My job gives me eczema and sigh

Discussion in 'Coping and Compassion' started by Rapunzeland, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Rapunzeland

    Rapunzeland Mouseketeer

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    I kind of just need to put this someplace
    My job is giving me really bad eczema twice now its gotten to the point of not being able to move my fingers and they don't even pay me what they told me they would.
    And my doctors cream fixes it but one day at work and I'm back where I started

    So I need a new job but Ive Been in this situation before and never been able to hold one down (hospitality industy) I'd love a job in my place of study libraries or even retail or reception or just any other industry but I never even get an interview due to lack of experience. Considered vlogging but can't bare the thought of what people will say about my skin

    Pics attached to proove im not just complaining for the sake of it

    Sorry for any errors its 3 am and I cant sleep due to my skin

    Thanks for reading <3
     

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  2. Haimia

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    Is long sleeves an option, as far as your worries about how it looks? What have doctors prescribed? I have been on Topicort and Clobetesol (?sp?) and both are good for my issues/allergies and such. Does it itch badly? If so, ask your doctor for something stronger than benadryl or other over-the-counter meds, like Xyzal. It comes in various MG levels so you can get amount to help.

    How does job not pay you what you were told? Have you raised this issue with any superiors or the person who hired you? It should be questioned, at least, just to make sure something was not missed in translation from the person who hired you to the payroll department.

    Sorry, this is long, but I would like to help, if I can. I have had multiple issues with eczema and also worked for 21 years in office management. Let me know if I can help any more than the above information.
     
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  4. Rapunzeland

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    Hi thanks for your help,

    my doctor puts me on advantan it clears my skin up really well but working with tge harsh chemicals at work just made it come back! I decided to quit my job. So it should heal when I'm able to get an appointment for more cream. I'll ask about xyzal

    When I questioned my boss I was told I earn 15 and hour but they dont do denominations that are not a 5 or 10 so working for half an hour I'd get $5 instead of $7.5

    Its kind of a good think I no longer work there but I best find a job fast aha

    Also what do you think of the whole people eith eczema shouldn't eat dairy thing? I get told off for eatting it but when I cut it out I never see a difference idk.


    Thanks again for the help :)
     
  5. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    My son, who is an adult now, has had eczema all his life. I think it's a good idea that you quit. I remember when he was a baby, his pediatrician said that due to his eczema, there would just be certain career fields he would need to avoid (basically anything that required a lot of handwashing or contact of materials on your hands/arms).

    My son also has various food allergies, although dairy isn't one of them. We've never found a correlation with stopping certain foods and seeing his eczema improve. I believe his flares due to a combination of very dry skin and things out in the environment that touch him (grass, pollens, animals, detergents).
     
  6. jerseygal

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    I wish you luck! I have Keratolysis Exfoliativa, which is peeling skin on fingers, very painful, the skin starts as small blisters and actually the finger skin peels until it heals. The condition is some type of automimmune condition, it "waxes and wanes", never goes away, comes and goes. Mine started about eight years ago "out of no where", never had any type of eczema or even dry skin in my life. I am embarrassed of my fingers when it flairs, but no permanent fix. Mine seems to be worse in spring and summer. I hope that you can find a new job, if stress is exacerbating your condition! If not, maybe some meditation/relaxation type of apps would help or perhaps some type of overall fitness and exercise that you enjoy as an "outlet" to stress. Wish you luck to find some solution that helps even a little! :goodvibes
     
  7. Haimia

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    "When I questioned my boss I was told I earn 15 and hour but they dont do denominations that are not a 5 or 10 so working for half an hour I'd get $5 instead of $7.5" quoted by Rapunzeland

    Boy, that does not sound right. I wonder what labor laws would say about that! I would think you were owed $7.50 at least for 1/2 hour of work!

    If you were working with chemicals, that would explain why the eczema came back. Hope you find something new soon!

    As far as the dairy goes, if you see no difference, then dairy is probably not the issue!
     

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