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Dry Skin Patch On Hand
Get checked.: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more
Allergy testing: It sounds as if you are sensitive to one of the ingredients. You may want to try 100% pure products such as lanolin or aloe vera or switch to hypoallergenic products. You may want to incentive the i allergy by undergoing skin testing by an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?
Uncertain.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry ?
See dermatologist: Can be many things. See a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
See a Dermatologist: Lesions and eyes and around mouth can be due to compulsive and excessive use of soap or cleaning the face, eczematous dermatitis, and occasionally infectious dermatitis. If only contact dermatitis or eczema can be treated with anti-inflammatory creams but if you have papules or pustules with it may need anti-biotic. Must see a dermatologist. ...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
Increasing dry skin on eyelids/hands, I work long night shifts and am concerned it might be a diet deficiency. Also have red raised patch behind knee?
I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?
Unusual: Unusual can't give any diagnosis or advice without seeing this .Recomend Healthtap pictures and consult or face-to-face consult with Primary care Doc ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good moisturizer: A good moisturizer like coconut oil.Useamild coal like dove. ...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
Recently I noticed my fingertips get pruney when they get wet, like a simple washing hands or shower? Why? Some fingertips have small dry skin.
Nothing worisome: The pruning means the skin has absorbed some of the water which expands it transiently. It suggests some loss of the skin oil that usually blocks it during minor water exposure. It will happen to anyone if they soak their fingers in water for long enough. ...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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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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