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dryness on the tip of finger near nails

I am getting continously dryness near nails. first it was just one finger but now another finger are also getting affected is it due to allergy of detergent i am using or is it any sort of infection? please suggest me.
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Hello,
Various possibilities for your symptoms are allergic or irritant contact dermatitis like washing dishes without wearing gloves,contact with harsh detergents,soaps and lotions that contain perfume can cause hands and fingertips to become irritated and peel.Sometimes cold, dry air and dermatitis or fungal infections can also cause dryness.

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.

Symptoms can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin. During the day, hydrate and protect hands with a protective and moisturizing cream. At night, repair them with creams formulated from glycolic acid—a must for improving skin texture and tone. For a more intensive nighttime treatment, apply cream and then cover hands with gloves or socks.If the symptoms persist add a mild steroid cream to this regime.

If still the symptoms do not improve then pls get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist. Fungal infections have to be ruled out then.

Hope it helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.Kind regards.



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