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Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified MD
Category: Dermatology
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I have had eczema all my life. 64 years and it has gone

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I have had eczema all my life. 64 years and it has gone through different stages.
At the moment it is very cracked and I have just finished a course off antibiotics. Clarithromicin as my hands were full of hacks and poison.
I use Cetrban and Aveeno but my skin does not always tolerate either.
I am using Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) but nothing seems to be working.
I am at the stage where I could scream.
Rash on my legs, back and neck.
But my hands are the worst as they are cracked and bleedjng but really itchy as well.
Submitted: 28 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 28 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 28 days ago.

I am sorry you have these issues with your skin

this sounds like more than just eczema

you may have psoriasis.

you need to talk to your GP doctor about the possibility of psoriasis.

you need to ask to see a dermatology expert doctor in the UK

you may need stronger prescription steroid creams for your skin to help suppress the psoriasis.

there are also IV systemic treatment for psoriasis which could help

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 28 days ago.
I will contact my GP tomorrow but I am going to make arrangements to see a Dermatologist privately as there is a long waiting time if I am referred to the hospital by my GP.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 28 days ago.

I see.

yes, seeing a dermatologist privately can help

you may need a skin biopsy to evaluate for possible psoriasis.

I hope you get some help with your skin

Let me know if you have other questions.
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