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Old 07-16-2018, 07:14 AM
 
Location: All over
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Before I start, I Want to mention I've already asked my GP about this and she recommended vitamin E oil and lotion. Not helping.
So I want to ask if someone else has gotten This and possibly how it happened. I realize people can't diagnose online but maybe they can tell me another doctor to go to.

For a little over a year now I have a small patch of dry skin. It started on my index finger then went to my middle then ring finger. Left hand only. Recently it went away on my ring. Mainly just on my index and middle.I'll add a picture.

It's not filled with liquid or anything. Its just dry and reddish an kinda hard. It started out shiny then as i started picking it (bad I know) it just got dry..kinda hard, but again my doctor said It's on top of the skin, not filled with anything.

I've looked up eczema and all these different issues...I don't think it's that. It spread so it must be some kind of fungal or something.

Well here's the picture....

I'm thinking I need to see a dermatologist? But is that for the face only?

Ok...it won't let me post pictures...but its rough skin, red and dry skin..
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Dermatology is for any skin issues....make an appt.
Good luck
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Early America
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Before I start, I Want to mention I've already asked my GP about this and she recommended vitamin E oil and lotion. Not helping.
So I want to ask if someone else has gotten This and possibly how it happened. I realize people can't diagnose online but maybe they can tell me another doctor to go to.

For a little over a year now I have a small patch of dry skin. It started on my index finger then went to my middle then ring finger. Left hand only. Recently it went away on my ring. Mainly just on my index and middle.I'll add a picture.

It's not filled with liquid or anything. Its just dry and reddish an kinda hard. It started out shiny then as i started picking it (bad I know) it just got dry..kinda hard, but again my doctor said It's on top of the skin, not filled with anything.

I've looked up eczema and all these different issues...I don't think it's that. It spread so it must be some kind of fungal or something.

Well here's the picture....

I'm thinking I need to see a dermatologist? But is that for the face only?

Ok...it won't let me post pictures...but its rough skin, red and dry skin..
My daughter had what looked like you describe on a finger. It would come and go and spread to the next finger after some time. It was diagnosed as eczema even though it didn't look like the most common eczema issues.

You can get temporary relief from topical ointments. You'll just have to experiment to find one that helps. However, I think that eventually you may have to address it internally. Research dietary changes you can make to address eczema and other skin issues.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2965901/
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Before I start, I Want to mention I've already asked my GP about this and she recommended vitamin E oil and lotion. Not helping.
So I want to ask if someone else has gotten This and possibly how it happened. I realize people can't diagnose online but maybe they can tell me another doctor to go to.

For a little over a year now I have a small patch of dry skin. It started on my index finger then went to my middle then ring finger. Left hand only. Recently it went away on my ring. Mainly just on my index and middle.I'll add a picture.

It's not filled with liquid or anything. Its just dry and reddish an kinda hard. It started out shiny then as i started picking it (bad I know) it just got dry..kinda hard, but again my doctor said It's on top of the skin, not filled with anything.

I've looked up eczema and all these different issues...I don't think it's that. It spread so it must be some kind of fungal or something.

Well here's the picture....

I'm thinking I need to see a dermatologist? But is that for the face only?

Ok...it won't let me post pictures...but its rough skin, red and dry skin..
see a dermatologist. Some skin irritations just can't be diagnosed but it is always worth a try.
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