(Closed) Any other Dyshidrosis Eczema Bees?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t have that, but I have eczema and psoriasis.  I would recommend to avoid washing dishes by hand if possible, and don’t wring out the dishcloth!

Treat dry skin on your hands ASAP.  I like using various oils.  Jojoba to sink into the skin and coconut to protect it.  You need to make sure that’s not working against topical meds though.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have this but I don’t use any ointments or creams for it.  The only thing that helps is to relax more.  Mine is made much worse by stress.  Also, try getting enough sleep.  Even with this…it usually takes a couple of weeks to clear up.  Sorry.  🙁

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Bazinga:  I had this so badly that the entire palm of my hand becme a huge bubly mass and eventaully the whole palm came off, as well as the soles of my feet. VERY painfull. I got some very horrified reactions from it at work too! The two times that I have had it that badly was after a volnteering experience in the Caribbean on a Conch farm and I attributed it to stress (ie: lots of partying and lack of sleep and intense environment change. The second was when I was REALLY stressing about school and life commmitments, and this was the worst reaction by far. I was given oral steroids, and anti biotics. 

You need to find the source of the flare up, stress, allergies, wet hands and fix it that way, I don’t believe there is a cure for it besides prevention.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Bazinga:  Aww that sucks, I’m sorry. Try to find something to de-stress like exsersize or meditation.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Bazinga:  In the mean time you could try olive oil.  I’ve used that on my hands too!

Post # 10
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Newbee

Yup, I have it…mostly on my feet,a little on my hands. It goes away with a gluten-free diet for me though! I keep my feet well-moisturized with over the counter Cerave lotion though. When I do get breakouts, they aren’t nearly as bad when I use the lotion! 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I have it. I was diagnosed when I was like 10 or something. I had to miss school because the skin on my soles and my entire hands sloughed off. started to bleed. Used the cream and it was a waste of time. Mine flares up with bad seasonal changes. I agree with most of the pp, there is not really any one specific thing you can do, maybe its stress, diet, not hydrated. But I have not had a flare up in years, all i can say is I don’t eat as much processed food and cook more.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have terrible eczema, not Dyshidrosis (that I know of), but I tend to get a lot on my hands, as well as my face, neck and arms. It really flares up when the seasons change.

I use prescribed triamcinolone when its just a little flare up here and there, but I have taken oral steroids and also steroids intravenously when it was really bad. It sucks. Eucerin is super greasy, but I love Cetaphil. Also I’ve found the Burts Bees products work pretty well. Clinque’s Mositure Surge is GREAT.

I have read that a gluten free diet helps, too. But like you said, that is a huge lifestyle change. I’ve also read that eczema can also be enhanced by dairy. I’ve recently given up dairy (for the most part), but I wasn’t in the midst of a flare up so I don’t know how it will affect the eczema one way or another. I had eczema for about a year when I was 7 or 8 years old, then nothing at all again until I was 21. I’ve now been dealing with this crap for 6 years. As long as you get it under control its not too bad. I had to go to 4 different dermatologists before I found one that really was able to help me (all 4 doctors said I had the worst case they’d ever seen). Before this I was MISERABLE and so uncomfortable. Now I love my doctor and he keeps me clear and for the most part eczema free!

 

Try to go easy on the steroids if you can. They REALLY thinned out my skin to the point that gently rubbing it would break it open. They caused the skin on my face to get so thin that I got some wrinkles almost overnight!

 

ETA:

 

Dove soap is the only soap that doesn’t irritate my eczema.

 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Bazinga:  They are, it’s a glitch where the OP doesn’t see them for their own threads only.

As for the oil, don’t expect magical healing.  I find it prevents new areas from coming up and helps heal the skin when the actual problem is gone.

I am able to use any regular non-scented hand soap.  I love Rocky Mountain Soap Company, but I usually just use it in the shower.  Their pumpkin soap is what the recommend for eczema, but I prefer the honey & oatmeal one.  The pumpkin one didn’t cause a problem for my skin though.

As for Cetaphil, a derm recommended it for my face (no eczema there) and it burned.  I know others who like it though.

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