Dermatology Community
very hard skin on hands
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

very hard skin on hands

i have very hard patches on my palms which crack all the time.have tried all sorts of creams had a patch test which was negative. the skin looks thick yellowydry and cracked. steriod cream hasn t worked very well . any idea s what this could be.
Related Discussions
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi
This s a case of xerosis or dried skin. In your case, this appears to be in its sever form. There is such a case as xerotic dermatitis. This form of dermatitis may lead to itchiness and thinning of the skin. A rash may or may not be present. Refrain from prolonged exposure to water. Avoid using soaps and lotions .Just use a mild cleanser such as Cetaphil when washing the hands. Also, use moisturizing cream to keep the hands from drying. Apply Vitamin E cream three times a day to keep the hands moisturized. Refrain from applying steroids at the moment as the skin condition does not seem to respond to this.

Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dermatology Answerers
995833_tn?1375604252
Blank
maatson
Other
757137_tn?1347200053
Blank
allmymarbles
NJ
1096512_tn?1384893378
Blank
vedadhar
Hyderabad, India