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What are the best treatments for frequently cracked skin on finger?

What are the best treatments for frequently cracked skin on finger?

Start with lotions: Assuming it's not a skin disease which can be evaluated by a dermatologist, until then I may assume is dry skin due to poor skin care or certain chemicals. Use a good skin lotion frequently for a while until you see a Doctor. ...Read more

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OCD ritual is popping my pimples. Can't stop. Got comedone tool to stop using fingers, to not hurt skin. How do I use it? PS - in treatment for OCD.

OCD ritual is popping my pimples. Can't stop. Got comedone tool to stop using fingers, to not hurt skin.  How do I use it? PS - in treatment for OCD.

The loop: of the comedone extractor is pushed gently against the comedone. Don't drag it or push too hard. BUT - you really need to keep working on that compulsion. Take care. ...Read more

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Liquid-fill bubble around fingers and feet. Dries up and begins to peel. Any over-the-counter treatment to repair peeling of my skin?

Liquid-fill bubble around fingers and feet. Dries up and begins to peel. Any over-the-counter treatment to repair peeling of my skin?

Fungus or eczema: The 2 most common problems i would say is either a fungus known as bullous tinea pedis or possibly a dyshidrotic exczema or combination of both. You can try a combination of an over the counter antifungal and steroid cream. If no improvement see the dermatologist. ...Read more

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Treatment resistant hand eczema. Creams are not working, and skin on fingers is very thick, I am ashamed of my hands and hide them in public now!

Treatment resistant hand eczema. Creams are not working, and skin on fingers is very thick, I am ashamed of my hands and hide them in public now!

See details: New data suggests eczema is caused by a substance secreted by staph bacteria found on your skin. See a dermatologist again and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I burned my finger and have a dime-size blister. The skin was already damaged from a previous burn. I take Humira, (adalimumab) &worry about infection. Treatment?

I burned my finger and have a dime-size blister. The skin was already damaged from a previous burn. I take Humira, (adalimumab) &worry about infection. Treatment?

Keep an eye on it: You will need to keep an eye on it . If the lesion spreads, fails to heal after 2 weeks, becomes tender and warmth, or exudes pus, call your doctor immediately. Otherwise just be sure to keep the area clean. ...Read more

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I slept on my left arm & now my pinky and ring finger are tingling. I also lean my head on my hand at my desk. Is it cubital tunnel? Treatment?

I slept on my left arm & now my pinky and ring finger are tingling. I also lean my head on my hand at my desk. Is it cubital tunnel? Treatment?

Probably Normal: It depends on how long after you are awake it takes your pinky and little finger to feel "normal" again (no tingling). Carpal tunnel Syndrome diagnosis is common in people who type /use the computer excessively, smoke , are sedentary. A brief physical exam performed by your family doc can suggest CTS but a nerve conduction study is the confirmatory test together with specific signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Details are everythi: Who said scabies? Distribution and duration of skin symptoms? When treated? How many times? Others also affected? Others treated even if no itch? EXACT details of treatment? If scabies, how did you get it? No answer without these details. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for thickened skin?

What is the best treatment for thickened skin?

It depends: To better answer your question, we'd need to know what the cause of the thickened skin is. And we'd need to know the location. Thickened skin could be the result of psoriasis, eczema, poor hygiene, etc. So without additional information, it's difficult to answer your question. ...Read more

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Are there any at home treatments for skin infection or bacteria infection on my finger?

Finger infections: Please see your doctor right away. There are no home treatments for bacterial infections. They need to be cultured and to be treated with antibiotics to be taken by mouth. Untreated bacterial infections of fingers can easily spread upward to infect the arm and the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Itchy,red,dry,peeling of skin between 3rd and 4th finger?whats dg?whats the tretment?

Itchy,red,dry,peeling of skin between 3rd and 4th finger?whats dg?whats the tretment?

Skin itchy: It can be dry skin, or fungal infection. Have your tried any topical ointment? If persist then see your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments or cures for dermatillomania? For me, i pick the skin around my finger nails, sometimes until it bleeds.

Are there any treatments or cures for dermatillomania? For me, i pick the skin around my finger nails, sometimes until it bleeds.

Picking: Skin picking is a difficult but treatable condition. There are several cognitive behavioral treatment strategies to try. Consult a behavioral specialist or go to trich.Org website to get more info. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for finger pulp infection?

What is the best treatment for finger pulp infection?

If pus then drain: If it is a cellulitis - the area is red and swollen but there is no collection of pus, then antibiotics alone may work, but if there is a collection of pus - abcess, felon, or paronychia, then surgical drainage is necessary. ...Read more

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Swollen, sore index finger. What is the best treatment for this?

Swollen, sore index finger. What is the best treatment for this?

Warm Soaks: Hard to be more specific from your description. A paranychia is a common infection around the finger nail and can cause this. Usually warm soaks help, but if symptoms get worse you may need antibiotics. Get it checked out by your doctor if soaking doesn't help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fungus in the fingers its looks like a herpes virus?

What is the best treatment for fungus in the fingers its looks like a herpes virus?

See doctor: The treatments for fungal and herpes on the fingers are by prescription. See the doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a jammed/sprained finger?

What's the best treatment for a jammed/sprained finger?

Finger sprain: Swelling from a sprain, bruise or tiny fracture may make the joint stiff and as a result hard to make a full fist or painful making the hand feel weak. Typically it is better to transiently splint the pip and dip figer joints straight when inactive, ice and at the same time work on motion when swelling is down. Nsaids can help as well. Often swelling persists in the small joints for a few months. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Tendons,Nerves,Blood: In addition to the skin on the finger which needs to be closed, there are other vital structures in the fingers that may need prompt attention by a doctor. This includes the tendons that straighten and bend the fingers; nerves that give sensation; arteries that carry blood; and bones. If there is any difficulty moving the finger, numbnes in the tip or the tip is pale go to the er. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor. ...Read more

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X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

Usually splint: X-rays cannot see ligaments, therefore if a finger x-ray showed a ligament injury, it was most likely due to an avulsion injury (the ligament is not torn but actually tears a small piece of bone away from its point of attachment). This is usually treated by immobilization, sometimes by surgery. It is best to consult a hand surgeon for a definitive treatment plan. ...Read more