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I have ichthyosis vulgaris with atopic dermatitis and in Hungary where I lived in all my life up till last year, they didnt really know much about it, and didnt really do a lot of examinations about it. I have no idea about what really the problem is, and what to do with it except I got some creams the same ones as 20 years ago.. nothing really improved in that 20 years. They said in the main hospital of Skin in Hungary that I am the first client they had with these two problems mixed and they were so happy that I was there, but they didnt help me much.. so I really would like to found out more about my problem, what the cause is, and what can help really.
They couldnt do much either in Hungary when I had very tiny bubbles under the skin on my palm, started with my fingers 15 years ago and by now it spreaded to all my palm on my right hand. Sometimes it comes out more, and there were 2 times when my fingers got so swollen that it was so painful and my finger was double in size, and I could not use my hand for a while. The doctors told me its related my skin desease and they cant help me.
I would be interested to know if there are natural remedies exist that can help my skin? And what kind of food I have to avoid and what not.

thank you!

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Thanks for posting your query at

I can understand your concern.

The condition on your palm is known as pompholyx. Its an eczema which aggravates in winter and also when there was excessive sweating on the palms.

There are no natural remedies for pompholyx, atopic dermatitis n ichthyosis. There is no particular diet advice that will help in improving them.

For keeping atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis in check i would recommend keeping the skin throughly hydrated.

Taking oatmeal baths will be helpful . Also application of moisturizing lotions on slightly wet skin after bath wil keep the skin hydrated for a longer time.

For pompholyx you will need to apply a prescription strength cream called mometasone cream in combination with Mupirocin cream twice a day for three weeks.

Application of tacrolimus lotion will be helpful for atopic dermatitis. It will need a prescription.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Take care

Patient replied :

The problem on my palm is throughout the whole year and sometimes in the summer is worse, it never really leaves. there are always new bubbles growing in new places continnuously. And my palm never sweating, it is so dry so there is no way to sweat. Are you sure it is just eczema?


Thanks for your reply.

It will be best to send me a picture of the palm so i can see it and opine what it really is. From your history it seemed like eczema.

Take care

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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