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Dry Skin On Hands Cracking
Big toe is a little red, peeling a bit/dry skin and a little swollen also nail looks to be cracking a bit? What to do and what is wrong?
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
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
My mustache used to grow very fast, and now it grows slow, "dry" lines across nails, dry skin on hands (never happened before), hair loss? Causes?
Med eval: Recommend that you see your physician. A thyroid test may be beneficial (to determine if it is underactive). ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Good moisturizer: A good moisturizer like coconut oil. Useamild coal like dove. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Sometimes get really itchy palms on both hands but not red and not always dry skin. What can it be?
What would cause the inside my hands red? Its not dry skin. I feel so dizzy I can't hold my head up
Please see: Please see your doctor for evaluation. You probably have viral illness may be hepatitis. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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