Re: fingertips peeling
You may be experiencing effects of Raynaud's, a vascular spasm that occurs in the small arteries of the fingers and sometimes toes. It causes intermittent color changes in the hands/fingers turning them blue/purple, bright red, or "dead" white. It is often brought on by cold temperatures or cold water on hands. The spasm causes decreased circulation to fingertips, and can cause the skin to thicken, crack, peel, or even ulcerate. If you experience these color changes, I would take a picture of your hands/fingers when the color changes are noticeable, and see your Dr. If your hands look perfectly normal while you are there, you can show the pictures to get your point across and document what you are experiencing. Some people get just very dry calloused skin on fingertips that crack and bleed, and a heavy skin cream like Eucerine rubbed in 2-3 times a day can help.