Eczema is making me nuttier than before!

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Joan M
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   Posted 2/11/2010 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Seriously, I can not handle these itchies.   This is THE PITS.  It is wide spread and I do not like it.  My appointment with the dermatologist is not until towards the end of March.  eyes
 
I know this may sound silly but HOW MUCH STUFF DO I HAVE TO DEAL WITH????
 
Thanks for listening.

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   Posted 2/11/2010 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry :( Yes I know all about the itchies since I have psoriasis on top of other health conditions so I can relate. Is there anyway you can call up the docs office and see if they can try to get you in earlier or put you on a list for cancellations?


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Joan M
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   Posted 2/11/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
It would be a first time visit. My itchies came from an allergy to a drug given to me when I was hospitalized for a complete knee replacement. I don't know what to say.

The dermatologist who is from the group I saw the last time, never even spoke to me. The receptionist said he would see me because my previous doctor had left. I saw him in the hallway. He has no doctors left in the practice and has hired either a rn or a nurse practioner to handle stuff.

So I am going on the information from New York City when I saw the head of the dermatologic department at my Insurance Company.

Many doctors have left this area. My prime care doctor's called for me to get an appointment.

couchtater
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   Posted 2/11/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I had drug reaction itchies before. I drove the doctors nuts until I found a sympatic NP. She took one look at me and said you poor thing and gave me Vistril.

Go to an urgent care doctor and get you some relief now. Don't suffer one more day.

(((((((gentle hugs))))))))

Joy

Joan M
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   Posted 2/16/2010 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Both the hospital and my doctor's office gave me the generic of the Vistril. Had to miss my prime care doc's office visit because of the snow. After knee surgery, it is not good to slip or fall. did put vitamin E which I found at the drug store and put it on one of the areas of my skin that is very irksome. It was in liquid form which was very easy to handle.

Forget urgent care around here. Am in upstate in New York now near Albany. When I went there with my knee awhile back I had to wait for hours and the doc told me to put ice on it. No x-ray, no nothing. It was advertised to have mri, scans, etc. but all that closes down around 11 am oclock and the place opens at 10 am oclock. Of course I am exaggerating but not by much.

So long

couchtater
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   Posted 2/16/2010 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean. There's one urgent care near my home. It's ran by a doctor that I fired last year for not listening to me about my thyroid problems. I don't go unless I'm totally desperate.
There's another one 40 miles from my home. I've never been there, but it's ran by the big hospital in that city.
Most of the time I just suffer until I can see my doctor who does walk-ins on Mondays.

Joy

Joan M
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   Posted 2/17/2010 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
You would never know, we are paying them!  I did find a pretty good trick which is putting vitamin E on the worst itchy spot.  Vitamin E is now sold in liquid form and it is available at drug stores.  My husband's cousin happened to mention it because she used it for a rash she had on her face.  So I figured what do I have to lose.
 
So long for now.

Post Edited (Joan M) : 2/17/2010 2:42:58 PM (GMT-7)


Joan M
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   Posted 3/9/2010 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Because it has been so sunny here...I went swimming twice this weekend. Today my allergist told me I could go swimming plus the new hypertension med is working.

I AM VERY HAPPY but will see the dermi (dermatologist) anyway to try to have an relationship with some one in that field.

Joan M
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   Posted 3/23/2010 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
my feet have "gone bananas" the dermi told me to try sarna which is an otc medication and come back in a month. everything was ok except i do not know if my check went to digital heaven (the shredder) or what. got some kind of receipt but lost it.

AM VERY TIRED

Joan M
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   Posted 3/31/2010 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
the noxzema and buying new socks and wearing them inside out plus not wearing socks at night has all helped.

new problem have a squamous cancer spot on my back. it is in situ (which means it has not dug in to much of my skin yet).

uuggghhhh

Joan M
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   Posted 4/9/2010 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Could use a little support here, please. it will be removed on the 27th

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   Posted 4/9/2010 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck Joan. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gallbladder removal 3/23/10.
 
meds,ambien, prilosec otc,lortab ,reglan,flonase. ibuprofren and  trazodone.


couchtater
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   Posted 4/9/2010 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Not to belittle your fears, but don't worry too much, my father has had many of the skin cancers removed. He was a carpenter and spent his early years on a family farm.

He rubs a special cream to get the surface ones off every few days. Then gets some cut off and/or some burned off.

He's had the skin removed off his nose and replaced with skin from his cheek.

He uses sunscreen and covers up when he's outside. He wishes he had done it years ago.

Joy

Joan M
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   Posted 4/11/2010 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Joy...I was never a sunworshipper but have to swim because of problems walking and did go out to the outside pool last year at 12 noon. Will not do that but it is hard to spray my back completely. Am pretty sure where the spot is but not positive.

Am just overwhelmed I guess. Had the fear of falling because of "black ice" which you can not see. Then had a fire in my apartment building etc, etc...too much fear.

Have to get back to my roots...Brooklyn...
where fear just does not cut it.

Hope you are doing ok. Asthma is the pits.

couchtater
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   Posted 4/12/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck on your surgery. The bright side is at least it's surface and doesn't have roots.

My asthma's okay. Had a small attack last night at 2am. It's rough to have an asthma attack with a CPAP pumping 14lbs of pressuried air in your lungs. My inhaler took care of it quick though.

Joy

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   Posted 4/12/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I've known numerous people to have that type of cancer removed with no problem whatsoever. I hope your surgery goes smoothly and quickly. I think the worse thing about that type of surgery is the needle they use to numb the area. My Gma had that type of cancer on her face and after he numbed her, he froze one area and shaved another area with a scalpel. She said only the needle hurt but afterwards it didn't hurt much. My MIL had one on her back which was a bit bigger and had to have a couple of stitches.
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Joan M
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   Posted 4/12/2010 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been doing research and found that the kind I have is not so bad (squamous) and the fact that it is in situ makes it better. I'm just beat fighting the darn old sinus infection plus rehab-ing along with the new knee and all.

Thank you both very much.

Joan M
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   Posted 5/1/2010 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Dermi told me to use this stuff "Sarna"
which is good. It is not a script and is available at walmart or hopefully your local drug store. Also use bounce no dye, no perfume dryer sheets and purex no dye, no perfume liquid soap.

I do not know what to say except don't scratch. Luckily I am not a scratcher.

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   Posted 5/25/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have eczema as well as allergies and asthma; the triple threat they called it. I tried to use Sarna, but the smell was horrible and my itching was still outrageous. A different dermatologist than my original one suggested I try "Cutivate." It is a type of lotion and stopped my itching right away! I've had eczema since I was five and now I'm in my 20s and this is the first thing that has helped me! However, it is prescription only (unless it has changed in the past year). I also found that going to swimming pools  helps me because of the chlorine (weird, I know) and the sunshine always helps me too!
 
Edit: Link removed to site selling swimming pools. Perhaps this was just a fluke with the system. Thank you for your understanding. 

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 5/29/2010 7:42:22 AM (GMT-6)


Joan M
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   Posted 5/29/2010 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Our outdoor pools are not open so I went to a local Y which my has a steam room. Think this will help my skin. Eczema is dry skin and steam room seems to help. Definitely helped with nose bleed but that's a different story.
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