For the last 4 years I have chronic topical eczema from head to toe. I use Tacrolimus, Balneum+ topically, QV wash for showering & Balneum+ bath oil for an occasional soak. I also have support stockings to counter gravitational eczema. I'm 85 & male.Stress & over-heating exacerbate the condition, yoga helps. The assortment of anti-histamines do not seem to help.What I do to get a good night's rest is to have the shower too hot which does kill the itch. When this is mentioned to my consultant he says don't.Your comments will be appreciated, thanks.XXXXX XXXXX
It's all mentioned in my first missive.
hellothanks for using justanswerSince your antihistamines are also not working , the safest option for you to control the itching would be to take the Narrow Band UVB treatment which is a light treatment which works very well in controlling the itching and the eczema. You can also consider taking a complete examination by the dermatologist and a skin biopsy . They can also consider biological medications like infliximab / ustekinumab for controlling the eczema at the root level.thanksDo you Accept what I have explained?If you Agree with the Answer you can press the Green Accept Button below. You can also consider a feedback or a Bonus as a credit to my work . Let me know if you have any further questions. The Answers cannot replace the advice on clinical examination.
Good morning Skin Doctor. Thanks for your response. This Narrow Band UVB treatment really sounds interesting. Is it possible to set this up at home?The biopsy & examination have been completed. Pemphagus was discounted.Genetic is probable as other family members have problems. Sun damage is also probable.Root level control also sounds really good. I haven't heard of these biological medications, are they available over the counter?I wish you a happy New Year, Jack
Narrow Band UVB set up is possible at home through panel chambers and good education from the doctor. You can even get the NarrowBand UVB from the university hospital .Biologicals are not available over the counter. You will need to get them from the doctor.
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