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Eczema, skin peeling. Using betnovate cream on hands, stopped. Treatment?

Hi I have used betnovate c on my hands for susspecter eczema , I m 33 and never suffered from it b4 but the cream has made the skin peel off approximately 50% my hands, the skin left is thin and tender. I stopped using the cream over a week ago and it looks like the only way this is going to stop is when all the skin has come off. Can you recommend anything to toughen up the skin left behind or to stop further peeling?
Asked On : Sat, 21 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
After reading your history it appears that you might have developed dependence of steroid cream ofter long term usage. I advise you to not use the cream as it is quite strong cream so can cause thinning of skin and mutiple other side effects. Do not pinch or pop the area. You can apply a mild potency steroid cream such as cortisone cream to take out from the side effects slowly. If itching is present then can take benadryl accordingly. Apply a plenty of moisturizing cream to reduce the other side effects. IN between consult a proper dermatologist who can treat the condition better.
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