Anyone suddenly suffer from Eczema after moving to HK

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  1. #11

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    Only during Winter when it's cold and dry, pretty normal stuff as it's a lot worse when I'm in New York.


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    I have it pretty bad here in hk sometimes but the best is during winter when it's not humid and muggy so I don't know if it's the same as yours... but I actually got MUCH better on antihistamine. This is the Benadryl/Claritin/Reactine, the over-the-counter antihistamine pills, the drowsy ones. It works for me. So ask your doc!

    the steroid creams are useless after a short while. I think there are antihistamine topical creams, tho I'm not sure if they're sold here in hk.


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    My eczema is worse when it is very hot and humid, and also when it is cold and dry. So I suppose with eczema the skin is more sensitive to environmental change. Humidity in HK during summer doesn't help, when one is constantly dripping in sweat. But winter here is better for me than when I was in the States.
    don't self-medicate yourself with betnovate or other steroid cream. I did that when I was young. got fungus on my face afterwards. took a long while to clear up.


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    I had really bad eczema after a soccer game. Only happend once, I think it may have been from the equipment (pads).

    I did the cream and ointments but it only alleviated the itching. What finally worked was a baking soda bath. A hot tub full of water with a cup of baking soda.

    No, I dont work for Arm and Hammer.


  5. #15

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    Try Dettol soap. Do you actually share equipment with other people? I wouldn't.


  6. #16

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    Me too! after moving to Hong Kong for just 2 months (last year), I suffered skin eczema on both inside of my elbows and few on both knees and lower legs. My suspicion was maybe I got it from the hotel gym where I work out that time. I had been to several dermatologists but they were no good. I considered it as a joke, they just gave me a teaspoon of topical cream and cleansing gel which didn't work at all. My husband was a big help in managing my skin problem by suggesting and by supporting me to do a strict healthy diet which I did (my husband also joined me on this strict diet so that according to him, he was not giving me temptations by eating delicious foods like meat, etc and I was not) It worked miraculously! The inflammations on my skin subsided so fast and it didn't trigger any new inflammations or itchiness at all. I only suffered from it for only 2 months and a half which I was so thankful that I didn't suffer from it for so long. I ate only fish and fruits every single day for 12 months and I avoided foods with eggs, dairy, and all sorts of meat that triggers inflammations. Also, as mentioned previously on the above post, warm baths help. I poured Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant on my warm baths and I applied it, undiluted, on my affected areas and do not rinse it (I am warning you, you will feel a burning sensation but for sure you can tolerate it). I did that way coz at that time, I was so paranoid and depressed. My goal was to kill all the bacteria, fungi, and all the culprits as fast as I could. It had worked on my case yet I have a scar as my remembrance but all my scars are getting better now, seems on its way to full recovery. Hope you are fine and I wish your fast recovery.


  7. #17

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    what kind of meat do you normally eat. based on your handle seems like you are a dairy person meaning eat a lot of cheese, drink milk often. did you cut it out? i think wherever you go the AC is always on is a factor and its more topical than triggered by something you eat.


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