Hand eczema or hand dermatitis presents with dry and cracked skin, pain, burning sensation, itching, blisters, bleeding, redness, and scaly and crusty skin with or without pus. Things that irritate the skin, persistent wet hands (in hairstylists, nurses, plumbers, and caterers), and skin contact with allergic substances cause hand eczema. Avoiding the triggering or causative factor, using glycerin-based ointments and moisturizers rich in oil content, and using a glove while working with hands like cleaning or cutting vegetables help prevent eczema episodes.
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Query: Hello doctor,I started to have tiny holes in my palm a few months ago. They do not hurt and are symptomless. And also, they do not spread anywhere.Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Kindly answer the following to help you better;1) Did you had any contact with irritant chemicals?2) Do you have any history of atopy or allergies?3) What is your occupation?4) Do you have a dry skin type?5) Any excess scratching and rubbing of the lesions?6) Do you have... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59 year old female, I have itching sensation in my right thumb, and due to continuous scratching, the skin is slowly getting damaged. There is some infection, and then the skin heals on its own. This cycle is repeating itself from the past year. Please help. Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have recently had small tapioca-like bumps underneath the palm of my right hand (I have attached the photos, kindly have a look at it). My skin gets fairly dry in the winter due to extremely cold climate in my country, and sometimes my hands dry out and crack. The bumps seem to be arou... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). I can appreciate red plaques on the backside of the hand in two of them, while in the third one, I can see dryness on the palm. According to me, it is neither psoriasis nor dysh... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have a brown discoloration of the skin around my fingertips. What is the reason? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need some more information. Since when do you have this problem? Have you used any creams in the past? What is your occupation? Is it present on both the hands? Is it associated with itching? Are you on any medications at present? It will probably be a fingertip eczema... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female who has developed dry fingertips. The skin flakes off to leave smooth raw skin that has pins and needles when touched. It started with the index finger of my left hand. I asked a pharmacist for an opinion, and he thought it was nerve damage and recommended steroi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history and clinical images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you are suffering from fingertip eczema. It could most commonly occur as a consequence of allergic contact dermatitis to soaps and detergents used for washing ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have had severely dry, cracked hands for the last six months. Sometimes, I sleep with Aquaphor and gloves on my hands. There have been two occasions where I have noticed one or two tiny bumps or blisters on the side of one of my fingers. It was on a different finger each time and is ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female. I have been getting white fluid from the infected part of my finger. I do not know how it got infected. I have this for the last one month. I used antibacterial ointments, but still it is not getting healed rather it is getting more and peeling away. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you wear rings on that finger or used to wear before? Please send the image of that finger. Do you have any itching problem in other parts of the body or similar lesion? Please tell me the name of the ointment you used before. Revert back with the answers to the above... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, The back of my right palm has gotten very wrinkly over the last couple of months. It looks like a 50-year-old's hand. Do not know what the reason could be. I have attached photos of my palm. There are also certain burn marks on my palm as hot milk spilled over it last week. Let me kno... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked the attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The wrinkles are due to severe dryness (a type of eczema). The treatment involves: Avoid sun exposure, soaps or detergents. Use gloves when washing dishes. Use strong moisturizer c... Read Full »