ADVERTISEMENT

Q. I have itchy painful eczema in fingers. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Rabia
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 18, 2019

Hello doctor,

Eczema or fungus on right thumb and index, it looks like it is expanding and it leaves apparently dead skin behind which peels off. I have pictures for a better understanding. It itches none to moderately, it hurts slightly when applied pressure on. I am a driver.

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

From your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is more in favor of eczema but infected one. Do you use gloves while holding steering? It is not a fungal infection clinically. You have to apply combination ointment containing Betamethasone and Neomycin. The most important thing for eczema is to maintain moisture and hydration of the skin. For that you have to use Vaseline (petroleum jelly) 4 to 5 times a day. Take non-sedating antihistamine. You will get better.


Probable diagnosis:

Eczema.

Treatment plan:

Apply a combination of Betamethasone plus Neomycin ointment, Vaseline 4 to 5 times a day, take non-sedating antihistamine tablet.

Preventive measures:

Maintain hygiene of area, wash with soap and water, avoid using Dettol and other irritants, use cotton gloves.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
I have a fungal infection that occurs again and again. Please help.

.. all I would like you to thank for giving me a perfect clinical history with perfect photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a crystal clear case of seborrheic dermatitis and is moderate in nature. It is a fungal inf...   Read full

I have fungal infection in my ear.Is it mandatory to stay at the hospital overnight for a microsuction?

.. would like to tell you that fungal infection in ear is quite common and it may be treated by: Cleaning the ear: Cleaning may be done by suction or syringing or by cotton swab. Antifungal ear drops to be used three or four times a day. Anti-inflamm...   Read full

I have itchy painful eczema in fingers. Please help.

It is not a fungal infection clinically ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»
Nighttime Skin Routine for Clear Skin
A skin that gets all the attention during the day requires a chance to repair, rejuvenate and replenish from day damage ...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.