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What is this rash of cracked skin on my hand?

What is this rash of cracked skin on my hand?

Hand eczema: Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. Your genetic make-up), and external (e.g. Contact with irritants and allergens such as chemicals). The irritant nature of some chemicals means that hand eczema is particularly common in people with jobs involving cleaning, catering, . ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have a rash on the palms of my hands for about 9 months now. It feels like something eating my skin and leaves them cracked sore and dry.?

I have a rash on the palms of my hands for about 9 months now.  It feels like something eating my skin and leaves them cracked sore and dry.?

Dermatologist helps: Dry, cracked skin on the palms can be eczema or an allergy to something (gloves, tools, creams, etc.), plus maybe yeast or fungus growth in addition to eczema. The over-the-counter Hydrocortisone is usually not strong enough for palm eczema, since the palm is thicker skin. A patient can see a primary care doctor for treatment, though the doctor may the patient refer to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is my skin rash and how do I treat it? I have a rash on my wrist that appeared a week or so ago. I have tried antifungal cream and triple antibiotic ointment. It itches like crazy and i can't stop scratching. At it's worst the rash was cracked and

What is my skin rash and how do I treat it? I have a rash on my wrist that appeared a week or so ago.  I have tried antifungal cream and triple antibiotic ointment.  It itches like crazy and i can't stop scratching. At it's worst the rash was cracked and

There : There are several possibilities including psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, and skin allergy. I would recommend that you only use a gentle cleanser when cleaning your hands (like cerave or cetaphil), and use a moisturizer cream such as aquaphor, cetaphil, eucerin, or cetaphil cream twice daily. If not better after a week or so, consider a trip to a dermatologist who can make an accurate diagnosis and formulate a good treatment plan for you. You might need a steroid cream/ointment to clear this up. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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My husband has only one hand with severe dry cracked skin and nails are dry and fungal?

Contact dermatitis?: If he is using that hand for routine work and coming in contact with something he is allergic to he can get skin inflammtion and irritation. Try to avoid direct contact with some thing that is irritant, e.g. If detergent than wear Gloves, If gloves are the culprit than use Latex free glove. Try OTC Hydrocortisone cream fo 3 days. If not better or getting worse, please see your doctor for propei ...Read more

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I have very bad rashes on both of my hands. Some time bust on into blisters and itch very bad. My hands look horrible andy skin is pulling.

I have very bad rashes on both of my hands. Some time bust on into blisters and itch very bad. My hands look horrible andy skin is pulling.

Allergy or eczema: This sounds like it is probably due to dyshidrotic eczema. Try to decrease hand washing and use topical Hydrocortisone ointment. Another possibility is contact dermatitis which is an allergy to something you are touching. If not better see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My skin is always dry (sometimes my hands crack and bleed) and lotions never work. Are there any non-topical treatments/cures? Any foods i can eat?

My skin is always dry (sometimes my hands crack and bleed) and lotions never work. Are there any non-topical treatments/cures? Any foods i can eat?

Dry: It comes down to applying fragrance free moisturizers often during times of dry skin. Supplements and foods will not hydrate the skin as moisturizers will. ...Read more

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What could cause skin rashes on the hands each spring?

What could cause skin rashes on the hands each spring?

Hand eczema - common: Allergy to something, but often not identified. Sounds like yours is pretty seasonal. Could be just about anything you come into contact with. Solvents/ metals / occupational exposure / or other typical allergens. Keep a diary to see if there is any association. Treatment is avoidance of irritants including soaps and hot water, hydration, topical steroids... ...Read more

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I have rashes on my skin, mainly hands and body - what's going on?

I have rashes on my skin, mainly hands and body - what's going on?

See a dermatologist: It is very difficult to comment on rashes without being able to visulaize them. A dermatologist can off er you the most help for this problem. ...Read more

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How do you crack your hand skin?

How do you crack your hand skin?

Not really: Your are snapping the ligaments and tendons which support your jaw and prevent it from moving out of a comfortable range of motion. When they get lax, the joint doesn't function as well as it once did and can lead to more discomfort and reduction in jaw movement. ...Read more

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Have really bad hands swollen red cracked skin burning sensations. What could it be?

Have really bad hands swollen red cracked skin burning sensations. What could it be?

Could be: Just very dry skin or possibly a form of eczema. See a doc who might be able to help you. I'm sure you have gone the moisturizer route without help already. ...Read more

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The skin on my hands is cracked and bleeding in places what is the best lotion to use on them. Also my heels are very cracked too.

The skin on my hands is cracked and bleeding in places what is the best lotion to use on them. Also my heels are very cracked too.

There are many......: Onyx makes a good "cracked skin repair", O'keefe makes one..... Sometimes the cracks etc are from excessive water (on hand) sometimes a skin condition might be present which you would want to know about as sometimes a steroid cream may be needed, also, I would consider oral fish oil supplements which have good skin lubricating properties...ever see a seal with bad skin? ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my skin rashes? I wash hands all day long at the hospital.

Hand eczema: Hand dermatitis (also known as hand eczema) often results from a combination of causes, including genetic makeup (constitutional factors), injury (contact with irritants) and allergy. Hand dermatitis is seen in industries involving cleaning, catering, metalwork, hairdressing, healthcare. Treat with moisturizers like cerave cream or cutemol 4-6 times per day. And prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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Child with 4 year old complaints of rashes and small skin eruptions in hand without any itching or irritations,what may be the cause?

Child with 4 year old complaints of rashes and small skin eruptions in hand without any itching or irritations,what may be the cause?

Need details: It would be nice to see a picture of the rash to answer your question. Also, is the child 4 years old, or are the complaints of rashes 4 years old. If the child is 4 years old, and the rash is just a few days, in the hands, the feet and the mouth, then it would be cause by a virus, the condition is called hand-foot-mouth disease. It goes away by itself. Rewrite your question if that's not it. ...Read more

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What would cause the skin on my hands to crack and split every winter?

What would cause the skin on my hands to crack and split every winter?

Hand eczema: Hand eczema, also known as dyshidrosiform or dyshidrotic eczema is an inflammatory condition that can manifest as tiny deep blisters, skin thickening, cracking (called fissures), redness, itching, and peeling. Topical steroid ointments or creams are commonly prescribed. Over-the-counter remedies include heavy emollients, "bag balm", and barrier creams. ...Read more

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I am having rashes on skin especially on.Both hands for last few weeks. Wats the solution ?

Hand rash: Multiple causes can produce a rash on your hands, it can be from something you are touching or excess moisture of the hands with frequent washing, you need to see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I don't know what is it all about. It looks like skin rashes on by both hands and left &right neck.i have clicked photo of it. But there is no option?

I don't know what is it all about. It looks like skin rashes on by both hands and left &right neck.i have clicked photo of it. But there is no option?

Skin rash: Best option is to have your doc look at it. Next, would be a virtual consult on HealthTap. There is a fee for this. Make sure it will accept your photo first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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