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Is it okay for the skin on my hand to be peeling after having hand surgery?

Is it okay for the skin on my hand to be peeling after having hand surgery?

Palm skin is thick: The skin of the palm and of the bottom of the foot is quite thick. The outer layer, called the stratum corneum, is thickest in these areas. These layers are not even alive, and therefore after surgery don't "heal" the way we expect them to. They slough off like a blister and the skin underneath rises to takes its place. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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I just had tommy john surgery. Now the skin on my entire arm including my hand, is peeling with an orangish tint to it. Is this normal? What can I do?

I just had tommy john surgery. Now the skin on my entire arm including my hand, is peeling with an orangish tint to it. Is this normal? What can I do?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What is excessive swelling after hand surgery with blue purplish skin top of hand around knuckles and up to middle joint in fingers?

What is excessive swelling after hand surgery with blue purplish skin top of hand around knuckles and up to middle joint in fingers?

Sub cutaneous: Bleeding, post op- go back ; see the surgeon who preformed the surgery- probably not to worry just healing process in your case, . ...Read more

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Why is my skin different over various places on my body after having surgery. My face is peeling and rough, my feet have a thick dry toughness to them?

Why is my skin different over various places on my body after having surgery. My face is peeling and rough, my feet have a thick dry toughness to them?

Skin: The skin on the bottom of your feet is the thickest layer of skin on the body. It is possible that after surgery you were unable to bathe as you usually do. This results in a buildup of dead skin on the feet. This could be happening elsewhere also. See your surgeon and dermatologist for concerns. ...Read more

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3.5 weeks postop foot surgery and have excessive skin peeling that extends up to an inch away from incision. Is this normal?

3.5 weeks postop foot surgery and have excessive skin peeling that extends up to an inch away from incision. Is this normal?

Yes and no: Your use of the word "excessive" implies it is not normal, and so if your concerned about it I would let your surgeon know. That being said, some degree of skin peeling is normal when skin is covered by a bandage or cast as the covering of the skin prevents the usual loss of the epidermis the usual and more gradual way. The skin prep itself that was used during surgery can also contribute. ...Read more

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Why is my skin peeling after surgery?

Why is my skin peeling after surgery?

More Information: It depends on where you are experiencing this problem. Most times, i find my patients have peeling around the incision site where surgical glue has been applied. This is actually the glue that is peeling off, and not the skin. Other times, the skin is peeling due to a reaction to the tape. Removing the tape and keeping the area clean and dry will help. Please see your surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I recently had surgery the skin around the incision on my scrotum is itching and peeling this may be jock itch how do I treat the raw skin?

I recently had surgery the skin around the incision on my scrotum is  itching and peeling this may be jock itch how do I treat the raw skin?

Surgery: You should call and have the surgeon who performed the procedure examine this. It may be secondarily infected and you want to be sure that the surgery is not undone by this. Go and chat with them. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come my skin on my hand is peeling?

More info.: Would need more information on other areas of body affected, parts of hands affected, and. A dermatologist or allergist can help, but first consider the frequency of hand washing, and whether you've changed soaps/detergents/lotions recently. You may have an allergy, or simply dry skin. See your primary physician for evaluation, as rarely some types of peeling can be signs of dangerous condition ...Read more

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What can be causing the skin on my hands to be peeling off?

What can be causing the skin on my hands to be peeling off?

Possible eczema: Dry, peeling skin on the hands is common and may be a form of eczema, allergy or keratolysis exfoliativa. Sometimes this can occur after an illness, infection or exposure to harsh soap or chemical. I recommend using a gentle cleanser to wash the hands and applying a good moisturizer 3-4 times per day. If this is not helping after a few days, a visit to the dermatologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Why dose my skin peel on the bottom parts of my feet and hands?

Dry feet and hands: One hand and two foot syndrome is fungus that results in dryness of both soles and usually the dominant hand palm. Treatment with amlactin cream and Lamisil (terbinafine) cream is often effective. Drynesss can be treated with amlactin cream. Allergy is possible, but less likely to affect both hands and feet. ...Read more

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Dry skin n peeling on hands n feet.

Dry skin n peeling on hands n feet.

Dry peeling skin: There are a number of causes of dry peeling skin. You can use a cream like lachydrin (lactic acid) twice daily to improve the symptoms. I think 5% is otc while 12% is prescription. Fungal infection is one of the causes of scaling so if it is not resolved see your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of allergies make your skin from both hands and feet peel off?

Not always allergies: A contact dermatitis to something that comes directly into contact to your skin may do it, but food allergies or allergies to airborn allergens will not. This is probably not an allergy. ...Read more

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Someone with skin peeling all over hands used my laptop and then i did right after. Can any diseases be transmitted from this?

Unlikely: There are no transmissible disorders that produce peeling of the skin of the hands. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Skin on hand peeling from hand washing; how long to grow back? Is it safe to handle sensitive objects or should I wait for skin to grow back?

Skin on hand peeling from hand washing; how long to grow back? 

Is it safe to handle sensitive objects or should I wait for skin to grow back?

Use gloves: You may be sensitive to the bleach or soap. Wear gloves. Also use lubriderm or aveeno (oatmeal) for your hands. You may also have eczema. See a doctor if this worsens. ...Read more

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All of the sudden for the just the past 2 or 3 days, I have noticed the skin on my hands & fingers just peeling off. Around my cuticles and index. Why?

Possible: Typical causes include: drug reaction, food allergy, contact allergy, fungal/bacterial/viral infection, or chemical irritation. If persisting or worsening seek provider. ...Read more