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What causes peeling off of skin on the finger tip?

Hi, the side of my thumb tip has skin peeling off to the point of cracking and becomes very sensitive. It then heals over a little but never all the way then starts the cycle over again. It has been going on for about a year and a half. Not it has moved on the pointing and now the middle finger. Again its on one side of the finger tips.
Tue, 7 Jan 2020
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Hi,

The peeling of skin on fingertips is many times due to frequent hand washing.

The hand should be washed only when essential. Must be moisturized after wash.

Use soft soap/hand wash. Exclude the use of dish or clothe washers with soda carb. You may get allergic to it.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician
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What causes peeling off of skin on the finger tip?

Hi, The peeling of skin on fingertips is many times due to frequent hand washing. The hand should be washed only when essential. Must be moisturized after wash. Use soft soap/hand wash. Exclude the use of dish or clothe washers with soda carb. You may get allergic to it. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale, General & Family Physician