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Dark rough patches on my hands?

Dark rough patches on my hands?

ROUGH PATCHES HANDS: Dark rough patches on hands can be a result of many things. Various strong soaps can do it. Laundry detergents are other things that you may have to change. What kind of work do you do? Do you wear gloves?
Do your patches itch? You may have an allergy to many things you are exposed to. Paints and sprays and lubricants and kerosene can be the cause. Do see a dermatologist. Do you have psoriasis? ...Read more

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My friend is developing rough and dark patches over only his middle finger knuckles on both hands. Not painful. What could be the possible cause.?

My friend is developing rough and dark patches over only his middle finger knuckles on both hands. Not painful. What could be the possible cause.?

Activity related: Most likely overexertion from long hours on computer. Stiff? Itchy? Could also be dryness/eczema. Tried cortisone cream? Tried moisturizer? Other thoughts; fungal skin infection? See your famdoc if curious. ...Read more

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What are the rough dark brown spots appearing on my hands and feet?

What are the rough dark brown spots appearing on my hands and feet?

Keratosis?: These may represent stucco keratosis which is localized thickening of skin simi, ar to barnacles on a boat. Soak and use peeling cream with urea or lac 5. This will remove surface and improve appearance. If this disturbs you dermatologist can diagnose and remove ith minor procedure. ...Read more

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The skin on the back of my hands turns red and hurts when ever it is exposed to cold. It becomes dark and rough and burns when I apply any moisturizer?

The skin on the back of my hands turns red and hurts when ever it is exposed to cold. It becomes dark and rough and burns when I apply any moisturizer?

Common: This is common and wearing gloves can help. There is a condition known as Raynaud's syndrome in which the blood vessels react excessively to the clod but it does not usually cause the skin changes you describe. Pure lanolin is usually very effective and less irritating for the chapping. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dark skin patch on index finger joint of both hands & mild pain. Also pain in right hand thumb base. No injury. I use phone a lot and deficit in vit d?

Dark skin patch on index finger joint of both hands & mild pain. Also pain in right hand thumb base. No injury. I use phone a lot and deficit in vit d?

Joint pain: The patch if new and persisting, you should see a doc. Sometimes joint pains of hands could be from too much texting. Pain is not a symptom of vitamin d def. ...Read more

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Have callused hands. Masterbate. Rough red dot patches on penis. Now scabbing and painful after rough sex. No fever or other symptoms...Std?

Have callused hands. Masterbate. Rough red dot patches on penis. Now scabbing and painful after rough sex. No fever or other symptoms...Std?

Seriously?: If you are self abusing rather than self- pleasing, and your vice of choice is physically abusive sex play, where do you think the sores come from? Sounds like you've self-diagnosed the problem. Yes, they could be an std, but i'd put money on improved symptoms (and pleasure) with a couple of dollars spent on a good, water-based lubricant. If the abuse stops, but symptoms continue, see your doc. ...Read more

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There is patch of dark brown skin. Around my wrist what could it be?

There is patch of dark brown skin. Around my wrist what could it be?

Send us image: Can you send us an image of it? Without seeing it, it's impossible to tell what it is. ...Read more

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I have this little patch on the left side of my tongue, about half the size of a 5p. Normal pinky colour but a little darker, No pain. Comes and goes?

I have this little patch on the left side of my tongue, about half the size of a 5p. Normal pinky colour but a little darker, No pain. Comes and goes?

Needs to be seen: It's impossible to diagnose and advise you without it actually being seen. See a healthcare professional (General Dentist, Oral Surgeon, ENT specialist). ...Read more

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I have two dark spots on my big toes (brownish color) - one on each 'knuckle' area of toe. Skin feels slightly rough there;no pain. What is it?

Shoes, Shoes: It certainly sound like you shoes may be responsible. You need better fitting shoes of better fitting feet. ...Read more

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Small kinda darker patch the size of a pinkie nail on my left breast to the right of my niple but out a few inches from it. Been there for a few weeks?

Small kinda darker patch the size of a pinkie nail on my left breast to the right of my niple but out a few inches from it. Been there for a few weeks?

Need more info: It is hard to diagnose skin lesions without actually seeing the problem. Please make an appointment with your family physician to ease your mind. At your age a lesion like this is less likely to be cancer but it never hurts to have it looked at by your physician. ...Read more

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I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?

I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?

Unusual: Unusual can't give any diagnosis or advice without seeing this. Recomend Healthtap pictures and consult or face-to-face consult with Primary care Doc ...Read more

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Are there any products I should avoid while I have eczema patches on my hands?

Are there any products I should avoid while I have eczema patches on my hands?

Avoid allergens: Keeping your skin moist with bland lotions or ointments is essential. Common avoidable topical allergens include fragrances (organic or not), cocamidopropyl betaine (often in wipes and hand sanitizers), kathon, propylene glycol, and disperse blue. Petrolatum jelly is probably the least allergenic and most effective moisturizer for hand eczema. ...Read more

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I have white patches on my hands for a month now and it has started to itch me a little. How can I get rid of it?

I have white patches on my hands for a month now and it has started to itch me a little. How can I get rid of it?

? vitiligo: Loss of pigmentation in the skin can be due to prior eruptions, but if these white patches developed without previous rashes, then vitiligo is suspected. This is an autoimmune disorder. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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I have broken out on my arm. Slightly raised bumps that don't itch, they appear everyday. Also a couple of dry patches on my hands very small and circular like doesn't itch or hurt.

Numular eczema??: You mention circular dry patches. Key to diagnosis of eczema is that the lesions are invariably bilaterally symmetric. If you have a patch on your left forearm, you also have a similar sized patch on your right forearm. Your doc should be able to help you manage it easily. ...Read more

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My hands are dark compared to my inner hands and body, I know this s due to sun light. Is there any remedy to make my hands back to normal colour?

My hands are dark compared to my inner hands and body, I know this s due to sun light. Is there any remedy to make my hands back to normal colour?

Sunscreen: If a one's hands are tanned, and he doesn't like the natural tanned appearance, he can use sunscreen on his hands whenever he is outdoors. Over time, his hands will become less tanned. Some people retain their tanned color for a couple of years, even if protected from the sun... That's just the way nature is. One can also visit a dermatologist for lightening cream, if very unhappy about the tan. ...Read more

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My hands are gettin dark n very dry what shal I do I feel embarrased?

My hands are gettin dark n very dry what shal I do I feel embarrased?

Hydration: I know this will sound very greasy and gross but leave a jar of vasaline petroleum jelly at every sink. Whenever you wash your hands, while they are soaking wet, rub in the vasaline for 30 seconds then towel dry. If you feel very greasy, either you used too much vasaline or you didn't rub it in long enough. If the darkening continues, please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My hands are rough and dry all the time. Is there any way to get them to be soft?

My hands are rough and dry all the time. Is there any way to get them to be soft?

Skin care: Avoid harsh drying soaps, such as Dial and other antibacterial soaps. Use a mild soap such as Dove. Avoid overuse of hand sanitizers- they have alcohol that dries the skin easily. If you have contact with chemicals, use gloves when possible. Use a good moisturizer- something thick, non-perfumed. A cream is better than a lotion. You may need to apply it frequently- 3-4 times/day. ...Read more

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My hands are darker from outside. How do I let them be the same colour as my body?

My hands are darker from outside. How do I let them be the same colour as my body?

Darker Skin: This is normal and not a medical condition or a disease. The skin there is most likely exposed to sun and the environment more than your other skin. This is normal and should not be of any concern. ...Read more

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I just did ecstasy and my hands have gone darker than usual. Should I be worried? What this might be?

I just did ecstasy and my hands have gone darker than usual. Should I be worried? What this might be?

Ecstacy the downside: Hi

i would say that the longer past the use of ecstacy the more you will feel normal. Coming off of ecsatcy is not easy for some people. The diffuse overuse of your seratonin stores may feel like a horrible depression that can last a few days.
But, the most common problem on ecstacy is dehydration and that may be what you are seeing in your skin. ...Read more

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My hands have become very rough, dry and blackish. There are tears on some places. Maybe because of the cold? What to do?

Soak & smear: Warm gloves when out in cold air. Soak in warm or hot water--fingers must be wrinkled---then rub in a CERAMIDE cream. Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, generics, others. Also apply the cream several times a day. Use vaseline or Aquaphor several times a day on the cracks. Liquid bandaid or similar product can seal the worst fissures. ...Read more

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Random small white tingly patches appear on my hands. This usually occurs at night, then disappears in the morning. Can't be washed or scratched off.?

Random small white tingly patches appear on my hands. This usually occurs at night, then disappears in the morning. Can't be washed or scratched off.?

Well: Interesting that they come and go. Start by seeing what you use at night on your hands like lotions or soap. Change this. If rash persists time to see doctor when the rash is there ...Read more

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Why would the skin on my hands be turning dark colored?

Why would the skin on my hands be turning dark colored?

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

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What are some causes of red patches on hand?

What are some causes of red patches on hand?

Dry skin, overwashing: Use lubricants such as baby oil, petroleum jelly, if bad use otc hydrocortisone cream 2-3x/d up to 2 weeks a month, alot of chemical/washing of hands dry them out hnce rash. Usually or see dermatologist ...Read more

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I have a dime-sized dark spot on my hand that just appeared on day, what could it be?

I have a dime-sized dark spot on my hand that just appeared on day, what could it be?

Spot: If that sudden if appearance I would suspect possibly a bruise. Go see your doctor though. ...Read more