Why Is The Skin On My Thumb Peeling?

4 July 2017, 15:40 | Updated: 4 July 2017, 16:22

Why are both the pads of my thumbs peeling?

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Mystery Hour Question

Why is my skin peeling on the same place on the pads of both of my thumbs?

Sally, Sutton


Name: Guy

Qualification: GP

Answer: It is a condition called pompholyx eczema which creates bubbles on the skin which then forms blisters and peels. It is always exactly symmetrical on both hands at the same time. It is related to stress, with sweat from hands triggering a reaction.