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thick dead skin on thumb and pointer finger

i have thick layer of dead skin on my thumb and pointer finger.The dead skin or fungus is thick enough to clip and it doesn't hurt but if it clipped the dead skin or fungus will be back in a 24 hours or so. i was wondering does anyone else have this problem or any clue on what i should do
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Hello,
It can be due to callus or hyperkeratosis hand. Apply lots of moisturing lotion and vit E on the hands. Place protective covering or bandages over the sore to decrease friction on the skin until the sore heals. Rub sandpaper disks or pumice stone over hard thickened regions. Soak feet or hands in warm soapy water to soften the skin.Then rub with a pumice stone and apply some moisturizer.

If still the symptoms persist, then go in for removal by surgical means or with keratolytic agents (medicines that break up hardened areas of skin). Shaving or cutting off the hardened area on the skin by a doctor is also helpful.
Hope it helps. Take care and do keep us posted on how you are doing.

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