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Paducah, KY
A 59-year-old female asked:

My hands and feet have the red scaly itchy peeling skin. looks like the palm on the web site. what is that ?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Dailey
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Eczema: Sounds like it may be dishidrotic eczema. Could be contact dermatitis from some exposure to chemicals or too frequent hand washing or it could be a fungal infection. I would see your doctor. In many cases avoidance, lotion/emollients, steroid cream and/or antifungals are needed. It should be treatable though and can be a very troublesome condition.
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
DM Care, Wound Care, Surgeries 19 years experience
Psoriasis: Could be either psoriasis or a fungal infection. Go see a dermatologist or a podiatrist so that a biopsy of the skin can be performed to find out exactly what it could. I have also see scalded skin syndrome that appears as peeling itchy feet. This is bacterial infection.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 50 years experience
Fungus: Is the most likely cause. But many things can cause this. I suggest you see a dermatologist.

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