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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   my fingers continues to peel over and over again. i tried all types of creams but it keeps coming back. starts like a small dry circle any suggestions?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   dr xxxx here
User :   hello
Doctor :   MAy i know your age and gender please ?
User :   sure female 47
Doctor :   Since when do you have this problem ?
User :   for months but never this bad tho
Doctor :   when do you notice the peeling to be more , any season, any aggrevating factors r relieving factors
User :   its been happening more this summer
Doctor :   Is it related to sunlight, dust or any allergens?
User :   no not that im aware
Doctor :   ok, where is it more in your body ?
User :   on the tips and around my fingers
Doctor :   Do you smoke ?
User :   heavens no
Doctor :   ok, sorry for asking that,
User :   but i have my nails done regularly
Doctor :   ok i consider the problem in you probably to be Dyshidrotic dermatitis
User :   define please
Doctor :   Mainly due to dryness,
Doctor :   and a predisposition in you ,
Doctor :   allergy within self,
Doctor :   it can be cured
Doctor :   to prevent dryness , which can aggrevate
User :   thanks GOD! how?
Doctor :   Grated cucumber applied over the affected areas for 15-20 minutes has been found to be effective especially for the skin on the face. Regular application prevents dryness of the skin.
Doctor :   Honey, olive oil and a mixture of turmeric and sandalwood paste are very effective in rejuvenating dry, parched skin
Doctor :   both of which will decrease the dryness which will lessen the problem
User :   15-20 minutes a day?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   but if it does not go off complete;y then i would suggest you to visit the dermatologist for the same
User :   where will i find these mixtures in a herb store?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   you can prepare in home i presume
User :   ok thank you you been great :-)
Doctor :   the dermatologist may take biopsy of the skin over there and study for further details and will help you
Doctor :   that will be the end
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   no that was it thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me, kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   will do night
Doctor :   Ah eat more fruits that will help
Doctor :   Bye take care,
User :   bye
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