Hi Does anyone have this? I've had for nearly 30 years and am sick to the back teeth of it. The hands and feet are rough and red. The feet blister and then redness and dryness. I think I've tried every cream, lotion, potion and wash. Tried antihistamines too. I just cannot seem to conquer this monster... anyone experience this?
Yup, I get this. Its started on my feet but now I get small ones on my hands. The ones on my feet tend to appear and swell up behind my toes or on the arch of my foot. They then tend to get quite sore as they are stretching the skin. They do get very itchy too. I use Betnovate ointment on them which can help. Ive always had eczema, but this developed much later in my life, say, in my 30's?
I feel your pain OP. I've had it in cycles for years worst on the palms of my hands but also soles of my feet, it's horrid. It's vaguely controlled by various steroid creams, but not very effectively. Best thing to minimise it for me was always using rubber gloves for any kind of washing/housework, avoiding nasty hand soap in public loos and gallons of Soap & Glory hand cream weirdly enough.
I'm currently having my longest clear spell since it all started. I'm 28 weeks pregnant and completely clear on both hands and feet, must be related but I have no idea why, not changed anything apart from taking folic acid and Vit D. Plenty of stress still too. Not very practical advice for you I know but you have my sympathy.
You mean dishydrotic eczema, ive had it for years as well. When i had it on my handsit was hormonal and i would get it same time every month for a few days. I have it on my feet and it is much worse in the summer. I use eumovate because i dont need a prescription
That's interesting reading all, thanks for the sympathies too. The potassium soloution I was prescribed once in my teens- think I'll visit pharmacist to get as my episode at the moment on feet is not shifting with my usual treatments. My sister has been diagnosed coeliac and I do find I struggle with a lot of lactose etc maybe worth investigating ?
I used to have this, but it disappeared. I think it was hormone related- started when I came off the pill, went when I was pregnant, came back after I finished breastfeeding, went again when I got pregnant again etc. If it came back now I would be looking for hormone related solutions.