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josh_max posted:
I have a 1/2" x 1/4" darkened spot on my index finger that feels like a callus, but is peeling and it won't stop. It will get so bad that it cracks and I then have a wound on my finger that's similar to a "paper cut" which hurts a lot. If I put a band-aid on it with neosporin, it will heal the cut up some, but the spot itself won't go away and seems to be getting bigger. It looks like it's eating away at my finger, if I hold it horizontally I can see a slight dip down in my finger where the spot is located.

What is this? And how can I get rid of it?
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skelly07 responded:
just wondering if you ever figured out what was going on with your finger?? i have a finger that is exactly the same way
 
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kelseyab1 responded:
This looks like what i have on my fingers. It gets worse as the weather cools down. It's ecema in my case. Does it itch at all? and peal and crack?

I haven't found much to help it except a thick lotion unscented. Which just alleviates it for a little bit.
 
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josh_max replied to skelly07's response:
Unfortunately, I never found out what it was. I first noticed it at the beginning of January. It got worse as winter wore on: as the air dried and got cooler.

Once spring began, I saw it disappear. Here it is, winter again and I do not have it on my index finger, but now it's on my middle finger at the first joint.

I'm going to do some research on Eczema (see kelseyab1's comment), if I find out anything, I'll let you know.
 
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josh_max replied to kelseyab1's response:
It doesn't really itch too much, but it will from time to time. It peals often though. My photo from earlier this year was of my index finger and it had been pealing so much that there was at least a 1/16" dip in my finger at that exact spot. Hurt SO much.

I didn't think about it being Eczema. I'll do some research about it and post back what I find. It went away during summer, but it's reared its ugly head again, this time on my middle finger at the first joint.
 
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rruga replied to josh_max's response:
Hello,
I have the exact problem. I have it since 2 years ago. I did some analysis for mycos, but the results were negative. This year I've been told that it could be Ezcema, but this was not sure.
When someone of you has any sollution for this, please post it on this site. It is really very annoing thing.
 
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handysandy replied to rruga's response:
josh
i have the same but found that corn huskers lotion works great not oily and can use as often as needed. i had replied a moment ago but lost my connexction but didnt know if my 1st reply went thru. i had also tried zims crack cream both r from wal mart but zims although otc the will ordere it fo u.
 
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Shelbyg2013 responded:
Hello, I had something similar, a circular peeling patch of skin on my fingers that got bigger and bigger. After searching and searching for an answer and seeing two dermotologists, I got the diagnosis of keratosis exfoliativa. The dermotologist gave me a steroid cream and it immediately cleared. It was wonderful! The first dermotologist thought it might be ringworm but after trying an antifungal with no success sought out another opinion. Hope this helps someone out there!
 
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Mohiba K Tareen, MD replied to Shelbyg2013's response:
Thanks so much for contributing to the community! We are happy that you are better!
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
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www.TareenDermatology.com
 
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hank0413 replied to Shelbyg2013's response:
Could you tell me the name of the steroid cream you used. I have been to two dermatologist and a allergy specialist and I have been prescribed several different steroid cream, but nothing has helped. I also got some stuff online called Serena Skin. It went completely away so I stopped using it. Then it came back and when I used the Serena Skin, it did nothing.
 
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sohan responded:
I have a 1/2" x 1/4" darkened spot on my index finger that feels like a callus, but is peeling and it won't stop. It will get so bad that it cracks and I then have a wound on my finger that's similar to a "paper cut" which hurts a lot. If I put a band-aid on it with neosporin, it will heal the cut up some, but the spot itself won't go away and seems to be getting bigger. It looks like it's eating away at my finger, if I hold it horizontally I can see a slight dip down in my finger where the spot is located.[br>[br>What is this? And how can I get rid of it?
 
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sohan replied to Shelbyg2013's response:
Hello, I had something similar, a circular peeling patch of skin on my fingers that got bigger and bigger. After searching and searching for an answer and seeing two dermotologists, I got the diagnosis of keratosis exfoliativa. The dermotologist gave me a steroid cream and it immediately cleared. It was wonderful! The first dermotologist thought it might be ringworm but after trying an antifungal with no success sought out another opinion. Hope this helps someone out there!
 
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An_251472 responded:
I am also suffering by this finger skin problem. Please advice me.
 
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riazahamedm replied to Mohiba K Tareen, MD's response:
dear madam

i have the same problem for the last 1 year, it is not going i consulted 2 dermatlogist, still it is not going one given dermovate clobetasol, iam applying but not going. please help me
 
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kenwarm responded:
Find any cure for this I have had this problem for many years on my fingers and hand. I goes away sometimes but always comes back in different places on my fingers.


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