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Online clinic on skin conditions - Sep 2017

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Dyshidrotic eczema

Postby DisneyPrincess26 on Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:23 pm

I suffer with this type of eczema on my fingers. I find washing my hands alot brings them out or rhe worst cluprit I have found is when I am peeling potatoes! My fingers burn and get sooo itchy. Is it something to do with starch? I have tried wearing gloves but it's not for me. What is it about potatoes that my hands don't like?!
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Re: Dyshidrotic eczema

Postby Dr Mark Brewin on Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:13 pm

I was interested by your question so did some investigation and found a very informative blog at https://curedmyeczema.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/i-cured-my-eczema/ There seems to be a variety of trigger foods. I advise wearing disposable gloves to peel your potatoes! Try to use a more oil based (such as petroleum jelly) moisturiser or emollient regularly. You may seek help with any appropriate medication from your GP.
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