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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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Peeling Skin (Definition)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is ...Read more


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Why is the skin on my fingertips peeling?

Why is the skin on my fingertips peeling?

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

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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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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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What Is this permanent rash across my forehead and behind my ears and around my nose? It itches when I sweat. My skin peel on fingers and feet.

What Is this permanent rash across my forehead and behind my ears and around my nose? It itches when I sweat. My skin peel on fingers and feet.

Dermatologist: Have you consulted a dermatologist? This chronic eruption may be seborrheic dermatitis. In any event,since the rash is persistent, a dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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I have redish spots/bumps under the skin on the palms of my hands and soles of my feet. What is it? Are my hands contagious?

I have redish spots/bumps under the skin on the palms of my hands and soles of  my feet. What is it? Are my hands contagious?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My skin on my hands is very red and irritated.?

My skin on my hands is very red and irritated.?

Gentle skin care: Hands often become dry and irritated in the winter and may become red as a result. Now that spring is here, your problem may improve. Regardless, you should practice gentle skin care, as in minimize hand washing, use gentle soap (like cetaphil), and moisturize frequently. For very dry hands, use something thick enough that it needs to be scooped out of tub or squeezed out of a bottle. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my hands. The skin keeps splitting on my thumbs. ?

I have a rash on my hands. The skin keeps splitting on my thumbs. 
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Pic please?: Please upload a picture of your skin rash so we can help you better. ...Read more

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Vertical brownish lines in my palms and on my nails. What is it?

Vertical brownish lines in my palms and on my nails. What is it?

Brown lines: Your description doesn't fit any known diagnosis off the top of my head. Send us an image of your problem to begin with or better off see a dermatologist in your area. ...Read more

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Why is the skin on my legs blotchy?

Why is the skin on my legs blotchy?

Don't know: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have red itchy sores on my, fingers and toes really bad on my toes. What is it?

I have red itchy sores on my, fingers and toes really bad on my toes. What is it?

Sores: These could be school sore , eczema , scabies, hand foot and mouth disease etc . Only Examination would confirm the diagnosis. You can upload the picture and ask question again or see your GP . ...Read more

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My fingertips are peeling off what is it?

My fingertips are peeling off what is it?

Hand Eczema: Hand eczema (also known as hand dermatitis) is a common condition affecting up to 10% of the population. It results from a combination of factors, both internal (e.g. Your genetic make-up), and external (e.g. Contact with irritants and allergens such as chemicals). The irritant nature of some chemicals means that hand eczema is particularly common in people with jobs involving cleaning, catering, . ...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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Why is the skin on my left breast peeling?

Why is the skin on my left breast peeling?

Zeros is: Dry skin is common in the winter. Is there any reddens or oozing or a persistent rash? Start with a thick emollient like cerebellum cream or aquaphor ointment. If it does not improve see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why is my hair area on my vagina dry and skin flaky?

Male with vagina?: Never mind the dry, flaky skin. See a doctor and find out whether you're a male or a female. Men don't have vaginas. Your profile says you're a 32 year old male. ...Read more

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My skin is peeling on my vagina, it's dry, and itches sometimes, it started at the end of my period, i noticed it around my bottom also, what is this?

Needs exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Herpes, yeast, vaginal dryness, allergica reactions and other skin disorders are all possiblities. ...Read more