A climate that is too dry and cold can cause the skin of your fingertips to become dry, flaky and cracked. However, extremely hot weather also has a significant effect on the skin. During the summer months, flaking of the fingertips can also occur because of sweating.
6. Thumb Sucking
The habit of thumb sucking can cause dry and flaky skin in children. Even some adults still have this habit. If you find yourself sucking your fingers so much that your skin is peeling, find ways to limit this habit and see your doctor for intervention.
7. Imbalance in Vitamin Intake
Having too little or too much of a certain vitamin can trigger peeling skin on fingers. A lack of vitamin B3 (niacin) in the body can cause pellagra, a condition that leads to skin inflammation, diarrhea and even memory loss .
People who take too much vitamin A can also cause skin irritation and cracked nails. Other symptoms of excessive vitamin A include:
Eczema can cause peeling skin on fingers. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis , a chronic skin disease. Eczema can cause skin irritation and other signs, such as redness, cracking, itching, flaking, and skin that is tender to the touch.
Eczema can occur after exposure to certain harsh chemicals, but it can also be hereditary.
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