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Doctor insights on: Skin Peeling Off Hands And Feet

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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My 3 year old daughter keeps getting peeling skin on hands and feet. Is this serious?

My 3 year old daughter keeps getting peeling skin on hands and feet. Is this serious?

Peeling skin: Peeling skin of the hands and feet is usually seen after a strep infection or kawasaki disease.Check with your doctor if you haven' t up till now. ...Read more

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My hands and feet always sweat and so i get peeling skin between my toes and it won't heal. How do I treat this?

My hands and feet always sweat and so i get peeling skin between my toes and it won't heal. How do I treat this?

Peeling skin: That is a great breeding place for athlete's foot. Without an exam it is difficult to say definitively , but it sounds like it. See a podiatrist for assistance. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Itching bad throat, chest, arms and legs below the knees and skin peeling on hands and feet. Could this be a nut allergy?

Itching bad throat, chest, arms and legs below the knees and skin peeling on hands and feet. Could this be a nut allergy?

Maybe: Your description could be eczema or it could be the result of a streptococcal throat infection. If eczema and if caused by nuts (a lot of ifs) it would be the result of eating nuts nearly everyday. Do yourself a favor and see an allergist or a dermatologist for assistance. ...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?

Unlikely: There are no transmissible disorders that produce peeling of the skin of the hands. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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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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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Skin peeling excessively in the palms of my hands? Is it a type of eczema?

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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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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My 4 year old son has peeling skin on his hands, even becoming sore and bleeding a little! He hasn't complained and has not been unwell! ?

Mgt: If he is ill, has a fever or any blisters, he should see the ED for further evaluation right away. If he is otherwise well, avoid harsh soaps, prolonged immersion in water. There may be a contact irritation. Has he been exposed to any new gloves.soaps or lotions? ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what could cause an 8 year old to have facial tics, nose flaring, etc. And skin peeling on hands?

Hello docs! can you tell me what could cause an 8 year old to have facial tics, nose flaring, etc. And skin peeling on hands?

Facial Tics: I strongly suggest you have this child seen by her pediatrician. Motor tics and skin peeling can be related to a strep infection. Considering a weekend holiday is coming up, I would see the physician by tomorrow. ...Read more

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One more question i was taking a glove off and my hand touched outer glove peeling skin on hands and day old cuts on knuckles would i get hep c?

One more question i was taking a glove off and my hand touched outer glove peeling skin on hands and day old cuts on knuckles would i get hep c?

Hepatitis C: Perhaps you are working in the wrong field. If you are this afraid of your loved one or a patient you are caring for then they will not be getting good care. The answer once again is an absolute no. ...Read more

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Hello sir my mom hand skin peeling off and irritation. her doctor giving acitretin capsules ip 25 mg . and still problem persists. what can i do for ?

Hello sir my mom hand skin peeling off and irritation. her doctor giving acitretin capsules ip 25 mg .  and still problem persists. what can i do for ?

Acitretin is a: retinoid or vitamin A derivative typically used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis. Typically your mother's Dermatologist would have tried several other topical medications before adding this. Unfortunately, it may add redness, itching, scaling, peeling for the first several weeks as the body adjusts. She needs to stay in close touch with her Doctor to monitor side effects and modify treatment ...Read more