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Dry Peeling Nails
Cuticles easily dry up and peel up creating painful flaps of skin. I don't bite my nails, i moisturize, and I use cuticle oils. Any opinions/solutions?
React 2 cuticle oil: Read the ingredients of the cuticle oil, and see what is in it to make sure that you aren't reacting to the actual oil but you're using on your cuticles. Are you want to use something that's more natural, non-toxic, and less chemical. So that your cuticle can remain supple. I'm also using natural oils like raw, coconut oil may be a better choice. Also, making sure that you get enough omega three and sixes in your diet. ...Read more
Why is the skin peeling off the tip of my right thumb extending into nail bed, no where else, no itch, no dry skin. What can I do for it?
Might be eczema: The baby's doctor can check to see if the rash is the common eczema. Eczema can be treated by increasing the moisture in the skin by using creams such as cerave or cetaphil. Hydrocortisone 1% cream is over-the-counter and can be used twice a day for 4-5 days. If the rash is better, the Hydrocortisone can then be used once a day for 2-4 days, and then stopped. Avoid soaps or over-washing the skin. ...Read more
Big toe is a little red, peeling a bit/dry skin and a little swollen also nail looks to be cracking a bit? What to do and what is wrong?
My 4 year old daughter has recently started getting dry peeling skin in between her toes also her toe nails are paper thin and cracked. Shld i worry?
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
Hand is peeling, cracking, very rough and dry. Areas look similar to athletes foot. Gets better and then worse but wont go away. Had for 6 months now?
Dishydrosis: Pts have episodic rashes of the hands and feet with or without vesicles (or clear blisters) that are assoc with very dry painful cracking skin. Thought as a type eczema know as dishydrosis ; balance of thick moisturizing ointments such as eucerin/ aquaphor like ointments balanced w avoiding over "dampness" leading to the vesicles ; cracking to treat. Rotating shoes ; frequent sock changes help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a rash on my hand and I get every few mounths my skin blisters up and and then drys and peel what is it?
Hi, My hands , especially my left hand has got very dry, tight and peeling on my palm all of a sudden .. what's the best way to moisturise it?
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
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
Severe dry and peeling skin over hand and thumb from having cast for 8 weeks. Can I use a moisturizer or will i cause an infection?
Knox gelatin: Here's a site just about this: http://www.Sheknows.Com/beauty-and-style/articles/804521/top-tips-to-prevent-and-repair-dry-damaged-nails general nutrition ; healthy life style helps too as women experience hormonal changes. Talk w/ doctor to see if you should consider hrt - it's not for all, but maybe for some. ...Read more
Always like that?: Healthy children in the U.S. Usually do not have nail problems related to malnutrition, so soft nails are more likely be be familial. A parent can ask the primary care doctor or pediatrician to look at the nails, and refer to a pediatric dermatologist if needed. The doctor will want to know if the child's nails have always been soft. ...Read more
Peeling nails: Peeling your nails may lead to hangnails which can become infected. Cutting your nails is a safer process. All the best. ...Read more
Good nutrition: Fingernails are a good picture of your state of nutrition. Other diseases can certainly affect the nails, but if yours are thin and friable, you may be lacking in good vegetable proteins and oils, such as olive oil. Iron deficiency are related to brittle nails. Zinc and vitamins c, e, &a are also important and best gotten from brightly colored veges and fruits, whole grains etc rather than pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nails are very thin and brittle. They always break and they even peel in layers sometimes. Can never grow them out long. What can I do to help?
Get checked out.: Nails r an extension of the skin, and & skin is the largest organ of the body. Thus, health problems often first appear in the skin, hair, & nails. Brittle, flaky nails can b seen in mineral / hormone deficiencies (iron, thyroid, others). Also, exposure to chemicals (even nail polish) cd do it. Lastly, diseases like psoriasis & fungal infx affect nails. Discuss w/ a dermatologist or ur primary doc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers