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Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 29, 2012 at 4:21 PM

hi again

too many questions, but nearly their.

having cured my eczema n in the process of getting rid of the eczema scars which are nearly 50 percent fading, i have nearly cleared all other problems i used to have which were very bad like acne,dry skin, hair loss and the sort. (if you want a summary of what i did, ill be glad to help)

but i have one more problem, my upper eyelids and skin below my eyebrows itch like crazy, i dont want to touch it but what could it be???? they are also a bit dry but not much but my cheeks are when i dont moisturize (could be chlorine). however i have no puffy eyes or any other symptoms.

its so annoying. i eliminated coconut because i thought that was the cause and after a couple of days, no change.

my diet on a daily basis is:

butter - 1000kcal white rice - 500kcal sweet potatos- 200kcal - 300kcal lamb or fish - 500-800kcal carrots every day rotating parsnips,kale,zucchni?,lemon,bean sprouts no fruit ALSO take bio kult probiotics - 2 a day - could this be a cause of itching?

NOTE: i thought it might be butter but do i have to have puffy eyes or similar to think its an allergic reaction? and butter has helped my acne stay clear so could this still cause itching?could it be rice?

thanks

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on August 30, 2012
at 07:29 AM

always try to moisturize with oils in your cleaning regime, no foams. Creams are good but some people have very dry skin so oils are very good, shea butter is supposed to be amazing as well, so try them. I dont know where you are from so I can't recommend anywhere as I am from UK. And eat loads of saturated and mono fats, they should help the skin as well. Good luck!

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on August 30, 2012
at 07:26 AM

Daz - what helped my dry skin is a relative good o3:o6. One of the biggest factors are chlorine in your water so when you shower or clean your face, chlorine can seriously dry your skin out. So i suggest investing in a whole water system, with filters and reverse osmosis. But if your like me and cheap, buy a shower filter than filters out chlorine and you should feel a difference, I did! I think its a worthy investment. And if you have any scars, try RAW cocoa butter, comes in a solid block and rub it on and within a month there should be a difference, I noticed a huge difference so try that.

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on August 30, 2012
at 04:57 AM

@Dan W. confusing as it may be, in the nutritional world a cal & a kcal are considered the same thing (not to be confused with a scientific cal). some refs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_energy & http://www.convertunits.com/from/kcal/to/calorie+[nutritional] & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calorie

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on August 30, 2012
at 04:43 AM

hi hardeep92, i would be interested to know what you think helped fix your dry skin. my skin is dry all year round. thx

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:49 PM

why would rice be a problem? any reason VB? thanks

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:48 PM

VB, what do you mean about a summary of what i did? :S

Adb6852b4f2f42904da67708ffcd59f5

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:48 PM

ahh i am so sorry everyone for the mistakes ><

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on August 29, 2012
at 07:45 PM

1000kcal = 1,000,000 calories.

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on August 29, 2012
at 05:32 PM

They're = they are. Their = possessive (their food). There = everything else

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:58 PM

Yes, it could be rice. Try eliminating it.

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on August 29, 2012
at 04:57 PM

I want summary of what you did. Thanks.

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on October 16, 2012
at 08:40 PM

I appreciate you might not be looking for this kind of answer, but here goes anyway. I have regularly had every winter a form of eczema behind my ears which made them crack and sometimes bleed.

Last winter was particularly bad and in Spring I got eczema on my eyelid for the first time. Painful and unsightly. So I went to the doctor.

He prescribed eumovate (active ingredient clobetasone butyrate 0.05%). I applied it twice overnight and it was gone.

Eumovate is made by GSK & I live in the UK, so it may have another trade name elsewhere.

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on October 16, 2012
at 10:00 PM

What about thinking about adding things instead of subtracting things? For example, I had horrible eczema on the middle fingers of both my hands for 6+ months. Nothing I removed from my diet had any affect whatsoever. I recently added both vitamin D3 drops and natural calm magnesium and my skin has almost fully healed. Since I started both at the same time, I don't know which helped (or maybe they both did), but I am so happy not be waking up in the middle of the night to scratch my bleeding, dry fingers anymore. So, maybe supplementations could help?

Also, side note, I have a somewhat similar diet as you; white rice, eggs, meat, fish, coconut oil, bacon, lard, occasional sauerkraut/pickles.

Hope this helps.

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on October 16, 2012
at 09:48 PM

I think that might still be eczema, just in a different place. That is usually the first place my husband's exzema flares up, and the last place for it to die down.

The other thought is it could be a fungal infection of the eyelid/eyebrow (which both my brother and I had for years, never discovered the cause). You could try some topical antifungal cream or coconut oil on it and see what happens.

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on October 16, 2012
at 09:37 PM

This is entirely coincidental (and so probably of no value at all) but I know someone who suffered from the EXACT symptoms you describe and it turned out she was allergic to lemon.

When I saw it on your list it was an 'a-ha!' moment, although of course it might be hooey.

Anywho. Might be worth excluding, just to check?

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on September 18, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Could be autoimmune disease. Eliminate all dairy, legumes, grains and foods with additives such as guar gum and carrageenan. Avoid all veggie/seed oils and plant oils as well. Eat lots of animal fat and protein. Eliminate nightshades for a while too. Eliminate nuts and seeds for a while and then reintroduce them in miniscule amounts and take note of how your body reacts. Eat lots of clean animal fat and protein along with veggies you can digest and some safe starch for a while. Try FODMAPS or GAPS diet.

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on August 29, 2012
at 11:18 PM

Sounds a bit like contact dermititis... have you changed what you wash your sheets and pillowcases in lately (when you sleep your face is in direct contact with chemicals)? What moisturizer do you use? Stop using it for a week and see if the itching subsides.

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