I am having a terrible time with my hands. I work outside using doing construction, also landscape work. I have had this condition for 3 years. I have been to my GP dr, he prescribed Monetasone 0.1% Did not seem to work very well. Went back and thought I was using the product too sparingly. I tried again with same results. I tried to get into our local dermatologist but can't get in until Aug. My hand get calist, then crack, then peel and bleed. I(like many) have tried many products and gloves at night with not much relief. I also have some small calist spots on my feet, but not the peeling and bleeding. I was wondering if this could be fungal, could this persist this long with these symtoms (symptoms). Also the tips of both ring fingers and both thumbs are more prone to this condition. I have read other post about using mild soaps. What name brands would be good? One more thing, I do use our hot tub that is disinfected with chlorine. I have used it for years, even before this condition started. It does seem to help with the pain. Any helpful responses will be greatly appreciated.
It can be due to dyshidrotic eczema. Wash the areas with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites and wear cotton clothes. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.
For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used, whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid. But they are available under prescription and should be taken only after consulting a dermatologist.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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