An account of my journey coming off 30 years of topical steroid use for eczema. My journey began on February 14th, 2013. Below are the three reasons I fought so hard to find an easier way through this!
I have been busy working....have had quite a few mini-flares on my arms, hands, and neck. No new areas...just the same old areas that keep being affected. No big deal given how I have my life back. BUT my hands flared on top of their already agitated selves. I was in agony last night when I got home from work...I have tried tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, and some anti-bacterial concoction from my ND. Nothing seems to help. So I brought some gloves home from work that don't bother me, slathered my hands in organic vegetable shortening, and put the gloves on....wearing them all day. All I know is today is the first day in months my hands did not hurt!! I will do this for my 3 days off starting Tuesday and report back to you all! I tried the MW on my hands but I think washing them so much at work was defeating the no moisturizer effect. Somehow I think too much water is not good either. And right now not working is not an option. So I have to find something to relieve the pain in my hands! Good news is the rest of my skin is doing really well!
The gloves I am using - non-latex with no powder
Back of left hand already looking and feeling better.