Longer steroid use to cure Ezcema

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Hii, I am 21 years old (male) and have been victim of eczema since i was about 7 years old. It occurred in various parts like legs,hands and after using medicines it used to go away.

But from last 2 years it is just reoccurring on my face again and again. I start having swollen checks accompanied with big red scars from which yellow liquid comes out and there is too much itching. I had consulted several Dermatologists and every one of them first start giving me moisturizer, oral steroids tablets and usually a antibiotic cream and some steroid and non steroid cream to heal the scars. The prescription is usually for about 2 weeks after I am told to visit again. 

Within 2 weeks the swelling and scars reduce to great extent. After the 2 weeks when i visit them again they tell me to stop using the steroid tablets and cream because it cant be used for long. And after that my scars and problems start again. The same cycle is repeating over again again in these 2 years and I am totally frustrated ,depressed by my problems. 

I think the solution to my eczema can be cured only by steroids since no other medicine is able to cure me. How do I convince my doctors to prescribe longer use of oral steroids tablets.

 

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    Longer use of oral steroids is not advisable because it is an immpunosuppresant and you will be prone to many infections.
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      But then what should i do because only steroids are able to cure my problem. I would have a shorter life instead than longer life with scars and ezcema
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      not treat it temporarily with steroids .... but from the root cause
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      I had several tests like Comprehensive allergy profile test and skin biopsy test but nothing concrete came out then how can they or i can help them find my root cause

       

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    The steroid is not a cure. It suppresses symptons but doesnt solve the cause. My 10 yr old granddaughter is in your situation. There are side effects from steroids. We are going the homeopathic route. Try it.
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      What really makes me angry is that NHS in Scotland use a treatment for psoriasis that clears it up but this is not available in England because it costs money.

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      Years ago i was using Betnovate every day on my face for 10 years because like yourself I was dependent on it. However when i was expecting a baby my GP said i wasnt allowed to use it on my face and should never have used it on my face in the first place. I had to go cold turkey and my skin itched and burned for about a month. I couldnt go out. A friend introduced me to herbal remedies which soothed my skin until it got used to not having steroids. It never came back and now when i get the odd small patch i can clear it up with natural remedies. Its worth going to a homeopath to get advice. Some people claim it has cured them or enabled them to manage outbreaks. I am hoping to take my granddaughter in the next two weeks. I will let you know the outcome. Personally i believe school is a massive trigger because of dust and chemicals. But using steroids has actually made her eczema worse in the long run. You may need to change your diet, and environment, even the materials you wear. Her mother had to get rid of carpets and use anti allergy bedding because dust mites play a large part. Google as much info as you can. The most important thing is moisturise as much as you can. I will contact you on here when my granddaughter has tried the homeopathic treatment.

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