Get E-Book on COVID-19

Q. How to fix dry and cracked bleeding skin on hands?

Answered by
Dr. V Srikanth Reddy
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 12, 2020 and last reviewed on: Feb 17, 2020

Hi doctor,

For about two years, I have constant problems with my hand skin. There are spots on my hand, where my skin gets extremely dry to the point where it peels, sometimes even cracks and bleeds. It regenerates quite quickly, even deeper wounds heal in three to five days.

I consulted several dermatologists, here is what I was able to confirm so far:

It is not a fungal or bacterial infection, it may be a blood vessel problem. Smoking tobacco seems to make symptoms more severe (more peeling and cracking), the problem occurs only in few places on my hands mainly index fingers and right thumb (please see attached photo). Cream with urea content seems to give the best effects. Barrier creams did not help, diet does not seem to have a noticeable impact on my condition. Silica, Q10 and collagen supplementation did not help. Sometimes, when my condition gets a little better and there is no dried, peeled of skin on my hands, small red dots are visible just under the skin. One of the doctors mentioned, they look like burst blood vessels. They are visible in one of the attached photos. Please suggest.

Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Dermatology Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

From the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it is looking like hyperkeratotic eczema over palms. It is a kind of dermatitis and not related with any blood vessels. It can aggravate during winter seasons.

Treatment includes judicious use of moisturizers and along with mild potent steroid in case of any erythema.


Treatment plan:

Apply Moisturex cream on the whole palms twice to thrice daily. Apply Halovate (Habbetasol Propionate) cream, apply only on the erythematous or fissured areas if any, daily night for one month.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Related Questions:
I developed itchy and dry skin after dyeing hair in salon. Can you have a look?
I have itchy red rashes that wrinkled after applying moisturizer. Please help.
Is it fine to use a moisturizer after applying Tretinoin on face?
 

This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

Consult by PhoneConsult by Phone Video ChatVideo Chat
Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers


Kindly give me suggestions to manage dry skin.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very dry skin to the point that it is stinging and very uncomfortable. Kindly give me recommendations for managing very dry skin. I am taking Iron supplements now. Previously, used to take Hydrocortisone.  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Corticosteroid cream on cheeks for eczema?

Query: Hi doctor, I have eczema. There is redness in my cheeks. I have used Corticosteroid cream for six days. Are there any side effects in using it?  Read Full »

What is the treatment for severe eczema?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some questions regarding allergy. When I was a kid, I had eczema on my mid-arms. Then it went away. Some years ago, when I was around 22, it came back aggressively on my face, neck, and shoulders. Then I was referred to blood food allergy tests (IgE). A lot of allergens was de...  Read Full »

Also Read


Can naked body to body massage spread HIV?
Hello doctor, I recently had some business trip during which I had some naked body to body massage wherein massager vag...  Read more»
Are COVID-19 Patients Infectious for up to 90 Days After Recovery?
There have been reports of recovered COVID-19 patients getting reinfected and testing positive for almost 3 months. Read...  Read more»
Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract, which results in symptoms like severe diarrhea, stomach pain...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.