Does anyone have any advice for anything else that I should be trying or avoiding to try to help deal with my chronic ezcema.
About 2 years ago I had a small patch of dry skin on the sole of my right foot. I just put moisturiser on it regularly thinking it would just clear up. But it never did and over the last year it has gotten much worse. My foot is very itchy especially at night, the skin is red and cracked and I have fissures on my heel and the side of my foot. Some areas the skin seems very thick and tough where the fissures are and the sole itself seems very thin. It isn’t dishydrotic ezcema as there are no blisters - I sometimes have dishydrotic ezcema on my hands. And to make things worse my left foot has started to go the same way over the last few months.
It is getting me down because I can’t do my usual exercise of cycling or walking and as I have an autoimmune condition, I really want to try to stay fit and exercise to keep healthy.
I’m currently on a treatment plan having finally been referred to a dermatologist at the start of December. I’m taking fexofenadine once a day to help the itching at night and I have a strong steroid ointment to be applied twice a day. I was also given Epaderm ointment and Cetraben cream as moisturisers as well as Dermol 200 shower emollient and Dermol 500 for washing my hands.
Does anyone else have the same issue and have any advice or tips they can share? I saw somewhere on here something about leaky gut syndrome possibly being a factor but I’m not sure what that even is or if it actually a real thing (no offence to whoever mentioned it!)