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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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What could cause dry skin on the palm of one's hands?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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23 years in practice
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
66M people helped
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Sometimes get really itchy palms on both hands but not red and not always dry skin..What can it be?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Board Certified, Family Medicine
10 years in practice
954K people helped
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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!

Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Board Certified, Family Medicine
10 years in practice
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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!

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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Dry skin all over my hand. What could be the problem?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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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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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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My boyfriend is getting dry skin patches that are very red on his hand. What could this be from?

Dr. Christopher Dowd
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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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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Dr. Sana Rezai
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Sana Rezai
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
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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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Dr. Robyn Siperstein
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
9K people helped
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Can hand sanitizer make dry skin?

Dr. Robyn Siperstein
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
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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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Dr. James Burns
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
32 years in practice
2M people helped
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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?

Dr. James Burns
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
32 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
1M people helped
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How can I tell what cream is best for dry skin on feet and hand?

Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
1M people helped
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, 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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