Originally Posted by Tiffany
I to have am allergic to nickel. I think it may be causing dishydrotic eczema. I have severe blistering on the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet. The outbreaks seem to be sporadic and I can't find a common link. I am wondering if it is my diet. Does anyone else have this condition along with the nickel allergy. It is very painful.
Painfull- is an understatement. Last year I missed various days of work becasue I was unable to even walk! The blisters where so bad on my hands and feet! I wore white cotton gloves to work to avoid touching anything that might have germs- I got an infection anyway. I tried EVERYTHING! I ate a rice and chicken diet... nothing... tried everything over the counter... nothing... tried various excema medications, lotions, washes... nothing! I tried homepathic stuff! Nothing! I soaked my palms and feet in vinager, bleach/ and TEA! Nothing... I litterly tried everything. I was in so much pain, the blisters were sooooooo deep and then they started cracking and bleeding.. I wanted to die.... and seemed that NO ONE could help me...
Finally my derm figured out that I am allergic to cobalt in foods... and slightly allergic to it touching my skin.... well... I tossed out my stainless steal pots and pan I had just bought- because low and behold.... they have about 30% nickel in them! No more canned food and I haven't had a blow-out-break-out since then! I do occasionally have a few small blisters... I think they are stress related, but one or two comes and then they go....
I totally feel for anyone going through this... It was horrible.