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aquagenic syringeal acrokeratoderma. - September 26th 2012, 02:22 AM

Okay, so I'm not really back. I don't think. I'm just looking for some answers, you know?

So there's a freaking name for what's been going on with my hands. It's called aquagenic syringeal acrokeratoderma. Basically whenever my hands get wet, immediately afterwards the skin on pretty much the whole underside gets puffy, wrinkly and swollen. I don't know, I can't really describe it. But this is pretty much what they look like:

Maybe not so much the picture above because I can't say I've noticed the pinhole-look about it, but that's like, pretty much exactly what my hands do. For the past 6 or 7 months, I've been scared to take showers (although I do anyway, almost every day ) because my hands get wet and like a minute later, this happens. I've been driven tears because this scares me and I didn't know what was going on.
Well tonight I just randomly typed in "puffy palms" and found aquagenic syringeal acrokeratoderma. I'll talk to my mom about it tonight and hopefully will see a doctor soon.
What I wanna know is, does anyone else have this or something similar to this? If so, how are you treating it? (Cause I'd really like to know.)
ANY comments are greatly appreciated.

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Re: aquagenic syringeal acrokeratoderma. - September 26th 2012, 11:23 AM

Does that occur after having your hands in water for an extended period of time? If I have my hands in water for like three minutes or so, something similar happens, albeit not to the same degree as those pictures. I just thought it was normal?

Because in the end, it doesn't even matter.
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Re: aquagenic syringeal acrokeratoderma. - September 26th 2012, 02:37 PM

It goes beyond just wrinkly skin after soaking your hands, you know? Cause that's normal. This is not. It starts right away when my hands touch water, but when I simply wash my hands, it's not that big a deal. If I'm doing dishes or taking a shower, my hands will pretty much always look just like this after about 3-5 minutes.

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