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Solution for sore, dry and scaly hands with itchy rashes on knees

ive been told I have a allergy to latex as my hands are always so sore dry, scaly and even sometime they split a where glove for about 4hours every morning ive had this for about 3 years now and I seem to get the rash on my knees and elbows as well ive been given novasone to put on it sometime it seem to help settle the rash a little but never takes the itch away I was also off work for 2mths and never wore gloves in that time and still hand the rash and itch can you help me
Thu, 14 Nov 2019
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Hi,

It seems to be eczema. I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas twice daily along with frequent and regular application of a moisturizing cream containing white soft paraffin on hands and feet 2-3 times during the day time. Also take antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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