About a year ago I had the worse eczema flareup under under my breast that I’ve ever had. It also being under my breast and the perspiration not evaporating as it would anyplace else, the patch stayed moist all the time. It got to a point where I literally had to walk around with tissue stuck in my bra. The whole thing was just gross and uncomfortable.
Before this I was also no stranger to eczema but getting such a large patch on my body was new to me. I was used to getting it in my eyebrows, ears, scalp and next to my nose in tiny patches.
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The small patches on my face I’ve been treating with cortizone cream prescribed to me by my doctor. It helps and I only use it for the odd flareup when the seasons change. Instead of applying it directly out of the tube, I mixed it with a tub of epizone, this way I get the bit of medicine together with a huge dose of moisture.
So let’s get back to the massive flareup that hasn’t been back. I started by treating it with the cortizone/epizone mix, but for this monster it wasn’t enough, I needed reinforcements! I remembered seeing an article for pure soap online and decided I have nothing to loose. I started using this instead of all my fancy liquid soaps that smelled like picnics in fantasy land. Slowly but surely my skin started healing. A friend of mine then also suggested I switch to cornstarch powder instead of the talc I’ve been using. This helped SO much. It kept the spot dry throughout the day.
After it healed I haven’t switched from the soap and I continue using cornstarch powder. I haven’t had any big flareups since and I’m so grateful.
My scalp I treat with denorex shampoo once a week and for other washes I use a lush shampoo bar in soak n float. I avoid conditioners and other shampoos with colourants and strong scents. Even if it says it’s for sensitive scalp but smells like it took a dip in perfume it’s a no go
Other Tips I Follow
- Avoid products with colourants and fragrances. Eczema doesn’t like this and this is exactly why the Pure Soap works so well.
- Stop using fabric softener. If you think about it, when you do your laundry, that’s the last thing your laundry touches before going back on your body. Most softeners are full of fragrances for long lasting fresh fabric scent.
- Keep the areas dry. The corn starch powder is really good for on your body. Talc powders doesn’t work, most of them are scented and turns pasty when coming into contact with moisture.
- Thoroughly cleanse my face if I wore makeup.