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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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My thumb and index fingertips have been dried for more than one year. Sometimes it hurts, some time is less severe. ?

My thumb and index fingertips have been dried for more than one year. Sometimes it hurts, some time is less severe. ?

Tough to know: Isolated involvement such as this could be from repetitive activity vs local infection vs contact sensitivity. More information about you would be necessary to offer further help. ...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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I'm really concerned about my fingertips. They're extremely dry, they bleed, and they hurt. I've bought lotions and home remedies and nothing seems to work. My nails seem to be really weak and they pull back really fast. Whenever I touch anything, they hu

I'm really concerned about my fingertips. They're extremely dry, they bleed, and they hurt. I've bought lotions and home remedies and nothing seems to work. My nails seem to be really weak and they pull back really fast. Whenever I touch anything, they hu

Me too!: You are rightfully concerned about your fingertips. This condition, dyshidrotic eczema, isn't just painful, it can also interfere with your personal and professional activities and leave your fingertips susceptible to infection. Initial treatment includes a high potency topical steroid cream or ointment which requires a physician's prescription. Please seek medical care! ...Read more

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Im feeling weak tired have dry mouth pale skin blue fingertips feeling dizzy and sick what do you think might be the problem?

Im feeling weak tired have dry mouth pale skin blue fingertips feeling dizzy and sick what do you think might be the problem?

Manga possibilities: These symptoms could indicate many different diseases certainly the possibility of lupus or sjögren's disease is possible . You should get to your physician right away to be evaluated with probable referral to a rheumatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my fingertip itch sometime?

Why does my fingertip itch sometime?

Fingertip itching.: There are so many possible reasons that I can't even venture a guess. ...Read more

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Why would capilaries die in my fingertip?

Why would capilaries die in my fingertip?

Smoking: There is a disease called buerger disease that effects the small arteries and veins in the fingertips causing them of close. Smoking increases the incidence. We see it in men more often but smokers the most. Usually there is burning or numbness in the fingers or toes. If you smoke stop now. ...Read more

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Hi my son is 16years old he has sharp pains in fingertips?

Hi my son is 16years old he has sharp pains in fingertips?

Finger pains? : Hmmm.. Is this a new pain? How long has it lasted? Any fever? Take a look at his hands, do they look discolored? Either pale, or blue? How do they feel to touch? Cool? Or warm? Look at the joints, do they look normal? Or swollen? Any redness overlying a joint? These are some initial questions. Happy to consult with photos in a prime visit. A visit to his pediatrician otherwise is in order! ...Read more

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My fingertips are suddenly hot with no visible symptoms. What could it be?

My fingertips are suddenly hot with no visible symptoms. What could it be?

Hot fingertips: This can be a vasoactive phenomenon called Raynaud or just eactive vasodilation. I would recommend seeing a vascular surgeon or a neurologist ...Read more

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Will you be better athlete is distance from fingertip to fingertip is longer than height?

Will you be better athlete is distance from fingertip to fingertip is longer than height?

????: How can you honestly expect an answer to this. Spud webb and many more disproved this. Try your best, practice and work hard. That is how you become a better athlete. I know a ton of tall and terrible athletes with g-d given wingspans that nba players would kill for. ...Read more

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My child's fingertips appear to be going to white, then going back to normal, then white again.?

My child's fingertips appear to be going to white, then going back to normal, then white again.?

Cold related color?: Usually quick changes in skin color can be related to blood vessels. In this case, if blood vessels get small to conserve heat, color will turn more white. If they stay that way, you may see blue. When the vessels get bigger again, you may see flushing, or pink to red. Some people have more reactive vessels than others, and some can experience pain/tingling with this, such as with reynaud's. ...Read more

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I have sudden tingling in my fingertips.?

Several reasons: We all get tinfling in our fingers occasionally but if it stays or reoccurs frequently it is worth getting it checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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