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Tips Of Fingers Peeling Causes
My 9 year old boy fingers are peeling off what is the cause of his fingers peeling off should I take him to emergency?
Fingers peeling: Peeling fingers without fever indicates either a form of contact dermatitis (reaction to something touching his skin) or fungal infection. If there is fever , you need to rule out Kawasaki disease. Kawasaki is serious that needs to be checked by you doctors immediately , especially if the fever lasted more than five days ...Read more
I always have some peeling on my fingers. After I peel off for quite sometime, peeling occurs again. What causes this and how do I prevent it?
You probably have: hand eczema and need prescription medication to treat it. Peeling off the skin isn't helping the condition, until you see dermatologist just keep hands greasy with aquaphor. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Sun damage: Does not have to be dry to peel. The sun actually blisters up the skin and you slough the outer layer, dry or not. ...Read more
Bumps on my fingers every time the season gets to extreme hot or cold. The bumps will slowly surface and cause peeling on skin. Not itchy or painful.
Must see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Here are some...: I am not quite sure if the presence of tiny bumps on fingers is related to the sores & peeling of foreskin, which are very likely the ill effects of tight long foreskin with recurrent acute or chronic inflammation. To sort out what your concerns may be, follow instructions in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Ask your doc or contact me timely. Best wish to.... ...Read more
1 year olds fingers and toes are peeling, it isn't bothering him. What could cause this? Should I take him to a doctor?
Peeling toes: There is a virus that can cause peeling of the fingers and toes, accompanied by fever, sore throat, stiff neck, and meningitis like picture that needs to be ruled out. This is a dangerous viral infection and getting medical attention is a must. If other symptoms are not present, it may be a contact dermatitis causing the skin to peel. See your pediatrician to evaluate this presentation ...Read more
My fingers are peeling and itchy. No bumps, no red lesions, no fluid filled vesicles. My fingers are just plainly peeling and itchy (palm side).Cause?
My skin is peeling off b/w by thumb & index finger. It was diagonised as a simple fungal infection but the medication is not working. Cause please.
Skin peeling: Could be fungal versus dermatitis ( allergic) vs eczema Some cremes( lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) in US) contain anti-fungal and steroid which would treat both issues. Also check what your hands are in contact with if caustic chemicals may be contact dermatitis and need the steroids , lotion and gloves as well to protect. rarely psoriasis ( should respond to steroid a bit) f/u with doc ...Read more
7 month old baby had high fever/wbc. diagnosed with UTI from ecoli.A few days after treatment,some of his fingers started peeling a bit. Cause?
Hard to say: Sometimes bacteria can produce toxins that cause skin peeling but E coli is unlikely to do so. Also some antibiotics can cause skin rashes so it is possible it is the treatment. Or it could be completely unrelated and a completely different problem. If it does not improve, discuss with the baby's pediatrician. ...Read more
Finger tip peeling: Peeling of finger tips can be caused by allergies, eczema, over washing of hands, to much time in water, chemical irritants, paper products, trauma, rubber products, or any other irritants. Treatment is with topical cortisone like ultravate or vanos. In chronic cases, allergy testing is needed. ...Read more
Hydrate: Most peeling is from dehydrated skin or an eczema type of reaction. Both may be easily treated with first drinking plenty of water. Second, every time your hands get wet (shower, wash, etc), while still soaking wet rub in petroleum jelly (vasaline, aquaphor) for 30 seconds then towel dry. This should do the trick. ...Read more
Peeling fingertips: There are many causes of desquamation of the fingertips, and you need to see a dermatologist to get these all worked out. Some of them are quite severe and indicate infection by various viruses, eczemas, hormonal problems, etc., so i would not wait. Go see a dermatologist now! ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Things that cause blistering on hands or fingers include a type of eczema called dishydrotic eczema, allergic reactions (sometime to unknown substances), chemical irritants (sometimes people don't remember contact with any chemical), reactions to some plants or vegetables, infections (small pimples or abscesses), herpes 1 or 2, burns, etc... A primary care or dermatology doctor can examine hands. ...Read more
One of my finger tips started peeling, working its way down the finger , now I am noticing 3 more are doing the same. Is this serious?
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