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Very strange skin condition

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 25, 2009
  • 06:47 PM

On my right hand, I've got patches of skin that has dried up and they're starting to shrivel off. The biggest one is right between my ring finger and my pinky finger, stretching a small bit up on the ring finger and down to about half-way to the center of my hand. Another patch is on my middle finger, just at the base, and the smallest patch is on my index finger. I usually use a moisturizer without perfume, otherwise, the skin becomes too dry and starts to crack and bleed. If pressure is applied, the skin excretes some clear liquid from 'mini-blisters' which at first look like very small black dots beneath the skin, then the black spots disappear but the blister increases in size as I can actually feel them with my other hand. My body is otherwise completely unaffected and I might be allergic to penicilin, but I haven't taken any penicilin for many years.

At first I visited my school doctor who gave me some kind of fattening salve, which worked as a moisturizer, but didn't help against the 'rash' that was already there. I've been to two different skin doctors and they both prescribed Locoid-salve 0,1% (Hydrokortison) but it hasn't helped much more than a regular moisturizer. I've also tried using Fucidin creme (anti-bacterial) but that didn't help either.

I've had it for two years, but only recently have I actually realized that it's spreading across my hand very slowly by creating very small blisters in unaffected skin in proximity and then drying up that part as well. I'm afraid that it might spread even more in the future, to the point where I might not even be able to conceal it with a glove. I usually use cotton gloves if it starts to 'leak', I used to wash it with chlorhexidin in order to stop the leaking but it also dried my hand up substantially, also I ran out and it's not easy to come by.

Can anyone help? I could get a picture if needed.

PS. Sorry if I got the medical terms wrong, I'm a swede and not completely sure of the translations.

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