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.
Hi. Ive been suffering from parasites that look like hair. It's improved but it's been ten years and I can't rid myself of them. It scares the shit out of me. Someone please help with advice. I can't keep going on like this. The hairs are all intertwined in my pillows and blankets. Anyone? Has anyone beaten this? The doctors just say I'm hallucinating from PTSD. I'm not hallucinating. My last two boyfriends got it too. I can't kill them. Not heat, not cold, nothing works. I feel them in my butt, pubic hair, bodyhair, and especially my head hair. I just don't know what to do anymore. Some of my hair is ok but there are extreme thin hairs that are either parasites or covered in parasites.
Do you have any other symptoms? Have you considered that you may have morgellons caused by a bacteria. Usually people with it also have Lyme disease. I suggest you try to find a Lyme Literate doctor to test you for Lyme and coinfections. Morgellons is common in California, Florida, and Texas but has been reported in every state.
I have had this too, I haven't found a cure or Doctor to help yet and my hair is wasting away, it was almost to my waist and is now shorter than a "bob". For the last 2 years was misdiagnosed with MRSA & thrush based on skin eruptions until I got frustrated and looked into other solutions.
My Dr was out of answers, nothing was helping, and those 2 problems wouldn't be affecting my hair. I bought a microscope and started doing my own research. Hairs that move, sting, and sometimes feel slightly electric make me feel like a freak.
Now that I type this it seems excessive but what has helped so far in calming them is:
-soaking & washing all of our clothes in Borax
-bathing in Johnson's Foot Soak and Apple Cider Vinegar
-vacuuming with a HEPA vacuum daily
-using Neem oil products to draw them out of the skin(shampoo/conditioner/skin salve, ect..)
-Bentonite clay mixed with Vick's vapor rub applied to the scalp, covered with a shower cap overnight and using a Lice comb to pull out the eggs, fibers, and "imposter hairs".
-Oddly enough Windex and Lysol seem to melt them, so I spray anything I touch with them. They say using the Lysol and Windex on your skin inflames your immune system further but I've used them on my hands & hair and you can hear them crackle and dissolve, this doesn't kill anything under the skin though.
-Sprinkled all of the carpet with Borax
- Bleach or Lysol all of the bathroom after every use
As you can see I am literally trying everything I can to rid myself of this plague until I can find a Dr.
Good luck to you and if you find anything better or useful to kill these beasts and heal I would love to know.
I started taking Iodine supplements a couple of months ago with no problem. I took 150 tablets of 32.5mg Source Naturals Potassium Iodide. When I ran out I changed supplements to Iodoral 12.5mg tablets. I have been taking 25mg to 50mg per day for a couple of weeks. Yesterday I had itching on my right arm. Last night two red bumps appeared. Today as of noon I itch all over my stomach and upper torso. I have small red bumps scattered on my upper torso. I would like to continue the detox, but I don't want to look like a child with chicken pox and itch like I fell in poison ivy. Any suggestions?
Salted water can help bring bromine to the kidneys for elimination. The co-supplements help keep this moving along, but sometimes you need to stop the Iodine for awhile to get control of the situation, and then resume, or lower the dose and then raise it again. That's called pulse-dosing.
Zinc picolinate 22 mg can help skin issues. You might need 2-3 tablets taken away from copper.
Remember Vitamin C and water to support the general flushing out of bromine.
Ginagirl wrote about using a borax wash to soothe the skin. She talks about it here:
Note 2: I have struggled with a recurring Candida infestation for 25 years, caused by a massive amount wide spectrum antibiotics at that time.
I regularly take probiotics for the candida.
Note 3: 6 months ago I underwent a 21 day fast including 2 daily cider vinegar enemas for a week. Took 3 days off. Then took 1 coffee enema per day for 5 days. Only ingested broth and homemade fruit juice including wheat grass, avocado, carrots, and Spirulina.
Try reducing salt to 1-1/2 tsp in that liter of water and sip it throughout the day. Added to the liter of water with the borax, you need at least one more liter to truly get urine moving, plus any extra liquids you care to drink. That would total up to 4 liters of liquids. Too much salt and not enough water won't move bromine through the kidneys. If you're not smelling it in your urine, and not going to the bathroom several times a day, you may not be processing much bromine.
If you haven't tried oil-pulling, consider doing it. It's a powerful tool for my husband, including when he had the red bumps. He used organic sesame oil, about a tablespoon, and swished for 10-15 minutes. Then he spit it into the toilet. Occasionally the bromine stench would be so strong he would just about vomit. It's an additional tool for clearing this mess, but it doesn't work for me.
Hi. Would you (or anyone) happen to have any idea what causes the soles of my feet to itch so bad I can't hardly sleep or put shoes on? It's really awful!! I scratch them on everything!! The concrete steps are wonderful to just push down & rub my feet on the edge. I haven't scratched them bloody raw yet, but I'm afraid I might pretty soon. They also itch from the soles up about 4 inches on the inside/instep area. It's driving me NUTS!!
Could it be diet? Lack of something in my diet? Allergy?
Okay, just to make sure to rule everything out that I need to rule out, what are your other symptoms? Please check the FAQ link for a post on "how to get help" which gives examples of what kind of symptoms help me to help you (I check things most doctors would not). :) It's rare that a single symptom is not connected to any others, so the more info I have the more accuate I can be in my suggestions to you.
Hi Shelley, thanks for replying.
My dosha (according to 2 tests) is pitta, my blood type is A+ and I'm about 60 pounds overweight.
As far as other symptoms, I really haven't noticed anything. There's no cracks or peeling, just intense itching. Like it's deep inside & I can't quite get to it. They tingle sometimes too (sometimes all the way up my legs), which just makes me need to scratch more. It's been going on for a couple of months. I can't think of anything I'm doing different. I've been at work & had to take my shoes off & scratch my feet on the soles of my shoes before. Luckily I usually wear hiking boots with good rough soles!
I'm really getting desperate, thanks so much for any help!
Hi! Thanks for more details, are those your only physical complaints really? No digestive upsets, low back pain, previous injuries, headaches, frequent urination, diarrhea, brain fog, irritability?
You said the itching was deep, so it's not a topical itch like one you can scratch? It's one you can't get to? It's not really your skin that's itching but somewhere inside? Any numbness or burning ever?
Is it both feet simultaneously? Do you itch more on your feet or entire body when you sweat? Do you itch less when barefoot?
Any swelling anywhere?
You said it started two months ago. Anything in your life change 2-3 months ago? Anything happen with your diet or spine? Change in socks or shoes? Visit to a humid climate? change in water supply, even if just temporary?
"No digestive upsets, low back pain, previous injuries, headaches, frequent urination, diarrhea, brain fog, irritability?" No, none of these.
It's deep, but scratching does help if I scratch REAL hard. There is a little numbness sometimes, but not always.
Both feet itch at the same time, and sweating doesn't seem to make a difference. Going bare foot helps a little, probably because I can scratch without a big effort when it first starts. Once it gets started, if can't scratch it right away, it's hell to get stopped!!
The only thing that I've changed in the past 2 months is I stopped drinking tap water completely. I used to drink it once in a while, but now I only drink reverse osmosis purified water and occasionally spring water.
This is why I'm so confused about it.. I don't think NOT drinking tap water would cause this (I'm not gonna start drinking it again to find out!) & I haven't changed anything else.
Hmmm! Interesting. Something we've discussed a lot here on CureZone is the problem with filtered water. You can't not drink filtered water because tap water sucks, but there are problems with filtered water too. The filters remove all the good alkaloids right along with the bad minerals, so you end up with a kind of dead, negatively charged water that not only doesn't give you minerals but also attracts good minerals to neutralize the water and that means it leaches you of good minerals.
So you need to add a good Sea Salt to your diet, use that instead of table salt whenever possible, and see about getting more minerals into your diet in other ways. You can spike your water wtih bottled liquid trace minerals; take EmergenC or another supplement; eat more dark, leafy greens, broths and whole grains.
Numbness and itching both is all about the quality of the tissue and the nerves/blood feeding it. That means minerals, essential fatty acids, and removing whatever blockages are there to the circulation.
I'm not a nervous system anatomy expert so I'm not sure if there's anywhere along the spine/pelvis that could affect both feet. But I think the nerve branches for each leg are totally separate, so that means the circulatory problem is probably vascular or cellular. The odds of both feet suffering nervous constriction is pretty low unless you bought a pair of really cruel shoes. ;) Cellular means lack of minerals/electrolytes, vascular means cayenne pepper tincture, light exercise and occasionally elevating your feet would help.
Oh and try a foot bath with Epsom Salts and baking soda every night for half an hour. :) That will help to ionize the area. A good large handful of Epsom, a smaller handful of the baking soda.
Does she eat "good". I think it depends on who you ask and what day it is! We are both trying to eat more healthy foods but still need to better transition into that. We really like Sheley's 80/20 theory and plan to try to follow a meal plan like that. If you did that, then you should be able to still enjoy your chocolate ice cream craving! We make a trip to our local outdoor creamery at least once per week. That is our treat. The rest of the week we try to eat well, exercise, etc. So we feel it is okay to splurge like that occasionally.
It can't be soy and tofu all the time! Not that we eat that stuff......but you know what I mean!
Hi, I have never been on here but could use some advice. I have every single symptom above, I have been disabled and bed-ridden for 2 years now. I am 31 and was a marathon runner and high school teacher. One day I woke up and could barely move or think straight.
I wake in the morning with my whole body swollen, my eyes either dry or crazy watering, liquid trying to come out of my ears, head fog so bad I am not in reality all day, allergic to all foods and nearly everything I put in my mouth. It all comes in the morning ata 9:30 when my gut starts bubbleing, the bubble comes and then im belching, foggy brain, whole body is tired, legs and muscles ache, mouth and tongue and fingers swell up, itching all over my body incluing my feet butt and lady parts. I am literllly this way all day-and it is all coming from my gut. There isnt a minute in the day when my guts arent having stuck gas that wont come out. It all builds up and thats when I feel like I am going to explode, my brain swells, and I cry hysterically for hours. I cant even think straight to try to help myself. When the bubble moves down my head will begin to clear and then water is comine from my eyes and ears. If water isnt released I am hysterically crying for hours. I cry 24 hours at a time at least every other day-Drs say it is constant histamine reaction and I am allergic to eveything.
I have been diagnosed with lyme disease, chronic systemic candida (I have had yeast for at least 2 years if not longer-but 2 years I have had it vaginally which means it is infested my gut and maybe other places as well), food allergies, possible parasites, ammenoria. I havent had a period in 10 years. Last year after treating lyme for 2 months I got a little better, actually started my period, but only that one time, and then I tanked again and now my gut is even worse from the antibiotics. I cant seem to get rid of this candida and my body is having constant allergic reactions to it all day.
I know this is a lot, and there is still a lot more I can write about what I have been through the past two years. I have tried everything. Right now I currently have a dr in Wisconsin who has me on amphoterecin for yeast strictly in the gut, monistat every day vaginally, vancomyacin I just started for possible SIBO, and next he wants to start me on a anti parasitic. I also just started taking cloves to see if that would help. I am just feeling so helpless. The head stuff and the crying is the worst part. I never know what is going on in the world and I feel like I am constantly dreaming all day long.
Does anyone have ANY ideas? I would say the only things I responded to was the first round of abx-but then I got worse, enteragam, and low dose naltroxone.
I just started LDA (low dose allergen immunotherapy) with my integrative dr and we did a shot for candida and foods-I am currently allergic to everythin still. I am losing weight like crazy and have no food left to eat. I could use any advice anyone has. THank you so much and God bless.
You're drunk!! That's why you're dizzy and can't think straight!
Now before you start thinking, "I am not drunk I don't drink".. Alcohol is made w/ Brewers yeast yes? There was a guy on tv... 20/20 I think. He got pulled over for something minor and the cop thought he was drinking. Gave him a breathalyzer and he FAILED.. The GUY DOESN'T DRINK!
It's called Auto-Brewery Syndrome. too many starches ferment and create alcohol in your stomach.
Has this ever been brought up by any of your doctors?
Hi, I have the same problem with my feet and all of those symptoms you've described "No digestive upsets, low back pain, previous injuries, headaches, frequent urination, diarrhea, brain fog, irritability?" are totally what's been happening may be you could tell what it is?
Just tossing this out there... do you have any type of fungus? Athlete's foot or something? I remember, like 10 years ago, the first day I had athlete's foot (or realized it). Business as usual and then SUDDENLY my feet ITCHED like CRAZY and I could not possibly scratch them enough. Topical over-the-counter ointments and powders, etc. solved that problem but only when I used them, which was years. I used them everyday to keep the problem at bay. Moving to the equator helped, as now I wear sandals everyday to keep them ventilated, as well as using a foot file to exfoliate everyday. I'm sure there's body imbalances and terrible stuff involved, but the thing that helped the MOST was urine therapy. Kept the morning's first urine all day, and that evening (a bit "old" by then) I made some feet bags and slept all night with that on my feet. Sorta stung a wee bit and I was nervous all night that it would leak onto the bed. BUT the next morning they were so smooth and since then, no problems, although I still keep them exfoliated. I know it's gross but anyway I highly recommend that to anyone with athlete's foot.
But your symptoms don't sound exactly like mine - I am just tossing it out there as a possibility.
No sign of any fungus/athlete's foot. My feet are smooth, soft, and healthy looking.
Thanks for your input though, and if I ever do get athlete's foot I'll remember to pee on them!! LOL!! I've read about all kinds of benefits from UT, and I'm sure it's all true, but I haven't gotten past the "ick" factor yet.
Yes, I also have this symptom. Do you have high blood Sugar and cholesterol? Or, do you take any supplements or medicines that may have caused some liver damage?
Your symptom sounds to me like Type 2 Diabetes OR liver damage.
Change your diet and lower your blood sugar. Your bad cholesterol may be high also. Get exercise and lose weight as soon as possible. It might not be too late. There are a couple of dietary supplements that may help you. These are SugarBalance and Cholest-Off. You can probably find these at your local CVS or Walgreens.
In addition to these, start eating more fiber in your diet. I like psillium husk fiber and a special fat-absorbing fiber called chitosan. Chitosan capsules can be taken 30 minutes before you eat and will help absorb the fat that you eat so that it is expelled in your stool, rather than stored in your body. I've lost a lot of weight using this and other things like apple cider vinegar and green tea.
Being overweight or obese leads to many diseases including diabetes and heart disease. Please don't take this lightly. Make the changes immediately!
I spent 5 years figuring this one out. Doctors were no help at all. Recently, I quit taking Aleve,which is naproxin, for my arthitis and inflamed joints. Within 2 weeks, my feet were cured. The itch was deep in my toes,and made me wana dig holes in them. I am sooooooo happy. Hope this may be your cause, and maybe it will help you too.
Change either your washing powder or woolly socks, both of them irritated my feet in the past, I am allergic to wool, which causes a rash which looks like athletes foot.
When we changed washing powder last year it seem to be fine until about December when the itching began.
After trying for months all sorts of medication for athletes foot, witch hazel, tea tree cream, salt, vinegar, Bicarb Soda, etc. etc., nothing got rid of the itch other then a short relieve for a few hours perhaps for one day at the max.
We changed powder back to the previous brand and within 48 hours the itch was gone. Hope that it may alleviate someone's misery as it did mine.
Just wash feet and use socks that contain no wool and/or change your washing powder, good luck!