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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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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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Small red dot rash, itchy, dry skin on top all over body! nothing on palms of hands or soles of feet? What is it? Help!

Small red dot rash, itchy, dry skin on top all over body! nothing on palms of hands or soles of feet? What is it? Help!

Need an exam: Rash would need an exam. But can be viral if red small dot on the palms or soles, but hard to tell from your description. Have a doc take a look. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has had wrinkly palms of hand and fingers for a week. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't help. Should be see a doc?

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My 4 year old has had wrinkly palms of hand and fingers for a week. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't help. Should be see a doc?

Wrinkly palms.: Some possibilities are excess exposure to water, some antibiotics, or genetic. Recommend consultation with the Pediatrician. ...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.

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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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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My right palm as been itching like crazy for over a year. No dry skin. Why only my right palm?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...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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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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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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Is dry skin a possible route for HIV transmission from infected blood on a object to dry skin on a persons hand?

Is dry skin a possible route for HIV transmission from infected blood on a object to dry skin on a persons hand?

Only if a cut: In general, contact via skin with HIV+ blood or fluids is relatively lower risk if the skin is intact, whether dry or not. However, as dry skin has the possibility of having more microscopic wounds than other healthier skin, the HIV could have an easier portal of entry. If you are worried you contracted HIV you should go to your doctor for testing and post-exposure medications immediately. ...Read more

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Possible infection from dog saliva onto broken dry skin on my hand. Will watch for symptoms. Can i pass p. Multocida infection onto others?

Possible infection from dog saliva onto broken dry skin on my hand. Will watch for symptoms. Can i pass p. Multocida infection onto others?

If it was: Your dog or a domesticated neighbors' dog with current vaccinations... And you have no particular reason to suspect the animal was rabid...And you are in good health, not on immune suppressants or receiving cancer chemotherapy...And you washed the area within a reasonable time, then you may be over-reacting a bit. ...Read more

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I need a good 24 hr hand cream! i'm n doors most of the time. I do tend to wash my hands a lot plus I have hypothyroidism could this cause dry skin?

Many choices: The best one that I have found is called o'keeffes working hands, which leaves a non-greasy moisturizing film when applied once or twice a day. Many others, from vaseline intensive care, curel, store brands, etc, can all work. ...Read more

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In a sexual situation I got pre-ejeculation on my hand. My hands have alot of dry skin and I did feel a tingling/stinging. Is there a risk of HIV here?

In a sexual situation I got pre-ejeculation on my hand. My hands have alot of dry skin and I did feel a tingling/stinging. Is there a risk of HIV here?

No: In real life, HIV infections are not transmitted that way. That being said, many things are theoretically possible in this world. Therefore, people who worry should be monogamous and said monogamous couple should discuss their STD issues beforehand. Actually, all couples should discuss their STD issues beforehand. ...Read more

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Hello, for the past week the top part of my hand between the thumb and index finger has been incredibly itchy, there is no rash or dry skin or bumps?

Hello, for the past week the top part of my hand between the thumb and index finger has been incredibly itchy, there is no rash or dry skin or bumps?

Itchy: Two choices: 1: Go to the nearest Pharmacy and they are very likely to recommend some cream or similar. Cost is low. 2: If you don't like that idea please go to the nearest Emergency facility. Not my first choice. ...Read more

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I have very dry skin on my hands they crack and bleed around the knuckles I use a liquid hand soap and handcream when i wash them it helps some but ..?

I have very dry skin on my hands they crack and bleed around the knuckles I use a liquid hand soap and handcream when i wash them it helps some but ..?

Hand dermatitits: You might be over washing. Use a non soap cleanser such as cerave cleanser. Use a thick cream to moisturize not a lotion. You might also try an otc mild topical steroid. If no better see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Bulima . I'm completely hooked on bulimia , I've got pain in my muscles , dry skin around my mouth , sores on my hand and constant headaches . ?

Bulima .
I'm completely hooked on bulimia  , I've got pain in my muscles , dry skin around my mouth , sores on my hand and constant headaches . 


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Yes - that sounds: like issues related to Bulimia. Treatment of symptoms when serious - is best by a multidisciplinary team. This often includes nutritionist, primary care provider, psychiatrist or psychologist (or both) as well as an addition specialist. Please let your doctor know about your eating behaviors. ...Read more

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I got very dry skin under my eyes and upper lids too.Also same problem between some of hand fingers.I'm 21,male.Im taking fish oil and multivitamins.

I got very dry skin under my eyes and upper lids too.Also same problem between some of hand fingers.I'm 21,male.Im taking fish oil and multivitamins.

Eczema?: Dry skin around eyes & hands can be eczema. Any chemical irritants such as shampoos, cleansers, cosmetics/make-up could contribute. Allergies could be a factor, as could chronic inflammation from blepharitis. A dermatologist or ophthalmologist can help. Special lubricants (gels/creams) made for sensitive eyelids or washing with baby shampoo may also help. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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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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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?

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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Are there any home remedies to cure severe eczema and dry skin on palms? I would like to try other methods before considering to take steroids. Thanks

Are there any home remedies to cure severe eczema and dry skin on palms? I would like to try other methods before considering to take steroids. Thanks

Home remedies eczema: Essential fatty acids, like fish and seed oils can help with eczema. Topical application of non prescription moisturizers can help as well. Try moisturizer followed by occlusive dressing , like cellophane wrap, at bedtime for a few nights. ...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.?

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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