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I have been diagnosed with Venous Eczema on both ankles. Now, I know that I need to lose weight for it to stand a chance of going away but in the meantime I have to find some way of stopping the itching. I know I shouldn't scratch but I can wake up in the morning scratching (so I have cut my nails as short as possible to minimise the damage.
I try to exfoliate my ankles weekly to keep the skin build up down. But I still get a lot of crusty horrible skin build-up. Recently I started to get Folliclitis so my GP proscribed Fucibet cream. That was great for the original slight infection but I found it may my eczema build up worse. After applying it for 2 weeks I developed large hard lumps on my skin.
So, I have reverted back to Tea tree oil cream and have just sent for a skin repair lotion with emu oil. I hope it has some effect. I am just sick and tired of my ankle looking as though someone poured a kettle of boiling water over it. It looks so red and scarred. As for the staining on my clothes- it is just disgusting. I can't weak socks and I find it is so unsightly it is embarrasing. Can remember the last time I wore a skirt.
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