Is it possible to get rid of Dyshidrotic eczema

Dyshidrotic eczema is also known as dyshidrotic dermatitis. It’s a skin disease which frequently impacts the palms of the hands, fingers as well as soles of your feet. Patients suffering from this condition report a burning or itching sensation that can sometimes be quite strong. A blistering rash on one of the affected regions is one of the most common signs of this form of dermatitis. The blisters themselves are normally small in size but can be quite deep and cause an intense burning sensation. The skin around the blisters may become inflamed and therefore be red in color and hot to the touch.

Dyshidrotic eczema

Dyshidrotic eczema frequently affects the palms of the hands.

While it most commonly affects people who are between 20 and 40 years old, dyshidrotic eczema can happen at any age. It also affects people of both sexes and of different races and skin color. While the presence of certain irritants on the skin can cause outbreaks of dyshidrotic dermatitis, the disease is not caused by lack of proper hygiene. In fact, washing the skin too often, especially with soaps that are harsh on the skin can cause an even more severe irritation and inflammation to develop in those who are affected by eczema.

Dyshidrotic eczema can also be a result of a great exposure to different chemicals, different cosmetic products or it can run in the family. Even though there are no permanent cures that will get someone rid of this disease, there are many treatments that will be able to cope with it so that the patients can lead a normal life. Look for natural solutions as steroids and acidic ointments should not be a first attempt to living free of the itch.

The good news is the following home remedies have proved to be quite effective in treating dyshidrotic eczema naturally:

  • Moisturizing frequently with a mild moisturizer to ensure that the hands or feet do not get dry
  • Soaking the affected parts in white vinegar or salt water soak for some period of time
  • Never rub but instead gently pad drying the skin to avoid further irritation
  • Avoiding hot baths instead using lukewarm water for baths
  • Using only gentle, fragrance free soaps and other skin care products etc
  • Avoiding harsh cleaning agents like detergents, chemicals etc and even with mild ones wearing protective cotton gloves and not synthetic ones.
  • Avoiding Nickel completely
  • Avoiding scratching and keeping fingernails short and clean.

3 thoughts on “Is it possible to get rid of Dyshidrotic eczema

  1. Elisa

    I have been suffering from Dyshidrotic Eczema for going on 5 years now. After numerous visits to dermatologists and creams and anti-itch presciptions, I have given up hope. They recently did allergy testings and found out I am allergic to Nickel, Propylene Glycol and Wool Alcohols (lanolin). I scratch the patch on my foot until it bleeds every single day and there is nothing that stops me from itching. I have given up. Can’t afford to keep seeing Dr.’s, paying co-pays and prescriptions and finding nothing that works!

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  2. Winnie

    Eczema can be affected by many factors- extreme heat (maybe a flare up with the seasonal transition into summer), hormones (mine is worst right before my period- you might notice it more when you start birth control), and as the article mentions, contact with irritants such as soaps, detergents, or nickel. Eczema is not an infection and is not contagious and will not spread because it is an autoimmune disorder- similar to asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately I have no cure, however I have found soaking hands and feet in salt water to be helpful- a great excuse to go to the beach!

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  3. Katie

    I work at a hospital and I can’t wear the NItrile gloves because of the chemicals used on them to make them stretchy freaks my skin out. I have a very potent steroid that I use 2 weeks on/2 weeks off. Also I got hydroxizine from my doc which is like a super awesome benedryl. I can finally sleep at night. My best advice: avoid friction to the afftected area, stay out of hot water and water as much as possible, use ice cubes and packs when a really bad itch comes on, use lotion every 5 minutes. I love Dermasil. I go through a bottle every 3 days. It is available at the dollar store so it is super affordable!

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