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small "spores" under skin on thumb that cause itching and peeling

For at least 5 years now I have had only on my left thumb, what seem almost like spores underneath my skin. They are very small and most of the time barely visible. But when this condition flares up the skin on my thumb dries out very rapidly, starts peeling and cracks. The spores seem to come to the surface and begin itching and burning like MAD!! I have had MANY creams and some seem to help, others do nothing but nothing will make it go away. Creams with a steroid in them make it worse, cortisone does nothing, anti fungal stuff kinda helps I think... I'm not really sure. Some times it seems to come and go all on its own so its hard to tell if the cream did anything or if it is coincidence. Most doctors never look long enough and just give me stuff for exima or athletes foot.... it never works no matter how many times I tell them it won't... that's all I ever get. I was told once by a dermatologist that I have "one hand two feet syndrome" but my hands and feet look nothing like the medical pictures I have seen of this. I also only have what seems more like a bit of athletes foot on only my right foot. Not both. I still think no one has looked long enough to have any idea what it really is. Any Ideas??????
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Hello,
I cannot confirm anything without examination but it can be pompholyx or dyshidrotic eczema. 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.

I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.

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