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Why Does The Skin On My Fingers Turn White Peel
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
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
Whenever my feet get wet or moist the skin on both of my pinky toes turn white. How can I heal the skin back to normal? http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag97/Moody3576/photo21_zps09b7510c.jpg
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
Thin and oil free: The skin on the lips is different from skin on the rest of your face. It appears bluish because capillaries and very small veins called venules all together give the appearance of more circulation than the rest of the facial skin. The peeling happens because there are no oil gland in the lips causing them to be chronically dry. Regular use of chap stick or something similar will decrease peeling. ...Read more
I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?
Eczema?: By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema. When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema. ...Read more
Recent fever : It may be a recent infection or fever. If you have not been treated and you have had symptoms see your doctor. If you have had a rash and it is now peeling see your doctor for a diagnosis. Many forms of dermatitis can cause this. If you have had an allergic reaction to something you have touched you may need treatment for the contact dermatitis. ...Read more
Many causes possible: Without examining you it is not possible to say for sure. Vitiligo can cause what you describe along with some fungal infections (tinea versicolor). When your surrounding normal skin naturally tans, the white spots don't, so they can appear brighter. See a dermatologist to help diagnose and propose a possible treatment. Sometimes this kind of a problem can be permanent. ...Read more
What does it mean when my skin get a diamond shape pattern on my arms & legs.Our lined in red white on inside?
Blood vessel pattern: Reticulated (net-like) pattern on skin is seen in a number of conditions. It can be simply when a person is cold, and usually resolves once warmed up. Also can be seen in a number of collagen vascular diseases and conditions with inflammation of blood vessels. If the pattern is persistent, please see your dermatologist for a possible biopsy and workup. Some of these can involve internal organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dry skin on my legs in red bumps with pus coming out of them on my penis what does it mean?
see your doctor: It sounds like an infection anytime you have pus coming out. You may also be contagious especially if it turns out to be a sexually transmitted disease. Your doctor can make the diagnosis, check your labs and recommend treatment. Try not to pick at it and cause it to spread. ...Read more
Uncertain: 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. Would get checked. ...Read more
See an orthopedist: You should have it evaluated to rule out circulation problems, nerve entrapment problems like carpal tunnel syndrome, ligament or tendon inflammation/strains/tears or even subtle fractures. Basic treatment consists of resting, use of a over the counter wrist splint, avoidance of painful activities, icing especially if re- irritated by ongoing activity, and use of anti-inflammatories. ...Read more
Yes: When a person is suffering from eczema, a patch of eczema is typically red and inflamed. With treatment and moisture care, the patch will typically resolve. It may resolve with a temporary darkening of the skin. With treatment most patches of eczema will resolve with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
White spots on the s: There are as many causes of white spots on the skin as there are patients that have them. Everything from fungi to genetic or unknown causes can make white spots. Various depigmenting disorders can also make them. There's no way to tell you what's causing yours unless you see a dermatologist and have the diagnosis made. ...Read more
I got small white spot on the skin beside my lips 6months back. It became more whiter now. What does it mean? How to make that part of my skin normal?
White spot: Any unusual spot, sore or lesion that does not heal within 10-14 days should be examined. See your dentist or a dermatologist for an examination and diagnosis. ...Read more
They can tan: The palms of your hands can tan. It's just that most people when they tan don't lie with their palms face up so they don't get as much sun and therfore don't tan. You should always wear a broadspectrum sunscreen for uva and uvb rays with an spf of 30 or greater to help protect against skin cancer. ...Read more
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