severe eczema/menopause

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   Posted 4/12/2016 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I couldn't find a category that covers eczema and or menopause. This was the closest one. I'm suffering so much with dry, dry itchy aggravated skin from eczema, especially my face but also on my body. I look like I've just come from the sun and gotten burnt. It's also very inflamed and dry. I'm also in menopause and think that the two may be linked. I was put on prometrium, progesterone, and estrogel, estrogen gel I put on my skin to help. Not sure if it is but I'm slowly going crazy. I'm currently doing a treatment through a Dr who does alternative medicine, called NAET to desensitise myself from allergens. My IGE, which is your allergy response is over 19000, and the normal range is anywhere from 0-240. I think the treatment is helping with the hormones, but it's so slow and I'm scared I'll be like this for ever. I also just saw a dermatologist and she wants to put me on Methotrexate. Not happening, but been tempted. Anyone else experiencing anything like this? Any feed back would be great.

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   Posted 5/18/2017 3:48 AM (GMT -6)   
My kids have severe excema. They have prescription ointments for it, but Foderma serum does the trick!

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   Posted 5/18/2017 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
BHR, I would see a different dermatologist. Putting you on Methotrexate is extreme. As Kathie95 stated there are plenty of topicals available both by script & OTC.

Menopause can also contribute to dry skin too. I am past that age & have to be careful with lotions. I have several forms of psoriasis & do not want to irritate it more.

You may want to look at some of the lotions geared towards diabetics. They have terribly dry skin.
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