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dryness/cracking/burning on hands and feet

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  • Posted By: digitalriceriot
  • April 2, 2010
  • 06:58 PM

my mom has had this problem with her hands for about 5 years now and its really bad. shes 50 now its difficult and painful for her to hold or grab things and she has to walk slowly and lightly when she walks so it wont hurt so much. its been treated as an allergy, fungus, dermatitis, excema (sp*) etc... now they want her to see a rheumatologist, thinking the cause stems from her arthritis (im not a medical expert but that just sounds kinda weird). also she has a thyroid issue. any ideas/thoughts?


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  • I have this same problem, for me it occurs only in the spring/ summer. My hands crack so bad it hurts to wash my hands! It just started 3 years ago and I'm only 30, if you know what it is please tell me. Thanks.my mom has had this problem with her hands for about 5 years now and its really bad. shes 50 now its difficult and painful for her to hold or grab things and she has to walk slowly and lightly when she walks so it wont hurt so much. its been treated as an allergy, fungus, dermatitis, excema (sp*) etc... now they want her to see a rheumatologist, thinking the cause stems from her arthritis (im not a medical expert but that just sounds kinda weird). also she has a thyroid issue. any ideas/thoughts?http://i42.tinypic.com/4dm2w.jpg
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  • Hi, This is the first pic I have found that is even close to what my hand looks like. I have been dealing with it for almost a year, I started noticing it last Feb 2012, What ever fungus it is it started growing, it started dime size, then penny, nickel and so on . It is very painful and is flakey and very itchy. There is a core center on it, right next to my thumb. OF ALL THINGS, it is on my right hand, and I am right handed:( The Fungus, so I have been told, has taken up my index finger, which at this time I cannot make a fist cause it is swallen, I no longer can do the dishes, I have to use the dish washer, Changing our son's Diaper is something I have to do quickly, cause the the pain when the skin cracks open. I haven't had any blisters, just it cracking open and being very flakey, and slowly slowy spreading. It is very aggressive when when ur when I us my hand too much, I am a stay at home mom of 2, and doing my housework has been put on hold lately cause my hand hurts so much, and is itchy like it is trying to heal and there is sometimes a tingly feeling under it. My doctor has given me a topical cream, and 2 different pills, and now I wait to se a dermatologist. I have tried every cream and oil, and nothing works just makes it spread and flear up. My hubby suggested a latex glove and a hair pony band to keep out air, it worked for the first 8 hours, took it off and couple hours later, put it on, and slept with it, woke up and took it off, slightly impressed that it just my do the trick only to see that my index and middle fingers were more worse off then before. I am about ready to go to the hospital cause all I want to do is cry, the pain is just terrible and not being able to make a fist is painfull and when it brushes up agains clothing or I hit it just right on something, the pain. Thank You for posting this pic, I have included a pic of my hand
    PinkMom9 1 Replies
    • January 9, 2013
    • 04:21 AM
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