Driving me mad!

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Been under doctor for a few months now.. meds don't seem to do anything! Blisters and pus still forming on my sole of foot.. have random blisters on hand..

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    What drugs have you been taking & can you upload a photo?

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    I cured my excema in my early 20’s by a fluke. Since I was 7 years old I’d had eczema very bad on my hands and feet, especially my feet. One day while skiing I was so upset I went outside and stood in the snow barefoot. I stood there for about 25 minutes to a half hour and melted all the snow around my feet all the way to the ground! A normal person could never have lasted that long standing on what is vertically ice. It was the breakthrough I was looking for. The itching almost immediately stopped and in a matter of days (keeping my feet and hands cold) my excema went into remission. Since then anytime I have flareups I put my feet in ice, the itching instantly disappears and if I keep my feet cold and as dry as possible the eczema just goes away. I’ve told doctors this but no one takes me seriously. The problem is heat!!! Somehow the nerve stimulation creates heat which creates the blisters. Once you’ve rid your feet and hands of the eczema the rest of the eczema on your body will go away on its own. The main places for eczema is your hands and feet. Fill some Ziploc bags with water and freeze them and hold onto them with your hands. You’ll be surprised how long you can hold the ice pack. If the excema is bad enough you’ll be able to melt the whole bag of ice. Put your feet in ice water. Put a towel next to the bucket and keep your feet as dry as possible once they’ve gotten them cold. “Keep” your feet and hands cold. As cold as you can take it at first. And then after your feet and hands have heeled you must keep your hands and feet cool for the rest of your life or it will return. And for heavens sake never ever scratch or rub your affected area! Scratching promotes the heat. It takes vigilance. You can’t let the tingle start or it can come back in a matter of minutes. When I get the sansation and the itchy feeling I don’t care where I am, I kick off my shoes and socks and wag my feet around to get them cooled off. Then I immediately head for an ice bucket as soon as possible. Heat is the enemy. Oily creams and lotions don’t help and trap the heat. Keep your hands and feet clean, dry and above all “cold!”  Eczema sucks! This is my cure. I’ve been excema free for 30 years. Just try it. You’ll see. 
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    Have to agree with Jonathan. There's no way to know what remedy works for one person, might work for another. I don't have excema, I have contact dermatitis. But let me tell you it was so catastrophic and traumatic I spent so many nights lost in despair. I had an allergic reaction to something, following a toe implant surgery. The whole top part of foot was something from the twilight zone, horror movie. It itched to the point of madness. I went back to foot surgeon and his associate and my primary and then a dermatologist. None of them helped me.  But instead of wrapping it like I was told to do for swelling purposes, I let it breathe and did not wear shoes for three months. I was beside myself with grief. I was told to use ice for the swelling. But keep it wrapped. But I couldn't wrap it. It didn't want anything TOUCHING it. But it tolerated, welcomed actually, soft rags wrapped soaked in ice and ice packs. As I did however, need the ice, for the contact dermatitis. Heat was my enemy. If it got a little warm more blisters came. The foot eventually itched everywhere and the possibility of it moving up the ankle/ leg was scaring the out of me. It spread to the bottom of foot. But just didn't form blisters on the bottom of foot like it did on the top. I  sat with an ice bucket on my bed for three months sometimes, 20 hours a day. No benedryl, or topical steroids helped. The ice did. I did finally had to wean myself off the ice. Then the cold water, because the foot got accustomed to the cold. And it still doesn't like to be in a sneaker for too long. From Sept 2017 to Jan 2018 , I suffered but it finally started getting better. It all cleared up, but the recovery was lengthy. Don't give up looking for solutions. 

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