I am in exactly the same position as you were, now experiencing withdrawal symptoms from taking antihistamines. I was wondering how you eventually cured your eczema? Is there a special diet or something you did?


You caught me in the long process of getting my eczema cured. It has been quite a stressful road, but my eczema has been improving dramatically thanks to a fantastic dermatologist. Here is the short version:

1. My eczema was so severe, plus a bad case of cellulitis, that I needed to be prescribed prednisone and doxycycline. This cleared up the cellulitis and allowed my skin to get a break from the eczema inflammation.

2. I applied for an injection called Dupixent. I went through a trial period where I had to take an oral drug called cyclosporine. I had to fail this test in order to be prescribed Dupixent. My skin did not improve, and so my insurance agreed to pay for the injection. It is a drug that blocks the allergy pathways that lead to the skin, and the injection is every two weeks. After a few months, I am looking better and feeling better than I have in years.

3. Since my IGE allergy levels are off the charts (14,000, when the normal is below 100), I need to have a genetic test that will tell if I have a certain condition. If I have this condition, an IGE blocker will be prescribed.

4. After a period of six months, I will begin allergy shots, which will go on for a number of years until my allergies start to improve.

I realize this is probably not the answer you were expecting. However, it is the approach that has been improving my skin dramatically. I haven't had time to update the article yet. Though, I have not touched antihistamines since I wrote the article.

I hope your skin improves! I would suggest getting an IGE allergy test as soon as possible if your eczema is very severe. From there, you could suggest this plan to your doctors.

Updated on October 15, 2019

Original Article:

My Symptoms of Zyrtec Antihistamine Withdrawal
By Michael M Griffin

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