A.Balaban Posted February 29, 2012 Share Posted February 29, 2012 So, I saw the thread on eczema earlier, but it was in a young kid. I am here asking about my DH. Since August 2009 he has had a skin issue that causes really dry skin, redness, itchiness, and it's rather unpleasant looking. When he got it originally in 2009, he was working with produce, so I assumed it was mold or something. To give you an idea, this covers both arms, and his chest/back- his entire upper body is basically red and blotchy. It is NOT on his hands, and it goes up the sides of his neck to his hairline. Every time he goes back to see a Dr, they usually want to start at "the beginning" or have no idea, so they give him a prescription, and then he takes it, and it does nothing. He has gotten 2-3 different prescriptions that did nothing. He lost his insurance a year ago, so he hasn't been back to see a Dr. We try hydrocortisone cream, it helps a bit (even if I get the "Strong" stuff) but it does not eradicate it. The best results he had were from a prescription anti-fungal cream that I had leftover from my son, but after about 2 weeks the effectiveness wore off. We have tried eczema cream. He has tried allergy meds. He has been trying benadryl, which he says helps with the itching. Right now he is lotioning 2-4 times a day or more, and I am just at a loss. Does anyone know anything else we can try? I'm making an appointment for him to see a dr, so we can get a referral to a dermatologist, but anything that could help him in the meantime would be appreciated. :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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