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 Posted 6/19/2013 8:13:12 AM
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My left elbow has been sun-damaged for 20+ years. Since I started taking a lot of supplements, it's become itchy and bumpy.

Cortisone helps with the itching, but I don't want to keep using it. I've got two good anti-itch lotions (Derma e Itch Relief, Allegra Intensive Relief Anti-itch), but is there something I can apply that will help it heal? I tried vitamin C cream, but that didn't do much.

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Elaine


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 Posted 6/19/2013 10:22:07 AM
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Have you consulted a dermatologist?
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 Posted 6/22/2013 3:38:22 PM
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I plan to in September. I suspect she'll just suggest cortisone cream. I tried a sample of chamomile gel... it's great for itching, but I don't know if it helps healing.

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 Posted 6/23/2013 3:08:45 AM
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Try 2000 mg of MSM per day.  MSM is amazing....
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 Posted 6/23/2013 5:06:08 AM
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The reason the question was asked was that perhaps there is more to your diagnosis than sun damage.
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 Posted 6/25/2013 6:26:31 AM
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I'm educated about skin cancer signs, so I'm not worried about that. If you don't know how to recognize skin cancer, best to get professional help.
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 Posted 6/25/2013 6:29:27 AM
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Wasn't necessarily thinking that but wondered if there is a more definitive diagnosis than sun damage.
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 Posted 7/24/2013 1:37:05 PM
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It's always good advice to see a doctor, but I've wasted a lot of time and money on Western medicine, so doctors are no longer my first line of defense for all health problems. I gave doctors 30 years to solve problems I did better solving myself in 5 years.

Doctors are good at diagnosis, which would be helpful here, but I think it's a little eczema. I've tried a bunch of lotions and potions, but the one that helped most and fastest is SkiKai Borage Therapy Advanced Formula, which contains roobios, borage and colloidal oatmeal. I also just started taking 7-keto DHEA, but I'm not sure how much that helps skin.

I may need EFAs, as my skin has gotten more sensitive lately. I eat avocado every day, but maybe I can't convert the oils anymore. I will probably add borage oil next month.

Thanks!
Elaine
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 Posted 7/25/2013 8:40:26 AM
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It could be eczema or psoriasis. The knees and elbows are noted areas for skin conditions other than "sun damage."  

You might want to try Alka Thyme as a topical. This product is an old fashion mouth wash that is hard to find. Amazon has it. 

It was suggested to me by my alternative doc to help a 30 plus year problem of groin eczema, which no western doc could do (5 tried and misdiagnosed it as a fungal problem) Alka Thyme is very soothing and takes away the itch. Twice or three a day applications for three weeks cured my problem in 2009 with no relapse since.
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 Posted 8/16/2013 10:04:26 AM
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try msm,best jimmy mack
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