Hi there and welcome back to my blog. How are you? I hope you are well. Today I’m going to talk about my current eczema journey. I call it my current eczema journey because I’ve suffered from eczema as a baby and every now and again, I get flare-ups but this current flare-up has been the longest and the worst. (bearing in mind, all of my notes are from memory)
My current stint started a couple of years ago when I used Alpecin shampoo a couple of times. Because I was looking to try and grow my hair back. Looking back, this was a big mistake because I’ve now shaved my head.
It started on my feet for some reason, I’m guessing that because shampoo rolls down the whole body. Me and my mum went to my GP and he gave me some allergy tablets and three lots of cream, including a steroid cream. I followed the instructions that my GP gave me for a couple of weeks and saw no improvement.
Then I started to put Pomade Sulphur cream on my body, after having a shower. In which I saw improvement, but Pomade Sulphur is hard to get a load off.
We went back to my GP saying that I’m still suffering and they gave a stronger allergy tablet.
About 6 months ago, I started to take baths. They started out as really long baths (10 hours plus). The only thing that I put in the bath was mustard oil. After a while, I would put apple cider vinegar, some bath salts, and tea tree oil in the bath. For a while, this would work but then my eczema would get worse. After finding out that apple cider vinegar has sugar in it and bath salts baths should not last more than 20 minutes, I stopped using both.
I would do some research and found this non-vegan bath milk, which has had some good reviews. So I started to add that to the bath. Someone on the eczema Facebook group said try E45 bath oil, so I tried that as well. I then experimented with some non-vegan goats milk powder but that didn’t last.
My current bath oils alternate between E45 bath oil, tea tree oil, peppermint oil, and that milk thing
in one day, and the following day, I put in vitamin E bath oil on its own. I still spend over 3 hours in the bath, which is less but still too long. With my baths, I use this bathwater filter that I got from Pure Showers. I open the taps, leave it for a few minutes, and then add the oils in afterward.
After the bath, I like to put Cetraben on my head and neck, and because the bath oil sticks onto me afterward, I leave it as that. Sometimes, I do like putting E45 anti-itch cream on afterward.
My mum did some research and she believes that my liver needs clearing out and I suffer from “Nightshade”. Which makes me allergic to root vegetables like potatoes and aubergines. Which was giving me a reaction. Which is a shame, because I now love aubergines. After speaking to one of her friends, my mum has put me on a strict diet having lots of coriander
That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.`
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