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Husband had dry, cracking, peeling palms all year long. Has not been able to get rid of it for over apx. A year.?
Emollients: I'm sure your husband has tried just about everything over the counter including moisterizers and emollients like eucerin cream or aquaphor. There might be something else going on other than just dry skin. We often see fungal infections on the hands, especially if someone wears gloves a lot (like athletes foot for the hands). I'd suggest getting a check by a doc to see if this isn't fungus. ...Read more
Washing up at work I was sorting out cutlery I managed to stab my palm on the lifeline crease, would I need medical help?
See a doctor: With the injury you describe you could need stitches but may have also caused tendon damage. Get it checked out with a physician. ...Read more
Ben havng raynaulds phenom. Also havng swelling of palm hand mainly at crease of finger and thumb. What cld b causng this?
Skin creases help: Move, expand, fold and stat contoured. Palm creases are just one type. The major creases are aligned with joints, tendons and their fodilng or stetting is in unison with motion. Similarly note wrist creases, creases on knuckles and any major hinge type of joint. ...Read more
How rare is it to have a simian crease (a single palmar crease) on both palms without having down syndrome?
Fairly common: A single sided simian crease is found in about 10% of the population, whereas having it on both palms is found in about 5%. When a condition is seen in this many people, it is considered somewhat common. Many more people who have a simian crease have normal chromosomes than have down syndrome. ...Read more
See below: It occurs in about 1 of 30 babies. ...Read more
Simian Crease: Yes. Google and look at images.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have tiny holes in the creases of my palms. They look like tons of tiny pin pricks. When tuned or scratched the skin easily comes off. What are they?
I have a flaky rash on the to part of my right finger on my palm side and a tiny ump in the crease of my finger only on this finger?
Skin irritation: Hard to tell from your description, but irritation of the skin on the hands is common, and usually caused by something your hand came in contact with - from lifting, or using a tool, or from a glove. If it doesn't get better, see a dermatologist ...Read more
Stop worrying: Dermatoglyphics has contributed a great deal of data, some interesting correlations, and nothing that's going to be of any importance to you as a human being. If the lines on your palm match those of a kid with a trisomy, but you don't have a trisomy, who cares? It can lead only to superstition, and it will have no predictive value. ...Read more
What causes my feet to big creases in it. Like palm of my hand but deep lines. They also like callus places. Thank you?
Swelling: If you have any swelling in your feet it can cause indentations from you shoes and socks. Calluses are caused by pressure and irritation. Any time the skin is irritated it produces dead layers of skin. These become dense and hard. ...Read more
Hi, I have a small swelling in the elbow crease of my left arm (inner elbow). When the palm of my hand is facing outwards, the swelling is just abov?
The site you: Describe is near the medial epicondyle of the upper arm bone/humerus. This is the origin of muscles/muscle attachments that flex and pronate/rotate the forearm. The tendons can become inflamed and painful and swell with overuse, typically racquet sports, golf and throwing. Rest, ice, compression, elevation remain the mainstay of treatment; non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen/naproxen) OK. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my grandchild is a week old and doctors have noticed he only has 1 crease on each hand what could it be?
It happens: This occurs at least on one side in roughly 7% of the population. It's origin is thought to reflect how baby holds its hand in the womb. There is an association with low muscle tone and as such it appears in some conditions where this is common like Down syndrome.I'd follow the doctors lead on this. If they express no particular concern I would look on it as nothing to lose sleep over. ...Read more
I know it's 1 in 30 to have a simian crease on one hand. What are the odds of having a simian crease on both hands?
Not quite sure: It depends from your racial and ethnic descend. It seems like in western populations it's quite rare, but in asian population is much more common. The lowest prevalence have swiss, eskimos, dutch populations. ...Read more
Had hand surgery on palmer crease, cut reopened after stitches removed, how to care for and exercise hand now, also how long before fully functional?
The palm skin often:
Heals well with dressing changes. And uncomlicated healing times differ but a good average time (known because there are certain surgical procedures where the pal is left intentionally open and unsutured) is about 3 weeks
still as u had surgery call your surgeon!
sometimes it is just the superficial dry or macerated skin and it is not open. Other times there could be infection or sinus tract. ...Read more
My hand has been hurting. It starts from the crease of my thumb and hurts on the top of my hand and shoots up my arm. What is it?
it is common in women in their 40s and 50s to get arthritis in the base of the thumb which can cause symptoms similar to yours including trouble with opening jars, etc. There is also a common tendonitis, called dequervain's tenosynovitis, which may be the cause of your pain. Lastly, if the thumb catches and locks with motion, it could be a trigger thumb. ...Read more
I have bump right in the middle of neck/head right on the crease, I got tboned last week, but haven't been to doctors, my hand shaked a lot today.
Car accident: Means seeing your doctor to rule out or identify medical conditions. If you miss something and it is not treated it can get worse. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What would cause deep creases suddenly below neck on chest? Starts at shoulder and forms a wide V. They are deep I can run my hand across and feel.
When I bend my right hand up, I feel lump on the inside of arm right below the elbow crease and 1/4 inch to left. What could it be?
Lump: This action stretches your flexor tendons and that may be what you a feeling. Other possibilities include a cyst on the tendons or perhaps the synovial sac swelling. If this get enlarged get checked. ...Read more
Pain/pressure in L.arm elbow crease. Tingling in hand/arm. Dizzy spells. Tenderness and slight swollen veins on back of left hand?
Pinch nerve: Possibly you have herniated disc in neck. ...Read more
Peeling, dry palms: Are often caused by contact dermatitis--contact with harsh detergents, soaps and lotions that contain perfume; cold, dry air; eczema or fungal infections. Use fresh water instead of soap; apply calamine lotion. A low dose OTC steroid cream can be applied. Symptoms worsened by dry skin: use good quality moisturizer during daytime. Consider repair glycolic acid creams at night, maybe with cotton gloves ...Read more
Very rare syndrome:
Bier spots are very rare. Other things that could cause this appearance need to be checked for and ruled out, before a diagnosis of Bier spots is made. Please get checked. Read more about Bier spots and the other things that can cause that appearance here: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC4375760/
Stop smoking now, if you do! ...Read more