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Ocd/bdd/skin picking? I tend to pick and peel the skin off my fingers, by the cuticle and nails, till i bleed and they become raw, sometimes i scratch my skin till it breaks, usually when i'm nervous, upset, stressed, etc. I've battled with my weight sinc

Ocd/bdd/skin picking? I tend to pick and peel the skin off my fingers, by the cuticle and nails, till i bleed and they become raw, sometimes i scratch my skin till it breaks, usually when i'm nervous, upset, stressed, etc. I've battled with my weight sinc

Nervous habit: You have developed a nervous habit that you get some intrinsic pleasure from doing! it is a habit that you developed, and can undo it. Get a stress ball and scrunch that instead. Nervous eating is the same thing. Stay busy. Chew gum, take up knitting. Keep your hands otherwise busy! i had a bad habit of chewing my cuticles once--gone for years! ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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How do I stop peeling skin on fingers?

How do I stop peeling skin on fingers?

Avoid irritants: Water and chemicals biggest offenders, use soapless cleanser(ie purell) rather than soap and water and a good hand cream, esp after water exposure. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help peeling skin on hands and fingers?

Please suggest what foods help peeling skin on hands and fingers?

None: None help. If a rash is involved, see a dermatologist. If no rash is involved, try a moisturizing lotions. ...Read more

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Sudden dry and peeling skin on the palm side of my fingers, what could this be?

New skin cleanser?: Could be due to exposure to a new skin cleanser. Should return to normal in a few days ...Read more

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41m Recently noticed white peeling skin on my index fingers and tips of my thumbs. No pain or itch, I am under constant stress. What could this be?

41m Recently noticed white peeling skin on my index fingers and tips of my thumbs. No pain or itch, I am under constant stress. What could this be?

Possible stress: Its interesting that the tips of these two fingers are worn and no others. I would be more aware of how you handle stress, are you constantly rolling these fingers together? Do yo find yourself rubbing the thumb with the index finger etc. ...Read more

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Peeling skin on fingers all of a sudden, should I exfoliate my hands?

Peeling skin on fingers all of a sudden, should I exfoliate my hands?

See your doctor: You may have dry skin due to cold weather or a form of eczema or an infection. There are also stds that can also have that symptom with other transient symptoms. ...Read more

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Had white spot on finger 2 wks ago, applied neosporin went away but left red mark so kept putting neo on. Now red blotch w peeling skin. What to do?

Stop Neosporin now: And consider applying hydrocortisone cream for a few days if there is itching. If not, just leave it alone. The peeling may be a manifestation that you become allergic to neomycin in Neosporin. It may take weeks before the red mark goes away. If problem not resolved , see doctor. ...Read more