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In winter, when washing hands frequently with cold water, i get dehydrated, cracked, peel, and bleeding skins on my hands.. How to treat this. Thanks.?

In winter, when washing hands frequently with cold water, i get dehydrated, cracked, peel, and bleeding skins on my hands.. How to treat this. Thanks.?

Heavy Creams: Look for a thick heavy cream to use, they may work better for you than regular lotion. You can find them at almost any drug store. Also if you are outside in the cold, wear gloves. Another tip, when you wash your hands make sure you dry them of very well, including between your fingers. Making sure you drink plenty of water can help keep you hydrated in general, including your skin. ...Read more

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My hands have been extremely dry, skin is peeling and my hands are bleeding for the past couple nights. Is this a chemical burn?

My hands have been extremely dry, skin is peeling and my hands are bleeding for the past couple nights. Is this a chemical burn?

Difficult to say: Have you been exposed to a chemical? If not then this could be some other form of hand dermatitis. Excessive hand washing can also cause the symptoms you describe. You should see a dermatologist to do a full history and exam to determine the cause of your problem and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hand are so dry crack and peeling?

What do you suggest if my hand are so dry crack and peeling?

You probably need: prescription meds, but until you can see dermatologist, try using aquaphor 2-3 times a day and wear cotton gloves over aquaphor at bedtime. Stay away from soaps and use gentle liquid cleansers, avoid hot water and hot showers, and crazy glue can be used to seal cracks ...Read more

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I'm worried because my hand are so dry crack and peeling, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my hand are so dry crack and peeling, what do you suggest?

Dry hands: the first step would be to make sure you are not irritating your skin with any topicals. then use an emollient at night- place on your hands and wrap them in plastic wrap(sleep like this). If it persists, please see your PCP as there are many options available including prescription topical medications. keep yourself hydrated from the inside - at least 64oz of water daily. ...Read more

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Since I was a kid, I always had the problem that my fingers from my hands tend to get dry and peel and crack, I don't know why and it hurts at times?

Since I was a kid, I always had the problem that my fingers from my hands tend to get dry and peel and crack, I don't know why and it hurts at times?

Could be dishidrosis: Small fluid-filled blisters called vesicles appear on the fingers, hands, and feet. Most common along the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles. These blisters can cause intense itching & scaly patches of skin that flake constantly or become red, cracked, and painful. Scratching leads to skin changes and skin thickening. Large blisters may cause pain. 2 x as common in women vs men. ...Read more

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How to cure extremely dry, cracked, peeling, red hands?

How to cure extremely dry, cracked, peeling,  red hands?

?allergy: Take a good look at what you are coming in contact with during your day. Obviously avoid anything that irritates your hands. And you always need to wonder if you are allergic to something. You may need to see a dermatologist for allergy patch testing. ...Read more

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Why are my hands so dry, cracked and peeling?

Why are my hands so dry, cracked and peeling?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Have always had dry cracked peeling lips. No chapstick has helped. Last all year round. Been going on for over 20 years now. Cause and treatment?

Have always had dry cracked peeling lips. No chapstick has helped. Last all year round. Been going on for over 20 years now. Cause and treatment?

Dry skin: Several possibilities come to mind, including chronic dry skin that has a genetic component. Medication reactions and vitamin deficiency can cause cracked lips. The most common cause of dry cracked lips is excessive licking and repeated drying of the skin of the lips. ...Read more

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Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Details are everythi: Who said scabies? Distribution and duration of skin symptoms? When treated? How many times? Others also affected? Others treated even if no itch? EXACT details of treatment? If scabies, how did you get it? No answer without these details. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has peeling skin on his hands, even becoming sore and bleeding a little! He hasn't complained and has not been unwell! ?

My 4 year old son has peeling skin on his hands, even becoming sore and bleeding a little! He hasn't complained and has not been unwell! ?

Mgt: If he is ill, has a fever or any blisters, he should see the ED for further evaluation right away. If he is otherwise well, avoid harsh soaps, prolonged immersion in water. There may be a contact irritation. Has he been exposed to any new gloves.soaps or lotions? ...Read more

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My hands were really itchy, slow thereafter my hands began to crack then to peel. After healing, my hands have started to peel again, what is wrong?

My hands were really itchy,  slow thereafter my hands began to crack then to peel.  After healing, my hands have started to peel again, what is wrong?

You may have: You may have lamellar dyshidrosis but it could be dermatitis or psoriasis or even something else. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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My lips don't just peel, they crack open and leave wide, deep bleeding holes. I have strips of scar tissue from old piercings, is this the reason?

My lips don't just peel, they crack open and leave wide, deep bleeding holes.  I have strips of scar tissue from old piercings, is this the reason?

Sinus tracts ; scars: Piercings usually develop sinus tracts and if you also have significant scarring then these may contribute to your developing wounds on your lips. See a local plastic surgeon so that she/he can best advise you regarding further management. ...Read more

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Best treatment for playa hands? Since i returned from burning man my hands have been peeling. I have tried lotion, but my hands are still a mess.

Best treatment for playa hands?  Since i returned from burning man my hands have been peeling.  I have tried lotion, but my hands are still a mess.

Thick creams: Best treatment for "playa hands" or bad sunburn of the hands is avoidance by using and reapplying sunscreen to skin often.

For now use thick creams (no lotions) as often as possible. Some good choices are those that contain Lactic Acid or urea e.G amlactin cream. Also "bagbalm" might work here. ...Read more

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Can cold weather cause the skin on hands to peel/break/sting and sometimes bleed? Does it also make bruises heal slower?

Can cold weather cause the skin on hands to peel/break/sting and sometimes bleed? Does it also make bruises heal slower?

Cold weather: This first part answer is yes, second one also yes. Cold causes vasoconstriction resulting in decreased blood flow to skin, this is why the skin dries, cracks etc.. And bruises will take longer to heal. ...Read more

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76 yr old female with stage 4 SC Lung cancer & in liver. Not on treatment. Presenting with hand shakes & skin peeling off her hands- whats happening?

76 yr old female with stage 4 SC Lung cancer & in liver.  Not on treatment. Presenting with hand shakes & skin peeling off her hands- whats happening?

As noted before: it is likely that these findings are due to previous chemotherapy. Without the patient's historical and treatment information a definitive statement cannot be given. Contact the patient's health care provider for a meaningful answer based on known information about her. ...Read more