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Dark toes on feet. Applying emoderm cream, severe itching. Continue usage of cream?

Hi, i have a problem regarding foot fingers. they became soo dark. Then i started applying emoderm cream on doctor s advice. after using it for a couple of times, slowly i felt itching on my fingers. it became so severe, am in confusion whether to continue the medicine or not.... so, please let me know ur valuable advice regarding this.. Regards
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Thanks for writing to us.
Firstly it is important to know whether the darkness of toes or fingers is a primary phenomenon or it occurred secondarily to some eczema, chill Blains etc. so that a proper treatment can be offered.

Emoderm is an emollient or a moisturising cream and it would rarely induce itching.
To relieve itching, take tablet cetirizine and apply a steroid cream like betamethasone or mometasone. Once the itching is gone, pigmentation can be reduced with an emollient cream containing Glycolic acid, urea etc ( Xerina cream)

Hope that helps
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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