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Doctor insights on: Skin Cracking On Fingertips

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Can you teach me how to cure my heels' skin cracking problem?

Can you teach me how to cure my heels' skin cracking problem?

Happy Feet: Agree with dr f. Prevention: moisturize your feet with cream or ointment before bedtime. Then wear socks to bed. (some people even wrap their feet with saran wrap so it really soaks in. Good luck! ...Read more

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Skin Cracking (Definition)

Fissuring in outermost layer of ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Skin cracking?

What is the definition or description of: Skin cracking?

Skin cracking: Fissuring in outermost layer of tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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Why is the skin cracking on the tips of my fingers?

Why is the skin cracking on the tips of my fingers?

Fingertip eczema: Eczema on the fingertips is sometimes called fingertip eczema. If the eczema affects more of the hand than just the fingertips, it may be called hand eczema. Eczema on the fingertips may affect all the fingers or only some of the fingers. Fingertip eczema may affect the area of fingerprints or along or below the fingernail. It may be a form of contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What is the main cause for feet skin cracking and dryness?

What is the main cause for feet skin cracking and dryness?

Virginal/ruff contac: Skin will comfortably callous over time; too quick will cause additive tears. Cocoanut oil several times a day +slow down. If this fails after 5 to 8 days, a thorough dermatological exam is a must. From nutrition to exotic infections & syndromes must be considered as well as as a herald of a more general malady. Pls. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Super dried up and skin cracking on both hands?

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). The irritant nature of some chemicals means that hand eczema is particularly common in people with jobs involving cleaning, catering, . ...Read more

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Is my knuckle skin cracking a bad thing? Sometimes it bleeds.

Is my knuckle skin cracking a bad thing?  Sometimes it bleeds.

Not really.: Skin cracks when it gets dry, the same way leather does, especially in areas of high movement (such as knuckle joints). The most common cause of dry skin on the hands is frequent hand-washing, which is a good practice, but does dry your skin out. Get a good emollient hand lotion and apply it after each washing. If the problem persists, let a dermatologist sort it out. ...Read more

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My son has eczema, worst inside his elbows. What's the best thing to stop his skin cracking?

Keep moisturized: In eczema or any condition where skin is dry and itchy the best thing is to find a moisturizer that your sonĀ“s skin likes and apply multiple times per day. Do not forget to keep him very well hydrated, water is best ! lastly do not wait until the skin is cracking before you treat it, try to find the subtle signs when the flare up starts. Find out what aggravates it and eliminate it. ...Read more

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Dry skin + cracking on foreskin. Occured after soap change. Have switched back but to no avail. Have also tried baby oil.. Advise?

Dry skin + cracking on foreskin. Occured after soap change. Have switched back but to no avail. Have also tried baby oil.. Advise?

Dry skin: You may have had a reaction/dermatitis to the previous soap, and a low dose hydro-cortisone cream may be of benefit, or just to make less dry, an over the counter moisturizer with aloe may help. If persists, then see a dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Two, of my fingers on my right hand have become very dry small fluid filled bumps mayb blisters.. Skin cracking i used rash cream lotion what culd it b?

Two, of my fingers on my right hand have become very dry small fluid filled bumps mayb blisters.. Skin cracking i used rash cream lotion what culd it b?

Eczema: Sounds like eczema. Needs to be treated with mid to high potency steroids. Could try twice daily Hydrocortisone ointment and strict avoidance of soap, water and solvents for a few weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take for split skin on your perineum to heal?

How long will it take for split skin on your perineum to heal?

Wound care: Keeping the wound clean and then lightly moistened will generally expedite healing. Avoid abrading the area. Sitz baths are often recommended but are not necessary. A gentle shower head spray works as well. Mild soaps such as cetaphil with restoraderm work well followed by aquaphor ointment perfomred 3 times a day. ...Read more

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Open cut somewhat skin was red. I stepped on rusty steps do I have to worry about tetanus? Or split skin open cut with red inside hurts bad

Open cut somewhat skin was red. I stepped on rusty steps do I have to worry about tetanus? Or split skin open cut with red inside hurts bad

Yes and No: Yes... one can get a Tdap shot if the person is an adult and hasn't gotten a Td or Tdap shot in the last 10 years, regardless of the current incident. No... if the person's tetanus shot within the past 10 years was Td or Tdap, there is no special worry about tetanus in such scenarios. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my tailbone for months, usually when I sit a prolonged period of time. Yesterday, I discovered a cut or split skin right wh?

I have been having pain in my tailbone for months, usually when I sit a prolonged period of time. Yesterday, I discovered a cut or split skin right wh?

Get exam: This could be a pilonidal cyst that is causing the discomfort. A DR will be able to tell you immediately with an exam. Until then, warm sitz baths, or moist warm packs to the area may partially relieve the discomfort. ...Read more

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What creams can I use to split skin underneath the small toe?

What creams can I use to split skin underneath the small toe?

Moisturizing lotion: Best is moisturizing lotion twice a day. If it doesn't work after 7-10 days see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area i've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time i noticed skin growths ?

Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area i've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time i noticed skin growths ?

Yes: A chronic fissure will often develop a "sentinel tag" at the base of the fissure. If you have growths elsewhere it may be unrelated to the fissure. ...Read more

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My daughter has developed a split skin just below the spine tail bone in her butt?

My daughter has developed a split skin just below the spine tail bone in her butt?

Exam: she make have a pilonidal cysts, abscess or just irritation. In any case, she must be examined and diagnosed. ...Read more

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I think I had chronic anal fissures, it looks like a skin tag has grown in the place where is should have healed. It has gotten bigger. What do I do?

I think I had chronic anal fissures, it looks like a skin tag has grown in the place where is should have healed. It has gotten bigger. What do I do?

Proctologist: The skin tag is probably not symptomatic and requires no removal,but if you still have concerns a proctologist or colon-rectal surgeon would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more