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Suggest remedy for dry skin on fingers

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: Hi Doctor,
My wife is having dry skin issue . Specially in finger only. Skin gets cracks and sometime blood also come. I am sharing some of the pictures also . Pictures are attached in profile.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Moisturiser and Steroid+Salicylic acid ointment

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr.Kakkar (Dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and I have also reviewed the images. I can see dry, scaly, red plaques with cracking/ fissuring.

I would keep a possibility of eczematous dermatitis/ plaque psoriasis.

I would suggest her to use a moisturising cream e.g Ureativ - 20% cream or Amylac cream, twice daily.

Over the moisturiser, she may use a topical steroid + salicylic acid combination ointment, specificaly for the patches e.g Halovate- S ointment Or Halox -s Ointment, twice daily.

These are prescription medications and I suggest that she uses them under supervision of a dermatologist in your vicinity.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Thanks a lot doctor for quick - turnaround.


As per my understanding we need to use below two ointments-

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Amylac cream or Ureativ 20%


2. Halovate- S ointment Or Halox -s Ointment

second one we need to apply on top of first one.

Am I correct ?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You got it right

Detailed Answer:
Absolutely right.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Moisturiser and Steroid+Salicylic acid ointment Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am Dr.Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have also reviewed the images. I can see dry, scaly, red plaques with cracking/ fissuring. I would keep a possibility of eczematous dermatitis/ plaque psoriasis. I would suggest her to use a moisturising cream e.g Ureativ - 20% cream or Amylac cream, twice daily. Over the moisturiser, she may use a topical steroid + salicylic acid combination ointment, specificaly for the patches e.g Halovate- S ointment Or Halox -s Ointment, twice daily. These are prescription medications and I suggest that she uses them under supervision of a dermatologist in your vicinity. Regards