Paper over the cracks
Micropore paper tape is a good choice in dealing with painful skin cracks...
ON A recent home visit, I saw a man with dermatitis on his ankle.
I suspected neurodermatitis, for which I usually prescribe a steroid cream with occlusion to stop the patient scratching the skin. However, his concern was a painful skin crack needing an urgent approach to alleviate his symptoms.
I covered the crack with a length of Micropore paper tape, which quite markedly relieved the pain overnight.
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