Itchy blisters on the feet, fingers, toes etc. are major symptoms of dyshidrotic eczema. The condition which is often thought to be seasonal may last a few weeks before eventually drying out. It is more common during spring than other parts of the year and is also related to some allergies. Common triggering allergies are moist feet and hands, cobalt, leather, paints, cobalt, etc. Dishydrotic eczema is not a communicable disease. And there is the possibility of simultaneously having atopic dermatitis and dyshidrotic eczema.
The blisters end up slightly thick, deep and spongy in most cases, due to frequent scratching. And just like some other common skin conditions, there is no dishydrotic eczema treatment yet.
However, it can be managed and symptoms curtailed to a greater extent with some healthy tips. So we’ll be taking a look at some of the ways you can prevent and manage the condition.
Knowing there are so many types of dermatitis, it is important to correlate your triggering agents and associated skin condition for effective management of Dishydrotic eczema.
Dishydrotic eczema treatment tips include:
- Regulating body moisture
Keep your feet, hands and other susceptible parts dry since moisture is a good tripwire for symptoms eruption.
- Topical creams
Some topical creams, such as those containing pramoxine may be helpful. However, always ensure to speak with a doctor before choosing treatment creams to avoid any allergic reactions to the components of the product.
- Avoid unfriendly clothing
There is more to tight, scratchy clothing than being uncomfortable, they could also set off symptoms of Dishydrotic eczema. After having a bath, gently pat your skin dry with a towel and lock in moisture with an effective moisturizer that is best for your skin type.
- Applying a wet compress
This is another great dishydrotic eczema treatment tip you should consider. It has been observed that topical steroidal creams are likely to be more effective with a wet compress. This is linked to wet compress helping ease irritation and associated redness. Antihistamine creams containing loratadine are also known to be effective in reducing the itchy feeling.
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- Watch your foods
This is particularly important if you find out you are sensitive to certain triggering agents such as cobalt and nickel. Nickel, for example, is found in large quantities in legumes, nuts and chocolates. While cobalt is found in cabbage, liver, shellfish, nuts etc. However, these foods are generally good diet components and should only be avoided when they have been linked to triggering the condition.
Don’t scratch affected skin
It is always important to resist the urge of scratching your skin. Scratching may worsen the condition by causing increased inflammation and redness. It may also make treatment difficult. If you frequently have your hands immersed in water, for example washing dishes and similar house chores, ensure to take off your rings. This will help prevent moisture from getting trapped under the ring, leading to blisters.
Although not exhaustive, these Dyshidrotic eczema treatment tips will give a step ahead ahead in effectively managing the condition.
And more importantly, make sure to see a doctor if symptoms persist after taking basic home treatment tips. Also, buy medications from reputable outlets to prevent inefficient and prolonged treatment cycle.