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Doctor insights on: Home Remedy For Dry Cracked Skin On Hands

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Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
26 years in practice
Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
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Hi, in winter season my skin become darker. please tell me the home remedy, the problem is severe in case of face and hands?

Hi, in winter season my skin become darker. please tell me the home remedy, the problem is severe in case of face and hands?

Baking soda: Face wash with baking soda daily --- the same box that you keep in your refrigerator for odor ban--- works best ...Read more

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Dr. James Seward Dr. Seward
Dermatology
18 years in practice
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Finger skin habbit I have been scraping my thumb skin for the past 10 years. I do unintentionally when I am depressed. My thumb looks really bad and I have to hide it in public. Any home remedy like vaseline that would work.

Finger skin habbit I have been scraping my thumb skin for the past 10 years. I do unintentionally when I am depressed. My thumb looks really bad and I have to hide it in public. Any home remedy like vaseline that would work.

Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, the scraping has possibly caused habit tic deformity. This is difficult to treat and improve. I would recommend you research who is a good dermatologist comfortable with treating nails in your area. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Ram Dr. Ram
General Practice
27 years in practice
University of Auckland School of Medicine
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My husband went to work and came home with dry cracked skin on the back of his hands. This has never happened before.

My husband went to work and came home with dry cracked skin on the back of his hands. This has never happened before.

Irritant dermatitis?: Can develop depending on the type of work/conditions/exposure to chemicals etc. may need to be seen if doesn't settle with a simple moisturiser ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Collins Dr. Collins
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
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I have severely dry cracked feet. What are some at home remedy's I can try that might help?

I have severely dry cracked feet. What are some at home remedy's I can try that might help?

Lotion: Try a good moisturizing lotion such as Eucerin or Aveeno (oatmeal). Also use moisturizing soap such as Dove, Tone or Caress. Avoid bathing in very hot water as this dries out the skin. If this doesn't help, see your doctor as you may have eczema, which will need treatment with prescription cortisone cream or ointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have been noticing dry flaky skin on my legs and i want to know what I should do go tothe doctor or try a home remedy?

I have been noticing dry flaky skin on my legs and  i want to know what I should do go tothe doctor or try a home remedy?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Cohen Dr. Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
52 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What home remedy can be done for swollen hand? Or whatcan I do it's been 2 days i put hot compress and massage it i think massaging it makes it worse.

What home remedy can be done for swollen hand? Or whatcan I do it's been 2 days i put hot compress and massage it i think massaging it makes it worse.

Treat the cause: Without knowing what is causing the swelling , the only advise is to keep the hand elevated higher than your heart. You should seek medical exam and advice to differentiate the cause of this condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Mandelin Dr. Mandelin
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
16 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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My husband hand is swollen & in a lot of pain. What is a good home remedy for it?

My husband hand is swollen & in a lot of pain. What is a good home remedy for it?

Need to be seen: This could be an inflammatory form of arthritis. If so, early detection and treatment are proven to improve the odds of a better outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Home remedy for itching legs and hand?

Home remedy for itching legs and hand?

Oatmeal bath: Here is an oatmeal bath recipe: http://herbalacademyofne.com/2015/03/soothing-oatmeal-bath-recipe/ ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger Dr. Hettinger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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Can you recommend a "home remedy" that actually worked to take warts away that were on hands?

Can you recommend a "home remedy" that actually worked to take warts away that were on hands?

Acid and scraping: A otc acid and scraping with a pumice bar will help. If not, you can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use). You can also try oral Cimetidine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). ...Read more

Dr. Nayana Trivedi Dr. Trivedi
Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
South Gujarat University, Government Medical College
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My husband has only one hand with severe dry cracked skin and nails are dry and fungal?

My husband has only one hand with severe dry cracked skin and nails are dry and fungal?

Contact dermatitis?: If he is using that hand for routine work and coming in contact with something he is allergic to he can get skin inflammtion and irritation. Try to avoid direct contact with some thing that is irritant, e.g. If detergent than wear Gloves, If gloves are the culprit than use Latex free glove. Try OTC Hydrocortisone cream fo 3 days. If not better or getting worse, please see your doctor for propei ...Read more

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Dr. Coyle Connolly Dr. Connolly
Dermatology
25 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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My skin is always dry (sometimes my hands crack and bleed) and lotions never work. Are there any non-topical treatments/cures? Any foods i can eat?

My skin is always dry (sometimes my hands crack and bleed) and lotions never work. Are there any non-topical treatments/cures? Any foods i can eat?

Dry: It comes down to applying fragrance free moisturizers often during times of dry skin. Supplements and foods will not hydrate the skin as moisturizers will. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I have a rash on the palms of my hands for about 9 months now. It feels like something eating my skin and leaves them cracked sore and dry.?

I have a rash on the palms of my hands for about 9 months now.  It feels like something eating my skin and leaves them cracked sore and dry.?

Dermatologist helps: Dry, cracked skin on the palms can be eczema or an allergy to something (gloves, tools, creams, etc.), plus maybe yeast or fungus growth in addition to eczema. The over-the-counter Hydrocortisone is usually not strong enough for palm eczema, since the palm is thicker skin. A patient can see a primary care doctor for treatment, though the doctor may the patient refer to a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Very dry cracked hands, what is the best treatment for this. I have heard some chemicals in hand cream can cause cancer?

Hydrate: do not overwash your hands avoid hot water use warm water then dry avoid alcohol and perfumed soap soaps like dove will not dry your skin avoid putting perfume and alcohols in your hands moisturize with quality moisturizers ...Read more

Dr. Robert Grieco Dr. Grieco
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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27 yrs female, having small lump in armpit for two days. It pains & can't stretch my hand.Wat it couldbe & anything serious? Is there any home remedy?

27 yrs female, having small lump in armpit for two days. It pains & can't stretch my hand.Wat it couldbe & anything serious? Is there any home remedy?

Folliculitis: Most likely it is an infected hair follicle that forms a little abscess. Warm moist heat may help but most likely it will need to be seen by a doctor and possibly drained and treated with an antibiotic as well. Good health. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Hands are very sore, dry and cracked. What treatment do I use as some cream have been linked with cancer so I am scared to use them?

Hands are very sore, dry and cracked. What treatment do I use as some cream have been linked with cancer so I am scared to use them?

No creams linked to: I do not know any creams are linked to cancer. So you can use any moisturizing cream which might help your skin.otherwise go see a dermatologist to check your skin and help you. ...Read more

Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have oily face,dry lips,dry dull hair,and very dry hands. My nails grow slowly and easily crack. How can I have a pefect skin,lips,hair,and nails?

I have oily face,dry lips,dry dull hair,and very dry hands. My nails grow slowly and easily crack. How can I have a pefect skin,lips,hair,and nails?

Nutrition: Be sure that you are adhering too a good diet (that is plentiful in rich fruits and vegetables) and getting plenty of exercise. Another possibility to consider is hypothyroidism. Sometimes it can cause this presentation. Best wishes. ...Read more