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My left foot started to crack and I the skin on top started to fold back so I started to peel it and it won't heal. What do I do?

My left foot started to crack and I the skin on top started to fold back so I started to peel it and it won't heal. What do I do?

Fungal: An exfoliating scrub and antigungal medicine by mouth and topically. See a doctor on healthtap or in there office to help you with medication. ...Read more

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Can you have athlete's foot without cracked peeling skin? I've had athlete's foot before and it was cracked and peeling skin between my toes. Now I have itchiness and burning between my small toes, but no signs like before. Is this also athlete's foot? Wi

Can you have athlete's foot without cracked peeling skin? I've had athlete's foot before and it was cracked and peeling skin between my toes. Now I have itchiness and burning between my small toes, but no signs like before. Is this also athlete's foot? Wi

Different: Different fungi exhibit different patterns and characteristics. As dr. Fowler suggested, try using an over-the-counter anti-fungal like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin, (tolnaftate) twice a day. If you don't see any improvement in a few days, see a podiatrist or dermatologist, as it might not be a fungus.

If you do see an improvement, keep using the cream twice a day for 30 days, since fungal spores live for 30 days. If you keep getting athlete's foot, you might want to keep using an anti-fungal cream once a day for life. There is also something called a steri-shoe, which is an ultraviolet light that will sterilize the insides of your shoes in 40 minutes. If you keep getting reinfected, you might want to invest in that. I've attached a link. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers crack ooze and peel?

Why do my fingers crack ooze and peel?

Hand Dermatitis: Hand dermatitis may be due to several/combination of different causes. These may include a genetic predisposition, underlying dermatologic condition, and/or exposure to environmental irritants/allergens, such as those that may occur during work (occupational dermatitis). Nickel is a common allergen that may also be found in food (http://www. Athenaallergy. Com/nickel-allergy-diet. Html). ...Read more

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What could be going on with my skin? Flakey and dry, peeling on heels

What could be going on with my skin? Flakey and dry, peeling on heels

Athlete's foot: Could be a variety of athlete's foot, or eczema, psoriasis, or plain old dry skin. Dermatologists have various techniques for figuring out which it is, including putting a sample of the flakes under a microscope. ...Read more

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Since overusing pumice, heels are peeling. How should treat flaking skin now?

Since overusing pumice, heels are peeling. How should treat flaking skin now?

Moisturizers: If the skin is too raw, you may need to apply neosporin or a triple antibiotic ointment. Otherwise moisturizers such as vaseline, eucerin, utter cream, shea butter may be helpful. Also, they make socks with silicone liners to help with dry cracked skin. If yours heels crack alot, think fungal infection and try otc vs. Prescription medication. ...Read more

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I'm from China and suffered from fungal heels for years. No itch or pain only peeling of two-quarters' area. Used Terbinafine but no heal. Who can help?

I'm from China and suffered from fungal heels for years. No itch or pain only peeling of two-quarters' area. Used Terbinafine but no heal. Who can help?

C a Dermatologist: Eliminate any environmental factors that fungus likes (dark, moist), change antifungals, culture out the specific fungus causing infection. This may guide therapy. U may need to check T cell function. ...Read more

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Why are my hands so dry, cracked and peeling?

Why are my hands so dry, cracked and peeling?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What causes rough, dry, thick, peeling skin on the heels? Best ways to treat/prevent and make the skin soft again?

See below: You may apply an emollient like Vaseline at night to soften the thick skin. Scrape of the layers with a heel scrapper/scrubber available at drug stores, in the morning. You will need to do this on an ongoing basis.
For additional treatment you may consult this site:
http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/495745
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hand are so dry crack and peeling?

What do you suggest if my hand are so dry crack and peeling?

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 from soaps and use gentle liquid cleansers, avoid hot water and hot showers, and crazy glue can be used to seal cracks ...Read more

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I'm worried because my hand are so dry crack and peeling, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my hand are so dry crack and peeling, what do you suggest?

Dry hands: The first step would be to make sure you are not irritating your skin with any topicals. Then use an emollient at night- place on your hands and wrap them in plastic wrap (sleep like this). If it persists, please see your PCP as there are many options available including prescription topical medications. Keep yourself hydrated from the inside - at least 64oz of water daily. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heel after an obagi blue peel? How long after an obagi blue peel will it take for my skin to recover? .

How long will it take to heel after an obagi blue peel? How long after an obagi blue peel will it take for my skin to recover? .

See below...: Depending upon the condition of your skin, 1-4 coats of the obagi blue peel solution will be applied. At each level, you will experience a mild burning sensation that lasts 2-3 minutes. A light bluish tint remains on your skin, but it will wash off in 12 to 24 hours. Your skin will begin to peel within 2 to 3 days and should be healed in an average to 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heel after an obagi blue peel? How long after an obagi blue peel will it take for my skin to recover? .

different: It has a different timing for different people and depends on who applied the peel. There are so many better choices you may want to reconsider what you are trying to accomplish and get a more updated treatment. We used to do those more than 25 years ago and you should probably get an up to date consult. ...Read more

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Since I was a kid, I always had the problem that my fingers from my hands tend to get dry and peel and crack, I don't know why and it hurts at times?

Since I was a kid, I always had the problem that my fingers from my hands tend to get dry and peel and crack, I don't know why and it hurts at times?

Could be dishidrosis: Small fluid-filled blisters called vesicles appear on the fingers, hands, and feet. Most common along the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles. These blisters can cause intense itching & scaly patches of skin that flake constantly or become red, cracked, and painful. Scratching leads to skin changes and skin thickening. Large blisters may cause pain. 2 x as common in women vs men. ...Read more

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My heels/side of my feet are a really really dark color I scrape & peel off the dead skin/callous nothing works it started since I been wearing hills.

My heels/side of my feet are a really really dark color I scrape & peel off the dead skin/callous nothing works it started since I been wearing hills.

Wearing high heels: If wearing shoes, especially womens dress heels barefooted, you can create a lot of friction from motion of feet in shoes. If you wear hosiery it will likely help. Also, daily footcare using exfoliating creams/soaps/lotions and/or pumice stonehi can help remove surface layers of builtup callus and keep skin soft and more elastic. ...Read more

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What can I do about finger nails that crack and peel?

What can I do about finger nails that crack and peel?

Nail problem: Your cracking and oeeling nails may be due the fact that your hands are immersed in water for long periodsof time. See a dermatologist for help and wear gloves if your hands are in waterfor long periods. ...Read more

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How to cure extremely dry, cracked, peeling, red hands?

How to cure extremely dry, cracked, peeling, red hands?

? allergy: Take a good look at what you are coming in contact with during your day. Obviously avoid anything that irritates your hands. And you always need to wonder if you are allergic to something. You may need to see a dermatologist for allergy patch testing. ...Read more

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Causes of itching feet, mainly heels. For past 3 days. No rash or peeling?

Causes of itching feet, mainly heels. For past 3 days. No rash or peeling?

Athletes foot: Almost always, itching feet involve times pedis or athletes foot, a fungal infection. It is often accompanied by small blisters or papules, re rash, flaky skin etc, but not always. See ur podiatrist or start w otc Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice daily for two wks. If it persists, def see ur podiatrist or dermatologist to rule out another dermititis. ...Read more

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Have always had dry cracked peeling lips. No chapstick has helped. Last all year round. Been going on for over 20 years now. Cause and treatment?

Have always had dry cracked peeling lips. No chapstick has helped. Last all year round. Been going on for over 20 years now. Cause and treatment?

Dry skin: Several possibilities come to mind, including chronic dry skin that has a genetic component. Medication reactions and vitamin deficiency can cause cracked lips. The most common cause of dry cracked lips is excessive licking and repeated drying of the skin of the lips. ...Read more

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I have very dry feet that often crack and peel. What steps should I take to fix this condition? Do I need to see a doctor? Can I treat it myself?

I have very dry feet that often crack and peel. What steps should I take to fix this condition? Do I need to see a doctor? Can I treat it myself?

Creams will help: Dry, thickened, cracked heel skin and foot skin may or may not have some athlete's foot fungus in it. Some people try Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF cream 2-3 times a day for a couple of weeks, and then switch to a non-medicated cream such as CeraVe, Cetaphil, or Eucerin. If not much improvement, a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and offer more recommendations. ...Read more

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Started out as "dead skin" on heel, thought it was frostnip from cold, didn't hurt. Months later still there. Little "holes" peeling. Walking hurts.

Started out as "dead skin" on heel, thought it was frostnip from cold, didn't hurt. Months later still there. Little "holes" peeling. Walking hurts.

Could be many: Things, I'd see a podiatrist or dermatologist. Could be anything from a fungus to psoriasis to pityriasis rubra Pilaris. Witih out seeing it hard to confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My hands were really itchy, slow thereafter my hands began to crack then to peel. After healing, my hands have started to peel again, what is wrong?

My hands were really itchy, slow thereafter my hands began to crack then to peel. After healing, my hands have started to peel again, what is wrong?

You may have: You may have lamellar dyshidrosis but it could be dermatitis or psoriasis or even something else. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How long does it take cellulitis to heal? Been on 2 rounds of 10 day antibiotics. Skin still red & peeling on heel. No pain anymore.

How long does it take cellulitis to heal? Been on 2 rounds of 10 day antibiotics. Skin still red & peeling on heel. No pain anymore.

Cellulitis: It is possibly not cellulitis. May be an inflammatory condition called eczema or a fungus. You could try Hydrocortisone cream or Clotrimazole cream but seems like good time to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My lips don't just peel, they crack open and leave wide, deep bleeding holes. I have strips of scar tissue from old piercings, is this the reason?

My lips don't just peel, they crack open and leave wide, deep bleeding holes. I have strips of scar tissue from old piercings, is this the reason?

Sinus tracts ; scars: Piercings usually develop sinus tracts and if you also have significant scarring then these may contribute to your developing wounds on your lips. See a local plastic surgeon so that she/he can best advise you regarding further management. ...Read more