Hello, I am new here
My grown up son has suffered for years with Eczema & last year a new Doctor prescribed a steroid cream for him. which unknown to me did not warn my son what could happen if it was overused. He also kept giving him repeat prescriptions. His skin got worse, not better & well meaning friends told him to stop using it completely. Now my son is completely covered in a scaly, weeping rash that he is scratching night & day & refuses to return to the Doctors, as he says he does not want to use anything, as he has been told that his skin will replenish itself if he leaves it. I am out of my mind with worry, for fear he will get a serious infection, as his bed in the mornings is covered in serum, dead skin from scratching & blood.he us unable to work & does not want to socialize, he has totally withdrawn from seeing anyone as he gets mocked when he goes out & is refusing point blank to even see a skin specialist or anybody & as he is an adult he says it is his business & not mine. He is constantly looking on blogs & says this is quite normal for his skin to suffer like this & it is a ' Stage ' his skin has to go through & I am at a loss at what to do to make him see sense. Can anybody offer me any suggestions please as i hate seeing my son suffering like this.