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There are some remedies for dyshidrosis, such as antihistamines or corticosteroids, that can be used to help relieve symptoms, such as pain or discomfort around the skin blisters, severe itching, a burning sensation or discomfort on the skin.
These remedies can be used in the form of ointments or pills, according to the dermatologist's recommendation, who can guide the best treatment individually according to age and severity of symptoms. See the main symptoms of dyshidrosis.
In addition, there are still some home remedies options that can be used to complement the medical treatment of dyshidrosis, such as jasmine tea or chamomile tea compresses, which help relieve symptoms faster.
The main remedies that are usually prescribed by the doctor to treat dyshidrosis include:
Antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine or loratadine, are anti-allergy medications that help relieve severe itching, burning, or skin discomfort caused by dyshidrosis.
Generally, these remedies are prescribed by your doctor in the form of pills, and should not be used by children, pregnant or breastfeeding women unless recommended by your doctor.
Corticosteroids such as mometasone or betamethasone can be used in the form of ointments to help reduce inflammation and dry the blisters on the skin, speeding their disappearance.
Treatment with corticosteroid ointments is usually given for up to 6 weeks, unless the doctor recommends longer, depending on the severity of the dyshidrosis. Check out the main corticosteroid ointments that your doctor may recommend.
In addition, in cases where dyshidrosis does not improve with the use of ointments, the doctor may recommend the use of corticosteroids in the form of pills, such as prednisone or prednisolone, for example.
Corticosteroids should only be used with medical advice and indication, with well-determined doses and for the time indicated by the doctor.
Immunosuppressants in the form of an ointment, such as tacrolimus or pimecrolimus, may be indicated by the doctor when corticosteroid creams have not been effective in reducing symptoms or may be indicated in cases of allergy to corticosteroids.
These remedies act by reducing the action of the immune system, which helps to relieve the symptoms of dyshidrosis and prevent the appearance of blisters on the skin, however, as they have a strong effect on the immune system, they also increase the risk of skin infections, and should be used only with medical indication.
4. Potassium Permanganate
Potassium permanganate may also be indicated by some doctors for dyshidrosis, as it is an antiseptic substance, with antibacterial and antifungal action, which can help to clean the skin, dry the blisters and facilitate healing, in addition to prevent blister infection.
This remedy can be used in the form of compresses on the affected skin, 2 to 3 times a day. However, the use of potassium permanganate should only be done with medical advice, as it can cause irritation or burns. Learn how to use potassium permanganate.
5. Other remedies
In some cases, the doctor may also add other medications to the treatment, such as:
- Mycophenolate mofetil;
These remedies are less common, but they help to reduce the action of the immune system, being generally indicated for more severe dyshidrosis that does not respond to other treatments.
Home remedies options
A good home remedy option for dyshidrosis is jasmine tea, which can be prepared by adding 1 tablespoon of jasmine flowers to 1 liter of boiling water, letting it cool, strain, wet the compresses or gauze in tea and apply to affected skin for about 15 to 20 minutes, 2 to 3 times a day, or as needed until symptoms improve.
Another option is the chamomile tea compress, which has anti-inflammatory action, which helps to soothe the skin and promotes healing, allowing the blisters to dry and promoting skin regeneration, in addition to preventing bacterial growth. Learn how to prepare the chamomile tea compress.
It is important to emphasize that the use of these, or any other home remedy, should not replace the remedies/treatments indicated by the doctor, being just a way to help relieve symptoms more quickly.
Furthermore, other measures that can help alleviate the symptoms of dyshidrosis are keeping hands and feet very clean and dry, proper hygiene of the affected area with water and neutral soap, applying moisturizing cream 2 to 3 times a day and avoid contact with skin irritating substances.