hand eczema

Adjoa Anita - posted on 06/02/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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Hey ive had hand eczema for over 10 yrs now. I really want to get rid of it for good. What works best for eczema? Ive tried so many steroid creams and ointments over the years. Please help me!

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Lynn - posted on 06/03/2009

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You gotta meet my friend, Jan, who hasn't had an outbreak in 6 years! Balancing the inside of the immune sys and the blood thru top notch nutrients is essential to go with all the outside therapies you've tried. Send me an email at lbwong@charter.net if you want more personal info. Good luck! Lynn

JOhn - posted on 10/13/2013

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look up pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema and you will find what you've described. I've had it on my hands in force the last few months and only more minor flare ups over the years - usually due to weakened immune system - stress, alcohol abuse, eating junk instead of food.
http://www.bing.com/search?q=pompholyx+d...

then look up "leaky gut syndrome" or "intestinal dysbiosis" or "damp heat" and you'll see what many believe causes more strange problems - the cure? Probiotics, kombucha, kefir, good healthy food!

hope this helps you too!
John

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Colleen - posted on 06/03/2009

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for laundry detergent i use un scented noe dyes arm and hammer liquid,for bathing aveeno for sens skin got rid of my daughters excema and mine and aveeno lotion everyday

Kelly - posted on 06/03/2009

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go to chemist and ask 4, grahams natural alternative, its a bar soap, and its fantastic, i have eczema and psoriasis, well had, its gone cos of the soap

Kellianne - posted on 06/02/2009

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Well you will never fully get rid of eczema, but my 6 year old son has it and my mom got some pure tea tree oil and I put some in his body soap (dove) and his shampoo (head & shoulders-scent free/dye free). It has made such a difference in him. He does not have it on his hands, but on his arms, stomach, legs and in his head. This is the only thing I have found that really works. If you try it, I hope it helps. Let me know.

Gina - posted on 06/02/2009

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I have had eczema most my life. Most of my skin routine is around my morning shower. I shower, do not take baths (the long hot baths take off too much of your skin's natural oils), use mild cleansers (Aveeno Unscented Body Wash, Cetaphil or store-brand equivalents are good), and dry off by patting with a towel instead of rubbing to keep skin's oils. I use unscented skin moisturizers like Aveeno daily also. For laundry, I use unscented detergent (All "Free" brand) and unscented fabric softener sheets. For bad flare-ups, Sarna is a good anti-itch lotion.

Ashley - posted on 06/02/2009

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my 4 year old has it really bad all over and we are currently working with an allergist to learn what she is allergic to. she has been a wreck for years, so my sympathy goes out to everyone who has little ones with it. I use cetaphil soap and all laundry soap, and eucrin lotion. it works wonders!

Jessica - posted on 06/02/2009

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What kind of bathing soap and laundry soap do you use? My son has eczema as well and I have major issues as to what soaps and laundry detergent I can use on him. I can only use Johnson' & Johnson's baby wash on him. I only use ALL laundry detergent on him and for fabric softener I use Downy (it is scented but it softens his clothes without him having a break out). You may want to be checked for regular allergies. I read up on eczema when my son was diagnosed when he was a year old and I read that children of parents that have hayfever are likely to have eczema (I was diagnosed as having hay fever). My son can is 3 now and I can only use Huggies or Pampers products on him. I can't use cheap brand products like Walmart brand products.

Catherine - posted on 06/02/2009

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yep, I was pricked all up the arm with a needle and they applied all the allergans, and no reaction.

Debra - posted on 06/02/2009

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Quoting Catherine:

Thanks Debra, I have had allergy testing done and I am not allergic to anything. Unfortunately like all mums we always have our hands in water, cleaning products, foods which all act as IRRITANTS which is different from allergies. I have also been to different naturopaths and have eliminated all foods and started introducing one food at a time and it doesn't help with the hand eczema, but it did help with my psoriasis. the only thing that helps is staying avoiding these irritants by putting that barrier there in between.


Wow, maybe it's not a food that you are allergic too.  Maybe it's something else!  Did you get any other allergy tests done?

Janaya - posted on 06/02/2009

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My daughter gets hand eczema really bad. I think its because she doesn't dry her hands well. I also have the perscription hand lotions but what worked the best was using my sisters parafin hand waxer. It left an oil on the skin that got rid of the dryness quickly. We all used it twice a day and I've never had softer hands. Works great on dry feet too. Just another option to help.

Catherine - posted on 06/02/2009

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Thanks Debra, I have had allergy testing done and I am not allergic to anything. Unfortunately like all mums we always have our hands in water, cleaning products, foods which all act as IRRITANTS which is different from allergies. I have also been to different naturopaths and have eliminated all foods and started introducing one food at a time and it doesn't help with the hand eczema, but it did help with my psoriasis. the only thing that helps is staying avoiding these irritants by putting that barrier there in between.

Debra - posted on 06/02/2009

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Quoting Ashley:

I have it as well but only on my right hand (weird huh) anyway i have seen a derm and been perscribed expensive cream that worked ok. When I ran out one day I put anti-itch cream on it and it helped me alot. I put a thick layer on and didn't rub it in all the way, wrapped it in a band-aid and it really helped me. Hopes this helps you too.



Eczema is related to ALLERGIES.  If you get to the root of the problem you can solve it.  Get blood test done on food allergies and possibly others.

Debra - posted on 06/02/2009

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Quoting Catherine:

I have it too really bad, it got so infected a couple of weeks ago it took two lots of antibiotics to clear it up and I ended up with a couple of my nails falling off from the steriod creams. The only way I can prevent it from coming back is by constantly moisturising with sorbelene and wearing cotton gloves with my rubber gloves over the top. It's annoying but it's better then the pain and the itching. I wear the gloves all the time while I'm at home to do everything.


Eczema is related to ALLERGIES.  Get to the root of the problem and clear up your eczema!

Catherine - posted on 06/02/2009

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I have it too really bad, it got so infected a couple of weeks ago it took two lots of antibiotics to clear it up and I ended up with a couple of my nails falling off from the steriod creams. The only way I can prevent it from coming back is by constantly moisturising with sorbelene and wearing cotton gloves with my rubber gloves over the top. It's annoying but it's better then the pain and the itching. I wear the gloves all the time while I'm at home to do everything.

Debra - posted on 06/02/2009

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You must get to the root of the problem which is an allergy. Until then you are just masking the problem and it will remain with you forever. Get a blood test for food allergies or others. It is definitive!

Chenal - posted on 06/02/2009

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I am a customer with a health & wellness company that has all natural products. I personally don't have eczema, but I have a mutual friend whos daughter has it really bad all over her body. It was to the point that when she scratched, she would bleed. My sister had given her some of this lotion for her daughter. Within 1 week, she noticed how much it helped her daughter and yearned for more!!!



This quote below is from the reference guide I have for this company.

"This lotion is clinically proven to work faster, better, and last longer than Eucerin, the leading dermatologist-preferred lotion. This nongreasy, total-body formula is light enough for daily use, yet powerful enough to improve the chronic dry skin of eczema. Clinical studies prove that after 24 hours, it leaves severely dry skin significantly softer, smoother, more moisturized, and healthier than Eucerin."



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Ashley - posted on 06/02/2009

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I have it as well but only on my right hand (weird huh) anyway i have seen a derm and been perscribed expensive cream that worked ok. When I ran out one day I put anti-itch cream on it and it helped me alot. I put a thick layer on and didn't rub it in all the way, wrapped it in a band-aid and it really helped me. Hopes this helps you too.

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