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Doctor insights on: What Causes Hands To Peel

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My husband is convinced that HCl causes his hands to break out, itch and then peel. Is that possible?

My husband is convinced that HCl causes his hands to break out, itch and then peel. Is that possible?

Absolutely: Hcl is the chemical symbol for hydrochloric acid...A very powerful oxidizing agent. It can cause serious chemical burns or sloughing of skin. ...Read more

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Can washing your hands too much cause peeling and burning?

Can washing your hands too much cause peeling and burning?

Hand Eczema: Dishpan hands” are actually a form of hand eczema. It occurs because constant wetting and drying breaks down the skin’s protective outer barrier. Perfumes and preservatives in soaps and irritants in household cleansers can make things worse. If you already have hand eczema or are recovering from an episode, you need to avoid wetting your hands whenever possible. ...Read more

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Is there an insect bite that causes hands and feet to peel?

Is there an insect bite that causes hands and feet to peel?

Probably not.: Unless there were dozens of insect bites located specifically on the hands and feet, it would be very unusual for a typical insect bite to trigger the hands and feet to peel. More likely is post-streptococcal infection or something called "hand-foot-mouth disease". Dyshidrosis is a skin condition that can cause peeling of hands and feet--typically associated with sweaty palms and feet that itch. ...Read more

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If you had scarlet fever as a child can peeling hands many years later be caused by having had scarlet fever?

If you had scarlet fever as a child can peeling hands many years later be caused by having had scarlet fever?

Not the cause...: Although after having Scarlet Fever you can get peeling (desquamation) of the skin on the hands/feet, this occurs towards the end of the acute illness. Years later, the cause is likely dry skin or another completely unrelated issue. The strep infection from years ago is not to blame. ...Read more

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Can drugs containing cortison cause hand skin rash that starts peeling?

Can drugs containing cortison cause hand skin rash that starts peeling?

Yes: Oddly enough some people are allergic to cortisone. Stop offending agent and call your doctor. ...Read more

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My son's palms of hands and soles of feet are peeling. No itching or redness. This has occurred several times. What causes this?

My son's palms of hands and soles of feet are peeling. No itching or redness. This has occurred several times. What causes this?

Peeling hands, feet: Peeling of extremities may have several causes like after strep infections!, kawasaki disease. Fungal illnesses, psoriasis and a condion known as erythroderma. ...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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Can cold weather cause the skin on hands to peel/break/sting and sometimes bleed? Does it also make bruises heal slower?

Can cold weather cause the skin on hands to peel/break/sting and sometimes bleed? Does it also make bruises heal slower?

Cold weather: This first part answer is yes, second one also yes. Cold causes vasoconstriction resulting in decreased blood flow to skin, this is why the skin dries, cracks etc. And bruises will take longer to heal. ...Read more

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What to do for peeling skin on hands caused by hydrocortisone?

What to do for peeling skin on hands caused by hydrocortisone?

Stop using it: Why were you applying this medication? It causes thinning skin and other problems. See your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Severe dry and peeling skin over hand and thumb from having cast for 8 weeks. Can I use a moisturizer or will I cause an infection?

Severe dry and peeling skin over hand and thumb from having cast for 8 weeks. Can I use a moisturizer or will I cause an infection?

Dry skin: You are more likely to get an infection from the cracks in the dry flaky skin than from the moisturized repaired skin. Use a first aid cream for the first 24 hours then use either eucerin cream or a & d ointment thereafter. ...Read more

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Toddler red peeling hands and feet (2 weeks) doctor says caused by Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but says can't do anything about it. Is that correct? We just wait? She ok?

Toddler red peeling hands and feet (2 weeks) doctor says caused by Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but says can't do anything about it. Is that correct? We just wait? She ok?

Skin desquamation...: ...can be produced by several factors secondary to inflammation- infection (like in strep and staph secondary to some toxins they produce...exfoliatin), fungal infections can produce peeling too as atopic dermatitis can... ...Read more

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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 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?

A variety of things: This could all sorts of rashes ranging from rashes ranging from allergic in origin to the more extreme such as autoimmune like psoriasis or dermatomyositis. See a dermatologist to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What does it mean when my hands peel?

What does it mean when my hands peel?

This can be as: Simple as dry skin but it could also be eczema or fungus, See your dermatologist for answers ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hands peel?

What does it mean when your hands peel?

Many Possibilities: Hand peeling can be caused by several different conditions, from fungal infection to eczema to calluses or warts. If it is the whole hand, it definitely needs to be checked out by a physician (primary care or dermatology). If it's a small area, you can try a moisturizing lotion or even a small amount of Hydrocortisone cream. If that makes it worse, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do you think my hands are peeling?

Why do you think my hands are peeling?

Irritation: Could be exposure to chemicals or irritants. Could also be hand eczema. Use good moisturizer, avoid solvents, chemicals, and hot soapy water. If this persists consider using mid potency topical steroid. ...Read more

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Why are my hands peeling? How can I stop it?

Why are my hands peeling? How can I stop it?

Don't know the cause: This needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is one of my hands very dry and peeling?

Why is one of my hands very dry and peeling?

Any chance that: One of your hand's came in contact with a chemical or other sustance to which is may be reacting? ...Read more

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My hands are peeling for 1 week now. What do you think this is?

My hands are peeling for 1 week now. What do you think this is?

Peeling hands: Peeling hands can result from shedding of the skin following exposure to certain chemicals, fungal infections, bacterial infections, eczema type reactions, or Kawasaki disease (children). Treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a child's hands peel for no obvious reason?

Sweat problem: Sometimes hands will peel as a result of a sweet gland problem called dishydrosis. If the fingertips alone are peeling, that is common with strep throat and it is recommended to be tested for strep. Sometimes contact dermatitis (touching something one is allergic to) can lead to peeling. This question is best helped with a visit to be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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Skin on hands peeling?

Use hand cream or lo: Use any moisturising cream or lotion and the new skin will come. ...Read more

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Why are my hands and fingers peeling?

Many possibilites: Allergies to environmental substances such as cleansers or possibly allergies to metals in a ring.

See your doc. ...Read more