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What causes wrinkled finger tips all the time?
I am a 27 yr old female and i have noticed that the skin on my fingertips is wrinkled all the time(like i just got out of the bath).  I noticed it several weeks age.  I don't think i am dehydrated.  I put lotion on everynight and have for many years.  What could be causing them to stay wrinkled?
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Check out the Wikipedia article on Water Aging under Wrinkle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrinkle#Water_Aging). While lots of people on this forum have good ideas, apparently there is not scientific consensus according to Wikipedia. This article also has some interesting hypotheses (http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110628/full/news.2011.388.html). I would suggest to people legitimately concerned for their health to be critical but polite in conversations with doctors so they truly give you all the potential tests that could lead to an underlying illness or disorder which happens to have this symptom. And don't be shy about mentioning any hypothesis you've heard. After all, if doctors don't know for sure they can't back up a no to a test when you've got science on your side.
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Seems like there is no consensus here...however I would like to add that I am here for the same reason as everyone else: random, wrinkly fingertips with sudden onset.  Interestingly I got them immediately after I quit drinking coffee cold turkey (I was a pretty moderate coffee drinker 3-4 cups a day).
I am 28 yr old male and very healthy.  Not sure if there is any correlation but it is quite a coincidence.
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I believe i've figured out what may have caused mine. 24 yo male have noticed the same problem from about a week ago. after reading through the responses a number of people mentioned candida skin infections/ eczema. i recently had a flare up of Seborrheic dermatitis on my face aswell as eczema on my left hand palm (not sure what caused it). i started using a topical steroid cream to treat both which i believe caused the wrinkles, putting cream on my fingertips to then apply on the skin.

came across this when googling to confirm my theory: "The skin on the dorsum of the hands is prone to atrophy, and topical steroids increase this risk."

ref: http://www.skintherapyletter.com/2003/8.5/2.html

hopefully that explains it for some of you

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I'm much older than you (male in my 50's), but also stopped drinking coffee and have the wrinkled fingertips and also sometimes painful cracks at the fingertip, by the fingernail.  May have to visit the Dr's office to see where that takes me.
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Interesting and very long thread - a bit frustrating for a slow reader like me but interesting nonetheless. Yes I have all the same symptoms. Started a year ago with small and painful splits and wrinkles brought on by what I thought was from weeding the garden with bare hands, usually in the mornings when the plants are wet. I thought I might have picked up a fungus or something. Live a healthy life, no medical issues, take omega 3 and saw palmetto supplements, 60 yr. male. Exposure to water seemed to definitely exacerbate the wrinkling. Bag Balm worked marvelously to heal the splits but never got rid of it. Diaper rash ointment (zinc oxide) seemed to work a bit but it turns the skin around my gold wedding ring black. Tried changing my diet by stopping certain foods like tea, coffee, vitamins but all to no effect.

My sister claimed she had it and it stopped when she and her family went on a gluten free diet for her daughter who has celiac disease. While camping in damp weather I it got real bad. Didn't have have cold hands though. I tried a gazillion different things and finally what worked best so far - at times almost perfect hands is: first to disinfect your hands with hand sanitizer. Then apply O'Keeffe's Working Hands cream available at TSC in Canada and possibly Tractor Supply Co. in USA. Also available from Lee Valley Tools by mail order. And I then sprinkle on extra strength Gold Bond power (zinc oxide 5% and menthol 0.8%). I do this definitely before going to bed and in the morning all looks great. Badger Balm also works but not quite as well and smells nice. So based on this the topical disease ie fungus or bacteria might be an explanation also.

I think that it also could be symptomatic of emotional stress in general. I know that the tingling is a symptom of that for sure. My stress levels have been high lately, ie I have also been getting panic attacks lately which is very weird. So I should change my lifestyle and remove stressors from my life. I'll also try a gluten free diet. I will also start watching the BPA -- Bisphenol A used to make hard plastics -- contact and will try the Burt's Bees Soap. Saw that at Lee Valley too. Thanks for the info guys.

If I find anything else useful I will gladly share.
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hi all, i found this thread as i too have noticed prune like fingers at the tips but also at the front of my hands going down the fingers from the nails. They feel like ive been soaking in the bath for ages although i may not have had much contact with water. They are slightly dry but not extensively and are NOT cracked and painful. But look wrinkly, im female and only 26 with generally really good skin, i drink water daily and exercise and eat quite healthy recently like some others i too have cut down on unhealthy food and lost a few pounds. I do wonder why my fingers are shriveling :(
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I just noticed this a few months ago myself and I am also 27. Sometimes it is there and sometimes not. I notice that the wrinkles are most prevalent when I am dehydrated...I try to drink a lot of liquids everyday, but if I am busy at work or out and about and it slips my mind, I have noticed a few times times this is when I see them most. So I am assuming that dehydration must be it or at least a leading factor. I have not had any other symptoms but the slight wrinkles in my fingertips. This was an odd thing that I never really experienced before and or at least not that I had noticed until recently...my behaviors have not drastically changed or anything either. I just started looking for answers myself and came across this. Good luck all...
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I am 21 years old and the first week in june i noticed one of my fingers had this pruning after i had been out drinking the night before. this eventually has spread to all my fingers along with peeling on my palms when i touch my fingers it doesn't feel normal any more. I though dehydration could be a problem but when I talked to a Dr they said it couldn't be. I also thought it could be from the chemicals at work but I now have not been working with chemicals for over a month still same problem plus i get little random bumps and now today have noticed blood under the skin in 2 of my fingers I have had a heart condition since 15 so it really freaks me out and if a Dr could comment that would be great.
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I've been on several different SSRI's. Before I had the wrinkled finger tips, for several weeks I've had these little bumps on my fingers with some kind of clear pus in them...I'm currently taking Celexa...
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Hello, everyone. I am 27 y old, breastfeeding, and for the last two months I had the same problem, wrinkled fingertips. I did a little research, and... there is solution. We all have omega 3 fatty acid deficiency. Two weeks ago, I bought one pack of, so called, fish oil, and it helped me. My fingers look normal again :-) Omega 3 fatty acids are generally rear in foods (except fish), and babies take a lot of it through milk. So, I hope I helped with this comment. Sorry for my bad english.
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I'm really surprised (but relieved) that so many young people are reporting the same wrinkled-finger symptoms I have..

I'm an 82 yrs old female and have indulged in all the bad habits, unhealthy diets and misbehaviors that are being discussed as the possible cause.  But mine just flared up about 2 yrs ago after 10-days on one of the 'new' super antibiotics for a bacterial infection.   My health is generally good,except for the wrinkled fingers.  Was on blood-pressure meds & cholesterol meds for nearly 10 yrs, but BP has been in the normal range for the past yr, and my triglycerides are still higher than they should be - but I quit the statins & BP meds 6 months ago.  Still have the wrinkled fingers...

So how many of you have taken that one-size-fits-all antibiotic?  It's a really huge white pill, about the size of the last knuckle on my little finger.  

It's hard to be very polite to my doctor when he brushes off my concerns with a remark about my age
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Hi I have had same symptoms and explored it endlessly. Came up with over stressed adrenals. Sugar and caffeine aggravate it. It definitely improved for a while but back as bad as ever. Stress of course a huge trigger. Try cutting out all sugar and caffeine and take a good vit B complex and also reducing carbohydrates as in refined ones and see what happens.
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I had come across some information once that mentioned this wrinkled finger pads, as a symptom to gluten intolerance.
It makes sense for the vegetarians and it makes sense for those that have had a baby recently.. as the condition can be worsened with stress.

http://glutenfreenetwork.com/faqs/symptoms-treatments/gluten-intolerance-symptoms-how-do-you-know-if-gluten-is-making-you-sick/
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Hi -

I have this problem too recently, and I am wondering if it is due to a corn sensitivity (which I also have). I have read the story of some other people online who have a corn allergy, and one of the symptoms was tiny blisters on the fingers after ingesting something with corn in it for those that mentioned that problem as well on this thread.

I noticed my fingertips being wrinkly today, and I just remembered that I ate something with corn starch in it last night - I wonder if it is related?

There are many hidden sources of corn in food - it is put into so many things. Apparently it has a protein in it similar to gluten - it is called "Zein".
Worth checking it out/experimenting with anyhow.

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I wish your post were more recent so many of your symptoms are exactly in line with mine ... I would love to know the outcome of your endeavors as we are still trying to figure it out -
Thank you for your sharing this, comforting to know you are not the only one
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Hi everybody,allow me to join the "party"!!
I've read all the post on this forum about the wrinkle hands.
Like they say,2 heads is better than one and there is many heads on this forum so maybe we can find a sense to those wrinkle hands all together.
Here is my little story:
I've "dry wrinkle" in both hands since the last 10 years.Am a 35 old male,i've workout all my life,i've always been in really good shape,my friend always call me "the Machine",I don't drink,i don't smoke,i don't do drug.I've been a very strike diet since the last 3 years,in this diet,i've cut all the sugar(candy,chocolate,sport drink,soda,etc..),no coffee or other stimulant.
i've cut all the dairy,i've cut all the grains(with and without gluten),no fast food at all and no meat product.So there is no so much left that I can eat.Am doing this by choice in order to find the potential cause.
I know that I've a intolerance problem with gluten,i've discover very recently that I've a hypothyroid problem.I've start natural desiccated thyroid medicine 3 months ago(no result so far).My basal temperature have always been quite low 94°F,my both hand are always cold and I really don't tolerate the cold weather.
I've seen 6 different doctor and not even one of them seem to care.
I've try several type a hand creams without any result,i know it's not a kind of allergy or reaction to something.
Am pretty sure it's not relate to what am eating.
The only thing left that make sense would be the adrenal fatigue.
That where am gonna put my energy for now on.
I really wanna find a explanation to this "phenomenon",it's not really bothering my work or activity but I know there is a problem,this is not normal and there is a reason why this is happening and maybe it's a sign of a more serious illness,who know!!
It's really pissing me off that we are able to go on the moon but we can't find a answer for the "dry wrinkle hands"
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Hi everybody,allow me to join the "party"!!
I've read all the post on this forum about the wrinkle hands.
Like they say,2 heads is better than one and there is many heads on this forum so maybe we can find a sense to those wrinkle hands all together.
Here is my little story:
I've "dry wrinkle" in both hands since the last 10 years.Am a 35 old male,i've workout all my life,i've always been in really good shape,my friend always call me "the Machine",I don't drink,i don't smoke,i don't do drug.I've been a very strike diet since the last 3 years,in this diet,i've cut all the sugar(candy,chocolate,sport drink,soda,etc..),no coffee or other stimulant.
i've cut all the dairy,i've cut all the grains(with and without gluten),no fast food at all and no meat product.So there is no so much left that I can eat.Am doing this by choice in order to find the potential cause.
I know that I've a intolerance problem with gluten,i've discover very recently that I've a
hypothyroid problem.I've start natural desiccated thyroid medicine 3 months ago(no result so far).My basal temperature have always been quite low 94°F,my both hand are always cold and I really don't tolerate the cold weather.I've seen 6 different doctor and not even one of them seem to care.I've try several type a hand creams without any result,i know it's not a kind of allergy or reaction to something.
Am pretty sure it's not relate to what am eating.
The only thing left that make sense would be the adrenal fatigue.
That where am gonna put my energy for now on.
I really wanna find a explanation to this "phenomenon",it's not really bothering my work or activity but I know there is a problem,this is not normal and there is a reason why this is happening and maybe it's a sign of a more serious illness,who know!!
It's really pissing me off that we are able to go on the moon but we can't find a answer for the "dry wrinkle hands"
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Does anyone not notice that these responses took a WHOLE year to get up here.. Then the occurances?? Not sure what exactly is going on, but come on.. Then everyone who seems to know the problem & solution, seems so robotic about their response?? All professional & bull..

To say the least I am not satisfied with these responses...
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Happy new year to everybody! I am a 42 years young male and I am living in Germany. I have the same problem as described above and also the doctors here said that they have no idea what it comes from. I think it could have something to do with hypertension medicine I take which is called Olmetec and contains Olmesartan. The trade names in US is Benicar  and it is an angiotensin II receptor medication. Does anyone take this kind of medicine and have the same problem? Also I guess it might could be really some kind of Candida infection. Does anybody have some experience on that. Yours, Michael
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I have the same problem and I am 36 so i don't think it's necessarily related to age.  It started a week ago.  They look and feel like i've had my hands in water for a long time even when they haven't been near water.  Like you they used to be plump and now they are shrivelled and wrinkly and feel a bit numb like i've just come out of the water.  I had prolonged contact with acetone (nail varnish remover) and wondered if this was a factor but now i read it seems to be a common problem with lots of people so i don't think it is to do with acetone!
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Look up Raynaud's Disease...
Raynaud's (ray-NOHZ) disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, the tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. In Raynaud's disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas.

Raynaud's disease is more than simply having cold hands and cold feet, and it's not the same as frostbite. Signs and symptoms of Raynaud's depend on the frequency, duration and severity of the blood vessel spasms that underlie the disorder. Raynaud's disease symptoms include:

Cold fingers and toes
Sequence of color changes in your skin in response to cold or stress
Numb, prickly feeling or stinging pain upon warming or relief of stress
During an attack of Raynaud's, affected areas of your skin usually turn white at first. Then, the affected areas often turn blue, feel cold and numb, and your sense of touch is dulled. As circulation improves, the affected areas may turn red, throb, tingle or swell. The order of the changes of color isn't the same for all people, and not everyone experiences all three colors.

Occasionally, an attack affects just one or two fingers or toes. Attacks don't necessarily always affect the same digits. Although Raynaud's most commonly affects your fingers and toes, the condition can also affect other areas of your body, such as your nose, lips, ears and even nipples. An attack may last less than a minute to several hours.

People who have Raynaud's accompanied by another disease will likely also have signs and symptoms related to their basic underlying condition.

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Yes i was takeing cipro for a while because i had a very bad sinus infection. So bad that i was  hospitalized . I also have thyroid disease .My finger tips look lke i have been in a swimming pool for about 5 hrs .
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Yes, I have scleroderma and I have begun having the wrinkled finger pads. That was one of the first things my scleroderma specialist asked me: "Do you ever have wrinkled finger pads?" I didn't then, but now, 4 years later, I do.
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I have the same problem as well as my brother, he gets fluid filled blisters and I get dry blisters that appear to have a single cell inside of them, that brushes away after I pop the dry blister. then following the blisters, we both get wrinkly fingers. he gets it worse, I get it on a few fingers mostly on my left hand.
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are your blisters wet or dry/ also if they are dry, are you able to see if there appears to be like a dead cell inside of the blister?
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Hello - have any of you had your iron levels checked? I have/had the wrinkled fingertips for almost a year (but wasn't really looking for a solution) which I assumed was dehydration associated with pregnancy (2nd) and breast feeding. I was just diagnosed with really severe iron deficiency, of which I will be on 3x a day iron therapy for a few years at least.

Well - 2 weeks into my iron and suddenly my wrinkled finger pads have plumped back out! Seeing as iron deficiency anemia is the most common mineral deficiency - maybe it is something to get looked at. It would stand to reason to get it checked for those who just had children or those with a restricted  or incomplete diet.

Good luck.
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I am a 52 yr old woman and all of a sudden, after a gel soak off and manicure, have wrinkled fingertips! More on the left than the right. I am healthy, post menapausal and have no thyroid issues...I do take citalopram, baby aspirin, Vit B12 on a daily basis but have for a long time. I drink water constantly and moisturize well. As I stated, this occured only after my manicure. It's been a week and no change. Wierd! Help?
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Thanks, that's it! I am currently on chemo (including Oxaliplaten sp?), tho I am much older, 75, I have never had wringled finger tips and numbing prior to chemo.
I have 1 more chemo session.
I was hoping these MANY symtoms would begin to go away. I was warned that some may not.
Hoping yours will........
Lani
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I am a 33 year old male and I have just started getting wrinkles on my finger tips right after a strenuous workout even though my fingers are completely dry and I am well hydrated from drinking water. This just started happening last week and this week it has gotten twice as bad. Fingers look like dried raisins.

Anyone get a diagnosis that could point to what is causing this?
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I've heard intense exercise can cause adrenal fatigue.  Similar to a few of the responses above.  Maybe google adrenal fatigue - i believe you'll find info related to the fingertips/adrenal fatigue and intense exercise.
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Hello.  I noticed my wrinkled fingertips recently and YES I did take CIPRO for a urinary tract infection.  I am concerned that this may have caused a connective tissue disorder.  I am in pain all over and have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but this might be a connective tissue disorder instead? Please tell me what I can do to help with this?  Any herbal treatments that can help or otherwise?  Thank you.
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I have been starting to get the wrinkly fingertips...I am hypothyroid...and they just diagnosed me with lupus(but very mild lupus doc says).
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Can't believe it's so many having this problem, I'm amazed! I'm just a little past 40 and I think I noticed this first, almost two years ago, after I had a hysterectomy. And it's not getting better. I'm so embarrassed,  it makes me feel old, I look old! The top of all my toes are extremely wrinkled as well with deep lines, both vertically and horizontally. What is this???

I did a thyroid panel earlier this year and it was within the limits. I'm no doctor and I can't interpret the numbers if they're might be too high or low within the range, since I just went to a non referral lab and did the panel without any doctors involved due to having no medical insurance.

My mom is gluten intolerant, diagnosed at 60 years of age and I know that can be genetic. So I'm cutting out all the gluten out of my diet as of a week ago. But no difference, yet.

The thing is, my fingertips are totally normal when I wake up in the mornings, completely smooth and non wrinkly, but prune up within an hour after being up. I don't drink coffee anymore, so it can't be that either.

I'm also losing tons of hair since early summer, fearing I'll go bald. I'm not sure if all this is related, but something's up. This can't be an age thing, since so many of you in your 20's writing on here that you have this too. I'm actually freaked out!
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I also have the problem with my fingertips.  

The tips of my fingers feel as if I've just gotten out of the bath, even though they don't LOOK that way.  I first noticed it a couple of months ago, because my fingertips felt funny.

I'm not dehydrated (I drink water all day long), and whether or not I have had my hands in water makes no difference.  My thyroid has been tested and the doctors say it's normal.  I'm 42 and not a recent mother.

My fingers don't hurt or crack, although I have also had another problem with my hands that I'm not sure is related:  the spaces between my fingers has become calloused, and this has been going on for almost a year.  It's on both hands, and only between my first/middle fingers and ring/little fingers (not between my thumb/first fingers or middle/ring fingers).

Both issues happened suddenly and are really bothering me because they did come on so suddenly, with apparently no cause.

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Oh, I'm 'feeling' everyone on here and it is somewhat of a comfort to know others are having these symptoms too, but such a shame that many haven't been able to work out what it's all from.
I wish someone would come up with a more helpful solution or some sort of insight as to what this could be =(

I am a 25 year old Female,I drink water, non smoker, non drinker, Pre-diabetic/Insulin resistant (on Diaformin 500mg) my biggest problem would be that I am overweight and have been for sometime also there is a big possibility that I have CFS, hence why it's hard for me to lose the weight when I'm always so fatigued.

I believe mine started about two months ago and it started on my index finger left hand first- creasing, pruning and sometimes dry skin on the tip of the finger. Now I've noticed it on my middle finger right hand which is weird to me.I do have sweaty palms and have for many years but this hasn't been a problem before in regards to pruning of fingertips.
I too am concerned as to what this could be and if it's anything to worry about.

I have told my doctor and at the time I was suffering from suspected RSI and I do type on the computer/text a lot which probably doesn't help. As we were discussing this I happened to mention about the sudden appearance of the creasing/pruning that was bothering me on my index finger. I usually have my thyroid checked and had so far been okay, but hadn't checked it since this problem happened.

He suspected Thyroid issues straight away and I had a bloodtest a couple of weeks ago. I'm yet to make an appt with my doctor for the results (as I have been stressed and fatigued) and am only comforted by the fact that the receptionists would've rang had it been serious.

I suffer from severe depression and anxiety which causes OCD panic thought patterns, so having these symptoms do not help. I've been on zoloft 100mg for many years now and doubt this is something that has triggered or caused this to happen.




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Dehydration.
Drink at least 4 tall glasses of water a day for 1 week faithfully.
It won't cost you a cent and I bet it makes a difference.
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The problem with your finger tips that you are describing is called dyshidrotic eczema.  Look it up if you don't believe me (an M.D.) and your doctor.
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Wow Mr. MD, dyshidrotic eczema, looked nothing like what many described in this thread. Thanks for nothing.  

Mine went away on it's own. It was either hypothyroidism or psych med withdrawal. I'm 5 years off psych meds (SSRI's and Lamictal) and my thyroid has been back to normal for about 2 years now.

The wrinkled fingers happen maybe once every 6 months now and I just ignore it, it only lasts a few hours at most.  
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I have taken Doxycycline. I think my fingers changed in appearance about 1-2 mo. later.

I'm anxious to hear what you've learned.
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I actually have been dealing with weird hand issues and my new wrinkles I believe are related to Raynauds.  If I get to cold or to stressed they also turn blackish in color
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Finally, I can  post on a forum with an answer!  It's most likely one of the vitamins you are taking.  For me, it was vitamin C, but I am currently on and off a lot of vitamins, so others may be causing it, too.  My theory is that taking vitamins increase urination and your tissues don't hold as much fluids.  Hence the pruning and non-elasticity.  As soon as I stopped taking the vitamin C, fingers normal.  When I start it again, fingers prune up.  They were also sensitive, because of no padding.  I hope all doctors read this post and have an "Ah Hah!" moment.  When you are experiencing health issues and you can't get an explanation for something as simple as this, it is extremely frustrating!
My advice to everyone on a quest for explanations....pay attention to what you eat, take, use, breath.  Try to make the connection.  I think many times you will find your answer.  And more importantly, make sure you report back to the rest of us!  LOL!
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Pruney fingers is mostly associated with wet fingers because of our amazing evolutionary background http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2013/01/wrinkles-help-fingers-get-grip. When the fingers wrinkle without water, it is a sign of dehydration.  Other reasons could be nerve damage but in rare cases.
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Thank you for zeroing it in for me.  I have severe candida as well but wasn't sure if it was directly from the candida or more of a hormonal imbalance because of the candida, like adrenal fatigue.

It has been so hard trying to figure out which came first Adrenal Fatigue or candida.  Which problem is the direct result of the other

From what I've been able to figure out I have to work on both the same time.  It more than likely is one and the same.  Adrenal Fatigue/Candida/Leaky gut.
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My above post is meant for those who have posted about candida being the issue of wrinkled finger tips.

And to ALL whatever health issues you have candida may either be the cause or the effect of what is going on with your bad health

Candida comes out in so many seemingly random symptoms.

However what we know about candida/Leaky gut/Adrenal Fatigue is only from the naturalpathic community.  Medical doctors refuse to admit candida is an issue.

My doctor told me candida is benign and even if I do have an overgrowth of the bad flora, known as candida, I need to figure out what is the underlying reason first.

Geeze, nobody is getting better , we all are either getting worse or continuing in our suffering and these medical doctors just continually put their head in the sand.
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52 year old male in relative good shape 6'1" 205 lbs with no known medical issues - Light wrinkles on finger tips on and off the last few weeks.  I'm thinking dehydration....Hoping not something more serious....perhaps something related to my daily usage of high quality crystal methamphetamine, which began about 3 years ago.  52 yrs old?  3 years daily usage?  3 years minimal sleep?  3 years of daily dietary sugar intake equaling 50% of total calories consumed? (I vaporize marijuana overriding appetite suppression effect of the speed somewhat so love cookies, cake, candy bars and such)....Anyhow....throw in a few adult beverages and a pack of cigarettes or two each week and a reasonable person might conclude that an extra glass or two of water per day may not solve all potential underlying health issues.  If serious thought is given on the subject for more than a couple of minutes it's enough to "freak" a fella out.  On the other hand I feel fantastic pretty much all of the darn time.  Doctor physical and blood work less than year ago scored all within normal ranges.  Hmmmm.  Enough thought already....answer is obvious....Drink more water, keep the party going.  
Surely the drugs are not affecting my logical thought processes, clouding my better judgement or hampering my ability to make rational decisions and choices.  No.  No way.  --- Ok ok, they are and they do but the beauty of it is, I don't really care.  Ha.
Now tell me......whose your daddy?

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miketx7 - I think you may actually know the root cause for the wrinkles on YOUR fingers.  I know that my problem isn't caused by dehydration but based on your description, it sounds like that could very well be causing it for you.  Good ol' Fashion WATER may just be the best thing you could add to your daily lifestyle!  Be safe, please!   sbivins210 - I looked up the   Dyshidrotic eczema and that doesn't sound like my wrinkled, "water-logged" appearing fingers.   Smittygirl2 - I'll check out the candida.  I understand that does have a slew of symptoms and is often times not understood or accepted. I don't take vitamin supplements so I know that's not the cause for me.  Wouldn't it be interesting if the cause is different for each of us?  I've been having this problem off and on (more on) for at least 10 years. When it started, I may have been dehydrated but I'm certainly not now!  I drink 60 - 90 ounces of water daily.  I am really curious to know what's causing it...
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My fingers wrinkle without being in water. It might even be a day of 60 and they are wrinkled. WHY???? I have adrenal fatigue and thyroid problems, is it related to this? Or dehydration?
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I think the original issue posed has to do with wrinkled fingers WITHOUT being wet or dry, often accompanied by some slight numbness. I'm experiencing the same thing and I have some thoughts. There are systemic diseases such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, and certain neuropathies that can cause this. However, I've had extensive bloodwork done recently and can eliminate endocrine disease based on those results. I did have low vitamin D levels, but I can't explain that link physiologically. An important question is whether the condition is localized to particular fingers or a single hand. If so, then systemic problems are less likely as you would expect those to affect all digits more or less equally (although they could affect individual nerves). In my case, I noticed after a few days of the problem recurring that it was primarily affecting the ring and pinkie finger on my left hand. Interestingly, these fingers are supplied by the left ulnar nerve. I started massaging along the pathway of the ulnar nerve, and sure enough, there was tingling and slight pain on palpation, indicating some sort of nerve impingement or inflammation, akin to carpal tunnel syndrome. So I would say to definitely rule out some of the systemic diseases that are known to cause this issue and then perhaps consider chronic trauma or excessive wear that might be causing inflammation surrounding the respective nerves. .
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Just wanted to note that food and environmental allergies can cause a lot of these types of issues. So try an elimination diet. It doesn't cost anything and can potentially mitigate many ailments which doctors and meds cannot treat.
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The wrinkled fingertips are usually caused bo excessive hand washing that removes the oils from your hands. Count how many times a day you wash your hands with soap and wash dishes and you will be surprised. Put a good quality hand lotion on your hands every time you wash them and the wrinkles will be reduced. Wear rubber gloves when ever you can to avoid having to wash your hands.
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