[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"][SIZE="3"]I am a 27 year old woman with a history of auto-immune diseases as well as Eczema and Sebhorreic Dermatitis. Lately though, I have had peeling skin on my hands and I don't know if it is from either of those things. I have never experienced this symptom before.
I have been wondering if it is because I get my nails done and they put my hands under the UV light for about 3 minutes to set the permanent french design, but itis such a mild light that I really don't think it would cause this. And then why would it start two weeks after I got it done the last time?
I don't mean that my skin is flaky and dry. I mean that the top layer of skin on my fingertips and palms is literally just peeling off in somewhat large pieces. It doesn't hurt or itch. My skin is just spontaneously peeling off. This morning my left hand had one small spot on it, and I looked at it 5 minutes later and another spot had appeared, and then half an hour after that another one. It all started with just an itchy palm on my right hand about a week ago. I scratched and scratched until I gave myself a blister. I thought that was the end of it. Then the skin on my fingertips started peeling off all by itself. It never hurts or itches. It is just there and then it's not.
After the top layer of skin peels off, the new skin underneath is all hard and doesn't look or feel normal. It's all wrinkly and tough. The best way I can describe this is that when I was a kid I used to love to rub Elmers white glue all over my hands and then wait until it dried and peel if off. My skin feels like I have glue all over my hands!
I have an appointment with my dermatologist on August 7th, but I wonder if any of you have ever experienced this.