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My palms are dry and peeling after I shower. Why?

My palms are dry and peeling after I shower.  Why?

Dyshidrosis: You may be describing a condition of the eccrine sweat glands or possibly contact dermatitis. If this continues, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Appears to be: a Contact dermatitis. Try avoiding dishwashing soap and use gloves. Avoid any chemicals on your skin as well. If not better please see you primary doctor. ...Read more

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Why is the palm of my hand peeling skin?

Why is the palm of my hand peeling skin?

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

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The palm of my hands are peeling. What do I use to get rid of it?

The palm of my hands are peeling. What do I use to get rid of it?

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

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My husband's palms and fingers are peeling! not sore not red not itching?

My husband's palms and fingers are peeling! not sore not red not itching?

Hard to say exactly: Could have been exposure to irritants or solvents sometime within the last week or two. Could also be eczema although we would expect itching or mild pain with that. ...Read more

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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

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

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What does it mean if your palms are peeling in places?

What does it mean if your palms are peeling in places?

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 more

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