FISSURES

Fissure of the skin


A fissure of the skin is exactly that, a cut or linear break in the skin. It is common in eczema, keratodermas and various dermatoses of the palms and soles.

Clinical

A linear cut or break in the skin occurs.

Treatment

For fissures of the hands, try an antibiotic salve covered with a bandage overnight. If there are many, an oral antibiotic may be needed. This approach often works because these fissures tend to be heavily populated by Staphylococcus. Alternatively, applying super glue (e.g., Krazy Glue) in the fissure works great. See hand dermatitis handout under the heading "Fissures."

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