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paraffin wax for chronically dry chapped cracked hands

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Fatty acids: May be fatty acids. Can test comprehensive fatty acid analysis to find out. Can be gla, ala, or fish oils. Black current seed oil can be tried.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Dyshidrosis: This is dyshidrotic dermatitis, which was called "housewife's eczema" back in the old male chauvinist pig days. Common triggers are hand washing, clea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Probably Raynauds: You probably have raynauds disease, a condition caused by spasm of small blood vessels that is accentuated by cold exposure. If you smoke, stop becaus ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vaseline: Get vaseline or vegetable shortening and cotton gloves. Apply either over night and wear the gloves. If you are not working during the day on the week ... Read More
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Irritant dermatitis?: Can develop depending on the type of work/conditions/exposure to chemicals etc. may need to be seen if doesn't settle with a simple moisturiser
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Allergy testing: She may also be allergic to a substance used in the gloves (ie: latex) which is why the gloves may be causing her to worsen. There can be many causes ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Highly unlikely: By no means one of the typical transmission ways. Active, bleeding wound to active bleeding wound contact always conceivable for transmission.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
You probably need: prescription meds, but until you can see dermatologist, try using aquaphor 2-3 times a day and wear cotton gloves over aquaphor at bedtime. Stay away ... Read More

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