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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
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
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
Painful cracked skin on corner of thumb tried moisturiser and nothing seems to help very annoying could you recommend any other creams to try.?
Send photo: Likely an antifungal or steroid cream would help but Consult with us to pinpoint cause or send us a photo to help. ...Read more
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
I have very painfull crack at corner of my thumb near where it joins the nail how do I treat these and why do I geet them?
I have cracks in my fingertips and feel my hands dry and tight all day, but I'm using hand cream often. No bleeding. Could it be caused by the water?
Dry skin: Sounds funny to say, but water is very drying. Try a mosturizer at bedtime and wear gloves to keep the salve on. ...Read more
I'm a pharmacist. Part of my right hand next to my pinky finger gets exteremely dry/cracks until it bleeds. Tried corticosteroids an creams. Suggestions?
Dyshydrotic Eczema: Sounds like dyshydrotic or contact eczema. Try using a barrier hand cream (liquid glove). ...Read more
Very dry cracked hands, what is the best treatment for this. I have heard some chemicals in hand cream can cause cancer?
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?
In cold weather hands get dry. One hand gets way worse & turns red, burns, cracks, & bleeds. Stings very bad when using creams/lotions. What can help?
Olive oil: Avoid frequent hand washing. Apply olive oil densely to both hands between washes. Do not use soap too often ...Read more
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
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 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
False nail glue got stuck to my thumb and instinctively I ripped it off. 6 months on my thumb is cracked, blistered & very sore. What can I do?
Need consultation: See a skin doctor, a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.?
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
I have dry, white blisters that open on the back of my thumb leading from the side of my nail. The skin cracks and hardens then can be peeled.?
I have cracked skin on hand between thumb and first finger. What can I put to heal this. It feels sore?
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
Hi, I've been having to constantly pop/crack my big toe on my left foot, it's the same for my thumb on my left hand. Is this serious?
See details: Unless there is pain associated with it, it is not an issue. ...Read more
I jave a bmp large cyst lump that is painful and tingles when I use my hand located between thumb and first finger in the web space of my hand.
You need: To show this to a specialist, hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon. It could be tumor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Needs cure for increasing cuts cracks and itching in both hand palm, aggravate with detegents use.
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
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
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