Re: BAD EXCEMA


Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005

Re: BAD EXCEMA

Posted by Rob P. on 02/08/03 at 05:32 PM

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I tried the Skinzinc product that is being marketed aggressively lately. I called the 1-800 number, listened to their pitch, and liked what I heard. They emphasized that they were selling a TREATMENT, not a CURE. I tried the product – you spray one part on the affected area of the skin, and rub it in lightly. Then you apply the second part – a moisturizing cream. I was delighted to see a dramatic reduction in the the red, itchy patches within days. However, it’s too expensive. So I went to a pharmacist and had him make me a cream with 2% zinc pyrithione, the active ingredient in Skinzinc. I apply this crean twice a day to my affected areas, and apply a commercial moisturizing cream (I think I’m using a Vaseline product). It works fine. In fact the SkinZinc product, which cost over ten times as much, is still in my cupboard. Guess I should use it up – it was expensive. But I find my “home-made”” cream works just as well. Some of the reading I’ve done on excema and other skin conditions would suggest that there are many triggers that seem to set them off, so this treatment might work better for some than for others. But it only costs a few dollars (less than $10 for the home-made zinc cream) to try it, so what have you got to lose? Good luck to all in your search for relief!