Below are some of the photos posted showing the process of recovery for this patient. In general, we will be able to assess within days how you respond to the treatment, after which recovery should be a slow and steady. Caveat: some people just happen to respond better than others. (Click on images to zoom in.)
What is Hand Eczema aka Pompholyx Eczema?
Hand Eczema is also called Pompholyx Eczema or Dishidrotic Eczema.
It is a commonly recurring eczema associated with excessive hand washing, use of sanitizers, and emotional stress. While hand eczema does affect those suffering from atopic dermatitis, what is most surprising is that many patients coming in have no history of eczema.
What happens is that these bumps start to appear, and then they start looking like mini-bubbles (these are called vesicles) on the palms of the hands. The webbings between the fingers are often affected too, and the lesions tend to be very itchy.
The acute eruption is followed by a dry desquamating phase, which can then be followed by new vesicular eruption. It usually starts from one hand, but the lesions seem to “spread” from one hand to another.
The hands are involves most of the time, while the feet is affected only 10% of the time. Postpartum mums are often affect because of alot of bottle washing, and a compromised immune system as their bodies gradually recover from the physical stress of pregnancy and delivery.
Dishidrotic Eczema, Hand and Fingers Itchy and Inflammed
Had bad pompholyx eczema on my hands 6 months ago. They were dry, flaky, constantly itchy and oozing. I visited Mark and he suggested administering acupuncture on me and prescribed Chinese herbs. After a couple of sessions of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, I felt that my fingers were less itchy and inflamed and I felt that my skin was on the road to recovery.
In addition to acupuncture and chinese herbs, Mark recommended an oats bath to reduce the inflammation. Over time the redness on my fingers are noticeably less red and inflamed.
Mother with Pompholyx Eczema
“I have been suffering from eczema since young, My condition was ok except dryness every year end before Chinese New Year. in 2010, I had my right fingers flare up , I thought it could be due to stress and constant washing as I was taking care of my son myself. it went off after I started work. In 2012 I had itchy rashes on my body during my second and third trimester of my pregnancy but it went off after I delivered my baby.
My eczema returned when my gal was 7th month when I faced extreme stress at work. It started on my old spot, right fingers and spread from 2 fingers to all fingers. I faced another wave of stress when my gal had high fever persistently for 9 days and my I encountered full blown eczema spreaded from right to my left fingers , and my face too.
I thought I have lived with eczema for decades but this round I couldnt take the itch anymore. The constant itch just made me want to chop my fingers off really! I decided to seek medical treatment. I am grateful that my fellow members from the eczema support group recommended me to Mark.
Mark was very patient when listening and diagnosing my condition. I had my first ever acupuncture session done by Mark and it was simply amazing that I could feel the Qi flowing through my body. I felt the energy too when he performed craniosacral treatment on me!
I diligently used the herbal wash to soak my hands twice a day and washed my face with the solution too. My face healed pretty fast after 2 weeks and my fingers recovered 80 to 90% within a month!
I heeded his professional advice by avoiding allergen food and to keep my body warm as I have a cold constitution. I am still taking oral medication by Mark as I wanted to balance my constitution. I believed that the herbs had helped warm my body and my body would then have the energy to heal my eczema.
I brought my son to him too for his contact dermatitis on his forehead. He recovered very fast too. My daughter’s eczema on her ear is more tricky, she hasnt recovered but I think the oilment provided by Mark is useful for her.
I brought her to Mark for tuina and craniosacral session and it was great! she had so much poo one day after the session. I plan to bring her to see Mark every month for health maintenance. I would like to thank Mark very much for helping me through my crisis.”
Successful Treatment of Pompholyx Eczema
i started seeing Doc Mark since december last year for my pompholyx eczema. thankfully, my sessions with him had been beneficial, as the acupunture helped reduce my inflammed skin. he also prescribed different herbs that are tailored to my body’s needs. now, we’re working on my hormonal acne. he really knows his stuff, & a funny guy to boot! very patient with me too as i am forever scared of the needles! definitely recommend him to others who are seeking a natural way in their healing journey.