The Dos and Dont’s of treating Eczema on the feet

Eczema is a common yet painful skin condition that can affect all areas of the body, including the feet. The most common type of eczema that affects the feet is called Dyshidrotic eczema, which causes small and itchy blisters on the skin of the feet and your soles. These blisters can be very painful and cause intense itching. Another common symptom is tender and burning skin. However, there are several treatment options available to help manage eczema, whether your case is minor or severe.

At Home Treatment

Depending on the severity of eczema on the feet, doing at home daily treatments is an option. For two or four times a day, soak your feet in cool water for fifteen minutes. When done, apply a rich moisturizer or any cream that is a skin barrier treatment. Keeping your feet moisturized yet dry is the key when dealing with eczema. It is also important to not scratch your irritated skin, as this can cause further irritation and damage. Cold compresses periodically on the affected area can also help.

Topical Steroids

More severe cases of eczema may require prescribed topical steroids. Topical steroids help by reducing inflammation in the skin and repair cracked skin caused by this condition. Asking your doctor which topical steroids are best for you may save you trial and error, as different creams have different formulas.

Draining 

If your blisters caused by the eczema are causing excessive pain, you can ask to see your doctor and have the blisters professionally drained. This can help relieve pain and discomfort, although this treatment is more temporary.  This treatment must be done by a professional, as doing it yourself can make your eczema worse.

Light Therapy

Light therapy is another option available for those with eczema. The ultraviolet light will help clear up your skin, and this therapy can be extended over several sessions. Medicine may be prescribed first in order to help your skin respond better to light therapy.

Don’t suffer alone. If you are experiencing eczema on your feet, look into these treatment options and talk with your doctor.