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Offline ashleystillitching

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Need atopic dermatitis help!!!
« on: Monday September 09, 2013, 07:30:22 PM »
I have atopic dermatitis and I don't know easy cheap ways to make it calm down I have almost constant flare ups. My parents are getting rid of our pets and we are going to do some deep cleaning of the house. Im just so sick of itching all the time. I have had this for 6 years and absolutely no doctor has figured it out. I have gone to all of the doctors in my small home town I went to specialists in the city, they have done biopsies, allergy tests, EVERYTHING! Yet no answer, but on my last visit to the ER a nurse had said it looks like atopic dermatitis so I took it and ran, ive been doing my own research and what do ya know, it describes my issues to the T! I'm only 20 and I have no health insurance yet I cant afford to go to the doctor for the medicines ive seen online, ive read about the b12 creams but I have heard that they aren't available yet. I plan on tanning to help, but what else is there for me to do? Benadryl has no affect on me whatsoever! I take claratin and allegra but neither are helping much anymore!! I have been itching like I have fleas for 6 years, can someone please give me advice on how to make the itching stop?

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Re: Need atopic dermatitis help!!!
« Reply #1 on: Friday September 20, 2013, 11:36:55 PM »
When I have crazy rashes, I combine two antihistamines before sleep time. Cetirizine 10 mg and Benadryl 1 tbs for 10 days knock me out and prevent me from scratching in my sleep. 

Stubborn rashes will usually go away with a strong steorid cream such as Betamethasone applied 3 times a day for 5 days, applied only on the lesions. The problem with this treatment is that it's easy for the skin to become "addicted" to steroids, and they can have a reverse effect, causing more itching and thinning the skin.

2nd line of treatment for ultra stubborn flare ups consists of ointments such as Protopic and Elidel, but you can only get these with a prescription, and treatment must be closely supervised by a professional.

While you get an appointment with a dermatologist and ask for these options, you can get temp. relief with natural remedies such as colloidal oatmeal or aloe vera juice applied directly on the rashes. If you can't get the fresh products, try buying a cream that contains those ingredients. A-derma, Aveeno and Eucerin, among many others, have lots of products for atopic skin.  Remember to moisturize many times a day and drink lots of water.

Good luck! 

Offline smokytopaz

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Re: Need atopic dermatitis help!!!
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday October 01, 2013, 07:50:28 PM »
What shampoo are you using?

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Re: Need atopic dermatitis help!!!
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday October 23, 2013, 04:18:23 PM »
Hi Ashley....I really feel for you! Creams lotions and potions only offer temporary relief. I had a flare last year and it got very bad over 90 percent of my body and I was shedding skin like crazy. Anyway fast forward to now and my skin is, now almost back to normal.  What did I do? I discovered Jason Vale's book 7lbs in 7 days. It was all about h
Drinking 6 glasses of veggie juice (sweetened with green apples) daily for 7 days. I was not on a diet, so instead of blending the juice with 1/4 of an avocado, I used 1 anyway, by the end of the week, my skin stopped shedding and stopped itching. Everyone who knows me noticed the difference.

I suggest you google Jason Vale. He used to be covered with psoriasis and is now clear. I also took 10 capsules of evening primrose oil daily. Mind you, I am in my late 40s so my skin will not repair as fast as yours. I have been down the dermatologist route with all the steroids etc, and as you can see for yourself they don't clear up your skin.

The natural route is safer and more effective. You may have to give up sugary drinks, cakes biscuits and chocolate , but you can eat apples to your hearts content.

Hope this helps!

Oh, I forgot to mention that I mostly now have green smoothies all morning followed by oats for breakfast.

Lunch is roast chicken and salad, dinner is salmon and salad. I also chop up avocado and put in my salad. This may seem tough to you but anything's better than itching til you bleed!
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