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Need help so I can help...

Postby rambleox on Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:16 pm

My fiance has bad eczema flares and it's super difficult for him to have time to repair because he works his full-time job with his hands as a chef. It gets bad on his hands, in between and on the side of his palm, when he scratches it- it opens his skin badly and it hurts him a lot. Sometimes it hurts for him to hold my hand or touch me because of snagging or just irritation. I don't have eczema but I know a lot of those products targeting 'eczema relief' don't really work. I really want to help, in general and I want to get him a big skin care package for Christmas because he just doesn't buy the good stuff for himself. I want to help but I don't what to stay away from and what to go towards, there's just so many articles and ads I don't know what to really look into. If anyone has tips or suggestions or any any advice as to if I can do anything, I'd appreciate it so much. I don't want to step on his toes or for this to come off wrong, I just know that it causes him a lot of pain and I just want to know if I can help....

Thank you again if anyone can help...
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Re: Need help so I can help...

Postby talkhealth on Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:31 am

Hi rambleox

Thank you for your post. It sounds like your fiance has got good support at home with you. Have a look at our free support programme, mydryskin, it is a 12 week programme with dedicated information, sent to you by email in bite-size chunks. Every week there is a PDF for you to download or print containing practical information about how to manage dry skin, written by talkhealth and medical experts.
Some of the topics the programme covers include:
- Symptoms & treatments
- What to ask your GP or consultant
- Patient stories and hints & tips
- Common triggers & irritants
- Itch-scratch cycle
- Emotional impact and much more!

We are also currently running an Ask The Expert session on Eczema which you can find the details of here, This is where you can post any eczema related question and our experts will answer it.

We hope you find the support programme and Ask The Expert session useful in helping your fiance. Please do let us know how you get on.

Kind regards
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