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Palms of hands & bottom of feet peels, what could be the cause? I have used medicated ointments, creams, athlets foot medications &psorioss meds.

Palms of hands & bottom of feet peels, what could be the cause? I have used medicated ointments, creams, athlets foot medications &psorioss meds.

Need diagnosis: There are many causes of the changes in your palms and feet. Your dermatologist can help clarify what these causes are and direct appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Could cuticle cream be used on your hands?

Could cuticle cream be used on your hands?

Yes: If the cuticle cream is simply very concentrated emollient, then it can be used on the hands as well. A few cuticle creams contain an alkaline component designed to soften and remove the cuticles and usually have directions to wash it off within five minutes. These should not be used on the hands. ...Read more

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What cream or lotion that will stop my hands from feeling really dry without that greasy feeling?

What cream or lotion that will stop my hands from feeling really dry without that greasy feeling?

Cerave: Cerave, neutrogena norwegian hand creme are non - greasy hand creams that could be useful. You must also avoid irritating chemicals by wearing gloves during wet work. Allergy patch testing may reveal chemicals that you should avoid. This test is done by a dermatologist in 2office visits 2-3 days apart. ...Read more

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Hands keep getting crusty so I keep moisturizing it will antibacterial cream. How do I get it to clear up instantly?

Need actual eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Why doesn't any cream or lotion work 4 my very dry hands? I've even tried "good" brands like CeraVe? After using it my hands still don't feel moist.

Eczema?: It's possible you're dealing with eczema, which causes one to have extremely dry patches of skin that can become irritated and itchy and are often resistant to most over the counter lotions and creams. Have you tried Vaseline? You may need prescription medications like DermaSmoothe or courses of a topical corticosteroid in cream or ointment form. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Hello dr. I am pregnant and there are somany strech marks in my hands and stomache. Is there any cream to remove this strech marks?

Hello dr. I am pregnant and there are somany strech marks in my hands and stomache. Is there any cream to remove this strech marks?

Not really.: Unfortunately, there aren't any good topical creams or treatments for stretch marks. Stretch marks represent permanent damage to the dermal (deep) layer of the skin. Some of these will be less noticeable with time. Once you have completed child bearing, you may consider seeing a plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck. ...Read more

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It is about 4 day I have many spots on my hands specialy on my palms which are increasing. I used benovate cream but no effect?

It is about 4 day I have many spots on my hands specialy on my palms which are increasing. I used benovate cream but no effect?

As above: Since u indicated that they r increasing, I think
it is better to see your PCP for evaluation and workup or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Over the last 6 days my hands have become extremely dry, scaley and cracking. Even after medicated moisture cream from doctors. What can I do? And why

Probably fungus: If you have dry scale on skin and it is not improving with moisturizer cream, it could be a fungal infection. I would try a topical anti-fungal cream but you will have to use it daily for at least 2-3 weeks to completely get rid of the fungus. Your hands will improve fast but it takes longer to completely treat this condition ...Read more

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My friend has burn marks in his hands....So could you please suggest any cream to reduce those marks because he feels quite awakward in meeting others?

My friend has burn marks in his hands....So could you please suggest any cream to reduce those marks because he feels quite awakward in meeting others?

Depends: Newly healed burns will naturally be red, pink, or brown. The injured and healed skin is very susceptible to hyperpigmentation with uv (daylight) exposure. Sunscreen is essential for the first three months. Silicone gel in liquid or solid forms can also be applied to the areas, and should be used for at least three months to improve scarring. ...Read more

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My sister in law is here in Fl. From Colombia, she has dermatitis on both hands. In Colombia she uses Clobezan Cream. Is there anything OTC she can buy?

My sister in law is here in Fl. From Colombia, she has dermatitis on both hands. In Colombia she uses Clobezan Cream. Is there anything OTC she can buy?

Hydrocortisone cream: Hydrocortisone cream is the only OTC one I am aware of among the steroid family. It's of a low-intermediate potency compared to the clobetasol one which is very highly potent. She may try the hydrocortisone if it's the only option, otherwise a prescription is needed... Get well! ...Read more

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Will nappy cream help cure cuts on my hand?

Will nappy cream help cure cuts on my hand?

Potentially: If by "nappy cream" you mean common diaper ointments. Zinc oxide has been demonstrated as a potentiator of wound healing, and is found in many diaper ointments.
However, the sterility of some ointments designed for topical skin use cannot be guaranteed and could actually infect a wound with new bacteria. ...Read more

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Which lotion/cream should I use for my hands that are prone to atopic eczema?

Which lotion/cream should I use for my hands that are prone to atopic eczema?

Eczema: Over the counter cerave, aquafor, eucerin, exederm and vanicream are to name a few and use them frequently. ...Read more

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What creams are for skin itch on the hands, where there isn't a visible rash?

What creams are for skin itch on the hands, where there isn't a visible rash?

Itch: Hydrocortisone 1 percent over the counter might help but prescription cortisone creams might do much better. Sarna lotion otc is another alternative with menthol. ...Read more

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Do I need to wash my hands before touching my face creams so as not to contaminate them?

Do I need to wash my hands before touching my face creams so as not to contaminate them?

Face Cream hygiene: For optimal hygiene, it is a good idea to wash your hands before applying any multiple use product. In theory, if your hands are dirty, then any bacteria will be transferred to the face cream and from there to your face. ...Read more

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I have nonhodgkins lymphoma, stage three. Should I be using certain kinds of face and hand creams, sun shield?

I have nonhodgkins lymphoma, stage three. Should I be using certain kinds of face and hand creams, sun shield?

Yes, everyone should: Everyone should use sun screen if he is going to have significant sun expisure. Lymphoma patients are no exception. There is no EXTRA need, but those CURRENTLY getting chemotherapy (except for rituximab) may sunburn more easily. ...Read more

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I have put elidel cream in my face, washed hands afterwards and hours laters I touched my face and then I ate something...possible harm?

I have put elidel cream in my face, washed hands afterwards and hours laters I touched my face and then I ate something...possible harm?

Not likely: While there is a small possibility that some of the substance was ingested this way it would have been at such a low level as to not cause toxicity. In all likelihood you didn't ingest any of it. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm using cream made up for pain in feet and hands from c.I.D.P.?

What to do if I'm using cream made up for pain in feet and hands from c.I.D.P.?

Cream: I'm not sure of the question. If you are using the cream and it is not helping, see the ordering physician for help. If you are not using it, start. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm using cream made up for pain in feet and hands from c.i.d.p.?

What do you advise if I'm using cream made up for pain in feet and hands from c.i.d.p.?

If you have CIDP: The typical motor form has very little associated pain, but there is a sensory variant, especially involving smaller nerve fibres which could cause discomfort. The entire spectrum responds well to IVIG infusions every 3-4 weeks. Is your diagnosis clarified, and thoroughly documented? A transdermal pain creme works best when includes ketamine, and even xylocaine, (lidocaine) but this is merely symptomatic. ...Read more

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My mum suffers from bad eczema on her fingertips. What's a good hand cream/remedy for this?

My mum suffers from bad eczema on her fingertips. What's a good hand cream/remedy for this?

Avoidance/Moisturize: Avoidance of triggers is important. Wear gloves when washing dishes, limit frequent hand washing with harsh soaps, frequently moisturize with fragrant-free lotions (I like Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Eucerin). In addition can apply Aquaphor or Vaseline to hands at night and cover with cotton gloves to help seal in moisture. If severe, prescription topical corticosteroid ointment applied is effective. ...Read more

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Can Methylparaben and Propylparaben which are found in hand cream cause or increase the risk of cancer?

Can Methylparaben and Propylparaben which are found in hand cream cause or increase the risk of cancer?

I say "No": Nothing stops militants from identifying anything as "causing cancer". I looked the claims over and they seem to be manufactured. The stuff is abundant in blueberries and nobody's shown it's a mutagen. ...Read more

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I treated myself for scabies two days ago with the cream and I have a new bite mark on my hand what do I need to do?

I treated myself for scabies two days ago with the cream and I have a new bite mark on my hand what do I need to do?

Scabies: Itching or rash may persist for 1-2 weeks after treatment. Clothes, bed linens must be decontaminated by machine washing at 60°C or higher. Insecticidal spray or powder must be applied to items which cannot be washed. Treat all the infected family members or roommates. If symptoms persist after 2 weeks, may need re-treatment ...Read more