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Doctor insights on: Dry, Cracked Hands And Fingers

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I have a dry cracked skin on right hand ring finger which sometime even bleed. For temporary relief I apply moisturizers and oils to keep finger moist?

I have a dry cracked skin on right hand ring finger which sometime even bleed. For temporary relief I apply moisturizers and oils to keep finger moist?

Contact dermatitis: Probably coming from your ring. Your skin is probably sensitive to it. Now, moistuizers may help but Hydrocortisone cream will also heal the skin. If you have sensitive skin on that finger to that particular alloy, perhaps you could take it to a jewler and see if he can help.

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Since I was a kid, I always had the problem that my fingers from my hands tend to get dry and peel and crack, I don't know why and it hurts at times?

Since I was a kid, I always had the problem that my fingers from my hands tend to get dry and peel and crack, I don't know why and it hurts at times?

Could be dishidrosis: Small fluid-filled blisters called vesicles appear on the fingers, hands, and feet. Most common along the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles. These blisters can cause intense itching & scaly patches of skin that flake constantly or become red, cracked, and painful. Scratching leads to skin changes and skin thickening. Large blisters may cause pain. 2 x as common in women vs men.

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Joints in my pinky fingers on both hands always crack when I bend/extend them-what could be causing that?

Joints in my pinky fingers on both hands always crack when I bend/extend them-what could be causing that?

Really harmless.: This is most likely the release of gas caused by the temporary low pressure in extend ing or flexing these joints. If there is no pain, that is. If there is pain while doing this, then I would examine for tendinous and/or ligamentous issues.

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My left hand /fingers pop/crack everytime I make a tight fist. What could it be? I'm only 21 but I am an athlete.

My left hand /fingers pop/crack everytime I make a tight fist. What could it be? I'm only 21 but I am an athlete.

Should be OK: We used think that knuckle-cracking is bad and one may develop arthritis. There is no such evidence. As long as you are not having pain or instability in your joints/hands, popping/crackling by itself is likely harmless. If you have additional concern, consult doc. Good luck.

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I heard a loud popping sound in my right hand followed by a crack, my fingers have been numb and I can't close my hand, I was lifting something heavy.

I heard a loud popping sound in my right hand followed by a crack, my fingers have been numb and I can't close my hand, I was lifting something heavy.

Tendon rupture?: Given the location of pain, I would suspect a tendon rupture—palmaris longus, most likely. It is positioned directly over the median nerve (carpal tunnel nerve) and would be irritated by bleeding associated with a tendon rupture. Symptoms would likely affect the thumb through long/ring fingers. Ice/elevate, ace wrap, and consider hand surgeon evaluation if not improving. Palmaris is not important.

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I am experiencing pain in my fingers on both hands. Its in the bones of my fingers and it is painful when I try to crack my knuckles. They also swell.?

I am experiencing pain in my fingers on both hands. Its in the bones of my fingers and it is painful when I try to crack my knuckles. They also swell.?

See someone: See your primary provider or a rheumatologist. You may have an inflammatory condition such as tendonitis (affecting the tendon or "leaders") or synovitis (joint lining). You can be examined, tests done, and treatment started.

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Pain on left hand ring finger and middle. Shooting Pain feels like when I try to crack knuckles but they are already cracked!?

Pain on left hand ring finger and middle. Shooting Pain feels like when I try to crack knuckles but they are already cracked!?

Unsure what the Ques: Tion is? Any injury or tingling or numbness?? Seeing your PCP will be helpful and probably XRs. He/She can then refer you onwards to the respective specialist as indicated. Good Luck and Happy Holidays.

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I head a loud popping sound in my right hand followed by a crack, my fingers have been numb and I can close my hand half way before it starts to hurt?

I head a loud popping sound in my right hand followed by a crack, my fingers have been numb and I can close my hand half way before it starts to hurt?

Go see family doctor: You didn't describe what you were doing when this happened but assuming that you injured yourself, you need an x-ray to look for broken bone (s). At the very least, get evaluated looking for nerve damage. Otoh, many people can "crack their knuckles" w/o any pain. But if it hurts & causes numbness, it's time to get evaluated. Good luck!

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I have hardened skin on two my fingers & after some time it get cracked and bleed, very painful. I tried hand lotion and other over the counter creams, but no luck. I am not sure, if this is hand eczema or something else. Need some advice on medicine.

I have hardened skin on two my fingers & after some time it get cracked and bleed, very painful. I tried hand lotion and other over the counter creams, but no luck. I am not sure, if this is hand eczema or something else. Need some advice on medicine.

Hand eczema?: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information. So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy. My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. Hand eczema can be severe, and water is your deadly enemy. Washing your hands frequently and using

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Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?

Playing tetherball, hurt middle finger. Heard a crack. Very sore from middle knuckle to hand. Little swollen, hurts 2 bend/straighten. Possibly broke?

It may be: An x-ray would be diagnostic. In the mean time. "buddy tape" it to the finger next to it, and take some Nsaid to help with the pain and inflammation/swelling.

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Please suggest topical steroid creams for my cracked itchy skin on my right hand thumb finger. Why did it happen specifically only to one finger?

Please suggest topical steroid creams for my cracked itchy skin on my right hand thumb finger. Why did it happen specifically only to one finger?

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). Treatment is avoidance of allergens and topical steroids like vanos and emollients like cerave cream.

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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.

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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.

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The knuckle in one of my fingers cracked about one month ago and it still hurts and I can't type?

The knuckle in one of my fingers cracked about one month ago and it still hurts and I can't type?

Trigger finger?: Cracking knuckles had been studued snd found tobe a benign condition. It should not result in major injury, if there is a tender spot near the hurting joint which can be felt along the palmer aspect of your finger, it could be trigger finger, get an ultrasound or MRI for soft tissue injury or inflammation.

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Middle finger hurts for 4-5 mo it feels like it needs to be cracked but when I try it hurts and when I snap my fingers it hurts I can bend it but idk?

Middle finger hurts for 4-5 mo it feels like it needs to be cracked but when I try it hurts and when I snap my fingers it hurts I can bend it but idk?

Trigger Finger: You may have an overuse syndrome from typing or texting, which we are seeing much more often as we all do more of it. The most common is trigger finger. Trigger finger and a number of these conditions respond to simple injections of steroid and anesthetic into the finger. See a hand specialist (hand surgeon).

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