Is this eczema on my palms?

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i have these tiny bumps since 2-3 weeks on my palms. no ictching or huge pain but my palms do feel very sensitive from the excessive handwashing i have been doing due to my ocd. do they look like mild form of eczema? some of them have black center. do eczema bumps sometimes have a dark center? when soaked in water, the dark center disappears and comes back once hand is dry. some just look like tiny blisters. pics of both attached. imageimage

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    It could be a mild case. I've never seen black centers on my eczema outbreaks but everybodies different. If it doesn't itch it might be something else. My outbreaks always itch. My advice is to keep your hands cool/cold and dry. Heat is the enemy. Wash your hands in cold water and dry them immediately after washing. Dry & cold, thats the ticket.

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    Hi Mona. i suffered for many many years with something very similar to what you are describing.

    i had it on both of my palms and down the sides of my fingers and also weirdly on on the bottom and sides of my right foot but never the left. I was told by my doctor it was Pompholyx eczema and was prescribed Dermovate steroid cream. The blisters on my hands would be quite itchy and irritating and would burst if i rubbed them too much.

    The blisters on my right foot were more problematic, they were larger and they were prone to bursting more easily and nearly every time would get infected and incredibly painful no matter how clean i kept my feet or put clean dressings on. I had to go to the doctors and the walk in centres very regularly for a course of flucloxacillin to treat the infections and often had red tracking up my veins and swollen glands in my groin due to the infection.

    Eventually i was referred to the dermatologist in hospital but it was over a six month wait and i was given all sorts of creams and ointments and paraffin cream with salicylic acid to dry the blisters out but it was a treatment and not a cure and never stopped them coming back.

    I have been totally free of eczema now for about 18 months, how you ask ?

    I stopped eating ALL seafood and i used to love it, first i tried just avoiding crustaceans and it improved considerably but didn't go completely. Then i stopped all seafood and it cleared totally.

    When i was working in Oman maybe 4 years ago i was having a bad flare up of blisters and i asked my driver to take me to get some dermovate ( which they wouldn't give me as they said it was evil dangerous stuff 😉 The driver told me while we were driving around the pharmacies that his Nan told him if you have eczema that you shouldn't eat crustaceans, I obviously ignored him and it wasn't for a few more years that i tried this old wives tale when i remembered what he told me and it turned out it worked a treat for me.

    The moral of the story is Always listen to your nan ( or your driver )


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