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The skin on my fingertips (thumb, forefinger, middle finger) get hard for days then starts to peel.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 14, 2015
  • 00:39 PM

For over 10 years now I have had this issue of my fingertups getting hard skin then peeling. When it happens it seems the process takes a couple of weeks maybe 3 weeks before fingertips look good again then 1 month or so later the fkn tips start to get hard again. Its great if you want to commit crimes because you have no fingerprints but unfortunately that's not my desire. It gets so bad that it bleeds and hurts to touch things. When it first comes on it almost feels the same thing as when you were a kid and you would dip you finger into hot wax and let it hardened....then you would feel it with your other fingers and it would feel wierd like they lost their sense of touch. Well when my fingertips start to harden if feels like that but after days of hardness they breakdown and start cracking and when it peels it is very thick layers that come off and leave extremely tender skin sometimes goes down so far it bleeds... it sucks. I want to hear only from those who have actually had this problem and have been successful at curing it.

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  • Hi! I have the same problem, for 3 years. I thought it is fungus, took a few long treatments - no results. I am going to see rheumathologist, food allergy specialist (to gluten intolerance test) and do ANA/Scleroderma blood test..also after that will find endocrinologist to rule out thyroid problem. I will let you know the results...I wish I knew how to attache image of my fingers which are the same as yours.
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    • September 5, 2016
    • 02:03 AM
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  • I have found this website where it explains WHY
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    • September 5, 2016
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