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My hands are very dry,
and little cuts ar appearing on my knuckles and the places my fingers can bend are extremely dry.

I'm treating it with ointment, and hope it will heal naturally.

My question is...
Can my sick cat have caused this problem?
She hunts mice and scratched me.
Later we brought her to the vet and she's got leukeamia.
The vet said humans don't recognise the virus so thank god it's not transferrable.
But, could the dirt on her nails have caused my hands to be dry?
Any mouse illness that causes dry hands with small cuts?

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replied November 10th, 2008
Dry skin is common. It happens more often in the winter when cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity. Bathing too frequently, especially with harsh soaps, may contribute to dry skin. Eczema may cause dry skin.

Call your doctor if:

* You feel itchy without a visible rash
* Dryness and itching are preventing you from sleeping
* You have any open cuts or sores from scratching
* Home care measures do not relieve your dryness and itching
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replied November 10th, 2008
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thanks =D
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