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Old 07-18-2012, 08:25 AM
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Ok. Let's get all the "go see a doctor" and all that flaming out of the way. I will... but I'd like some ideas...

I have a dark spot on my left hand below the knuckle of my thumb.

About 1cmx1cm slightly oblong.

This comes and goes -- I want to say around every 3 months (approx.) -- but not really sure. I *think* it started over the past year or two... but again, I'm not certain for how long.

It appears to be slightly "rougher" than the rest of skin. It appears slightly raised, but that could just be because I find myself touching it... or even biting at it, which I know is moronic, at best.


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Old 07-18-2012, 08:33 AM
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:02 AM
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Try hydrocortisone cream 1% twice a day for 2 weeks, it's over the counter. And STOP picking! If not better then see your friendly skin doc, which, btw, I am. Well, maybe not friendly. Good luck.
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Try hydrocortisone cream 1% twice a day for 2 weeks, it's over the counter. And STOP picking! If not better then see your friendly skin doc, which, btw, I am. Well, maybe not friendly. Good luck.
Thanks for the reply! Any idea what causes it??
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Deep bruise? Overuse I dunno?
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
Thanks for the reply! Any idea what causes it??
Hard to tell from a picture. Usually contact with irritants. Which ones? Only you can answer that. Try the HC cream and see what happens, but above all, stop playing with it!
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...and leave your thumb alone as well!
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Try using more lubricant next time!
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Originally Posted by jets View Post
Hard to tell from a picture. Usually contact with irritants. Which ones? Only you can answer that. Try the HC cream and see what happens, but above all, stop playing with it!
I'll try the cream and I'll stop fooling with it. It always comes back in that exact area - no new irritants that I can think of.

Will do as you indicate and post back.

Thanks!
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Hope you got insurance. Probably gotta amputate
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Hope you got insurance. Probably gotta amputate
LOL. The $15k deductible is going to be a drag.
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It took a long time to get one of our kids to stop sucking their thumb, but you're WAY older!
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have it burned off
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imo THATS AN AGE SPOT welcome to getting older
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It's called Lichen simplex chronicus, comes from frequent rubbing . Try some cortain 10 ointment under a 'bandaid for 3-5 days. Its returns in most cases unless youcover it and never rub it again. It is harmless so don't worry.
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Try changing hands how and then.....when your choking your chicken (lol).

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