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!
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.
by Joey 9 years ago
I just wrote my hub about my travesty with topical steroids. My whole story is on my website, which is linked to the hub page. I am in my seventh month of steroid cream withdrawal and am meeting people from all over the world every day that are going through the same thing. A little girl in the...
by mintinfo 8 years ago
Should Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?The Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for 2013 was just released. Given these players alleged steroid involvement, should they be voted in the Hall?
by 03463288826 11 years ago
which steroid should a 18 year old use for normal body not huge?
by jenksbear 10 years ago
Is eczema contagious, and how is it that I have only had two break outs this being far worse?I had the same thing under my eyes a few years back the doc did not know what it was and put me on steriods and it went away. Now it is back and in more than one place it also seems to be spreading...can...
by Cynthia Zirkwitz 9 years ago
Have you got a successful natural remedy for eczema in the ear (adult)?I have an itchy ear, sometimes "weepy", and with flaky skin. It was originally diagnosed as "swimmer's ear" by a GP but none of the pharmaceuticals prescribed have done anything more than create even...
by Kelly Kline Burnett 11 years ago
Need guidance for a friend with a male teenager. For those who are parents, what are the symptoms of steroid use? I know infertility is a concern long term - what are the other drawbacks.
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