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Is dry skin on hands contagious?

Is dry skin on hands contagious?

No: If holding hands is a problem due to your dry skin it is time to see your medspa doctor and review how to hydrate as well as what products will help with this. Often time people also discuss dermal fillers to plump up the hands to make them more youthful. ...Read more

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Best way to heal broken dry skin on hands and prevent infection to myself and others?

Best way to heal broken dry skin on hands and prevent infection to myself and others?

Creams, ointments: Broken or fissured skin on the hands are best treated with creams not lotions. Eucerin cream is good. Aquaphor is another good one. Best to apply at night and the cover with
gloves til morning. When hands are in water or chemicals, wear gloves. Topical steroids
by prescription also very helpful. There is no cure. Avoid things that make it worse. Above topicals are good to use during day. ...Read more

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Dry skin on hands, elbows, scrotum, etc. Doesn't get much better with lotion. Any advice?

Dry skin on hands, elbows, scrotum, etc. Doesn't get much better with lotion. Any advice?

Such might be eczema: To treat mild or moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. Avoid soaps. The scrotum needs more careful attention. A dermatologist can help, with other creams. ...Read more

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What are some remedies for dry skin on your hands?

What are some remedies for dry skin on your hands?

Dry skin: Use a mild soap and try not to wash your hand alot. A cream not lotion moisturizer will also help if you apply it at night. During the day you may try a lotion. ...Read more

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I have severely dry skin on my hands what can I do for it.?

I have severely dry skin on my hands what can I do for it.?

Shea butter: Try using a paraben/phthalate-free cream or lotion at night that contains natural oils, like grape seed, jojoba, or olive oil with shea butter. Apply this to your hands at bedtime and wear soft gloves over them through the night. If this doesn't work, you may need to evaluate your fatty acid status and increase supplementation of either omega3 FAS or gla. ...Read more

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How to treat dry skin on your hands?

How to treat dry skin on your hands?

Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read more

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Inside hands get super red and hot! Due to dry skin?

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). The irritant nature of some chemicals means that hand eczema is particularly common in people with jobs involving cleaning, catering, . ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to treat dry skin on your hands?

Can you tell me how to treat dry skin on your hands?

Aquaphor: At night with cotton gloves, and AM lactam lotion in morning to help exfoliate the dead skin. If not better you may need prescription strength topicals from your derm ...Read more

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Dry skin all over my hand. What could be the problem?

Dry skin all over my hand. What could be the problem?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to get fair skin, I don't have real dark skin only my face and hands are dark, I have dry skin?

Please tell me how to get fair skin, I don't have real dark skin only my face and hands are dark, I have dry skin?

Skin color: Skin color is inherited but chronic sun exposure will usually make it darker. There are color lighteners that a dermatologist can prescribe but the effect is temporary. ...Read more

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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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What could cause dry skin on the palm of one's hands?

What could cause dry skin on the palm of one's hands?

One idea. ..: I've learned I can't second-guess rashes without seeing them in person, but read about dishydrotic eczema / pompholyx and see whether you might not have this. Just my thought. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is getting dry skin patches that are very red on his hand. What could this be from?

My boyfriend is getting dry skin patches that are very red on his hand. What could this be from?

Eczema: There are a few considerations, but eczema would be one that is fairly common. Dry skin itself is also common and can sometimes cause dry patches. Try using a non-perfumed cream or ointment right after showering while the skin is still damp, as well as 2-3 other times a day. If still a problem he should see his doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have darker, dry skin on my hand? It's only in certain areas and only on my right hand.

Moisturize: There are many reasons for patches of dry and dark skin on your hands - it could be just dry skin that is darkened by the sun, it could be atopic dermatitis (which is just irritated skin from being so dry), it could even be a mild fungal irritation. First thing to try is gentle moisturizers and sunscreen! ...Read more

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I work in a dietary setting where I constantly am washing my hands. Is there any way that I can combat the dry skin that comes from repeated washing?

Could be eczema: Many people have jobs where there hands are exposed to water, detergents, chemicals, and never have any complaints of drying and irritation. Your problem may actually be an allergy of your hand skin, from either certain chemicals, or possible even an internal allergy, called eczema or psoriasis, which cause hand drying and rashes. You can se gloves and hand creams, and also try a cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Can hand sanitizer make dry skin?

Can hand sanitizer make dry skin?

Yes: Most hand sanitiziers have alcohol in them which can dry out your hands, make sure to find one without it in the ingredients. ...Read more

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I have extremely dry skin on my hands and feet for some reason. What can I do to make them soft and silky?

I have extremely dry skin on my hands and feet for some reason. What can I do to make them soft and silky?

Efas, lachydrin (lactic acid): Avoid irritating chemicals, add essential fatty acids to your diet such as flaxseed oil or omega 3-6-9 to increase the content of essential fattynacids in the skin. Externally use barrier repair creams such as cerave. Soaking your hands in water and then trapping the water with barrier repair creams. Prescription creams includeeletone, hylatopic ointment etc. ...Read more

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I have recently started getting dry skin on my hands aswell as a very small bit on my foreskin, with some milky discharge a few days ago. Advice pleas?

See doctor: Dry skin on the hands is often from too frequent hand washing or exposure to irritants (strong solvent, soap). But the penile discharge is suggestive of a STD for which you should seek your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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How come I get skin blisters and dry skin on my hands when I get stressed?

How come I get skin blisters and dry skin on my hands when I get stressed?

Dyshidrosis: This is a common condition of the hands which was thought to be due to the hands being moist leading to small blisters on the sides of the fingers and ultimately resolving for awhile with dry skin. It is thought now to be related to contact dermatitis which should be ruled out by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I tell what cream is best for dry skin on feet and hand?

How can I tell what cream is best for dry skin on feet and hand?

DRY SKIN FEET & HAND: Try them all. Eucerin, neutrogena, aveeno, (oatmeal) cerave, curel, and a dozen other companies make them there is no best. Everyone is different. What's good for you may not be good for your friends. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sometimes get really itchy palms on both hands but not red and not always dry skin. What can it be?

Sometimes get really itchy palms on both hands but not red and not always dry skin. What can it be?

See details: If you believe the folklore it means you are going to come into money. Could it be related to anxiety? ...Read more

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Why do my hands absorb the soap applied when scrubbing them before I even wash off the water? I have dry skin/ eczema? Is it due to this?

Why do my hands absorb the soap applied when scrubbing them before I even wash off the water? I have dry skin/ eczema? Is it due to this?

Likely: The skin is more interested in the water mixed with the soap. In eczema there is a possibility that trace amount of soap may be absorbed due to the impaired skin barrier. More importantly, you need to consider applying a moisturizer on your skin after washing. Avoid scented and antibacterial soap as well. ...Read more

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My hand and leg is itching very much from last one week. I don't have dry skin. I m not able to control any more. Plz help me what's going on?

My hand and leg is itching very much from last one week. I don't have dry skin. I m not able to control any more. Plz help me what's going on?

Difficult to dx: Itching without seeing the skin. Is there a rash? Taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth may help with itching if it is due to an allergic reaction, but may not solve the problem. Be careful, benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause drowsiness. Consider an virtual visit or inbox consult with a picture to help with diagnosis and/or recommendations. ...Read more

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How long do sperms live on dry skin such as hands, fingers and thights? .and If they are dry and one touch them can the sperms be transfered? Thanks

How long do sperms live on dry skin such as hands, fingers and thights? .and If they are dry and one touch them can the sperms be transfered? Thanks

Varies: It is possible to become pregnant if live sperm are transferred from outside the body to inside, however that likelihood diminishes with time as the ejaculate dries out. Sperm typically live outside the body as long as the ejaculate has not dried out and they still have energy to attempt to fertilize an egg. The answer is, this varies.
They can live inside the female genital tract for a few days ...Read more