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Have hard bumps on fingers and toes, no itching, painful. Taken anti-allergic medication. Will it cure completely?

I am getting hard bumps in some of my fingers and toes. They do not itch only hurts sometimes. I took some anti allergic medicines and applied some anti bacterial ointment. Those part of the skin has now become black and red and very hard like dead skin. Will continuing to apply the anti bacterial ointment cure it completely?
Asked On : Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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Welcome to HCM.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and the answer is based on the medical information provided.

Skin conditions need to be examined to be exactly say what it is. It might be contact dermatitis. It is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance.

Treatment includes washing with lots of water to remove any traces of the irritant that may remain on the skin. You should avoid further exposure to known irritants or allergens. Emollients or moisturizers help keep the skin moist, and also help skin repair itself. They protect the skin from becoming inflamed again. Presently i advice you to use only antihistamine cream for twp to three days.

If the symptom persists after 3 days / increases i advice you to see dermatologist for help.

Hope I have provided the information you needed.
Wish you good health. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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