It could be a sign of a fungal infection, allergy, immune system disorder, cancer, or genetic disorder. Peeling can also be a symptom of treatable skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis.
Can a rash make your skin peel?
Peeling skin may occur because of direct damage to the skin, such as from sunburn or infection. It may also be a sign of an immune system disorder or other disease. Rash, itching, dryness and other irritating skin problems may accompany peeling skin.
How do you get rid of a peeling rash?
Try using lukewarm water and a soft washcloth or shower mitt to gently rub the skin on your face and loosen any skin that’s flaking. Don’t ever peel your skin, especially when it’s wet. Applying a topical anti-inflammatory agent, such as aloe vera, could help your skin to heal.
Why is my skin suddenly peeling?
It’s normal for skin to peel when it’s had a lot of sun, wind, heat, humidity, or dryness. But if it’s happening and you don’t know why, see your doctor. It could be a sign of a fungal infection, allergy, immune system disorder, cancer, or genetic disorder.
What virus causes skin peeling?
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) is a serious skin infection. The infection causes peeling skin over large parts of the body. It looks like the skin has been scalded or burned by hot liquid. It’s more common in the summer and fall.
Does your skin peel with Covid?
Many viruses, including COVID, produce a slightly itchy widespread rash called a viral exanthem. This can be lumpy and flat, red in people with lighter skin and brown/black in darker skin. It usually heals after a week or so with peeling of the skin, like that seen after a sunburn.
What cream is best for peeling skin?
Consider cortisone creams
Depending on the cause of skin peeling, an over-the-counter cortisone cream, such as hydrocortisone, may help reduce inflammation and heal the skin. This is most useful when a condition such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis is causing the peeling.
Why does the skin on my legs look like snakeskin?
Ichthyosis vulgaris (ik-thee-O-sis vul-GAY-ris) is an inherited skin disorder in which dead skin cells accumulate in thick, dry scales on your skin’s surface.
What vitamin deficiency causes skin to peel?
A Vitamin B deficiency can wreak havoc on your skin, causing acne, rashes, dry and flaky skin, cracked lips, and wrinkles.
What does the start of eczema look like?
Affected areas may be red (light skin) or darker brown, purple, or ash gray (brown skin). Dry, scaly areas. Warmth, possibly also with some swelling. Small, rough bumps.
What is a skin rash with sloughing?
Exfoliative dermatitis, sometimes called erythroderma, involves redness and peeling of the skin over at least 90 percent of the skin on the surface of your body. Exfoliative refers to the exfoliation, or shedding, of the skin, while dermatitis means irritation or inflammation.
What does a drug reaction rash look like?
Drug rashes can appear as a variety of skin rashes, including pink to red bumps, hives, blisters, red patches, pus-filled bumps (pustules), or sensitivity to sunlight. Drug rashes may involve the entire skin surface, or they may be limited to one or a few body parts. Itching is common in many drug rashes.
Does impetigo cause peeling skin?
This type of impetigo tends to look like larger blisters. The skin on the top of these blisters is very thin and peels off, leaving large red raw areas underneath. It may occur on your face, arms, legs, or bottom.