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Fissures On Fingers
What causes dyshidrosis? Been suffering mildly from reoccurring blisters / fissures on fingers for last 3 years. Very annoying. Treat w Dermovate ATM.
Allergic: It is almost always an allergic condition. More frequently it is something your hands are coming in contact with. Less frequently it is something you are ingesting. It is worth the time and effort to see an allergist to try and identify possible culprits, especially if you are having the ongoing symptoms you describe. Also get dermatologist involved if one not involved already. ...Read more
Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...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
I had a bruise in the finger with fissures. I go to the gym, but I don't know if have relation. I used ureia lotion, but no effect.
Two, of my fingers on my right hand have become very dry small fluid filled bumps mayb blisters. Skin cracking I used rash cream lotion what culd it b?
I have a 'hole' next to my anus. I can fit half a finger in and it hurts. Is this an anal fissure? Also have mucus after pooping. Quite worried.
That's a waste of time. See your pcp and know for sure,
Then see who ever he referres you to for correction. ...Read more
What is the chance of getting an std/hiv from giving a and receiving oral using condoms? As well as being anally penetrated by an unprotected finger, when I have an anal fissure?
Relatively low: As far as oral and anal with a condom on...you should be OK. The fingering. You have to be careful with the anal fissure because if there is an infective agent. It has ready access to your bloodstream (more than if there was no fissure at all). Its certainly more safe than other insertions (penis for example). Just make sure they don't have long fingernails and make sure they wash their hands. ...Read more
Risk of std/hiv with giving and receiving oral with condoms, and anal penetration with an unprotected finger, when I have an anal fissure, using the other persons saliva?
Here are some. ..: Your described scenario of sexual behaviors poses a much higher risk to contract STDs than average monogamous individuals. But, no one can tell you if you may get it or not. Therefore, follow a higher standard of safe sex and do annual tests for STD if engaging in sex with multiple partners through multiple entrances - genital, oral, and anal - especially with "violent" sexual acts leading to... ...Read more
Anal Fissures: Best treatment is eliminating the cause which is usually trauma secondary to hard bowel movements. If so try increasing the fiber in your diet and if stools are still hard take an over the counter stool softner as directed. If you are still having problems see your physician who may recommend other therapies such as nitroglycerine or nifedepine ointment, Botox or in some cases surgery. ...Read more
Trauma.: Anal fissures are usually the result of trauma to the inner mucosal lining of the anus. Most commonly this occurs when the anal canal stretches after a hard, dry bowel movement. Other causes of a fissure include diarrhea or inflammatory conditions of the anal area. Less commonly, an anal fissure may result from foreign body insertion or anal intercourse. ...Read more
Anal fissures are common, but not normal; tears in the lining of the anus; often assoc with hard stool, and/or tight anal sphincter. If they are in the north/south locations of the anus can be seen in otherwise healthy people; other locations can be assoc with things like Crohn's disease; Crohn's fissures can be north/south too.
See your doc, gi, or colorectal specialist; may (not) be a big thing. ...Read more
Google is your friend. Now I am, too! For fissures of the skull, see https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Fissure#Skull
For foramina of the skull see https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/List_of_foramina_of_the_human_body#Skull
I expect a Christmas Card. ...Read more
See a Surgeon: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxatives. Witch hazel (tucks (witch hazel) pads) can help. Some relief in a day or two usually. It may take several weeks for the fissure to heal completely. Sometimes fissures heal without treatment. May require surgery. ...Read more
Not limited to baby: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts in the anus. They can bleed, hurt, & recur, particularly with defecation & any other activity that increases pelvic pressure. Disorders of anal-rectal function, straining at hard stool, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, long distance walks/runs are causative & should be addressed. If stool softeners, fiber, topical rx, & behavior changes don't cure, see a surgeon. ...Read more
Risk increases: With chronic fissures, you would be more at risk to develop a possible fistula than a person without chronic fissures. Get the fissure treated and controlled, and your risk would decrease of any possible fistula formation. Other than that, there is not much else you can do. Be well, best wishes. ...Read more
Skin will comfortably callous over time; too quick will cause additive tears. Cocoanut oil several times a day +slow down.
If this fails after 5 to 8 days, a thorough dermatological exam is a must. From nutrition to exotic infections & syndromes must be considered as well as as a herald of a more general malady.
Pls. Don't wait. ...Read more
Anal Fissure: SSS:
The three s's.
1. Keep the tear clean. This is done by soaking. Either use sits baths, wet wipes, but do not let this area get infected or irritated.
2. Soften the stool. You do not want to bear down with a hard stool to extend the tear.
And 3. Steroids. Some creams or suppositories will deliver a medicine to help the tissue heal.
Preparation h is witch hazel an anti-itch herb. ...Read more
From what I read it seems you should make an appointment to see a gynecologist. She/he will take your history, examine you, order some relevant lab studies, and then come to a conclusion and may order some medicines.
"Oestrogen" I presume means you are British. I started there decades ago but have changed my vocabulary, although many colleagues and patients ask if I am British, I still am. ...Read more
Needs surgery: Go to proctologist. A lateral sphincter myotomy should be curitive. ...Read more
Unlikely: If it is a true fissure, it is unlikely to heal in a day. More likely many days when there is no further trauma and it is given proper care. ...Read more