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Doctor insights on: Sores Or Cracked Skin On Hands

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What would cause the skin on my hands to crack and split every winter?

What would cause the skin on my hands to crack and split every winter?

Hand eczema: Hand eczema, also known as dyshidrosiform or dyshidrotic eczema is an inflammatory condition that can manifest as tiny deep blisters, skin thickening, cracking (called fissures), redness, itching, and peeling. Topical steroid ointments or creams are commonly prescribed. Over-the-counter remedies include heavy emollients, "bag balm", and barrier creams. ...Read more

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My husband went to work and came home with dry cracked skin on the back of his hands. This has never happened before.

My husband went to work and came home with dry cracked skin on the back of his hands. This has never happened before.

Irritant dermatitis?: Can develop depending on the type of work/conditions/exposure to chemicals etc. May need to be seen if doesn't settle with a simple moisturiser ...Read more

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How do you crack your hand skin?

How do you crack your hand skin?

Not really: Your are snapping the ligaments and tendons which support your jaw and prevent it from moving out of a comfortable range of motion. When they get lax, the joint doesn't function as well as it once did and can lead to more discomfort and reduction in jaw movement. ...Read more

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What is this rash of cracked skin on my hand?

What is this rash of cracked skin on my hand?

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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Have really bad hands swollen red cracked skin burning sensations. What could it be?

Have really bad hands swollen red cracked skin burning sensations. What could it be?

Could be: Just very dry skin or possibly a form of eczema. See a doc who might be able to help you. I'm sure you have gone the moisturizer route without help already. ...Read more

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The skin on my hands is cracked and bleeding in places what is the best lotion to use on them. Also my heels are very cracked too.

The skin on my hands is cracked and bleeding in places what is the best lotion to use on them. Also my heels are very cracked too.

There are many......: Onyx makes a good "cracked skin repair",
O'keefe makes one.....
Sometimes the cracks etc are from excessive water (on hand) sometimes a skin condition might be present which you would want to know about as sometimes a steroid cream may be needed, also, I would consider oral fish oil supplements which have good skin lubricating properties...ever see a seal with bad skin? ...Read more

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My husband has only one hand with severe dry cracked skin and nails are dry and fungal?

My husband has only one hand with severe dry cracked skin and nails are dry and fungal?

Contact dermatitis?: If he is using that hand for routine work and coming in contact with something he is allergic to he can get skin inflammtion and irritation.
Try to avoid direct contact with some thing that is irritant, e.g. If detergent than wear Gloves, If gloves are the culprit than use Latex free glove.
Try OTC Hydrocortisone cream fo 3 days. If not better or getting worse, please see your doctor for propei ...Read more

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My skin is always dry (sometimes my hands crack and bleed) and lotions never work. Are there any non-topical treatments/cures? Any foods I can eat?

My skin is always dry (sometimes my hands crack and bleed) and lotions never work. Are there any non-topical treatments/cures? Any foods I can eat?

Dry: It comes down to applying fragrance free moisturizers often during times of dry skin. Supplements and foods will not hydrate the skin as moisturizers will. ...Read more

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I have itchy hand and feet and cracked hands and feet. Is this some skin condition?

Dishydrotic Eczema?: The skin condition that you may be experiencing may either be a fungal infection or a condition called dishydrotic eczema. Both are treatable. See your provider to sort this out! ...Read more

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I have a rash on the palms of my hands for about 9 months now. It feels like something eating my skin and leaves them cracked sore and dry.?

I have a rash on the palms of my hands for about 9 months now. It feels like something eating my skin and leaves them cracked sore and dry.?

Dermatologist helps: Dry, cracked skin on the palms can be eczema or an allergy to something (gloves, tools, creams, etc.), plus maybe yeast or fungus growth in addition to eczema. The over-the-counter Hydrocortisone is usually not strong enough for palm eczema, since the palm is thicker skin. A patient can see a primary care doctor for treatment, though the doctor may the patient refer to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have oily face, dry lips, dry dull hair, and very dry hands. My nails grow slowly and easily crack. How can I have a pefect skin, lips, hair, and nails?

I have oily face, dry lips, dry dull hair, and very dry hands. My nails grow slowly and easily crack. How can I have a pefect skin, lips, hair, and nails?

Nutrition: Be sure that you are adhering too a good diet (that is plentiful in rich fruits and vegetables) and getting plenty of exercise. Another possibility to consider is hypothyroidism. Sometimes it can cause this presentation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If you have tiny amount of blood on intact skin but wash your hands that are chapped/cracked on another area can you get a BBP such as HCV, HBV, HIV?

If you have tiny amount of blood on intact skin but wash your hands that are chapped/cracked on another area can you get a BBP such as HCV, HBV, HIV?

Whose blood?: If it was your blood, there is no risk.
If it was blood from some one who has active infection with HCV, HIV the risk is minimal, the risk is slightly higher for HBV.
You can and should vaccination for HBV. ...Read more

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I head a loud popping sound in my right hand followed by a crack, my fingers have been numb and I can close my hand half way before it starts to hurt?

I head a loud popping sound in my right hand followed by a crack, my fingers have been numb and I can close my hand half way before it starts to hurt?

Go see family doctor: You didn't describe what you were doing when this happened but assuming that you injured yourself, you need an x-ray to look for broken bone (s). At the very least, get evaluated looking for nerve damage. Otoh, many people can "crack their knuckles" w/o any pain. But if it hurts & causes numbness, it's time to get evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a dry cracked skin on right hand ring finger which sometime even bleed. For temporary relief I apply moisturizers and oils to keep finger moist?

I have a dry cracked skin on right hand ring finger which sometime even bleed. For temporary relief I apply moisturizers and oils to keep finger moist?

Contact dermatitis: Probably coming from your ring. Your skin is probably sensitive to it. Now, moistuizers may help but Hydrocortisone cream will also heal the skin. If you have sensitive skin on that finger to that particular alloy, perhaps you could take it to a jewler and see if he can help. ...Read more

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I have very dry skin on my hands they crack and bleed around the knuckles I use a liquid hand soap and handcream when I wash them it helps some but.?

I have very dry skin on my hands they crack and bleed around the knuckles I use a liquid hand soap and handcream when I wash them it helps some but.?

Hand dermatitits: You might be over washing. Use a non soap cleanser such as cerave cleanser. Use a thick cream to moisturize not a lotion. You might also try an otc mild topical steroid. If no better see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Foosh with dislocated elbow & cracked radial head. Elbow is painfree, but wrist pain is severe. Unable to supinate or pronate & have hand weakness.

See hand surgeon: Elbow injuries of this type are often associated with wrist injuries...And if the elbow injury was concentrated upon, a more subtle wrist injury may have been missed. Inability to pronate or supinate is not normal...You need to see a hand surgeon.

http://www. Assh. Org/public/pages/handsurgeons. Aspx

good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have hydrocortisone cream 1% for my hands cracked skin. Can I also use it for ext. Hemorrhoids?

I have hydrocortisone cream 1% for my hands cracked skin. Can I also use it for ext. Hemorrhoids?

Hydrocortisone: Yes, but limited use--1-3 days only in body fold area. Cracked hands are better treated with heavy moisture and use cortisone only for itch. Hemorrhoids can improved with cortisone, but in occluded areas--anus--cortisones could induce atrophy if used too long. Best limit it to occasional use and for 1-3 days at a time. ...Read more

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Wht can I do to heal the crack skin under my pinky toe?

Cream: If there is no infection and it is just dry skin, use a urea cream. Make sure there is no possibility of athlete's foot or a bacterial infection. If it does hurt please see a physician. ...Read more