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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD and CRPS) Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type I) and Causalgia (Complex Regional Pain Syndromes Type II)(RSD and CRPS)

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Unread 01-15-2013, 03:01 AM   #11
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I don't have your particular kind of skin problem with my CRPS but I wonder whether you would be able to tolerate E45 cream (I don't know if you have that in the USA). If not, i could find out what is in it and let you know so you could look for something similar. It's a hypoallergenic, over the counter emollient cream for eczema and similar skin conditions. It's not perfumed or coloured and is very rich because its designed specifically for dry, irritated skin conditions but shouldn't make a mess of clothes. Ive certainly never had any problems with it causing damage to my clothes and as its water soluble it would wash out easily anyway. They also make emollient bath and shower products for managing eczema etc without drying the skin.
I've never heard of that cream, but not sure if they sell it here or not. I will have to check into that...thanks!
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Unread 01-15-2013, 07:57 PM   #12
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Would you like me to check the ingredients and details of the E45 cream and post them so you can see if you can even find something similar? I will check with my local pharmacy and see if they have any idea if it is available in the US even as another brand. It's a totally over the counter item but many people with difficult skin conditions who need to use large quantities can have it on prescription ( although its not expensive, all prescriptions in our country are totally free of charge to everyone).
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Unread 01-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #13
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I did a it of googling and I don't think you can buy it in the USA. You can apparently order through the likes of amazon or Westons Health and the cream is shipped from the UK.

The ingredients on the lotion are:

Aqua
Petrolatum
Isopropyl Palmitate
Paraffinum Liquidum
Glyceryl Stearate
Ceteth-20
Hypoallergenic Anhydrous Lanolin (Medilan)
Phenoxyethanol
Methylparaben
Hydroxyethylcellulose
Carbomer
Propylparaben
Sodium Hydroxide
BHT

Not sure about the cream or other emollient products but the website is www.e45.com so you could have a look and take the info to your local pharmacist to see if they know of anything similar. It is widely recommended by dermatologists, doctors and physiotherapists.
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I did a it of googling and I don't think you can buy it in the USA. You can apparently order through the likes of amazon or Westons Health and the cream is shipped from the UK.

The ingredients on the lotion are:

Aqua
Petrolatum
Isopropyl Palmitate
Paraffinum Liquidum
Glyceryl Stearate
Ceteth-20
Hypoallergenic Anhydrous Lanolin (Medilan)
Phenoxyethanol
Methylparaben
Hydroxyethylcellulose
Carbomer
Propylparaben
Sodium Hydroxide
BHT

Not sure about the cream or other emollient products but the website is www.e45.com so you could have a look and take the info to your local pharmacist to see if they know of anything similar. It is widely recommended by dermatologists, doctors and physiotherapists.
I second the motion!

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LOL I'm doing the same thing this winter! My legs can't handle pants, so I'm having to wear dresses or gauchos...my friend made some loose dresses for me out of material my skin could handle. I tend to shave only up to my calf muscle once a week, but it feels like I dug the razor into my skin. I check to see if I actually drew blood, but of course I didn't...in fact, most times I didn't even get them shaved good.

Does the ketamine cream have medicine in it? I have to be soooo careful on what I use anymore because I'm on 2 CNR meds...have to make sure those 2 don't overlap too.
As Alaska49 noted, I use a Ketamine/Lidocaine combo lotion too. And, Yes, it is a very strong medicine that is absorbed through the skin. It is given by prescription only. You should check with your Doctor prior to use. Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn't. It depends on how inflamed my skin is at the time.
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