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Inflamed, red and itchy skin. Prescribed cortisone creams. Will my skin eventually reject my body?

I am 65 yrs old , past history webbed hands both , middle fingers, had skin grafting severals times as a child , able to use my hands ok no mechanical problems to date. With in the past 3 years the skin has become very inflamed , red & itchy, I have gone the route of natural remedies, & all kinds of allergy testing yes I have discovered a lot about myself and am in good health , but the irritation is still there off & on some times severe. I have been to a dermatologist who clams it s dermatitis , & prescribed cortisone creams, it does help but I donot want to use anything that will interrupt , my natural flora, my ? Is does the skin eventually start to reject my body? Even though it seems to be growing back but now is always very red & scally, doesnot look so bad when I keep my hands creamed with lotions ,?????
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hello and welcome to health care magic.
dear sir,
extensive itching in the aged has many causes and noe of them is s dermatitis.
please do try to understand that your skin will never get rejected.
s dermatitis is common in elderly and its primary cause is lack of hydration and blocking of pores of sebaceous ducts. a good bath with a milk soap, and checking of your dental health, and chest condition.
try and apply ketoconazole cream to the skin after a bath.
thank you and feel free to contact.
dr satya
Answered: Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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