*URGENT PROBLEM* Anybody here ever have them? or know someone that has gone through it? It's nasty, looks bad, and it stings at certain parts. I dont know how, but I just started having them. it's just the beginning and i know it's best to treat it ONCE you notice it, which is what I'm doing. I'm currently always putting lotion so nothing dry's up as fast (for both eczema & athlete's foot), and im wearing socks to keep the moisture in (for athlete's foot). The thing is, i work at a hardware store as cashier (like Lowes or Homedepot) and customers bring me all sorts of containers/buckets/spraypaints, etc.. and sometimes there's this weird liquid on them so i accidently touch it when im bagging the item. That plus tons of people give me dirty money? sometimes they're kinda wet...? maybe it's not that, and just the liquid stuff? After much researching, I found out what exactly these skin problems are, and what they're called. these links were useful... Eczema http://familydoctor.org/176.xml http://www.herballegacy.com/id76.htm http://www.superlanolin.com/eczema/eczema.html Athelete's Foot http://familydoctor.org/316.xml http://www.myfootshop.com/detail.asp?Condition=Athlete's+Foot Things to avoid - She avoid hot showers and baths, instead opting for warm showers that are short. Also, use a moisterizing bodywash, rather than soap. - Avoid exposing her skin to the sun. Cover up with thin, light colored -clothing and use sunscreen. Stay in the shade if at all possible. - Of course, make sure to drink plenty of water and eat well Treatment? and product recommedations/suggestions? Before seeing a dermatologist, I wanna try some products that i can get at my local store (target, rite-aid, etc). They always have treatments and stuff for treating Eczema & athlete's foot. The problem is, I dont know which product's are well known? ones that a LOT/MOST people can agree on ? that'll help a lot. The only one I've heard people talk about is... http://www.superlanolin.com/contact.html (eczema product) and "Elocon" and "Eucerin" brand creams and lotions Also i heard that people with Eczema lack zinc, magnesium and vitamin B-6. Are there any good foods/drinks that you can eat/drink, that you can get at your local grocerystore or vitamin store that contain those? I'm going to do my research later but thought i'd ask here first. I also read up that you need to drink a lot of water and eat well, so that's one thing i'll be doing more of. Going back to how it looked? Lastly, can both skin problems go back to how they normally look? with the right treatment & products? You know.. instead of having that bright red spot, or dark pink spot, will they go away? cause new skin grows? Cause right now it LOOKS like it's gonna scar. Cause you know how scars have that shiny texture on the surface? there are some things you can tell that are gonna scar, and these look like it. But my question is, if treated early enough new skin can grow over it.. and it'll go back to normal right?