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Doctor insights on: Dry Cracking Skin On Fingers

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How do you keep dry skin at the tip of fingers from cracking and bleeding in the winter?

How do you keep dry skin at the tip of fingers from cracking and bleeding in the winter?

Gloves. Moisturizer: Protect hands at work and use moisturizer such as cerave, neutrogena norwegian formula especially on winter in northeast and midwest. ...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 ?

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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Two, of my fingers on my right hand have become very dry small fluid filled bumps mayb blisters.. Skin cracking i used rash cream lotion what culd it b?

Two, of my fingers on my right hand have become very dry small fluid filled bumps mayb blisters.. Skin cracking i used rash cream lotion what culd it b?

Eczema: Sounds like eczema. Needs to be treated with mid to high potency steroids. Could try twice daily Hydrocortisone ointment and strict avoidance of soap, water and solvents for a few weeks. ...Read more

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I have burned my finger with a deep fryer at work. My skin has shrivelled and dried up, and has turned brown. Will this heal back to my original skin?

I have burned my finger with a deep fryer at work. My skin has shrivelled and dried up, and has turned brown. Will this heal back to my original skin?

2nd degree burn: may cause some pink scar formation. The brown skin is called eschar and is usually a sign of healing; however, scar formation may be lighter or darker than surrounding skin. ...Read more

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Can you advise for dry skin on tips of fingers?

Can you advise for dry skin on tips of fingers?

Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers, frequent hand washing, and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream or Aquaphor at least two times per day. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec. For break-through itch, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Sarna lotion can be added. Irritating environmental factors should be avoided. ...Read more

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Why is the skin cracking on the tips of my fingers?

Fingertip eczema: Eczema on the fingertips is sometimes called fingertip eczema. If the eczema affects more of the hand than just the fingertips, it may be called hand eczema. Eczema on the fingertips may affect all the fingers or only some of the fingers. Fingertip eczema may affect the area of fingerprints or along or below the fingernail. It may be a form of contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Dried skin on sides of legs fingers . What is the solution?

Dried skin on sides of legs fingers . What is the solution?

Moisturize: There are what are referred to as therapeutic moisturizers -- those that contain aha's or urea. Examples include lachydrin (lactic acid) 5 lotion/amlactin lotion and cream , Alpha glycolic lotion , eucerin professional strength lotion , etc. These are very effective in treating dry and thickened skin conditions. ...Read more

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After giving birth I realised that the skin around my fingers are always veri dry and flaking off, what should I do?

After giving birth I realised that the skin around my fingers are always veri dry and flaking off, what should I do?

Diapers: It is possible that washing your hands frequently for diaper changes, or the diapers, is causing this. (i assume you are doing this now!) you can start with moisturizers like eucerin, wear gloves after you apply it at night, to see if that will help first. If not, then see you doctor to see about other treatments. And, congratulations of the new baby! ...Read more

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Why has my finger been looking chapped like dry skin for a few months now? Can someone explain to me what this is and how to treat it?

Why has my finger been looking chapped like dry skin for a few months now? Can someone explain to me what this is and how to treat it?

Eczema: Could be the reason. Try to avoid very frequent hand washing , harsh soap. Use gloves if cleaning or washing dishes. Use a thick moisturizer like aquaphor or even Vaseline, a small amount of over the counter cortisone daily for no more than two weeks may help. If not improving you should see your doctor for other options. Take care! ...Read more

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I have a patch of dry, scaly skin on my finger that does not itch. What can it be?

I have a patch of dry, scaly skin on my finger that does not itch. What can it be?

Eczema: It coukd be a patch of eczema which is dry skin. Severity can vary. Hydrocortisone can help . However skin on finger is thicker and may require prescription cream if it is chronic. ...Read more

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Dry skin around lips. Also dry fingers. What are best OTC products for lips, for skin? Or, what ingredients should I look for?

Dry skin around lips. Also dry fingers. What are best OTC products for lips, for skin? Or, what ingredients should I look for?

Dry Skin: Moisturizers provide a seal over your skin to keep water from escaping. Thicker moisturizers work best, such as over-the-counter brands eucerin and cetaphil.Aveeno (oatmeal) lip conditioner essential moisture spf 15 and blistex lip infusion spf 15 for dry lips. Don't lick your lips and try to moisturize your hands right after a shower. ...Read more

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The tips of my fingers are peeling but I haven't been using harsh chemicals or been sick recently. Doesn't seem like dry skin. Causes?

See MD: See your dermatologist or urgent care physician. Sometimes contact dermatitis involved with contact with allergens such as nickel can cause peeling skin, as can hand eczema, vitamin deficiencies, and other skin conditions. Washing your hands and immediately applying emollient creams such as Eucerin should help but if there is itching and redness you may need a steroid cream and or taper. Good luck ...Read more

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What causes non-dry skin is peeling on fingers and palms after a sunburn?

Sun damage: Does not have to be dry to peel. The sun actually blisters up the skin and you slough the outer layer, dry or not. ...Read more

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How to control psoriasis flare up? Dry cracked skin over the first knuckel of first finger.

How to control psoriasis flare up? Dry cracked skin over the first knuckel of first finger.

Several simple thing: Topical steroids otc. Work better if you apply at night and wear barrier gloves. Also, when you shampoo, use a tar-based shapoo which will penetrate the skin of your hands. If these don't work, see your dermatologist! ...Read more

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Itchy fingers with tiny bubbles underneath my skin very itchy clear water comes out when popped and make my skin dry after ?

Itchy fingers with tiny bubbles underneath my skin very itchy clear water comes out when popped and make my skin dry after ?

BUBBLES NDER SKIN: The tiny bubbles you seem to have might be vesicles. This could be part of eczema. This may be a condition called dyshidrosis or pompholyx. Do you have athlete's foot? These itchy bubbles could be an allergy to the ringworm on your feet. Can't tell without seeing. Could be a contact dermatitis due to solvents, soaps, detergents. Some medications can cause it. Check with a dermatologist soon. ...Read more

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Having Issues with skin on thumbs, index fingers and skin between them It is dry, itchy, tough skin won't go away for months now Lotion does not help.

U may have a: contact dermatitis causing this response.Identifing the irritant and removing exposure to it,is curative.Hyrrocortisone cream can speed recovery. ...Read more