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I have severe eczema on my hands and arms and is risking my

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I have severe eczema on my hands and arms and is risking my job, I have discoid and atopic eczema and have been prescribed betamethasone/valerate 0.1% cream and oilatum which neither has helped its now spreading to my neck legs and feet, I just want to see if there is anything I can do before I look at changing my caree. Thanks
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.
This is Dr. David
you need to consult with an allergy and immunology specialist
you might benefit from a systemic antihistamine or steroid treatment to decrease your eczema
there are over the counter antihistamines such as Allegra (fexofenadine), or Zyrtec (cetirizine) or Claritin (loratadine) or Xyzal (levocetirizine) which could help decrease your eczema.
you should get blood tests to check for autoimmmune conditions.
you might benefit from skin allergy testing to see if there is something you are allergic to.
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