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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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The skin on my fingertips is peeling , it is not painful just looks a mess. What could this be ?

The skin on my fingertips is peeling , it is not painful just looks a mess. What could this be ?

Post infectious: Some times after a strep infection or kawasaki disease your hands can peel.It could be aresponse also to your occupation. For example a baker hans can peel after working with flour. ...Read more

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The skin on my fingertips has been peeling for the last 4 months. Moisturizer helps a little but the peeling continues. It's not itchy. What causes?

The skin on my fingertips has been peeling for the last 4 months. Moisturizer helps a little but the peeling continues. It's not itchy. What causes?

Probably water loss: Most people that suffer from peeling fingertips wash their hands all the time. As water molecules leave the skin, more piggyback or get pulled out of the skin too. This leaves the skin dry and peeling. A great way to reverse this is whenever your hands are wet, thinly rub in petroleum jelly for thirty seconds, then towel dry. This traps the water in your skin, stopping the peeling. ...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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I have bad peeling skin on fingertips, any suggestions?

Avoidance: Avoid trauma look to see if you do repeated traumatic things to the fingers like picking at things, playing guitar etc Avoid hot hand washes Wash hands as necessary not excessively without hard scrubbing emollients to keep them moist ...Read more

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Suffering from a typical type of eczema from 6-7 months.Only skin under fingertips peeling out and feeling very itchy at that area.

Suffering from a typical type of  eczema from 6-7 months.Only skin under fingertips peeling out and feeling very itchy at that area.

Hand Dermatitis: If an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream isn't helping and you have been moisturizing aggressively, you may want to see your dermatologist. Hand dermatitis usually requires the use of a higher potency steroid than one you can get over the counter in addition to aggressive use of emollients. Get checked out to see what is actually going on. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My 5yo daughter has developed peeling of skin with few small, difficult to see red small spots in that area on fingertips, wat condition it could be?

My 5yo daughter has developed peeling of skin with few small, difficult to see red small spots in that area on fingertips, wat condition it could be?

Dyshidrotic eczema: has findings similar to what you describe. No specific cause is known, but individuals often have a tendency to sweaty hands and more commonly have atopic dermatitis. Lotions may help. Also avoidance of irritants and chemicals that one could be sensitive to. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on both palms and small bits of skin on fingertips especially keep turning white and peeling off, then fingertips look liney and old.

Small red bumps on both palms and small bits of skin on fingertips especially keep turning white and peeling off, then fingertips look liney and old.

Atopic dermatitis: Peeling rash in palms sounds like a varient of eczema. A correct diagnosis will require a complete history , exam and diagnostic test deemed necessary by your primary care provider or dermatologist. ...Read more

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