Dry excema

Dr please can you help?
We have been to the general practitioner and a dermatologist and been told my husband has dry excema.
The thing is although the scin has got softer undernearh his feet, when he walks he experiences cracks which are quite deep. He actually feels his feet creating the cracks. This can be underneath his feet, on top of his big toe, or on the side of his big toe and alongside his foot just below the little toe. He finds it painful to walk.
He now also has these cracks on his first flanges from the fingertips. There appears to be a rough patch on the inside of his one palm.
Could this really be dry excema?
Thank you

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Sounds like he has quite a bit of inflammation and dryness in his skin. Are you using a topical steroid for the eczema? Are you using some sort of hydrating cream on his feet? If you are only using one and not the other then you may not be doing enough to protect his skin.

    A product you may want to try is called Emu Oil. This has great reviews for eczema and other skin conditions as it is both anti-inflammatory and hydrating at the same time. You can find the Emu Oil online.

    I hope this helps.

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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