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Dry skin on palm and fingers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   This is Dr XXXXXXXX here
User :   Good Morning Dr
User :   XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   How can i Help You
Doctor :   Good Morning
User :   Of late, my palm and finger at some places are showing some skin problem
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when have You noticedthis
User :   its like skin has cracked
User :   for the past 2-3 months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any swelling?
User :   patches of very rough skin has developed and at times the cracks bleeds
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   or maybe a little
Doctor :   Is the skin Dry?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know Your occupation?
User :   working for a bank
User :   desk job
Doctor :   Ok have you faced this problem in the past?
User :   its happening for the past 2-3 months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have You tried any moisturising cream?
User :   i put vaseline
Doctor :   Ok Does this improve with vaseline?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do You wash Your hands with soap excesively?
User :   no
User :   only before meals
User :   and as and when required
Doctor :   It is possible that You are having a skin condition called eczema
Doctor :   Are You with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Any one in Your family has a similar problem?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is this some sought of fungal infection
Doctor :   There are many causes of this condition
Doctor :   The exact cause has not been pointed out as yet
User :   i also have fungal infection in my ears
Doctor :   allergies ,stress certain irritants are some of the causes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   had shown a doc and he had given some medication but it did not improve much and i too have been laid back
Doctor :   I would suggest that You see a dermatologist for the fungal infection in your ear
User :   to not show it to other doc
Doctor :   Also ensure that the fungal infection does not spread to Your hand
Doctor :   For Your Hand condition I would suggest That You use a moisturiser and avoid scratching that area
User :   ok
Doctor :   Use gloves and limit the amount of handwashing
Doctor :   wash Your hands in lukeawarm water and try to use a hypoallergic soap
User :   for the soap is there a specific brand or is it commonly available in medicine shops
Doctor :   if it becomes painful consult Your skin doctor to rule out any infection and he may prescribe an antibiotic or antifungal cream if required
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can use the cinthol soap which comes in a red wrapper
Doctor :   It is commonly prescribed for patients with skin cnditions
User :   i use dettol hand wash at home
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I think You should avoid dettol hand wash
Doctor :   Try to use the dettol hand wash which has moisturiser in it
Doctor :   Do You have any other Questions?
Doctor :   Have You understood what I have said?
User :   no thanks Dr for your advise
Doctor :   Ok Bye for now
User :   bye
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