Monthly Archives: July 2015


Patient 5

By | July 27th, 2015|Patient Histories|

“I am pretty much bath bound most days. I’m covered in ooze from head to toe. Soaking through my clothes and bed sheets. I have cuts all over me. It is pretty miserable. The burning and nerve zingers are almost completely gone. The two things I’m struggling with the most…full body ooze. Constant. It will [...]

Patient 4

By | July 23rd, 2015|Patient Histories|

“Dad’s past week has been a mixture of good and bad days. Heavy oozing to start the week and edema. Increased burning and little if any edema today. Here is his scale today: Edema 1 Pain 6 Burning 7 (more localized) Itching 4 Sleeplessness 4 Anxiety 0-7 (depending on hour of day) Ooze/wetness 2 (intermittently [...]

Patient 3

By | July 21st, 2015|Patient Histories|

“It all started when he was seven weeks with eczema on his cheeks. Diet did not help. Allergist prescribed us hydrocortisone and it worked for awhile. Then a friend of mine gave me some of what is supposed to be a natural cream and we used probably around 50 grams or some more in the [...]

Patient 1

By | July 19th, 2015|Patient Histories|

“Eczema History: diagnosed with eczema at 4 months (am 27 years old now). Used topical steroids sparingly until age 8 when it became much worse. At that time, I took a course of oral steroids and started using topical steroids more regularly. By high school, I was using them every day. At that time, the [...]

Patient 2

By | July 19th, 2015|Patient Histories|

“My son is 10 years old and has been dealing with eczema since he was about 3 years old. It started off as not a big deal but as the years went by it got worse and worse and we were continually told that he was the worst case they had ever seen. We have [...]

Helpful Hints During Withdrawal – July

By | July 15th, 2015|Hints|

1. Frequent tepid baths are very well tolerated by most patients. Added powders or chemicals are not needed. 2. Bathing time - 30-60 minutes. 3. When first beginning withdrawal, even these tepid baths can burn and irritate the skin especially in the pediatric patient, but must try. 4. Icepacks to “hot areas” are very helpful. [...]