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What Causes Skin To Peel On Feet
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
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
Dyshydrosis ?: I'd see a dermatologist.There are treatments but this is often hard to manage. ...Read more
Loss of Structure: Collagen and elastin give our skin it's robust character in youth. Age, sun, smoking, illness, diet, genetics contribute to the loss of these support structures over time. Our skin gets weak & folds/pleats in places where muscles force it. Lines on the face also develop from external forces like pressure from sleeping on your side. There are some effective ways of preventing wrinkles... ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Hand eczema - common: Allergy to something, but often not identified. Sounds like yours is pretty seasonal. Could be just about anything you come into contact with. Solvents/ metals / occupational exposure / or other typical allergens. Keep a diary to see if there is any association. Treatment is avoidance of irritants including soaps and hot water, hydration, topical steroids... ...Read more
What causes rough, dry, thick, peeling skin on the heels? Best ways to treat/prevent and make the skin soft again?
See below: You may apply an emollient like Vaseline at night to soften the thick skin. Scrape of the layers with a heel scrapper/scrubber available at drug stores, in the morning. You will need to do this on an ongoing basis. For additional treatment you may consult this site: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/495745 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible eczema: Dry, peeling skin on the hands is common and may be a form of eczema, allergy or keratolysis exfoliativa. Sometimes this can occur after an illness, infection or exposure to harsh soap or chemical. I recommend using a gentle cleanser to wash the hands and applying a good moisturizer 3-4 times per day. If this is not helping after a few days, a visit to the dermatologist is recommended. ...Read more
Fast Dry Skin: Lowered relative humidity at home or in the workplace can cause dryness of the skin, especially in the winter time. There are also some medications that can be responsible for excessive skin dryness. ...Read more
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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
Yeast: Usually this is a yeast infection, like athlete's foot. Same bug. Could be mechanical damage, std or believe it or not sun damage or exposure to uv light (suntanning salon). If it itches, usually yeast. But, like you have heard me say, can't diagnosis a rash over the internet or phone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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