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Skin Is Peeling Off My Hands
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
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
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
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
Tinea pedis: Tinea pedis is a fungal infection of the feet, common in people who wear closed shoes that trap moisture. It is characterized by flaking, cracking and peeling of the skin. This condition is treated with over the counter medications specifically for this purpose, and is prevented by keeping the feet dry and avoiding exposure from public showers, etc. ...Read more
Hand Eczema: Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. Your genetic make-up), and external (e.g. Contact with irritants and allergens such as chemicals). The irritant nature of some chemicals means that hand eczema is particularly common in people with jobs involving cleaning, catering, . ...Read more
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
Gentle skin care: Hands often become dry and irritated in the winter and may become red as a result. Now that spring is here, your problem may improve. Regardless, you should practice gentle skin care, as in minimize hand washing, use gentle soap (like cetaphil), and moisturize frequently. For very dry hands, use something thick enough that it needs to be scooped out of tub or squeezed out of a bottle. ...Read more
My hands started peeling as soon as I came out the shower. It's my hands and my fingers, not major big peeling spots but little peels. Looks ashy.
Moisterize: Hi, it happens after long showers, moisturize after your showers ...Read more
Me and my boy both have a rash on our hands and feet. gets itchy, blotchy looking under skin, skin peels, and seems to peel in circles. is it fungal?
Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.
Skin peeling : Skin peeling off tongue can be due to recent burned tongue, trauma. There are few rare issues that can cause this. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reply: Can be post streptococcal throat infection peeling of skin, can be post viral infection, local contact allergy to something that child plays with. Try to figure out by looking at his last few days. If no fever, is active and playful then observe with moisturizing. Also it could be related to swimming. Avoid the trigger. If no improvement over next few days see his doctor. ...Read more
My skin in leg is very itchy. Also when i scratch the dead skin peel off. Now my skin is like a snake?
Ichthyosis vulgaris: Ichthyosis vulgaris is an inherited skin disorder in which dead skin cells accumulate in thick, dry scales on your skin's surface. Symptoms usually worsen or are more pronounced in cold, dry environments and tend to improve or even resolve in warm, humid environments.The experts at the Mayo Clinic suggest using moisturizers with urea or propylene glycol—even simple petroleum jelly. For best results, apply directly after bathing or swimming (Mayo). Using moisturizing, fragrance- and dye-free soaps can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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