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Undiagnosed Mystery Debilitating Skin Condition Palms/Soles

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by SteveB44 on Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:05 pm

Undiagnosed Mystery Debilitating Skin Condition Palms/Soles

Hello All,

The skin on the palms of my hands and soles of my feet has deteriorated to the point where I can't walk, hold or pick anything up. I have no skin problems on any other part of my body or any other symptoms. I have seen multiple doctors, tried multiple medicines and drugs, and even extremely strict dietary changes. Blood and skin tests have returned negative results on fungal and infection (microbiotics?)

The skin is dry, brittle, flaky, painful and itchy all of the time. Any contact with anything is extremely painful, even just a light splash of water. I can't go anywhere or do anything, sleep is very hard, and I have been suffering from this for over a year. Some drugs/medicines I have tried have made things worse, most have had no effect at all.

I welcome any and all further questions and suggestions - thank you.