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Hands, Suspected Allergy, May Be P
Just came upon your
site. I have had some problems
with my hands since October. I thought maybe I was allergic to my son's
formula. Last week I went to
see an allergy guy and he said I could be allergic to metals and nickel.
My hands (mostly my right) has been getting worse and worse. I am
waiting for an appointment with a Derm, but I started doing some checking
and I am pretty sure I have psoriasis.
Looking for help on
what works for someone like me who has just acquired this.
I get little pus pockets on my hands and then everything is going
scaly. I bought
"Psoriasin gel” today. It
burns but I hoping that it will start feeling better soon.
I am getting so many comments these days about my hands that I am
always shielding my right hand now.
Any help or
suggestions, what is good or what is not the best?
Any help would be appreciated.
According to this web site — http://shop.store.yahoo.com/buyinprivate/psorgelstopp.html
— Psoriasin gel is coal tar (1.25%) in a base containing aloe vera and
vitamin E. As psoriasis meds
go, this is pretty light-weight stuff, but I imagine your derm, when you
finally get to see him or her, will be glad you tried this.
Some people respond well to topical coal tar.
It’s always been my chief ingredient in keeping scalp P in check
(via coal tar shampoo). Hands
are tough, though. At least,
that’s been my experience. Lots
of reasons for that, I’m sure, and my experience may not be universal.
The good news is, if
you need to try stronger regimens, including “occlusion,” hands are
probably the easiest body parts to occlude overnight (you slather on your
medicine then go to bed with food handler’s gloves taped around your
If your derm confirms
your self-diagnosis of P, ask her about occluding a relatively strong
topical corticosteroid for a few days.
She’ll know, based on her observation of your condition and your
history whether this is a good option.