Dyshidrotic Eczema

Most of us have heard of eczema and many of us suffer from one type of this skin disorder or know someone who does. Dyshidrotic Eczema, however, is more specific.
Dyshidrotic Eczema is a type of eczema that usually affects the soles of your feet, the palms of hands and fingers. Having this area affected can be crippling.

People who suffer from this strain of eczema report of a “burning” and “itching” sensation. The most common symptom of this dermatitis are blisters. These blisters are usually rather small, but they can be deep and terribly painful, especially as they are frequently located on areas that undergo some kind of pressure throughout the day.

The most important thing with this condition is that the blisters are kept clean so as to prevent infection. An infected blister doesn’t sound too terrible, but it can lead to a sufferer being hospitalised.

Another symptom of Dyshidrotic Eczema is to find skin chapped and peeling away. This is usually prominent between fingers and toes.

There is still some debate as to the main cause of Dyshidrotic Eczema, but some factors have been highlighted which either seem to antagonize or initiate a flare up. Stress, harsh cleaning products, extreme weather conditions and some diary products are just a few. These factors are also related to any type of eczema flare up and specific research into Dyshidrotic Eczema is still being carried out.

There are a few home remedies, however, that have been proven to help ease a flare up of this skin condition and prevent it from spreading or growing more severe.

The most commonsensical one would be to keep the effected areas moisturised. If the skin is moist it will be able to flex, preventing the cracks from spreading. A simple and gentle moisturiser will do this. The trick is to pack as much moisture into your skin as you can without it interfering with your everyday life. A great way to do this is through lathering the affected area in the gentle moisturiser (try to ensure there is too much on the skin for it to be absorbed straight away) and then cover it with cotton.

This is relatively easy if the Dyshidrotic Eczema is on your hands or feet. You can buy special socks and gloves for just this and they are terribly cheap and effective. They work by encasing the effected area and helping to keep it moist – this means in that if you apply the cream and the cotton sock/glove before you go to sleep. In the morning your skin will be softer and more flexible. This home remedy should also prevent any itching.View Dyshidrotic Eczema for further information.

Another fabulous home remedy is making a salt bath or bathing the affected area in white vinegar. This will help prevent any possible infections and these products are things that most of us have in and around the home already.

Dyshidrotic Eczema is still being researched. The more we get to know about this type of dermatitis, the more solutions to this painful skin condition we discover.

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