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A 45-year-old member asked:

my skin is peeling off of my fingers and hands, could it be an allergic reaction?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
No: Allergic reactions are different, peeling off skin can be due to other reasons, dry skin is one. The peeled skin skin is simply a dead skin being shed out, if you are really suffering see your doctor,
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No: This type of reaction is likely from too much exposure to water,soap , or irritant solvent. Suggest that you avoid scented or antibacterial soaps and use hand lotion after washing whenever possible.

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