039: How Probiotics Turned My Hand Eczema Around w/ Nora Ureste

If you’ve been listening to the Healthy Skin Show for a while, you've probably heard me talk about my battle with debilitating hand eczema (Dyshidrotic Eczema). This painful condition made me miserable until I was able to put myself into remission. Today's guest is here to share an inspirational story about how she too managed to put her hand eczema into remission.

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My guest today, Nora Ureste, lives in Austin, TX with her husband and two girls. She is passionate about learning everything she can about how the indoor environment can impact human health. This led her to study the principles of Building Biology, and she is currently working towards becoming a certified Building Biology Consultant.

Nora has a bachelor's degree in Interior Design from the University of Texas, had a successful career in sales and event planning, and was an Airbnb Host; all of which have prepared her for her current pursuit to design, build, and operate vacation rentals for travelers who are environmentally sensitive.

While we are all different and a one-size-fits-all treatment is simply unrealistic, there are still some common threads in trying to heal hand eczema. Hopefully, this episode can give someone struggling some hope and a few useful ideas to try out!

Do you have hand eczema? Tell me about it in the comments!

Hands with Eczema before and after being healed with probiotics


In this episode:

  • Nora's hand eczema symptoms 
  • Simple, day-to-day activities that Nora could not do because of her hand eczema
  • What the dermatologist recommended
  • What happened when she started taking a probiotic
  • How Nora changed her diet
  • A few things Nora can do now that she couldn't do before



“I really couldn't close my hand without them cracking and bleeding and weeping. They were extremely itchy…I couldn't turn a doorknob. I couldn't pick up laundry…Putting soap on it really burned, so I couldn't use any soap.” [5:04]

“I had the MegaSporeBiotic…within two or three weeks, the itching really subsided. And within another month, my hands stopped getting blisters, and stopped weeping.” [7:20]



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“I really couldn't close my hand without them cracking and bleeding and weeping. They were extremely itchy...I couldn't turn a doorknob. I couldn't pick up laundry...Putting soap on it really burned, so I couldn't use any soap.”

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS is an integrative Clinical Nutritionist and the founder of Skinterrupt. She works with women who are fed up with chronic gut and skin rash issues discover the root causes and create a plan to get them back to a fuller, richer life.

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