Do you use a particular brand of soap or cleanser?
Do you bite or chew on your nails?
These may be contributory factors. Other differentials will be an irritant dermatitis , dishydrotic eczema or a fungal infection. If the area appears to be reddish with scales, then a fungal infection has to be ruled out first. A microscopic evaluation of the scales may help ascertain the presence of a fungal infection. I suggest that you have this assessed by a dermatologist. You may need topical or oral medications for this.
This has been present for quite some time. A dermatitic skin condition may be considered here.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.