For the past month or so I have had problems with the skin on my hands and feet. It started with little raised lumps on the skin filled with a clear liquid, they seem to dry up and then the skin peels. Now my hands and one foot are peeling all over. It started on my feet so I thought it was tinea or some other fungal infection, but I have tried anti-fungal creams which haven't worked.
Any idea what this might be and how i can get rid of it?
There are several causes of the symptoms that you are having including blisters, eczema, psoriasis, sun burns, etc.
Most blisters heal naturally and do not require medical attention. As new skin grows beneath the blister, the fluid contained within it will be slowly reabsorbed by the body and the skin on top will dry and peel off.
Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions and see if it helps. You could take some oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine or loratadine. You need to maintain a good personal hygiene .
Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage and irritation to the skin.
For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone or desonide), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).
Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Moisturizing is one of the most important self-care treatments for sufferers of eczema. Keeping the affected area moistened can promote skin healing and relief of symptoms.
It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for the symptoms and a proper clinical examination.
Let us know if you need any other information and post us on how you are doing.
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