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HomeAnswersDermatologycontact dermatitisI have a painful mark on my finger skin on which I wore a ring, and it is itchy. Why?

What is the cause for the development of painful marks on finger skin after wearing a ring?

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Dr. Sushrutha M.

Published At October 12, 2021
Reviewed AtNovember 16, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

There was a mark on my finger skin due to wearing a ring. It has been seven days since that mark is being spread, and a little painful as well. Initially, it was a small mark, but now it is getting wider on that finger. I feel itching on that place sometimes. I find little water also coming from that area on the skin. I have been using Neosporin ointment on that for the last few days. It gets a little better, but again the same problem happens. I have attached an image of the finger for your reference. This skin mark is not present anywhere else. I am a housewife, and I have to do cooking and dishwashing regularly. I think the skin mark is not curing due to frequent water, handwash, and detergent use. These are some queries that I need your help with. What is the exact problem with the finger skin? Which ointment or medicine will you suggest in this case? How much time will it take to completely cure? Kindly give your opinion.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. It looks like allergic contact dermatitis to the ring (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Also, there can be a secondary component of candidal fungal infection. I suggest you the following treatment. Use Candid-B cream (Clotrimazole and Beclometasone), apply twice a day. Take Tablet AF-150 (Fluconazole) once per week for two weeks and Tablet Levosiz 5 mg (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) once at night. You will see improvement in few days only but continue the treatment for two weeks, then stop. Also, try to avoid too much water and detergent exposure. I hope this was helpful. Take care.

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