"The hands I could never use before I can now use"

About: Moorfield Clinic / Dermatology

(as the patient),

I've had eczema since I was a baby and I still have it and I'm now 15. I went to the doctor and told him about my problem and how it effects me from doing things.

I've got eczema on my hands and it's really irritating especially because you use your hands for almost everything. It was hard to put my hands under water and do anything else. When I went to the doctor, he gave my quite a few moisturisers and other creams. I used them as I was told but none of those creams worked.

After visiting the doctor several times, I was referred to the Dermatologist and I came for my first appointment and I was given some creams and told to avoid simple things. I stopped using normal hand wash and only used the creams I was given and within three weeks my skin was much better.

The hands I could never use before I can now use. It's a much better feeling now because I'm not scratching my hands all the time and they don't irritate me as much.

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Response from Louise Thornton, Customer Engagement Manager , Adults Planned and Health and Wellbeing Business Unit, Locala Community Partnerships

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Hi Zulaikhah

Many thanks for posting on Patient Opinion. Well done for following your treatment care plan. Keep up the good work with your skin.


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