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Doctor insights on: What Type Of Bite Causes Peeling

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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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My arms get little occasional circles that peel around hair follicles, itch, and form tiny bug-bite looking scabs. No known cause. What can it be?

My arms get little occasional circles that peel around hair follicles, itch, and form tiny bug-bite looking scabs. No known cause. What can it be?

May: May be folliculitis or keratosis pillaris. Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist. In the meantime gentle cleansing and neosporin. All the best. ...Read more

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Could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

Could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

No: Chemical peel, ultrasound and other ways of manageing skin conditions essentially are unable to cause cancers especially of skin. The latter is causes by carcinogenic exposure, chronic exposure to ultraviolet light, and skin lesions such as cutaneous fistulas of long standing duration where viral involvement may be responsible. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

Please tell me, could procedures like chemical peel, ultrasound, laser resurfacing cause skin cancer or any type of cancer?

Not really : Skin cancer is caused by errors or mutations in the dna of skin cells. This then causes the cells to grow out of control leading to cancer. This can be from exposure to uv light from the sun or tanning beds or from exposure to toxic substances. Certain types of laser resurfacing is actually beneficial to actinic damage or even precancerous lesions. ...Read more

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Can using candid B cream on vagina or labia cause infertility? My skin started peeling off a bit. Does this cream affect fertility?

Can using candid B cream on vagina or labia cause infertility? My skin started peeling off a bit. Does this cream affect fertility?

Not likely: Topical anti-fungal cream like miconazole will not affect fertility. There may be small risk for toxicity to embryo and fetus if used during the first trimester because imidazoles are absorbed in small amounts from the vagina. Oral medication of this type should be avoided unless your welfare is at risk from the infection, and the medication is prescribed and closely monitored by your obstetrician ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the best type of skin peel to use for my skin without whitening it?

Hydroxy acids: depending on your skin type, alpha and beta hydroxy acids work well for removing dead skin, without lightening your skin. ...Read more

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What causes gum tissue to peel?

What causes gum tissue to peel?

Gum lesions?: Depending on the clinical picture, gums can "peel" or slough off due to gum disease, trauma, viral, bacteria or other miscellaneous causes. You would need to see a laser periodontist for a complete evaluation. The nd/yag laser can sometimes help in a big way in these situations. www.drgums.com. ...Read more

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What can cause your feet to peel?

What can cause your feet to peel?

Possibilities: Fungus, dermatitis/eczema, allergic reaction and trauma(burn of some kind) are what comes to mind. ...Read more