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What Is The Best Treatment For Thickening Of The Skin On The Fingers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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!
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 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
Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.
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
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
Are there any treatments or cures for dermatillomania? For me, i pick the skin around my finger nails, sometimes until it bleeds.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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