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i believe i have pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema (dyshidrotic dermatitis), probably the latter. how can i treat this?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Dishidrotic eczema: In dyshidrotic eczema, typical first-line treatment includes high-strength topical steroids and cold compresses. Short courses of oral steroids are the second line of treatment for acute flares, and other immunosuppressants have also been tried. Corticosteroids are cornerstones of topical therapy. Guidelines have been established by the national institute of clinical evidence.
Answered on Nov 5, 2016
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
WIth all respect, that's the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, a British group whose "guidelines" are largely irrelevant to American medical practice.
Apr 24, 2012
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Synonyms.: Pompholyx and dyshidrosis are the same condition, so if you have one, you have the other. Those itchy blisters on the sides of your hands (and sometimes feet) seldom respond to over-the-counter treatments, so don't waste your money. A dermatologist will give you a strong prescription cream or ointment, and possibly and oral or injectable medication as well.
Answered on Nov 5, 2016
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Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.
Answered on May 7, 2018
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