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Scalp eczema

Hi, i'm hoping you can help me. I'm a 32 year old female and have been suffering from eczema on the scalp for about 16 years. It's constantly itchy, very very flakey and sometimes has lumps and bumps. I have shoulder length dark hair which i have never dyed. For around the same length of time i've suffered on and off with alopecia (the one that has coin shaped bald patches) these patches have never been in the same places as the eczema. The eczema has pretty much always been all around the bottom of the head but not visable on the neck. I have been to the doctors many times and on each occasion have been perscribed something which has worked only once. The most recent medication being betamethasone solution and some nizoral shampoo. this cleared it up for about 3 months. I live in quite a dry climate now, but this has only been in the last 6 years, previous to that i lived in a cold damp climate. I don't suffer from acne but i do have many blackheads in the t-zone but the skin there is also dry and sometimes flakey - not sure if this is in any way related. My sleeping patterns would be fine if it weren't for the fact that i always wake myself up scratching my head! Many thanks for any responses.
  jody69 on 2009-04-14
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
For a homeopath to help you, please give details of
(1) your personality/state of mind.
(2) all other ailments
(3) What according to you could have triggered this eczema? Please talk about its onset and any health problems that preceded it.
(4)All mental and physical symptoms/issues/problems.

Please give as many details as possible so that a homeopath in this forum could help you. My personal bias is in favor of Sameer Vermani & Pankaj Varma.
All the best.
Dubai2009 last decade
Thank you for reply.

Other ailments i have or suffer from are coldsores - probably around 1 per month, hayfeaver or an allergy to something that makes my nose constantly run, particularly when i first wake up, regardless of time of year. If i wake in the middle of the night sometimes i my nose runs so much it keeps me awake. I also have lower back pain, i attribute this to my job which involves alot of standing up in the same place, and carryng things.
I'm a pretty laid back person, i don't get stressed very easily. I often feel lethargic. I sleep anywhere from 8-10 hours and it's a struggle to get out of bed when i'm not working. If i have a lie in i'm completely lethargic and useless for the entire day. I make lists of things that need to be done the next day or exercise i might do and usually most of the day is gone before i have even crossed one thing off my list.
I'm 5ft 7in and weigh around 8 stone or 55 kg i think. I crave tea and if i spend the day alone can easily drink up to 10 cups. I also love bread products.
I have been vegatarian for around 12 years, for the last two i've also started eating fish.

I can't remember a particular event or problem that could have triggered the eczema, but i was around 16, would have just left school and been going on to college, had first serious boyfriend.

I am happy to answer any more questions and i just hope somebody will be able to help me.
jody69 last decade
It would be great if either Sameer Vermani or Pankaj Varma would be able to help me.
jody69 last decade
First thing first. Appreciate all who quote my name for seeking help...which means my posts are giving benefit to those who join ABC forum.

However, would like to stress that if you desire to gain my attention, kindly write my name in the title (like : for Pankaj Varma). For three reasons:

1. No of posts at ABc have gone up a lot.

2. No of prescribers at ABc has gone up a lot.

3. I am unable to read all posts.

This way it also helps me to come back to the thread quickly for follow up advice.

Now regarding your problem:

Did you go through some major emotional disturbance around the age of 16 and/or later ? Pl explain in detail.

Also give details of problems with your menses cycle.

Describe the nature, colour and timing of the nasal discharge.

Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Thank you so much for replying to my post. You were recommended to me by Dubai2009 after i had already started the thread and i had no idea how to change the subject to add your name.

I don't remember any emotional disturbance at all. At 16 i was taking my high school exams, then moving on to college. Got my first part time job. Got my first serious boyfriend. At 19 i moved away to University and also moved in with my partner, the first year of living together was a nightmare and we argued all the time. This is around the time my alopecia arrived, but i already had the eczema.
I remember around the age of 16 taking to my mother about birth marks and she told me i had one on the back of my head (i never knew)and i had a rummage in my hair to try and find it but couldn't. Ever since then i remember it being really itchy and then flakey and then it spread all over the back of my head. It was later diagnosed by a dermatologist as eczema.

I got my period when i was 13 and for many many years it was very irregualar, i could go 4 or 5 months without it. This has settled down in around the last 4 years with them being pretty regular (for me) anywhere from 28-38 days. Don't suffer too bad with PMS,get upset a bit easier just before, do get stomach ache during the first couple of days of period.
Nasal discharge is usually but not limited to mornings and evenings. This morning for example, my alarm went off at 7.30am (woke up - no runny nose) and after approx 5 mins i sneezed 14 times, then my nose ran continuously for about 2 hours and at 1pm i still had a few sniffles. Usually during the day i'm fine. Sometimes of an evening it comes back. Also when i'm sleeping at night if i wake and stay awake for more than about 5 minutes it starts.
Colour is clear and consistancy is that of water really, definately not mucas like. When i blow my nose it doesn't clear it, and it is often trickling from my nostril before i can get to the tissues. I make my nose sore from wiping it.

I also forgot to mention that i sometimes get itchy skin. Not ezcema. Just one place might get really itchy for an hour or so, particularly if excersing. Most often it happens on the tops of my legs or the tops of my arms where they meet my shoulders.

Thank you so much for looking at my problem.
jody69 last decade

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