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Eczema around mouth, eyelids, elbows, back and forearms. Using modrasone steroid and cetraben emollient. Suggest

Hi there,

My name is Ash, Im 24, healthy, active female.

I have been battling what many GP's have thought to be eczema all over my body; predominantly on around mu mouth, eyelids, all over my back, elbows and forearms. Just recently however I have started getting circular patches that are flat to the skin which are white on the inside surrounded by a red ring. I've also started getting extremely dry and sore groin. I currently use modrasone steroid (no effect), cetraben emollient every couple of hours and I genuinely take good care of my skin. I have used a lot of different creams, lotions etc with no luck.

I don't believe I have any allergies. I'm just so fed up of going to my GP; I've even changed my GP twice. I would love a referral to a Dermatologist but it's like fighting an uphill battle. Im based in the UK by the way; god bless the NHS huh!?

Thanks for reading anyway, be good to hear your thoughts.

Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Hi, thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic

Eczema can be highly frustrating as it keeps recurring. There is no permanent remedy or cure for eczema as it is due to overactive immune response of your body to an allergen. What you have is atopic eczema. Many factors trigger the immune response and that is why you could not localize the allergen. Eczema flares up whenever you come in to contact with an allergen like soap, detergent or even rough surface. Lung infection can also stimulate this immunological response.

Prevention of contact with the allergen or the triggering factor is the best option of managing eczema. Avoid harsh soaps and detergents. Do not expose your body to sudden changes in temperature. The emollient Centraben you are using helps to moisturize the skin and will help in eczema.

Modrasone is Alclometasone, a topical steroid preparation to prevent the immunological response. If that is not helpful, then you can try tab.Levocetrizine, an anti histamine to reduce the itching. Cyclosporine, an immunosuppresant (causes suppression of the immune response) can be helpful but it has many side effects. Your treating Dr will know about this drug.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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