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Doctor insights on: My Thumbs Develop Painful Cracks At The Corner Of The Nails Despite Using Hand Cream What Can I Use To Keep This From Occurring

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My thumbs develop painful cracks at the corner of the nails despite using hand cream. What can I use to keep this from occurring?

My thumbs develop painful cracks at the corner of the nails despite using hand cream. What can I use to keep this from occurring?

Soak, urea, liquid bandage: The skin is severely dry until it cracks open. For immediate relief soak thumbs until they are wet and then apply urea based cream sold for foot cracking. Another approach is after wetting skin is to apply johnson and johnson liquid bandage for immediate relief. You may have a contact allergy which needs to be identified by dermatologist. ...Read more

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Painfull dry deep crack on top of thumb near nail what creams will help tried all sorts.?

Painfull dry deep crack on top of thumb near nail what creams will help tried all sorts.?

Cracks in skin: These can be painful, I understand. Especially common in the drier, colder winter months. I recommend Eucerin Aquaphor ointment and you can put occlusion on it at night with a bandaid to help it heal, or at least not hurt as much. ...Read more

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Please suggest topical steroid creams for my cracked itchy skin on my right hand thumb finger. Why did it happen specifically only to one finger?

Please suggest topical steroid creams for my cracked itchy skin on my right hand thumb finger. Why did it happen specifically only to one finger?

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). Treatment is avoidance of allergens and topical steroids like vanos and emollients like cerave cream. ...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.

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

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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?

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

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I wash my hands frequently during cold/flu season, but they end up dry, chapped & cracked. What should I look for in a hand lotion/cream to help?

I wash my hands frequently during cold/flu season, but they end up dry, chapped & cracked. What should I look for in a hand lotion/cream to help?

Hand lotion: Please avoid any lotion that contains alcohol because it is drying. Shea butter can be helpful. Oil from the inside out by using a lot of olive oil and coconut oil if health is ok. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can dyshidrotic eczema be located on top of hands & shins? Hubby has seen drs. No answers creams don't seem to work. Hand itches, cracks & scabs over

Can dyshidrotic eczema be located on top of hands & shins? Hubby has seen drs. No answers creams don't seem to work. Hand itches, cracks & scabs over

NO: Dyshidrotic eczema presents on palms & soles. You need to see a dermatologist. You do not specify which cream was tried. That is very important as some are 1000x more potent than others. Probably he needs an ointment. ...Read more

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How do you know if yu broke your thumb? I was playing softball and I swug at a high inside pitch. The ball hit my thumb really hard considering my hands were throwing the bat at the ball. It was bleeding really bad too. It also cracked my nail. I can't gr

How do you know if yu broke your thumb? I was playing softball and I swug at a high inside pitch. The ball hit my thumb really hard considering my hands were throwing the bat at the ball. It was bleeding really bad too. It also cracked my nail. I can't gr

It: It sounds like you could have a fracture but the only way to tell for certain (unless you see bone sticking out) is to get an xray.

Commonly fractures of the distal phalanx can lead to bleeding under the nail or be accompanied by a broken nail. Certainly by the mechanism of your injury and the description of your injury you should get some xrays done to assess this

most fractures of the distal phalanx heal uneventfully but you can't know if you have an intrarticular fracture (in the joint), a fracture associated with a tendon injury (such as a mallet finger), an open fracture (where the cracked nail is actually a wound that lead to the bone and can get infected) or any other combination of these just by looking at it.

So do yourself a favor and get seen, at least by some medical provider but best to see a hand surgeon or an orthopedic or plastic surgeon who take care of these injuries. If not go to your own pcp or a local urgent care or emergency center. ...Read more

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I was bit by a macaw on my thumb and the nail is cracked at the bottom. It happened 2 weeks ago but still hurts and kindve numb. It's not swollen.?

I was bit by a macaw on my thumb and the nail is cracked at the bottom. It happened 2 weeks ago but still hurts and kindve numb. It's not swollen.?

Assuming: Your TETANUS/RABIES immunizations are up to date...the CRUSHING force of large animal bites is more troublesome than the cuts themselves. The nerve may take time to recover (numbness) Warm SOAKS may help your discomfort! Fever or any redness/swelling see your PCP ASAP!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I feel pain when hyperextend my thumb to crack it- When I move my finger nail down toward my palm and push with my other fingers (in proximal phalange?

Snapping: A joint by hyperextending one joint and flexing the adjacent one voluntarily as described puts a lot of strain on the joint and doing it over and over again will lead to irritation. ...Read more

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I was cleaning with bleach and didn't use rubber gloves my hand is broken out. What can I do to it. I have never done this before so worried about what to do with this. I am on other medications so not sure what to do. They are scabbing up but crack and g

I was cleaning with bleach and didn't use rubber gloves my hand is broken out. What can I do to it. I have never done this before so worried about what to do with this. I am on other medications so not sure what to do. They are scabbing up but crack and g

Difficult: Difficult to tell without a clinical examination, but it sounds like you might have a contact dermatitis. You probably should see a dermatologist who can definitively diagnose you and provide treatment options would might include topical steroid creams/ointments and moisturizer creams such as cerave or cetaphil cream. Sometimes, I even give patients a kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) injection to help if the condition is severe. Read more about contact dermatitis at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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My hands&palms are so dry they are cracked and bleeding from constant hand washing and using hand sanitizer. Are there any specific lotions to use?

My hands&palms are so dry they are cracked and bleeding from constant hand washing and using hand sanitizer. Are there any specific lotions to use?

Ceramides: Look for a cream with ceramides. There are many. Use vaseline or Aquaphor in the cracks. This is most effective if rubbed in after a long soak in water. Rub in frequently. ...Read more

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Can I use nystatin cream for athlete's foot on my hand?

Can I use nystatin cream for athlete's foot on my hand?

Yes: If you have a fungus on your hand the cream for your feet should be safe. ...Read more

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Is a face cream and hand lotion containing hydroquinone safe to use everyday?

Is a face cream and hand lotion containing hydroquinone safe to use everyday?

That is a good?: There is controversy over use of hydroquinones. I believe they are safe, but I recommend they be used four-6 months on and then a break taken for a month. There is no great data to support need for break so it's more habit. HQ is found in nature and products we use regularly as well, so yes I believe in the right conditions it is a great medicine ...Read more

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Painful cracked & dry knuckles, red, burning on one hand only. Happens every fall & winter but only on right hand. What would cause this?

Eczema will get you: At a very young age, and it continues throughout your life. Sometimes a certain lotion or chemical in the lotion will make it worse. Try to use different unscented moisturizers, even prescription ones, to see if it would help alleviate the problem. I would put the moisturizer on several times a day. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I'm circumcised and have been masturbating without any lubrication. I went about to use hand cream for this act. Is it good idea? Does it have benefit

I'm circumcised and have been masturbating without any lubrication. I went about to use hand cream for this act. Is it good idea? Does it have benefit

Eros Silicone Lube: Friction can cause "burns", so a non-sticky silicone based lube might make things more comfortable. Just a little goes a long way, won't get sticky. Just do not use silicone lubes with latex condoms, as they can weaken them causing them to break! Some lotions have fragrances, and other chemicals that are supposed to help exfoliate dry skin off our hands--they could cause redness ; itching! ...Read more

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Are those hand sanitizers ok on delicate skin? Seems like there are tiny cracks when I use it too much.

Alcohol based.: Most 'hand sanitizers' are alcohol based - not the kind you drink, but rubbing alcohol which kills most germs. As anyone who uses them on a regular basis will tell you, they do dry out the skin. Try to wash with soap and water every once in a while, then apply a good skin cream to your hands. It will help a bit. ...Read more

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Needs cure for increasing cuts cracks and itching in both hand palm, aggravate with detegents use.

Needs cure for increasing cuts cracks and itching in both hand palm, aggravate with detegents use.

Dermatitis: This could be reaction to exposure to detergents. Could be an allergy or a fungus infection. Should avoid exposure by using gloves when using the detergents. Could try some cortisone cream and moisturizers. If not better then see the doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hey I have ringworm on my hand. How do I hide it? Or make it less noticeable? My friends and people are seeing. It got bigger even though I use a cream

Hey I have ringworm on my hand. How do I hide it? Or make it less noticeable? My friends and people are seeing. It got bigger even though I use a cream

Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch).

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...Read more