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My finger itches and the skin is peeling off. Am I having an allergic reaction or is it something worse?
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Contact dermatitis allergic reactions commonly affect the hands however, what you are discribing may also be a very common condition known as dishydrotic eczema.
Both conditions may respond to topical otc steroids (hydrocortisone). If this fails to control your symptoms you should consult a dermatologist.

In brief: Possibly
Contact dermatitis allergic reactions commonly affect the hands however, what you are discribing may also be a very common condition known as dishydrotic eczema.
Both conditions may respond to topical otc steroids (hydrocortisone). If this fails to control your symptoms you should consult a dermatologist.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Itchy peeling finger
Itching can often be a sign of an allergic reaction, and peeling is often found in contact dermatitis reactions, but to really diagnose your itchy peeling finger, a doctor would have to see it.
This is the usual answer with visually-diagnosed skin problems. Fungal infections of the finger can also itch and peel and a doctor can sometimes tell the difference from the appearance or a KOH test.

In brief: Itchy peeling finger
Itching can often be a sign of an allergic reaction, and peeling is often found in contact dermatitis reactions, but to really diagnose your itchy peeling finger, a doctor would have to see it.
This is the usual answer with visually-diagnosed skin problems. Fungal infections of the finger can also itch and peel and a doctor can sometimes tell the difference from the appearance or a KOH test.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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