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What should I look for in a lotion for severely dry and cracked skin?

What should I look for in a lotion for severely dry and cracked skin?

Dry skin: Solvents like water & soap make dry skin worse. While moisturizers help combat this, minimizing skin exposure to solvents & applying moisturizers immediately after any solvent exposure are key. A general rule of thumb is that thicker greasy products are more effective for dry skin... Ointments are better than creams are better than lotions. Fragrance-free products are best for limiting irritation. ...Read more

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I have brittle skin and crack on one of my finger. I try with many type of lotion but problem still persist. What is your advise?

I have brittle skin and crack on one of my finger. I try with many type of lotion but problem still persist. What is your advise?

Seal in moisture: Use gentle soap like dove to wash. Use lotion/cream/ointment with ceramide like cerave, which acts like a tupperware lid, sealing the moisturize in your skin. You can put a 2nd layer of extra moisturizer over the cerave. Moisturize your hands and wear gloves at night. Drink 8-10 glasses of fluid a day. Take fish oil daily. Use liquid bandage on your skin splits. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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The skin on my hands is cracked and bleeding in places what is the best lotion to use on them. Also my heels are very cracked too.

The skin on my hands is cracked and bleeding in places what is the best lotion to use on them. Also my heels are very cracked too.

There are many......: Onyx makes a good "cracked skin repair", O'keefe makes one..... Sometimes the cracks etc are from excessive water (on hand) sometimes a skin condition might be present which you would want to know about as sometimes a steroid cream may be needed, also, I would consider oral fish oil supplements which have good skin lubricating properties...ever see a seal with bad skin? ...Read more

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I have very dry and cracked feet. Tried lotions and creams. Patches of skin are coming off making it painful to walk. Any suggestions?

I have very dry and cracked feet.  Tried lotions and creams.  Patches of skin are coming off making it painful to walk.  Any suggestions?

Lotion often: This is very common. Callusing is a build up of dead skin. As the skin dries out, it shrinks. The tension on the skin, as it shrinks, causes the skin to split. This can split into live skin causing pain and at times, bleeding. Using a foot cream with urea can be quite helpful. The higher the urea content, the better. We use 40-50% urea in a cream. If not severe, use a good lotion daily. Dr l. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Dry skin on bottom of big toe cracked use lotion or antibiotic?

Maybe both: If there is an infection definitely us a antibiotic. If the toe is red and tender get a antibiotic pill. If it is not infected and just cracked you can have your podiatrist trim the margins down and lotion it - often with antibiotic cream and this will heal faster. ...Read more

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The skin around my nails an the tips of my fingers are really dry, sore and cracked. I use lotion all the time but its not helping. What can be done?

The skin around my nails an the tips of my fingers are really dry, sore and cracked. I use lotion all the time but its not helping. What can be done?

Dyshidrotic eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a form of eczema which causes fissures and splits in the fingers. If this is the cause, it can be treated with prescription topical steroid ointments. Use unscented soaps only. See a dermatologist to see if this is the cause and to get treatment. ...Read more

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Causes of penis skin to peel crack leaving sensitivity scarring doctor said a dermatitis been ongoing 7 years now? Not sure because no lotion etc help

Causes of penis skin to peel crack leaving sensitivity scarring doctor said a dermatitis been ongoing 7 years now? Not sure because no lotion etc help

See comment: Amazing !! 7 yr history of penile skin condition?? you had penile biopsy? what was the result? blood test ? Are you seeing a dermatologist? urologist? Any medication predcibed fot your behavior therapy which may have side-effects ! I don't know your profession,can you manage to visit a medical ctr close to your town? Let me know ...Read more

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I have hardened skin on two my fingers & after some time it get cracked and bleed, very painful. I tried hand lotion and other over the counter creams, but no luck.I am not sure, if this is hand eczema or something else. Need some advice on medicine.

Hand eczema?: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information. So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy. My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. Hand eczema can be severe, and water is your deadly enemy. Washing your hands frequently and using ...Read more