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Hello, I am looking for a treatment for a rash on my hands & I am breastfeeding so want a natural solution which won't harm my 3 month old baby.
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Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 5 years ago
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First can you describe the rash and how long you've had it?
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Hi Dr. Chip,
I've had the rash for about 10 months, started while I was pregnant. It is over my knuckles and fingers, usually dry around the knuckles but small red sores between & along the fingers.
Thanks,
Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 5 years ago
I take it the hydrocortisone and Lanolin didn't help? Has a doctor looked at it?
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
They both help to a point but do not get rid of it completely. Dr. hasn't looked at it.
Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 5 years ago
OK--there are a few things to try that won't be a problem with your baby. My first choice would be calendula cream. Then there's oatmeal baths, chamomile and witch hazel oils, tea tree oil, and olive oil. If those aren't helpful, it would be best to have a doctor look at this and prescribe either an appropriate cortisone cream or perhaps an antifungal cream in case this isn't eczema and more of a fungal condition.
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I have actually briefly tried Calendula cream as I use it for nappy rash, didn't seems to help, how would you that it if fungal?
Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 5 years ago
The sores and the fact that the calenula and the cortisone creams didn't completely help. It could be an inflammatory eczema but it sounds more fungal. In that case, over the counter Lamisil cream may help.
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Is there a natural way I can treat it, rather than a pharmaceutical?
Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 5 years ago
A papaya or mustard seed plaster may do the trick.
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