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How to treat eczema on my fingers? It itches a lot.

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I showed the eczema on the fourth finger of my left hand and the middle finger of my right hand to my family doctor, but he couldn't provide a better medicine other than the corticosteroid 2%. I have realised that this topical cream is not very effective in treating eczema and the side effects are increased blood pressure making me feel angry most of the time and too energetic to sleep at all. It also made me lose hair faster as when i get up in the morning, i find lots of fallen hair on my pillow. I suffer from hair loss problems and i found out that this corticosteroid does speed up hair loss. This topical cream is basically some form of steroid, and if you notice those body builders, who takes injection steroids for building muscles and body weight, they suffer from hair loss as well. This corticosteroid is no different from those injected steroids i believe. I am looking for a more gentler and natural ways of treating eczema.


asked in Portage La Prairie by Nick Murphy (169 points)

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Eczema takes a long time to heal and using corticosteroid is not good for your body. It causes those symptoms as you mentioned such as hair loss, lack of sleep and hyperactiveness. You will need to take a look at the type of hand cream that you use everyday. You must use the one which says "Unscented" or "Without Fragrance" because scented creams with fragrance makes your skin itchy and causes dryness, resulting in Eczema on your fingers. Vaseline manufactures unscented hand cream which is perfect for treating your Eczema problems. Extreme dryness with no application of hand cream causes these Eczema problems, so always remember to moisturize your hand even during the summers times. The sun and the heat during summer can cause dryness on your hands too.

The other thing that you must do is to take vitamin C pills supplement which you can get anywhere at retails stores like Walmart, Shoppers Drugmart, Food Basic Pharmacy or just about any pharmacy near your locality. Remember to take your Vitamin C everyday because it will help your body to fight against Eczema and dryness on your fingers. You may not see the results right away as soon as you start taking them, but be patient and keep taking them until you find your condition improved. This is how i cured my Eczema problems on my fingers and body parts.

Vaseline Unscented Cream

answered by Dani Assaf (158 points)
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