Dyshidrotic Eczema

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Dyshidrotic Eczema?
    I have Dyshidrotic Eczema. I have had it on my feet for three years (it comes and goes) and just two months ago it turned up on both hands. It is on the sides of my fingers and near my knuckles. I went to the doctor and he gave me cortizone cream. This hasn't worked and I have been using it over a month now. Please help! How do I cure it? What actually works? The doctor doesn't seem to know anything that will help. It itches like crazy and is so ugly and uncomfortable that I'm getting very frustrated!

    • ANSWER:
      Until you can see a dermatologist (and most docs who aren't dermatologists can't help much):

      Benadryl (Diphenhydramine is the generic name if you're watching your pennies.) will help the itch. The oral kind, not the topical. It may make you sleepy at first. Cool water running on the area will help, but isn't always possible. Try Aveeno oatmeal products, but they don't help me, and test them on a small area for a week or so. Lots of people get itch relief from them.

      Moisturize the areas (and all of you, but that never really happens ) twice a day, at least, with Eucerine or Cetaphil cream, not lotion. These brands are recommended quite often by dermatologists.

      Use a very gentle hand and bath soap. I use Dove for sensitive skin with no problems. You have to find the one that works for you.

      Use latex or non-latex (Mr. Clean Nyplex, available in my town at Wal Mart, are very good) gloves for ANY cleaning. Avoid all other chemicals on the affected area!! (This means suntan lotion, shampoos and conditioners--yup, gloves in the shower if that's what it takes--creams and lotions, everything!)

      Try sunshine. Expose the affected areas 10-20 minutes a day. Many folks get amazing results! (I never have the patience to do it. I HATE hot sun on me. )

      I've been dealing with this for many years. Constant attention to your skin (and a dermatologist's help) can help a lot, but when the flare up gets better, we tend to ignore our skin. Try not to.

      Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Dyshidrotic eczema...?
    ok ive posted several questions as ive researched to what the small blister-like bumps on my hands are and ive heard several accounts of something called dyshidrotic eczema... now ive seen some pretty extreme pics of this but mine look more like this

    http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/IndexDisplay.cfm?ImageID=1172718594

    should i expect them to worsen? from what ive read they are not contagious. i have a doctors appointment for an unrelated matter and plan to ask him about the bumps... now is there anything that anybody uses to get rid of these things? i keep looking at them and wish they would just go away and not come back but from what ive read they are gonna come and go from now on... is this true?
    see but they really dont itch... i cant remember a time when theyve actually bothered me other then the fact that i dont want them on my hands...

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

  3. QUESTION:
    DYSHIDROTIC ECZEMA :( ?
    Please, i need your help with my skin disease. I'm 15 (turning 16 in a couple of days) and I have Dyshidrotic on my hands.. they are sort-of like tiny bumbs and blisters that itch and hurt like CRAZY. I have no job, but i need to know how to get rid of this.. It just came recently and I want it to go away.. You see, I like girls and I want to be able to hold hands with them and what not.. Please don't say "sucks for you" or something like that because I already feel bad enough... Please, how do I get rid of this.. Desperate to try anything... Also, I can't simply pop the blisters because they are filled with a liquid that would only spread more bumbs on my hands.... I don't know what to do.. Can't get a docter either, because they won't help me out..

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Chompori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and then they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: chompori doesn’t need a prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Cheers,
      Gail

  4. QUESTION:
    what is the best over the counter product to treat Dyshidrotic eczema?
    I just found out by my symptoms that i have Dyshidrotic eczema. I doesnt itch it just peels, cracks and slightly burns or stings every so often. I know there is no cure i just want my skin to clear up.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is it a cure for pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema?? How can i cure it?
    Im 13 years old and I have dyshidrotic eczema on my right hand. It is on all my palm. I have 7 months with this eczema and I've gone to many dermatologists, but no one has find an answer. :(
    I really don't know what to do. I've tried almos everything. It comes back after 2 weeks or something. Please help meee!!! :(

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  6. QUESTION:
    How can I releive Dyshidrotic Eczema on hands and feet?
    I have a mild case, (compared to the pics I see)... of Dyshidrotic Eczema on the palm of my hands mostly and the side of my left foot. It itches and slightly stings. What can I get at a local pharmacy (nonprescript) that will help to get rid of this or at least lessen the itching and mild pain?

    I'm 28 and this is the first time I've ever had this.

    • ANSWER:
      I had eczema that was bad a few years ago. Now it's not as bad and it comes back every now and then. But that's only when I don't use Goldbond. It works amazingly! Try it, all over not just on hands and feet. It is strong and will keep your skin very soft!

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I tame my dyshidrotic eczema?
    I am down to the last drop of my prescription cream for dyshidrotic eczema and I have found nothing that comes close the cream that can allow me to sleep at night without all the itching. It is cold and dry where I live so I am going crazy. Does anyone know of an over the counter livesaver? plain old lotions like jergens and neutrogena don't help... dermasil even doesn't touch it...I am going to be insane before spring arrives!

    • ANSWER:
      I've had eczema since i was about five and i know how you feel! I went through everything from lotions to aveeno and none of them work mine would get so bad that they would burn and itch and i would cry all the time. My doctor told me about elidel and it works! Its amazing. :) Hope that helps!

  8. QUESTION:
    Non Prescription treatment for Dyshidrotic eczema?
    I can't afford to go to a doctor but I have a breakout of Dyshidrotic eczema on the palm of my hands and the bottom of my feet.

    Has anyone that has had this tell me of a over the counter treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      You could try an over the counter steroid cream. They will be of low potency and may be effective for mild dyshidrotic eczema. If it does not work...see a doctor and try a higher potency steroidal cream.

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had good luck with any treatment for Dyshidrotic Eczema?
    I have it on my feet and hands, but my feet are much worse. I get little liquid filled blisters (don't really know what causes them to form more sometimes than others) and scaling skin. I've tried the steroid creams that the doctor prescribes, but not much has improved. Just wondering if anyone else has this same type of Eczema and if you have found a successful treatment to put this into a remission of sorts? FYI: No one in my family suffers from this, not hereditary.

    • ANSWER:
      firstly you have my sympathies. my 10 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with this and is suffering greatly, both from the pain and in the school playground as her hands look so bad.
      she has just finished course of strong anti biotics and is using 1% steroid cream but so far it has not helped. in fact the steroid cream has made it worse. i have been using cream designed for burns which does seem to take the itching and soreness away. i am seeing another dermitologist tomorrow so will post again if i find out anything useful, good luck though xx

  10. QUESTION:
    If someone had Dyshidrotic eczema, would a guy be interested in touching a girls hand?
    It doesn't infect anybody, what if it was genetically predisposed? Would a guy still hold a girls hand despite all this? Doesn't it get in the way of intimacy?

    • ANSWER:
      If he really loved you for you, he would see past the eczema and hold your hand regardless :)

  11. QUESTION:
    I have dyshidrotic eczema and i feel embarrassed to have it should i be?
    I have two steroids one called clobetasol propionate and the other called protopic i've it have for 3 years on my fingers and now i recently formed a blister on my left hand. I feel like it if gets worse i wont be able to get a job and etc. Should i feel ashamed? And how do those steroids help?

    • ANSWER:
      dont use steriods and try getting a doctor to help and subscribe stuff if it bothers u. but, it makes you who you are! everybody has something they have to deal with!

  12. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between keratolysis exfoliativa (focal palmar peeling) and dyshidrotic eczema?
    When both involve small air-filled blisters that result in peeling of the palms, how can you tell the difference?

    • ANSWER:
      Exfoliative keratolysis is a common skin condition in which there is focal peeling of the palms and less often the soles. It is also known as ‘keratolysis exfoliativa’, and ‘focal palmar peeling’. Exfoliative keratolysis is more common during the summer months, and most often affects young adults.

      http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/exfoliative-keratolysis.html

      Dyshidrosis, also termed Dyshidrotic Eczema, Pompholyx and Dyshidrotic Dermatitis, is a skin condition that is characterized by small blisters on the hands or feet. It is an acute, chronic, or recurrent dermatosis of the fingers, palms, and soles, characterized by a sudden onset of many deep-seated pruritic, clear vesicles; later, scaling, fissures and lichenification occur.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyshidrosis

  13. QUESTION:
    What is pompholyx/dyshidrotic eczema, what causes it, and what is a cure?
    Either/or answers are ok.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress which helps causes perspiration can bring on eczema.Eczema can be a red itchy patch of dry scaly skin that can have blisters.Eczema can be treated with topical cortcosteroids,check your diet you maybe allergic to some types of foods which also can aide in the outbreak of a rash.Cortcosteroids are anti-inflammatories;hormone drugs.I cannot find anything under the diagnose that you printed,but I think your having a reaction to a substance;take note to what you eat,and whatever you come in contact with as they can bring symptoms of a rash.Another words keep tract of everything to ease your condition.

  14. QUESTION:
    Anyone else diagnosed with Dyshidrotic Eczema and how do you cope with an outbreak?
    I have had the worst outbreak the last couple weeks. The blisters were so bad on one foot that I have been on crutches to avoid putting pressure on my foot. Besides my one foot, it had spread on my hands, arms, and a little on my ankles. My other foot has only 3 or 4 blisters. I had a shot Friday, it was like a steriod shot, and on steriods for a few days. The cream I have used to keep it from spreading was not working like it should.
    Just wondering if anyone has found a way to keep the blisters under control before they spread worse.
    Thanks for any help!

    • ANSWER:
      The book I am reading, on yeast infestations, indicates that eczema is one skin condition caused by yeast (Candida). Check out the yeast link at www.hufa.org, and start eating plain yogurt.

  15. QUESTION:
    Can a thrush infection cause an outbreak of dyshidrotic eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      yes.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does anyone else have dyshidrotic eczema also known as dyshidrosis? I do I was wondering if anyone has a cure?
    Dyshidrotic is kind of rare. 20/100,000 people get this condition. I was wondering if anyone else has this condition. I have had this conditon since I was 7 years of age.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.
      Yoko

  17. QUESTION:
    What can I do to releive the itching from dyshidrotic eczema?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many lotions and tablets that may be chosen to alleviate this condition. Oral antihistamines help to alleviate the intense itch (Benadryl). Frequently applied calamine lotion helps to cool the affected skin. Before taking any over-the-counter medicines for this condition, you would be advised to consult your pharmacist, or alternatively, to consult your doctor.
      I add a link with details about this condition, and some methods of controlling the itching.

      http://eczemacare101.com/
      dyshidrotic-eczema/dyshidrotic-
      eczema.php

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  18. QUESTION:
    What is Dyshidrotic Eczema?
    I have a bit rash on top of fingers and I think it is not scabies. My friend told me it might be dyshidrotic eczema. anyone has an experience?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Dyshidrotic eczema is a recurrent or chronic relapsing form of vesicular palmoplantar dermatitis of unknown etiology. Dyshidrotic eczema also is termed pompholyx, which derives from cheiropompholyx, which means “hand and bubble” in Greek.

      The etiology of dyshidrotic eczema is unresolved and is believed to be multifactorial. Dyshidrotic eczema is considered a reaction pattern caused by various endogenous conditions and exogenous factors.

      Thanks

  19. QUESTION:
    Anyone diagnosed with Dyshidrotic Eczema?
    I was and prescribed Clobex spray. Spray is messy so I put it on only the affected areas with a Qtip. Put it on only twice a day. The nodules on my hand were tough like a callus. I kept putting band-aids with the anti-biotic on them. This would soften and open them up so the clobex could work. I wasn't afraid to pick at the dry skin left to clear it out of the way of the medicine also. It has cleared the eczema within a week. I hate the idea of using any steroidal meds but so far have to say it works. Also kept areas as dry and cool as possible. Stay barefoot etc. Still waiting to be allergy tested. Has anyone else used the clobex for dyshidrotic eczema and has it stayed in remission for very long afterwards? Thank you and may you stay rash free!

    • ANSWER:
      I have eczema on my hands, and my doctor prescribes me Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment, U.S.P 0.025 It's kind of greasy, that's why I usually put it on at night, but it works really well.

  20. QUESTION:
    whats the best cream to use for dyshidrotic eczema like over the counter ?
    help :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

  21. QUESTION:
    dyshidrotic eczema cure?
    I am down to the last drop of my prescription cream for dyshidrotic eczema and I have found nothing that comes close the cream that can allow me to sleep at night without all the itching. It is cold and dry where I live so I am going crazy. Does anyone know of an over the counter livesaver? plain old lotions like jergens and neutrogena don't help... dermasil even doesn't touch it...I am going to be insane before spring arrives!

    • ANSWER:
      Get your Dr. to prescribe something.

  22. QUESTION:
    Is dyshidrotic eczema contagious after all?
    I've had dyshidrotic eczema since I was a teenager, all the pictures of it I've come across are just like what I have, the description is identical as well, that's why I assume my Dr. is convinced. The only thing is that everything I've read and been told about dyshidrotic eczema states that it is not contagious. I figured it must be hereditary then because other than myself, 3 of my siblings have it, my mother, and one of my children. But about 3 years ago my husband started to get it too, and now my mother's boyfriend is freaking out because he has the same fluid filled itchy bumps on teh sides of his feet now. What are the odds that everyone around us happens to carry it too without it being contagious? Or is it possible that this isn't dyshidrotic eczema at all, and it's actually something else that IS contagious with the exact same symptoms?
    Thanks for the responses, but what I'm really interested in finding out, is why most people in my family have developed this problem including people who live in our homes that are not blood related. If dyshidrotic eczema is not all that common, then how is it that we all have it? Or could it in fact be something else instead that IS contagious?

    • ANSWER:
      No it is not contagious. You can get rid of your eczema by natural remedies. That's what i have done to really cure mine.

  23. QUESTION:
    Dyshidrotic Eczema Sufferer - any advice?
    I have been suffering from Dyshidrotic Eczema for the last 4 years! I have been to the dermatologist numerous times and have spent countless money on different creams they prescribe. To date, NOTHING has cleared it up. The itch is so intense I will scratch it until a huge chunk of skin is missing. I have also tried taking bendryl wish doesn't seem to help. The dr. also prescribed prednisone for short term use and while it initially stopped the itching, the second I stopped taking it, I was right back where I started.

    Prednisone makes me gain weight so being on it long term is not something I want to do.

    I have also tried over the counter creams and home remedies like honey, etc. Nothing seems to work.

    The ONLY thing that has ever cleared it up entirely was when I went to the tanning bed for 2 months before a Caribbean wedding. The woman who owned the tanning salon said many clients have also told her the tanning beds cleared up their eczema, but the second they stopped tanning, the eczema returned even worse than when the began. I can attest to that. And I don't feel like risking skin cancer just to get rid of eczema :)

    Can any medical professionals offer any other advice?

    • ANSWER:
      make an oatmeal paste and leave it on your skin for 15 mins. Aveeno skin relief oatmeal and shea lotion cleared practically all my skin. aveeno do a blueberry lotion also you may have to order online. im sure you've already tried but others are aloe vera gel/cream from a health food store (the body shop do a cream) ,pure coconut oil or chamomile lotion. calnedula oil may help, they also do leaves to put in the bath. chinese herbal medicine is another but costly, they examine your skin over a period of time feeling your pulse also and give you herbal medicine along with bath leaves to boil and bath in and eventually acupuncture when they feel your is ready for it. its very expensive tho lol but good

  24. QUESTION:
    Help with dyshidrotic eczema!!?
    Hey guys. I have self-diagnosed myself with dyshidrotic eczema. I have had it for awhile now, and when it flares up, it can get really painful and hideous-looking. Although it is only on the inside of my fingers, it is very embarrassing to have to cover my hands up to hide it in public. I just want this gone! "go to your doctor" isn't what i'm looking for. I'm looking for someone who's cured it. PLEASE tell me how to cure this!

    • ANSWER:
      I cleared my eczema with serenaskin eczema remedies - spray and ointment-on the skin, and extract -orally. It is the most effective treatment I've tried.

  25. QUESTION:
    I possibly have dyshidrotic eczema and have concerns?
    I have had bumps and blisters on my one foot on the side, and on the other side of the arch. Months later I finally did a little research and believe it is dyshidrotic eczema.

    I should talk to my primary but it is embarrassing really...

    I don't have it on my hands thank goodness.

    But why just the one foot and not the other?

    Can dyshidrotic eczema spread from foot to foot?

    How will I continue to work out?

    Actually once I started working out that is when it first started. It is a class I take in the morning time so I can't really shower afterwards. I have to go to my other classes. So maybe the sweat has exposed my feet to moisture and bacteria or something like that. But I need to work out...

    I am only 18 and I have this.

    Is there any other foot condition that looks similar to dyshidrotic eczema?

    What could I do to treat it effectively and naturally?

    I have had no recent changes to my diet or anything like that. So I doubt it's allergies to foods.

    Today I put a baking soda paste on the affected areas of my foot for 5 mins then wiped it off. Then put on fresh clean socks.

    Well, enough babbling. Please answer all of my questions for best answer. Please answer them thoroughly too... It doesn't feel good to have ugly bumps accumulating on the bottom of your foot.

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly, the best thing you can do is see a dermatologist. I had the same thing start last summer on my foot, but unfortunately, I also had it on my hands, and I've got it on them again this summer. I went to my primary, who had no idea what it was, and he gave me an anti-fungal cream, but it's making it worse, so I'm seeing a dermatologist soon myself. For now, you should be able to continue working out, just keep changing your socks often, as it's most likely warm, humid environments making it worse (my hands get worse after a hot shower). If it itches, try hydrocortisone cream or goldbond until you can see a specialist. And whatever you do, don't scratch them. A staph infection on top of it would not be fun.

      Best of luck.

  26. QUESTION:
    Dyshidrotic eczema that doesn't itch? Which specialist doctor to see?
    I have had dyshidrotic eczema on my hands and feet seasonally for several years. They usually start appearing in May, get worse throughout summer, and heal by Fall.

    One thing is weird about my eczema though is that it doesn't itch at all. I have these fluid filled blisters that cover a lot of my palms and soles, but they don't hurt or itch and I hear it's supposed to itch like crazy. Is this really eczema or is it another condition?

    Also, which specialist should I see? An allergy doctor or a dermatologist? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I study Dyshidrosis. yes, it is weird that it does not itch. But on your palms and soles seasonally and the 'little fluid filled blisters' (vesicle is the proper term) is the perfect discription. I haunt this site to find mis-diagnosed cases. GPs do not understand it.
      Since it is seasonal, this is most certainly the allergy to an airborne mold or pollen. More likely a mold. (Be careful if you ever take penicillin, you make have a allergy to it, as it is derived from a mold)
      You need a drug called Toctino made by Baselea of Switzerland. Oral for 90 days. No alcohol and dry flakey skin as a side effect. If your doctor gives you steroids, as a topical cream, this is an old treatment and causes the vesicles to heal in the middle and spread outwards, as this is basically a histamine reaction. Not recommended. Often you can take anti-histamines to calm it down, but this is not a cure, and it will come back when you stop taking them. Fexofenadine, at 60mg every 12 hours, or if bad, every 8 hours. But if this does not make the vesicles clear in a week. Stop taking the fexo.
      It is better to see an allergist or immunologist than a dermatologist. Podiatrists (I am one) known a lot about it as we see it as an allergic reaction to tinea, better know as Athlete's foot. Unfortunately we are not allowed to prescribe Toctino.
      You can talk with me via dyshidrosis@yahoogroups.com or www.dyshidrosis.co.uk
      You should have a liver function test before taking Toctino.

  27. QUESTION:
    Can dyshidrotic eczema make your bones hurt?
    I have dyshydrotic eczema on one of my hands. I had a really bad flare up and I'm in the cracking stage where my skin is very dry and split open. There are no blisters right now, but my skin hurts. Earlier this evening, on that same hand, my joints including my wrist, elbow, and middle and ring finger started to ache very badly. It's only on the hand with the eczema and that arm. It feels like my bones actually hurt. I tried to find some things online about that, but had no luck. Does anyone know anything about dyshidrotic eczema and it hurting inside of you as well?

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  28. QUESTION:
    Is Dyshidrotic Eczema spreadable?
    I read that this isn't communicable between others, but can you spread it on your own body (from hand to hand, for example)?

    I have what I think is a moderate case of dyshidrotic eczema on my right hand. I used to get similar small blisters between my fingers when I wore an old ring, and I always assumed that was the cause, so I would remove the ring, and a week or two later the blisters would disappear.

    This is the most severe case I've had. Directly before the flare up, my hands had been dry from the seasonal air, so I started using lotion. I first noticed it Friday night; small blisters over my knuckes up the top of my fingers (getting smaller as they go higher up) and between my fingers.

    Every time I used the lotion, it seemed to get a little worse and go a little further down the top of my hand. Now I've got small bumps about half an inch below my knuckles, and the entire area is red.

    The reason I ask is b/c I was concerned I might be spreading it by using the lotion. I became more concerned about this after last night when I tried changing things up and using vasoline. It seemed like things were worse this morning, AND I now have small blisters on three fingers on my left hand (albeit not many, about 4-5 per finger). I guess part B of my question would be does it sound like dyshidriotic eczema, and if so, is there something I'm doing wrong that's causing it to get worse?

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  29. QUESTION:
    Dyshidrotic eczema on my arms and legs, any ideas for treatment?
    I have had Dyshidrotic eczema since I was four years old. But I was only recently correctly diagnosied. My doctor told to use Vasoline intensive care all the time, and he has me using a steriod cream as well. The funny thing is growing up I only had it on my arms and legs. Only in the last year or two have I had any on my hands, and my hands still dont get it that bad. I only have outbreaks in the spring and early summer when Im first in the sun. They come about 12 hours after my exposure, and they taper off as the season progresses and my skin gets more exposure to the sun. Does anyone else have these symptoms, and if so what are you doing to help reduce outbreaks?

    • ANSWER:
      Keep using Vaseline - its kind of soothing

      I was given hydrocortisone by my doctor that's a steroid cream too - that helps clear it up

      Also try E45 helps moisturize the skin

      My break outs are usually cause by whether changes - especially when it gets hot

      Stress

      Sometimes my diet - although i havent yet found out what triggers a break out

      & dont worry about where you break out

      for me its hands behind the legs arms face neck !!!

      life goes on just keep watchin what you eat see if ur diet has something to do with it

      use those creams and live life wooooooh

  30. QUESTION:
    If I have dyshidrotic eczema on my hands.. what on earth is on my arms? (with pics)?
    So I've had this skin problem for going on three months now..
    it started as little tiny vesicles along the outsides of my pointer fingers,
    then they would open, Crack,bleed, and itch like crazy.
    Text book dyshidrotic eczema, right?
    this is the first time in my life I've had this problem. I would get mild eczema flare ups on my eyelids all through highschool.. I never really knew what they were though, but from researching it.. it makes sense. wasn't too bothersome.
    Anyway-
    I went to the hospital (Finally) because my dermatologist couldnt see me until the end of november, because I had broken out in this, itchy, blistery red rash on my arms
    The doctor looked at it for about 2 seconds.. walked away.. came back a half hour later and was like Uhh yeaah you have scabies.

    I am a stay at home mom, with an eight month old daughter.
    I raaarely leave the house. I'm rarely in crowded places. I haven't tried on any clothes anywhere other than my home in the last 6 months. Neither my baby, my husband, my mother in law or any of her three kids have anything even resembling scabies. no rashes, no itching, no nothing.
    how on earth could I have such severe "scabies" and no one else who is around me daily for the last three months n ot have them?
    I used the elimite cream, and honestly, it kinda did help, it popped all my blisters and the itching has almost gone away. I still have some new, itchy bumps here and there, and this horrible red rash wont go away!

    but does anyone have any sugguestions?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/Glasses/IMG_8118.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/Glasses/IMG_8116.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/Glasses/IMG_8115.jpg

    more simple info:
    It is on BOTH hands/arms, but much much worse on my right arm.
    I have a small rash on my breasts, but thats it,
    I had recently found mold under the kitchen sink, but bleached it out, and bennedryl didn't really help any itching as if it were an allergic reaction.
    I have a white gold wedding ring, which may have sparked the eczema flare up on my hands.

    Thanks in advance!
    Thanks! I forgot to add, that I have cut out almost all my dairy products, and I even went on a three day apple detox..
    None of it helped. :(
    I dont drink at all, and i dont eat fast food.
    oh.. and p.p.s.
    No they wouldn't do a skin scraping since it was an emergency room and just on an emergency basis.

    • ANSWER:
      Your pictures show a relatvely bad eczema rash. Obviously, they aren't sharp enough or close enough to detect whether there is a scabies burrow present or not, but the arm rash does not look like a typical case of eczema. I would hope that your doctor verified the diagnosis with a simple skin scraping that would detect either an adult mite, or ova, or feces. With that much eczema, it would be a very positive test, were it to be scabies. Assuming, for the moment, that it is scabies, it's not rare to have persistent "scabetic eczema" that persists for weeks following successful scabies treatment, so perhaps that is what you're dealing with now???

  31. QUESTION:
    I have Dyshidrotic eczema more info?
    What it is:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyshidrosis
    A picture of it looks like:
    http://z.about.com/d/dermatology/1/0/D/7/dishydrotic.jpg
    & http://images.suite101.com/726363_com_pompholyx.jpg
    &i went to walgreens last night &I asked the pharmacist what I have &she was like 'no, no its like fungus on your hands...so use lamisil.' &I did &it got those wierd bumps popped out a little bit this morning, but I have a rashy hand still...Do any of you suggest anything else for Dyshidrotic eczema?
    I think I got this because I got a reaction from using this rash cream, hydrocortisone anti itch cream.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Anyone have "Dyshidrotic Eczema" ?
    I am 21 years old and I just started getting dyshidrotic eczema on my hands. The first time I got it I didn't know what it was and neither did the doctor. I had it for over 2 months because I was putting all sorts of creams on it. We finally cleared it up. Then the healing took another month.
    Just recently I got it again and knew how to take care of it so it lasted a week. I wore latex free gloves when washing dishes and wore unbleached cotton gloves around the house. I have been using coconut oil and jojoba oil to moisturize. I have had a skin patch test done and I have no allergies. So I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
    I am getting another out break and I just had one not even a month ago! I read they are more common in the summer but it is still winter. I'm afraid what will happen with summer.
    I have done so much reading on the internet and I still feel so helpless.
    Please if there is anyone out there with information that can help me I would really appreciate it. Serious answers please. I would like to hear from people with personal experience.
    Thank you.
    I did see a specialist, the only one in my area actually. He didn't help too much. He told me what to use to get rid of it (Domeboro and steriods) then sent me on my way. We payed him a lot. I really can't afford to see another one. I'm so afraid I will wind up 0 short and still very clueless to whats going on. I also hate using drugs of any sort.

    • ANSWER:
      Dyshidrotic eczema is a blistery form of hand eczema, and is most likely an inherited disorder. As such, there is no specific chemical or antigen that you are coming in contact with (hence the negative patch testing), but rather just daily life is irritating your hands. Some of the larger studies do have a higher "find" rate of allergens, though, so you might want to pursue it with a doctor who specializes in patch testing. The standard treatment is with strong topical cortisone salves, as the hand skin is thick and weaker creams don't really work that well. Have you seen a good dermatologist about this?

  33. QUESTION:
    I need a solution for my dyshidrotic eczema?
    I was Diagnosed with dyshidrotic eczema on my hands 5 years ago, about the time I started culinary school. I have a prescription for coal tar ointment which I am supposed to put on my hands underneath cotton gloves every night while I sleep. It had always worked until recently. I used to do the treatment for a week and the eczema would disappear for at-least a month. The last few times I have put the ointment on my hands I wake up with many more clusters of bubbles, and they are much more painful than before. I takes about a 3 month wait to get in to see my dermatologist so that is no help right now.

    I cook for a living so not washing my hands is out of the question. I have to wash nearly once every 10 minutes minimum for 8 hours. It is impossible for my to put cream on my hands every time I wash them. Does anyone know any other solutions? Or possibly a soap that would be less damaging?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, the problem with many prescription hand eczema solutions is they tend to dry out the hands, and in the long term this can make the situation worse because the natural oils which are supposed to protect your hands are stripped away.

      Obviously washing them to often just increases the problem. Dry skin is a breeding ground for eczema, so the key is to keep the skin as moist as possible. With your job, it's easy to see why this is a big problem.

      Your best option would be to use something that can keep your hands moist for longer and prevent dry skin appearing on your hands.

      Because there is no medical cure for eczema on hands or any other type of eczema, a lot of people have started using natural eczema remedies, and they can often make a real difference. You should try natural oils like coconut oil to keep you hand eczema under control. Just follow the same principles that you are following now at night, but use coconut oil instead of what you are using now.

      Before applying it, just put your hands in some warm water for a few seconds. This opens up the pores of your skin and allows the oil to penetrate deeper into the skin, keeping it moist for longer.

      There area lot of natural eczema on hands treatments out there. You can find more information at the resource below. I hope this helps, good luck!

  34. QUESTION:
    Is Dyshidrotic eczema contagious?
    I think I have it on the palms of my hands/ on my fingers - if I rub my face, will it spread to there too?
    Thanks, no I'm not frequently constipated. I just got this rash about a week ago for the first time. I think it might be to do with exam stress/jogging/sun/my new hayfever tablets. Thanks, as long as it's not contagious I'm not too worried.

    • ANSWER:
      No. It is not contagious. I have it on the left PALM, that is the only place. My doctor prescribed Dipersolic Ointment (steroid and salicylic acid compound) it keeps the blisters away, and since it does that, it gets rid of itching and redness. Try it sometime on a Very angry pimple, should you get the RX for your hand (S) but dude, get some cream for it. Other people will think its contagious, and be a jerk to you.
      Get checked for celiac disease as well...
      Also...are you frequently constipated? I am being serious. I wan to know if there is a link between this skin condition and colon health.

  35. QUESTION:
    do anyone knows what cream/medicine is good for Dyshidrotic eczema?
    i can sleep itching!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I control my eczema with herbal remedies from serenaskin.com
      Ointment and spray have cleared my skin and now I just take anti-eczema extract internally to keep immune system balanced, so it won't trigger the flare-ups. I take this extract 4 times a year as advised and it works for my eczema very well.

  36. QUESTION:
    Can Dyshidrotic Eczema be hereditary?

    • ANSWER:
      The exact cause of dyshidrotic eczema is not actually known. There are factors that are common in the occurrence of outbreaks like emotional stress, allergic reactions, etc.-and also there is a likelihood of genetic predisposition, but it has yet to be proven. I was diagnosed with it a couple of years ago and had really bad outbreaks-which are worse in the summertime. The dermatologist said that I was experiencing an allergic reaction to the oils in paper and prescribed a steriod cream, which helps, but can also be damaging over time.

  37. QUESTION:
    I have dyshidrotic eczema. I have been to 3 Dr.s Cort cream, prednizone, anti -hists have little affect. HELP!
    I have a feeling it may be related to something I am eating. Something the 3 Dr's haven't thought of.. My hands hurt BAD.. Any ideas?? They all say it's stress...hahaha

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I recommend that you should try anti-eczema cream and spray combo from http://www.champori.com It is herbal (no steroids) and it works better than anything else for my eczema.
      Best,
      Bernadette

  38. QUESTION:
    what are the foods to avoid if you have dyshidrotic eczema?? please help me!?

    • ANSWER:
      The most common food triggers for eczema are eggs, milk, peanuts, soy, and wheat. Among these, eggs are probably associated the most strongly with eczema. Also an allergy to nickel (in computer keyboards, jewelry and some food, etc.). Nickel is commonly associated with dyshidrosis! You may want to get an allergy test or keep a journal of what you eat for about 4 weeks to see what the triggers are. Another trigger is warm humid weather! Whenever the weather gets humid, I usually get an outbreak. Plus, try to avoid getting overheated and sweating a lot. Dyshidrosis is associated with sweating. The sweat gets trapped under the skin and can't be sweat out, so you end up with blisters all over your palms and fingers. I was misdiagnosed for years with atopic eczema which is from contact with cleaning products or other irritants. I know now that it is definitely dyshidrosis eczema from doing my own research online.

      Here's some links about allergens that trigger dyshidrosis eczema:

      Nickel (a must read): http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/DS/00826.html

      Great site with lots of info from a lifetime dyshidrosis sufferer!
      http://www.geocities.com/vyera/dyshidrosis/main.html

      Another good article:
      http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27000768/

      Join the Yahoo group for dyshidrosis like I just did!
      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/dyshidrosis/join

      I really hope this helps as I know what it is like to live with this condition. It is a disability in my opinion...and there is no cure. :-( I hope you feel better soon. I know exactly how you feel and so do many others!!

      Feel free to write me directly at nanamaja@yahoo.com I hope you join the yahoo group too! It has been a tremendous help to me!

  39. QUESTION:
    I have dyshidrotic eczema on my hand!!!?
    I have dishidrotic eczema on the palm of my left hand. It has been on my hand for almost 2 years now. I have been to the dermatologist and she gave me a steroid ointment called colbetasol propionate. I have used this ointment, just as directed, and it has done nothing. I am going back to the dermatologist in a couple weeks. Some days it looks decent and some days it looks awful. It never completely goes away.

    Obviously this is a painful and it is very unattractive. Any ideas to help it go away? For good?
    e45? Never heard of it. So glad its working for you though.

    Where could I get some?

    • ANSWER:
      That is a chronic disease, which means that you will always have it. The steroid ointment should help reduce the rashes. You might be exposing your hands to something that exacerbates the condition.

      You should look at the list of things on this website that exacerbate the condition (make it reoccur.) It also lists some other treatments that may help reduce the symptoms.
      http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1122527-overview

  40. QUESTION:
    Dyshidrotic Eczema Relief?
    My doctor gave me a steroid hydrocortizone cream to put on my hand twice a day. She also told me I could wrap it if it made it more comfortable. I've been doing this for a few days but it's not getting better. It's actually spreading from my palm onto my fingers. What can I do to relieve the pain and itching?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I have been helping a friend get rid of his psoriasis’ on his skin, it covers about 2 square feet of his arms and hands.

      He has been spraying on 2.5 PH water for about a month now, and it is working. He is also drinking 9.5 PH water. His wife has MS, and is also drinking the 9.5 PH alkaline water, and is doing much better.

      You can get free alkaline water - place a wanted add on http://craigslist.com

      Here is a demo video to watch for the eczema cure as seen in Japan. Sorry but the hospitals in the United States and Europe are not this advanced at this time.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxLW-HKgQzU&feature=PlayList&p=262C30FDF046ADAB&playnext=1&index=4

      Alergies to food include shellfish, garlic, and others. Stop eating things like cheese, then milk products, then anything brewed (beer, yogurt, breads made with yeast). When it goes away, then you have some idea of what you should stop eating.

      Or use the process developed in Japan, and eat what you want to.

      Good Luck !

  41. QUESTION:
    Pompholyx/dyshidrotic eczema?
    How do you deal with yours?
    Mine is on my hands and the only thing that seems to slightly work is graphites cream.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Eczema is fairly easy to cure. You can watch this video of a cure used in Japan. It does take a few months, and if you had been using steroids, it will take a few more weeks.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxLW-HKgQzU&feature=channel_page

      You can place a wanted add on http://craigslist.com and will usually be able to ask for some 8.5 PH drinking water and get a response. I make alkaline water at home in a processor that will also make the 2.5 PH water used to treat eczema on the skin. You drink the 8.5 - 9.0 PH water, and then treat the skin with the 2.5 PH water. Keep the skin damp with the 2.5 PH water for several hours a day, and the skin will clear up in about 3 months. You will start to see it clear up in a month or so.

      Good Luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    Is Dyshidrotic Eczema Contagious?
    http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/pompholyx.html

    • ANSWER:
      I don't believe that it is contagious. Most forms of eczema are caused by allergies or oversweating, so it's not possible to catch eczema from someone. It may be possible to spread eczema on your own body if the sores burst.

  43. QUESTION:
    dyshidrotic eczema cream (topical corticosteroid)?
    about a week ago i started to get little blisters on the palm of my hands and feet (my feet also has tinea) my doctor prescribed me with a topical corticosteroid which i have been applying for 6 days. In these six days not only has the symptoms not been relieved they have gotton even worse! on both my hands the amount of blisters have doubled!

    I was reading on the web that this cream can have many dangerous side efects and it is possibe for my skin to have an allergic reaction to the cream. Should I stop using it and see my doctor or give it a few more days?

    • ANSWER:
      You may want to see your doctor right away, and stop using the cream.

  44. QUESTION:
    Dyshidrotic Eczema HELP!!?
    I have this stupid rash again. I had it once before about 4 months ago and I got rid of it. Before I went to the doctors and they gave me stupid creams that don't work (I forgot the names because they didn't do crap). I need some help to get rid of this.

    I've stayed out of the heat, never scratched it, tried to dry it up by boiling salt and water then applying it as a topical, put aloe vera, used peroxide, and never moisturized it. I need it to dry and nothing is working. I'm trying not to stress but everything is annoying me because I have this ignorant skin epidemic.

    Frick!!
    Please help, I'm also trying not to stress my girlfriend out as well she's on her monthly gift. ;)
    Thanks for all your help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. I suggest that you should try cream/spray combo for eczema from Champori.com It is herbal (steroid-free) and works better and faster on my eczema than anything else I tried: I haven't had a relapse for more than a year now after only a couple weeks of treatment. Champori is available online without prescription and comes with the money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work for you- it's free.
      Cheers,
      Antje

  45. QUESTION:
    is it true that you cannot eat egg if you have ( dyshidrotic ) eczema?? Prove it.. thanks?

    • ANSWER:
      Nobody knows for sure what causes dyshidrotic dermatitis so probably nobody can also prove that eating eggs causes or worsens the rash. Ingestion of allergens such as chromate, neomycin, quinoline, or nickel are known to have caused some cases though.

  46. QUESTION:
    HELP! I'm pretty sure I have Dyshidrotic Eczema/breakout on hands, What can I do to stop itching & appearence?
    In Novemeber I noticed that these tiny (pin sized) water bumped were forming out the outer edge of my hands away from my body (close to my pinky), its on both hands, I have it on my feet (back of heel by ankle). I've seen several doctors for this, been on antibiotics, prednisone, allergy shots, ointments, creams, you name it! I've recently tried home remedies... NOTHING works. It goes away hands go back to perfectly normal- then it recurs. I dont know if its stress or what it is, but right now my hands & one finger have these little bumps & its itchy, looks horrible & its driving me crazy. I know it's not uncommon, so SOMEONE PLEASE HELP--- what have you tried, thats worked?

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema is frequently caused by dairy or another allergy or intolerance. You may want to see if your doctor will run some allergy tests for you, so that rather than treating the symptoms, you can avoid the cause.

  47. QUESTION:
    Is dyshidrotic dermatitis(eczema) contagious?

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Whats the Cure for Palm Eczema Dyshidrotic?
    I tryed looking online for a cure but I can't seem to find one. I used a fungus cream and bandages for my middle part of my thumbs and middle of my inner palm on my right hand but as my condition seemed to get better I removed the baddages and stopped applying cream it came back and my thumbs finger tips and palm, the skin started cracking again and bleeding FOR 5STARS AND MY ADD AS A FRIEND PLEASE HELP ME WHAT IS THE CURE FOR MY SKIN DISEASE?

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema can be treated by natural methods such as drinking plenty of water, taking oatmeal baths, using all natural supplements(fish oil, vitamin E, and vitamin C), etc. Here are good articles about the truth of eczema treatment naturally and success stories. It's very useful for you.

      Don't worry!

  49. QUESTION:
    What type of eczema do I have?
    It is on the palms of my hands and in between my fingers. It's just that my hands flake constantly and they prune very easily. When they aren't flaking they are just rough and I'm embarrassed to touch people or give them handshakes. I was thinking it might be Dyshidrotic eczema but I'm not sure

    • ANSWER:
      Dyshidrosis for sure. go to dyshidrosis@yahoogroups. The wiki article is very bad and I am not allowed to change it.Also look at the photos on dermnet.nz

  50. QUESTION:
    Is this safe, if I have eczema?
    I have Dyshidrotic eczema on both of my hands, and I was wondering if it would be safe to do a paraffin wax treatment on them. I have read articles that suggest it could be beneficiary, however, i have quite a few cracks in my skin, so I was wondering if it would be unsafe.. thanks in advance for any help

    • ANSWER:
      I will not kill You. But, I think putting hot melted wax on broken skin will hurt a lot!

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