Hand and Foot Eczema Treatments (Dyshidrotic)
Treating dyshidrotic eczema (also known as: hand and foot eczema) is as simple as the following steps below. Dyshidrotic Eczema does not have to continue.
If the patient's job is causing dyshidrotic eczema (hand and foot eczema), your doctor can help you determine which or what irritating chemicals or work practices are contributing to this condition. In addition to modifying those risks, many of the same hand-protective strategies useful at home also can help at work.
Ironically, the more water there is in a lotion or other moisturizer, the more likely it will worsen hand eczema. So-called "cream" moisturizers contain more water than oil. When the water evaporates, these moisturizers has a drying effect on the skin. The very best moisturizer for hand eczema is a greasy one. It has very few ingredients, holds the skin's natural moisture in and provides a protective barrier to keep irritants out.
The following are lotions and moisturizers ingredients you want to avoid:
In addition to the tips and information provided above, sufferers should also make a point of avoiding contact with substances to which they are allergic or have shown past skin sensitivity. Though there is no cure for eczema, taking steps to control flare ups can enable patient to live much more comfortable lives.
Symptoms of Hand and Foot Eczema (Dyshidrotic)
Dyshidrotic eczema symptoms are of finger blisters or bubbles on the side of the fingers and he palms. Likewise, the same symptoms can appear on the feet and the toes. The later more advanced symptoms be cracking and peeling of the skin with some weeping of body fluids to cause crusting when dry. Obvious other symptoms would be burning and pain especially when walking or moving of the fingers or toes.
In 80% of patients who suffer from dyshidrotic eczema, only the hands are affected. In 10%, only the feet are affected and in the remaining 10%, both hands and feet are involved. In many sufferers, the condition worsens during the summer months. Episodes can vary in frequency from once per month to once per year.
Causes of Hand and Foot Eczema (Dyshidrotic)
Though the exact cause is unknown, there are several factors concerning the cause of dyshidrotic eczema including:
Hand eczema occurs most often in people who frequently have the need to wash their hands, such as restaurants professionals, nurses, or florist. Wearing protective gloves can help these sufferers to reduce flare ups. The warm, moist conditions in shoes provide an ideal situation in which foot dermatitis may also flourish. These eruptions often become chronic and can be severe. Chronic hand-and-foot eczema is similar to other forms of dermatitis in appearance.
Other possible triggers include:
Dyshidrotic eczema ischronic form of eczema that appears during stressful periods of nervous tension. The best way to start is finding methods of relaxing with more sleep, a little exercise and try to limit your job to an 8 hour day.
Occurrence of Hand and Foot Eczema (Dyshidrotic)
Dyshidrotic (also known as: hand-and-foot) eczema obviously appears on the hands, fingers and feet with symptoms of deep blisters or bubbles, and a red scaly appearance. Dyshidrotic eczema can appear on both he hands and both feet of the patient.
Some women get hand eczema from the common house chores such as washing dishes and cleaning. The constant repetitive washing of the hands breaks down the natural skin's protective outer barrier.
Try to protect the skin with Jojoba Oil (found in health stores) or Safflower oil found in the grocery stores. Also, to wear protective gloves that are appropriate for the work performed. The only quick solution is Eczema-Ltd III. Many patients have used steroids and retinoids and protective messy coal tars without results.