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Fingers And Toes Peeling
1 year olds fingers and toes are peeling, it isn't bothering him. What could cause this? Should I take him to a doctor?
Peeling toes: There is a virus that can cause peeling of the fingers and toes, accompanied by fever, sore throat, stiff neck, and meningitis like picture that needs to be ruled out. This is a dangerous viral infection and getting medical attention is a must. If other symptoms are not present, it may be a contact dermatitis causing the skin to peel. See your pediatrician to evaluate this presentation ...Read more
My 6 year old daughter broke out in a rash on her torso. Now her fingers and toes are peeling - what does she have?
I've had a mild yeast infection for about a month now, a couple weeks ago my fingers and toes started peeling. Can't make either go away! Please help.?
In the last three months my fingers and toes have started peeling. It's never happened to me before. Help?
My nails (finger and toes) are seemingly peeling, layer by layer... I'm worried that eventualy I will run out of layers, is this natural / what do I do?
See a dermatologist: No, skin does not have layers like an onion. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile use hand cream several times a day and use a mild cleanser such as dove. ...Read more
My finger nails and toes started peeling off. I can see layers on the nails. Also on index finger there's this vertical blck line that nvr go away. Y?
Please see your: Dermatologist. If the black line runs along the length of the index finger nail - need to rule out serious causes. Take care. ...Read more
My Daughter is experiencing peeling skin and cough (worsened by: worse at night) (quality: chronic cough). The following also describe her: For last 3 months fingers and toes have been continually peeling. Has been sick with coughs and fevers?
Fragile finger nails. Horizontal dents on almost all fingers. Some have double. Peeling toe nails, hair thinning.
Usually not: This usually is from a stressful event in life that interrupts nail growth. See dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Is it normal that my 1 year old baby skin is peeling from toes n finger tips? This has been going on on the last 3 months if not more...
My son has kawasaki. Been peeling on fingers for over a week. Yeaterday toes started to peel and today palms and foot. When will it stop?
Kawasaki disease!: Desquamation not a severe problem as development of coronary aneurysms, and elevated platelet count to the risk of thrombus/embolus formation for which daily aspirin has to be prescribed. Ideally immunoglobulins were administered early and echocardiogram has been performed and was negative for cardiac abnormalities. ...Read more
Could periodic rapid thickening (then splitting and peeling) of skin on tips of all fingers and toes combined with rust colored pits on finger pads indicate an autoimmune problem?
Its possible: Rough, thick skin on the finger tips with cracks and discoloration can be related to repeated exposure to chemicals/dry environment. This can also be seen is polymyositis and dermatomyositis which are autoimmune diseases involving primarily the muscles and skin respectively. ...Read more
My 2 yr old wasn't eating much for a couple of days then he had skin peeling on finger tips followd by mild fever for a couple of days now toes peelin?
See PCP: The history you give bothers me. This could be something minor but I can think of 2 infectious problems that could have significant consequences if left unrecognized. Try to get in before the weekend or no later than early next week. ...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!
Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry?
My 3 year old son has a mystery lung problem for over a year now. He has chronic bronchitis and multiple hospitalizations. He waas hospitalized with107 fever andnow peeling skin on his toes and fingers. What could it be?
Agree with both: I agree with both drs. Ferguson and belilovsky. This sounds like a complicated case and more than likely has more than 1 answer. The fevers/skin definitely raises the possibility of kawasakis, ut the other chronic lung problems are best evaluated by your pediatrician and a pulmonologist. Good luck. ...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
My five yr old daughter has peeling fingers and toes, she has had in the past month, chalazion on RT eye, ear infections, sore throat (neg strep test)?
My feet have peeling more itching dryness sometime red patches and it was in my one finger of foot bt now its in both feet wats it n how to treat it?
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
Keep the skin as dry: As possible and avoid wearing shoes and socks that make your feet sweat. Try an otc anti fungal cream in the areas affected for four weeks. ...Read more
Normal: This is fairly normal. The skin that is up against the nail easily damaged and constantly changing & experience regrowth as the nail grows. Also, we use the tips of the fingers so much that the tissues around the nails undergo a lot of stress and minor trauma. Try using hand moisturizer to alleviate some of the peeling, and keep your nails short and clean. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause skin peeling. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun burn, and sometimes bacterial, viral, fungal infections and insect bites can also cause skin rashes and peeling. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Contact allergy?: This may represent a contact allergy to things which you are touching. Topical cream will suppress reaction. If it is svere patch testing can help identify chemical. ...Read more
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