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    Default Crazy re occuring problem with skin on my hands!

    hello. I have been having re occuring problems wth the skin on my hands for years. It starts as small patch or ring of blisters or blocked pores. As the patch spreads out the centre becomes dry and the skin peels away. this goes further and further until it either disappears or covers my whole hand as it has done in the past. But it can become very painful and irritating. The doctors have never told me what it is but have prescribed E45 cream which relieves it for a short time but nothing else and once they have put me on steroid tablets and cream which got rid of the problem for a while. Im wandering if you can help me discover what this condition is and how best to get rid of it becuaee right now its driving me nuts. Thanks

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    Hi,

    I have a friend who had this and could also not establish what it was. I gave him some supplement recommendations and after a couple of months it cleared. However, once he stopped taking the supplements it reoccurred. I recommended vit B12 and vit B complex injections weekly; 6000mg flax seed oil capsules daily, beta carotene, 150mg zinc and magnesium, calcium and vitamin D.

    To give you an idea what it could be; either eczema or contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis sounds more likely according to your description. Steroid creams and medication usually have a good effect (short term) on allergic reactions or skin irritations. It could also be stress related if the conditions gets worse when you're under more stress than usual- only you will know this.

    Hope this helps?

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    nessa welcome to our forum. supplements are great but if you don't know what the problem is you can cause more harm than good. keely, did you ask the doctor what it was? what kind of doctor did you go to for your hands? try a derm. ask them what it is. i know the pain of itching as i have psoriasis. but before you can treat something you have to know what it is. please see a derm. ask questions. if you get nervous when you are there then beforehand make a list of your questions. i do. i get nervous and forget to ask. best of luck

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    Is this on the palm of your hand? At a guess (it sounds like that I had) I would say it could be palmar plantar psoriasis or similar. As your doctor recommended you use E45 I know your in the UK and doctors here will try and treat conditions themselves before referring you. E45 is good for dry skin but if you've an underlying infection you need something like a steroid cream(?). When I had this after trying a few different creams with my doctor I got referred to a local surgery to see a GP who specialises in skin conditions. He took a sample for testing and prescribed a cream that did actually work. I would see your GP and ask to be referred if E45 alone doesn't prevent this.

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    Hi,

    I agree with you; however, I am merely relating an example of the same condition (as the person is explaining) and what my friend who had a similar condition then did to resolve the issue. My friend also had this condition since a very young age, had seen many doctors and dermatologists and could not find a reason or explanation. I recommended that he try these supplements because: fatty acids- balance hormones and acid levels in the body and strengthen and moisturise skin from within (flax seed oil - omega 3, 6 & 9 safe for both men and women), vitamin B strengthens nervous system, skin and immune system, zinc strengthens skin, immune system and magnesium, calcium and vit D balance hormone levels, strengthen skin and also play a role if hands tend to sweat or perspire excessively.

    Never the less, it is merely a suggestion and of course the person may decide if they wish to try suggestions given.

    Thanks for your concern, though. I appreciate caution as much as you do,

    cheers,

    nessa

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    Nessa, I think what Brenda meant was supplements can help but its always best to get a diagnosis first to rule out serious underlying problems.
    With me for example, when I was diagnosed with psoriasis it was getting out of control on my feet and hands. I had to have it checked for infection and then brought under control. After that it was a matter of self healing by finding things that helped and avoiding things that trigger. Self diagnosis is never good as many illnesses and conditions have secondary symptoms.

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    BTW I cannot believe the spelling and grammar errors in my first post. I'm so ashamed.

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    i do that all the time nikki. are you sure you aren't related to me in some way? and thanks to explaining to nessa what i meant.

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    Seems we do our best proofreading after we hit send.
    From getting to know you and your responses I knew exactly what you meant and as things can get taken out of context in text I thought I would help out.

    Nessa, do you have experience with supplements and vitamins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vencasand View Post
    nessa welcome to our forum. supplements are great but if you don't know what the problem is you can cause more harm than good. keely, did you ask the doctor what it was? what kind of doctor did you go to for your hands? try a derm. ask them what it is. i know the pain of itching as i have psoriasis. but before you can treat something you have to know what it is. please see a derm. ask questions. if you get nervous when you are there then beforehand make a list of your questions. i do. i get nervous and forget to ask. best of luck
    I agree with Brenda. Supplements are great, only if you need them. I hesitate to tell people what I think anything is because I am not qualified, and even if I were, a picture really isn't a very good way of trying to figure out what a skin condition is. The advice of seeing a specialist is a good one.


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