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Doctor insights on: Dry Peeling Fingers

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What causes non-dry skin is peeling on fingers and palms after a sunburn?

What causes non-dry skin is peeling on fingers and palms after a sunburn?

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

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My finger tips are dry and peeling for the last 3 years, what should I do with it?

My finger tips are dry and peeling for the last 3 years, what should I do with it?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Sudden dry and peeling skin on the palm side of my fingers, what could this be?

New skin cleanser?: Could be due to exposure to a new skin cleanser. Should return to normal in a few days ...Read more

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Bumps on my finger that itched at first now turned hard and painful (sore) and is dry and peeling, happens frequently comes and goes ?

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

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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?

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

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Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry ?

Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry ?

Fungal: Most likely tinea pedis. Athletes feet with what is call Id reaction on hands. Penis prob not related. Don't use ivory soap it is pure soak and drys skin too much ...Read more