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Allergy towards fibres causing peeling over the thumb - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   hi Doctor
User :   hope you read my query
Doctor :   sorry I did not receive your query
Doctor :   Can you please type again
User :   hi, my right and left thumb has some kind of rash developed and skin peels off and becomes hard, strangely this happens only in both the heals when oil / cream is applied and again its back to the rash and sometimes itching is felt in the thumb area. What can be done to permanently cure this?
Doctor :   Since how long you have this problem?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   I need few details regarding your problem
User :   sorry
User :   am very much there
User :   i have this problem noticed recently maybe a year
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you use any medicine yet?
User :   no medicines used
User :   only applying skin ointment
Doctor :   Where exactly is the problem on the thumbs near the web or palmar side of it?
User :   inside of the palm
User :   small area
User :   near the line of cut in the thumb portion
Doctor :   Do you think this is at the area which touches the computer?
User :   very true
Doctor :   are you sure that you do not have such problems with the other fingers?
User :   i had in my second finger on the right hand when i used to carry my laptop
User :   but now i dont carry my laptop so the finger is normal
User :   no rash
Doctor :   Do you have itching or any other symptoms other than the peeling of skin?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok Do you have food allergies or allergic to any other thing?
User :   i once landed in a problem
User :   with crocin which led to an allergy and was hospitalised
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You need a dermatological testing for allergies
Doctor :   and prescribe a right treatment based on that
Doctor :   These are called sensitisation tests
Doctor :   Till then you can apply ELOVERA cream over the area frequently once in 2 hours
Doctor :   and carry on with the work
Doctor :   Are you with me?
Doctor :   Did you follow
User :   okay
Doctor :   This is again a temporary solution
Doctor :   Permanent solution is to get tested and avoiding the particular allergen
Doctor :   be it certain metals or fibre
Doctor :   I hope this is useful
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
User :   okay, thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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