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Eczema?

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  • Posted By: youandmeandshemake3
  • December 29, 2008
  • 08:48 PM

Hello! I am at my wit's end and hope someone may be able to help me! For the past 5 years I have had what I believe to be eczemahttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif on my hands. I get little blister like bumps on my palms and fingers (on the palm side). They dry up and my skin peels. I have been to over a dozen dermatologists and have tried every cream available. The only remedy that appeared to help was an oral steroid. Obviously I cannot take that indefinitely.

Then, last year in December my pinkie nail began to get the blister looking bump (yellow-pus filled) under the nail. My nail began to lift and fall off. To this day, it will grow some, but it is very thin, snags on everything, so I must keep it cut down. In June, the same thing happened with my thumb on the other hand. Again, it gets the yellow circle under the little bit of nail left, dries up and lifts. I have a tiny bit of nail left, but again, have to keep it cut short.

In addition to the dermatologists, I have spoken with my primary physician and a homeopath. Nothing is helping. This weekend I noticed two of my toenails, (the small toe and big toe on my left foot), getting the spots. These spots appear to look lile oil spots under the nails. I do not want to lose any other nails. Half of it may be vanity, but they really hurt when dry and unprotected.

I have been searching and searching, hoping these folks may be wrong and the nail problem may be something different in addition to the eczema. Any advice would be welcome!

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  • Do you use antibacterial soaps? That used to happen to me and I found out it was because I was using soaps with Triclosan in them. Try changing to a lotion soap or soap free soap to wash with. Those antibacterials and/or antimicrobial agents will kill your skin.
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    • December 30, 2008
    • 01:41 PM
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  • My Husband has suffered with peeling hands and fingers for years until I tried L'Occitane Immortelle Ultimate Youth Oil on his hands then it got under control. His hands are like normal now he uses it twice a day. It's expensive for a big bottle so try it first in a 4ml size from ebay from 10-20 bucks. We get the big bottles now on ebay and it is SO worth it! I use it on my face its from France. Really works as for the pus thats infection may need to use antibiotic cream there until it heals. Wish you the best!
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