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Doctor insights on: Finger Tip Numbness With Dry Skin There Should I Use Hydrocortisone On It

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Finger tip numbness with dry skin there. Should I use hydrocortisone on it?

Finger tip numbness with dry skin there. Should I use hydrocortisone on it?

Give it a try...: ...But if the numbness persists, you should see your doctor to make sure you don't have a neurologic problem of some sort. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Willson
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Hydrocortisone (Definition)

Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more


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I have a dry cracked skin on right hand ring finger which sometime even bleed. For temporary relief i apply moisturizers and oils to keep finger moist?

I have a dry cracked skin on right hand ring finger which sometime even bleed. For temporary relief i apply moisturizers and oils to keep finger moist?

Contact dermatitis: Probably coming from your ring. Your skin is probably sensitive to it. Now, moistuizers may help but Hydrocortisone cream will also heal the skin. If you have sensitive skin on that finger to that particular alloy, perhaps you could take it to a jewler and see if he can help. ...Read more

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Please suggest topical steroid creams for my cracked itchy skin on my right hand thumb finger. Why did it happen specifically only to one finger?

Please suggest topical steroid creams for my cracked itchy skin on my right hand thumb finger. Why did it happen specifically only to one finger?

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). Treatment is avoidance of allergens and topical steroids like vanos and emollients like cerave cream. ...Read more

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Dry skin on thumb so bad it split the skin. Using diaper rash cream to keep infection out. Any other tips to help w pain. Very sore?

Dry skin on thumb so bad it split the skin.  Using diaper rash cream to keep infection out.  Any other tips to help w pain. Very sore?

Diaper rash: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more

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I have constant dry itchy rough skin on my hands possibly psoriasis what can you recommend I'm using Glycerin hand cream, is there something else?

I have constant dry itchy rough skin on my hands possibly psoriasis what can you recommend I'm using Glycerin hand cream, is there something else?

Contact dermatitis?: This is what you need to rule out first. Consider all the possible exposures you may have. Glove up for those you cannot change, change those you can, and try a bit of hydrocortisone cream at night. If this doesn't help after two weeks, get seen. ...Read more

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I have hardened skin on two my fingers & after some time it get cracked and bleed, very painful. I tried hand lotion and other over the counter creams, but no luck.I am not sure, if this is hand eczema or something else. Need some advice on medicine.

I have hardened skin on two my fingers & after some time it get cracked and bleed, very painful. I tried hand lotion and other over the counter creams, but no luck.I am not sure, if this is hand eczema or something else. Need some advice on medicine.

Hand eczema?: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information. So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy. My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. Hand eczema can be severe, and water is your deadly enemy. Washing your hands frequently and using ...Read more

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Having Issues with skin on thumbs, index fingers and skin between them It is dry, itchy, tough skin won't go away for months now Lotion does not help.

Having Issues with skin on thumbs, index fingers and skin between them It is dry, itchy, tough skin won't go away for months now Lotion does not help.

U may have a: contact dermatitis causing this response.Identifing the irritant and removing exposure to it,is curative.Hyrrocortisone cream can speed recovery. ...Read more

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I had used a hair removing cream on my vagina. I removed it after 5 min. It was bleeding.Now it's itching VD rashes.Need help. I feel there is some swelling as well. Can I use vaseline or any other cream to as it as rashes and burning sensation.

I had used a hair removing cream on my vagina. I removed it after 5 min. It was bleeding.Now it's itching VD  rashes.Need help. I feel there is some swelling as well. Can I use vaseline or any other cream to as it as rashes and burning sensation.

I : I would recommend taking advil (ibuprofen) if you can tolerate advil with no problems, and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth may help. Be sure all of the cream has been washed off completely. You could try a soothing cream such as vagisil also. If this doesn't help then you may need to be seen. ...Read more

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I have this brownish flaky skin on my chin. And by my temple. I use skin cleansers and eczema cream per doc orders. To no avail. What could it be?

I have this brownish flaky skin on my chin. And by my temple. I use skin cleansers and eczema cream per doc orders. To no avail. What could it be?

Seborrhea: This condition is usually due to oily skin. Use Cetaphil OTC as a facial cleanser. Ketoconazole shampoo is helpful for this condition, apply topically for 5 minutes then wash, ask your physician for a prescription ...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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I had poison ivy/oak on back of neck and treated with topical cortisone cream. The skin feels itchy dry and flakey 3 weeks past, what should I do?

I had poison ivy/oak on back of neck and treated with topical cortisone cream.  The skin feels itchy dry and flakey 3 weeks past, what should I do?

Moisturize: Apply a thick moisturizer such as vaseline to soothe the skin. If the condition continues, a steroid cream will help. Over the counter Hydrocortisone cream may not be strong enough but worth a try. If all fails, see your doctor for a prescription topical steroid. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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Dermolate (Definition)

Dermolate is a low strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more