I am male aged 42 years. I am having etching on the wrist of both the hands and top of foot. It is due to wearing of leather chappels and leather strapped watches or SS strap watches. Long ago (2 years back) I had consulted a Dermatologist who had asked me to apply Tenovate N.

Question (Posted on :  20 Sep 2008 )


I am male aged 42 years. I am having etching on the wrist of both the hands and top of foot. It is due to wearing of leather chappels and leather strapped watches or SS strap watches. Long ago (2 years back) I had consulted a Dermatologist who had asked me to apply Tenovate N. All the etching and the black patches goes off within 2- 3 days. I used to control by not wearing the above said articles. On a special occasion if I wear the same again it comes and I do the same practice. What is it actually and the cause for the same? How do we cure it permanently? Please advise me.

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 20 Sep 2008 )


You have developed allergic contact dermatitis to chromate salts which are present in steel and in the chemicals used to tan leather. It is not possible to 'cure' an allergy. You will have to identify the cause and avoid it.If the offending agent has to be used then barrier creams may be used to offer short term benefit. Do consult your dermatologist for the same



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