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Crepey Skin On Hands
Skin: Keep those areas covered when in the sun. ...Read more
Uncertain: Is the skin on your hands exposed to sun more than the rest of your body? Are you using sun screen? If yes, on your hands? ...Read more
A good emollient: Health Tap doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
More information: Difficult to say what's causing it. If it started fairly recently then perhaps you should think of something you may be reacting to, eg. A soap or corrosive substance (housewive's dermatitis). If it has been for a very long while then consider getting a biopsy to diagnose the problem. Either way you need to see a doctor for treatment ...Read more
What are some causes of skin on hands to age early. I'm 25 and my hands look like an old persons hands.?
Skin on my hands is cracking, it has become hard and there are sum cuts too. Pls suggest what should I do?
Emollient: It sounds like you need to hydrate your skin. So I would try to find a lotion that is a good emollient possibly with lactic acid or urea to help with areas of thickened skin. Also I would try to avoid washing your hands too much too. Consider wearing gloves if you need to expose your hands to water frequently. ...Read more
I have white patches of skin on my hands which usually appear more after getting them wet. What is it from?
Pigment loss: White spots on the skin are due to loss of pigment from a prior rash or skin damage or because of an autoimmune disorder called vitiligo. These white spots stand out more in the summer when the surrounding normal skin is tan. Vitiligo often is seen on the elbows and knees but can occur on the face and other places as well. ...Read more
My ten m old suddenly started grabbing the back of his head with both hands, like it hurt or something. Is this normal?
Oy Vay? OK!!!!: It is, if he's Jewish and screaming Oy Vay!!!! Otherwise more information is needed. Like, has he fallen down? Fever? It could be a sign of ear infection. How is he acting right now? Does he do this off and on? Or it's just persistent. If the latter then get him to a doctor to get his ears (and other things) checked. If he's calmed down and OK now. Just watch him and check for any tender areas, et ...Read more
What if a person hits her head with hands for 5 times with full force...will there be any damage? Can cause serious damage?
Damage is: Possible if the blows were extremely forceful. ...Read more
I work with waste auto batteries, the skin on my hands has come into contact with the acid and is now very dry and discoloured?
Acid on skin:
Battery acid has a very low Ph and if exposed to skin may cause chemical burns. Prevention should include a barrier for protection; such as a pair of work gloves.
Dry skin and discoloration should resolve if exposure to acid stops.
Any skin breakdown with redness or blisters should be evaluated by a physician in person. ...Read more
If a person hits her head more than 5 times with bare hands with full force. ...What will happen? Anything will cause to head. I person can die?
Found an old gameboy (10+ years) that the batteries had exploded in. Is old battery acid still extremely dangerous if it is on my skin? Washed hands.
You're ok: The danger from exposure to battery acid is an immediate chemical burn. If you didn't burn yourself and you have already washed your hands with a lot of water then you're ok. Soap or vinegar are basic and neutralize the acid but the important thing is to wash as quickly as possible with a lot of water. Just don't touch it again. And don't pour water on it, you can spread the acid. Scrape it off. ...Read more
Skin of my hand peels off...Doctors recommended me medicine namely cesol -s. What could be the reasons for my condition?
Psoriasis or eczema?: It is difficult to diagnose without an examination. Persistent dermatitis of hands an vary from eczema to contact dermatitis to psoriasis depending on the examination and evaluation. A dermatologist should evaluate persistent eruptions. I have no idea what cesol-s is. ...Read more
The skin on the back of my hands turn a shade darker after I wash my hands with the soap I normally use, it’s really obvious, what’s wrong with me?
Depends: There are many causes of thick skin, from psoriasis to certain genetic conditions with hyperkeratosis. Thick skin in one area could be simply callouses or warts. Thick skin all over the hand can sometimes impede movement, crack & get infected, or retain moisture. See a dermatologist if it bothers you or if you feel something else is going on. ...Read more
Hand eczema: Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. Your genetic make-up), and external (e.g. Contact with irritants and allergens such as chemicals). The irritant nature of some chemicals means that hand eczema is particularly common in people with jobs involving cleaning, catering, . ...Read more
Dry skin: Use a mild soap and try not to wash your hand alot. A cream not lotion moisturizer will also help if you apply it at night. During the day you may try a lotion. ...Read more
Shea butter: Try using a paraben/phthalate-free cream or lotion at night that contains natural oils, like grape seed, jojoba, or olive oil with shea butter. Apply this to your hands at bedtime and wear soft gloves over them through the night. If this doesn't work, you may need to evaluate your fatty acid status and increase supplementation of either omega3 FAS or gla. ...Read more
Let it heal.:
It will heal by itself, don't need to do anything aggressive.
moisturizing hand cream would help. ...Read more
This would require: Medical evaluation to be able to diagnose accurately & to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more
Itching, pain...: ...And then the skin develops white, red, and yellow patches and becomes numb. In more severe cases blisters develop 1–2 days later, then become hard and blackened (but usually appear worse than they are). If the area freezes further, deep frostbite occurs, causing damage to muscles, tendons, blood vessels, and nerves. That is a serious situation, sometimes resulting in loss of fingers or toes. ...Read more
Warmth: Depending on how long u had this & what other symptoms u have. Could be normal, metabolic such as thyroid disease, effect of medications, infection, etc. Consult your family doctor. ...Read more
Porcelana: Put this product (porcelana) to work tonight to perfect and even your skin tone while you sleep. Fortified with hydroquinone, which is clinically proven to be the most effective lightening ingredient, this formulation is the ideal treatment for fading dark spots, blemishes and discolorations caused by sun exposure, acne, pregnancy or oral contraceptives. ...Read more
Human Postage Stamp: This is an interesting problem (and, when the doctor says"interesting, "you know someone is suffering).Very little is known about this"sticky skin"problem. There has been an associations with certain medications but I'll bet it has more to do with the problems necessitating the medications. Think logically:something activates when wet, absent when dry. I suggest you research 'skin mucopolysaccharides' ...Read more
Eczema: Dry skin can happen for multiple reasons and during the winter that can be simply from dry indoor environment. Other causes can be topical or even air born allergens or even fungal infection. You could try a trial of topical moisturizer or even OTC steroid cream. If no results seek care. ...Read more
On both the palms of my hands I have noticed my skin is rottening away and I don't know what it is?
See below: Try a moisturising cream. If it continues, see your family doctor. ...Read more
Very small amount of weed killer from a surface to my dry broken skin on hands, would this cause damage?
Not likely: Just be sure to clean the area well with warm soapy water. ...Read more
I scraped the skin on my hand with a sharp edge and there's a white mark but not cut through. No worries, right?
Hands skin colour change from white to red or brown for a while then it return to its natural colour (white colour)?
Raynauds: Raynaud's phenomenon consists of color changes in hands (white, red, blue) made worse from cold exposure. Warm gloves and no smoking is advised ...Read more
When someone is potentially choking, does raising both hands up in the air above your head help in any way? Or, is this simply an old wives' tale?
Nope: Raising your arms while choking is about as helpful as pumping the arms in cartoons clears water from the lungs. If the person is unable to clear the object, the best next option is the heimlich. It is important to learn how to do it properly and don't be shy if you have to use it. You can also learn how to do a modified heimlich on yourself if needed as well. ...Read more
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