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Skin Care and Diseases

Dry cracked feet, hands & fingers

09/26/2007

Question:

My feet, heels and some hand fingers have extremely dry and cracked/peeled off skin. Applying moisturizing cream has not reduced it, it stays the same. Please advise on why, and what can be done?

Answer:

You may have more than just dry skin. There are other conditions that can cause these symptoms (such as fungal infections and other skin disorders) and if creams and emollients have not relieved your symptoms it may be time for a visit to your podiatrist or foot care specialist.

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Response by:

Jeffrey M Robbins, DPM Jeffrey M Robbins, DPM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University