Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1111052

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Dermatologist said Eczema ?

Posted by linkadge on June 27, 2020, at 7:52:17

Hey,

I saw a dermatologist today (online). She was quite informed and asked me a million questions. I showed her the pictures of my legs and she said that it was eczema. I am not 100% convinced, but in doing more reading on eczema, it seems to make a lot of sense.

Antifungals have done nothing, but (interestingly) I've been putting ginger root and coconut oil on it and for the first time in a few years it has been improving. The dermatologist said that actually made sense based on the anti-inflammatory effect of ginger root.

Anyhow, long story short, the rash did start at the time of a major stressor and (apparently) there is a link between mood and eczema (systemic inflammation).

If this is true, there may be a common link between my worse mood and this rash over the past few years.

For example, interleukin 1-beta is linked to both mood and dermatological reactions.

I'll keep you posted.

Linkadge


 

Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?

Posted by rjlockhart37 on June 27, 2020, at 13:09:29

In reply to Dermatologist said Eczema ?, posted by linkadge on June 27, 2020, at 7:52:17

in the US they have eczema commercials all the time on tv, its vey....wierd that suddenly people started getting it. I don't know, they have treatments so i hope it will work.

 

Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?

Posted by Lamdage22 on June 27, 2020, at 13:49:07

In reply to Dermatologist said Eczema ?, posted by linkadge on June 27, 2020, at 7:52:17

Could this be side effects from drugs?

 

Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?

Posted by alexandra_k on June 27, 2020, at 17:52:10

In reply to Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?, posted by Lamdage22 on June 27, 2020, at 13:49:07

do you take fish oil??

i had a friend who found that helped, significantly.

 

Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ? linkadge

Posted by Phillipa on June 27, 2020, at 20:46:24

In reply to Dermatologist said Eczema ?, posted by linkadge on June 27, 2020, at 7:52:17

Found this different types of eczema.

https://www.healthline.com/health/types-of-eczema#eczema-expo

 

Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?

Posted by Hugh on June 30, 2020, at 11:36:30

In reply to Dermatologist said Eczema ?, posted by linkadge on June 27, 2020, at 7:52:17

It's believed that the microbiota plays a role in eczema.

https://www.niams.nih.gov/newsroom/spotlight-on-research/role-microbiota-eczema-findings-suggest-striking-right-balance-keeps

Recent studies have found that a prebiotic mixture that you can make yourself can have a "remarkable" effect on your health.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/07/11/740820882/a-mix-of-these-foods-could-restore-healthy-microbes-in-malnourished-kids

This prebiotic mixture is composed of chickpea flour, peanut flour, soy flour, green banana flour, sugar, and soybean oil. All of these ingredients can be ordered from Amazon.

Here's the study, which has information on the doses that were used:

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6449/eaau4735

 

Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?

Posted by Lamdage22 on June 30, 2020, at 12:29:01

In reply to Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?, posted by Hugh on June 30, 2020, at 11:36:30

It could be a rare(r) reaction to a psychmed.

 

Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?

Posted by linkadge on June 30, 2020, at 17:53:25

In reply to Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?, posted by Hugh on June 30, 2020, at 11:36:30

Thanks for that information. I will look into it.

It's interesting that the occurrence of this rash corresponded with a relapse in my mood. I'm sure there is a connection (either some inflammatory pathway or, as you mention, gut microbiota).

Linkadge

 

Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?

Posted by linkadge on June 30, 2020, at 17:54:26

In reply to Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?, posted by Lamdage22 on June 30, 2020, at 12:29:01

It could be, but over the past 2 years, the only med I had been taking consistently was lithium. I know it is occasionally linked to psoriasis, but eczema...perhaps.

Linkadge

 

Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ? linkadge

Posted by ed_uk2010 on July 4, 2020, at 12:20:18

In reply to Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?, posted by linkadge on June 30, 2020, at 17:54:26

Hi Link,

Did you get your steroid cream and some emollients?

 

Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?

Posted by linkadge on July 4, 2020, at 17:48:13

In reply to Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ? linkadge, posted by ed_uk2010 on July 4, 2020, at 12:20:18

It's very strange. I started applying ginger root powder mixed in coconut oil. I have seen substantial improvement in the past 3 weeks (I've had this for 2 years solid). The infected regions have completely cleared over.

I still have the script for the steroids (betamethasone), but am holding off to see how far the ginger root will take me. I really should post before / after pics - it's quite dramatic.

Linkadge

 

Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ? linkadge

Posted by ed_uk2010 on July 5, 2020, at 15:09:19

In reply to Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ?, posted by linkadge on July 4, 2020, at 17:48:13

You should, I'd like to see your progress.

 

Re: Updated photos

Posted by linkadge on July 6, 2020, at 12:44:48

In reply to Re: Dermatologist said Eczema ? linkadge, posted by ed_uk2010 on July 5, 2020, at 15:09:19

It's not perfect, but there is much improvement. The skin is a bit darker (some discoloration, or simply tan). Here are the before/after side by side. Literally all I have done is applying ginger root powder mixed in coconut oil. I've had this rash for 2 years and literally NOTHING else has made this kind of improvement. Fingers crossed.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R4TxqkRqWllSmeIKaq7rmrHhbVI0GF3h/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K4zg4_1li_3IA8Opf_uCqBKsFJ6VIk9Y/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mfEgBp4bhcucD81IlKQC68pcfONZltCG/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12MZ9Bg2yeZ7RypRc7f2upgV5xaoVmM7H/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JAgzWfHszmK_3j_8ZjfvyBfDr6Vm0ni2/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CorcwNHimKKI7cOjsnvwBcZkhJPfmRL5/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t8KMnfSLLt0W7ZD05l2kcYyPL-otyUyM/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13V-zc8_daRSJRPoa83PGVSEgWDI1S2jJ/view?usp=sharing


Linkadge

 

Re: Updated photos

Posted by Lamdage22 on July 6, 2020, at 13:01:00

In reply to Re: Updated photos, posted by linkadge on July 6, 2020, at 12:44:48

It looks like you are on the way to recovery. This confirms my theory that you should keep an open mind about what might help you. How do you feel physically? Any malaise?

 

Re: Updated photos

Posted by Lamdage22 on July 6, 2020, at 13:20:08

In reply to Re: Updated photos, posted by Lamdage22 on July 6, 2020, at 13:01:00

What about taking these systemically? Maybe on the inside they will help, too?

 

Re: Updated photos linkadge

Posted by Phillipa on July 6, 2020, at 18:29:21

In reply to Re: Updated photos, posted by linkadge on July 6, 2020, at 12:44:48

Amazing and this is ginger root and coconut oil only? Looks totally healed to me!

 

Re: Updated photos

Posted by Lamdage22 on July 6, 2020, at 23:05:34

In reply to Re: Updated photos, posted by Lamdage22 on July 6, 2020, at 13:20:08

I wonder if these two substances would help you (also psychologically) if taken by mouth. Ontop of applying them to your skin. Just a thought. Only if they mix with your meds though.

 

Re: Updated photos

Posted by Lamdage22 on July 6, 2020, at 23:14:15

In reply to Re: Updated photos, posted by Lamdage22 on July 6, 2020, at 23:05:34

Your body seems to like them

 

Re: Updated photos Lamdage22

Posted by linkadge on July 7, 2020, at 6:26:16

In reply to Re: Updated photos, posted by Lamdage22 on July 6, 2020, at 13:01:00

No malaise, but my moods started to improve around the same time as the rash. It's really bizarre. And yes, you're right. Healing can come from many different sources (some not what you expect). There could be a common denominator (i.e. some inflammatory condition). I don't know. I'm not saying my mood is going to stay good (as I have had mood problems long before getting this rash).

 

Re: Updated photos Lamdage22

Posted by linkadge on July 7, 2020, at 6:28:19

In reply to Re: Updated photos, posted by Lamdage22 on July 6, 2020, at 13:20:08

Yes, I started taking ginger root internally again fairly recently. I find it acts as a mood stabilizer. It has some serotonergic action (5-ht1a agonist, 5-ht3 antagonism, mild MAOI) inhibition of calcium channels, and of course an anti-inflammatory.

 

Re: Updated photos

Posted by linkadge on July 7, 2020, at 6:31:39

In reply to Re: Updated photos linkadge, posted by Phillipa on July 6, 2020, at 18:29:21

>Looks totally healed to me!

It's almost there. All the redness, itching and burning is gone. The skin is a bit discolored but, it may just be a layer of dead skin. Fingers crossed.

Linkadge

 

Re: Updated photos

Posted by Lamdage22 on July 7, 2020, at 6:39:58

In reply to Re: Updated photos, posted by linkadge on July 7, 2020, at 6:31:39

Congrats! You are very resilient. 2 years? I would have driven my doctor crazy.

 

Re: Updated photos

Posted by Lamdage22 on July 7, 2020, at 6:42:20

In reply to Re: Updated photos Lamdage22, posted by linkadge on July 7, 2020, at 6:26:16

Maybe your mood improved because your skin absorbed substances.

 

Re: Updated photos linkadge

Posted by Phillipa on July 7, 2020, at 8:59:12

In reply to Re: Updated photos, posted by linkadge on July 7, 2020, at 6:31:39

I've been getting small areas of rashes myself underarms and small areas. I think have no idea if true that could be an allergy to anything with elastic in it. I have been using the medical strength cortisone cream. Rx'd by dermatologist a few years ago. Sweat is another suspicion. But with yours on your legs that couldn't apply. Wish there was a way to check inflammation inside the body. Since age is a factor for myself now. I even wondered if a strange version of Covid which is definitely grasping at straws.

 

Re: Updated photos

Posted by Lamdage22 on July 7, 2020, at 9:36:26

In reply to Re: Updated photos linkadge, posted by Phillipa on July 7, 2020, at 8:59:12

C-Reactive-Protein?


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