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    Suggest medication for dry skin as per the attached images

Posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi Doctor,

Please suggest what oitment can be used. Please see attached.

Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Image not received

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.

I am Dr. kakkar(Dermatologist and Venereologist).
Unfortunately I have not received the images / attachments. I request you to kindly upload the images again.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 8 hours later
Please see the attached.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Chronic cumulative irritant contact dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.
She has extremely dry skin of fingers as well as cracking/ fissuring. This could be because of frequent hand washing and use of soaps/ detergents if she is engaged in household work - chronic cumulative irritant contact dermatitis.

I suggest her to use an intensive moisturizer, preferably a 10-20% urea and lactic acid based (U-lac cream or Moisturex cream). She should use it frequently and everytime she washes her hands. She can avoid household work for the time being.

In addition I suggest her to use a potent topical steroid e.g either clobetasol propionate 0.05% cream or betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% cream, twice daily for the cracks. These are prescription topical medications and I suggest you to kindly talk to your local practitioner regarding the same.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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