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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful cracked skin on corner of thumb tried moisturiser and nothing seems to help very annoying could you recommend any other creams to try .?
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?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ?
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