I hope you find our interaction helpful. If you are satisfied with my response(s) please remember to press the ACCEPT button.
Thank you for the photograph, yes it is much clearer and confirms what I was suspecting. You have something called Palmoplantar Putulosis (PPP). This is a variant of Psoriasis which is a condition where the body loses control of normal skin formation in certain areas. It is not contagious. Here is information on PPP - http://www.dermnetnz.org/scaly/palmoplantar-pustulosis.html
This condition is best treated with prescription drugs like clobetasol cream, daivobet ointment and/or oral acitretin
and light therapy (PUVA). However if you cannot see a doctor in the near future here is an over the counter regimen that you could try:
1. Cortizone cream
+ Mg 217 sal-acid ointment
twice a day (morning & evening) over the affected areas (The salicylic acid will help loosen the scales.)
2. Triton Mg 217 intensive strength medicated tar ointment
: apply over skin lesions once at night. Wash off in the morning. Can stain clothing so appropriate precautions should be taken.
3. Balnetar Therapeutic Tar Bath
: Add to tub of water as directed on the bottle - soak in tub for 15-20 minutes. If this is not possible then use soapworks coal tar soap bar
and leave lather on for 5 minutes. Product does not smell very good and will stain clothing but is effective.
4. Omega-3 fatty acid
capsules - 2 in the morning & 2 at night after meals. Use this only if he has no heart problems.
5. Cap Lumitene
30 mg twice a day. This is an excellent antioxidant.
Hope this information is useful!