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A 48-year-old female asked:

help my itching hands recently, (in past wk.) i have developed severly itchy hands. the area that itches is between the thumb and first finger, in the web area, and in the meat of the thumb on the palm side. i have tried soaking them in epsom salt, hydro.

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
You : You may be dealing with a fungal infection. Try an over the counter anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole; you can apply the cream twice a day for a week. If you do not notice an improvement then it may just be a dermatitis and you may need a stronger steroid cream. At this point you would need to be evaluated by your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Good luck.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Moisturizer : Avoid immersion of your hands in water p, apply a fragrance free moisturizer several times per day and continue to apply hydrocortisone cream three times daily. Please see your PCP for further management.

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