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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Peeling Skin (Definition)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is ...Read more


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My baby has peeling skin on her toes. Is this ok?

My baby has peeling skin on her toes. Is this ok?

Probably: Very young babies (under 1 month) peel frequently and this is very normal. Older babies may peel as a result of dry skin. However there are some skin conditions snd infections that may cause this so pls mention to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How to treat the peeling skin on my big toes?

How to treat the peeling skin on my big toes?

Peeling skin: Skin peels so that dead cells can be eliminated and new cells can emerge. Several different conditions can cause the skin on the area of the toes to peel. They include athlete's foot and dry skin. Skin on the toes that continues to peel may require a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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My toe itches constantly. I can also see a little peeling skin. What is this? How do I treat it?

My toe itches constantly. I can also see a little peeling skin. What is this? How do I treat it?

Fungus: Until proven otherwise (as this is most common though there are other possibilities) try over the counter antifungal cream like clotrimazole. ...Read more

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The outsides of my pinky toes are turning red/purple and one has peeling skin.

The outsides of my pinky toes are turning red/purple and one has peeling skin.

Frictional.: Athlete's foot infection usually doesn't involve the outside of the little toe . The bottom and the space between the 4th and 5th is typically involved and it usually itches. You have no description of an itch. The redness of both toes is typical of shoe pressure to the sides of the little toe. Increased arteriole flow for red and secondary venous sluggishness for purple. Check your shoes for fit. ...Read more

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3yo has yellowish peeling skin in the creases between his 3rd & 4th & 4 &5 toes it doesn't seem to bother him at all. What could this be other than af?

Usually Dry Skin: Actually fungal infections at this age are very rare.Dry skin made worse by constantly sweaty feet is the most common cause.Frequent sock changes for dryness, moisturize 3-4 times per day and cortisone cream almost always clear this up. ...Read more

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Husband has sore between pinkie toe and next one, hurts, bleeds some, when I was cleaning it I noticed a small hole right in the crease and peeling skin.

Husband has sore between pinkie toe and next one, hurts, bleeds some, when I was cleaning it I noticed a small hole right in the crease and peeling skin.

This could: Potentially be serious particularly if he has diabetes or poor circulation. There is often a soft corn there fungus and or bacteria. It is important to remove the soft corn as the worse that gets the deep an ulcer can get. I strongly advise against self treatment and would recommend a foot doctor to care for this. Sometimes, if conservative tx fails a surgery is indicated. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more