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Posted by: Jansen Ebarb | 29/01/2020

Hands covered with Fungi or psoriasis

My hands either are covered in a fungus or psoriasis, how do I tell the difference? My hands peel, itch, and feel like burning stinging needles, this has been going on for the last 4 almost 5 years, they never heal up


Posted 06/02/2020

Palmo-pustular psoriasis may mimic a chronic fungal infection on the hands and many doctors not be able to tell the difference just looking at the hands. The best diagnostic way forward would be to take a biopsy of the skin and to do fungal microscopy studies on skin scrapings.
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