contact dermatitis/hand eczema

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Looking for some advice please

Postby lincoy64 on Tue May 08, 2018 8:28 pm

I have recently developed really bad eczema or dermatitis on my hands and have a few patches on my feet. I was working in a warehouse packing and it seems the cardboard is the problem. I went to the doctor who gave me steroid cream and Hydromol and it cleared up and I went back to work and was wearing rubber gloves. It has now happened again. I'm not sure if it is contact dermatitis or not. My hands are red and look burnt. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease 18 months ago and since then I have had problem after problem with my health. I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice on what is the best treatment. I have quit the job. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Looking for some advice please

Postby talkhealth on Wed May 09, 2018 4:13 pm

Hi lincoy64,

Welcome to the talkhealth forum. We are sorry to hear about the troubles you have been experiencing.

It may be worth returning to your GP in this instance and seeing how they can help you further.

Additionally, we have a range of Patient Support Programmes, including one of dry skin, which may be able to provide some self-management advice. You can take a look at it here:

We hope this helps. Please do let us know how you get on.
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