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So I’m 32 years old, I’ve never had any allergies never had any skin conditions until April 2018. My hands started itching right after they started peeling. And I’m not talking about the epidermis, the skin was so thin my fingers were raw. (I will add pictures) at first I thought it was an allergic reaction but I tried switching everything I thought might be leading up to this and nothing helped. Finally I went to the hospital. They gave me steroids and it’s started to heal. As soon as I stopped the dose it came back ten times worse. It got to the point to where I couldn’t even wash my hair I couldn’t touch anything, my fingers were literally raw. Finally I got a referral to a dermatologist. I went and he diagnosed me with dyshidrotic eczema. I’ve read everything I could possibly find on this condition and everything I read said that (it normally last 3-4 weeks, blisters and itching first then the dry skin then the peeling and that’s all) mine is never ending...blisters and itching, then the dry skin and peeling, and right when it’s starting to heal, it starts all over again. It’s been agony. Long story short in the last three months I’ve been to 7 doctors, the hospital 4 times, and med express 6 times. All with the same result. They all told me they know what it is BUT they don’t know what causes it and there is no cure. The first 6 doctors I went to gave me steroids. It got to the point that they were making me sick (3 months straight of prednisone 50 mgs) finally I told them I couldn’t take it anymore so they gave me methyltrexate. It did nothing. While I
Was on all these meds I used every cream and ointment you can name....every steroid, every antibiotic. I’ve read the leading cause is stress? If that’s the case it will be a never ending battle, just the pain of my fingers and then feeling it come on again causes stress, not to mention I’m in school and I work as a single mother...has anyone found any relief at all??? Please share.. (pics posted below)
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