I just want to say that I used
to have the WORST hand eczema ever!
It was before I started nursing school, but I was waiting tables at the time, which is also not a great place to display itchy, scaly, drippy, oozing, cracked hands and is a job where you are having to wash your hands often.
I want to pass along what worked for me in hopes that it might help anyone else who suffers from this painfully itchy mess.
Firstly, the topical stuff did not cure it. It only managed it (somewhat).
What worked was a Milk Thistle/Dandelion root tincture (1 dropperful in a little water 3x-4x/day) and Aloe Gold (1-2 oz morning and night). It's very important that the aloe juice is Aloe Gold. It is the only one I've found that juices the whole leaf. The other aloe juices just aren't concentrated enough.
I have passed this info along to many people who have eczema and it is always reported back that it worked for them, too. The Aloe Gold is expensive. Some people are really skeptical and that's understandable. But it works! Take it every day. Give it a week or two...you'll see a difference.
I've been eczema free for almost 10 years now! (And I quit using the tincture and the aloe within weeks of the eczema disappearing; it's not like you have to be on it for life. If you get flare ups, you just take it again for a little while. But I haven't even had a flare up since 2003).