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Don't Be Rash... [Nov. 28th, 2005|12:58 pm]
The Love Bug
For some unknown reason, I seem to have developed a rash on my hands. I noticed it on Saturday afternoon when my left hand started bleeding for no apparent reason. My right hand felt a bit dry.

Now, both of my hand (although the right is worse) have rashes which are starting to irritate me. I'm washing my hands with aqueous cream, and applying it between washes, and that really seems to be helping.

I just don't know where it has come from!

[User Picture]From: misspotsitt
2005-11-28 02:01 pm (UTC)
Are you using baby wipes?

I'm horribley allergic to them. God knows what they put in them but if I even touch them my hands go red and dry let alone have any prolonged exposure to them.
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2005-11-28 02:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, but I've never had a baby wipe on the parts of my hand that are affected... that's the weird thing.

I think the most likely culprit is the handwash I used at a friends house on Saturday that (you'll laugh at this) was supposed to be for sensitive skin!!
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[User Picture]From: misspotsitt
2005-11-28 02:08 pm (UTC)
I've reacted to sensitive skin things myself before so that's not surprising. Also they've only recently taken lanolin out of e45, I'm allergic to that too.
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[User Picture]From: tean
2005-11-28 02:11 pm (UTC)
I'm allergic to Simple soap!
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From: brianjonesuk
2005-11-28 02:46 pm (UTC)
I know itchy palms is supposed to signify the gaining or loosing of money. Maybe a rash means lots of money? ;-) Can't remember which one is giving and which one is receiving though... LOL.
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[User Picture]From: seren
2005-11-28 03:33 pm (UTC)
I made a post about this at the weekend, because in recent years I've developed a rash on my hands every Winter, but it's been worse since I had Lucy. I put it down to all the extra hand washing that a parent needs to do! Some people recommended various things that will help.
Since I made the post I've been covering my hands in E45 cream several times a day and it seems to be doing the trick, despite burning after the first application! :)
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[User Picture]From: conphie
2005-11-28 03:33 pm (UTC)
you haven';t been anywhere that you could have caught "hand, foot and mouth" disease from have you? That's how it started with Phil. Not meaning to alarm you. Mind you, he had a fever through the roof so I think it would have been obvious

I'll shush now ;o)
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From: varno
2005-11-28 03:37 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's the contence of Amy's nappy that is, as you have described before, somewhat potent which you're reacting to!
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[User Picture]From: deedee57
2005-11-28 07:33 pm (UTC)
maybe carry an alchohol hand rub with you, like the ones the nurses have.
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From: janwingert
2005-11-29 09:15 am (UTC)


I hope you're not developing eczema - the eczema/asthma problems are linked. As a child you had asthma and Suzie had eczema. I first had eczema really badly on my hands 30 years ago for about 3 years and then it came back 3 years ago again for no apparent reason. Keep moisturising with aqueous and E45 or some other medicinal moisturiser but if it gets worse you need to get some steroid cream from the doctor.
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