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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

Dr. James Seibold
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Raynaud's Phenomenon (Definition)

Raynaud's disease is a primary vasospastic process that usually involves the fingers or toes and is worsened by cold, stress, vibration. Raynaud's phenomena is assoc. With other collagen vascular diseases such as lupus, etc. It is a vasospastic process that compounds the microvascular occlusive disease present in some ...Read more


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The skin on my fingers is peeling, it is not itchy but very sensitive to touch.

The skin on my fingers is peeling, it is not itchy but very sensitive to touch.

Irritation: You have likely been washing your hands too often or exposed to too many irritants such as organic solvent, strong soap etc Avoidance is the key and applying lotion on your hands after washing whenever possible would be helpful. ...Read more

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The skin on my fingers suddenly started flaking and nothing is helping. So, my fingernas are do brittle they are peeling as well. What is causing this?

The skin on my fingers suddenly started flaking and nothing is helping. So, my fingernas are do brittle they are peeling as well. What is causing this?

Nutritional stuff?: Ask your doctor, but it might be nutritional deficiences or an acid/alkaline imbalance. I personally had similar finger symptoms that responded well to rinsing with diluted plain white vinegar. Flaking returned daily and went away with another rinse. Then, I took a calcium and magnesium supplement each day — just a normal off the shelf 1 pill a day. After a few months it disappeared. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does the skin on my finger tips peel? Skin on fingertips

Why does the skin on my finger tips peel? Skin on fingertips

Hard : Hard to tell without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. Possibilities include fingertip eczema, psoriasis, and fungal infection. Read more about eczema and treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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How come skin on the top of my 10 years old son fingers is starting to peel?

How come skin on the top of my 10 years old son fingers is starting to peel?

Not sure: First thing we consider when fingertips peel is possible strep throat (even if he has no other symptoms). Also, dyshidrosis (faulty sweat glands) or contact dermatitis can cause fingertips to peel best to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having a habit that I peel off my skin in my fingers. How do I stop doing this?

I'm having a habit that I peel off my skin in my fingers. How do I stop doing this?

Medication: You may be having compulsive behavior which is an anxiety disorder. See your doctor to get started on an antidepressant or antianxiety medication to help you control this repetitive problem. ...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 peeling, and keep your nails short and clean. ...Read more

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Why does the skin on my right index finger peel every 2-3 months?

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

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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

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My skin by the bottom of my finger nail is peeling. Why?

My skin by the bottom of my finger nail is peeling. Why?

Need more info: Can be thyroid / endocrine issue, vitamin deficiency, stress, or other causes. Should see a primary care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I stop peeling skin on fingers?

How do I stop peeling skin on fingers?

Avoid irritants: Water and chemicals the biggest offenders, use soapless cleanser(ie purell) rather than soap and water and a good hand cream, esp after water exposure. ...Read more

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Doc why is the skin on my finger tips peeling off this the first time this happens.

Doc why is the skin on my finger tips peeling off this the first time this happens.

Many possibilities.: Many things can cause fingertip peeling, including eczema, psoriasis, various infections, frequent hand washing or use of harsh chemicals, and allergies. Try an otc moisturizer and/or 1% Hydrocortisone cream and protect your hands from soaps and chemicals. If it persists you may need to see a doctor to rule out rarer causes, such as diabetes and vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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My 15mo+ gal's skin around her fingers keep peeling off, she has hfmd 2 weeks ago, may I know what is the cause of the peeling?

My 15mo+ gal's skin around her fingers keep peeling off, she has hfmd 2 weeks ago, may I know what is the cause of the peeling?

Hand foot and mouth: Hand, foot and mouth disease is a human syndrome caused by intestinal viruses of the picornaviridae family. The most common are coxsackie a virus and enterovirus 71. After recovery some patients will lose fingernails or toenails and perhaps skin peeling up to 4 weeks after resolution of infection. This may or may not be what you're seeing. Have a pediatrician look at her. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Child has peeling fingers and red skin. What is it?

Child has peeling fingers and red skin. What is it?

Reply: Can be post streptococcal throat infection peeling of skin, can be post viral infection, local contact allergy to something that child plays with. Try to figure out by looking at his last few days. If no fever, is active and playful then observe with moisturizing. Also, it could be related to swimming. Avoid the trigger. If no improvement over next few days see his doctor. ...Read more

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Finger is healing from infection is it safe to peel off the skin?

Finger is healing from infection is it safe to peel off the skin?

No: There is chance of secondary infection from removing or peeling crust or dead skin from an infected finger that is healing!
Only debridement is done surgically when black necrotic dead skin is found in a slowly poorly healing wound! ...Read more

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What causes non-dry skin is peeling on fingers and palms after a sunburn?

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

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My finger itches and the skin is peeling off. Am I having an allergic reaction or is it something worse?

My finger itches and the skin is peeling off. Am I having an allergic reaction or is it something worse?

Possibly: Contact dermatitis allergic reactions commonly affect the hands however, what you are discribing may also be a very common condition known as dishydrotic eczema. Both conditions may respond to topical otc steroids (hydrocortisone). If this fails to control your symptoms you should consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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The skin on my finger tips is peeling off... Starting to move down my fingers and fingernails now. It's real dry and flakey moisturizing d/help.

The skin on my finger tips is peeling off... Starting to move down my fingers and fingernails now. It's real dry and flakey moisturizing d/help.

Eczema: Could be eczema ; you might want to try a cortisone cream. Unfortunately the over the counter ones aren't as effective for eczema in your hands; you might need stronger prescription strength. Also, be gentle with your skin; don't expose it to a lot of water; don't wash too often as that can dry the skin and when you do need to wash use a gentle cleanser not antibacterial soaps which can be harsh. ...Read more

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Four years ago I started peeling the skin on my index and middle finger. I stopped, but my fingerprints gone. Is there anything I can do to get them back?

Four years ago I started peeling the skin on my index and middle finger. I stopped, but my fingerprints gone. Is there anything I can do to get them back?

R you sure?: They may be there, just very faint. It is very hard to erode the fingerprints, maybe they just appear very faint. I don't think there would be any way to bring them back if they are actually gone. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help peeling skin on hands and fingers?

Please suggest what foods help peeling skin on hands and fingers?

None: None help. If a rash is involved, see a dermatologist. If no rash is involved, try a moisturizing lotions. ...Read more

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Peeling skin on fingers all of a sudden, should I exfoliate my hands?

See your doctor: You may have dry skin due to cold weather or a form of eczema or an infection. There are also stds that can also have that symptom with other transient symptoms. ...Read more

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Does not drinking sufficient water lead to peeling and somewhat scaly skin around the fingers?

Does not drinking sufficient water lead to peeling and somewhat scaly skin around the fingers?

No: This represents a dermatitis which may be a contact allergy. You may be touching something at work or home that is causing fingers to peel. Hydrocrotisone may help. Stronger creams and allergy testing is available form dermatologist. ...Read more

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My daughter is 4 years old and her skin is peeling around her finger tips like a blister. What would be causing this?

My daughter is 4 years old and her skin is peeling around her finger tips like a blister. What would be causing this?

Various causes: Peeling skin on finger tips can be due to dry skin, eczema, cold and dry weather, frequent washing of hands and contact dermatitis due to sensitivity to some chemical or substance fingers are touching....to name a few. Blistering may indicate some additional causes. Try using a skin moisturizer such as Eucerin or natural moisturizer such as pure aloe vera gel or coconut oil. If it persists> see Dr ...Read more

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Is it normal that my 1 year old baby skin is peeling from toes n finger tips? This has been going on the last 3 months if not more...

Is it normal that my 1 year old baby skin is peeling from toes n finger tips? This has been going on the last 3 months if not more...

Peeling skin: Peeling skin on the hands and feet of a child can be a sign of allergies, inflammation, infection, or skin damage. More serious causes include severe allergic reactions, drug reactions, and infections. ...Read more