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Peeling skin on fingertips and knuckles, raised and dry patches on torso, eczema

My hands are peeling around the fingertips and on my knuckles, I ve also found dry patches on my torso and shoulder blades. The dry patches are sometimes raised and sort of flakey. I have eczema but it s never been severe enough to need a steroid for it. I ve been under alot of stress though. I ve also been keeping up with increased amounts of water intake hoping that would counter the dryness . Could I get some suggestions please?
Asked On : Sun, 22 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi Jeffry,
Welcome to HCM.
1. You must avoid frequent wash of your hand and try to avoid soap/ detergent. Apply a Hand lotion/ Petrolium jelly/ vaseline/ Urea 20% cream on your hand 3 to 4 times daily.
2. Apply a medicated shampoo (e.g. Selsun/ Nizoral) on your body for 15 minutes before shower 2/3 times weekly for 2 weeks.
3. Increased amount of water intake will do almost nothing for your dry skin, so no need to take much.
consult / visit a dermatologist after 2 weeks for further management.
Dr. MM Mahmud
Answered: Thu, 24 May 2012
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