Treatment for darkening of hands during winters - Online Doctor Chats
My skin on one of my hands is darkening. It started this winter and I have cut every time I go for my walk outside. I think it might be a combination of the fact that I do not wear gloves but put my hands in my pocked and the fact that I do not use moisturizer and that I also use hot water to wash my hands. What do you think? Please help. I never had these symptoms and I have been through 4 rude winters since being in the USA
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Hi There my name is XXXXXXX How are you Doc?
I am good and thanks
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Give me a couple of minutes
Thank you. No problem
I understood the probelm
I wish to know if the darkened part is on the palms or on the dorsum of the hand
The dorsum of the hand
Oh you did not get the pictuyre I sent through the service
That is easy to clear
Oh How would I do that and what about my cuts
Ok there are two ways of treating this
First is to prevent further darkening
So we know that due to cold wether the blood supply to the outermost layers of the skin is insufficient
losing its ruddy color
So if you warm the hands the blood supply is restored shortly
by using the gloves and keep rubbing your plams and dorsum thoroughly
by applying moisturizer with XXXXXXX butter
So but why have some part of my hnads been consitently dark and why am I having cuts this winter
Now comes the second problem
When there is dryness obviously skin is prone to cuts
Oooh I see
but these cuts are easy to heal and just require moisturizer
Hence I was suggesting moisturizer
So I have to put moisturizer on my body everyday and wear glove
The bad problem is skin becomes more dry if you use hot water, hence it is better to use tepid water or normal temp water
Hot water increase the cuts
NO tub baths
Just quick shower and do not rub off the water
immediately apply moisturizer preferably with bee wax or XXXXXXX butter
I see what about when I shake hands with people duing winter to prevent flu transmission i think they recommend you wash your hands consistently. Is that true?
Yeah, but you should use only normal temperature water
I see I understand Doc. Thank you so much.
so you should make sure the water coming out of tap is slightly warm
Now if you follow this the skin color would restore normal in a months time
Can I ask you other questions regarding my health?
If it takes long
Yeah you can
So I have to buy Kojic acid creams, Moisturizer and gloves
Now I am about 80 lbs overweight
I was about 100 lbs overweight at the beginning of the year
I started walking everyday since the middle of January
what else can I do to accelerate my weight loss
That is good
Ok the proven ways of weight loss are three.
and I am not a good diater
1) Calorie restriction
2) Calorie consumption - Walk / Jog / Swim / Dance / Bicycle
3) Behavioural modification
Oh what does Behavioural modification mean in this context?
Does that mean changing my lifestyle?
You can sit down and note all the unhealthy things that make you consume more calories and / or restrict calorie burning
I am a software engineer so I sit down alot
Small plates, consuming salads more than main course
I see. cool That makes sense. Is it possible to transform fat into muscle while losing weight?
Actually the calorie consuming parts of human body are muscle
So the more muscle in a person the more burning happens and the lean they are
So I can't lose weight and gain muscle mass at the same time. Oh I see
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