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Dry Peeling Fingers
Sun damage: Does not have to be dry to peel. The sun actually blisters up the skin and you slough the outer layer, dry or not. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Things that cause blistering on hands or fingers include a type of eczema called dishydrotic eczema, allergic reactions (sometime to unknown substances), chemical irritants (sometimes people don't remember contact with any chemical), reactions to some plants or vegetables, infections (small pimples or abscesses), herpes 1 or 2, burns, etc... A primary care or dermatology doctor can examine hands. ...Read more
Acid: The onions have an acid that drys and etches the skin. ...Read more
The tips of my fingers are peeling but I haven't been using harsh chemicals or been sick recently. Doesn't seem like dry skin. Causes?
See MD: See your dermatologist or urgent care physician. Sometimes contact dermatitis involved with contact with allergens such as nickel can cause peeling skin, as can hand eczema, vitamin deficiencies, and other skin conditions. Washing your hands and immediately applying emollient creams such as Eucerin should help but if there is itching and redness you may need a steroid cream and or taper. Good luck ...Read more
Bumps on my finger that itched at first now turned hard and painful (sore) and is dry and peeling, happens frequently comes and goes?
Possible pomphylox: Small blisters that form along the edges of the fingers or palm (or on the feet) that start as burning bumps, then heal by either rupturing or hardening off are also called dyshidrosis. They are self limited but recur with stress and with irritation of the skin on the hands or feet. Steroid cream may help them heal faster. ...Read more
The skin on my finger tips is peeling off... Starting to move down my fingers and fingernails now. It's real dry and flakey moisturizing d/help.
Eczema: Could be eczema ; you might want to try a cortisone cream. Unfortunately the over the counter ones aren't as effective for eczema in your hands; you might need stronger prescription strength. Also be gentle with your skin; don't expose it to a lot of water; don't wash too often as that can dry the skin and when you do need to wash use a gentle cleanser not antibacterial soaps which can be harsh. ...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 more
My fingers get really dry and start peeling off, and it cracks at times, but I don't get blisters at all, it just happens when its summer and winter?
Hand dermatitis: This could be hand dermatitis or dyshidrotic eczema. Hand dermatitis can sometimes be due to allergens that a person comes into contact with, however when it is more seasonal in nature, it is typically due to over-drying and can be treated with ceramide replacements (moisturizers) and topical steroids. ...Read more
New skin cleanser?: Could be due to exposure to a new skin cleanser. Should return to normal in a few days ...Read more
Skin on all toes and some fingers are constantly peeling. Skin is dry. No redness, itch or tenderness. Skin between toes are turning white. I'm black!
My right hand fingers (middle, index) skin are always peeling and dry. It doesn't hurt or anything just sometimes itchy. It's been like this for months. A few days ago I start to notic my thumb tip skin is also peeling and now it left a blister on my t?
Dyshidrotic eczema: Without seeing it you probably have chronic hand eczema. A very common skin problem associated with chronic exposure to certain soaps or other substances or with frequent hand-washing, just to name a few. If you can identify something like that avoid it or use gloves during exposure. Barrier creams can help retain moisture. The treatment of choice is high potency steroids; you may need a script ...Read more
Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry?
The skin on some fingers and thumb of my left hand is peeling since a long time. I live in Arizona (dry weather) but I don't have sunburns.
Atopic dermatitis: Lichenification (dry, cracking, possibly leathery, hardened, peeling skin) is a common consequence of atopic dermatitis (eczema) and other pruritic (itchy) disorders. It may also arise on seemingly normal skin. Get an eval for your diagnosis and any treatments needed. Good luck. ...Read more
My right hand fingertips n feet (mostly) is dry n peeling. It happened suddenly the passed week. I'm on euthyrox. Fingers start to wrinkle as soon as I touch water. Its seems like extra skin when I have a bath but then goes away. Is my meds causing this?
I don't think so: I have not come across that as a side effect of the thyroid medication. It is probably better to see the prescribing doctor and have a thyroid function test done. ...Read more
My six year old daughter diagnosed by ped. With scabies on her feet and in the web of her fingers. Two weeks later, a couple of bumps left on the top of her feet. My concern is under feet. Under both big toes cracked, dry, peeling skin...normal? Thxs
Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.
Finger tip peeling: Peeling of finger tips can be caused by allergies, eczema, over washing of hands, to much time in water, chemical irritants, paper products, trauma, rubber products, or any other irritants. Treatment is with topical cortisone like ultravate or vanos. In chronic cases, allergy testing is needed. ...Read more
Hydrate: Most peeling is from dehydrated skin or an eczema type of reaction. Both may be easily treated with first drinking plenty of water. Second, every time your hands get wet (shower, wash, etc), while still soaking wet rub in petroleum jelly (vasaline, aquaphor) for 30 seconds then towel dry. This should do the trick. ...Read more
Peeling fingertips: There are many causes of desquamation of the fingertips, and you need to see a dermatologist to get these all worked out. Some of them are quite severe and indicate infection by various viruses, eczemas, hormonal problems, etc., so I would not wait. Go see a dermatologist now! ...Read more
One of my finger tips started peeling, working its way down the finger, now I am noticing 3 more are doing the same. Is this serious?
My tips of my fingers peel bad almost half way down my finger. Doesn't hurt just looks bad... What can I do to make it stop?
Get: You could try 12% amalactin cream twice a day. If does not improve see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...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
Don't know: 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
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