Hi JoAnn, yes I have the raw cracked hands that are severe. As the skin starts drying out on my hands and my feet they crack
open and bleed and become raw. The skin is also thick the plaques. The places on my hands also tend to turn a little dark as they are drying out. Its not only painful but embarrassing. I am still battling an outbreak that started in August, with two new outbreak on top of that one. Many of the places on my feet become infected and I end up with cellulitis of the legs. I fell three weeks ago here at home and broke my left arm. Well, the stress from that business caused another flare. I also have it in my hairline on my forehead and some new places on my face.
I use Vectical, Taclonex. Clobetasol and one other ointment. I have crohns disease and started taking Humira in Jan of this year. The problem with Humira is the minute you get an infection you must stop taking it. I have probably been off of it more than on it.
Right now I am so disgusted because nothing seems to be able to make this mess go away.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.