Extremely sensitive skin

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 15, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I am having sensitive skin on my palms and fingers of both hand and foot .The difficulty is that when I am consistent with water for more than a minute the outer layer of skin starts getting teared from the rest and gets extremely dry.Can I know why it happens? Is it because of the water or soap or any other reasons? And is there any solution to prevent this?



on December 16, 2012
at 05:20 AM

My question is what medication are you on? Prednisone can do this and this is called prednisone skin. Otherwise, you might want to see if you have autoimmunity: cushing's and some form of hyperthyroidism can do this, as well as scleroderma/crest.

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on December 15, 2012
at 11:43 PM

I react similarly when washing dishes without gloves, swimming, or showering with hot water because of eczema on my fingers and elbows. I keep it at bay with pure lanolin. Prior to caring what when on and in my body, I used a steroid cream from the doctor. My results with lanolin are actually better than they were with the prescription cream and I don't transfer the steroids to my children through touch!

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