My hands and feet are peeling and I have no idea what to do about it.
October 23, 2013 9:12 PM Subscribe
My hands and feet are peeling, and I am at a loss for what to try, and my dermatologist can't see me for weeks. Halp!
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It used to be that my heels would crack and peel in the summer, I assume from running around in flip flops all the time. But lately, I have dry patches all over my feet, and lots of peeling. It doesn't itch or blister, it just dries out, and then peels off. I thought maybe it was athlete's foot, but I've been treating for that for several weeks without any improvement. then, lately, it has started on my hands - the skin feels tight, then peels off. I called my dermatologist, but they are scarce in this area, and are booking well into next month. Is this something I should go to my GP over? Some other way to try to treat it? It's embarrassing!
Other potentially relevant details: I wear cotton socks, change my shoes, wash and dry my feet at least once a day, I have a seven month old, I take vitamin D, Magnesium Oxide, and 50 mg. of Zoloft at night. Help!?