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Why do I have dryness ans redness on both thumbs ?

i have dryness and redness on both of my thumbs and the skin is very thin and it hurts if anything touches it i m 71 and i weigh 85 kg. i am recently undergoing mild chemotherapy and constant radiation to cure my rectal cancer
Asked On : Mon, 13 Jun 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi...dear user.,
Thanksfor choosing HCM.,
Redness and dryness of thumb..,
it is due to....soap ..,
So stop dtergent soap temporarly..,
1) Keep affected part in the Lukewarm salted water for 15 mts..,
every day..,
2) Apply Betamethasone and gentwmycin cream on that area..,
3) Tab cetrizine daily for 15 days..,ok...good luck..,
Answered: Wed, 1 Feb 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Sudarshan's  Response
hi dear,
dryness and exfoliation can be a side effect of radiation or chemotherapy use good emmolient and moisturizer .avoid excess soap usage.
cosult a dermatologist for this
take care.
Answered: Mon, 13 Jun 2011
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