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Peeling Skin On Finger Tips
Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can ...Read more
The skin on my finger tips is peeling off... Starting to move down my fingers and fingernails now. It's real dry and flakey moisturizing d/help.
Eczema: Could be eczema ; you might want to try a cortisone cream. Unfortunately the over the counter ones aren't as effective for eczema in your hands; you might need stronger prescription strength. Also be gentle with your skin; don't expose it to a lot of water; don't wash too often as that can dry the skin and when you do need to wash use a gentle cleanser not antibacterial soaps which can be harsh. ...Read more
Finger tips -answer: What are these bruises? This could be a circulation problem. Do your fingers change color in the cold? These could be blood clots. The skin peeling could be "mechanics hands". This can be seen is certain muscle problems. Also certain skin rashes can do this. You need to see your doctor and have him or her have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None that I know of.: But i recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Recent fever : It may be a recent infection or fever. If you have not been treated and you have had symptoms see your doctor. If you have had a rash and it is now peeling see your doctor for a diagnosis. Many forms of dermatitis can cause this. If you have had an allergic reaction to something you have touched you may need treatment for the contact dermatitis. ...Read more
How can I prevent painful, monthly peeling of skin on fingers between distal knuckle and cuticle? I keep my hands moisturized.
Need a diagnosis: I cannot clearly clarify what your diagnosis is. In the wintertime skin is dryer. You need to discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Normal: This is fairly normal. The skin that is up against the nail easily damaged and constantly changing & experience regrowth as the nail grows. Also, we use the tips of the fingers so much that the tissues around the nails undergo a lot of stress and minor trauma. Try using hand moisturizer to alleviate some of the peeling, and keep your nails short and clean. ...Read more
Moisturize: Eczema responds well to good hand moisturization , hand creams are sometimes better than lotions. Try not to have your hands in very hot water as that will dry the skin out more. Sometimes mild steroid creams are used and if ones over the counter don't help when flared badly then see your doctor for more options. ...Read more
Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry ?
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
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