Dyshidrosis: what it looks like and what are the remedies
With this article we intend to offer some useful information to recognize dyshidrosis, as well as a series of suggestions to follow carefully to prevent and combat this annoying skin disorder.
The simple precautions that we propose, if applied constantly, will allow you to see excellent results within a short time and to regain skin health without any need to take drugs.
Even if the skin of the hands is very compromised, presenting deep lesions, with our advice you can avoid resorting to chemical and pharmaceutical products.
Not only that: this can be considered an excellent basis for prevention and remedy in the case of various skin problems: not only dyshidrosis, but also dermatitis, eczema and irritations of various origins.
What is dyshidrosis and how does it manifest itself
Dyshidrosis, or dyshidrotic eczema, is an inflammatory skin disease, which manifests itself with the formation of bubbles and blisters, mainly on the palms of the hands, but sometimes also between the fingers and on the soles of the feet. When they break, the blisters cause lesions and even quite deep cuts, destroying the surface of the skin and leaving the tissues defenseless.
Dyshidrosis can appear suddenly, with acute symptoms which then tend to resolve, or appear as a chronic phenomenon, which usually reappears with a seasonal frequency or after contact with some substances.
The causes of dyshidrosis are mainly of , some relevant risk factors are stress and exposure to irritants or metallic materials.
Dyshidrosis Remedies And Tips To Protect Your Skin
It's important to keep in mind that, in the daily routine of skin care and beauty, hands must never see water! Humidity is the number one enemy of the delicate skin ecosystem, as it tends to make it even more dry and dehydrated.
So these are the rules to follow:
- Do not wash your hands too frequently but only sometimes, and when necessary;
- Only use very delicate cleansing products, based on simple and natural ingredients (such asCalmiderma and Psoriskin ). Liquid and solid soaps and bars of soap in general should be avoided , even when the skin does not present problems: in the INCI of these products you will always find Sodium Hydroxide, after oils and water. In another article we will explore the theme of natural soaps.
- Never use detergents whose formula contains SLES/SLS/PEG/Propylen Glycol/Sodium Chloride and other unhealthy and aggressive ingredients, which tend to damage the natural protective layer even in the case of healthy skin.
Using a cleansing oil is the best solution , both for the hands and for the whole body, especially during the shower, where you use your hands. But beware! The cleansing oil must be a REAL oil , whose formula is totally water-free.
Reading the INCI of a product of this type, only the oils should be listed, as well as surfactants, emulsifiers and possibly preservatives. The cleansing oil is not aggressive towards the natural hydrolipidic barrier of the skin and creates a protective film, ideal for very dry skin: using it regularly, the hands will always remain well hydrated and the skin will remain smooth, soft and well nourished.
- After each wash, we recommend drying your hands immediately with care, using a soft sponge and without rubbing, even in case of itching, but simply patting the skin to keep it soft and not irritate it.
- Those who tend to have sweaty hands all the time should dry them frequently , dabbing them with a tissue. If this is not possible, for example when driving a car or using machines and tools, we recommend wearing natural cotton gloves, which will absorb perspiration keeping your hands always fresh and dry.
- During cooking preparations , when it is necessary to clean fish, vegetables, fruit or handle salt and other irritating ingredients, it is important to always protect your hands with a suitable pair of gloves.
Always use protective gloves
If your hands are already in very bad condition , presenting deep lesions, bubbles and blisters, with large areas where the superficial layer of the skin has failed, it is essential to always wear protective gloves , avoiding any contact with water, detergents and products chemists.
We recommend the use of protective cotton gloves worn under the classic waterproof rubber gloves for both household chores and for washing the dishes or shampooing.
Strictly avoid the use of sanitizing gels and alcohol
NEVER SANITIZE YOUR HANDS . The use of alcohol-based sanitizing and disinfectant products is absolutely to be avoided. The skin is protected by a specific skin microbiota , i.e. by natural bacterial colonies that represent a real barrier against infections and pathologies.
The presence of an eczema already means a reduction of the microbiota , and the use of alcohol and disinfectants is equivalent to completely destroying the natural bacterial protection of the skin.
Avoid resorting to cortisone creams for itching
In case of itchy hands , it is important to avoid scratching and rubbing them, if the sensation is very intense and annoying, the best solution is to apply an ice pack .
ABSOLUTELY AVOID THE USE OF CORTISON CREAMS . Cortisone-based creams, often recommended to relieve itching, actually worsen the lesions and make the skin even more fragile, aggravating the situation.
To reduce the risk that deeper lesions become infected, an antibiotic cream may be indicated, to be applied only to the points where the skin has cuts or blisters, and not all over the hand. In most cases , however, there is no need to take oral antibiotics , which are often prescribed by dermatologists even in the absence of bacterial infection.
Deeply moisturize the skin with a suitable cream
In the presence of dyshidrosis it is instead of fundamental importance to think about a correct and deep hydration of the skin, which in these conditions needs a much more energetic nourishing action.
Water-based creams are not indicated in the presence of acute eczema, as water can greatly accentuate the itching . It is essential to use exclusively fat-based creams or specific oils (such as that of the Calmiderma line), which offer a feeling of relief, relieve itching, regenerate the tissues and perform a nourishing action, rebalancing the hydrolipidic balance of the tissues. This result is made possible by the presence of fats, which create a protective film and prevent skin moisture from dispersing.
We recommend applying a fat-based nourishing cream several times a day , and in particular before sleeping, wearing cotton gloves to avoid grease stains on sheets and linens.
Avoid Contact With Metallic Materials
Another important element to consider is contact with metals. To protect irritated and dehydrated skin, we recommend never touching metal surfaces, cutlery and other objects before wearing protective cotton gloves.
Furthermore, until the skin is completely healed and free from lesions, the use of watches, jewels and other accessories made of metal materials and alloys that could cause allergies should be avoided.
The causes of dyshidrosis: heavy metal poisoning
Here we face the fundamental point: what are the causes of dyshidrosis. Dyshidrotic eczema is essentially the symptomatic manifestation of heavy metal intoxication , and in particular nickel. But what is meant by heavy metal poisoning?
Heavy metal poisoning occurs when you come into contact with some particularly toxic metals, including mercury and lead, but also gold, silver, aluminum, nickel, barium and many others.
It is not uncommon for these metals to be present in water, soil, air, even in some medicines and foodstuffs, as well as in many commonly used objects, which often come into contact with the skin.
This means that, although serious metal poisoning is related to extraordinary events, chronic poisoning can still occur simply due to the use of metal objects, with more or less relevant consequences also in relation to the personal sensitivity of the organism.
Cases of serious metal intoxication can cause significant and even irreversible damage to the body's vital functions , however, even without witnessing a serious form of intoxication, it is not uncommon for proximity and contact with some metals to be responsible for various forms of allergy. Nickel is precisely one of those metals that most frequently causes allergic reactions, especially on the skin.
Our body , naturally only if completely healthy , has a physiological and perfect detoxification system, capable of eliminating metals and any other type of toxin .
Today, however, we have to deal with very strong pollution and with a lifestyle and diet poorly oriented towards health, to the point that being completely healthy has become practically impossible .
This amplifies the problem of intoxication and makes the physiological purification processes slow and difficult, due to a lack of natural microelements by the body and chronic inflammation due to an unbalanced diet and a too sedentary life.
To counteract these problems, it is possible to resort to some natural food supplements, including zeolite .
Zeolite is a mineral of volcanic origin, originating from the encounter between incandescent lava and sea water. It is very useful for nickel allergy sufferers because it absorbs heavy metals found in the body and eliminates them . Thanks to its powerful chelating action, zeolite passes through the body absorbing heavy metals and other toxins, without affecting the natural organic balance. It is possible to find zeolite in the form of powder or in tablets, to obtain an excellent result it is necessary to take it for at least a couple of months .
Already after one or two weeks , you will still get a first benefit , with the stop of the formation of bubbles and blisters on your hands. In this way, the body's self-repair resources and the restoration of the skin's hydrolipidic barrier will be stimulated.
Finding Body Harmony And Achieving Wellness
Not only dyshidrosis, but every pathology, whether it affects the skin or any other organ of our body, requires particular attention in the search for the causes, which are often found within the body or derive from environmental and mental factors.
Achieving inner harmony and well-being is the first, very important step towards regaining health and combating ailments and pathologies. Also in the case of dyshidrosis, it is important to act not only on the dermatological manifestations, but on the physical and internal causes: contact with metallic materials, chemical substances and aggressive cleaning products, for example, but also a period of stress, an unbalanced diet and an unhealthy lifestyle.