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Eczema

Postby lost my sock » Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:41 pm

caused by chlorine from working in a swimming pool eight hours a week.

Any kitchen cupboard type things that can help?

I know of a very, very good all natural product that I've used before and had great results with, however I can't afford it anymore.
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Postby Holiday Menthol. » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:19 am

Haha, shame.
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Postby lost my sock » Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:30 am

Yeah, feck off. Its highly irritating.
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Postby Future Shock » Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:12 am

yes shut the fuck up philthay.

if yiu can type you can google,
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bummer, take care.

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Postby tilly » Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:51 pm

dude,
you can use a barrier cream (there are specific brands or vasaline) before getting into the water, also washing before you get in (as it's something about a certain type of cells on dirty skin that makes the chlorine attack it more). have a proper shower as soon as you get out, i use johnsons baby lavender sleep lotion (cos it's good for sensitive skin and the smell helps cover the chlorine smell..).

I think you can buy some type of swimmers soap that one of my work mates swear by but haven't investigated it's ingredients.

8 hours isn't that long - you must be hyper sensitive to it, usually find the teachers working over 16 hours in the water get it bad. If your skin gets bad tell your work to check their pool levels and they might chip in for some barrier cream cos skin irritation affects alot of swim teachers (i work for council and they gave it us all for free)

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Postby lost my sock » Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:39 pm

I use a real good barrier cream but its one of the ones I can't really afford any more. I've got some left over from last term though. I'll try the vaseline when I run out.

I try and use only all natural products because most of the personal care products on the market are full of toxins. But yeah.. I've only been back at work a week and its flaring up down my arms and up my neck. Grrrr!!!!!!
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Postby >>>>>>& » Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:42 pm

sems ironic to worry about toxins then spend 8hours in chlorinated water, i think in this case just use whatever works.
i am of the mind and the opinion that if something doesn't accept you,
you do everything in your power to fucking destroy it.
i don't care if it's the world, society, your family or a fucking high school
keg party.
you do everything you can to hit back...and strike back.
let go of some of that fucking hatred
i wanna poison this world the way it fuckin poisoned me.
i'm gonna to everthing, EVERYTHING in my power to corrupt, to twist, to
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Postby lost my sock » Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:54 pm

True. Unfortunately the only salt water swimming pool I know of is miles away from where I live, and I love my job too much to give it up. I'll just stick with a good barrier cream and using natural stuff at home.
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Postby Red_switch » Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:59 pm

ozone.

chlorine sucks
I think it's lint.

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Postby >>>>>>& » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:38 pm

haha... electrolysis, fuck ozone.
i am of the mind and the opinion that if something doesn't accept you,
you do everything in your power to fucking destroy it.
i don't care if it's the world, society, your family or a fucking high school
keg party.
you do everything you can to hit back...and strike back.
let go of some of that fucking hatred
i wanna poison this world the way it fuckin poisoned me.
i'm gonna to everthing, EVERYTHING in my power to corrupt, to twist, to
destroy, to rip apart, to poison.
i'm gonna spit my last breath in all your faces.
you're gonna hear me laughin at the end.

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Postby switch_blade » Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:25 pm

Dream cream from lush - yeah it's expensive but it lasts for AGES. It's really quite an amazing product AAANNND it's vegan :)
Plus it smells nice. Gosh darn it, I just love the stuff.

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Postby lost my sock » Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:06 pm

I've started using the Ecostore nappy balm and moisturiser, which seems to be helping. Is Lush still on Queen St?
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Postby switch_blade » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:32 am

I live in Wellington so I have no idea.
The ecostore nappy balm is pretty good - I prefer the weleda calendula nappy cream though - it's not sticky.
The tui bee balm was AMAZING when my daughters rash got really bad and started bleeding.
This is all a bit of topic isn't it !!
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Postby Holiday Menthol. » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:42 pm

Yeah, Lush is on Queen. I almost hurled when I was dared to go in there... Place fuckin' stinks.
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Postby switch_blade » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:25 pm

I admit it does get a bit whiffy in Lush... but as long as you know what you like and get in and out quickly then sweet
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Postby tilly » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:51 pm

haha the I remember the first time I went into Lush (a few year ago...) I was very disappointed cos I thought it was a food shop.

Glad to hear skin is clearing up. Had a new teacher find out she was allergic to chlorine! How much does that suck? She had to quit her job after the first day!

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Postby Regan Theory » Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:02 am

Isn't eczema caused by other shit... Not a reaction to contact of something?
That's a rash.... right? People get czema from the inside, not from what they contact with...?

This is a question more than a statement...

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Postby hate and wedges » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:04 am

from what ive gathered ezcema is the skin part of allergies - top half of respiratory = hayfever and lower half of respiratory= asthma. theyre all related. i get hayfever and ezcema really bad, been wondering what stuff to use so i might try lush..

wondering, i read that soy is just as much an allergen as milk/dairy?
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Postby toothbrush » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:11 am

i have also heard soy is not so great for you. there is almond milk as an alternative.

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Postby hate and wedges » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:28 pm

just switched to rice milk. oh its so good..........
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Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:18 pm

oh yeah, rice milk is good!!

Ezcema sucks- I get it from several different foods, as well as flare ups due to fatigue/ stress/ hormone cycle. I'm still looking for something that works on mine. Checking out pawpaw and yam extracts, but I can't really afford it...

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Postby dimery » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:40 pm

I was hospitilized for Eczema back in the day. That shit was everywhere.. Used to weep, stick to the inner of my clothes. Apparently it runs in seven year cycles.. Sucks. Dairy and excessive amounts of sugar don't help.

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Postby lost my sock » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:18 pm

I never had a problem with it until i started my job. Had a bad flare up last year and another one now. Calendula cream is supposed to be real good for it.
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Postby Maleficent » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:23 am

my eczema is alot better after going off moo milk and starting on soy. It only flares up if I've been drinking.

I'm allergic to chlorine too, so i just avoid swimming in pools and go to the beach... the crap they put in household water is also a problem.
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Postby dustbinflowers » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:52 pm

yeah, making calendula ointment at the moment, see if that helps. And I've cut down on dairy. Which officially meanns that one of my great joys in life (food) is no longer one of my great joys. :cry: I'm just worried that I'm going to develop allergies to everything and turn into one of those freaky zombie healthshop people who only eat supplements!

Yeah- a warning to people who are thinking about going off foods cos they are having problems:

I cut out wheat, thinking I might be able to just have it every now and then if I didn't normally have it. Now I have developed full-on allergic symptoms when I have anything with wheat in it -not just bread. In the abcence of the food, my body seems to have set up antibodies againt the next time I have it. I had a panini last weekend and have been sick all week. SUCKS!!!!!


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