both my hands were affected and would become swolen during extreme attacks. I don't know whether it was a coincidence, but the eczema disappeared around the time I had been doing some arc welding without wearing gloves. Welding generates lots of high intensity ultra violet radiation and apparently UV is one treatment which can be used for eczema.

    1. jseven profile image84
      jsevenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sunshine always helped my eczema to clear up in the summer months so maybe it was the uv? I hope you never get the steroid dependency and only use for a short time. Thanks for commenting.

 
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