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KellieJo
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   Posted 4/18/2010 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Can you all explain to me what kind of skin problems are you having?
 
Thanks

damouthy1
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   Posted 4/18/2010 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I have wierd rashes on my hands and feet. I am in the process of going through a bunch of tests to try and determine what is causing the rash. I don't know at this point if it has anything to do with the fibro. Are you having skin problems?
Gentle Hugs,
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   Posted 4/18/2010 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I was having problems around my hairline and my scalp. But I got some neem oil shampoo and it really helps keep it at bay. I have always had sensitive skin and problems with rashes and such. I had a dermatitis on my hands for years. But that is under control now. I know that stress really is a factor. So try ot keep that down.

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KellieJo
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   Posted 4/18/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Dry skin....starting to flake. Brown spots and my hands look like they are aging.
Red veins on checks....and redness (very little)


I thought I wasn't a vain person.....I was wrong. Today was a tough day, I mowed yesterday and I believe my hand looks swollen.  Plus, my right hand is like ice, I can't get it warm unless I do dishes.... Ofcouse this is one of those days where I'm scared.

Post Edited (KellieJo) : 4/18/2010 1:41:28 PM (GMT-6)


RedDiane
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   Posted 4/18/2010 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Auto-immune eczema on both hands and one foot. I usually try to ignore it, unless it flares up, then I have cortizone cream and anti-fungal cream.
Fibromyalgia since 1984, Sjogren's, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Auto-immune eczema, GERD, osteoarthritis, IBS, RLS, sleep apnea


Irish Babe
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   Posted 4/18/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had problems w/ my skin all my life. My skin was so sensitive as a baby, my mother could only use certain soaps on me, and Dreft detergent on my clothes. I had a terrible problem w/ my skin from about the age of 12, my body, yes, my whole body broke out in a rash. I had to go to the dr for this thing. It was never named, but he gave me a salve to apply dot by dot on my body, head to toe. I had to go into school w/ this stupid rash on me. Happy memories, NOT!
 
When I was about 14 or so, I developed another rash (probably the same thing only different, lol). I got this on my face, hands and arms. I would literally rip my skin open, the itch was so bad. I found that way too many things set it off. Air, water, breathing, most materials, most soaps & shampoos, make-up, jewelry, thinking about wearing jewelry, etc. I had this thing last for the next 30 yrs or so. I had a problem w/ IBS, before and after having my gallbladder out. I had to go to a gastoenterologist a yr after the surgery, as I had no life. Always searching for a bathroom, couldn't leave my house. This dr told me I was lactose intolerant, I stopped drinking milk and gave up most cheeses. I started to notice a difference in the skin. I haven't had a problem w/ dermatitis since that time.
 
I have a problem w/ the sun. I live at the Shore, the ocean is only a short walk away, as are the river and the bay. I love to walk on the boardwalk and smell the ocean air. I use to be out in my garden whenever I had a free moment. Now, I have to bundle up, I have used sunscreen for yrs, I wear a baseball hat when I'm out in the yd. (I hate hats) I have had sunburn so many times in my life, since I was a toddler. I have 'things' on my skin that the dermatologist says are the result of all my childhood sunburns. I have to have them checked to be sure they haven't turned cancerous. I get what I call a 'Celtic Tan'. I burn like crazy, blister and peel, and then return to my pallor.
 
I have scarring on my cheeks and nose from one of those bad allergic rashes. My cheeks are very red, ppl think I have a 'lot of color' in my face. I have the veins in my nose and cheeks that look like I have Rosacea. (sp) I also have red dots on my body, including my face. It looks like blood blisters.
 
My fingers swell overnight, so I don't wear my wedding ring unless I'm going out.
 
I'm sure there are other things, just can't think of them right now.
 
God bless.  Alice.

KellieJo
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   Posted 4/18/2010 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the red dots blister like too......feeling better.

Just one of those days...still praising though.

Acheybody
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   Posted 4/18/2010 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Alice, 
Boy, your skin sounds an awful lot like mine.  I'm a fair-skinned redhead who also gets a Celtic Tan, a really painful Celtic Tan.   I always had to do the hat-sunscreen-shirt in the pool thing, except when I'd rebel and forget who I was.  When I was the mother of a 4-month-old, I made the mistake of listening to a dermatologist who said I needed to use Efudex cream to get rid of the pre-cancers that were starting to appear on my face.  So about a week into the process (which causes mild redness and irritation in most people) I developed this insanely itchy, painful, puffy scarlet-colored mask.  I couldn't sleep.  It was hard to nurse my baby because I couldn't let her touch the toxic goo on my face.  When I went back in, I saw fear of litigation in the doctor's eyes.  She said, "I think the next time we're thinking of using this on you ... we won't."  YA THINK??? shocked   She replaced it with another cream, which did nothing except that it spread to my torso, and she said - get this - "that's unrelated.  That looks like measles."  skull  I found another dermatologist, who gave me some magic cream with talcum powder which finally got rid of it.
 
I've had countless pre-cancers zapped off my face in the past 2 decades, and two actual cancer surgeries (the one on my nose really hurt!)  So I hear you about loving the sun and the ocean air....but it don't love us!  I have 2 daughters who occasionally go to tanning beds. nono  Even after all I've been through!  Why can't our kids learn from our bad experiences?  
 
I can't take the ultrasound gel at the chiropractor's, either, it makes me itch like crazy.  They have a bottle of Vaseline Intensive Care just for me turn
Debbie
 
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   Posted 4/19/2010 12:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had several pre-cancers taken off my face and chest but my dermatologist says that these were started when I was a child.  Back then, we didn't hear about this and rarely used suntan lotion.  The most SPF in them back then was 4.  So, I still go in the sun but use SPF 30 on my face.
 
My skin will dry out easily, too, but I slather Curel lotion on me every night and that helps.
 
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@rianna
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   Posted 4/19/2010 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
i have a flaky, itchy patch problem all ove my scalp and then down my forehead.  Vanicream lotion and soap bar has helped clear up my face of that problem and pimples weirdly enough.  I know its not a skin problem but I also can't scratch my chest, stomach or legs through my clothes I have to go under my clothes because it really hurts my nerves when I do that.

Irish Babe
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   Posted 4/19/2010 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Debbie, yeah we sound like we came out of the same pod! lol
 
I am also a fair skinned former redhead, my hair turned white prematurely. I come from a long line of redheads, both sides.
 
I'm sorry to hear of the problems you've had w/ skin cancer and the scares, too. That must have been upsetting for you and your family. Glad you're here to talk about it.
 
Speaking of children who don't listen to 'the voice of experience', I 'own' a few of them. My younger son takes his shirt off while working (construction) so he can get 'some sun' on his body. He is just as fair as me, blond/reddish hair and he burns. HELLO!
My daughter has a slightly darker complexion and likes to tan in the summer. She doesn't 'think' anything will bother her w/ the darker skin. I pray nothing happens to them. My 3 children are all adults and bless their hearts, they know it all! smilewinkgrin
 
One thing you mentioned is Vaseline, I can't use any product w/ petroleum in it. Just the fumes from the gas station can set me off, skin and breathing. My mother would use Vasoline yrs ago and gave the bottle to me when my hands were 'in bloom'. I thought I was going to die. I DO NOT pump gas, that would send me away for a long, long time.
 
I have certain soaps and detergents that work and I do not vary from them. I've done it in the past and paid for it dearly.
 
Hope you're having a good day.
 
God bless.  Alice. 

Hara
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   Posted 4/19/2010 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   

I get what looks like achney on my face and small wounds on my legs and arms at times that grow bigger for 2 to 3 months before they start to heal. Then I have what appears to be sort of like a yeast infection in the area of my private department and it shows up about everyother month. It drives me crazy.

HARA


Acheybody
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   Posted 4/19/2010 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hara - yeah, I have some "private skin area" problems too, but don't know if it's appropriate for us to talk about it here! (where IS it appropriate?)

Alice - it's such fun being fair-skinned, isn't it?? My old dermatologist told me that I should live in the British Isles or Scandinavia with my skin. A little late, I grew up in the Rocky Mountain West, and burned/peeled my way through childhood, although my mother tried to protect my delicate skin, which was so different from hers. My son is also a redhead (an extremely stubborn one!) When he was 12, he got a horrible 2nd-degree sunburn - it was purplish-grey! He couldn't even stand a sheet on him and had to take steroids or antibiotics or something. I felt so awful, but he wouldn't listen to me...not then...not now! My daughters aren't quite as fair, but don't exactly have the Mediterranean coloring either (my husband's Irish/German.) But as you say, they know it all!

It must be really hard, not being able to even pump gas! Glad that at least you know the products that you can use. I hope they stay on the market!
Debbie
   
    Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes -?- keloid scar tissue from back burn, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, skin cancer twice on face
    Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
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    Chiropractic adjustments
 
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