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Peeling Palms And Fingers
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?
Sun damage: Does not have to be dry to peel. The sun actually blisters up the skin and you slough the outer layer, dry or not. ...Read more
My fingers are peeling for no reason, why/ sometimes my palms are sweaty. Like 2 times a year it happens, it is embarrasing and I want it to stop.?
Fungal?: It's hard to say without seeing it but with sweaty palms and peeling, it sounds like a fungal infection, much like athletes foot. You could try the same over the counter products for athletes foot to see if this helps. If it persists, you should see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and possibly prescribe you something stronger. ...Read more
You have a complex: Symptoms issue. This will not be addressable over the internet. Additionally you appear to have had a complex medical history and are on significant medications. You need to address your current complaints with your primary health care professional who is familiar with your health issues and has all of your information. He/she can best advise you. ...Read more
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
New skin cleanser?: Could be due to exposure to a new skin cleanser. Should return to normal in a few days ...Read more
The palm side of little finger & ring finger is peeling off. Do I have an allergy or what's going on?
Metal Allergy: Localized rash around ring could be concerning for a metal allergy. Most common form of metal hypersensitivity is allergic contact dermatitis caused by nickel. Nickel and other metals are found in many commercial products, including zippers, buttons, jewelry, watches, and eye glass frames, and many of these items have been linked to contact dermatitis reactions. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing ...Read more
I noticed since last week, my left hand skin has been peeling right after washing it; mainly between the fingers and palm area?
Needs...: It sounds like you might be having a dermatitis or in other words an inflammation of the skin which could be reacting to an external agent, lack of moisture, or any physical condition that could trigger it. However, a final diagnosis of a skin condition can only be attained by direct visual exam. My advise is to see a medical provider for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
15ds ago 2yrold had red itchy palms like excema wakes in the night crying. 7ds ltr its under skin red hot.14day fingers n palms peeling n wrinkly?
My fingers are peeling and itchy. No bumps, no red lesions, no fluid filled vesicles. My fingers are just plainly peeling and itchy (palm side).Cause?
A spider may have bitten my neighbor 8 days ago, camping in oregon. Swollen finger, a swelling with a blister on his palm. Skin peeling. Dangerous?
After giving oral sex to a person. My hands began to peel and feet too, now red bumps appear on my palms fingers and hands, 2 on my upper lips that feel wet. Help please?
Toddler has bright red palms & soles of feet with peeling from every fingertip to bottom of fingers? Her hands feel like tissue paper.
Consult doctor: Your toddler may be suffering from disease called hand, foot and mouth disease or some deficiency as of Zinc _a mineral. Since your daughter is not having fever along with peeling of skin -kawasaki disease is less likely, better get the child checked up soon and get treatment at the earliest possible. ...Read more
Peeling (top skin layer), VERY itchy skin on palms & fingers of both hands. Have used OTC creams with salicylic acid, benedryl, etc...did not work.
Contact /irritant: Both contact allergy (from a contact allergen) and an irritant (solvent, excessive hand washing) can cause itchy hand dermatitis. The answer is avoidance of the offending agent (may need to see allergist or dermatologist to help you identify the agent). Salicylic acid will cause peeling on anyone and Benadryl will do nothing for the rash. No improvement until after avoidance. ...Read more
Hello my fingers started to peel on thursday evening and its had started off has one finger and on to the next. Prior to that they were getting pretty itchy and redness around my whole hand.?
There have been white lines on my fingernail of right hand index finger, and this finger skin is always peeling. It has been this for 4 years. Why?
I am a nurse, I recently gave treatment to a rabies patient with naked hand. I have a problem of peeling of my finger cuticle. So I am afraid.
My right hand fingers (middle, index) skin are always peeling and dry. It doesn't hurt or anything just sometimes itchy. It's been like this for months. A few days ago I start to notic my thumb tip skin is also peeling and now it left a blister on my t?
Dyshidrotic eczema: Without seeing it you probably have chronic hand eczema. A very common skin problem associated with chronic exposure to certain soaps or other substances or with frequent hand-washing, just to name a few. If you can identify something like that avoid it or use gloves during exposure. Barrier creams can help retain moisture. The treatment of choice is high potency steroids; you may need a script ...Read more
Peeling skin/air filled blisters on fingers of each hand, randomly appear. No pain, redness, itching, no symptoms but peeling and blisters?
Blisters on hand:
May be dyshidrosis, a form of eczema or eczema. Antihistamines may help as can topical steroids may help in short term but long term can repredispose to infection and/or skin thinning. Would f/u /w/ dermatologist.
https://nationaleczema. Org/eczema/types-of-eczema/dyshidrotic-eczema/ ...Read more
The skin on some fingers and thumb of my left hand is peeling since a long time. I live in Arizona (dry weather) but I don't have sunburns.
Atopic dermatitis: Lichenification (dry, cracking, possibly leathery, hardened, peeling skin) is a common consequence of atopic dermatitis (eczema) and other pruritic (itchy) disorders. It may also arise on seemingly normal skin. Get an eval for your diagnosis and any treatments needed. Good luck. ...Read more
My right hand fingertips n feet (mostly) is dry n peeling. It happened suddenly the passed week. I'm on euthyrox. Fingers start to wrinkle as soon as I touch water. Its seems like extra skin when I have a bath but then goes away. Is my meds causing this?
I don't think so: I have not come across that as a side effect of the thyroid medication. It is probably better to see the prescribing doctor and have a thyroid function test done. ...Read more
I have a light colored brown vertical line on my index finger and middle fingernail on my left hand. I used to have a habit of biting my nail and peeling off layers from my nails, could this be a result? I hope this isn't anything too serious! Thanks so m
So do I!: So do I on my index finger! This is completely benign (not a health problem at all) and has nothing to do with your previous biting habits. Think of it like a freckle or a discolored hair. It is made the same way by the nail cells right at the quick. They put dark pigment (melanin) into their growing nail and it extends as the nail grows. Think of it as just making you more unique and special! ...Read more
I have a light colored brown vertical line on my index finger and middle fingernail on my left hand. I used to have a habit of biting my nail and peeling off layers from my nails, could this be a result? Also, I will be seeing my general doctor for a chec
Could be: If it on only one or two nails that argues for a local damage to the nail or nail plate underneath the nail. If it is in the nail proper it will just grow forward and out and you will cut it off. If it was systemic -eI. E. You ingested something- I would expect all of the nails to be affected. See a good dermatologist if you're worried. ...Read more
Hand Dermatitis: Hand dermatitis may be due to several/combination of different causes. These may include a genetic predisposition, underlying dermatologic condition, and/or exposure to environmental irritants/allergens, such as those that may occur during work (occupational dermatitis). Nickel is a common allergen that may also be found in food (http://www. Athenaallergy. Com/nickel-allergy-diet. Html). ...Read more
Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more