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Skin Peeling On Feet And Lower Legs
Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?
Uncertain.: 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
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
What is the cause for thining hair, skin peeling/ cracking with itchness at both lower leg and cold extremities (since child). Any solutions?
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
I got sunburned on my legs and after a week have lots of tiny blisters. I itched them open which resulted in my skin peeling. How can I help the skin?
Ask your Pharmacist to recommend an effective MOISTURIZING cream/lotion.
Your skin needs moisture very badly since sunburns like any other burns produce DEAD SKIN (this looks like blisters! DO NOT BREAK the blisters by scratching that will produce infection!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Determine the cause: Could be athletes foot, could be dry skin etc. Athletes foot often has a pattern, if you look closely there may be scaling or peeling but with small circles where the center is missing. If you have athletes foot and are not improving after 2 weeks of an antifungal cream, it may not be fungus and you should consider another diagnosis or have fungus ruled out. (a doctor can test samples of the skin. ...Read more
Possible fungus: R an over the counter antifungal agent ...Read more
I have had "athletes foot" for months now but it does not itchand it only appears as a red rash part of the time. It mostly is skin peeling in between. What should I do?
No problem: Peeling feet may be the result of sweating, or wearing gym or rubber shoes. ...Read more
3.5 weeks postop foot surgery and have excessive skin peeling that extends up to an inch away from incision. Is this normal?
Yes and no: Your use of the word "excessive" implies it is not normal, and so if your concerned about it I would let your surgeon know. That being said, some degree of skin peeling is normal when skin is covered by a bandage or cast as the covering of the skin prevents the usual loss of the epidermis the usual and more gradual way. The skin prep itself that was used during surgery can also contribute. ...Read more
I have peeling skin in between my two last toes on my foot. Foul odor too. Is this athletes foot?
I have a reaction on both feet. It started off as simply peeling skin in the middle now has progressed to discoloration clear and red bumps.?
Foot rash: There are 3 common possibilities. Acute athletes foot has scaling skin and little red bumps; it tends to be really itchy and can be treated with an OTC cream. A bacterial infection can also cause this, but tends to result in cracked, bleeding skin and pain. Eczema is an allergic reaction, and will have redness, skin peeling, and variable pain. See someone if it continues to get worse! ...Read more
Hi! My mom has been experiencing skin peeling of feet and fingertips for about 2 mo's. They get razor sharp hard and leaves painful red area. Help pls?
Itchy feet: Dry and itchy scaly feet is usually caused by a fungus and is most likely athletes foot. You need to purchase an over-the-counter antifungal medication and apply to your feet on a daily basis for proximally 3 to 4 weeks. If your symptoms do not resolve you may need a prescription antifungal cream. See a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Hi am 27 years old and I just realised that am peeling dry skin on my left butt chick. And I have also been peeling skin on the sides of my feet below?
My son has skin peeling from his feet and hands. He is 4 years old. Is this some kind of deficiency or allergy?
Maybe: It may be keratolysis exfoliativa but see dermatologist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Have peeling skin on my hands for a few weeks, now its starting on my feet. I had a bad sunburn few monthes ago. Any idea why my skins peeling?
From the sunburn?: Is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
My teenage son has skin peeling on the bottom of his foot/toes as well as a red bump on top near his toes that hurts, could it be athletes foot?
I have itching and skin peeling off little and adjacent toe of left foot for 2 weeks. It itches mostly at night time. Skin peeling b/w left & adj. Toe?
I have a patch of dry peeling skin on the bottom of my feet and it itches. I'm assuming it's eczema. I want to know for sure and if there's anything I can do to get rid of it?
Peeling skin and sores on top of feet. Peeling skin on sides of feet also. What could it be? Been this way for a few weeks.
Skin lesions: In order to diagnose these they must be seen and your medical history explored. See a dermatologist. It may well be a form of vesicular dermatitis, one of the most common skin conditions and totally benign. It would be somewhat unusual, however, to only see it on the feet. ...Read more
What's a good way to cure dandruff, peeling skin on nose, constantly stuffy nose, and foot eczema?
See below: All thesee may be related or totally unrelated the best thing to do is to see a dermatologist and see if they are realted or not and then get treatment for them. ...Read more
Sore & swollen foot after the gout has been gone for 2 weeks now its purple & skin peeling any explaination?
Get reevaluated: Skin peeling is normal as the swelling goes down after the gout resolves. Purple is congestion where blood is being pooled in the toe as it is slowed down in its return to the heart. If the pain was completely resolved and returned or the same see you doctor. If it is improving then its normal. ...Read more
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