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couchtater
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   Posted 3/4/2014 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm developing something on three of my fingers...
My pointer finger has something like a peeling patch of skin on the tip. The skin is hard and feels weird. On the side of my thumb (same hand) the skin is very dry and scaley with cracking. On the opposite hand, middle finger, on the side, I looks like the thumb area.
Do any of you have this?

As near as I can figure I maybe developing a callus on my pointer finger due to my ipad but why are my thumb and other hand starting to look like my pointing finger?
Joy
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tenXmom
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   Posted 3/5/2014 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Two of my daughters have that, it runs in cycles, callus, then peeling - not all of their fingers. Tea tree oil and gloves help one, but not the other daughter - their fingers and feet also turn blue or grey but not always while their fingers are peeling - we've heard it's reynards causing it - My fingers simply pucker, as if I've been in water, when I haven't.

tenXmom
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   Posted 3/5/2014 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   
My 14 year old suggests LOTS of hand cream at night and sleep in gloves - she uses lotion all day long, says cream is too greasy at school
Laura aka tenXmom
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Barbara Lee
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   Posted 3/5/2014 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Joy:

Sorry to hear you're having issues with your fingers. You mentioned that on two of your fingers it's on the sides of the fingers. The the scaly skin anywhere near your cuticles? The reason I ask is when I developed my first wart on my left thumb I thought it was a callus.

It stayed that way for years and I'd get a manicure and the lady would clip away at it. Well, you know what I've been thru with my fingers. It ended up being a wart there and just spread over the years. Since you said it's hard and feels weird, I don't think it would hurt to make an appointment and make sure that it's just a callus.

Your PCM will be able to tell you if it's a wart or not. If it is a wart they can freeze it right there in the office and hopefully, it will fall off in a few days. Please remember, I have NO IMMUNE SYSTEM that's why my warts ended up the way they did, so don't panic okay.

Let us know if you find out what they are and if they go away on their own, or if you needed the Dr to remove them. Good luck and try not to worry to much about them okay.

Hugs,
Barbara
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couchtater
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   Posted 3/6/2014 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
It kind of reminds me of athelete's foot my father used to have.
I've been slathering it with foot mosturizer and putting a bandaid on it to prevent me from picking at it. I have a tendency to pick at sores without thinking.
The skin on my pointer finger feels so odd and is less feeling in some way. Kind of like I'm wearing a glove over that spot.
I'm seeing my rheumy at the end of the month and I'll see what he thinks.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

acquiesce
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   Posted 3/6/2014 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Couchtater, I have this same thing and it's been called everything from eczema to psoriasis to allergic dermatitis. Do you get any blistering? Is it itchy? What color is the skin that flakes off? Is it silver, yellow?

I have prescription steroid cream that I use when it gets bad. It does thin the skin though with prolonged use.

You may need a referral to a dermatologist.

Be careful to keep any cracking areas clean. I have had a few infections. Not fun!
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couchtater
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   Posted 3/6/2014 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
The skin is white and very dry. I've got some steriod cream I could try.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

acquiesce
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   Posted 3/6/2014 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
You could see if it helps just remember to not use it longer than a few days to a week. I've been having to use it so long that anything more than a few days will have my skin so thin that I accidentally cut it open by scratching it. I really hope that last sentence made sense lol!
Lupus or maybe not now :P , livedo reticularis, Raynauds, cold urticaria, endometriosis, bursitis, arthritis, Sjorgens, anemia, leukocytosis, vasculitis, pleurisy, asthma and all that fun stuff!

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind - Dr. Seuss

GabbyChick
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   Posted 3/7/2014 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!

Seriously dry skin described here!

I don't know where everyone's is from;but here in Canada we have an over the counter product available at any pharmacy.

It is called "Udder Butter". Yes, it sounds funny! Many years ago it was only for Farmer's use on dry Dairy Cow's Udder's. It been repackaged and now sell's in retail markets. Not expensive at all either. I have used this on my feet for callous'es. Worked great and fast. My feet are very smooth and very soft.

It works so well you would be "udderly" amazed. LOL ( I know, I already explained I was a sick woman!!! )

Melaine <3

couchtater
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   Posted 3/7/2014 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been rubbing strong mosturizers in it for several weeks. It just doesn't seem to be getting better.

Good thing I'm seeing the rhuemy soon.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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