Hand Eczema

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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My eczema in my hands got worse recently. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old female, my height is 160 cm, and I weigh 65 kg. I have eczema, and recently, it has got awful. It used to be only on a fingertip, and now it has spread across my hands. Eczema has gotten red, flaky, and painful recently. It is the worst on my right index finger, and it l...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, eczema is bad. I would suggest a few hand care tips, 1) Avoid direct contact with detergents and dishwashing agents (use dishwashing gloves if you have one). 2) Keep hands well moisturized. 3) Avoid sanitizers and other allergens as much as possible. 4) Use a m...  Read Full »

What might be the reason for my cracked knuckles not healing for weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, The knuckles of my right hand have been cracked for several weeks and are not healing. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and reviewed the attached photos (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). This seems to be eczema. I suggest you apply a topical steroid and antibiotic combination cream. 1) Apply Fucibet cream (Fusidic acid and Betamethasone vale...  Read Full »

What are the tiny hole-like rashes in my palm that do not spread anywhere?

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 »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

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 »

Why do I have a continuous itching sensation in my right thumb?

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 »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you applied any creams? Are you diabetic? Please send images for better understanding. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Do frequent washing of hands lead to eczema?

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 »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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 »

Why do I have brown stains on the fingertips?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a brown discoloration of the skin around my fingertips. What is the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

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 »

Could you give your opinion about my eczema on the fingertips?

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 »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

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 »

Please clarify if dry, cracked hand is a symptom of eczema.

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 »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be either eczema or palmar psoriasis. Please send images for further information. Revert back with photos to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Why am I getting some white fluid from the infected part of finger?

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 »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

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 »

What can be done for wrinkled skin on back of right palm?

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 »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

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 »

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