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Doctor insights on: Why Are My Fingers Peeling

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Why are my hands and fingers peeling?

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

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Why do my fingers crack ooze and peel?

Why do my fingers crack ooze and peel?

Hand Dermatitis : Hand dermatitis may be due to several/combination of different causes. These may include a genetic predisposition, underlying dermatologic condition, and/or exposure to environmental irritants/allergens, such as those that may occur during work (occupational dermatitis). Nickel is a common allergen that may also be found in food (http://www.Athenaallergy.Com/nickel-allergy-diet.Html). ...Read more

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Why are the tips of my fingers peeling?

Why are the tips of my fingers peeling?

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

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How to stop peeling on my fingers?

How to stop peeling on my fingers?

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

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Why is the skin on my fingers suddenly peeling?

Why is the skin on my fingers suddenly peeling?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Why does the skin peel of on my fingers below my nails?

Why does the skin peel of on my fingers below my nails?

Normal: This is fairly normal. The skin that is up against the nail easily damaged and constantly changing & experience regrowth as the nail grows. Also, we use the tips of the fingers so much that the tissues around the nails undergo a lot of stress and minor trauma. Try using hand moisturizer to alleviate some of the peeling, and keep your nails short and clean. ...Read more

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My finger tips are dry and peeling for the last 3 years, what should I do with it?

My finger tips are dry and peeling for the last 3 years, what should I do with it?

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

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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?

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?

No: It is common after certain upper respiratory illnesses, including strep and various viruses. It can also be due to dry skin or chemical irritations. You might get checked for strep if you also had a sore throat in the past week. ...Read more