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Thickening Of The Skin On The Fingers
Hands started itching 1 week ago. No visible rash. Some skin-colored thickened skin on fingers, peeling. No change in hydration, products, foods.
Could periodic rapid thickening (then splitting and peeling) of skin on tips of all fingers and toes combined with rust colored pits on finger pads indicate an autoimmune problem?
Its possible: Rough, thick skin on the finger tips with cracks and discoloration can be related to repeated exposure to chemicals/dry environment. This can also be seen is polymyositis and dermatomyositis which are autoimmune diseases involving primarily the muscles and skin respectively. ...Read more
Simply stop doing it: It would not cause serious problem. But you'd better cover it with bandaid to let it regrow. I assume it did not cause bleeding yet. ...Read more
Show it to a doctor.: A questionable finding on your skin should be examined in person by a physician. Best of luck. ...Read more
Consider: Dermatological examination.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recover from what?: Recover from what? Resubmit with specifics.Get a more detailed answer ›
The skin on all of my finger tips has peeled off. They have been in no chemicals, what could be causing this?
Sometimes the skin on my fingers turn a blue-ish green color, and it lasts for up to two days or a little less. What is it?
Need more info: Interesting problem. May be due to transfer of color from a book or magazine or other object. I think at your age the next time this coloration appears see your primary care physician. ...Read more
When working with steel small burrs or slivers touch skin on fingers and I get sharp pains in fingers and seems my whole body?
Theky are painful: Wear gloves if possible, most factories have large lenses to get those metal slivers out. You need to do this because the pain will continue until you do. Again, wear gloves if possible but definitely get the splinters out. ...Read more
I have burned my finger with a deep fryer at work. My skin has shrivelled and dried up, and has turned brown. Will this heal back to my original skin?
2nd degree burn: May cause some pink scar formation. The brown skin is called eschar and is usually a sign of healing; however, scar formation may be lighter or darker than surrounding skin. ...Read more
When I straighten my fingers, there are vertical creases at the top underside of them and it feels like my skin is shrinking/tightening. Just started?
Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers, frequent hand washing, and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream or Aquaphor at least two times per day. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec. For break-through itch, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Sarna lotion can be added. Irritating environmental factors should be avoided. ...Read more
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
See details: How do you break any bad habit? By making a conscious effort not to continue doing it. ...Read more
Tear injury: It's an avulsion or tear of the skin and bleeding has stopped, simply clean, dry and bandaid the area for several days. If it's a laceration or if it's not possible to stop the bleeding, apply a pressure dressing and head to the hospital emergency room. ...Read more
Maybe not: If the piece is very small, just apply a small amount of vaseline from a tube or aquaphor twice a day and it should fall off on its own. Cover it with a band aid. ...Read more
Don't think so.: You may have just found them, but they must have been there for years as your head doesn't really grow much after adulthood. ...Read more
I have a cut on one of my fingers for the last few years caused by broken skin, what could it be related to?
My finger is very very big due to 2 tumors on it and my finger with skin beside it hurts me much, what should I do?
Removal: See your doctor about removal. LGet a more detailed answer ›
Burnt my two fingers 3 weeks ago on hot boiling water they blistered popped and now the skin has come off abit pink underneath?
This is normal: As long as you still have sensation on your finger tips, it should do fine ...Read more
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