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Dry, white patch on finger tip

A white, dry patch had appeared on the tip of my pinky finger a few years ago.  It's not painful and really doesn't bother me.  Yesterday something similar has appeared on the tip of my middle finger, but it is tender like a burn from a match or a blister.  Haven't been neither fire and there's no blister there, so neither has happened.  I clipped my finger nail to see what is going on.  Guess I'll have to contact a dermatologist and see what's going on.  Does anyone have anything similar going on?

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Hi,

This may not be something that will require immediate intervention.

Differentials will be a fungal infection, a common wart,dishydrotic eczema.dishydrosis without associated eczema or a psoriatic lesion.

I suggest that you have this evaluated by your physician. Dishydrotic lesions may present with vesicles containing a clear fluid.A dermatitis may be itchy as well as fungal infections.Psoriatic lesions and some fungal infections may affect the nails.

Avoid unnecessarily manipulating the area as this may aggravate the condition.Keep the area dry and moisturized by a light and bland cream.

Keep us posted regarding physician's advice.
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