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Doctor insights on: Cracks Or Fissures On Fingers Or Toes

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Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more


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What do you suggest if I have cracked my neck, fingers, back, toes, so does my neck grow because I crack it?

What do you suggest if I have cracked my neck, fingers, back, toes, so does my neck grow because I crack it?

Cracking: Do you mean the sound a joint makes when you bend it a certain way? That has nothing to do with growth. At age 49 your neck stopped growing a long time ago. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers, toes and back ache unless I try to crack them?

Why do my fingers, toes and back ache unless I try to crack them?

Several reasons: It may be the way you are built or that your musculature is just tight. Cracking noise or sensation can be from several origins ranging from the small joints of your back "popping" like the cracking of your knuckles to tight soft tissue structures giving the same sensation when stretched or moving over one another or another musculoskeletal structure. It is not a pathologic or bad thing. ...Read more

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My finger nails are strong but my big toe nails always break not the tip of the nail break from the bottom or crack in the middle.

My finger nails are strong but my big toe nails always break not the tip of the nail break from the bottom or crack in the middle.

Toe nail damage: Footwear beats hell out of the big toe nails, as does athletics. Evaluate your shoes. If you wear high heels, especially closed toe, that might be your problem. ...Read more

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25f frequent back pains and spontaneous numbness in arm/hand/fingers/feet & toes! When I press on my lower spin above my butt crack it feels like pins and needles?

25f frequent back pains and spontaneous numbness in arm/hand/fingers/feet & toes! When I press on my lower spin above my butt crack it feels like pins and needles?

Sounds like nerve: Most likely condition would be a pinched nerve. The nerves that supply the feet stem from nerve branches traveling from the leg. The "pinch" could be from the back at its root, but it an also be locally due to musculature. Another thing to be checked is circulation because if blood flow is hampered to a an area, it can cause pain and reduce function in the nerves. Get checked properly. ...Read more

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I have some kind of foot fungus it causes daily pain cracked heels and fissures on the bottom of my feet. What would be prescribed? Nystatin cream?

I have some kind of foot fungus it causes daily pain cracked heels and fissures on the bottom of my feet. What would be prescribed? Nystatin cream?

May not be fungus: There are several causes of dry and cracked heels, including fungus. However, dysfunctional glands in the skin can cause it as well and is in fact a more common cause. There are many prescription creams to help with dry and cracked heels, including antifungal medications if it is caused by fungus. ...Read more

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What can be done about fissures under toes?

See foot dr: A podiatrist can treat these and find the cause to prevent them from coming back. ...Read more

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Why is the skin cracking on the tips of my fingers?

Why is the skin cracking on the tips of my fingers?

Fingertip eczema: Eczema on the fingertips is sometimes called fingertip eczema. If the eczema affects more of the hand than just the fingertips, it may be called hand eczema. Eczema on the fingertips may affect all the fingers or only some of the fingers. Fingertip eczema may affect the area of fingerprints or along or below the fingernail. It may be a form of contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What causes dyshidrosis? Been suffering mildly from reoccurring blisters / fissures on fingers for last 3 years. Very annoying. Treat w Dermovate ATM.

What causes dyshidrosis? Been suffering mildly from reoccurring blisters / fissures on fingers for last 3 years. Very annoying. Treat w Dermovate ATM.

Allergic: It is almost always an allergic condition. More frequently it is something your hands are coming in contact with. Less frequently it is something you are ingesting. It is worth the time and effort to see an allergist to try and identify possible culprits, especially if you are having the ongoing symptoms you describe. Also get dermatologist involved if one not involved already. ...Read more

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The bottom of my feet cracks with fissures that are painful and very sore. It makes it difficult to walk. I was told infected dhydrosis it come n go?

This seems likely: A dermatology consult is advisable if you have disability. If this is dyshidrotic eczema, it's manageable. In the meantime, have you tried applying topical cortisol to your soles before bedtime each evening? Do this only if it's okay with your physician. There are a host of interventions that might help you, from compresses to a low-zinc diet; i'd be interested in what works. ...Read more

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Two, of my fingers on my right hand have become very dry small fluid filled bumps mayb blisters. Skin cracking I used rash cream lotion what culd it b?

Two, of my fingers on my right hand have become very dry small fluid filled bumps mayb blisters. Skin cracking I used rash cream lotion what culd it b?

Eczema: Sounds like eczema. Needs to be treated with mid to high potency steroids. Could try twice daily Hydrocortisone ointment and strict avoidance of soap, water and solvents for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Is it bad for you to crack your finger joints?

Is it bad for you to crack your finger joints?

I am not sure: The study of 300 people how cracks there fingers, -cracking was not associated with arthritis, it was associated with damage to ligaments that surround the joint and dislocation of tendons. There may also be a connection with soft tissue injuries. There is no real benefit either from cracking your knuckles and/or joints. ...Read more

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What causes your fingers and toes to cramp up?

What causes your fingers and toes to cramp up?

Cramps: Can be caused by many things. Lack of or low potassium levels to nerve lesions. Need physical exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if my feet finger or toe turned dark?

What to do if my feet finger or toe turned dark?

Need to figure out: Why, if it is circulatory related this is an emergency. Not being able to see the toe or palpate your pulses does not help. Either upload a pic or you should see a doctor... ...Read more

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Why are my toes & fingers cramping all of a sudden?

Why are my toes & fingers cramping all of a sudden?

Dehydration: There are lots of causes for this. This is commonly caused by not drinking enough fluids. Try 64 ounces of water a day for a week or two and see if it goes away. You'll be running to the bathroom frequently, but it often works and that amount of water is good for you anyway. ...Read more

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What is causing the aching pain in my fingers & toes?

Need eval by doctor: Many conditions can cause joint aches and specifically in your hands and feet. Can be basic arthritis or types of arthritis from other sources such as rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease like lupus or scleroderma. Blood vessels and nerve conditions, thyroid and liver d/s can also be causes. You are young so it would be important to have thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation cause fingers and toes to go dark?

Can poor circulation cause fingers and toes to go dark?

Yes: It can be due to inadequate to circulation to the hands and/or feet, and the darkening or bluish color indicate inadequate oxygen supply to fingers and toes. Cyanosis can also point to other medical conditions, such as heart and/or lung issues, or vasospastic disease such as raynaud's.

If the dark you are referring to is black, that might suggest gangrene and tissue death. ...Read more

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When I rub my finger between my toes it smells like vinegar?

When I rub my finger between my toes it smells like vinegar?

Oil and Not Vinegar.: When you sweat, it's composition can contain many different types of chemicals. Some of these chemicals include fats and proteins. There are bacteria that release a particular type of acid that help break down the proteins. When this acid is concentrated, as it is often times in the foot, is can smell like vinegar. ...Read more

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What is the very best way to clean/treat a cracked finger nail?

What is the very best way to clean/treat a cracked finger nail?

Soap and water: And occasionally superglue can be used or it could just be let alone to grow out. Fingernail hurt are very visible and seems to bother popel by the idea of an injury as it is so ssenstive but many get better by doing nothing. ...Read more

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My fingers and toes around nails are always itching. What doi do?

My fingers and toes around nails are always itching. What doi do?

Itchy feet: Sorry you have to go thru that :- (you might be suffering from tinea pedis or....Athletes foot. This can affect your nails. This is a very common condition that can cause all sorts of discomfort. Check your nails, & feet to see if they're is discolored, red, flaky, or thickened. A mild topical anti fungal may help or topical steroid cream. If the condition continues ask for a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is good to use for deep skin cracks on knuckles and fingers?

What is good to use for deep skin cracks on knuckles and fingers?

Petrolatum: Super glue or liquid adhesives can provide some easy immediate relief. Using aquaphor, vaseline, o'keefe's working hands cream or other petrolatum based product can help to protect the skin barrier and promote healing. Try to identify the cause: overwashing with hot water, use of harsh chemicals or detergents can be the culprits. ...Read more

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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

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


Skin Cracking (Definition)

Fissuring in outermost layer of ...Read more