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Cracked skin

Cracked skin: Introduction

Cracked skin: Cracking skin areas. See detailed information below for a list of 44 causes of Cracked skin, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Cracked skin:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Cracked skin. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Cracked skin:

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Cracked skin: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Cracked skin, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Cracked skin Treatments

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Stories from Users for Cracked skin

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Message Boards for Cracked skin

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Diagnostic tests for Cracked skin:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Cracked skin. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Note characteristics of cracked skin
    • Note presence of other types of skin problems - e.g. pustules, crusting, vesicles, blisters, plaques - ca help determine diagnosis.
    • Note distribution of the areas of skin affected
  • Skin scraping and microscopic examination - if suspect fungal or scabies infection.
  • Skin patch testing - used to determine allergens in allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Radioallergosorbent testing (RAST) - may help in determining exacerbating allergens in atopic dermatitis (eczema).
  • more tests...»

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Medications or substances causing Cracked skin:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Cracked skin as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Cracked skin: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Cracked skin may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Cracked skin

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Cracked skin. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Cracked skin: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Cracked skin

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Cracked skin: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Detailed list of causes of Cracked skin

The list below shows some of the causes of Cracked skin mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Cracked skin?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Cracked skin. Of the 44 causes of Cracked skin that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 39 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cracked skin:

The following list of conditions have 'Cracked skin' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Cracked skin Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Cracked skin based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Cracked skin?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Cracked skin, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Cracked skin:

    Subtypes of Cracked skin:

    Flaky skin (21 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Cracked skin:

    Dry skin (231 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Skin texture changes (497 causes)

    Symptoms related to Cracked skin:

    Dry skin (231 causes), Scaly skin (483 causes), Weak skin (156 causes), Skin ulcers, Skin rash (461 causes), Cold weather, Psoriasis, Eczema (227 causes), Dermatitis (116 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Cracked skin

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