Re: Need Advice with Eczema
Use a bath oil every day (AlphaKeri or the RiteAid generic, either will do) pat skin dry, dont run... this will remove the protective layer of oil.
Apply a 10% Urea cream (NutraPlus lotion etc) to any dry areas two or three times a day
Take Evening Primrose Oil, 6gm per day, and fish oil, 6gm per day (2x100omg caps of each with each meal) Again, the store brand generics are fine.
As a long term solution, taking a dose of methotrexate once a week can be very effective, and quite safe. The Royal new Zealand Society of Dermatologists has a monograph on it... google Eczema + methotrexate
Last edited by aussiejono; 05-18-2008 at 11:46 PM.