My hand-eczema is candida yeast related. It gets worse after ovulation and gets better after my period starts, so there is a definite hormone connection, too. Sugar, grains and chocolate/caffeine make it worse too. Dry air (like in the airplane) and commercial soaps make it worse, too. I use pure olive oil or coconut oil soaps and sometimes salt soap. Coconut oil helps. It's soothing on the skin and it has antimicrobial/antifungal properties.
1/2/07 at 1:19pm