There is no dyshidrotic eczema treatment that was developed specifically for that condition, but there are other treatments that are fairly effective. First of all, let’s introduce dyshidrotic eczema (also known as pompholyx or simply dyshidrosis). It is a chronic skin condition that leave small blisters on palms, sides of the fingers and feet of the affected individuals. These itchy blisters are filled with clear fluid, and lead to scaling and fissures. Blisters last for about three weeks and after that they dry or pop, leaving the skin scaly. Sometimes these blisters can come back after the skin has healed or even during the scaling process.
Dyshidrotic eczema symptoms
Small bumps on sides of your finger are the first Dyshidrotic eczema symptoms you’ll notice. These bumps come in clusters and if you try to squeeze them out you’ll notice a clear fluid coming out. In some cases, these blisters can merge and form one large blister. In any case, these bumps are very itchy and sometimes even painful, and after they dry, skin that was under them will appear tender and red. These symptoms may last for a month and then disappear completely, or come and go seasonally.
Dyshidrotic eczema home remedies
- Use natural soaps. Avoid washing your hands with strong, aggressive and perfumed soaps that you can buy in a general store. These will dry out your hands and cause serious damage.
- Moisturize! Same rules apply as with atopic dermatitis. After washing your hands with natural soap, put on nice layer of petroleum jelly or natural moisturizers (we don’t want to promote any products, so try to find them yourself).
- Don’t scrub your hands when washing. Also, don’t scratch the blisters if they’re itchy. Try to control yourself.
- Some people say that squeezing out the blisters help, however, we would not advise that if you’re not taking proper care afterwards. You can find first-hand experience on the Internet from people that experimented with different treatments. For instance, in this forum post user says popping the blisters and applying apple cider vinegar afterwards helps, but use this information at your own risk.
- Hydrogen peroxide can be helpful. Find the strongest solution you can and apply it without any fears – it is completely safe.
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