A 35-year-old female asked:
I think a an eczema break out on my hands. i have small blisters between my fingers. i'm currently using a neutral soap and dermalex, cortisone creams did not help clear up the rash. what would be the best treatment?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Moisturizer: Apply a moisturizer several times daily. The moisturizer should contain no fragrance. A thin layer of an antibiotic ointment may be used three time daily. Use gloves while cleaning and please follow up with your PCP.
67 viewsAnswered Jun 22, 2020
Dermatology 47 years experience
Dyshidrotic eczema: sounds like dyshidrosis, a type of eczema that often occurs between fingers and sometime toes. pts usually get attacks periodically with stress and seasonal changes. Suggest seeing a dermatologist to confirm, but usually mid-high potency steroid creams help along with cold water soaks. Once in a while, an Id reaction to a fungus on another part of the body e.g. feet may cause a similar rash.
66 viewsAnswered Jun 23, 2020
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