My Background

Note to all: This is my old personal story trying to discover how eczemas work. Now that I know better, I suggest you follow the CURE PROTOCOL section of this website.

Here is a short background that can help in the analysis of the co-factors in my eczema problem.

I am in my mid 30s.
Filipino, mixed race.
Fair skinned
blood type B.
I live in Metro Manila, Philippines.

My father has been diagnosed with high cholesterol and high uric acid. He is overweight. He takes western medicines for these ailments.

My mother has no known health ailments.

I was born using hospital “normal” vaginal delivery with episiotomy.

I had all the standard childhood vaccinations of the early 70s.

Beginning 6 or 7, I was taking anti-asthma medication due to whooping, coughing asthma. Those I remember are Marax and Celestamine. I think I was allergic to certain popular flower scents, specifically the Sampaguita flower. Around 10, I remember outgrowing this condition.

I grew up in the city, in a public school. Not much physical or musical development encouraged.

We ate a roughly standard western inspired diet with fastfoods emerging, milk given, mother was a careerwoman, cooking relegated to simple things a maid can prepare.

At 16 I was hooked on computers. Sedentary lifestyle.

In 1994, I had my first brush with eczema like affliction for 2 years attributed to the sand flies of Boracay island. After going there on a holiday, I was bitten, same with my then girlfriend wife. Her bites healed quickly. Mine stayed, burrowed itself and caused me pain and suffering for 2 years. I do not know which was more painful, the itch and bleeding or the injections of steroids and creams given by the doctors. I gave up on the doctors and let the protozoan infection subside by itself. All this took 2 whole years of my life.

I was on a standard yuppie, fastfood, western diet with instant everything, for the whole 1990s until I got married and my diet got a little better.

I noticed this small patch of itch at the bottom of my right leg around 2+ years ago. This is where my eczema adventure sort of began.

Next: My medical history