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A 42-year-old female asked:

Bro has eczema in finger red,itchy & fluid was coming out of it. dr put him on cefprime,cortizon,defort 6mg&fucibet.afer a week fluid still comes.help?

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Dr. Anuj Malik
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Hand eczema: Hand eczema can be related to irritants such as dish washing liquid, too much exposure to water, contact dermatitis of hand, sometimes even fungal infection - tinea. Rarely hepatitis C infection causes porphyria cutanea tarda- not sure if he has this. Suggest evaluation by a dermatologist, keeping hands away from water and irritants, treating hand with an absorbent dressing to prevent maceration.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Follow up with MD: I suggest you follow up with your doctor or consult a dermatologist as you are not improving.You may need oral steroids or dr may advice to continue treatment with the same if there is some improvement

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