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Non painful blisters on finger tips
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Non painful blisters on finger tips

Hi

For about 5 years, or for as long as i can remember, i have been getting the blisters (non painful) on the tips or ends of my fingers.

These blisters contain no puss and just about the whole of my finger tips peel off, one layer of skin.

This only really happens around summer or spring.

It might not be blisters, might be just skin peeling im not to sure.

What could it be?

Thanks Duncan
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This may be a condition known as FOCAL PALMAR PEELING or
Exfoliative keratolysis (Keratolysis Exvoliativa) or Acral Peeling Skin Syndrome. Read up on these conditions as there is a lot of info on the internet that may interest you. Several members of my family have had this condition at various times. Usually it comes unexpectedly and goes away on its own.  

My brother suffered with this for 40 years, seeing many Dermatologists who alternately diagnosed eczema, psoriasis, etc.  Their treatments consisted of cortisone creams or antibiotics. They were ineffective, ultimately.  Finally, he switched med plans and went to a new Dermatologist who suggested a biopsy. Nothing turned up but “super dry skin”. She said it may be caused by an auto-immune response to some trigger or exposure to something. She gave him a sample of a hand cream with a high level of Urea.  This immediately caused a reduction in pain, redness, cracking etc.  Multiple daily applications later, and it was gone!  Whenever a flare-up occurs, he applies this cream and it stops it dead.  Some of these higher level Urea creams can be ordered online and others need a prescription.

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OK thank you very much, from what i see in the images on google, it looks similar to some of them.

The only thing is the peeling is not painful at all for me.

Was it painful for your brother?
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