If you have been suffering from an itchy rash for several months you should consult your primary care physician
for further evaluation. Some fungal rashes are very classic in appearance but some are harder to differentiate from other rashes caused by different non-fungal organisms or other systemic processes. Your doctor
may be able to give you a definitive diagnosis by examining the hand, or if the diagnosis is in doubt, a scraping of the rash can be examined under a microscope to confirm the presence of fungus.
Ringworm, a classic rash caused by superficial fungal infection, appears as a scaly raised red circular rash with a central clearing. This common infection can be passed from person to person and also through contact with warm, moist areas such as locker rooms and swimming pools. The fungal infection may be more likely to occur in moist areas of the body such as between the toes (athlete's foot) or in the groin (jock itch) but can occur anywhere on the body, including the hand. Fortunately, most cases of superficial fungal infection respond very well to treatment with topical anti-fungal creams, such as Clotrimazole, Ketoconazole or Terbinafine. Again, please speak with your doctor.