I have weird eczema. For years I’ve had it on the soles of my feet. Especially in winter when not enough air gets to them. So I’ve used betnovate on my feet. Except this year when I’ve been religiously putting cream on my feet every day, staying away from anything perfumed like shower gel etc and making sure my socks are as natural as possible. I get patches of it on my back too, so use an emollient wash and Doublebase gel and get my OH to dab betnovate on it. It’s just recently appeared on one elbow too.
I also get eczema from contact with adhesives, so micropore and some dressings give me eczema. I had trouble with this when I had an SPC so had to have special dressings on prescription which were much kinder to skin. I’m getting it from my Stoma pouch adhesive now too. First I had just one patch, I managed to get rid of that with betnovate but I’ve now got several little patches. I’ve tried different pouches but they’ve all been wrong for one reason or another. I suspect I’ll be trying again soon.
It is a peculiar collection of eczema, it seems to have different causes; the kind I get on my feet, back and now elbow are completely different to contact eczema. And I never had it as a child. It’s just been the last 10 or so years. Possibly as a result of lack of mobility? Plus allergies to adhesives?