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Why is my skin peeling on the ends of my fingers and the palms of my hands?


The most common condition is simply dryness, which is aggravated by dry air, frequent hand washing, exposure to certain irritants, etc. Some forms of eczema or dermatitis can present this way so if moisturizers and avoidance of aggravating factors do not cause improvement, a visit to the dermatologist may be what's needed.

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Elma D Baron, MD Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University