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Q: Hand problems due to air and pollution in Beijing?

I live in Beijing, and over the past month or so my palms have been lightly spotted red, and the tip of my fingers have been very very dry, with dead skin peeling off slightly.

I hesitate to go see the doctor, as I don't know if this is just purely a pollution thing or unbalanced diet problems. Has the air in Beijing lately been causing people problems?

8 years 9 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - Beijing

 
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It's not just Beijing, the pollution here makes my fingers peel as well.

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im in Beijing too, and I get those red blotches on my hands too....not always, but once in a while.

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Are you using a hand cream? if so it might be wise to change it, I use a cream called "Maxam" it is not expensive and seems to work well for me

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Im not in Beijing but i also sometimes get little spots,i use an antiseptic cream from home Sudocrem which works.I believe i get it due to teaching using chalk ,or the kids hands

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I'm living in Tangshan and working in Tianjin which have also been in the news about air pollution. I have been experiencing a horse voice and inflamed vocal chords, which may be to do with my teaching. However I'm at a university and am not doing a lot of hours, and I suspect these symptoms could also be related to the poor air quality. Any comments...?

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A big red swelling formed that needed to be drained. My friction-burned hand with its dry skin and redness should be moisturised..if any lotion is left after draining my swelling...angry

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I live in Beijing too and my hands have been seriously f up-Dry, cracked,cut etc.  After goggling i realized due to the cold and central heating inside the apartment will really make the apartment dry. Solution for me and advise given moisturizer, moisturizer, moisturizer.  Made a huge difference in 2 days for me.

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