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Question #90211 posted on 08/16/2017 9:02 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Does by one have dishydrotic eczema? How do you prevent flare ups living in the stress that is college?

-Bob your Uncle

A:

Dear you are not my uncle,

I'm pretty sure that I get this, or at least something similar? I definitely got it while I was in Ghana. I don't really know how to prevent flare ups, but I do know some ways to prevent stress:

 - Have a dog
 - Pet a dog
 - See a dog
 - Be a dog
 - Think about dogs
 - Look at pictures of dogs
 - Dogs

Hope that helps.

Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave

A:

Dear you,

I've got eczema on my hands that's occasionally pretty rough. I think that making sure my hands stay moisturized is probably helpful for me (I'm pretty flaky/dry/flare-y right now), especially since I tend to overwash my hands (which is drying.) Sometimes I run hot water over my hands to deal with itching but I don't think that's actually a good idea so don't follow me on that.

Unfortunately I don't have a lot of other tips for you, but I'll say that sometimes when it's bad this is something I pray for healing with. I know it's a "little thing" but if I care enough to pray about it, then Heavenly Father cares enough to listen. He can also help you find peace amid the craziness of college life and help you prioritize to reduce stress. 

If you're interested in learning techniques to help manage your stress, try this! I'm a fan of breath counting. 

Good luck,

~Anne, Certainly