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941 Possible Causes for Skin Fissure

  • Palmoplantar Pustulosis

    They are associated with thickened, scaly , red skin that easily develops painful cracks ( fissures ).[dermnetnz.org] Emollients are important: Apply thick greasy emollients to soften skin and prevent fissures. Soak in warm water with emulsifying ointment.[patient.info] In the more chronic stages of the disease, the skin can be dry and thickened with deep fissures (cracks in the skin).[dermcoll.edu.au]

  • Erythropoietic Porphyria

    Congenital erythropoietic porphyria is a rare disorder of porphyrin metabolism. The authors describe a 15-year-old boy in whom the radiologic manifestations of this disorder included the known features of osteopenia, acro-osteolysis, soft-tissue calcifications and widening of the diploic space, as well as the[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Vulvitis

    Symptoms of a mild case include skin fissures, loss of skin pigment (hypopigmentation), skin atrophy, a parchment-like texture to the skin, dysuria, itching, discomfort, and[en.wikipedia.org] The lesion results in fragile porcelain-white skin that often has associated purpura, fissuring, and skin breakdown.[visualdx.com] In more severe cases, the vulva may become discolored, developing dark purple bruising (ecchymosis), bleeding, scarring, attenuation of the labia minora, and fissures and[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Atopic Dermatitis

    Symptoms of AD include: Dry, scaly skin that can become thickened and appear wrinkled (lichenification) Redness Itching Cracks in the skin (fissures) Open, crusted or oozing[waldmanplasticsurgeryanddermatology.com] Because xerotic skin is unable to hold moisture, it is less pliable and more likely to crack and fissure.[aafp.org] Oatmeal baths (Aveeno and others) may be soothing to itchy, fissured skin although best outcomes will still result from applying moisturizers after rinsing off.[emedicinehealth.com]

  • Contact Dermatitis

    , sometimes ulcerated, in acute form Vesicles are common, but ulceration or skin necrosis is rare in acute cases Thickening, erosion, fissuring, or shiny skin following chronic[news-medical.net] Irritant dermatitis often shows as dry, red, and rough skin. Cuts (fissures) may form on the hands. Skin may become inflamed with long-term exposure.[medlineplus.gov] The skin may be fissured, as well as rough and dry. Redness, oozing lesions, and inflammation may develop with chronic irritant contact dermatitis.[news-medical.net]

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis may be associated with vulval (genital skin) conditions. Vaginitis may result in vaginal soreness, itching, discharge, malodour, fissuring and bleeding.[dermnetnz.org] However, close inspection may reveal subtle erythema, desquamation or fissuring that are signs of a skin condition.[nps.org.au]

  • Vaginal Candidiasis

    There may be severe redness, swelling, and itching, leading to skin fissures or sores.[medicalnewstoday.com] The signs of vulvovaginal inflammation include erythema (redness) of the vagina and vulva, vaginal fissuring (cracked skin), edema (swelling from a build-up of fluid), also[en.wikipedia.org] , fissures, or excoriations of the labia and vulva, and vaginal signs of erythema or an adherent curd‐like vaginal discharge may be found ( Sobel 1998 ; Nyirjesy 2003 ; Sobel[doi.org]

  • Hemorrhoids

    Cutting this muscle relieves pressure on the skin near the fissure, and allows the fissure to heal. Author(s) and Publication Date(s) David A.[patients.gi.org] The perianal area should be inspected for the presence of skin tags, fissures, fistulae, polyps, or tumours.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Most likely, however, it's the hemorrhoids bleeding (likely when you're bearing down during a bowel movement) or an anal fissure (cracks in the skin of the anus caused by[whattoexpect.com]

  • Constipation

    (NHS Choices 2015b) An anal fissure, which is a tear in the skin around the anus. A fissure can happen when passing a particularly hard or big poo.[babycentre.co.uk] […] around the anus (anal fissures) tummy pain urinary tract infections, wetting pants (urine incontinence), bedwetting - constipation can increase the risk of these liquid poo[kidshealth.org.nz] […] tags, fissures, anal warts.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Anal Fissure

    […] papilla in addition to the fissure); group III had all three components (fissure, skin tag, hypertrophied papilla).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Condition: Anal Fissure (anal tear, anal skin tags) Overview (“What is it?”) Definition: An anal fissure is a tear or break in the skin at the anus.[eapsa.org] An anal fissure is a tear in the skin around the opening of the anus (the last part of the digestive tract that controls the removal of stools).[greaterhoustongastroenterology.com]

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