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I have suffered with this condition on the palms of my hands and soles of my feet now for over 30 years starting in 1984 whilst working in a Clothing Factory. I am allergic to 6 conponents of which are Nickel, Cobalt, Rubber, Leather, Ariel Soap Powder and Potassium Chlormate. I have had Hospital treatment of puva soaks and light treatment of which I had 24 treatments over 12 weeks. The outcome of this resbite only lasted about 2 months and the symtoms reappeared. Now I am using daily a Topical Corticosteroid named Betamethasone Valerate cream and Fludroxycortide Tape for when the blisters turn to keens. It is absolute purgotary to live with and nothing else can be done to help cure this condition unless total avoidance with the substances you are allergic to (this in most cases can never be avoided as Nickel is in Money, coins). This is where my allergy stays with handling coins daily whilst out shopping etc. I have used cotton gloves in the past but mentally its horrible as people stare and wonder whats my problem to waring them, Mentally it drives me insane at times and wonder what else can the skin profession do to help sufferes like me. Over the years not a great deal has been achieved apart from the introduction of new creams whether they work with individuals or not, and we are all unique so not all will work for everyone, Another interesting thing I had noticed is when I had the symptom on the tops of my feet, the treatment of the creams worked and it went away, only to reappear on my legs. This condition I have come to the conclusion is that when treated in an area, it moves elsewhere on the body to reappear. I wonder if anyone else has had this problem.
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