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I'm 40 yrs old and since I can remember I have had scaly hands and terrible scaly feet

By Anonymous April 20, 2018 - 2:35am
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Hello. Thank you for posting.

Scaling skin is the loss of the outer layer of the epidermis in large, scale-like flakes. The skin appears dry and cracked, though skin dryness isn’t always to blame.

Potential causes of scaling skin:
actinic keratosis (a condition that starts with scaling skin but can progress to growths and skin cancer)
allergic eczema
skin ulcers
athlete’s foot
ingrown toenail
contact dermatitis

There are many other conditions that can cause scaling skin as well. The best thing to do is see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment options.


April 20, 2018 - 1:33pm
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