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Small Blisters on Feet & Hands - Home Remedy!

Listen up, fellow sufferers:  PEPSODENT TOOTHPASTE.

I've used it on blemishes for years, works within hours.  No other toothpaste will do, so don't try what you already have in your cabinet if it's not Pepsodent.

Not sure why doctors keep recommending cortisone for little blisters on fingers and feet ... when all the posts confirm that cortisone doesn't work.  I had the blisters on my fingers for most of my life, was told they are due to hormones, and they have pretty much stopped.  However, a few years ago I suddenly started with blisters all over one foot.  In my case, the tiny foot blisters are only exacerbated by the use of cortisone cream.  I was swabbing my foot in Peroxide for a long time, and that offered some real relief, but the little suckers keep showing up on a different part of the foot.  Sort of running from the Peroxide.

Last night I was putting Pepsodent on a blemish (it is Summer, after all), and thought, "Heeeeeyy."  Spread my foot with Pepsodent, let it dry for a few minutes and went to bed.  Woke without a new blister, the Pepsodent rinsed off easily in the shower--I did not reapply because it's a little white and chalky looking and it's sandal season--and have gone all day without an episode.  Am so enthused I will daub my foot again tonight.

Recommend you try it!


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Hello,

My name is Brittany. And I may have the same or a similar skin problem involving the hands, fingers, and feet bumps. Ever since I was 9 or 10 I would get these little tiny red bumps on my hands and feet, first it would only be like 1 or 2 bumps, then they would start to itch and then they would spread. I get these on both hands and feet. I am now 19 and I still have them to this day, right now even.

Its gotten worse over the years, and I ONLY get them in the summer and they go away in the fall. Which is really bizarre. I really need to know what its called, and get a cure for it I'm so sick of these bumps! Its made me to where I've almost put my hands and feet into boiling hot water.

I used about everything that came to mind, Neosporin, Alcohol, Peroxide, Cortisone, and Lotrimin. None of them helped, excepted for the Peroxide it helped with the itching but that was pretty much it, the symptoms keep coming back.

So, today I came on this board reading your story about what you get on your hands and feet, it kind of seems like the same thing or similar to what I have. And I happen to use Pepsodent! So, I ran to my bag and grabbed my toothpaste then went into the bathroom. I spread some of it on my hands and fingers. It immediately stopped the itching and after maybe about 5 mins or less I washed it off. Now, I don't expect it to work immediately and get rid of the bumps but yeah.

Has your bumps went away ever since then?
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It would be a great help, I appreciate it! Thanks.
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Please be so kind and let me know if your bisters is gone or do they come back if you dont use Pepsodent for a while? ***@****.

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(by the way, this system blocks your email addresses, so I hope you get my answer here)

To answer both of you, YES, the Pepsodent cleared it up!  My case was drastic, having gone on for nearly 4 years, with daily breakouts and painful healing times.

Soon after posting the Pepsodent toothpaste comment, I kept applying it to my entire foot (even unaffected areas, all the way to the ankle) before bed, letting it dry, then sleeping all night with it on my foot.  (Brittany, you don't need to rinse it off after 5 minutes ... the worst that could happen is your foot or hand would smell minty-fresh.  You can put a cotton sock on your foot or hand after the Pepsodent dries.)

It took about a week, but after years of itching, burning, peeling and one embarassing looking foot, I'm back to "normal," with absolutely no recurrence after over a month.  I'm very excited.  Try it and let me know if you have similar success.   GOOD LUCK!!
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I live in the UK and suffered from this for 18 years started when I was 16 and right now as i type I have them on my middle finger on my left hand and thumb on my right hand, And although Pepsodent is something that may not be available here but Baking soda type tooth pastes are, I will go and get some ARM & Hammer toothpaste today and see if it works and will keep you posted,
Please can you list the ingredients listed on the toothpaste so I can do some more tests :)
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Yes, I'll be happy to post the ingredients of Pepsodent for you.  I'm at work now, so will have to do it from home tonight.  Meanwhile, why don't you check amazon-dot-com or some other site, so that you can purchase the real Pepsodent? (I just checked, it's on there ... and I've bought things from the UK plenty of times through that site.)  The issue with Pepsodent is it's the ONLY toothpaste that will do the trick ... a magic potion, for sure ... so I have doubts another type of toothpaste will do.  It certainly has cured my foot blisters that I worried over for about 5 years.  GONE.  ALL OF THEM.  (Occasionally, the blisters will knock at the door, with a slight swelling and redness in an area --- I just slather the spot with Pepsodent and it's gone in an hour, just like a blemish.)  My feet are pretty enough for jazzy nail polish again!  I'll be in touch tonight.
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PEPSODENT INGREDIENTS:

Again, the combined ingredients in Pepsodent are what works ... I wonder if some of it has to do with the paste's ability to smother the skin (Formaldehyde?  Really?!).  In any event, here is the ingredient list from the tube:
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Calcium Carbonate, Hydrated Silicone Dioxide Precipitated, Sorbitol, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose, SMFP, Saccharine, Trisodium Phosphate, Titanium Dioxide, CaGP, Formaldehyde, Flavour, Water, Contains Flouride.
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Hi, I am also a sufferer of these tiny blisters all over my hands and feet.

i would like to know if the pepsodent is a specific type, like on amazon i see about 3 different ones: anticavity, complete care enamel, and some with different packaging, could you let me know exactly which toothpaste is the one you use?

thank you so much for your input and letting us all know of a solution.
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Pepsodent Toothpaste Regular, 6 Oz
by CHURCH & DWIGHT $1.16

http://www.amazon.com/Pepsodent-Toothpaste-Regular-6-Oz/dp/B000R1A0RA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1258379116&sr=8-2

Please let me know if it works for you!
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If you use the Pepsodent toothpaste, BE CAREFUL when stepping into the shower.  It is recommended that you rinse your feet first, by sitting on the side of the tub.  The toothpaste will make your feet VERY SLIPPERY, so please take cautionary measures.

Also (don't fight it, it's the real, healing deal), most nurses or physicians will encourage you to urinate on your feet.  Please do.  Urine is a natural antiseptic and can be helpful with this particular foot issue, as well as certain athletes foot problems.  Rinse off the Pepsodent, urinate down your leg and rub your affected foot in as much of the urine as you can get on there.  The open blisters and distressed skin will actually sting a little ... this is a good thing.  Give it a moment to do its work before you rinse and soap.  Rinse all commercial products very well from your feet, dry thoroughly, and pat with hydrogen peroxide after you bathe, letting it dry without rinsing it off.  Apply the Pepsodent, let it dry, and put on a sock.

A few weeks of this should clear things up nicely.  It did for me!!
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sorry, meant to include you in this morning's posting:

If you use the Pepsodent toothpaste, BE CAREFUL when stepping into the shower.  It is recommended that you rinse your feet first, by sitting on the side of the tub.  The toothpaste will make your feet VERY SLIPPERY, so please take cautionary measures.

Also (don't fight it, it's the real, healing deal), most nurses or physicians will encourage you to urinate on your feet.  Please do.  Urine is a natural antiseptic and can be helpful with this particular foot issue, as well as certain athletes foot problems.  Rinse off the Pepsodent, urinate down your leg and rub your affected foot in as much of the urine as you can get on there.  The open blisters and distressed skin will actually sting a little ... this is a good thing.  Give it a moment to do its work before you rinse and soap.  Rinse all commercial products very well from your feet, dry thoroughly, and pat with hydrogen peroxide after you bathe, letting it dry without rinsing it off.  Apply the Pepsodent, let it dry, and put on a sock.

A few weeks of this should clear things up nicely.  It did for me!!
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Hi, thank you for your response.

I bought a tube at my local walgreens, but it was a "complete care" type, the ingredients do not match yours exactly but i was desperate. I used it all over my hands but the toothpaste is VERY sticky when dried, i couldnt sleep with it or else i'd get it all over my sheets and blanket, i noticed it relieved the itchyness when on, but the stickiness made me impatient.

Is the regular type that you use also as sticky when dried?

because of the stickiness, i didnt want to try it on my feet since i am so restless.

I am not sure if the toothpaste is working for me yet since i still have these blisters and i still itch very much. but ive only applied it about 3-4x 30 minutes at a time because i couldnt stand the stickiness and getting everything around me covered in toothpaste because im so clumsy, haha. but i will order the correct type and hopefully it will make a difference!

I've also been prescribed steroid ointments like triamcinolone acetonide .5% for my eczema but this does absolutely nothing but make my skin less dry and perhaps more vulnerable and thin.

thank you for your quick responses and helpful tips!
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:-)  Yes, I think you'd better get the plain old Pepsodent.  I don't know what extra ingredients are in the "complete care."  As for the stickiness, the regular Pepsodent is not sticky once it dries, but rather like calomine lotion--dry and slightly powdery/chalky.

Perhaps you're putting too much on ... but get the regular and
(i)  wash and dry your feet (make sure they are really dry, like air-dried, not just towel-tried, including between the toes)
(ii)  wipe them down with some hydrogen peroxide and let that dry all the way (don't forget between the toes and over all the toenails)
(iii)  put on a thin layer of Pepsodent, let it dry
(iv)  then put on white cotton socks so you can get to bed and not have Pepsodent foot drawings all over your sheets in the morning.

You can also put a pair of thin cotton socks over your hands at night, or some cotton gloves that women use to condition their hands overnight (found in the drug store in the bath section), but I often find I've taken them off sometime during my sleep.  Another thing:  You should get rid of old sneakers, buy a new pair that breathe well, and go without shoes and socks at home whenever you can.  Get those feet dry.

One thing I notice, reading your mail, is you seem overanxious and impatient ... probably the reason you're breaking out in these blisters!  :-)  My earlier advice hasn't changed.  Clean your hands and feet, get ready for bed, put the Pepsodent on and LEAVE IT ON, overnight if possible.  Your :30-minute forays are just frustrating you more, and are not giving a home remedy a chance to work.

I believe the reason this works is that it smothers the blisters into nonexistence as well as infusing the skin with the mint and some other ingredient in the Pepsodent that helps kill whatever living organism is causing the blisters (is it the Formaldehyde? I don't know).  Especially since you have the blisters all over your hands and feet--you should be extra diligent about following the advice on how to cure this, rather than altering things to suit your hyperactivity (you may want to reduce your sugar and caffeine intake for a few weeks, too, to see if those blisters aren't feeding on them and to help yourself calm down ... if you're drinking sodas all I can say is "tsk tsk").

I had the blisters on my hands for years, they eventually went away and occasionally a few come back in an impotent burst for a day or two.  I had them on one foot for the past 4 or 5 years, and recently the Pepsodent treatment got totally rid of them in a month.  The other day, I saw a teeny-tiny suggestion of a blister on my foot, covered it with Pepsodent, put a sock on, went to bed, woke with a dead blister that will now never see the light of day.

Commit yourself to the process.  Calm down.  Give it a chance.  Read all of my postings from the beginning and do what I've told you and the others (yes, pee on your hands in the shower, too).  AND REPORT BACK!!  :-)
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I have had these small blisters around my palms and sometimes on my fingers. They are very small and when i pop them a small amount of sticky liquid comes out. To my horror i seem to have started to get it on the end of my nose! It started a few days ago and has the same sticky liquid and is very itchey. The skin seems like i could just peel it off and am worried how much it is going to spread?
Will look for the tooth paste tonight!
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About two years ago, I suddenly started getting these clear blistery bumps on my feet.  I had been doing a lot of hiking in the mountains and we had a particularly wet summer where I was sloshing through a lot of wet grass and mossy/licheny areas.  Shortly following that trip, I noticed these bumps began to appear.  They were very itchy and I couldn't help but scratch them non-stop.  Some of them popped from the vigorous scratching and a clear slippery liquid came out.  I washed the area and my hands with soap and water and let them dry.  A few days later, the areas where the bumps were became dry, tough and slightly discolored.  As well, the bumps began to appear on the sides of some of my fingers.  Popping and removing the skin from the blisters on one of my fingers with a pointed tweezer revealed a tender area below, and I was able to observe some small pits on the exposed tender surface.  If squeezed hard, these tiny pits would exude tiny traces of blood, while the non-pitted surrounding areas did not.  Not sure what this all means, but I'm trying to be thorough with my observations.

While the bumps on my fingers don't recur as frequently now, the ones on my right foot seem to have inexplicably gone away completely (it's been a few months now).  However, my left foot is still an active zone and always flares up unbelievably whenever I wear the same hiking shoes again.  I've since discarded the hiking shoes, thinking that it was the cause of re-infection, but this has not made the problem go away.  I'm afraid my other footwear may now be infected (from transference) with whatever microorganism is causing the problem.

I've read descriptions of the blisters I'm alluding to here and the closest one seems to be Dyshidrotic Eczema or Pompholyx, neither of which seem to have a known cause or cure, but have some conjecture that it might be an allergy to certain metallic salts of Zinc, Cobalt, etc.

I'm convinced that this is a microorganism, and not an allergic reaction as some opinions seem to suggest.  The pathology does not fit an allergic reaction.  The sudden onset following a soggy walk through a forest, the transference to my fingers from scratching my feet, the fact that it flares up even worse whenever the hiking shoes were worn, and the fact that now the fingers and right foot has cleared up inexplicably while the right foot still suffers.  That would be some strange allergy, if that's what it were.  I have hope that upon finding the right toxin/biocide for this microorganism, I may be able to rid my left foot of this infection and get back to normal.

Meanwhile, my left foot is a disaster area, and I've been doing at it aggressively mechanically with pins and tweezers to expose the underlying skin and spraying the area with a broad-spectrum hospital grade disinfectant (T36).  This has only served to cleans the immediately exposed area of infection, pushing the infection further out along the lesion boundaries.  It's almost like the infection is running away from the disinfected area to new pastures.  This confirms my suspicion that this is not an allergy but rather some kind of microorganism (fungal, bacterial, viral, whatever).  In any case, it seems like the doctors don't really know anything about this disease and only prescribe steroids that treat the itching or anti-histamines to address the clearly false Allergen Hypothesis.

I've read doctors responses on this and other boards that say this is not infectious, but I'm not convinced of that either, since I've seen it spread from my feet to my fingers and now see it running away from my disinfectant treatment.

Anyway, I'm going to try that Pepsodent suggestion, but since I live up here in Canada, where Pepsodent doesn't appear to be sold, I'll have to try the mail-order route.  I hope sharing some of these details helps someone else.  Thanks for everyone else here who has done the same.

If anyone else has tried the Pepsodent or other remedies with good success, please share with the rest of us here.  Thanks kindly!
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I'm posting a follow-up here with more information that I've managed to dig up about microorganism-based cause(s) for Phompolyx.  Medical Paper abstract can be found here: http://www.springerlink.com/content/t22v8786333961x2/

Here's the text of the Abstract in case the link ever becomes unavailable.

"Tibor Benedek

Abstract  The term pompholyx, both because of historical priority and because it does not convey misleading implications about etiology, is the preferable designation for this condition. Irrespective of its localization, the primary lesion is the same: a deep-seated, sago-grain-like, pinpoint to pinhead size blister or pustule, embedded in the normal skin, primarily without inflammatory reaction, and appearing suddenly.
Pompholyx, as microbiologic, histopathologic and immunologic investigations have proved, is an endoparasitic-hematogenous eruption, having a characteristic localization. It is caused by the circulating endoparasite,B. endoparasiticus Benedek, 1927. Due to an universal infection immunity it is not infectious and not transmissible. Other microorganisms, like hyphomycetes, yeastlike organisms, common bacteria, etc. play no causative role in any phase of the condition. Dermatophytes, molds as well as yeastlike organisms which may be found in the roof of the blisters and other scrapings of diseased tissues are incidental nosoparasites.

Extensive statistical analysis is presented about the occurrence of pompholyx on the hands and feet in military personnel and in civilian patients.
Pompholyx has only one etiologically directed therapy: the specific vaccine ofB. endoparasiticus. The vaccine is prepared from the S-type of the bacilli, cultured from the blood.

The main conclusions of this paper have been presented at the International Symposium of Medical Mycology, held at Bucharest, Romania, September 20–22, 1973.

Address for reprints: Thomas G. Benedek, M. D., 1130 Wightman St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15217, U.S.A."
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If anyone can tell me where to find Pepsodent with Formaldehyde I would be forever grateful. I'm in Charleston SC and have tried Walgreens, Fred's, Walmart, however, none of these have Formaldehyde in the ingredients.

All the best

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To quote myself:  "(is it the Formaldehyde? I don't know)."

Let's stop going after one ingredient.  I have no idea if Formaldehyde is the magic potion (although somewhere deep in my bones I suspect it is).

Get your Pepsodent at amazon ******* if you cannot find in your regular store.  Also go to 99 cent stores, shop where your Latinos and African-Americans shop, stay out of the "expensive" chain stores.  That's where I found my Pepsodent.

Good luck!
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I just found this thread out of desperation - this was the worst breakout I had every had and I believe it was stress related.  I couldn't find the right Pepsodent in the stores so I went to the health food store in town and bought Natural Path Silver Wings "Silver Herbal Ointment".  I'd been using the Silver Aloe Gel w/Tea Tree Oil by the same brand and putting on cotton gloves at night and both seem to work very well, especially the ointment.  During the day I plastered my hands with Florasone Cream, which is a natural homeopathic for inflamations and eczema, and both these things did the trick!  Within two days the I noticed that the bumps on my fingers were easing away, and the pain was going away as well.  It's been a week and a half and all the bumps have dried up and are peeling away, all without the usual painful bursting and peeling.  The ones on my foot are taking just a bit longer, but with the same great results.  All the healthfood stores I've been to carry the silver brands, which is a form of colloidal silver, which can also be ingested to fight infections and parasites, so whether this is a true eczema or parasitic condition, I'd say it's worth a try!  Good luck guys!
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I just found this thread out of desperation - this was the worst breakout I had every had and I believe it was stress related.  I couldn't find the right Pepsodent in the stores so I went to the health food store in town and bought Natural Path Silver Wings "Silver Herbal Ointment".  I'd been using the Silver Aloe Gel w/Tea Tree Oil by the same brand and putting on cotton gloves at night and both seem to work very well, especially the ointment.  During the day I plastered my hands with Florasone Cream, which is a natural homeopathic for inflamations and eczema, and both these things did the trick!  Within two days the I noticed that the bumps on my fingers were easing away, and the pain was going away as well.  It's been a week and a half and all the bumps have dried up and are peeling away, all without the usual painful bursting and peeling.  The ones on my foot are taking just a bit longer, but with the same great results.  All the healthfood stores I've been to carry the silver brands, which is a form of colloidal silver, which can also be ingested to fight infections and parasites, so whether this is a true eczema or parasitic condition, I'd say it's worth a try!  Good luck guys!
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Yay!!!! [wild applause!]  I'm so excited to hear about something else that works.

ARE YOU LISTENING, PHYSICIANS?

Repeat after me:  No More Cortisone.

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I've had a breakout of this condition every few months mostly on my fingers--for as long as I can remember (I am 26 now). Seems like they crop up when the warmer weather starts, and I can remember every spring/summer saying to my mom "oh, those little water blisters are on my fingers again." Though they didn't seem to get as bad as they do now. They show up in little patches about the size of the end of a pencil eraser and teeny tiny little bumps that break open with the clear sticky liquid as I've read described above in other posts. It's driven me nuts over the years and figured there had to be some sort of explanation!! I'm going to try the pepsodent solution, since I know steroids from docs do nothing. I have also suffered from eczema since I was a child and the docs always just want to hand out steroids. Keep the research going, people!!
Oh, and Florasone is a Godsend for Eczema. :-)
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Hello, ive been reading the posts on here and im definatly gonna try the pepsodent heh heh but i just wonder if my symptoms are the same what i have is a red rash with lots of bumps all over the top of my right foot and toes (inbetween them some too) i have a few red dots on the upper side of my foot and towards my ankle there are lots of bumps like mounds of them, they itch like crazy and hurt, my foot had been really red in that area and it itched a little bit, i work in a gaswell field, i pump chemicals, one of the chemicals is called omega 5150 its a biocide its very bad stuff...i wear leather steel toes boots (from wal mart) anyway i know for a fact i have gotten biocide on my right boot, my foot was pretty much ok last night but when i went to work this morning my foot started to itch and i pulled my boot off and i have developed all of these bumps in a 30 min period.....im thinkin its my boot that caused em(biocide) but im not sure ive had bumps like these when i was a child over my entire body though, they were scabies though i really hope its not scabies but im not thinking it is...anyway sorry for the poor stucture of all this , didnt score the best in english lol but any one knows if my symptoms sound like yours plz tell me im at work and itll be a while before i can get to a doctor
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I started having itchy "blisters" on my hand this summer, and it continued to get worse.  I have had occasionally very small individual ones over the years, but never this bad.  I came across this page.  Needless to say, I got Pepsodent and Florasone cream, etc.  Nothing worked.  The infected area on my hand has spread, and the itch was so bad that the only way to dull it down was to scald myself with hot water.  Finally, I went to see a dermatologist.

The doctor took one look, pulled out a slide and scraped my hand with it to look under the microscope.  She determined it was a fungal infection!  I have no history of eczema or other immunity diseases.  She gave me was two medications: Oxistat lotion and Gris-Peg 250mg tablets because the infection had been going on for a while.  She wanted to eliminate it from my system altogether.  The Oxistat was able to stop the itch almost right away and shrink the infected area, but new blisters continued to try to push through.  It was the Gris-Peg that cleared it all.  I am now blister free and itch free.  

Lesson learned: While it is good to have home remedies, sometimes you just have to go see a doctor and really tackle the source of the problem.

By the way, Pepsodent only makes ""complete care" toothpaste.  Also formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, although it does have anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. (If it can kill a person, why not fungal spores and germs?)  Probably that's why it is no longer an ingredient in the Complete Care Pepsodent.  
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I'm glad you got your fungal infection diagnosed and cured so quickly.  Great doctor!

The Pepsodent I was able to purchase with formaldehyde was found at a store that caters to Hispanics ... products are from all over the world:  Mexico, Vietnam.  Those products tend to carry (or not) ingredients not found in US-made/FDA-approved products.

No matter,  My issue has been handled by it (as well as liquid Dreft foot baths, hydrogen peroxide), your issue has been handled by your good doctor's prescribing the right things.  As long as it is cured, I don't care if the prescription is belly-button lint and kitten pee.

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hi. i am searching for a cure regardless if temporary or permanent and a cause. first time in my life i have this.

i noticed my first blister forming thursday evening of last week.  i popped it since it was between my thumb and index finger. i thought nothing of it.  there was just one.

the next day a few more appeared in the same location. they were itchy. soon as i scratched it began to spread to other fingers and hand within a matter of hours in small groups in isolated locations.

it is 7 days later and they have spread to my palms, feet, and side of my thighs (made the mistake to scratch an itch).

i can confirm it looks like this photo: http://lady.atnext.com/images/next-photos/lady/20070830/large/dishydrotic.jpg

after reading several theories i can only conclude it could of been caused by either:
- mrs. meyer dish soap (allergic reaction but does not explain then spreading)
- bleach my hands and feet were only exposed while cleaning my floors
- an open wound (infection of sort either viral, bacteria or microorganism. that could explain the erratic spreading)

i have been given turmeric by an indian friend to mix with milk and apply on skin.  so far in the 30 minutes in and has reduced the itching.

is this an allergic reaction?
what caused it?
how do i stop the spreading?
how do i treat current infected areas?
how to prevent future infection?

thanks!

please send any advice or information to: p.***@****
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I have suffered from Dyshidrosis (the small blisters on hands) for 20 years now - and mine is seasonal too, although i suffer with it during the winter months (as opposed to the usual summer)

I am originally from England, but now live in Egypt, and thought the warm weather would maybe keep the blisters at bay - but no - every winter i still get the blisters for 3 months. (although at the moment i've suffered for 4 months this time - and they were getting worse, not better)

I have tried so many different medications and creams over the years - and none of them worked ....

Until last week when i read this forum!! So off i went to find some Pepsodent - and it is freely available out here! I didnt understand how it would work - but i was so desperate to be rid of them i'd try anything!

So that night i smothered my hands with it (i bought the Pepsodent Complete 12 formula), put cotton socks onto my hands and went to bed ....

The next morning - there were no NEW blisters!!! I was so happy!

I done this every night for about 5 nights - and i am VERY pleased to say the Dyshidrosis has cleared up!!!

During the 5 days i did not apply any moisturing cream on my hands, although they desperately needed it - my hands were now sore from being so dry - but after 5 days when there were no blisters left, i started to apply hand cream again.

My hands are now blister free and starting to be soft again!!

So thank you! thank you! thank you! to whoever discovered this 'cure' and for posting it on the internet!
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hi serena ,i am so happy that you finally found a cure
and i would like to thanks those who helped us with a new hope
serensa i am living here in egypt and iam a dentist and i am suffering from dyshydrotic from 14 years ago so i will be appreciate if you can call me to tell from where you bought the regular pepsodent.
thanks 0104555427.thanks to the whole group.
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Wonderful news, Serena76.  I am so happy for you.  You get points for just trying something.  And the bonus is that it worked!  :-)

I believe mine came from a boyfriend's shower.  Why it stayed on one foot and not the other is a mystery, but there you have it.

It is now April 2011, and I began this comment thread in July of 2009--gosh, nearly 3 years after I had begun suffering--and I have been blister free since last Summer.  The occasional tiny blister will suggest it might just be thinking about coming around, but then I put a thin layer of Pepsodent all around up to the ankle, get to bed and awake with pretty feet.  I will stil, just out of habit, put a little on the softer parts of my feet in the morning as well.

It's so nice to enjoy sandals and red toenails again. oxoxox to Everyone!
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I have been suffering with the same issue for the last 2 years. Not sure why it started, but I just have these issues in spring and summer...

HomeRemediesWork,
I tried the link to Amazon you have posted earlier and the picture that they are referencing has Pepsodent COMPLETE CARE Original Formula. I found this same type at Rite Aid and the ingredients do not match. I tried it anyway out of desparation, and it calmed the itching but the blisters are still present. Is there a particular dollar store chain that you found the old formulation...Dollar Tree, Everythings A $1.00, Dollar General, Family Dollar, etc.

I am desperate for a cure... Any help would be appreciated.

thanks so much
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I found pepsodent but the only kind it seems is available is the complete care type. I slept with some of it on my finger and it seems to have dried it out a bit. I want these blisters gone though. They don't itch, but they dry out and crack and my finger bleeds making it impossible to do daily activities without a good deal of discomfort.

After reading through the posts it seems as if I may have bought the wrong time of pepsodent. Any online stores that someone knows sells the right kind?? I bought the same kind as the Amazon link references.
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I don't think you can get any other Pepsodent than total care; however, I've learned through time and trial that the home remedy for the blisters is a series of efforts.  Took me 5 years, but the blisters that had taken over my right foot have finally, FINALLY, gone away.  Seriously, at one point I was actually talking to my sore, very red foot, reminding it that it was genetically disposed to be fully covered in skin.  So, listen up.

First, realize this will take some time and dedicate yourself to it.  Second, keep those hands ultra-clean ... before bed, have everything done and the covers pulled back, rinse your hands in hydrogen peroxide and let them air dry before you climb into bed (covering any blisters with the toothpaste, of course, and the surrounding area).  If you have particularly sore/exposed areas, by day cover them with antibiotic ointment and bandages.  Ignore comments and questions, you're handling an injury.

Dreft laundry liquid is costly (like almost double what the others are) and has incredible germ-killing qualities.  It was recommended by a nurse to a friend who water skis ... because of all the fungus issues skiiers can get.  Fill the sink with warm water and some Dreft.  Soak your feet or hands for a minute then rinse and blot dry with a clean towel.  Do this before bed as well, adding the toothpaste to active blisters, and you will see a difference over time, too.

Dry skin that occurs from all these treatments should be filed off with an emery board or emery foot filer (not metal or pumice), rather than picked at, and moisturized when you can with very basic lotion or oil (olive is nice! so is Neutrogena body oil). Toss any used emery boards and wash any cuticle trimmers, nail trimers, foot filer that you use with Dreft or rubbing alcohol, every time you use them.

These are the things I have been doing that have over time brought my foot back to "normal."  If there is other good news in this frustrating medical issue it is that there are so many of us who share it ... you're not alone!  Keep trying, and like I've said before reduce sugar intake as much as you can (you don't drink sodas do you?  say you don't) to give your body its best chance to do what it can to help you.  Good luck. xo
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thank u so much for ths tip i'l try at once. m 4m india n recently married it so embrassin n cant tel my hubby wat n y excatly it is, was so depressed bt nw ve gt new hope vil get rid of it.  by d wy ve it 4m vry long dnt rmbr hw it started also :) vil go n buy pepsodant at once thanks once again bye tk cr
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