I had a pedicure in July, 2007. I developed an infection in both feet. I took Keflex and it appeared the infection was taken care of. A few weeks later, I due to the previous infection, I developed red hot inflamed skin on both feet. I saw a dermatologist - he said it was dermititis/eczema. He gave me Clobetasol. He assured me it would take care of it. I used it as prescribed. It appeared to be working, I was thrilled but then it stopped working. I developed an all over body rash & then eventually it spread to my hands. I've had two skin biopsies, both show skin hypersensitivity/eczema. I have been given every topical steriod there is: Halobetasol, protopic, Taclonex, dovonex, on and on and on it goes. My feet are so dry, they are like cement. The split, burn and itch like crazy. OTC medicines do nothing. I was even given Prednisone of which I was reluctant to take but I was desperate so I did. The body rash went away but my hands and feet remained the same...the side effects were AWFUL & I was weaned off after 10 days. I've tried vitamin therapy, acupuncture -- you name it. Everything came rushing back after I was off the prednisone. I am a private fitness trainer and long time runner. I have NOT been able to run for the last 8 months due to this. It has hijacked every area of my life. I am a 54 y.o. female who was always mistaken for someone 20 years younger. I never had a serious health issue - I take very good care of myself. This situation with eczema is painful, wearisome, sleep depriving, work depriving....it has made me more reclusive as well. PLEASE if there is anyone out there with any advice that will help me heal from this so I can RUN AGAIN, BE MYSELF AGAIN, HAVE NORMAL FEET AND HANDS, and GET MYSELF BACK, I would GREATLY appreciate it. Thank you.
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