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Ulcers On Finger Tips
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Typing not a cause: The typing is not the cause of the pain. Have a rheumatologist look at your hands for an underlying cause. ...Read more
Finger tips -answer: What are these bruises? This could be a circulation problem. Do your fingers change color in the cold? These could be blood clots. The skin peeling could be "mechanics hands". This can be seen is certain muscle problems. Also certain skin rashes can do this. You need to see your doctor and have him or her have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturize: Eczema responds well to good hand moisturization , hand creams are sometimes better than lotions. Try not to have your hands in very hot water as that will dry the skin out more. Sometimes mild steroid creams are used and if ones over the counter don't help when flared badly then see your doctor for more options. ...Read more
Cover or dry it out: If the blister is still raw, consider using some kind of cover - like a bandaid or something gel-like (eg. Spenco second skin). If the blister is drying out, you probably don't need to put anything on it and your sock will protect it. Just avoid anything that may be the cause of friction and/or irritation that resulted in the formation of the blister to begin with. ...Read more
How can I prevent painful, monthly peeling of skin on fingers between distal knuckle and cuticle? I keep my hands moisturized.
Need a diagnosis: I cannot clearly clarify what your diagnosis is. In the wintertime skin is dryer. You need to discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more
More information: Dear JackG, unfortunately you gave us little information. Pain in the tip of the fingers could be many things like trauma/microtrauma/excessive use, vascular or neurological problems. Maybe you can report with more information, like your age, duration, change in finger appearance, change in sensation or strength and prior episodes. Do you smoke? ...Read more
Finger nails on my left hand are splitting down the middle and have red spots and hurt to touch them? What could this be? My finger nails on my left hand I have red spots on each finger nail, and are very easily to tear or pull back. My finger nails on my
Sure it's calluses?: Callus formation is typically due to chronic mechanical pressure on an area of skin. Be sure of the diagnosis with your physician. It may be warts or other skin conditions that can mimic callouses. For calluses filing down the dead layer of skin after soaking them in warm water with epsom salts works well and should not cause any pain. ...Read more
Hard to say...: ...Without knowing what is causing them. You'll need to see a dermatologist to determine the proper treatment. ...Read more
Just the fingernails on my pointer & middle fingers on both hands are extremely thin & flat. My general health is excellent. Any suggestions?
Only 2 flat nails: suggests heredity or nail trauma to base at site of matrix. Nothing to worry about but unlikely you can really change them, sorry ...Read more
Blister: Please go to the er or your pcp and get proper care. ...Read more