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Skin Is Peeling Off My Hands
I had a nonspecific mass removed from the top of my hand. Now a month later the skin is peeling off the top of my hand. What's up w/ that?
My 18 mnth old just got over having HFM for the most part everything has cleared up but her skin is peeling off her hands should i be worried.
Sometimes can occur: HFMD is usually not serious. Illness is typically mild, and nearly all patients recover in 7 to 10 days without medical treatment.Anything that causes inflammation can result in peeling. Like skin peeling after a sunburn. Thicker skin of the palms and soles can take longer to peel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep it covered: With daily wound care (covering the wound with a bandage and antibiotic if there are signs of infection) the wound should heal quickly. See your doctor if you develop fever, chills, redness at the wound site, colored wound drainage, or if you have a large area of skin peeling. ...Read more
Possible eczema: Dry, peeling skin on the hands is common and may be a form of eczema, allergy or keratolysis exfoliativa. Sometimes this can occur after an illness, infection or exposure to harsh soap or chemical. I recommend using a gentle cleanser to wash the hands and applying a good moisturizer 3-4 times per day. If this is not helping after a few days, a visit to the dermatologist is recommended. ...Read more
Hand Eczema: Eczema, also called dermatitis. 'hand dermatitis' is a broad term for any type of eczema that develops on the hands. Hand dermatitis often has unique causes, commonly job-related and can require specific testing and treatments. Treatment is with emollients like cerave cream which is otc and prescription strength cortisone like vanos. ...Read more
More info.: Would need more information on other areas of body affected, parts of hands affected, and. A dermatologist or allergist can help, but first consider the frequency of hand washing, and whether you've changed soaps/detergents/lotions recently. You may have an allergy, or simply dry skin. See your primary physician for evaluation, as rarely some types of peeling can be signs of dangerous condition ...Read more
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