i have Pompholyx (sp?) ~ mostly on my left hand, on my middle two fingers, but sometimes it spreads over both my palms.
stress is the biggest trigger for me. outbreaks are maddening. : and toward the end of one, when my fingers are all crusty (sorry if this is TMI) i invariably get people who give me looks like i ought to be quarantined. blah. i want to shout at them, "It's not contagious!!"
i've been trying to find natural remedies for it for awhile but so far nothing. i'm in the process of making a rosemary tonic for it now... :
Then when DD#3 was born I got it again. It wasn't as bad and went away on it's won. I don't even remember how long I had it, just that I had it again, how annoying.
DS is now four months old. A month ago it appeared yet again. : I have been putting Tropical Traditions Baby Silk cream on it. It keeps it at bay if I remember to put it on there.. but I often forget.
When I was a kid I used to get this on my feet. I always though it was a heat rash and that I was "allergic" to shoes. I can only wear shoes that are leather, and I must wear sandles in the summer. I think this is what that was/is as well.
Anyway, the reason I came to this thread originally was because DS has a dry patch of skin on his forehead. Sometimes it is rashy and sometimes it is just dry. I have noticed when he nurses depending on what I eat, it gets red and rashy just after nursing. The rash will go away after awhile but the dry patch stays. I have cut dairy out for the most part.. well except butter and cheese : but he still gets it. I am going to contact a farm nearby tomorrow about raw goats milk as my youngest DD is allergic to dairy (causes wheezing) and I want to get her off soy.
I will talk to my ND about this Pompholyx and see if she has any ideas and how to get rid of it. Thanks for giving me a name.