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fingers and hands peeling all over the place

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 23, 2007
  • 03:16 AM

my fingers and hands wont stop peeling. my doctor said i washed my hands too much so i stopped washing them so avidly and put lotion on alllll the time. my condition has only gotten worse in the meantime. it started with my finger tips peeling and now its going down the side of my fingers and those are peeling in circular fashion . i do work with e coli in my lab, but my finger tips peeling occured prior to work. what could this be? my hands are getting so dry theyre leather-like and i put lotion on all day every day

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  • from the same poster:also, my finger tips and sides of fingers are not just peeling; it is now on the underside of my fingers and the palms of my hands. ....should i use an anti fungal cream?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 23, 2007
    • 03:19 AM
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  • You could be allergic to something in the lotions your using. Most of them are 90% chemicals. Do you notice any tiny pimples or blisters? Since you work in a lab, I am thinking you wear some type of gloves . Could be a latex allergy, or exzema..It may be something relate to some of the bacterias you do work with. I don't think you should use an antifungal creme, it could make matters worse...A dermatologist would be worth the money to find out, so you can get it dx'd. If it is allergy, you can stop using the products that may be causeing it.. Good Luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 00:38 PM
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  • its possible i developed an allergy to the lotions i use - theyre all scented from bath and body works. i dont get pimples but the peeling does occur in circular forms...and i use nitrile gloves @ work because my boss is allergic to latex. i asked my boss about my hands/fingers issue and he said he didnt think the bacteria could do that. he said the worst that could happen even if i drank the solutions was diarrhea. does that help at all ?? thanks!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 26, 2007
    • 05:07 PM
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  • I had this happen once in response to a gold ring I got from Greece. After the whole layer peeled away I was fine, but I never could wear gold again
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  • Oh and lanolin can give you little blisters if you're allergic. It's a common ingredient in lotions
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  • I just recently had a viral flu where I ran a temperature for 10 straight days with body aches. Toward the end, I would wake up in the middle of the night with extreme, awful pain in my legs and forearms. I finally had to go to the emergency room at 3 in the morning. They found nothing wrong with me, but gave me pain pills so that I could sleep. I had to use the pain pills for 4 more days so that I could sleep at night. During the day, I was fine. My legs also had red blotches all over from my trunk to my knees. It was not inflamed or itching or raised. The doctor did not know what that was. Very shortly after this, the skin on my hands started to fall off and I noticed the other day that the callouses and skin on my feet are coming off in sheets. It's real strange. Never had this happen before.
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  • any strange color on your tounge ... like a strawberry? if so, look up Kawasaki Disease
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  • You could have an adult form of Hand/Foot/Mouth disease. My kids had the exact symptoms. I know it is called something different in adults. There was no meds prescribed, it just had to work its way out of the body!
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  • liver detox.had a rash on my hands and fingers and they peeled like you're saying. did a liver detox and literally they were clear 2-3 days later.look it up on the web. liver detox. you will need epsom salt, grapefruit and some oil. I used coconut oil.
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  • Could possibly be psoriasis. I have peeling on my thumbs and index fingers that sounds very similar to yours. I also have peeling on the bottoms of my feet. I have had psoriasis for almost 40 years, but have never had it present this way before. Other times, it has been just the usual plaque psoriasis. I still get that as well, but now have this new problem. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2007
    • 05:43 PM
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  • the skin on my mother's hands has been getting cracks for about 20 years now, however, in march of this year, the skin on her hands started getting itchy, immediatelly followed by skin just peeling off in layers. It started on the palms of her hands and has since been progressively getting worse. She has tried switching to different creams (even getting really expensive all natural ones), she's done the liver detox, tried not eating all kinds of foods in case its an allergy. Nothing has helped and it keeps getting worse. She literally has no skin on 75% of the palms of her hands and fingers. Does anyone have any ideas?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 6, 2007
    • 04:52 PM
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  • this is hand eczema, my daughter had it for several years. see a dermatologist.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 6, 2007
    • 08:53 PM
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  • Last week I woke up with swollen eyes, lips, tongue, throat, chin, ckeeks, you name it. I also had small red dots on my neck, face, and forearms. Also, my hands were red looking as if they were inflamed and I had a fever of 99 degrees. My doctor said that I had farengitis but I didn't think his diagnosis was very thorough. Farengitis would explain my throat but why would all these other symptoms occur. Anyways... he gave me antibiotics that last 10 days and an hour later after taking the first pill the swelling on my face went down and I could move my mouth normally but my tongue still felt weird tho my hands returned to normal color and the dots slowly disappeared. The next week, I began to notice that my hands were extra dry and then they began peeling and now the whole top layer of palm is detached from my hands and some of my fingers. I haven't removed it because after clipping away a small amount, the open area felt sore and turned red. My father thinks its a symptom of scarlet fever because he had it when he was a boy only he said that his hands didn't peel as badly. What do you think I have and do you have any suggestions of how I should treat my hands? The peeling is embarrassing and now I'm not as social at school because of my self-consciousness. So should I cut off try detached skin and suck up the soreness?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2008
    • 00:08 AM
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  • Last week I woke up with swollen eyes, lips, tongue, throat, chin, ckeeks, you name it. I also had small red dots on my neck, face, and forearms. Also, my hands were red looking as if they were inflamed and I had a fever of 99 degrees. My doctor said that I had farengitis but I didn't think his diagnosis was very thorough. Farengitis would explain my throat but why would all these other symptoms occur. Anyways... he gave me antibiotics that last 10 days and an hour later after taking the first pill the swelling on my face went down and I could move my mouth normally but my tongue still felt weird tho my hands returned to normal color and the dots slowly disappeared. The next week, I began to notice that my hands were extra dry and then they began peeling and now the whole top layer of palm is detached from my hands and some of my fingers. I haven't removed it because after clipping away a small amount, the open area felt sore and turned red. My father thinks its a symptom of scarlet fever because he had it when he was a boy only he said that his hands didn't peel as badly. What do you think I have and do you have any suggestions of how I should treat my hands? The peeling is embarrassing and now I'm not as social at school because of my self-consciousness. So should I cut off try detached skin and suck up the soreness?This sounds like Kawasaki syndrome. Rare in adults but happens.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 22, 2009
    • 06:05 PM
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  • this is dishydrosis, also known as pompholyx. you might see tiny little blisters on your hand, or it might just peel all over the place. use some vaseline on the peeling. the tiny bubbles come and go. its always worst for me in the summer/heat.
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  • My Husband has suffered with peeling skin on his hands and fingers for years trying creams, ointments and steroids from the dr. It is just now that we have discovered the answere to at least keeping it under control. It is expensive but you can try it cheaply first by going to ebay and getting a 4ml bottle with dropper for aroung 10-20 bucks the oil lasts a long time. Its called L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Youth Oil its a beauty oil made in France and it leaves my Husbands hands so super smooth as does it my face. I just tried it on him randomly and it worked the Immortelle flower is whats so expensive but thats the ingedient that works so well to smooth and hydrate without feeling greasy. Wish you the best!
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