Rhagades

What are rhagades?

Rhagades are ulcerations of epithelial tissue, or rather lesions of the skin and mucous membranes. Rhagades can occur on different parts of the body such as the hands and feet, on the breasts of new mothers and also in the anal and perianal area. Rhagades can be very bothersome and sometimes painful and are a recurring disease, meaning they often return. This is precisely why rhagades should always be treated with particular care and it should not be considered a simple cut or wound.

The Dermovitamina products for treating rhagades

There is a Dermovitamina product to resolve every type of skin problem.
Dermovitamina Rhagades – Chilblains hand and foot cream
Dermovitamina Rhagades Skin Cracks hands-feet
Dermovitamina Foot Rhagades Regenerating Balm
Dermovitamina Lip Regenerating Balm
Nose-Lip Rhagades – regenerating stick
Dermovitamina Nose-Lip Rhagades – regenerating balm

Hand and feet rhagades

Rhagades on the hands and feet are mainly caused by:

  • adverse weather conditions, such as cold and extreme heat or dehydration
  • alterations of the skin’s normal hydrolipidic film; this alteration may be due, for example, to the use of aggressive detergents and chemicals, mechanical stress and trauma from rubbing or friction

Rhagades are small cuts, with bleeding on the knuckles, in the interdigital spaces (i.e. between the fingers), on the fingertips and in the areas around the nails. The phenomenon is often accompanied by redness of the hands.

Rhagades on the feet, however, are mainly caused by rubbing inside the shoe. This rubbing irritates the skin of the feet and small wounds therefore appear on both the toes and the heel.

Diabetes is definitely a risk factor for the formation of sores, fissures and cracks on the feet.

Hand and foot rhagades must always be treated properly otherwise they can also become very painful.