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A 52-year-old female asked:

the skin on my fingers suddenly started flaking and nothing is helping. so, my fingernas are do brittle they are peeling also. what is causing this?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Nutritional stuff?: Ask your doctor, but it might be nutritional deficiences or an acid/alkaline imbalance. I personally had similar finger symptoms that responded well to rinsing with diluted plain white vinegar. Flaking returned daily and went away with another rinse. Then, i took a calcium and magnesium supplement each day - just a normal off the shelf 1 pill a day. After a few months it disappeared. Good luck!

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What is good to use for deep skin cracks on knuckles and fingers?

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The skin on all of my finger tips has peeled off. They have been in no chemicals, what could be causing this?

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I have a lot of skin coming off my finger tips what should I fo i don't know how it started and when

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Dr. Tracy Sinha
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Why does the skin on my finger tips peel? Skin on fingertips

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Dr. James Seward
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Why do my fingers always have crascked skin?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Dry: Depending on your profession and daily exposure to moisture, hand washing and/or working in outdoor conditions, the skin on your fingers can dry and crack. Keep moisturiing your hands regularly, with a greasy ointment. A good option is applying vegetable shortening overnight.

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