If you have dyshidrotic eczema, also called pompholyx, your skin itches, and burns. You may get tiny blisters that can be painful. Dyshidrotic eczema usually shows up on your hands or feet.
Dyshidrotic Eczema How to Treat
There is no cure for this type of eczema, but there are things you can do to ease the symptoms:
1) Put a cool cloth on the affected area to help with itching
2) Apply moisturizer often to keep your skin from drying out – petroleum jelly works well
3) Take short baths or showers in cool water – avoid using soap since it can dry out your skin
4) Wear cotton gloves or socks when you’re doing something that irritates your hands or feet
5) Use a humidifier in your home during winter months when indoor air is dry
6) Try not to scratch – cut nails short and wear gloves at night if needed
7) Avoid irritants such as strong soaps, detergents, and solvents
8) If you have a job that exposes you to irritating substances, wear gloves
9) Don’t use lotions or creams with corticosteroids for more than 2 weeks unless directed by your doctor – they can make the condition worse if used too long
10) In severe cases, oral antihistamines may be needed for itch relief, and prescription creams or ointments may be necessary
If you have dyshidrotic eczema, following these tips can help ease your symptoms and make living with this condition easier.