does anyone here know this symptom? it looks like the skin cells on the fingertips are growing just a tad too fast and therefore outermost layer tends to peel off every few days. it started a few months ago (never had it before), just as i "refilled" a few vitamins in my system that were low due to digestive problems. i suspect it could be the B12, as B12 is know to promote cell proliferation in higher doses. could also be a facial creme containing pro-retinol, but i stopped using it several month ago, and the peeling is still there. it's nothing serious - just a bit annoying. google says "it can be anything, and it's usually harmless" g now i'm curious if anyone here has had a similar experience and found out what caused it.
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on January 07, 2011
at 12:46 AM
Personally, I try to get Most of my supplements thru Whole Food. Its so much more Bioavailable, less likely to cause side effects, balanced for your body.
B12? Eat Meat.
Grass Fed Steak.
These fuel my digestion!
otherwise look at diet, I have seen issues with excessive egg white intake and biotin deficiency, which can cause skin issues in sensitive people. We would need to know far more about "Your Paleo approach" to make recommendations about this sort of thing however.
on July 10, 2011
at 11:48 PM
I had a severe case of this and isolated the variable to be handlingof raw carrots as I peel andjuice them on a daily basis. The skin on the tips peeled off, and at one point in the winter would crack and bleed. tried various ointments from the doctor until isolated the carrots as the factors. Now I wear gloves and it has gone away. As I did more research on this it appears that I have a touch allergy to this raw vegatable likely due to the nitrates/residual traces of fertilizer.
on January 07, 2011
at 02:09 PM
I get something similar, mostly on my thumbs. My thumbnails grow the fastest and also are the hardest of all my nails. The skin right under the lip of the nail peels off quite easily. This has always happened and it's just one of those weird things I've always assumed happens to everyone and no one ever talks about (turns out I have a lot of those, lol).
I've noticed this happens more often if my hands stay wet/damp, say from swimming or washing a lot of dishes. I think it happens more with my thumbs because they stay a little longer and there is a better chance of moisture sitting between my finger and nail.
I've never considered it a side effect of diet/vitamins. I will now keep a closer eye on this and see if food choices make a difference.