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Pompholyx Eczema Foot
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
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
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
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
My father had Agt Orange Disease (s). Myself+3 siblings have "Pompholyx" or "Dyshidrotic Eczema" our dad had this too. Possible caused from Agt Orange?
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
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
I have what it seems to be dyshidrosis eczema. They only appear when hands are wet. How to treat this? Very annoying.
Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring. Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.
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
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
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
What do you recommend if I have a minor case of eczema on each foot, risk would I be taking if I got a small pox shot?
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!!! ?
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
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
No: There are multiple treatments for eczema but nothing is permanent. Steroid creams are helpful when you have a flare up. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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.
I have eczema on the insides of my feet that itches so bad that I have scratched with a fork until they bleed and I can no longer wear shoes. Help!
Hydrocortisone cream: Try otc cortisone cream for now. But it would be advisable to follow-up with a dermatologist. ...Read more