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The majority of my fingertips is dry and cracked, kinda painful. What can this be and how can I treat this naturally if possible?

The majority of my fingertips is dry and cracked, kinda painful. What can this be and how can I treat this naturally if possible?

What causes eczema?: Cortisone cream is needed to treat hand eczema; but see if there's a reason. Some chemicals can cause eczema rashes, including chemicals one is allergic to, chemicals that cause an irritating reaction in skin, chemicals that are toxic to skin cells, and chemicals that wash off natural skin oils. People with sensitive skin should wear non-latex gloves when using chemicals, even household cleaners. ...Read more

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I have had dry, cracked and wrinkled skin on my fingertips for about three weeks and I can't seem to get any relief. Tried everything , help!

I have had dry, cracked and wrinkled skin on my fingertips for about three weeks and I can't seem to get any relief. Tried everything , help!

Allergy?: Have you been in contact with anything new or to a greater than usual lately? For instance, handling more paperwork, using new chemicals or cleaning supplies or cosmetics? These things can dry out your fingertips and cause a contact dermatitis-type reaction. Perhaps it's just dry weather. Try a lotion with glycerin or mineral oil and cover hands with cotton gloves at night. ...Read more

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Why does the skin on my fingertips crack and bleed almost constantly?

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. Would get checked. ...Read more

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How can you cure dry / cracked heels?

How can you cure dry / cracked heels?

Mositurize: Try doing it at night and aplying saran wrap and a sock to sleep. ...Read more

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How can I repair the dry cracked skin on my heels?

How can I repair the dry cracked skin on my heels?

Daily care: Skin is mostly water. As skin builds up(callusing), the skin can dehydrate and shrink. As it shrinks, surface tension causes the skin to split. This can be painful. Keeping the foot hydrated with cream daily can help. If callusing is severe, then using a cream with urea 40-50% can be very helpful. Using a pumice stone can also help reduce callusing. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about remedies on dry, cracked heels?

Can you tell me about remedies on dry, cracked heels?

See below: Use a pumice stone or callous file to scrape away the build up of tissue and then use a good hydrating cream such as foot miracle cream. ...Read more

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My second problem is dry cracked heels; can you help me?

Creams and ointments: Try using creams and ointments with urea in them. This will soften and moisturize. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a lotion for severely dry and cracked skin?

What should I look for in a lotion for severely dry and cracked skin?

Dry skin: Solvents like water & soap make dry skin worse. While moisturizers help combat this, minimizing skin exposure to solvents & applying moisturizers immediately after any solvent exposure are key. A general rule of thumb is that thicker greasy products are more effective for dry skin... Ointments are better than creams are better than lotions. Fragrance-free products are best for limiting irritation. ...Read more

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My elbows are really dry and cracked what can i do to make that go away?

My elbows are really dry and cracked what can i do to make that go away?

Creams and other: You can rub the dry skin off with loofah sponge and then use good moisturizing cream. Make sure your diet is broad and with good intake of vitamins. In addition, see MD to check some hormone levels if not better with above. ...Read more