Why is the palm of my hand peeling skin?

Hand Dermatitis. An estimated 2% to 10% of the general population is affected by hand dermatitis. 20% to 35% of all dermatitis affects the hands. 9% to 35% of all occupational disease and up to 80% or more of all occupational contact dermatitis. Five occupations were responsible for more than 60% of these cases: 1Housekeeper, 2-Bricklayer, 3-Worker in metallurgic or mechanical industry, 4-Hairdresser, 5health care.

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My hands and feet have the red scaly itchy peeling skin. Looks like the palm on the web site. What is that?

Eczema. Sounds like it may be dishidrotic eczema. Could be contact dermatitis from some exposure to chemicals or too frequent hand washing or it could be a fungal infection. I would see your doctor. In many cases avoidance, lotion/emollients, steroid cream and/or antifungals are needed. It should be treatable though and can be a very troublesome condition. Read more...
Psoriasis. Could be either psoriasis or a fungal infection. Go see a dermatologist or a podiatrist so that a biopsy of the skin can be performed to find out exactly what it could. I have also see scalded skin syndrome that appears as peeling itchy feet. This is bacterial infection. Read more...
Fungus. Is the most likely cause. But many things can cause this. I suggest you see a dermatologist. Read more...

One more question I was taking a glove off and my hand touched outer glove peeling skin on hands and day old cuts on knuckles would I get hep c?

Hepatitis C. Perhaps you are working in the wrong field. If you are this afraid of your loved one or a patient you are caring for then they will not be getting good care. The answer once again is an absolute no. Read more...

Peeling skin/air filled blisters on fingers of each hand, randomly appear. No pain, redness, itching, no symptoms but peeling and blisters?

Blisters on hand. May be dyshidrosis, a form of eczema or eczema . Antihistamines may help as can topical steroids may help in short term but long term can repredispose to infection and/or skin thinning. Would f/u /w/ dermatologist. https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/types-of-eczema/dyshidrotic-eczema/ Read more...

Severe dry and peeling skin over hand and thumb from having cast for 8 weeks. Can I use a moisturizer or will I cause an infection?

Dry skin. You are more likely to get an infection from the cracks in the dry flaky skin than from the moisturized repaired skin. Use a first aid cream for the first 24 hours then use either eucerin cream or a & d ointment thereafter. Read more...

Skin peeling excessively in the palms of my hands? Is it a type of eczema?

Can be. It could also just be dry skin. The fact it is excessive kind of implies to me that you are unable to control the condition to your liking. Therefore, i wold recommend a visit to the dermatologist who likely will be able to help solve your problem or keep it at bay and minimize it. (sometimes if hands exposed to excess water like when doing dishes or harsh checmical this can also occur.). Read more...

I have red spots on palms of hands under skin.  hands feel warm & tight; skin peeling slightly. No fever or itching.  some type of dermatitis?

Red spots on palms. Some of the causes of red spots on your palms include dyshidrotic eczema (pompholyx), contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, fungal infection, psoriasis, syphilis, and rocky mountain spotted fever, a tick-borne illness that can cause rash on the palms. You really should be evaluated by a doctor. Read more...
Need to see to ID. These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. Read more...