If you have dyshidrotic eczema, you know how important it is to find gentle, non-irritating products to cleanse and moisturize your skin. You may also be careful about what you eat, as certain foods can trigger eczema flare-ups. But did you know that some packaged foods can actually help relieve dyshidrotic eczema symptoms?
There are a few different types of dyshidrotic eczema, but the most common form is pompholyx, which causes small blisters to form on the hands and feet. These blisters can be extremely itchy and uncomfortable, making everyday activities difficult.
While there is no cure for dyshidrotic eczema, there are ways to manage the symptoms and keep flare-ups under control. One approach is to focus on your diet and avoid trigger foods. Another is to use topical treatments like creams and ointments to soothe the skin. And finally, some people find relief by consuming certain packaged foods that contain ingredients that help reduce inflammation and itchiness.
One such food is oatmeal. Oats contain avenanthramides, compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This makes them ideal for treating dry, irritated skin conditions like dyshidrotic eczema. You can find pre-packaged oatmeal baths at most drugstores or make your own by adding one cup of oats to a tub of warm water. Soak in the tub for 15-20 minutes then pat yourself dry with a soft towel afterwards.
Other helpful packaged foods include aloe vera gel (which helps heal wounds), coconut oil (an excellent natural moisturizer), Greek yogurt (contains probiotics that support gut health), honey (an antimicrobial agent), and turmeric (an anti-inflammatory spice). All of these ingredients can be found in various skincare products or consumed alone to help ease dyshidrotic eczema symptoms.
If you suffer from this condition, talk to your doctor about which approach is right for you. And remember, while there is no cure for dyshidrotic eczema, it can be managed with the right treatment plan.