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My skin is peeling off of my fingers and hands, Could it be an allergic reaction?

My skin is peeling off of my fingers and hands, Could it be an allergic reaction?

No: This type of reaction is likely from too much exposure to water, soap, or irritant solvent. Suggest that you avoid scented or antibacterial soaps and use hand lotion after washing whenever possible. ...Read more

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If my hand's upper skin is peeling off, what can I do?

If my hand's upper skin is peeling off, what can I do?

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

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My daughter had hand foot and mouth and now the skin is peeling off her toes, is this normal?

My daughter had hand foot and mouth and now the skin is peeling off her toes, is this normal?

HFM: It could be. This also a symptom of resolving scarlet fever. That is a rash caused by strep throat. Especially, if her fingers, and groin area are also peeling. Call your pediatrician, to be sure. ...Read more

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Skin on hands peeling?

Use hand cream or lo: Use any moisturising cream or lotion and the new skin will come. ...Read more

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My hands keep breaking out and the skin is peeling?

My hands keep breaking out and the skin is peeling?

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

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Can someone explain to me how come my skin on my hand is peeling?

Can someone explain to me how come my skin on my hand is peeling?

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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I was just diagnosed with mono. The skin on my hands is peeling now. Is that normal?

I was just diagnosed with mono. The skin on my hands is peeling now. Is that normal?

Unusual: It's an unusual and not commonly seen clinical manifestation of mono but it can occur with the disease. It's best to try to avoid peeling it (although I know that's hard!) and let it be. It won't hurt you any more than the other symptoms you may have, other than making sure you protect your spleen at all costs. I wish you a speedy recovery! ...Read more

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What can be causing the skin on my hands to be peeling off?

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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

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Why dose my skin peel on the bottom parts of my feet and hands?

Dry feet and hands: One hand and two foot syndrome is fungus that results in dryness of both soles and usually the dominant hand palm. Treatment with amlactin cream and Lamisil (terbinafine) cream is often effective.

Drynesss can be treated with amlactin cream.

Allergy is possible, but less likely to affect both hands and feet. ...Read more

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Had a nonspecific mass removed from the top of my hand. Now hand is hot and skin is peeling. What's w/the peeling?

Had a nonspecific mass removed from the top of my hand. Now hand is hot and skin is peeling. What's w/the peeling?

Possibly Infected: It sounds like you might have a wound infection. I would make sure to contact the office that removed the mass and inform them of your concern. ...Read more

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Dry skin n peeling on hands n feet.

Dry skin n peeling on hands n feet.

Dry peeling skin: There are a number of causes of dry peeling skin. You can use a cream like lachydrin (lactic acid) twice daily to improve the symptoms. I think 5% is otc while 12% is prescription. Fungal infection is one of the causes of scaling so if it is not resolved see your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of allergies make your skin from both hands and feet peel off?

Not always allergies: A contact dermatitis to something that comes directly into contact to your skin may do it, but food allergies or allergies to airborn allergens will not. This is probably not an allergy. ...Read more

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Is it okay for the skin on my hand to be peeling after having hand surgery?

Is it okay for the skin on my hand to be peeling after having hand surgery?

Palm skin is thick: The skin of the palm and of the bottom of the foot is quite thick. The outer layer, called the stratum corneum, is thickest in these areas. These layers are not even alive, and therefore after surgery don't "heal" the way we expect them to. They slough off like a blister and the skin underneath rises to takes its place. ...Read more

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Someone with skin peeling all over hands used my laptop and then I did right after. Can any diseases be transmitted from this?

Someone with skin peeling all over hands used my laptop and then I did right after. Can any diseases be transmitted from this?

Unlikely: There are no transmissible disorders that produce peeling of the skin of the hands.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Skin on hand peeling from hand washing; how long to grow back? Is it safe to handle sensitive objects or should I wait for skin to grow back?

Skin on hand peeling from hand washing; how long to grow back? Is it safe to handle sensitive objects or should I wait for skin to grow back?

Use gloves: You may be sensitive to the bleach or soap. Wear gloves. Also use lubriderm or aveeno (oatmeal) for your hands. You may also have eczema. See a doctor if this worsens. ...Read more

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All of the sudden for the just the past 2 or 3 days, I have noticed the skin on my hands & fingers just peeling off. Around my cuticles and index. Why?

Possible: Typical causes include: drug reaction, food allergy, contact allergy, fungal/bacterial/viral infection, or chemical irritation. If persisting or worsening seek provider. ...Read more

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Why is the palm of my hand peeling skin?

Why is the palm of my hand peeling skin?

Hand Dermatitis: An estimated 2% to 10% of the general population is affected by hand dermatitis.
20% to 35% of all dermatitis affects the hands.
9% to 35% of all occupational disease and up to 80% or more of all occupational contact dermatitis. Five occupations were responsible for more than 60% of these cases:
1Housekeeper, 2-Bricklayer, 3-Worker in metallurgic or mechanical industry, 4-Hairdresser, 5health care ...Read more

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Skin peeling excessively in the palms of my hands? Is it a type of eczema?

Can be: It could also just be dry skin. The fact it is excessive kind of implies to me that you are unable to control the condition to your liking. Therefore, I wold recommend a visit to the dermatologist who likely will be able to help solve your problem or keep it at bay and minimize it. (sometimes if hands exposed to excess water like when doing dishes or harsh checmical this can also occur.). ...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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I just had tommy john surgery. Now the skin on my entire arm including my hand, is peeling with an orangish tint to it. Is this normal? What can I do?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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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