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Skin On Fingers Cracking And Peeling
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.
What do I do when my skin between my fingers and on the tips of them are peeling of? How did this happen and howdo I cure it?
It depends: It depends on what is causing this problem. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
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.
Contact allergy?: This may represent a contact allergy to things which you are touching. Topical cream will suppress reaction. If it is svere patch testing can help identify chemical.See 1 more doctor answer
The tips of my fingers are peeling but I haven't been using harsh chemicals or been sick recently. Doesn't seem like dry skin. Causes?
See MD: See your dermatologist or urgent care physician. Sometimes contact dermatitis involved with contact with allergens such as nickel can cause peeling skin, as can hand eczema, vitamin deficiencies, and other skin conditions. Washing your hands and immediately applying emollient creams such as Eucerin should help but if there is itching and redness you may need a steroid cream and or taper. Good luck
The skin on my fingers suddenly started flaking and nothing is helping. So, my fingernas are do brittle they are peeling also. What is causing this?
Nutritional stuff?: Ask your doctor, but it might be nutritional deficiences or an acid/alkaline imbalance. I personally had similar finger symptoms that responded well to rinsing with diluted plain white vinegar. Flaking returned daily and went away with another rinse. Then, I took a calcium and magnesium supplement each day - just a normal off the shelf 1 pill a day. After a few months it disappeared. Good luck!
None: None will have any value for this problem.
You might: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
Many possibilities.: Many things can cause fingertip peeling, including eczema, psoriasis, various infections, frequent hand washing or use of harsh chemicals, and allergies. Try an otc moisturizer and/or 1% Hydrocortisone cream and protect your hands from soaps and chemicals. If it persists you may need to see a doctor to rule out rarer causes, such as diabetes and vitamin deficiencies.
My 15mo+ gal's skin around her fingers keep peeling off, she has hfmd 2 weeks ago, may I know what is the cause of the peeling?
Hand foot and mouth: Hand, foot and mouth disease is a human syndrome caused by intestinal viruses of the picornaviridae family. The most common are coxsackie a virus and enterovirus 71. After recovery some patients will lose fingernails or toenails and perhaps skin peeling up to 4 weeks after resolution of infection. This may or may not be what you're seeing. Have a pediatrician look at her. Best wishes.
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.
No: There is chance of secondary infection from removing or peeling crust or dead skin from an infected finger that is healing! Only debridement is done surgically when black necrotic dead skin is found in a slowly poorly healing wound!
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