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For the past 7 weeks I have had very itchy, sore, dry hands and feet (palms and soles). I went to to doctors a couple of weeks and she told me I have pompholyx. She just handed me a internet print out about it and gave me a prescription for steroid cream. The pharmacy told me the cream was now unavailable and gave me an over the counter one. I used this along with diprobrase and had no improvement.
I went back to the doctors today as I am unable to work ( I am self employed) and sometimes find it hard to walk because of the soles of my feet are cracked and very sore. Not to mention the itching keeps me awake at night. I also told her that I now have red sore patches on my legs and arms.
She told me its just eczema (never mentioned pompholyx). I asked about possible allergy and blood tests and was told they don't do them just for eczema.
She suggested I may have a reaction to the plastic materials I work with, but I have been working with the same stuff for ten years now.
I asked if I am just meant to guess what I am having a reaction too and she said yes
I was prescribed Betnovate and told to get some Piriton allergy tablets.
At the end she suggested I see another doctor who knows more about skin problems but I can't get an appoinment with him until 2 weeks time.
I am sorry for so much text, I am at my wits end. The itch is driving me insane, I can't sleep and it is stressing me out as I cannot do any work (no work = no income).
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Thanks you x
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