Hello fellow eczema sufferers.
I finally found a treatment that completely cleared up the eczema on my fingers, after I had been searching for an effective treatment for years.
In short, I had terribly itchy eczema my fingers and palms of my hands, where I would wake up during the night scratching and couldn’t cook or clean for years.
The medical term for this type of eczema is dyshidrotic eczema, and results in tiny blisters on fingers and palms, filled with clear fluid.
The doctors I saw didn’t give me much hope, telling me that they could only treat the symptoms, not the cause of eczema.
After years of suffering and scratching, a friend recommended I read a treatment guide on how to beat eczema written by Susan Clark.
Susan claims that you will see improvements for any type of eczema after following her advice for 10 days, often curing eczema completely.
I was skeptical at first, but was willing to give it a try given that nothing else had worked, including using high strength corticosteroid creams.
The photos below show my actual hands before and after I started following the treatment advice. The first two photos show bad eczema on my fingers (very itchy, lots of blisters, flaky skin). The third photo shows my fingers two weeks after I tried the beat eczema guide.
Ok, my eczema hadn’t cleared up after the 10 days Susan promised, and it took two weeks for the dyshidrotic eczema to vanish completely. Given that I have been eczema free since then I definitely won’t hold that against her though
How eczema impacted on my daily life
I first learned that I suffered from eczema on fingers when I saw our family doctor to check out an itchy rash I had developed on my hands.
The rash would consist of tiny little blisters on my fingers which very extremely itchy. By the time I managed to get an appointment with a dermatologist, the rash had spread to the palms of both of my hands.
At the point, I would wake up several times a night, finding myself scratching my hands, and would maybe get 5 hours of sleep on a good night.
I previously really enjoyed cooking, however I had stop preparing fresh meals, because cutting up food would leave my hands burning like fire from being exposed to fruit and vegetable juices.
To make things worse I found washing my hands would cause my skin to be even more itchy.
On top of that I couldn’t hold or lift heavy items, or things that would cut into my hands like shopping bags, as it was just too painful.
If you are suffering from eczema or dermatitis yourself, I am sure you can relate to some or all of these issues.
No cure through modern medicine
The dermatologist told me that I had a form of eczema called dyshidrotic eczema. She advised that this was a genetic condition and that unfortunately there was no cure.
As a remedy, she prescribed a strong corticosteroid ointment and told me to avoid exposing my hands to common irritants, such as soap, water and dishwashing liquid, and to use rubber gloves when cutting up food.
The ointment worked almost like magic the first few weeks and I could literally see my eczema disappear before my eyes. Unfortunately after some time my body seemed to get used to the steroids and I had to apply the ointment more often. This caused my skin to get really thin and paper like, causing cracks which would get infected.
It meant that I had to stop using the steroid ointment for a while, which caused the eczema on my fingers to return with a vengeance.
The doctor’s second bit of advice to wear gloves wasn’t really much help either, as my hand got sweaty inside the rubber gloves, which had about the same effect as drizzling vinegar or onion juice onto my hands: a severe burning sensation and the desire to scratch the skin of my fingers.
I went and saw a number of doctors and skin specialists but the advice and treatment was no different from what the first dermatologist had told me.
How I finally got rid of the eczema on my fingers
For years I put up with the itching and scratching, only applying steroid ointments every second or so day to stop the symptoms from becoming unbearable. This also put a strain on my relationship, as my wife had to do most of the cooking, cleaning and washing up.
An eczema cure seemed to be impossible, when a friend of mine (and fellow eczema sufferer) recommended I read the Beat Eczema guide.
Unlike the treatment advice I had received so far, the guide explains that eczema is directly related to your body’s immune system. It seems that the skin condition symptoms such as redness, cracked, flaky and itchy skin are caused by the way the immune system behaves.
Susan Clark, the author of the guide, provides advice and explains how to improve your immune system by make small changes to your lifestyle.
The guide states that you have a good chance of seeing improvement after 10 days. For me, it was not only an improvement, but a dramatic positive change, with any visual signs of eczema eliminated after about two weeks.
Following the guide I now no longer suffer from eczema.
It has meant that I no longer have to live with the constant itching and burning sensation. I no longer use a steroid ointment and I can finally prepare fresh meals again where cutting up ingredients is no longer a problem.
If you are like I was, you are probably at a point where you have tried everything else, spent lots of money on doctor’s visits and prescription drugs that didn’t help long term.
Whilst I’m not a doctor and can’t give you medical advice, I strongly recommend to everyone who suffers from eczema on the fingers to read the Beat Eczema guide. It has made the world of difference to me and given me a cure for my eczema.