Causes and Symptoms of Peeling Skin

By: Sharon Hopkins

&bull Blisters that contain fluid between the two layers of skin. When the blister breaks it leaves the skin open to be peeled.

&bull Rash - It is another reason for skin peeling

&bull Dry skin - Dryness and intense cold weather makes the skin peel.

&bull Sunburn - Sunburn is another common reason for skin peeling

&bull Chemical irritation - A chemical reaction can easily trigger this problem.

&bull Eczema - A chronic skin rash which causes skin inflammation that could lead to skin peeling

&bull Psoriasis - It results in scaling and inflammation of the skin causing it to peel.

&bull Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) - These are blisters which cover the whole body. It is a rare disease, but another reason for skin peeling.

- Symptoms of Skin Peeling seen in

&bull Erythroderma - It shows the symptoms of thickening and flaking of the skin.

&bull Exfoliative dermatitis - It causes the skin to flake.

&bull Hand eczema - The continuous problems of rashes and itches on the hands due to increasing use of harsh soaps and detergents.

&bull Ichthyosis - A rare disease caused mainly due to dryness, the resulting roughness leads to scaly fish-like skin.

&bull Kawasaki disease - Found mainly in infants and young children. It is characterized by rash and swelling of the hands.

&bull Scarlet fever - Even though it causes strep throat problems, it also causes rashes over the upper body which spreads the entire body.

&bull Vitamin A overdose shows symptoms of skin peeling.

&bull Burns is another major cause of skin peeling.

&bull Another cause is Peeling Skin Syndrome or Skin Peeling Syndrome. A rare genetic disorder that causes continuous skin peeling. It may also cause redness of the skin (erythema) and itching (pruritus). It has been divided into two categories- Non-inflammatory Type A and Inflammatory Type B category.

- Basic Measures to Prevent Peeling Skin

&bull Avoid scratching the peeling skin as it can worsen the situation if you are suffering from diseases like eczema or psoriasis.

&bull Instead of pulling the peeled skin, use scissors.

&bull Moisturize your skin by using good moisturizing cream or lotion to soothe your skin.

&bull Drink plenty of water and remain hydrated.

&bull If you are out and about, use sunscreen at regular intervals.

&bull Pat, dry your skin instead of rubbing.

&bull Use mild soaps instead of strong and harsh soaps.

&bull If you are having a hot bath, limit your time, as hot water drains the skin of its natural oils. Warms baths are milder and causes less damage to your skin.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.

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