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Q. My skin gets peeled daily. Can this happen due to vitamin deficiency?

Answered by
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 07, 2018

Hello doctor,

My foot and hand skin layers are removing day by day. But, new layer is coming after that.

I am having this problem for the past three weeks since the starting of winter. Does this happen due to vitamin deficiency? Should I take any medicine?

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

This condition is not due to any vitamin deficiency or any other deficiency. This is keratolysis exfoliativa which is a form of eczema. It does not cause any irritation or itching.

You just need to apply moisturizing cream containing White Soft Paraffin frequently and liberally on hands and feet.

Along with this avoid frequent washing of hands and feet; avoid hard soaps and use gloves while cutting and washing activities. This will definitely help you.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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