Well, after months of evaluating everything I was eating, touching, using on my body, etc., I have discovered the source of my breakouts with eczema. It is the BioTone massage cream I’d been using. The extreme diet change made a huge difference, but it seemed the rash would come back just when I thought I had it beat. I decided to test out the BioTone. Each time I refrained from using it for 3 to 5 days, the eczema would just about go away. When I tried using it again, boom! It returned with a vengeance.
I am now using a different kind of massage cream and am much better. I believe that if I stick with the “Beat Eczema” eating plan and continue to not use the BioTone, I will be eczema-free in a week or two.
It’s nice to finally have narrowed it down and found the culprit. Since talking about it with other therapists, I have discovered that an overwhelming amount of therapists react to the cream in this way as well. Some have commented that BioTone is the most toxic cream in our industry. Not sure if that’s true, but I only know that my body can’t tolerate it. Wish I knew why I and others get this extremely itchy rash and some do not.
2 Responses to “I Finally Found the Culprit”
Within 24 hours of receiving a massage with Biotone Dual Purpose Massage Cream I was covered with a rash that is super itchy. After 3 days the rash is still itchy. Although the key ingredients are listed on Biotone’s web site, I have no idea which one causes the rash. It might be an ingredient that is not listed.
If i ever get another massage, I’m going to bring a lubricant that is pretested on my skin.
Great idea, James. Now that I am not using BioTone anymore, my rash is going away. The hardened skin is now softening. I have had to resort to cortisone cream to keep me from itching, and at night sleep with cotton gloves on my hands after applying an Elizabeth Arden product called 8-Hour Skin Protectant Cream, which was developed for burn victims. After going to a dermatologist yesterday, I’ve discovered that there is a similar but less expensive product called Aquafor Healing Ointment that you can get anywhere. I got mine at WalMart. It feels greasy but then soaks in and makes the skin softer.
Thanks for your reply.