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Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by Nosaghae(m): 7:21am On Feb 07, 2016
A problem shared is half solved hence am sharing mine.
the lines on my palms have been tearing for years now and I don't know what to do.
it scratches like mad. At times it gets swollen and form liquid substance like water.
When I have a hand shake with you, u must ask what happened because u will feel the sharpness. It is worse during dry season. The finger prints scanner could not capture my finger print during MTN sim update.
I have been in this situation for over ten years. I have gone to Central hospital, UBTH and Lela hospital in Benin but could not get result.
Anyone with idea on what to do should PLEASE come to my rescue

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Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by Nobody: 7:41am On Feb 07, 2016
Eya kpele o, something similar happened to me when I used klin to wash my clothes, my hand peel no be small, I went to MTN office to register Sim, when the fine lady tried to capture my biometrics, error message just dey appear like say tomorrow no dey. The fine lady tire. Miraculously I registered but vowed never to use klin again. Maybe it's the detergent ur using but my case was just at the surface, yours is internal

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Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by Nobody: 7:54am On Feb 07, 2016
What kind of work do yhu do bruh? It could be a reaction to certain chemicals or cream
It could also be Dyshidrotic eczema use a strong steriod cream or see a primary care doctor.....
If yhu use latex gloves often...Try to remove them regularly too....sorrie bruh

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Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by BUSHHUNTER: 7:55am On Feb 07, 2016
1: It may due to the weather...

2: Some water environment could cause that...

3: Sometimes its nature it occurs once in awhile....
..............................

NB : However mere looking at your own case you need to see the doctor because yours is blood related issue...

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Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by adaezem: 4:08pm On Feb 07, 2016
Hmm sorry bros! D virus is in ur blood, so it must be treated both internal & external. All hope is not lost yet . Pls, where do u stay?
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by chriskosherbal(m): 4:41pm On Feb 07, 2016
Hmmmmm
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by David0(m): 5:00pm On Feb 07, 2016
If u say this has been on for 10yrs, then it is an internal issue, or a reaction to something u do regularly with ur hand, or a particular food u take that doesn't go well with ur body, hence the reaction.

You can read this, tho it's long but try;

Hand Eczema


What is hand eczema?
Hand eczema, or hand dermatitis, describes any type of eczema that develops on the hands. It is commonly job-related and can be made worse by factors including frequent hand washing and exposure to chemicals. Hand eczema may require specific testing and treatments.
It may cause itchy, dry, scaly patches of skin that crack and flake. This can occur acutely, but may also be a condition referred to as chronic hand eczema (CHE) or chronic hand dermatitis (CHD). Hand eczema, and CHE can profoundly affect everyday living and one's quality of life. Chronic hand eczema may not respond to traditional eczema management strategies such as frequent moisturizing, protecting the hands, and topical prescription treatments, and the appropriate treatment plan will depend on a number of factors.


Who does hand eczema affect?
Hand eczema occurs commonly among the following occupations:

bricklayers
mechanical industry workers
hair dressers
health care workers
janitors and housecleaners
florists
food service industry workers
agricultural workers
Hand eczema can happen to anyone, however, you are more likely to be affected if:

you had similar skin problems, eczema, hay fever, or other allergies as a child.
your hands get wet a lot, whether at home, work or with leisure activities.
your job exposes your hands to irritating chemicals or very frequent hand washing and disinfection.
you frequently wash your hands around the house or at work, which breaks down the skin's natural protective barrier.
What causes hand eczema?
Often, the cause is unclear; however, there can be one or more conditions present. The three most common conditions related to hand eczema are irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis.
Irritant Contact Dermatitis
The most common is Irritant Contact Dermatitis. Repeated exposure to irritants such as water, soaps, detergents, solvents, degreasers, lubricants, oils, coolants, fiberglass dust, food products, metals, and plastics can inhibit the repair of the skin barrier.
What are the signs and symptoms?

affects the fingertips and web spaces
skin is dry and chapped, with areas of itchy, red, scaly, and swollen skin
skin may sting or burn when in contact with irritants, and may eventually crack and bleed
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
The next most common is Allergic Contact Dermatitis. Common allergens include nickel, certain food additives and fragrances, and preservatives. Occupational allergens could include antibacterial soaps and solutions, organic dyes, rubber, plastic resins, and plants.
What are the signs and symptoms?

soon after exposure, small blisters may appear with itchy, swollen, red skin
later, the skin may dry out with crusts, scales, and cracks
prolonged exposure to the allergen can cause the skin to darken and it may become thick and leathery
it may appear all over the hands and fingers, particularly on the inside of the hands and finger tips
Atopic Dermatitis
Hand eczema can also be caused by Atopic Dermatitis, whereby skin in other areas of the body is affected.
What are the signs and symptoms?

intense itchiness
acute skin lesions
the condition is chronic
skin thickens
Speak with your doctor to get a diagnosis on your specific condition, and to talk about treatment options that are right for you.
How is Hand Eczema Diagnosed?
Without proper diagnosis and treatment, hand dermatitis can persist and become chronic. It can often become disabling because it affects one's ability to perform at work and home. Additionally, hand dermatitis may interfere with sleep, cause emotional discomfort, and negatively affect interpersonal interactions.
A thorough history and physical examination are essential in helping to deduce the possible cause(s) of hand dermatitis. Medical, occupational and social history are important. It is often challenging to distinguish irritant contact from allergic contact dermatitis.
Patch Testing
Patch testing should be considered for everyone with chronic hand dermatitis. The gold standard method for diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis is patch testing. This is an office procedure in which allergens are applied to the back.
Your doctor should strongly consider patch testing if:

you have chronic hand dermatitis
you are not able to manage your dermatitis
your dermatitis responds to treatment but flares immediately when you stop using your topical treatments
See your doctor!

The longer the condition goes undiagnosed and untreated, the more likely you are to suffer with chronic hand eczema.
Treatment Options
Self Care & Lifestyle Modification
Lifestyle modification and self care are the first lines of defence. This includes:
Moisturizing and Gentle Cleansing

Use hand cleansers and moisturizers that are free of irritating ingredients and fragrances (see our Seal of Acceptance products). Moisturizing regularly will help to replenish skin moisture, and will help you to keep your eczema under control.
Petrolatum is often the preferred moisturizer for hand eczema as it has few ingredients, and doesn't sting or irritate open areas. Petrolatum also holds in the skin's natural moisture and provides a protective barrier to keep irritants out.
Apply a rich moisturizer immediately after bathing, hand washing, and anytime in between. If your eczema has cleared up, and you are no longer using your prescription treatments, continue with a diligent moisturizing routine, which may help to prolong the period between flares./
Lifestyle Modifications

Where possible, avoid or minimize wet-work.
Avoid excessive sweating and dry conditions which are sometimes triggers.
Avoid scratching which worsens the condition and may cause cracks allowing bacteria to enter leading to infection. Sometimes applying cold compress to area reduces itch. Keep fingernails short.
Avoid the substance(s) causing the irritation or allergy. Avoiding all substances can be very difficult-if not impossible-especially if these substances are encountered at work. Using barrier cream, wearing gloves, and practicing glove hygiene is often helpful.
Minimize contact with fruit juices, fruits, vegetables, raw meat while preparing food, or wear gloves.
Protect hands by using cotton gloves as liner under vinyl gloves.
Shampoo and style hair while wearing vinyl gloves, if possible.
Take off rings before wet-work or hand washing.
Use emollients frequently to help restore normal skin barrier function. A thin smear of a thick barrier cream should be applied to all affected areas before work, and reapplied after washing and whenever the skin dries out.
Stress management-stress triggers flare-ups in many people so reducing stress may be beneficial.

Topical Therapy

To treat inflammation, topical corticosteroids are commonly used. Use only as needed — that is, when your eczema is actively flaring. Prolonged use can cause thinning of the skin. Fearing side effects, patients more commonly use too little rather than too much.
If your response is unexpectedly slow, discuss the possibility of corticosteroid allergy with your doctor. Pimecrolimus (Elidel ®) and tacrolimus (Protopic ®) may be helpful as an alternative to topical corticosteroids.

Phototherapy (Light Therapy)

Narrow-band UVB light and PUVA are helpful for their local immunomodulatory effect. Speak to your doctor about the possibility of Phototherapy as a treatment option. There are specific Phototherapy units that are used to treat the hands.

Antibiotics

Antibiotics are sometimes needed if infection develops, and most infections are caused by staph.

Oral Corticosteroids (Prednisone)

Oral corticosteroids may be effective in a short course for recurrent pomphylx and dyshidrotic hand dermatitis. Warning about serious side effects of prednisone must always be given.

Retinoids

Toctino® (alitretinoin) is a new oral retinoid. A once daily treatment, it is available for patients suffering from severe symptoms that never go away completely or keep coming back even after using potent topical steroids. Research has demonstrated significant clinical improvement in patients with chronic hand eczema, especially for the variant known as hyperkeratotic dermatitis. Side-effects include headache and flushing. Some patients are not suitable candidates for alitretinoin. Speak with your doctor about this treatment.


Strict pregnancy prevention is required 1 month before, during, and for 1 month after treatment with alitretinoin for women of child bearing potential due to the teratogenicity of the product (the product can cause birth defects). Never share your prescription of Toctino® and speak with your doctor about whether this treatment is right for you.

Visit www.toctino.ca for more information.

Can it be cured?

There is no cure for hand eczema, but you can work toward management. Speak with your doctor about finding a treatment plan that is right for you.

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Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by Brownzola(m): 5:36pm On Feb 07, 2016
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Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by Nosaghae(m): 1:16am On Feb 08, 2016
adaezem:
Hmm sorry bros! D virus is in ur blood, so it must be treated both internal & external. All hope is not lost yet . Pls, where do u stay?
Thank u very much
Am in portharcourt
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by taiye4real: 1:51am On Feb 08, 2016
Try asking a doctor at pelmedic.com (for free) - which is what you should be doing, just saying....

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Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by Nosaghae(m): 5:31pm On Feb 09, 2016
taiye4real:
Try asking a doctor at pelmedic.com (for free) - which is what you should be doing, just saying....
Thanks bro. I will do that right away
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by brightdud: 5:37pm On Feb 09, 2016
huh

for years?


I have no idea...but have you checked in at the hospital?
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by sukkot: 5:37pm On Feb 09, 2016
make you stop to dey eat rat meat and snake, una no gree. na lassa fever be dat na

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Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by givemetoto(m): 5:38pm On Feb 09, 2016
na wa oooo... please friends show some Love and like my comment...

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Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by Drift: 5:38pm On Feb 09, 2016
See a Doc.
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by crixlight2(m): 5:38pm On Feb 09, 2016
Me also ooo
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by phemmylink(m): 5:39pm On Feb 09, 2016
Leprosy?
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by Tenim47(m): 5:39pm On Feb 09, 2016
lassa palm
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by etudaddy(m): 5:39pm On Feb 09, 2016
Lasaa fever
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by seangy4konji: 5:39pm On Feb 09, 2016
Super glue is just 25 naira no waste time.

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Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by onatisi(m): 5:40pm On Feb 09, 2016
Nosaghae:
A problem shared is half solved hence am sharing mine.
the lines on my palms have been tearing for years now and I don't know what to do.
it scratches like mad. At times it gets swollen and form liquid substance like water.
When I have a hand shake with you, u must ask what happened because u will feel the sharpness. It is worse during dry season. The finger prints scanner could not capture my finger print during MTN sim update.
I have been in this situation for over ten years. I have gone to Central hospital, UBTH and Lela hospital in Benin but could not get result.
Anyone with idea on what to do should PLEASE come to my rescue
Abeg talk true,you finger pvssy
Maybe na cursed one you go finger
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by jbkomo(m): 5:40pm On Feb 09, 2016
End time sickness
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by herboshedhe(f): 5:40pm On Feb 09, 2016
please see a doctor ASAP





check my signature please
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by Clone2020(m): 5:40pm On Feb 09, 2016
Bros there's a reason why the white man created Google and WebMD but instead you chose to ask your health question on nairaland which has officially turned to a blog site attracting the 12-19yr old demographic. As you can see some folks above me suggested you have Lassa fever and i'm very sure some others after me will say you have Ebola or even Zika virus.

A simple Google search for "peeling palm" would've shown you results for something called "Exfoliative keratolysis" which is a skin disorder resulting in peeling palms and soles. You should read more about it but it says you can control the symptoms with topical steroids. At the end of the day only a certified dermatologist can really tell you what's going on cuz many disorders have similar manifestations.

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Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by VickyRotex(f): 5:40pm On Feb 09, 2016
sukkot:
make you stop to dey eat rat meat and snake, una no gree. na lassa fever be dat na

Youre evuulll grin cheesy

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Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by Soreza(m): 5:40pm On Feb 09, 2016
IT DEPENDS ON THE KIND OF WORK YOU DO.
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by ShakurM(m): 5:41pm On Feb 09, 2016
Done HIV test?
Or you jerk off on a regular basis?
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by sayyid(m): 5:41pm On Feb 09, 2016
op what type of work do you do?
Re: Help My Palms Have Been Tearing For Years by kullozone(m): 5:41pm On Feb 09, 2016
Hmm...
Sorry sir.

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