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Fingers Skin Medication
I have been eating skin and nails off my fingers for all of my life. I was wondering if you could recommend any sort of medications?
Eating nails: A psychiatrist or psychologist would be more appropriate ...Read more
My friend has bumps under her skin, but only between her fingers and toes. What could this be no medications at this time. You can feel them moore than you can see them, they are the same color as my skin, no redness or darkness they don't hurt I can't f
These: These sound like subcutaneous (under the skin) nodules. These can be seen in certain types of arthritis (i.e. Rheumatoid), and other types autoimmune disorders. This really is an issue that should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Please encourage your friend to make an appointment. ...Read more
I have really dried skin on my pinky and index finger and it peels of. It might be eczema. Is there any over-the-counter medication I can use?
Not sure: Never play expert with the hands- see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have been eating the skin and nails off my fingers and feet for all my life. I was wondering if I should tell a doctor or be put on some medication?
Yes: Yes, you should tell your doctor and get treated for that. What you do can cause infection of your fingers and toes. ...Read more
2-3 days after I am cured from a cold my the skin on my fingers starts to peel off, the only medication that I take is Tylenol (acetaminophen) or panadole as my cold is not that bad this has been going on for years doctors say it's eczema?
May be virus related: Skin peeling is a common symptom after certain viral infections. Eczema has specific physical features like raised bumps, dry skin and itchyness etc. The latter should be under control with topic steriods. If your symptoms bother you significantly, get a proper evaluation with your GP when you r down with your next cold. Feel better:) ...Read more
My skin is peeling off b/w by thumb & index finger. It was diagonised as a simple fungal infection but the medication is not working. Cause please.
Skin peeling: Could be fungal versus dermatitis (allergic) vs eczema Some cremes (lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) in US) contain anti-fungal and steroid which would treat both issues. Also check what your hands are in contact with if caustic chemicals may be contact dermatitis and need the steroids, lotion and gloves as well to protect. Rarely psoriasis (should respond to steroid a bit) f/u with doc ...Read more
I have agzima on my both little fingers 5 years using betamethosane but return after week. Can I have drug treat my skin forever?
I am not sure what agzima is? Did you mean eczema?
The severity of eczema may change over time, but it does need care and there is treatment available. ...Read more
Simply stop doing it: It would not cause serious problem. But you'd better cover it with bandaid to let it regrow. I assume it did not cause bleeding yet. ...Read more
Show it to a doctor.: A questionable finding on your skin should be examined in person by a physician. Best of luck. ...Read more
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The skin on all of my finger tips has peeled off. They have been in no chemicals, what could be causing this?
Sometimes the skin on my fingers turn a blue-ish green color, and it lasts for up to two days or a little less. What is it?
Need more info: Interesting problem. May be due to transfer of color from a book or magazine or other object. I think at your age the next time this coloration appears see your primary care physician. ...Read more
When working with steel small burrs or slivers touch skin on fingers and I get sharp pains in fingers and seems my whole body?
Theky are painful: Wear gloves if possible, most factories have large lenses to get those metal slivers out. You need to do this because the pain will continue until you do. Again, wear gloves if possible but definitely get the splinters out. ...Read more
I have burned my finger with a deep fryer at work. My skin has shrivelled and dried up, and has turned brown. Will this heal back to my original skin?
2nd degree burn: May cause some pink scar formation. The brown skin is called eschar and is usually a sign of healing; however, scar formation may be lighter or darker than surrounding skin. ...Read more
When I straighten my fingers, there are vertical creases at the top underside of them and it feels like my skin is shrinking/tightening. Just started?
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
Fingertip eczema: Eczema on the fingertips is sometimes called fingertip eczema. If the eczema affects more of the hand than just the fingertips, it may be called hand eczema. Eczema on the fingertips may affect all the fingers or only some of the fingers. Fingertip eczema may affect the area of fingerprints or along or below the fingernail. It may be a form of contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction. ...Read more
See details: How do you break any bad habit? By making a conscious effort not to continue doing it. ...Read more
Tear injury: It's an avulsion or tear of the skin and bleeding has stopped, simply clean, dry and bandaid the area for several days. If it's a laceration or if it's not possible to stop the bleeding, apply a pressure dressing and head to the hospital emergency room. ...Read more
Maybe not: If the piece is very small, just apply a small amount of vaseline from a tube or aquaphor twice a day and it should fall off on its own. Cover it with a band aid. ...Read more
Don't think so.: You may have just found them, but they must have been there for years as your head doesn't really grow much after adulthood. ...Read more
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