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Why Are My Fingers Peeling
Possibilities: U did not mention nature of your illness, coud be associated w illness or treatment for illness ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
Finger tip peeling: Peeling of finger tips can be caused by allergies, eczema, over washing of hands, to much time in water, chemical irritants, paper products, trauma, rubber products, or any other irritants. Treatment is with topical cortisone like ultravate or vanos. In chronic cases, allergy testing is needed. ...Read more
Acid: The onions have an acid that drys and etches the skin. ...Read more
My tips of my fingers peel bad almost half way down my finger. Doesn't hurt just looks bad... What can I do to make it stop?
Get: You could try 12% amalactin cream twice a day. If does not improve see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
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
My 9 year old boy fingers are peeling off what is the cause of his fingers peeling off should I take him to emergency?
Fingers peeling: Peeling fingers without fever indicates either a form of contact dermatitis (reaction to something touching his skin) or fungal infection. If there is fever, you need to rule out Kawasaki disease. Kawasaki is serious that needs to be checked by you doctors immediately, especially if the fever lasted more than five days ...Read more
What do I do when my skin between my fingers and on the tips of them are peeling of? How did this happen and howdo I cure it?
It depends: It depends on what is causing this problem. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
I always have some peeling on my fingers. After I peel off for quite sometime, peeling occurs again. What causes this and how do I prevent it?
You probably have: Hand eczema and need prescription medication to treat it. Peeling off the skin isn't helping the condition, until you see dermatologist just keep hands greasy with aquaphor. ...Read more
My boyfriends palms & fingers are peeling... He's never had this before and they don't hurt or itch. Summer has also just started... Can we stop this?
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
Contact allergy?: This may represent a contact allergy to things which you are touching. Topical cream will suppress reaction. If it is svere patch testing can help identify chemical. ...Read more
In the last three months my fingers and toes have started peeling. It's never happened to me before. Help?
The tips of my fingers are peeling but I haven't been using harsh chemicals or been sick recently. Doesn't seem like dry skin. Causes?
See MD: See your dermatologist or urgent care physician. Sometimes contact dermatitis involved with contact with allergens such as nickel can cause peeling skin, as can hand eczema, vitamin deficiencies, and other skin conditions. Washing your hands and immediately applying emollient creams such as Eucerin should help but if there is itching and redness you may need a steroid cream and or taper. Good luck ...Read more
My 8yr old sons fingers are peeling. I tried lotion and not getting better have been like that for awhile now but getting worse. What can it be?
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