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wrinkled fingers

I'm 36 and my fingertips have been wrinkly (like from being in a bath) for many months now.  I drink plenty of water and have tried lots of moisturizing lotion.  Besides the wrinkles, the skin seems to be shiny and thin and when touched will keep the indentation mark instead of springing back to a nice plump finger shape.  They have also started to feel sensitive and a bit tingly lately.  What could this be?  
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Hi,

As we grow older ,our skin gradually loses the elasticity and the suppleness it once had. This may be due to environment, genetics and hormones.

I suggest that you drink plenty of water. Take at least 8 glasses of water each day. Apply light vitamin E cream over the hands frequently and avoid prolonged exposure to water as this will cause the skin to dry and irritate the skin. The skin of the hands is usually thinner and more sensitive. It is also frequently exposed to irritants such as cleansers, detergents etc.

Is this true in your case?

Is there any underlying thyroid or hormone problem?
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Thanks.  I would expect this as I age, but at this age to suddenly have my fingertips look like an 80 year old seems unexpected!  And it has happened all of a sudden.  Also, the increased senstivity and tingling is becoming bothersome.  
My hands aren't exposed to anything harsh and I do drink plenty of water.  
I'm not aware of any underlying problem.  Perhaps I should investigate those possibilities.
Thanks.
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I had wrinkled fingertips and now am on thyroid medicine.  
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Hi

Were you able to seek consult with your doctor?

Just continue to moisturize and hydrate the skin. Drink plenty of water and use a moisturizer to help keep the skin supple and soft. Also are there other associated skin conditions like dryness of the skin in the extremities? Any palpitations, tremors , easy fatigability and headaches?
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I am 46 and have recently noticed this on only my thumbs and right index finger. I figured it's just because I am getting older. I haven't noticed too much tingling yet
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I have the EXACT same thing! It started a few weeks ago. I asked the doctor about it but she didn't pay attention. Still looking for answers.

So far, I know I have Hypothyroidism and Low Cortisol. Started hydrocortisone a few days ago, along with the thyroid meds.  
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Hey there.. I just wanted to add some things too. I hope I dont mess your thread up... But I have noticed my fingertips get prune-like more easily... Even just from washing my hands. Yeah i used to always get the prune-like fingers while in the shower, but now it happens more often and even just after a short shower or hand washing.

I actually am probably dehydrated... I don't drink a lot of water. And I am only 25.
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My symptoms are the same, very wrinkled fingertips without being in water. This happen within a week or two, when I was having throat problems and began taking antibiotics. I was allergic to one antibiotic and dropped it but still have the wrinkled fingers after about 3 months.  They seem to tingle and maybe very slightly burn. I am 64 but my fingers were normal until I got sick with the throat problem about 6 mos ago. Had a CT scan, scope down my stomach, blood tests and all were normal. Saw an ENT doctor and he said I looked fine. They thought I had acid reflux for a while but didn't. I began taking multi vitamins and using lotions...no results. When I close my hands, the skin feels tight and a little sensitive. Deep wrinkles on my fingerpads.
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I am 40 now and have had prune-like fingers for the past few years. The only time they look normal is when I'm feeling really warm. I am 5'2" weighing about 120 pounds and drink 2-3 litres of ionized water every day so I should be adequately hydrated. I'm wondering if it is a thyroid or circulatory issue... or even an oxygen assimilation problem. Maybe I'm not getting enough EFA.
Any thoughts???  
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Omg. These wrinkles hurt to tap in this message. They sting & dent. Docs upped my thyroid meds 7 weeks ago, I had wrinkles then but now much worse & on tips of toes too. I am very hydrated. It looks like there is gel that dents easily or like water moving around under the skin. My tongue tingled & is cracked. I am too young for this! Any help is very appreciated. K
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I am 66 and have had problems with my hands over the last 35 years, they flare up for no reason and can last a year before I can lead a normal life again,this has happened about 6 times during the 35 years, my job was a painter so I had to grip a paintbrush.  My symptoms now are fingers feel dead and look wrinkly, blotchy in colour, very sensertive with stingy burning ache.  I get relieve soaking my hands in warm water then massaging them with cream ,I also sleep in gloves to keep them warm,
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I came onto this forum researching the topic of pruned fingers despite them not having been in water.  I was curious as to why you asked about other symptoms such as palpatations, fatigue, headaches...
For the past few days, when I take a deep breath in, my chest hurts.  I just said to my husband, "I hope Im not getting walking pneumonia again like last year" because that is what it reminds me of.  I've always been extremely tired for the past 2-3 days and two days ago I got a terrible migraine (havent had one in four months). Im in my late 20's.  I drink approx 40 oz of fluid per day.  
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