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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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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

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

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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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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?

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

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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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Suddenly my fingertips are peeling, and they look wrinkle at the tip. Do you know the cause and solution?

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

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Why are my fingertips peeling?

Why are my fingertips peeling?

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

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I have painful peeling fingertips of both my palms. Note:My intake of water is low since its cold here. Please suggest?

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

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Fingers and palms peeling fingertip pain and bad gallbladder. What should I do?

Fingers and palms peeling fingertip pain and bad gallbladder. What should I do?

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

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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.

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.

Fingertip rash: Peeling skin on fingertips can be due to a variety of things. Is she having any other symptoms including cracked lips, redness of eyes, hands, feet or or fever? Follow up with doctor for exam and definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Toddler has bright red palms & soles of feet with peeling from every fingertip to bottom of fingers? Her hands feel like tissue paper.

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

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What causes the skin of your butt cheeks to peel?

What causes the skin of your butt cheeks to peel?

See your doctor: You may have a yeast infection or other type of infection. If you have scratching or there is a rash your doctor can diagnose your problem and start to treat it. ...Read more

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Why is my skin peeling all over?

Sun burn: Many causes of skin peeling have to do with the condition prior to it peeling. Did you have a sun burn, infection, allergic reaction, dehydration, or some other event occur? See your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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When u have eczema does it peel skin?

When u have eczema does it peel skin?

Sometimes: Eczema is probably the most common cause of skin peeling. Other conditions, such as psoriasis, contact dermatitis (sensitivity to chemicals on skin), and diabetes may also cause skin peeling. ...Read more

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Does tca peel work for all skin types?

Does tca peel work for all skin types?

Most of the time: Tca or trichloroacetic acid is serious chemical misuse can cause severe damage, should be used by trained professional. ...Read more

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Do keloids peel when skin is dry or wet?

Not necessarilly: Some keloid skin will not have the normal oil glands within it that lubricate our skin so it is possible that the keloid can appear drier than "normal" skin. ...Read more

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Could skin on back side of gums peel off?

Yes: Advanced periodontal (gum) disease is an infection that can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. If untreated, this will eventually lead to bone loss and loss of teeth.
See your dentist or a periodontal specialist before it is too late. ...Read more

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How do I stop bubbling skin from peeling?

Should get checked: Bubbling skin can be a sign of collagen vascular illness and you should see an internist possibly a dermatologist or rheumatologist. In general if it is an autoimmune or cv disorder it can be controlled ...Read more

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If I peel my scabs, will my skin be infected?

If I peel my scabs, will my skin be infected?

It is possible: Though not a high risk. Peeling scabs can also increase scarring. Keeping a healing would protected with something like vaseline can improve the healing of superficial wounds and even shave biopsy sites. ...Read more

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How can I stop peeling my skin from a sunburn?

One deterrent: Think about how painful it will be if you start to tug on dead skin and accidentally pull up deep layers of skin. That makes me shudder just to think about it. ...Read more

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What to do if peeling oil made my skin worst.?

You didn't tell us: What you skin condition was or why you are using the peeling oil. We would need more info before we could provide a helpful response. ...Read more

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Skin peeling on my shoulders. Why pl. I am 68.

Too much sun perhaps: Have you been out in the sun without proper clothing and sun-screen? That could be a cause of peeling skin. ...Read more

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How can you deal with a peeling sunburned skin?

Sunburn: Fragrance free moisturizing cream and Hydrocortisone cream for any mild redness or itch for several days may help. Avoid any sun exposure until the area has healed. ...Read more

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Why does the skin of my sole peel and is itchy?

Why does the skin of my sole peel and is itchy?

Some possibilities: Fungus, inflammatory dermatitis, allergic reaction or even some form of trauma. See podiatrist or dermatologist for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Burned skin from peeling gel. What should I do?

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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Why is the skin in between my butt cheeks peeling?

Why is the skin in between my butt cheeks peeling?

Moist area: Often the area warm moist area can lead to yeast. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. Try to wear cotton underwear that is loose and will absorb sweat. Avoid tight clothing. ...Read more