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Doctor insights on: Dry Peeling Skin On 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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Peeling Skin (Definition)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is ...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

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How do I stop peeling skin on fingers?

How do I stop peeling skin on fingers?

Avoid irritants: Water and chemicals biggest offenders, use soapless cleanser(ie purell) rather than soap and water and a good hand cream, esp after water exposure. ...Read more

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Peeling skin on fingers all of a sudden, should I exfoliate my hands?

See your doctor: You may have dry skin due to cold weather or a form of eczema or an infection. There are also stds that can also have that symptom with other transient symptoms. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help peeling skin on hands and fingers?

Please suggest what foods help peeling skin on hands and fingers?

None: None help. If a rash is involved, see a dermatologist. If no rash is involved, try a moisturizing lotions. ...Read more

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41m Recently noticed white peeling skin on my index fingers and tips of my thumbs. No pain or itch, I am under constant stress. What could this be?

41m Recently noticed white peeling skin on my index fingers and tips of my thumbs. No pain or itch, I am under constant stress. What could this be?

Possible stress: Its interesting that the tips of these two fingers are worn and no others. I would be more aware of how you handle stress, are you constantly rolling these fingers together? Do yo find yourself rubbing the thumb with the index finger etc. ...Read more

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Had white spot on finger 2 wks ago, applied neosporin went away but left red mark so kept putting neo on. Now red blotch w peeling skin. What to do?

Stop Neosporin now: And consider applying hydrocortisone cream for a few days if there is itching. If not, just leave it alone. The peeling may be a manifestation that you become allergic to neomycin in Neosporin. It may take weeks before the red mark goes away. If problem not resolved , see doctor. ...Read more