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Have eczema on hands. Why does it keep flaring? Home treatments?

I have what I think is eczema on my hands. It keeps flaring up and is sometimes okay, however right now there are oozing small white bumps and lots of cracked skin and redness. I was wondering if this could be anything to do with my diet? I m considering a water fast for 7 days to flush out my system and see if there are any changes. I also know of a product that clears it pretty well however I ve ran out at the moment. My questions are: are there any at home treatments I could use? Does exposure to the sun help? Does my diet affect my eczema? Thank you.
Asked On : Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
eczema and psoriasis are related by they both involve toxemia, thinning of intestinal wall, excess body acidity, diet and internal cleansing are the most important to alleviate outbreaks. diet should be highly alkaline. although sun is good for 'p' tends to aggravate eczema. this diet has been very beneficial to people with eczema.
gluten free diet is very beneficial
drink distilled water or high ph water.
omega 3 is a very important part of diet excellent anti-inflammatory help maintain proper ratio of good bacteria in your digestive system.
Never use any home remedy or other self treatment without being advised to do so by a physician.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Packriswamy Sambangi's  Response
The exact cause of Eczema is unknown ; but it's thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body's immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema.
Eczema is a general terms for many types of skin inflammation [ Dermatitis ] .The most common form of eczema is Atopic dermatitis. However, there are many different forms of eczema.
Eczema is an irritating skin disease that ranges from chronic, itchy minor rashes to ranging acute eczema flare-up with open , oozing sores that require bandaging.
Eczema is not contagious, but since it is believed to be at least partially inherited, it is not uncommon to find members of the same family affected.
Tomatoes, tobacco, eggplant, all peppers, white potatoes.
Consider getting an allergy test.You can discover what foods, animals, carpets or even trees cause your eczema flare-ups.
Look for naturals supplements and substances.
Avoid detergents.
Maintain personal hygiene
Wash your hands about every hour and apply a light hand cream, because when you touch your eczema; bacteria can get inside and washing your hands too often can over- dry them.
1.Coconut oil is better than those pricy creams.
2.Aloe vera gel, when mixed with Vitamin E oil, is a useful symptom remedy.
3.Regular use of Olive oil can also reduce exzema scars to the great extent.
4.Rub Vaseline on the affected area,
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Homeopath Dr. Preeti Balwani's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM,
As from the description given by you it seems to be the weeping eczema which has a good treatment in homoeopathy.
As for as diet is concerned you have been already suggested by other physicians,but still not to take much of salty, spicy food, and just observe the food item which increases the complaint and avoid it for timebeing, dont apply any medicated prepration on it. In homoeopathic treatment symptomatic as well as miasmatic treatment will be very helpful for you. Please consult a good homeopath .
Take care
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Pouse Poulose's  Response

1.Aragwadhadi Kashayam: Take 20 ml Kashaya (4 teaspoon) + 40 ml light Hot water and take it at 6.00 am and 5.00 pm in empty stomach. Take food only 1 hour minimum after taking kashaya.

2.Mahatikthakam Grita:Take 1 teaspoon(5 ml) ghrita(medicated ghee) melt and take it 2 hour before bed time drink 200 ml light hot water boiled with dried ginger above it or take it on empty stomach on early morning 5.00 a.m drink 200 ml light hot water boiled with dried ginger above it, don’t take food after taking grita it cause indigestion problem, take food only after proper digestion of gritam.


Make a small steel bowl light hot in fire and put 1 teaspoon ghee in it, melt ghee in this way don't melt ghee directly in fire. Don't drink cold water or food after taking ghrita, take food only after proper digestion of gritam otherwise it will cause indigestion problems.

3.Durvadi Tailam + Nimbado Taila (body): Mix these taila's take 30 ml and make it Luke warm and apply it on entire body below neck. Keep the taila there for 30 minute do a light massage and then bath in light warm water.Do it 5times a week.

The ideal food you can have while using Ayurvedic medicine is non-spicy, non-oily, vegetarian diet.

Answered: Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Munish Sood's  Response
1. Was Eczema diagnosed by your doctor/physician or is it self labelled diagnosis? is it Contact or Occupational Eczema?
2. is there excessive scratching/rubbing as it exacerbates the symptoms?
3. cause of flare up (in hands) other than diet: abrasive soaps,detergents with chemical dyes, synthetic perfumes, deodorants,antiperspirant??
4. diet which cause release of histamine and thereby causing allergy could be one of the cause of eczema, and can be eggs,peanuts,shellfish,sea food or dairy products, food coloring, artificial sweeteners can trigger the immune system to react.
5. Eczema is triggered by STRESS and disturbed Immune System, any type of stress (physical/emotional/mental)?
6. Make sure you don't scratch excessive and continuously and keep your nails as short as possible, otherwise vicious cycle of itch-scratch-itch is triggered.
7. Avoid causative/triggering factor,sour food (pickles,curd),avoid blankets/sweater that are made of wool, avoid sudden extremes of climate, hence travelling should be done with care,buy a good quality moisturizer specially designed for Eczema patients like E45, even Petroleum jelly (Vaseline), beeswax based balms are also effective in controlling the symptoms.
8. Vit E which works as an antioxidant can be applied to the skin as well as taken orally.
9. Include diet rich in Vit. A,B6,E and essential fatty acids
10. take 1 tsf of Panchatikta grihta with 1 tab Arogyavardhini vati.
11. Practice Relaxation exercises and meditation to combat STRESS.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Amol Baburao Avhad's  Response
try some home remidies as u want ----
1] aloe vera pulp
2]haridra churna
3]jatyadi tail.
4] do the pitta shaman chikitsa.
5]avoid fast foood,,dal,etc......
Answered: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul's  Response
weeping eczema calls for proper treatment. There are home remedies which can improve the status. Use of turmeric internally and washing with decoction of neem leaves will offer good cure. exposure to sun will make no cure for it. Yes ayurveda believes that balanced diet is must, excessive intake of sugar and salt can flare up the problem.
Answered: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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