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Dr. Chip, General pratice
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 46929
Experience:  Years of outpatient experience treating dermatological problems
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I have a problem with the skin on the tips of my thumbs and

Customer Question

I have a problem with the skin on the tips of my thumbs and fingertips
Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?
Customer: The skin on one particular thumb is cracked flaking and they all start off small and then start travelling down further
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 days ago.

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Could you please post some pictures of that for me on this page?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Can you see the pictures?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 days ago.

Got them--hold on please

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 days ago.

Have you tried anything to treat that?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I have tried steroid cream prescribed by the doctor but it’s not working
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 days ago.

It's called dishydrotic eczema--a certain kind of dry skin problem

You're going to need a combination of two things for this--

Prescription tacrolimus cream and a course of oral prednisone

Ask your doctor for those

Please let me know if you need any more information