Thickened, Peeling And Dry Palms?

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Hello, I’ve been through this many times. The first one started when I moved to a new area about 2 years ago, after a shower my palms (between the fingers) thickened around the palms and then peeled off. Then after I showered in another city, the same symptoms immediately appeared. Last week I tried a new bath soap product, and after that my hands get wrinkled easily when exposed to water even though it’s only for ablution and then after a long time the skin around my hand lines thickens, peels, and my hands get dry easily. Does this condition have any effect on the quality of the water and soap that I use?rnP.s. there are no symptoms of itching and red rashes like allergy symptoms that I read from several sources.

1 Answer:

Hi Salma,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The skin on the palms of the hands that appear thickened and then peeling and dry can indeed indicate skin irritation, for example due to contact with poor quality water, detergents, or soaps that are not suitable. This condition will generally improve once contact with the trigger is removed. In more severe cases, the irritation symptoms that appear can cause the skin to swell, peel, and blister.


In addition to skin irritation, your complaints can also arise due to other conditions, for example:


Dry skin, usually related to environmental conditions that are too cold or windy, not drinking enough, aging, hormonal changes (eg during pregnancy)

Seborrheic dermatitis (skin inflammation that causes scaly skin like dandruff)

Psoriasis (chronic inflammation of the skin due to an autoimmune disorder that causes the skin to thicken and peel)

Neurodermatitis (chronic skin inflammation triggered by psychological stress)

Lichen planus (a skin disorder characterized by chronic plaques that often peel)

Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)

Contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with an allergen or irritant)
Skin infections, for example due to fungi, bacteria, and so on

Check your complaint directly to a skin and genital specialist so that the right treatment can be known. Most likely, not only a physical examination, the doctor will also recommend that you undergo further tests, such as skin scrapings, laboratory tests, allergy tests, and so on.


At this time, you should pay more attention to the quality of the water you use. Make sure the water you use for bathing and performing ablution is clean, colorless, odorless, tasteless, and does not contain microorganisms that cause disease. Bathe regularly and wash your hands regularly, especially after exposure to dirt. Use a moisturizer (moisturizer) so that the skin does not dry out, and do not force the peeling skin off. Drink more and eat more vegetables and fruit.


Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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