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From the age of 80 I have suffered several attacks of eczema

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From the age of 80 I have suffered several attacks of eczema on hands and wrists. It has cleared at present after using Betnovate but I am left with constant pain and irritation - just opening a cereal packet or similar is an ordeal - the cardboard feels like sharp tin.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from JA
The eczema alone is probably not responsible for the pain, which can be due to many reasons.
Do you have other medical problems?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Good Morning:


Angina, for which I take TILDIEM; I also take 75mg APIRIN.


The tingling. itching and burning sensation referred to effects both hands and wrists. When washing self, or washing pots, 'normal' temperature water to my hands feels as if it scalding.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
this sounds like a neuropathy
Causes can be
Liver or kidney problems
Autoimmune disease
Heavy metal toxicity
Hidden infection, parasites or malignancy.
Problems in the cervical spine...disc disease....needs MRI to diagnose.
B vitamin deficiencies.
Alcohol toxicity or other poisons.

Your internist needs to investigate these possibilities which can be done in one or two visits.
Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
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