Skin Peeling, Cracking Or Scaling And Swelling

Reviewed on 2/28/2022

Changes in the skin such as cracking, scaling or peeling are features of skin conditions that can be related to injury (such as burns), infections, or allergic reactions. Any skin condition that produces irritation can also result in localized swelling. Sometimes, chronic diseases can lead to skin changes. If you are experiencing worrisome symptoms, speak with your healthcare provider to determine the cause.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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