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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
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
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
I had surgery on my foot 3 weeks ago stitches are off and the skin around the cut is peeling off, I could see the second layer skin is it normal?
Yes: Yes it is totally normal. Don't pick or peel it though, it will peel off when it is ready. ...Read more
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
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
Infection in knee from getting it drained will be having surgery soon. Skin is peeling off the knee an is bigger than a grapefruit what could this be?
Infection: Your infection could be worsening. You should be evaluated for a worsening of your septic joint. ...Read more
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
I had surgery for a abscess back in February, the skin in my anal area is peeling I was using baby wipes after the surgery, could this be the cause?
Very unlikely: Wipes used in February are very unlike to cause skin peeling now ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
None that I know of.: But I recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Someone with skin peeling all over hands used my laptop and then I did right after. Can any diseases be transmitted from this?
There are no transmissible disorders that produce peeling of the skin of the hands.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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?
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?
Hand Eczema: Eczema, also called dermatitis. 'hand dermatitis' is a broad term for any type of eczema that develops on the hands. Hand dermatitis often has unique causes, commonly job-related and can require specific testing and treatments. Treatment is with emollients like cerave cream which is otc and prescription strength cortisone like vanos. ...Read more
Keep it covered: With daily wound care (covering the wound with a bandage and antibiotic if there are signs of infection) the wound should heal quickly. See your doctor if you develop fever, chills, redness at the wound site, colored wound drainage, or if you have a large area of skin peeling. ...Read more
Possibly: Was the drug rash on your hands? ...Read more
Had a nonspecific mass removed from the top of my hand. Now hand is hot and skin is peeling. What's w/the peeling?
I had a nonspecific mass removed from the top of my hand. Now a month later the skin is peeling off the top of my hand. What's up w/ that?
An estimated 2% to 10% of the general population is affected by hand dermatitis.
20% to 35% of all dermatitis affects the hands.
9% to 35% of all occupational disease and up to 80% or more of all occupational contact dermatitis. Five occupations were responsible for more than 60% of these cases:
1Housekeeper, 2-Bricklayer, 3-Worker in metallurgic or mechanical industry, 4-Hairdresser, 5health care ...Read more
None: None help. If a rash is involved, see a dermatologist. If no rash is involved, try a moisturizing lotions. ...Read more
Can be: It could also just be dry skin. The fact it is excessive kind of implies to me that you are unable to control the condition to your liking. Therefore, I wold recommend a visit to the dermatologist who likely will be able to help solve your problem or keep it at bay and minimize it. (sometimes if hands exposed to excess water like when doing dishes or harsh checmical this can also occur.). ...Read more
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