kezzle
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Hi,
Well I've had Eczema all my life which causes to my skin particularly my face to become very red and inflamed, but recently I've developed acne aswell. This has caused a BIG problem let alone the eczema, the eczema ointment i use seems to encourage the acne and the clearasil ultra i purchased reacts really badly with my skin and while it does treat the acne somewhat it badly irritates my eczema.
It's wreaking havoc on my social life as im so ashamed, and i really hope to have it cured by the time college starts. I just really wanted peoples advice as I'm really stuck for ideas and i really can't explain how much of an effect this is having on my life.
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Diprobase Cream is really good. Double bass is also a really good moisturizer.

Have you been to the doctors?
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I'm in the same boat kinda..

I've got eczema, and i had spots too.

You just have to continue putting the cream on for your eczema, but i just tried different products for washing my face. I ended up getting some bright orange, charcoal soap (Sounds weird, but works!)
I still get the occasional spot, but its just all part of growing up!

We all get spots at some point or another, and even though they look abit yukky, they are nothing to be ashamed of. Just don't pick them all! I did, and they leave little red marks for aaaages. They eventuall go after a few years.
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It's the Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that you should think about increasing your intake of. They are potent anti-inflammatory agents. Try eating more oily fish and taking a good quality Evening Primrose supplement. Try to increase your intake of (fresh!) nuts and seeds and and ofcourse drink plenty of water (avoid those revolting fizzy drinks). Lastly, take up some form of exercise. This can be gentle or vigorous and aerobic, either way it's a great way to de-stress. The more you worry about your skin, the more testosterone is likely to be secreted and wham bam depressing as it is ma'am, the lovely acne flares its ugly head.
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Well it was a skin specialist that proscribed the eczema cream that gives me spots.
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It's an emoillient that's clogging up your pores and leading to acne! Moisturize 'internally'. Consume more essential fatty acids and drink plenty of water.
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How long have you been using this particular cream for? What is it called?

Do you have acne, or do you have spots (pimples)?

Is the eczema on your face red and inflamed, or is the skin also broken and/or has blisters on it?

Are you using a face wash/lotion type thing on all of your face, or just a gel/cream on the individual spots?
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I also have had the acne and eczema and i'm still on treatment. Isotrexin seems to work for me. Have also tried the clearasil ultra but it seems to worsen the situation. I have used so many acne treatment over the past years and I think it is not just enough to stop it. My acne is often triggered by allergic reaction like smell of perfume, grass cutting, cooking, burning substances, etc. I had the sardine oil is good too...
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The creams called modrasone and I think it's giving me spots not acne but I'm not sure. It's not broken and theres no blisters it just gets very red and feels quite hot, you can also see small capillaries that have surfaced, at least I think thats eczema.
I've been doing a bit of research, might tea tree oil do the trick? Will that clear up some of the eczema and spots?
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To be honest the two things mixed do indeed suck ass.

I can only but feel sorry for you.
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try herbalism from Lush! it's great
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(Original post by kezzle)
The creams called modrasone and I think it's giving me spots not acne but I'm not sure. It's not broken and theres no blisters it just gets very red and feels quite hot, you can also see small capillaries that have surfaced, at least I think thats eczema.
I've been doing a bit of research, might tea tree oil do the trick? Will that clear up some of the eczema and spots?
So basically, your skin is permanently inflamed? If you don't have any of the blistering or dry skin that normally comes with eczema, I would question the need to use modrasone, specially when it appears to be triggering spots (a known side effect). Definitely worth going back to see the doctor who prescribed that to discuss your concerns.

I would suggest the important thing is to keep your skin feeling clean, but not dry. I personally prefer Neutrogena cleansing lotion, but the trick is, to not overdo the stuff. If you dab it onto cotton wool, clean your face, then try the same thing again, your skin will start to dry out, and that's no good for eczema. Do it once a day tops and be careful not to use too much lotion.

It's important to keep your skin moisturised, but not greasy, as this will encourage the spots. If you're keeping your skin clean with a light cleanser no more than once a day, and it doesn't appear to be overly dry, don't use a moisturing product automatically - use something like nivea cream when the skin starts to feel a bit tight, but don't bother otherwise. Too much moisturiser can do you more harm than good when you're prone to spots.

Are you a girl or a guy? Special makeup could probably hide the redness of your skin, but it's not worth trying really, until you get the spots under control as you don't want to aggravate them.

If you have capillaries showing, it sounds like the skin on your face is thinner than it should be, and as such, using a cortisone based cream for any real length of time is not such a great idea. Did your doctor discuss this with you when the modrasone was initially prescribed?

Beyond what I've said about cutting down on moisturising products and focussing on keeping the skin feeling clean, the only other thing I can suggest is to examine your diet and see how healthy it is. Oh, and if your spots appear to be more pimple like than acne, I would try dabbing toothpaste on them overnight and washing it off in the morning. Repeat for a few days and you should see an obvious difference. Cheaper and easier than tree tea oil...
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(Original post by Benn)
I ended up getting some bright orange, charcoal soap (Sounds weird, but works!)
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i used to get eczema on my face, and some eczema has a trigger food. so i worked out what it was (orange and red artificial food colouring, strangely enough) and cut that out of my diet, then when it came up i used daktacort on it. i'd probably avoid greasy foods and drink a lot of water too, to help the acne. i ended up growing out of my eczema (i had it for about 3 years) but it still comes up in the sainsburys soap aisle or in the body shop..
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Go see your doctor he may give you tablets to get rid off/control acne
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Go to your GP. Standard treatment for eczema is steroid cream....but the steroids encourage the growth of bacteria which clog pores causing acne. Your GP can prescribe an antibiotic (commonly clindamycin) as an ointment, or maybe a course of oral antibiotics. That'll clear up the bacteria and hence the acne....then you can treat the eczema. It's hard to get the right balance between the creams....what i did was learn to recognise which one has flared up at any given time, and use the medication accordingly. I used it in phases....gradually reducing both acne and eczema until you cal use minimal amounts/none to keep both under control/clear them up.

Hope that makes sense....
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http://img.tesco.com/pi/xpi/9/5011451101869_200.jpg
Its called Wrights Coal Tar Soap Original.

I get it from the tesco supermarket up the road. Its only bout .70 a bar, and it doesnt smell too fresh at first, but you soon don't notice it, and it seems to work!

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Cool, thanks.
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Sorry this has nothing to do with your problem. I'd just like to thank you for helping me solve a clue to a quick crossword I had to abandon the other day. I couldn't for the life of me think of the skin condition beginning with 'E'. You jogged my memory. Thanks
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Sorry - I'm not trying to take away from the seriousness of this post. I really feel for you and I'm sorry about the effect it is having on your life. I'd also recommend oily fish an Evening Primrose supplement; both have helped to keep my skin clear. Also, try washing your face with hot water and then cold. It might not make a difference but it is meant to help. If you eat greasy food, wash/wipe your hands straight after so you don't get anything on your face. Your diet does make a difference but so does the stuff that you put on your skin! I used to use this seaweed soap (can't remember the name exactly). I think it's sold in most health shops. I wouldn't recommend going on the pill but your GP may be able to give you something that will help.
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