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    Eczema on bottom of feet
    ms6ms posted:
    I have been treating the eczema on both of my feet with Neosalus cream and Triamcinolone Acetonide ointment for 9 months. It does help relieve the itching and pain but I am unable to get over the "hump" and clear it is a roller coaster but has never actually "cleared" up. The skin on my feet crack so badly I am unable to walk on them sometimes (feels like stepping on a piece of glass), and I need help. This madness started about 1 1/2 years ago. I have to wear closed shoes or the soles will crack open on any part or multiple parts of the sole. Yes, I went through a summer in Houston unable to wear flip flops, sandals, cute wedges... Please help me cure this!!! Thank you for any advice.
    Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
    Dear Ms6ms,

    As a fellow shoe addict, I completely understand your dilemma!

    A few comments/ suggestions:
    1. Have you had a small biopsy taken of the skin? It sounds as if your condition is most likely psoriasis or eczema. However, types of genetic conditions can make you more predisposed to forming this resistant scale, as well as concominant fungus.

    2. Once a biopsy is taken, there is a very effective and safe form of therapy called narrowband UVB. Most dermatologists have a unit that can be used specifically on the hands and feet so your entire body does not need to be exposed.

    Usually the narrowband makes the condition go into remission and you can maintain your soft smooth feet after that with prescription strength milk acid types of creams.

    I hope that helps, do keep me posted

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