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What are the best treatments for frequently cracked skin on finger?

What are the best treatments for frequently cracked skin on finger?

Start with lotions: Assuming it's not a skin disease which can be evaluated by a dermatologist, until then I may assume is dry skin due to poor skin care or certain chemicals. Use a good skin lotion frequently for a while until you see a Doctor. ...Read more

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How to control psoriasis flare up? Dry cracked skin over the first knuckel of first finger.

How to control psoriasis flare up? Dry cracked skin over the first knuckel of first finger.

Several simple thing: Topical steroids otc. Work better if you apply at night and wear barrier gloves. Also, when you shampoo, use a tar-based shapoo which will penetrate the skin of your hands. If these don't work, see your dermatologist! ...Read more

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The skin of my thumbs and fingers crack in autumn and winter. How can I stop this happening?

The skin of my thumbs and fingers crack in autumn and winter.  How can I stop this happening?

Moisturizer : If store-bought moisturizers don't alleviate this, talk to your primary care physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have brittle skin and crack on one of my finger. I try with many type of lotion but problem still persist. What is your advise?

I have brittle skin and crack on one of my finger. I try with many type of lotion but problem still persist. What is your advise?

Seal in moisture: Use gentle soap like dove to wash. Use lotion/cream/ointment with ceramide like cerave, which acts like a tupperware lid, sealing the moisturize in your skin. You can put a 2nd layer of extra moisturizer over the cerave. Moisturize your hands and wear gloves at night. Drink 8-10 glasses of fluid a day. Take fish oil daily. Use liquid bandage on your skin splits. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Fingers are really dry and cracked. Sometimes they get so bad they bleed and there looks like they're some fluid bubbles underneath my skin. Red skin.

Fingers are really dry and cracked. Sometimes they get so bad they bleed and there looks like they're some fluid bubbles underneath my skin. Red skin.

Consult Dermatology: Most common cause of this is an irritant or allergic contact dermatitis. Underlying irritant dermatitis is often a loss of the barrier protection function of the skin, which in turn is often caused by prolonged water contact. Common irritants are soap,detergents and household chemicals. Dyshidrotic eczema is similar but with the presence of puritic small vesicles on the palms or fingers. ...Read more

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I am a bartender and my finge tips have completly turned it to cracked very dry skin and deformed my finger nails ...Is this bar rott ? What can I do

I am a bartender and my finge tips have completly turned it to cracked very dry skin and deformed my finger nails ...Is this bar rott ? What can I do

Irritation: I doubt this is infectious or anything actually rotting, although i enjoy the term. It may be an allergy to something you are coming into contact with or more likely just irritation and friction from the work you do. Common in many occupations where hands are used in repetitive movements from friction causing thick, cracked skin. Try aquaphor or cetaphil hand cream with cotton gloves 2x daily. ...Read more

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The skin around my nails an the tips of my fingers are really dry, sore and cracked. I use lotion all the time but its not helping. What can be done?

The skin around my nails an the tips of my fingers are really dry, sore and cracked. I use lotion all the time but its not helping. What can be done?

Dyshidrotic eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a form of eczema which causes fissures and splits in the fingers. If this is the cause, it can be treated with prescription topical steroid ointments. Use unscented soaps only. See a dermatologist to see if this is the cause and to get treatment. ...Read more