Your Questions About Eczema

David asks…

can diabetes cause blisters on the hands and elbows?

is it possible that diabetes can cause blisters or bumps on the palm of the hand,fingers or elbows?

admin answers:

What kind of “bumps”? Small water blisters on the fingers, hands, arms, elbows even feet? Do the blisters burst and get infected? Very itchy, then crack and become painful?

This is called dyshidrotic eczema. I suffer from this in the hot months of the summer. I don’t know if it’s related to diabetes (I’m type 2). All the docs I have spoken too haven’t thought so.

Oral steroids are VERY effective to help this but VERY dangerous to use if you are diabetic. Steroids raise your blood sugar. Topical steroid cream works for some. They are not dangerous as the cream doesn’t make it into the blood stream (too much). Auto-immune inhibitor creams help too (Ellidel or Pro-topic). There is a UV light treatment too called PUVA. That I haven’t tried yet but I’m planning on it as over the years, all the creams have pretty much stopped working.

Mary asks…

Why are my Leg and Hand joints hurting all of a sudden for no reason?

My hand ( left hand 2nd finger from the index finger side ) and my leg ( left leg – Knee) and my right leg ( underneath my foot ) has been hurting me for the past 3-4 weeks now. It all started when I went to visit my parents upstate new york. At first I thought it must be something that has to do with my allergies . Then I thought it might be because I was drinking apple cider vinegar along side with water for my eczema.

But the pain hasn’t gone yet! I am only 31. I don’t eat unhealthy food or drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes. Why is this happening to my body all of a sudden. It’s hard to walk 10 feet with this condition. I can’t even wake up and go to bathroom like a normal person anymore. I have to extend my legs and walk like a old man! It’s almost depressing if you see me walk down the street.
I mean what I don’t understand is, Why is this happening all of a sudden and I must say that the pain is at the highest in the morning. Then as the day goes by it goes down a bit because of usage( i think ) . But the pain comes right back the next morning as soon as I wake up. What is going on with my body. This has never happened before. I even eat healthy ( No junk food /sodas )

admin answers:

I don’t want to speculate as it could frighten you. Temporarily, before seeing an orthopedist, take glucosamine supplements. Don’t drink cider vinegar. Take the supplements as directed. You should feel better within a few weeks. If your condition doesn’t improve, call your doctor for a referral.

Sandra asks…

Can me and my friend get into the fire service?

Me and my friend would like to join the fire service in the future. I have very bad eyesight and wear glasses full time. Will I still be able to get in?

My friend on the other hand, has many medical conditions, including: Eczema, Arthritis, bad circulation, Asthma, and many food allergies. He is on loads of medication as well. Will he be able to get in?

admin answers:

Plan on different careers.

James asks…

Does anyone know anything that can help with paper sensitivity?

My twin (who is awesome) really hates the feel of paper and recently will only wear clothing from hollister and superdry and nowhere else because clothes from everywhere else are too itchy for her. She has other problems such as autism and co-ordination issues and eczema.
She doesn’t like the feel of paper because it makes her teeth feel funny. This was discovered when she was in years 4 or 5 at school and she has been putting a plastic sheet between her hand and the paper ever since when writing. This helps to a point and now we’ve just started our GCSEs and she and the whole family feel that this is a problem that she doesn’t need during GCSEs.
Thankfully now that I’m older I’m able to help more and have been looking up stuff on this. I’m not as worried about the clothing issue though it would be wonderful to fix because she can suffer wearing the school uniform at school and when we explain to people why she wears Superdry all the time some just think she’s a spoiled brat and this makes her upset. She’d be able to wear more clothes too and it would save so much money. I have a feeling this problem isn’t solely down to her eczema.
When she was in primary school they tried things with an OT and things like Sensory Integrative Therapy but the stuff they did in the sessions didn’t seem to help much and she got less ad less time with the OT because the SEN departments kept running out of money and just as we’ve started our GCSEs the UK government has decided to make big cuts on education (a lot of cuts on SEN) and change the GCSEs. People currently in year 7 may not be taking GCSEs at all in the future.
She doesn’t have an OT at the moment I don’t think. If anyone could give advice it would be very much welcome. I’ve been looking through the net and stuff and have already found some usful info but I’m not sure where to look for more. My mum’s not very good with technology at all so if someone could suggest books and things that would be great. If you give links to useful website that would be awesome. The Wilbarger Brushing Protocal and Burpee Method of Buzzing and Brushing sound like interesting techniques if someone could give info on those.

admin answers:

Has your sister tried wearing thin cotton gloves for writing?

Paul asks…

Do you think my 3 year old has eczema or scabies and how to tell the difference?

My 3 year old girl started to develop rash like bumps on her wrist. It started out as tiny flesh bumps and over the days progressed into inflamed red bumps. I took her to the doctor and she said that she couldn’t tell which one it was (eczema or scabies) so she prescribed something for both and told me to start out with the eczema treatment (which is just hydrocortizone). It only helped at first but no significant improvement since. She doesn’t have bumps anywhere else but it did spread from her wrist to her hand and her hand looks like her wrist did at first with only flesh bumps. The reason I don’t want to start with the second cream is because it is a head to toe thing and may cause irritation at first and I don’t want to put her through that if it’s not even scabies. Has anybody else had any experience with this?

Thank you.

admin answers:

Scabies usually start between the fingers and work they’re way out, then usually to the feet and sometimes you’ll get them on the genitals. If the bumps have a black/darkish dot in the middle, then it will be scabies.

Ken asks…

Do you think my 3 year old has eczema or scabies and how to tell the difference?

My 3 year old girl started to develop rash like bumps on her wrist. It started out as tiny flesh bumps and over the days progressed into inflamed red bumps. I took her to the doctor and she said that she couldn’t tell which one it was (eczema or scabies) so she prescribed something for both and told me to start out with the eczema treatment (which is just hydrocortizone). It only helped at first but no significant improvement since. She doesn’t have bumps anywhere else but it did spread from her wrist to her hand and her hand looks like her wrist did at first with only flesh bumps. The reason I don’t want to start with the second cream is because it is a head to toe thing and may cause irritation at first and I don’t want to put her through that if it’s not even scabies. Has anybody else had any experience with this?

Thank you.

admin answers:

The doctor could have tested for scabies by applying mineral oil to a spot, scraping the skin with a scalpel, and looking under his microscope for mites, eggs or feces. Call him and ask about it.

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