Why is the skin on my toes peeling - Doctor answers

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The skin on my toes is peeling and I didn't touch it. What could this be?

The skin on my toes is peeling and I didn't touch it. What could this be?

Fungus is a: Possibility as is dry skin. Eczema is another possibility. You can try a moisturizer or antifungal, if no improvement see a foot doc or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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I have very hard skin on my toes that is peeling. How to prevent peeling?

I have very hard skin on my toes that is peeling. How to prevent peeling?

Depends on cause: If eczema/ dermatitis or inflammatory reaction, cortisone cream may help. If it is a fungal infection, an antifungal medication will help. See podiatrist or dermatologist to get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do if my skin under my toes are peeling. What should I do?

What can I do if my skin under my toes are peeling. What should I do?

See below: Wash well with soap and water and if you think you have athletes foot start using an anti-fungal. If not fungal then use a cortisone cream. ...Read more

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How can I stop the skin from peeling between my toes?

How can I stop the skin from peeling between my toes?

Keep the skin as dry: As possible and avoid wearing shoes and socks that make your feet sweat. Try an otc anti fungal cream in the areas affected for four weeks. ...Read more

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Hi I am 18 years old and for the past 12 years I have been peeling and eating the skin off of my big toes. Will eating my skin do any damage inside me?

Hi I am 18 years old and for the past 12 years I have been peeling and eating the skin off of my big toes. Will eating my skin do any damage inside me?

No: The stomach has no idea where the food is coming from. It just sees food. Whether it's chicken skin, or pork skin, or toe skin, the tummy has no bias... it happily digests all kinds of foods. One's toes, however, might not be so happy about being peeled for the past 12 years. ...Read more

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Woke up with extreme peeling on my big toe and right under it. Big thick pieces of skin. Cause?

Might be a callous: Often caused by biomechanical issues. However, since I can't see it, it's merely a guess and I would have to refer you to an in person exam. ...Read more

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Skin on button of 2 big toes peeling off in layers in my 14 mnth grl for 2 mnth. Dr said it fungus. Tried clotrimazol crm1% 4tms-didnt help. What to do?

Skin on button of 2 big toes peeling off in layers in my 14 mnth grl for 2 mnth. Dr said it fungus. Tried clotrimazol crm1% 4tms-didnt help. What to do?

4 times? Even: If it was a fungus four times is not enough to expect a result. Also, fungus is not that common at that age. A mycology scrapping before the medication application could of been confirmatory. If it doesn't improve in 2 weeks time, maybe it is not fungus. ...Read more

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My baby has peeling skin on her toes. Is this ok?

My baby has peeling skin on her toes. Is this ok?

Probably: Very young babies (under 1 month) peel frequently and this is very normal. Older babies may peel as a result of dry skin. However there are some skin conditions snd infections that may cause this so pls mention to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How to treat the peeling skin on my big toes?

Peeling skin: Skin peels so that dead cells can be eliminated and new cells can emerge. Several different conditions can cause the skin on the area of the toes to peel. They include athlete's foot and dry skin. Skin on the toes that continues to peel may require a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause skin peeling at the bottom of my big toe?

What can cause skin peeling at the bottom of my big toe?

Fungus: Or dry skin would be my thoughts. Try and an antifungal cream available at the drugstore. ...Read more

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Big chunks of dead skin peeling off my toes, what should I do?

Big chunks of dead skin peeling off my toes, what should I do?

See: A podiatrist or a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Likely a tineia pedis infection. ...Read more

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I think I have puss on my toe from stubbing it and peeling the skin back, what should I do about this?

Soak in: Hot water and epsom salt, apply topical antibiotic. if no improvement after 1-2 days or if pain is bad see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Small, itchy bite on top of large toe. Skin is peeling in a 4cm radius around bite. Has been irritatied for the past 3 days. Is this normal?

Small, itchy bite on top of large toe. Skin is peeling in a 4cm radius around bite. Has been irritatied for the past 3 days. Is this normal?

Sounds like: A spider bite! The toxin kills the superficial skin layer thus the peeling and your immune system takes over thus the itching! Hope this helps!
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I have type 2 diabetes and the skin in between my toes is peeling should I be concerned?

Tinea pedis: Probable fungus. Ventilate feet, barefoot much of the time at home. Do not wear sox in bed. Otc creams can be used, including lamasil (terbinafine), lotrimin (clotrimazole), and others. The generics are the same, only cheaper. Use 2x a day for at least a month and maybe forever. Do not be concerned about others because we are all exposed to the fungus. Symptoms occur for a variety of reasons, inc. ...Read more

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