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Carmex as a treatment for eczema...

I have mild eczema on my face, and since I have a severe respiratory condition, many of the traditional eczema treatments have been ruled out by my doctor. I have tried many different things, but one day decided I would try putting some Carmex on the area, since I have used it on my lips (which chap easily in the cold Michigan winters) with great success. I noticed a marked improvement within about a day, and now frequently use Carmex for eczema flare ups. Is there any chance Carmex may develop a lotion?

Nick
Mundy Twp., MI
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  • I too have eczema (on my hand though) and have found that it works better than anything from the doctor to... resolve my rashes... I mean, if I use carmex as a hand lotion at least twice a day my hands look almost normal, are smooth to the touch, and I have almost no itching. Without carmex, just using prescribed steroids on my hands, I have have almost no itching but the rashes continue to hang around or even spread. I have now started using carmex on the eczema on my arm, it's gone now, and now have started using it on the eczema on my foot and it's getting better too!!! I wish someone had told me this years ago! I discovered it accidentally recently and couldn't be happier. It's not a cure, but it sure gets rid of each outbreak!
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  • paul (Official Rep) November 26, 2012 21:07
    Hi Bill

    Thanks for the positive feedback. For many years we've received letters from customers telling us about the great success that they've had in using Carmex Lip Balm for a variety of conditions beyond it's intended purpose. Because of this, about three years ago I asked our chemist if he could use my grandfather's original Carmex formula as the basis of a non-greasy feeling skin/hand creme. As such our Healing Cream came first. Because of the popularity of lotions at the same time he developed our Healing Lotion. Generally companies like to sell lotions more than creams because lotions typically contain more water. Our CFO came to me and said, "Do you realize that our lotion costs us significantly more to make than the cream?" That's because of the vitamin E and the aloe that we include.

    If you'd like to try a sample of the Healing Cream (or receive a complimentary travel size of the lotion) send me a brief note reminding me about this exchange along with your address and I'd be happy to put a sample in the mail for you. Send your note to my office:

    Carma Labs.
    Attn: Paul
    9750 South Franklin Drive
    Franklin, WI 53132

    Best wishes for a happy holiday season.

    Paul Woelbing, President
    Carma Laboratories, Inc.
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  • Not sure if this is still open but Carmex heals my eczema too. And this is a big deal because when I was prescribed a topical solution from my dermatologist that has a side effect of skin cancer. I cried because I could not bring myself to risk cancer to clear up my eczema.

    I get emotional thinking about how relieved and happy it make me that Carmex was a harmless solution that actually worked!!!

    Thank you Paul and I am so thankful that your granfather's legacy lives on still touching lives.

    Winona
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  • paul (Official Rep) May 01, 2013 15:05
    Hi Winona.

    Thank you so much for writing. One of the reasons that we try to reply to everybody personally is because one of the most important lessons that my grandfather taught me. He said, "...that if anybody takes the time and effort to share their thoughts with us they deserve a reply." To further that thought, we fully recognize how lucky we are to have engaged customers like yourself.

    When you say Carmex worked for your eczema, are you referring to our original lip care product or our skin-care cream and lotion? The reason that I ask is because if you are getting good results from the original Carmex lip care product I would like to send you a couple samples of the Healing Cream and Healing Lotion to try. Both are relatively new products for us. They start with my grandfather's original formula which our chemists then emulsify to create products which work as well but feel less greasy. The Cream is closest to the original Carmex in that it is a bit thicker and has a bit more of the original Carmex fragrance. The Lotion is a bit more sheer and includes vitamin E and aloe vera. Finally we have Carmex Healing Ointment which we sell in 4 ounce jars at Walgreens. This last product has a consistency closest in feel and formula to the original lip care product but in a larger size which might be helpful from a value point if you are using a lot of product.

    Please mail me a brief note reminding me about this exchange along with your address so that I can send you a "care package". My address is:

    Carma Labs.
    attn: Paul
    9750 South Franklin Dr.
    Franklin, WI 53132

    Best wishes for a pleasant summer.

    Paul Woelbing
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    Hi All,

    I just started using the Carmex Healing Cream last week, and I already love it!!! The creams/lotions for eczema from my doctor do not even compare. Some of the creams/lotions made my rash worse, or itch even more than it already did. Thank goodness for Carmex Healing Cream because it doesn't do anything of the sort, and it has already started to make my rash fade away. I can't stop putting it on!!! :-)

    Thank you soo much Carmex!!!

    Have a fabulous day!!

    Cindee
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  • paul (Official Rep) August 26, 2013 21:15
    Hi Cindee.

    I apologize for taking over a month to reply to you. I am usually pretty prompt but in getting ready to clear out some old emails I just discovered that I missed your comment along with a few others.

    Thanks for the compliment. I'm really glad to hear that you've found our Healing Cream to be helpful. If you'd like a complimentary travel size I'd be happy to send you one. And if so, please mail me a note reminding me about this along with your address. My address is:

    Carma Labs.
    attn: Paul
    9750 South Franklin Dr.
    Franklin, WI 53132

    Best wishes for a happy Labor Day.

    Paul Woelbing, President
    Carma Labs.
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  • Hi Everyone,
    I am pregnant and can not use topical treatment for the eczema on my face (unfortunitely around my eye at the moment). I started using the lip balm on it a few weeks ago and it works great. I also dab a bit on pimples on my face and they clear faster. I have used Carmex since 9th grade - 23 years on my lips. I love your products and would love some samples. I will mail my address to you. Thank you for your wonderful product!
    Jeni
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