As we approach the festive season my hand eczema has decided to join in the celebrations by splitting and shedding the top layer of skin on my palms and fingers. Nice timing!!

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Having been told recently that dairy products are one of the main triggers for Eczema I have decided to try to remove them from my diet. Not easy for somebody who loves strong white coffee, butter on potatoes and cream cakes. I will give it a go and keep you updated as to how things progress, if at all.

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Now On Twitter

/ Eczema, Hands, Hydromol

I have now added a Twitter page to the social media attached to this site, Twitter/My_Hand_Eczema please share as this gets the word out about my ongoing experiences and treatment which may well help others.

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There are many studies as to the possible causes of Hand Eczema and many volumes exist regarding treatment and possible cures, but the psychological effects of having this condition is rarely documented by comparison.

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Major Flare Up

/ Eczema, Hands, Hydromol

My hands are in a really bad way at the moment. Using Hydromol Ointment and cotton gloves all the time I am not out in public. Skin coming off my hands in patches despite the use of a huge amounts of moisturiser. Not good.

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Things have not been too good so it was back to using the Steroid Cream. The splits between my fingers are now healing nicely and my skin shedding seems to have stopped. My hands are very dry though despite using copious amounts of cream and ointment.

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The Alpha Trial

/ Eczema, Hands, Alpha

The good news is my hands have improved considerably over the past few days, no doubt due to the steroid cream. The long term use of this is starting to worry me, it cannot be good and it makes the skin on the back of my hands so thin it tears easily, not particularly appealing.

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