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A 16-year-old female asked:

My skin is peeling off b/w by thumb & index finger. it was diagonised as a simple fungal infection but the medication is not working. cause please.

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Skin peeling: Could be fungal versus dermatitis ( allergic) vs eczema Some cremes( lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) in US) contain anti-fungal and steroid which would treat both issues. Also check what your hands are in contact with if caustic chemicals may be contact dermatitis and need the steroids , lotion and gloves as well to protect. rarely psoriasis ( should respond to steroid a bit) f/u with doc
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