Hi there Suzanne
Firstly, please let me welcome you officially to the forum
It's great to hear from you.
And talk about impressed
On your first post with forum profile details included and even a great picture of the problem as an attachment
Well done Suzanne, It took me months to work all of that lot out
On to your problem.
This is one that is very familiar to us here at SkinCell.
Let me put your mind at rest, you certainly are NOT alone with this.
I and many others here have the same problem and a quite familiar with treatments etc.
The problem looks very much like Pustular Psoriasis, or as we call it around these parts PP. The posh name is Palmoplantar Pustulosis.
It often hits the hands and feet of sufferers and ranges from mild with very small pustules, intermediate where they are sporadic but in greater numbers and then there are the more severe cases where the PP covers the whole of the hands or feet.
I reckon that we share about the same sort of coverage, only your pustules are slightly larger than mine.
So, what ever you do don't feel that you are alone with this or that there is no hope, there is plenty of both here
The bad news is that the disorder is chronic, which means that it is with you for klife and there is no cure. We all share that problem.
The treatments of PP are quite varied though depending on you as a person and the severity of the attacks.
They vary from using moisturisers, salicylic acid, emulsifying ointment, on prescription there are Vitamin-D derivatives like Calipotriol, Acitretin for vitamin A derivatives, Topical Steroids (although they can think your skin), Coal Tar, UV light and then other even stronger remedies like Methotrexate or Tetracycline.
The important thing is to remeber that you're not alone with this and the Derm should be able to help guide you. But feel free to chat with us at anytime and we'll all gladly share our experiences with you, the good and the bad.
Great to have you as a member