Itchy skin can be caused by a number of factors, such as allergy, bad health, poor circulation, and poor hygiene. However, itchy fingertips are one of the most common reasons that patients consult doctors. When your fingertips are itchy, you need to find out the reason behind them. This article discusses the various causes of itching on the fingertips and how to treat them.
Causes of Itchy Fingertips
When your skin is dry, you may experience itching or dryness on your fingertips. You may also experience itching when you get wet or sweaty in the summer.. Dry skin on your fingers is caused by a variety of factors, such as wind, air pollution, dry weather and air conditioning etc. In such cases, it is best to apply lotion on your hands to prevent itching or dryness in winter.
Your fingertips may be irritated due to chemical products used for removing nail polish etc. For example, when you are using manicure tools like cotton balls and other cosmetic items which can cause irritation to your skin that causes itching at the same time. It may also cause infections in these areas as well. If they become infected, it can lead to the spread of diseases like bacterial infection.
Fungal infection on your fingertips is caused by fungus that occurs in the nails. Fungus can spread to other parts of the body, causing skin irritation, pain and itching. To prevent fungal infection, you need to take care of your nails and keep them clean. You can also apply antifungal ointment to your fingers as it helps in killing the fungus as well as protecting against fungal infections.
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes redness, scaling, and thickening of the skin, resulting in white patches that are similar to warts or small lesions on the skin called plaques which are usually round or oval shaped and most commonly appear on elbows, knees, scalp, scalp, eyebrows and around the fingernails. The appearance of psoriasis depends upon the extent of body areas affected by it, but they are typically red or pink patches with silvery scales over them that become scaly then turn white or grayish-white with time and some may form thick plaques. Psoriasis is a very common problem that affects millions of people around the world. It is characterized by patches of skin that are itchy, inflamed and usually covered with thick scales.
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, itching, dryness and cracked skin. It affects the skin and the soft tissues underneath it, causing itchiness, rash and scaling of the skin.
What to do?
You need to use lotion or cream on your hands to keep them moisturized and also apply gloves when you are using harsh chemicals that may cause dryness. Also, try to avoid using soaps and detergents on your hands as they can cause dryness. You can also treat eczema by applying an ointment on the affected areas.
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