Home Remedy for Dyshidrosis

Updated November 21, 2016

Dyshidrosis, more commonly known as eczema, is a type of skin rash that can happen to anyone. There are no pills, creams or ointments that will completely cure dyshidrosis. However, the rash and outbreaks that occur with eczema can be effectively treated to reduce the itching and redness associated with the condition. There are many home remedies and procedures you can use to treat this skin problem yourself, preventing painful outbreaks and itching.

Preventing Dyshidrosis Breakouts

Some dyshidrosis home remedies are more for preventing the rash entirely or preventing exacerbation of existing rash sites. By taking proper care of the areas of skin that have been affected by eczema rashes, you can avoid painful breakouts that make skin scratchy, dry and uncomfortable.

Don't scratch at the dyshidrosis rash, and avoid irritants like perfumed soaps and lotions, which will only make the condition worse. Keep the affected areas of skin moisturised at all times, reapplying non-perfumed lotion whenever rash has been exposed to water.

Treating the Dyshidrosis Rash

Home remedies for dyshidrosis rashes include hydrogen peroxide and cortisone, an itch-relieving medication that can be purchased at most pharmacies. Soaking the affected skin in a solution of vinegar and warm water can also reduce the pain and redness of eczema rashes. A solution of warm salt water can also help treat the rash. However, many home remedies will cause some pain or a burning sensation in the skin and will do little to diminish the itching feeling of the rash. Hydrogen peroxide, vinegar and salt will all create some pain, though they will help reduce the rash and eventually lead to relief.

Dyshidrosis is triggered by an allergy of some sort. If the eczema rashes are extremely widespread or painful, it may be prudent to obtain an allergy test to find out what is causing the irritation. The most effective way to treat dyshidrosis at home is to discover the reason behind the rash and stop exposing your skin to the problem.

Soothing the Dyshidrosis Itch

Often, it's the itching sensation of dyshidrosis rashes that makes the condition so uncomfortable. Oatmilk is a simple, inexpensive home remedy that will help soothe this painful, burning sensation. Simply soak dry oats in milk until they are thoroughly moisturised, then soak the affected skin in the mixture. You should notice relief within a few moments when using this simple anti-itch home remedy.

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