Any ideas on how to treat Eczema on the feet??

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Hello everybody! i was wondering if you could give me ideas on what to use for treating eczema on the feet? as my nan is suffering from it and i would like to find a way of helping her. she has tried eumovate, E45, daktacort cream, daktarin aktiv cream, diprobase cream,, there was no improvement at all. The doctor did prescribe the daktacort but well obviously it didnt work because i'm on here trying to help out lol. I was hoping someone could help with suggestions.

Thankyou for your time in reading this! smile x

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    Hi,

    I'm sorry to hear that your gran is suffering with Eczema. I had Eczema on my face for ages and tried all of the ointments that you mentioned with little success.  

    Eventually I tried Aloe Vera (Holland & Barrett - 99% Aloe Vera & 1% water).  It brings down the itching and will help to keep her skin hydrated.  I still use it as a moisturiser at night and can't recommend it enough.  Also fish oils are meant to be beneficial.

    Hope that this is of some help.

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    Drink plenty of water, I take an antihistamine at night. I have used steroid creams for years, I have yet to find one that clears up the eczema for good, but they do help short term. I find I need to use a moisturise  everyday. Good luck
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    Hi, if your nan's foot eczema is still a problem, I wonder if she may have an allergy to something in her shoes? It's worth her getting some patch testing done to find out - it could make all the difference.

    Best wishes

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    Hi I found if I shower I wash my feet with a flannel rinse well , dry thoroughly and moisturise. If a flare up has happened use a steroid cream not ointment I find that works. Good luck
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