I have also read about
the link between eczema and crohn's. I guess they're both autoimmune related. I had terrible eczema when I was a kid, on the bottoms of my feet, my hands, and on the backs of my knees and the insides of my elbows. A doctor said I was allergic to my own sweat
. As an adult, I've mainly dealt with it on my palms and fingers. After being very diligent in applying my prescript
ion lotion, it finally cleared up. When I've been on prednisone, it also clears up any eczema patches right away.
Right now I'm dealing with eczema behind my knees for the first time since I was a little kid. It itches so much that I can't help scratching, which doesn't help matters. I fear it might be the humira I'm taking that caused this outbreak.
As for advice, just be very diligent with applying your prescript
ion lotion several times a day. When I was a kid, they recommended epsom salt baths and using a heat lamp, but I can't remember if it was effective. I wonder if aloe gel would help? It's supposed to take the itch and burn out of wounds and promote healing. I might have to give that a try myself.