Dermatology Community
Itchy palm and fingers
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Itchy palm and fingers

It all started a few months ago with itchy palms, and hardening of the skin of my palms. Now, my fingers itch, especially between the thumb and the index finger, There are no blisters or pus, but there is cracked and white and yellowish scaly skin on my fingers.I am on synthroid for hypothyroid, and I've had mild psoriasi on my elbows before. The itching subsides usually when I use heavy moisturizers, however the minute my palms get drier, the itching starts again. Hopefully, someone will shed some light over my condition. Thanks.  
Blank
563773_tn?1374250139
Hello,
From the symptoms it sounds like eczema. Allergic reaction is one of the important causes of eczema. Allergic reaction can occur to strong soaps, Solvents, chemicals, certain foods, food additives, plants, metals, cosmetics, even urine and faeces of some animals (dust mites).

Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.

For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).

Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin.

If still the symptoms do not improve then please get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



Related Discussions
  • face (1 replies):
    i have red spots on my face they do not itch and they ar...[more]
  • Chafe? (2 replies):
    I have this rash on my bum. its itchy and some of it is ...[more]
  • Red Flaky Spots (2 replies):
    I have these red flaky spots all over my body.I thought ...[more]
  • Red Spots on arms (2 replies):
    I have dry red flaky spots on my arms that turn white an...[more]
  • What is this? (1 replies):
    i have red itchy sores on my hand. its a lot of dead ski...[more]
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
563773_tn?1374250139
Hello,
From the symptoms it sounds like eczema. Allergic reaction is one of the important causes of eczema. Allergic reaction can occur to strong soaps, Solvents, chemicals, certain foods, food additives, plants, metals, cosmetics, even urine and faeces of some animals (dust mites).

Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.

For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).

Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin.

If still the symptoms do not improve then please get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thank yo so much for your detailed comment. I went and saw a dermatologist 2 days ago, and his finding was the same as your comment. He prescribed me fluocinonide to be used twice daily with plenty of moisturizers. Hopefully, this will help reduce the itching and heal the cracked the skin with time. Thank you again for your comment. I will keep you and the forum posted with my updates.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Dermatology Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom