Why Have I Got This

/ Eczema, Hands

I started to investigate possible causes for my rapidly falling apart hands. Most of the driving in my household is done by me and I had heard of a case where the chemicals used to treat a leather steering wheel had caused similar symptoms. After a couple of weeks driving around wearing cotton gloves, looking and feeling rather silly, I came to the conclusion that my hands had not improved at all.

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The day to day moisturising of my hands has seen me use just a variety of creams and ointments. I have tried Aqueous cream, which had no real benefit, creams containing Aloe Vera, SLS free, Lanolin free, Paraben free, the list seems endless.

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Some history

/ Eczema, Hands

My initial symptoms were just a small itchy area on the palm of my right hand. Within days the itchy area had developed into a flaky patch of skin. Not thinking too much of it I just found some moisturising cream and applied that expecting this dry patch to go away. After a week or two the flaky patches had appeared on both my hands in several places.

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