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I hope someone can help. I have a growth on my thumb, it's

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I hope someone can help. I have a growth on my thumb, it's just to the side of my nail and is about 1.5cm long, it started about a year ago and has slowly got bigger. It is slightly raised, darker in colour and is hyper sensitive. If I put my hand in hot water, its like that part is in boiling water, and if I tap it it's like I have hit it with a hammer. It can also get very dry and splits.
Many thanks
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.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Could you send me a photo of the condition at your convenience?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi,Hopefully this is the correct link for you, excuse the finger nail polish!! thanks
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much for the photo sent .

I will review it and revert soon.


Dr Pravin

Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much for the photo.

This is a condition called finger eczema .

What is the nature of your work ?

Do you come in contact with any chemicals ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you.I work in finance and do not come into contact with chemicals. I do wash my hands a fair bit, but always use gloves when cleaning.Many thanks
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Do you tend to count notes frequently with that thumb ?

It does like psoriasiform eczema and would need the following line of treatment

You can use over the counter Cortaid and Neosporin ointment twice a day for 10 days . After the lesion heals make sure you continue the above mixture twice a week to maintain the effect .

You should use Cetaphil Cleansing lotion to wash your hand .

Use Cetaphil Moisturizing lotion or Intensive Neutrogena Hand Moisturizer to hydrate the skin on the area.

Take Vitamin A supplements daily for 2 months.

All these medications mentioned above are available over the counter .

Please do get back to me in case of any further queries.

Do you Agree with what i have mentioned ?