The itchy and scratcy show: excema help please!
March 3, 2006 2:56 AM Subscribe
My excema is flaring up. Any suggestions for relief? (Dietary, behavioural, "alternative therapies" or medical suggestions welcome). Various circumstances conspire to keep me away from the doc for a few weeks but i'm definitely planning a visit once things get back on track.
posted by handee to Health & Fitness (31 answers total)
It's been something I've had mildly all my life and it's only been bad enough to medicate (emulsifying ointment etc) once or twice when I was a kid. It flares up when I'm stressed, when I use biological washing powder, and it pretty much completely went away when I was vegan for 2 years. Right now, I'm trying to deal with the stress aspect but that's the part I've least control over so I'm looking for other suggestions. I'm planning to cut out dairy, but if anyone has any other suggestions (OTC creams, etc.) please do let me know before I rip my arms and legs to pieces!