I have the exact same thing.
it is not something that just needs moisturizers.
It is something weird where large, thick pieces of skin peel off leaving new pink skin underneath.
about a week before the peeling began, my fingertips became sensitive to temperature. then the skin on my fingertips began to thicken and feel thick. it was very weird. then a few days later large chunks of thick skin began to peel back. the skin underneath did not hurt. certain areas only peel as well, not my whole hand or foot.
i have a friend with similar symptoms and it has to do with injuring her spleen and red blood cells....
I would go to the dermatologist and get it checked out. I had the same problems and i went to a family dr., they treated me for eczema, when it was psoriasis. the psoriasis got so bad that i couldn't hold my children or walk on my own 2 feet for almost a year. But a dermatologist will know exactly what it is.
Pure alove vera is wonderful on feet and hands, or anywhere for that matter. I would try using a pumice stone in the shower on your feet (maybe too rough on hands), pat dry your hands and feet, and apply aloe.
Im 13 yrs old I have red bumps that itch bad on my hand & fingers and the skin is also peeling.I had this a couple of months ago & the doc. was treating it as ring worm.It never really went away I went back he sent me to a derm. They dont know there running tests but in the mean time I dont know what to do . should I keep it covered or what.
i have the same description as mikeweng's. i've had a spleen sometime end of last year and when i was admitted to the hospital(not because of thr spleen), i did remembered he mention about my white blood cells which is more than my red blood cells.. i think i do need to go and see the doctor, but am scared
okay everybody=My 3 yr old has this problem, only on his fingertips, dry flaking off, new red also dry skin underneath and cracking at the last bend/joint --Doc gave me some type of cortaid cream and prescribed anxiety med to help the itching,(which I haven't seen him itch)'The info pamplet with this med is AWFUL side effects-possible hallucinations? dizzyness? I am not comfortable with the diagnosis of stress-don't miss understand me-he was a whirlwind baby brother who messes with his toys and upsets him, but to need medication?
My fingertip problem started from using a harsh dish washing detergent, Dawn. Fingertip skin becomes hardens and irritates, and then is flaky and peeling from the dryness and scratching. What I do is apply Vaseline (hand & finger product) before sleeping, which softens and moisturizes my finger tips, and then I apply a layer of petroleum jelly a minute afterwards to keep it locked in. I noticed some moisturizers that contain the current condition of the skin is not the best solution; it needs to change by softening and moisturizing it.
any new ideas on this condition? for several years off and on the skin on my fingertips peels off. cannot determine cause, even though have consulted with dermatologists. last derm said i was allergic to lanolin, and balsam of peru...yet i only have problems with my fingertips, no where else so not convinced skin peeling due to that. the peeling is getting so bad that instead of "flaring up" occasionally, for the last year the skin has been in an almost non stop cycle of peeling down to raw, tender skin, hardening up, then peeling again. nail folds are very irritated as well...i have what i call "toxic" hangnails...but no evidence of fungal infection. nothing has helped...no creams, lotions, etc...plus am allergic to aloe too! please, if anybody has an idea of what could be causing this, please, please let me know! many thanks!!!
Turtlemom, I can sort of relate. We noticed that my son has try, peeling skin on the fingertips. Before we take him to the doctor, we decided to do a little digging on the internet to see what we can find. I came across something that might be of interest to both you and everyone else who posted. We will be changing our hand soap that we use with our son tomorrow. We are pretty sure the combination of the hand soap and the hand sanitizer are the culprits. Hope this helps.
I have this problem too. I was seen by several dermatologists and it was determined that this is an environmental allergy. You need to determine what it is that you are allergic to and stay away from it; either by substituting it with something you can tolerate or by wearing gloves and a mask. Just because it appears on your hands does not mean that your hands touched it. Request prednisone from your doctor. 10 20mg tabs (2 pills in the morning for 5 days) cost $4 at Walmart.
I would not recommend getting prednisone for any skin related issues - I have had eczema for years. The first dermatologist I went to gave me prednisone - worked wonders. When I went back and asked for more, I was informed that prednisone is a steriod - it eats away at muscle tissue over time, so not a drug you want to take on regular basis. Most skin problems are related to something else that is going on within your body. Eczema is an auto-ammune diseases - meaning your body is reacting to something that is not right and trying to fight it off. After YEARS of trying to determine the culprit of my eczema, I finally determined (the awesome help from a great D.O) that it is lack of Vit D and lack of sunlight. Prednizone is not something you want to mess with unless absolutely necessary.
I used to have the same type of sever eczema that covered my hands. It was so embarrassing that I would keep them covered. I did not want anyone to see them because then you have to explain it and that was embarrassing to. Just trying to shake hands was hards because you could always tell that people were thinking to themselves is this something that I can catch. I have always had problems with allergies as well. I went to my general doctor, my dermatologist, and an allergist. I had to change my soaps, my laundry detergents, and even some of the medications that I was taking because they though I had become allergic to most of them.
My Mother-in-law brought me some stuff called Reliv. I started taking it in January. It is really just a nutrition shake. I have tried other supplements and vitamins before but this stuff really works. I take two of the shakes a day and my hands were completely healed up with in two weeks if not sooner. It has honestly changed my life. The doctors kept saying that there wasn't anything that they could really do except for some creams that they gave me. It would help but it never fully went away and never got any better. If your interested in the Reliv your more than welcome to contact me and I can get you some information.
I have exczema, and dry skin. In the winter, it is worse. For about 6 months I have noticed my toes flaking. (Not between). It gets worse when I get out of the bath. Im beginning to moustrise and hoping that it helps me. If it gets worse,I will seek medical help off the Doctor, Any creams that will be recommended anyone ?
@ Rubii. My daughter has the exact same problem at the moment. She is also 2, just got over hand foot and mouth, now skin is peeling on her fingers and toes and seems to be spreading. The doctor has no idea what the problem is, she suggested moisturising and hydrozole (anti-fungal cream)if it does not get better w/in 2 weeks see a skin specialist. can anyone help???