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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Can you get hep c through dry skin peeling top layer?

Can you get hep c through dry skin peeling top layer?

No evidence.: If you are asking whether it can be transmitted through dry skin, there is no evidence that it can. Hepatitis c is spread when blood from a person infected with the virus enters the body of someone not infected. Usually that's due to sharing drug needles, but sometimes it's from sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes. ...Read more

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What is the Layer of skin peeling off my tongue?

What is the Layer of skin peeling off my tongue?

Skin peeling: Skin peeling off tongue can be due to recent burned tongue, trauma. There are few rare issues that can cause this. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I've been having problems for the last few months with bumps on my top lip...No real pain that turn into white heads and skin peeling from inside lip.

I've been having problems for the last few months with bumps on my top lip...No real pain that turn into white heads and skin peeling from inside lip.

Lip problem: Without seeing it, it's virtually impossible to direct you in the right direction based on the paucity of info provided. Either take a pic and send it over or see a local physician/provider who can help you further. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Could Be: It's possible to be an athletes foot infection. I would try a combination of over the counter antifungal and topical steroid. If no improvement see a Podiatrist or Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Looks like spider bite on top of toes, went away and came back within 2 weeks. Painful, skin peeling, blister like with white pus inside?

Looks like spider bite on top of toes, went away and came back within 2 weeks. Painful, skin peeling, blister like with white pus inside?

Maybe: This could be mrsa. It might not be. As long as you've got no fever, there's no penetrating trauma, it's not expanding, and it's not very painful, it is reasonable to see what it does over the next couple of days. Warm epsom salt water soaks, dial soap and water scrubs, and maybe some topical antibiotic ointment would be my home treatment if the above criteria are met. ...Read more

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Itchy between toes, hurts to walk, toes may be slightly swollen, skin feels tight, peeling skin with a few wounds between toes and on top of toes.?

Itchy between toes, hurts to walk, toes may be slightly swollen, skin feels tight, peeling skin with a few wounds between toes and on top of toes.?

Foot fungus: You most likely have a fungal infection called Athletes foot or tinea pedis. Get some Lamisil (terbinafine) or Lotrimin cream OTC and use it twice daily. Expose your feet to the air by wearing flip flops or sandals. Soak the feet in white vinegar or Epsom salts daily. If it doesn't improve or you see red streaks going up your leg see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Top cancer dr wants to start 87 yr dad on 5-FU for 6 months b/c he says there are no side effects other than possible mouth sores & peeling skin. True?

Top cancer dr wants to start 87 yr dad on 5-FU for 6 months b/c he says there are no side effects other than possible mouth sores & peeling skin. True?

Benefits VS risks: If your dad is very healthy 87 why not, should not deprive cancer treatments due age alone. If your dad is mentally incompetent, fragile, then family (health proxy) should decide with the advise from medical team. End stage of journey in this world, it is quality of life, not quantity is important, will make your decisions very simple. ...Read more

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Why is my skin peeling all over?

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

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Skin peeling on my shoulders. Why pl. I am 68.

Skin peeling on my shoulders. Why pl. I am 68.

Too much sun perhaps: Have you been out in the sun without proper clothing and sun-screen? That could be a cause of peeling skin. ...Read more

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Why is my skin peeling after surgery?

More Information: It depends on where you are experiencing this problem. Most times, I find my patients have peeling around the incision site where surgical glue has been applied. This is actually the glue that is peeling off, and not the skin. Other times, the skin is peeling due to a reaction to the tape. Removing the tape and keeping the area clean and dry will help.

Please see your surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What could cause skin peeling from my forehead?

What could cause skin peeling from my forehead?

Irritant or Allergen: Skin peeling of the face is usually due to an allergy or nonspecific irritation due to a topical cream or shampoo that is being applied. ...Read more

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I have bad peeling skin on fingertips, any suggestions?

I have bad peeling skin on fingertips, any suggestions?

Avoidance: Avoid trauma look to see if you do repeated traumatic things to the fingers like picking at things, playing guitar etc
Avoid hot hand washes
Wash hands as necessary not excessively without hard scrubbing
emollients to keep them moist ...Read more

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What are possible causes of the skin peeling on my vagina?

See your doctor: You may have an infection and your doctor needs to diagnose and treat this. Infections may be viral, bacterial or fungal. ...Read more

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How long does peeling skin last?

Depends on the cause: Need to know why your skin is peeling, but most of the time its about 1-2 weeks ...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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