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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

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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Butt itches bad. Could be dry skin. On which parts of the butt area is hydrocortisone not recommended?

Butt itches bad. Could be dry skin. On which parts of the butt area is hydrocortisone not recommended?

Hard to say: The most delicate skin on the buttocks would be the area around the anus. Hydrocortisone would need to be used carefully there. However, some causes of itching in that area would not respond to hydrocortisone. Pin worms for one, yeast or fungal infection for another, and a bacterial infection also wouldn't do well with hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone cream for dry skin on my face?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone cream for dry skin on my face?

No: I wouldn't use topical steroids on your face to treat dry skin--i would recommend a good moisturizer such as aquaphor. ...Read more

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I've recently used Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream id like to know why and how its made my skin pores larger on my face. Im only 20 and i also have dry skin not oily ?

I've recently used Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) Lipocream id like to know why and how its made my skin pores larger on my face. Im only 20 and i also have dry skin not oily ?

Dermatologist: Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a Hydrocortisone cream generally prescribed for skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, etc. It's not to be used on the face unless your doctor specifically told you to do so. Please check directly with a dermatologist who can see and examine your skin, assessing the results of this cream. You'll get a more individualized answer that way. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone 1% be used for dry skin on the eye lids? If so for how long?

Can hydrocortisone 1% be used for dry skin on the eye lids? If so for how long?

Carefully: Hydrocortisone 1%, despite the disclaimer on the tube, can be used lightly on the lids. Take care to avoid getting it in the eyes. It is not the best remedy for skin that is simply dry but if there is some aspect of eczema or inflammation, it might be helpful. ...Read more

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What causes non-dry skin is peeling on fingers and palms after a sunburn?

What causes non-dry skin is peeling on fingers and palms after a sunburn?

Sun damage: Does not have to be dry to peel. The sun actually blisters up the skin and you slough the outer layer, dry or not. ...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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Can you advise for dry skin on tips of fingers?

Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers, frequent hand washing, and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream or Aquaphor at least two times per day. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec. For break-through itch, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Sarna lotion can be added. Irritating environmental factors should be avoided. ...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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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more