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Husband had dry, cracking, peeling palms all year long. Has not been able to get rid of it for over apx. A year.?

Husband had dry, cracking, peeling palms all year long.  Has not been able to get rid of it for over apx. A year.?

Emollients: I'm sure your husband has tried just about everything over the counter including moisterizers and emollients like eucerin cream or aquaphor. There might be something else going on other than just dry skin. We often see fungal infections on the hands, especially if someone wears gloves a lot (like athletes foot for the hands). I'd suggest getting a check by a doc to see if this isn't fungus. ...Read more

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ANA/RF negative, dry eyes/mouth, dry peeling & vesicles on palms, widespread joint pain/crepitus, fatigue, cognitive probs, autonomic issues. Ideas?

ANA/RF negative, dry eyes/mouth, dry peeling & vesicles on palms, widespread joint pain/crepitus, fatigue, cognitive probs, autonomic issues. Ideas?

See rheumatologist: It is time for you to consult a rheumatologist since there may be several issues involved. The first thing that came to my mind is that you may have Sjogren's syndrome which however does not cover all of the symptoms you have described. ...Read more

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My palms are dry and peeling after I shower. Why?

My palms are dry and peeling after I shower.  Why?

Dyshidrosis: You may be describing a condition of the eccrine sweat glands or possibly contact dermatitis. If this continues, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sudden dry and peeling skin on the palm side of my fingers, what could this be?

Sudden dry and peeling skin on the palm side of my fingers, what could this be?

New skin cleanser?: Could be due to exposure to a new skin cleanser. Should return to normal in a few days ...Read more

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Soles/palms for awhile small red bumpy spots then dry and peel itchy comes and goes now spread to body rash feet and hands v hot itchy swollen sore?

Soles/palms for awhile small red bumpy spots then dry and peel itchy  comes and goes now spread to body rash feet and hands v hot itchy swollen sore?

Hand foot and mouth?: It's very uncommon for adults, common for kids. In the last few weeks i've seen several adults with hand, foot, and mouth disease. It's an uncomfortable but not dangerous viral illness, improves within a few days, but if your symptoms, worsen, change or fail to improve you should be seen. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hand are so dry crack and peeling?

What do you suggest if my hand are so dry crack and peeling?

You probably need: prescription meds, but until you can see dermatologist, try using aquaphor 2-3 times a day and wear cotton gloves over aquaphor at bedtime. Stay away from soaps and use gentle liquid cleansers, avoid hot water and hot showers, and crazy glue can be used to seal cracks ...Read more

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I'm worried because my hand are so dry crack and peeling, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my hand are so dry crack and peeling, what do you suggest?

Dry hands: the first step would be to make sure you are not irritating your skin with any topicals. then use an emollient at night- place on your hands and wrap them in plastic wrap(sleep like this). If it persists, please see your PCP as there are many options available including prescription topical medications. keep yourself hydrated from the inside - at least 64oz of water daily. ...Read more

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The skin on some fingers and thumb of my left hand is peeling since a long time. I live in Arizona ( dry weather ) but I don't have sunburns.

The skin on some fingers and thumb of my left hand is peeling since a long time. I live in Arizona ( dry weather ) but I don't have sunburns.

Atopic dermatitis: Lichenification (dry, cracking, possibly leathery, hardened, peeling skin) is a common consequence of atopic dermatitis (eczema) and other pruritic (itchy) disorders. It may also arise on seemingly normal skin. Get an eval for your diagnosis and any treatments needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe dry and peeling skin over hand and thumb from having cast for 8 weeks. Can I use a moisturizer or will i cause an infection?

Severe dry and peeling skin over hand and thumb from having cast for 8 weeks. Can I use a moisturizer or will i cause an infection?

Dry skin: You are more likely to get an infection from the cracks in the dry flaky skin than from the moisturized repaired skin. Use a first aid cream for the first 24 hours then use either eucerin cream or a & d ointment thereafter. ...Read more

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Hand is peeling, cracking, very rough and dry. Areas look similar to athletes foot. Gets better and then worse but wont go away. Had for 6 months now?

Hand is peeling, cracking, very rough and dry. Areas look similar to athletes foot.  Gets better and then worse but wont go away. Had for 6 months now?

Dishydrosis: Pts have episodic rashes of the hands and feet with or without vesicles (or clear blisters) that are assoc with very dry painful cracking skin. Thought as a type eczema know as dishydrosis ; balance of thick moisturizing ointments such as eucerin/ aquaphor like ointments balanced w avoiding over "dampness" leading to the vesicles ; cracking to treat. Rotating shoes ; frequent sock changes help. ...Read more

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