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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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Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...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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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 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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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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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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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, 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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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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