Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

192 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes painful spots around the eye and cuts on the fingers?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2007

Answered : 3445 Questions

default
Posted on Wed, 9 May 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi Doctor,
my wife is 25 years old, for the past three months she is complaining of painful cuts in her hands without any known origin. her fingers suddenly dry and gets painful cuts that sometimes have slight hard to catch on the eye bleeding. It gets more painful when washing. 2 months ago we tried corticosteroids and hand lotion from the pharmacy which worked for a bit but it came back immediately after she stopped it.
She is a mother of 2 children, she is breastfeeding the younger one for almost a year and 3 months now.
she recently also started developing painful spots around the eye and last night around her lips
We really are wondering what's the cause of this or if the spots surrounding the eye and finger cuts are related. our older son who is 3 years and a half is now also complaining of pain in his fingers when he touches food or something like lemon or soap, do they have the same condition?
what's the possible cause of this and how can we treat it?
Could it be an iron deficiency?

I uploaded some pictures of my wife fingers and eyes to help you with diagnosis.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Seems to be eczema

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photographs.
It seems to be a case of eczema. The involvement of the hands and peri ocular areas and the clinical picture points towards it being eczema.
Does she have dry skin, history of asthma, allergic rhinitis or sinusitis?
I would recommend your wife to avoid soaps and detergents, keep her hands as much moisturised as possible and avoid frequent washing of hands.
Besides this she needs to apply a potent topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream ( tenovate cream) on the affected areas of the hand twice daily along with frequent application of a moisturising cream containing white soft paraffin ( moisturex soft cream or olesoft XXXXXXX ) on the entire hands 3-4 times in a day.
Around her eyes she can apply mild steroid like desonide cream twice daily.
Even your elder child seems to having the same problem as sometimes it is related to family history.
Keep his hands also moisturised and ask him to mimimise the use of soap and other chemicals.
These symptoms are not related to iron deficiency.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication ,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Clobetasol propionate

doctor1 MD

hair loss
I am suffring from hair loss nw doctor suggested me to apply minoxidil 7.5% initialy he gave me 5%
now he also asked of to apply clonate lotion.
my query is : why nw doctor hav asked of vo use clonate ?
I am using a clobetasol propionate , neomycin sulphate and miconazndl nitrate cream for itches in the inner aspect of my thies
so if clobetasol is used for itching prob. thn y it is givn 2 me for aplying on my scalp???

doctor1 MD

Dear Dr. For months now I have had tiny clear fluid filled blisters on my hands and feet. It started out looking like a foot fungus on my right foot & soon spread to my left hand & then my left foot & right hand. My primary Dr. gave me 20 days of Fluconazole 150mg & my hands cleared up but my feet didn t clear up all the way. It then turned into what looked like a severe burn & began to bleed & crack until I could hardly walk. I was sent to a dermatologist (nurse practitioner) who said it was psoriasis & I was given Clobetasol Propionate ointment & it cleared it up, but then it came right back & the ointment seems to have no effect on the clear fluid filled bumps until they have turned into a red, dry, sore...The ointment does nothing until the blisters have broken & turned into a painful mess. For some reason I don t think it s psoriasis, because the blisters are never filled with puss, just a clear water looking fluid, this has left me unable to even do housework at times & makes me fear working in my yard because of the pain on the bottom of my feet. What do you think I may have & what can or should I do? I also now have pitting on 5 of my finger nails & I think it was caused by those fungus pills, I don t know what I have. What do you think it could be & what should I do?? Please help! Thank you, Rob

doctor1 MD

I need the help of a Dermatologist. I have over a dozen sores on my scalp. 2 on my face (1st is by the ear & it s the size of a plum and there is a hole and around the edges of this circular hold contains these hard gritty bead and inside the hole and is draining plus it is oozing out all around the entire area. 2nd on in on my chin size of quarter) it two has a hole and the circular sides are hard filled with the fluid a beads. There is sore on the back of my neck that keeps refilling and the hole is circular and it s edges are filled with those hard white beads. The fluid is gritty , as it dries it gets sticky, then hardens. It goes from severe itching to severe pain. The sores make these tubes that s go straight or circular, when opend you can see the liquid and the small gritty white beads/balls that are embedded in the skin (those ones are hard as cement) some are loose & can be wiped off. The pain is horrific, the itching has been some of the worst itching I ever experienced. I am on the antibiotic Bactrum twice a day. Ointment of Bactrum to apply to the red patches, clobetasol propionate cream. I decided a week ago to finally shave off all of my hair because I had bald spots, my hair was sticking to my scalp and had to peel it off due to the drainage, How do I get this fluid to stop forming??? What is this going on with my scalp?? Foliculitis? I am seeing a dermatologist but I am not getting any better . Actually it seems to be worse.

doctor1 MD

I have seboreic(sic) keratosis all over my scalp. Doctor prescribed Clobetasol topical solution twice daily for 2 weeks. I did not use as prescribed but only as needed. It is a steroid and I wonder if it can harm me when used as prescribed. I am an 86 year old female.

doctor1 MD

I have excessisve cracking on my heals and is painful to walk most days. 4 months ago, my foot doctor recommended a regimen of the following but condition is not improving. nightly: Aquaphor ointment apply to heals and sleep with socks 2xweekly:...

doctor1 MD

My father has been experiencing rashes and itchiness on the buttocks since last 4 months.. The doctor suggested it to be eczema .. And started the treatment with tyza and tacroz solution.. It has been 4 months and it has spread and covered the...

doctor1 MD

I have recently been diagnosed with Lichen planus (LP) of the penile glans. I have a history of genital and oral LP. My last outbreak of genital LP which also involved the glans was 15 years ago. I had an outbreak of oral LP a year ago, which is...