Yes, since august only my point finger (index)? And my thumb has had this problem.No other fingers!
I have not had a doctor look at it since I do not have one , (cannot afford superfluous treatments right now). I am sure a dermatologist can help figure this out.
Well, the creams all have an initial SOOTHING effect ON the areas,without much improvement.Each time I take off the bandages (several times a day) when they get wet, or dirty, I am facing the same issues of scaling skin segments, peeling layers, painful cracks forming, and again applying something/anything which will eliminate the pain /cracking.Sometimes bleeding of this skin- when I move fingers, or apply any pressure to the skin (like turning a door knob, or even pressing to flush a toilet...).
This is really difficult since it is on my right hand.
In august, now I have determined the cause may have been when I was processing my elephant garlic, and shucking all the dead crusty leaves off..
(There were 100 lbs or so), I was not wearing gloves and was so tired after/just went to sleep and did not even wash my hands till next day.
Several days later, this problem appeared.
Nothing I have tried has made it better. The bag balm, or any such sim. While petroleum jelly seems to help with the cracking of skin and just sooth that part.
Yesterday, while at supermarket pharmacy, pharmacist said it may be infected..
Suggested the hydrocortisone 1% on shelf, then said if this last thing does not work, please go to a doctor. Cortisone 10 and hydro cortisone same thing,Because neither have worked. She said it could go to the bone. (infection? not sure what that means).
I need a remedy that WORKS.
IF YOU KNOW what I'm talking about here, and give me something that works,
I will pay an additional 10.00 when I see it's working.
We are poor right now, and can't even afford the luxury of testing/analysis.
So your best guess as a doctor, would be /may be helpful to me at this time of need.