I've cured my pompholyx

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A year ago I started getting itchy blisters of my hands, and in a matter of weeks I had broken, sore skin that wept blood and other yukky stuff. My doctor diagnosed pompholyx excema and I was started on Eumovate cream, then betnovate cream neither worked and seemed to worsen the blisters. I was using double base create that kinda helped but only if i applied it about 30-50 times over 2 hrs. I looked awful and was so painful. Recently I purchashed radon nourish antibacterial hand soap with shea butter and ginger, an I only 2 weeks my hands are 100% clear. I'm aware that different stuff works for different people but I'm sure that it will work for some. what have you got to lose. I've not been able to find anything prescribed by Dr's that has made any impact and some even worsened the excema, hope this helps someone xx

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    Thank you so much lee-ann, I'll try your recipe and let you know.

    Take care xx

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    Hi Lee,

    Thanks for sharing your experience. As you mentioned treatment depends on the individual skin status really matters a lot. Still I would suggest to check for steroidal preparation before using any product. Many a times it is observed that, these steroidal preparations helps for the time being but later on symptom relapses with severity. So be alert.

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    I find that I get little lumps, and itchy blisters on the inside of my right hand. I helped clear rubbish at a festival recently and found the blisters got worse from wearing the gloves. I wonder why it's only on my right hand? I will try the soap. Thank you. 
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      Hi Catherine, I have a pompholyx got mu worse with a sorts of things including betnovate cream, I but even, an stress. When the blisters, cracked skin, and sores with a their worst double base create made it a little better. But I had to apply it a lot. Try not burst a blisters. Yes they're awful itchy if it's to much putting on fingerless gloves then you can run the outside of the gloves it relieves the itching. When the blisters dry and the skin thickens don't peel it off it hard but after a couple of weeks it will heal. Good luck xx
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      Sorry too many typos....Hi Catherine, my pompholyx got much worse with all sorts of things including betnovate cream, ibuleve and even stress. When the blisters, cracked skin, and sores are at their worst, double base cream made it a little better. But I had to apply it a lot. Try not burst the blisters. Yes they're awful itchy but if it's to much, try putting on fingerless gloves, then you can rub the outside of the gloves, it relieves the itching. When the blisters dry and the skin thickens don't peel it off. it will go hard but after a couple of weeks it will heal. Good luck xx
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    I have a 13 year old son who suffers from Pompholyx and has done on and off since he was 3. Due to a traumatic past 3 yrs, unfortunately he has struggled with the condition because of stress. He has been referred back to the children's hospital as it has spiralled out of control on his hands, so much so he has to use a laptop at school as holding a pen is difficult. We recently were told to start the Potassium Permanganate soaks (which seemed to work) but then he wouldn't go to school as he was stressed about what people thought about him with the brown appearance on his hands. After reading several messages on this forum it does seem that cider vinegar is a must to try. It does make sense with the over active sweat glands as he has a passion for cricket and that is all he aspires to do. What I wouldn't do to take this debilitating condition away from my son. Thank you
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