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Suggest treatment for hand eczema

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Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2015
Question: I am having a serious flare and outbreak of an eczema on my hands , inbetween my fingers, and my fingers are bleeding and cracking. I have tried 2 forms of steroid creams, which do not seem to be helping. Is there any form of a simple home remedy that I could try?
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload few good resolution pictures of the affected area.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for the eczema over your hands. In view to help you best I request you to kindly upload few good resolution pictures of the affected area.

For that you have a feature on the right side of the page or alternatively you can send your pictures at

YYYY@YYYY

With attention " Dr Sanjay Kanodia ".

Also do let me know the severity of itching over the same.

Hope to hear soon from your side.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD-DERMATOLOGY
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (18 hours later)
I am including 3 pics, as to the itching , I have very little, as in this stage.
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Apply petrolatum gelly for 8 to 10 times to keep the hands moisturized.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome back and thanks for your further follow up.

I am sorry to say that there are no pictures attached with the query.

Even then if there is no or minimal itching then I suggest you to follow the regimen below.

Do warm compressions for two times a day. Take half bucket of warm water and soak your hands for 5 to 10 minutes in the same.

Apply petrolatum gelly for 8 to 10 times to keep the hands moisturized. Dr not expose your hands to dust or cold weather.

If there are deep cuts then you might need high potency steroid based cream.

I hope this helps.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD-DERMATOLOGY
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (1 hour later)
Thank you kindly, I shall try this...
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
My all good wishes for your earliest recovery and healthy life

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

You are most welcome. My all good wishes for your earliest recovery and healthy life ahead.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD-DERMATOLOGY
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Kindly upload few good resolution pictures of the affected area. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum. I can understand your concern for the eczema over your hands. In view to help you best I request you to kindly upload few good resolution pictures of the affected area. For that you have a feature on the right side of the page or alternatively you can send your pictures at YYYY@YYYY With attention " Dr Sanjay Kanodia ". Also do let me know the severity of itching over the same. Hope to hear soon from your side. With regards, Dr Sanjay Kanodia MD-DERMATOLOGY