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How do I rid of Dermatitis on my hand?

I have dermatitis on my hands, it is between my fingers and a little patch on my palm. It is very itchy and red and has what appears to be tiny fluid filled bubbles all over it which sometimes weep after a shower and get itchier. I have a cream called Graphites cream which helps stop itching and gets rid of redness but doesnt seem to get rid of it. I read that dermatitis (i havent always had dermatitis, i was born with eczema and one day had a little dry patch on my finger which turned into dermatitis) is sometimes aggravated by wheat and lactose so should i quit milk and bread for a month see if there is any difference? I'd like to know if anyone has any 'cures' or remedies i can purchase when i go shopping or something homeopathic i can make now so soothe straight away. PLEASE HELP ME!
Ha! yes in a desperate bid last night to get rid of it i put some steroid cream on it, well lets say it quickly got washed of, it BURNED!!! I also heard nickel is a common trigger its in most coins and people always carry coins

I would be careful using E45 cream - I know a lot of people swear by it but I have Ezcema and it does nothing but aggravate me and makes me itch more - i agree to get something non steriod based so it does not thin the skin - try acqueous cream - you can get it without a prescription from a local pharmacy  (+ info)

What can I use for dermatitis instead of Triamcinolone Acetonide?

I have dermatitis that only ever gets better if treated with Triamcinolone Acetonide. Lotions and creams have not helped and sometimes dry out eczema+like areas. Does anyone know of over+the+counter treatments that help? Any secret remedies?

Should we whisper if it's a secret? ; )

OUCH! Stop using that stuff now! Seriously, corticosteroids are one scary medication! Look at this:

Corticosteroids: Research literature, reflecting more than 50 years of studies, note a variety of adverse reactions to topical, oral, and systemic corticosteroids - ranging from mild to life-threatening and life-altering.

A few examples of the side effects include:
* Adrenal suppression
* Allergic reaction to the medication
* Cataracts
* Glaucoma
* Gastrointestinal effects, such as nausea and vomiting -- Peptic ulcers also have been shown to occur.
* Growth retardation
* Hair growth increase
* Hypertension, or high blood pressure
* Hypopigmentation (lightened patches of skin)
* Infection
* Osteoporosis
* Skin conditions including stretch marks, spider veins, thinning of the skin, purpura (purple-colored patches of skin), acne, perioral dermatitis and rosacea-like rashes
* Tachyphylaxis (a decreasing response to corticosteroids)
* Weight gain

Emily, if you wanna get rid of your condition, you must address the issue at the root. Any skin condition is a visible sign of imbalances inside the body. (Skin conditions are actually symptoms of other conditions -- it's your body crying out for help!)

I've had eczema badly on my hands and before I made a few lifestyle changes, I put a million things, natural and chemical, on my hands ... to no avail!  (+ info)

What can someone tell me about dermatitis and eczema?

I'm 9 years old, and my excema and dermatitis is getting really bad and taking over my face. What should i do?

I hope this helps!! Good luck.

=:)  (+ info)

What is an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

I have had experience with weeping sores on my scalp, and they don't seem to be getting better. I've looked up what can cause this, and the most likely candidate seems to be seborrheic dermatitis. The jury seems to be out on what causes it, but there seems to be a definite lean toward it being a fungal infection of the hair follicles. What would you recommend to treat this condition?


I'm currently suffering with this condition. It can be a cause from unbalanced hormones, a fungus on the skin, malnutrition, etc...

Right now, I take a liquid multi vitamin (it's called VIBE). It worked pretty well but didn't start kicking in until maybe after.....4-5 weeks?

I also put apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil on my skin. This helps with the fungus part... cleans it up real well and stops most of the flaking and redness for me. Just look it up on the web! ^_^

I wish all the best to you. I had horrible hair loss from this disease. I'm now looking into eyebrow and scalp transplants! yikes...  (+ info)

What is the best treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

I have severe seborrheic dermatitis (scalp) and I have tried everything over the counter and nothing works. I finally went to the dermatologist 2 weeks ago and he prescribed Loprox shampoo, and it has made my hair even more itchy and scaly! I called the office to get them to change my prescription and he said to give it more time. Is it supposed to get worse before it gets better? What are you prescribed to? Thank you!

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What sunscreen can I use without getting contact dermatitis?

I get really bed exzema and contact dermatitis every time I use sunscreen. Does anyone know of one that I can use and not get this painful rash on my face? I can't skip sunscreen because I burn easily on my face which is just as bad. So please help!! I can't just stay inside for the whole summer!

New SunClear from Grahams Natural Alternatives protects the skin from the sun and provides added moisture as well. The perfect choice for all skin types including those with eczema and psoriasis. You could also try the more natural based sunscreens such as those from Green People and Lavera.
All sunscreens give protection against B rays; some also protect against A rays. The sun protection factor (SPF) tells you the extent to which the sunscreen filters out the B rays. The higher the SPF, the greater the degree of protection. SPF’s range from 2 up to 50, but someone with very fair skin or who has eczema that worsens in sunlight should use a cream with a factor of 15 or above.  (+ info)

How can you tell the difference between Seborrheic dermatitis and just having dry skin or dry scalp??

Im not sure if i just have dry skin an scalp or is it Seborrheic dermatitis i just lookin to know the difference between the two thanks.

Dermatitis in very mild cases is hard to tell the difference especially on the scalp.

If you are experiencing any crusting over, or weeping of fluid in the affected areas, then you definitely have dermatitis.

FlakeFree therapeutic lotion formulated with zinc will clear your skin up.

FlakeFree therapeutic hair gel formulated with zinc, tea tree oil, and numerous herbal ingredients will clear your scalp.

I know, I used to suffer from dermatitis for years. I have remained clear now for several years since I started using the FlakeFree products.

P.S. They are also excellent for dry skin and scalp, dandruff, and numerous skin and scalp issues. Check out my site for further details.  (+ info)

What natural remedies did you use to put your Seborrheic Dermatitis in remission?

The doctor gave me prescription-levels of salicylic acid, but it didn't seem to help that much. It made my skin peel and the dermatitis patch was still there--it's on my forehead.

Anyone know of any remedies?

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Does anyone have any suggestion or remadies for dermatitis which is non steriod and non quarterzone?

Any ideas for dermatitis treatments on hands, groin, chest and legs. It is very itchy and very red. Currently been using a dermatitis soap. Unfortunatly due tom server allergies to steriods and quarterzone these cannot be used. Anyone have any other treatments to help get it under wraps.

I know my friend had a mild case of dermatitis on the edges of her face, and i also was believed to have dematitis which turned out to be a infection [so not much of help]

But when my friend and i had in her case dermatitis we were told to use Cetaphil, which I know is a Cleansing Product. It is perfect for sensitive skin, and a believe it does not contain steriod or quaterzone.

Here is the indgredient list;
Ingredients: Purified Water, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate (and) PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Copolymer, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Masking Fragrance, Panthenol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben.

Although, this may not be strong enough for a severe case of dermatitis, i know it worked for my friend [Wash face with it morning and night until it clears up].

As for me, now i keep it at hand for make-up removal ;). Extra handy for that time you accidently miss with your eyeliner and draw a huge line down your face >.>.

I don't know whether Cetaphil is available internationally, but i live in australia so yeah...  (+ info)

does allergic contact dermatitis make you unable to get the smallpox vaccine?

If you have Allergic Contact Dermatitis, not Atopic Dermatitis. Can you still get severe reactions from the small pox vaccine?

The Center for Disease Control's website warns people with atopic dermatitis.regarding the vaccine, not people who have allergic contact dermatitis. It's always best to let your doctor know about this, of course, before getting the vaccine.  (+ info)

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