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Really bad 17 months, five doctors. Skin on back of neck would tear if I tried to look left or right at stop sign. Skin on lateral shoulders, front, and around scapula on back… Torn and could lay on them. Entire neck, shoulders down to almost bust, dark pink to red. During flare up, usually at night, skin around neck and shoulders would lose fat underneath, be extra tough, red, bleeding in areas, sore, unusalbe, unable to sleep.
Original start was left eye… Lid, underneath… Diagnosed with eczema. Later research said can go to cellulitus, which can get serious, as if the ezcema and allergic flare ups were not bad enough. Later it was both legs, both hips, buttocks, forearms, left inner elbow… Unusable, would tear if I straightened it. Area as big as all my fingers put together. Finally at 2am on Friday night… Saw cellulitis spreading… From hips up to under arms, especially right side. Checked to see when urgent care opened next am.
They gave me two shots… Benedryl and a cortisone. Nose swab for staph, ie cellulitis, 3 days for results, pending Scripts for anti itch atarax, ranradine to keep stomach calm and to ensure drugs stay down, Clindamycin 300 mg every 8 hours. Here was a big miss by other docs… They didn’t hit me with antitbiotics at all, or when they did, not hard enough.. ie only 12 hours, now I set alarm and take one during night… Never miss too much with the timing of your antibiotics. HUGE natural help…
Stopped all fish oil, no flax etc. Instead started on 2 plus tablespoons of EXTRA VIRGIN olive oil, make sure some is before bed. My research… Extra virgin has phenols and nitric oxide no. This stopped my flare-ups in their tracks and I was able to sleep comfortably, nightime dose of antibiotics aside. Other benefits… Before flare up my body would start revving up… like a profuse pounding pulse, building, sometimes bp would go up, wold wake me up rather suddenly…. Then the flare up… intense bursts of itch, burn, resulting in skin losing good attractive fat around upper chest, shoulders, locked into not moving head from side to side, or bending left elbow. All this stopped in its tracks after eating two tablespoons… This is your bigger measuring spoon, plus I was even getting profuse pain around heart and this stopped. All stopped dead cold in its tracks. Fast too, difference in hours to max of two days.
Keeping it going though. Eating it straight for now, awful, but will incorporate into soups, bread, meat marinade as I get time to. Look it up.. Cannot eat bread right now anyway, eating like a caveman, fruit, meat, no fried no breaded, vegetables, egg and chocolate are ok. Added potato back in tonight, ok. Rice is now ok too. Allergist got me off topical steriods which were only thinning skin and causing rebound effect. Gave me list of two product lines… Vani and free and clear. The skin LOVES vaniclear OINMENT. I cover it with that, then the vaniclear lotion which allows the ointment to stay in place longer. Had to dilute hydrogen peroxide with water to clean areas. Oldly but goody, right at grocery. Use free and clear shampoo, good, but use olive oil mister on my very long hair, on off days, every other wash. Allergy tests showed issues with some product ingedients of commerical shampoo and rinse.. But not hair color, dark blonde. Ditto nickel, bactrim topicals, carba mix, mdgn and all derivatives there of… Reactions.
I will never take fish oil or flax or tons of the POLYunstaurates again. The olive oil has the proper mix of mono to polyunsaturates. Also huge well documented research on reducing imflammation, anti oxidant (think anti rust), relaxes miles and miles of blood vessels via the nitric oxide… Anyone familiar with nitroglycerin tablets for unrelenting chest pain? Same idea except natural, can take your dose your timing, your comfort level on the extrz virgin olive oil. The extra virgin is the first press of the olive, therefore with the bigger part of the real nutrition… The phenols and nitric oxide… See wikepedia, etc. NO named moecule of the year in 1992. Also studies show anti cancer benefits. So knock out you flare ups and put off cadiovascular issues and reduce risk of cancer. I highly recommend extra virgin olive oil. It has kept the nightime flare ups… And remember we burn fat at night because we are not eating. Also keeping daytime flare ups stopped dead…. As I take the other of the two tablespoons during the day. Able to cut back nibbling alot, actually lost a bit of weight. 150 pound female in 50s, so adjust your dose accordingly.
Olive Oil Helped my Eczema
I’ve had eczema for several years now. Originally, I was told that it was ringworm, so I tried putting Apple Cider Vinegar on it (that was not organic – it was the brown/amber color it was supposed to be, but was diluted, a generic store brand). That only made it much, much worse.
After getting a second opinion, I was told it was eczema and put on 0.05% steroid cream. It helps a ton, but is expensive…
So I started using Olive Oil. I filled the bathtub up with hot water, and put about a 1/8 cup (perhaps a little less – you do not need much at all) of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in it. Then I just relaxed in the bathtub for an hour or so. I also put a 1/4 cup of epsom salt in there, to help me relax.
After I got out, I patted myself dry with a terrycloth towel (be careful getting out of the tub – and don’t towel dry like normal, because you’ll rub the oil off your body) and got dressed. My Eczema looked much better, not to mention, my entire body felt like silk!
Nice to read that someone else also uses olive oil in the bath water…. Due to the age my skin is a lot drier and nothing seemed to help. I am now using olive oil but I wonder whether it really works. When I get out my skin is very moist but then during the night if I wake up I start noticing that my hands are very dry. Does the olive oil only work on the surface?
I used olive oil as a lotion directly on my eczema. The first time it was like my skin gave a sigh of relief. Everyday the patch got smaller and smaller until it was gone within about 2 weeks. Now I use olive oil and grape seed oils as moisturizers and haven’t had any eczema for over a year, even though we just got through one of our worst winters ever.
Your eczema that was misdiagnosed as ringworm was most probably “numular eczema. ” I get that occasionally, and only when I eat tree nuts. From time of ingestion of tree nuts to appearance of my numular eczema is about two weeks. This eczema usually starts with a whitehead type postule, then becomes a round flat lesion that may grow to the size of a dime before it starts to fade away, all on its own. Mine never itch. It is predictably six weeks from time of ingestion of tree nuts to time the lesion self resolves (disappears) on its own without treatment. I have not found any treatment that makes any difference. Will report back if anything I try based on tips from this site works for me. For now, I avoid eating tree nuts to avoid getting this eczema. Will actually have to intentionally eat tree nuts as if to induce a breakout to find out if some cures work. by the way, a physician did once give a quick glance at my eczema and call it ringworm, but at that time, I already knew what it was, so I corrected him. Many images Of numular eczema are easily found online.