(Closed) My hands

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Newbee

@lauren keating:  I don’t have eczema but my bf does.  I would suggest contacting your dermatologist.  They have prescription medication for severe eczema.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Try cutting all grains/sugar/dairy from your diet and increasing your zinc and B vitamins.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I had it when I worked in food service, I’m guessing from the latex gloves and my hands sweating in them all the time. After I left, it cleared up and I haven’t had an issue again. I have it on my back now, and I take allergy meds and it seems to keep it at bay (I went off allergy meds and it came back, so I figure going back on to stop it again is worth it)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have psoriasis on my hands.  Try getting some dead sea salts and then make a really concentrated soak for your hands.  Every night.  I also use 777 oil (ayuvardic remedy) or shea butter after the dead sea salt soak (and I just pat my hands dry, I don’t wash them).  I find it helps.

Also, make sure to take allergy meds and plenty of Vitamin D.  Wear gloves for everything to protect your hands.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I havent had it on my hand but I get it on my cheeks and a few spots on my arms. if its really ithy I use and itch cream and I put aveno ultra calming moisturizer on it and it seems to calm it down alot and make it alot less red and inflamed

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a mild stress induced eczema that I get on my hands. Cortisone helps to stop the outbreak, but Aloe vera gel, the good kind, where it’s thick and sticky and when it dries you can almost feel how it’s like a film over your skin, helps me so much, when it’s dry and itchy. The one I get is unperfumed, uncolored, and almost pure aloe gel, except for some preservatives. Before that, the best I’d found was pure olive oil.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I read an article somewhere about a link between excema and food allergies, does yours get worse when you eat certain things? Mine does so I had to start keeping track of what I was eating and when it got bad I knew what to avoid. Its going to take awhile to figure it out but once you do you will know, (I know your not supposed to do this because repeated exposure to a food you are allergic to can cause you to have a really bad allergic reaction to one that was pretty mild before) if its something I love to eat I just take benadryl before I eat it and that seems to cut down on new patches and itching

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I have eczema and psoriasis.  I find one of the important things is to keep my hands moisturized well (especially in the winter) to prevent flare ups.  I’ll add salt to olive oil and gently scrub it into my hands.  I’ll rinse (just enough to get rid of the excess oil) and blot them with a paper towel.  After a few hours I use coconut oil (it melts around room temp), it doesn’t soak in the way the olive oil does, but it protects them.

I also have problems with excema even when my skin isn’t dry.  The presciption creams help, you might need something different.  I also found a soap from Rocky Mountain Soap Company that made a huge difference.  They promote their pumpkin soap for ezcema, but I found their honey oatmeal one works better for me.

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