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Does anyone else have this? I have had it for the past 25 years and I am so disgusted. I have tried shampoos, ointments, even shots from the dermatologist. Does anyone else have it? What treatments do you use? I just want to go to the store and pick out any item off the rack and not worry if I have fall out on it two minutes after I put it on.

Thanks for your comments in advance.

Marie from PA

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I have pretty good luck keeping mine controlled with shampoo and ointment that I pick up at the store--anything with coal tar in it. Salycilic (sp) acid helps, too . . . it's the stuff in some ache medicines. I buy acne medicine pads and rub them on breakouts. I tried the prescription stuff, but it didn't help that much more than the OTC ones. I primarily have it along my hairline in the back, behind my ears, and in my eyebrows/eyelashes. Yuck!!


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My son has severe eczema. We took him to Mayo Clinic and a clinic in Colorado when he was young. They both did the same thing. He would soak in warm water for 30 minutes. After getting out, he covered his body with Vanicream (this is made my Mayo Clinic, but your pharmist can get it-it's over the counter). Then we wrapped him from head to toe with wet gauze and changed the dressing ever two hours along with more Vanicream. We did this until his body was completely clear. Then, to maintain, he just soaked in the tub and put the Vanicream on.
I had hoped when he got older that this would be better, and I, guess to some extent it is, but he still has to maintain.
Occasionally, he will take a Decadron shot which helps for a while.