Dermatitis / Eczema :: Arms, Armpits, Neck, Chest, Back Of My Legs And Wrists
Nov 4, 2014
I'm a 20 year old university student struggling to cope with the constant pain and irritation of my eczema.
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I get it all over my arms, armpits, neck, chest, the back of my legs and my wrists. Its scabby, sore and irresistible to scratch at. I have on too many occasions scratched it until i bleed but i really cant help it. I have had severe eczema all my life but in the past two years, it has really started to get me down. I have applied prescribed steroid creams, Hydrocortisone, E45, Doublebase.. showered and bathed in prescribed shower and bath gels and swallowed countless anti-histamine tablets in the hope of them taking away the itch and the urge to scratch.
I'm writing this as i am so fed up, just like the millions of others suffering from eczema out there, and hope that one of you out there can help me, or atleast give me some tips to reduce the irritation.
Currently i am applying Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion after i shower. It does reduce the itch and calm my skin, but the redness and dryness returns when the cream is absorbed or whenever i start to sweat. I can't partake in exercise or sporting activities as i am scared, actual fear, of how itchy and sore my whole body becomes.
As i sit here repeatedly itching up and down my arms i'm hoping there is someone out there who can give me some advice, i've had enough of being embarrassed and fed up of my skin.
A large number of individual and now merging spots/lesions over face ears, hair, ankles and arms. They are terribly itchy and have tried all sorts of creams etc. Gp says its scabies, have had medication for it, definately not as keeps recurring. I cannot go out, have been to a dermatologist who gave me pills which actually made me hallucinate and feel very ill?
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All been having a few new symptoms . numbness in face just one side and neck legs and around my wrists anyone else have these symptoms . also lent on my elbow its really gone sore very red and skin coming off something that has never happened before i used to bruise very easily before but nothing like this . i,ve been trying to find out what sort of help out there for me and not really getting anywhere i was wondering what sort of help others where getting.
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Are they pores? I have had this since childbirth and I have no idea what they are. No itch, no pain though.
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I am in my early 60s and have had facial paralysis (left side) and mini stroke in 2005. I have recently been diagnosed with Angina. I also have high blood pressure, diabetes and sciatic. Recently I have been getting lots of pain in my left arms, neck, both legs, shoulders, chest and ribs and pain has woken me up. I am due to have angiogram soon. Dr has given me GTN and Nicorandil. On my left side I get pain in my temple this side is affected by facial paralysis. I find it very difficult to walk and get very breathless. Just walking up the stairs I get very breathless. Does anyone else suffers from same symptoms? I feel I have no energy and I am housebound.
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I was a raving hypochondriac, have suffered cs for 5 years,had mr scans,ct scans,myelograms and lumbar punctures,see my specialist regularly and just given different medication,vi suffer neck pain, headaches,numbness in arms and hands,but also have severe numbness in legs and feet,my hands and feet are permanently icy while the rest of my body burns up,feel permanently dizzy and nauseous,i have vision problems and incontinence problems,for past few months i have got steadily worse and not able to walk more than few yards,and cant get outdoors without aid of wheelchair,as pain in my joints and muscles is so bad,the nerves that are trapped have moved down my spine which is causing the leg pain,i have seen 3 specialists and a professor of m.s,i have meltdowns every so often as i always have been so active and cs can just bring you to your knees,i find that the specialists i see seem to think i am neurotic,i asked him to have my pain for a week and then come back and tell me how he feels...i feel people just don't understand how debilitating cs is and because outwardly you look ok and you do your hair and put some slap on your face,but walk a mile in my shoes when at 3am im walking the floor counting the hours till can have another pain killer,my last visit to my specialist i was given morphine patches,but suffering from ibs and gall stones was warned by my doctor that they would have adverse effects and they were so addictive.
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I am at my wits end. I have been diagnosed with Lichen Sclerosus and it has spread significantly and rapidly over the last year. I have multiple patches on my back, chest, arms and groin. The itching is intense at times, annoying almost all the time. Dermovate and Nereson has not helped. Protopic has not helped and I believe has worsened the spreading? I have been prescribed antihistamines by GP but they don't even take the edge off the itch. Dermatologist just says "it might clear up, keep applying the dermovate". She doesn't seem to be concerned about the rate it is spreading. Going back to GP about the itching next week. I can't enjoy anything at the moment, even sitting and reading a book or watching TV due to the itching. I have a constant worry about the spreading - where will it ever stop? If ever. This is a living hell. Anyone else here suffering it with it in the same areas as me?
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I was diagnosed 3 1/2 years ago. Many ups and downs. I've now been told - PMR in remission. Inflammation and blood count almost normal. However, I still have quite bad pains ( shoulders/arms/wrists/hips). Thought Dr said PMR was in remission!! Has anyone else suffered like this?
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I have full body atopic eczema, i see a dermatologist frequently and i'm now on 200 mg of cyclosporine per day. It has really helped- but i still have a bit on my top lip (not lip lickers) and on my arms, its still a military operation with emollients and things but getting there.
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I gave up the gym a while ago as my eczema was so bad but recently i've been wanting to get back into exercise. I've been doing it at home to control the symptoms but now i have bad patches all on the inside of my elbow. Does anyone have any ideas of how i can control this? I wear cotton clothing all the time- if i exercise its in sleeveless tops and shower straight after, emollients etc. my exercises only last for about 30 mins at the moment so its not too intense, can anyone recommend what i can do to stop/control this? i'm thinking of asking my gp for some dermacool to help with the itching and heat but if i want to exercise daily for my health then this is going to get out of control. any ideas?!
I have had Eczema since I was 2 now 35 ! I have been able to keep control of my flares but since having my daughter five months ago it has flared up quite Bradley in my face mainly my lips . For 8 weeks now they have been burning , incredible sore and itchy . Twice they have completely peeled . Doctor has said there's nothing she can do and suggested Vaseline !!
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I have suffered from atopic dermatitis for 27 years now. I am at my wits end and wanting to see what is causing it, i had a allergy test. This came back with many items, water, yeast, lactose, etc etc, But one thing that came up was liquid paraffin.
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All my creams and shower oils have this in, i have looked high and low but cannot find anything as the market seems to favour this in everything they make for eczema sufferers.
Im wanting to avoid all the necessaries, SLS, fragrance etc but when i can avoid these, i cannot avoid paraffin in these. Can anyone recommend anything, or have they come across the same issue?
I am looking for help with my itchy red rash. I posted under “Could this be scabies” a couple weeks ago. I am at my wit’s end. I went to urgent care about six weeks ago as I could not get in to see my doctor. He never got out of his chair to look at it closely and told me it was dry skin and gave me a topical cream to put on it. A week later I went to my doctor. She looked at it closely and said it did not look like anything contagious and gave me prednisone for ten days. Everything cleared up and I felt great. At that time I had rashes under one breast, one on back at a hard to reach area and a couple on my stomach line. They all went away. After being off prednisone for about a week they started coming back in other places. I saw a dermatologist and he looked at me with a lighted magnifying glass. He said it was dermatitis and prescribed betamethasone. The cream makes the spots go away over a period of days and the itching stops or lets up. But I keep getting new ones. I now have spots along underwear line that looks like little bites here and there and some larger. Also have a rash on the back of my neck that is just a lot of redness and itchiness with a couple bumps. My skin is so sensitive to the touch in those areas. Interesting thing is they are almost all on one side of my body and rarely go past the middle of the body no matter where they are. They also bother me during the day when my clothes and seams rub them, but when I go home at night and relax and put sweat pants on and a t-shirt the itching will subside some. I don’t have itching at night in bed but may wake up with a couple more spots. My husband has not had any itching at all this whole time. I have never had skin problems. Does this sound like dermatitis? I see the doctor in four weeks and he wants me to not use the cream on three areas so he can biopsy it to confirm dermatitis.
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About 5 weeks ago i developed really severe athletes foot - now not ever having athletes foot before this was really shocking to me. The doctor prescribed Canesten HC cream and erythromycin - as i am allergic to penicillin and it is now beginning to feel normal again. The problem is now that i seem to have developed the same as what was on my foot on my right hand. I went back to the doctors and he gave me Fucibet cream and told me to continue to take the erythromycin - but i've only been able to take 2 of these a day rather than the prescribed 4 as they were making the side of my face burn. The condition has just been getting worse and worse and when i went back to the doctors the beginning of the week she told me to keep using the cream, prescribed another lot of erythromycin and some dermal hand wash/moisturizer cream and suggested i wear a cotton glove to bed. The doctors haven't diagnosed it as Pompholyx Eczema but after extensive research on the internet this is what i'm 99% sure it is. I have got a few blisters developing on my other hand and am absolutely terrified it's going to spread like wild-fire. The blisters on my right hand are all over my fingers, palm and beginning to go to the base of my wrist and between my thumb and finger towards the back of my hand. The ones on my palm seem to be merging together and are quite pus filled. My other problem is that after applying the Fucibet cream is does look really red and angry, my fingers seem to swell a bit more and is drawing liquid out. Is this a good thing or is it as i suspect and that is i am allergic to the Fucibet cream?
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I read on the internet that soy fabric is good for those with skin allergies - are there any 'fashionable' brands out there which supply soy clothing? Im interested to see if it works!
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Just an update following my GCA emergency trips to hospital a few weeks ago. Increased 2 weekly injections are working. However, I just have such, thin, vulnerable skin. My wrists and legs are covered in bruises. I just gently knock a wrist or a leg and huge blue bruises. Is this the drugs? My wrists look like I have been in handcuffs but all I have done is knock them getting stuff out of the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishes out of the cupboard.
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I am 26 almost 27
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Overweight (working on it)
On anxiety med and blood pressure medication.
For 6-8 years I've had on and off chest pain, left arm pain, neck pain, upper back, even pain in both jaw sides.
I've seen 3 cardiologists in the last 4 years. Blood pressure is a little high and also cholesterol is a tad high (again working on it)
They all say my heart checks out (like 6 ekgs, treadmill stress test, ECHOs and all checks out clean) been about 2 years since last echo and almost 3 since that stress test.
I also have GERD. Take Prilosec.
The last 2-3 weeks tho... On and off I've been having left arm, left breast pain. Throbbing. Stabbing. Aching. On and off. My neck has been hurting on and off too. My upper back, same thing. My jaw both sides on and off.
Just recently been diagnosed with a 4cm sliding hiatus hernia after suffering for 2 years with horrendous chest, neck, shoulder and back pain! been to A&E a least 5 times this year thinking I was having heart problems! had an endoscopy 4 weeks ago and was diagnosed! so now what? I was sent home with no advice whatsoever. been on all the PPI's for the last 15 years as I suffer with GERD and IBS! I feel bloated all the time, I burp, fart, feel sick and light headed and now I get a pulsating throb from my tummy through my chest into my throat If I eat the wrong thing it feels like I got a tennis ball stuck behind my sternum, really fed up with this now. I won't go the operation route, it's not got a good success rate! so it's maintenance, put the head of my bed on two blocks 8 inches high, given up gluten and dairy and all spicy foods eat 3 hours before I got to bed and have a swig of gaviscon as a nightcap! I take a multivitamin and magnesium supplements. the next step is stop smoking and drinking red wine what else can I do? the omeprazole makes me feel crap, so I've gone back to ranitidine.
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I've got eczema on my hands, I've had it for several years now, it started off being a tiny patch, probably no more than 1cm by 1cm. Currently it's over the back of both of my hands and it seems to be spreading to part of my right arm.
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I have been to the doctor three times and every time they've said it's eczema and they give me a steroid cream and instruct me to use aqueous cream or an emollient cream throughout the day (everyday). This however doesn't seem to help at all and i've told my doctor and he's said there is nothing more he can do.
Another thing is they're incredibly itchy (though I think I'm doing well not to itch them), they also seem to release this clear liquid (which is really reflective). Is there anything I can do about it?
At age 42, I'm starting to notice some loss of hair on my arms and legs. I'm a male, and of Mediterranean ancestry, so I've been quite hairy in those areas since I was a teen. My hair remains very full and thick on my head, so it seems odd I should be losing it in other places. Is this normal? I don't like the way it looks - like the skin of an old man, all bare and plain.
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I was wondering if anyone has experienced any kind of pain like this:
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For the past couple years or so I have had this intermittent type of pain (it usually happens about a couple times a week, for instance it happened in the beginning of the week for at least two consecutive days and not at all today; each episode usually consists of a series of acute attacks, maybe several of them in a row, and then they would just stop). This would happen in several areas: mainly now my thighs and legs (almost always the back of them, though a couple times it has been along the front); sometimes it is in the arms too; for a little while it was in the back (though it hasn't happened there for a while now).
I'm not sure how to describe the pain (I wish there was some sort of questionnaire I could find that might help me in that area); it's definitely not severe, but then I'm known to have a high tolerance for pain. I would say it is more sharp than dull and it seems to be a kind of stabbing pain though maybe not exactly shooting, though I guess it could be thought of that way (I don't know that it's radiating either--I can't see how it can be radiating anywhere; it seems, if I am remembering correctly, it is moving along the length of some specific area; that doesn't seem like it would fit the description of radiating). It is definitely not tingling or numbness (except when it happens in the arms--then there is a definite weakness that results after it in which I have less of an ability to grasp anything with much strength).
I'm just curious as to what can be causing this, or maybe it's just normal when you age, though I wouldn't consider myself to be too old at just 33.
Well, if anyone has any ideas I would appreciate hearing them. I would say for sure the pain in the arms sounds like some sort of nerve pain but I'm not sure about the other areas. I went to the doctor once about it, but he wasn't able to help much, just called it "fibromyalgia" which is basically what they say when they don't know what it is. For a while I was sure it was nerve pain but then I keep hearing how nerve pain is more of a tingling, numbness or loss of sensation more than actual pain; and then the doctor calls it fibromyalgia which from what I gather is thought to be muscle pain. I do not participate in any rigorous exercises, just walks for a mile or more a few times a week so it shouldn't be due to any sort of injury.
Does anyone's arm and leg burn and ache? Do they feel hot and full with this diabetes?
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