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Doctor insights on: Skin Peeling Between Fingers

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How do I stop peeling skin on fingers?

How do I stop peeling skin on fingers?

Avoid irritants: Water and chemicals biggest offenders, use soapless cleanser(ie purell) rather than soap and water and a good hand cream, esp after water exposure. ...Read more

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Peeling Skin (Definition)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is ...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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Peeling skin on fingers all of a sudden, should I exfoliate my hands?

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

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41m Recently noticed white peeling skin on my index fingers and tips of my thumbs. No pain or itch, I am under constant stress. What could this be?

41m Recently noticed white peeling skin on my index fingers and tips of my thumbs. No pain or itch, I am under constant stress. What could this be?

Possible stress: Its interesting that the tips of these two fingers are worn and no others. I would be more aware of how you handle stress, are you constantly rolling these fingers together? Do yo find yourself rubbing the thumb with the index finger etc. ...Read more

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Had white spot on finger 2 wks ago, applied neosporin went away but left red mark so kept putting neo on. Now red blotch w peeling skin. What to do?

Stop Neosporin now: And consider applying hydrocortisone cream for a few days if there is itching. If not, just leave it alone. The peeling may be a manifestation that you become allergic to neomycin in Neosporin. It may take weeks before the red mark goes away. If problem not resolved , see doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old wasn't eating much for a couple of days then he had skin peeling on finger tips followd by mild fever for a couple of days now toes peelin?

My 2 yr old wasn't eating much for a couple of days then he had skin peeling on finger tips followd by mild fever for a couple of days now toes peelin?

See PCP : The history you give bothers me. This could be something minor but i can think of 2 infectious problems that could have significant consequences if left unrecognized.Try to get in before the weekend or no later than early next week. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing peeling skin and cough (worsened by: worse at night) (quality: chronic cough) . The following also describe her: For last 3 months fingers and toes have been continually peeling . Has been sick with coughs and fevers ?

My Daughter is experiencing  peeling skin and cough (worsened by: worse at night) (quality: chronic cough) . The following also describe her: 
For last 3 months fingers and toes have been continually peeling . Has been sick with coughs and fevers ?

Atopy?: This sounds possibly like a combination of eczema and asthma which often go hand in hand. The length of illness doesn't sound like scarlet fever. Would be worth getting her examined by a doctor to make a diagnosis and/or arrange tests plus treatment ...Read more

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A spider may have bitten my neighbor 8 days ago, camping in oregon. Swollen finger, a swelling with a blister on his palm. Skin peeling. Dangerous?

A spider may have bitten my neighbor 8 days ago, camping in oregon. Swollen finger, a swelling with a blister on his palm. Skin peeling. Dangerous?

Possibly: Due to the blistering, i would recommend seeing a physician for an evaluation to see if the bite is becoming infected or early necrosis (dying tissue which can be due to the brown recluse family of spiders or the hobo spider). ...Read more

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Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry ?

Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry ?

Fungal: Most likely tinea pedis. Athletes feet with what is call Id reaction on hands. Penis prob not related. Don't use ivory soap it is pure soak and drys skin too much ...Read more

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Peeling skin/air filled blisters on fingers of each hand, randomly appear. No pain, redness, itching, no symptoms but peeling and blisters?

Blisters on hand: May be dyshidrosis, a form of eczema or eczema . Antihistamines may help as can topical steroids may help in short term but long term can repredispose to infection and/or skin thinning. Would f/u /w/ dermatologist. https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/types-of-eczema/dyshidrotic-eczema/ ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has a mystery lung problem for over a year now. He has chronic bronchitis and multiple hospitalizations. He waas hospitalized with107 fever andnow peeling skin on his toes and fingers. What could it be?

My 3 year old son has a mystery lung problem for over a year now. He has chronic bronchitis and multiple hospitalizations. He waas hospitalized with107 fever andnow peeling skin on his toes and fingers. What could it be?

Agree with both : I agree with both drs. Ferguson and belilovsky. This sounds like a complicated case and more than likely has more than 1 answer. The fevers/skin definitely raises the possibility of kawasakis, ut the other chronic lung problems are best evaluated by your pediatrician and a pulmonologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Details are everythi: Who said scabies? Distribution and duration of skin symptoms? When treated? How many times? Others also affected? Others treated even if no itch? EXACT details of treatment? If scabies, how did you get it? No answer without these details. ...Read more

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Can I pick off my baby’s peeling skin?

Can I pick off my baby’s peeling skin?

No: Just leave it alone. It will simply fall off on it's own. If you are worried that the skin is so dry that it may be getting cracked in certain locations (wrists or ankles in particular right after birth), try applying some vasoline or aquaphor ointment. In due time, the old (dead skin) will simply fall off as you bathe your baby and the new skin underneath will be nice and soft. ...Read more

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Should I moisturize my baby’s peeling skin?

Should I moisturize my baby’s peeling skin?

No: Newborns, especially those born after their due date tend to have peeling skin within the first two weeks of life. This is a normal process and is not cause for alarm, nor does it require treatment or skin moisturizer. The peeling will soon give way to baby soft skin. Once you start bathing your baby, you can follow her bath with small amount of fragrance free lotion if needed. ...Read more

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Why is my skin peeling all over?

Sun burn: Many causes of skin peeling have to do with the condition prior to it peeling. Did you have a sun burn, infection, allergic reaction, dehydration, or some other event occur? See your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more