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My daughter has dry cracked skin on her earlobe which won't heal. What could be the cause of this?

My daughter has dry cracked skin on her earlobe which won't heal.  What could be the cause of this?

Could be..: Could be an infection, fungal or bacterial requiring medication. Could be an allergic reaction, such as to an earring. This may require a steroid cream.Could be skin condition such as eczema. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I use or buy to help heal raw thin skin under glans that won't heal tried almost everything been this way for years now after skin crack bad?

What can I use or buy to help heal raw thin skin under glans that won't heal tried almost everything been this way for years now after skin crack bad?

See answer: Most important would be to see either a urologist and/or dermatologist to obtain accurate diagnosis. Your description most consistent with an eczema dermatitis. Since circumcised, fungal not likely. Important to rule out a contact dermatitis from soap, fabric softeners, laundry detergent, creams, etc. Chronic use of steroid creams will worsen. Vit e cream, aloe vera, or petroleum jelly may help. ...Read more

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

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

Probably an acute...: Fungal infection causing the crack in the skin. This is one of the presentations of this problem. The best way (in my opinion) is to use a cream that kills the fungus, instead of using one that just slows down the replication. Lotrimin ultra, or Lamisil (terbinafine) creams are easy to find and work the vast majority of the time. ...Read more

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My left foot started to crack and I the skin on top started to fold back so I started to peel it and it won't heal. What do I do?

Fungal: An exfoliating scrub and antigungal medicine by mouth and topically. See a doctor on healthtap or in there office to help you with medication. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vagina is raw and sore after sex but the soreness doesn't go away and it looks like the skin is cracked but doesn't heal.?

Possible infection: Yeast can cause these symptoms but also other infections may also cause it; lack of lubrication may also cause raw skin. See you doctor to make sure. ...Read more