Here below are photos of the extremely painful chronic untreatable eczema on my hands and feet which Arthur uses as a reason to request Early Retirement from the USAF – details here People without this condition may not understand that when it flairs up the simple act of touching anything at all is excruciating, and there are no gloves, whether vinyl, plastic, rubber or cotton that protect against this pain, and there are no creams, ointments, salves, sprays of ANY KIND that have any impact at all on it, and I know because I have used them all and tried everything in the past 15 years. So before you say, “I have this product that will help” please stop a moment and think about the fact that when I tell you that I have tried it, and that it does not work, I mean just that. I have tried it, and it does not work. At one poit I took a bag of all th e creams and ointments I have used over he yeas to a Residency trained Dermatologist and he agreed that I had indeed tried every thing on the market, and then some, and that the condition is either untreatable or would require a specialist with more training and education that he (a Residency Trained Board Certified Dermatologist) had. He said that possibly my primary physician could refer me to such a specialist at Duke.
I explained all of this to Dr. Sionne George on April 15, 2015, and even showed her many of these photos (which had also been shown to USAF Med Officer Lt Col Elliot Pinero and USAF Med Officer Col. Louis Martinez. there is even a reference to this condition in the signature line of my emails for months and months) .
In the end Dr. Sionne George wrote a referral to a PA ( a physician’s assistant).