really mad eczema on my child face

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i am getting to a point i am getting desprate for some help.

i have a 12 year old son who has eczema for a long time but now its on his face, i have tried every thing i can think of to calm it down, it now causing him concern as he doesnt want to go to school looking like hes been hit with a tomato  his eyes are swallen most of the time he itches to he bleeds if anyone can help with any advice i will try any thing 

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    Hi Laurie

    Sorry hear about your son, if I was you I would try a menthol  aqueous cream , I got prescribed this as a cooling agent. Demand to see a specialist with your doctor because you cannot put the steroid creams on the face.  Also idea would be to take an antihistamine at night. Hope this helps

    jean

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    Reply below is incorrect. You can apply steroids to the face, however they must only be moderate such as eumovate or weak such as hydrocortisone and for a short time only. Aqueous is best used as a soap sub as new research has shown that aqueous as a leave on moisteriser can irritate skin. Go see gp and ask for a referral to a dermatologist. Try to stop  using all foaming soaps, shampoo and shower gel as these often flare eczema due to preservatives! Perfume etc .Not wanting to advertise but some of the simple range are good, or ask chemist for some dermal 500 or eperderm to wash with. Good luck. 
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      Hi Carole

      i have been living with eczema for the last 10 years, I have tried everything. I wouldn't use any products like steroids on my face, as I know from past experience it thins the skin. There are plenty of products the doctor can give you that will help with eczema. That will ease the redness but I find if I am stressed my eczema flares up. 

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    Steroids do thin the skin if over used for long. If used for short periods such as 7 to 14 days it will switch the eczema off and put in to remission. The main stay treatment for eczema is moisterisers however, steroids (not potent) applied to extreme flares are sometimes required and used often within dermatology. This can prevent the flares from becoming out of control and requiring systemic treatments. 
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    Steroid creams defintely doesnt work! I had eczema for many years, & I'm clearing it now using 'natural' methods. - Tip: Your diet plays a major role in clearing the eczema. If anyone wants more info, please feel free to message me - Good luck guys!
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