Eczema Problems

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Niqaabis, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Niqaabis

    Niqaabis Sadiyah Bint as-Seenee

    As salaam alaikum

    I pray you are all well, when my nephew was born he suffered with severe eczema, his mother tried everything from steroid creams to herbal treatments and special diets. Eventually after the age of 3 he grew out of it Alhamdulillaah.
    Now at the age of 12 his eczema has come back and getting worse by the day, he's currently on a wheat and dairy free diet. He's also been given some strong steroid based creams and the doctors and specialist have just advised him to continue using the creams as there's nothing more they can do.
    He knows he's being tested by Allaah and he's trying to be patient, I
    was just wondering if anyone else has experienced severe eczema in adulthood or know of someone whose been through this and if there's any names of treatments or creams they can recommend my nephew to try.
    He has also had ruqiya done on him as we did fear he had been afflicted with the evil eye.

    Any advice would be much appreciated, jazaak Allaahu Khairan

    Please remember him in your duaas
  2. Nusaybah

    Nusaybah نسيبة بنت كعب

    Wa'alaykum as salaam, have you tried pure shea butter?
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  3. murdiyyah

    murdiyyah [x]

    'alaykum as-Salaam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu,

    It's flaring for several reasons, due to hormonal changes and stress being two major factors. I was skimming through a beauty/health magazine and an article mentioned how eczema and other skin flare-ups are reduced with meditation and avoiding stress. The first thought that came to me was Sabr & Salaah, and a heap of Tawakkul.

    Ask your nephew to get into a certain routine that keeps him positive and stress-free. He should start drinking Green Tea and taking Fenugreek pills. He should also open the Fenugreek capsules and mix a dash of the powder in his creams before applying them at nighttime. He should exercise and keep an active lifestyle that will help release endorphins.

    Every person has some test and needs to accommodate to his/her own body's needs. He should not allow this to make him feel inferior. In fact, the people that empower and inspire me most are those who walk around proudly with their scars because they love how Allaah subhaane wa ta'ala has made them and take the challenge of giving their body its full rights rather than moping and putting themselves down for something they cannot change.

    Tell him to avoid cigarettes and people when they smoke. It will also be better for him to live in a less polluted area. Have air purifiers in the house. Does he have breathing problems (ie: sinuses, asthma)? Get his sinus issues checked and if any, then resolved with the proper steps and medicine. Sinuses have a lot to do with skin problems. He (and therefore his skin) should be breathing comfortably.

    I suggest he use natural oils (example) for his skin. There are a wide range of products out there alhamdulillah. Manuka honey oil is really good, so are vitamin fortified oils. They're light on the skin so can be worn & reapplied all day. And tell him not to "hide" his eczema with make-up. It doesn't work, only worsens it.
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  4. Abu Idris Al-Albani

    Abu Idris Al-Albani New Member


    Let him try a gluten free diet.

    Also, black seed and honey.

    Also, let him try drinking natural juices. Get a juicer and juicer things. Parsley, spinach, apples, oranges, etc etc.
  5. Abu Osaama

    Abu Osaama <A HREF="showthread.php?t=70991"></A>

    Wa alayki salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    If it is evil eye, it doesn't mean you do ruqya once and that's it it's done, keep doing it. And even if it isn't evil eye, The Qur'an has cure for everything in shaa Allah.
  6. Umm Yassin

    Umm Yassin Umm Why

    Let his try hijama as well.. what's it called.. cupping?

    May Allah cure him.
  7. Naya

    Naya New Member

    Asalamualaykum wr wb

    A friend of mine has a son with severe eczema, he literally cant sleep because he just itches and itches all night. She tried everything under the sun untill she was recommended by another sister who used a cream called Magic Cream. I believe its a chinese cream, it comes in a small pot and its a bit pricey but she said you only use a tiny amount any way. After a couple days of using it she noticed a big difference and she said its the only thing that shes used on her son where shes noticed such a big difference in such a short space of time. I think its this one but let me ask her and double check inshallah and find out where she got it from.

    Has she tried hijama? Hijama is excellent for eczema. Hijama releases toxins from the body and improves blood circulation as well as many other benefits. Get the boy to have a few hijama sessions inshallah and with the permission of Allaah it'll cease. Allaah swt hasnt sent down any illnesses or disease without giving us a cure so seek the cure.
  8. Abu Treika

    Abu Treika Magoo

    Get a humidifier in the house, central heating takes all the moisture out of the air, and in the winter it makes eczema go nuts. A humidifer from Argos costs around £50 and puts moisture back in to the air in the house and stops the skin drying up so bad.

    Also try neem oil, I hear it works really well.

    Nothing is more important than keeping the skin moisturised.
  9. Abdullah11

    Abdullah11 A wannabe neologist

  10. akhook

    akhook New Member

    I have pretty severe psoriasis that first came out when I was 7 years old. It's not excema I know, but it is very closely related. I was given a while raft of steroidal creams which worked very well along with phototherapy. It went away completely for a few years, then came back at age 14(what fun that was), it went away with the same treatment then unfortunately came back to stay at age 21. Most treatments for these kind of things have pretty bad drawbacks. Steroidal cream once stopped causes something called steroid rebound which makes the skin problem come back with a vengeance.
    One thing that helped me a lot when I was a teenager was to exercise everyday, eat healthy and take essentially fatty acid oil mixtures. The fatty acids are supposed to help the skin repair and regulate the problems associated with these conditions. From what I understand, a healthy lifestyle is crucial which I imagine would be tough for a 12 yr old, but that is what I've found. Also, someone mentioned gluten free; this is also apparently shown to help as well.
  11. C.i.B.

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  12. verbatim

    verbatim Member

    Check out the treatment section of eczema:
    Eczema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Assuming that he is allergic, perhaps a skin-prick test might be helpful to identify the allergens.
    Might also want to try immunomodulator drugs like Elidel, they are supposedly more effective than steroid creams for certain individuals.
    Also, ask his parents to do duaa for him.
  13. Niqaabis

    Niqaabis Sadiyah Bint as-Seenee

    Jazaakumullaahu khairan to all of you for taking time to respond, your suggestions are much appreciated.

    I have sent the link of this post to my sister so she can read and look more in to some of the methods suggested.

    My nephew also suffers from both asthma and sinus problem so there is a link there with eczema.

    Cupping is one option she may consider as we have yet to try this, if anyone can recommend a brother who does it in London/Luton area please let me know.

    My sister has looked for magic cream online but it always seems to be sold out so it might be hard to get hold of

    She will defiantly invest in a humidifier especially as my nephew opens all the windows when the heating is on because it affects his skin

    The UV lamp sounds interesting

    She will also continue with ruqiyah and using black seed oil inshaa Allaah

    My nephew currently only does PE at school but hopefully he will attend football each week. I think more exercise would help so my sister will probably look for more local sports clubs she can enroll him in to.

    Most importantly we’ll continue making lots of du’aa and repentance as it’s only through the will and mercy of Allaah will these procedures will work.
  14. Bint Mahmood

    Bint Mahmood Well-Known Member

    Natural sea water might help. If he goes down the beach let him have a swim in the water, it's good for eczema - but this probably isn't a permanent solution. One of our close family friends had a grandson who had really bad eczema all over his body, and so they would often take him to Blackpool (of all places, but it was the closest) as it reduces the inflammation and relieves the symptoms in the long run, apparently. They used to always go and bring back gallons full of water loool but I can't personally imagine standing there and filling up bottles of water! I guess some people don't mind if it's going to be helpful! And maybe that's only for certain types of eczema too.
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  15. abuhannah

    abuhannah Well-Known Member

    Hemp Cream from Body recommended it as his wee lad had bad eczema..

    psoriasis club member,long time sufferer here,15 years or so now,cold tar dose the job for me,no sun or heat for at least three days and I am one unhappy man that could clock someone's bell in that time period..not a happy bunny..
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  16. Abu Mus'ab al-Maldifi

    Abu Mus'ab al-Maldifi In Pursuit of Virtue


    May Allah cure your nephew

    i have a niece who is suffering from eb simplex since she was born....she is now 18 and still living a very hard life due to thing that she always ask for when things get worse is neem gives her some sort of releife and as far as i know boiled water with neem leaves and other ways of using neem leaves is good for skin problems such as eczema ,psoriasis and others..
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  17. Niqaabis

    Niqaabis Sadiyah Bint as-Seenee

    Wa alaikum as salaam

    Aameen to the duaas

    Jazaak Allaahu Khairan for the continued responses, alhamdulilaah for this forum this post has been very helpful. Usually you read recommendations or reviews online and you can never tell if the person is genuine or if they are just trying to sell you something!
    Alhamdulilaah for the honesty and brotherhood of islaam
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