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Question: dry,itchy painful spots on top of palm


 jiya - Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:43 pm

Hi

My mom is 47 years old. On the top of her palm she is having dry, itchy, painful spots on the region where her middle finger joins. It is on the same place on both her hands. This happened a week ago.We thought it could be because of this winter season. Now we are concered that it is psoriasis. Please do reply.

Thank you
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:55 am

User avatar Hello,Pompholyx is a condition also knwn as dyshydrotic eczema is common in women.When it affects the palms it is known as cheriopompholyx.It is due to blockage of sweat glands and also said to be related to nickel allergy.The lesions may look dry or vesicular and very itchy.Hand gloves, or barrier cremes containing zinc oxide are used to prevent recurrence.External steroid cremes are the mainstay treatment.I will not expect a psoriasis to itch that bad.Do consult your doctor for further treatment.Best wishes.
 jiya - Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:32 pm

THANKS A LOT FOR REPLYING.

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