Cold, dry winter air can aggravate the symptoms of certain skin conditions, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.

The harsh winter air often leaves skin, especially on the hands and feet, dry, cracked and red. For individuals with skin conditions like eczema, these symptoms can worsen and become more painful during the winter months. These symptoms often affect an individual’s everyday life in unexpected ways. In this video, Joel Schlessinger MD highlights a surprising issue that often occurs for these individuals: the damage of their fingerprints.

Joel Schlessinger MD explains how eczema affects an individual’s fingerprints.

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, causes an inflamed and itchy rash to occur on the body. This rash is often dry and flaky, and can be aggravated by exposure to cold winter air. When these symptoms occur on the hands, it can cause the deterioration of an individual’s fingerprints.

Damage on the fingertips makes everyday tasks painful and difficult to perform. Some individuals even find themselves failing fingerprint identification tests because their prints are too deteriorated.

Leaving these symptoms untreated and exposing your hands to the harsh winter air without protection causes these symptoms to worsen over time. Dr. Joel Schlessinger notes the importance of treating these symptoms early to prevent permanent damage from occurring.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends FixMySkin Healing Balms to protect fingertips.

The invention of Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his son Daniel, FixMySkin Healing Balms offer fast and soothing relief from symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema. This balm contains 1% hydrocortisone that relieves dryness, itching and inflammation to restore health to damaged skin. Applying this product to your fingertips will not only relieve symptoms, but also protect them from further damage.

Read more about how eczema can damage fingerprints. You can also watch more of Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s videos on YouTube.

Posted Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 9:22 pm
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