Cracking skin on the fingers - what action to take?

October 12, 2014

 cracked skin on fingers
 What happens in the body when the skin cracks on the fingers? What can be caused such trouble and how to fight it?



  • Anhidrosis - violation of sweating, which may be associated with diabetes, certain skin diseases and medication (most often - antidepressants). When anhidrosis skin on different parts of the body becomes very dry, and sometimes begins to crack.
  • Dermatitis - an inflammatory disease, is caused by skin contact with chemicals, tissues or plants that cause severe irritation. When dermatitis may appear reddish rash, itching, peeling and cracking. Some patients with dermatitis cracked skin between the fingers, which generally occurs very rarely; more often the skin begins to crack at their fingertips.
  • Hypothyroidism - a condition which significantly reduces the production of thyroid hormones. One of the symptoms of this disorder is the extreme dryness of the skin, resulting in cracks sometimes appear on the fingers and other body parts.
  • Psoriasis and ichthyosis (rare hereditary disease) may also lead to the formation of cracks on the fingers.

In addition, the skin on the fingers may crack due to malnutrition and lack of certain nutrients, hormonal imbalance, very dry and / or cold air, as well as prolonged exposure to the skin with cold or hot water.


What if cracked skin on the fingers?

  • Protect your hands

Do housework rubber gloves in cold weather, do not leave the house without gloves or mittens. It is worth doing even if only a skin starts to peel off; If the skin cracks it - absolutely necessary measure. Gloves not only protect against further damage to the skin, but also against infections, pathogens which can penetrate into the cracks. If cracks have appeared in the warm season, cover their patch - it will protect you from being infected when you touch the handrails on public transportation, opens the door, and so on.

  • Properly wash your hands

People who were cracks on the fingers, often want to wash your hands as little as possible, and this is understandable. However, soap is not only dry the skin, but also destroys microbes that may lead to infections, it is particularly important to regularly wash areas chapped skin. To avoid too dry skin, wash with cool or lukewarm water, not hot or cold. Several times a day instead of soap and water can be used wet or antiseptic gel. They also dry the skin, but for people who have to wash their hands often (for example, for young mothers who are regularly changing diapers to a child or for those who work with animals), these funds are a little more forgiving than soap and water.

  • Often, moisturize your hands

In many cases, intensive moisturizing - is all that is necessary so that the skin on the fingers stopped cracking. Always carry an intensive moisturizer for hands and use it each time after washing your hands.

For the cracking of the skin is not suitable for any moisturizer - light water based lotions for her almost useless; Need creams, which are major components of the oil (e.g., olive oil, avocado oil, shea butter, mineral oil), petroleum jelly, lanolin, - all these substances do not give the skin loses moisture. It is desirable that a part of your cream also included lactic acid Lactic acid - shows our health  Lactic acid - shows our health
   and urea (they are particularly useful for very dry skin), glycerin Glycerine: a miracle ingredient for skin and hair  Glycerine: a miracle ingredient for skin and hair
 Dimethicone and hyaluronic acid.

  • Do not forget the sunscreen

By itself, the ultraviolet light is unlikely to be the cause of the cracks on the fingers, but if the skin is already beginning to crack, its impact should be avoided - otherwise it can make the skin more dry. Every time you go out without gloves, regardless of the weather and time of year, apply to the skin of the hand cream with SPF30 or higher. When the crack will, in cloudy weather can be to use a cream with SPF15.

  • Vitamin A

Dry, flaking and cracking skin is often a sign of a deficiency of vitamin A. The richest source of this substance is cod liver oil Cod liver oil: useful properties and rules of use  Cod liver oil: useful properties and rules of use
 But it can also be derived from various animal liver, whole milk, eggs, and vegetables and fruits of green, yellow and orange.

  • Healthy fats

To get rid of the cracks on the fingers, you should not only be applied to the skin of different fats, but eat it to moisturize skin from the inside. Include in the diet of foods which contain essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6; their main sources - olive oil, salmon, herring, walnuts, flax seeds and flax seed oil Linseed oil - the healing properties of a beautiful flower  Linseed oil - the healing properties of a beautiful flower

  • When the dermatologist need help

If you follow the above recommendations within one or two weeks a skin condition does not improve, or it quickly worsens consult a specialist.

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Wen on the face - a nuisance, which can handle

November 16, 2014

 talc on his face
 Wen on the face - it is unpleasant cosmetic defect, which can cope with a doctor. Wen - benign tumors - lipoma, can only remove them surgically. No conservative methods of treatment to get rid of lipomas do not help.


Why talc appear on the face

A benign tumor lipoma subcutaneous tissue formed by dividing the fat cells. The exact cause of cancer, no one knows, but it is believed that lipomas are formed by different genetic defects, disorders of lipid metabolism, as well as after liposuction (liposuction surgery). Lipomas can form anywhere in the body, but it is on the face, they cause the most negative emotions Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code  Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code

Lipoma is a tumor plotnoelasticheskuyu enclosed in a capsule of connective tissue and having the same inside partitions. They can be single, multiple, have a variety of sizes and shapes. Lipomas do not degenerate into malignant tumors, but they may bleed, necrotic, compress surrounding tissues, including the tear duct at the location of the eyelids.

Multiple lipomas are a sign of hereditary diseases that are not life-threatening, but it creates a cosmetic and psychological problems.

Can appear on the face of white talc or atheroma. Atheroma - a sebaceous cyst, which is formed when clogged duct cancer. Externally atheroma like a small white millet seed.

Wen on the eyelids and not always lipoma. For example, a lipoma in the lower eyelid can be confused with a hernia of the lower eyelid. Hernias of the upper eyelid - a fat protrusions, located mostly in the inner corners of the eyes.

Wen eye may be xanthelasma - flat yellowish plaques around the eyes that appear in violation of cholesterol metabolism in women.

All these formations are popularly called wen, but they require different approaches to treatment.


How to get rid wen on the face

You need to see a doctor. If the doctor determines that wen - a lipoma, it should only be removed surgically. With the help of plastic surgery can get rid of a hernia of the lower eyelid. Atheroma beautician removed when cleaning the face Facial cleansing - the basic rules and tips  Facial cleansing - the basic rules and tips
 And xanthelasma treated conservatively and removed by dermatologists.


Methods for the removal of lipomas on his face

Today there are several surgical removal of lipomas in the face (the operation is performed under local anesthesia)

  • the traditional method of using a scalpel - lipoma removed together with the capsule, followed by suturing;
  • removal by electrocoagulation - is rarely used today because it is often left rough (including keloid) scars;
  • removal using surgical laser - the tumor can be removed quickly and efficiently to any part of the face, does not require large incisions, is not accompanied by bleeding, does not leave scars, it does not injure the surrounding tissue;
  • Remove using radionozha (unit Surgitron) - more gentle and effective method leaves no scars and does not injure surrounding tissue, wound healing is very fast.

After removal of the lipoma or laser radionozhom almost never relapse, as altered cells die completely. Removal of the tumor is sent for histological examination to exclude malignant transformation. After the operation for a few months is best to avoid sun exposure, do not take hot baths, do not go to the bath Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures  Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures
   and sauna - all of which can cause a recurrence of the tumor.


How to get rid of the hernia century

There are methods of treating hernia century as a reduction redistribution of tissue excision of excess skin and fatty tissue. If plastic surgery for a hernia is performed on the lower eyelid in young women, it can be transconjunctival without external incisions, with the removal of hernias century performed at maximum preservation of its own tissues.


How to treat xanthelasma

Xanthelasma is a consequence of a violation of cholesterol metabolism, so the patient is assigned to anti-cholesterol diet Anti-cholesterol diet - to whom it should be observed?  Anti-cholesterol diet - to whom it should be observed?
   with the exception of fatty animal foods, sweets, baking, chocolate. The food is recommended to eat more vegetables, fruits, lean meat and fish, dairy products. Ksaentelazmy eye removed so as lipomas, - using the operation. The most effective method is to remove the removal xanthelasma laser and Surgitron.

Wen on the face can have a different origin. Accordingly, they must be treated differently. Therefore, it should only deal with the doctor.

Galina Romanenko

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