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Itchy cracked hands and nuckles?

Itchy cracked hands and nuckles?

As above: Need to see a physician for , evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Ask your physician: The mouth is a very good judge of your overall health. Changes in salivary flow can be local or systemic but are always worth a thorough evaluation. Your physician as well as your dentist should be aware of these changes. ...Read more

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What cause cold dry ashy feet?

What cause cold dry ashy feet?

Poor circulation: You may have peripheral artery disease or poor circulation to that feet - do you have leg pain or discomfort when you are on your feet a little longer or go for a walk - please talk to your doctor about this! ...Read more

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Dry, rough hands with brittle fingernails! help!?

Dry, rough hands  with brittle fingernails! help!?

Emolient, dermanial: Dermanail or genedur can help brittle nails. Supplements with essential fatty acids and b vitamins can help skin and strengthen nails.Oral digestive enzymes are helpful for brittle nails especially in postmenopausal women.Topical for hands include cerave, hylatopic, eletone, and epiceram. ...Read more

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Dry skin n peeling on hands n feet.

Dry skin n peeling on hands n feet.

Dry peeling skin: There are a number of causes of dry peeling skin. You can use a cream like lachydrin (lactic acid) twice daily to improve the symptoms. I think 5% is otc while 12% is prescription. Fungal infection is one of the causes of scaling so if it is not resolved see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why are my hands so dry, cracked and peeling?

Why are my hands so dry, cracked and peeling?

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. ...Read more

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Incredibly dry and cracked bleeding lips help?

Incredibly dry and cracked bleeding lips help?

Lip Baum: Such as Chapstick or just plain Vaseline applied frequently. Don't lick your lips or wet them with water. ...Read more

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Dry skin on my tongue?

Dry mouth syndrome: Dry tongue can be part of dry mouth syndrome brought about by medication or other systemic cause. ...Read more

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What causes dry flaking scales on feet?

What causes dry flaking scales on feet?

Dry skin: This can be difficult to answer without seeing your feet. Psoriasis can cause scales to form. I would recommend a dermatology consult. The skin is constantly renewing itself. The dry scales are the old skin shedding. There are numerous moisturizers that could be tried. Many podiatrists handle skin problems of the foot, ankle and lower leg. ...Read more

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My finger nail curticles are dry flaky n sometimes looked burnt?

My finger nail curticles are dry flaky n sometimes looked burnt?

Lubricating cream: Use vaseline or Aquaphor, especially after in water or food. Creams with ceramides are also useful. Use frequently. ...Read more

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Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry ?

Fungal: Most likely tinea pedis. Athletes feet with what is call Id reaction on hands. Penis prob not related. Don't use ivory soap it is pure soak and drys skin too much ...Read more

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Dry skin and eachy blister between toes?

Dry skin and eachy blister between toes?

Blister between toes: Tinea pedis can appear as a rash with small blistering & itching between toes & on the bottom of the foot. You need to be evaluated & treated in person to ensure your healing! ...Read more

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My husband has only one hand with severe dry cracked skin and nails are dry and fungal?

My husband has only one hand with severe dry cracked skin and nails are dry and fungal?

Contact dermatitis?: If he is using that hand for routine work and coming in contact with something he is allergic to he can get skin inflammtion and irritation. Try to avoid direct contact with some thing that is irritant, e.g. If detergent than wear Gloves, If gloves are the culprit than use Latex free glove. Try OTC Hydrocortisone cream fo 3 days. If not better or getting worse, please see your doctor for propei ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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

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What products are good for dry cracked heals?

What products are good for dry cracked heals?

Lotions: Generally, liberal use of most over the counter lotions will help heal dry, cracked heels. Putting lotion on before bedtime and covering with socks may help as well. ...Read more

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What should I do about dry cracked feet?

What should I do about dry cracked feet?

Lotion daily. : Skin is mostly water. As it dries, it shrinks and cracks. Use a good cream daily. If that is not adequate, an rx containing urea is very helpful. See your foot specialist if problems persists. ...Read more

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What can I do about cracked and dry heels?

What can I do about cracked and dry  heels?

Shoes, lotion. : Wear closed-back shoes (no sandals, flip-flops, or clogs), and apply a thick lotion to your heels every night. If the cracks ever develop into fissures (full thickness cracks through the skin), you should see your doctor to work out a wound care regimen. Some people even need prescription lotion! ...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 recommendations for cracked, dry heels?

Moisturize: Even vaseline under saran wrap with a sock at bedtime will help...... ...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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Is it possible to have dry cracked heels from being barefoot all day?

Yes: This exposes you to dry cool air, and when there is a change in the weather from moist fall to dry cold winter your heels will crack. Moisturizing your heels work really well. Try to apply the cream and wait about 5 minutes prior to wearing you socks. ...Read more

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Can niosalic ointment be used for leathery(scales type) dry skin patch with a crack?

Possibly: Niosalic acid might possibly be therapeutic & helpful, but it's necessary to get a proper diagnosis. Your patch sounds like psoriasis, but that needs to be confirmed by a physician first. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How can I stop my lips from always being dry and cracked forcing me to wet my lips constantly?

Lip moisturizer: Use some sort of lip cream. When you lick your lips and they dry, this causes the cracking. Cream will keep them moist and you won't need to lick them. ...Read more