U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A female asked:

What does it mean when your fingernails itch in the crevices. and your thumb is itchy under the cuticle?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Itch: Finger nails, crevices and cuticle itching would make me consider a fungal infection. However, some type of dry skin process can cause this. Anxiety and nerve issues can sometime present this way.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 16, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.