Coping with Dyshidrotic Eczema: How to Alleviate Symptoms

Coping with Dyshidrotic Eczema: How to Alleviate Symptoms
Do you have fluid-filled blisters on your hands that itch and have started turning red? You may suffer from dyshyphrotic eczema! 😥

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, there are 7 types of eczema but dyshidrotic eczema is characterized by affecting the hands (it can affect the feet as well). Sometimes the blisters can rupture and cause flaking and skin sensitivity.

The bad news is that there is no cure for any type of eczema, the good news is that you are in the right place to learn how to control it without topical steroids (which you have probably already been prescribed, but have not been warned of all the side effects they have).

The first thing to know is that eczema is treated from the inside out ✨

Your internal health is reflected in the health of your skin, so it is very important that you have a healthy and anti-inflammatory diet (reducing inflammation should be your primary aim when treating this condition).

It is also very important that you get tested for allergies, since allergies tend to worsen flares. You should also know there is something called sensitivities, you must learn to identify them as they will be part of your triggers.

Learn how to identify triggers and sensitivities 🤓

Imagine you attend a dinner, you have pizza and suddenly experience flare-ups. Then, you indulge in nachos with cheese, and the same reaction occurs. Later, you prepare a sandwich with cheese, and once again, the same reaction.. What do these three cases have in common? Yes! Cheese! You should write it down as one of your triggers and avoid it until your skin get better.

Triggers can not only be food, it can be the fabric of the clothes you wear, the weather, the jewelry you wear, the fragranced products you use, the cleaning products you use and even your sweat!

Eczema-triggers are different for everyone, but here is a list of the most common ones for you to start avoiding them

💛Climate changes.
💛Emotional stress.
💛Chemical products and fragrances.
💛Hot and long baths.
💛Pet allergies.
💛Bacterial infections.
💛Dust and dust mites.
💛Aggressive soaps or detergents
💛Chemical irritants
💛Exposure to certain metals

Why avoid steroid creams? 🤔

You have probably already been prescribed topical steroids but... Be careful with them! They are a double-edged sword, as well as they can help you in the short term, they can worsen your condition in the medium and long term due to all their side effects.

Topical steroids are not a definitive solution for eczema, you can't use them all the time and you can't use as much product as you want because it can worsen your condition.They can also cause Topical Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome (TSW), the symptoms of this condition are more severe than those of eczema. 

In conclusion, it is better to avoid them and try less invasive treatments.

Be disciplined and patient 🙏🏽

Whether you or your child is suffering from dyshidrotic eczema be very disciplined with healthy habits and be patient. My son suffers from atopic dermatitis (one of the 7 types of eczema) and it took me a year to get his skin healthy again.

I share a lot of content on my social media about my journey and everything I did to relieve it. I also formulated a cream to relieve eczema, including dyshidrotic eczema.

If you want more information you can always contact me through my Instagram.

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