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peeling fingertip skin

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 8, 2009
  • 03:17 AM

hello, my fingertips peel, often after showers, when im stressed, and just in general. its been going on for years, occasionally stopping. usually a bubble forms under the skin and its annoying to have it there so i pick it. if i don't pick it then it just looks bad and it comes off by itself over time. it doesnt usually hurt unless i go too deep, but its been getting worse each year, whats wrong? all the doctors i've seen so far have been wrong, i'll look it up and tell you if your guess is it, but any suggestions are welcome. i'm just curious now

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  • hello, my fingertips peel, often after showers, when im stressed, and just in general. its been going on for years, occasionally stopping. usually a bubble forms under the skin and its annoying to have it there so i pick it. if i don't pick it then it just looks bad and it comes off by itself over time. it doesnt usually hurt unless i go too deep, but its been getting worse each year, whats wrong? all the doctors i've seen so far have been wrong, i'll look it up and tell you if your guess is it, but any suggestions are welcome. i'm just curious nowI have the same thing and have no idea what has caused it or what to do about it. I looked up Peeling Skin Syndrome but really am at a loss.
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  • hello, my fingertips peel, often after showers, when im stressed, and just in general. its been going on for years, occasionally stopping. usually a bubble forms under the skin and its annoying to have it there so i pick it. if i don't pick it then it just looks bad and it comes off by itself over time. it doesnt usually hurt unless i go too deep, but its been getting worse each year, whats wrong? all the doctors i've seen so far have been wrong, i'll look it up and tell you if your guess is it, but any suggestions are welcome. i'm just curious nowI have the exact same thing. As you I had no luck with different doctors. I can live with it but is annoying. Have you got any answer?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2010
    • 10:06 PM
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  • Here too. My mother has it too and so does my niece (brothers daughter).My mother and I have it on our footsoles too.I use a lot of hand cream, currently using one with minerals from the Dead Sea.My dermatologist told me it's "aqua peeling syndrome". I use gloves when doing the dishes or cleaning with water, but I still have to wash my hands or take a shower now and then... :pIf someone knows what to do, please let us know!I eat pretty healthy, lots of vegetables (raw and cooked), but also eat a lot of sugar. I'll cut down on that, see if it helps. :(Hope someone has a good tip for us!Claudia
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 6, 2011
    • 00:09 PM
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