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Is it normal for a 14 year old to have peeling skin on the hand ?

I noticed that my skin looks like it is pealing on my hand, Is that normal for a 14 year old girl?
Asked On : Wed, 8 Jun 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
     it is not normal ,it shows deficiency of calcium or some vitamins,So add regular supplement of calcium and multi vitamin to your diet.
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Answered: Wed, 8 Jun 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Firstly, your skin needs to be prevented from drying. Apply moisturing creams to your hands. Next avoid washing in strong soaps and detergents which may be causing some allergy. Kindly show to he Dermatologist who will find out what's wrong causing the peeling and give a solution.
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
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Katie there are two possibilities in your case.Firstly , what we very often see is called KERATOLYSIS EXFOLIATIVA.This is a benign condition where in we see peeling of skin esp in winters or because of dry skin.There is no itching in this .And what you require is a good moisturizer daily 3-4 times and a good moisturizing soap to wash your hand with.

The second possibility is ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMATITIS ,where in we see uneven peeling of skin with itching .This is less likely in your case .One requires here topical steroids to apply.
The least possibility is a fungal infection which usually involves only one hand ,and is associated with itching.

I would advise you to consult a dermatologist who can clinically see and diagnose it best.

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