DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Slit-shaped, usually painful skin tear (fissure) caused by bending and breaking of brittle, exsiccated skin. S.a.u. Fissure.
EtiopathogenesisThis section has been translated automatically.
Overstretching and crevice-like tearing of the skin with reduced elasticity, e.g. in keratinizing processes such as hyperkeratotic hand eczema of various etiologies due to exsiccation of the skin in the cold season or in psoriasis palmo-plantaris.
LocalizationThis section has been translated automatically.
Articulations, fingertips, corner of the mouth, earlobes, philtrum, heels.
TherapyThis section has been translated automatically.
Application of a glucocorticoid ointment in a non-alcoholic ointment base (e.g. Dermatop fatty ointment). If the region allows it, cover the rhagade with a plaster stiffener or a hydrocolloid foil (e.g. Varihesive extra thin).
It is crucial to restore the elasticity of the tissue so that the wound edges can adapt to each other again.
Incoming links (17)Analrhagade; Ariboflavinosis; Cement eczema; Circumcision; Efflorescences; Fingers of the madonna; Fissure; Interdigital candidiasis; Isotretinoin; Netherton syndrome; ... Show all
Outgoing links (1)Fissure;
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