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Cracked skin 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.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had cracked skin?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Where on the body is the skin cracked?

    Why: may assist in helping determine cause e.g. cracks between the toes may suggest tinea pedis; dry scaly cracked skin on legs of elderly especially in winter suggest asteatotic eczema; on heels suggest keratoderma climactericum; hands and wrists may suggest scabies; in flexures such as front of elbow and behind knee suggest dermatitis; on scalp may suggest psoriasis vulgaris.

  3. Have you had contact with another person with a similar skin eruption?

    Why: may suggest scabies, tinea.

  4. Have you worn any new clothing recently?
  5. Have you been exposed to anything new lately?

    Why: e.g. cosmetics, soaps, clothes detergent, foods.

  6. Do you have a past history of a similar skin eruption?

    Why: may suggest atopic dermatitis (eczema).

  7. Do you have an allergic tendency?

    Why: e.g. asthma, hay fever - may suggest atopic dermatitis (eczema).

  8. Medication?

    Why: e.g. diuretics may predispose to asteatotic eczema.

  9. Family history of skin problems?

    Why: e.g. atopic dermatitis (eczema).

  10. Itchy skin?

    Why: may suggest asteatotic eczema, tinea, scabies, dyshidrotic eczematous dermatitis (pompholyx), atopic detmatitis, contact dermatitis.

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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