I suspected that this is caused internally because I take great care to use hypoallergenic soaps etc. so that I do not subject my skin to harsh chemicals. I don't like to hear there is no cure. Something is upsetting the immune system. Could it be diet related and how could I isolate a cause. Are there particular foods that could lead to these problems? I could take pictures of my hands and underarms but I don't see any way to link the photos to this reponse form.
Thanks for your quick response.
I am attaching 2 images, 1 of the rash under my arm, which is not too bad right now because I have been using a prescription cream from the doctor. This rash started for the first time this summer. The second is my hand which also is not too bad right now but you can see the small blisters between my fingers. These will eventually break, bleed and the outer layers of skin will die and fall off. the hand will eventually heal and the process then repeats itself. All summer the problem was on the bottom of my fingers but it now seems to be moving inside the fingers and to the top of the hand.
I have no medical conditions I am aware of and I have a physical every year. My doctor just says i have excema and there is no cure just treatment with creams. he prescribed Betamethasone Valerate 0.1% for my hands and underarms and Betamethasone 17-Valerate 0.1% for my itchy scalp. he never suggested a skin scraping for fungal infection. I don't like using these medications when I read the side effects such as skin thinning etc.
This has been driving me crazy for the last 5 years and I've tried cutting different foods to see if it makes a difference. I just can't believe that auto immune problems don't have a cause that can be identified and treated.
There must be some way we can identify the root cause here.
Thank you for the information. Is the Nizoral AD shampoo a prescription product?
I was only able to find Nizoral, not Nizoral-AD. Is there a difference and should I keep looking?