Eczema clinic launched by irishhealth.com

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cats  ·  20 May 2008
Hi all I'm new to this, my 5 yr old son has had eczema since he was a baby. After trying everything prescribed by the doctor I eventually went to health store and bought a cream called Allergenics & it has worked wonders for his skin. He gets a bad flare-up maybe once or twice a year. This product is also available as an ointment & wash if you want to give it a go.!!!!!!!!!
 

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Anonymous  ·  13 Jan 2008
In response to G posted on 06/10/07 I have similar condition. In Tracy's Pharmacy around the corner from The Abbey Theatre along the liffey, he has cold tar shampoo( behind counter) with additives which do work for me. Do get protopic cream if bad. Avoid coffee like the plague. Sugar and diary products. You are what you eat. True! Eczema has almost driven me over the edge. When its on your face thats serious and must be dealt with immediately. Exercise regularly. Avoid beer or yeast drinks.Once cleardd it does come back but usually in small doses. Chill as best you can.
 

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G  ·  06 Oct 2007
If anyone can help me please let me know i have eczema on my face but it has now started to spread to my arms and legs and also into my scalp. It is spreading very fast all around my body.My doctor just keeps on giving me cream after cream and none of them are helping. Any advice??
 

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cindy (QHJ62923)  ·  12 Sep 2007
Hi Anon
All I can say is that since I posted that comment in June we have never looked back. My daughter is under Dr. Nicholas Walsh at the Blackrock Clinic she is on Protopic treatment and she is doing so well its like having a new child she is so happy and much more confident and most imoprtantly itch free. If you have a medical card theres a Dr. Alan Irvine in one of the Dub hospitals who uses Protopic very successfully also.

Wishing you all the best
Hope
 

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Anonymous  ·  10 Sep 2007
I have very bad eczema on my face and it is so itchy, have been to the doctors several times,does anybody have any help or advice they can give? I am 20 and had it as a small child but it has recently reappeared.
 

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curly  ·  23 Jul 2007
I have three girls 2 with eczema.The youngest is very bad at the minute.It is on her hands and feet and knees.I was using Balneum in the bath but every chemist locally can not get.They have tried but nothing.Can anyone tell me where I can get it as I find it very good for my kids.
 

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libby (LZI63420)  ·  16 Jul 2007
was searching for a dermatologist in Cork/Kerry and found this link-i looked up that link to the so-called dermatologist in Cork and its actually a GP-can anyone give me a list of actual dermatologists in Cork/kerry/limerick area?
 

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Anonymous  ·  23 Jun 2007
hi
By accident I found this site im hoping its whats called by Divine Intervention, I've just about come to near melting down point. My 5 year ol daughter has excema since she is 6 weeks old, I have read the other articles and it has comforted me so much that someone out there knows what we are going through. We have had endless treatments with steroid creams, oral steroids, ointments, we have done the length and breadth of the country chasing cures and creams and all to no avail. My daughter is not responding to any of her trearment and we are just home from 2 admissions to hospital in the last 2 weeks. I am a medical card holder but feel I could no longer rely on the public healthcare system and have started as from yesterday with the financial help of a dear friend my daughter with a dermotoligist in the Blackrock clinic. He is advising that she starts on Protopic as she is severe. My heart breaks everytime she starts to scratch and we have never known a proper nights sleep. My little angel is so good and she never complains, when she starts to scratch she shouts out loud "Please God make my excema go away". As I'm writing this im crying because she is so good and she never complains, she never gets a break and all I can describe this condition is 'pure torture'. I'd love to hear from anybody who has used protopic and how they have found it.

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katysue  ·  15 Nov 2006
Dr Hilda O'shea is an excellent primary care dermatologist, specialising in treatment of excema. She has a lovely manner and following a consultation with her I am able to keep my excema under control. Her dermatology clinic is in college rd cork. Her web address is www.corkskincare.com
 

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Kev  ·  25 Apr 2006
would anybody know of a good dermatologist in cork city? is it possible to make an appointment direct without going through a GP?
 

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Anonymous  ·  10 Apr 2006
Answer to suzanne question.
Yes you can use dermalogica products as there are noting them.

I have asthma and i only got it very slight the excema about 2 years ago for the first year it was auful as i did not know how to control it and i was getting anoyed and upset over it but I am grand now not a bother. I only ever got it on my left index finger and small bit on kneck and ears and small bit on my face I was give protopic from the docter and used it for about a week and decided that instead of using tablets or creams to see what else i could do so i did some research and came up with the following..CHANGED MY WHOLE DIET...well how i did this was i found out that there was mucas on my lungs so i need to detox and eat the right foods so this is what i do and i hope that it helps all of you...
Went to the health shop and bought flax seeds which i pour into a pint glass of water everyday if you read the back of the package it will tell you that it is really good for your skin like eating fish you get omega 3 and 6 so i take this everyday now you can put it on your cereal or soups what ever you wish i also bought quinoa and millet which are very good grains to strenghten the kidneys if the kidneys are week then your skin and hair will also be week but you can look it up on google or read the book by ghillian mckeith but i really feel that it has gone now because of the evening primrose oil grains etc it has made a huge difference..i am also going to see a nutritionist to see if i am on the right track which i think i am now dont get me wrong i still eat other things like chips etc the odd time but that s allowed as you couldnt live your life like that but from mon - fri i make sure i eat very well..then at the w-end have a few drinks etc...but i also think it has got to do with stress so try to stay stress free as often as possible...hope this helps but i think it really does boil down to your diet and for parents out there you may say that your child will not eat this new food well simple just put it into the smothie ohh before i forget pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are also great...you can really educate your self with looking up things as a docter that you go to of course he is going to give you protopic creams etc he is not a nutritionist i dont know but i just wanted to try to get to the root of my problem and i am getting there ...
 

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Anonymous  ·  07 Apr 2006
Question same as everybody using this site...does anybody have a cure for eczema on a 8 year old boy who has had it since birth... or can you recommend a brillend doctor in the west of ireland who will wont just take your money...I dond want to use protopic or pimecrolimus....
 

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Anonymous  ·  20 Apr 2005
have you heard of pomphlox eczema,do you know what the symptoms are and any more information that would help me.
 

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Sandra (SandraLyndon)  ·  23 Dec 2003
My baby has suffered from chronic eczema since he was 2 months old. I have tried everything from homeophatic, faith healers, creams, lotions, dermatologists, 7th sons of 7th sons and nothing has worked. Currently with a new homeophatic doctor who has advised that the cause of his eczema is leakage from the amalgam fillings in my teeth. So, effectively he has posioning from mercury and some other metals. We are currently de-toxing and early signs are promising. Has anyone else tried this approach ?
 

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Anonymous  ·  04 Nov 2003
Having tried, emollients, cortisone and other anti itch creams and washes, I find my son has extremely dry itchy skin, he is now 17 and it seems to be getting worse. He would need some guidnance on managing his skin, please help. He says the E45 does not even agree with him and most others.
 

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noreen (noirinm)  ·  12 Sep 2003
My dermatologist thinks my eczema was caused by coming off HRT too quickly. I've been advised to come of HRT after 5 years, and was reducing HRT to every second day. Has anyone had this problem coming off HRT?
 

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Anonymous  ·  07 Jul 2003
Having had 2 children born with eczema so bad they were both hospitalised last year I have to say I found the new Tacrolimus cream PROTOPIC a godsend. Looking at my children's limbs now it is nearly impossible to believe that they used to pull strips of skin off revealing bleeding, weeping,a angry welts. I used to have to bath and bandage them daily on all their limbs, they didn't grow taller because they didn't sleep at night. They didn't eat properly. They are now like different children with soft squashy baby skin (Ages 6 & 4). Dont get me wrong they get the odd bout but very mild just a small red rash no bleeding or weeping. I find Emulsiying Ointment the best form of moisturiser and I use PROTOPIC on the bad bits. God Bless the makers of PROTOPIC.
 

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Anonymous  ·  03 Jul 2003
My daughter has mild eczema( 11 months old). We are going to Spain on holiday in September, a friend has just come back from there and said they had problems with mosquito's. What should I do to prevent her from getting bitten ? and how should I treat her if she does get bitten? she does tend to scratch a lot and this would make a bit worse.
 

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Anonymous  ·  25 Jun 2003
Try using Prometics XL Skin Cream (antimicrobial moisturising barrier cream). It totally cured my eczema. Maybe it will work with you as well.
 

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Mark (markoconnor)  ·  20 Jun 2003
I have suffered from moderate eczema for years on my hands and arms, using 1% hydrocortisone cream and hypoallergenic moisturisers when the skin isn't angry. I gave Eucerin cream a go last week and it's been a big help - I even put on a short sleeve shirt. I find that I can use it even when my skin is irritated.

In response to another query I used to use hydrocortisone cream on my face when a teenager due to psoriasis. I didn't think it did me any harm.

Mark
 

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johnmcn  ·  19 Jun 2003
Last Summer I had a flare up on one foot of dermatitis, weeping, cracking, itchy, for 8 weeks or so, nothing worked, a course of healing laser with a US chiropractor cleared it up fast (within 3 weeks). There are some details on the web of this kind of laser treatment, especially in Russia.
 

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karen (reece)  ·  19 Jun 2003
my two year old has had eczemasince he was born but the last few days he has had it around his willy and bum area and it is very ltchy
 

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Anonymous  ·  27 May 2003
Something I read years ago and is probably worth a try but it works for me.. Try cutting open Evening Primrose Oil Capsules and rubbing the oil on the eczema three times a day if possible. This has had great results for me in the past whenever it flares up.
 

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Bernie (wheelscouriers)  ·  16 May 2003
Does anybody have any strong opinions on alternative medicines versus conventional medicines
 

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Suzanne (suzannel)  ·  01 May 2003
Does anyone know of a good suncream/sunblock for a child with eczema?
 

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Anonymous  ·  02 Apr 2003
thanks for so much information and help.i have a question is..dishyrotic eczema and atopic -
eczema the same? thanks
 

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Anonymous  ·  02 Apr 2003
Hi, I'm 27 and have had eczema all my life. I've tried just about every cream going with no real success. The only way that I could keep my skin adequately moisturised was to put Vaseline on all over, every single day. About 6 months I tried another moisturising cream called Oilatum Junior - it's based on Paraffin Oil, which I've always found good for my skin, but could never find a cream based on it. Now I can honestly say my skin is the best it has ever been. I've taken care to cut back on the usuals of dairy products, alocohol etc. and this combined with Oilatum Junior (even if I am 27!!) has made a huge difference to my quality of life. The only thing I would say is that what works for one person with Eczema often won't work for another, nonetheless, I'd give it a shot. It's not always easy to get, but most bigger Boots chemists have it. Hope this helps!
 

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Megan (cooney322)  ·  11 Mar 2003
Hello: Has anyone tried that new eczema treatment, Elidel? Does it work? My eczema does not really respond to corticosteroid creams which have been prescribed by my doctor.
 

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Anonymous  ·  12 Feb 2003
I am using pro topic at the moment but I cannot seem to control the itch on my legs at night. Anti-histimines are no use and I am now trying sleeping tablets. Any suggestions on stopping the itch?
 

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Anonymous  ·  22 Jan 2003
is there any eczema sufferers out
there who have had eczema on there
face for numerous years , my
dermatgolist/gp have said that
u can use 1% hyroscorszone on your
face but nothing higher than this
can someone who has eczema on there
face and has used hydrocortzone
please advise me if they have had
any side effect..

thks
 

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Anonymous  ·  18 Nov 2002
mY 8 Year old son has eczema behind both knees and on his arms and has the beginning of what looks like it on his face. He has been prescribed E45 cream during the day and bath oil when bathing and a steroid call Eumovate to be applied nightly. If anyone has any experience of little boys having eczema sucessfully treated in this way and indeed any advice about its control I would appreciate it. Thanking You, a concerned parent
 

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John (limerick)  ·  16 Oct 2002
I suffer from heavy dandruff. 12 months ago,having scratched the top of my head, a sore developed. The doctor prescribed a cream but the sore still remains and the affected area is rather tender.
I have since tried another cream, without success. Is there an answer to my problem.A friend suggested that I should request an anti biotic as the area might be infected.
 

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Anonymous  ·  15 Oct 2002
My 4 1/2 year old son is having terrible itching fits and cannot control it. He is bleeding and in emmense pain especially at night. Steriod creams and antihystamine medication does no good. Can you recommend something to ease this?
 

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Anonymous  ·  13 Oct 2002
My eight yr old son's eczema is showing no signs of abating and is badly controlled despite conventional treatments. Please could somebody suggest something?
 

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Anonymous  ·  08 Oct 2002
I am wondering if anyone has tried super oxygen cream for the treatment of atopic eczema, with success or otherwise?
 

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Anonymous  ·  08 Oct 2002
I am looking for access to a good dermatologist in Galway city. Any recomendations?
 

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Anonymous  ·  20 Sep 2002
Thanks a million irishhealth for a really useful service - I've already downloaded the Eddie book and will be ordering a copy for my little 'Eddie'. Well done again, keep up the great work.
 
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