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Old 10-23-2010, 08:27 AM
 
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So since lastweek I've noticed my hands have been peeling. first at the finger tips and then down the finger and now on the palms. It doesn't hurt or anything..its like the skin turns white in patches as if its dead and then it just peels off. At the same time I've noticed red spots appearing on the inside of my arm and back of the hand and has now spread to my legs(mostly around ankles) and some spots on the torso. They dont itch, are not sore or anything like that. I visited the GP and they said its from the sore throat I had and then sent me on my way.
A week or two prior I did have a really bad sore throat but told it would clear. All my research ive done online shows its linked to strep. Anyone else have these symptoms before and how long do they last?? I will make another visit to the gp and ask to be tested for strep so I can get the proper antibiotics if its still in me.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Google psoriasis. That's what I have. I get the white patches too.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I get a little black dot, that you can't see unless you're -really- looking closely. And then a day later, it turns into dried skin raised over fresh skin (sort of like a blister but with nothing in it), and it eventually cracks open and peels off. I get this on the pad of my left hand right around where the fingers extend out. No pain, no swelling, no itch, no blood. It -seems- to correspond with my stress levels, so I'm assuming it's just a generic stress-related eczema.

I don't treat it, because it isn't causing me any trouble. It just comes and goes. It's like the dust on the furniture: it doesn't bother me, so I don't bother it.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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Well the white patches or not scaley. Its as if you burn your hand, the skin turns white and then comes off..thats really want it looks like but its only on the fingers/palm of my hand..it doesn't look that great but the skin underneath is good. The spots on my skin i was told could be guttate psoriasis..which is mostly attributed to throat infections and I hope will clear up soon..its not that bad compared to cases ive googled. I bought some Dead Sea Salt and will take a bath in that tonight as it is supposed to help. Any idea how long these type of symptoms will last, has anyone ever had this after a throat infection?
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:57 AM
 
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I think you don't need to consult to a doctor & must take proper treatment..
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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My grandson does exactly that when he has strep throat. When his hands start peeling they know he has strep and take him to the doctor..

Another grandson's hands does that when he had to use hand sanitizer at school and he had to get a note from the doctor that he couldn't use it for the school..
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Bucks, UK
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the symptoms you describe are very common after streptococcal throat infection, and generally last no more than a couple of weeks. meanwhile, there is nothing specifically that can be done, although some people find moisturising lotion helpful.

if things persist after this, or get worse, you need to go back to your doctor.
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