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Old 01-23-2013, 06:23 AM   #2
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Re: asthma and dermatitis

I get eczema on my inner arms and on my back. I HATE IT! It's so itchy. I had it for years before I even knew what it was. I went to the dermatologist to get a mole removed and they were like, "You know you have eczema, right?"

Anyway, I find that mine is normally worse in the Fall (when my allergies are at their worst) and in the Winter (when it's really cold.) I use Benadryl cream on my spots to help with the itch. It seems to work better for me than hydrocortisone cream. And I use plenty of Cetaphil moisturizer after the shower, the more moisturized my skin is the better it seems to be. I also saw some improvement when I stopped using body products with fragrance, but I think I may have an allergy.

 
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