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Blisters on hands then peeling for Months? YEARS?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 8, 2008
  • 04:05 AM

After landscaping in the vacinity of some plant life about a year and a half ago i developed very small clustered blisters on the sides of my fingers. I attributed it to poison oak or something. Over time, the blisters would peel away eventualy, and more would form in the new skin. after a good month or two, the blisters did not appear anymore, but my hands are ridiculously dry. THey peel in arbitrary areas for no reason. I have used moisturizers as often as possible. They can help to ensure lighter peeling, but nothing stops it. Its been a year and a half.... I have heard about contact dermatitis, but shouldn't it be cleared up by a year and a half down the road? Every time i see a dry patch of skin on my hands, i just get frustrated... I dont know anymore. Please help

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  • About 4 months ago I got a bad case of bronchitis, and I have had the blisters on my finger and then turning callus like for a couple of years. I tried everything I could find on the internet and nothing worked. I had read to eliminate zinc from my diet and use soap less soap nothing worked. But since I had the bronchitis I read that zinc would loosen up the phlegm and help me get over it sooner. So thinking the zinc would help that it would increase my problem with my finger. I started taking the zinc 50 mg every night at bed time for two months trying to get over the bronchitis and I finally shook it. But to my surprise I noticed I was getting fewer blisters and less callus on my finger. I now continue to take 50 mg zinc at bed time and I no longer have any blisters or callus on my finger. I am not saying this is a cure but it works for me.
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