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My Palms Are Peeling
Dyshydrosis ?: I'd see a dermatologist.There are treatments but this is often hard to manage. ...Read more
My skin on my palms keeps peeling off and I don't know why. Doc told me I have a viral infection, got meds, but my skin is still peeling off. Why?
Psoriasis is: a possibility but it is difficult to say for sure without further description of this peeling and not having a picture of it. ...Read more
My boyfriends palms & fingers are peeling... He's never had this before and they don't hurt or itch. Summer has also just started... Can we stop this?
Hand Dermatitis: 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
Moisturizers: Try using heavy moisturizers like hand cream (not lotion which is less moisturizing) or vaseline or aquaphor or other petrolatum based product to treat the dryness. If caused by contact derm you'll need to identify the allergen or irritant and avoid. May need prescription strength topical steroids if have severe eczema. ...Read more
The skin on the palm of my hand is peeling, how can I treat it? At first before peeling my hand feel very numb and abit sore now it stop buy it peelin
Fungus infection?: If only one hand is peeling, you could have a fungus infection -- like "athlete's foot", except on the hand. Or you could have come in contact with something that inflamed your hand, and the peeling signals that it is going away. If it persists, see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Past inflammation...: Fingers or palms can peel skin at the topmost layer if there was some inflammation (such as a recent fever or viral infection), some 1st degree burns (such as hot coffee), some blistering or non-blistering friction (such as digging with a shovel), some eczema or allergic skin reaction, some chemical or irritant reaction, a sunburn, etc... If peeling persists, a dermatologist can check the hands. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer