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I develop pores on back of my hands which open up and start

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I develop pores on back of my hands which open up and start spreading eating up the skin. This happens during summer season only.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Are you able to upload a picture here?
Do you have any pain or itching?

Do you wear gloves daily or work with chemicals?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I do not work with chemicals and there is no pain or itching it only comes in summertime
I have tried creams like caneistein which seem to accelerate the pealing off of the skin.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
They start as tiny white spot then eat up skin like 'spreading fire'.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for the pictures.

The rash is not due to any fungal infection --hence canestan will no work.

The peeling of skin is due to the reaction from body's immune system against skin layer.

Heat, sunlight and sweat can trigger these immune responses.
Hence this is a type of eczema.

You will benefit from a topical steroid ointment.

Prescription ointments like betamethasone dipropionate or Fluocinonide can be prescribed by your doctor easily.

This should be applied twice daily till the peeling stops, usually 2-3 weeks.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have been advised by pharmacy that eumovate which has clobetasone butyrate is similar to what you have suggested.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Yes that is correct.
You can try that twice daily for 2- weeks.
Best wishes