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What Causes Peeling of the Skin?


The natural process of creation and shedding of the upper layer of the skin is known as desquamation of skin.
Desquamation of skin may makes a person self-conscious, particularly if it occurs on their hands, feet, face, or other visible areas. The scales can itch and redden, and the condition can affect their quality of life. [1]

- Physical examination by a doctor is required for confirmation.
- Affects both men and women.
- Biopsy might be required.
- Can be physically discomforting.

Desquamation of skin can be caused by multiple factors such as staph or fungal infections, allergic reactions, immune system disorders, cancers such as Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and treatments for cancer, genetic skin conditions and diseases such as Kawasakis disease, Psoriasis, Scarlet fever, Stevens- Johnson Syndrome, and Pemphigus.
Ages Affected - no particular age group faces a high risk for this condition.


Symptoms include loss of the upper layer of epidermis in the form of scales, flakes, or peels. Getting evaluated by a doctor is advised.

People May Experience

Skin problems - peeling, flaking, or scaling of skin takes place. Patches or blisters might be visible too.
Pain - the peeled area or the blisters/patches can be painful.


Self-care: Maintain a healthy skin and basic hygiene. Keep the skin properly hydrated and moisturized as much as possible. Discontinue or restrict contact with allergen(s).

Medication: Applying topical creams consisting of soothing agents can prove to be helpful.

Specialist: For any other treatment, consult a skin specialist - Dermatologist or an allergist. At mfine, appropriate treatment suggestions are offered to the patients. Consult our specialists today!

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