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Doctor insights on: I Have Skin Cracking In The Corners Of My Mouth

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Super dried up and skin cracking on both hands?

Super dried up and skin cracking on both hands?

Hand eczema: Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. Your genetic make-up), and external (e.g. Contact with irritants and allergens such as chemicals). The irritant nature of some chemicals means that hand eczema is particularly common in people with jobs involving cleaning, catering, . ...Read more

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Why is the skin cracking on the tips of my fingers?

Why is the skin cracking on the tips of my fingers?

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

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What is the main cause for feet skin cracking and dryness?

What is the main cause for feet skin cracking and dryness?

Virginal/ruff contac: 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

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Is my knuckle skin cracking a bad thing? Sometimes it bleeds.

Is my knuckle skin cracking a bad thing?  Sometimes it bleeds.

Not really.: Skin cracks when it gets dry, the same way leather does, especially in areas of high movement (such as knuckle joints). The most common cause of dry skin on the hands is frequent hand-washing, which is a good practice, but does dry your skin out. Get a good emollient hand lotion and apply it after each washing. If the problem persists, let a dermatologist sort it out. ...Read more

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My son has eczema, worst inside his elbows. What's the best thing to stop his skin cracking?

Keep moisturized: In eczema or any condition where skin is dry and itchy the best thing is to find a moisturizer that your sonĀ“s skin likes and apply multiple times per day. Do not forget to keep him very well hydrated, water is best ! lastly do not wait until the skin is cracking before you treat it, try to find the subtle signs when the flare up starts. Find out what aggravates it and eliminate it. ...Read more

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Can you teach me how to cure my heels' skin cracking problem?

Happy Feet: Agree with dr f. Prevention: moisturize your feet with cream or ointment before bedtime. Then wear socks to bed. (some people even wrap their feet with saran wrap so it really soaks in. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dry skin + cracking on foreskin. Occured after soap change. Have switched back but to no avail. Have also tried baby oil.. Advise?

Dry skin + cracking on foreskin. Occured after soap change. Have switched back but to no avail. Have also tried baby oil.. Advise?

Dry skin: You may have had a reaction/dermatitis to the previous soap, and a low dose hydro-cortisone cream may be of benefit, or just to make less dry, an over the counter moisturizer with aloe may help. If persists, then see a dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Eczema: Sounds like eczema. Needs to be treated with mid to high potency steroids. Could try twice daily Hydrocortisone ointment and strict avoidance of soap, water and solvents for a few weeks. ...Read more