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Skin peeling after changing the location, tried antibiotic cream

Ever since I came back from Iraq, I ve noticed that parts of my hands and feet are peeling. I ve tried putting of antibiotic cream and it doesn t seem to help. What can I do?
Asked On : Wed, 6 Apr 2011
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Hi, welcome to HealthcareMagic.

Your skin is most probably damaged by the harsh and dry weather conditions there. The damaged skin would have to completely exfoliate, before the scaling stops. An emollient cream (moisturizer) and salicylic acid cream would help in this. Consult a dermatologist if the symptoms persist.
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