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Fungal infection in between the fingers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   i have a question on skin issues
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   my wife is having rashes/ between her fingers for almost 3 months now
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and she feels a lot of irritation especially when she is working with water
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she tried applying itch guard but no improvements
Doctor :   Ok
User :   not sure what to do on this further
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things before suggesting you: User :   yes
Doctor :   Can you describe the lesions?
Doctor :   like colour, any discharge, any eruptions?
User :   the colour is darker than the skin
Doctor :   Ok
User :   like red defamation
Doctor :   Ok
User :   there are no discharge or eruptions
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does your wife frequently work with water?
User :   yes
User :   the skin is pretty dry there
Doctor :   Can you state the exact location of the lesions present on the hand?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the joining part of fingers
Doctor :   Ok
User :   in the middle
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by I feel that the symptoms most probably would be due to fungal infection as she works frequently with water.
Doctor :   It would be better to see a dermatologist as to confirm the diagnosis through physical examination.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures;
Doctor :   Ask her to avoid working with water for few days till her lesions are completely healed.
User :   ok
User :   is there any gloves you could suggest
Doctor :   You can apply ZOLE - F cream twice a day after bath and before going to bed.
Doctor :   yes she can use surgical gloves available with the pharmacy and ask her to use when working with water.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   Zole - F cream after bath and before going to bed
User :   stop working in water and use surgical gloves
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   nothing at the moment
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
User :   thanks for the help doctor
Doctor :   Pleasure is mine.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   good day & bye for now
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