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Pompholyx eczema (palm/sole)

The itch you can’t scratch

Also called Dyshidrotic eczema, Dishydrosis, this common and distressing condition has been recognised and treated successfully with Chinese Medicine since the Ming dynasty. Pompholyx eczema is characterised by very itchy blisters that burst and then peel, on the hands and occasionally the feet. This pattern keeps repeating and is described as feeling like ‘an ant’s nest under the skin’. after some time, the skin becomes dry and damages and sensitive to normal daily activities. This problem is nearly always on both sides, and if on one hand only then fungal infection should be ruled out.


Proven therapies and successful strategies

Herbal medicine is very successful in treating this condition and is often combined with stress reduction treatments like acupuncture or breathing to improve results. Depending on which of the three types of Pompholyx eczema you are experiencing, diet and food may also be a very important subject:

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