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Cracked Peeling Fingertips
Hand Eczema: Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. Your genetic make-up), and external (e.g. Contact with irritants and allergens such as chemicals). The irritant nature of some chemicals means that hand eczema is particularly common in people with jobs involving cleaning, catering, . ...Read more
Recent fever : It may be a recent infection or fever. If you have not been treated and you have had symptoms see your doctor. If you have had a rash and it is now peeling see your doctor for a diagnosis. Many forms of dermatitis can cause this. If you have had an allergic reaction to something you have touched you may need treatment for the contact dermatitis. ...Read more
Hand Dermatitis : Hand dermatitis may be due to several/combination of different causes. These may include a genetic predisposition, underlying dermatologic condition, and/or exposure to environmental irritants/allergens, such as those that may occur during work (occupational dermatitis). Nickel is a common allergen that may also be found in food (http://www.Athenaallergy.Com/nickel-allergy-diet.Html). ...Read more
Lack of moisture is : A common cause, the key though is why are your fignertips suffering form a lack of moisture. Circulation, endocrine such as thyroid and diabetes, nerve insuficiecny form carpal tunnel to neuropathy t vitamin deficiency, eczema, psoriasis , occupational exposure, and many more. ...Read more
Suddenly my fingertips are peeling , and they look wrinkle at the tip. Do you know the cause and solution ?
WRINKLED FINGERTIPS: Wrinkled fingertips occur when you take a hot -- or a long -- shower or bath. When you come out of the water, the tips of your fingers look like prunes. Right? Not to worry. It's a natural phenomenon and a complicated mechanical one as well. It cannot be explained in only 400 bytes! just know that it's not serious & almost everyone responds the same way. Harsh soaps will also aggravate it. ...Read more
Avoidance: Avoid trauma look to see if you do repeated traumatic things to the fingers like picking at things, playing guitar etc Avoid hot hand washes Wash hands as necessary not excessively without hard scrubbing emollients to keep them moist ...Read more
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I have painful peeling fingertips of both my palms. Note:My intake of water is low since its cold here. Please suggest?
You probably need: prescription meds, but until you can see dermatologist, try using aquaphor 2-3 times a day and wear cotton gloves over aquaphor at bedtime. Stay away from soaps and use gentle liquid cleansers, avoid hot water and hot showers, and crazy glue can be used to seal cracks ...Read more
Dry hands: the first step would be to make sure you are not irritating your skin with any topicals. then use an emollient at night- place on your hands and wrap them in plastic wrap(sleep like this). If it persists, please see your PCP as there are many options available including prescription topical medications. keep yourself hydrated from the inside - at least 64oz of water daily. ...Read more
My left foot started to crack and I the skin on top started to fold back so I started to peel it and it won't heal. What do I do?
Suffering from a typical type of eczema from 6-7 months.Only skin under fingertips peeling out and feeling very itchy at that area.
Hand Dermatitis: If an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream isn't helping and you have been moisturizing aggressively, you may want to see your dermatologist. Hand dermatitis usually requires the use of a higher potency steroid than one you can get over the counter in addition to aggressive use of emollients. Get checked out to see what is actually going on. Best of luck! ...Read more
The skin on my fingertips has been peeling for the last 4 months. Moisturizer helps a little but the peeling continues. It's not itchy. What causes?
Probably water loss: Most people that suffer from peeling fingertips wash their hands all the time. As water molecules leave the skin, more piggyback or get pulled out of the skin too. This leaves the skin dry and peeling. A great way to reverse this is whenever your hands are wet, thinly rub in petroleum jelly for thirty seconds, then towel dry. This traps the water in your skin, stopping the peeling. ...Read more
Since I was a kid, I always had the problem that my fingers from my hands tend to get dry and peel and crack, I don't know why and it hurts at times?
Could be dishidrosis: Small fluid-filled blisters called vesicles appear on the fingers, hands, and feet. Most common along the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles. These blisters can cause intense itching & scaly patches of skin that flake constantly or become red, cracked, and painful. Scratching leads to skin changes and skin thickening. Large blisters may cause pain. 2 x as common in women vs men. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nail problem: Your cracking and oeeling nails may be due the fact that your hands are immersed in water for long periodsof time.. See a dermatologist for help and wear gloves if your hands are in waterfor long periods. ...Read more
?allergy: Take a good look at what you are coming in contact with during your day. Obviously avoid anything that irritates your hands. And you always need to wonder if you are allergic to something. You may need to see a dermatologist for allergy patch testing. ...Read more