SkinTrackWorld. What is this on my hand?

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  • SkinTrackWorld. What is this on my hand?

  • I’ve had this patch on my palm for over a year. It was precipitated by some arduous digging. NOT dogging.

    I’ve tried antiseptic creams, prescription topical steroids and moisturisers but it won’t clear.

    Any DIY dermatologists in the house?

    Scurvy, ya limey!

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    I reckon you have a thorn in there, it’s become infected but not enough to go all flesh eating… (or a splinter)

    Needs digging out..

    IMO

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Cat AIDS. The bad kind.

    Premier Icon oldtennisshoes
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    On your palm you say? Maybe try using the other hand for a bit?

    willard
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    Is this the second coming?

    Not like the above…

    What is this on my hand?

    A sign  that you should see your GP for a referral?

    globalti
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    Where’s the picture? Are there similar patches on the other hand and both feet? If so, see a Catholic priest as that’s a powerful juju for making lots of money fast.

    bigyinn
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    Being slightly more helpful, it may be a fungal infection.
    Looks similar to something my other half had on her hand. Atheletes foot cream might sort it, but I’d recommend going to the docs and getting it looked at, rather than take the word of a random non-doctor on the internet.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    A sign

    Denis Pennis once asked Russel Grant if he can read palms.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    you should see your GP

    Actually try your pharmacist first – they can diagnose and prescribe for easy stuff like fungal infections or impegito.

    I did go to my GP, hence the POM speroid cream (Momatosone). He thought it was eczema.

    I will make an appointment as it’s not resolving.

    On a similar note, my right hand is orange as is “little Derek”

    I’ve not worked with any chemicals or anything so I’m at a loss.

    You don’t think it’s connected to my penchant for a bag of Wotsits
    followed by a Sherman tank do you?

    On a similar note, my right hand is orange as is “little Derek”

    You should rename him “Donald” after another famous orange dick.

    Donald is white?

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    Looks like Psoriasis?

    donald
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    Mods! Bullying!

    I’ve got some Dactarin (miconazole).

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Looks like eczema to me.

    Dremel, wire brush attachment and grit your teeth.

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    It’s a verrucca

    Wouldn’t it be just great if everyone on here was as funny as they think they are?

    Vader
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    That is a verrucca or wart.

    I had similar on my hand for ages,my gp wasn’t helping and then a different gp I met on a ski trip said instantly ‘wart’.

    I zapped it with some ointment that dries over the ‘thing’ and takes off the skin layer, removing the gubbins underneath that caused the problem. Not painful but took several applications of the ointment. I got the cream from a pharmacist who was very useful

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    If you’re proper worried and it doesn’t clear up, I’d go back to your GP and see if you can get a referral to a specialist. My local practice runs a regular skin clinic with a visiting dermatologist that I was referred to when I had an odd growth on my neck that my GP didn’t know what it was. Ended up having a biopsy which confirmed that although they still didn’t know what it was, it wasn’t malignant.

    Palm abrasions do seem to heal slowly, I copped some gravel rash on the heel of my palm after tripping up running and it took around two months to properly heal up and looked quite like your pic, but more than a year seems excessive.

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    You picked it up whilst gardening? That would make a fungal infection a possibility. Plus it’s dry and you’ve had it a long time. I would suggest going to the GP and getting a skin scraping sent off to The Lab for fungal culture.

    The treatment for most fungal infections is the same, but it takes a long time so it’s good to have the cultures done to make sure that’s what’s causing the trouble. Plus you might have something a bit more unusual rather than the usual toe nail culprits so that’ll cheer up the fungi nerd in your local lab 😜

    On a similar note, my right hand is orange as is “little Derek”

    Probably just the opening stages of some ghastly Cronenbergesque transformation. Pop into the bathroom and check for any other unusual changes.

    Any sudden urges to shout ‘NO SURRENDER!’ and demand money off the Tories?

    Get some liquid nitrogen, whiskey and a pen knife. Drink half the bottle of whiskey, freeze it using the liquid nitrogen and dig it out. Pour the rest of the whiskey on the wound.

    Or – and I don’t mean to sound alarmist, you could see a GP 😛

    Premier Icon senor j
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    Stigmata-best get to church.

    tdog
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    At least we can rule out blue waffle, although can weeeeeeee

    Arghhhhh ruuuuuuuun!

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    District 9.

    tdog
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    “That be some alien dropping”

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    Looks like Psoriasis

    This was also my first thought being a sufferer.

    tdog
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    Yeesh I’d rather have a blue waffle than that there psoriasis shite

    Bad news…Scabies?

    Try immersing your hand(s) in a basin of warm, salty water (table salt is fine), for twenty minutes a day for the next fortnight and see how you get on.

    Good news? …at least it’s not on your arse:)

    TiRed
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    Palmar psoriasis. Have had it on both palms for years. It’s the skin growing and replacing too fast and forming a hard crust. Mine cracks when bad and can be painful. It’s why I always wear gloves to cycle.

    I have a steroid ointment that is horrible but includes salicylic acid to help break through the harder layer. When bad I smother the palms with the ointment and wear white cotton gloves in bed overnight. Normal steroid cream does not really do much.

    Shown no sign of going for the past seven years. I’ve always had psoriasis, never bad, but this is an inconvenience.

    BTW my palms are both pretty much completely covered with lesion. On a good day the patches are about 10 square cm. On a bad day there is blood in the cracks and it spreads around the thumbs and fingers as the hands shed skin so fast.

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    Yeesh I’d rather have a blue waffle than that there psoriasis shite

    Not sure myself it’s blue waffle might be worth the op looking into it though.

    TiRed
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    Oh and one tip, check your nails for any aigna of small pitting or ridges. This is a giveaway for psoriasis. If it is psoriasis, you may see a ridge across a nail form and grow out. Known as Beau’s lines.

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    Oh and one tip, check your nails for any aigna of small pitting or ridges.

    Yep, a good give away. Thankfully mine’s cleared up a lot, I did a course of light therapy that cleared it all up and it’s only really developed slightly on my shins and scalp again.
    Best thing I’ve used is Enstilar foam, brilliant stuff and the only thing that’s really worked other than light therapy.

    @derek_starship

    Does your palm itch when you run it under really hot water?

    Btw, do you smoke? (Tobacco, not vaping)

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    If it is a wart tea tree oil worked for me.

    Premier Icon batfink
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    galloping knob-rot?

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