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My skin is peeling on my fingers, my wrist is in a cast after a break and a surgery putting in pins. why is the skin peeling on the part (fingers) tha?

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Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 42 years experience
Not to worry: Skin is always forming to replace what wears off naturally. When a cast is on the wrist, you are not using the fingers as much as normal so the skin builds up and sloughs. This should resolve when you get the cast off. When skin and dermal debris build up it also may contribute to itching you may feel.
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