1. Margaret938

    Margaret938 Registered User

    Hello folks, I haven't been on here for ages. George is still in care, it has been 6 and a half years now. Up until a month or two ago he was ok, but a recurring chest infection has taken its toll. It has been one thing after another and he is now on his fourth lot of antibiotics. All I want is to see him sitting up in his chair again. Today I noticed that the skin was peeling from his fingers. Can anyone tell me what causes this. The only thing I can think of is that he clenches his hands all the time and today when I tried to straighten his fingers I noticed that his palms were very hot and sweating, could it be cause with sweat.
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Dundee
    Hello @Margaret938 - it’s so lovely to hear from you again.

    I’m so sorry to hear of George’s problems. I’m afraid I have no experience of that but I just wanted to say hello.
     
  3. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,790
    Female
    Scotland
    @Margaret938 i looked that condition up
    On the net and excess sweat can cause peeling skin but other causes exist too. Better get it checked by a visiting doctor.

    Just thinking that if it’s a type of contact dermatitis it might be triggered by something like medicated wipes for his hands.
     
  4. Margaret938

    Margaret938 Registered User

    Hello Izzy, as you will see from my post, George and I are still hanging in there. Life is getting more and more difficult and the past few weeks have been an up hill struggle for George and for me. I get very down when George is unwell, I am so afraid of losing him.
     
  5. Margaret938

    Margaret938 Registered User

    Thanks, I think the GP is coming in to visit him tomorrow or Wednesday when his antibiotics are finished, so I will make sure the skin problem is made known to her.
     
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,438
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    Dundee
    Thinking of you @Margaret938. I understand how hard it all is. x
     
  7. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,360
    Kent
    Hello @Margaret938.

    It`s nice to see you back but I`m sorry you are so worried about Geroge. I hope the GP can prescribe something to help George's hands.
     
  8. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,968
    Brixham Devon
    Hi Margaret
    Bet you thought you would never hear from me again! I've recently started reading the Forum again and saw you on here! So sorry that George is having problems with his skin-it could be anything really. It could be nothing much or even a reaction to meds or cream. Whatever the reason I can tell that you are very worried so I hope the Dr can give you some answers.

    You and George are on one hell of a long journey my friend. Please take care of yourself.

    Love from Lyn T xx
     
  9. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
    12,455
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    England
    Hi Margaret, lovely to see you posting. Sorry George is not so well and understand your worrying. . The contracting of the fingers will cause the sweating, this happened to my husband too. We put a bandage roll in his hand which helped to keep his fingers away from his palms and prevented the sweatiness I did knit him a very colourful caterpillar that worked well too, he quite liked the bright colours.

    Take care and best wishes as always.
     
  10. Margaret938

    Margaret938 Registered User

    hello Sylvia, Nice of you to reply. The GP didn't come in today, so I gave George's hands a good wash and then massaged them with Conotrane. They felt and looked a lot better after my "treatment". He was brighter today and had been up and in his chair in the morning, only being put back into bed when I got in at 2pm. So not a bad day for me.
     
  11. Margaret938

    Margaret938 Registered User

     
  12. Margaret938

    Margaret938 Registered User

    Hello Lyn, so nice to hear from you again. I think the last time we spoke you were moving to Devon. I hope you have settled there and are very happy. George was a bit brighter today, I was so pleased to hear that they had him up and in his chair all morning. He was very comfortable in bed when I got in, the girls had just put him there at 2pm. I massaged his hands with Conotrane and they did look and feel a lot better after my pampering. It has been a long journey for George and I and I can tell you, he looks very well. Still the handsome chap I know and love. Take care, Love Margaret
     

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