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Any idea as to why?

Some say its because of a lack of calcium in my diet.

Its just the skin near my fingernail, around it.

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replied September 30th, 2004
Any ideas?
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replied October 9th, 2004
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Is it just a thin layer of skin? Has it stopped yet? The skin on my hands peel in small, little areas, but stop after a few days. My mother, a nurse, says it's just dead skin coming off.
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replied October 10th, 2004
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Yeah, I get it too.. It's just your dry skin peeling off. I hate when it catches on things...
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replied October 11th, 2004
Ok thanks for the reply Smile

any method of fixing this?
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replied October 11th, 2004
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Just really good moisturizing of your hands. I put moisturizer on my hands whenever possible and when you get time rub it into your cuticles and around your fingernails real good. Then before I go to bed I rub in a good moisturizing cream that is thicker. It's real hard when the weather is dry to completely prevent it.. At least from my experience. I good hand exfoliator is always good... Sally hansen (which can be found at any store) has some good products
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replied October 13th, 2004
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What if it doesn't stop? I have skin peeling around my fingernails all the time. It started in june, and hasn't stopped yet. Sometimes it's more noticable than others, but even if I use moisturizers it's still there.

Daile
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replied October 13th, 2004
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You might have psoriasis. You probably should see your doctor to get rescribed a cream/lotion. My cousin has it badly on his hands and has to rub a lotion on them and wear gloves at night after doing so to help keep them moisturized and the skin from peeling so much.
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replied December 17th, 2004
Skin Peeling Near Fingertip
Does the skin feel like you have glue stuck on it? If so you might check with a dermatologist. I have similar symptoms and I found out that a skin condition involving the fingertip is referred to as a felon and can be caused by a herpes simplex virus. A possible cause can be transferring the virus from a cold sore.
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