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I have developed patches of scaly skin that sometimes itch

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I have developed patches of scaly skin that sometimes itch on the palms of both hands. I have never had anything like this. I had something similar on my feet also and they told me it was a fungus. I don't believe what is on my hands is a fungus. I haven't
done anything different as far as using different soaps etc. The only thing is I started taking Losartan and diuretic about 3 months ago. This started about 1 1/2 months ago. At first it started small and keeps progressing. I read where diuretics can cause
dry scaly skin. If this is the case, would I have it more places not just palms of hands?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here is the pic. also some of my fingers have these little pimply lesions that come and go.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much for the photo sent.

Yes , if it were due to a drug you would have got scaling on other areas of the body as well.

I would like some more information :

I observe that the scaling is more towards the base of the palm. Do your palms come in contact with the desk or plastic base when you are typing on the laptop?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Saw dermatologist today. Diagnosed with discoid eczema due to a reaction from fungal infection on foot. They prescribed clobestal. Not sure spelled right. I was concerned about using this steroid due to potency. I have high blood pressure and am prediabetic. I have read that steroid creams can get into blood stream. The pharmacist told me this is a powerful cream. I had another one called triamicinolone but he felt the clob wouls be better. I am on it for 2 wks 2xs per day. Can this affect me?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

No , application of Clobetasol used over large body surface areas or body folds like underarms , groins can cause more uptake into the blood stream because of increased absorption.

Putting it on the palms twice a day for 1 week should be appropriate . Do not put it for 2 weeks.

In the 2nd week you can put it once a day.

So , you would need to put it twice a day for 1 week and once a day for the next week.

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