The skin cracks manifest themselves as:
- superficial cuts, but sometimes also deep;
- cracks that rarely exceed 2 cm in length;
- often with the presence of dried blood (crust);
- rather painful during daily manual activities;
- bleeding lesions or from which serum can escape;
- sometimes, like itchy lesions.
The areas most affected are the fingertips, interdigital spaces and the skin around the nails.
The surrounding skin may appear reddened, dehydrated, rough to the touch; show signs of irritation or a real inflammation, areas of desquamation and cause the sensation of “pulling” skin.