Fingernails are peeling

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Anyone have terrible fingernails with their VDD? I ask because for the past few years my nails have been very blah, the minute they start to grow they just split and peel. Now, I have noticed being on the VD for the past few weeks/months my nails finally seem to be growing slowly and not splitting or peeling, yet anyhow.
Mine are awful! They are like paper, thin, peeling, and constantly ripping, even though they are cut completely short. I'm afraid to put on acrylics, for fear of ripping one off or something, plus they damage your nails pretty badly too. I've tried the brush on strengtheners, and the brush on wrap stuff from Sally Hansen - but I think it makes it worse. Anyone had this problem? Any ideas?
My children's fingernails and toenails are staring to come off from the top of the nail down. The part by the cuticle seems to come off and there is a new nail underneath, so in time, the kids can lift up the nail and just peel off. What is this???
Hello, Various possibilities for peeling fingertips are trauma and allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, contact with harsh detergents, soaps and lotions that contain perfume can cause hands and fingertips to become irritated and peel. Sometimes cold, dry air can cause peeling and dermatitis or fungal infections can also cause peeling. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites.
Have you been peeling any carrots or onions? Yellow fingernails can also be from a fungal infection.
Do regular manicures (no fake nails) and pedicures and the toe nails are fine but index and middle fingernails are peeling at the tips and peel to below to the pink part of the nail and peel off. They seem very thin and unhealthy compared to a few months ago. They tear and hurt a lot from being too short.
Any suggesitons as to what to do about the peeling fingernails, the frozen shoulder and its relations to esterogen? I don't have breast cancer in the family. But I don't know my dads side of the family. He died of colon cancer at 47 and I never got to know him or his family. 10. I have low back pain which I have had for 3 years. I have osteoarthritis but this was from an injury. 11.
My skin is peeling around my fingertips and eruptions are appearing on palm of my hands..what might be the cause.
A few days ago I started noticing peeling around my fingernails, rapidly escalated to peeling on the insides of my fingers. No pain or bleeding, but darn annoying. I've tried some supposedly excellent creams with Vitamin E or Aloe with no change. I've not had my hands in any caustic or other questionable substances. However, I'm currently under a lot of stress. Could this be stress-related?
I can feel the pain, but touch feels strange in that finger now. The skin is peeling and the area keeps getting larger. On top of that, blisters keep forming right where the skin is peeling and when they pop, I get these little, open sores all over the area which adds to the pain. Any idea?????? It almost feels like a burn, but I never burned it on anything!
For almost ten years now the skin around my nails has been peeling off. It is large, thick chunks of skin. It is very bad on my thumbs and mostly just around the base of my fingernails on all fingers. After the skin peels off my fingers are red but it just grows back and peels again. When my hands are in water the skin turns bright white like my skin is soaking up as much water as it can. There is no pain or sores when it peels. Also, my nails are not affected by this.
Then those red spot areas itch, sweat, and form fluid filled bums which pop and dry. Now starting at the peeling point is when peeling the skin feels like you are scratching an itch?
I remember as a young child, when going to the doctor for a checkup, they always looked under my fingernails and I never knew why. I'm wondering now if peeling skin is what they were looking for. I have gone to many online forums and have seen problems like this posted by many people and not a single person said that going to a dermatologist has helped. None of the ointments, lotions, or pills that have been prescribed to them have helped (same with me).
Hello, Peeling and sore skin below the fingernails can be due to dermatitis skin or psoriasis skin. If it is dermatitis skin then combination cream or ointment containing an antibiotic and a steroid is quite useful. If the symptoms persist then get an evaluation done from a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
While looking at the hair in my hand I noticed my fingernails had no cuticles! Feet are also affected. The skin between my nails and my knuckles on the back is peeling back from the nails. What could be the problem here. No cuticles for a month is a little nerve racking. My doc (GP) and several nurses are baffled as am I.
I noticed little bumps on my pinky and ring finger on my left hand about a week ago. Now my two fingers are swollen, itchy, burning, peeling, flaky and red. I am not sure what it is and I don't have anything like this anywhere else. The little bumps started peeling and now both fingers look really gross and are painful.
Now, 4 days later, his palms and fingernails are peeling, as are the soles of his feet. He is not in any pain and the area is not red,puffy or anything - but it is concerning me as it looks scaly and yuck. Can anyone help? The doctor has ruled out Kawasaki disease as he has not had a temperature at all.
like moderate pitting of the finger nails (this has been going on for the past 3 months), weaking of fingernails along with peeling of nails and itching of the pubic area - past 2 weeks(without any signs of pubic lice - but when i scratch the 'root' of the hairs have these small while things - almost like some sort of internal moist dandruff...the skin is fine though).
People are allergic to me. And a lot of other people around the world are suffering from this condition. Doctors do not beleive the reports, and most of them claim that we are crazy but we all know that we're far from being crazy. This condition causes so much heartache and stress. I have sent emails to CDC, NIH and WHO with no help. Would you please address this issue?
Hi, How are you? Peeling fingernails could be caused by vitamin deficiency, fungal infection or even underlying systemic conditions. Have this evaluated further for proepr management. A sample may be tested to check for fungal infection. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Take care and do keep us posted.
hi, i finished my chemo for her2 br/cancer just over a year ago and my nails just keep on peeling back thin. I had the hardest nails around,you could not bend them,they were good. now they are thin and disgusting , will they go hard again and how long will it take. I am running out of patients,I am sick of them peeling thin.Its so annoying.I think a year and a half they should be back to normal by now. Please help me with more info.
My big toenails are peeling from the end and then there is a darker horizontal discoloring back just a bit, then the rest of the nail looks normal. Can it be corrected with a vitamin regiment?
I have pain in my fingertips, all of them, along with dry cracked skin and peeling. Aroung my cuticles the skin is red and swollen. Even washing my hands is painful. underneath my fingernails there is skin that is flaky and thick. I have tried oils, lotions anything that might be soothing. Nothing is working and I work in an office so I am constantly typing, which is painful. Are there any suggestions out there as to what it might be?
so i peeled it off then my other fingernails started doing it and the skin started coming off more now all my fingers are peeled off almost all the way down. never had this problem before. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/240024'>skin peeling of in layers on hands</a>.
Over time, all my fingers began to do the same thing. Now, all my fingers (and thumbs) are peeling, and the palm of my left hand is too. There is also pitting on both index fingernails and my left thumb nail. On top of that, I had a friend tell me my fingers look swollen. The 2 toes closest to my big toes are peeling as well, and my left elbow was very dry and looked like plaque. The peeling on my hands started as what looked like little blisters.
They appear more frequently where skin is broken, such as in areas where fingernails are bitten or hangnails picked. Exfoliative keratolysis, on the other hand, presents with superficial air-filled blisters on the fingers or palms. The blisters burst to leave expanding collarettes of scale and circular or oval, tender, peeled areas. These peeled areas lack a normal barrier function and may become red, dry and cracked. If there is no history of allergies, this could be ruled out.
Most of the time I scratched the skin away with my fingernails, and once I also applied a knife to my skin. The knife was blunt but still did some damage. I am quite confident that the self-harming has now stopped. The trouble is, the marks from the scratches are still there. They couldn't have been that deep - they never bled, but they always scabbed over afterwards and occasionally I would notice some pus too.
Also peeling fingernails and hair loss. Somethings amiss......what? Treatment? Ardys Johnson. 82 yr...Otherwise perfect health...
I am not sure if there is a name for that area but its the meaty area on the underside of my fingernails.. So its starts with a numbness sorta of like when you get crazy glue on it. it feels hard and numb it does not hurt. then several days later it will start to develop like a blister but without anything inside it is a dry blister and will start to peel and I sometimes help it along because it looks ugly and underneath is a little raw but does not hurt then it will just be gone.
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