Living With Dyshidrotic Eczema
My Dyshidrotic Eczema Is In Remission Using This Natural Treatment!
In this article, I’ll give you a little glimpse of my experience in living with Dyshidrotic Eczema and how, by chance, my wife came across a natural Dyshidrotic Eczema treatment that finally worked.
Eczema, Dermatitis, Dyshidrosis. Chances are, you’ve heard of these. But what is Dyshidrotic Eczema and what are some successful treatment options? Well for the last eight plus years I have been living with this skin condition called Dyshidrotic Eczema. Who am I? I am a 35 year old Firefighter/Paramedic, husband and Dad to two wonderful boys. For over 15 years, I have worn medical gloves for my job, almost daily. So naturally at first I contributed my skin condition to my daily use of these gloves although they are latex-free gloves.
What is Dyshidrotic Eczema?
“Dyshidrotic Eczema which is sometimes known as “Acute vesiculobullous hand eczema,”is a skin condition that is characterized by small blisters on the hands or feet. It is an acute, chronic, or recurrent dermatosis of the fingers, palms, and soles, characterized by a sudden onset of many deep-seated pruritic, clear vesicles; later, scaling, fissure
s and lichenification occur. Recurrence is common and for many can be chronic. Incidence/prevalence is said to be 1/5,000 in the United States.
This condition is not contagious to others, but its unsightly nature can lend to awkward social interaction. The compromised integument can increase susceptibility to infection, and the accompanying itching can be a source of psychological duress.
The name comes from the word “dyshidrotic,” meaning “bad sweating,” which was once believed to be the cause, but this association is unproven; there are many cases present that have no history of excessive sweating. There are many different factors that may trigger the outbreak of dyshidrosis such as allergens, stress, or seasonal changes. Emotional stress may also
further aggravate the condition.”
What Causes Dyshidrotic Eczema?
The doctors I saw all said there are many triggers that seem to cause an increase in the flare-ups and you should try and avoid them: heavy metals, exposure to harsh chemicals, frequent washing of hands, moisture, profuse sweating. But the reality of it is most of us use our hands continuously, and as a Firefighter/Paramedic I am routinely exposed to just about everything they say to avoid. Other things they said that may trigger it are allergens, stress, or seasonal changes. Apparently, emotional stress or even the weather may also trigger it. It has been very difficult to know exactly what triggers mine.
My Dyshidrotic Eczema Symptoms
The symptoms of Dyshidrotic Eczema vary in severity from person to person but for me, at first it started out as a single spot on my thumb, but it continued to get worse and eventually covered the palms of both my hands and many of my fingers. Basically, what happens was there would be small patches where the skin would get small boils and then multiple layers of skin underneath the boil patches would dry, peel away, and another layer would dry & peel away. It was very sensitive and painful, aside from being irritating and looked bad. It has also gotten to the point that it was developing underneath my fingernail beds.
Throughout the years, the Dyshidrotic Ezcema went through cycles that I couldn’t necessarily figure out what was causing it to start or what caused the cycle to end. Most recently over the last 2-3 years, it never fully went away. It also increased in frequency, eventually getting to the point where, after flareups, it never went back into remission and simply went from bad to worse during its cycles.
Traditional Dyshidrotic Eczema Treatment: Unsuccessful
Over the years that I’ve been dealing with Dyshidrotic Eczema, I have seen multiple Doctors including at least three different Dermatologist specialists. My skin condition wasn’t even accurately diagnosed until just two years ago and when it was finally diagnosed, the last dermatologist still did what most of the others had already done: prescribed steroid creams, and told me there is no cure and that the only thing that could be done is try and slow or prevent outbreaks. Once again I was left with little hope, although at least now I had a diagnosis, which is more than all the previous Doctors could give me. I am not a fan of steroids because they have terrible side effects and do long-term damage. So, after trying the latest steroid cream with no results, I moved to other methods to at least try and deal with the daily discomfort.
Basically, I regularly wore gloves to prevent the peeling, cracked skin from catching or snagging on stuff. Anything that had a rough surface wreaked havoc on my hands, even clothing lightly brushing against them. I used lots of lotions in an attempt to provide relief; you name it and I’ve probably tried it. My wife even made me sleep with bags on my hands after she lathered some kind of lotion on them. It provided some relief the next day but that is it. Sleeping with bags on your hands every night, ummm No! I would do it only during the worst outbreaks and I hated it.
An acquaintance through a friend at the fire district was in to home remedies and several years ago she wrote down a few herbal supplements that I should try taking daily along with Fish Oil supplements. Admittedly, I was not very consistent with taking the assorted remedies and there was only little to no relief with taking the Fish Oil supplements. Eventually, I just came to the realization that I was always going to live with it and I’d just have to deal with the daily pain and discomfort that this Dyshidrotic Eczema brought me.
Natural Dyshidrotic Eczema Treatment: Successful!
In the summer of 2011, my wife, Tiffany, had started the family on 3 liquid nutritional supplements by Sisel International (Click these links: SpectraMaxx, Eternity and FuCoyDon). It was one of the many things she was doing to improve our family’s nutrition and ensure that we were getting the nutrition that we needed. My wife was on a mission to no longer just lose weight but to get healthy through lifestyle changes. So as the supportive husband I took the liquid nutritional supplements like she asked, not necessarily looking for any particular outcome.
Pictures of Dyshidrotic Eczema Before & After
My wife had high hopes, though, and took photos of my hands in mid-July to document their state for a “before” photo. They were rough, peeling, and causing me a lot of pain.
These are very therapeutic liquid nutritional supplements that obviously had enough active nutrients to start repairing 8 years of damage. After everything I had tried I really did not think these would be of any benefit for dyshidrotic eczema. Well within about 3 weeks of taking 1/2 oz of each everyday, I started to notice my hands were getting better! My skin was softer and the boils started to go away. By the beginning of September, my hands were almost back to what normal hands should be. They didn’t hurt, they weren’t raw, and I only had one spot that was left and it was mostly healed. I was loving it.
During hunting season I was gone for 10 days, during which time I stopped taking the FuCoyDon and SpectraMaxx and let me tell you my hands were in bad shape by the time I got home. The dust, dirt, sweat and roughness of everything you touch while out in the wilderness played havoc on my hands. So when I got home I was determined to take the supplements everyday and not miss any. Within a few days again my hands started to heal and a couple weeks later all the flare-ups were gone. The photos below were taken in November 2011, after about 3.5 months on Sisel International Triangle of Life products.
And now, at the end of January 2012 I consider myself to be in remission from the symptoms of terrible skin condition Dyshidrotic Eczema as long as I am taking the Triangle of Life regularly! The photos below were taken this afternoon:
Before this, I had all but given up hope and I was certainly not looking to nutrition to help my Dyshidrotic Eczema. The relief I have gotten has been a life-changing experience for me. It was a tremendous blessing that my wife stumbled upon the powerful liquid nutritional supplements by Sisel. The experience with my Dyshidrotic Eczema has been just one of the many benefits that come with taking the Triangle of Life and I am determined to share it with everyone I come across; particularly those who have auto-immune diseases and skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema.
Side-Note from Tiffany:
Over the course of the Fall 2011, Chris experienced tremendous relief for the first time, from his terrible skin condition Dyshidrotic Eczema. He can tell a difference in the condition of his hands on a daily basis. I have seen the difference in the texture of his skin for myself. His hands are now soft and smooth and almost completely healed! This is such a major improvement! We couldn’t be happier with the results! To get these natural remedies for your Dyshidrotic Eczema you can order them by clicking Dyshidrotic Eczema Treatment. Here are some answers for Frequently asked questions regarding this Dyshidrotic Eczema Treatment.
Disclaimer: The entries on this blog are the personal experiences of how these liquid nutritional supplements have worked for my husband and my family. Please note that we’re certainly not doctors and we’re not claiming that this is a cure or even the best course of treatment for you. Your doctor may disagree with this mode of treatment and/or may prescribe an alternative course of treatment for the type of skin condition you might have, or may want to work around any allergies or other individual issues you might have. We encourage you to do your own due diligence like we did, by researching the main ingredients of these products for yourself. Along with that, please see a professional for any serious condition you have and do not rely on what some people (in this case, us) write on the internet.