I am luckily cured after over a decade of immense suffering. Have helped a lot of people during seven years, I am cured.
So I do not get on here often.
I shared some of the medicine doctors gave me with some people on this site, but I found out that some people have drug resistance, and could not help them. So I worked hard to find a nature way, that will not have resistance, for I myself have resistance too.
And luckily, with helps of lots of doctors, I got it.
I have helped about 40 people during seven years.
Some times, I will have problem, but I could have myself cured shortly.
I could send out samples for free to help people. After I receive shipping and handling.
The material I got from Germany is expensive, so I can not give out too much for free. I am not earning money at all all these years, barely cover the cost, but I am willing to do it, to help. But I would appreciate, if whoever need help cover the cost themselves.
I have got remedies from doctors, and I am willing to share, but I am still not sure about the core reason, still work on raise the inner immune system, and not having it any more.
I have helped many people now, and I am earning no money these seven years.
Not suffering myself, help other people not suffer any more, gives me great joy.
I want to do better, t figure out why, and how, bit it takes time, for I am not a doctor.
But I keep close touch with doctors who are willing to help, and get medicines from them.
I am just sharing what I have encountered, that is all.
What is the truth, is my goal. Always look for it.
So that one day, our children will not have the danger of suffering any more.
The method I am using now might not be the best one, but it is the one I can get so far, better than all the methods before. And I try to get more people to try it, and aim in figuring out a better way. A way to get rid of certain disease from the inner of the body.
And I have shared with all of you reading and trying here.
The battle is still on, and we are getting closer, and closer to the truth.
I think doctors are willing to give remedies, but they are not willing to tell the truth, even if they know it. And I do not know if they know, or if they do not know, who knows.
I am happy now, I have got remedies from doctors that can help me and other people who trust me, and also want to quit suffering.
It helps , but it can not stop coming back.
I feel like lonely, I need some one who is like me, who wants to look for truth, and fight for truth.
And I believe that although we do not get the best solution now, we can , if we try, based on higher basis, will get better solution later on.
So it does not work on people who might have drug resistance.
For example, almost all the antihistamine does not work on me.
The remedies I got from doctors now, works slow in the beginning, but after a while, it will show.
Some people needs one month, some people need two months.
Some need a few year to get cleared.
I do not know why. Maybe the enviorenment? Maybe too much oil in bloodstream?
I have no idea now. I some times find that my rectum is very oily when I am not well.
Before I get sick, I always feel hungry.
I heard that lack of water intake will make people fee hungry, but the true reason is thirsty. Some times I feel so full, but I still want to eat. So I have to tell myself, to drink before I eat anything. The girl I am helping now , her mother said she does not like drink water too.
I am here, to practice, and to share, that is all
Hi I'm 16 and I have always had a problem in the winter ever since I was younger with eczema on my arms and around my mouth.
Around my my arm in the joints it's no longer there and hasn't left any scarring.
However my mouth is another story. Recently the British weather as many may know, has been terrible! It's really cold and has been during the half term, during that time my mouth began to get slightly irritated, a day later it split and cracked the skin and felt very tight, no moisturiser or oils would help nor would petroleum jelly. I tried using coconut oil but it only seemed to make the skin even more drier. Soon a couple of days later the skin began to flake and on my cupids bow the skin just peeled off in patches ... It burned and was shades of pink and red and every time I would drink water or wash my face it would burn like hell that it would make my eyes water.
Soon it just disappeared oddly when I started school again, however this weekend my skin again became tight and inflamed and randomly cracked on the cupids bow and corners of my mouth, I knew that something like the half term would happen again, little did I know that it would be any worse, my skin began to flake again to a point where I had to peel of the flakes , if I were to exfoliate it, it would make it even worse as my skin is very sensitive( I had an issue where I exfoliated my face everyday for a week and my face was all scaley and flakey like I had been burnt or something as it was patchy and darker and very sore). I stopped applying the creams that I use as they burn the skin, I tried sunscreen but it's burns and so does using normal water on my mouth or sipping on water. The scaley dryness has spread down to my chin and is closer to the ends of my nose, it feels very uncomfortable and I am in worse pain than the half term dryness. It is horrible and I need help as to what will make it any better? No Vaseline works, carmex, baby joneston lotion... It just doesn't help the itChig or dryness! Thanks!
Most people suffering from eczema, misunderstand eczema, and are treating the skin, where the symptoms are, while systematically ignoring the fact that those symptoms are usually just a sign of intolerance or allergy to something else.
More often than not, that something else is something you eat or something you put in your mouth.
When you have eczema around your mouth, odds are 10 times higher that it is something you actually put in your mouth, like some food, or drink or orthodontics like braces or lip balm or toothpaste or mouthwash or cosmetics or dust particles.
Here is a short list of most common foods that are the most common eczema triggers in many people with eczema:
- milk and milk products with lactose
- nuts / tree nuts
- food additives like preservatives
- strawberries and other berries
- nightshades like tomatoes and paprika and eggplant
- other grains
Just about any food can be eczema trigger, but these listed above are the most common triggers for the largest number of people.
There are even kids who react to bananas, or even meat.
Eczema symptoms definitely vary from person to person. Some are triggered by the environmental allergens, some by the food irritants and some by both of these irritants that can cause huge chronic patches of red, itchy, scaly skin.
Your infant's skin can trigger eczema more frequently. The signs are patches of crimson, dry and itchy dermis on the face or behind the ears, and within the creases of the neck, knees and elbows.Your baby may scratch the itchy patches and eczema can get contaminated hence. In Asian, black Caribbean and black African children, eczema would possibly not have an effect on creases however may have an impact on other areas.
Hi! I'm experiencing this same exact problem. I figured it was just from a lack of moisture in the air and also due to season change. Moisturiser helps relieve symptoms but the problem persists. I have this problem one or two times a year (end of winter start of spring, and end of summer start of fall). It usuallt goes away by itself if I use moisturiser on wet skin for three or four nights.
That's exactly the same problem I have! It's really bad because it is cracked and patchy skin which for me is hard as moisturisure burns my mouth and skin, I'm not sure what the doctors will prescribe me but hopefully it will relieve it and make it better.
I've had the same problem since I was a kid, and I've actually found a combo of products to finally do the trick once and for all. I moisturize my face with Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream in the morning and at night, and I use the same brand's Lip Therapy balm throughout the day. I think the balm is as heavy-duty moisturizing as the moisturizer itself, so this has been a life-saver together.
I have been lurker here for a long time, thanks to all the amazing folks here helping people around the world with their health issues.
After a lot of reading and observation of my symptoms, I'm almost certain that I have Iodine deficiency. Here are my symptoms
1) Extreme hair loss and hormonal acne
2) Can't sweat easily
3) I can't easily get up from bed in the mornings, feel very tired(even after 10+ hours of sleep)
4) Very dry skin and hair
5) Can't gain weight no matter what I eat(only anti-symptom)
6) Brain fog
7) Cold hands (especially my right hand) and feet. I always used to have a very hot body, including hands and feet but this was 2 years back.
9) Gut issues (heartburn during early mornings, occasinally)
10) General tiredness and procrastinative in native
11) When I last tested I was severely deficient in Vitamin D and B12
I have started with one drops of Lugols 2% along with DryE with yeast free selenium, magnesium citrate and B complex. I have no symptoms with this dosage, after how many days on this dose can I safely ramp up to 2/3 drops a day? Also, I don't notice any difference in my symptoms on this dosage.
Am I on the right track to get rid of my health issues? or am I missing something?
P.S - My regular blood routine came out clean. TSH is at normal range
I don't know that Iodine will help all those symptoms, but you'll have to see. On Lugol's 2%, I'd add 1 drop each day. At some point you just won't want to raise anymore, so you'll stay there until you feel ready to resume adding drops.
If you're low in B12, please add sublingual methylcobalamin 5000 mcg once in the morning. Just let it slowly dissolve under your tongue.
No matter the range for TSH, if your result is not <=2.0, it's not normal.
I ordered "Waihi Bush: Flaxseed oil (original)" off the internet to try on my eczema as an alternative to the stelroid ointments I use, so I started taking it orally 1 to 2 tablespoons a day for a couple of days.. But then i tried it directly on my skin with the thinking that because it is very good for the skin when you drink it it must be good for the skin when applied topically.. Oh how I was so wrong.. I put it on my face before going to sleep and woke up next morning looking completely horrid; I had red arcs under both my eyes and they had a starring appearance to them. What the oil had done is made the skin around my eyes so tight and thin that I struggled to close them.
But it gets worse, a week after applying it to my skin my eyes started to hurt when looking around and the only way to make it less painful was to shut them and as I started to feel pressure building up around my eyes I went to see the doctors about 3 days after i first started getting it at which point was bordering close to unbearable and he prescribed me "eye drops eye lubricant" which I used as soon as I got home and made the pain subside after about 2 days. 3 to 4 weeks later I begun getting these wierd pressure headaches (I don't know how to describe it properly because it does not hurt but it drive me nuts) which gradually got worse over a 7 month period which has just started settling down now and what I think the cause is, is the flaxseed oil has made its way into my facial cavities around the eyes and behind the nose (sinuses and what have you) and caused them to close up and create chronic blockage. On top of all this my eyes protrude outwards and now when I sleep every night my eyes don't close properly, and to completely close it I have to try forcefully (think squinting).
As a result every morning I wake up with reddish eyes which are very dry and my facial appearance has continually changed over the past 10 months and not in a good way.
So right now as of the time of writing this 10 months since applying it to my face, this is what the flaxseed oil has done to me: the skin around my eyes has become extremely thin and hollow out (the flaxseed oil has had a tightening shrinking effect on the skin) the skin around my eyes and part of my cheek has lost most of its sensitivity to touch and now sag a bit, my eyes now protrude outwards, I get pressure headaches randomly in varying degress, I get dry eyes and a headache every morning I wake up all, these have caused me to look hideously ugly..
At the moment I have tried everything I can think of to try improve my appearance and restore my skin around my eyes back to their normal state (firmer, more volume and has feeling when you touch it) so this is what I have tried:
*eating really healthy eg. fruits (apples, oranges, tomatoes, avacados, lemons etc.), vegetables (cabages, lettice, bok choy, spinach, potatoes, pumpkin etc.), fish like salmon, olive oil, eggs, so far I havent found any improvement eating these types of foods so I also tried eating just fatty foods like deep fried chips atc. on a regular basis but also have found little to no improvement..
*exercise like jogging for 30mins or walking for 1 hour 2 to 3 times a week
*using moisturing lotion with vitaman E and elastin actually made my skin more worse..
So far I havent seen any improvement to my skins texture it is still tight and soft.. (it has a rubbery texture), can someone help me? is there something im missing that I could do? I'm at the conclusion that the flaxseed oil has permanently altered my skin and it will remain like this for the rest of my life. this experience has ruined my life in that I have terrible social anxiety and do not leave the house much if at all some days. So my message to others who may be considering using flaxseed oil topically on their face is DO NOT! it is not worth the risk, unless you know what you are doing and know EXACTLY what it will do to you.
Hi. How are u doing so far? I don't know if what you are experiencing is a topical steroid withdrawal since you mentioned about your skin got worse since you stopped the topical steroid and opted for natural remedies. Maybe flax seed oil doesn't work for you. As for me i am on my topical steroid withdrawal journey i had horrible weepy nummular eczema patches on my lower legs and they healed currently about 90%. Now i still have stubborn eczema patches on my hands and still going through rebound flare ups. I notice its getting bad when im out of supplements (evening primrose oil, fish oil, olive juice extract) so i've to rush to the pharmacy tomorrow. My body needs extra of these to recover.. I'm just sharing this to let you see maybe you are going thru the same thing. Take care
you may be having a topical allergic reaction to flax seed.
I would try a raw honey, tea tree, greek yogurt mask. And a spoonful of honey every day.
Honey rebuilds the skin, is incredibly moisturizing, and antibacterial. yogurt and tea tree oil will kill the fungus/eczema)
*Raw garlic is a great herb that fights aging (a couple cloves a week)
drinking a lot of water, and warm showers (opposed to hot) helped with my eczema
I understand how you feel, that's why I really wanted to reply on your message...
Last year something similar happened to me (and my look is very important to me), however, I made a mess with my skin because I wanted it to be perfect. Stupid girl.
It's one year ago.. what I learned since then wanna share with you. Btw. my English's not the best, Bosnian is my native...so I hope everything will be clearly understandable.
It is important to stay relaxed and calm...doing yoga, meditations, whatever you like. You know why? It is about bioenergy... you can cure everything, really anything by your own energy. Sounds crazy but it works, slowly, you need to be patient. Bot overdriving with anything, no pushing... try not thinking too much about your problem...doing a lot of other stuff in life, occupate yourself with that, dont look at the mirror all the time, waiting... No pushing.
Ah yeah, learning a new language will be great. When you forget your problem it will get better and better, believe me.
About exercises, you should try the five tibetan rites, they're great...breath properly, not just during the exercises, but all the time. Think about it.
Drink a lot of water. Don't overextend it. Stay moderate with everything. Eating a lot of veggies and fruits is great, it will help. Import them in your daily routine..eat also nuts daily, not too much...but you need unsaturated fats. Read, smile, dance, shine from the inside, and believe me it will get better and better. If you feel unsatisfied with yourself, others will notice somethings wrong, but if you're pleased with yourself, nobody will notice anything. Its not just a saying, I tested it. A healthy attitude, head up, and people see you differently. About your skin... I incorporated a weekly facial mask in m routine...I'm using green clay. It helps, slowly, but it does, thats the most important thing. Im trying not using too much not trying to fast it up, thats the most important thing. Now, i dont want to suggest using clay mask... We're all different, I dont know if youre allergic to something, so you could test is on a small past of the skin. I thin honey is the best to go if youre not allergic. Bu it has to be raw REAL honey (important!) with enzymes, this one should be able to crystalize. Again always good to try it on a small area.. Honey isnt kept for too long on the face usually, mostly about 20 minutes, and not in a too thick layer...diluted with water (not warm).
Find your natural remedy for your face thats not aggressive at all, follow it weekly or as the instructions say... Around the eyes its the best not using too much, just a light cream, in small amounts.
Drink lemon-water, eat oranges...they stimulate collagen production, avoid refined sugar...
But the most important, be happy, laugh(watch some funny sitcoms like The big bang theory :D), keep working/doing/being active and keep the positive energy, it's actually all you need to heal yourself, wether you are following a diet or not.
I tried to be precise...so I really hope it will help. It helped me you must know, and I had as well other health problems...I'm still progressing, nothing will change over night...
Wish you good look! I hope you take my message serious, don't like the idea that I've thrown my time away for no reason. Success is guaranteed... :)
Hello there ,
I really feel for you because I too have tried to repair my facial skin because of cortisone damage and had a lot of problems trying things
That only my made it worse .
But At last I have found something that really does help build the skin again... From being thinned sunken and badly damaged.
I don't know in what country you live but I live in Australia And we have a TV channel called the TVSN channel. They sell this wonderful collection of serums Which do really build up your collegeni and plump the skin out.
The best one they sell is called 'collagen 8 .'It doesn't actually have collegen and in it but it repairs your Collagen very well. I wouldn't do without it. You can actually get it on eBay as well for about $110 at the best price. Tvsn are online as well ... Just search for it on google
Specialists have also told me to use high potency vitamin C Serums which really do help And also vitamin A serums . I'm sure these things will help you. ... As they have helped me . God Bless :-)
You need to take a step back from this and rethink your issue here. There is no way that flaxseed oil did that to your face or affected your sinuses for ten months!
How long were you using steroid creams ? Did you stop using the steroid creams around the same time you started using the flaxseed oil? You think that the flaxseed oil "made its way into my facial cavities around the eyes and behind the nose"
Your skin is your largest organ. It does absorb the things you apply to it. It did absorb the flaxseed. But also the steroid cream!
Did you know that steroids can cause thinning skin? This is a common side effect! The steroids calm inflammation by working against your immune system. When you stop applying to steroid your skin ( and your body) go through withdrawal.
You skin and your body need time to readjust to life without the steroids.
The steroids are probably to blame for your sinus issues.
You say you went to a doctor about this issue . I can believe that a doctor would not tell you this. There is NO WAY FLAXSEED OIL messed up your skin and sinuses for 10 months. Steroids on the other hand, can affect you for much longer. They only work as long as you use them and when you stop using them there is a "rebound effect" as doctors call it. Your problem gets worse after quitting the steroid. Whether the steroid is oral, inhaled or topical.
I had eczema my whole life. It got really bad at one point in my teens. About 5 years ago i found out i had celiacs disease. I knew i was allergic to wheat as a child and avoided it until becoming a teenager. I thought it was ok to eat wheat so i ate whatever i wanted- thats when my eczema got really bad.
When i went gluten free 5 years ago my eczema disappeared. I dont even use lotion anymore and my skin is not dry.
I used steroid creams for a short time as a teen and they didnt work for me.
The eczema was caused by my immune system reacting to an allergen. Gluten. Which i was constantly putting in my body. All the steroids and the creams i applied were only a band-aid for a deeper issue.
Eczema and psoriasis are a warning sign, your body telling you something isnt right. When you take (or apply) a steroid you are telling your immune system to shut up!
I would suggest looking into a food allergy to get to the bottom of your issue.
Steroids are nasty i hope you have learned your lesson. But it seems you want to blame a natural food product for your problem.
In the past it has taken my body up to 2 years to get back to normal after stopping a steroid.
Are you familiar with Topical Steroid Addiction (Steroid induced Eczema) also Red Skin Syndrome. It could be, that as you stopped using the topical steroids you went into withdrawal and the flaxseed aggravated it. There are thousands of us with similar symptons as you. please visit (International Topical Steroid Addiction Network)This is an org address as its a charity. It only takes 2 weeks for the skin to become addicted to steroids. The only way to recover is to go cold turkey and recovery time is months to years but the results are amazing and Eczema will be almost gone. I'm 91 days into withdrawal, after 20 years plus of steroid use. its hard but i'm seeing big improvements.
I read your article and could totally relate...so much so I even at the start I wondered if I may have written it a few years ago 😛
First thing to say is your definitely not the only one who in attempt to improve yourself have made a wrong choice and then regretted it afterwards!...and massively regretted it afterwards!...
I have learnt the hard way to...and with natural products to..which just goes to show natural doesn't mean harmless...they can have big ramifications to...
I put this heavy pomegranate oil under my eyes for a week and suddenly my eyes went all thin and fragile and hallow aswell...even though technically pomegranate is meant to thicken skin!.....was so annoyed at myself as I was always so gentle under my eyes...just with basic rosehip oil..but then decided to change things around.....that's always when I get the biggest problems when I start to experiement to much...
The key is when you find something works ..stick to it!!
I read one response that resonated a lot from a girl who had also been through a similar thing and she said best thing to do is remain calm..relax..and just be patient....cos I foot myself so worked up over the regret and how much my skin changed that I got so stressed and got rally bad insomnia..worst was when I hadn't slept for 3 days straight..no joke..all due to worry..was horrible....now whenever I make a similar mistake again....cos as humans sometimes we have short term memories! And forget the mistakes of th past...I would have even worse retgrets and think why didn't inlearn the last time..land bam..insomnia back....and I tell you what from all that stress cortisol circulating around my body..and no sleep all I did was make my skin and my problems 10000 times worse!!
Only when I started to relax and try and not think about it to much and just have pure faith that in good time and the right lifestyle and skin choices the skin will repair itself by to how it was before....or make a massive improvement anyways!
And when I started doing that..sure enough that's when I would get the results....as I stopped focusing..and that calm energy floating through my body was healing and regenerating the skin....and a good tip is to take beaks from looking in the mirror.....and if you do just do it from far away for a bit..not with a mag hint glass like we all can do sometimes 😛
So yes best approach stop looking in the mirror for a while...maybe check in with yourself once every few weeks or even a little longer...and just swap fear with faith...faith that your body and skin will repair and you will start looking like your old self again...
The best under eye serum is prickley pear. Serum ...is full of natural vitamin e ...a lot more than argan oil..and has a high amount of vitamin k which is the inrgrediant you want for under eye circles and veins...it's also super high in essential fatty acids and will restore you skin barrier function....I can guarantee you that you won't find another serum that will transform your skin so much....it gives it a luminous even glow and will strengthen the skin...trust me!....Google it and you will see all the great reviews..kenza do an awesome one
Best collagen boosters are Msm and vitamin c...just start with 1/4 teaspoon of msm and add vitamin c powder...either ester or one with bioflavonoids...or even naturall vit c like camu camu.......it strengthens all connective tissue such as skin joints..tendons...it will rebuild collagen under your eyes...and make your skin clear and glow..helps wih pigmentation and also has brilliant effect on nourishing all your organs...I used to have bad upper bk pain and pains from endometriosis...as soon as I started taking this..as an awesome side effect I was expecting..the pains were gone!....once again Google benefits of msm powder and you will see
Next collagen booster is ceremides.....they have even now been FDA approved....you can get them either in the form of wheat germ supplement..or cereides from sweet potatoe or rice supplement .....they will help plump up your skin as they rebuild the layers of fat from the inside..and will actually strength alll 4 layers of skin...Google to!
Other great skin supplements is goto kula..shisandra and aloe Vera coenzyme Q10..and asthanxin..
You also need to have protein with every meal as protein is full of all the amino acids present in the skin and needed to rebuild...I buy hemp protein powder... Lysein and proline and two amino acids especially good for rebuilding collagen
You also néed to increase all your good fats so omegas 3 fish oil...or flaxseed oil..(internally of course 😜.... And borage seed oil..important to moisturise your skin from inside out..
Best foods to eat to increase skin thickness is tomatoes...but best in the form of concentrated tomatoe paste...only buy from your organic store..and have a teaspoon a day on a rice cracker...you also have to swallow a dash of olive oil with it to enhance absorption..
Pomegranates also increase skin density...as does green tea
To increase your skins natural hydraulic acid have lots of sweet potatoe and also beans
Oh and one of the best things you can also do that will transform your skin and give your a natural glow..that will make you look like you have a nice glowy tan without the sun.lis carrot juice!,lli have two carrot juices a day with beetroot.....many studies have shown the more ppl have carrot and veggie juices ..it will increase the skin pigment in your skin and make you attractive to others...also swallow little bit of olive oil for absorption
Also drinking lots of purified water will also plump your skin out
And most important thing is to be kind to yourself!...we all do this stuff..and you only did it to improve yoruself ..so you came from a. Good place ..we are only human..I have done this stuff about 6 different time in the last year alone!!
Just take on board the above food and supplement advice...start to relax..replace ear with faith ( highly recommend you buy the book the wisdom of Florence shovel shin...will change your life) and already start to feel happy knowing that in time you will be bk to your old self 😃
If your doctor said don't put the steroid cream on your face, I wouldn't because of the strength of the ingredients, (I have an allergic reaction to numerous steroid and other creams due to their ingredients), so I have to be careful what I use on my skin. I am allergic to the preservative and specific chemicals used in creams, so in a way I can understand what you may be going through. I have also heard many people having used the cream for so long, as soon as they stop using it there may be effects to the system. Steroids may cure the problem, but have adverse effects in the long term as well, and don't cure the cause. If you could, I would ask if you have to take this for a specific amount of time, don't go over, and if you have any effects, rashes, or it doesn't work, go back to the Dr.
I don't know your problem, and I am no expert, but I would suggest going to a qualified health shop if the cream doesn't work, for a natural cure, or go back to your doctor. But I presume that you will be using the steroid cream over other areas not your face, don't use it on your face, it could have damaging effects, especially if the Dr has said don't use it.
I just use pure Aloe Vera gel from a plant I have in the conservatory, and now and again pure, organic coconut oil out of a jar, from head to toe. Antibacterial and Moisturising, (but coconut is a dry moisturiser).
What I would ask is, what do you want to use steroid cream on your face for? when they are plenty other creams, or is there a problem?
Don't know if you are any better, I do hope you are. I don’t know if this will help, but Aveeno is really good. Strangely, a car mechanic told me about the benefits. Apparently with all the chemicals etc they use, their hands get a rough deal and the porridge oats in it is a miracle worker. I hope you find a cure.
Have you tried Aloe Vera gel to cure your skin problem.
Aloe Vera is calming, cooling, antibacterial,hydrating, and moisturising to the skin, and it can be drunk in liquid form as well.
Plus there are not many known side effects, as it is a natural plant.
You can buy this from a health shop, but make sure that it is organic, and nothing is added to the gel.
I have an Aloe Vera plant I keep in the conservatory, (for warmth), I cut off a piece of leaf, then carefully remove the green outerskin on both sides, so that I am just left with the clear gel, and then try to remove any yellow.
If I have an itch, sunburn, or skin problem I just use this gel, and it cures it. I have even used it after being stung by a nettle leaf, after using a pure tea tree rollon. (The Tea tree kills off any germs, as well as the Aloe Vera, as they are both antibacterial).
Here is a picture of my lips this morning. To start things off I will give you a little background info. I am a 20 year old female. I have been dealing with eczema, angular chelitis, chronic diarrhea, etc for about 8 years. (You can go to my first post on here if you want even more background information.) I live a pretty healthy lifestyle. I recently cut out dairy and gluten in my diet and my eczema and loose stools have improved. My lips have still been bad though. They have a raw, tight feeling almost all the time. The corners are red and cracked. The upper and lower lip are red, sometimes flaky, and extremely painful. Some days it hurts to smile, talk, eat, brush my teeth, and sometimes I don't even want to leave the house because I do not want to see anyone I know. It seems to get worse when I get hot or sweaty. I feel like I have tried everything. Hypoallergenic soaps with no fragrances, moisturizers, no moisturizers, natural makeup/products, every chapstick/lip product, nystatin ointment, mentholatum, Neosporin, and the list goes on. Sometimes my lips will clear for a few days, but they always go back to being irritated, red and painful. This morning I was doing research online and found that some people suffer from a beeswax (or propolis) allergy and have similar lip symptoms to mine. Beeswax (propolis) is found in almost every lip product, and I was wondering if maybe this is my problem. Please help if you know anything about this. I am so desperate for answers to my problems. Thanks!
You can try and eliminate certain foods and products. Do you currently apply anything to your lips?
On top of the allergy testing I think you should find a good dermatologist, as for the inflammation I feel protopic would help a lot with that, if the root cause can not be eliminated (no allergy found) but again that would be at your dermatologists discretion. Your condition is treatable so try not to worry, call the dermatologists office for cancellations.
You should consider yourself lucky. Compared to most people on here your lips look great. And like Ryan said I think its probably pretty easily treated. It does look like you have a little angular cheilits, but I agree that you should get patch testing.
Also this foaming agent called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is in most soaps, toothpastes, detergents, etc. If you are allergic to SLS or SLS intolerant, this can irritate your skin greatly so you should eliminate SLS from all of your soaps and toothpastes. You can go to Whole Foods and find plenty of SLS free products. But again, after that you should get patch testing.
i have severe dry peeling lips and angular chelitis and i use anti-fungual cream tolnaftate and clotrimazole to kill the candida-yeast-fungus around the lips. Remember candida is yeast, yeast is fungus, and any anti-fungual cream can kill it. Before i sleep at night i apply a thin layer of tolnaftate, it's been 2 weeks and my lips are getting better, i will continue for 4 weeks and see if there are any improvements.
i also have been on a candida diet for 10 weeks (2 months) which means no sugar, no carbohydrates so i only eat salad, green vegetable, beef, and chicken. i also take probiotics ultimate flora because the good bacteria will kill the candida inside your intestine. starve the candida-yeast factory from Sugar and carbohydrates for 6 months and take probiotics. i am on month 2 out of 6 months so i'm still on the candida diet no Sugar and no carbohydrates.
Consider alternatives to treatment when the normal doctors dont work like I have. Try a homeapothist, you could try restoring your colonic health while waiting for your appointment, or you could try taking a strong natural multiviatmin because your symptoms are similar to vitamin deficiency even if it does not show up on tests.
I also had angular chelitis and extremely chapped, cracked, peeling lips for many, many years. Like you, I tried just about everything, with no luck until recently.
I have switched to ALL natural skin care (no chemicals of any kind), which helped my skin in general, but the step that finally cleared up my lips was when I totally eliminated Sodium Lauryl Sulfate from my life, including switching to SLS-free toothpaste, mouthwash, and all skin care products.
It took a month or so after the change, but now my lips are totally normal and soft for the first time in years, and the angular chelitis is gone as well. And they have been clear not just for a day or two, but for more than a month. I really think this is finally the permanent cure for me.
Yes brillig! Me too! I've tried sooo many treatments trying to get rid of the chelitis for two years now! After MUCH investigation on the internet, I switched to a toothpaste without Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, in my case Sensodyne Gentle Whitening, and presto chango, all irritation gone by evening! It's been over a week now, and my mouth is still normal. I thought initially, it was a beeswax allergy and quit using my lip products, but continued to have issues. Now I know what the real culprit is. Not sure why it suddenly developed after many years of using toothpastes with that ingredient. Hope this will help others!
I agree, shea butter is great. Bulk Apothecary has great online prices for it. One slight downside it that it won't stick to your lips quite as well as a lip balm with some kind of wax in it. So just plain shea butter will need to be applied more often.
Or, you could easily make you own lip balm by mixing a little melted wax with the shea butter (beeswax or micro-crystalline wax, if you decide you are allergic to beeswax). Then you would have your own totally natural lip balm with no chemicals or artificial ingreidents.
There are virtually no syndromes and/or diseases that are not reversible. If you are interested in taking control of your own health [and I sincerely hope you are], the following will give you all the information you need:
Any of the discourses by Luigi Cornaro (available free online);
Any of the books by Horace Fletcher (available free online);
Any of the writings of Arnold Ehret.
Just like virtually everything else in life, it is all ultimately up to YOU.
You have all my best wishes for a successful journey and resolution,
I realize that your post has been up for 3 months already and while I do hope you found something that worked for you, I wanted to come and make a suggestion for you. I've had eczema my whole life and my face has always been very sensitive so I always had a bit of a rash - especially around my eyes and mouth. I used to just cover it up with makeup. However, about a year ago, I had a scaly crack in the corner of my mouth along with the usual rash and it was terrible. So painful... nothing got rid of it. Not polysporin, not cortizone, steroids, nothing. I had it for about three months and was getting desperate. Then I read about using honey as a face wash and decided to give it a try. After a week of replacing my usual face wash with a teaspoon of honey on a warm face cloth, the crack disappeared along with the rash around my eyes and mouth! It never, ever came back. I still wash with honey at least twice a week and it has changed my life. It's worth a shot! Hope it helps. :)
Hi Rachel, Last year I had the same pink around my lips. It really started after I started using a lip balm stick. I told a skin doctor that my lips were dry, even though I was using the regular name brand lip balm sticks, and he suggested Burt's Beeswax. I bought that - it had peppermint in it - and started applying it around the edges of my lips. I developed the same pinkness that you have and could not get rid of it. After the winter was over, and I stopped using anything medicated on my lips (I have no problem with lipsticks), the pinkness slowly disappeared - but it took months. This year I found the Burt's Beeswax Lip Balm stick from last year with Vitamin E and Peppermint, and I stupidly applied it around my lips. Immediately, the next day, my upper lip developed the same pinkness as last year. So now I know there's something in the Burt's Beeswax formula that is causing this. It could be the peppermint, the beeswax - I don't know. But once I get this pinkness, it lasts for a long time. In the past day or so I've applied my standby moisturizers which don't harm me around my lips, hoping that would help, but it hasn't. I think the best thing is to leave the edges of my lips alone as far as moisturizers and creams are concerned, and hopefully the pinkness will go away. I will buy a colorless lipstick to keep my lips moist at night - like a lip gloss. Like you, I don't know what to do about the pinkness around the edges of my lips, now that it has developed again. Sorry that this is not more help, but I just wanted to let you know that the same exact thing happened to me with my lips. And, by the way, I do not have eczema or any other skin or health condition. I am in good health. That Burt's Beeswax did me in!
I have eczema and angular chelitis as well. Although my allergy tests came back negative for everything I know my skin problems are caused by what I eat. What I've learned is that certain foods can still have a negative effect on the body even though you may not be "allergic" to them. I've been doing food elimination diets for the past couple years to determine the causes and now I cut out gluten dairy milk eggs vinegar (and anything with vinegar in it like mustard) and citrus fruits (anything too acidic). It's a lot to eliminate but my skin looks amazing now... and when I have cheats here and there my problems come back. These foods are just not worth it to me. Hope this helps.
I think I had the sMe thing as you and the only thing that worked was wadhing my face with cold water after having a hot shower or washing it with hot water I just did that and I haven't really gotten it again
I had the same lip symptom as yours and I don't know exactly what this lip disease is. It occurs occasionally and cures itself within a week or so but I found a cure for it. I don't know if this works for you but every time my lip disease occurs, I usually cure it with Petroleum Jelly every before bed time and it heals the rash 100% within 2-3 days. I'm still trying to figure out what is the cause of this lip rash of mine.
After 10 months of nasty eczema on my face, neck and right arm this stuff has saved my skin.
I tried all sorts of things including the nonsense prescribed by doctors (steroid cream) which actually made it worse. Pure shea butter is my runner up but wasn't nearly as effective as this miraculous stuff.
Within 2 days of using it I saw a clear improvement and within a week or 2 it was gone. See all the 5* reviews on amazon, if you have eczema this is definitely worth a try. It has all natural ingredients.
I still use it sparingly and only get flare ups now when I eat refined Sugar or bread (wheat/yeast) which are notorious for feeding parasites/candida.
I spritzed coloidal silver on my eczema to keep it clean and avoided shower water on my face/neck as that made it worse. It was tough to begin with but now I'm used to washing my hair and drying it before standing under the shower with my head/neck out.
My patches of eczema had very defined edges btw and didn't fade out at the sides. It spread from my neck to my cheeks and then to my forehead but my neck was always the worst, sometimes it would weep and scab over. All the patches were pink-red and flaky-scaly depending on how angry it was.
The patch of eczema on my arm was HUGE and I'm only just getting my complexion back now but it was a faded white pigment for a long time after the eczema healed.
Also, diet is sacrosanct if you have parasites. Food grade diatom, dried coconut (not the oil), Sea Salt , organic apple cider vinegar, sweet potatoes, cayenne pepper, turmeric capsules (gelatin free), dandelion tea, beets and papaya seeds have all become apart of my vegan diet.
But for repairing the damage already done to your skin I have to recommend Hope's Relief! My dad heard of it by word of mouth and ordered me some as a gift. Amazing product! Let me know if it helps you too.
And if possible please let me know what parasites cause that kind of eczema, I still hear squelching sounds in my gut and feel what might be parasites moving around under my skin (feels like throbbing veins). I first got eczema on my neck at age 16 only a week or so after swallowing dirty water (long story short I almost drowned swimming across a quarry like the stupid teenager I was). That faded when I turned 17 and I didn't see a flare up again till I was 18 on my right arm, that too eventually faded and I was eczema free age 19 but had my worst flare up last year which is the one I've already described to you. It's also worth mentioning I had bad IBS when I was 20 but going vegan sorted that out for the most part. I turned 21 recently, my skin is good but it seems I'm still fighting these vampires. I think I might have seen one once or a cluster of them in the toilet (little white tendrils sticking out of a translucent white blob is the best way I can describe that oddity).