I had a really bad case of athletes foot which lasted months, I then got infected big toes, which got treated with antibiotics, and then the pompholyx started, when I lost all the skin through blistering on both my feet. For a month I could hardly walk, so I had a month off work.
Its a bit of trial and error with treatment and I think whatever the consultant tells you, you have to find out what works for you. If you google there are a lot of people that have it. I just made a mental list of the ones that people had tried and worked then my way through the ones that had a basis in science.
I had panty liners in flip flops to absorbed the ooze, and then cotton dressing which changed 3/4 times a day. Popping blisters, using aloe vera gel, basically trying to dry it up and then using the best cream to protect and moisturize. I used very little steroids, I had managed to control it before I got as far as the consultants, I saw one a week after my trip to A&E.
The good news for me is, so far, it hasn’t come back, in about 18months, but I treat every itch, spot etc no matter how small with aloe vera and a small dab of hydrocortisone 1%.