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1 year olds fingers and toes are peeling, it isn't bothering him. What could cause this? Should I take him to a doctor?

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

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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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.?

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.?

See a dermatologist: The peeling may be a form of eczema known as dyshydrotic eczema or it may be yeast or fungal related. Sometimes, if one cream is not working one just needs to try and alternative one. ...Read more

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In the last three months my fingers and toes have started peeling. It's never happened to me before. Help?

In the last three months my fingers and toes have started peeling. It's never happened to me before. Help?

Fungal skin: It sounds like it can either be a fungal infection or dermatitis. Topical antifungal cream can be tried for 3-4 weeks to clear condition. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Atopy?: This sounds possibly like a combination of eczema and asthma which often go hand in hand. The length of illness doesn't sound like scarlet fever. Would be worth getting her examined by a doctor to make a diagnosis and/or arrange tests plus treatment ...Read more

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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...

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...

Peeling skin: Peeling skin on the hands and feet of a child can be a sign of allergies, inflammation, infection, or skin damage. More serious causes include severe allergic reactions, drug reactions, and infections. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 I'd 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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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

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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 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)?

Needs check: A negative quick strep does not rule out strep some times a virus like infectious mono can be the culprit
your child may need some bloodwork to R/O Kawasackie desease ...Read more

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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?

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?

See Specialist: See the expert in skin disorders - the Dermatologist. Impossible to diagnose without seeing it, but it may be psoriasis, or eczema. Get the appointment to get yourself feeling better. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What makes your finger tips peel?

What makes your finger tips peel?

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

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How to stop peeling on my fingers?

How to stop peeling on my fingers?

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

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Why are the tips of my fingers peeling?

Why are the tips of my fingers peeling?

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

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Why are the tips of my babies fingers peeling?

Why are the tips of my babies fingers peeling?

Not a problem: It is common for infants to have peeling skin on their hands. Sometimes a little lotion may speed the process. Not to worry-this will go away by itself ...Read more

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Peeling finger tips of a 10 month old baby..

Peeling finger tips of a 10 month old baby..

Sounds OK: Usually caused by a virus or from finger/thumb sucking. In rare cases it can be from a serious bacteria illness but that would accompany fever or other symptoms. If it's peeling alone, probably not a problem. ...Read more

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How can I stop my fingers peeling from eczema?

How can I stop my fingers peeling from eczema?

ECZEMA: Make sure the lesions are from eczema. Try putting cortisone cream, if it does not disappear it might be scabies between fingers. ...Read more

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How can I stop the skin from peeling between my toes?

How can I stop the skin from peeling between my toes?

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

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Why does the skin peel of on my fingers below my nails?

Why does the skin peel of on my fingers below my nails?

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

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How do I prevent rashes on my fingers when I peel onions?

How do I prevent rashes on my fingers when I peel onions?

Avoid the contact: Contact dermatitis is caused by the direct contact with the onion. You can wear latex or nitrile gloves when you peel the onions, so that your skin does not actually touch the onion. After you are finished, wash your hands with lots of water. ...Read more

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My son's feet and especially toes are peeling. Is this serious?

My son's feet and especially toes are peeling. Is this serious?

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

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Why does the skin on my right index finger peel every 2-3 months?

Why does the skin on my right index finger peel every 2-3 months?

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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The skin on my fingers is peeling, it is not itchy but very sensitive to touch.

The skin on my fingers is peeling, it is not itchy but very sensitive to touch.

Irritation: You have likely been washing your hands too often or exposed to too much irritants such as organic solvent, strong soap etc Avoidance is the key and applying lotion on your hands after washing whenever possible would be helpful. ...Read more