So I'm a big idiot, and I need help (eczema)
I have eczema, and for years I have been using a cream called Alclometasone. I never read any of the precautions because I figured creams can't do anything bad. Long story short, I applied this cream in MASS amounts for a long time. I decided to read about the cream one day, and was shocked to find out that it was a steroid that has side effects if you use too much. I have experienced many of those side effects (nothing life threatening).
I want off steroid creams because I have clearly used too much of it for years. I wanted to try a non steroid cream like Elidel. Then I read it was linked to CANCER and they put that on the warning label. So I am completely out of options on how to get rid of my eczema. I've tried allergy medications, and they don't work. I've tried over the counter products like Aveeno, Eucerin amongst others too. They get rid of the dryness, but they do nothing to heal the red patches which is my main problem.
Now I am slowly weening myself off the steroid cream bu using it sparingly. It seems like since I haven't used it as much, my eczema has come back full force. There is no getting rid of it. I need something that gets RID of eczema. Not something that just smooths it out, and leaves the redness still there. Does anyone have any suggestions?