February 11, 2013 9:06 PM Subscribe
My partner suffers from a bad case of eczema. She is itchy on her neck, back, and arms nearly all of the time. She has tried every dermatologist, creme, lotion, potion, out there. The main culprit seems to be lanolin. We use fragrance free dryer sheets, laundry detergent, shampoo, etc. If you suffer from a bad case of eczema, do you have some wonder potion/idea/helpful hint we could employ?
posted by timpanogos to health & fitness (44 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
The one temporary relief she has is petroleum jelly but that dries her skin out more after it has dried.
My question to you is:
Is there some lotion or potion out there that we are missing?
Is there some diet we (I would do it with her) can go on that would decrease her eczema symptoms?
Is there some one ingredient formula that has worked for you, AskMeFi suffererer of extreme eczema?
What can I do to help her? This would be the best Valentine's Day present ever if we could crack this. Thanks.