When I first started to develop eczema, I didn’t know what the condition was, nor was I aware of the struggle it would take to control and finally cure it.

It all started with a couple of tiny blister on my left small finger and I first thought that something must have bitten me. This then spread to my other fingers and the palms of my hands.

When I finally went to my local doctor, I was told I most likely had dyshidrotic eczema and was sent home with a referral to see a dermatologist.

By the time I managed to get an appointment the skin on my fingers had turned into a blistery mess that was extremely itchy and I found myself constantly scratching.

It looked so bad, people actually asked me whether I had burned myself.

It seemed worst during nights, where I would wake up frequently and I don’t think I got a good night’s sleep during that time.

Eczema blisters on my ring finger

Eczema blisters on my ring finger

At my first visit to the dermatologist I was then officially diagnosed with dyshidrotic eczema on most of my fingers as well as part of the palms. In the next months and years I would seek the advice of several dermatologists and other “experts”, such as naturopaths,  to try stop the constant itching and get my life back.

By the way, if you suffer from a different form of eczema, or you experience this annoying condition on a different part of your body, please read on. In my next posts I will cover common types of eczema, also known as dermatitis, what can cause it and most importantly how to get rid of it.