Dyshidrotic eczema is a clear, intense rash seen on the soles of the feet, palms of the hands and sides of the fingers. One common symptom is acute itching. Other symptoms and signs include hard skin lesions with numerous skin cracking and heavy sweating. Dyshidrotic eczema cures to minimize or eliminate symptoms vary, including dietary changes, home treatments, lifestyle changes and medications. A patient may need to try various treatments before finding a successful cure.
As a dyshidrotic eczema patient with chronic symptoms, you may want to analyze your diet for self-treatment. Your diet is not considered the cause of your disease. However, diet can be a dyshidrotic eczema cure if you are allergic to a specific food.
Milk is a common food allergy. An allergist can provide allergy testing to verify a milk allergy. There are other possible food allergies, including nuts and chocolate. If you are diagnosed with a food allergy, you should avoid the confirmed food allergy.
Your home treatments may help minimize itching, reduce inflammation or control pain. One home cure is changing from deodorized body cleansers and hand soaps to non-allergenic cleansing products. Apply a small amount of fragrance free lotion to the hands and feet daily after showers.
Using harsh cleaning products may cause intense itching so change cleaning products to reduce skin irritations. Trade chemical household cleaning products with non-chemical cleaning products such as lemons.
Patients with dyshidrotic eczema may experience relief with lifestyle changes. Some lifestyle changes include eating healthy meals, reducing long-term stress and engaging in regular exercise. Each is an easy way to manage your disease without medications.
One easy way to reduce your stress is by avoiding uncomfortable situations such as dealing with two feuding neighbors. Other ways to reduce your stress levels include listening to music and watching entertaining television programs.
As a dyshidrotic eczema patient, you may not find relief with dietary changes and lifestyle changes so your physician may prescribe medications to control itching and painful symptoms. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (October 2008), anti-itch medicines (antihistamines) can be ingested orally. Also, steroid ointments or creams can be used for relief.
Your doctor will review any medications with you including doses and frequency. Your doctor may recommend a combination of dietary changes, lifestyle changes and presciption medications as an effective treatment plan for your dyshidrotic eczema.