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Have dry, hardening, itchy patches on palms and feet. Splits open and are painful. Treatment?

I have dry, hardening and itchy patches if skin on the palms of my hands and the arches of my feet . If I don t cover them with plastic wrap or masking tape, they will split open and become extremely painful. I ve been wearing plastic on my feet for over 5 years - nobody has been able to help me...I will try anything - any suggestions?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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welcome to healthcare magic forum
it look like palmo planter keratosis or severe eczema or hand -foot psoriasis
you have very dry skin and it lead to crack and fissure
you must apply good moisturizer
in severe case oral steroid for short time is effective .
better to consult dermatologist to have good response.
i hope i answered your question
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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