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How Can I Tell What Cream Is Best For Dry Skin On Feet And Hand
Dry peeling skin: There are a number of causes of dry peeling skin. You can use a cream like lachydrin (lactic acid) twice daily to improve the symptoms. I think 5% is otc while 12% is prescription. Fungal infection is one of the causes of scaling so if it is not resolved see your doctor. ...Read more
I have extremely dry skin on my hands and feet for some reason. What can I do to make them soft and silky?
Efas, lachydrin (lactic acid): Avoid irritating chemicals, add essential fatty acids to your diet such as flaxseed oil or omega 3-6-9 to increase the content of essential fattynacids in the skin. Externally use barrier repair creams such as cerave. Soaking your hands in water and then trapping the water with barrier repair creams. Prescription creams includeeletone, hylatopic ointment etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi , I have flesh color bumps on my hands and feet & i'm not sure what it is. My doctor said I have dry skin but i believe it's something else. ?
Ask for biopsy: If in doubt, request that the bump be biopsied. That's the best way to know what you are dealing with. ...Read more
I feel itchy in my hands and feet especially in the night. I tried multiple dry skin lotions but it didn't quite work for me. I have absolutely no rash
Dyshidrotic eczema: You may have a dry skin condition called dyshidrotic eczema which involves the hands and feet. See your doctor for a prescription steroid cream. Avoid overwashing your hands in hot water and avoid drying soaps. Use moisuturing gentle cleansers such as cetaphil, cerave or aveeno (oatmeal). And wear protective gloves while doing housework. Use aquaphor or vaseline to moisturize. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need a good 24 hr hand cream! i'm n doors most of the time. I do tend to wash my hands a lot plus I have hypothyroidism could this cause dry skin?
Many choices: The best one that I have found is called o'keeffes working hands, which leaves a non-greasy moisturizing film when applied once or twice a day. Many others, from vaseline intensive care, curel, store brands, etc, can all work. ...Read more
Small red dot rash, itchy, dry skin on top all over body! nothing on palms of hands or soles of feet? What is it? Help!
How i can treat my following problems. ......1. Permanent low body temperature 2. Cold legs and feet 3. Hot hands and face 4. Fatigue 5. Dry skin?
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more
I had this irritant feeling in the face specially in an early cold morning , very dry skin, itchy hands and feet sometimes, dandruff, and joint pain?
Do I have hypothyroidism? I have chronic constipation, tiredness, dry skin, my hands and feet are constantly cold, but no weight gain!
Can ritalin mask hypothyroidism? I have increasingly cold feet, hands, and nose, even though my thermostat is set at 75 and I have terribly dry skin, muscle weakness (trouble opening jars when i never used to), and joint pain in my hips and knees when i g
I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?
Unusual: Unusual can't give any diagnosis or advice without seeing this .Recomend Healthtap pictures and consult or face-to-face consult with Primary care Doc ...Read more
Dry skin on thumb so bad it split the skin. Using diaper rash cream to keep infection out. Any other tips to help w pain. Very sore?
Diaper rash: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clarisonic for feet : is great to start with. It really smoothes the skin of the feet, but if not able to get then make an appointment with your dermatologist for stronger Urea based compounds to help. ...Read more
Depends: It depends for different pts-amlactin, eucerin, cetaphil -one may work better for one pt and not other-these are for the body. For the face it is different for different type of skin.Some can be very exp works well for one but not necessecary for other-lancome , chanel, sephora porducts.You have to explore to find for yourself. ...Read more
Aquaphor: at night with cotton gloves, and AM lactam lotion in morning to help exfoliate the dead skin. if not better you may need prescription strength topicals from your derm ...Read more
Need Evaluation: Dryness with flaking skin around the eyes could be related to excema or ocular allergies if you are rubbing your eyes frequently. Or a localized dry area could be a sign of an early skin cancer. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist for a evaluation. Additional be careful with applying any cream too close to the eye as this can cause eye irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best cream: Good moisturizers will help retain the water in your skin, rub in well, and not be overly greasy. This means that there is no one cream that is "best". I have prean cream compounded for my patients with compromised skin, and their parents and kids love it. You will have to find one you like and stick with it. ...Read more
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