Eczema, also known as dermatitis. Eczema on the feet is a common skin condition and can affect about one in every 20 people. Foot eczema causes the skin on the foot to become red, itchy, and inflamed.
Eczema can affect any part of the foot but most typically develops on the toes, heel, sides, and ball of the foot.
In this video, we will introduce some information about eczema on feet causes, trigger factors, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and natural home remedies.
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Causes of eczema on feet.
Doctors don’t yet know the exact cause of eczema on the feet in modern medicine. But some things may increase your risk of having it, such as:
- Having had atopic dermatitis in the past.
- Get fungal infection because of wet socks or shoes.
- Having overactive sweat glands.
- Being exposed to allergens or irritants, such as certain metals.
- Having allergies to certain food.
- Receiving UV radiation.
- Insect byte.
In traditional medicine, it is believed that dermatitis is caused by the damage of the balance of the body organs natures, especially the skin natures, which is affected by various internal and external factors.
Trigger of eczema on feet.
Foot eczema has several triggers that we know until now, they include:
- Stressful life and environment.
- Food or other allergens that cause allergy.
- Very cold, or hot, and dry weather.
- Hormones imbalance.
- Illness like cold, upper respiratory infection, immune deficiency diseases.
- A cloth that irritates the skin and friction.
Types of eczema on feet.
There are several types of eczema on the feet. They include:
- Atopic Dermatitis.
- Contact dermatitis.
- Dyshidrotic dermatitis.
- Nummular eczema.
- Stasis dermatitis.
The most common types are dyshidrotic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis. You may find more detailed information in another youtube video named ”Types of Eczema on hands and feet | Hands and feet dermatitis types”.
Treatment of eczema on feet.
There is no 100% cure for foot eczema, but medications can help reduce and prevent symptoms flare-up.
Whatever type of foot eczema you have, the treatment will be basically the same, the aim being to reduce the itching and inflammation during a flare-up and to encourage skin moisture in between.
Corticosteroid creams and ointments.
Corticosteroid creams and ointments can help to reduce inflammation. But, using strong corticosteroids for long periods can lead to skin thinning and/or lightening, acne, and increased hair growth. So this treatment must be supervised by a dermatologist.
Antihistamine cream or tablets.
Anti-histamines help to reduce itching from eczema by blocking the effect of histamines in the blood.
If the skin has become infected, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotics tablet or cream to treat the bacteria causing the infection.
Severe cases of eczema can be treated with UV light which helps to reduce inflammation and itching and increases vitamin D production.
Natural Remedies and Prevention of eczema on feet.
There are also some natural home remedies for eczema on the hands and feet. These include:
- Know the trigger.
- Make sure your feet are completely dry when wearing shoes or socks and also do n’t wear wet shoes or socks.
- Avoid allergen, it may be food or others.
- Try to clean your feet with honey sometimes.
- Implement a regular cleaning bathing and moisturizing routine.
- Don’t eat too spicy, regulate your daily food intake.
- Learn to recognize and manage stressful environments.
- Try not to scratch or rub areas of foot eczema.
- Try to soak your feet in water with Apple cider vinegar sometimes.
- Choose suitable comfortable shoes and soak for different seasons and places.
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