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Why Are My Hands Peeling
Most common: causes are excess vitamin intake (beta carotene or vitamin B), diet (excess carrots), and some medications, also we worry about jaundice (excess bilirubin) or diabetes. Check your diet and vitamin situation, and eliminate those mentioned above but if not better in a month see your primary care physician ...Read more
Hand Dermatitis: An estimated 2% to 10% of the general population is affected by hand dermatitis. 20% to 35% of all dermatitis affects the hands. 9% to 35% of all occupational disease and up to 80% or more of all occupational contact dermatitis. Five occupations were responsible for more than 60% of these cases: 1Housekeeper, 2-Bricklayer, 3-Worker in metallurgic or mechanical industry, 4-Hairdresser, 5health care ...Read more
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
My husband is convinced that HCl causes his hands to break out, itch and then peel. Is that possible?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
PEELING OF HANDS: PEELING AND EXFOLIATION. PEELING AND EXFOLIATION ARE THE SAME THING! WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO USE BOTH OF THESE TO STOP PEELING? ...Read more
My hands started burning a few weeks ago severely and now they are peeling what could be causing this?
Lots: See dermatologist to find out and get treatment. ...Read more
Hello, the whole inside of my hand is peeling and its been like this for about 4 days and i dont know what to do ?
My 17 month old likes holding onto the cords to our lamps. I have to peel her hands off of it. What are the chances she could get electrocuted?
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