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Finger tips

Hiya i normally have really healthy skin and nails and have had no problems but a few weeks ago i noticee my cuticles on my left ring finger going away and my nail then becomming bumpy that moved onto my pointer finger on the right and then my thumb and now the tops of my finger tips are peeling off what is going on??
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Hello,
Such peeling of fingertips can be due to contact dermatitis and contact with harsh detergents, soaps and lotions. Sometimes cold, dry air can cause  peeling and dermatitis or fungal infections can also cause peeling.

Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used, whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid.

Symptoms can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin. During the day, hydrate and protect hands with a protective and moisturizing cream. At night, repair them with creams formulated from glycolic acid—a must for improving skin texture and tone. If still the symptoms do not improve then please get a clinical examination done by a dermatologist. Fungal infections and eczema have to be ruled out then. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.





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hiya thank you for your comment, i have been doing as you said and my finger tips are no longer peeling and have improved alot thank you for your time and effort... i am soo happy.
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Hi,

I am glad to hear that you have improved. Take care and regards.
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