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I am suffering from pompholyx eczema on feet, have had it for a week and isn't improving. Blisters are so itchy. Corticosteroid cream worsens it. Help?

I am suffering from pompholyx eczema on feet, have had it for a week and isn't improving. Blisters are so itchy. Corticosteroid cream worsens it. Help?

Diagnosis: First of all who diagnosed you? Best to return to this doctor and tell him treatment does not help and get re evaluated. If you diagnosed yourself. You better see a doctor ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Itchy blister type under foot. Over a year. Not sure if it's a fungus or dyshidrosis eczema? Once broken it spreads to new blisters. Gets also flaky and skin thickens. Sore and tired of this. Please help?

Itchy blister type under foot. Over a year. Not sure if it's a fungus or dyshidrosis eczema? Once broken it spreads to new blisters. Gets also flaky and skin thickens. Sore and tired of this. Please help?

Consultation: If you haven't been examined by a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment, you should do so. If you have, consult a podiatrist. It's time for a diagnosis to be made and proper treatment administered. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What's done for dyshidrosis eczema?

What's done for dyshidrosis eczema?

The itchy blisters: Also known as pomphylix, is an intensely itchy that can be acute, chronic, or recurrent dermatosis of the fingers, palms, and soles, frequently with sudden onset of many deep-seated itchy, clear vesicles; later, scaling, fissures which can cause pain. It is diffult to treat and often requires potent steroids. There are other treatments. Consult doc/dermatologist for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat Dyshidrosis Eczema over the counter?

What is the best way to treat Dyshidrosis Eczema over the counter?

Not easy: Are the hands the major issues? If so.
Avoid antibacterial or scented soap.
Use a good moisturizer as often as possible after hand washing.
Avoid irritants or solvents- wear non-tatex gloves as precautions.
There is no great solution however OTC or Rx. ...Read more

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I have what it seems to be dyshidrosis eczema. They only appear when hands are wet. How to treat this? Very annoying.

I have what it seems to be dyshidrosis eczema. They only appear when hands are wet. How to treat this? Very annoying.

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is usually treated with class one prescription topical steroids such as vanos, or clobetasol, or clobex spray, or topicort spray or others. See your dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring. Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.

Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring. Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.

See a dermatologist: No "natural" remedies will help you. This is a meaningless term used to reel in the suckers. You probably need clobetasol cream. Don't smoke. Avoid more than 1 alcohol drink per day. ...Read more

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Eczema thing on my foot my whole life please help, what to do?

Eczema thing on my foot my whole life please help, what to do?

See a dermatologist: There are many skin conditions that look similar and dermatologists are very good at figuring out which condition you have and the correct treatment to help. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a rash only on your feet that looks similar to eczema?

What can you do to treat a rash only on your feet that looks similar to eczema?

Rash On Feet: You may have eczema or tinea pedis (athletes foot). You should see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get eczema on just your feet? Would it get worse in the summer heat?

Eczema of feet: You can get painful; small blister like lesions on soles of feet or palms of heads called dyshidrotic eczema. It is made worse by summer heat or dry winter air and usually itches and is painful. I t can cause cracking of skin on toes or fingers. It affects 10% women and 4% of mean and usually starts between ages 20-40. You should see a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have eczema on my feet since 1999 and till now. Is there any relief from this?

I have eczema on my feet since 1999 and till now. Is there any relief from this?

You haven't stated: What you tried as a treatment. One thing to consider is a visit to a holistic medical doctor. Skin conditions often can be controlled by the various diets one is on.
This is assuming the tradional treatments had no effect on you. ...Read more

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Does eczema on the bottom of feet burn?

Does eczema on the bottom of feet burn?

Not usually: Eczema as a rule is itchy. If your eczema has a burning sensation it may be a sign of infection or an unusually bad case of eczema. ...Read more

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My sister has little bumps on the bottom of her foot that sometimes itch is that part of her eczema?

My sister has little bumps on the bottom of her foot that sometimes itch is that part of her eczema?

"Feetches"=ItchyFeet: Eczema is part of a spectrum of skin sensitivities so maybe, aside from her eczema in the usual locations, her feet are sensitive to something. Maybe some shoes, or socks, or other things her feet contact. Because the skin is so different (thicker, tougher) on the bottoms (soles) of her feet, they may show itchy bumps instead of the usual rash. Have her doctor take a look. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a minor case of eczema on each foot, risk would I be taking if I got a small pox shot?

What to do if I have a minor case of eczema on each foot, risk would I be taking if I got a small pox shot?

Not at all: First of all Small Pox Vaccine is not given and has not been given to anybody since 1971 in USA before you were born.
But to answer your theoretical question there will be no risk at all. Small Pox Vaccine was one of the most succwssful vaccine of our time and the second most successful is polio vaccine
Small pox has been wiped out ...Read more

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I have eczema on the bottoms of my feet it's driving me crazy where at night I can't sleep unless I put something cold or wet on them. Help!!! ?

I have eczema on the bottoms of my feet it's driving me crazy where at night I can't sleep unless I put something cold or wet on them. Help!!! ?

Contact dermatitis: You are probably wearing some synthetic shoes or socks, or you are washing socks in some detergent or softner.
try over the counter mild hydrocortisone creme
if no t better get it checked for fungus ...Read more

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My child has been suffering of eczema on her feet. Do you have a fast cure?

My child has been suffering of eczema on her feet. Do you have a fast cure?

Another thought: There is a condition called juvenile plantar dermatosis which may be associated with repeated wet and dry cycles to skin of feet (lots of sweating and drying) that can cause cracking and peeling. In addition to dr. Eastern's recommendations, you will want to try to keep the feet dry. If no cracks are present, you can try topical antiperspirant called certain dry otc, but will burn if open skin. ...Read more

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How can you treat eczema blisters on feet?

How can you treat eczema blisters on feet?

Cover w/occlusion...: With a break in the skin from either eczema (dry skin condition) and/or blisters, it hurts when pressure is applied on the foot because the skin will stretch and the sites are "raw". A way to calm the foot as well as provide some counter for the dryness is to apply cream, lotion and/or ointment under occlusion (coverage) - using such things as Saran wrap, gel socks and/or bandage dressing. ...Read more

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I have got dishydrosis eczema on my hands and feet, is there a permanent cure?

No: There are multiple treatments for eczema but nothing is permanent. Steroid creams are helpful when you have a flare up. ...Read more

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What is a quick way to treat tinea pedis, or eczema. Not sure what I have on my feet?

Which one?: The treatment for athletes foot and eczema are very different. Both can be treated well with topical creams, but the medications are very different. You should see your doctor to confirm your diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have read up on athletes foot. The symptoms seem to match up. But what I have is not contagious and it doesn't spread. Is it eczema?

I have read up on athletes foot. The symptoms seem to match up. But what I have is not contagious and it doesn't spread. Is it eczema?

Maybe: A certain kind of eczema on the feet is called dyshidrotic eczema. It is often confused with fungal infections or contact dermatitis. A dermatologist can sort out if you have one two or all three of them on your feet. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001835/. ...Read more

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Why have I got a dry patch of skin wear I wear my bra can it be eczema it's really itchy? Cos I suffer from it on my feet can it spread?

Why have I got a dry patch of skin wear I wear my bra can it be eczema it's really itchy? Cos I suffer from it on my feet can it spread?

ECZEMA: Is there metal in your bra? Probably you are allergic to it and yes it could be eczema on contact dermatitis. If you are sure that foot lesion is not fungus that can spread just eczema then try your steroid cream otherwise see your doctor. ...Read more

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Eczema on hands and feet only, treatment?

See Dermatologist: Get evaluation and diagnose. Then proper treatment can be obtained. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of eczema on my foot? Soak in bleach?

Dr. Diamond: Is correct. There are several causes of dry, flaky and itchy feet, including eczema, lichen planus, allergic reactions, fungal infections and even bacterial infections. The key to successful treatment is based on an accurate diagnosis. But none of these conditions respond to bleach, and you can cause harm by soaking your feet in bleach. ...Read more

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So I have ridiculously dry skin on my right foot and foot lotions don't work. What could I use? And I don't have eczema

A few options: In most cases, dry skin problems respond well to home and lifestyle measures, such as using moisturizers and avoiding long, hot showers and baths. If you have very dry and scaly skin, your doctor may recommend you use an over-the-counter (nonprescription) cream that contains Lactic Acid or Lactic Acid and urea. Treatments may also include hydrocortisone-containing lotions. ...Read more

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Hello, I always have eczema in my hands and foot even it is stop or healing it is also back. What I should do what food I can't eat?

Hello, I always have eczema in my hands and foot even it is stop or healing it is also back. What I should do what food I can't eat?

Food a mnor factor: I suspect you have dishydrotic eczema. If you want to try a low-zinc diet, that is up to you. You'd probably do as well to manage it with local hygiene and judicious use of a glucocorticoid or other topical, and perhaps try to figure out whether you're allergic to anything with which you're coming into contact. ...Read more

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How to determine if it is athletes foot, eczema, or psoriasis. I have been told all 3. It does spread, itches, and has small fluid filled bubbles.

How to determine if it is athletes foot, eczema, or psoriasis. I have been told all 3. It does spread, itches, and has small fluid filled bubbles.

Athletes foot: This may also be a vesicular tinea pedis (athletes foot). You may need to have a skin scraping done to determine the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more