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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
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
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
Hi, im having pain at the fingertips! Its peeling and very red and thin layer or skin. Wtd any home remedies or what should I do? Tnx
Doctor can evaluate: Things that cause blistering on hands or fingers include a type of eczema called dishydrotic eczema, allergic reactions (sometime to unknown substances), chemical irritants (sometimes people don't remember contact with any chemical), reactions to some plants or vegetables, infections (small pimples or abscesses), Herpes 1 or 2, burns, etc... A primary care or dermatology doctor can examine hands. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
My mother is suffering form typical type of eczema form last 6-7 months. Her skin at fingertips are peeling out & also have itching at that area.
Eczema: She should see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Hi! My mom has been experiencing skin peeling of feet and fingertips for about 2 mo's. They get razor sharp hard and leaves painful red area. Help pls?
My daughter has red spots that come and go under the skin on the palms of her hands all the time, she also has some light peeling on her fingertips?
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing her doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, her doctor should be able to tell her what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
My right hand fingertips n feet (mostly) is dry n peeling. It happened suddenly the passed week. I'm on euthyrox. Fingers start to wrinkle as soon as I touch water. Its seems like extra skin when I have a bath but then goes away. Is my meds causing this?
I don't think so: I have not come across that as a side effect of the thyroid medication. It is probably better to see the prescribing doctor and have a thyroid function test done. ...Read more
Skin peeling with tinyred spots & light purplish hue to skin on fingertips, using hydrocortisone 1% cream, vaseline, no improvement, pls help?
Need to be evaluated: Cannot judge from just your description, better see your doctor/dermatologist, goodluck ...Read more
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
Strep?: Could it be a staph or strep infection? Please have pt checked out. ...Read more
Suddenly my fingertips are peeling, and they look wrinkle at the tip. Do you know the cause and solution?
WRINKLED FINGERTIPS: Wrinkled fingertips occur when you take a hot -- or a long -- shower or bath. When you come out of the water, the tips of your fingers look like prunes. Right? Not to worry. It's a natural phenomenon and a complicated mechanical one as well. It cannot be explained in only 400 bytes! Just know that it's not serious & almost everyone responds the same way. Harsh soaps will also aggravate it. ...Read more
Lack of moisture is: A common cause, the key though is why are your fignertips suffering form a lack of moisture. Circulation, endocrine such as thyroid and diabetes, nerve insuficiecny form carpal tunnel to neuropathy t vitamin deficiency, eczema, psoriasis, occupational exposure, and many more. ...Read more
I have painful peeling fingertips of both my palms. Note:My intake of water is low since its cold here. Please suggest?
See a dermatologist: Peeling fingers can represent a variety of, problems which may or may not be asociated with the cold temps. You require a derm eval to know for sure, the. Treatment can begin ...Read more
You have a complex: Symptoms issue. This will not be addressable over the internet. Additionally you appear to have had a complex medical history and are on significant medications. You need to address your current complaints with your primary health care professional who is familiar with your health issues and has all of your information. He/she can best advise you. ...Read more
I have tiny pinholes errupting that turn into blisters with peeling on my ring fingertips only no other finger? Ialsogettinglinginfingersonlybthhands?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out the cause for this problem. ...Read more
I noticed my four year old chewing on her fingertips yesterday. She said they're itchy. I noticed all ten fingers have a callous like rash /peeling.
Toddler has bright red palms & soles of feet with peeling from every fingertip to bottom of fingers? Her hands feel like tissue paper.
Consult doctor: Your toddler may be suffering from disease called hand, foot and mouth disease or some deficiency as of Zinc _a mineral. Since your daughter is not having fever along with peeling of skin -kawasaki disease is less likely, better get the child checked up soon and get treatment at the earliest possible. ...Read more
I have a bad sore throat, bloody mucus, dry cough, slight peeling off fingertips, congestion. I have recent CMV infection. Is it from a cold or CMV?
Peeling gel burn.: I recommend you see your local facial cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist for examination and specific treatment. Until then, stay cool, do not manipulate or pick at the area and try a mild cream like cetaphil. ...Read more
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