Taming the Dyshidrosis itch

by Katrina
(Virginia)

Dyshidrosis on ankle

Dyshidrosis on ankle

I have had some success using this oil on my Dyshidrosis blisters. I have many of them on my left foot and ankle and there are a few on my right leg as well. It has almost eliminated the urge to itch them and make it even worse. I have also tried Organic Coconut Oil, but I didn't use it for a long enough time to see if it helped. I know it has multiple skin care benefits, though.

It's a good idea to cut the tea tree oil with water and not use it full-strength. What I do is moisten a cotton ball with water, then put a couple of drops of the tea tree oil on it, then dab the cotton ball on the dyshidrosis blisters.

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blister treatment

by johnny
(georgia)

I found soaking my hands in a bowl with epsom salts dissolved in hot water for about fifteen minutes a day. Results can be seen in about four to five days. This worked wonders for me. I've had this probem for twenty years but this past six months have been way worse. In the past it would affect only a couple of fingers for about two months a year in the summer.

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relief

by sammy
(cambodia)

i recently got this problem and spread have had it for a month or so and went to see the pharmicist as u so do here cause its all sold over the counter and prescribed me a combination of 3 pills to take altogether twice a day morn and evening, and has finally done the trick. It stops the crave to itch and then it dissapeared eventually.and try to prevent mosture around the area which i did with simple old calamine lotion, and not use moisturing soaps and moisturisers
the the pills are ciproflaxin tablets usp 500mg tabs
prednison 5 mg tabs
sagofene natri thiosulfat 330mg tabs
hope that helps.

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Low Nickel Diet!!!

by Kelly
(Chicago, Illinois)

Hello, I've had dishydrotic hand dermatitis for years. However, last summer I had the worst and most frequent break-outs that I've ever had. It was so bad that the blisters got so deep that the skin would die, harden then fall off leaving about 75% of my hand in severe pain with the very freshest of skin exposed. I went to my Dr. who was only able to help out with oral steroids and topical steroid cream; but as soon as I was done with the oral steroids...it seemed to come back with a vengeance. I looked all over the internet when I came across an article talking about the link between gluten/nickel in diets and dishydrotic dermatitis.
I went to the Mayo Clinic website and looked up their low-nickel diet...I have since been eating low-nickel and no gluten and can't believe the difference it has made. My hands are great and I only have an outbreak if I stray from the diet. I strongly rec. anyone who is having this problem to try the low-nickel and gluten free diets, it has changed my life.

Katrina's Reply: Thanks, Kelly for the info. Hopefully a diet like the one you mentioned can help others in this situation. After all, where skincare in concerned, it's not so much what you put ON your skin, but what you consume that has an affect on your skin's health and appearance.

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by: Esteban Garcia

Very interesting Kelly!
Will look it up for myself, but also for my patients! Thanks for the valuable input.

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Finally-an answer!

by Alyssa
(Winthrop, MA)

Thank God for the internet. I have been to several doctors and dermatologists....One said I had warts on my hands and did painful treatments-didn't work...and the others didn't know..... I have been researching online and come to find out, this is what I have. Your pictures are exactly what my hands look like...they come on so sudden and really hurt. They are small and fluid filled, looks like a crater, white on the outside and pink or red in the center. Usually they go away on their own after a few weeks, but this time its been almost a month...I noticed that I have been drinking a lot more coffee...I wonder if caffeine exaserbates it.....Yes, I am under stress, have my hands in water, female and have lots of allergies...yikes....
Thank you for placing this information online....I feel relieved that its nothing else...

Alyssa

Katrina's Reply: Hi Alyssa! Thanks for posting. I'm glad you enjoyed reading the information. Hopefully through the use of good skincare practices and reduced stress, you'll be rid of those itchy blisters soon.

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by: Kelly

Hi Alyssa!

I'm glad this page could help. Just a bit of help, coffee is very high in nickel.

In the time since I've learned about the affect of nickel on the dishydrosis, I've also come to learn that gluten affects it as well. I would recommend getting tested for celiac disease and if that comes back negative I would get tested for gluten allergy. The low nickel diet greatly improved the dishydrosis but once I found out that I had to go gluten free and switched to that diet I have not had one single problem again! I've been gluten free and low nickel for a few years now and have not had any problems except for the couple times that I accidentally got cross contamination from gluten.

Good luck!

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