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Question (02/01/2012):

Title: Endodermous eczema .

My endodermous eczema (2 patches of 1.5cm each on foot) remained dormant for years after treatment.

It has now erupted and continuously forms growing thickening skin patches that must be scraped often.

What is the permanent solution?

Ibrahim

Answer:

Dear Ibrahim,

Eczema is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the epidermis.

Dyshidrosis is a less common eczema that only occurs on palms, soles, and sides of fingers and toes. Tiny opaque bumps called vesicles, thickening, and cracks are accompanied by itching, which gets worse at night.
These blisters can cause intense itching and scaly patches of skin.

Treatments available for dyshidrosis include:

-Alitretinoin, or 9-cis-retinoic acid

-Fexofenadine

-Topical steroids

-Potassium permanganate dilute solution

-Dapsone (diamino-diphenyl sulfone)


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