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What causes dry skin with flaking of skin on palms?

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Posted on Mon, 3 Mar 2014
Question: in summer my palm becomes very dry skin and flaky. I apply Vaseline but this is not helping. what should I do?
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Detail follows Detailed Answer: Hello Mr. XXXXXXX Welcome to XXXXXXX I am Dr. Charu. I have read your query and understood your concern. The dry skin with flaking of skin on palms is known as keratolysis exfoliativa. It can be mild to severe. The first line of treatment for this condition is to put a good amount of moisturizers 3-4 times a day over semi wet skin. If the patient does not respond, consideration is given to start the preparations containing urea with lactic acid available in market. You can apply it twice daily over both palms. It may take 2-3 weeks to show positive response. It has to be continued till the condition improves, after that only mpoisturizer can be continued. I hope i am able to solve your query. If you have further query, you can ask me. Stay healthy.
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Follow up: Dr. Charu Bansal (21 minutes later)
Thanks Dr. XXXXXXX could you suggest a moisturizer cream which I can apply.
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer: detail follows Detailed Answer: Hello dear, Welcome again. I usually recommend Dr Reddy's cream available as venusia XXXXXXX cream to my patients. Since you already have put Vaseline with no obvious benefits, i will advice you to put ranbaxy product available as moisturex cream twice daily over both palms for at least 2 weeks for good results. It will definitely help in improving your skin condition. If you do not have further queries, you may close the discussion and rate it. Stay healthy.
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What causes dry skin with flaking of skin on palms?

Brief Answer: Detail follows Detailed Answer: Hello Mr. XXXXXXX Welcome to XXXXXXX I am Dr. Charu. I have read your query and understood your concern. The dry skin with flaking of skin on palms is known as keratolysis exfoliativa. It can be mild to severe. The first line of treatment for this condition is to put a good amount of moisturizers 3-4 times a day over semi wet skin. If the patient does not respond, consideration is given to start the preparations containing urea with lactic acid available in market. You can apply it twice daily over both palms. It may take 2-3 weeks to show positive response. It has to be continued till the condition improves, after that only mpoisturizer can be continued. I hope i am able to solve your query. If you have further query, you can ask me. Stay healthy.